Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Summer Inspiration

What does summer mean to you? Maybe it’s having a BBQ in your garden or going to the seaside. This blog post is tips for ways to enjoy summer and activity ideas. Please feel to leave your own ideas in the comments box.

1.) Go summer clothes shopping! I love all the pretty sandals and beachwear clothing that hits the shops. Maybe pick a trend you would like to incorporate into your summer wardrobe.

2.) Paint your nails/toenails bright summery colours. This is something I love to do. Models own do some fab neon shades or you could pick some pretty pastels too.

3.) Create a summer pinterest board. I’ve already done this. In fact all the images shown in this post are from my pinterest page. Link as follows:

4.) Buy an ice cream from an ice cream van. This brings back memories for me as a kid always listening for the ice cream van. My favourite kind is either a 99 or a lemon top.

5.) Read a glossy magazine in your garden or in a park. Simple things like this always make me feel good. My favourite choice of magazine is either Look or Company. I love the fashion and beauty pages most :-)

6.) Go to the nearest beach. Luckily for me I live very close to the beach. If the weather is kind you can have a dip in the sea or a sunbathe.

7.) Try a new sport activity. As a family we like to play tennis on holiday. We reserve a tennis court and have a few games. It could be any sport though. Volleyball is a great one if you are at the beach.

8.) Hire a bouncy castle. Great if you have lots of younger family members but adults can have a go too. It would make a great reason for a summer party and it’s something a bit different.

9.) Watch summery films. The perfect way to do this would be on an ipad or laptop that way you can watch it in the sun. I personally love Blue Crush and Blue Crush 2.

10.) Go sightseeing. This could be anywhere. Places like Brighton and Blackpool would be ace. You could go for a day trip or a weekend away.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer

Today I wanted to review this Revlon concealer I have been trying out for a couple of months. I’ve been on the search for the perfect concealer for a while now. I was scanning the Superdrug makeup aisle to find one which was in stick form and had a choice of shades for fair skin. I swatched light pale 002 and seemed to be a reasonable match.

After getting to know this particular product I found there were some really great qualities. The application is dreamy. It glides onto the skin so well and is very velvety to the touch. Because of this I never found crease marks after using it.

I use stick concealer to cover up under eye circles and blemishes around the face. The coverage is medium and can be built up. I did find after a couple of layers the tone of the product was more visible. Maybe because my skin is so fair. 

I noticed on other reviews people disliked that there were glitter fragments in the product which I did not notice at all until peering very carefully under harsh light. I don’t see this as an issue because it gives a very natural brightening effect.

I would recommend this product because it’s a fab choice if you prefer stick concealers and liquid concealers don’t give you enough coverage. It retails at £6.49 which in my eyes is a bargain. I haven’t heard much hype about this item but let me know if you have come across it also.

Whats your fav concealer? Have you tried Revlon makeup and what did you think?