I am addicted to the Bijou Bec lip balm by Glamourflage at the moment… It is in my hand 24/7 it smells so yummy to..Leaves my lippies nourished and sweet. It’s a little sticky but in a good way. It’s a mid pink not a gloss just a blush style pout. It really is so divine on my lips. It’s a deep raspberry smell that makes me smile. Its in a round little tin that can pop straight into my pocket. I really haven’t used a lip balm in soooo long. But have returned to an old fave here.. It has Vitamin E in it which is so hydrating for my lips.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Beauties I have found the most amazing product ever!!!
I heard great things from Beauty Heaven about this Make-Up Finishing Spritz but was a little hesitant about its actual results. It’s a facial spray that sets your make-up for the day. When I first read about it, I thought how can a face spray work… But it does ladies and it smells like rose water… Its divine..
You just apply your make-up as per normal, spritz this miracle mist on your face and your good to go for the whole day!! It hydrates my face, and leaves it feel intensely hydrated (maybe because of the aloe vera) all day… It’s a low fuss, low maintenance step in my make-up routine. I just spritz in the morning, but you can keep it in your handbag for touch-ups during the day.. Actually might have to buy a few more one for my hand bag and one for the office. Plus it’s in a generous 150mls…
I really only ever thought about eye liners in two colours.. Brown or Black…
I always skipped passed the coloured liners because that’s what eyeshadows are for… Well since experiementing a little I have found they just give such a different effect..
These two colours from The Natural Source’s Camouflage collection are fab. The blue really makes my eyes pop I also use this a lot on my lower lash line. And the light brown is great for smudging and blending. You can see where I have rubbed off the name from using it soooo much!! They are mini pencils because lets be honest who has ever used a whole pencil??
And I am now addicted to lining my bottom water line with a white pencil to make them look bigger.. Its amazing..
They really just add to my different make-up looks and can be so much fun… So girls try something different, add a splash of colour!!
Thursday, March 03, 2011
I found this product a few years ago when my skin was more prone to spots. Its Maybelline Pure Concealer anti-acne treatment stick. It has ingredients that fight spots, which is great because I hate covering spots and not actually attacking the bacteria. So I just dab this little wonder stick on a spot and go on with the rest of my make-up. Sometimes girls try and over cover their spots only making them more obvious, but not actually treating the spot. This little dual purpose product is fabulous.
Bloom concealer in Undercover. This little stick concealer has been a saviour. It’s very creamy and lasts well under my make-up. The actually curved product makes it great for even easy application. It really offers great concealment, and covers the areas im trying to hide without drawing attention to them which I have found some concealers tend to do. My only criticism is there's not enough.
L'Oreal True Match Touche Magique- Anti Fatigue/Illuminating Conceal.. Great concealer. I se this under my eyes when they are dark, sunken and very tired. This hides all my sins from to much partying the night before. Great little brush for easy application. Can layer as light or heavy as required. Works well under my foundation. And really allows this area to be highlighted. Have at least 3 so I have it with me all the time.
Mirenesse Icon Sealer 24hr Concealer.. I received this little pocket rocket as a VIP gift. Its properties are to give your lines an extra little plump kick. I concentrate this between my brows and forehead where I have the most noticeable lines. So although I don't necessary need concealer in is area I want those lines to be diminished and less evident. It offers a good smooth coverage and blends well into my skin. I like the thought that I have an extra product under my make-up trying to assist me with my fight against the evil lines..
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I am a big exfoliator I try and do it at least twice a week more during summer. It leaves my skin feeling so so so soft and nourished and then my moisturiser is more easily absorbed.
If you have been looking for a great sugar scrub then stop. Premium Spa have one that is amazing. I have been using it for 6 + years I promise you. I love the frangipani and coconut!! It smells divine and rubs over my skin with ease. I dig out a handful and then at my ankles and scrub all the way up to my shoulders. It takes me a good ten minutes to really scrub all around concentrating on my knees, elbow, and stomach. But if you want a spa experience at home, get this product. It is just as good as the products the spas use in the packages for a body scrub. You don't need to moisturise because the jojoba oils from the product stay on your skin and leave it hydrated. But for extra kick, I slather a moisturiser over my body after and leave a dressing gown on for half and hour.. Result= soft sexy skin!! Even for a quick exfoliator this product does the trick but it is so lush I keep buy more. I stock up because I can't get enough of it. I honestly couldn't get it for a while a few years ago and I went to 5 Priceline stores to find it.. But know its back in my life and its not going anywhere..
Another body scrub I'm addicted to Natio Wellness Body Scrub. It is a new find for me, have had it about a month and it’s a total winner. I like this in combination with my other scrubs because it’s a delicate scrub. It’s not a straight up granule scrubs it’s almost encased in a jelly style liquid which gives a softer exfoliation. Which I love.. It has a clean non-offensive fragrance to it and is really soft and fluid. I think it’s better to use in the bath or outside the shower to really get its full effects. The container says "Buff away dead skin cells and reveal a fresh, vibrant glow". It does exactly that. If you find some scrubs to harsh or leave your skin feeling red. I would recommend trying this, it’s a really soft yet effective product. I have it in a generous 450g tub, and if you’re a product 'over-user' like me this is a great size. I will definitely purchase again.
I alternate between sugar scrubs, exfoliating gloves and body scrubs and use one of each at least once a week to really buff my skin. Once you start, you won’t regret it. If you see ladies skin who really glow and you think wow...!! I wish I had skin like that, I bet you they exfoliate.
A cheaper and longer lasting alternative for those beauty babes on a budget is the old exfoliating glove. Lather up for favourite body wash or soap and scrub away….
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
These aren’t necessary essentials but they are helpful extras that I can’t personal live without.
Estee Lauder- Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher.. I have been using this since I was 16.. It reduces the visibility of my pores and leaves my skin feeling smooth its amazing.. I can’t live without it.
Olay- Total Effects Serum. Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Serum as a prize on Beauty Heaven and I'm so lucky. Since using this wonder product I have fallen madly in love it. It’s a great nourishing serum and I team it with Olay moisturisers my skin feel gorgeous….. I love it. It is soooo hydrating and you only need the smallest amount to feel the effects. I apply this after washing my face before my moisturiser and really enjoy the effects. It gives me a smoother feeling face, less dryness and a silky appearance. My skin honestly feels tighter after using Olay products i really enjoy the feeling of my skin a few days after applying the products and can honestly say I have noticed a difference in my appearance.
BIO Ceauticals B12 Liquid- I suffer from chronic fatigue and anaemia. And my naturopath suggested B12 Liquid. I tried the injections and couldn't stand them they really hurt. So this is the next best thing. I love it... One quick squirt under your tongue once to twice a day is all you need. Plain taste, quick and simple. I honestly have found it makes a difference to my energy levels. I’m less exhausted and find I have more energy. I know one product alone can't give me boundless energy but it has definitely assisted me to feel more energised. I also read that Victoria Secret models take it during stressful times and big shoots... So it is definitely staying in my handbag!!