Just sharing some recent purchases in a quick video xx
I love trying new products and I’d heard amazing things about these on Instagram. They didn’t disappoint!!
I’ve got quite oily skin, so the first one I tried was the moisture matte moisturiser with apricot, olive, anise, lemongrass & vitamins.
“Most people with oily skin feel they do not need a moisturiser. Understandable, but not true. MOISTURE MATTE is a state of the art product – a remarkable oil and water free gel-lotion that is modern, matte, pure cashmere to the touch, and makes the skin look and feel so very good. It has been formulated with microsponges that work all day to absorb excess sebum, giving your skin a matt look.”
Advanced, high performance formula
Mops up excess oil
Antioxidant, antiseptic and antiviral properties
Lightweight, water free, gel-lotion
Skin feels like cashmere soft, cool and fresh
Fantastic makeup base to lock on foundation
I was really impressed with this, my skin felt really smooth and soft and it did help to keep my face more matte. Would defo buy again!!
Then I tried the face wash. Way to go it’s called. This is gorgeous, smells amazing and made my skin feel so clean!! £19 and lasts ages!
“Cooling and oh-so refreshing. This cool, refreshing rinse-off gel will remove grime, makeup and excess seburm, leaving your pores flushed and squeaky clean. Oily skin needs a regime of incredibly lightweight, low greasy products to keep oil at bay and skin feeling cool and fresh – the WAY TO GO formula does just that. It also feels oh so good to use.”
Removes excess sebum
Antiseptic and antibacterial
Removes eye makeup
Soothes skin irritations
Stimulating and cooling
Targets problem oily skin areas
Advanced airless pump bottle – hygienic and no waste
Never without it! My skin is so greasy and is the only wash I have ever used that makes my skin feel “clean”
Next was the TONING ESSENCE, £16 200ml
Again, lovely product, really had that spa feel to it.
“Mediterranean skin refreshment! Every smart skincare ritual starts with a good cleanse. TONING ESSENCE is the second important step in this cleansing process – refining and toning the skin. It ensures a double cleanse by removing deeply embedded debris and final traces of cleanser. It also helps restore the natural balance of your skin.
A beautiful tonic water (without the alcohol) that will leave the skin squeaky clean, not squealing ‘ouch’! Our favourite juice and salad recipes inspired the ingredient list, including such Mediterranean staples such as tomatoes, basil, orange, lime, lemon, mandarin, ginger, lavender and melon. The fragrance sends you off to sunnier climes!”
Instant skin refreshment
Restores natural PH balance
Anti-itch, calming & soothing
No ‘ouch’ formula
Cools hot skin
Helps ‘set’ makeup
Great for all skin types
I love this product! I never used to tone as I found other toners too harsh on my skin. Toning Essence is really gentle, refreshing and leaves your skin feeling super clean. Love it!!
Last but not least I used the PURIFICATION mask £25 85g
It’s not cheap but it does the trick. If you’ve got oily skin you’ll love it!!
“A vacuum cleaner for the skin. This is a superb rich face mask made from land and marine mud and natural extracts known for their dislike of blocked pores, blackheads and other irritating effects cased by oily skin. PURIFICATION has been specifically designed to tackle oily skin problems by keeping oil at bay and leaving the skin clean, cool and refreshed. Includes spatula.”
Effective spot and blackhead treatment
Deep cleansing properties
Flushes out grime from blocked pores
Sophisticated, high performance formula
Skin feels cool, refreshed, clean, oil free
Rich in minerals from land and sea
Professional spa mask formula
So they you have it, an amazing brand!!!! Feels high end but not too expensive. Head over to a page on FB called Temple Spa by Sarah P or my email firstname.lastname@example.org. As she’s a Temple Spa Consultant she can offer exclusive deals & discounts not available in store or online. Enjoy! xx
Hey all. Just thought I’d share some of my recent purchases with you.
These are my fav gym tops ATM. I’ve got tons of vests, all mainly nike and all around £25-£30. But these are amazing quality for just £7.99!! They fit so well and don’t cling to the bits you want to hide!! They also stay really cool and dry if things get a bit sweaty!! Tbh I don’t really sweat much, well apart from when I do insanity!!! They’ve got tons of different patterns and colours. The tights and leggings are fab too!!! Nice work H&M!
Then my other little gym bargain is this sports bra from new look. I’ve got the same one in yellow and I love them!! They do need to come with a boobage warning!!! They are slightly padded and they do give you a cleavage!! I love them under shear gym tops. They support you really well, just as good as my shock absorber bras and they look pretty 🙂
Yesterday I picked up my fav mascara, it’s fab!! I’ve tried millions of different mascara and this one is a new winner!! It has to be the yellow top one though, not the pink. The face wash/mask was on clearance so got it for £1.50! Then I wanted a new bright lippie so got this boujouirs one and I love it!! It’s the perfect mix between coral and red. It’s quite glossy as opposed to a matte lipstick. Then this highlighter caught my eye!! I’m a soft and gentle mac girl, I literally love it!!!!!!!!! This make, revolution, do a great version and it’s sooooooooo much cheaper!!! It’s highly pigmented and does the trick. I’ll still use my mac one for evenings as nothing will beat it, but this will be great for the day. I’ve never seen this brand before, all the products are so cheap!!!
My mua ordered me some mac stuff, I got my fav highlighter as above then the amazing primer they do. Primers make a huge difference to your base look. Your make up will look more airbrushed and it’ll last so much longer.
The pic with the clarins stuff were all purchased from house of frazer. I got the bottles on the right in the bag free!!! You had to buy 2 clarins products, so I got the gorgeous one step cleanser and the famous eye revive beauty flash. This is great for getting rid of puffy eyes and dark circles. I needed to replace the best foundation in the world, my double wear. You simply cannot beat it in my opinion. I’ve got the light version, which in also love, but this is incredible!!! I’m also trying estee lauders day cream. It’s smells fab!! The Vaseline spray moisturiser is a god send!! I find putting on moisturiser every day so boring!!! This takes a quick squirt and your away! It’s smells stunning and leaves your skin so soft.
So that’s it for now!! Any questions just shout. I’ve also included a pic of today’s syn free breakie!
Happy Fopping xxx
Hi everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty blog. I have got to tell you all though about my recent finds!!!!!
I’ve always been a big fan of Mac make up. I can’t always stand the hoards of tennagaers though when I’m trying to buy some! I prefer now to order my mac stuff online instead! I’d been doing some Instagram research on bronzers. There’s a few amazing make up artists I follow on there and one was raving about a bronzer by Mac. I had to have it!! I usually use benefit hoola bronzer but fancied a change. It’s called give me sun, that’s exactly what it does!!! My h2b came home and said, “wow you look brown!!” Love it when a product delivers on it’s promise. He thought I’d had a sun bed or fake tan on. New fav!!!!! I also got some new eyeshadows in a reddy colour. So gorgeous for a change, one is called coppering and the other cranberry. I’d also been on the hunt for the perfect contouring powder. I’ve used tons of different ones now, cream ones, eyeshadow colours, brozners etc etc…… I read that mac baby don’t go was a brilliant contour powder. It is!!!!! I love it!!! It’s more of an ash tone, so ideal to contour. Totally hooked!!! I also finally got my hand on the mac lipstick called velvet teddy. Thanks to Kylie Jenner this is usually sold out everywhere!! I managed to find mine on eBay. The lip liner whirl goes amazing with it!! You can over draw your lips to make them look bigger, just like Kylie (or have your lips done just like Kylie!)
My next find is a recent one, a new mascara by loreal called mega volume, miss magna. I’ve tried every mascara you can think of, so far this is one of the best and mega cheap!!! It does pack a lot of the mascara on to the brush, make sure you scrap some off. Two coats and my lashes looked so long!!!! Was really impressed.
I’ve also found this brand of fake tan. I’ve not used it yet but I’ve read raves reviews on it!! I’ll keep you posted, I got the scrub pre prep, moisturiser and the tan in dark. It’s by cocoa brown.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to mac, NYX is really good!! I’m loving this lip liner in mauve and their matte nude lipstick. In usually wear red or a brighter pink but I really love this nude shade for a change. I’ve had a few compliments on it. More natural.
I needed some more make up storage. I’d spotted something on Instagram but when I googled it there were £100!! I found the same thing on eBay for just £14. Picture in the blog, it’s fab for nail varnishes, eyeshadows and lipsticks. It looks really cool too 🙂
I wanted to try a new under eye concealer too. I’ve got the mac one and a few others but my touché eclat had run out. I bought the new one by tropic. I never really know if I can see much difference with this sort of highlighting concealer but this one does seem to rally brighten up your under eye. I really like the brand, I’ve used their face cream and scrub before.
A few other things in the pics are just standard things I buy a lot.
Any questions just shout.
I’m currently trying to decide whether to have a make up artist for my wedding or just do my own!?! I know what products I love and I know how to make it look pretty decent, I’m worried I won’t get the right look if I use a mua, plus it saves money to spend on other things. We’ve already blown the budget!! I might pop to mac and book a bridal trail for recommendations on different colours. No doubt I’ll spend a fortune there anyway!!
Happy Fopping xx
So it’s nearly the end of 2014! Where’s the year gone? I’ve put a list together of all my favourite beauty buys this year. Any questions just ask.
So the first one is Kokoso coconut moisturiser. My cousins wife created this and sent me a freebie as I’m family 🙂 It’s designed for babies so,it’s 100% natural, but adults can use it too. The owner sent one to Katie price for her new baby, she adored it and also used it on herself! My favourite use for it is a pre tan moisturiser. Your tan goes on so smoothly. It smells amazing!! Gorgeous Xmas present if you’re stuck for ideas! Check out her fb page or website http://www.kokoso.co.uk
Sally Hanson spray on air brush legs. I’m adore this stuff!!! It covers any little bruises or blemishes and makes your legs look really smooth and tanned. Just make sure you spray it in a bathroom as it can be messy! I spray it on to a mitt then apply it.
Elemis skin care. I started using this recently and it’s gorgeous. I like the marine range the best so far. It smells lovely and makes your skin feel really soft. It’s very hydrating and has anti ageing qualities too. Ticks all my boxes!!
GHD air hair dryer. I had a small amount of great lengths hair extensions added to my hair, purely to thicken it up. The only downside was how long it then took to dry!!! So after reading loads of reviews I got this hair dryer. This is what it claims to do, “Get gorgeous hair in half the time* with the ghd air® professional hairdryer. Its powerful 2,100W professional-strength motor and patented removable air filter deliver high pressure air flow for super-fast drying, while advanced ionic technology reduces frizz and flyaways to give a smooth salon-style finish in half the time*. Variable power and temperature controls, plus the choice of two nozzles, allow you to tailor your blow-dry to your hair type, while a cool shot button helps lock your finished style in place with a blast of cold air. The ghd air® is also a breeze to use thanks to an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold for both left and right-handed users, and a 3m long power cable that gives total flexibility as you style. The ghd air® is compatible with the ghd air® diffuser.” Did it disappoint, hell no!! My hair did dry so much quicker and it really does make it smoother. I got this hair dryer and the elemis cream from http://www.hairandbeautygallery.co.uk
While we’re on hair I had a set of ghds die on me so I got some Remington sleek and smooth hair straighteners from Argos, a friend recommended them for me. OMG they are amazing!! Now my hair is thicker these are perfect!! The plates are really wide and you can adjust the temperature setting which I love. I’d highly recommend these if you need a cheaper set, or a spare set. I still have my ghds because you can curl your hair with them too, but I use these for if I just want my hair straight.
This next product someone at my hair dressers told me about. I wanted something that was like Moroccan oil but better! He told me about kerastase nectar or thermique. It’s amazing! You only need a tiny amount on wet hair but it makes your hair so soft and smooth, the added bonus is it decreases drying time and also has a built in heat protector!! Winner! No need for a separate heat defence spray! It’s lasted me ages!!!!!!
I’ve always worn black eyeliner but thought I’d give this a whirl for a change. Benefit eye bright pencil. The idea is the white colour soft kohl gives you a wider eye look. It’s so good and looks really natural. I only wear this now for my day time look. It isn’t cheap, but it’s not as harsh as just a regular white eyeliner.
My boyfriend bought me some joe Malone perfume. My ultimate fav is alien, but he wanted to buy me something different. I’ve got tom ford, chanel etc so he knows I like really strong distinctive perfumes. They’d just bought out their wood sage and sea salt range, it is stunning!!!!! I adore it!!! It last for ages and really stands out from other boring perfumes!! If you’ve never tried Joe Malone you’re missing out!
I read in a magazine about rose oil. Molly King raves about it, so I thought I’d give it a whirl, it’s so cheap too!! Verdict? It’s a fantastic product!!! Face oils worried me, I thought it would make my skin really oily. It didn’t at all!! The one I love is Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil. It’s even suitable for really sensitive skin. The creator has had over 15 years experience creating these products and it’s raved about in the beauty industry. At £14.99 its well worth giving it a go if you haven’t already!! I’ll use it forever!! I do get told I don’t look my age, so maybe this helps!!
I love a good eyeshadow pallet. You cannot beat urban decays naked palette. If you love a smokey eye, this is for you!! The nuder shades I wear in the day, the shimmery one I use on my brow bone and in the corners of my eye, then the darker colours in the crease on a night out.
I wanted to find a really good primer, a beautician I go to told me about mac prep and prime. She said it’s just as good as any more expensive high end primer. I love Mac make up so thought I’d try it. Again I will use this forever!! I didn’t think primers actually made much difference but they really do! It’s an ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. It calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. What I love is it also improves the look of your foundation or powder.
Talking of foundation. My favourite all time foundation is Estée Lauder double wear. It is a thick foundation but my god it does the trick!!! Never sleep in it though!! It’s a very long lasting foundation, the claim is 15 but I’d say it would probably stay on longer!! It’s got a high coverage and you can build it up gradually if you prefer. If you want a matte, air brush look I’d highly recommend this!!! Get your colour matched properly though as I’ve gone too dark before and it didn’t look as nice.
Concealers next! Don’t ever waste your money on expensive ones ever again!!! All you need is collection 2000 lasting perfection!! It’s won loads of beauty awards and any good make up artist will say they love it too!! It’s got a high pigmented and covers flaws, imperfections and blemishes for up to 16 hours. It’s water-resistent and transfer proof. Use it under your eyes or to conceal any imperfections. Spend the money you save or more make up 😉
Last but not least is my eyelash serum. I had a bad experience with some semi permanent lash extensions. They basically left me with no lashes!!! After a major freak out a gorgeous beauty and skin care specialist I know told me about this. Revitalash eye lash serum. I put it on every night and before I knew it my lashes were actually longer than before!!! The lady who told me about it uses it and I honestly thought her lashes were false, she actually now has to trim them! It isn’t cheap but it’s worth it!!
So there you go!! What’s your favourite product of 2014?? I’m up for finding more for 2015 🙂
Have a fab evening and Happy Fopping xxx
Well my weekend was far from perfect 😦 Apart from my vertigo I had/have, I’m never ill!!
I was meant to have a fun packed weekend at The Forest of Dean for my friends 30th, but instead I was violently ill at 5am Saturday and had to come home. Yesterday was horrendous, but luckily today I’m feeling better than I did!
So last night instead of downing spirits and diet mixers and dancing to old skool r n b and garage, I was in my pj’s all day eating dry toast and feeling very sorry for myself! What’s a girl to do?!? Sofa, check, X factor, check, iPad for Internet shopping?? Check check check!! Ordered a few things to cheer myself up!! Pics of recent purchases in the blog.
After watching X factor, (I’m obsessed with Andrea, he has to win!!! He’s so cute too! The guy from scunny and the hey now guy aren’t bad either ;-). I got an early night. So I ventured out today for an hour to ikea. I literally have to get in and out as fast as possible in these places! People stress me out in there! They walk at 1mph! For some reason today people wanted to touch me too!! A little boy I walked past grabbed my arm and shouted “hi ya!!!!!!!” At the top of his voice lol, too cute. Then a lady accidentally tried to hold my hand while walking down the stairs, er do I look like your grey haired husband?? No lol!! Awkward. We needed a dining room table and chairs and ikea is so flipping cheap, so I’ll put up with the slow, touch feeley strangers. My bf is currently putting it together now, soooooooo not a job for me! I’m sat watching strictly on catch up 🙂 How good is Max!!! Frankie and Caroline are good too, but I’m not a huge fan for some reason. Scott Mills?!? Lol OMG just awful!!! Plus I can no longer possibly fancy Mark Wright after this! Not great is he. Errrrrrrrrr and Donny Osband?? What’s he on?!?! Loving Tess’s dress though! So flattering.
So anyway, what makes today perfect then?? Food of course!! Now I’m feeling ok again I need food!! I’ve decided to do a slow cooked whole chicken. All you do is place some foil balls in the bottom of the slow cooker and balance an upside chicken on them. You don’t add water or anything, I just added some herbs. Cook on high for an hour, then 6 hours on low. It just falls off the bone. Amaze.
Then I’m doing loads of veg and these incredible roast potatoes!! Par boil the potatoes, drain and rough them up a little. Place in a roasting dish, then pour up to 1/2 way up the potatoes chicken stock made with boiling water and a chicken oxo, spray the tops with frylight and put in a hot oven for about 45 mins. The potatoes soak in the chicken stock, making the inside lovely and soft and the outside crispy from the frylight. Top chefs do this, however they would use goose fat instead of the liquid. Don’t turn the potatoes though, otherwise they won’t get crispy.
Literally can’t wait to demolish it!! I hope your weekend was better than mine!!!
Happy Fopping fopperholics xxx