Mummy's Beauty Corner

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

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

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

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

Friday, 13 April 2018

PIXI Pretties Collection - review + makeup look

Pixi is a brand that has been working with bloggers, vloggers and social influencers for years and it's doing it well. I'm lucky to be one of their 'ambassadors' and I was kindly sent their latest collection of products created with well known in beauty community Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy and Weylie Hoang who have had their beauty Youtube channels for years and are supported by millions of followers!
Pixi definitely wows us with their PR packages (see the Rose Collection here), they're over the top and makes you feel very special and privileged to receive them :) I was totally overwhelmed when I got this large parcel and opened it up!
It's divided in three sections dedicated to each influencer separately, telling us a little bit about them and their chosen products. You do need extra space to store it though, LOL!
Unfortunately these amazing packages aren't available to buy but all the products are and today I want to share with you my thoughts on the latest Pixi collaboration with beauty influencers and a makeup look I created with these products.
Pixi Pretties collaboration

Friday, 6 April 2018

My perfect Spring/Summer daytime moisturising duo: Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist & Elemental Emulsion

Finding the perfect daytime moisturiser for my skin hasn't been easy but in the last few weeks I have found the combination of two products that seem to be working fantastic for me so I'm excited to share them with you!
My skin is combination with slightly oily T-Zone and normal cheeks, it gets dehydrated quite often but it doesn't like anything too heavy as it's prone to congestion despite my diligent skincare routine. On top of that I'm fast approaching 40 years old so what worked in the past well for my skin doesn't seem to be good enough anymore.
If any of these skin concerns sound familiar to you then keep on reading to find out my hydrating morning duo :)
Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist, Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion

Friday, 30 March 2018

Antipodes - the green beauty brand you need to know about

Antipodes is a skincare brand I came across a few years ago thanks to blogging and totally fell in love with the Divine Avocado and Rosehip Facial Oil which I talked about in this post. I had a few other products from the brand in my skincare stash but because I am lucky to be sent some skincare for reviews on regular basis those that I already own are pushed back in the waiting queue. Recently I received some products from Antipodes which inspired me to reach for the neglected ones in my skincare drawers. I've been trialling them for couple of months now and while not everything works perfectly for my skin I think the brand deserves a shout out because most of their products are pretty amazing!
Antipodes skincare

Friday, 23 March 2018

One brand makeup look: Rosie for Autograph

Trialling new makeup is one of my favourite pastimes, hence the excessive makeup collection I own, LOL!
Although I've been trying to be more sensible with my makeup purchases in the recent months, shop my stash on regular basis and start using up the products that I already own.
So you can imagine my excitement when I was sent a box full of new makeup to test from a brand that has been on my radar for a while but somehow I hadn't gotten around to trying - Rosie for Autograph, makeup range exclusive to Marks & Spencer, developed in collaboration with Rosie Huntington Whiteley - model and actress.
As I was playing with all the bits I thought it would be fun to show you a makeup look created with some of these products highlighting those that are real gems. So here we are today with a  quick overview of the brand, my experience with products I've used, my recommendations of what's worth picking up and the makeup look I created.
I have done similar post on Maybelline makeup look last year if you fancy having a look.
Rosie for Autograph makeup products
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