Bargain Nude Shoes £6

 

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Hey Ladies, I usually have difficulty with finding heals that fit me, esp from Primark! But these beautiful nude sandals do not look like they are from Primark. They are elegant and sophisticated and most importantly…comfortable!!

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Above sandal was only £6 !! currently discounted from £12.99!! I couldn’t believe how cheap this was and had to buy it! Wedge medium heal is very comfortable! Beige nude colour. A good day out wedge!

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Half patent half suede sandal. This is a pinkish nude medium heal sandal. £12.99. Sophisticated enough to wear for a nice summer evening out!

Tea Pigs Matcha Green Tea

We should care about our beauty from the outside but also from the within. I have recently been into my fitness and eating healthier. Matcha green tea has become more popular this year and I wanted to see what the big hype was. Matcha green tea origins from Japan, which does not compare to the normal green tea, as Matcha uses the whole leaf which tends to come in a powder form rather than just a tea bag. In fact,One glass of Matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of regular green tea in terms on nutritional and antioxidant value. I have been drinking this for about 6 weeks now and therefore i am able to conduct a honest and fair review.

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Matcha green tea has lots of health benefits:

  • Full of Antioxidants – much more than berries and spinach
  • Helps weight lost – burns calories and helps boost metabolism.
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Packed full of vitamins, fiber and chlorophyll
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Good for detoxing and cleansing
  • Energy booster

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Purchase

I brought my Matcha from teapigs.co.uk. Tea Pigs have many types of Matcha to choose from but I opted for the Modern Matcha kit! This included, 30g of Matcha powder, electric wisk and a spoon. I also brought the shot glass as this is a quick method for busy mornings! The Modern matcha kit costs £29, however there was a 20% offer with free delivery when I purchased – Bargain!! In 6 weeks I have used this product almost everyday and I still have a bit left. I reckon I can get perhaps 7-8 weeks out of this 30g jar! Therefore a little goes a long way – pretty good value for money in the long run.

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Method

It is very easy to make. I put ¾ of the spoon provided in to the shot glass, pour a little of cold water then I use the wisk to ensure all the powder is mixed up and then add more water to the top of the shot glass. (DO NOT – pour the water all the way to the top and then wisk as this will go everywhere). When I have more time, I make this into a hot beverage, method is the same as above but I use a mug and hot water.

Taste

If you do not like regular green tea you will not like the taste of this. I am a regular green tea drinker and therefore I like the taste, it is pretty earthy , some find it bitter but I personally do not find this is the case. However, fear not non-green-tea drinkers, you can mix this with juice or smoothies and therefore the taste will be better. Nevertheless, a shot is quick and easy to drink and it will be over in a second if you really hate it – but hey – think of all the health benefits gained from it.

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My Conclusion

I LOVE this stuff! I cant comment on all the health claims, but for the detox/ weight loss factor it is working for me. I am not sure how to say this but this tea “cleanses” my stomach and makes me go “regularly” therefore helping me naturally few pounds lighter and detoxed. I also suffer from severe bloatedness and even though I still get bloated, it is not anything as bad as it used to be. But I am pretty sure all my benefits are due to a combination of now working out and the Matcha! Therefore I highly recommend this.

PS – there are lots of other makes of Matcha Green Tea. I have seen other good quality Matcha for a lower price, therefore I will be trying these out next. I have just purchased the clearspring – Japanese Oraganic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Ceremonial Grade). If any one has tried this, please let me know how you find it 🙂 !

Make up forever HD High Definition Powder Review

Do you hate caking up your face with several types of chemicals and all sorts from make up? I am always trying to limit the amount of extra chemicals I put on my face. I have recently been using setting powders with no talc in them, due to having problematic skin, talc can clog pores etc. However there are not that many powders out there with no talc. I had been using The Balms: Sexy Mama face powder for about a year now, don’t get me wrong I do like it, however sometimes it can oxide slightly. I was on the hunt for a pure translucent setting powder with no talc or chemicals.

I was intrigued by the Make up forever HD High Definition Powder. The only ingredient in this is Silica. No talc or extra chemicals/perfumes etc. A very basic product. The less ingredients the better I say!

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I was torn between the loose powder and the pressed powder. I much prefer the convenience of a pressed powder however the press powder has more ingredient’s in it and therefore opted for the loose powder. Yes it is a little messy, you loose a little product when you open the lid! It does have a sifter therefore not a huge amount of powder escapes! You need very little powder to set your foundation. I can see the powder lasting a long time! I had used a little more powder once to see what happens and my face actually had dry patches. For reference I do have dry combination skin, therefore very little works for me and my face does not get greasy till about 6 hours later. Perhaps for oily skin, a little more product is needed.

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TIP: While the lid is closed I turn the tub upside down and i turn it back upright again. Once opened I use the powder that is on the circle part of the lid (as per above photo). Yup that’s right – that’s how little you need to use for your whole face!!

This powder is very finely milled, it does look a bit daunting that it is pure white, but do not fear it is translucent on any skin tones! I have brown skin and I have no white cast. Just be careful to not over do it otherwise you may encounter a Nicole Kiddman moment of white cast all over her face with flash photography. Luckily this has not happen to me with flash!

MUFE claims this powder is HD, those claims I can not state is true for me, however it does set my make up beautifully and makes faint blemish’s look a little more airbrushed, therefore I would highly recommend this powder for setting your make up.

Thank you for reading

Bhavi x o x o

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation

Hey guys, I know I have been awful with keeping up to date with my blog! I have been crazy busy with several celebrations over the last few months. But I have a few beauty products to share over the next few weeks.

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Today I will review the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation in the shade Y385. If anyone is familiar with Make Up Forever foundations, they have actually discarded their original HD line and replaced it with this Ultra HD one. I did use to use the original foundation in the shade 128. This shade was not a perfect shade, it needed more yellow undertones, but it was the nearest I could find to my skin tone at the time. I had to add Make Up Forever yellow colour corrector to this to make it a perfect shade. ( Correctors are amazing in making the perfect shade – I will review this product soon guys!). However with the new Ultra HD line much more colours are released, some are the same colours as the original and some are brand new shades, making that a whopping 40 shades in total. They have really thought hard about everyone’s skin type, as they have categorised the shades in groups – light, medium, tan and dark and then what undertone you are – red or yellow. It can be a little confusing so ask a beauty advisor to colour match you when purchasing this foundation.

I got colour matched to shade Y385 – Olive Beige (this is found in the medium group range), which is a new shade. This was the best match for me out of all the shades. For reference this shade is near to Mac’s NC40-42. It has strong yellow undertones, I found it look slightly too yellow on my skin, I needed to apply powder on top to calm down the ‘yellowness’. I had brought this last summer and it worked well with my tanned skin, unfortunately a little too dark for winter months.

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The formula is silky, smooth , a bit more runny compared to the original. It is definitely very hydrating, my skin does not feel dry and does not cling on to dry patches. Therefore I would highly recommend this foundation more so for dry- normal skin girls rather than very oily. I have dry-combination skin and this works fine for me. I would say this foundation is medium coverage and is very natural looking.

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It doesn’t look overly yellow in my photos due to the poor lighting, but in reality it is.

What are your thoughts on the new Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation? Do you prefer it over the original?

Thank you for reading

Bhavi x o x o

MUA £1 Nail Varnish 

 
Absolutely love a bargain !! MUA is probably one of the best budget make up brands I have tried. Very good value ! I have a few of their £1 nail varnishes. The newest edition to my collection is in the shade Pistachio Ice Cream.  This is my current fav for the spring/ summer. A very fun and fresh colour.  You can purchase this from Superdrugs. 

  
Thank you for reading 

Bhavi xoxo 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm + swatches + photos

Sometimes, I just love wearing a simple natural kind of lipstick. I was pleasantly surprised when I brought Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm in the shade 700 Not An Illusion from Superdrug’s.

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The colour is a very natural rosey pink/brown that should suit most skin tones. The colour is not intense/pigmented, it is quite sheer once applied on my lips but I like that for an everyday look for work.

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I love how the texture is soft, creamy and hydrating therefore very much like a tinted lip balm, it does not accentuate any dry patches/skin on my lips. It makes my lips look healthier even.

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I love the no fuss packaging, the lip balm looks like a crayon, you just twist the bottom for more product. I can apply this without a mirror even! Does this product last all day, sadly no, however when wearing it for 8 hours I only had to top up once after lunch, for a lip balm that is pretty impressive to me!

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Has anyone tried this lip balm out? I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a simple natural look!

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Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxoxo

My Birthday Look 

  

On Sunday it was my birthday, I had plans to go to the shard and dinner and wanted to dress up a little, why not it is my birthday after all hehe!! I wanted to keep my look simple, elegent and sophisticated and nothing too dramatic.

If you would like to create the look in the above photo please see below products I have used. 

Eyes

  • Barry M eyeshadow pot in silver 
  • Rimmel liquid eyeliner for eye wing effect 
  • L’Oreal false lash superstar mascara 

Face

  • Make up forever HD foundation in the shade 128 
  • Ben nye banana powder for setting my foundation 
  • Bourjois blusher in the shade 74 Rose Amber 

Lips

  • L’Oreal  colour riche matte lipstick shade 640 Erotique 
  • Aquaphour skin balm 

Perfume 

  • Lancome hypnose – such a nice sweet scent. 

Clothes. 

  • Dress – Boohoo.com – black peplum dress with emblieshed pearl neck line £25
  • Accessories – silver pearl wrist cuff from primark £3 and White pearl ring from Forever 21. 

  

The shard was an amazing experience and fantastic views, my lychee martini was delicious!! (Had just the one as im getting old lol ) 

 
  

We then went for dinner at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant barbecoa http://www.barbecoa.com. The starters was amazing, small but very tasty (Pork cheeks) but my main was just average (ribs) however the view of St. Paul’s cathedral made up for this. 

 

I had fantastic day thanks to my amazing loved ones  🙂 

Thank you for reading 

Bhavi xoxo