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 –



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!

Induldge for National Chocolate Week!

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If you need a reason to induldge in chocolate and you need to justify even the tiniest morsel, you’ll have the perfect excuse from the 14th – 20th October 2013.

It’s National Chocolate Week!

But what if you’re following that diet and strictly counting those calories???  Here’s how you CAN absolutely enjoy cocoa, rich chocolate, induldge entirely and you don’t have to let one piece pass your lips!

Try these three products:

Mon Epris (meaning ‘My Love’ in French) is a completely Ethical, Natural & Organic skincare brand for a wide array of skincare needs.  I tried a few of their products recently and fell in love with two of their best sellers, from their Cocoa Roche Collection.

The Cocoa Kiss Lip Scrub is fabulous and I can see why Mon Epris says ‘truly addictive!’ Combining Cocoa & Orange, this yummy scrub exfoliates your lips to remove dead skin cells, resulting in soft, smooth & kissable lips and it tastes divine!  Then Cocoa Kiss Lip Scrubthe Cookies & Cream Scrub is definitely for you if you love chocolate and love cookies & cream!  It smells heavenly, exactly as you think it should, and, is seriously almost good enough to eat.  It’s a facial exfoliator that removes dead skin cells, and moisturises too revealing fresh, soft & beautiful skin.

Mon Epris have carried out extensive research in the beauty field to create products that can hail to be Paraben & Sulphate free which have not been tested on animals and are suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans.

They are committed to using Essential Oils, OrganicContras Colour Restore CA Carton v2.4 Shea & Natural Extracts in all  their products avoiding the use of chemicals throughout the collections.

Then why not treat your hair too?

Scott Cornwall has developed Colour Restore Chocolate (£11.99 from Boots).  Its got NO Peroxide or Ammonia in it and helps bring your brunette hair back to a rich glossy, chocolate colour!

Great treats and a great reason to enjoy chocolate and not feel guilty!

Gleam and Shine with Glo Minerals

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If you’re reading this, come and say hello to four of my favourite products from Glo Minerals

Introducing –

Gleam Shimmer Brick – £27.50
Metallic Smoky Eye Kit – £27
24k Gold Dust – £30.95
Clear Lip Plumper – £11.50

Testing these products and reviewing them for my magazine beauty pages, has been a pleasure, so much so that I thought I’d share my comments with you too.  Check out the latest edition of Just Weddings Magazine (September 2013) and you’ll see two of them feature in there!

Gleam Shimmer Brick is made up of four gorgeous, light, shimmery colours in four equal segments.  You can apply easily with a soft blusher or bronzing brush, swirling all four of them together forShimmer Brick, gleam - glominerals a captivating all-over-highlight or use each colour individually to highlight and define your face, cheeks and eyes.  I love the effect, and I love how effective the shimmery powder is!   This product has now stayed in my makeup kit, as a permanent fixture and is absolutely recommended!

Glo Minerals tells me it’s formulated with an exclusive antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract.  Can’t be bad!Metallic Smoky Eye Kit - glominerals

And then there’s the Metallic Smoky Eye Kit! This is gorgeous!  The eyeshadow box has four fabulous metallic colours that blend beautifully together creating a sultry, metallic smoky eye.  It’s all boxed up in a sleek, mirrored compact and includes an easy five step application guide.

The 24k Gold Dust is a fabulous, indulgently rich shimmering gold powder, which highlights any area with a rich golden sheen!  Apply to brow bones to highlight eyes, wear as a shadow over the whole lid, or dust over cheeks, arms and decolletage for a real party feel!

And I also love the Glo Minerals Clear Lip Plumper.  I’m told it’s “infused with spheres of Marine Collagen Atelocollgen and (like other Glo products) exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract”, and works “by plumping lips by trapping water and swelling, thus providing volume to the skin’s structures”.

When you use it you feel a light tingling sensation as the plumper starts working immediately. You can wear it alone or before you apply your lip colour.  I love it.  I like the sensation as it works and love the look it gives my lips making them fuller.

All of the Glo Minerals products I’ve tried and tested so far have won me over, but these are my fab 4!