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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October Favorites

It’s that monthly favourites time again… October! Can you believe we’re only 2 months away from Christmas! 
I’ve really been loving these items this month. So let’s get onto it. 

1. Moroccan Oil £13.45 – Since being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, my hair has really took a beating. Because my body doesn’t absorb nutrient like it should my hair and skin have became weaker. My hair is more brittle and thinner. I really find that this helps nourish my hair. I use it after washing my hair and apply whilst wet, from root to tip. It smells amazing and leaves my hair super soft and shiny. A little early to tell if it’s making a huge difference to my hair but I’m enjoying it.

2. Sunday Riley’s Luna £85 – I’ve been using this now for around 2 months now and I can honestly say that it has made a significant difference to my skin. I know it doesn’t work for everyone but I really do feel I’ve found my holy grail! I’m going to do a more in depth post on this but my gosh is it wonderful. Pores are barely visible, scarring is fading, spots heal in a third of the time. My skin has never been better. From my experience I couldn’t recommend this enough! 
3. Tisserand Aromatherapy Roller Ball in Sweet Dreams £5.95  – This has been in my favorites multiple times. This essential oil roller ball is lavender scented and really helps destress and help you drift off to sleep. I just put this on my pressure points before bed, I love the smell and do think it helps me get to sleep. 

4. Rosie For Autograph Eyeshadow Stick in Feline Fox £12.50 – I  used this in my Winter Makeup Look, and have been using this since almost daily. Super creamy and long lasting in the most gorgeous copper brown colour I adore it. It’s so quick and easy to use and fantastic quality like all of the products in her line. Well worth a look.

5. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Ivory £29.50This again is a wonderful quick and easy product. I love the way it looks on my skin and it lasts a day at work perfectly. It’s a cult product and you can see why. The shade range is something every brand should aspire to, you can almost guarantee that there’s a shade for you. It’s a natural finish and extremely buildable. Beautiful! 

6. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask £16.99 – I have the driest lips in history. Nothing works on them 100% but this is the closest to perfection I’ve found. Meant to be used at night ( I use it both day and night) this super thick lip mask really helps lock in moisture. It also smells amazing, like berries. One of the most used Korean brands worldwide. I’ve not found a product of theirs I don’t like. If you suffer with dry lips and nothing works, just try this.

7. Sali Hughes Pretty Iconic £12.49 – looking through this book brought back so many memories and at times made me laugh out loud. This book visits the iconic beauty products of new and old, the super expensive to the super cheap. Sali has a great way of writing, she is concise and to the point but also incredibly funny. A great coffee table book and gift for all those beauty lovers in the world. Everyone would love it.

8. Pixiwoo Face £10.00 – I picked this book up the other day whilst shopping. You can’t have watched beauty videos on YouTube without seeing these guys. This book is visually stunning the makeup in it gorgeous and the facts and advice perfect for beginners and young teens. You can hear there voices in the writing which is lovely. You know who’s talking through the writing which is strange but great. I’m not gonna lie though, I brought it mainly because of the photographs. Beautiful! 

What was your holy grail find of last month?

See you soon

Terri

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Winter Makeup Look


Hello Lovelies,

Today I thought I’d do a little tutorial on how I achieved this super easy bronzey gold eye look. Without further ado! Let’s do it! 

Base:


Apologies for the smudgey mirror! Ive gotta a clean that now I’ve saw it! For base I applied the Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in 075 Ivory. This is a new discovery and it is absolutely gorgeous. You only need a tiny bit and the finish is flawless. Look out for a review post on this. I blended with a brush then concealed both undereyes and redness with Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer. Next I filled in and set my eyebrows with Benefit Goof Proof and Rimmel Brow This Way in Clear. I brushed my brows upwards slightly for a fuller look. 

I contoured slightly with Benefits Hoola under cheekbones, jaw and temples and used Barry M’s Strobe Cream in Iced Bronze on nose, cheekbones and Cupid’s bow. 

Eyes:


This was super easy! First I smudged Rosie For Autograph Eyeshadow Stick in Feline Fox all over and just above the lid. I then blended it out, added MAC Don’t Tell from the Amber Times Nine Palette  all over and blended again.  For some reason I’m really squinting in these pictures which makes me look like I have a lazy eye haha! I haven’t I swear! I then just finished them with Barry M’s Thats How I Roll Mascara which I love. Vwallah! 

Cheeks and Lips:


For blush I used Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in Lace 367 and used the middle colour Guipure – a straight up dupe for Nars Orgasm. 

Lips I did two ideas. The first was Rosie For Autograph Lipstick in Rose Lace. The second I ombréd it with Revlon Colourstay in Parisian Passion.

And there we go! I hope you enjoyed! See you in the next one! 

Terri 

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Rosie for Autograph – First Impressions

Apologies for being away last week, I felt really poorly and couldn’t get out of bed. I’m back now though! 
She’s one of the worlds most beautiful women, but she’s also so much more. Model, actress & charity ambassador Rosie Huntington Whitely released her makeup line in colabortation with Marks & Spencer’s Early this year.


 Her line, aimed at natural and effortless and affordable beauty for every woman has been praised a lot. I’ve been meaning to pick a few items up for a while and with the current offer of a free Rosie perfume with £30 purchase of products, I decided it was too good to miss.


First things first. The packaging. It’s rose gold and luxe feeling. The lipsticks have a magnetic clasp. They feel weighty and look the part. Boxed nice too, with colour guides as to what product is what. 

Now on to the actual products.


This is the Quad pallet in Ballet Slipper. They are buttery soft and not dissimilar to the Clarins eye shadows. They are very pigmented with a sheen of shimmer- not chunky glitter a huge win. These are lovely. 


Next we have the eyeshadow sticks. Now these are probably my favourite out of everything I brought. They are so so soft and glide on effortlessly. They feel luxurious and they blend beautifully. Here we have Almond Eyes (a champagne/pale gold) and Feline Fox (a deep slightly reddish chocolate brown) I’m going back for the rest of these! Try them! High end without the price tag. 


The Lipstick that I chose was Rose Lace. This colour is based on Rosie’s actual lip colour. The formula feels very creamy and hydrating. Something that may be off putting to some now due to the matte trend. I however love this colour. It’s a very “Breakfast at Tiffanys” pink.


The Perfume I chose as my free item was the Orginal Scent. It’s very floral… obviously but dies down to a musky scent with base tones of sandalwood and vanilla. It’s perhaps not what I’d usually choose. I’m very particular with scents but it’s perfect for an everyday fragrance. 

I really do think that this is a beautiful collection everyone should try out. It’s very high quality without the major price tag, it’s mid range price. Beautiful colours that would match most skin tones. Rosie really has done a great job! 

You can find her range in stores or online here. I really do reccomend you try them out! 

Terri 

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A rather large beauty haul…

Last month was a major splurge month. My excuse? Well I needed to be prepared for the winter months ok!? 

Let get into this! Just a quick disclaimer I brought all this with my hard earned money. I did not get given this, though I wish I was haha! 

Right. From…

SokoGlam:

I purchased a fair bit from these guys as usual! 

Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil. This brand combines French and Korean Skincare into one. I’ve heard so much good stuff about this brand and had to give it a try.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drops. Another Cult product, again heard so many good reviews. Thought this would be great to treat any little sunspots from the summer. 

Banila Co ItRadiant Hydrogel Lace Sheet Masks. Probably a gimmic but I wanted them! They look beautiful haha! I had one in each healing benefit. Calming, Lifting and moisturising.

Banila Co V-V Dual Patch (now sold out) Now these have got to be a gimmic but they just looked so inventive and fun haha! Plus they were in the sale. These are cheek masks and double chin lifters! May be great after all the pumpkin spice lattes I’m gonna be having! 

CultBeauty:

Sunday Riley’s Juno. A facial oil I’ve wanted for so long but never took the plunge. After all the crap that’s being delbt at work I felt I owed myself this. I’ve not busted this open yet as I’m still finishing my current facial oil but boy am I excited for when I do! 

SpaceNK: 

Sunday Riley’s Luna. Again another massive splurge but one I can say was the best pitch I’ve made in a while. If you want overnight effects that you can see in the morning this is it! I’ve never been happier with a purchase! Blog post coming soon. I know I’m late to the bandwagon but it’s my chance to rave about it! Believe the hype! 

eBay Seller : Simplenavy

IsaKnox Bambi BB Cushion. Saw the packaging, fell in love. Needed it.

HolikaHolika Gudetama Lazy & Easy Photo Ready BB Cushion. Again saw the packaging, heard good stuff. Fell in love and needed it. 

HolikaHolika Gudetama Lazy & Easy Jelly Dough Blusher. It’s in a lovely Grapefruit Pink shade perfect for the fall and the packaging is just so cute. I adore Gudetama, he’s just so cute! My favourite caharacter haha! 

eBay Seller: Iamloveshop (JOLSE) 

Skinfood Freshmade Mask Lemon. A wash off brightening mask with a fresh lemon scent. I love Skinfood masks so I’m excited to try this out. 

 COSRX Acne Pimple Patches. I like to keep a pack of these little wonders around the place. They’re my go to when I feel a spot coming on and they’re so cheap and effective. I wear them over night or as soon as I get home from work. Cut spot time by half.

Tony Moly Bunny Gloss Stick. I have a few of these. Super cute, super cheap and pretty colours. Easy throw in your bag, lipsticks. Very simlar in texture to the Clinique Chubby Sticks.

eBay Seller: roseroseshop

Banila Co. Mr Flower Miss Honey Cream. Blogger Fiddysnails raved about this product. It’s become a cult favourite in Korean Skincare and a holy grail for Colder months. I really can’t wait to get started on this. I’ve heard so many good things about it. Perfect for dry skins. I’m going to use this as my winter night moisturiser. 
eBay Seller: Yejinacshop

Nature Republic Lemon Real Songsong Slice mask. This mask has lots of little patches so you can treat problem areas. I told you I’m Mask obsessed haha! 

Right that’ll do for now. I’ve gotta save money haha! 

Speak soon.

Terri

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Six Favorite Lip Products

Hello Lovelies! 

Today I thought I would do a post on my current favourite lipsticks. I guess you could say I’ve been loving a lot of pink this month! 

There’s a mix of drugstore and high end in here and I really do love them all! So! On to the products! 

1&2


1 : Etude House Color Pop in #05 Swing Pop.  This is a lip tint so is a sheer orange colour, it can however be builded up. It does not fully set like some tints so remains a little shiny and I love it. For girls with pale skins it really is a lovely colour. Long lasting too! 

2: Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in 03 Budding Blossom. This is probably my favourite. It’s so easy to wear and apply! It’s a very sheer blue toned pink and almost looks like stained glass on your lip. It really is just such a pretty colour, if your ever near a counter, check it out! Again – lovely for pale gals! 

3&4


3: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon. Said to be.. Or an exact dupe for the lipstick Audrey Hepburn applies in Breakfast at Tiffanys this is a beautiful classic rosy pink. Also very easy to wear and really moisturising. You defiantly cannot go wrong with Revlon Lippies! Plus, being a huge Audrey Fan having a lipstick said to be used by her makes me feel super chic haha! 

4: MAC Mehr. I’m not even sure what colour I would call this. Perhaps a browny based rose? Anyway it’s lovely! It’s very matte and wears well. I love this colour with goldy coloured eyes as it is quite a warm colour. If your at the counter, check it out as it is a lovely colour. 

5&6


5: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Red Pomegranate 003.  Again like the Etude House this is a lip Tint. It is sheer yet vibrant and dries fast! It also stays put once dried to the point it literally won’t budge all day. If applying to cheeks you need to work FAST! But it does leave a lovely light wash if you rush haha! Bargin of a price and a tiny bit goes a long long way! You’ll have it forever! 

6: Nars Schiap. This is an amazing colour and best of all it’s super bright! It’s fashion house Schiaparelli Pink. It’s a blue toned almost neon red that looks gorgeous on pale skins. It’s a semi matte finish but non drying. This stuff lasts a long time too, retouching only needed if eating food. Ahh it’s glorious! Possibly my favorite? I’ve been wearing this all week non stop! 

What are your favourite lip products of the moment? 

Have a great sunny day. 

Terri

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