Week of Chaos here’s today’s face #FOTD

Sorry I’ve been quiet for over a week, I have had a whirlwind of appointments, meetings, networking, mummy stuff, me stuff and then I hosted my last event of 2014 on Thursday, leaving me totally wiped out yesterday and back and refreshed today.

So this evening I’m curling up on the sofa with a chick flick, indulging in chocolates and catching up on my blog. Think I have a couple of FOTDs to share, all about the event on Thursday and what’s coming in 2015, an experiment I’ve put my nails through and some fun little bits to share.

Anyways here is today’s face, although it looked better with my outfit for work rather than Dans bright red hoody!

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Off to stuff my face with galaxy! Be back soon 🙂

Whirlwind Wednesday #FOTD

Morning is it really only Wednesday?  I been up early today, the baby didn’t want to sleep.  I spent most of yesterday networking & in meetings, I  didn’t get chance to share about either or post about my make up, but I’m going to try and play catch up today between work, pole and paying a visit to Great Orman Street Hospital where they monitor and regularly check my baby boy. Anyone else’s days seem to be non stop?

Anyway here is my make up today, I feel so tired im surprised it doesn’t look like it’s been applied by a child!

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#FOTD Monday Playing Catch Up

Got load’s done today and I’m starting to catch up with myself on the blogs, plus actually got some work done, I even began to take that washing pile I wanted to bury my head in this morning and I painted my nails!!

Wore different eyeshadow again today in my mission to wear a different colour each day for a week. Today an icey pale pink, minky mauve and deep purple all Dior, plus a touch of liner and mascara then framed brows with hd brows pallette. I like it it goes with my pale pink spotty shirt nicely, well I think so anyways..

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Also got to try 2 new make up products from my November Glossybox (Beauty Box Blogs coming tommorow) they were Burts Bees Lip Shine and Lollipops Eyeliner, both of which im loving!

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My #FOTD for the weekend

Hey so im sticking to my guns on this whole eyeshadow malarkey, I did wear make up over the weekend but I didn’t have time to blog and only just remembered to take pics on my way to work #CarSelfie

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On Saturday (top pics) I wore a kind of lilac grey from an old Dior 5 colour palette and then Sunday I wore Estee Lauder khaki and smoked outer edges with a really dark charcoal.  What I have noticed is people are more aware of my eyes as a feature where I’m varying from the normal bronze shades I normally wear, I’m enjoying playing with colour.

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My 2 Most Used Products from Antonia Maricondas Build A Beauty Blog Goody Bags!

Check me out two posts already on a Monday morning!  The Monday Morning Motivation is obviously working!

I loved all over everything about Antonia Maricondas Build A Beauty Blog workshop, you can read about it here. The goody bags were jam packed we were well and truly spoilt! I’ve been working my way through all the products whilst settling back into work after maternity leave, but just wanted to share the two products I have used most so far.

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Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme

What it says on the bottle; Soap Free formula, dissolves make up and impurities, lightly hydrates soothes and conditions.

And it does do all of that, with cotton pads it removes all my layers of make up and daily life plus whatever Freddie (the baby) throws at me! I’m lazy though I want something that does it all and as I found out before I read the packaging YOU CANT USE THIS ON YOUR EYES so me scrubbing away at my panda eyes resulted in 30 seconds of blurred vision, 😂 that will teach me!

What I love about this though it’s a product that says suitable for sensitive skin and it actually is suitable for MY  sensitive skin! I have to be so careful I can normally guess by smell or first contact if a product is going to react on my skin, this cleansing creme glides on, no annoying fragrance, leaves my Skin refreshed and hydrated.

How Much £29.50
Where To Purchase

Rajeunir Moisture Serum

This smooth silky serum slides over the skin and leaves a moisturised barrier feeling to the skin all day.

I liked this product immediately, it promised to save me time as it delivers the benefits of my serum, moisturiser, eye cream, night cream and primer all rolled into one, It balances skin during hormonal changes – something my skin hates, and has the magnificent 7 ingredients you can read all about on their website here.

But then … I fell in love with it after a few days of not wearing make up! I REPEAT NOT WEARING MAKE UP!! This is a big deal because normally when I don’t wear make up I get a sympathising look from a mum in the playground who tilts her head towards me and sympathetically says “are you ok?” or I have a reliable best mate who tells me when I look like shit!  For two of the three days last week I Didn’t Wear make up the only products I used are the two I’m blogging about and guess what …I looked alright. (The third day not so much I cried a lot so had red face puffy eyes…attractive!)

How Much £42.00
Where To Purchase www.Rajeunir.co.uk

I have also used both these products with clients in one to ones, consultations and photoshoots. It’s nice having products you can go straight to knowing that will meet most clients needs and everyone I used them on love the ease of products and the results.

Have you tried withering these products? Or maybe there is something else from Exuviance or Rejeunir you would recommend, I’d love to hear more in the comments below.

xoxo

Monday Morning Motivation, It’s a Start.

Morning gorgeous people
I’m finding motivation hard this morning, I’m trying to juggle lots my boys need something  constantly even if it’s just the eldest announcing his going to the toilet, the baby needing to launch something at me or the man coming in to moan about something, they don’t need me for any fun stuff this morning! Then there is the housework a mammoth task I’m choosing to bury my head in the washing pile and ignore!  Mix that in with a whole lotta work and plans finding motivation can be tough especially when you don’t know where to start, which is why I thought this was perfect  & may help inspire someone else who isn’t feeling as driven and focused this Monday morning.

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Whatever your doing have a fabulous one, Id Love to know what keeps you going and motivates you on days like this!
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#FOTD today I was fluttering Pink Eyeshadow

Hey I’ve just finished work (11pm) but wanted to stick to my promise of wearing new eye colours each day for a week. Today I was sporting some pink which I havent worn for ages but I quite like it, makes the blue in my eyes pop, well I think so anyway or do I look a numpty? What do you think?

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P.S in some of the pics I look like a drowned rat… It rained in the school run this morning!

Today I’m Rocking Purple Eyes #FOTD

So today’s face of the day looks like this…

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It has reminded me, that even I get into routines and reach for the same products daily. I don’t play with colour enough anymore, so my mission is to wear a different eysleshadow colour everyday for the next week.

What do you think? How much do you play with colour?
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Face of the Day using some New Beauty Treats

I’ll review some of these products separately but for now here is my face of the day. Would love to hear your feedback in comments below.

It includes new treats like the Lord & Berry Bronzer I received in this month’s Birchbox, the Lacura eyeshadow pallette that cost £4 from Aldi! and the Benefit They’re Real Push Up Eyeliner that I got with December’s very inspirational Feminism issue of Elle Magazine. I recommend you all go grab a copy!

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My Sunday Signature, A bit about Me & My Business behind the Blog

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Thought this picture sums me up as the quirky, crazy, passionate, enthusiastic  mumpreneur behind this blog I keep writing.

I know I blog about beauty a lot but it’s actually my business and a massive passion of mine.  I understand so many behind the scenes elements of the business behind beauty, through the brands I’ve worked with and running my own beauty room. Through intensive beauty training Im also knowledgeable on the products, how to use them, the ingredients and the benefits. I share this knowledge with my clients all the time when advising them on products, routines and treatments, I promise I’ll try and remember to explain my reasonings & choices more in my blogs because it’s normally on a knowledge basis and it’s good to know!

So what do I know & how do I use my knowledge other than blogging…
💋I worked for Estee Lauder & Christian Dior, I got some of the best make up training from the worldwide make up artists I got to work alongside, this was such a fun time in my career.
💋I have an ITEC Beauty Specialist qualification that’s recognised in over 33 countries  worldwide.
💋I have been on training courses with Fake Bake and am a recognised tan expert
💋I’m a Qualified OPI Gelcolor Technician
💋I run a beauty room located within Athena Fitness Gravesend thats open Tues-Sat
💋I have had several features writing the beauty section of Kent Women In Business Magazine
💋I guest speak (ramble-often) at networking events talking about different aspects of my business
💋I support school career projects. By giving my time doing talks and sharing my experiences
💋 I host princess parties (I’m trained in face painting) and I get to spend the whole time making little girls sparkle and we all get to wear tiaras!! I also host mummy & princess days with the support of some fab local businesses!
💋I host events where I support and work alongside as many local traders as I can squeeze in to offer guests indulgent Pamper & Shopping evenings that have the most amazing friendly, fun atmosphere, luxury treatments and tons to buy buy buy! Plus goody bags and we always support a different charity through our raffle!
💋I am about to launch workshops to share my knowledge and enhance women’s confidence in beauty and make up, I’m so excited about this.

I do all this around and with the love and support of my gorgeous other half, beautiful sons and a mum who is amazing & always on hand for nanny duties. But it doesn’t always come easy sometimes jugglers have to stop and take time out, and sometimes I just have to focus. I’ll be sharing with you more this week on the time I’ve had out to reflect whilst off on maternity this year, the people who have helped me and what is coming for the very near future …plus finally a new website!
xoxo