what i call primer

What I like to call…primer

The title is not just a nod to comedian Miranda’s on-screen Mum, but also because I wanted to write this post about all the products I use as primer – although that might not be their sole purpose, they hopefully do a lot more. 

So, these are some of my favourite products to keep makeup in place longer and therefore make your face look great! I usually have about two or three on the go at one time, depending on what my skin needs. Today’s picks can all be used with or without makeup, although I rarely go without it. Continue reading

travel beauty bits

My traveling beauty bag

I have a whole separate list of products that I take away with me for nights/weekends away or holidays abroad and there are two reasons for this:

  1. To avoid bringing big, bulky bottles
  2. Ask anyone, I’m very forgetful, so it’s better the bag is already 90% packed.

But, I still like to bring nice products away with me , so I thought I’d share what I have in my travel bag.

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My top three foundations

That dreaded time arrived once again, where I ran out of foundation and decided it was time to find a new one. It’s not that I didn’t love my foundation, it’s just once I started actively putting savings away and cutting costs at every corner, suddenly the money I was putting into my foundation seemed excessive.

Once I’m no longer saving for a deposit or earn a little more money, that will be the foundation I go back to because I do believe it’s worth the money, it’s just not money I can spare right now. In the spirit of hunting for a new foundation, I decided to list my three favourites with low, medium and high price tags to help you find your perfect base.

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Face masks

What’s the story with face masks?

I love face masks. Even before I see any benefits, I love the feeling I get when I put on a face mask because it means I’m giving my skin some extra TLC, and anyone who knows me will know that I have problem skin so I like to treat it to as many lotions and potions as I can without overloading it. But for anyone unsure about what mask to try, the difference between leave on masks and sheet masks, or wondering if there really is any point in putting on a face mask, keep reading. Continue reading

What I tried this week

Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream

 I’ve gotten very paranoid about the old wrinkles. Apart from them being a natural result of aging, I am very expressive; anyone who knows me knows I like to laugh, smile and talk all the time and I am paying for that now, particularly on my forehead but also around that delicate eye area.

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