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The July Libbie Club Deals 

It’s that time again, a new box of goodies has arrived from Libbie Club. 

This month included some really great body care products and if I’m honest a not so great make-up product. Alas You can’t win them all!


The products included were;

Cowshed wild cow invigorating body lotion £20 

Bean Body coffee bean scrub coconut £14.95

CID I-smoulder smokey eye pencil & shadow £16.65 rrp £18.50 

Each month Libbie club send out a box of products to its members to test at home and review on their website. What’s the catch you ask?

It’s quite simple really, I have to share the Libbie club offers on my social media accounts and if anyone makes a purchase through my Libbie Page I am then sent the next months box. 

I’ve discovered some firm favourites through Libbie club so frequently make repurchases through my page. This also counts as a sale towards next month box  so I don’t feel I have to be annoying and push loads of sales on people. 

Libbie clubs current deals include: 

£5 off £20 spend on bodycare using code BATH5

FREE BeeGood cleanser (my current go to evening cleanser FYI) with any purchase. 

There are loads of different products and offers available through my Libbie Page not just the products shown here, so it’s worth checking out. You can also see how I have rated the products.
If you wanted to join Libbie club there is a one off joining fee of £34.99. There is currently a £5 off joining fee code available at the moment. 

It is TWIT5. 

The 30 minute non surgical facelift! 

Today I’ve been playing Guinea pig and have been trailing the Chin Up Mask that was sent to me by Libbie Club.

This is a firming and contouring kit for the chin and neck that is intended to be a 30 minute Non-Surgical facelift. It claims that you can lose up to 2cms off your neck and chin area. 

I was sent the trial pack that includes 2 masks a chin strap and a measuring tape. This retails for £29.99. A 10 pack refill pack of the masks retails for £59.99. 


They key ingredients include:

  •  Corum 9235 to assist in lifting and contouring.
  • Q10 Coenzyme which acts as an antioxidant and helps with cell renewal.
  • Vitamin E to help maintain healthy skin. 

This took me a few attempts to get the mask and chin strap in place correctly. It does come with written and some sketch instructions but they are not very clear, some photographs of the product in use would be more helpful. 

This I believe is the correct way to wear it. Yes…interesting look. According to my daughter I look like I’ve broken my jaw. 


It’s not too uncomfortable to wear. It does feel tight so if you are a bit wary of anything constricting around your neck you may not like this. 

It also feels very hot, the best way I can describe it is similar to deep heat. 

The big question is;

Does it actually work? 

Well I was sceptical, not going to lie! 

However I used the tape measure included before and after use (ear to ear under chin) 

Before – 21cms.

After – 19.5cms.

Holy crap it works!

 I have lost 1.5cms of chin chubbiness.

 I can’t say how long that will last for as I’ve only just used it, but I’m inclined to say the effects are temporary. It does suggest on the packaging for further improvement to use every other day. 

I have one more mask in my kit but I’m saving it for a pre special event perk up. I’m attending a wedding next week. 

If you fancy trying out the starter kit it is available from my Libbie Club page priced £29.99

Thanks for checking out schoolrunbeauty.com , Bye for now, Katy x

OOTD – An autumn wedding in transitional pastels!

So one would be forgiven for thinking that wedding season is over. Nope not true!

I am attending a wedding in Las Vegas next month and this is the outfit I intend to wear. Call it my last ditch attemp to wear pastels before winter hits. 
The dress is by Therapy at House of Fraser. I do believe I have fallen a little bit in love with it. The fabric is such good quality and has just the right amount of volume in the skirt.   The fabric is a little bit thicker and with covered shoulders so perfect for when the temperature starts to drop a bit in Vegas.   I have choosen to offset the cool mint of the dress with silver accessories. I kind of feel I’m channeling my inner ice queen. So there is a little nod to the upcoming season. 
This bag is from Quiz and a was a great little find at £14.99 I love the different levels of texture provided by the zig zag dress and the chevron bag. 

Footwear I have kept simple with some silver pumps. I’ve gone past worrying about heels, I want comfort, particularly as weddings mean a long day on your feet. These are actually a couple of years old from Topshop so I can’t provide a link, sorry 🙁


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Freedom Cosmetics Pro Blush & Highlight Palette Review 

Hot off the success of Make-up Revolutions launch a year ago It’s creators have brought out a sister brand Freedom Cosmetics London.

Focus is in providing professional quality cosmetics at affordable prices. Now I have to admit I was a bit meh about the original launch. Surely this is just Make-up revolution with a different name? So I didn’t rush out to try anything.

My interest was peeked though when I had the opportunity to try this pallette as one of beautycrowdpro’s member deals. Well it would be daft not to! I snapped one up pretty sharpish, and I’m so glad I did. My pre misconceptions about the brand  were proven to be quite unfair. This palette is pretty darn good!

The Pro Blush & Highlight Palette in bronze & baked is priced at a very purse friendly £6. It would make a great choice for someone that is looking to start experimenting with contouring or who is on a tight budget. 

The palette contains 2 matte bronzers and 6 shimmering highlights enabling you to experiment with different looks.

As you can see when swatched all shades are highly pigmented. Texture wise it doesn’t disappoint either with no hint of chalkiness.

 

I found that the matte shades are perfect for contouring as there is no hint of orange to them.

I’m so glad more budget brand make-up companies are moving away from only producing darker orange bronzers (well on my fair skin they looked orange). A few years ago you would have to look to the higher end brands for a bronzer that suited paler skin. Thankfully the budget make-up brands have all upped their game. Anyway I’ve digressed slightly.

Packaging wise this is actually very similar to what you would expect from Make-up Revolution. I would say though that with it’s simple white lettering against the glossy black Freedom is actually a bit more sleeker looking. Bonus points also for including a decent sized mirror!


Now I have tested the waters with Freedom Cosmetics I’m keen to see what else the brand has to offer. The pro melts lip glosses look very interesting.

If you wanted to check this palette out for yourself it is available from beautycrowd at the super value price of £6.

Have you tried anything from Freedom Cosmetics before? Feel free to recommend anything else from the brand I should be trying out.

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Bell Cosmetics – Hypoallergenic Make-up for sensitive skin

Make-up is great for boosting ones self-confidence but what do you do if you have sensitive skin? Go without? Well that’s Okay for everyday but what if you have a special occasion and want to look a little bit more glam? I may have the answer for you.

Bell cosmetics is an award-winning hypoallergenic makeup brand that is now available from Beauty Crowd. The range is designed so that it is suitable for anyone to use, even those with sensitive skin that can be easily irritated. The eye make-up is also suitable for contact lens wearers.

Fear not if you are concerned about animal cruelty, all products are certified cruelty free with some of the range extended to be suitable for vegans.

I have tried the BB Mouse Make-up £6.95 and Fixing Mat Powder £5.95.  Both of these I am highly impressed with.


The BB Mouse make-up gives a lovely light even coverage. It’s just enough to perk up my complexion without looking like I’m caked in make-up. It’s not great at covering prominent spots so you will still need to use a concealer but it evens out discolouration beautifully. Not only that it blends out easily with a brush and lasts all day.

 The picture below shows the level of coverage you can achieve without using concealer or before applying any other make-up.


The Fixing Mat Powder I am equally impressed with. It does a great job at setting make-up and reducing shine without looking cakey. Used around the eyes it’s perfect for setting under eye concealer without settling in fine lines, so great for us slightly older ladies. As the powder is white it also reflects the light so minimising the appearance of those pesky fine lines.

 I can honestly say I am hugely impressed with the products I have tried from Bell Cosmetics. The quality is high yet is at a very affordable price point ranging from £3.50-£8.95I am keen to try out some of the other products in the range. Notably their Mascara’s and eyeshadow bases. I have sensitive eyes that react to certain make-up so would be interested to see if these are suitable products.

Is sensitivity to certain make-up a problem for you? What Brands have you found are suitable for you?

L.A. Colors 3d blush contour kit – Bargain!! 

So, I have to confess to having a little bit of an obsession with contour kits. I seem to have gathered quite a few over the past couple of months.

The latest addition to my collection is this little kit by L.A. Colors priced at a crazy low price of £3. I purchased mine from Beauty Crowd.

I have to say I am really pleased with my purchase, and have been reaching for this over other contour blush kits that I own.

 

L.A Colors 3d contour blushAs you can see the kit contains a contour and highlight shade and a blusher. As a nice touch each is embossed with it’s function if you needed an extra guidance. It is available in twelve different shades. The shade I have is Hottie.

I’ve swatched the kit for you below, it really is very pretty. The contour shade is very unique, it has an almost red brick type quality.

As these are very pigmented a gentle hand is need with application, fortunately though they blend out nicely with a good blusher brush.

 

L.A colors 3d contour blush kit - Hottie

L.A. Colors HottieThis is the make-up look I have been creating using this kit. I really do like the warmth the pinky red tones give to my face.

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These little kits really are worth a look,  they are such a handy all in one kit, ideal for travel. At £3 I wouldn’t be stressing about it getting lost or damaged.

Have you tried anything from L.A Colors? I have my eye on glazed lip paints Here.

Bye for now, Katy 🙂