Current Foundation Collection 2017

CURRENT FOUNDATION COLLECTION 2017

CURRENT FOUNDATION COLLECTION 2017

Over the past few months I’ve been having a huge clear out out my makeup and skincare, so it feels a more manageable. I thought I would share my current foundation collection with you, I have 7 foundation products which I adore and reach for on a regular basis. I think I have covered all bases, with a nice powder, a BB Cream,  a great SPF skin tint, two luxury foundations with different finishes and an amazing foundation that covers redness and blemishes with ease!

YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation 

This is one of my absolute favourite highend foundations, its such a treat to have it in my collection. I have the shade B30 Almond and that is a great match for me over the Summer so I’ve been trying to get my wear from it whilst my skin is a little more tanned.

I would say it gives me a good medium to full coverage and I love the radiant finish it makes my skin look really refreshed and healthy. I also think that this looks better as it settles in throughout the day. Its lightweight formula means it doesn’t look or feel heavy. A little product goes a long way, just take your time to blend it well and it will make your skin look flawless.

It contains Vitamin E which protects against free radicals and also has SPF 22 to provide sun protection. So it is a fantastic all-rounder.

bareMinerals Bareskin Perfecting Veil Finishing Powder

This isn’t exactly a foundation but on lazy days I do use it on its own, just to even out my skin tone and give me a hint of colour, but If you like to have that flawless, smooth finish to your makeup then this Mineral Veil makes the best finishing powder.

It gives your skin a little added coverage with an illuminated (not glittery) finish. its gorgeous and so lightweight. This helps keep my oily t zone in check and makes my makeup look like I have made an extra special effort. It doesn’t look like much in the pan but don’t be fooled, its understated but just finishes your look off by giving it that soft focus, flawless effect. This is a really great product to have in your handbag to refresh your makeup out & about.

My favourite foundations

favourite makeup foundations

GOSH Primer Plus Skin Adaptor

I would compare this to a tinted moisturiser, it gives you a nice amount of coverage whilst feeling hydrating and lightweight on the skin. It is one of those products that adapts to your skin tone to give you a healthy, even-toned glow, the product comes out of the tube looking white but once you apply it to your skin it actually changes to a flesh colour – it is beauty magic! I tend not to use it as primer but instead of a foundation as an everyday base. It gives me enough coverage and if I need a little more I use the bareMinerals finishing powder and they make a lovely combo.

This primer is formulated with a combination of anti-pollution ingredients and oak extract to keep the skin hydrated and protected so it is a great product to keep your skin looking fresh, radiant and the perfect product to combat the rising effects of free radicals and pollution on our skin. I really, really like this and it is nice to have something in my skincare regime that helps protect my skin from things like pollution which can cause premature aging.

My favourite foundations of 2017

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation 

This foundation comes in a whopping 40 shades, I like that it has a lightweight formula which can easily be built up to give you that gorgeous full coverage finish. It is easy to go from a medium to a full coverage without applying too much product or having that heavy-looking finish. It has a semi matte, velvety smooth finish that never looks flat. It leaves your skin looking radiant and very healthy but don’t think because it is full coverage that it will look cakey because that is 100% not the case, you can tailor this foundation to your needs by building up the coverage when / where necessary. I love this foundation for special occasions because the coverage is perfect and it has serious staying power.

Tropic Tinted Skin Shade SPF50

This is a tinted facial sunscreen and it’s water-resistant, SPF50 mineral sunscreen, it provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection whilst also giving your skin a healthy natural tint. I have the Light / Medium shade and have been enjoying using this alone as my base for a couple of weeks. It gives my skin a beautiful touch of colour and a healthy glow. It also evens out my skin tone but still lets my freckles show through which I like. It feels comfortable on my skin, is very easy to apply, blend (I use my fingers) and to top up throughout the day.

It is the perfect product for creating a lightweight, fresh Summer look and perfect for taking with you on holiday. I really like that this product gives you the benefits of high SPF protection, a nice subtle coverage and contains lovely skincare ingredients too. It simply ticks all the boxes for me.

Erborian BB Cream

I used to wear a lot of BB Cream but this Erborian one is my favourite and the only one I have kept. The whole premise of a BB cream was to combine the effects of skincare with a light coverage and most BB Creams don’t actually have any skincare benefits to boast of, but this Korean one has some fantastic skin benefits including:-

  • Ginseng: stimulating, toning and energising
  • Licorice and Ginger: anti-inflammatory, firming and anti-oxidant
  • Titanium Dioxide: solar filter

It hydrates and protects the skin whilst also evening out skin tone, concealing blemishes and giving a nice light coverage. It is the perfect everyday base and I always pack this in my holiday makeup because it has SPF25 in too!

Foundations I'm Currently Using

Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation

I love how creamy this is and such fantastic coverage. It is lovely to blend and I would say it gives a decent medium coverage but you are able to build up to more of a full coverage if you like. It covers everything!, all my blemish scars, redness and uneven dark patches. This takes care of them all with ease. It does feel quite thick at first but I like to apply it with a damp beauty sponge so that I get that really nice even, lightweight coverage. This oil free formula gives the skin a semi matte finish and offers SPF25 protection.

If you have oily skin but like quite a high coverage, flawless finish foundation, this Vichy offering should be top of your list. It does contains salicylic acid so it is also a great base if you suffer from acne or have blemish prone skin. This tube is lasting me forever because you need such a small amount.

How many foundations do you have open at any one time?

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Molton Brown The Seabourn Collection

Molton Brown Seabourn Collection

MOLTON BROWN SEABOURN COLLECTION

Molton Brown The Seabourn Collection* 

The latest limited edition release from Molton Brown is The Seabourn Collection, which is in collaboration with award-winning luxury cruise line, Seabourn.  Molton Brown have designed two completely bespoke fragrances which reflect the luxury, exclusive elegance and unparalleled guest experience of a Seabourn cruise. Included in the collection are four products,

  • Immersive Samphire & Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel £20
  • Immersive Samphire & Eucalyptus Body Lotion £25
  • Inspiring Basil & Vetiver Shampoo £18
  • Inspiring Basil & Vetiver Conditioner £18

Molton Brown Seabourn Collection

I’ve been using the Shower Gel & Lotion over the past few weeks and they’re both lovely and indulgent and the fresh uplifting scent fills the room and makes my bathroom smell like a luxurious spa. The Shower Gel is hydrating and I have to say I like to use it as a handwash. The Body Lotion is rich and leaves my skin feeling replenished and soft, this also works really well as a hand lotion.

This duo contains some of my favourite notes like bergamot, cedarwood and musk which give it a slightly masculine edge but the fresh notes of mint and eucalyptus leave it with a very revitalizing and fresh scent.

  • TOP NOTES – cardamom, bergamot, mint, and petitgrain
  • HEART NOTES – eucalyptus, freesia, violet, marine notes
  • BASE NOTES -samphire, cedarwood, musk, labdanum

Limited Edition Seabourn Collection From Molton Brown

The lovely fresh, white bottles have been designed by British illustrator Angela McKay. She has hand drawn the fragrance’s botanical ingredients on the bottles which look really classic and I am really pleased with the two products I have tried from this limited edition collection. I am very tempted to treat myself to the haircare duo too.

The Seabourn Collection From Molton Brown

These two beautiful bespoke fragrances are available for a limited time at Molton Brown stores, online at www.moltonbrown.co.uk or onboard Seabourn Cruises.

  • Contains PR Samples

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Everything I have tried from Tropic Skincare has blown me away and delivered visible results. Their entire range is vegan, cruelty free, contain the purest naturally derived ingredients and are free from harmful toxic chemicals. So your skin is in good hands.

I have introduced four Tropic products into my skincare routine over the past two months and I am excited to tell you all about them.

Tropic Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier

This is a beautifully rich creamy cleanser that smells so fresh and soothing it has a blend of uplifting eucalyptus, golden jojoba and avocado oils. I like to really take my time to massage this into my skin, letting the scent calm me and also allowing all the wonderful ingredients to gently melt off the daily grime and makeup. It is astonishing just how much pollution and dirt our skin picks up in a single day.

Then I use the bamboo face cloth (which comes with this product) which is the softest face cloth I have ever had, it softly lifts away the cleanser taking all the dirt with it, leaving your skin feeling unbelievably soft and clean. I adore this cleanser for both morning and night and it has become a firm favourite in my routine.

Tropic Skincare Bamboo Cloth

Tropic Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist

I love face mists simply because they’re so fuss free to use, you can spritz them after cleansing or on top of your makeup. They help cool, refresh, hydrate and this one from Tropic also helps to visibly reduce pores. I have had this on my desk for the past two months and I spritz it throughout the day giving my skin an extra dose of skincare, helping keep it hydrated  and looking radiant. It contains soothing aloe vera and cucumber juice which both sooth and calm skin whilst vitamin c and rose water help give a boost of radiance. I can’t believe this toner is only £14 it is a complete bargain and my favourite out of the four products I have been trying.

Tropic Skin Revive Nourishing Cream Concentrate

This lovely rich moisturiser has been keeping my skin looking and feeling hydrated all day long. 2 – 3 pumps is all you need and it leaves your skin so soft, plump and visibly smooth. This cream concentrate is absolutely packed full of wonderful ingredients which address a whole range of skin concerns. It contains no less than 20 different skin-loving fruit, flower and seed extracts. This nutrient-rich daily moisturiser hydrates, protects and nourishes your skin for a healthy and more radiant complexion.

Tropic Skincare Face Lift Mask

Tropic Face Lift Brightening Tightening Mask

I like to use this face mask when I multi mask and I apply it over the areas that need a little help reducing fine lines and wrinkles whilst helping to keep saggy skin at bay. I use this mask on a weekly basis and apply it to my forehead, chin and neck. It has a very thick, almost clay like texture and I leave it on for around 20 mins.

It contains Agave nectar (rich in amino acids) and seabuckthorn extracts (rich in carotene) which work to hydrate and plump skin. Turmeric and glycolic acids promote a brighter, more even complexion and electric daisy extract works to tighten skin and minimise fine lines. So this mask is packed with nourishing, hydrating and firming ingredients which promote long term results. I am thrilled with this mask and so pleased to have it in my skincare routine.

Face Lift Mask from Tropic Skincare

If you are looking to update your skincare routine or are like me and love discovering new brands and products then I urge you to checkout Tropic Skincare. They have an extensive range of products that suit every skin type and address so many skin concerns. Their range is budget friendly and completely Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Tropic Skincare is available online at www.tropicskincare.com

Let me know if you have any Tropic Skincare recommendations.

QVC TSV Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection

Decleor Perfecting Hydrating Collection QVC TSV

Decleor Perfecting Hydrating Collection QVC TSV

If you’re a fan of Decléor skincare, or if you just love skincare in general then you’re going to want to mark your calendars because Decléor are bringing one of their best ever deals to QVC. On Sunday 13th August for 24 hours ONLY you will be able to get your hands on this incredible 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection which is worth £190 but will be on offer for only £66. Such a fantastic saving.

This 5 Piece Collection includes a mixture of Decléor favourites and also an exciting new launch. Oh and I’m excited to tell you that two out of the 5 products are in the huge supersize bottles!

One really good thing about this collection is you get a great selection of both skincare and bodycare so you can refresh your routine ready for Autumn for ultimate head-to-toe hydration. This set includes,

Prolagene Energising Gel 400ml supersize

Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream 50ml

Hydra Floral White Petal Perfecting Concentrate 30ml

Alguaromes Shower Gel 400ml supersize

Neroli Night Balm 15ml

Decleor 5 piece perfecting hydrating QVC-TSV-August2017

Decleor Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Concentrate 30ml

This highly concentrated blend of botanical and essential oils is the first step in your skincare routine after cleansing, you apply it before your serum. It visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and skin blemishes, refines your skin and helps achieve a brighter, radiant complexion. This 98% naturally derived skin perfecting concentrate contains a combination of proven brightening ingredients: Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Pea extract, and Hyaluronic Acid provide optimal hydration and radiance. Balanced with Chamomile and Rose Floral Water, this concentrate is gentle on the skin. Now how nourishing does that sound? I am so excited to have my hands on this bottle of skincare magic and I can’t wait to put it to the test.

Decleor Neroli Night Balm 15ml

This is one of my favourite Decléor products, it is so luxurious and is lovely to massage in to your skin at night. Its active ingredients include essential oils of Basil to purify and heal the skin, Neroli to soften and Camomile to prevent the appearance of dark spots and calm the skin, plus Tonka Bean to boost micro-circulation. A combination of plant oils including Avocado, Hazelnut and Beeswax help hydrate and repair. This is one product you need in your regime to revive tired looking skin!

Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream 50ml

This is one of Decléor’s most well-known, hero products and it is one of my absolute favourites too. DECLÉOR’s Hydra Floral range uses innovative ingredients and technology to mimic a plant’s remarkable hydration process and keep you fresh-faced and beautiful all day long. It contains some beautiful hydrating and protecting active ingredients including Wild Pansy Extract, Samphire Extract, Neroli Essential Oil, Moringa Oleifera Proteins and Sunflower Extract.

This is a light & fresh cream which ensures skin is kept perfectly hydrated and protected from pollution and free radicals. Its unique formulation includes moisture-boosting active ingredients to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration, plus powerful plant extracts to help protect the skin and preserve its youthful radiance. It feels rich but lightweight on your skin and leaves your skin nourished and silky smooth. This cream is a must have.

Supersize Decleor Skincare QVC TSV

Decleor Prolagene Energising Gel 400ml

This is in a supersized 400ml version so you won’t be running out anytime soon. This gel is the perfect product to use to help get smooth, firm skin whilst also visibly reducing scarring and stretch marks. Prolagène Gel contains an amino acid called Proline L., which is similar to plant collagen and helps rebuild the skin’s supporting fibres. The formulation also includes Osmanthus Absolute for its potent healing action. This gel leaves an invisible supportive and protective film making it perfect to use during and after weight loss, particularly during pregnancy, for smoother and firmer skin. Remember this product can be used on both your face and body to help revitalise and tone your skin

 Aroma Cleanse Alguaromes Toning Shower and Bath Gel 400ml

This huge supersized bottle of Alguaromes shower gel is infused with essential oil from the rind of lemons, the flowers of sweet majoram, lavender and rosemary. This is such a luxury shower and bath gel and I love using it because it never dries my skin out, instead it gently cleanses and the cooling gel turns into a beautiful, gentle and invigorating foam for a feeling of vitality. It smells like a spa in your bathroom after you’ve used this and this 400ml bottle is going to last you a very, very long time.

QVC TSV 13 August 2017 Decleor

Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collectio

Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection Worth OVER £160 available for £66 for 24 hours only

*This post contains PR samples