First Impressions / Baby ‘haul’

So I haven’t done a blog in a week, due to many reasons, of which I will not bore you about…

But there was infact time to do some spontaneous online shopping!

I will just dive straight in.. here goes!

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Since receiving them on Monday just gone, I have had the time to test the all out. Some more frequently than others.

L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover / Infallible 24hr Matte / Mattifying Base

I have long been an avid fan of L’Oréal makeup products ever since the ‘original’ True Match foundation came out many years ago.. and I have to say their foundations in general do not falter.

At the moment, since giving birth to my baby not long ago, my skin has become more shiner, so the need for a makeup that will stay put all day is ever needed.

I find that the 24hr Matte is true to my fair skin tone ( I am PALE), it does the trick, by not moving about, staying matte, and not looking at all ‘cakey’.

Turn to the NEW Total Cover and this is whole different ball game… O boy.

This claims to cover all kinds of skin issues, be it, blemishes, redness and tattoo’s without the heavy feeling.

If I am honest, it is okay, yes I am currently on day 3 of trying this foundation, and again using my blender or sponge to apply it. Good colour match too, so no tide lines around the jaw area.

It also certainly looks to stay put significantly longer than that of the 24hr Matte.

This is my 2nd attempt (I accidently threw the first one out) and trying the Mattifying Base out. You get a decent sized tube for your buck so a little goes a long way.

For years I have been faithful to the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, which I love, so again, giving this one for a spin has been interesting. It is easy and simple to apply, over the bridge of my nose and forehead, it seems to keep my pores hidden away as if by magic, so for me this wins hands down!

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Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer

For months and months now, this concealer has been stalking my Instagram, Blogger and YouTube feed, and it came to the point, where I knew I had to try this.

Like many others, the one thing that bothered me, and potentially put me off, was the sponge applicator of which the concealer comes through at the top.

I cannot be sure if I am so excited by this, as I find the colour is a bit ‘off’ for me. Considering this is in the shade Light, it is much darker than my current favourite ( Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer).

Plus the price for the amount your getting is much more dearer, compared to the Collection brand.

I will have to see how this one pans out for me over the next few weeks…

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Batiste Dry Shampoo (Limited Edition ‘Naughty’)

LOVE LOVE LOVE Batiste.

Since falling pregnant last year and then having my son, my hair has become ever more limp, and voluminous, which for me, isn’t a great look. Especially when you have  washed it within 2-3 hours, and then its looking gross again. Boo.

I do tend to find though, that it is incredibly chalky and does leave your hair with a grey tinge… So a little goes a long way… But never the less, it does what it says on the can. Cannot falter!

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo

So like I’ve mentioned above, my hair is limp, lifeless and not very voluminous. Plus whilst pregnant, I started to loose clumps of hair, which is petrifying.

This is quite pricey for the amount you get, but you do not need very much and the instructions recommend you pre wash your hair first, so its super wet, which makes this easier to lather.

Only time will tell if this is any good for me and my hair.

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NYX Flawless Finish Blending Sponge

I have a few of these infamous sponges, so when I saw that NYX had brought one out too, I had to try it out.

Quite a small sponge compared to the other ones out there, but still good.

Shaped like a tear- drop with a round bottom, and on one side its a flat edge.

So far it does what its meant to do.

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L’Oréal Le Blush in 120 Sandalwood Pink

Another blush to add to my collection. This one is also one of my favourites. I am not a fan of shimmery blushes, so these from L’Oréal always seem to tick the boxes.

Subtle shades of pink and muted browns complete the range, and comes complete with a compact mirror and mini brush- perfect if your on the go!

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January Favourites

 

So the first month of the year is almost out.. yippee!

 

 

Which brings me to this months favourites:

My K by Myleene Klass- if your not aware if the many new trends of SS17′, then your missing out. Along with Embroidery, Badges, and now ‘unisex’ clothing. Yes monochrome, for babies is IN.

http://www.mothercare.com/clothing/my-k-by-myleene-klass/?pmin=0

Solstice Highlighting Palette by Sleek- probably for me the most affordable and popular highlighting palette around, if you are unable to stretch to say Anastacia Beverley Hills.

http://www.sleekmakeup.com/uk/solstice-highlighting-palette

Fibre One Bars- Honestly, these are so tasty! If your on a diet, and just craving a chocolatey hit, then try one of these. They are 90 calories, and come in 3 flavours. Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Salted Caramel Squares and Lemon Drizzle Bars.

https://www.fibreone.co.uk/delicious-bars/

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Power by MAC- if you are like me and by lunchtime your a little bit shiny, or you find your makeup doesn’t look as great as it did when you first put it on that morning, then look no further to MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. I find this makes your makeup stay all day, and you can use is sparingly if needed. It doesn’t make your face go all cakey like a lot of powders do either. Use it with a damp sponge or beauty blender to “bake”, or with a fine brush.

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13849/4462/products/makeup/face/powder/prep-prime-transparent-finishing-powder

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation- my holy grail foundation! It has taken a long time to find a foundation that matches my skin perfectly, and stays on ALL DAY long, it does not wear away, slide or look patchy or cakey either.
http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/643/3894/product-catalog/makeup/face/foundations/double-wear/stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10

So that’s it till next month… What has been your favourite items for January?

mummy3sons xx

Ssssssh!!

When your thinking of ways to transform your living room into a 3rd bedroom, at an in-godly like hour in the night…

As currently neither the older boys can really cough, breathe or fart without the baby waking and crying.

So last night we made it till crappy old 1am and Marcus is onto his second feed of the night and now will be back in his tiny poxy Moses basket at the foot of our bed. So we cannot even cough, breathe or even fart!- just to specify, I don’t ever do the latter, I’m a lady…

There must be a way for 3 boys to sleep in unity surely. No?

So whilst Daddy sleeps beside me, and Marcus is smiling, as he is milk drunk on me, I’m looking bemused and damn hungry.

Life of a Mummy eh?

Until next time…mummy3sons xx