Month: July 2014

Can’t Live Without – St Tropez Luxe Dry Oil

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It’s an essential in my own makeup bag! 

I’m an addict to any makeup product that gives me a fabulous colour and a healthy glow without the dangers of sun exposure!  And I love this one – St Tropez Luxe Dry Oil
“Our most luxurious tan yet for the ultimate natural-looking, luminous glow that lasts for days. This Brazilian-inspired indulgent dry oil is suitable for all skin tones with a quick-drying formula that is clinically proven to moisturise for up to 7 days.”

St Tropez Luxe Dry OilI use this fake tanning dry oil when I want an extra bit of colour and a lovely shimmery finish – it contains tiny golden particles that give you a fabulous sheen and, even better, it doesn’t smell of fake tan!

Use a gloves or a mitt and gently blend into dry skin, then wait til it’s dry before getting dressed – and wait at least 4 hours before getting wet!

St Tropez – £25

 

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Maxi Mascara & Luxe Lips

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Want Maxi Volume and Maxi Lashes?  Try this one!  Miners Cosmetics new Maxi Mascara will “Pump up the volume of your lashes”

Miners MAXI VOLUME MascaraI just tried it – it’s great and it’s only £3.49 from Miners.  And as well as making an impact with longer, fuller, Maxi eye lashes, you’ll also make a bold statement with the bright pink packaging too!  They also do a Waterproof Maxi Mascara too for the same price – just look out for the bright blue one.

 

And here’s a product I love from Miners – Luxe Lips It Girltheir Luxe Lips Crème Gloss.  These are fabulous!  The colours are superb and these are only £3.99 each.

Try It Girl, Duchess, Material Girl, Beauty Queen and Uptown Girl.  I’ve used these alone and on top of lipstick to create a bolder colour on a range of photo shoots because the pigment is so good and the gloss stays put.  These definitely get the ‘Stamp of Approval’ from me!

 

I wrote about some other makeup products from Miners in Meade Magazine – if you want to know more, you can read about them here – http://meademagazine.com/miners-fresh-faced/

 

 

Velvet Kiss

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I’ve just tried out the 4 new colours for MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer…. These really are LONG – lasting and kiss proof.

There are 9 highly pigmented, velvety smooth colours in the range which you can buy exclusively from Superdrug or online at MUA Academy and they’re only £3 each!

They really do stay put, with a bold matte finish. Perfect for that velvet kiss and selfie pout!

Can’t Live Without – Dior’s Incognito

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It’s an essential in my own makeup bag! 

I prefer to keep my own daytime makeup natural and subtle, using nude tones and shades for my eye shadow as opposed to strong smoky eyes and shimmers – Katrina Stamp MUA Jan Polcek Becky WrenchWhilst still wearing makeup, I like to wear neutral colours; eye shadows that are matte, subtle and soft; browns and natural skin tones, resulting in a makeup finish that’s barely there – often called a ‘No Makeup’ look.  My favourite is an eye shadow palette called Dior (Incognito) – 5 couleurs

 “The legendary Dior palette, with its rich and long-lasting colours, offers an infinite range of possibilities.”

Dior Incognito eyeshadowI use this as Dior advise -“Apply the lightest shade to the inside corner of the upper eyelid and a darker shade along the upper lash line. To finish, add a third colour to the corner of the middle lid and, for intensity and emphasis, apply another shade under the lower lash line.”

But don’t get me wrong, much as I love this I still bring out my  colours, shimmers and glitters for my eyes at night!!

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Dazzle It Bright

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MUA Luxe from Makeup Academy has a brand new collection of Glitter Nail Polish to dazzle and sparkle your way through summer days and into those party nights. There are six fabulous colours and all of them contain different sized pieces and colours of glitter that make a fabulous sparkly impact in your nails. On their own they’re amazing, but try painting them over the top of your favourite shade to make them really WOW!

Pixie, Nixie & Odile have glitters with emerald and turquoise in them – they’re perfect for summer and look stunning with summer brights on the beach. I love the bright strong green glitter diamonds and triangles in Pixie!mua_luxe_-_glitter_polish_-_tatiana_1

Luna, Laila & Tatiana have undertones of silver or black so these work well into the evening, and again look fabulous over a solid shade, lifting the glitter and dazzling the effect on your nails. Tatiana with its pink and silver base wins my ‘Stamp of Approval’

So get sparkling and shimmering with your manicures and pedicures girls, these are just superb!

There’re available exclusively from Superdrug and MUA Store and only £3 each

 

 

Line Reducing Technology – WrinkleMD

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Did you see my latest feature in Meade Magazine?

I reviewed the new technology skin care treatment from WrinkleMD

Hyaluronic Acid Infusion patches that work with an activator pod to read your skin and work on reducing fine lines.  You can read it here:
http://meademagazine.com/wrinklemd-line-reducing-technology/

This is well worth investing in, and again gets the ‘Stamp of Approval’

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