Friday, 29 March 2013

March Favourites

Hello :)
How was March for you? It was cold for us in England. It snowed, why is this? Last year I was on the beach. Moan over. Let's look at what I loved this month! I have linked to everything for convenience.

1. & 2. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo & Effaclar Mat
(Quick! Buy them from Escentual while they're still a third off!)
These products are amazing. The Duo I have been using since January, the Mat for just over a month. The Duo has really cleared up my skin, the only reals spots I get are pesky monthly hormonal spots. Yay. The Mat I wear as my day moisturiser and it keeps the shine away better than other, similar moisturisers but it doesn't dry my skin out. Love love love. I just bought the Effaclar K and Effaclar AI to try because I love these so much.

3. MUA 'Bronzed Perfection'
Massive pan, cheap as chips, not orangey even on my pale skin and although it does have some shimmer it doesn't translate onto the skin like that. I use this as a contour, not a bronzer. Bronzer and I do not mix. I have used this every day I have worn makeup this month, whether I go for a serious contour or not and I also found it works really well around my eyes. A multi-use product!

4. Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion
This. It smells SO damn good, for one. It also absorbs surprinsingly quickly and doesn't leave me feeling sticky when I need to be rushing in the mornings. And it stops my dry winter skin being so dry! Hallelujia! Plus, did I say how good it smells? Very. Plus this thing is huge and I don't find I need too much so it will last a good while. The usage you see is since about end February.

5. Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush (From the Core Collection)
When I first bought the set, this brush got zero use because I don't like this type of brush for foundation. However, I have recently started using it for under-eye concealer and I love it! It allows me to blend the concealer in without wiping it all away but doesn't look cakey, even with thicker liquid concealers like the Collection lasting perfection.

6. Special Tea White Tea Peach
This is so yummy! It's peachy (duh) and sweet but not sickly, and tastes very refreshing thanks to the white tea (which, FYI, I love to drink. I have a pomegranate one which is divine). It is a little pricey so I have to ration it or I could drink the whole thing in a day. But I have been buying probably about a carton a week and I have no plans to stop, except I do love to buy juices and teas.

What have your favourites been this month?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

MUA Undress Your Skin foundation review

Today I have a review for you (excitement) of MUA's newest foundation offering from their undressed range, available in Superdrug stores and the online MUA website here.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


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Monday, 25 March 2013

Foundation Lust List

Recently I have been really into skin and foundation, concealers as well as contour and highlighting etc. This is probably due to my skin being a lot better (Thank you La Roche Posay!) but also I have been very lazy and so want to spend less time on my makeup but still look healthy, so the focus has been on the skin. I have bought a couple of new foundations in the last month, and really desperately want these four as well!

foundation lust list

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation £11.99 - NARS Sheer Glow Foundation £30.50 - Revlon Nearly Naked Make-Up Foundation £8.99 - Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin £12.49

I have seen on Youtube a lot of good reviews of the new-ish Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation and was really annoyed we don't have COvergirl in England because it seems like it would work really well for my skin type. Then I remembered that Covergirl & Maxfactor are basically transatlantic twins and so looked into the MaxFactor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 foundation. I even compared the ingredients lists and they are essentially identical.  
The NARS Sheer GLow foundation is something of a cult product and, while being way, way out of my price range is one I want nonetheless. 
Now we come to two Revlon foundations. The Nearly Naked may not be ideal for my oily beastly skin but I really want to try as it's had good reviews all the same, and Ingrid of missglamorazzi did a first impressions/review of it and liked it - and has oily skin! The Colourstay has, of course, reached pretty much holy grail status for many it seems, and seeing as they have an combination/oily formula and wear time is important to me, it seems I have to try it.

The only thing putting me off buying them all now? Even the cheapest highstreet/drugstore foundation is £9 and the others £12ish each and that is a little too much for me to pick up on a whim. That being said, I got my boots advantage card vouchers in the post two days ago and there are a couple of *this many* points when you spend *this much* vouchers so we'll see what happens!

Do you own any of these foundations? What do you think of them?
Much love

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Wishlist #003

It's wishlist time again... This time along the theme of Lavender and Black, two colours I love to wear. I have always loved lavender as a scent too as I often have trouble sleeping so it has calming connotations for me.

Wishlist 003

I really badly want some disco pants but refuse to pay for American Apparel ones and these Topshop ones actually looked really nice in-store. The bag from Zara is a complete dream, a little pricey at £50 but I might save up and get it. It's so fancy. As for the liquid soap, I have heard it's a really good brush cleaner and seeing as it's lavender scented it's looking like a good investment.

Are you as lavender crazy as me?


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