Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Bare Minerals: The Nature of Nudes

She's back! And with a real beauty!!

So I recently celebrated my 23rd Birthday and I was lucky enough to receive this gem from my work colleagues, along with a bottle of prosecco. (Well played there guys!)

My colleagues always have to listen to me rabbit on about makeup, and especially Bare Minerals so I was very happy to open the "Nature of Nudes Palette" *Grinning from ear to ear*

I love a good neutral palette, and you get never have enough right? These shadows are a mixture of shimmer and matte which are perfect for all occasions. I have to say the pictures do not do it justice.

Very highly pigmented and blend seamlessly. 

My personal favourite combination so far are:

- Tranquil (Soft stone) blended all over the lid
- Truffle (glistening chestnut) Blended in the crease
- Whipped/ Opulence (pale lemon/shimmering cream) in the tear duct and highlight brow bone
- Priceless (heathered smoke) blended on the corners for a smokey night look

Bare Minerals: The Nature of Nudes RRP £35.00 (here)

Liss xx


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Monday, 11 April 2016

Cleansing with @YourTea

Hey Ladies!

Want that little bit of extra help with looking amazing this summer?

I'm currently in the middle of my 3rd round of the @YourTea Tiny Tea 28 Day Teatox. Your tea uses natural herbal blends straight from the earth to ensure you are nourished from the inside - out. Perfect to use as part of a healthy lifestyle. And guess what - no laxatives! Added bonus.

I have only ever use two of the teas available - Tiny Tea and Skin Magic Tea. But there are a wide range of teas available to encourage any lifestyle dilemmas:

  • Tiny Tea (14 Day Teatox) Also available in Gluten Free
  • Tiny Tea (28 day Teatox) Also available in Gluten Free
  • Her Tea (Everyday Tea)
  • Anti - C Tea ( I have this to try after my detox - excited!)
  • Skin Magic Tea
  • Anti-Oxident Tea
  • Man Tea
  • Fertility Tea
  • Breast Friend Tea 
  • Happy Tea
  • Energy Tea
  • Sleep Tea
  • Sex Tea
  • Hangover Tea

Your Tea recommend to drink their teas half an hour before eating a meal, three times a day. I must say I always feel less bloated and groggy if I drink these, even when i have a massive meal with pasta! In terms of weight loss, I did lose a little bit of weight, but I like these more for cleaning out my digestive system. I feel a lot more energised, less bloated and my skin becomes so much clearer.

I am curious to try some of the other tea's available as I'm sure they do exactly what they say on the tin! I received Anti - C Tea (Anti - Cellulite, eek!) free with my order and I'm so excited to try that!

Tiny Tea Teatox's start from £20 at 

Twitter @tinyteatox
Instagram @tinyteatox @yourtea

Have you tried any of their Teas?


Saturday, 9 April 2016


Hi Guys!

If you follow me on instagram or twitter (links->) you will know that I have fallen back in love with Bare Minerals Makeup. I remember being around 15 years old and just getting really involved with makeup and my mum ordering a starter kit from QVC and me just not getting what the hype was, either I wasn't using it correctly, or it just wasn't for me. So it was shoved to one side and I just didn't rate them when it came to makeup brands.

Its fair to say that I have now been totally converted! Now that I know how to use them properly it will be hard for me to look elsewhere! 

My Daytime makeup is now as follows:

Prime Time BB Primer - This has a slight tint of colour to blur out the redness on my face and provide a little bit more coverage.

Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream - Combining skincare benefits and radiant coverage, this is a saviour for my skin. My skin looks healthy, dewy and natural - Perfect for everyday!

Original SPF Foundation - The original award winning foundation is great for me if I'm wanting a little bit of extra coverage on a bad skin day. I just buff a small amount over the complexion rescue for smooth and flawless foundation. This can obviously just be used on its own also and still provides a lovely natural face.

Blemish Remedy Concealer - This little beauty! Newly released by BareMinerals, this full coverage concealer is perfect when a lovely little blemish decides to come and have a party! It helps give precision application and contains goodies like tea tree oil and aspen bark to help heal the blemish. 

Warmth All Over Face Colour - Adds colour and warmth to the face after your foundation. I swipe this around the face and it provides a slight soft contour.

Original SPF25 Mineral Veil Finishing Powder - Providing the ultimate finish to your makeup, the powder offers a glow and almost silky finish to your face.

I could go on and on about all the Bare Minerals products I own and how amazing they are but I think this blog post would be a novel! All I can say is that if you haven't tried it yet, just bite the bullet and trust me - you will not be disappointed. 

I recently had my makeup done at Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salon (Link Here) for Ladies Day at Aintree Race Course and they use Bare Minerals Makeup. And 12 Hours later it was still going strong...

What's your favourite Bare Minerals Products? Do you have an recommendations?


Monday, 7 March 2016



Saturday, 20 February 2016

First Impressions - Acrylic Nail Extensions

Hey Ladies!

We all know that feeling of a fresh set of nails, and lets be honest it makes you feel and look so much more polished and put together! It really completes the whole outfit.

I've always had a problem having perfect looking nails, as my childhood habits of biting down to the core certainly didn't help me in the long term. This then led me to try growth treatments, nail wraps and the ever so deadly stick on nails! We all know the kind, apply heaps of glue to stick plastic French manicure to your finger and end up spending most of the time trying to pull your index and middle apart! My nails became weak, brittle and peeled.

So I decided to try acrylic nails - for a lot more cleaner and neater looking hands. I visited Renaissance Health and Beauty, which is my local salon (I cannot recommend them enough when it comes to all things beauty) and booked in for my treatment. Acrylic Nail extensions promise to add length and strength to your own natural nails. At this point, my nails weren't horrific - but they didn't look in tip top shape.

I chose the colour "Indigo Frock" which is a deep slate grey and I had this colour by Shellac so I could avoid any chips until my next infill.

All the girls in Renaissance are lovely - very chatty friendly girls. I've been going to the salon for years and you can always guarantee a laugh! They have an amazing variety of treatments and always have monthly offers which are ideal for presents or if you want to give yourself a little treat.

If you are around the Liverpool Area and want to pamper yourselves, go check out Renaissance!!

Acrylic Nail Application Prices from £35

Liss xx


Thursday, 11 February 2016


Hi lovely ladies!

I come baring a gadget that will transform the way in which we cleanse our pretty faces! I have no doubt that any of you haven't already heard about the Clarisonic. I recently visited my local Boots store to pick up the Clarisonic Mia 2!

 According to their website  the Clarisonic Mia 2 "uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the action removes more makeup and more dirt and sebum than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and sebum from your pores also helps prepare for a better skin care regime. Benefits & features highlights: - Removes more makeup than manual cleansing"

It does this about 10 times over I cannot stress! As a lover of makeup, trust me I love piling it on, but there is no better feeling then taking it off to reveal fresh clean skin. I have problems with breakouts and my skin can become quite sensitive, so I was a bit sceptical at first as to how bad I would break out, as it is such a deep cleanse.

I usually start removing my makeup with coconut oil - yes its a must! This removes and breaks down the main layer of makeup, then wash with water. Next I use Clinique Facial Soap with the Clarisonic to clean my skin deep down.

It says that its best to wet the brush head before adding your choice of cleanser. I also dampen by face a little just to help with the lather. Then your ready to go!

I have only really been using the first speed setting, as I'm still getting used to it and don't want to irritate my skin. Starting at your chin, brush in circular motion around that area for 20 seconds, then your forehead for 20 seconds, and then both cheeks for 10 seconds.

I then like to use it on my neck - as I do bronze and blend my makeup down there. I just repeat the process above moving down my neck. Look at the brush head! All I'm going to say is.. you think you've removed everything - THINK AGAIN! 

I then dry my face and continue my skincare routine as normal.

All Mia 2 Clarisonics come with a sensitive brush head - But there are plenty to choose from here. They recommend to change your brush head every 3 months.

Overall, I can honestly say that my face has never looked so healthy! Yes, don't get me wrong I still get the odd breakout, but with this it seems that they are not as red and blotchy as they used to be, and clear in less time! My skin looks smooth, clear, even more tanned!!

 The Clarisonic range is Available at BootsDebenhams & Feel Unique RRP £129

Liss xx


Monday, 4 January 2016


Hi Guys and Happy New Year to you all!

As you've probably guessed, we all feel slightly sluggish and bit heavier after a Christmas period filled with food, drink (lots of drink!) and just being our lazy selves.

The cliché time of year comes beginning of January where the left over chocolates are thrown away and we begin our "New Year, New Me" phase. I admit, almost every year I say to myself, "this is the year I'm going to get myself in shape" and two weeks in, its a flop.

I genuinely try to eat as healthy as possible all year round, but lets be honest we all have our pig-out moments when we feel the need.

So I've compiled some of my favourite workout DVD's and guides to help myself along the way, with no need for an expensive gym membership. And don't you just feel much better when you've got yourself fit in the comfort of your own home and on your own time?? These I have used previously, but I am determined to stick too.


Who doesn't want a good, firm behind? I originally found this whilst watching the shopping channels on TV. First I came across the INSANITY workout (Link here!) and thought there is no way on this earth I could possibly do that!! Then along came this little beauty. The trainer Leandro is a well-known trainer who have sculpted some of the most famous models on the planet including VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio (and we all know how that's turned out) so I thought if he could make me near enough an eighth as good as she does, then I'm onto a winner!!

Don't get me wrong, this workout is very, very hard and you definitely feel the burn afterwards. But 4 weeks of 6 workouts a day and trust me, you can see results!

His proven TriAngle Training method works all three major muscles of the bum from multiple angles to:
  • REDUCE your hips and thighs, and melt away those stubborn saddlebags
  • SHAPE your gluteal muscles to get you a perfectly round derriere
  • LIFT your bum so it looks great from every angle
No matter what "derriere type" you have, Leandro has the personalised bum-transformation plan for you! He combines Brazilian dance, cardio, and signature lower-body sculpting moves to help you look divine from behind! In fact, when you work out with Leandro, you'll experience total-body toning so you'll good from every angle.


If you've ever watched The Biggest Loser USA you will know that Jillian Michaels is one tough cookie! There has been many a time where contestants have broken down due to her "tough love" approach. But sometimes, we all need a good kick up the backside?!

Jillian's workout combines cardio, strength and resistance into a intense 20-30 minute workout a day, targeting all areas to SHRED that excess weight and tone you up. This is perfect if you have an event in a month or you want to shred a few extra pounds in a short amount of time, as there are 3 levels, which progressively get harder and more intense. I would recommend completing level 1 for 10 days, level 2 for ten days and then the hardest level 3 for the final 10 days. She maybe hard core, but the results are fast!


Now I know that every year a celebrity reveals a dramatic weight loss transformation and the world becomes in ore and wants to know their secret - which 9/10 will come in the form of a fitness DVD and we all race to the shops to get a copy. But most of the time I don't believe in all that nonsense and always think there is a hidden money making machine behind it.  However, it must be said I AM A LOVER OF CHARLOTTE! If you watch Geordie Shore you will know she is hilariously outspoken and a crazy Geordie lass who isn't afraid to reveal her lady parts and throw up a time or two.

I have to be honest, I purchased this DVD purely because I was a fan. And I didn't realise it would be such an high intense workout! Basically the idea behind it is that there are 12 rounds of 3 minute HIIT exercises targeting mainly your stomach area. Put it this way, first time around I could only complete up to level 5! I have to commend the trainers involved as they have designed a nifty little workout which really broke a sweat with me! Definitely one to try!


Have you met Bob Harper? if you haven't, where have you been? The second half of The Biggest Loser USA duo, Bob may be less fiery than Jillian - but believe me he isn't soft! I always wanted to try yoga, mainly because I saw the beauties like Miranda Kerr devoted to it. So Bob + yoga sounded like the perfect match! Again, this is tough and is definitely not the stereotypical relaxing, meditating type yoga - this is a killer! Although, you do feel yourself become slightly more flexible the more you do it and there is an added 15 minutes abs routine for an added push. I used to do this on my said "rest days" as I feel Bob really makes you stretch everything out.


We all love social media. Like I am instagram obsessed. And as you see all the time, there are a lot of fitness profiles that like to promote health and exercises for all of us. If you don't already, follow Joe Wicks @TheBodyCoach! Joe's 15 second videos turn into 15 minute meals that are lean and healthy, yet delicious and you are not depriving yourself of some tasty treats! A true genius! Can we all say LucyyyyBeeeeeeee (once you follow you will understand)


The results are clear when you see how far Lucy has come from her TOWIE days! She is glowing, toned and the healthiest she has ever been. Lucy's shows you how to nourish your body, energise the body with some easy workout routines and make you feel ten times as confident than you'll ever feel. Even when I've fallen off the track from time to time, I always try to keep to her recipes as you are guaranteed to feel clean and a lot more radiant.

So I hope this gives you a bit of an insight into my little world of health and fitness. If you have any other recommendations, please leave them below!!!

Liss xx

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