Friday, 18 April 2014

My Top Five Neon Nail polishes

I absolutely love a bright, neon nail polish for Spring/Summer especially the latest Neon Pastel shades, they just look really pretty on any colour skin, they instantly cheer me up and brighten my mood, here are my top five.. It was really really hard to choose.. 

1.Color Club-Reign in Spain-

2.Models Own-Hedonist-

3.China Glaze-Too Yacht Too Handle-

4.China Glaze-Flip Flop Fantasy-

5.China Glaze-That's Shore Bright-

I also love Orly Passion Fruit, Models Own Beach Party, China Glaze Neon & On & On, Models Own Shades, Models own Beach Bag I could go on! 

What's your perfect Neon?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

miamoo Travel Goodies

The maimoo travel goodies set*, like all miamoo products, are suitable for the whole family, containing natural ingredients and are great for dry skin conditions. The travel goodies set is particularly practical as it contains a selection of products which are all 30ml and come in a clear reusable zipped bag - Perfect for hand luggage.

miamoo is suitable for all ages and skin types, and they live by their 3 step plan for preventing & healing dry skin. Cleanse, Moisturise, & Massage. All their products are at least 98% natural and are free from ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, petroleums, and synthetic colours & fragrances. The set I received contains splashy wash - a refreshing lemon & aloe vera shower gel, fresh locks shampoo - soothing shampoo with lavender & geranium, huggy lotion - a non greasy everyday moisturiser with sweet almond oil & marshmallow extract, cheeky cream - a natural barrier cream for adults & babies, spritz and wipe - a refreshing lime spritz, baba oil - all-purpose oil packed with lavender & sweet almond oil, and a lovely soft flannel.
The set is great, perfect for a weekend away for you or your little ones, the scents are nice & fresh, not over powering at all. My skin feels really nourished, none of the products caused any irritation.
You can pick this cute little set up for £15.00  from the miamoo website , I love travel & mini size products especially for travelling (as I can squeeze lot's of different products in my bag without my Hubbie complaining about the weight of my bag!) win-win!
miamoo have also kindly offered you guys 10% off on their site, just add BLOG13 at checkout for it to be deducted from your order..
Have you tried this brand? 

My Baby is Six Today!.xx

Today is my Beautiful Baby Girl's 6th Birthday! Where has the time gone?! Today will be spent entertaining FOURTEEN!!!.... Lively little Five & Six Year Olds at my local Hollywood Bowl.. Eating lot's of cake and having tremendous fun!...

I cannot believe she is six! It's quite scary how time flies.. But she has grown from a gorgeous little bundle of joy into a beautiful, talented, polite, intelligent little girl.. She is beginning to take after her Mummy asking for me to paint her nails and sort her hair or play dress up with make up.. But is a little tom-boy at heart running around, climbing trees and destroying her clothes with her Daddy!

It took my Husband and I, Seven+ Years to get her and the wait was DEFINITELY worth it! She is PERFECTION to us.. We are the luckiest parents alive!! Now less of the mush..pass me the CAKE!!..

Happy 6th Birthday to my beautiful little Emily M.. Love her Millions & Squillions!!.xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

bareMinerals 15th anniversary Mineral Veil

For 15 years, you've loved the translucent finishing touch of the award-winning Mineral Veil® finishing powder. This utterly weightless formula absorbs excess oil and minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores, infusing skin with softness and light. In celebration of the 15th anniversary, they created this limited-edition, flow-through brush filled with Mineral Veil® finishing powder. Sleek and easy to use, it provides instant touch-ups on-the-go for a fresh-faced, flawless look.

I have used mineral veil powder many times over the years as it gives me great coverage, but when I saw the lovely new limited edition packaging design of the for their 15th Anniversary housed in a circular disk with a flow-through brush for quickie applications on the go, I knew I needed it! 

bareMinerals has had a few innovate packaging perks over the years but this is probably one of there more creative pieces. I love it, no need to carry around a separate brush or spilling powder all over, all you need is this great little compact flip, apply and put back in your bag, my only negative is one it's limited edition - boo hoo.. Two I can't refill it once I've used it... If you would like to own one - be quick as they are selling out fast! £22.00 for 8g. Mine is coming travelling with me..

What's your go-to face powder?

Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio

I really like Real Techniques brushes, I think I own them all and a few of them I own Back ups! When I received this Trio, I had seen a press release and knew I wanted it but when it arrived, I was shocked as it is Teeny Tiny! But after opening them and trying them out I can confirm the quality is just as good as the full sized brushes.. They do say good things come in small packages! 

This Real Techniques mini brush trio* is your solution for a flawless look on the go, It contains a
mini foundation brush: use with liquid foundation or concealer to touch up throughout the day.
mini shading brush: transform your eye shadow on-the-go from day natural to night glam 
mini face brush: effortlessly apply powder, blush and bronzer as needed during the day.
mini pouch: keep your handbag spotless

I have photographed the trio next to an Essie polish to show you the actual size. They are perfect for travel and popping in your handbag, each brush can be used for mulitple tasks and with different products. I am sure Buying a back up as they take up no space!

I love these and am really impressed, I am hoping that the Pixi Sisters bring out a mini Eye set.. That would be PERFECT as I have a slight obsession with mini and Travel sized products! The price I think is a little high at £9.99 considering you can buy 3-5 full sized brushes for a few pounds more.. But travel sized products are always a little higher in price?

What are your favourite travel brushes?

Charles Worthington Overnight Ultimate Hair Healer.

 This is a Charles Worthington product and it is from the "Secrets Collection". The collection is a tad more expensive than your usual CW products and are all high quality treatments...... definitely worth a try!

My hair has been super dry and frizzy recently especially on the ends, which is from a variety of reasons - PCOS, Weather, Heating, styling etc..When I saw that this is made especially for these problems it seemed like a perfect product to invest in!

It's Recommended in the salon for hair suffering from dryness, frizz or damage, this silky light-weight crème acts as a healing mask during your beauty sleep, leaving no residue on your pillow. Its advanced formula contains nourishing Argan Oil and a Night Shield Complex with penetrating actives that reinforce the hair from root to tip. Scientifically proven to: double hair-strength overnight & reduce hair-breakage by up to 80%.

As I work from home I usually leave it on for 24hrs, I apply on clean dry hair, before bed and in the morning my hair is super soft and conditioned, you can easily run a brush through it, tie back and go to work without anyone noticing. My hair does feel softer, more conditioned and stronger, it also looks smoother and less frizzy.

I really am impressed it costs £14.99 for 200ml, but I've used it 5-6 times and only used a 1/4 of product so if you compare price to amount of applications it isn't too expensive.

What's your Hair Secret? 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

My Top Five Self-Tanning Products

Spring is here which means only one thing... Taking off the layers and baring more skin.. I thought I'd share my favourite tanning products to turn you from a winter princess to a  bronzed Godess!

Sheer Silken Mousse by Vita Liberata is the perfect tan for those who want a natural bronze for their colouring. The whipped formula blends seamlessly & is quick drying, so there's no need to wait around for your tan to develop - just head to bed to look like you've spent a week in Ibiza. Suitable for pale to medium skin-tones, the sheer guide colour makes it easy to see where you've been, leaving you blessed with an even, sun-kissed glow that's long-lasting & good for your skin! I love this tan simple to apply, giving me an effortless streak free tan for at least five days. £22.50

This hydrating tinted lotion provides a natural looking tan on the go, perfect for last minute parties! As a no fuss, no commitment product, Instant Wash Off Glow is so easy to remove - simply wash off with soap and water. The LW Medium range is fab for fair skin and first-time tanners! Medium gives a professional sun-kissed colour in just one application! I wanted to hate this for obvious reasons...*cough TOWIE cough* but I love it! Perfect to apply right before a night out or special event, gives you an instant tan within minutes, lasts until you wash off with soap and water, gives a natural sunkissed colour everytime. £11.95
For sexy, sunkissed skin in an instant! Get incredible NKD SKN* with this light and airy medium tinted tan mousse.Glides like velvet over the skin, giving a gorgeous bronze tan that is odourless and fades without patching. Organic extracts will give you super soft skin for a totally flawless finish. Lasts up to 7 days. Easy Application Dries Instantly Zero Smell Organic Extracts Fades Perfectly. If you are looking for a Dark tan this is your product it gives instant colour on application but then darkens to a gorgeous shade, I look like I've been to the Caribbean for two weeks after I apply this, applies like a dream and streak free! £14.95.

Fair Maiden* The Perfect, Golden, Bronzer for the Subtle Fair Maiden. A Light-Medium Sunless 
Tanning Cream enriched with Anti-Ageing CoEnzyme Q10 and Wakame Extract, plus Caffeine to firm the skin to help tighten and tone the skin to diminish cellulite. This cream gives a flawless, natural looking, golden tan colour to enhance skin tone. An instant tan colour guide allows a streak free application. DHA, the active tanning agent usually takes 6-8 hours to fully develop. Tanning and beauty benefits all in one cream. They are 100% Vegan, Paraben and Gluten Free. Revolutionary ingredients have been used with an exclusive tanning formula, to bring you seamless results and exciting and luxurious ingredients such as Wakame Extract for a firming anti ageing effect, plus Sea Kelp and Algae to offer regenerative, protective and intense rejuvenating properties to repair skin damage. Includes Caffeine to help combat cellulite and give intense conditioning, for an improved skin appearance that is silky smooth. Perfect for the busy, urban lifestyle. This is a gel like cream that smells lovely and fruity, it gives you a natural looking touch of cool, Great for first time tanners or someone who likes to add just a little glow to their body. £18.95.

Award Winning He-Shi Express Liquid Tan 300ml is a self tanning bronzer which tans instantly on contact with the skin, giving a lovely bronzed complexion with immediate results. He-Shi Express Liquid Tan is extremely quick drying due to its incredibly light liquid texture.  With its 'see where it goes' formula you can be confident of not developing streaks or patches. He-Shi Express Liquid Tan contains 6% organic DHA and can be reapplied by layering to achieve an ultra dark colour. Easy to apply, streak free, great natural colour. £37.00.

What's your favourite self Tanner?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Angel Eau Sucrée by Thierry Mugler

For Summer 2014, Angel becomes more tempting than ever, transforming into the desirable and sensual, mouth-watering limited edition Eau Sucrée. A mischievous and delicious new interpretation of Angel, Eau Sucrée is an invitation to indulge in pure gourmand pleasure.

The composition begins with juicy, tangy and frosted red berries sorbet. The heart includes a new gourmand accord of caramelized meringue cream. The final touch is oriental and sensual thanks to notes of patchouli and vanilla.
The packaging is inspired by vintage confectionery and it evokes memories of childhood with its blue-white candy stripes. The pearly star-shaped bottle is sprinkled with glitter that is reminiscent of sugar. Available from 1st May - Non refillable 50 ml bottle for £42.00.

What's your favourite Summer Fragrance? 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My Top Five Blushers

1.Becca - Gypsy - BECCA Mineral Blush is a luxury powder for cheeks, imparting natural, luminous colour that is ultra-kind to skin.This longwearing mineral contains a hint of highlight to lift the complexion, with a delicate formula that never appears cakey or chalky. I love Becca blushers they are just so creamy and blend like a dream, This shade is a beautiful pale pink with slight shimmer, not glittery just provided the perfect highlight! £25.00.

2.Benefit - Coralista - The warm coral-pink cheek powder is your "coral blush for a tropical flush"! This shade cheers up every skin tone in seconds.Complete with soft, natural-bristle blush brush. I've owned this product for years and always find myself reaching for it in Spring/Summer provides just enough colour and shimmer without be over the top. £23.50.

3.Accessorize Baked Blushers - Pretty in Pink - Add a flush of colour to your cheeks with this beautiful blush, from a baked formula. I absolutely love these blushers, they have such great pigment, shimmer. I love the highlight the give me, they are quite hard to get your hands on but my Superdrug has a few shades left, maybe try eBay but you need to try them! £5.00.

4.Sleek Makeup - Rose Gold - These blushers are long lasting and highly pigmented available in a variety of finishes. Each shade glides on smoothly and enables you to create an array of stunning looks. We offer a wide range of shades to complement any skin tone, no matter the occasion. I own lots of sleek blushers and think they are all fantastic quality for the price, Rose gold pipped the others to the post - just, but depending on your skin tone, the shade will be personal to you. £4.49.

5.Nars -One night stand - Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity. I cheated sorry! But I LOVE this palette so much, I was lucky enough to snap one up and at first was scared to used it in case I damaged it.. But each shade is just perfect.. I have a few individual blushers from Nars and they are equally as fantastic! Singles retail for £22.50.

What's your favourite blusher? 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Cream

Since this CC Cream dropped on my door mat from it has been on my face, it is AMAZING! Within seconds of applying it my red, blotchy skin has become a flawless base for me to apply the rest of my make up onto, I have even skipped concealer as the coverage for me is brilliant, it seems to lighten and brighten my face, which to me is perfection! It is also paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic formula is suitable for all skin types. Made with a pared back formula and a high concentration of selected active ingredients, the cream is highly optimised for reactive skin.

Designed by La Roche-Posay this Rosaliac CC Cream* provides you with cover and correcting cream for sensitive skin prone to all types of redness, whether occasional or persistent, dispersed or localised. A universal tone that blends naturally into fair to medium skin and conceals to correct the appearance of shades of redness. Glides quickly over skin, streak-free, it literally melts into my skin leaving behind a lovely, very natural finish it also contains a great spf 30 meaning you can skip a step in the morning - bonus!

The cream is quite think but isn't a problem as it blends easily, meaning a little goes a long way, it also doesn't leave any residue and is non greasy, it has a scent which shouldn't offend anyone, it reminds me a little of sun Cream this could be due to the high spf? It's quite a clean fresh scent which I like, this retails for £19.50 but is currently on offer on for £16.55 as they have 1/3 off French skincare. This already has earnt itself a place in my suitcase for May when I go to Sicily. I am really impressed!

Have you tried any CC Creams?