Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mary Lou~Manizer!-The Balm Cosmetics

After hearing rave reviews, I'm excited to say I have finally managed to get my hands on this product!
'Mary-Lou Manizer' is a shimmery highlighting powder from 'The Balm' cosmetics and I have to say I absolutely love it! 
Being a highlighting addict I have tried and tested countless brands, I thought I had found my holy grail product in 'Mac's Soft & Gentle' which I do love but I have to say the Mary~Lou Manizer has exceeded my expectations & may have just acclaimed top spot!

Retailing for €20 from The Balm, Makeup Forever & Amazon, It boasts flirty packaging with a clever criminal description ;)

The product itself is a pressed powder compact with a small mirror attached.
As you can see from the swatch above it is a beautiful shimmery champagne shade & super pigmented.
Apply under the brow, above the cheekbones & cupids bow for a gorgeous summery glow to the skin.

Hope you enjoyed this review, feel free to ask any questions!

Leah x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Healthy Summer Smoothie!

Smoothies are one of my favorite sips to make during the summer months. 
Most mornings, I will whip up a quick & healthy smoothie for breakfast or post workout.
Below is my 'go to' smoothie consisting of a good balance of natural fruit & protein to kickstart the day ahead!

*Ingredients as per one person 
(Just double up ingredients for 2 or more people)

- 1/4 glass of Soya or (Almond Milk)
- A handful of Porridge Oats. (Can also use protein powder)
-1/4 glass if pure Orange Juice.
-x1 squirt of Honey.
-x4 desert spoons of Natural/Greek or Frozen Yogurt.
-x1 desert spoon of Peanut Butter.
-x4 Large Strawberries (Can also use frozen fruit)
-A half of a Bananna.

**Optional add x4 Ice-Cubes to make extra cold.

Start Smoothie machine on high power for 30-40 seconds.

- And Voila! 

Enjoy :) 

Leah x