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Temple spa review and info

Temple spa 

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

Mediterranean botanicals

Antioxidant, antiseptic and antiviral properties

Anti-ageing benefits

Lightweight, water free, gel-lotion

Skin feels like cashmere soft, cool and fresh

Rids shine

Fantastic makeup base to lock on foundation

Paraben free

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.”
Lightweight, non-sticky

Removes excess sebum

Antiseptic and antibacterial

Anti-ageing benefits

Removes eye makeup

Soothes skin irritations

Stimulating and cooling

Paraben free

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!”
Alcohol free

Instant skin refreshment

Hydration spritz

Anti-ageing benefits

Restores natural PH balance

Anti-inflammatory

Anti-itch, calming & soothing

No ‘ouch’ formula

Cools hot skin

Helps ‘set’ makeup

Great for all skin types

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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

Anti-ageing benefits

Paraben free

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 sarah_parsons83@yahoo.co.uk. As she’s a Temple Spa Consultant she can offer exclusive deals & discounts not available in store or online. Enjoy! xx

http://www.templespa.com/sarahparsons

   
    
 

Recent purchases :-)

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

  

    

 
   

   
   
 

Make up!! 

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 





Glam glow face mask

Hi all. So I’ve always loved a face mask! My love for them started when I was little, I’d steal/borrow my moms Avon ones. Do you remember them? They were a fruit based really thin clear mask, you had to literally meal it off after?! God knows if they actually did anything!! I then progressed to lush ones, which were fab, but dried up in the pots really quickly. I then tried all sorts of high street brands, all ok but not amazing. I then moved to dermalogica masks, again these were nice, but not amazing. I never really noticed any difference?!

I read about glam glow mask in a magazine, it’s an award winning mask and loved by celebs, well of course this meant I had to try it!! I did some research as it’s not cheap! I liked what I read so I ordered it, I actually got it a bit cheaper from eBay. Always make sure it’s a genuine, sealed and brand new product when buying off eBay. I’ve got some of my magic hair dust I love before from eBay, er it was actually talc!! Cheeky b*****s. I’ve also bought perfume before which actually smelt like that perfume you made as a kid, you know the one with rose petals and water! Never again. This was a genuine seller with loads of positive feedback.

So it arrived and I got very excited! I applied a thin layer and sat for 10 minutes. The mask tingles slightly, be careful as it is quite grainy, you don’t want it in your eye! It started to dry and I looked like I’d just done a bootcamp! You scrub it slightly for an exfoliating effect and rinse off with warm water. My skin felt so smooth and my make up looked fab after!! Finally a face mask that actually makes a difference!! It’ll last ages too, so I’m my opinion it’s worth the money.

Here’s the official info on it:-
This performance driven super mask is an absolute must for those who seek the highest quality ingredients and exceptional results, even if you have never used a mask before – YOUTHMUD is unique. It doesn’t just take care of one skin concern, it delivers everything you need for great skin, whatever your skin type.

YOUTHMUD delivers both instant and cumulative results and leaves your complexion revived and glowing for 3 days after each application. With its heritage in Hollywood film studios, YOUTHMUD has flown off the shelves stateside and is now available in the UK.

There’s nothing YOUTHMUD doesn’t do – feel the tingle as it works its magic on your skin:

Skin Collagen Synthesis for a noticeable 3 day glow.
Brighter, radiant skin in minutes.
Leaves skin noticeably soft and smooth.
Multi-level resurfacing exfoliation.
Penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
Tightens, tones and lifts the skin.
Relieves dark circles and minimises pores.
Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.
Helps protect against everyday environmental aggressors.
Suitable for all skin types, all ages and for both women and men.
Contains no artificial colours or fragrances.
100% paraben-free, cruelty-free, and suitable for vegans.
#BestFaceMask

So there you go, now please no laughing at my photos!! I hadn’t got dressed or even brushed my hair lol. I promise I didn’t look like a swamp monster all day!!

Happy Fopping all xx

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London baby

Hi all. So I had amazing day yesterday!! My boyfriend and I both had the day off and went to London. I really wanted to go to Winder Wonderland in Hyde Park, but I also really really wanted to test out these amazing new products I’d heard about. They only sell it at Libertys in London or online so I combined the two. My bf thinks I conned him with winter wonderland ha ha.

I’d read about this brand, Hourglass, in one of my magazines. Cameron Diaz was raving about saying it was the best thing she had ever used. Then I was chatting to a lady who’s travelled the world doing various beauty treatments, she’s stunning and a total pro. She was telling me about this new brand of make up she’d found, I knew what she was going to say! It was Hourglass! She’d been to Libertys to test it out too. she’s so like me, she wanted to be able to really see a difference after using a new product. From the second she had it tested on her she was sold!! I was exactly the same! I’d read about the powders and the primers. The primer is Libertys best seller and the powders are stunning!!!! I went for these two items :-

Veil primer
This is the description from the website. “This silky, weightless and multipurpose primer goes beyond traditional formulations by concealing redness, minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and shielding skin with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 protection. In addition, it repels water to keep your make up looking freshly applied all day long.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Extends the durability of any foundation or powder.
• Minimizes the appearance of visible pores, fine lines and imperfections.
• Conceals redness (even rosacea) to create an even skin tone.
• The weightless formula is not greasy, tacky, pearlized and it won’t ball up
• The unique texture is fluid, airy, silky and cushiony.
• Offers Broad Spectrum SPF 15 with mineral-derived physical sunscreens, Titanium and Zinc Oxide.”

Brilliant!!!

Ambient lighting palette. I had this tested on me and I adored it!!!! This is the description. “Create your perfect light with this palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, which utilize Photoluminescent Technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. Each of these high-tech, soft-focus finishing powders recreate an exquisitely flattering light source. The powders can be applied individually or layered to imbue skin with a multidimensional glow.

• Powders mimic universally flattering light sources, not unlike having a personal lighting technician at your disposal.
• By manipulating and filtering out harsh light, powders conceal skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles.
• State-of-the-art formula delivers a multi-dimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear softer, younger and perfectly lit.
• Universal powders make them suitable for every skin tone, while each can be worn day and night.
• The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography.

My palette includes 3 shades:
• DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.
• INCANDESCENT LIGHT (exclusive to the palette): An opalescent pearl powder that brightens the complexion with a celestial glow.
• RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.

This goes over your foundation. I’m so happy I went and tried them out! Now I really want to test the foundation too!! I got a free lipstick as I’d bought two products, it was a lovely nude colour, so that was a bonus!!
http://www.liberty.co.uk/pws/ProductDetails.ice?ProductID=93510

Winter wonderland was stunning!! Beats any Xmas market I’ve been to! If you’re trying to lose weight though it’s a bit of a nightmare!! There was temptation on every stand! It was literally like food porn!! From sausages, burgers, fries, pulled pork batches, Nutella waffles, crepes, churrios and much more!!!! I’d had a big breakfast, taken fruit and hi fi bars for my HEB. We went to itsu for lunch, I had a chicken teriyaki brown rice pot with veg in it. There’s oil in them and some sauce but overall it was a really low calorie option and could of been a lot worse. My bf had an amazing waffle with Nutella at Hyde park. I did have a taste but that’s it! I stood there with a satsuma!! I would of loved a waffle but it would of been gone in seconds and I know I’d of felt bad after. I avoided the mulled wine and just had a tea and 1/2 beer. The shops were open till 9pm so we left the market and went back to the shops!!! I didn’t want to drink much as I’m doing my group tonight instead of Thursday.

I was only meant to be buying the make up but I accidentally fell in to some other shops too, whoops!! I bought a lovely necklace which was reduced to £4 from £12, I never get anything in the sale usually, as I hate sales!! I can’t stand looking through rails of stuff I’d probably actually never even wear. I spotted some shoes I liked too so grabbed them, they were also in the sale, winner!! I love chunky heeled shoes, skinny heels aren’t great for day time and I wanted them to wear with blue jeans in the day. I then saw a dress which was so me!! I have a particular style of dress that I’m obsessed with. It looked quite big so I tried the 8 and it fitted!! I’m not a size 8 but who cares!! I’ll take that and run!!! I might wear this nye so no picture of it yet, sorry.

We didn’t get back till 9pm so we were shattered!! This meant dinner was a quick chicken stir fry, which was actually really nice!! It’s always nice to buy new things but my favourite part about yesterday was just spending the day with my amazing boyfriend, soppy I know, but true!! Having a partner who also loves to shop is the best thing ever!! Plus he’s so good at navigating!! We walked for absolutely miles and I didn’t moan once!! Men seem to have this weird sense of direction that I’ve certainly not got!! I’d of been completely lost if it wasn’t for him. It was a really lovely romantic day.

If you haven’t been to winter wonderland it’s on till the beginning of January and I’d highly recommend it for a fun day or night out. Just be prepared food wise if you’re trying to make good choices.

Have a lovely day and happy Xmas eve eve xxxx

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