Mummy's Beauty Corner

Friday, 22 July 2016

Makeup tutorial: purple smokey eyes and mauve lips

Last weekend, during my 'me time/makeup play' time, I was going through my eyeshadow stash looking for an inspiration and one shade jumped out to me . It was Toxic by Makeup Geek, beautiful black based purple which looks almost like a duo-chrome, it's insanely pigmented and has a subtle shimmer. So, to change things up a bit from my latest obsession with peach, coral and orange shades I decided to go for purple smokey eyes. And with this shade being quite dimensional the eye look is super easy to create, yet quite dramatic. I added Inglot duo-chrome pigment for some sparkle and paired the eyes with mauve lips.
If you want to see how I got this look then keep on reading :)

purple smokey eyes and mauve lips

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My thoughts on blogging and 1000 Bloglovin' followers giveaway

We're currently experiencing heat wave in UK and despite my efforts I can't think, my brain is switched off, it's currently 9.30pm and there are still 32C outside. So I thought it was a great opportunity to write a bit of a chatty post today, while I'm having a glass of very cold cider to cool me down, and encourage you all to a bit of conversation about blogging.
During weekend I read this post on Laura's blog talking about being relatable versus aspirational as a blogger and it inspired me to talk on my blog about those and some other aspects of blogging I've been thinking of for a while.
Also my blog has recently reached 1000 followers on Bloglovin' which I'm so happy about and grateful for everyone who takes the time to read my blog and leave comments so I decided to do a little giveaway as a 'thank you'. Stay tuned till the end to enter it :)

blogging giveaway

Monday, 18 July 2016

My essential face and eye makeup brushes

Long gone are days when I used my fingers or sponge applicators to apply my makeup, now I have a drawer full of brushes to do so. And not only there are brushes for eye or face makeup application but almost every area on my face have a specific brush designated which will also depends on the product that is used with. But even though I have so many makeup brushes that could easily serve at least a few people I seem to reach for the same few on everyday basis. So today I want to share with you my essential everyday brushes which work very well for me and my needs.
I hope this post will help some of you starting your makeup journey and looking for brush recommendations or even those of you who, like me, have already many brushes but need some new ones.
I've never invested in very expensive makeup brushes but I've tried my fair share of different budget friendly options and found ones that are fantastic at what they're expected to do and I will highly recommend them.

Essential makeup brushes

Friday, 15 July 2016

Makeup tutorial: blues & oranges, fun Summer look

If you've been a reader of my blog for a while you know that I love experimenting with colourful makeup and reach for bright, bold colours not only for my lips but also eyes very often. The look I want to share with you today had been on my mind for some time, I loved the idea of pairing deep blue with orange and finally last week I let my creative juices flow and came up with this fun, Summer makeup look, perfect for anyone who enjoys wearing bright colours. I loved it and surprisingly felt very comfortable with the orange lipstick on.
If you prefer more toned down makeup you might like to have a look at the  rose gold eye look I posted last week which is definitely much more wearable :)

blues & oranges, fun Summer look

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Triple masking AKA my facial pamper routine

Regular facials in a salon has become a distant memory since having my children due to lack of time and not being able to justify expensive treatments on weekly/monthly basis. But one thing that hasn't changed is my passion for skincare and the need of looking after my skin. Ever since I started having consistent skincare routine in my late teens face masks were important part of it. And still are to this day. Once or twice a week I do a proper pamper session for my skin and that's when the triple masking is happening.
What's that?
Nothing more then using three specific masks, one after the other, for better results. My skin is loving those at home 'facials' and I can see real benefits of doing them as my skin has become clearer, smoother and plumper since I started this kind of pamper routine about a year ago.

Face masks for pamper session
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