Last week my good friend Claire entered us into a little competition with Reve En Vert to win a little box of goodies full or some organic beauty. To our suprise, we won!
I wanted to share as I’m working on switching my kit to more cruelty free beauty and there were two brands in the box of goodies that are new to me and look delicious !
Firstly there was a little Flower Facial and Eye Cream by INLight beauty! I’d not heard of them before, but after feeling under the weather last week, the flower facial was just what I needed !
INLight Flower Feast Facial Steam
The INLight Facial Steam is really easy to use and something that can compliment any normal skincare routine. To use, just dilute a table spoon of the mix of
into boiling water, then use a towel over your head to allow the steam to sooth, cleanse and calm your skin…
I did this for a little over 5 minutes and afterwards my skin di
d look fresher, and it was a great treatment to use before a normal bedtime skincare routine. I also had a cold this week so it really helped with my stuffy nose and just made me feel a little bit more fresh. This will definitely be something I incorporate into my weekly skincare routine!
The other two products were from Kjaer Weis whom I’d never heard of before! Upon doing a little research I discovered that this brand is cruelty free and organic with no chemicals created by a Danish born New York based makeup artist in 2010. “The packaging is created in bold metal compacts, which are housed by red lacquered grain textured cases reminiscent of dainty jewelry boxes. “
aer Weis Lip Balm
The first thing I noticed about this little gem was the packaging which come sin a metal refillable compact. It’s quite heavy but it’s striking and feels very glam on my dressing table! Apparently it has Brazilian Nut Oil and Chamomile in it to soothe and is worth £38! Yippee! It’s been awhile since I’ve come across a really luxurous packaging and I’m a sucker for these sorts of things - the fact it’s cruelty free and organic makes me even happier!
Kjaer Weis Mascara
The second Kjaer Weis product I won, was this little mascara! I love the wand which is also refillable and the packaging is super sleek. It’s worth £29 and is smudge free. I found the effect of this mascara to be quite a natural look that separates each individual hair and gives a very soft finish.
It’s always nice to try new things and I’m sure this wont be the last you hear from me about these new organic brands!
Thankyou @inlight_beauty ! I really needed this! Tried this Flower Facial Steam tonight and it just refreshed my skin - perhaps just taking 5 minutes out for yourself - doing something good for you is the underestimated meditation! #flowerpower #facialsteam #flowerfacial #organicbeauty #london #inlightbeauty #beauty #skincare #selfcare #nightin
This week I’ve been playing with some new Miss U products. The brand has some gorgeous shades and their gel polish lasts for ages without chipping. I have tried many gel brands and Miss U is definitely one of my favourites as the products work, the gel lasts and the packaging is adorable!
On trend with this summers retro shades, I’ve been trying out the the Miss U Lucy Collection Shades 1 and 5. Separately, these are £13 each but you can buy all 5 for £60 to save a bit of money if you’re building your kit.
Miss U Lucy Shade 1 £13
Miss U Lucy Shade 1 is a mustard yellow and great for summer. Like all gels you need to clean and file the nail, buff the nail plate lightly and stick to products meant to work with the range. I used Miss U Base Coat and Top Coat with this gel polish. Below I used Shade 1 to create this simple fun summer manicure :
I applied the little flower in this manicure on top of two coats of the gel colour, then I used two layers of Miss U Top Coat Gel to seal it in. Jewellery Gel would not be needed for this particular design as the flowers are not bulky and sit better under the Topcoat. (Note : These little flowers can be found on ebay/amazon under the search nail art real flowers in all different colours.)
I think this mustard yellow is a really fun new shade which works well with most outfits. Yellow isn’t a colour that all clients feel confident enough to where as it’s usually quite bright, but I think this retro toned down yellow would be a nice change for those clients that always stick to red polish and want to try something a little different.
Miss U Lucy Shade 5 £13
Miss U Lucy Shade 5 is a pastel baby pink with a cool tone. It’s really delicate and soft and looks great with palm trees and florals too. I used some nail decals for the above holiday inspired manicure. I find bright shades and greens really pop against pastel tones and pink is my favorite colour so I will be wearing this shade alot this summer!
Miss U Holo Gold Striping Tape £3
Another fantastic product by Miss U is their striping tape which is available in 5 shades ( as shown above). I tend to use nail tape on jobs as it makes nail art really fast. Nail tape is a great nail art product for beginners and advanced nail artist alike as it’s so versatile.
Here are some tips on application :
Striping Tape works well applied over normal polish or gel polish to create a stencil for creating clean lines and shape work. Just apply it over a dried manicure, paint over the area you want to and lift the tape to reveal a clean line! You can tidy up with a little tidy brush if needed :
Simply applied over gel colour, striping tape adds texture and interest to the nails ( I prefer to use it down the centre of the nail) :
For more statement nails, cut into little squares and apply at the base of the nail :
For drama, cut into sharp sh
apes to imitate the icicle effect nail which has been ever popular this year :
I absolutely love having a play around with new products and these new Miss U products are just too much fun. Find all these items at http://www.missubeautynetwork.com
For more nail art inspiration check out Miss U on Facebook for live videos and tutorials :
Here’s my favourite look from the new ✨Pop Up Glitter Bar Menu✨ I shot with @carl_osbourn inspired by all the summer festivals! I used @inikaorganic @glossier @itsinyourdreams & @eylureofficial ✨ Glitter looks can be customised for events and parties ! Get in touch for bookings 🎉
Also congratulations to @sanlamander (modelling this look) & @benchatburn who finished their last ever band performance @bimm_london yesterday ! Adventures await you 🎉
#festivalbeauty #glitterpopup #londonevents #londonmakeupartist #popupglitterbar #makeupartist #makeup #glitter #festivalmakeup #ss18
I have been a supporter of the Clean Beauty Co girls who started the brand BYBI (By Beauty Insiders) for quite some time. For those of you looking for a skincare range that is both organic and vegan friendly, look no further.
This week I’ve been revisiting the Babe Balm which had a bit of a makeover earlier this year from glass jar to tube. If you’re a fan of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour Cream or Bobbie Brown’s Balm, but want to go for something cruelty free, I’d highly recommend Babe Balm.
It’s a multi purpose balm with squalane, Brazilian pequi oil, shea butter and gives skin a natural radiance without stickyn
I’ve tried this before when it was in a jar, but I have to say the new tube packaging is much lighter in my kit and easier to carry around as a makeup artist.
[Above Old Style Packaging]
I like to use Babe Balm on cheeks for a glow, on dry areas of skin or as a cuticle oil. All in all it’s a great