Saturday, 18 August 2012

VelvoTan Original Tanning another Cosmo Sponge!

I always used to use latex gloves to apply my self tan, but sometimes with mousse's and sprays they can remain watery in conjunction with the latex glove and take a long time to dry and sink into the skin, which can result in john wayne-esque wandering around the house flapping yourself dry for about 15 mins, or it can result in streaks.  

I first used a tanning mitt to apply my tan, when I bought a Vita Liberata travel kit and the Vita Liberata Mitt was so good, Iwas hooked and the latex glove was never to be used again!

Now it's fair to say I used the Vita Liberata Mitt a bit too much and wore it out.  So I went on the hunt for a replacement. I took heed to the packaging on the VELVOTAN Original tanning Mitt and thought well if it is "The Only way to apply self tan" I best purchase.  

This mitt, whether used with instant wash off tan, mousse or lotion, makes the tan go on quickly, evenly and the tan even seems to dry quicker? Its much better when applying on the hands too as latex gloves can leave a chalky residue which you have to rinse off meaning patchy tan can occur, this is so simple, you tan one hand, then slip the mitt straight on top and tan the other hand, with no risk of streaking !

Yesterday I bought myself a new mitt as again i'm wearing my current one out..(tan addiction?) I popped to Boyes and with all the best intentions to get myself ONE self tan mitt, but hey I walked out with said self tan mitt plus the facial version, HOW CUTE IS IT THOUGH!??! I could not resist!

VELVOTAN Orignal Self Tanning Mitt £1.99 plus VELVOTAN Face Mitt £1.49 both from BOYES

Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert Sponge £3.99 BOYES

Oh yeah,  I also got myself another Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert Sponge (Beauty Blender Dupe) as my other one went missing..... read my blog post on it here,

Do you use a mitt to apply self tan?


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Latest in Beauty : InFlight Rescue Kit *pic heavy*

I'd like to commend Latest in Beauty on their excellent timing, in releasing this InFlight Rescue Kit just in time for me going on my jollies, and I was super speedy in getting it in my cart and checking out as these Limited Edition themed boxes go very quickly, in fact they have all sold out but if you see the end of this post you may eb able to reserve one!

For £9.95 (+2.95 p&P) you get a box jam packed to the brim full of goodies to keep skin, hair and nails hydrated, safe and looking great from flight there to flight back home...take a look and if you like what you see get your's reserved pronto!!

Couldnt get any more in if they tried!

Goodies in all their glory!

Barkley's Cinnamon mints 50g

StriVectin Age Protect SPF30, 7ml tube + stay safe sun band(turns blue when youa re susteptable to ahrmful rays!

Alfresco insect Repellent 7.5ml spray this smells so herbal not like the awful chemical ones

L'Oreal Mythic Oil, 3ml, Can't wait to try this!!!!

Acai Powder sachet, to keep skin hydrated and to fight antioxidants. 

The divine Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, 15ml

Cult Classic now in Cherry

Xen Tan Dark, 30ml -

Garnier All in One BB Cream, 3 Sachets

good2goanywhere sanitising hand kit, to refresh on the plane

OPI Polish in "William tell me about it" Full size, 15ml bottle more of an autumn shade for me but love it still!

Follow Latest in beauty on Twitter here, or Like on Facebook  here to get to know when theese boxes will be available, can't wait for the next one....

Were you lucky enough to bag yourself this great kit? If not, Reserve yours now:  Email


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Clean Fresh Skin with THALGO Purity Freshness Exfoliator

You may well be aware I love skincare, and love treating myself to a DIY facial, once a week at least I deep cleanse, exfoliate, mask, usually either a deep cleansing or ultra-nourishing one depending on the temperament of my skin!

Now obviously, a luxurious facial performed by a top therapist in an indulgent tranquil beauty spa would be the ideal, but nowadays that is purely a luxury for most of us, so the chance to use a top of the range spa skincare brand, will just give you a little bit more of a spa at home feeling. 

During the summer months, skin can become slightly more oily (increase in sebum production from sweat glands due to warmer weather – notice I didn’t use term HOT weather, damn British “Summers”), and it’s important to gently exfoliate regularly so the oil doesn’t become stuck in the pores and lead to breakouts and blackheads. 
Thalgo Purity Exfoliator is a great gentle exfoliator to use once-twice a week in order to slough (love that word) away the dead skin cells and brighten and smoothen the complexion. 

I’ve been using this for a good month or so and my skin feels so fresh after use, there is an uplifting minty / menthol smell, which also gives a refreshing tingle and coolness to the skin afterwards, I will definitely be taking this on holiday, to ensure clear skin and a smooth tan! sell this for £24.50.  Click here to buy!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

RainCheck - FOTN

So after taking brief raincheck on blogging (wedding plans, holiday plans, exercise, work and social life all taking a step up in the last month) I return with a short but sweet FOTN.

*MAC Studio Sculpt foundation, Stila Bronzer, Smashbox blush, MUA Red Lipstick, MUA Eyebrow pencil in blonde, Estee Lauder Liquid Eyeliner, Avon SuperShock Max mascara, Hair: Enrapture Extremity Rollers.  

I went for a few cheeky ones, why not, with my friend Kim on Friday night, now, when you say a few you just know that it is never "just a few" and you end up drinking a bottle of wine, several bicardi's and a some cidres, and wake up the next day with the shakes, a wobbly chin and the well known and extensively endured "WineHead".  

I've also downloaded Picasa and have been playing around with effects and editing images 

Which editing software do you use?