Bahama Body by Terrie McEvoy: The best fake tan I’ve ever used

Hey everyone, I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather and long may it last! Today I want to chat all things tan.. Over the years I have tried and tested many brands, some of which I have adored.

I don’t like naming particular brands, but there is one that I particularly love but the only down side is the wear off. Let’s face it, that mad scrub we have to do to try and get it off our skin is never ever appealing. Tan is one of those things that can be absolutely amazing for the first few days, but before you know it, you are hiding your arms and neck out of fear anyone will see the state of your skin.

On a whim last year I purchased a new tan because I love the girl who created it. To be honest, I used it once and then forgot about it until recently.

Bahama Body by Terrie McEvoy is an amazing tan by the SoSue Brand which is extremely successful worldwide. The shade I purchased is Dark and here are my thoughts on it.

I absolutely love that it is vegan and cruelty free too! As you can see I am super pale. In fact, this photo makes me darker than I actually am. For many years now I have applied tan weekly and I couldn’t imagine life without it.

There are many pros and cons to wearing fake tan and one of them is that initial smell after you apply it. This tan doesn’t leave you smelling like curry or biscuits or anything nasty. It dries in very quickly and is ready to wear which is amazing.

As you can see, five minutes later and my arm has completely transformed. It is completely dry and is a beautiful olive tone. But what makes this the best tan I’ve ever used is the wear off. Every week it shocks me that it just fades off naturally. Of course I moisturise after every shower but it just vanishes as though I never applied it, which is absolutely amazing. One layer lasts me about four days and it is honestly the best tan I have ever used.

I genuinely can’t pin point one thing that I don’t like about it and it is very reasonably priced too. I purchased mine from Penneys in the Marshes Shopping Centre in Dundalk.

I hope you enjoyed my review of this tan. If you try it let me know your thoughts and I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Sarah x

30 Days to Healthy Living

Hi everyone, I have been meaning to write a blog post for the last few weeks explaining the 30 days to healthy living plan that I followed in April.

Before this, I had never followed any sort of plan out of fear that it wasn’t achieveable and that I wouldn’t stick to it. I don’t believe in diets and in fact I hate anyone using the word diet. To me, a diet has a finish date and I think healthy eating should be about creating habits that last. I wanted to break bad habits such as snacking on toast, crisps and sweets and learn how to eat healthy, nutritious meals.

On day one I was hopeful but still doubting myself that I would ever see day 30. I quickly learned that meal prepping was the key to not giving in and by day three I seen my energy levels soar. After a week, my clothes were definitely fitting better and I was eating healthier than I ever had. What shocked me the most was that I was eating more food than I ever had done. My body was thriving off all the nutrition and my skin was glowing. It didn’t take long for others to notice and honestly I was so shocked at how quickly the 30 days went by.

There was never a time that I was starving and I prepared my meals in advance which was such a game changer. What was brilliant was that the meals can be eaten by my whole family which means we are all being more healthier too.

I found myself also being more adventurous and putting more effort into making my meals have more colour and flavour. Instead off running for the bread to make toast, I was making time to cook something nutritious. In the mornings I do love a healthy protein smoothie for convenience and I found this very helpful in getting in a balanced breakfast.

The plan resets the digestive system and allows your body to get a break from inflammatory foods such as common allergens. I never thought that I was someone who bloated until I seen my tummy after following the plan!

What I love is that there are so many recipes to follow. The advice and support is amazing from the Facebook group and your sponsor. I do recommend doing it with someone for accountability!

One thing that has become a staple in my day are the energy fizz sticks. As with all Arbonne products, these are plant based, gluten and dairy free and contain B Vitamins to name a few which will give you a natural energy boost.

As I start the plan again I honestly could not recommend it enough. I really believe now more than ever we need to look after ourselves and if you have any questions I am more than happy to answer them.

A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to be promoted to District Manager and I love helping people lead a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Sarah x

Time to take care of ourselves ❤️

Hi everyone, I hope you are keeping well. Things are very difficult for a lot of us these days but I am trying my best to distract my followers . Over on my Instagram I have been putting up lots of content from cooking to makeup tutorials. To be truthful it gives me something to do, as well as something for you to watch.

I am also encouraging you to take the time to make yourself feel better. I know when I make time to prioritise myself at least once a week I feel so much more content .

For the past month I have been using this mask from Arbonne. It is absolutely devine and leaves my skin like a babies bum.

If you don’t already follow me on my other social media channels, you might not know that I am a proud Arbonne Independent Consultant. The brand is Plant based, vegan, gluten, dairy and cruelty free to name a few. The products are of such a high quality without all the nasty chemicals.

http://SarahMccaffrey. arbonne.com

I highly recommend this mask and guarantee you will love it too. You get lots of product in the tube and it is sure to last a while.

The creamy French pink clay cleanses to draw out excess oil and impurities like a magnet (which you can physically see around your tzone) in turn reducing the look of pores. There are 5 self neutralising acids to clarify and brighten the skins appearance. Don’t worry about it drying out your skin as the hydrating rosemary oil will balance the skin.

We all need this in our life and especially now more than ever, if something as simple as having good skin makes us feel better, then I’m all for it.

I hope you all are safe and well. My phone is always close by if anyone ever needs to talk.

For more info on purchasing Arbonne products, send me a message and I can get you the best discount possible.

Lots of love,

Sarah x

Phi Brows- All your questions answered

Hey guys, it has been so so long since I’ve been on here and if you didn’t know, I had a beautiful baby girl in July called Eva. I will pop in a photo of her at the end!

To keep things as short as possible I thought I would discuss my Phi Brows in a question and answer format, as these were the type of questions I wondered before I got them. As a makeup artist, I found that lots of my clients would remark on my brows and say how much they liked them. I used to laugh and explain that it was all an illusion, as they were terrible in reality. Now you get to see just how bad they really were.

Lets begin….

Who did I go to? 

Kathy Brennan, who I have followed for a long time on Instagram (kathybrennanbrowtribe). She is based in Belfast.

How much did they cost? 

£270 (This might change and be different elsewhere)

Is it painful? 

The first appointment no, the second was definitely more unbearable. The first time, I found it like getting my brows threaded, but for some reason the top up was definitely harder and thankfully only lasted an hour. This in no way puts me off getting them done again,  as any discomfort ends the minute you are finished the appointment.

Did you approve the shape before Kathy started? 

After measuring everything absolutely perfectly and double checking with the Phi Brow app, Kathy got me to look at her outline and see what I thought. I trusted her completely so I let her do what she thought was best. I prefer the look of the hair strokes as I feel it looks good with or without makeup.

How did they heal and did it take long? 

Mine healed perfectly. I used the wax that Kathy gave me to apply three times a day and I had no problems. The first day you get them done it felt a bit stingy and tight and by the next day my brows were normal after both appointments.

Did they fade much between appointments? 

Yes, mine faded maybe a bit more than normal due to my oily skin. That’s why the top up appointment is so good and got them back to their best again.

Do you still need to wax and tint your brows? 

Yes. My brow shape has changed a lot and I need to wax the hairs now that aren’t inside my new brow basically. You can still tint them too!

Do I have any regrets? 

Only that I never got them sooner!

Would I recommend them? 

Absolutely, I couldn’t ever justify the money. For the past 2 or maybe 3 years, I wanted them and finally found the courage and went for it. I highly suggest putting away £5 a week and treating yourself at Christmas if you don’t want to spend the money up front. It has made my life so much easier and saves me so much time every day trying to make them perfect. To see them there first thing in the morning in particular, makes me smile every day! If your brows are something that you are insecure about like I was with no makeup on, then I suggest you look into phi brows. One thing I will say is, make sure and research who you decide to go to. Check out their photos and reviews because your eyebrows are such a huge part of your face and its important to get them right!

How often do you need them topped up? 

As far as I know everyone is different. I plan on seeing how they look around Christmas time and maybe get them topped up yearly.

Before & After

I hope I answered most of your questions. Lets see the before and after photo, which I got from Kathy’s Instagram. My before photo doesn’t look as bad as what they actually were surprisingly.

 

 

The difference is just amazing! Here is a photo below of how they look filled in with a little powder. I haven’t had much time recently to do a full face of makeup and now is as good a time as ever to introduce little Eva to the blog too!

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I hope you enjoyed reading my first post of 2020. This year I plan to do lots of product reviews and can’t wait to get back into the swing of my blog again.

Chat soon,

Sarah x

My new favourite product I’ve added to my kit

Hi guys, I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend!

For the past few weeks I have been trying the Hollywood Flawless Filter from Charlotte Tilbury, after seeing so many Makeup Artist’s absolutely adore it.

As I always say, the proof is in real life when people comment on how fab your skin is looking. My sister actually purchased it too and has been loving it. I use it differently on clients depending on their skin type, so I thought I would briefly chat about that now.

Shade 4

On dry skin, you can pretty much apply this all over. The applicator doesn’t give out much product and I think that’s as you don’t need to over do it and apply too much. A little goes a long way when it’s blended. On myself I apply to my forehead, cheeks and chin and I prefer to blend it onto the skin after moisturising and before foundation. On my ‘no makeup’ days, I have been wearing just this with some concealer under my eyes and my skin looks so incredibly healthy.

If your skin is more on the oily side then I would recommend only applying to the high points of the cheekbones and no where else. This will give your skin a beautiful healthy glow, without looking like oil. If you add this to your t-zone area, then it could be mistaken for oil. On a client with oily skin, I like to keep the nose, chin and forehead matte and add a glow to other areas.

Shade 2

For the past month I have had no issues with this product and I give it 10/10 in terms of what it is meant to achieve.

I mostly use shade 4 medium tan on my clients as they usually have a tan on when they are getting their makeup done. There are lighter and darker shades to suit everyone and it retails for £30.

I will definitely be restocking this in my kit.

Have a lovely weekend,

Sarah xxx