Thursday, 30 August 2012

New BareMinerals Goodies

Hello all! So on my annual summer vacay to California, I made a pit stop at you guessed it the
Bareminerals store and picked up some real beauts! I spend a fortune everytime I go in there, but it's once a year right?!

1. Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment-These are vitamin infused pads that brighten and increase cell turnover to improve overall skin tone. They have two sides, a smooth side for everyday use and a textured side a more intense use like a once a week boost. It says to use at night after cleansing followed by your usual night time routine. I am still testing these out so I'm not sure what I think of them yet. So far so good.

2. Active Cell Renewal Night Serum-
This helps your skins ability to to reach its ideal renewal state. It maximises cellular renewal and hydrates yours skin. Leaves skin firm and supple. Use a pearl size amount and smooth over cleansed skin. I really like this,I feel like its doing its job. Skin feels hydrated and plumped up. Nice!
3. Blush in Vintage Peach- oh boy this is a complete dupe for Nars Orgasm blush.
4. 100% Natural Lip Colour in Bellini- not only do I love the name, but the colour is divine! It's pretty similar to the blush infact. Its a pink frost with gold flecks. Gorgeous my new favourite!

5. Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Show Off- another apt name for me ;-)
This smells like vanilla, mint cream, ah its divine! It's a gorgeous creamy pink. Hydrates and softens lips with natural botanical. Perfect over the Bellini lipstick.
6. i.d. Bare Escentuals Shaping Eye Brush-This is perfect for packing on colour on the centre of your eyelid and using the tapered tip for  shading in the crease, switch to the other end for precision eyelining and for filling in eyebrows. Love this brush, especially for travel.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

My Hair Care Essentials

These are my essential hair care products. I wash my hair about twice a week, and on the second of those washes, I do a deep condition, with my Macadamia deep hair repair mask. I mostly let my hair dry naturally but when I do blow dry it I use a heat activated leave in treatment to protect it. I always comb through my hair getting rid of any kinks or knots with my Tangle Teezer.

Macadamia Deep Hair Repair Mask
Aveda Colour Conserve Shampoo
AussiDeep Hair Repair Maske 3 Minute Miracle
Mark Hill No Knots
Kerasaste Ciment Thermique
Bumble&Bumble Sea Salt Spray
Tangle Teezer
Magic Star wide tooth comb.

Thank you for reading :-) I would love to know what are some of your hair care favourites!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Healthy lunch at work

I find it quite hard to eat healthy at work and not spend loads of money at the same time. I feel like I waste so much money on food at work. If you are spending £5.00 a day and that's not including coffees, that comes to roughly £100 a month! on what? a sandwich, drink and crisps? shoddy salads? I rather spend that on makeup! My colleague and I do a salad ingredient shop and get a packet of wraps once a week, split between us. We make our own salads at work, sometimes we add prawns or chicken but mostly veg. We always dress it olive oil and lemon juice. Heres one we made earlier!

What do you do for lunch?

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

OOTD- Working Girl

I think I looked rather smart today ;-) My skirt and blazer are from H&M and my boob tube I got years ago from Jane Norman.

I wore these super navy suede booties from good old Marks and Spencers. They are so comfortable, they have that special squidgy insole. It was a good day. It's funny how much better I feel when I'm happy with my outfit. It's worth putting in a bit of extra effort thinking about what to wear for the day

Mark Hill No Knots Detangling Spray

Hello! So I have super straight hair but once wet becomes a tangled mess! It must be the vigorous way I wash it haha. I use a  Tangle Teezer ( amaze, couldn't live without this) but my hair just pings and snaps no matter how well I've conditioned it. I have bought leave in sprays before but all they do is weigh my hair down and make it super greasy. So I came across this the other day in Boots. Its aptly named No Knots. It says at the bottom no tugs,no pulls, just manageable hair. Its right on the money honey! This is full of minerals and vitamins, smell yummy and you can use it through out the day to freshen up hair! I spritz on my washed, wet hair and my TT just glides through. This honestly is the first detangler that has worked and Ive tried a far few. I shall be using this by the pool and the beach :-)

Gluten Free Cereal Maple Sunrise

Quite recently I have been suffering with terrible bloating and was worried it could be Irritable Bowl Syndrome. I went to my GP and he said it could be stress or my diet. I started to read up on bloating and found out wheat and whole grain could be the culprit. Every time I ate wholegrain cereals or bread my stomach would balloon, people thought I was pregnant! It was really painful and super embarrassing. I was so worried to eat anything. My sissy who has an entire blog on healthy eating  told me about this cereal as she has cut out all types of wheat and wholegrain, she even makes flourless and gluten free cakes! So I have cut out all forms of regular pasta,rice,bread for gluten free where I can and I feel so much better for it. This cereal is delish and I get no bloating at all! I have this with Almond milk as I have also cut out dairy. You can find this in the Free From isle in your local supermarket.