Ciate in St Tropez

Apologies for the radio silence I have been pre occupied with other stuff which will be revealed later in the year….. But for now let me tell you about my new beauty regime.

It’s not often that you see a nail polish post from me, because until recently I had the worst nails. It’s a no brainer that the sun helps grow your nails and since I’ve come back from Portugal I have made a concerted effort to grow them. About time to I can hear my mum saying!!!!. Thanks to Augusts Marie Clare magazine this Ciaté Paint Pot nail polish in ‘Honey Bee’ was free.  The colour is a shimmery nude shade which is perfect for all skin tones. So first impressions, the brush was beautiful and really made painting my nails easy. The polish itself was gorgeous and definitely looked and felt different to the usual formulation that I’m used to. It glides on and the pigmentation is so bold and plump. It dried quite fast and after 4 days was still chip free. Fuss free nails is a win win with me.
Now for the next game changer, let me introduce the St Tropez gradual tan for the shower It is the UK’s first ever product that uses water to promote a gradual tan, this unique streak-free formulation activates on clean, wet skin, in three minutes flat. Thanks to Instylemagazine I got to try before I buy.  I am very pale naturally and whilst I’m definitely not into looking like an extra from TOWIE, I usually apply the St Tropez Everyday Tan Mistalthough you don’t have to apply it everyday!   Blow me down this shower cream gives a lovely golden, soft hint of a tan. Def worth a try ladies.
I usually use wear the Yves Saint Laurent touché éclat foundation  but have recently found it to make my skin quite dry.  There are an abundance of bb creams out there so I was delighted to try the bareMinerals’ new complexion-enhancing offering, the “Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream” was something of a winner. It’s basically just a very good tinted moisturiser – really hydrating, just enough coverage to perk up tired-looking skin and a dewy, healthy finish. I’ve been reaching for it again and again, despite the fact that the shade I have (natural 05) may be slightly too pale – I’ll be definitely purchasing the next shade up.

I think that the most noticeable thing about this tinted moisturiser is that it’s so very fresh and hydrating – I can wear this without having to apply a moisturiser underneath and it feels comfortable and light to apply. I would say that oily skin might find it not suitable for them, the bare Minerals Complexion Rescue isn’t at all rich or heavy – more of a lightweight moisture injection. Combination would probably be fine to, but for ladies with dry or dehydrated skin are those that will really benefit from this lovely little gel-cream, sheer coverage with an SPF30 that leaves the skin with a very slight sheen and a hint of a glow.

Have you tried any of the above?

@StTropezTan @InStyle @marieclaireuk @bareMineralsUK @bareMinerals @ciatelondon


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