Chocolate Tuesday; so good I covered myself in it

NOT as bizarre as it sounds I love chocolate, I love skincare, it was only a matter of time before I mixed my passions…

Rating ; Chokky-wooky-oh-LaLa, a mid week treat for your skin and yourself!  Following nicely on from Coco Loco Monday Manic Monday? Don’t go Mad : go CoCo!! comes Choccie Tuesday.  Ok you got me I AM partial to more than a cube of chocolate (ALWAYS from fridge for me) but recently I’ve begun to cover myself in it too!!!   MASSIVE anti-ageing benefits for older skin, or any skin really.

Inside scoop ; Chocolate skincare isn’t as weird as it sounds and like it’s edible companion it’ll soon be my next addiction.  Why because it’s packed full of antioxidants and makes your skin feel great.  True reason why, it just kind of feels a little bit secretly dirty, indulgent and YUMMY.

Top of my Willy wonka skin list is a beauty brand fav of mine Lush with their chocolate mask .  Straight out of the choc factory this smells rich dark and indulgent and just glides on for a yummy mid week masking treat. 

My other recent mask post, also reflecting, oddly contains a food ingredient too! Honey ; Behind the MASK ; to Mask or not to Mask? Hmm note to self must not obsess ONLY about food.

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LUSH Lush Lush Cupcake face mask yummy scrummy AND anti-ageing!

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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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Friday Feathery Fabulous

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 & DukeShiver 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.
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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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Ol-la-la-la-la-plex ; hair-raisingly good ; for hair today and NOT gone tomorrow

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 alertola-armingly good.  Hair issues erm of any kind; FIXED; with a super slick rinse of this celeb hair secret.

Inside scoop;  Real Science : real results ok 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’…

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Benefit’s a Brow-mance made in heaven

How Brow-mantic the eyes have it with this Brow taming super brand ; a Brow-mance I’m sticking with.

Rating ; Brow archingly banging.  Super-brow, eye-wow, get them now.  Whether you’re into archingly-eye lifting bold brows, blended face framers or somewhere in between brow-grooming is a super-craze you can’t close your EYES to. Well groomed, super slick, go large or bang-out your inner werewolf.  Brow-parlours, brow-tips, brow taming is beauty’s go to can’t live without, come to think of it brow jokes & brow quotes are even trending hard right now also. 

Inside scoop; Brow-me-away its good; Benefits range of brow-loving super groomers is easy ,versatile, AND usually comes with a department store demo and a quirky Benefit-trademark chat with one of their Benefit-beauties.  I learned from the best so my love for Benefit’s brow-bar runs deep.  It’s the perfect start-to-advanced brow expert go to range.

Whether you’re a seasoned-sculptor, or venturing into your first timid pencil line, once you shape there’s no going back plucking is SO last season, threading (for me) just a bit MEH, I fly solo on my brows and like to primp, preen, shade and shape them daily for a face framing subtle look.
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Micellar what? Washing Wednesday get the low down on cleansing’s Summer must-try

Wash-me Wednesday cleansing alert MICELLAR WATER Summer’s hottest way to take it all off

Rating ; Micellar Water HOT cleansing LAZY GIRL ALERT mid-week any week, sometimes we all just want to quick-fix answer to cleansing.  Late home / late to bed / late from the gym just whatever – necessity is the mother of invention ; and along came micellar water.

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???

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Micellar Water : think of it as a super quick  shake it all off bath for the face!

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Wicked Wednesday; from blushing bride ; to smokin’ siren at the flick of a blush!

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 ONE palette.

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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.

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Behind the MASK ; to Mask or not to Mask?

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.  

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