Thursday, 21 June 2018

Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder

Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder
Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder


Hiya Darlins,

Back by popular demand this range of what Mary Kay call dimensions powders?  To be honest I was unsure as to what a dimensions powder actually was, it's not something I have come across before.

They are described as an all over powder designed to add dimension and accentuate and compliment every complexion, and you are advised to sweep them across the entire face. Hmmmmm let's see about that.

I used each of these beautifully embossed powders in different ways and found them adorable, let me start by saying you will need a super fluffy brush as these butter soft formula's are incredibly highly pigmented, so there could be the danger of over doing it if you weren't careful. Let's just talk about how gorgeous looking these are!  I could stare at each one for ages and must admit to being a sucker for any kind of embossing on make up, although it is a sharp intake of breath when you put your brush to the palette for the first time as it feels as though you are spoiling art! each one is gorgeous in it's own right.


Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder
Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder



Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder Pearls 7g

This opalescent powder adds shimmer and highlight without looking like a mirrored disco ball, it's a subtle candlelit glow that enhances rather than shouts, perfect for picking up cheek bones, and that little pop on the tip of your nose. Often when using a highlighter ( although this isn't strictly speaking a highlighter)  you can find that on mature skin the powders sit in your lines and highlight them rather than enhance, this formula skips over lines and has a fabulous lasting time of around 6-8 hours.



Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder

Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder Lace  7g

Te prettiest Coral blush with a very slight shimmer that adds glow to the face in the gentlest way, super pigmented so please take care not to overload your brush on this one.




Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder Chiffon 7g

This shade I found best for a gentle contour, used lightly all over the face it adds a real summer glow rather than a harsh orange tan look, I love this with no make up, just a sweep over cheeks and the bridge of the nose gives a lovely natural sun kissed look. As a contour the high pigmentation means it's perfect for face shaping and little under the chin does wonders to slim down your face and neck. 



Mary Kay Limited Edition Sheer Dimensions Powder


I have really enjoyed using these powders and they are fabulous as highlight, blush and bronze. Although as the brand says can be used all over the complexion ( with a very light hand) the will give you a beautiful lit from within glow.

Available direct from Mary Kay  

Lyn x


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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Too Faced White Peach Eyeshadow Palette


Too Faced White Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced White Peach Eyeshadow Palette





Hi Loves,


Every time Too Faced release something new my heart skips a beat! I only have to get a glimpse at the packaging and I'm sold, I mean seriously - is there anything better out there when it comes to packaging?

This Palette is no exception in it's fabulous heavy weight gold packaging, even the front fasteners are little gold peaches! That being said it's what's inside that really counts and I think often we can get caught up in marketing hype and forget tat we are not actually applying the packaging to our faces. As you would expect from a Too Faced Peach product you are instantly hit with that familiar fragrance of  peach & sweet fig this, for a long time has been an exclusive to Too Faced although there is now A.N Other brand that have literally copied putting the peach fragrance into an eye palette, what is they say about copying being a form of flattery?  I'm not sure about that one personally!



Too Faced White Peach Eyeshadow Palette

The Palette contains 12 shades ranging from pale to dark with a mix of Matte and Shimmer shades, If you like a more subtle eye look then I would definitely say check this out, you can of course add a little drama with the last two shades in the palette.


Too Faced White Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced White Peach Eyeshadow Palette


I found the formula on the matte shades incredibly subtle, however they do build if not a little chalky, the payoff on the darker shades is incredible and the butter smooth formula is more like that of the Chocolate Gold palette, this really is a subtle summer palette in my opinion and perfect for those of us that don't want a full on Instagram "in your face"  make up look. I particularly enjoyed the Peach sorbet as a transition shade and Peach Ice and Glistening Peach for summer shimmer. BTW Peach Ice makes a great highlighter for your face!
 On first glance I didn't think I would be able to use all the shades as I am not a huge lover of anything too dark, but strangely I adore On The Grill ( dark chalky grey) it's perfect for an outer edge or a fine line just under the outer corners of the eyes, and Peach Passion really is amazing, it's so highly pigmented, the tiniest amount on the lid really causes a pop, this made a great soft liner for evenings.  All in all I would say that this is a seriously usable palette, unlike some others where you can only really get value out of 2 or 3 shades.

As always with Too Faced, cruelty free. Check out the New Too Faced White Peach Palette Here 


Lyn x 


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Holistic Green Beauty Chocolate Cleansing Balm

Holistic Green Beauty Chocolate Cleansing Balm
Holistic Green Beauty Chocolate Cleansing Balm

Hi Lovelies,

Who can resist Chocolate? I was desperate to try out this cleansing balm from Holistic Green Beauty just for the sheer novelty factor, I love cleansing balms and am also partial to Chocolate so I figured it must be a win win.


Holistic Green Beauty Chocolate Cleansing Balm

The brilliantly size 100ml heavy black glass jar comes complete with its own Soil association approved organic cotton cleansing cloth, made from green fibres. This 100% natural formula is both Organic and raw and as such the product is made in small batches for complete freshness, you will find the best before end date on the bottom of the packaging, and I can 100% attest to this as the company contacted me a while ago asking if I would like to try out the product, and then I didn't hear from them for a little while until they contacted me saying they wanted to send a fresh batch. ( impressed) 


Holistic Green Beauty Chocolate Cleansing Balm
Holistic Green Beauty Chocolate Cleansing Balm 

The butter soft formula literally melts onto dry skin, massage in for around 30 seconds or longer if you are feeling like a deep cleansing massage and simply emulsify by adding a few drops of water before cleansing away with warm water and the cloth. I was a little fearful that the fragrance would be overwhelming and sickly, it wasn't at all, but it really did call for the odd few deep breathes of enjoyment. It did a fabulous job of removing a full days worth of make up leaving my skin bouncy soft and super hydrated, there were no signs of redness or irritation at all, I have left this balm on the bathroom shelf, which is testament to it becoming a regular in my cleansing routine.

Organic
Cruelty Free
Raw


Lyn x


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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation 



Hiya Darlins,

I have of late been on the hunt for foundations that give a lighter coverage but  still give a foundation finish, while I love BB & CC creams I often struggle with shades and tend to find them too dark.

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation came to my attention while I was on my search for the perfect foundation, lightweight water based and seriously easy to apply. I tried a beauty blender ( not great) a brush (better) fingers (perfect)  this foundation applies leaving you with a a subtle look, it is totally buildable so if you did want more coverage it's not a problem. My reasoning behind trying to find a lighter weight base is that I am finding a lot of foundations are creeping into the lines and literally highlighting them, while I have no problem with my age I don't want my wrinkly bits highlighted! This Becca formula seems to skip over the lines, I wouldn't describe it as longwear, you would need touch ups during the day to keep it fresh looking.  The finish feels almost dry to the touch but has a glow look to it, when I say glow I don't mean a greasy looking shine, your skin is left looking semi dewy and lit from within.


BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation 


One thing I would mention, this foundation comes up darker than you would expect, I bought Light which is 2 shades up from Porcelain which I thought may be a little light, when you apply it it looks really quite dark, well darker than I would have liked, but strangely once blended out it became the perfect shade????  really odd, but flipping brilliant as I feared I had wasted my pennies. It comes in a range of 9 shades from Cult Beauty.   I honestly can't find anything to fault about this product although I am not a huge fan of the pipette delivery system, I find myself wiping it on my face in an odd fashion rather than dripping it as it should be done, maybe it's just me?



BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation 

If you are looking for a super glowing base with an air light feel, no line highlighting then this is definitely one to look out for.

find it here at Cult Beauty

Lyn x 

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Superdrug & Marie Curie Pamper Party






Hi Lovlies,

This is a very quick post as I have just had news of something pretty fabulous, the lovely guys at Superdrug are once again supporting Marie Curie in their fund raising by donating profits from Superdrug own brands for this fabulous cause.



Grab the girls, get the prossecco in, sign up here for your part pack and have a pamper party in aid of Marie Curie. Imagine the face mask selfie fun you could have!

Just a thought but how about holding one at work?  you may have to swap the bubbly for a cuppa, you could even beautify the fellas?  or am I thinking way to far ahead!  Whatever you do, you know it will be a giggle and that you are helping out a fantastic charity.



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