19 March 2012

Ivory by Rimmel & L'Oreal

Foundation Rimmel and L'Oreal
Foundation Rimmel and L'Oreal
L'Oreal True Match Ivory - Rimmel Wake Me Up Ivory

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Ivory
So this has been all over blog land. It is creamy formula, it goes on nice and smoothly. Dry patches do need to be well moisturised. I found without a primer this would slide off my face in about 2 hours, when you only get a half hour break on a 6am-2pm shift that isn't so good! It does leave your skin dewy and brighter, I have read many reviews complaining of the glitter but I was lucky as my pot doesn't seem to have many!

However, Ivory is not Ivory. The first few times I wore this I thought it was fine on my skin, but under close inspection it really wasn't. It was much more orange than my natural pale skin. It is shame, as the formula is lovely. It does have a strong smell to it also.

L'Oreal True Match - Ivory
After finishing my Healthy Mix and Double Wear (which I mixed together as one was too light, the other too dark) I was after a high street pale foundation. I spent a good 45 minutes in Boots trying every foundation and this beauty came out top. My fake tan wearing sister swears by True Match for it's formula, and the Ivory shade is pale enough for my skin. It is a more watery formula, it doesn't dry instantly like Double Wear for example. Making it easy to work with. It is also really build-able but does stick to dry patches. I do love it but it's not perfect.

However, these two foundations mixed together are perfect. The "wake me up" effect of the Rimmel Foundation mixed with the consistency of the L'Oreal foundation is perfect. The shade is even perfect. The Rimmel Foundation would be worn alone on a night out, no one is going to notice a slight orange line on your jawline and the L'Oreal is perfect for mornings when you have 10 minutes to quickly apply all your make-up and sort your hair out.

Zoey xox

18 March 2012

Orange Bow

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A very uninteresting blog post from me tonight. I desperatly needed a new purse, my River Island one kept opening by itself and I'd lose all my change somewhere in the bottom of my bag. I live accross the road from Manchester Fort so dragged myself around TK Maxx and fond this beauty, I did like another pink beauty but who needs two purses! I had never heard of Antoni & Alison before but a quick google and I found they were responsible for these beauties & I'm just useless at names!

Zoey xox

12 March 2012

Evening Primrose & Starflower Oil

Evening Primrose & Starflower Oil
Evening Primrose & Starflower Oil 2001

My battle for perfect skin is a constant one, I've tried every face wash / cleansing method but nothing has stopped my skin from just hating me. I picked up Evening Primrose in Sainsbo's the other day, the vitamins were on a 3 for 2 so I also picked up Star Flower Oil and your basic multivitamins. 

After doing alot of research on adult acne I came to the conclusion mine was mostly hormonal, due to my implant most likely. Many people found taking these supplements helped ease the acne and even make it disappear. Acne.org has a lot of reviews here and here

Sainsbury's Evening Primrose Oil (& Star Flower Oil) capsules contain GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid), which plays an important role in helping to maintain hormone balance and healthy skin

I only bought the smallest bottle of each, but after again doing more research I found most people took around 3000mg a day of Evening Primrose Oil in order for the effects to be apparent. I instead took 1000mg a day, two of the tablets after seeing they were also sold in 1000mg. Did they work? Yes yes yes. My skin has cleared up remarkably, now I can't credit it to the Starflower Oil or Evening Primrose but will continue taking them! 

My skin isn't perfect, but I no longer have to rely on a full face mask of make-up before I brave the outside world. I noticed results within 3 days, but every day it is getting a bit better.

Zoey xox