Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sleek MakeUp's My Face. My Rules. Campaign - #MyFaceMyRules

After developing acne as a teenager I’ve worn makeup pretty much every day since the age of around 14. Now, this has by no means been ‘bold’ makeup and I’ve never been one to be particularly daring with bright colours, winged eyeliner or ultra-defined brows, yet I’ve still found myself to be on the receiving end of criticism around the makeup I choose to wear.

From people telling me I “cake my face” in makeup to others questioning my choice to put makeup on when I’m holiday – “Are you really going to put foundation on when we’re just going out for the day?” – most people don’t seem to realise that these comments are pretty personal and give my confidence a knock.

See, truth is I don’t feel like I’m me until I’ve put my face on in the morning. That may seem silly but it has become part of my daily routine to sweep on a bit of foundation, bronzer and blusher, fill in my eyebrows and pop on some mascara. Then I’m ready to face the day.

Everyone has their own unique style and their way of doing their makeup, and yet so many people feel the need to comment on it. How many times have you heard someone say that another person is wearing “too much” makeup?

So when I heard that Sleek MakeUP is launching a new global campaign with the aim of tackling makeup shaming, I had to find out more and share the news.

(Before I go on I have to say this is in no way a sponsored post – just something I am very passionate about and couldn’t agree more with!)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Benefits of Derma Rolling

Derma Rolling (or micro needling) is a procedure I had never come across until recently. It is essentially a small skin roller which is made up of tiny needles that help to stimulate collagen production and increase blood circulation as you move it across your skin. I have been using Swiss Clinic's skin treatment kit after reading about it on the lovely Lydia Millen's blog earlier this year, and wanted to share how I'd been getting on with it after a few months.

As I'm now entering my late (eek!) twenties, anti-ageing and preventing wrinkles is something I'm becoming more concerned of, so I'm trying to change my skincare to reflect that. Without wanting to go down the route of fillers or botox, derma rolling seemed like a good alternative. I used the Skin Renewal kit (£84), which contains a 0.2mm Skin Roller and Swiss Clinic's Rejuvenating Serum, and also a sanitising spray (£18) to clean the roller.

Sleek Lifeproof Foundation

Sleek Lifeproof Foundation

Sleek Lifeproof Foundation

It's rare that I get this excited over a high street foundation, so was surprisingly impressed when Sleek Makeup's latest launch came along. Lifeproof Foundation is available in 24 shades and is designed to be one of those foundations that just does everything you need!

It is oil-free, sweatproof and lifeproof, so it goes along with your day and doesn't budge. It has a medium to full buildable coverage but still looks entirely natural.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Sprinkle Cafe comes to London!

Did you know Dutch people have sprinkles for breakfast every single day? That's why Holland is one of the happiest places in the world. So Easyjet have brought a taste of Holland to London with 'Café van der Sprinkles', a pop-up cafe serving Holland's staple breakfast dish - Hagelslag (sprinkles on buttered bread).

Behind the Easyjet aeroplane door, at The White Space in Leicester Square, you can enjoy sprinkle-inspired beauty treatments then create your own art masterpieces using sprinkles and of course devour all the sprinkly bread you wish!

Visitors also have the chance to win a pair of return flights to Holland by taking #SprinklesCafe on their photos of the event.

The cafe is open from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

How to Self Tan Your Face

Has anyone else done a fake tanning session at home, only to find it washes off their face pretty much straight away and they are left with a ghost face / orange chest look? Fake tan usually lasts on the body a lot longer but, because we are always applying different products to our faces and washing it, it disappears from your face quite quickly. But there are a few products I like to use to help prep my face for fake tan as well as applying and maintaining it.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

MUA Lipstick Review and Giveaway

Nothing makes me happier than a bargain makeup brand with high quality, and I've been turning to the high street more often to discover new products and stock up on some of my favourite beauty brands.

Make Up Academy (MUA) is just one of the brands I've been loving recently. Stocked exclusively at Superdrug it offers bargain prices, with lipsticks starting from just £1 and foundations starting from just £4. Their Luxe range also offers beautiful baked blusher palettes, matte liquid lipsticks and colour correcting kits.

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