bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

bareMinerals Complextion Rescue

The Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF30* is a new release from bareMinerals & is a great addition to their range. This lightweight base is perfect for a natural radiant coverage, and is described as a ‘freckle friendly multi tasker, enabling skin to appear even toned and more awake’  It really is a multi tasker, not only does it provide a gorgeous lightweight coverage but it also has a cocktail of skincare benefits too,

Olive derived squalane – nourishing, hydrating and boosts the skins ability to regenerate

Marine botanicals – help refuel thirsty skin and enhance skins appearance

Water loving humectants,Tehalsose and glycerine- which locks in moisture

Heart leaf globe daisy – an antioxidant, defends skin from from environmental aggressors

Calcium and Magnesium – help replenish the skin and promote the skins moisture balance

SPF30 PA+++ this also contains a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin against UVA & UVB rays

bareMinerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

bareMinerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

I would say this gave me a a good light to medium coverage, it isn’t sheer and you could build it up if you wanted too. Even though its recommended to blend this in using your fingers I like to use a brush & think that really gave me an even coverage.

This does give a beautiful dewy finish to the skin, so I think it is the perfect Summer base as it feels incredibly lightweight on the skin & the SPF30 means your skin is protected. I have to say I have been quite impressed with the formula, coverage and the wear time of this it seems to tick all the boxes.

Before makeup

When I wear it my skin looks radiant and that radiance lasts all day, I get about 7 – 8 hours wear from this. My skin looks plump and more awake & I think its because it has so many great hydrating ingredients, it also means this base sits really well on the skin and doesn’t sink into fine lines & pores but helps smooth them out. Being prone to an oily t zone I do like to powder lightly in that area, to ensure it stays in place without looking greasy, and it wears all day without oxidising or going patchy. This has quickly become a favourite of mine & I have even recommended it to friends & family of all ages.

Wearing the complexion rescue tinted moisturiser

The light was a little better for the after shots but I think you get the gist, you can still my freckles and natural complexion showing through but the Complexion Rescue does give a pretty natural dewy coverage to the skin. It doesn’t look heavy, its a great daytime base and I think its going to be a popular choice for the warmer months.

So if you’re on the look out for a base that will help your skin look radiant and dewy whilst giving you an even coverage then this bareMinerals Complexion Rescue needs to be added to your shopping list.

Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF30 £26.00

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Rene Furterer Lissea Haircare

Rene Furterer is and an expert hair care brand whose products are designed to enhance and reveal beautiful hair using essential oils and plant extracts.

This is a French haircare brand that I hadn’t come across before so I was intrigued to try a few styling products from them, they recently launched the Lissea range which is designed to smooth and tame unruly hair. We all know how great French Skincare is so lets see if their haircare measures up. As I said this range is for taming, smoothing unruly hair & a few of the key ingredients that make this range so effective are,

Winter Cherry Extract – this active ingredient for its proven double smoothing efficacy and its particularly rich content in lipid, nourishing and protective elements.

Avocado Oil – this is laden with Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E which restores hair suppleness, silkiness and softness. Also thanks to its antioxidant property, Vitamin E contributes to neutralising free radicals that can accumulate in tissues, for more supple hair.

Rene Furtete Lissea Range

Rene Furterer Lissea Smoothing Conditioner* £15.00 – This has a lovely creamy texture and it leaves my hair instantly soft and smelling incredible. Its is an effective express conditioning hair mask, you apply this after shampooing and leave it on for 2 minutes before rinsing. Not only does it hydrate, smooth and nourish your hair but it also works as a detangler. I hardly ever use hair masks that have to be left on for ages because I am lazy so this is perfect for me. It gives your hair a deep condition and leaves it manageable and feeling incredibly healthy.

Rene Furterer Lissea Leave in Smoothing Fluid* £17.00 – This is the step I really like out of the three products because the one process I do the most is blow dry my hair & this product is designed to extend the length of your blow dry. You only need a couple of pumps of product which you apply to damp hair. This leaves your hair feeling smooth and doesn’t weigh my hair down but instead keeps my wavy hair looking healthy and tames the frizz. Its a product that stops your hair from being frizzy and unruly after your blow dry. So for sleek, healthy looking hair I would recommend adding this product to your haircare routine.

Rene Furterer Lissea Thermal Protecting Smoothing Spray* £18.00 – This is the product I reached for the least, not because it didn’t work but because like I said before I am lazy. This is a heat protectant that combats the effects of humidity on the hair, so if you suffer from Monica hair then this could be your secret weapon. It can be used on damp or dry hair which is handy, if you tend to curl or straighten your hair when it is dry then you can still give it protection from the heat (up to 220 degrees). I sprayed this through the lengths of my hair and apart from the incredible scent it didn’t leave my hair greasy or feeling sticky but did a great job of keeping my hair frizz free. I will try harder to use this every time I use heat on my hair because when I do use it the results are good & I know its important to protect your hair in order for it to stay looking its best.

This Rene Furterer Lissea Haircare is very affordable and has an emphasis on smoothing, taming and prolonging the sleek look of your blow dry. I have to agree with their claims, it has left my hair looking glossy, healthy and very manageable. I have to mentioned that this line smells sweet & luxurious which is always a bonus.

Rene Furterer Lissea Haircare is available online from Escentual – who currently have 25% off everything, so go & stock up.

Let me know if you have tried anything from this range, or any French haircare in general.

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This Weeks Happy #9

This week hasn’t involved leaving the house very much, apart from to stock up on tea (essential). I am quite a homebody but when I have to be at home working 24/7 thats not much fun. So I am very very excited for the Bank Holiday weekend, when I will be having a BBQ (weather permitting) and sipping Pimms, oh & not forgetting watching Eurovision.

Making Me Happy May 2015

So making me happy this week in no particular order

Michael Kors Lip Luster Lip Gloss in Getaway*– Even though I work from home & its normally only my husband and postman that has to see me I still like to get ready (most days). I find that if I slob about in pj’s and try to work I just don’t feel as productive. I also like to do my makeup, although it tens to be very minimal. This lipgloss from the Michael Kors Into The Glow Collection is such a pretty colour & too pretty not be on my lips. Its quite a vibrant pink with a pretty glossy sheen and its not a sticky gloss but quite comfortable to wear.

Note Cards – I am a stationery hoarder, I know I’m not alone on this (stationery addicts unite). I enjoy sending snail mail and receiving it too. A couple of years ago my niece & I decided to write letters to each other, she is 7 and lives 300 miles away from me, so I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like. So we send cute notes & letters back & forth. I love it & she is the cutest pen friend. I really like hunting down cards and paper to write on and it also feeds my addiction to stationery. This box of cards I bought from Home Sense who have an incredible selection of paper goods.

Sharpie Pens – I need something cute to write notes with & I have to say Sharpies are my pen of choice. Especially now that you can get so many wonderful colours, a colour for every mood. The pastel ones have been my favourites of late, so pretty. Are you a Sharpie hoarder too?

Giorgio Armani Si – I adore this scent its perfect for anytime of day or night & I always get compliments when I wear it. It has notes of Vanilla, Blackcurrant, Rose de Mai and Patchouli and base notes of blond amber which give it a sophisticated musky scent. When you initially spray this you can smell the Vanilla which gives it a sweet scent but it calms down to reveal a chic musky scent which lingers all day. If you haven’t tried this, then you need to give it whirl. I think you will all love it.

Flamingo Candle – Everything makes me happy about this candle, the jar is cute, the scent is lovely (Rose and Marshmallow) and i was lucky enough to win it in Abby’s giveaway. I burn this in the morning whilst I check my emails, it smells lovely and calming and after I blow it out the scent still fills the room. If you have tried any candles from this brand then leave me some recommendations in the comments.

So what has been making you happy this past week?

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Ted Baker – Sugar Sweet Collection

Ted Baker Body Spray & Body Wash

Ted Baker has given their indulgent bath and body collection a Spring makeover and also introduced a few new editions with the gorgeous Sugar Sweet Collection. This collection depicts one of Ted Bakers most iconic floral prints which is set against a backdrop of soft mint or pretty pink. Both collections look luxurious but true to Ted Baker they’re affordable and ideal for everyday use.

I have two of the Soft Floral Pink products from the Sugar Sweet Collection and I’ve been testing them out for a couple of weeks. Ted Baker describes it as,

Entwines the soft floral notes of jasmine & neroli, while the base of patchouli, sandalwood and musk completes the scent. 

Ted Baker Ladies Body Spray

Ted Baker Pink Body Spray* £7 – I had to look twice at the price because this is just the most beautifully packaged spring / summer scent. Its just gorgeous, it has a cream & rose gold lid which had the letter T engraved on the top whilst the pink toned plastic travel friendly bottle has almost a diamond prism cutout base. So feminine and amazingly affordable. I have been spritzing this since it landed on my doorstep last week. It is a body spray so it is lightweight and won’t be a scent that will last from morning to night but it is ideal for popping in your handbag and spritzing on the go, its the perfect daytime scent. Im very very impressed.

Ted Baker - Beautiful Packaging

Ted Baker Pink Body Wash* £8 – Which comes beautifully packaged in a large pink squeeze tube with a pretty floral print, like the body spray this has rose gold touches with the letter T embossed at the top and a rose gold lid. Its a simple touch but it makes it look so much more luxurious and its why I love Ted Baker products, their attention to detail is spot on and you always feel like you’re getting such a treat. This perfumed body wash is a shower mush have & it not only leaves your skin feeling soft & clean but also with a pretty subtle scent of jasmine & patchouli, which have to be two of my favourite scents.

Ted Baker Sugar Sweet Collection

The Sugar Sweet Collection has something for everyone and if you’re looking for an affordable but beautiful gift then make sure you check it out because I think you will be very impressed.

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