Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Complexion Perfection - Kate Somerville

I have just ordered this book and can not wait to read it!!! Perfect complexion? Yes please!!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


A primer is a gel like substance that you apply after your moisturizer to help prolong your make-up.
It creates a smooth base insuring your foundation applies smoothly without sinking into your pores.
If you want your make-up to look fresh all day and last longer, a primer is what you need!
My favourites are Laura Mercier, Nars and Mac.


A serum is a concentrated treatment that you apply before your moisturizer. It penetrates the deeper layers of your skin where your moisturizer can't reach. Your moisturizer addresses the top layer of your skin. There a all kinds of serums that address different issues: Hydrating, firming, pigmentation, brightening,illuminating, pore minimizing, etc. I like the Estee Lauder ones and the MAC ones also Caudelie has a fantastic one for pigmentation.


Ok so I have been wearing ELDW Light foundation for the past couple of days, Ive applied with fingers, a brush and today with BeautyBlender! I still on the fence about this one. It does look good when first applied but by the end of the day it looks like a lot on your face. I think this is breaking me out as well.
So I am going to use Revlon CS tomorrow and make my final decision.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

oooh so I got a sample of ELDW Light in 02 yesterday which I am testing out today! So far so good!! Its nothing like the original, it feels like a moisturizer and blends in so easily. I applied with my fingers and set with MAC Prep&Prime powder. I'm rather impressed at the moment, let see at 5pm.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My Evening Skincare Regime

I have found a regime that works for me and that I have stuck to for a number of years barr facewash.
So every evening without fail I remove my make up with my trusty Liz Earl Hot Cloth Cleanser. This stuff is superb!
It is a concentrated cream that gently removes all your make-up in one easy step, used with a hot soaked muslin cloth to gently exfoliate your skin. It contains naturally active ingredients-Rosemary,chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil. This removes all traces of make-up even mascara!
I finish off with a splash of cool water and Liz Earls Instant Boost Skin Tonic. This closes the pores and prepares your skin for moisturizer or treatment products. This is lovely as well, it contains organic aloe vera, calendula, rose scented geranium,
cucumber and natural vitamin E.

Then I use my Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel all over my face, like a serum. This is amazing I could not live without it!

Ok so, in the morning I just use a gentle face was, my new love is Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash
Kate Somerville is the go to dermatologist for the A-list celebs  in America. I found out the Space Nk were stockists so hot footed it down there and picked up this little beauty! Its for all skin types/sensitive and is sulfate free. I wanted something gentle to use in the morning as your face isn't really dirty when you wake up, it just needs refreshing. This says it effectively cleanses skin without irritating it. It has soothing botanicals and essential oils. It helps free skin of bacteria and pore clogging debris. This is a fantastic face wash, I feel a difference in my skin the second I rinse this off, I am definitely going try more of her range!

Ok, so after this I apply my Givenchy Skin Targetters Skin Embellishing Serum Pore Minimizer.

I then use my Givenchy Hydra Sparkling- Mat Luminescence Moisturizing Fluid for Oily Skin. I find this hydrates nicely without feeling heavy on the skin or sticky. I'm quite pleased with this one I must say :-) but will probably switch to something with an SPF for the summertime.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Face of the Day!!

Hello everyone!! Today I am wearing YSL Teint Resist oil free spf 10 foundation in the shade05.
I applied this with my fingers. I must say I quite like this, it goes on smooth and velvety and drys to a powder finish. I always say when you buy a foundation before you dismiss it you must apply it every which way you can till you find the way it applies the best. I find with the YSL it works best smoothed out with fingers. It is the texture of the product its very thin, the BB (beauty blender) will just swallow it all up! I like this as a weekend foundation when I don't want lots of coverage or extra powder. For work today I set it with Lancome Colour Ideal Poudre in 01, lets see how this last throughout the day!
I always test my foundations at work, because if they make it through my long and hectic day they make it through anything!

Monday, 16 May 2011


I am also in thoughts of a youtube channel ... again I am new at this so, you know, please be nice :-)
I was thinking my foundation routine? Step by step on what I do to get ready in the morning, my skincare regime etc.

Foundation of the day!

So at the moment I have been loving Revlon Colourstay Foundation for combination oily skin. I have been wearing it everyday for a month now and this could be my HG! This is by far one of the best foundations I have ever tried and I have tried a lot!! The colour match is perfect, I apply it with my beloved Beauty Blender and set with MAC Prep&Prime powder. It lasts all day and I only have to blot once, which is amazing as most foundations go oily on me in about an hour after application. I think its better than Estee Lauder DoubleWear!
Oh, I take pictures of my face at work daily just to see how looks or if I'm wearing a different foundation then I decide which looks the best on me.

My first attempt at blogging!!

Hello everyone if at all anyone! I am new to this so please be patient with me.