Me Me Me Cosmetics; Flawless Face Powder / Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint / Dew Pot in Silk Dusk

Today I’m going to show you a few products I’ve recently been trying from a brand that’s relatively new to me, Me Me Me Cosmetics. If you’ve not heard of them before, they’re a brand that reminds me of a cross between elf, Smooch and Benefit. They pride themselves in providing affordable luxury products and say that their range is a celebration of the free spirit within us all. (Keep reading for a unique 25% off voucher code)!

I for one really love the look of this brand and the packaging of the products feels luxurious. The Cheek & Lip Tint for example is in a gorgeous class bottle and feels weighty.

So from the Me Me Me Cosmetics range, I’ve got three products to share with you today; the Flawless Pressed Face Powder*, the Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint* and one of their Dew Pots in Silk Dusk*.

Flawless Pressed Face Powder in Translucent

My first impressions of this powder are really good. I love a translucent powder for blotting makeup and helping to keep me shine free throughout the day. Plus the beauty with having a translucent shade, means that the powder will suit my skin type throughout the year. And my skin in particular, being so olive, tends to change a lot (especially in the summer months).

Me Me Me; Flawless Pressed Face Powder in Translucent

Me Me Me say:

“Keep shine free and under control with this lightweight and breathable handbag-friendly powder compact. Apply gently over your foundation for a flawless and effortless finish. Enriched with silk and Vitamin E which helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

Me Me Me makeup artist tip:

“Keep on hand as an essential partner to your foundation to achieve a sheer flawless finish all day long.”

The packaging is pretty. I love the simplistic black compact, with it’s sponge and mirror. I love the graphics on all of their products, inspired I believe by Ancient Greece and the beauty and elegance of the Renaissance. I think the graphics capture this perfectly.

The sponge that comes with the compact is really thin and is a little tricky to use to apply but definitely handy for when you’re out and about. When at home however, I like to apply this powder with a large face brush, which brushes the product all over the face effortlessly.

I really like this Face Powder. I haven’t used a finishing powder for a while and to me, this is just what this product is brilliant for. After I’ve applied my foundation and concealer, a brush of this all over helps to blend everything together and creates a flawless finish. It’s really lovely. The product feels really smooth and silky too, is a pleasure to use and is just £5.99, so it’s a winner for me!

Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint

This was a product that I was instantly excited to try. I can’t remember the last time I used a cheek tint as supposed to a powder or cream blusher, so this was something I was eager to get my mitts on! As I mentioned previously, my favourite colour during the Spring (and still is) is coral too, so this is just perfect!

Me Me Me; Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint

Me Me Me say:

“These are our best selling hero products and are ideal for adding a flush of long-lasting colour to your cheeks and lips no matter what the occasion or skin tone. Our tints are concentrated to enhance and define.”

Me Me Me makeup artist tip:

“Dab along your cheek bone to instantly lift and brighten your complexion.”

The packaging of this tint is so cute. It’s a gorgeous little glass pot of coral, loveliness. I love it. I used 2 or 3 brushes of the tint across my cheeks and then blend in with my fingers. The tint comes with a standard nail varnish type brush, so is really easy to use.

Once I’ve blended 2-3 brushes, I then decide if I need any more. The consistency of the tint is great. It goes on like water and not glossy or sticky, so it’s easy to blend with the fingers and dries perfectly smooth and silky, so you wouldn’t know it was there.

There are two other cheek & lip tints in the range, including Cupid’s Kiss which is a much pinker shade and Cherub’s Blush which is a much deeper red and would be perfect on the lips. Coral Blossom is a beautiful coral pink and when applied, makes my cheeks look really naturally flushed. I really love the way this looks especially as I wouldn’t normally choose a coral shade for a blush. I’m going to be using this a lot and for just £5.50, it’s the perfect affordable way to add colour to your cheeks and lips.

Dew Pot in Silk Dusk

The dew pots are so cute! Little pots of gorgeous colour and with nine to choose from, there’s going to be something that suits your skin colouring and the season. The one I’m showing your today is Silk Dusk and is a beautiful pink/purple/metallic shade.

Me Me Me; Dew Pot in Silk Dusk

Me Me Me say:

“Our beautiful dew pots rich colour eye defining creams are perfect for adding an on-trend splash of colour to your look all year round.”

Me Me Me makeup artist tip:

“These can be applied as block colour or used to elegantly line the eyes with a hard angled brush.”

More recently I’ve got into using more metallic shades on my eyes and Silk Dusk is a colour that’s really fun for this time of year and into the autumn. I apply it all over the eye lid and then add a little cream/white in the inner corner of the eye, to open it a little. If I want to be more dramatic, I could add a darker eyeshadow shade to the outer corners and this Dew Pot would be the basis for a really pretty, metallic smoky eye.

I use an eye shadow brush to apply this product, as I’m not a massive fan of applying with my fingers. This works really well and gives me good control.

I really like the effect and will be sure to try more in the collection. At £7.25 for a 3ml pot, these will really last too as they’re so pigmented that you don’t need a lot to get the desired look. Perfect size for your handbag for top ups too!

Me Me Me; Using all three products

As you can see the results from using these products is really flawless. The powder is beautifully subtle, the cheek tint gives a natural flush and the cream shadow gives a subtle metallic shimmer to my eyelids. Using these few products has really made me excited about trying more. Next on my list is to try the Ultimate Eye Palette, which looks so pretty!

If you’ve not heard of Me Me Me Cosmetics, you really should give them a try.

If you use my unique voucher code of loveme25 at the checkout, you’ll get an amazing 25% off your order (valid between 1st & 14th September). So get buying!

Let me know if you’ve tried any Me Me Me products and what you think of them.

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Mum to be products; my top 3

Mum to be products; my top 3

As most of you probably know, I’m drawing towards the end of my second pregnancy and this one has definitely flown by! Whilst I don’t use an awful lot of specific ‘mum to be’ products, there have been a few staples that I’ve stuck to using, through both pregnancies.

Mum To Be – Luxury Bath Soak

Available at most supermarkets, this luxury bath soak is really perfect for a half hour pamper. I’m usually a ‘grab a shower and go’ kind of person, but during pregnancy, it’s lovely to have a little pamper every so often and this is perfect for that.

This bath soak or rose hip, organic vanilla and grapefruit, along with organic essential oils, helps to take care of my skin. With oils of rose hip and borage, traditionally used to help reduce stretch marks, as well as hydrating jojoba, my skin is left feeling clean, fresh and pampered. The only problem I have is trying to find the time to myself!

Mum & Me – Bump Stretch Mark Cream

During the day when I’m wearing clothing that I don’t want to stain from oil, I use Mum & Me’s Bump & Stretch Mark Cream all over my tummy and waist. These were the two areas that really stretched last time, so this is where I’ve been focusing.

This stretch mark cream contains lupin seed extract, known to help boost collagen and the moisturising complex of tamanu and almond oils help hydrate my skin and maintain its suppleness. I love this product. It feels so luxurious and smells delicious and is available from here for £9.99.

Bio Oil

I think most mum to be’s have used Bio Oil either during pregnancy or after and I used it throughout my whole first pregnancy, a little after (because I had a couple little marks) and have used it again throughout this pregnancy from about 3 months onwards.

I massage this oil into my tummy and waist before bed, really giving my skin a good coverage. I use circular movements and whilst I know that I still got a couple of stretch marks last time despite using it, I would hate to think how many I would have had without using it, so it’s a must as far as I’m concerned!

As I said above, I use this at night and use the Mum & Me cream during the day, as I find the oil in this can stain some clothing. So if you’re impatient like me, you could be better off using something else during the day when you need to get dressed in a hurry. If you’ve got time to let it really sink in, then you’ll be able to use this during the day too.

So these are the three products that I’ve not wanted to live without.

What do you think? Have you used any of these? Is there something you think I should try before I ‘pop’?

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Lipsy Sale Loves at Bank Fashion

 

There’s no denying it, Autumn is definitely knocking on the door as much as I’d like to pretend it’s not. The best of our warm, sunny summer days may be behind us but that does mean that we can start thinking about our autumn wardrobe and what better time to do that than in the end of summer sales!

Browsing today for a potential wedding outfit for November (when bean will have arrived and my bump will hopefully have toned up a little), I started looking at Bank Fashion and their sale items. I’ve loved Lipsy for years and noticed that Bank have some really gorgeous pieces in their sale and thought I’d share three of my favourties with you.

The first is this beautiful Tropical Print Shift Dress, currently reduced from £50 to £30. With it’s all over tropical graphic print, high neck, short sleeves and slim fit, it would look gorgeous teamed with nude heels and jacket. In the cooler months, a pair of nude tights would also look great, so this could easily be worn into Autumn.

The second piece I love is this Cami Jumpsuit, reduced from £40 to £30. In it’s striking Cobalt Blue, this jumpsuit would be sure to make an impression and would look gorgeous teamed with black heels and jacket. I love the gathered waist on this, which I feel would be especially flattering on my ‘new mum tum’.

The third piece I love is this Kardashian Kollection Animal Pencil Skirt, reduced from £40 to £25. I’ve never really worn pencil skirts, but I think from this autumn I shall we starting, especially with gorgeous ones like this on sale! I really like the little zip at the front and teamed with black heels, a little black tucked in or crop top and biker jacket, this will look awesome on a girls night out.

I am absolutely smitten with these three pieces and I feel that adding a dress, jumpsuit and skirt to my autumn wardrobe will not only be a good purchase but the three pieces are so different too. Teaming them with some accessories I already own, they’ll make me feel autumn ready!

Do you love Lipsy as much as me? Have you been tempted by any Lipsy sale items recently?

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elf Cosmetics Rosy Raisin Mineral Lipstick

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I wanted to share with you today a lipstick that I’ve had the pleasure of trying, which is really, really lovely. I’m a fan of neutral lipsticks, you know the kind, the ‘my lips but better’ shades that can be worn any where any time and make your lips look natural but waaaaay better! Well elf’s Rosy Raisin* is one of those, so I just had to share my thoughts with you. Also it’s been quite a while since I’ve reviewed a lipstick, so why not!

elf Cosmetics have various lipstick lines and one of them is the Mineral Lipstick range, where all of the lipsticks are 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. I believe there are fourteen shades in the collection with Rosy Raisin being one of them.

What elf Say

“Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft colour naturally. This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturising formula.

The sleek lipstick has superior colour pay off, glides easily onto lips and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness.”

First Impressions

The packaging of this lipstick is simple and fuss free in it’s black casing, much like most of elf’s products. The minute that I popped the lid off, I knew I was going to like this one as it looked super glossy and I loved the colour straight away.

So What Do I Think?

The product applies really nicely, really smooth like a lip balm and doesn’t drag at all. I apply my lipsticks straight from the tube as supposed to using a brush; that’s way too fiddly! I apply probably a couple of coats and I’m done.

The way that Rosy Raisin looks I think is really lovely. It’s a neutral pinky brown and I think would suit most skin types. The consistency is definitely moisturising and it feels lovely to wear. I’d say it’s staying power is pretty average but for me, I don’t actually mind re applying a lipstick, especially if it’s of a neutral shade, as it’s not too noticeable when it wears a little.

The great thing about elf is that their products are so well priced. At just £5 each, these lipsticks I think are a real treat. The moisture is amazing, the sheen and colour is fantastic and I would highly recommend giving them a try.

A note also worth making is that elf quite often have great offers on, so it’s worth visiting their site regularly!

Have you tried Rosy Raisin? I think it’s be a staple in elf’s lipstick collection for a while and I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered it! Has it been a favourite of yours for a while?

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It’s been a while since I updated my blog with everything that’s happening in our lives and well at the moment, there’s quite a lot! I’ve never been one to do things by half and at the moment we have a million and one things happening that are making my life pretty busy to say the least!

So baby no 2 is due in four weeks and it that wasn’t enough, together with having a 2 1/2 year old toddler who we’re trying to potty train, we’re also considering moving her into her ‘big girls bed’ and are planning a house move, all at the same time! All of which we were hoping might fall into place before baby arrives. Um, unlikely now, but we’ve certainly been trying!

So life is definitely busy right now and with me feeling like I’m ready to pop, I can’t quite believe we’ve taken on so much at once. I’m also still at work (but not for long) and cannot wait to finish and be able to full concentrate on Grace, baby and the new house and get at least one or two of these right!

It was the just the same when we moved into our current house. We were expecting Grace then, plus I was starting a new job and had just bought a new car, so it would seem that we always like to do things all at once.

New Arrival

So I’m now 36 weeks plus and cannot wait for the arrival of our little one. The pregnancy has been a pretty straight forward one but boy has it felt tougher than my first. Having a toddler to chase after whilst feeling tired anyway, has not been the easiest. There have been times when I’ve just wanted to curl up in a ball and wish it all away. But I guess that’s hormones for you!

So we’re on the home straight now. Almost finished work and I can then finally concentrate on me and baby and resting up as much as possible before all hell breaks lose!

New Home

So we found our perfect home! After a lot of searching and beginning to wonder if we ever would, we took a punt in looking at a place that was out of our price range, fell in love with it and had an offer we could afford accepted on it! We never thought in a million years that that would happen, so it just goes to show that Phil & Kirsty are right and you should go and see properties that are a little higher than your budget, as there’s nearly always room for negotiation!

Disappointingly, I don’t think the house move will now happen before the baby is born, which is what we’d initially hoped for. As usual, solicitors like to do things at their own pace and don’t seem to see the urgency in anything. So unless we’re standing over them with a hot poker, I think we’ll have to reside to the fact that we’ll end up moving after baby has arrived. A shame really, as I would have loved to have got settled in before hand. Never mind. This house is worth waiting for!

Potty Training

Now this is a sore subject. At 30 months we thought Grace would be well on the way to being dry by now, but after a couple of stints at hardcore potty training and telling her about it and sitting her on it all the time, she’s still not there.

This has to be the most frustrating stage of her development so far. As all the books say, Grace will be ready when she’s ready and we’re certainly giving her the opporuntity to crack it, so I guess we’ll just have to be patient. As my mum has said many a time, ‘you don’t see many 5 year olds wearing nappies. She’ll get it’. And she’s right. Another thing that I don’t think will happen now until baby is here.

Big Bed

This has been another area of torture for us over recent months; do we move her into a new bed now or wait til we move, or when baby arrives? It’s hard to know with all these things as to when the best time is.

I think we’ve decided that we will wait until we have moved into our new house and can introduce Grace to her new house, bedroom and new big girls bed. That way, as it will all be different, we can kind of kill a number of birds with one stone. Having said that, if baby arrives very closely to when we move in, we may well change our minds! So tricky.

So, yes, we’re quite busy. A lot going on but to be honest with the most important thing being the health of our unborn baby, everything else pales into insignificance. Funny how we try to cram so much into one short space of time really, considering none of it really matters!

All that matters is that baby arrives safely and everything else will fall into place around it. Well at least that’s what I’m hoping anyway! I’ll keep you all posted!

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