Monday, 4 January 2016

The Best Foundation for Combination Skin

Having a very oily complexion the vast majority of the year, Winter makes for a slight difference for me in the sense that, I'm less oily, with it being mainly in my t-zone. But I also get quite a few dry patches from the cold weather and such, which let's just say: makes the job of covering acne scars and keeping an evenly blended appearance across my face fairly tricky. I frequently get foundation clinging to my dry patches and it ends up just highlighting them, which doesn't give the best overall appearance, which is just what the Fresh Nude foundation ceases to do. But instead leaves a glowy and healthy appearance on the skin, avoiding the dull theme that a lot of people tend to gain over the Winter months.

I had the opportunity to try The Body Shop's most recent foundation collection. Including 16 toned shades, and two shade adjusting droppers:one dark, and one light that enable you to make the foundation tailored to your exact skintone. The Fresh Nude foundation is said to be enriched with English Rose Water and Aloe, that therefore increases the hydration in your skin. As something I'd usually steer clear of: being a 'dewy' foundation and therefore largely opposed to my usually matte finish: it provided something that really none of my other foundations can do: covered my dry patches and acne scarring. Now, this isn't to say that my foundation of £20+ can't cover my scaring, but with my dry element added to the mix, proves a challenge if I'm still trying to avoid the cakey effect.

For the price tag of just £15, this makes a great alternative to other higher price foundations, which in my opinion do just the same job. The only things I will say on the adverse of this foundation, because I really did love it, is that, blotting and powdering do have to take place a couple times a day to prevent being too shiny, but if you've read my posts before and you're familiar with my ramblings about my skin type you'll know I have pretty hard-to-control oil. It also, contrastingly to my holy grail; Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, does transfer on to tissues and such which isn't really a huge issue, but I only really noticed it because of my use of Double Wear,  the first thing I used it.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My Trip to NYC

Since I've been a little inactive on here for a while (due to an array of reasons), I thought to get back into this I would start with a shorter post just to help some inspiration flow, plus I've been planning on doing this ever since I came back from my trip but just haven't got around to it until now.

Just a few photos from my recent trip to NYC for my birthday, hope you enjoy them! I've tried to mention in the caption what the pictures actually are,  but some may not be specific.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

My Trips: Washington D.C

If you're one of those people who love to browse through people's photos of where they've been (like I am!) then here's a great post for you haha. I've compiled a lot of mix and matched photos in this post from  my trip to D.C over the past weekend. I apologise that there isn't any real order to them...they're from different days and we went to similar places at time. But I will try to put what they photo is of, whether it's a monument of inside a museum or something, but they might not all have names depending on whether I can remember them haha. 

Monday, 30 March 2015

March Favourites

I can't believe it's already the end of March. This month especially seems to have flown by and honestly I'm pretty happy about that because I can't wait for my long awaited two month trip back to the UK. Anyway, I thought I'd finally get around to doing another favourites post. My last was a winter favourites post, but I'm going to try to do these monthly now, depending on whether I have a decent amount to share with you, but I'm going to try.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Beauty Pins: Helpful Tips and Tricks

Does anyone else love scouring pinterest for all of these beauty hacks and tips...No? Just me? Ok well, I love finding random random pins that might turn out to be really useful in the future and to refer back to. So I thought I would share with you some really helpful pins I've found, all beauty and and makeup related and possibly help you out a little bit.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Makeup Haul

I thought I would do a quick little post for you today showing you some of my recent purchases. If you've read a few of my past blog posts particularly my last, you'll know I'm a lover of foundations, and I'm always trying to find the best for my skin type. So of course there were going to be some in here, what did you expect from me? 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Most Reached for Foundations

Foundations are one of my biggest loves when it comes to makeup. I am constantly repurchasing them to find one that is the perfect match for my skin, not just for my tone but to find one that can help me combat my oily, acne prone complexion and hyperpigmentation I have. With that being such a tall order I've found some pretty good ones that work well for me so I thought I'd share them with you. I've put two drugstore foundations and two slightly more expensive foundations in here just to suit everyones price range!