Bare Minerals Well Rested Eye Brightener | Review

We’re all in need of creating the appearance of a full nights sleep – lets see if this product can conceal my dark circles!

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I think we could all do with looking a bit more well rested recently, so this definitely caught my eye. With a mix of late nights and early starts, the bags under my eyes are definitely more prevalent than ever. My toddler has recently decided that sleep is for the weak so I’ve had my fair share of 5am starts!

What is it?

This is a mineral based eye brightening powder that has been specifically formulated to achieve the look that you’re a lot more alert than you actually are! Bare minerals is a brand I’ve always enjoyed, their brushes are fabulous and I adore their powder products! As soon as I clocked the ‘well rested’ description in the title, this product really was straight in my basket!

Bare Minerals tick a lot of boxes and so it’s a brand I would definitely recommend trying if you haven’t already – they believe that beauty and skincare products should be good for your skin and therefore they use clean formulas with natural ingredients derived from the earth, free of harsh chemicals, parabens, palm oil and phthalates. Bare Minerals are also a vegan and cruelty free brand that do not believe in animal testing. They have believed in these theories since their brand began 25 years ago!

The Claims

According to the description on the brands site, this product will diminish the appearance of morning drowsiness by hiding dark circles and creating the illusion of a well rested face.

My Results

This product is very brightening! It’s almost like a matte highlighter which ensures a natural looking highlight to the skin as apprised to a shiny / glittery one. I’ve been applying this with a flat brush (*) and dabbing onto my under eyes and the centre of my forehead to give my skin a concealed glow! The way I’ve been describing this to my friends is like real life Facetune!

I think this would be great to use when you’re feeling a little hungover or you’ve been unwell, if really does make your skin look a lot more healthy.

If you’re wanting to create a fully matte make up look but still have a glow to the skin, I think this product works great. It can be used to brighten up the skin, highlight the cheeks or even on a pencil brush under eye eyebrows and in your inner corner.

For £22, I think the amount of product you receive and the size of the packaging is definitely on the smaller side, I was expecting a typical powder sized product but it is really small! A little really does go quite a long way which helps though!

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Bare Minerals Powder : SHOP

* The flat brush I use : SHOP *

Thanks everyone for reading. I hope you’re all staying safe and well. All my love, becca x

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How To Style Down A ‘Dressy’ Dress | Fashion

I am that friend who always has to be told not to overdress, I can’t help myself – casual isn’t always in my nature as I’m quite dramatic at the best of times, which often reflects in my outfit. I’m always in need of tips to style down my more dramatic style items!

To get the most out of your clothes, you want to make sure you can style each item with a few different outfits. Dresses are a hard one because they are typically for formal wear or something a little bit extra.

I am that friend who always has to be told not to overdress, I can’t help myself – casual isn’t always in my nature as I’m quite dramatic at the best of times, which often reflects in my outfit. I’m always in need of tips to style down my more dramatic style items!

In this post I’ve listed a few ways you can style down a dress like a cami / bodycon dress to get a lot more wear out of the ones you have in your wardrobe!

Perfecting the art of styling up and down outfits can completely revamp your wardrobe. Any rules about fashion are made to be broken so don’t fear stepping outside your comfort zone every now and then and trying something new!

1. Layering

My favourite way to style down a dress is to layer it over a t shirt of jumper. Adding this extra layer underneath adds modesty and creates a more everyday, wearable vibe. It’s a touch of glam but also a comfortable fit. This would work well with a roll neck black jumper too, for the colder mornings we’re often blessed with at this time of year.

2. A Cosy Knit Fit

Dresses are a versatile item that can be switched up depending on your occasion. Another way to style down your dress is to add a jumper over the top of your outfit instead of underneath. This gives the appearance that you’re wearing a skirt as the top layer is hidden by your knitwear.

Speaking of knitwear, how about teaming your bodycon with a longline cardigan, tights and boots? Thats a sure fire way to style down your outfit while still keeping warm, cosy and bang on trend.

3. Footwear Choices

The tone of your outfit is often set off by the choice of footwear, for example this outfit with trainers I think makes it look quite casual, however with a pair of heels it turns it into a whole new smartly seductive vibe.

4. Outerwear

Your choice of outwear is key in finishing the overall look and feel of your outfit. For example, a cardigan or denim jacket would tone an outfit right down. Whereas your favourite faux fur number may be pushing it back to the side of a Friday night clubbing fiasco.

A dress with a denim jacket is a great way to keep it casual throughout the sumner months. Or how about an oversized blazer and your favourite pair or trainers?

Keep it fun and play around with the styles and fits you have in your wardrobe!

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Satin Bodycon Dress – ASOS – SHOP

Black T Shirt – ASOS – SIMILAR

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I really enjoyed creating my first card with paperless post. I opted to send a friend of mine a get well soon card as she had been feeling under the weather for a number of days. I found the process incredibly easy as I downloaded the free app which is so easy to use!

I loved the ability to customise the virtual envelope and liner it arrives in.

I feel this ability just helps to make it that bit more personal and unique.

Another feature I found really useful is the ability to track the delivery of your invites or greetings card. You can also see when they have been opened!

I also decided to do some Christmas cards for members of my family and my nearest and dearest. I loved being able to personalise this one with our names on the front to make it a little more extra special! I thought the festive envelope liners were gorgeous too. I opted for the super cute penguins for the inside of mine!

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