Friday, 27 December 2013

Get Your Glow On

Hello lovelies, so I posted this selfie the other day on Instagram and got quite a few comments on how good my skin looked, so I thought I would share with you what I used. My skin is by no means perfect so that was a major compliment. I have been absolutely obsessed with my new Rachel K CC renew cream in light, (review here ) it is just the perfect accompaniment to mineral powder. There is something about Bareminerals, matte in particular that photographs beautifully. It never looks shiny in photos or overly made up. Used in conjunction with the CC cream you get the right amount of hold and coverage that will last all day without the need for touch ups. It's glowy, soft focus, natural looking makeup that is so quick and easy to apply. I feel more myself with less makeup up on.

Thank you for reading
BlondeTeaParty x

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Day Makeup

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with joy and love, lots of good food and if you were lucky, a pressie or two *wink wink* I thought I would share with you the makeup I wore yesterday.

Here is what I used
 Estee Lauder Doublewear Stay in place makeup in Dawn 2w1
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder in I'm as cute as a bunny honey
Benefit Blush Rockateur
Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray
                                          Makeup Geek Eyeshadows- Coco Bear in the crease
                                              shimma shimma as highlight and inner corner
                                                                   Moondust on eyelid.
                                                     Rimmel Scandalize Black Kohl Pencil
                                                          Katy Perry Lashes Sweetie Pie

                                                   Rachel K Lip Plumping Gloss in Lolita

Happy Christmas thank you for reading.
BlondeTeaParty x

Saturday, 21 December 2013

New Rachel K CC Renew Cream

 Hello lovelies. Todays post is about the new and improved Rachel K CC Cream. Rachel K is a makeup and skincare brand from Singapore created by beauty queen and Miss Universe Rachel Kum.
CC cream is a more refined version of the BB cream, its complete anti-age skincare and complexion correction in one.

Rachel K CC Renew instantly corrects and repairs skin damage with a list of anti-oxidant properties and natural ingredients.
It has a sheer to medium coverage,comes in three shades, very light, light and medium. It has SPF 30 and it good for all skin types.

Basically you get all this in one tube! Amazing right?!

Paraben Free                Dullness                            Deep Sea Water
Oil Free                        Blemishes                         Shea Butter
No Talc                        Pigmentation/age spots     Macadamia Nut Oil
No Sulphates                Blotchy patches                EGF (growth factor that stimulates cell growth)

Since the launch of Rachel K CC cream in 2010, global brands worldwide have launched their own version of the CC cream but none could ever rival this one in my eyes. It became popular by word of mouth rather than ad campaigns, which is so true because I first heard about it from the lovely LisaLisaD1 from youtube and was amazed at how good Lisa's skin looked after she had applied it. I had to have it immediately! I have the shade light and the shade neutral in the old version. I primarily use this under my foundation as my skincare and primer. Its works beautifully in conjunction with mineral makeup too.

Thanks for reading
BlondeTeaParty x

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows & Gel Liner

 Hello lovelies. So I finally caved and purchased some must have shadows from Marlena, beauty guru of all beauty gurus, creator of Makeup Geek. I had heard so much about the quality and value of Marlena's makeup through other you tubers, I just had to try them. I must say they are pretty impressive.

The colours I purchased starting from the top right are: Crème Brulee, Moondust, Shimma Shimma and Brown Sugar. These are just the most gorgeous colours and are highly pigmented. The quality is outstanding! I purchased the Z palette from her site too and I love it!! The last thing I got was one of her gel eyeliners in the colour Rave. I use this as a cream shadow base as well as a liner.
I think these are great value for money and comparable to MAC and I will definitely be trying out more products in the future. You do have to pay a customs charge if you live in the UK so do be aware when purchasing online. Check out Marlena's YouTube channel here and her online store here
BlondeTeaParty x

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Winter Skin Savers

Winter is upon us and its only going to get colder brrrrrrr! Now is the time to really bump up your skincare to really nourish your skin from head to toe. Our poor faces take the brunt of the cold ( unless you re wearing a balaclava) going from warm and cosy central heating to icy cold winds is going to play havoc on your skin. It's important to change up your skincare to suit your current needs. I'm super oily most of the year, but as soon as winter hits, my face and body dry up like a prune. I switch my daily fluid moisturiser for oily skin to a richer cream for dry skin. My cleanser stays the same as its perfect all year round! ( yes ofcourse its Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish) After my night-time cleansing I like to add a face oil for extra comfort and repair. My favourite is Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate this is fab for all skin types, contains 100% pure plant oils to re balance skin while you sleep. This really plumps up skin making it feel supple and fresh. This smells amazing and helps me relax before bed.
For my body, especially my legs, I have been using Nivea Rescue & Care 48h body lotion. This calms my itchy,dry skin making it feel smooth and nourished. It's not greasy or gloopy, it absorbs instantly into my skin. This is very good if you've just shaved your legs! No stinging! It is fragrance free too.

My lips are the worst at this time of year, they get so dry and cracked. Aquaphor Lip Repair is the only lip treatment that actually soothes my lips. I only need to use this twice a day it's that good! Other lip balms work temporarily but this actually improves the condition of my lips. I can not be with out it!

What products do you like to use in the winter months?

Thanks for reading :)

BlondeTeaParty x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

November Favourites

Hello lovelies, pinch punch first of the month!! I'm in full on Christmas mode now Yay! let the festivites begin. Here are my favourite beauty products from this month.

                                            The Wet Brush here
                                            Maybelline Instant Anti-Age here
                                            Benefit Hello Flawless Pressed Powder here
                                            Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne here
                                            Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze here
Nars Blush Deep Throat here
                                            Nyx Xtreme Lip Cream Nude Peach Fuzz here
                                            Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki here

Hope you enjoyed my post let me know what some of your November favourites are! Time to decorate the tree!

BlondeTeaParty x