Sunday, 30 August 2009

A little review of Dior skin nude foundation

I'm always on the lookout for a good foundation i can rely on. Having tried various brands i tend to stick with clinique, and occasionally chanel. A few months back on a course i tried some Dior skin nude foundation and really liked it, so at the weekend i bought a bottle.

I love this foundation! For so many reasons- its light to wear, feels smooth and soft (i hate the feeling of wearing really thick,heavy foundation). It doesn't dry cakey or powdery. The finish is simply flawless. I have a lot of freckles/ red pigmentation to my skin and this evens everything out nicely. And it smells nice too :)

It's easy to use and the shade i got (10 ivory) works really well. Blushers, powders etc can be blended in with ease, and it just gives my face a lovely glow. Overall 10/10, it is quite pricey at £28 for a 30ml bottle, but for the quality and finish i will definately repurchase. Finally! I've found my HG foundation :)

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Shampoo: Supersoft coconut smoothie
Conditioner: Same as above
Styling products: Shockwaves curl mousse
Shower Gel: Body Shop satsuma shower gel
Moisturiser: E45 moisturising lotion
Deoderant: Dove original
Fake Tan: none (i'm embracing being pale!)
Face Wash: Clinique mild liquid facial soap
CleanserExfoliator: Face - St Ives apricot scrub Body - Body Shop satsuma body polish
Primer: RMK primer
Foundation Brush: Jemma Kidd Pro rounded brush
Foundation: Dior Skin nude in 10 ivory
Concealer: Avon invisible light in light
Powder: Maybelline invisible matte pressed powder in rose nude
Blusher: Barbara Daly souffle blush in rose/ 17 bramble frost/ MAC blush of youth
Bronzer: ELF bronzing powder in luminous
Highlighter: Eyeko 3 in 1 glow cream, MeMeMe beat the blues
Eyeshadow Base: UDPP
Eyeshadows: Lots! at the moment mainly Lancome palette 311, MAC freshwater, Sleek Storm palette...
Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Curler: Shu umera
Mascara: Clinique high impact, Chanel exceptionnel
Lipstick: Estee Lauder pink sand, and EL melon, Jemma Kidd in apricot, Gosh in darling

Lipgloss: Lancome juicy tube in cherry rock, Maybelline watershine glosses
Nail Colour: BarryM nailpaint in navy

August shopping

This month like every other has involved a lot of shopping, but i've made a conscious effort to cut down on the spending so have been trying to find bargains, offers and all that.
I got these from Primark for £4 something and then added my own laces. (i've been waiting to use these laces for ages!)

I got one of the new Maybelline lippies in amber rose which i like a lot. This is the kind of lipstick which is perfect for daytime wear and reminds me a little of pink sand by Estee Lauder. Every time i go into Boots i get a £5 voucher for no.7/ruby & millie and i can't not use it (i have problems!) so i got ano.7 eyeshadow in shocking purple which cost me just a couple of pounds. The colour in the packaging looks amazing but sadly once on as i find with all no.7 eyeshadows the pigmentation is disappointing.

I also got a ruby & millie lipgloss in peach which cost me £6.50. The colour looks lovely but it does go on sheer. The texture is nice enough, but the smell isn't so nice. I am really glad i didn't pay full price for these products.

In Superdrug Bourjois is on 3 for 2 so i got 2 eyeliners. One if them is an amazing 80's electric blue!

I got a really really cute Hello Kitty necklace and earrings set from Argos for £10.39! I love it :) and some cute pearl bracelets from Sainsbury's for £5.