Mummy's Beauty Corner

Monday, 9 July 2018

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20 - the Summer base that is good for your skin

What a sunny, hot weather we've been having in UK these past few weeks! And although the heat can be a bit unbearable at times I'm not complaining because it's not often we get to have proper Summer for longer then a week :)
But with temperatures reaching 30ºC wearing full face of makeup can be a bit tricky as most of it will slide off the face within few hours and on top of that the feeling of having heavy makeup is actually really unpleasant. And while ideally we would let our skin just breathe and go makeup free not everyone feels confident to do so or simply our daily activities, like work, require some effort so we look well put together. I worked for the last 10 days almost every day and while the Boots store I work at has air con wearing too much makeup wasn't an option for me, yet as a beauty advisor I am expected to look the part. And that's where very lightweight, good for my skin, base products, like the new Omorovicza Complexion Perfector, come in handy.
 
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

L'Occitane TERRE DE LUMIÈRE eau de parfum - Summer evening in a bottle

I'm a massive fragrance lover, I can't go about my day without spritzing some nice scent onto my skin, I use perfume on daily basis, no matter if I go out or stay at home to do housework. I even pick my night time fragrance once I've showered and put my PJ's on :) I am truly obsessed with fragrances and fascinated by them, how they change and develop on the skin and how they trigger memories with one sniff and even change your mood.
I have many perfumes, some of them will be my classics forever repurchased, some are just one time purchase but I'm always eager to try new scents. I usually pick different scents for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer as there are some notes that I love wrapped around myself in colder weather and some notes that make me feel uplifted in warmer months.
I have been recently sent a beautiful fragrance form L'Occitane which has quickly stolen my heart. I had never tried perfumes from this brand so while I loved the description of the scent I wasn't sure how it will perform on my skin but, luckily, I was impressed.
 
L'Occitane Terre De Lumiere eau de parfum

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

New Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation - review

Foundation is one of makeup products I get very excited about because let's be honest, good makeup day starts with good base. I've tried quite a few Dior foundations and had really good experience with them (recently Dior Forever Undercover Foundation -review) so when I heard the brand is bringing a new Backstage collection which includes a foundation I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and I bought it from the Dior website as soon as it was released on there.
I've used the Backstage Face and Body Foundation every day for over a week and I thought I will share with you my thoughts on it as it's just been released on other websites and in stores as well, so it's even easier to get hold of.
 
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Premium designer lipsticks - are they worth the high price tag?

Do you remember the old blogging days when writing a 'review' of your new lipstick was totally acceptable and exciting? I do and I miss it, not necessary the 'one lipstick' reviews but blogging that was simpler and different, it felt more personal and it was like talking to your friend about your latest lipstick love (or whatever other beauty product). Nowadays blogs are much more curated, blog posts more complex, photos Vogue-worthy and while it's all aspirational and inspirational it can take the simple joy of writing about your new lipstick away.
If you're one of my regular readers (whom I massively appreciate) you might have noticed that I've not been posting much in the last few months. Yes, I do have less time because of work and kids are not exactly being less demanding (LOL!) but the truth is I have lost my love for blogging. For many months I felt the pressure of creating content that can be on par with some other very successful bloggers but I'm not a writer, I'm not a great photographer, I'm just a girl (well, grown up woman really!) who wants to talk about a lipstick and don't feel like there has to be some big meaning behind my post. At the end of the day it's just beauty products, they are not exactly needed in our life, do they? They're here to give us joy, maybe boost our confidence, help us look better, they're almost like grown up toys. So instead of worrying if my idea for a post is good enough, if I have enough products to create a content that will get lots of views, I'm just taking my blog back to basics and write whatever tickle my fancy and hopefully that will re-store my love for blogging and keep my wonderful readers still interested.
 
premium designer lipsticks, dior, chanel, guerlain
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Thursday, 24 May 2018

1 palette - 3 eye looks: Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette

I used to experiment with my makeup quite  a lot but lately I've been sticking to similar eye look  almost every time because I know it doesn't take ages to create it and is appropriate for work, school run and anything else. As I have much less time to play around with my makeup palettes it took me a while to put together another post in my '1 palette - 3 eye looks' series (check out my previous posts using Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette, Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, ABH Modern Renaissance palette, Zoeva Caramel Melange palette) but finally it is here and I hope you'll enjoy it and find some inspiration to play with colours on your eyes.
I was not planning to buy the latest Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette, even though it looked tempting, because I have enough palettes to last me a lifetime and I want to make the most of them before they're too old to safely use them on my eyes. But my lovely friends Dorota, Siobhán  and Leanne got it for me for my birthday and it quickly has become one of my most used palettes recently!
 
Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette
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Friday, 11 May 2018

For every budget: deep cleansing/de-congesting, exfoliating face masks

I love face masks, they're the quick fix your skin needs whether it's looking dull, experiencing some breakouts or feels dehydrated after one too many glasses of wine over the weekend. I use different face masks 3- 4 times a week, sometimes I just use one that helps to tackle an issue I might have that day, some days I pamper my skin with 2, 3 face masks, one after the other, for a facial at home experience.
In today's 'For every budget' post (check out the other one here) I want to share with you three fabulous face masks which deeply cleanse the skin, exfoliate it, make it smoother, texture more refined, pores less visible and overall much clearer complexion.
Every one of them does all these things, with some small differences, so depending on your disposable budget you can get yourself a little gem.
Deep cleansing/clay masks are usually recommended for oily to normal skin types but I believe every skin, even dry, can benefit from decongestion every now and then.
My skin is normal to oily so I tend to use clay masks 1 - 2 times a week to keep my oils at bay and pores clear and refined.
 
deep cleansing/de-congesting, exfoliating face masks
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Friday, 4 May 2018

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation and Mattifying Setting Spray - review

I've been saying so many times, especially on my Instagram, that I buy much less beauty products these days, I really want to see the ones I already have in my stash being used up before they're way too old, but I also believe in treating yourself to something new every month or so to keep being excited about beauty. And as last month was my birthday I decided to order some bits from Too Faced as I just couldn't wait anymore for the latest Peach Perfect collection to land on UK websites.
I got the new foundation which I've heard great things about and the setting spray as I needed one.
The website had a free international shipping and 20% off at that moment so even with the taxes I didn't pay more then I would have if the products were available in UK, it took almost two weeks for my parcel to arrive though.
I've been testing these two products for the last couple of weeks and I thought I share with you my thoughts on them, especially as for a short moment they were already available on Debenhams website, so I hope the collection is coming back to it (apparently on the 14th May).

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation,Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Spray
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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Collagen - what is it and how can we boost collagen production in our skin?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, it’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps to give our skin strength and elasticity. When it comes to our joints and tendons, it’s the “glue” that helps to hold the body together.
In the dermis (the middle layer of skin), cells called fibroblasts are responsible for providing skin tension and continuously producing collagen and elastin which contribute to firm, bouncy, youthful looking skin. Unfortunately, as we age the efficiency of fibroblasts in the skin reduces resulting in less collagen which means skin looses its firmness and fine lines and wrinkles start to form. The collagen synthesis starts to decline around our mid 20s so it's never to early to think about ways of naturally boosting the collagen production in our skin.
Apart from the aging process causing the levels of collagen in our skin depletes there are other factors which break down collagen like UV rays, air pollution, bad diet, smoking, not having a good skincare routine.
Although we can't stop aging we certainly can help to protect the collagen we do have in our skin and to stimulate its synthesis in natural ways so our skin is firmer and younger looking for longer. Today I want to share with you how I try to do that.

rejuvenated collagen shots
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