Thursday, 30 May 2013

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

I LOVE this foundation, it suits my skin tone completely and does not look cakey at all.
The great thing about this foundation is that you only need a pea sized amount to cover redness and blemishes, but still have a light finish. It's also easy to build up coverage, especially on a night out when you need a bit more coverage.
I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush with this, and like to finish it off with a dab of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, just to make it last through out the day. 

I do advise depending on your skin type, be careful on using a primer. I used to moisturise then use Benefit Porefessional, but now I either moisturise or use a primer depending if it's a day or night look. I found using both a moisturiser and a primer, with a combination skin type, made the stay power shorter. However, it could be due to the types of moisturiser and primer not working together. 

The price is a little high at £33, but I prefer to spend extra on a foundation that will last longer and not make me orange! So, I advise this to all my pale ladies out there!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Oil Free

Is it too early to say this might be a holy grail product? I've only been using it for a month!
Origins are well known for high performance skin care, without nasty chemicals and using natural ingredients.

Recently, the change over to Spring/Summer from Winter has made my skin go from normal/dry to more of a combination skin type. My skin suddenly went from needing a rich moisturiser to needing to cut out oil from my skin care regime, due to my oily T-Zone. 

I was recommended Origins products, and was curious to find out more. A lovely lady in Boots Manchester, had suggested that this would be a great night cream due to the lack of oil. 
Since using it after my cleansing and toning routine before bed, I've noticed that my skin feels softer and even looking plumper in the morning! 
It's definitely controlled my T-Zone with the combination of a day moisturiser that is suitable.
The High -Potency Night-A-Mins moisturiser also does a with oil version for Normal to Dry skin as well. 

It's loaded with minerals and Vitamin C, E and H, which is great if you're in your twenties like myself, and want to start caring for your skin before wrinkles appear!
It does have a zezty/orangey type smell, which I strangely light but if you aren't a fan of any smells, once the product has sunk in you can't smell it anymore. 

The downside is that this moisturiser is £33, which is quite expensive! However, a small amount goes a long way, so I do think it is worth it!

Have you tried any Origins products? If so let me know! I'd love some recommendations!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Zara Shoe Obsession

Hey everyone!
I'm back blogging again, and developed a new obsession Zara shoes. Their spring-summer collection is so good, that I couldn't help spending my last student loan and birthday money on these three beauties (oops)!
At least I managed to buy shoes for all occasions, right?

What do you think of Zara's Spring-Summer collection?