Monday, 29 March 2010

I Celebrated 20 Years of Life..

Eek, yes, as most of you will be aware, i turned 20 at the weekend.
This is what i wore out..




I did have a little bit of a dilemma over what to wear..nothing in my wardrobe made me happy so i did buy most of my outfit that same day...

Face
Gosh Touch up Concealer in no 2 under eyes
Benefit Erase Paste in no 1 under eyes
Maybelline Mineral Cover Concealer in no 2 on all blemishes
Mac Studio Sculpt foundation
Bare Escentuals foundation in medium beige lightly dusted over the top to set
Sleek face contour kit to contour and highlight
Mac Sun & Moon blush

Eyes
Nano Gold Mac E/S
Knight Divine Mac E/S
Graphology Mac E/S
Carbon Mac E/S
L'oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss
Revlon Fake lashes in 99501 (Defined)
Estee Lauder mascara in Sumptuous

Lips
Yves St Laurent Rouge Volupte in no 2 Sensual Silk

Wearing
Cream Dress/Top (buttoned down the back) - Ted Baker reduced from £70 to £25!
Leggings - New Look
Boots - New Look
Black Bow Clutch - Russel & Bromley


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The Smart Casual Combo.





Face:
Benefit Erase Paste no1 under eyes
Maybelline Mineral Cover concealer on blemishes
Bare Escentuals Foundation in Medium Beige
Sleek Contour Kit to contour and highlight
Mac Sun & Moon blush

Eyes:
Nars Ondine all over lid
Nars Mekong in crease
L'oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss
Barry M Black Kohl eyeliner
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

Lips:
Gosh Darling lipstick

Nails:
Revlon Minted

Wearing:
Blazer - New Look
Pink sequin shouldered top - H&M
Leggings - New Look
Black Patent Boots - Primark
Flower Ring - H&M
Swallow Brooch - Bootsale
Necklace - Frock Exchange (Mums Shop)
Spider Earrings - Boutique
Silver Heart Bracelet - Watlings Jewellers


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Lazy Sunday.




Face:
♥ Bare Escentuals Foundation
♥ Maybelline Mineral Cover concealer
♥ Bare Escentuals Faux Tan bronzer
♥ Mac Sun & Moon Blush

Eyes:
♥ Body Shop Eyeshadow Trio in Sundown Glow
♥ Chanel Eye Kohl in Ambre
♥ Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

Lips:
♥ Gosh Darling Lipstick

Wearing:
♥ Oversized Jumper - H&M
♥ Black Leggings - New Look
♥ Long thin gold necklace - H&M
♥ Necklace with charms - Bootsale
♥ Swallow Brooch - Bootsale
♥ Earrings - Primark
♥ Rings - Primark

Nails:
♥ Revlon Minted

Hair:
♥ Spindryer to achieve messy beach waves


Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation & Concealer.

I just want to start off by saying I wasn't sent these items to review, I'd read all the hype and decided that since I was out of Bare Escentuals I would try it.



Firstly, I do love the colour range. I actually found it quite difficult deciding which one to buy because they were all fairly similar. Although one thing I did notice at my local counter, was there were no darker foundations for anyone probabaly past olive skintone, at a push. I know they can't stock the whole range at some smaller counters but in all honesty, I've not seen ANY darker colours in ANY counters near me. Do they think darker women don't need foundation? Anyway, that's a different matter.

The first thing I noticed was the lovely fruity smell, obviously because they promote this foundation to have natural ingredients such as apricot, melon, apple and ginger, it HAD to smell nice.

The packaging is..okay. I don't think pharmacy foundations spend much money on the actual packaging, more the promotion of the product, which isnt a bad thing. It has the main ingredients listed (or the ingredients they want to entice you in with..apple, melon etc) what the foundation claims to do, but no coverage information.

The foundation itself is probabaly (im guessing here as they dont mention it) a medium to buildable coverage. The consistency is quite thin, but not watery & once applied it did feel quite wet on my skin for what felt like a little too long, although it did sink it very nicely and DID give a healthy glow.

However, this healthy looking glow did not last the promised 16 hours, more like a measly 2 before I started noticing patches and even places where I felt it had disappeared.
I was really disappointed but kept applying for a few more days, applying with different brushes, using primers, setting with different powders..all did nothing. My mum even asked which foundation i'd been wearing as it looked terrible on my skin. (gotta love mums for being so brutally honest)
Overall, I don't like this foundation, but one good thing that came out of this was that it wasn't AS BAD as the ever so extortionate Chanel Pro Lumiere, which looked awful also.

The Healthy Mix concealer, also promotes the same natural fruity ingredients & comes in a handy squeezy tube. I like this packaging, I think it's good for getting the desired amount out & means no wastage as you'd get with a wand. This concealer promotes "Radiance & Anti-Fatigue" Fab right?
I used this over my blemishes (I have some redness around my nose) the coverage I will admit, is fab. A thick consistency but very easy to blend. The smell is VILE! No fruity smells here, just some strong weird chemically smell. Could just be mine?
I would have loved this concealer, had it not completely broken me out worse than I have ever broken out ever...I had huge painful spots everywhere I had applied this concealer. I stopped using it, and now it's clearing up..finally. I won't be using this again, which is a shame because it did have such great coverage. Obviously this was just my reaction to it, everyone's skin is different.

Your experiences with Bourjois Healthy Mix?

Monday, 15 March 2010

Hello Sunshine - FOTD & OOTD

Today was sunny, so i didn't have to layer up or go too O.T.T on the warmth.
Yesterday i went a little crazy in Primark, so this OOTD mainly consists of Primark newbies...to be honest, i may aswell be a walking Primark advert...



Face:
♥ Maybelline Mineral Cover on blemishes
♥ Gosh Touch Up concealer under eyes
♥ Benefit Erase Paste in corners of eyes
♥ Bare Escentuals Foundation in Medium Beige
♥ Sleek Contour Kit in Light (used both for contour and highlight)
♥ Mac Sun & Moon blush

Eyes:
♥ Too Faced Shadow Insurance
♥ Mac Sunday Best E/S all over lid
♥ Mac Star Violet in crease
♥ Mac Showstopper in outer corner
♥ L'oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss
♥ Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara

Lips:
♥ Mac Hue Lipstick



♥ Shirt Dress & Belt - Primark - £8
♥ Cardigan - Primark - £8
♥ Leggings - Primark - £3
♥ Navy Pumps - Primark £8
♥ Bangles - Various places over the years...


Thursday, 4 March 2010

Face & Outfit of the Day



Face

♥ Bourjois healthy mix foundation in 53 (bleached out slightly by flash)
♥ Bourjois healthy mix concealer in 52
♥ Gosh touch up concealer in no 2 under eyes
♥ Mac Mineralize Skin finish natural in medium
♥ Benefit Coralista blush
♥ Benefit Hoola bronzer

Eyes
♥ Too Faced shadow insurance
♥ Mac Blanc Type all over lid
♥ Mac Showstopper in crease
♥ Mac eyebrow pencil in Lingering
♥ Chanel Kohl Liner in Ambre
♥ Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara

Lips
♥ Body Shop Lipstick col. 52



Outfit
♥ Leggings - Zara
♥ Top - New Look
♥ Slinky grey cardigan - Apricot
♥ Blazer - New Look
♥ Plimsoles - Topshop