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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Marvelous Moxie ; Truly-Tuesday Scrumptious LIPS alert!

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.

Inside scoop; Truly-scrumptiuos ; Remember Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and their Toot sweets song (if not throwback Tuesday video alert : sing-a-long whilst you read on!).

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.

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Moroccanoil Monday ; No more frizz alert

Frizz-alert, Misty-Monday hair care dilemmas solved with this heavenly-scented super-serum.

Rating ; Hair-raisingly good well 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-gone  Ok 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”

Magnif-eye me Monday ; Luxe-lashes made easy

Luxe lashes in an instant with my Celebrity-secret mascara find TRY THIS you’ll love it

Rating ; Eyes-wide-open – we all need Luxe-lashes, especially on a Monday when even after 3 coffees you’re still not feeling it and only match sticks will do!  So here’s a neat little speedy beauty insider secret product for you.  This one falls into the “more than a little-odd at first but once you try it you’ll literally wonder how you ever managed without it” camp. Another one of my secret-finds, for eye-mazing lashes in an instant. 

Inside scoop;  Lash-tastic eye-mazing value  this lash ‘treatment’ probably does need its YouTube video demo [see here] to help explain its true lash-loving benefits.  But in a nut shell it rolls like this : pop on a coat of your usual mascara, then quickly pop on a coat of these furry little fibres (stick with me here not as weird as it sounds), wait 30″ secs, pop on another coat of your usual mascara.  Result BOOM Lash-a-liscious long lashes without the false glue faff.

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Magifibres official 4-step guide

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Scrub-a-dub-dub; spend Sunday in the tub

Sunday beauty saviour in a flash ; scrub-a-dub-dub

Rating ; Scrubalicious sinfully-smoothing scrub.  Sunday is all about the chill, or the catching up with jobs or family, or whatever goes.  No matter what I’m up to though I also fit in a bath on a Sunday & a bit of extra beauty routine, so this skin-tingling scrub helps whip my skin into shape ready for the week ahead.

Inside scoop; Exfoilating.  WOW there’s a more than skin deep topic for a Sunday.  Ok let me make it easy for today to begin with, basically do it, fairly often, feel the results (face AND body).  Today’s scrub-a-luscious exfoliating skin saviour is a neat little find for the body from a range I discovered a year ago.  Happens also to include in the range heavenly oils, a rather effective stretch mark elixir and a fab orange scented dry bodyoil;…but that’s just like friends with benefits.  For me the main attraction is this unassuming tangy little scrub.  In a tube, NOT goopy and will whip off the week and a bit more, at the touch of a scrub.

Scrub upsides oh where to stop, glam glow skin, smooth away the dead bits, fake tan skin ready, etc.  Scrub downsides; depends on the brand they dry out quickly in tubs I find, flake off, feel oily, over harsh etc.  So don’t be stuck between a rock or a hard skin place; try this scrub-a-licious skin smoothing product.

Today’s top product strikes that perfect balance of stays on enough to scrub-in- (vs. Rub or SCRATCH-in) doesn’t immediately slide off doesn’t leave skin red. Oh yes please we say.

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