Thursday, 29 June 2017

My current haircare routine

 Haircare is a topic rarely talked about on my blog, mostly because my routine is always very simple, shampoo, conditioner, heat protecting/styling products, that's it. As much as I do take good care of my skin I'm a bit neglecting my hair, thankfully I'm quite lucky with it so haven't felt the need to do more then the basics.
But I've noticed lately that my hair has become quite dull, un-manageable, feels a bit dry yet gets greasy as quick as always. I used to wash my hair every day for years which is not exactly the best practice but I just can't stand greasy hair and never found any dry shampoo worth the efforts.
So when I was offered to try a new range of hair products from MatrixBiolage R.A.W., formulated with up to 97% of natural ingredients, free from sulphates, silicones and parabens, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to up my hair game.
R.A.W. stands for Real. Authentic. Wholeseome. and it's a collection of natural haircare housed in packaging made up of post-consumer recycled plastic which can be used again and again.
 
Haircare routine for shiny hair
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Loving lately

So this post was supposed to be published a week ago but I didn't manage to write it on time, I was very busy and with the heat wave last week in UK I just couldn't motivate myself to sit down and blog. So the impromptu blogging break happened. Anyway, with a little delay, I'm here today to tell you what I've been loving lately.

latest beauty and lifestyle favourites
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Perfect mid-week 'pick-me-up' face masks

Last week I shared with you details of my at home facial session which I tend to do once a week, I take the time in the evening to pamper myself. But apart from that I like to use a face mask more often and on busy week days I like to reach for something that will do a bit of everything for my skin leaving it perked up and in good condition throughout the week. Depending on how my skin feels I may apply a different face mask on my face every other day or even everyday but on an average week I pick a Tuesday or Wednesday evening for a little 'pick-me-up' treatment and these 4 face masks have been in my rotation for many weeks and although I have talked about most of them already I've decided to dedicate to them the place on my blog once again.
 
Oskia Renaissance Mask, Palmer's Purifying Enzyme Mask, Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Firming Foam Mask, Emma Hardie Age Support Instant Radiance Mask
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Monday, 12 June 2017

My favourite highlighters

I have said many times before and will say it again, I'm not the biggest fan of highlighters, especially those very metallic looking, simply because my skin used to be quite oily and even though it's much more balanced out nowadays I still get glowy/shiny in my T-Zone during the day. So if I apply too much highlighter it can quickly make my skin change from looking dewy and healthy to greasy and gross, haha!
Having said that I still managed to collect quite a few highlighters and I do use them on my face most days, I just apply them sparingly, only on the tops of my cheeks for a subtle effect of luminous skin.
I always set my foundation with powder to ensure it lasts well throughout the day and to help control my oils, but it means my skin may look a bit flat so adding a bit of glow is a perfect way to cheat the healthy, radiant look.
 
Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Candlelight, Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant, Jouer Powder Highlighter in Citrine, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Becca Champagne Pop, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Peach Glow, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Time for a facial pamper session

 I don't know about you but I do love a good facial at home/pamper session and have been doing them regularly for years. In fact the last time I had professional facials at beauty salon was before I got married over 8 years ago! That's what being a wife and mummy does to you, girls, just warning you... haha! I'm joking!
But truth is that professional facials can be very expensive, especially if you want them to be done on regular basis, so spending one evening at home with your favourite face masks/treatments will be as beneficial to you but much cheaper. I usually pick Friday night to do all my pampering so I feel fabulous for the weekend and week ahead :)
 
products for facial pamper session
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Monday, 5 June 2017

My current favourite under eye setting powders

Following the post about my favourite under eye concealers I've decided to share with you my favourite under eye setting powders. If your skin is dry or, like me, you're in your 30s or older, you probably know the struggle to find a powder that will set your concealer, so it stays on all day without creasing and gathering in fine lines, but also it won't make your under eyes look like you're 100 years old, haha! It took me a while to find powders that look good under my eyes while doing a great job at keeping my concealer in place all day but finally I have a few that I'm happy with.
 
best under eye setting powders
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

One brand makeup look: Maybelline

First of all, how is it June already?? This year is certainly flying by!
Anyway, I'm here today to share with you quite an exciting post, one brand makeup look/tutorial focused on Maybelline :)
One day I was sorting out my makeup collection, as you do if your makeup junkie like I am, and realised that there are some brands I own quite a lot of products from and would probably be able to create a full look using just one brand's products. And that's how I've decided to start this new series on my blog. It won't be very regular but every time I will have enough products from one brand to create a full face of makeup then I will share that with you.  
 
One brand makeup look: Maybelline
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