Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Current Favourite Foundation

Rarely do I find a foundation that I actually like. I go through stages of wearing foundation or just swearing off it completely. I'm definitely more of a tinted moisturiser gal' for day to day but I find having quite bad acne scaring it doesn't always give me enough coverage and I still haven't found one that lasts. (The Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser is top of my list to try though!)
I have combination to oily skin so I'm always looking for something to mattify my skin but not stick to my drier patches. I'd watched a video of someone on YouTube trying out the new L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation and knew it would be for me! 

It's a fairly medium to high coverage matte foundation that doesn't even feel like you're wearing anything. I use a miracle complexion sponge to just push this onto the skin and damp if my skin is slightly drier one day and the finish is amazing! It claims to last for 24hrs - not something I've tried but it does seem to last really well. I still get a slight shine wearing it all day but nothing like I have with other foundations. Definitely a foundation I'd recommend for oily skin and such a good price!

What's your favourite foundation of the moment?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Make Up Releases Wishlist

There have been so many new releases popping into shops recently, both high end and drugstore and I'm dying to try them out! As I read more blog posts and watch more youtube videos, I find myself compiling a little wish list of the new bits I want to try out!
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint - I'm honestly rubbish at painting my nails, I just have no patience so anything that claims to be quick drying I immediately grab for and the colours in this range are so pretty!

Topshop Lip Ombre - I've seen a few people use these and am so intrigued to give them a try! I don't really know if it would look right on me, but it's definitely something I want to give a go, I particularly love the colour 'Baffle'

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector - I absolutely love the lip 'gloss' type form of this and am really excited to see if the balm form is any good!

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick - I'm going through a bit of a lip phase if you couldn't tell already. So many brands are bringing out some great lip products and I think the colour range of these are lovely!

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette Nude Eyeshadow Palette - I was so excited to see a affordable eyeshadow palette that has such a great colour range. I've been hearing some amazing things about this palette as well, I am a bit of an eyeshadow addict!

What new releases are you excited to try out?

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Bit of an Update

I've been away from blogging for a little while and thought before I started up again, I should let you know why. These past three months have flew by without me even really realising it was 2015 and in such a short amount of time so much has happened!

January was a whirlwind month! At the end of the month it was my 18th Birthday and I was due to go to London for the weekend to visit friends and family and do a bit of shopping etc. However, plans changed when my Dad was rushed into hospital for an emergency back operation on my birthday. Thankfully he is on his way to recovery now, but it is a long journey that has seen our lives turn upside down for the most part, unsure of what the future holds. Since then it seems life hasn't really slowed down and I find myself having to plan my days a week ahead to make sure I'm getting everything done.

This hasn't been the only thing going on, but I'm not going to bore you with everything that's happened (and to be honest that would probably take me a few days to write). However, it has bought us and some family members and friends closer and we've had some lovely support which I'm very grateful for.

On a positive note, some great things have happened as well! I passed my driving in February and after saving for ages, bought my first car which I am still so excited about! I've had some great University offers for September and some lovely evenings out with family and friends more recently and some lovely opportunities come up! Once my Dad is better, we're definitely re-planning the trip to London again to celebrate as well!

Between dealing with everything that's been happening, trying to balance normal life, a job and a busy college workload, unfortunately my blog was put to the back. I love my blog but I didn't want to be posting when I wasn't giving it my best effort. So from now on, I'm going to try my best to get back on track, posting twice a week (on a Tuesday and Friday) whether that be beauty related, fashion, lifestyle, or maybe even something different thrown in there.

I'd love some ideas of what I should post this year? I'd like to try some new things out possibly and hopefully build this blog up more, I've really missed it! Let me know in the comments!