When the weekend comes I like to relax in all ways possible so when it comes to my face I want a lighter base, a chance for my skin to breathe. So I thought I would share my weekend face with you.

 

I have been enjoying Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Ginger. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with BM. I think you can only use their foundations when your skin is in excellent condition or maybe its me. I have been enjoying the Complexion Rescue but it is the most lightest of bases I have so it does take a bit of getting used to. The lady at the counter gave me the tip of using the powder along with it. I already have the matte powder pictured above and she is right it gives a lovely fresh coverage perfect of the weekend using the two products.

For eyes less is more so I just put on some Mascara (currently loving Chanel Volume Mascara) and tidying up my eyebrows I use Anastasaia Tinted Brow Gel just to keep things in check.

The next three products are for a little bit of low maintenance checking so lip balm is an absolute must in the picture I used Rêve de Miel by Nuxe. I have had this forever and to be honest it’s not my favourite but as it cost a pretty penny I persevere in its use. I wouldn’t be repurchasing it. It’s not bad its just not my favourite consistency for a lip balm.

When you have less makeup on you do need a wee pop on the cheeks and nothing quite gives my cheeks a pop when I have a bit of a tan than Sephora’s Coral Rosé No 06. As you can see I have touched pan on this and need to repurchase but it’s lasted me almost two years so great value. It has tiny flecks of gold and is just the best coral colour ever.

Finally I use for touching up during the day – if needed PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in Light Tan with the PÜR brush also shown. I had never used anything from this range before but really quite like it. I use this brush to  buff into my skin the BM powder too.

It just seems to work this combo but as you know I am always changing it up. What’s your weekend face consist of?

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Another chance to share with you currently what I’ve been loving, doing and thinking!

Watching: Designated Survivor, I really enjoy this show but get so frustrated with my Virgin Media as it is rare that I can watch a whole episode without it stalling. So much for fast broadband:-(

Visiting: Photography places. I have a long list of places in and around Edinburgh that frankly I should have already visited but slowly I am making my way through that list.

Planning: This Easter I was meant to be on a great trip to the West Coast of Scotland but it sadly got postponed as they didn’t have the numbers. I am so gutted about this so had to do a 180 on my 4 day long weekend.

Podcasts: I got properly hooked on S-Town a 7 chapter real life story of the darkness that goes on in a tiny town in the deep south of US. I won’t spoil it for you but its a really well edited show and definitely worth checking out.

Films: I had booked 3 times to see Beauty and the Beast but for different reasons cancelled it. However, this Thursday past I finally got to watch it. I think one of the reasons I put it off was the fact that I didn’t want them to mess with my favourite Disney film – I mean it couldn’t get any better. In my opinion it didn’t but it was good and not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I can totally see a where a whole generation for whatever reason hasn’t seen the original would love this. They have done a decent job and I loved the fact that Ewan McGregor was in it (only got that at the end – doh).  Nothing will ever come close to the original – if you haven’t seen it I would recommend but this was a good attempt to make it real life so to speak.

 

Well I thought it might be nice to share with you some of my recent purchases. Hello Boots points redeemed, gift vouchers and treats, thank you very much:-)

From left to right:

Moroccanoil Treatment Light – I have been a long time fan of this hair oil and often bought the small version but decided to invest in the full size that comes with a super handy pump. It is the original and the best hair oil it has to be said and the smell – wow.

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua in 30 Beige – I have wanted to try this foundation for some time but always stayed clear when it viewers said it gives a ‘glowy’ appearance. No thanks to my oily skin. The reason I bought it this time is that my skin seems to be changing to combination so with dry cheeks and everywhere else oily. So the appeal in this foundation has upped. I have worn it now about 4 times with good results. Watch this space.

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in 10 – This curls and lengthens the lashes and it does do a great job but I think I miss the volume too. This is my first try of Chanel Mascara’s so pleasantly pleased with this one.

Another product I have been super curious to try out is Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 05 Tangerine. I do really love this lip oil and it got the thumbs up from my mum. I think the ‘comfort’ in the title is really fitting as it does feel like your lips are mostiurised and the oil isn’t gloopy. Only down side and to be honest this is a big downside it’s a nightmare to apply. The applicator doesn’t come out quickly so you have to give it some force and when you do more often than not the oil spills and lets face it tangerine coloured oil on clothes is a no no. Please Clarins repackage this wonderful product. 

GLAMGLOW Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment – so I have been really eager to try this little pot of apparent magic out. I went for the small point as I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I haven’t tried it yet, apparently you don’t need much and on the instructions you can use this 2/3 times a week or even over night. I love to try masks on a Sunday so watch this space.

IKEA –  I may possibly have went to IKEA on Easter Friday, I hadn’t really planned it but as part of a personal pinterest project I knew I had a few ideas in mind for giving my balcony a bit of a makeover. I will post all that  was bought later, the candle and candle holder in the picture was one such purchase. Can anyone – ever – go into IKEA and not spend a fortune 🙁

There has been lots of other things that I am sure will pop up on the blog in the coming weeks but that’s it for now.

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Have you ever heard the saying ‘buy cheap, buy dear’ well this saying comes to mind when I look at my T3 Twril Convertible Tongs. Why you might ask? Well, I have lusted after these for probably 2 years and just never thought to buy them. Why? Well, in my mind I thought they were so expensive so why would I? Well, I did and do I regret it? NOPE, not a bit. Best money spent on tongs ever. 

T3 Tongs look expensive and they feel expensive with their ceramic barrel but here is the thing – they work so well. Unlike cheaper brands you don’t feel like your hair is being fried by the heat. I can’t explain its just such a joy to use these tongs. In my mind I would love to try there straighteners I think if the quality is anything like these I will be in love with them.

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