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

TGIF; time to chill grab some arom-a-goodness

Rating ; AROMA-A-OH-MY GOODNESS; bliss-out & grab some Friday-feeling with 1 quick spritz

Inside scoop; a quiet little bottom-shelf product just waiting to be discovered. 1 spray of this essential oil mist turns any room into a zen-like chamber of chill-ness!  I kid you not, lurking right there on the bottom shelf in Boots vitamin area [of all places] amongst other places is a rescue-remedy for almost all emergency calm moments.

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Room sprays / ambience sprays / room mist / linen mist home fragrancing is as common these days as cheap body mist on a Barbie doll (not sure where I got that one!) but – key is what’s in it-what it does-how it is-how it makes you feel.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Puressentiel-Rest-Relax-Air-Spray/dp/B002WZO0ZW/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1502463081&sr=8-1&keywords=rest+and+relax+air+spray

https://www.puressentiel.com/uk/en/products/rest-relax/rest-relax-air-spray-75ml

This pocket-size spray packs a perfumed-punch full of essential oils & is my go-to rescue remedy come pillow spray, come smellyarmpitonthetube person deflector [we’ve all been there right], come night-time mood relaxer.  Lasts forever, and 100% natural origin.  So if you need a Friday feeling in a flash, look no further. P.s spritz it in the corner of your bedroom it even keeps spiders at bay but don’t quote me on that one

#bots #fridayfeeling #zen #blissout #aromatheraphy #chillout #puressential #pillowmist #sleepaids

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

Mama knows best : take if off ALL of it off

Rating ; CLEAN : SQUEAKY CLEAN change your life cleansing cloths ; 4 for £10 lasts forever

Inside scoop; your Mum always said take your make-up off at night, did you listen? Maybe : maybe not ; but trust me whether you cleanse’n’tone, cleanse’n’polish or just splash & dash, these super soft cloths take it ALL off fast and gently.

Cleansing is everywhere these days oil-to-cream, cream-to-oil, micellar water, cleaning milk, balm, cream, foam, oil to foam; milk to cream to oil ; it all pretty much aims to do the same thing ; GET IT OFF ; why?  So you can start again the next day!  Well there’s more to it than that, but key is clean face for a great base I say.  These cloths changed it all for me, fast, super-soft, re-usable (forever), whatever your cleansing weapon of choice these just make it better.  Pop them in the washing machine after a day or so, voila, good to go again. Oh and Mum’s top tip; give the kids a super quick once over whilst you’re at it; boom family done.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CRB3PLA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1502392844&sr=8-1&keywords=erase+your+face

#barefaced #clean #mamaknowsbest #cleanseisbest #facesaver #cleanseandtone #cleansingcloth

Eyes a go-go : with Cargo

Rating ; DAY TO TONIGHT GLAMOUR AT A STROKE ; at less than £10 Yup I said only £10 buy 2 keep one at work!

Inside scoop; found this in TK Maxx couldn’t believe the price, fine powders, last all day NO creasing, blend / change / shade / contour / highlight ; that;s less than a penny a look.

IMG_0003Stonking value ‘Martini’ eye palette ; literally anytime-anyplace-anywhere there’s colour to suit. Cracking names too I’m addicted to Highway & ok Luggage on after a long day ; it’s like beauty flash balm for eyes.

https://www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en/women/beauty/makeup+nails/make-up/set-of-twelve-eye-shadow-palette/p/42506016

 

Goregous bang on-trend colours take you from subtle day to smokin city girl night. Buy now.

#theyeshaveit #eyeswideshut #betterwithpowder #citygirl #daytonight

Desk-top saviour

Thursday’s Rescue: [comfort zone] Tranquility Blend

Rating ; Dinky-trial-size stress saviour ; DTSSS!

Inside scoop ; Perfect desk-top superhero this blend of aromatic & essential oils is ideal for a desk-top pick me up.  One dab on pulse points and you’ll be CEO-meeting ready.

Part of the new Tranquility range, well worth the price.

https://www.comfortzone.it/en/products/tranquillity/tranquillity-blend/

Desk top saviour
Yummy aromatic oils Dinky size Stress-relief-on-the-go

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