Friday, 28 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Hope you are dandy!
Just a few pics to share some new products I am loving at the mo...
And this is the finished face! The only other products I have on is some Barry M lipgloss and my Eylure lashes.
Loving the more natural, summery look!
What do you think then? Have you tried Bronze Universel? Do you love it or loathe it?
Friday, 21 May 2010
If you read my blog regularly, you’ll be aware of how often I bemoan my often oily, slightly blemished, dull skin.
I was one of those annoying teens who never had a spot or blemish and didn’t realise how lucky I was. Unfortunately, at the age of 20 when I suddenly got hips and a decent chest, I also got spots. I don’t know what happened – maybe it was payback for being smug between 13 – 19! Until about 26, they didn’t bother me too much. But then I had a few problems with my pill; since then my skin has gone haywire.
I think I’ve mentioned before about how it got so bad I ended up being seen by a dermatologist at the SK:N clinic for a round of chemical peels. Pricey, but they have done wonders, bringing my poor painful inflamed skin, back to mildly spotty.
I have good weeks and bad weeks, where my skin can swing from glowing in the morning to inflamed by tea time, but it has generally remained middling. Products such as Dr Perricone’s moisturiser that I’ve blogged about before generally keeps things to a minimum in terms of large blemishes, but I am still plagued by slightly dull, congested skin.
So, as I am always on the lookout for new things that might help, I’ve agreed to try the new Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup, to see if that can improve things. I took the ‘skin type’ test on the Clinique website and it diagnosed me as having type 2 combination skin, with my main priority as keeping oil under control.
The makeup works to get and maintain skin clear and lovely in these 4 ways...
Ease of Irritation: The presence of caffeine helps to reduce redness and soothes the skin
Control of Blemish Causing Agents: Hydroxydecanoic Acid is an ingredient that helps control the spread of blemishes
Exfoliation: Salicylic acid works as an exfoliant, working off those dead skin cell debris which can clog pores
Oil Control: Laminaria Sacharrina Extract is a sea algae which purifies and balances the skin, helping to regulate sebum production.
As the Anti-Blemish liquid makeup is all about natural, but good coverage whilst controlling oil, I’m game! I’m going to try the foundation over a couple of weeks to give it a chance to work its magic. In the meantime you can check out this tutorial or you can find out more here.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
I'm on a roll this week!
They were suprisingly easy to apply. Unlike strip lashes which are usually applied at the lash root, against the eye lid, these are glued directly onto the lashes, so as your lashes grow, these are supposed to naturally grow out with them.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
soooo, what's new? well exams are all over and I am loving it! Have had a couple of days off from work (back on wednesday) and I've been enjoying the sun! Hasn't it been lovely? I've even been learning to like my freckles!
I had been planning on doing a week's worth of blogs this afternoon, but instead I fell asleep in the sun in the garden, but I am now lovely golden brown (no I wasn't wearing an spf, yes I know how bad that is...)
Anyhoo! I promised a couple of reviews of things I'd picked up at the weekend - one of the LE Sleek polish colours included - so here it is! The bottle cost £3.49 and 4 colours were available. I picked up 'pastel pink'.
I've never used any of the Sleek polishes before (as you all know I rarely stray from Nails Inc or Chanel) so didn't really know what to expect. My observations are... The brush is fine, quite firm and easy to control. The polish is very thick and almost a bit gloopy. The colour is great though, 1st coat was minorly streaky, but after it had sat for a few seconds, it evened out. I applied a 2nd coat because, well... I always do!
Overall, very nice. I don't have great expectations for it last more than a couple of days, but the colour is lovely and very summery!
**forgot to say, it dried in seconds and within 10 mins was rock hard!**
Monday, 17 May 2010
- Speed Queen
Thanks to everyone who entered and commiserations to those who didn't win.
Can the winners please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with your names and full addresses please!A xx
Sunday, 16 May 2010
How cute are these??
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
This is the website, where you can find out your nearest stockist.
So, there probably wont be much else out of me now til after Saturday. I have my final Post Grad exam at 10am on Saturday and then will hopefully be minced on Cosmopolitans by 5pm. Wish me luck!!
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
The guide suggests doing it in the evening, so any redness has died down by the morning, so that night I turned on the tap. My fellow Twitterers suggested a large vodka or a glass of wine before letting it loose on my legs, but thinking that alcohol and a hot bath would only lead to one thing... (a snooze!) I decided to go it alone. After soaking for about 20 mins, I gingerly applied it to my leg and grimaced, bracing myself for the wave of intense agony, but it never happened. Nada. The odd nippy pluck, but generally it felt like I was shaving my legs, not plucking out every little hair. I'm stunned! I also have not had any redness or rashes.
Friday, 7 May 2010
Ps... Clarisonic, if you're reading... I have nothing against your new toys, I am mostly just jealous I can't try one. I don't reckon I could get away with adding one as an essential wedding expense...
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Bad points? It's crumbly as apple crumble and when applied dry is about as exciting as porridge, but look at it foiled!!!!!
Monday, 3 May 2010
To win one of these books, you need to be a follower (I will check!) and just leave me a comment telling me your favourite thing about summer! Competition will be open until Midnight Sunday 16th May and winners will be picked at random.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Strut
Sleek Blue Glitter Eyeliner
Elizabeth Arden Double Density Mascara in Black (keep your eyes peeled for a post on this in a couple of days)
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil, Seal Brown Hard 6
Barbara Daly for Tesco Facelift Foundation in 'Almond' (Post on this and other Barbara Daly products coming soon)
Benefit Benetint and Benefit Coralista Blush on the cheeks
Benefit Georgia Peach all over the face
Benefit One Hot Minute Bronzer
No7 Limited Edition Natural Radiance Highlighter