31 July 2013

Faking a Real Tan


Comparing my pasty pale self to the super sun-kissed skin I'm showing off in the snaps from past family breaks abroad soon turned me into an avid tanner. My current sun-starved state has encouraged even more of a regular routine to fake a real glow - it's true, an all over hint of tint makes you feel and look a whole lot better, and so here's how I strive to achieve my just-jetted-home-from-holiday healthy hit...
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24 July 2013

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm



A scoop of balm followed by a warmed-up face flannel; the combo I look forward to most come the end of a long ol' day. My cleanser supply of this type currently consists of a couple, but for the past few weeks I've been skimming the lids of others in reach for the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, I've been left with a souped-up nourished complexion that glows - but most importanly, there's the little 'Ahhhh' factor about it...

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23 July 2013

Haircare Routine



As a bit of a makeup buff and skincare obsessive, I've shifted the thought of sharing my haircare to the side with not a lot behind it, but after many trials, errors and tangles, a few more bits have been brought to my bonce, bulking up my styling stash. Gone are the days where simply a shampoo and condition would do the job *bows head in shame* I now have a real ritual which leaves my strands soft, glossy and strengthened, with the occasional touch of texture thrown in for good measure. Click the title at the top of the video, a new tab will pop up for your viewing, then all those products mentioned have been linked in the down-bar...
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20 July 2013

The Muji Drawers: Summer Edition




I won't speak too soon, but a season which slightly resembles Summer seems to have been thrust upon us UK lot and my usual makeup attire has been appearing on the slick side of proceedings come an end-of-the-day-mirror-glance. The time has arrived for a bit of a Muji move around and I've warmly welcomed a more heat and waterproof product wardrobe, some brighter coloured bits and of course not snubbing the SPF. Here are the faves padding out the acrylic drawers over the upcoming months...

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18 July 2013

'Masking' in the Sun




Chlorine-drenched, crispy, sizzled locks are often the results of a sun-soaked holiday and is when my hair is really in need of a trusty treatment, many of which work best applied with gentle warmth, so I've been making the most of the rays when they aren't at their blazing best by slathering the stuff on and sitting out in the early evening heat, mojito in hand. Two masks, two methods, here's how it's done...

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9 July 2013

Hand Luggage Only


My Muji pouch has popped up many a time on this blog, and rightly so - portable, transparent and makeup spillage wipe-able, it fits the bill as a trusty travel companion. I went carry-on only for a recent 5 day getaway, and taking along light luggage meant typical airline liquid rules applied - boy was it a cram-worthy challenge, and one which left this zip-lock brimming and bursting at the seams with as many beauty bits possible to last me almost a week. Here's what got thrown in...
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6 July 2013

A Dusting of Dior



A review on one of last Summers releases has been a long time in the making, purely because  I had to pluck up the courage to swirl a brush into its beautiful embossing, I know, right? - the precious product in question being one of the Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powders. But having it sit in my stash, cracking it out simply to swoon over wasn't going to  get me any closer to the glow which could be gracing my face. So here it is, the run-down on the all-round beautifying bronzer...
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2 July 2013

More Multitaskers...



Every time a product gets the multi-purpose stamp of approval, I'll pen it down in my pad -those scrawls and scribbles soon turned into a long ol' lineup and I though it was about time that this list was rendered into the rambly video form. The bunch includes a brush which blends in bases, bronzers and blush simply seamlessly, the liquid soap I use to leave them squeaky clean aside it's 18 and more other uses, and a cream which can be slathered on in any skin irritation situation. Click the title at the top of the clip below, a new tab will spring-up for your viewing and all links and products I've had a babble about are written in the description box underneath. Now, if you need me, I'll be rummaging though my stock cupboard in the search for more of these all-round, wonder workers...
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