For a while now I have been searching for a foundation that I can wear on a everyday basis that looks natural and doesn't feel cakey on the skin. Whenever I have a liquid foundation on it always feels heavy on my skin and feels as though my skin can't breathe. I hate the feeling of feeling make up on the skin, does that make sense? Unless of course its for a night out or a night time event then I love to pile it on as much as I can!

I think that the reason why I don't like wearing thick foundation on a day to day basis is because I have quite dry skin, so unless I'm having a good skin day then it can sometimes look flakey and patchy. After being unsatisfied with liquid foundation for a natural day time look I was using a concealer on any problem areas and then brushing a light powder over my face. Although this was quite a good method for the "no make up make up look", I was just bored of it, and I didn't find doing my make up very exciting.

In the past I have thought about getting the Bare Minerals Foundation because I heard that it was good for dry skin types and for people who want a more natural look. When I was passing my local Bare Minerals counter I thought what the heck and on a whim I purchased the foundation in the colour "Medium Beige" (Why are those sale ladies so persuasive!?). Since purchasing the foundation I haven't looked back, I absolutely love it! It feels light on the skin, adds a good amount of coverage and lasts a really long time.

Foundation in pot

Foundation on face (Excuse the naked eyes)


These photos were only taken on my phone but I think you can still see how it looks on the skin. It kind of gives this dewiness which I love. The best thing about this foundation it that even if I'm having a dry skin day I can still wear foundation, because the patches don't show up as much compared to a liquid foundation. I originally bought the foundation from Debenhams but when I repurchase it (yes I will be repurchasing thats how much I love it), I will probably get it off Feel Unique because it is a little bit cheaper.

Overall would recommend to anyone! For people with oil skin they do a "matte" finish foundation which may be better suited for you.

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Jessica


Bare Minerals Foundation Review

12 March 2015



For a while now I have been searching for a foundation that I can wear on a everyday basis that looks natural and doesn't feel cakey on the skin. Whenever I have a liquid foundation on it always feels heavy on my skin and feels as though my skin can't breathe. I hate the feeling of feeling make up on the skin, does that make sense? Unless of course its for a night out or a night time event then I love to pile it on as much as I can!

I think that the reason why I don't like wearing thick foundation on a day to day basis is because I have quite dry skin, so unless I'm having a good skin day then it can sometimes look flakey and patchy. After being unsatisfied with liquid foundation for a natural day time look I was using a concealer on any problem areas and then brushing a light powder over my face. Although this was quite a good method for the "no make up make up look", I was just bored of it, and I didn't find doing my make up very exciting.

In the past I have thought about getting the Bare Minerals Foundation because I heard that it was good for dry skin types and for people who want a more natural look. When I was passing my local Bare Minerals counter I thought what the heck and on a whim I purchased the foundation in the colour "Medium Beige" (Why are those sale ladies so persuasive!?). Since purchasing the foundation I haven't looked back, I absolutely love it! It feels light on the skin, adds a good amount of coverage and lasts a really long time.

Foundation in pot

Foundation on face (Excuse the naked eyes)


These photos were only taken on my phone but I think you can still see how it looks on the skin. It kind of gives this dewiness which I love. The best thing about this foundation it that even if I'm having a dry skin day I can still wear foundation, because the patches don't show up as much compared to a liquid foundation. I originally bought the foundation from Debenhams but when I repurchase it (yes I will be repurchasing thats how much I love it), I will probably get it off Feel Unique because it is a little bit cheaper.

Overall would recommend to anyone! For people with oil skin they do a "matte" finish foundation which may be better suited for you.

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Jessica




A few months back I found Bondi Sands on Instagram after the lovely Renee Somerfield had uploaded a picture saying that she uses this brand of tan. Anybody who knows Renee Somerfield would know that she has a killer body and an equally killer tan, so I immediately wanted to know her secret. I started looking through all the Bondi Sands Instagram pictures and was envious of how lovely they all looked so thought I that I had to have this tan because, I too want to look like a golden goddess frolicking at the beach (Despite it being freezing in England at the moment).

After doing some research I discovered that it was an Australian brand and if I wanted the tan I would have to get it shipped from Australia. This was kind of a bummer because I knew I would have to pay for shipping and also, that I might not even like it. However I was willing to pay the price for the desire of a golden tan like Renee, but to my delight when I was on the website it came up with an advert saying that the tan will be released in Superdrug in February! As it was only a few weeks away I thought I might as well wait, which I did and before I knew it, it was sitting on the shelves in my local Superdrug.

In the past I have had a lot of trouble finding a fake tan that didn't leave my skin looking patchy. I have quite dry skin so finding a tan that goes on smoothly and looks patch free is a hard task. This goes on to the reason for why I bought the Tanning lotion rather than the Tanning Foam, in the past foam tan's tend to be more drying so I opted for the lotion which is more suited for dry skin types. My initial thoughts when I used the tan were that it smelled delicious, like coconuts, it smelt like a summers day at the beach in a bottle. My first application (after exfoliating and moisturising) went on lovely, I used a tanning mitt for easy application. It wasn't drying at all, in fact I found that it contains aloe vera and coconut which are both very moisturising for the skin. It lasted real well and faded off nicely, no patches, just my gradual paleness coming back. I absolutely loved it! 

Now I am a tanned goddess and I absolutely love it. I can't believe I have finally found a tan I love, I would recommend Bondi Sands tan to anybody! I bought the light/medium tan which was perfect for my pale skin, but maybe in the summer I might invest in the dark colour. Next I think I am going to try the gradual tanning lotion for days when I just wanted to look slightly tanned without loads of effort.  Overall, I love Bondi Sands! 

Before applying tan


(Excuse the unflattering pose and the loo roll in the background ^ haha) 


After one application



Thanks for reading,
Jessica 
xx






Review: Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion

9 March 2015



A few months back I found Bondi Sands on Instagram after the lovely Renee Somerfield had uploaded a picture saying that she uses this brand of tan. Anybody who knows Renee Somerfield would know that she has a killer body and an equally killer tan, so I immediately wanted to know her secret. I started looking through all the Bondi Sands Instagram pictures and was envious of how lovely they all looked so thought I that I had to have this tan because, I too want to look like a golden goddess frolicking at the beach (Despite it being freezing in England at the moment).

After doing some research I discovered that it was an Australian brand and if I wanted the tan I would have to get it shipped from Australia. This was kind of a bummer because I knew I would have to pay for shipping and also, that I might not even like it. However I was willing to pay the price for the desire of a golden tan like Renee, but to my delight when I was on the website it came up with an advert saying that the tan will be released in Superdrug in February! As it was only a few weeks away I thought I might as well wait, which I did and before I knew it, it was sitting on the shelves in my local Superdrug.

In the past I have had a lot of trouble finding a fake tan that didn't leave my skin looking patchy. I have quite dry skin so finding a tan that goes on smoothly and looks patch free is a hard task. This goes on to the reason for why I bought the Tanning lotion rather than the Tanning Foam, in the past foam tan's tend to be more drying so I opted for the lotion which is more suited for dry skin types. My initial thoughts when I used the tan were that it smelled delicious, like coconuts, it smelt like a summers day at the beach in a bottle. My first application (after exfoliating and moisturising) went on lovely, I used a tanning mitt for easy application. It wasn't drying at all, in fact I found that it contains aloe vera and coconut which are both very moisturising for the skin. It lasted real well and faded off nicely, no patches, just my gradual paleness coming back. I absolutely loved it! 

Now I am a tanned goddess and I absolutely love it. I can't believe I have finally found a tan I love, I would recommend Bondi Sands tan to anybody! I bought the light/medium tan which was perfect for my pale skin, but maybe in the summer I might invest in the dark colour. Next I think I am going to try the gradual tanning lotion for days when I just wanted to look slightly tanned without loads of effort.  Overall, I love Bondi Sands! 

Before applying tan


(Excuse the unflattering pose and the loo roll in the background ^ haha) 


After one application



Thanks for reading,
Jessica 
xx






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