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Thursday, 5 April 2012

REVIEW: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

I haven't been on here for a bit due to other commitments, but after trying out this product I have felt a new lease of life.  I have dodgy skin.  I am pale, I have blemishes, I have greasy patches and dry patches, it's a nightmare.  But of all the foundations I have tried I can honestly say that in my humble opinion, this is THE worst foundation I have ever used.  I read loads of reviews and this one kept popping up as having great coverage, which is what I generally look for to cover my zit scars and the huge mark on my lip caused by one bottle of wine too many a few New Years ago.  I was going to try the Bare Minerals but after waiting at the counter for nigh on ten minutes and no sign of an assistant I changes my mind and tried this one.  The assistant tried it out, yes it was ok after using a primer that costed the Earth, a professional brush and the bright lights in store.  Trying it at home in daylight is another matter.  I was advised that less is more, and that is certainly true, a little does go a very long way.  BUT.  It sank right into my pores and enhanced them, it sat behind all the little flakes of my skin, even after using my favourite primer, it made my eyes water and it gave hardly any coverage to my blotches without building up a cakey mountain.  Seriously, I am not impressed.  For the price I am going back to my Collection 2000 £4.99 that does the job a million times better.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Weekly Want 05/11/11

This is my favourite outfit this week.  It's all from Topshop (guess where I've been this week).  I just love mixing fabrics and textures - especially when there is something shiny  (call me Magpie).  I just think it's just the ticket for watching fireworks in, then nipping off to the bar to keep warm with the first mulled wine of the year.  Let the party season commence!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Perfect Little Blue Dress

Tea Dress £48 Warehouse
Open Back Dress £39 Rare @ Topshop
Blue Wrap Dress £35 River Island

Any thoughts on which one I should go for?  I love them all!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Fourth Date Nails

Eek!  I have a dark purple dress (it's not quite hallowe'en so I am saving the full on gothic garb) for tonight and none of my nail colours go very well.  I am so over statement nails, really what would I be trying to say other than I have too much time to spend on my nails?  I have just gone for a neutral in Madagascar Vanilla by Dior.  Pale pink and glittery.  Not quite the vampy look I was going for but I will jazz it up with some amethyst rings.  I think I will leave the Marmite at home though, he might think it's odd and it's too early for him to see my quirky side I feel.  Ooh, marmite-coloured nail polish would be fab... searching...

Friday, 28 October 2011

REVIEW: Collection 2000 Perfect Finish Foundation

I am a self-confessed Dior Cosmetics addict, I adore them.  I have a privilege card and will use it with force to get samples.  However, this month I was short of time, had  hot date at short notice and couldn't get to a stockist when it ran out on me.  I swear by the Diorskin foundation and I needed to find a substitute fast.  I managed to get to a store that sold Collection 2000 and surprisingly matched up my skintone with one of their Perfect Finish range.  I already am a big advocate of their nail colours (which last and last and last...) but my cosmetic snobbery meant up until now I looked over their foundations. It's SPF 20 and oil-free so I thought it would do as an emergency cover-up until I could get to my beloved Dior counter that weekend.  Oh my word, I have been converted!  At £4.99 this was an absolute gem of a find!  It covers evenly, it matches my skin, it doesn't give me breakouts and it lasts all day.  It doesn't cake, dry-out or sit in creases, I am actually in love.  It saved me £20 too, which  I have since spent on shoes but that's besides the point.  My darling Dior, you have a rival in the cupboard.

The Weekly Want 28/10/11

Hat £25 Miss Selfridge
Jacket £145 Biba
Mesh overlay leggings £880 Maison Martin Margiela @ Net-a-porter
Cat and tree print silk blouse £285 See by Chloe @ Net-a-porter
Lotus Clutch £45 Accessorize
Boots £160 French Connection
Necklace £6 Accessorize

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Spotted: Faux Pas

Stickers on the bottoms of shoes.  No excuse.  Ever.  Take them off, it's just an advertisement for nasty.  If they don't come off in a hurry colour them in with a black marker until you have time to.  Handy hint:  facial wipes get the glue off no probs.  Yes, pedants like me do notice!

The Studded Box Clutch

Bottega Veneta Studded Box Clutch £1125 Net-a-porter


Black Studded Box Clutch £30 River Island

REVIEW: Maybelline The Smoother

I had a sample of Maybelline skin retexturising primer so I just tried it out.  I usually use either a luminescent base by Chanel or Body Shop Vitamin C so it was good to compare a product aimed at a different market.  The primer is non-scented and colour-free, which is great for dodgy skin like mine.  You do only need a tiny weeny bit as it goes a long way and does smooth on very easily.  After cleansing and moisturising as usual I applied the primer.  My skin did feel a lot smoother as the base got to work filling my cracks but you don't get the lovely tingly fresh feeling as you do with the Body Shop version.  My usual foundation went on over the top no problem but I didn't seem to be able to obtain my usual coverage.  Perhaps I put too much on still.  A few hours later my skin still felt soft, my make up hadn't slid into my cleavage or worked its way into ripples.  The jury is out with this one, I think I will be sticking to Chanel and Body Shop (dependent on what my skin is doing that day) purely because I like my marks well and truly covered without putting layers of concealer on as well.  If you have better skin than mine I am sure it will work a treat. 
Verdict: 3/5

Ebay is Eeeeeeevil

Just look at the time! I am such a loser - I've been sitting up waiting for an auction end because I don't trust snipe software. It's worth it, I just got a new sheer black Topshop top for 99p. Will post pics when it arrives. :-)

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