OMG – I bought the Fresh Nude Foundation in the shade 070 Seychelles Cinnamon back in December 2016, and left it with my other new makeup items that I have yet to try (as you do). On a whim I decided one day to open it and give it a try, not expecting anything too dramatic…. but did it surprise me?? Oh yes it did. You know you hear the cliche made by people (in the make up field) ‘your skin but better’ this is my your skin but better foundation – exact match, blends so well, am loving it at the moment. I blend with a beauty sponge, powder and whola. Only one draw back it breaks down after around 3 hours! I would say its light to medium, I use 4 pumps. If I didn’t powder it would be quiet dewy, with powder its more satin looking. Big thumbs up from me Body Shop, glad to see you are including us WOC’s in your cosmetic line again!https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/make-up/foundations-concealers/fresh-nude-foundation/p/p000349
I purchased the foundation listed above back in August, and gave it a months trial in September. Love it!!
Covergirl Queen Collection Soft Copper Q830 perfect match for my skin tone. Beautiful demi-matte finish. Gives a natural no make up look, giving your skin a healthy glow.
I trialled this product for one month, on my face (obviously!!), the foundation stayed on from 10am throughout the day until 10pm when I took it off, the foundation had not moved, a couple of nights 12/1am, and still the make up looked flawless. Underneath the foundation I did use a primer the Becca Rejuvenating Primer Tightening Hydrating Formula.
The formula is very liquidy. I use 2.5 pumps. It dries very quickly. I use my fingers or a sponge to apply. A little powder through the t-zone and finish!
I would make this foundation a staple, BUT, I do like to try other brands and will continue to do so. However, I would definitely recommend and definitely repurchase. Only $8:32 through Amazon.com.
Beautiful bargain, in my opinion excellent value for money.
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Hope you are all well. I haven’t uploaded anything for a while, have been completely absorbed in my juicing and blending and also doing a nutritional course.
Anyways thought I would upload a getting ready for work look. Hope you enjoy….
Time to play with a new palette I bought from Marks & Spencer.
I moisturised with Asda Skin System SPF 15; and Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate sample I got at Boots and I primed with Inglot Under Base (I cut off the top to get to the rest of the product)!
To accomplish the clear smooth complexion I used YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat BD70 (purchased in Barbados) £31.50 in Boots. A light coverage foundation (a little too dark for me, because the consistancy is light, I am able to make it work for me). Lorac, Behind the Scenes, eye primer eye primer (sample).
to achieve the complexion I wanted I also used MUFE Liquid Lift (at the moment my favorite foundation) Sephora $44 colour #15, MAC lustre drops (limited edition) Sun Rush, theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer £17.50 to highlight cheek bones, and center of the face. Black Opal in Carob Amazon.co.uk £9:52 for a contour. I am using this product because its way too dark for me, and I do not want to waste it! (brought on line of course!) MASCARAS Asda X tend mascara £3.50 Technics Monster Lash £0.99 , All colours used on the eyes Stila eye shadow palette £25.00, I brought mine at Marks and Spencer, however, I cannot find it in their on-line store. Base shadow: Bare, Bliss Crease: Sandstone, ebony Lid: bubbly, glided gold, luster, night sky Lower Lash Line: kitten, sunset, ebony
Sleek Blush by 3 in Pumpkin; brought mine from Tesco, £9.99 enjoying the colour lantern. Sleek Gold Rose, beautiful shimmery gold £4.49 Superdrug. Lipstick and lip pencil (which is an eye liner dual pencil by) Kryolan MAC lipstick Angel £15.50 , Kryolan dual eye pencil dark brown and black BRUSHES: Sephora dual ended brush, flat shader and eyeliner (one of my go too’s) it came in a Sephora palette Sigma Tapered blending brush E35 ECO Tools Pencil brush Real Techniques buffing/blush/accent brush The finished result!
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I would like to share (a brief) my story, June 2014, I wasn’t feeling so well, on my way to the gym, I came over shaky, my heart was thudding. I managed to drive myself home it wasn’t too far, and concentrated and prayered to stay calm, taking deep slow breaths. Once in the house I climbed the stairs to our bedroom and woke my husband (who flew out of bed) when I said for the second time in a whisper as I knelt by the side of the bed, ‘you need to take me to hospital’. There, at hospital the Doctor diagnosed me with hyper tension?! Hyper tension, I eat ‘healthy’ I exercise daily?! Asked if Mum and Dad have high BP which is a yes, I was told it heredity! I was in the time of diagnoses and the time of trying different medication, and in the time of being taken ill at work and this time an ambulance called to work…. I was hospitalised whilst they did test and worked out the medication mfor me, (its a little hit and miss, until the BP comes under control!) Anyways a few months later my GP says he didn’t like my BP was still slightly high 140/80, he was going to put me on a higher dose. I told him before you do this, let me try and find a holistic method…. and during this time, in comes menopause symptoms, tropical moments…. aka hot flushes! I asked around some friends of my age and seen them put of layers of clothing and then take it off and fan themselves as that unbearable glowing furnance starts to rise up from the inside out…. I asked ‘what did you do when the hot flushes hit…?’, how did you deal with it?!’ The answer from them, ‘….didn’t do anything just beared with it!’ I didn’t want to bear with it! GP wasnt of any help, more medication thrown at me he was telling me he would prescribe anti depressants (they stop the hot flushes) but what else do they do….??!! I didn’t want to go that route! I started my look for alternative methods and came across bio identical hormones, which I considered, my GP had not heard of it, I told him to ‘google’ it. I live overseas and this method is not given here. My search continued. I said to The Lord, Father I do not want to go through the aliments of my parents…. please lead me to a way that will keep my healthy and fit…. I was lead to this scripture Genesis 1:29 … please note I was lead to this scripture. I took it literally and started to look into raw foods fruit and veg. Long story short… hot sweats stopped within a week. My BP 116/75, I am still taking 1/2 a tablet, however, when I go back to my GP I will tell him I will stop the medication but of course continue to monitor.
I believe God lead me here, I am telling my story….. this is what happened to me, for me!
I actually put weight on when I began this journey (April 2015), however over the last couple of weeks, I noticed that my weight is very slowly decreasing.
I am loving this nutritious way of living, my skin is clearer, my eyes are clearer (due to my BP going down)… there are so many more benefits too… numerous! I thank my Lord for leading me here!
I am not fully raw, I still eat some cooked food, mainly using as a base i.e. baked sweet potato. If I am eating out, friends, functions or generally away from home, I choose as raw as possible, with some cooked veg and a small portion of fish.
A typical week day:
Start the day: 1.5 ltr of bottled water
Weight train, yoga, jog listening to God’s word: today is II Samuel 20-24 on my iPod
Breakfast 32oz of blended:-
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Coffee with friends – Saturday night, going out to meet up with some friends at a coffee shop!
I started fresh faced!
….any excuse to play with my toys!
Eye Primer: Matte Bisque
Brush: Real Techniques deluxe crease £21.99 (comes in a starter kit)
Using the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy#10 Envious Orchid (on their website the price is USD 50) I used the:
lighter white shade (they have no name) all over the eye and inner corner.
The next light shade on my lid,
dark brown and purple in the crease and outer corner.
The brushes used:
e.l.f. Essential Eye Shadow Brush USD 1:00
Sigma E25 USD 14
EcoTools smudger 3:99 in TK Maxx
Rimmel 001 Black Gel £6.99 eyeliner applied with the liner brush that came with it
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Volume Flash, £6.99 in black
To Prime: L’Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream medium-dark £9.99 (this isn’t a primer, I used it as one)
Foundation: Sacha Cosmetics Contour palette USD 50: Perfect Honey (all over my face); Perfect Bronze (cheek bones and perimeter of my face)
Powder: MUFE HD $34.00
Brush: Real Techniques buffing brush £21.99 (comes in a set)
Brush: Amazon MASH blush brush USD 12:99
Lakme Face Sheer Sun Kissed highlighter (price not on the website!?)
Brush: Sephora stippling brush #113
MAC Freckletone lipstick £15.50
Off now for a cup of mint tea and a chat…!
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Beautiful room decorated with balloons and cards, a red rose, chocs and wine! They really looked after us.
Mini me and my valentine”s rose.
lovely Belgium chos which didn’t last long…..
Really pleased with the Shellac, and beautiful weekend!
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Going to celebrate a friends birthday! Not an overly dress up occasion, but a smart casual style and to go with it a nice make up theme.
Moisturised & Primed:
NYX Eyeshadow Base in white £6.00
LORAC Unzipped palette: USD 42
Unconditional all over the eye lid
Brows: LA Girl Semi-Permanent Auto eyeliner USD 5:00 in Charcoal
Using my Smashbox On the Rocks Palette, $26.99 I set to work:-
On the Lid Nutmeg TOOLS ECO Tools flat brush $3:99
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Cafe £5.99; MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush (I cannot find this on their website anymore!); MUFE HD Powder £12:95; HIGHLIGHT LAKME Face Sheer in Sun Kissed; in Golden $14:00; MicroSmooth Baked LuminizerMaybelline Dream Sun triple bronzing in blonde £5.99
Time to party!
ANOTHER LOOK……at the Carlton Ritz
an addition to my previous post ‘Putting on the Ritz’, my hubby took me for a long weekend in Bahrain we stayed at the Ritz Carlton! Highly recommended. With the makeup I took with me, I have duplicated a couple of looks I wore whilst there. Enjoy
Natural Being Manuka honey day cream for normal-dry skin £3:99 (I brought this in TK Maxx)
MAC Strobe Cream £24:50
Sacha Cosmetics Contour Palette $50.00, Fix It Matte Cameo (lid), Perfect Bronze (eye contour)
Smashbox On the Rocks $18.00 (Bought at Boots, think it was Limited Edition) Bourbon and Chanti in the crease. Midnight Emerald on the lid. Nutmeg in the inner corner.
Sacha Cosmetics Contour Palette medium/deep (loving this) $50.00
Contour: Perfect Bronze/Perfect Copper Highlight: Perfect Honey/Cocoa Beige
Sephora – Mircosmooth Baked Foundation #56 $22.00; Sephora – Mircosmooth Baked Luminizer golden $14.00; Maybelline Dream Sun Triple Bronzing Powder 01 Blonde £5.99; Hourglass ambient lighting finishing powder, moodlight $45.00;
|The Tools:Generic Spoolie (from a finished mascara); Generic Beauty Blender (brand unknown) Sigma F25 $33.00; Real Techniques Shading £7.99; Sigma E40 – Tapered Blending $16.00; Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99|
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Too Faced Primed & Poreless; Natural Being Day Cream; Guerlain Orichidee Imperial;
MAC Strobe Cream; NYX Eye Base;
Cargo Cosmetics, Suited to a tea £24.00; Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 palette £9.99 – transition color Squash (middle colour). The last colour pumpkin pie is a lovely cool tone orange, on the cheeks, really compliments my skin tone by brightening and bringing a highlight to my cheekbones.
Yves Saint Laurent Dessin des Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil, No. 5, Ebony £19.50 Really enjoy this product, it has a gray base tone, so looks very subtle on the brows, and very natural. I do not have to be perfect with it, and it still looks good. Although expensive compared to other cosmetic lines, I would purchase this again.
Sephora IT Palette All over the Lid 2nd row 5th shade
Smashbox On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette Crease Coronation; Chianti, Sapphires, Outer ‘v’ & Crease Bourbon
NYX Tango with bronzing stix Cha Cha With Sun God $6.99; MAC Lustre drops in Sun Rush; Maybelline Dream Sun Triple bronzing powder blonde 01 £5.99; MAC Sweet as Cocoa £18.00
Generic Beauty Blender (cannot remember the brand)
Well not quite… putting on the Ritz, but hubs did take me to the Ritz Carlton in Bahrain for a 3 day weekend! Lovely!!
I also went to MAC and was undecided about a blush I thought I would try out. Format ! An MUA put it on me and I wore it for that shopping day. Quiet liked it and decided to go back the next day to buy it. As I went through the blush palettes again, I picked up Sweet as Cocoa on the swatch stand. I decided to try that one. So to make things easier I had Sweet as Cocoa on one side and Format on the other. Sweet as Cocoa was much nicer out of the two, looks more like a bronzer on my skin tone! Format came out very red compared to Sweet as Cocoa. So another item went into my shopping bag at BHD 12.750 equivalent to £22.
I thought I would post some of the looks I wore whilst in Bahrain. We didnt go anywhere glitzy, so I kept the looks kind of neutral/glam for me…. as my apparellel was kind of casual. Jeans and a nice top sort of style!!
Whilst there I of course went to Sephora
and bought the
Sephora IT Palette in Nude BHD 18.9
Brows: 2nd row 6th shade; Tool: YSL Eyebrow pencil Dessin Des Sourcil spoolie $30.00
Transition Shade: 2nd row 4th shade
Lid: 1st row 2nd shade
Crease: 2nd row 6th shade
Eyeliner: 2nd row 6th shade
Inside Corner: 1st row 1st shade
NYX Slide on Glide on Tropical Green eyeliner pencil £7:50
Sacha Cosmetics Contour Palette highlight almond beige/perfect tan; contour perfect bronze
Maybelline Dream Sun Triple Bronzing Powder 01 Blonde £5.99 (yep Blonde, picked up by mistake, tried it! Loved it!!
Eyes and Cheeks:
Nars Blush Exhibit A $30.00
Suited to a Tea Cream Eyeshadow Palette £30:00 (you may have already read the reviews! I agree with them – this palette is awful. This is the first Cargo Cosmetic product I have tried, and I have read good things about them, however this item doesnt live up to their reputation. The only way I can explain it, its like smooth moisturizer on your eyes. It separates and the colour is not pigmented and does not stay on my eyes longer than 45 minutes. I am using it as a base at the moment.
Generic flat brush
Beauty Blender dupe (not shown) unknown brand
ECO Tools angled/pencil/tapered blush brush
Real Techniques base shadow brush
MAC 217 (love) £19:00
Sigma Highlighter F35 brush $24
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I will do a separate blog for my other look…….bye for now!
Here’s my other look!