Inside scoop; BRYT-BRYT-BRYT hoo-ray Bryt skincare Bryt Bryt HOORAYSundayjust got soooo much lazier. Not sure if you pronounce it ‘Bright’ (as it does to your skin) or ‘Bryt’ (as in Brit Awards) but this English brand is likely to soon become a National Treasure.
Ace the base take 2 with a Flawless Friday Foundation Find ; or FFFF this one’s good!
Rating ; Primer ; so is it Prime Time, just a Waste of Time, or you’ve No time? For me I honestly thought yup Primer-schmimer it was either Waste, or No time…life’s too short for A.N.O. Beauty step, with me? But…
Inside scoop; Along came New CID Cosmetics – must find out what they stand for – at first I read their name as New KID Cosmetics (kind of like that thought). But anyway there it was, a little bit like carpet without any underlay, strawberries without cream, meat without veg, cake without icing (!) suddenly foundation WITHOUT Primer was just, well a bit less good!
Fine, Feathery, Fabulous ; Friday finery ; check out these gorgeous earrings from cute niche US brand Shiver&Duke
Rating ; Feathery-fantastic-feeling-fine-for-Friday ok NOT strictly a beauty product but a beautifying FIND and a bit of Friday fun so I thought it counted. Especially as earrings can make as much of a difference in lifting your look as a new lipstick, so I had to share these flirty-feathers.
Inside scoop; Shiver-me-timbers it’s Shiver & Duke. Shiver and Who I hear you say??? Well, I just discovered this cute little brand in a cool boutique where I live which have begun stocking it. They called to me – loud – from their window. I resisted, for about an hour, then rushed back and scooped them up.
What are they – straight up, unashamed ear candy of course. This gorgeous range of feathery earrings are literally feather light meaning statement-heavy but NOT heavy-on-the ear. I wear them for day, most might possibly save them for night. Continue reading “Friday Feathery Fabulous”
Ace the base take 2 with a Flawless Friday Foundation Find ; or FFFF this one’s good!
Rating ; Full cover or take cover; reveal or conceal; great looking skin always starts with the base ingredients, rather like making a cake! Get the first part right, the rest falls into place. Right now my first step of choice is a face-loving base I’ve discovered from the clever folks @Image Skincare. I toy with many foundations and in fact sometimes mix them.
Inside scoop; They call it I-Conceal Flawless Foundation actually for me the reverse – it reveals doesn’t conceal wrong description guys it SO does the opposite – sorry for the constructive feedback – but seriously it illuminates in a great way and some how brings out my skin. Light-weight but great coverage for a refreshing dewy finish. In fact, my mum actually said you look ‘better’ today,not sure exactly what she meant but ( fist pump & ‘yeah’ from me ) always take that as a really good sign! I said nothing different, she said oh no there is…so there you go imagine its potential effect on Guys!!!
Perfect hair is a cream-treatment away discover Olaplex or should that be Ol-la-la-la-laplex glossy shiny smooth hair FIXED.
Rating ; Hair-raisingly good Thursday hot tip alert, for a beauty boost by Friday. Olaplex or Ola-what? I couldn’t wait too long before sharing one of my BIG hair finds. You all know about it right? Ok maybe it’s just me … but if you don’t go go go get with this programme. Packaging alert: kind of dull. Results alert : ola-armingly good. Hair issues erm of any kind; FIXED; with a super slick rinse of this celeb hair secret.
Inside scoop; Real Science : real resultsok that’s what they say and I can’t really disagree! Hidden for a while as salon-secret, now pretty much copied everywhere but rather like Moroccan oil it’s a once tried, always buy product and not easy to copy. Doesn’t smell fab, or of much at all, doesn’t have fancy packaging or bathroom shelf appeal, so it’s more of a RONSEAL (if you remember those ads) e.g. pretty much Does what it says on the tin (bottle in this case) and oh so much more. If you’re lucky enough to have a celebrity hair stylist doing your hair fine, you’re already in this particular little beauty club, crack on & keep buying. If not, hop on I’m taking you for a hair-raising ride. And yes ‘you’re welcome’…
Inside scoop; One-second cleansing reality; sometimes I really I mean REALLY can’t be bothered with a beauty faff I just want to ‘dunk n splash’ (that’s what I call my daughter’s mid-week super-quick bathtime if we want a ‘whip her in, wipe her, pull her out night’!). Because life can be too short for the Fully Monty sometimes. BANG ; thank you beauty industry for inventing MICELLAR Water. Micellar WHAT you say???
Blush alert Wicked Wednesday from blushing bride to smokin’siren at the flick of blush!
Rating ; Flush of youth vs brazen blush you’ve got it all here at the stroke of a brush. My hump day Top product (erm never really understood that term huh?!?) Or actually 10-for-1 product of the day is this colour-tastic handy palette of super-fine blush colours.
Inside scoop; Sexy, sultry, sober, blushing, bronzing, beautiful. That pretty much covers about just 50% of the looks you can get from this ONEpalette.
But this one vs. erm the ‘000’s of palettes out there – why? Ok honest confession cost, portability and range of cheek staining looks and bang on trend colours is why. I’m not overly for the ‘nude look’ l’m a little more of a statement girl when it comes to blusher so for me this is rainbow heaven. Feeling blue slap on some vamp pink, feeling Minxy go all oh-so-coy with the swipe of peach. Need a little “promise I’m so not actually hung over today boss” , slick on a hint of bronze.
Mask Off! To mask or not to mask discover the secrets to masking; brighter skin made easy.
Rating ; Peel & reveal to mask or not to mask : I say MASK. Basically that is mask-ing’s power for me; whips off the old and reveals the slightly-in-better shape not as tired looking skin. But beware the media hype on ‘double masking‘ : well done beauty product makers, smart move, coin a term and voila let’s just sell more product!. Today’s Hot Tip is just; mask, any mask really, but do mask n glow at least once a week if you can [ideally after a nifty exfoliate for extra mask-absorbing power].
Inside scoop; How revealing from a peeling!Ok so here’s the skinny…masking rocks, yup really works. There’s good, there’s great there’s oh-so-gloopy. So I’ll start with masking 101 & my current fav mask – range of masks in fact. Not double or triple-masking quite yet, let’s keep it simple for now! And for me doesn’t come more simple- yet effective than Body Shop’s latest a-z of masking made easy. Name your problem they’ll mask-it.
Tingling Tuesday Marvelous Moxie delivers kiss-able lips from sun up to sundown cheeky Minx!
Rating ; Marvelous Moxie (fab name isn’t it?) is a sumptuous scrumptious totally tingle-tastic tangy range of glide-on lip glosses (and more) from the clever folks @bareMinerals and for me their lip glosses steal the show.
I digress, so for lips it’s all about the day and the mood for me, I know people who have literally one colour, one brand, one shade, one texture, they wear day in day out, their ‘signature colour’… giant yawn no way. Not me! I’ve always liked variety (men, jewellery, lip gloss, or whatever!). So I tend to match the shade : to the day : to the mood : to the outfit to the texture ; or somewhere in between ; pretty much I experiment.
AGE ALERT ; gloss is NOT only for the super young super cool I’ve been wearing it for years and with the right application / right product it can even last all day.
Frizz-alert, Misty-Monday hair care dilemmas solved with this heavenly-scented super-serum.
Rating ; Hair-raisingly goodwell actually hair-smoothingly good to be precise. I’m doubtful I’ll find a reader here who HASN’T heard of Moroccanoil’s magic charms? But having just had my brother & his wife visit for the weekend I was reminded to write a quick post on it. Why? well as we wandered past a local hair salon out wafted that familiar & to me instantly recognisable scent. My brother said “wow what’s the amazing smell“, I knew in an instant it was my fav hair-saviour!
Inside scoop; Frizz-be-goneOk so today here where I live; it’s a misty-mizzly grey day. You know the glorious kind that basically RUINS your oh-so-carefully-straightened hair in a heart beat the second you walk out the door in morning. Taking you from Office-babe (well ok Office-acceptable-ish-just in my case) to arghhh quick immediately scrag back the hair it’s now going to have to be a ponytail day! Super-quick.Continue reading “Moroccanoil Monday ; No more frizz alert”