Thursday, 20 March 2014

Facebook Cancer Campaign

If you are on Face book then nobody could fail to miss the massive wave of No Makeup Selfies that women were posting of themselves to create awareness of Cancer. The idea was women removed their makeup and put a photograph of themselves on face book then donated to the Cancer charity. Ive read lots of negative remarks about the idea with people saying what was the point etc. 

As a result apparently over 1 million pounds has been donated in the last 24hrs so it just goes to show that each and everyone of you who took part HAS made a difference.

Here was my No Make Up Selfie. 

It just goes to show the impact of social networking. I am a big supporter of Cancer research having lost my mum to cancer. Lets hope one day this terrible disease can be kicked into touch.

For those of you who didn't take part then all you need to do is text BEAT to 70099 to donate £3.
Did you take part and what are your views on fund raising through social media?

Monday, 10 March 2014

Bamboozle Blogs Marshmallow Blends

At Marshmallow Blends I'm always interested to read what other Beauty Bloggers think about the Marshmallow Blends products. Today's review comes from the lovely Jemma over at Bamboozle Beauty Blog.

Pop over to her blog to read her thoughts on the products below

If you are a beauty blogger and have tried and reviewed any of the Marshmallow Blends products and would like me to add a link just let me know xx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Keeping it natural Part 1 Korres

As we get older i think it gets harder and harder to find the right base that looks natural. Saying that i think at any age its really hard to find a great natural looking base. Over the next few weeks I'm going to be showing you some of my favourite tinted moisturisers, BB creams , light foundations that i can recommend as an everyday natural looking skin base.

The first product and the one i have been wearing the most lately is the Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser SPF30

Stockist RRP£19

One of the things i like about a tinted moisturiser is the way they are quite forgiving when picking the correct shade. Its always difficult to tell from a computer monitor what shade you will end up with so i opted for 02 honey which worked perfectly with my skin colouring. The formula is oil free so good if you have an oil intolerant skin type or a more oily prone skin. The bonus of the SPF 30 is really appealing too as i do like the thought of having some protection on my skin on days i wear a moisturiser that doesnt contain a filter.

I like to apply this product with my fingers on freshly moisturised skin. Ive tried it without a moisturiser and it just didn't work for me that way but applied straight onto moisturised skin and it leaves my skin looking so much more even and reduces shine but lets my natural skin show through. 
Perfect for everyday wear and i have also been using this when i go to the gym as i wont go bare faced and this seems to hold up through a workout quite well without me feeling like I'm wearing a full face of makeup. You can still see my freckles and if you have dark circles (Like me) you will need to add a little concealer.

Pros: Lightweight, long wearing, oil free, non comedogenic, silicone free, easy to blend, suits most skin types, easy to match skin tone.
Cons: There are no real cons to this product for me. Its a great base product that i will no doubt keep in my collection for a long time. Have you tried the Korres tinted moisturiser and do you think less is more as we get older?