Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

This product is definitely one product I need. This is 8 hours sleep in a handy tube! I use this on clients that need to brighten their skin or I find its brilliant if you've had a bad night(or a hangover), and it works wonders. Beauty Flash Balm is a great product to use as a primer underneath foundation. It smooths out the skin and makes it more radiant and fresh. I keep it for special occasions like if I'm going to a wedding or a night out...x
The secret to getting a good finish with this is all in the application.When your applying the Balm you're trying to spread it out (like butter on toast) don't rub in in. Put a thin layer on the skin (you don't want it in your skin, you want it on your skin)

Immediately apply your foundation using the same method. You're not 'rubbing your foundation in' you're trying to spread it out so you won't ruin the Balm effect.

Long-winded but it works It's hard to describe the effect it has. It just seems to enhance your complexion by balancing out any unevenness and makes skin look more luminous. You could wear this alone if you are feeling a bit lazy and fancy a makeup free day. The only downside of that is that it contains no SPF and the hefty price tag but then again a little goes a long way.

p.s. Its great if you want to touch up your foundation during the day as well, apply the Beauty Flash Balm over your face (no need to cleanse foundation first) and then apply fresh layer of foundation. It gives my skin a glow and the foundation glides on.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My new apprentice....

Danny boys take on the bronzed summer look...x
(I'll rememember the next time to not leave my bag open in the back seat of the car...where little fingers can grab my poor bronzer!!!!)

Danny's first smokey eye( i hope the skin on my eyelids grow back)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Magazine Freebie...x

I couldn't resist picking up the August 2011 issue of InStyle magazine, just for the freebie - Two Body Shop eye definer pencils. There's also an option to take a mascara but I'd just purchased a new mascara (after the last Rimmel mascara disaster) and you can never have too many eye pencils....
One of the pencils is in traditional Black and the other is in French Navy. The pencils sell for about 10.50 euro each in The Body Shop and the mascara is normally 15 euro. The French Navy is a light navy- more on the blue side. The colour on both kinda fades a bit once on but they do last alot better than alot of pencils The magazine itself only costs 5.25 euro and including the 2 eye pencils this is great value...
Check them out...xx


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wearing too much slap!!

Have you ever wondered what 1 years makeup applied to your face would look like??
Dutch artist duo Lernert & Sander have created a shocking visual of what 365 days worth of makeup would look like if applied in one day.
Have a look at the link below...its kinda pukey at the end....

Shocking Video Shows Model Wearing A Year’s Worth of Makeup In One Day [VIDEO]

Monday, July 4, 2011

My Top 10 Festival Must have Beauty Products......

For all ye people that have a social life and will get to a festival this year , here is a list of what I would bring with me if I was going...God I'm a saddo....While ye're all rocking out I'll be dragging a child I'm trying to potty train around tesco probably smelling a little bit of stale!!!  Here we go.....(just remember don't take anything too expensive with you as you can be guranteed you'll loose them)

No 1. Aldi Face Wipes - cant say enough about these...they are just cheap as chips, really moisturising and really take off the slap...
No. 2. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF20...this is great as it gives really nice coverage and has an SPF of 20. Its gives a dewy finish to the skin...luv this..
No. 3. Avon Supershock Liner ...this is brill for a budge proof liner...its so soft you can just smudge it out with your finger to create a messy grungy smokey eye, perfect for a festival.
No. 4:  Black Mascara - Any one really, as long as its waterproof....
No. 5: Benefit Posie Tint - There is no better way to wake up tired skin than with a rosey glow to the cheeks and lips. Posie Tint gives a lovely subtle pop of colour, making you look fresh ang glowing....and it lasts all day.
No. 6: Concealer - Lacura Eye Concealer Pen...perfect to hide the bags...
No. 7: Dry Shampoo - There are loads of these on the market. I love the Tres Semme Spray. You just spray it at the roots, wait a minute and then massage into the roots. It gives instant volume and takes the manky greasy look off you straight away.
No 8.  Pink Body Spray - this is a handy alternative to bringing perfume....its lightly scented and is not too overpowering..these are really handy to keep in your handbag
No 9. Bronzer. .. 2 True All Over Bronzing Powder...This is a brill cheap bronzer that you can throw in your  handbag and not worry about...its only 2.99euro..Its a lovely matt brown that is perfect for face and body.xx
No. 10...Nail fave at the moment is NYC Expert Last Nail Polish...the colour I'm loving is Permanent Pink....The are only 1.99euro and they last for days without chipping...xx