Serum Sunday ; BRYT Byrt Hurray!

Bryt Bryt Bryt Hoo-ray Sunday skin just get soooo much softer

Rating ; soothing or smoothing, cooling or calming, ageing less or no stress this range has it all and a teeny bit more.  Serums are my Go-to Sunday (or any day) pick me up for skin come good especially after a possibly-later-than-I-thought oops drunk a little more than I thought night!  I need a skin-fix fast.

Inside scoop; BRYT-BRYT-BRYT hoo-ray Bryt skincare Bryt Bryt HOORAYSunday just 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.

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Prime-Time? Waste of Time? No Time?

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!

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Flawless Friday; Beauty & the Base Part 2

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!!!

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Ace the base ; Beauty & the Base

Rating ; Full cover or take cover; reveal or conceal; good questions, just like building a house, it’s nothing without the foundations! Ace-ing your base is beauty 101 when it comes to helping your look last from sun-up to sundowner & this all-rounder nails it.

Inside scoop; Go large, go 3 in 4, heck why not 5 in 1. Foundations new best friend this season is Clinique’s all round 5 in 1 skin-ssential “beyond perfecting” foundation. So many shades to choose from, and so many ways to wear it. It covers/ conceals/ reveals/ shades/ blends and lasts all day ; tick tick TICK.

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Ok the wand takes a bit of getting used to and you might think it wastes product, but it’s like a paintbrush for precision perfecting & seems to last ages.  Top tip : start with a layer of primer which helps it glide on in an instant and sets to a perfect finish, then dust of powder, you’re good to go.

Foundations is a bit like dating I find, you’ve got to try a few types before you settle on one you like…so there’s no one size fits all here & I confess like guys really, I’ve rather a history with foundations (!), but if I was playing Millionaire Matchmaker I’d place a bet you won’t be disappointed on the first date here.

http://www.clinique.co.uk/product/1599/34817/makeup/foundations/beyond-perfectingtm-foundation-and-concealer

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FLASH Flash 100% yard dash; Saturday night fixer

Rating ; DANCE FLOOR READY IN A FLASH; spree ££’s spoiler alert, not a cheapy, but a once-foundy-can’t-live-withouty! Plus last-y-all-nighty, what’s not to love.

Inside scoop; Ok sure the name is possibly a bit of an over promise, but anything with a name like that is worth a shot I reckon. In fact that’s exactly what it is; a quick-fix-in-a-flash-shot of firmness. You’ll be party-ready in a flash, but for a bit of cash.

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Most of us have tried the mother of all beauty flash balms by Clarins, still a hot fav in my cabinet, so let’s call this one by Ren it’s slightly younger, slightly cooler sister.  Gel formula, one small drop off the syringe (yup bit odd that) & trust me your make-up sets faster than the office gluttons descending on the free birthday cake. Me above (+ yesterday’s strobing powder) ready for a night out.

https://www.renskincare.com/uk/face/by-range/keep-young-and-beautiful/keep-young-and-beautiful-instant-firming-beauty-shot.html

It’s feather like formula somehow – don’t please ask me how – sets your make up & foundation with a non-drying, but not greasy feel which somehow also gives a lift…can’t explain better than that, but I feel refreshed & a teeny-bit-younger.  p.s title of this blog will mean something if you’ve seen Zootropolis ; else yup bit weird!

#bots #saturdaynightfever #beautyflash #partyready #girlsnightout #worththemoney

Glam-glowgetter strobe-on: how illuminating!

Rating ; SELFIE-TASTIC ; get glowing in one brush, stroke pricey-but worth it

Inside scoop; again another TK Maxx beauty-steal (I love a good forage there) for me here but I’d also buy this one full price.  Many of these available everywhere from loose powders to set. But – strobing – who knew?? 10 years off at a stroke, last night’s night out erased, selfie-ready in an instant.

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Ok strobing, you younger beauty bloggers are all over this I’m sure along with the selfie-generation and credit to you why did you keep it so quiet.  It beats a camera filter anyday. So appreciate I’m late to the party here but I’m all over it now & mildly addicted.

http://www.bellapierre.com/uk/strobing-kit.html

4 teeny tits pots for £50 I hear you say ; fair point ; BUT I reckon they’ll last a year plus, pocket-size glow (ignore the brush looks like a garden rake!) mix with your own blusher & you’ve day-to-night glow on the go.

#strobing #allabouttheglow # youglowgirl #highlighters #howilluminating #bellapierre #changeyourlife #makeup #beautysteal #beautysecrets #TKmaxxbargain #10yearsyounger #bots

Welcome to BOTS; BeautyOnTheSide

This is a lunchtime/ anytime/ evening time bite-size beauty blog & review site.

Perfect for a quick peek at what’s hot, what’s not :> from a beauty insider who knows. So whether you’re looking for a quick fix, a new look, a lunchtime pay-day splurge or just some inspiration & the real truth please explore.

Me? Well I’m a full time working, single mum, with a passion for beauty skincare & all things fragrant [ who created her own brand a while back now just enjoy others ], so if you want to know the REAL beauty scoop – look no further. My reviews are short, sometimes brutal, always real and NEVER paid for ; I try – I write – I tell you…you decide

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