Monday, 30 September 2013

OOTD - NFL Block Party!

Hey lovelies! How was your weekend? Mine was great! On Saturday we went down to Regents Street in London for the NFL Block Party! I'm not a huge sports fan but I  do love the whole
atmosphere surrounding it especially American Football. This is a huge thing for the Americans, Sunday's are game days where everyone gets together to cheer on their favourite team, proudly sport their team colours and cook up a storm in the kitchen or have barbecues. Yum!
I didn't know NFL had so many UK fans! Over 1 million people came to the block party! It was so much fun and the best part was the food! Oh how I gorged on Almost Famous burgers and bags of Kettle Corn! There were performances from the Minnesota Viking Cheerleaders and interviews with some of the American sports presenters. It was absolutely buzzing!
At 6pm the game kicked off between the Minnesota Vikings and the Pittsburg Steelers at the Wembley Stadium. The American National Anthem was sung by Gene Simmons from Kiss! There was a performance by Tinie Tempah  and the fabulous cheerleaders! There was even a Tailgate party in the parking lot! People came from far and wide to support their teams. I have never been to a game but after seeing all this, I definitely want to next time! Now I just have to find a team I like.



BlondeTeaParty x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

September Favourites

Hello Lovelies! Here is what I have been loving for the month of September. As you can see I'm very serious about deodorant!

                                                               Products Mentioned

                                             NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Nude Peach Fuzz
                                             Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer- Antigua 2
                                                           Eco Tools Powder Brush
                                             Dove Deodorant - Grapefruit & Lemongrass
                                                St Ives Soothing Shea Butter Body Lotion
                                                                 Tiana Coconut Oil
                                         Oats So Simple Heaps of Fruit- Strawberry & Banana
                                             The Cracker Drinks Co-Mango & Passion Fruit
                                                Slatkin & Co Candle- Pumpkin & Cinnamon


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Workday Morning Routine

Hello beauty babes! So I thought I would keep you up to date with my everyday makeup look for work and how I like to get ready in the morning.
As if getting up early isn't hard enough it's cold and dark too now! There is nothing more excruciating for me than my alarm going off at 6am and having to get out of my warm, snug bed! I hate getting up early, no I really hate it! First things first I go to the bathroom and brush my teeth whilst in my mind cursing the ungodly hour. I then put the TV on so I can watch 90210 while I have my breakfast, I find this eases me into life again and calms me down, plus I like looking at the makeup the girls wear!
 I put the kettle on and my porridge in the microwave, I curse the ungodly hour. Now I check the time on the TV, at 6:45 nearing 6:50 as I'm already engrossed in 90210, I head to my room to do my makeup and get dressed. I have to be out the door by 7:25 to get the 7:34 train. Once I start on my makeup, time goes out the window, I don't check my clock at all! I find doing my makeup such an enjoyable, soothing ritual. I do the same look everyday bar my lips. I like to look fresh and awake, so pink blush, no eyeliner, curled lashes and lots of black mascara! This look is quick, easy and appropriate for a corporate work environment.

Here is what I use starting from my skincare:

Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser
Bare Minerals Multi-Wrinkle Repair Serum
Rachel K CC Cream in Neutral

Foundation Estee Lauder DoubleWear in Dawn 2w1
Concealer Collection 2000 in medium 3
Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Antigua
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Power in my socket line to define eye
Mascara Maybelline One by One
Lips NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

What's your daily routine?


Friday, 13 September 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation Review

Ok so I'm really late on the bandwagon with this one but I've been debating purchasing Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation for a loooong time! I've read countless reviews but still felt a bit underwhelmed. I finally succumbed after watching my favourite YouTuber, Sam Schuerman here wear this in almost every one of her recent videos and I was like gosh what is on her skin! This was it!  So off I went to Debenhams Oxford Street to have a gander!
When you read the description of this foundation it sounds amazing all singing all dancing!
 It all comes down to trial and error. So lets see if this really does what it says on the tin!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation  says its a weightless ultra definition liquid makeup
its paraben free, anti-ageing,  contains skin nourishing  and anti oxidant green tea extract, It's oil free, it optically blurrs imperfections with its light reflecting technology, skin is airbrushed with a demi matte finish. It comes in 18 shades. Shades ending in  0 denotes cool undertones whilst shades ending in 5 symbolises warm undertones.
It allows buildable coverage and comes in a hygienic pump. I purchased the shade 4 which is for medium skin tones with golden/olive undertones. I basically wanted it to match my EL Doublewear shade I had on.Most cosmetic counters in department stores in the UK are reluctant to give out foundation samples which is a real shame how do they expect customers to trial run a foundation?( rant post coming soon) so anyway I had the sales assistant apply a few shades on one side of my face and 4 seemed to match perfectly to my otherside with the ELDW on. Sold!
As I made my way home on the DLR ( this is like a tram link my none UK lovelies) I whipped out my mirror to see what it looked like in broad daylight. I must say it looked pretty good close up, really smooth and airbrushed compared to my other side.

Now the true test for me is the work day! How will this hold up from when I put it on at 7am till I take it off at 9pm? How will it look after the lunchtime blot? If it stands up too all these things then it will be a winner for me! So today is the trial run!

So I used one and a half pumps on the back of my hand and applied it with my beloved beauty blender ( yes you do need this!) Then my usual collections concealer under my eyes and finished with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder.

Here's how it looked this morning and at the end of the day!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation get this here
This retails at £27:00

Verdict? Check out my video below

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Hello Autumn!

Autumn is my favourite season, I love the smell in the air, the crispness in the morning layered with warm sunshine gently closing the door on summer. It's time to get out the chunky knits and woolly socks and prance around in all the luscious leaves! Lets collect some chestnuts and play conkers!! anyone remember that? There is something so magical about this season and so much to enjoy and look forward to! Pumpkin lattes! I could not imagine living in a place that didn't have four seasons.
New season, new makeup! now we can sport those berry stained lips, mink eyelids with smokey kohl rims and terracotta cheeks. I think one should change up their makeup with each season, you wouldn't wear the same clothes as you wear in the summer would you?
Here is what I'm loving this fall