Plus, an *AWESOME* gift with purchase just for you…
*This post contains a collaboration with Beauty Pie & gifted products
If I was to do an FAQ of my Instagram DM section, then ‘What are your top Beauty Pie* picks?‘ would probably be at the top of that list. I get it, their offering is vast – so what should you add to your basket first? Well, look no further because I’ve put together my top Summer Edit* for you, featuring all my favourites; from the refreshing mists, to glowy SPF-loaded bases, and bronzing drops to the new foot scrub on the block that is saving me from my own fake tan mishaps – guilty.
You know the deal by now, right? Beauty Pie are a direct to consumer brand that cuts out the retailer mark-up, giving members access to luxury beauty at affordable prices. The products are genuinely outstanding, and most of my favourites come in at around a tenner, it’s amazing. So to celebrate the good summer vibes, Beauty Pie are offering readers of The Anna Edit an exclusive gift with purchase – picked out by me – for new and existing members! I feel like everyone needs to have the James Molloy Deluxe Eyeshadow Quad in Gold* in their lives, so you can get it for FREE when you use the code ‘ANNAGIFT‘. Remember it’s redeemable for everyone; for new members when you sign up to the PLUS membership and existing members when you spend over £85. Not sure where to start? I have some ideas for you…
*Super Healthy Skin Sheer Tinted Oil-Free SPF20 – One of my OG Beauty Pie finds and still one of my favourites. It just leaves my skin feeling fresh, you know? I’m wearing it in the photos in this post and I’m always amazed at how it manages to even everything out, but still look like I’ve got nothing on my skin. I use a brush when I want a little more coverage and my fingers when I want to sheer it out.
*Flawless Foundation Blending Sponges Set – Ok, these sponges are fab and I feel like I never hear anyone talk about them?! They are an under-the-radar favourite of mine. The pack comes with sponges in two sizes, but personally I prefer the larger of the two. You just run them under the tap and they expand into the perfect base blending sponge. So good for sheering things out a little for summer and making sure every bit of concealer is undetectable.
*Keep This Compact & Awesome Bronze Powder Bronzer in Goldielux – A new launch, which sees four bronzer shades housed in a refillable compact – GENIUS. This shade is just right for me for the summer months, with just enough warmth to bronze with a hint of cool to help out with sculpting too. I’ve also been rather fond of a sweep of it over the eyelids as well.
*James Molloy Deluxe Eyeshadow Quad in Gold – This is what you can get for free, and it’s brilliant. I’ve been using this quad since it first launched on Beauty Pie, and the top lefthand shade is just THE ONE for me – can you tell? It’s so quick and easy to blend and has become my daily go-to for when I want something on my eyes, but don’t really want to think about it. The shimmery opal also works great as a highlight, the metallic bronze is nice as a liner or for adding a bit of smoke under the lashes, and the deeper brown is perfect for amping it up in the evening. Just a great all-rounder.
*The Perfect Waterproof Mascara – I know the name of this mascara proposes a bold claim, but I have to say that it lives up to the hype. It fans the lashes, never weighs down a curl and DOES NOT BUDGE. Like for real. You are definitely going to need a specific waterproof makeup remover for this stuff. I’ve worn this in the shower before and have come out without a hint of panda eyes, it’s amazing. If you find mascara never holds a curl for you, or smudging is always the downfall, then this is definitely one to try.
BODY & HAIR
*Dr Glycolic Soft Feet 7 Day Acid Peel Socks – These do exactly what they say on the tin. Glycolic Acid booties that you slide onto your feet for 90 minutes, look like nothing has happened, but then over the next week your feet satisfying shed every ounce of dead skin (I find mine take up to 10 days to fully shed). Ultimately it’s extremely grim, and definitely something to do way in advance to any big events or holidays you have coming up, but it’s extremely satisfying and the feet you’re left with are baby soft.
*Super Tonic Peppermint Leg & Foot Scrub – This is Beauty Pie’s latest launch and I absolutely love it. I genuinely can’t pick a favourite from this list, but this would chart highly in it for sure. Seeing as I don’t get much time for long and lengthy baths these days, this is much easier option to use in the shower than a traditional foot file and it’s so handy for when you’ve had a bit of a fake tan mishap in the ankle area (and yes I’m speaking from experience there).
*Silk Hair Scrunchies in Jet Black – I’ve got so many people in my life onto these – my Mum is a big fan! These super stretchy silk scrunchies are great for not pulling or tugging on your hair at all, but give enough grip for sleek styling options too. I like to use them overnight just to plop my hair on top of my head and get it out the way, and it gives me a piece of mind that I’m not making my postpartum fluffy regrowth worse in the process.
*Jeju Daily Rehydration Mist+ – I’ve tried a lot of the mists from Beauty Pie now, and this is my favourite one. It leaves an almost serum-y feel on the skin and feels like it’s ‘doing something‘ and pumping up my moisture levels as well as being the ultimate skin refresher when you *just* need to cool down. On super hot days there is nothing like a spray of this when it is fresh out the fridge.
*Awesome Bronze Sun-Kissed Gradual Tan Drops – I didn’t realise until I met the Founder of Beauty Pie, Marcia, in the flesh (YES I KNOW! V.COOL!), that I was using these all wrong. I’d been mixing them in with my serums or moisturisers which does work if you like the most gradual of glows, but she said for the ultimate bronzing effect they are best applied neat before moisturiser and you know what? She’s right. I use one dropper full most mornings sandwiched between my serums and moisturiser and I’ve almost used up a whole bottle now.
So shop my Beauty Pie Summer Edit* and get a free James Molloy Deluxe Eyeshadow Quad in Gold* when you use the code ‘ANNAGIFT‘. Remember it’s redeemable for everyone; for new members when you sign up to the PLUS membership and existing members when you spend over £85 (available to redeem until 28/8/2022). Fill ya’ boots (or summer sandals)…
Photos by Mark Newton