Wednesday, 6 November 2013


I'm pale. That means finding a foundation that doesn't make me look like a ghost or an oompa loompa... almost impossible.

I like make-up, but i'm not one of those girls who can justify spending £25 on a designer foundation (sob sob). I stick to the high street, mostly Boots and Superdrug, as I live in Cornwall and well we have no other shops!

I've tried Rimmel, Max Factor, even dabbled in Benefit (almost made me bankrupt)! Somehow none of these made my skin as flawless as on the adverts.

Then one day I stumbled upon Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in 51 Light Vanilla! Bingo I had found my ideal coverage.
It even has a slight fruity scent to it. The texture is light and easy to apply without being too runny. It does say that it lasts for 16 hours but I am not sure that is true, I have applied it before a 12 hour shift and it isn't still flawlessly intact after that! So I guess it depends what you are doing in those 16 hours!

I had previously tried the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and found that to be too thick and nowhere near as pleasant to apply. It looked almost dull and caked on my pale skin (not a good look). however the serum is just the right consistency and applies really evenly to my skin, covering all of the redness and imperfections on my cheeks and around my nose. 

One flaw is that it doesn't contain SPF which I think would be a bonus!

Have you tried Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum?
What did you think?

Sunday, 3 November 2013


 I am currently loving... Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream.

I love Nivea products as you always know that you are getting a good product in my opinion and the smell reminds me of my mum, a nice, clean,  fresh, comforting smell.

 Nivea teamed up with designer Giles Deacon for fashion week in September (I know I know where have I been) to produce the loveliest little pot of light moisturising cream.
It is such a lovely light formula and contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, it soaks into the skin really quickly too, which is a bonus because I hate creams that linger on the skin and leave you feeling greasy. 

The pot is 200ml and costs around about the £4.00 mark.

Are you a Nivea fan?

Saturday, 2 November 2013

La La La

I can never find a shampoo that is good for my fine hair. I have tried the ones that they suggest at the hairdressers (which cost an arm and a leg) along with all the popular brands such as Herbal Essences, Dove, Pantene, etc... but they always either leave my hair dry and itchy or greasy and limp! 

However, a few months ago I started using TRESemme Platinum Strength. Now at first I wasn't sure as the shampoo itself was quite thick, which I thought would result in my hair being left limp and greasy. However I was pleasantly surprised and have been using it for a few months now. It smells pleasant enough not the best scented shampoo I have ever used, but it leaves my hair feeling amazing! 

I would definitely recommend TRESemme to anyone who has the same issues with finding the right shampoo as I have.
TRESemme Shampoo and Conditioner 

Have you found an amazing shampoo?

Friday, 1 November 2013

Take a Moment

Hello everyone! I haven't been around in a while due to work, assignment and generally just being a busy bee!

My blog posts normally revolve around beauty products but I wanted to do a little something different today. 

I have a really bad cold (cue the violins) so have spent the day cuddled up inside watching daytime television. Whilst watching 'This Morning' on ITV they mentioned their 'Take a Moment' appeal and it made me think of all of the people less fortunate than myself. 

I have made a list of all of the little ways that you can make a big difference to peoples lives:

  • Clear out your wardrobe- Now I am guilty of buying hundreds of items of clothes (without trying them on I might add) and NEVER wearing them! Put anything you don't want in a bin bag and take them to your nearest charity shop! Or you could do the opposite and buy something from (They sell vintage darling!) 
  • Food banks - next time you are in your local supermarket, pick up an extra tin of soup, some sugar or a box of cornflakes and donate it to the food bank on the way out. You can find more information about food banks at 
  • Take an elderly neighbours dog for a walk 
  • Donate your old magazines to the doctors or hospital (Then they can finally throw that 1994 copy of Take a Break away!).
There is a whole list of excellent ideas on the 'This Morning' website, and even better if you register your act of kindness on there, the government automatically will donate £5 to the appeal! Everyone is a winner!

Check it out for more info