Hello my lovelies!
Once again I am terribly sorry for my continued blogging absence. My laptop is now so temperamental that it takes several hours to switch on properly, and when I've been at work all day I just lack the patience to try and take photos and upload them to a laptop that refuses to work. It is literally falling apart - the screen is coming off! I need a new one but just can't afford it and I have all my STUFF on here...sigh... On a much much brighter note though, Stephie and I have won tickets to the Aussie party next Saturday! I don't know what to WEAR! But I am so so excited, I have to locate my camera charger now so I can take heaps of pics!
Anyway, my lack of computer equipment hasn't stopped me from spending money on beauty bits left right and centre. Admittedly some are off ebay...I haven't been able to switch off my student-budgeting attitude...but it is nice being able to buy things full price now too!
The first thing I did when I received my last lot of wages was order the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser. I, like every other blog reader, have heard SO much about this cleanser, it was a given that it would one day end up in my stash. I like it so far, the muslin cloth is fab, but it is rubbish at removing my mascara. I prefer the No7 one for this particular purpose! I also haven't noticed any massive difference in my skin, it's still erupting in spots every couple of days, although some other products of mine have helped calm these down. I will get to these later as they are the more recent buys... This cost £13.75 I believe, arrived really quickly and even came with a whole bunch of samples so I'd definitely recommend ordering from Liz Earle online again!
Next up, the Good Things Miracle Mattifier Lotion is another blogger's favourite and it definitely does the trick. It smells yummy, melts into the skin in seconds and I like that it comes in a tube so it's hygienic and you can control the amount that comes out.
These last two reasons are also why I picked up the MAC Studio Sculpt foundation off ebay as it was heaps cheaper than in the shops and I really just wanted to try it out! I know my foundation collection is ridiculous but I really needed a light foundation as my skin is just getting paler and paler as the temperature drops. Studio Sculpt in NW15 is a teeny bit too light when compared with my neck, but at least I no longer have orange tidemarks! The coverage is fab but I've not tested it out long enough yet to write a proper review, so keep your eyes peeled. The moisturiser is £7.99 in Boots and Superdrug and I believe Studio Sculpt retails for £23.
Finally, these two pretty pink purchases! The perfume is Vera Wang Lovestruck which I think smells gorgeous but doesn't seem to last all that long on me, which is why I've used so much of it already. I've only had it since mid-September! The pink tube of loveliness beneath it is the Cheekmate lip and cheek stain from Soap & Glory's new make up range. Long time readers will know how partial I am to a cheek stain (or six) and this one is no exception. It's unbelievably pigmented and when buffed in with my Ecotools blusher brush leaves a gorgeous healthy glow. I think it would suit most skin tones depending on how much you use! You really don't need a lot to create lovely pink cheeks with this one so I think the price tag of £8 is justified, it should last for yonks. You can also see the corner of my Tangle Teezer in this photo, which is a lifesaver and has made brushing my hair less of a chore for certain!
It has taken me so long to write this post as I'm ill with some kind of flu-resembling virus, but I hope you enjoyed it and I will try to take more "face of the day" photos so you get an idea of these products actually look like! I'm also dying to take more outfit photos as I've bought lots of pretty dresses, now I just have to remember to get Jon to take photos before I leave for work!
Thank you for reading, as always!