Sunday, 8 September 2013



This is just a quick post to say I have not completely abandoned my blog, life has just been more than hectic since my last post. I have finally finished my MSc in mid August so I really just needed a break from everything and just bum out (haha). But I'm starting to get my life back on track and starting all the job hunt shizzle, because hey-ho money doesn't grow on trees. :( I have quite a few reviews coming up soon so look out for those in the near future! :) I'm working hard I promise you.

Anyway hope you're all well and enjoying the last of the sunshine if you're in England! Though I must say it's rather chilly already....


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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

|| Review || Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Rimmel Fix & Protect Pro Primer; Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville; Benefit Erase Paste 01; The Body Shop Lightening Touch Concealer 03; No.7 Beautiful Brow Pencil in Grey; Clinique Brush on Cream Liner in True Black; Benefit They're Real Mascara; Sleek Contour Palette in Light; MaxFactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush 14; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 001

Ever since I started wearing makeup, I have been on the hunt for my perfect foundation. I've tried drugstore foundations that seem to always make me look like a prawn because it's too pink, foundations that aren't the right colour - either too dark or too light, to BB creams which either didn't have enough coverage or again was the wrong colour for me. Now I've tried Nars foundation before many years ago when I went back to Hong Kong one year and I thought being back in the country where people were of the same undertones as me, I would succeed in finding my right foundation. I did leave the country with a new foundation, but it was soon far too dark for sunless England! And so I was back to square one. =/

Once I became a student with the generous government paying for my beauty indulgences, I became acquainted with Mac Cosmetics I've tried several of their foundations, but again none that I loved. I don't know if my Studio Fix went out of date or whatnot, but it started to make me look orange! I then tried Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation, but that ended up being too light. I wonder how much money I've spent on foundations... I dread to think!

Then came my 2nd Nars experience. Nars Sheer Glow foundation is super hyped and I'm a sucker for hype so I knew I had to get my hands on it. Off I went to John Lewis on Oxford Street and God did I have a horrible first experience. I was with my friend and was looking at the foundations, one of the Nars MUAs saw and didn't even ask if I was ok and when I did go ask her, she didn't seem all that bothered to help and swatched only on my forehead. I did end up buying a bottle in Mont Blanc and I thought that was weird because I knew that had pink undertones and I don't consider myself to have such undertones. But I thought the MUA has got to be right, she's the pro after all! Got home and put it on only to find I CAME OUT PINK. I actually went back to John Lewis two days after and complained and thank god got a replacement for my correct colour Deauville and I had a different MUA and she was lovely. I've had this foundation for around 2 months now and I don't wear it everyday, but each time I have worn it, I love it. I can apply it sheer or a more medium coverage and it seems to stay on my face pretty well, even after running errands on a warm day. It feels like and not like I've caked makeup on my face and from the photo, this shade is such a perfect match for me. I wouldn't call this foundation all that 'glowy' though so I don't know where they went wrong there. At £30.50 a bottle it's pretty pricey :( But then again a bottle can last me for the majority of the year if not longer. I personally love it and will probably buy it again when I'm finished, but I wouldn't mind trying the YSL Touch Eclat foundation at some and see how that feels, mainly because YSL is so much easier to find in England than Nars!

Sorry for the long post guys, but hope you enjoy!


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Saturday, 18 May 2013

|| Review || Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins

Right, another review today!

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin - £5.49

I recently watched a video on youtube that showed me how to use these and I thought 'Oh my God, I need these in my life.' Now I have long hair that goes down to my mid-back when it's straight and when you work in a lab everyday it's important to have your hair tied up so you don't burn half your hair off my accident. It really bugs me when say I've straightened my hair, but then after tying it up for the day in a hair band I get a kink from where it sat.  So out I went and purchased these magic pins! Yes they're only useful for buns, but hey that's no trouble to do if it meant that I could take it out when I'm done with work and be left with hair that doesn't look stupid. They're metal so they're durable, I've even taken it in the shower with me to put my hair up when I've put conditioner in so I don't end up washing it away whilst I do other stuff because I like to leave my conditioner in my hair for a while. They've never hurt whilst putting in or taking out or when they're actually in my hair. Super easy to use, basically treat them like screws and with just two, it keeps my hair up all day even if I'm running around doing lots of stuff. Thumbs up from me! I think they're a little bit pricey for what they are, and I think they're marginally cheaper in Morrisons, but I can't imagine by how much. I suppose seeing as they're metal, they're worth the price seeing as it'll be very hard to break them. The only think I can imagine happening to them is if they get bent or squashed, but I reckon it's quite a difficult thing to do!

Anyway, hope it's helpful :)


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