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Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Makeup | 1 comment

Introducing JK Mineral Make-Up

Introducing JK Mineral Make-Up

I adore mineral make-up. I like knowing that my make-up doesn’t contain lots of nasty chemicals, I like the feel of it on my skin, I like that it doesn’t clog my pores. So when I heard about a new brand of mineral make-up I was very much looking forward to trying it out. If you haven’t heard of mineral make-up before it’s made up of natural minerals such as zinc, talc and iron oxides, elements that occur naturally within the world. These minerals are ground down into tiny particles to create powder make-up, and they don’t require any nasty preservatives, perfumes or dyes. Mineral make-up is very quickly growing in popularity and it’s thought to be very good for acne and sensitive skin as it doesn’t clog the pores like regular make-up can. JK Mineral Makeup is a new make-up range developed in the UK by Jody Knight, an elite permanent make-up artist. Jody uses permanent cosmetic treatments such as medical tattooing to help mask scars and create new...

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Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Skincare | 3 comments

Natural skincare from MooGoo

Natural skincare from MooGoo

MooGoo is a brand that I first came across at The City Girls blogger event a couple of weeks ago in Leeds. MooGoo is an Australian natural skincare brand that was first made when the founder adapted a cream used in dairy farms to help a family member with a skin problem. Their products contain lots of natural oils and are not tested on animals – well, apart from the very first of their products that was created for cows! I was lucky enough to receive this Full Cream Moisturiser, Milk Wash sample and Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Lip Gloss in my goodie bag at the event and I’ve been testing them out… MooGoo Full Cream Moisturiser – what can I say, I love this product! Whilst the packaging looks a bit gimmicky with the cows on it, and the cardboard box has been designed to look like a milk carton, the contents are really great. Containing Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Milk Protein which helps to increase...

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Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

Beautiful Movements – Concealer Powder

Beautiful Movements – Concealer Powder

Now I must admit that I have actually reviewed this product – Mineral Concealer Powder from Beautiful Movements – before, but that was in conjunction with their Prime & Create Mixing Medium and I didn’t get on with it too well back then in 2013. Fast forward 2 years and I now use this concealer most days, albeit in a different lighter shade and on its own without the Mixing Medium. Beautiful Movements used to be known as BM Beauty and one of their co-founders is stunning ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt. Beautiful Movements are a natural cosmetic brand and their products are free from parabens, animal products, synthetic dyes & fragrances, neither are they tested on animals. Mineral Concealer Powder is exactly that, a powder concealer made from minerals, but despite being a powder it blends really well and takes on a slightly creamy consistency once it settles on the skin. It comes in a little pot with a sieve inserted inside the top which is a welcome addition to...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Makeup | 5 comments

Bellapierre – Shimmer Powder in Celebration

Bellapierre – Shimmer Powder in Celebration

I’ve had this Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in coppery Celebration for months now, but it’s taken me until now to get round to writing about it. Bellapierre is a UK brand who produce 100% natural mineral cosmetics. Firstly – what is mineral make-up? It is make-up made from naturally occuring minerals that are found in the earth. These minerals are ground up into fine particles and used to make powders, foundations and other products. These minerals provide coloured pigments, and also sun prote­ction and anti-inflammatory effects. All of Bellapierre’s products are based on natural ingredients and are paraben-free. These Shimmer Powders have multiple uses – I have been using this one as eyeshadow and eyeliner, but they can also be sprinkled on wet nail varnish to give the nails some sparkle, mixed with lip gloss or lipstick to make a lip colour or dabbed on the ends of lashes straight after applying mascara to add some colour to the lashes. This Celebration shade would also look great added to body lotion to create a...

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Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer

e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer

I’ve had this Mineral Booster powder from from budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face) for quite a while now but I’ve only just got round to trying it. It’s part of e.l.f.’s mineral make-up range, made from 100% natural minerals with no chemical additives, dyes or parabens. I’ve already reviewed a few products from e.l.f. including their Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink. The Mineral Booster is a loose powder that is packaged in a small tub with a ‘sieve-type’ shaker and a black lid. I have been using the Sheer shade which is a very pale creamy colour with a pink undertone, although I have to say when it is on the skin it is pretty much translucent. e.l.f. suggest that Mineral Booster powder can be used alone, or worn over foundation and concealer to give a matt effect. I wouldn’t really recommend using it on its own, the powder is so light and fluffy that it doesn’t really ‘grip’ to the skin and...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Beautiful Movements – Lip Gloss in Nude

Beautiful Movements – Lip Gloss in Nude

I’m already a big fan of natural make-up brand Beautiful Movements, so when I received this Nude Mineral Lip Gloss in my December Glossybox I was over the moon! Beautiful Movements used to be known as BM Beauty and one of their co-founders is stunning ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt. Beautiful Movements are a natural cosmetic brand and their products are free from parabens, animal products, synthetic dyes & fragrances, neither are they tested on animals. Kimberley explains in the December Glossybox magazine that this is her favourite lip gloss, the Nude colour can be worn with any make-up look and suits all skin types… and she isn’t wrong! You can see from the swatch image above that this Nude Mineral Lip Gloss from Beautiful Movements is an orangey-based neutral coloured gloss. It is fairly glossy, but not too shiny that it looks unnatural on your lips. I have been wearing it on its own, but it would also be really useful to add a bit of gloss over the...

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Clarins – Ombre Minerale Eye Shadows

Clarins – Ombre Minerale Eye Shadows

I just had to get this review of Clarins Ombre Minerale Eye Shadows* in before Christmas, as these little jewels would make the perfect stocking filler gift. The cute palettes look like little bars of gold! Ombre Minerale Eye Shadows contain mineral pigments and have been developed to deliver a smooth, long-lasting, intense colour and they can be applied dry or wet for a more intense colour. The three shades I have been testing are Golden Rose, Platinum and Aubergine. Golden Rose – this is a beautiful pale rose colour, it’s quite matt but with a very subtle golden shimmer undertone. It’s a good base colour that looks good applied all over the eye area before adding darker colours, and it works well paired with grey shadows. Platinum – this dark grey shade looks quite sparkly in the palette but applies with only a subtle shimmer. However it is a lovely dark grey colour and looks great smudged into the eye socket or used wet as eyeliner. Aubergine –...

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Ahava – DeadSea Water Mineral Body Lotion

Ahava – DeadSea Water Mineral Body Lotion

This week I was asked to try DeadSea Water Mineral Body Lotion* from Ahava. You may not have heard of Ahava before, the brand was formed in 1988 when they started doing clinical research into the powerful effects of the Dead Sea’s rich selection of minerals in facilitating skin renewal. All Ahava products are paraben free, SLS free, not tested on animals, and contain the Osmoter™ — a perfectly balanced concentrate of Dead Sea minerals that effective replenishes, rehydrates and recharges the skin. This Mineral Body Lotion is a white cream. As you can see from the image below it is ever so slightly gelatinous with a sort of lumpy texture to it and I think it is this that allows it to melt into the skin really quickly. I had expected that this Mineral Body Lotion would have some kind of natural seaweed-y smell given that it contains minerals from the Dead Sea, however it has a very strong traditional floral scent. Personally the fragrance is too strong...

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