05/24/15

Giveaway: Estee Lauder Modern Muse Perfume

Hi Guys, Summer is just around the corner, The scent of flowers and freshly cut grass is in the air. How do you fancy smelling just as good? I am giving you the chance to win an Estee Lauder Modern Muse Deluxe Travel Size Perfume (7ml).

The Fragrance
An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.The carefully constructed blending of two distinctively different yet equally dynamic accords provides an intriguing, innovative dual impression. This unique dual-accord structure makes Modern Muse a true innovation in fragrance design. As complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it.
Fragrance Note
Exotic Mandarin, Honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac, amber wood, fresh lily, patchouli coeur, patchouli crist, china absolute
Estee Lauder Modern Muse

Estee Lauder Modern Muse

Rules:
  • To be in with a chance of winning the Estee Lauder Modern Muse Travel Size Perfume, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below
  • Those using multiple accounts to enter will be completely disqualified
  • There will be one winner
  • The giveaway is open to those in the UK only
  • ALL mandatory entries MUST be complete or you will be completely disqualified (Mandatory entries are the five that appear on the Rafflecopter widget before you are able to unlock any other entries.)
  • The giveaway will run from Sunday 24th May 2015 until Sunday 21st June 2015 12:00am GMT (One month)
  • Once the giveaway is over I will contact the winner directly via email. Once an email is sent the winner will then have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.

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05/22/15

BirchBox May 2015 ‘Free Your Mind’

Hi guys, long term readers of my blog will remember that I used to be subscribed to Birchbox for a time, but after a small run of bad boxes (or so I thought) I cancelled and joined GlossyBox. I saw a promotion for Birchbox where upon using a code, you get £10 worth of points to spend in the Birchbox shop, so that was my money back essentially. I also saw a few sneak peeks which intrigued my interest.

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

This months box is based on the theme of ‘Free Your Mind’. The box itself is designed to let your mind flow by colouring in the box yourself and letting your creative juices flow. So lets see what I got:

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

Caudalie Tinted Moisturiser

CAUDALIE – Radiance Tinted Moisturiser – £27 30ml (15ml received) – I saw this on a sneak peek and hoped and prayed that I received this. It is a tinted moisturiser in the colour 01 Light which is absolutely perfect for my skin tone. It brightens the skin whilst moisturising it and also offering a little coverage. I find the coverage is thicker than expected and is similar to a BB cream. I love this and will be purchasing the full size.

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

Caudalie Tinted Moisturiser

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

WAH London Nail Art Pen

WAH LONDON – Nail Art Pen – £8 Full Size – Being a new subscriber I could choose between stick on nails, nail polish or nail art pen. I chose the latter (they initially sent me the press on nails but after a quick email, this was rectified and they posted out the nail art pen). I have never used this type of product before so I am looking forward to experimenting with this.

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

Parlor Moisturising Sea Salt Spray

PARLOR – Moisturising Sea Salt Spray – £14 147ml (30ml received) – I was really looking forward to this, My hair is short and lifeless and I am always looking for ways to add shape and texture without heat. You spray onto damp hair and style with fingers. One thing that appeals to me is that it contains almond oil to keep hair moisturised.

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Bronzer Duo

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Bronzer Duo

JELLY PONG PONG – Sun Bronzer Duo – £15.95 Full Size – This is my favourite product. I am a huge fan of Jelly Pong Pong as it is, It’s such a fun brand that offers quality products. This is a Blush/Bronzer duo that is perfect for my skintone as well as perfect for my Handbag. The shimmery blush is beautiful and makes my skin glow, The bronzer is perfect for contouring. And a full size product is an added bonus.

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

Absolution Youth Activator Mask

ABSOLUTION – Youth Activator Mask – £29 50ml (15ml received) – I love a good face mask so this was always going to be a winner. It replenishes skin’s natural water levels and restores its natural barrier against the elements. You apply, leave for 10 minutes and rinse. I can’t wait to try.

BirchBox May 2015 Free Your Mind

BONUSES – NUMBER 4 Reconstructing Hair Mask and a pack of Colouring Pencils to colour your box in. Who doesn’t like freebies.

So there you have it. I absolutely love my box. So much so I am keeping it for at least another month.
If you are interested in joining and want £5 worth of points to spend in the Birchbox Shop then Click the following link:
https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/j5dv4

What are your thoughts on This Months Birchbox?

05/19/15

GlossyBox May 2015 ‘Summers Calling’

Hey Guys, It’s that time again, May’s Glossybox has just hit my door mat and I am excited to receive it. After last month’s really disappointing box, I have high hopes for this ‘Summer’s Calling’ Themed Box. I am hoping it meets my expectations.

GlossyBox May 2015

GlossyBox May 2015

MeMeMe – Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand – £6.95 – FULL SIZE – Now this was the sneak peek from last month’s box and to be honest, I have been dreading the arrival of it. I have Blue eyes and blue eyeliner is sort of a kick back to the 80s/90s. But, I have looked a couple of tutorials and ideas on how to use this and I am looking forward to experimenting. I just have to keep an open mind.

 

Etre Belle – Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel – £15.93 – FULL SIZE – When I saw this Green coloured gel I wasn’t excited at all, I have hundreds of moisturisers and having Greasy skin, moisture is the last thing I need, But as I read the description, as well as a moisturiser, It can also be used as an after-sun product as it has a natural cooling effect and helps to hydrate your skin. I have a little UK holiday coming up soon and this may be ideal for my handbag.

Zerreau – Towel Off Shampoo Foam – £7.95 – I saw hints of this on the Glossybox Facebook Page. I am a huge fan of dry shampoo spray, I use is regularly between washes just to give my hair a little extra life. I have never heard of a shampoo foam that you towel off not rinse so I am super excited to try this.

SASS – Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate – £12 – Now when I opened this I had absolutely no idea what this was. I have never heard of SASS and the description wasn’t much help. Apparently it is a treatment for a post-shave/wax in your intimate areas. It helps to soothe skin and reduce hair regrowth. As I can see this being a part of the ‘Summers Calling’ Theme with people in bikinis and all, I don’t think that everyone will be using this. I will try it though as I hate products going to waste when I have paid for them.

Collection Cosmetics – Field Day Lipstick – £2.99 – FULL SIZE – Yey! at last a beauty item. Albeit a very budget brand beauty item. I am getting into wearing lipsticks a lot more recently so I was happy to receive this. The shade is just perfect for me and I will be wearing this a lot.

So as you can see quite a mixed bag this month. After last month I was really hoping for a WOW factor but for me it was missing. I need to forget about last month’s box and have an open mind with these products, Hopefully I will see them in a new light and can enjoy them.

If you are interested in signing up to GlossyBox, Please Click HERE to join.

What Are Your Thoughts on This Months Box?

 

05/18/15

Review: Skinade Collagen Drink

Yes you read that right, Collagen…. In a drink. As in the stuff that’s meant to plump lips up… Just in a liquid form. Some of you may still have your jaws open as you try and get your head around it, so let me try and explain what the Skinade Collagen Drinks are.

Skinade Collagen Bottled Drinks

Skinade Collagen Bottled Drinks

We (or most) are very good at looking after our skin from the outside, applying  our cleanser, toner and moisturiser, our SPF (I’m glaring at all of you who don’t!) and our face masks. But we don’t really take an awful lot of care of it from the inside. That’s where Skinade steps in. It works to “repair the collagen matrix below the skin’s surface, boost natural levels of hydration and reduce fine lines and wrinkles”. It’s even been recommended by dermatologists and Harley Street aesthetic surgeons. So it must be pretty good eh…?

Skinade-Packaging

Skinade-Packaging

Apart from high quality multivitamins, each bottle contains 7000mg high-grade collagen, which is sourced from fresh-water fish. There are no artificial flavours or colourings in skinade, and one serving is less than 35 calories.

Well over the next 30 days I will be trying Skinade to see what all the hype is about. I have seen many celebrities tweet about it and say how amazing it was, so I was delighted to be able to review it.

Skinade-Travel-Size

Skinade-Travel-Size

Now I’m not going to lie, when I first received my box of Skinade I was a bit apprehensive about the bottle packaging. There is a whole lot of packaging for a small drink. I don’t think it is very eco-friendly and hope something can be done about this in the future They do however also come in travel sized powder sachets that you mix with water. However I told myself to stop judging a book by it’s cover and poured the contents into a cup to have with my breakfast as instructed… And was a bit put off by the contents too. Which were yellow. Bright yellow. Hmm. I thought about the incredible benefits to my skin and before you knew it I had drunk half of the glass… And was pleasantly surprised! It tasted just like Berocca. Skinade is a blend of peach and mangosteen (yeah I don’t know what that is either. A long lost relative of the mango perhaps? and it’s reflected in the taste. Being a collagen drink you’d expect it to taste like it’s stuffed full of chemicals. Well no. Instead it tastes like Robinson’s orange squash. The relief of not having to consume something that tasted like battery acid! So how will I get on with Skinade and will it improve my skin? We Shall See…

A month’s course of Skinade costs £90 – this sounds really expensive at first, but it works out at just £3 per day which is around the same as the cost as a cup of coffee… and Skinade is definitely better for you than coffee!

A 30-day course of Skinade bottles is priced at £90, available from Skinade.

A 30-day course of Skinade travel-sized sachets is priced at £99, available from Skinade.

Have you Tried Skinade Before?

What Are Your Thoughts?

*PR Sample

05/17/15

My Little Box May 2015 ‘Provence Box’

My Little Box have collaborated with L’Occitane for their May box ‘MY LITTLE Provence BOX. Mylittlebox is a hand picked and beautiful designed box of fashion, beauty and lifestyle surprises. With accessories, products and other goodies created exclusively for you and based around a different theme each month.
My Little Box costs £11 plus £3.95 (the postage is expensive because it is shipped from France!) and you are able to opt out of the subscription at anytime. This month’s Provence theme brings a lovely selection of best-selling mini L’Occitane beauty products, some cute fridge magnets, a DIY bracelet and as usual a magazine, illustrations – all beautifully wrapped up.
My Little Box - May - Provence

My Little Box – May – Provence

L’Occitane – En Provence Mer & Mistral Shower Gel (worth £3.42)
This is the perfect little mini to take on your travels or try before you buy the full size. It’s scent is described as ‘Summer Holiday in a bottle’ which is spot on, it smells exactly like a mix of sand, sea and fresh air!
L’Occitane – En Provence Roses et Reines Hand and Nail Cream (worth £1.86)
This mini hand and nail cream is enriched with shea butter and vitamin E, to help nourish, soften and protect the hands while helping to strengthen the nails whilst delicately leaving a rose scent.
L’Occitane – En Provence Verena Body Lotion (worth £2.40)
This citrus fresh mini body lotion smells amazing and good enough to eat! It contains organic verbena extract and ultra nourishing grape seed oil and sinks in quickly without being sticky or greasy.
L’Occitane – En Provence Verbena Leaf Soap (worth £1.50)
Mini soap in the same delicious citrus scent as the Verbena body lotion. It’s shaped like a leaf and it not only cleans skin but acts like a scrub and moisturiser too! It contains crushed verbena leaves to exfoliate skin gently and eliminates dryness.
My Little Beauty – The Amazing Pencil (£9)
A metallic bronze creamy eyeshadow crayon that promises to stay put all day, and has a neat rotating end so no need for a sharpener.
Magnetic Provence (£6)
This is a cute – Mix and Match Dress up My Little Doll fridge magnets! I’ll be surprising my niece with these magnets – she will love them!
The Sunny Cuff (£15)
DIY accessory for summer is this embroidery gold cuff bracelet. It comes with two different coloured blue threads and a tutorial to create your own unique bracelet.
This box is a lovely mix of the best of L’Occitane En Provence beauty, fashion and lifestyle. The products are worth £39.18 so for £14.95 is good value. I can’t recommend My Little Box enough as I think it offers fresh brands I adore the packaging and the fashion and lifestyle element. Check out http://www.mylittlebox.co.uk/ to find out more and to order your box!
What do you think to My Little Box?
05/16/15

Review: Salt of the Earth Natural Deodorant

Hey Guy, over the past few months I am becoming more and more interested in ‘Green’ and ‘Eco’ products. My skin has been bad of late and I am worried about the constant amount of chemicals I apply to my skin daily be it moisturisers, primers, foundations, body lotions hand creams and also deodorant. After a little research I can across a brand called Salt Of The Earth that specialises in Natural Deodorant.

Salt Of The Earth Deodorant Spray - Lavender and Vanilla

Salt Of The Earth Deodorant Spray – Lavender and Vanilla

I was kindly sent the NEW natural deodorant Pure Aura – their very first fragranced deodorant. I have seen the crystal deodorant in shops for several months now and I have been tempted to try them. There is no smell to the crystal deodorant, and amazingly it keeps you very fresh without the need of a fragrance (apparently). The lack of scent would be something I would have to get used too. But sometimes you just can’t help wanting that extra little reassurance of a fresh floral scent and Crystal Spring’s new addition to its Salt of the Earth range provides just that.

Pure Aura’s fresh natural fragrance, with its lovely lavender & vanilla scent (Lavender not being one of my favourite fragrances), is created with over 15 natural botanical extracts and oils – and to my surprise it smelled better than it sounds. According to Crystal Spring’s website it “must be sniffed to be believe!” – love this, made me smile when I read it so just had to include it too.

I really do love the smell of it and after using it now for 2 weeks I am very glad to say it’s just an effective as My usual  deodorant. Although it takes a little bit longer than an average deodorant to dry, the long lasting protection is still very much the same. And what’s more, as it comes in a spray, it’s very handy to keep in your hand bag for when you want a quick freshen up.

Pure Aura also stays true to the award winning Salt of the Earth range’s great features and ethos; it’s long lasting; leaves no white marks, made from 100% natural ingredients – including soothing aloe vera and antibacterial honeysuckle, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, not tested on animals. It also contains no aluminium chlorohydrate, alcohol, parabens and tricolsan.

The 100ml pump spray costs £5.99 and ingredients include Aqua (water), Potassium Alum, Polyglyceryl-10-Laurate (natural solubilizer), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sclerotium gum (natural thickener), Parfum (from botanical extracts and oils), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, p-Anisic Acid (from star anise or Indian basil), Citric acid.  *Linalool, *Limonene, *Citronellol.  *From natural botanical extracts and essential oils.

If you haven’t tried it, I would highly recommend because not only is it natural, soothing, effective and made with plant extracts and minerals, but it also so pretty (looking and smelling) – you won’t be disappointed.

Well done Crystal Spring, you have yet another amazing product to be very proud of and I am sure it will be just as award winning and the rest of the range.

Have you tried Salt of the Earth Deodorant yet?

*PR Sample

05/14/15

Review: BYKI Designs ‘Snoopy’ Tote Bag

Hey there guys. Recently I have been doing a lot of online browsing, my new obsession is everything handmade, I love the personal touch and the idea that something has been made for you. I am a huge supporter of small businesses and recently came across a company called BYKI Designs.

BYKI began in the summer of 2012 and has thrived ever since, by the help from plethora of online craft markets and the interest in all things handmade. I started talking to them and they kindly sent me a Tote bag to review. All of the tote bags available are 100% cotton and are 38cm (w) x 43cm (h) in size.

BYKI Designs 'Snoopy' Tote Bag

BYKI Designs ‘Snoopy’ Tote Bag

First off, the way in which it was presented when I opened it was very nice. It was folded immaculately and tied with a thin rope twine with a Card of contact details pinned on with a tiny wooden peg. This had the feeling of a very high quality and established small business. Presented like this gives you the feeling of receiving a gift, also it is ideal if you are giving this as a gift to someone as the presentation is already done for you.

BYKI Designs 'Snoopy' Tote Bag

BYKI Designs ‘Snoopy’ Tote Bag

My Tote bag is a cute print of Snoopy which is simply adorable. The print itself is of a high quality, there are no watermarks, no bubble, no thinning of pigmentation and no visible border around the print which I sometimes find starts to lift off and peel around the edges. The colours are bright where they need to be bright and the image is clear. The bag itself is made from a cotton canvas and is extremely strong. I used it twice over the recent Bank Holiday weekend, carrying drinks and food supplies and once on an outing with my daughter which I filled with a few toys, her treasured ‘Blankies’ and my necessities i.e. Purse, phone, keys etc. The size of it is impressive without being ridiculously large. I managed to fit a nice amount of products in it, and it held the weight of heavy items too with no strain. The design is definitely attractive, but if you are not a fan of cartoon images, BYKI Designs stock a variety of designs including Stags, Owls, Records Phrases and much much more. You can even get a T-Shirt to match. There is something available for all ages.

My Particular Tote Bag retails at £8.99 which I think is amazing value for money. I already have my eye on a couple of designs as gifts as well as another for myself.

Thank you to Alia from BYKI Designs for allowing me to review this item for her.

What are your Thoughts on this Canvas Tote Bag?

*PR Sample

05/13/15

Products I’m Lusting After

Products I'm Lusting After

1. Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara £16.00   2. Nars – Dual Intensity Blush £30.00   3. Nars – Sheer Lipstick Roman Holiday £19.50  4. Yankee Candle – Cranberry Pear £19.99   5. Neve Cosmetics – Aqua Brush Set £17.90
6. Nails Inc – Coral Calling £29.00   7. The Balm – Nude Dude Palette $36.00   8. The Balm – How ‘Bout Them Apples $32.00   9. Benefit – Rockitude £25.50   10. Too Faced – Romantic Eye Palette £25.00   11. Too Faced – Beauty Expert Collection £14.00

As a beauty blogger I am absolutely obsessed with anything beauty related. I am generally a Budget- Beauty type of gal but that doesn’t stop me lusting after the more expensive Branded items. I am lusting after these items due their beauty, the reviews and the fact that I will probably never own most of these due to their price. Being a mum with no income at the moment, I can not justify spending a lot of money on items that do not benefit my family. That being said, If I had the chance to own these then I jump at the chance.

American brands are for me the holy grail of cosmetics, So naturally Too Faced are a brand constantly being blogged about and reviewed. The Romantic Eye Palette is a cute little collection of neutrals, pinks and shimmers, colors that I wear most days. The Better than Sex mascara has had some amazing reviews and I am always seeing it in Video tutorials thats why the Beauty Expert Collection is a great way of testing out FOUR products for a mere £14. I can see myself investing in this VERY soon.

Nars again is one of those brands I drool over, the sleekness of the packaging and branding screams quality to me. I have been looking at the Dual Intensity Blush with a pink tone blush and highlighter from the ‘Oragsm’ collection. Lipsticks have never been my thing but I have found myself looking and testing them out more and more, The Nars Sheer lipstick In Roman Holiday is a gorgeous pale pink tone ideal for my skin.

I sampled The Balm once in one of my Beauty Subscription Boxes and I loved the Retro packaging and the quality of the products. The ‘How Bout them Apples’ Blush palette is absolutely gorgeous and I want I want I want. I also spotted the Nude Dude palette which is fun and a must have in my opinion.

I have expressed my love of Benefit in every wish list that I have done, I just wish I could afford their products, The Rockitude collection is a perfect multi use set that covers all bases including highlighter, blush, lips, bronzer and primer.

I came across a brand called Neve Collection and fell in love with their colourful branding and collections and I am lusting over this Aqua Blue Brush Set, They look amazing and I would love to try some day.

Nails Inc is like Royalty in the Nail Polish world, They are great quality and this Pink Coral set is ideal for the summer and can brighten up any outfit.

And last but not least, Yankee Candle is now becoming a secret obsession of mine, They are expensive but I am always looking for sales and bargains. One scent I am looking for in particular is this Cranberry Pear Candle, I can imagine the beautiful fruity rich scent.

What Products are You Lusting Over at the Moment?

05/11/15

Review: 1st Ever Yankee Candle – Black Cherry

Now despite all of the hype, I have never owned a Yankee Candle (I know, where have I been). Although they have rave reviews, I couldn’t justify spending so much money on something decorative. That was until now. When I spotted this candle I knew it had to be mine. I mean a Cherry scent? It’s amazing. I love anything cherry scented or flavoured and this candle hooked me immediately! Anyway, normally I wouldn’t take the risk and order a full size large Yankee Candle without trying the scent because A) they’re not the cheapest and B) I wouldn’t want to be stuck with a massive candle that I didn’t like.

Yankee Candle - Black Cherry

Yankee Candle – Black Cherry

However, I was feeling like a daredevil so I bought the Large Black Cherry Yankee Candle  which I got from the Clinton Cards for the great price of £14.96. Now this scent is actually the fragrance of the month at the minute and has 25% off the usual price of £19.99. So if you do fancy trying it out, get your hands on it soon to avoid disappointment! The scent is said to have a delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries. I think I would certainly have to agree with Yankee’s description as the scent is heavenly, sweet but not sickly and very authentic, not that horrible synthetic Cherry fragrance that some companies use. For the throw, I found the fragrance filled my large bedroom well but I didn’t find it overpowering which I liked. Basically, I love it.

Yankee Candle - Black Cherry

Yankee Candle – Black Cherry

As already mentioned I opted for the large jar which contains 22 oz (623g) so it is fairly big (Height – 17.5cm and Diameter – 9.5cm, the biggest that Yankee do) and it claimed to last between 110 and 150 hours. I found for me my candle lasted around a week of constant burning which I was really happy about. Would I recommend this candle? I one hundred percent would. If you love authentic chocolate smells, I think this is definitely something to try out, or if there is a chocoholic in your life this may even make a fabulous Christmas present! One thing I will say is that if you’re going to buy this candle (Or any of the Yankee products which contain a wick) Invest in a wick trimmer as from reviews that I have read they do have a tendency to mushroom which can ruin your experience.

What are your thoughts on Yankee Candle Black Cherry?

05/10/15

Review: Earthnicity Mineral Make-Up

Hey Guys, Today I am reviewing some mineral makeup for you from Earthnicity Minerals – a UK based mineral makeup company that pride themselves on their usage of 100% pure minerals, no synthetic colourings, no fragrances, no preservatives, no alcohols and no oils. They also claim that their minerals are so gentle that you can sleep in them without breaking out… I wouldn’t recommend this but it is nice to know that these products are going to be gentle on the skin.

Earthnicity also have an understanding of different skin tones and provide makeup ranging from the very light or fair skinned, up to very dark skin tones without their colours appearing ashy or poorly matched.

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First thing I have to mention is the Packaging. It is a gorgeous sleek matte black box with coloured metallic stripes. For me, this gives a high end look to the products whilst maintaining a little fun with the colour.

I am pretty new to mineral makeup, I am very apprehensive about it as the Mineral make-up I have tried in the past are really really pigmented and cake on the skin. Maybe I just wasn’t applying it right.  I was very interested to try the range of products Earthnicity had sent me, I was especially keen to try the mineral concealer. I was lucky enough to be sent the following products:

  • Mineral Foundation in the shade ‘Porcelain’
  • Mineral Concealer in the shade ‘Ivory’
  • Mineral HD Velvet Powder
  • Mineral Foundation in the shade Alabaster – Sample sachet
Earthnicity Mineral Foundation, HD Velvet Powder and Concealer

Earthnicity Mineral Foundation, HD Velvet Powder and Concealer

Earthnicity Mineral Foundation, HD Velvet Powder and Concealer

Earthnicity Mineral Foundation, HD Velvet Powder and Concealer

Well I have heard that it is difficult to get mineral foundation ‘wrong’ (although I seem to have in the past) you just swirl your brush into the product, tap off the excess and buff into your skin (starting from the outside of your face and moving inwards). You repeat this step until you have your desired coverage and you should be left with a natural looking base. The powder is finely milled and once blended into the skin it feels very silky smooth. The texture is really velvety and It feels nice on the skin too. Out of all the samples I have tried this one feels the most smoothest and silky on my skin.

Using the rest of the products was easy, I buffed the concealer under my eyes with my Ecotools Buffing Concealer Brush and then applied the HD Velvet powder in light brush strokes over the top of my foundation to act as a mattifier – just being sure to tap off my brushes more than usual.

Here is the result: *Warning!! Bare faced pic coming up!*

Earthnicity Mineral Mineral Makeup review

Before and After using Earthnicity Mineral Makeup

I suffer with naturally oily skin and am prone to breakouts. I have chosen to show you the results when my skin is at its worst so you can see the full effect. As you can see the result is very natural looking in comparison with using a full face of liquid foundation etc. The only makeup I am wearing in this picture that isn’t from my Earthnicity Minerals kit is mascara (and a little sheer lip gloss). I like how it feels light but I can get medium coverage from this as well. My complexion looks super smooth and feels great with this on, the redness isn’t as visible and my pores look smaller. I think this foundation gives a nice flawless natural look which is what I was looking for as some foundations are so light and natural it looks like you have nothing on. This gives the look as if your skin is natural lovely and flawless.

Wear time was around 5-6 hours without a primer on my skin. Wear time is prolonged with the use of primers and I think the result is amazing, I looked like me but just better without it being obvious I was wearing makeup.

The Mineral Foundation retails at £16.99 for a 30ml jar and can be purchased HERE

The Mineral Concealer retails at £10.99 for a 10ml jar and can be purchased HERE

The Mineral HD Velvet Powder retails at £17.99 for a 30ml jar and can be purchased HERE

Overall I am seriously impressed by this kit and I would love to try more from the range, they have some exciting looking eye colours, lipsticks and bronzers which are making their way onto my lust lists.

What are your opinions on mineral makeup?

*PR Sample