Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Melt Proof Make-Up

Hello lovelies! So us gals in the UK are enjoying a much needed heatwave! I don't know about you but I'm loving it! Spending my lunch breaks in the park soaking up the rays because lets face it who knows how long till the next dose of sunshine graces us! With this glorious sunshine comes make-up melt down, how do we keep our faces on all day without looking like a Sweaty Betty?

Taking my inspiration from the lovely Lisa Eldridge heat proof makeup tutorial  http://lisaeldridge.com/video/25786/summer-in-the-city-heat-proof-makeup-tutorial/

Here is what I've been doing.First I prep my skin with Rachel K CC Cream in Neutral- this works as my moisturiser, primer and sun protection. Take a long lasting foundation, I'm using Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup SPF 10, apply with a damp beauty blender. Concealer under my eyes- Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection. I have been loving using cream products for extra stick!so for bronzer I use Chanel Tan De Soleil with a stippling brush and then a cream blush, I adore Chantecaille Aqua blush in Enchanted - this does not budge! Lastly I finish with Mineral Veil by bareminerals as this is the lightest stetting powder on earth. A spritzing of MAC Fix + and away I go! You can always use bronzer to set you makeup instead of powder. The trick here is to use minimal products and layering to achieve a flawless face that won't melt away! This has worked wonders for me. After lunch (touch up time) I just blot with some toilet paper ( classy I know) and my face is a pristine as it was at 6am! Result!

What's your fail safe melt proof makeup? I would love to know :)

Thanks for reading BondeTeaParty x

Friday, 12 July 2013

Fun in the Sun Summer Essentials

Hello lovelies!! Are we enjoying this sunshine or what?!! For those of you that don't have the pleasure of living in the UK, we don't really get much of a summer. These past couple of weeks has been gloriously hot and super sunny! As wonderful as stripping off and basking in the sun all day is, alot of us are forgetting to apply sun protection. I can't stress enough the importance of wearing an SPF, even 30 minutes in the midday sun can give you sunburn. The suns rays are at its strongest from 12pm-3pm so during this time if you are out and about, you should be wearing a hat to protect your head and have plenty of sun protection on exposed skin.

When looking for a sunscreen make sure it has both UVA and UVB protection or what is also known as broad spectrum, as this will insure you are protected against both levels of the suns rays. UVA penetrates the lower levels of the skin, while UVB penetrates the top layers of the skin, the main culprit of sunburn.

Here are a few sun care products I have been using- for my face I have been loving, actually adoring Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 30, this smells of being at the beach! It's got great coverage, loads of skincare benefits and feels light and fresh on the skin.

For my body I've been using Garnier SPF 30 Light & Silky, a light non sticky formula that's high in protection and easy peasy to apply!

another great find is the BareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection, this is perfect for those who don't like sticky suncream or have very sensitive skin. This is great for joggers because its a powder and it wont make you sticky or uncomfortable, you won't even know its there. Its great to have in your hand bag for one of those days you're out to lunch and didn't anticipate any sun action, whip this out and your protected from head to toe! This is meant for face and body, its free of chemical sunscreen and best of all will not clog your pores!
Thanks for stopping by :)            
BlondeTeaParty x

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

June Favourites

Hello lovelies! So here we are another month gone by. Have you had fun?
Please enjoy the products I've been loving for the merry month of June :)

BareMinerals Wrinkle Repair a serum that smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles. Packed with the infamous Proprietary ActiveSoil Complex. It has no parabens or synthetic ingredients so super kind to skin. Love this stuff!!
BareMinerals Tropical Radiance-all over face colour a peachy sheen to brighten up the dullest of complexions. Use all over the face or just on the cheeks to subtlety highlight. This stuff will make you glow!
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara if you want those wide awake dolly eyes, this is the mascara for you! It really does give you the longest lashes, not clumping or build up.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer 3 Medium my cheap go to everyday concealer. This is perfect for undereyes or blemishes. It has a matte finish and doesn't budge! Comparable to MAC Prolong Wear concealer. Love it!

Beauty Blender ye ol faithful! This is a must for blending foundation or concealer under the eye area. Super soft and gets into those hard to reach places like the inner corner of the eye or around the nose. Gives a superb finish to any foundation.

Double Wear Foundation long lasting, beautiful smooth finish, makes me look fresh and awake. I enjoy using this for work. Super blendable too.

Sigma Round Top Kabuki Brush love using this with my DW, it distributes the foundation beautifully around my face. Nice and soft on the skin. Leaves a perfect, even finish.

Thank you so much for stopping by! What are your favourites this summer?

BlondeTeaParty x