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The Weekly Top Five #1

Posted on April 12, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I always have good intentions, but I seem to constantly forget to do my end of the month favourites posts, so I thought it might work out better to do a weekly top five instead! The plan is every Sunday I’ll put together five things I’ve been loving from the previous week. This can be anything from beauty to fashion to food to TV, just anything I love. So let’s kick off week one!

1. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation (£30) I reviewed this foundation a while ago, and though I said it was a pretty fantastic foundation, I did also say it’s not going to be great for you if you have dry skin – which I do. But since I’ve been using my new ARK Skincare products I’ve noticed the dryness on my face improving, and because my skin has improved I’ve been using this powder for the last week or so and I just love it. It gives amazing coverage and only takes a few seconds to apply, so it’s perfect for when I’m rushing around in the morning.

2. Sanctum Soho Rose Slouching Wash Bag (£26) I’ve had this was bag for a while, and apart from the fact that it’s a pretty awesome looking bag for a wash bag, with it’s faux snakeskin effect finish and rose gold hardware, it’s also massive so you can fit all your stuff in it. Also because it’s so pretty it can double up as a clutch if you fancy. I’ve actually found it really useful for carrying my makeup and skincare around in lately – I have a LOT of makeup though. It would be way too big for most people to carry around as a makeup bag, but if you’re on the hunt for a fancy new wash bag for your travels, I’d highly recommend this.

3. ESPA Energising Shower Gel (£19) I actually won this from ESPA at Christmas time. They sent out a email and said the first x amount of people to reply would win a surprise, so of course I typed as fast as I could and I won one if their Energising Sets, yay! I’ve only just dug it out if the cupboard and started using the shower gel and I love it! It’s fresh and zesty, with eucalyptus and peppermint to revitalise and wake you up in the morning.

4. House. I don’t really watch TV as such, I’m mostly to be found on the laptop doing blog related stuff or working, but since discovering Netflix I’ve been binge watching some of their most popular series’. I started off with Orange is the New Black, then Gossip Girl, then more recently Hemlock Grove, and I’m now addicted to House, the grumpy doctor! It’s basically a medical version of CSI, so if you like CSI you’ll like House.

5. Rodial Super Acids X-treme Pore Shrink cleansing Pads (£38) I’ve been trialling these pore shrink pads out as well as some other brands’ targeted products to see which works the best at reducing the appearance of my enlarged pores. So far I’m absolutely loving these pads, I won’t go into too much detail as I’ll be writing up a full review soon, but they gently remove makeup and leave skin with a matte finish, and they also instantly reduce pores. I mean this is an instant, visible effect. I noticed it straight away and so did my husband. This stuff is good!

So that’s it for this week! What do you think of my new Weekly Top Five series?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples.

Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation | Review

Posted on February 10, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Today I want to tell you about the Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Compact!

Pur Minerals are similar to Bare Minerals in the sense that their products are mineral based (of course!) I love Bare Minerals products so I’m hoping I’ll love this foundation too!

If you haven’t heard of Pur Minerals, I’ll give you a bit of background on them… ‘Pür Minerals combine the finest ingredients in nature with the latest in skincare technology. The multi-tasking formulas work with the skin to correct, prevent and interrupt common concerns for radiant results that are visible even after the makeup is removed. Known as The Complexion Authority™, Pür Minerals has carved out a Pür ‘difference’ by bridging the gap between mineral cosmetics and full service skincare through incredible, unique formula’s that harness cutting edge technology. Pür Minerals contain NO harsh chemical dyes, petroleum-based oils, fragrance or fillers, just pure mineral pigments and nourishing ingredients that ALL skin types can enjoy.

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The 4-in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Compact (£24.00) is made to brighten and smooth uneven skin tone and it aims to give a renewed radiance to dull and discoloured skin. I love that this foundation is literally at the point where makeup crosses with skincare. This award winning pressed powder has specifically been developed to help improve the skins’ appearance over time – *In just 8 weeks, 89% of users saw an improvement in skin tone, in just 4 weeks 89% saw an increase in skin brilliance, and 95% saw a softer smoother skin texture.

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Ok so let’s take a look at the product… I love the packaging! The compact comes in an almost futuristic style matte silver casing with the Pur logo in relief, it’s reassuringly weighty and looks to be high quality.

This powder really is fantastic for a medium coverage, flawless look. But let me start from the beginning – my skin pretty much has two main problems, one being it can be fairly dry, so I have to moisturise like theres no tomorrow, and the other being enlarged pores on my nose and around the centre of my face, which I really hate.

I applied the foundation with Pur Minerals’ own Chisel Makeup Brush (£13) which is specifically made for use with this product. I found that there was quite a lot of kick up from the compact, but the brush did a good job of picking up the powder, and I buffed it into my skin. I was left with a lovely medium coverage, flawless finish. I was quite surprised with just how even and bright my complexion looked!

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Though I think this foundation really is something special, I wouldn’t actually recommend it if you have really dry skin. After inspecting my face in my new super magnifying mirror I noticed the powder did seem to pick out the few small dry areas I have. I should add that this wasn’t noticeable without looking really close up! I will say though, this is fantastic for covering pores and giving a super even look to the complexion – if you have normal or oily skin I’d highly recommend you try this foundation.

Pür Minerals is available exclusively from www.marksandspencer.com.

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any Pur Minerals products before? I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

This post contains samples provided for review