Yes’, and o God no’s!!

So I thought I would share with you what I have been loving this month, and also what I have not been loving.

The Good..

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Nip + Fab Repair Bee Sting Fix Cream Deluxe

Nip + Fab has always been one of those brands that stands out for me, reason being it their products always seem to actually work! I have been using this face cream for about 3 weeks now, religiously day and night after my skincare routine. Suffice to say my face looks better. I have a deep frown line on my forehead, and it claims to smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles, which this has done! The condition of my skin has also improved. This is worth its weight in gold!!

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MAC Fix +

 

MAC Fix + I think has to be said as one of the original and best ‘primer’ waters or even a refresh/ hydrating spray. Works well if you are wanting to spruce up your makeup for a nightout but not having enough time to completely re- do your makeup. Also ideal for spraying on your eyeshadow brushes before using shadows or pigments.

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo

 

Since having my 3rd child almost a year ago, the thickness and lack of volume in my hair has become so concerning for me that I started to look for something that would bring my hair back to life so to speak. A lot of treatments or shampoos cost around £30, which lets be honest, I wasn’t initially prepared to spend. I saw this in Boots and was a bit sceptical, but so glad I persevered with it.

It has lasted me one whole month, and in that 4 weeks my hair has become noticeably thicker, and lots of new ‘baby’ hair has started to show! So impressed. 10/10 Mr. Stafford!!

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Sanctuary Spa Charcoal Shower Burst

I saw this on a YouTuber’s account, and was intrigued. Sanctuary Spa have really come full circle with their range of bath and body items, and this is no exception. Its a charcoal foam in a can basically, which immediately turns into a white shower foam, it hardly has a scent, which lets be honest is a good thing. One thing I will say, for the price of £5, it doesn’t seem to last long… I’ve used this maybe 5 times at most, and the can is almost empty… But cannot fault it, a fantastic product!

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NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

 

Where do I start? Love love, love this! Honestly, if you are looking for a setting spray that doesn’t cost the earth then this is it. Spray at the end of making your face up, (albeit do your mascara after this) give it a few seconds and your makeup will last all day! Honest! Fab.

 

The Bad.

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Rimmel #Insta Fix & Go

 

I have to say out of all of these, the one item I have trialled this past month and HATED was the Rimmel 2- in -1 Primer and Setting Spray. It smells fresh and lovely, and would be a good refresh spray throughout the day, but as a setting spray, sadly not. It almost melted my makeup off! Avoid!

 

Have a good evening

C xx

My favourite lip products (NYX)

I swear, that literally this last year or so NYX Professional Makeup have exploded immensely with their makeup, even more so with their lip products.

I have never really been a fan of lip products, as the shape of my mouth isn’t really what I call ‘attractive’, so have always steered clear of anything dramatic or bright.

Then I saw these…

 

 

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l-r NYX Butter Gloss in Madeleine, Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome and Abu Dhabi

 

 

They both go on really well, the colour pigment of the lip cream is amazing, and honestly lasts a fair few hours wear.

 

 

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Rome, Madeleine and Abu Dhabi

 

 

I picked mine up from my local Boots stores, but they sell online too and do not cost a lot, these were £5.50 and £6.00 each.

Have a great evening

C xx

 

http://www.boots.com/nyx-professional-makeup-butter-gloss-10207772

http://www.boots.com/nyx-professional-makeup-soft-matte-lip-cream-14g-10207816

 

 

REVIEW: NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil

My first ever brow product was a very old Rimmel one, and I think it is still lurking around somewhere in one of my bags hanging in my wardrobe…

Moving on a fair few years, and I have tried many various different products to achieve that well groomed brow look.

I think I have finally found what I have been looking for…

This!

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NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso £8.00

 

I have to add that, prior to me finding this one, I was splurging on the Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Brow Wiz £15.50 which is identical to this one, and double the price!

Worth its weight, its simply amazing!

C xx

 

 

 

NYX Glitter.. you can never have enough…

I’m a girl. SHOCK.

To be honest with you, I have always been a lover of pink, purple, sparkles, glitter and all things ‘pretty’.

In a home full of males, which include my man, my dog Rex, and our three boys, for me to be able to have a corner of the bathroom or a desk full of makeup is simply essential!

I also never really get the chance to wear full on glam, I do make a pretty good attempt I hasten to add, but never every day like this, as shown below.

I have a few different sorts of glitter beauty products which include gel pens, pigments, loose glitters, and pans/ palettes.

If you want, I could do a blog this week on my glitter collection, if you so wish…

Below is NYX ‘Face and Body’ Glitter in 09 (or Pink).

 

NYX Face and Body Glitter in 09

You can never have enough glitter…

 

Until next time… C xx

February Wishlist

What I am longing for this month….

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Tarte PRO Amazonian Palette £53.00
  2. Aldo Emmanuela £69.98- down from £100
  3. Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette £41.00
  4. YSL Zip Around Wallet £465.00 (UK)
  5. Marks and Spencer PETITE Belted Trench £45.00

 

This is mine. What are your wishes?

mummy3sons xx

 

 

 

REVIEW: Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment Masque

I have bad skin.

I have had bad skin pretty much since I was 14 years old. It isn’t as bad as when I was younger, but to this day, I am still unable to leave the house without makeup on.

I have tried so many masques in my lifetime to date, and to be honest some have worked, and some have not.

Then I came across this bad ass.

The Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment Masque.

Yes, it’s a little expensive at £39.99 (for 34g pot), but I had heard so many impressive reviews on this, that I was a little curious to say the least….

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It claims it can de- clog pores, minimize them and create clearer skin.

It can be used as either a full masque or as a spot treatment.

It also states that you can use this up to 3 times a week!

 

So here is how I got on….

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Before and after…gross!

 

The masque is a dark grey gloop, of which they advise you apply a thin layer onto your skin. I used a foundation brush to apply this, as for me this was the easiest, cleanest and quickest way.

Like I mentioned above, they say you can leave this on between 5 and 20 minutes. I left mine on for the full 20 minutes.

As you can clearly see, my clogged pores are literally being drawn out of my skin!

After 20 minutes, I used a muslin cloth and warm water to remove everything, and low and behold, my face was clearer.

My nose especially is practically ‘blackhead’ free, and is not red either, which I find a lot of other masques do.

It is quite a drying masque, and Glam Glow recommend to use an SPF for the next few days.

All in all, I would say that this masque is a success!

10/10

 

mummy3sons xx

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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