Friday, 4 October 2013

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

Having oily skin, it is a constant battle to find make-up that will stay in place all day. I already use a pretty heavy duty foundation (Revlon colourstay), but wanted to find a primer that would really help lock my make-up in place all day. I actually bought this one on a complete whim as L'Oreal was 3 for 2 in Boots so I thought I'd try one of their primers, but I'm so glad I picked this up!

The packaging isn't the most eye-catching, and the round pot makes it slightly awkward to get the product out with your fingers when you're running low, but honestly that is the only bad thing I can say about this product.
It has quite an odd consistency to it - it's thick but also easily blendable. It is white in colour,  but sinks into the skin without leaving any white residue on the face. You only need a tiny amount, so a pot of this will last an absolute age.
I have been using this for around 2 months now, and I can honestly say it is probably the best primer I have tried. I am a big fan of Benefit's "The POREfessional" but after trying this, I think I have a new favourite. It creates an amazingly smooth base for make-up application, and I have definitely noticed that my make-up looks better for longer when I apply this than when I don't - I would say I probably get another couple of hours out of my make-up when this is applied.
I would definitely recommend this - it's not cheap but in my opinion it's worth every penny! This is available from Boots and Superdrug and is priced at £14.29


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Meet Oscar

So, in the time since I last wrote a post on my little blog, a few things have happened in my life - some good and some not so good. However, one of the most amazing things to have happened is the fact that we now have a new little furry friend in the family! Meet Oscar, my 12 week old springer spaniel puppy!


Oscar turns 12 weeks old tomorrow (4th October), we brought him home about 4 weeks ago now and he is just the cutest little puppy (though I'm obviously biased). He's just been allowed out for walks etc in the past week, and he already loves going for 'walkies'!
He loves meeting new people and has already learnt to 'sit' and 'lie' - such a clever dog!
I can't believe how much he's grown just in the last 4 weeks, he's pretty much double the size he was when we brought him home already!
Anyway this was just a quick post to introduce Oscar and normal beauty related posts should resume shortly!