Beauty Round Up: Naked Beauty

Hello Lovelies,

Gosh it’s been so hot here in London this summer, it’s been wonderful but it’s enough to make a girl want to wander about naked. Now, apart from enjoying going au naturel in your own home, there’s not much choice about wearing clothes when interacting in day to day life, however, that doesn’t mean your nails need to look dressed! I’ve herded my fave nudey nail colours here for your perusal, from pale pinks, peachy tones, mochas and deep brown to cover all skin tones. Whether they be glossy, matte, textured or sparkly, let your nails look naked.

Nudey Nail ColoursNudey Nail Colours by misshoneybare featuring a beige nail polish

Clockwise from bottom:

*Barry M Textured Nail Effect in ‘Kingsland Road’.

*Hard Candy Crushed Chrome Nails in ‘Crush On Copper’.

*Lime Crime in ‘Peaches Cream’.

*Illamasqua in ‘Purity’.

*Barry M Nail Paint in ‘Mushroom’.

*Megan Miller Nail Polish in ‘Ganache’.

*M.A.C Nail Lacquer in ‘Triumphant’.

*Butter London Nail Polish in ‘Yummy Mummy’.

*Rococo Nail Apparel in ‘My Cupcake Creme’.

Of course, you can forgo nail varnish all together and let them truly be in the buff. Shine them to a natural sheen using a simple nail buffer file. Well, that’s all for now, thank you kindly for reading!

MHB

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Coco Loco* Top 10 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

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Hello Lovelies,

Today I want to share a thrifty beauty secret with you. It’s all natural, tasty and it smells amazing, yep, coconut oil. Coconut oil has been used as a beauty product around the world for many years. Most notably as a moisteriser and as a hair conditioner (as well as something you can cook and bake with). Here I my top 10 beauty uses for this wonder oil…

1) Make-up remover: Gently rub the coconut oil all over your face to dissolve even waterproof makeup. Use a warm muslin cloth or soft cotton towelling face cloth to wipe away all traces of makeup. Also, don’t worry if you have oily skin. Oil cleansing is really great for oily skin as like attracts like and the coconut oil molecules attach to the sebum in your face and pull them out! Add some virgin castor oil to the mix if you have oily skin and you’ll be able to feel the ‘plugs’ of dirt from your face after massaging for a few minutes. Gross but also kind of satisfying!

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2) Moisteriser: Massage a small amount into your face after cleansing. Coconut oil sinks into skin leaving it soft and supple.

3) Body scrub: Half a cup of soft brown sugar, half a cup or coconut oil. Mix together and smooth all over in the shower. Smells AMAZING (and is totally edible too). Leaves your tushy smooth as a baby’s!

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4) Lip balm: Decant a small amount into a small tin to carry about with you. Apply when lips are feeling dry (or in preparation for a major make out session).

5) Tinted balm/gloss: Same as above, except, mix in a bit of your favourite lipstick. Make as intense or sheer as you like. Alternatively, apply a small amount over matte lipstick to add a slight sheen.

6) Hair shine pomade: A SMALL amount of this wonder oil rubbed into your palms and smoothed over your hair will add a lovely glossy shine to your finished do.

Shine added with a little coconut oil.

7) Hair conditioner: Rub into your scalp and all the way to the ends of your hair (only on the ends if your hair tends to get greasy). Wrap your head in clingfilm and leave for at least an hour. Rinse with shampoo twice to ensure the oil is removed. You shouldn’t need to use conditioner, just rub a tiny bit of extra coconut oil through the ends of your hair when it’s dry if you have frizzies.

8 ) Cuticle/nail oil: Massage into the cuticles and all over the nail bed (and your hands too if you like), pop on cotton gloves for 20 minutes for extra softening. Wash hands and push back your cuticles with an orange stick.

9) Eyelash and brow tamer: Rub a little coconut oil over a spoolie, old mascara wand or toothbrush then run it through your lashes and brows. This is great for those who don’t like to wear a lot of makeup or for people with thick dark lashes who really don’t need mascara (you lucky devils!).

10) Face mask: There are several different ways you can use coconut oil as a face mask. The most simple one is a quick exfoliating mask. Add half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to it and massage into your face GENTLY. Wipe away with a warm cloth and splash your face a few times. Finish with a little more of the oil to moisterise.

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Another way is to smoosh it up with half of a ripe avocado, apply liberally over your face and leave for 30 minutes. Both coconut oil and avocado are super moisterising, so this is great for dry/sensitive skins.

Just a quick note: Make sure that you purchase a cold pressed, raw and organic coconut oil to get the most goodness from the oil. There are a few different versions out there. You can get it with the scent removed (favoured for cooking so that the smell doesn’t over power the other ingredients) but I actually really like it with the scent. It makes me smell like a cookie! You’ll get around 500ml for anywhere between £10-£20 depending on the brand you go for but it will last ages. I’ve had my current jar (Tiana brand, from Holland & Barrett) for 3 months and I’m only a quarter way through it. Obviously, if you make body scrub from it, it’ll get used up more quickly though. Also, coconut oil is solid when it’s cold and liquid when warm, so you will need to warm it in your hands slightly before using as a moisteriser, mask, pomade etc.

I hope you found this interesting. It really is a thrifty, healthy and natural product. That’s all for today. Thank you kindly for reading.

*Bonus points for getting the title reference ;)

MHB

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Nail of the Day: Silver sparkles

Hello Lovelies,

I love painting my nails and have a vast collection of polishes. Trouble is, with all the hairspray I use, the polish on my fingernails gets ruined a lot of the time. Therefore, my toes are usually painted at least to make up for it.

I used China Glaze Strong Adhesive Base Coat, one coat of Barry M’s foil effect in silver and then topped it off with a couple of caots of Barry M’s Silver hologram polish. My toes are all twinkly like christmas lights. Yay!

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!

MHB.

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Competion Time!

Hello Lovelies,

To celebrate my re-brand/re-launch today, I am setting a competition for a chance for you to win some prizes. These are as follows…

TigzRiceStudios_2012_Make_Up_Workshop1First Runner Up: Will receive a 1-2-1 retro hair and makeup lesson (the era of your choice) worth £150 PLUS a beauty package of Katy Perry False Eyelashes, a bottle of the recently launched Barry M Gelly nail varnish in Blood-Orange Red, Rockalily Lipstick, Miss Honey Bare Orchid hairclip and a paisley bandanna. This little kit will help you create that retro pin-up look!

Second Runner Up: Will receive a personal pamper session worth £65 PLUS a beauty package of Katy Perry False Eyelashes, a bottle of the recently launched Barry M Gelly nail varnish in Blood-Orange Red, Rockalily Lipstick, Miss Honey Bare Orchid hairclip and a paisley bandanna. You’ll be looking like a bombshell in no time.

Third Runner Up: Will receive a beauty package of Katy Perry False Eyelashes, a bottle of the recently launched Barry M Gelly nail varnish in Blood-Orange Red, Rockalily Lipstick, Miss Honey Bare Orchid hairclip and a paisley bandanna to help you re-create that vintage look.

Comp Prizes Halloween 2012All you have to do is search through my gallery to find the photo with a hidden Halloween pumpkin on it. Then, email me at meow@misshoneybare.com to tell me which photo it is (please do not post the answer in the comments section as you’ll be giving it away to everyone else!). All entrants with the correct answer will be put into a hat and pulled out at random.*

*Terms and Conditions Apply: Only one entry per person, booking dates for 1st and 2nd prizes will be at Miss Honey Bare’s discretion, entrants must be willing to travel to London at their own cost for 1st and 2nd prizes. 3rd prize will be sent to winner. Competition closes on Friday 16th November. Winner to be announced on Saturday 17th November. Good luck! :)

Nails: A (kind of) Leopard Print Nail

Hello Lovelies, just thought I would do a quick post on the nail look I wore to go with my Flaming EyesLotD. It kind of looks like leopard print which I was very excited about as it was really quick and easy to achieve. I used one coat of the Barry M Instant Nail Effects foil varnish in ‘320’ gold. I then added one coat of the Barry M Instant Nail Effects crackle varnish in ‘311’ black.

I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat to seal it all in. It doesn’t look too leopard print like up close, but from a distance it kind of does and in a pinch, that is good enough for me. I love leopard print but I don’t always have the time (or patience) to paint on a proper 2 or 3 colour leopard print nail design.

Look of the Day: My Birthday Style

Hello Lovelies. Last week it was my birthday and the boy took me out for a day of adventures at the Natural History Museum. We then had some cake and then Thai food in the evening, bliss! Here is the make-up and hair style I wore for the day.

I applied eye shadow primer to start. I used a silver shadow from the upper lash line to the crease. I then placed a small amount of black shadow to the outer crease.

I then used a fluffy blending brush to diffuse it slightly. Blending into the crease and upwards. I then used a matte nude shade from the brow bone and blended it down to the crease to soften.

I brought the silver shadow to the lower lash line. I used the black shadow on the outer corner of the lower lash line and blended them together. I lined my lower waterline with white. I finished my eyes off with a flick of black gel liner and black mascara.

On my mouth I used a bit of soft pink lip stain with some lip balm over the top. I wanted my eyes to be the focus of this look.

My brows were defined using a taupe pencil, I extended them slightly and flicked them up a touch at the ends. I used a rose pink blush on my cheeks and used the black gel liner to create a small beauty spot on my upper cheek. I set the spot with black eyeshadow to make it last longer. I wore my hair in a sleek 50’s bob with an antique coloured rose on the side I had pinned back.

I painted my nails with two coats of a metallic Navy Blue from Barry M (colour 292). I stuck a skull and crossbone nail sticker (from Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique) on each pinkie. I topped the whole thing off with a coat of Seche Vite to seal it.

I had a great day geeking out and goofing off with Simon. Here’s to another fab Birthday! Thank you kindly for reading. x