Mummy's Beauty Corner

Monday, 24 April 2017

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation, review with 'before and after' photos

Smashbox is a brand that has been on my radar for a long time but somehow I never got around to trying anything from them until recently. I think they're pretty underrated, especially in UK and you don't see a lot of talk about their products around the blogosphere. I knew they're well known for their Photo Finish Primer but I wasn't aware they have a good foundation in their offer until I read about it on Emmy's blog (Emmy's Beauty Cave). After that I searched YouTube for reviews on the Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation and have found many people who raved about it.
So it ended up on my wish list and finally, a month ago, I bought it.

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation, Smashbox Studio Photo Finish Pore Minimising primer

Thursday, 20 April 2017

My birthday / Space NK beauty haul with first impresions

Welcome back guys after my, slightly longer then planned, break!
I had such a nice relaxing time over my birthday and Easter that I found it hard to switch back to the blogging mode. But I am back and with nothing else then my birthday beauty haul :)
I didn't think I'm going to get any beauty bits as my birthday presents because, truthfully, I don't need anything and I'm really trying to make the most of my makeup and skincare stash but after receiving some emails with birthday offers and browsing through the websites I found some things I did need, LOL!
So I decided to treat myself to some products that had been on my wish list for some time and most of them happened to fall into the face/base category and were ordered from Space NK website which had a £15off of purchases over £60 at that time and I also wanted to use the birthday gift code they had sent me so I got quite a good deal overall.
Space NK haul

Monday, 3 April 2017

Short blogging break

Just wanted to update all my regular readers and followers that I am taking a short blogging break, with Easter just around the corner, I'll be busier then usual with my kids and we have some plans for my birthday this Thursday and will be spending some time with family over Easter.
I was planning to take the break next week but with last weekend being super busy I didn't manage to get any content ready for my blog for this week, so instead of rushing it and stressing over it I've decided it's time to pause for a bit, get ahead with some blog planning and just relax and spend quality time with my family over the next few days.
I will be back with my usual post scheduling (Mondays and Thursday) in 2 weeks time. And in the meantime you can keep up with me on the Instagram where I should be as active as usual.
Wishing you all fantastic Easter/Spring break!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Skincare products I've used up lately, will I repurchase them?

So it's time for me to show you all the skincare products I've finished up lately and tell you if they were good enough for me to repurchase them. I have to be honest and say that 'empties' posts aren't my favourite to write, I always feel so un-motivated to do it but at the same time, in the typical beauty blogger style, I collect all the empty jars, tubes, bottles just to my husband's dismay, haha!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me showing you lots of empty packaging some time ago and saying that I can't be bothered to write about them. Well, they ended up in the bin where they belong but since then I have accumulated another ridiculous amount of empties, so this time I've decided to share them with you on the blog as I know many of you actually like seeing those posts :)
I will keep it short and sweet and refer you to any proper reviews of some of these products I've done in the past.
Skincare products I've used up lately

Monday, 27 March 2017

Perfect pairings, how to make any lipstick last longer and look prettier

Pairing a lip liner with a lipstick is nothing new but it seems like with all the lip kits coming to the market lately everyone seems to be using them more, including me. I've only ever used to reach for lip liner when wearing very bold lipstick to help it stay in place and although I've been buying some lip liners along the way I rarely used them. Until recently. One day I was just playing with makeup, as you do if you're beauty junkie, and have discovered a beautiful lip combo by pairing one of my favourite lip liners with a lipstick that I don't actually like on its own on me. And that encouraged me to experiment more with all the lipsticks that I've hardly been wearing because I'm just not a fan of them and start pairing them with different lip liners to create pretty combos.
Perfect pairs, lip liners plus lipsticks
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