Terrific Tuesday : a tale of East Meets West and Skin Science meets Natural goodness
Rating ; Yin-Yang tastic I’ve discovered an incredible new brand that somehow fuses the best of both worlds with Asian inspired natural goodness : together with cutting edge skin science. All developed by someone who knows. Ok down side? None I see yet!
Inside scoop; Su-Man is a celebrity facialist inspired brand and so much more. I’ve been trialing some of their range recently and am loving their Asian-Fusion mix of skincare that works : plus natural ingredients. I call it East meets West, you might just say it works…oh and its won a few awards too!
Banish bad hair days and misty manky Monday blues with this Monday hair-saviour!
Rating ; Does your hair have the Monday blues? Or is it just manky messy and miserable like mine? Maybe not, but I confess I was NOTblessed with camera ready hair. Actually it’s fair to say I was not really overly blessed in the hair department at all, so I rate this one HAIR-RAISINGLY fab.
Inside scoop; Bumble & Bumble, I guess you’ve heard of them no doubt? But, tried this hidden in their range product, maybe not? Whether your hair hates the weather : or the weather hates your hair ; this might be your go-to lucky locks fixer this Autumn.
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.