Brand Appreciation – Bare Minerals

It’s A few weeks ago at work I noticed just how beautiful my friends skin looked and told her so. It was natural and flawless. She quickly told me her new found secret. Bare Minerals Originial Powder Foundation.

Bare Minerals says:

FOR OVER 35 YEARS, WE’VE BUILT A COMMUNITY OF STRONG, PASSIONATE WOMEN WHO HAVE BECOME CUSTOMERS-BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY-LIFELONG FRIENDS.WE CREATE INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS THAT ARE POWERED BY NOURISHING, SKIN-LOVING MINERALS. WE FORMULATE OUR PRODUCTS WITH PURITY IN MIND, SO YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT EVERYTHING WE MAKE.

I have a love of base makeup and this was enough to spike my interest so I wandered down to my local counter and asked the lady there to help me in finding a colour. The lady I spoke to was wonderful, kind and very helpful. Asking me if I had used bare minerals before and what sort of finish I was looking for and my skin type – which as of current is normal combination. She swatched multiple shades before helping me choose one that matched then went into detail about how to use the products. She told me that I had beautiful skin and that I should only use a little to hide what I wanted to and then let my natural skin shine through. Anyone who knows me knows how much effort I have put into my skincare, this comment made me feel really confident. I walked away with the Original Powder Foundation in the shade Fairly Light and the Full Flawless Face Brush. I must add this Foundation does need a primer I already have the Prime Time Brightening Primer, of which I have already reveiwed; here. I must add it works perfectly with this foundation. 

I have been using them since and love the finish they give me. Before I thought that powder foundation meant dry, cakey and chalky looking. How wrong I was… it’s dewy, light and virtually undetectable yet covers imperfections so quickly. It’s buildable, again without that “I shovelled this on look” I love that they’re natural, animal testing free and don’t cause acne to worsen. 

I have also purchased two Powder Blushes (Beauty & Vintage Peach) SPF Corrective concealer in Light 2 , Warmth Bronzer and a The Mineral Veil Setting Powder in the makeup line since – sorry bank account! And so far I love all of them, a little really does go a long way and I feel as though they will last a really long time. All of this really makes me feel as though they are a new holy grail in my makeup, hence why I feel they deserve this post! 


I also wanted to ask if any of you guys have tried their skincare? I haven’t seen much about there skincare and wanted to know if it’s good. 

I’ve picked up to try their Mix. Exfoliate.Smooth ( A powder that you add to your cleansers to exfoliate) as they instantly drew my attention as I haven’t used anything like it before. I can’t wait to review those for you! 

I really hope you have a mooch around their website, maybe go to a counter and try it if you had the same view of their products as me before I tried! Cakey I can assure you not! 
Terri 

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Current Beauty,Skincare and Lifestyle Favourites 

Hello Lovelies!

I haven’t posted many of my Favorites recently on the blog so I thought I would share a few today. There’s quite a mix going on at the moment so I’ve split them into categories. Let’s go! 

Beauty:


Too Faced Sweet Peach Pallette £39.00: I missed this the first time round when it was limited edition and was absolutely gutted. I brought it the day it was released the second time round and was so excited when I saw it waiting on my door step. The colours are beautiful the packaging super cute – it smells amazing and despite it being mostly shimmer, I’m still in love with it! Only downside is the lack of actual peach colours and the fact it doesn’t come with a brush, something I like for travel. 

Bare Minerals Products: I’m going to do a brand appreciation on these guys after my recent discovery. I think I’ve found a holy grail and converted for life. It’s natural, flawless and perfect. Vague I know but look out next week for a in depth review of all things bare minerals! 

Skincare:


Banila Co Miss Flower, Mr Honey Cream £47.90: Another skin saviour from Korea this thick gel cream is a lifesaver for super dry, damaged winter skin.  Smells gorgeous (of honey of course), leaves the skin with a velvety feel and hydrates like nothing else I’ve ever tried. It’s incredibly rich, I can only use it at night and this may be offputting for some. I reccomend purchasing a sample before buying the whole jar as this is a product that is a saviour for some and a breakout nightmare for others. 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish in Rose and Lavender £15.50:I also need to do a brand appreciation for these guys! I’ve used them so much offer the last few months. This is a lot milder in scent than the original and for that reason I love it more. This is the perfect makeup remover to help you unwind at nighttime, it removes my everyday makeup perfectly. Though if I was wearing a fair bit of makeup (say a night out)  I would have to use an eye makeup remover first. Then finish with this beauty. Every bit as lovely as the original but gentler in scent, animal testing free a definate must try if you haven’t. 

Sunday Riley’s Skincare: Its no secret that I love her products, I’ve posted a hundred times before. I’ve recently added to my stash. The products are a splurge but due to the almost instant effects they have I feel that it is definitely worth investing in. My skin is honestly the best it has ever been and I think a large part of that is because of some of these products. In particular Luna £85.I feel like I’m really treating my skin when I use these. 

Lifestyle: 


Hygge: the danish art of happiness £9.09: This little book was a spontaneous purchase and I can’t wait to read. Filled with beautiful pictures and tips and tricks I can’t wait to learn how I can add this extra little bit of happiness into my daily life! 

Waterbottle £9.99: As mentioned previously in my 2017 goals I want to drink more water day to day. This is basically a knock off Swell waterbottle but a third of the price. It holds 500ml, keeps water cold and looks pretty. Not much else to say but I’ve been using it daily!

Neals Yard Esta Aroma Diffuser £50 and Oil Blends: This was my favourite Christmas present I received this year. I love the calming and relaxing scent of essential oils and this just makes them even more wonderful. This machine turns water and essential oils into a beautiful scented cold steam. This can be left diffusing even whilst you sleep and it just cuts off after the water is gone. I love putting this on during home yoga sessions and after stressful days just to help me destress and relax. You literally use 3 drops of oil and the scent fills multiple rooms. Beautiful! My favorite Blend at the moment is Womens Balance £9.70.A reccomendation if you love to unwind! 

There we go! What are your current Favorites? Look out for another post next week!

Terri 

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Guess who’s Back! 2017 Goals


I know I know I’ve been gone a long time. The Christmas period as a retail supervisor is long shifts and busy busy weeks. But it’s calmed down now! And I’m back! 

I know we’re nearly half way through January now but I still feel it’s important to document my goals for this year. If for nothing to reflect on I suppose. 

So let’s make this quick 


1. “Look after myself better; physically,mentally and emotionally”

This is the most important one. I want to improve my health get fitter, excercise more (to get stronger, not loose weight). Listen to how I’m feeling and know when it’s time to stop. With my ulcerative colitis there are times when I know I should take a rest but I don’t. This year I want to listen to my body and care for it properly.

2. “Drink more water”

This goes hand in hand with the first one.  I’m a tea addict so this could be quite hard! I’m never one for fizzy drinks but tea and coffee, I’m bad. So yes! Drink more water! 

3. “Do more Yoga!”

I love yoga! I always have yet it took a back seat last year, I only picked it back up the start of December. This year with the help of the queen of bendy, Cat Meffab. I’ve religiously been checking out her  YouTube and Blog (click the links! She’s a goddess!) I have been doing yoga every single day. She’s currently doing a month of yoga flows … Yoganuary – 1 video every day! I’ve been absolutely loving it. It helps me unwind at the end of the workday and the flexibility I previously had is coming back quickly. Her videos are for begginers and advanced alike. 

4. “Continue my transition to vegan”

This is another important one to me. My journey from vegetarian to vegan so far has taken about a year to get where I am now. I have to take it slow due to my Colitis so I don’t end back up at stage one in hospital. Currently all I really have left to stop is eggs and the odd slice of cheese. Coming almost completely off dairy really is one of the best things I’ve ever done not only for my physical health but appearance! My skin has never looked better. I understand not everyone agrees with vegainism and that is perfectly fine to me. Any negative comments will be ignored- It’s my choice after all 💕

5. “Save money”

This is self explanatory but I also want to not kick myself if I don’t save the desired amount. Sometimes some months are more expensive than others so If I spend a little more than I wish one month. I don’t want to kick myself. As long as I save something, it’s good. 

6. “Blog more” 

Another self explanatory one but one I’m really excited for. I love blogging and really enjoy it when it gets in full swing! I can’t wait to get back to writing and venting on here! 


See you Saturday with a new post! 

Terri 

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