Tuesday, 30 August 2016

My issues with beauty counters vs baby and buggy

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I am a full time beauty blogger as well as a full time mother. I try and keep them as separate as possible but sometimes I need to take the little one with me to the beauty counter to have a look at the new products. This is the joy of being a military wife and having no family on your door step to help. I try not to do this as I know it is very boring for the little one, but needs must.

I have recently experienced polar opposite customer service from staff members from particular department stores. Let me start with the positive. I recently attended Selfridges, Birmingham and the customer service was second to none. The baby decided to have a bit of a shouting episode which is always very embarrassing but the staff were simply amazing. They bent over backwards to ensure that we both were ok and ensured my shopping experience is first class. It was overwhelming the staff were amazing and made me feel at ease. I can imagine every day they have to deal with difficult children which I can only guess sometimes gives them a headache but, they did not make me feel like that. I left the store with my head held high and very happy.

However, I had the complete opposite experience in a Debenhams trip - apparently, I had my invisibility cloak on that day I was ignored (the baby was behaving that day and fast asleep). I was ignored, it was almost like my money was not good enough to be taken. The staff just continued to gossip with each other and continued to look over at me but no one approached. It was incredibly frustrating for the staff to treat me in this way just because I have a baby. I do not walk around with a t-shirt that states I am a beauty blogger this is my job and I have money to spend just as well as the next customer.

So, in conclusion the store where I assumed I would potentially get treated badly I was so wrong Selfridges had amazing customer service and support with knowledgeable staff who even attempted to appease my little one and Debenhams well it was just a disappointment I was judged just because I have a child - you should be ashamed of yourself Debenhams !!

Lip Products Month - Day 31

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire 500 Molto Mauve - £8.99

Lip Products Month - Day 30

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips 5 - £4.99

Lip Products Month - Day 29

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Colour For Keeps - £19.00

Lip Products Month - Day 28

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss 101 Girl on Top - £6.99

Lip Products Month - Day 27

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01 - £18.00

Lip Products Month - Day 26

Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm 145 Ingenue - £7.99

Lip Products Month - Day 25

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lipstick 002 Like a Virgin - £6.99

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Selfridges Haul - August 2016

I moved to the West Midlands area around 18 months ago and did not realise I lived near a Selfridges. I cannot believe it has taken me so long to venture into Birmingham to go and have a look in the beauty department.

Can I just say, the service I received from Selfridges in the Beauty Department was outstanding even when my son decided to start singing and shouting quite loud, the staff were great at ensuring my needs were fully met. I would like to say a big thank you to the beauty team in Selfridges because I was on the verge of walking out because my son (who is 10 months old) was quite disruptive. 

So, I picked up a couple of bits and you can check out the Selfridges website here.

August Haul 

Nars Creamy Concealer Light 2 Vanilla - £22.50

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Uptown Girl - £38.00

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Re-shape and Resize Lip Liner Pillow Talk - £16.00 

MAC Cream Colour Base Hush - £17.00

Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - £19.50

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush & Max Factor's History

One brand I simply adore on the high street is Max Factor. It is such an underrated brand, despite its deep rooted heritage, which is something I believe people forget about. 

05 Lovely Pink 

10 Nude Mauve 

15 Seductive Pink 

Max Factor was a visionary make-up artist, wig maker and inventor and was best known for creating the signature looks of the era's most famous icons such as Ava Gardner and Jean Harlow. He was born in Russia and emigrated in 1904 to America. In 1916 Mr Factor started selling eye shadows and eye brow pencils. This was the first time such products were available outside the film industry. 

Mr Factor was the major contributor to ensuring transformative make-up artistry tools were available to every woman, enabling them to make themselves up in the comfort of their homes and create their own personal glamour statement. 

Mr Factor combined science and make-up artistry for over one hundred years to create market - leading, iconic products. And now, the team continue with his evolution to ensure they are continuing to lead the way. 

These blushes are one of my favourite products Max Factor have produced in recent years. The multi-tonal shades mean you can blend and build the colour. You can go for a subtle look or build the colour for a more dramatic look.

The pigmented blushes work with all skin tones and the additional bonus to these products are due to the ultra blendable quality - there are no visible blush lines so completely fool proof. 

I would highly recommend these blushes they are beautiful and really challenge the expensive designer brands currently on the market. The blushes are priced at £8.99 which is a bargain and means you can pick a couple of colours as I found it difficult to choose just one so decided to get a few- which, I do not regret. These blushes are available here.

Lip Products Month - Day 24

Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil 140 Minimalist - £4.99

Lip Products Month - Day 23

Revlon Super Lustrous 215 Super Natural - £6.99

Lip Products Month - Day 22

L'Oreal Paris Infallible 2 in 1 Lip Colour 113 Invincible - £9.99

Lip Products Month - Day 21

No 7 BB Lips Beauty Balm Blink Pink - £9.00

Lip Products Month - Day 20

Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush 710 Drive Me Nude - £5.99

Lip Products Month - Day 19

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss 129 Beige - £4.00

Lip Products Month - Day 18

Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm 105 Demure Reservee - £7.99

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