Sunday, 25 March 2012

Weekend Wants

1| Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 2| MAC Mineralize Skinfinish 3| Essie Mint Candy Apple 4| NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Here's just a few items I've been wanting for the last month or so. The Estee Lauder I've wanted since before christmas but its just too expensive at £41 for the smaller bottle. Leave your comments below and Ill get back to you I love hearing your thoughts!


All things beauty related

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation, as i'm really pale and hate the idea of being darker than I am.  I found it hard to see online comparisons before buying as some brands you can't buy instore.
Estee Lauder double wear in 1C1 Shell
Estee Lauder Double Wear has been my all time fav for since I first started using it in college about 2/3 years ago and love it.  Although the colour is perfect for it does last and feels amazing.
Avon Ideal Flawless in Light Pink
I brought this foundation as I've read some really good reviews online and when recieving my Avon book saw it was only £7 and thought I'd give it ago. I ordered the palest in the range as I always do as I believe its better to be paler and add colour. When it arrived I tried it straight away and wasn't too happy with the colour ( see colour swatch below). Also it really didn't last as I'm used to Double wear it really didn't stand up to it which I know its only a 'drug store foundation'. Also my skin felt really greasy and felt like I needed to wash it off more or less straight away. I really wouldn't recommend it for combination/oily skin maybe people with dry skin would be better suited.

Double Wear Maximum Cover in 11 Very Light

When I finished the sample of this foundation I brought it the next day as the love the coverage when its blended well otherwise it looks cakey and thick. Yet again the colour is abit dark than my colouring but blending it well I find I feel comfortable with. I use this foundation when I break out as you really dont need and concealer, as it kinda of a all in one.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in No.02
I've been after this foundation for ages but theres no store by me and was worried which shade to buy as I didn't want to waste money. When Debenhams finally had it in stock in shade 2 I brought it. I've only used it twice but so far I'm loving it and its a perfect shade for me, it looks like I haven't got any on. Its buildable coverage as isn't super heavy like Double Wear.

Double wear 1C1, Avon Ideal Flawless Light Pink, Double Wear Maximum, Illamasqua Skin Base NO.2

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day

Just thought I'd do a quick post see as its mothers day and I haven't posted in a while. This is abit out of the norm for me, as I normal post of beauty and fashion related topics but today its a bit more personal. I am truly grateful for everything my Mom does and couldn't be without her.

My Mom & Me :)
I know its strange to some people to celebrate Nan's as well because its 'mothers' day but in my family we always do. I lost my Nan at the end of last year and not a day goes by where I don't think and miss her with all of my heart. Hope you have an amazing mothers day and show how much you appreciate your Mom and Nan ;)