Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation | Review

Hello lovelies. So I caved and bought the Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation. I have heard so much about this foundation but being a true devotee to Bare minerals I was hesitant to try it. I got the shade Rich Vanilla which is a tad too dark for me, will be perfect when I'm tanned. The powder itself is so finely milled it buffs onto skin like silk for a gorgeous glowing ( not shiny) complexion.

Description from the LM website here
  • Oil free and water-resistant
  • Apply as a buildable foundation or a pigmented powder
  • Pure Pearl Powders and Mica impart a soft focus effect creating a natural, healthy, youthful glow
  • Zinc Oxide works as a sunscreen agent to block the sun's harmful rays
  • Contains anti-aging properties
  • Apply Mineral Primer to skin prior to application to enhance SPF 15 protection
  • Use with the Blending Brush for flawless application
  • Use with the Face Brush for more coverage
  • Non-comedogenic
  • 0.34 oz./9.6g

  • This works wonderfully over any foundation as a luminous setting powder or if in a slightly darker shade, to add some colour and dimension to your skin. It has an almost invisible texture that gives  medium to full coverage in seconds. I prefer to wear this over a BB cream like Rachel K or Garnier for bit more coverage. I find that this doesn't cake up or get chalky around my chin or nose. It makes my skin look so smooth and healthy. I like to apply this with the real techniques buffing brush as I find this picks up and holds the right amount of product.
    Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation comes in eight shades. The container has a nifty twist and lock cover that's easy to open and close.
    I must say I am rather impressed with this foundation and if you are on the fence about trying it, I say try it!

    Thank you for reading
    BlondeTeaParty x

    Friday, 4 April 2014

    Current Face Base

    Hello lovelies apologies for being MIA. I thought I would come back with my favourite topic foundation. I do love a flawless face, don't we all? It has been a while since I strayed from my beloved Bare minerals but I had heard so much about the Laura Mercier mineral foundation and ofcourse those of you who watch  LisaLisaD1 will know it is her holy grail foundation. She always has this beautiful glow to her skin and now I know why. I took the plunge and bought the shade Rich Vanilla which is perfect for when I'm self tanned. In hindsight I should of got Sand which is one shade lighter. Never the less it is a gorgeous warm colour that brings my face to life. The texture is so fine and it buffs into the skin like silk. The finish is absolutely stunning. Skin looks smooth and radiant. It doesn't get oily or chalky during the day and doesn't disintegrate at all. It looks perfect all day long. I am truly amazed by this foundation. I have been pairing it up with the Garnier BB cream for oily/combo skin which is phenomenal for a BB cream. The coverage is medium to full. It mattifies the skin, covers imperfections and stays put all day. Winner! I pop on some Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in the shade light under my eyes and away I go. This takes less than five minutes to do in the morning.

    What is your current face base?

    Thanks for reading
    BlondeTeaParty x

    Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    Live Laugh Carnival by OPI

    Hello lovelies, spring is very much apon us and to celebrate I'm busting out the brights! This has got to be my favourite coral polish to date! It is from the new Brazil collection from OPI and its called Live Laugh Carnival. This is going to look fabulous with a tan and electric on toes! I love this colour and will most probably wear it from now till the end of summer! OPI always comes out with wonderful  collections. I think it is one of the best brands for nail polish. I find it so easy to apply, two coats and away you go.You can purchase OPI polishes pretty much anywhere, I got mine from John Lewis for £11.95. I would say that's quite expensive for a nail polish, but the quality is second to none.
    What is your go to polish at the moment?
    Thank you for reading
    BlondeTeaParty x

    Monday, 10 March 2014

    Sunday's FOTD

    Hello lovelies. It was the most glorious sunny day yesterday so me and the bf decided to go for a pub lunch by the river. I was feeling summery so decided to bust out the bronze! This is one of my favourite looks in the summertime. It's so easy but looks so effortless and you don't feel like you are caked in makeup. It feels light and fresh, perfect for a day in the sun. I find a coppery eye paired with bubblegum pink lips such a complimentary combination.


                                                  Bareminerals Original Foundation- Light
                                                  Bareminerals Concealer-Summer Bisque
                                                  Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - Vanilla
                                                  Bareminerals Ready Blush-Aphrodisiac
                                                  Bareminerals Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil
                                                  Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick-Bronze

                                                  Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick-Bronze
                                                  Bobbi Brown E/S - Bronze
                                                  Mac Pencil - Teddy
                                                  Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
                                                  Benefit Gimme Brow- Light

                                                  Kardashian Beauty Joy Stick-Babydoll

    What is your go to easy breezy look at the moment?

    Thanks for reading
    BlondeTeaParty x

    Saturday, 8 March 2014

    Benefit Gimme Brow Review

    Hello lovelies. So I caved and bought this after one of the lovely girls at Benefit tried it on me. She said I would love it and I do. You know how new things always get hyped up so much you get put off, well I didn't think this teeny weeny product would do much but I was wrong! This stuff is amazing! Gimme Brow is a brow volumizing fibre gel. The buildable micro fibres attach themselves to your eyebrow hairs creating a much fuller brow. It basically cuts out the need for filling in eyebrows with pencils or powders. It does it all in one quick application. Now I have Brow Zings and love it, but sometimes I just don't have time in the mornings to apply it, Gimme Brow takes half the time and gives the same effect if not better! It comes in two shades, light medium and medium dark. I got the light medium which is perfect for me.
    How it works: sweep it back and forth through your brows starting at the outer end to create an instant filled in brow. The tiny brush gives the most precise application. It's that easy! Gimme Brow is waterproof and smudge proof! This is a summertime essential for natural, groomed brows in seconds. Gimme Brow retails at around £15.50 which I think is pretty pricey for such a minuscule product and I wonder how long this will actually last if used on a daily basis. All in all I like what it does to my brows.
    What do you do to your brows?

    Thank you for reading :)
    BlondeTeaParty x 

    Sunday, 2 March 2014

    Hair Care Essentials For Fine Limp Locks

    Hello lovelies. Today I wanted to share with you my three must have products to boost lifeless hair.
    I have baby fine hair that is highlighted. If I don't put any product in my hair, it will just look like a limp mop!
    I have found these three beauties to cover all bases. Heat protection and hair repair, detangling and boosting roots for mega volume. Once I've stepped out of the shower, I spray Revlon Equave liberally all over my hair, this is a volumizing, detangling leave in conditioner. I have used this for years! It really helps with my super knotty hair plus the added volume is a bonus. I then use the Kerastase Ciment Thermique a heat activated reconstructing milk for brittle, damaged hair. Again I have used this for years!it's amazing for over processed hair. It leaves my hair silky soft and in great condition. For roots I go in with my trusty Paul Mitchell Extra Body Daily Boost. This is great because its specifically for use at the roots, giving mega lift and the handy nozzle is brilliant for really getting in there.
    I typically wash my hair two to three times a week. On "dirty" hair days I just spray in some Batiste XXL Volume which brings my hair back to life in seconds and works brilliantly at keeping a pony tail in place.

    Friday, 28 February 2014

    My Ultimate Nude Lip

    I love a nude lip, who doesn't? paired with a smoky eye it's just perfection. It's one of my favourite make-up looks to wear on a night out. I think I have found the ultimate nude lip combo. It's a gorgeous combination of neutral and pink tones so you won't get that washed out look. You can wear this lip day or night.
    Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb in the shade Never Nude Enough is a moisture plumping lip tint that leaves lips with a natural shine. Estee Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil in Fig creates a seamless liner that works beautifully when drawn just outside the lip line, creating fuller lips. Nars lipgloss in Belize is a darker nude shade with flecks of purple and gold that help give it stunning dimension.

    What is your go to nude lip? I'm obsessed let me know!

    Thank you for reading and commenting
    BlondeTeaParty x