Monday, 15 February 2010

How i use fix plus

I have oily skin so i wondered why the hell i was spraying on a moisturising spray over my foundation it looked hideous, i couldn't figure what the hype was all about with fix plus, and only used it on eye shadows and pigments. However now i have discovered people with oily skin can use it two.

Here are the two ways i face fix plus with make up on my face.

1. Spray the brush or sponge/puff with fix plus and apply your powder foundation. I do this and the powder goes on smooth without looking powdery or cakey.

2. Spray on to face after foundation and use a clean flat foundation brush to blot in in, same effect as above and your face feels nice and refreshed.

I don't use fix plus everyday, but i use it a lot more now iv figured out how to use it to suit my skin,

Comment and tell me how you use fix plus.


Skin food peach sake pore serum

Ok so i am so obsessed with the pores on my cheeks, i have oily skin and huge pores. I am forever trying out different lotions and potions trying to make them at least look a bit better.

Anyway i am always reading musing of a muse blog, and she always reviews skin food products, the sad thing is here in the UK i can only really access them through ebay. I loved the sound of there peach sake range as i love a peachy smell. I found this pore serum on ebay and paid about £10 for it.

The bottle is so cute, 45 ml and on the back it says

soft serum with sake, traditional Japanese wine brewed with rigidly selected rice and peach extracts rich in vit A and C to remove greasiness due to enlarged pores and excessive sebum

Ok so i do love it, not for the fact that its shrinking my pores but because my skin definitely feels less oily when i have used this under my moisturiser. I have been using it for over a month. I have also been using Clinique pore minimising serum on and off for the last 18 months. The creams feel similar so i probably wont repurchase skinfood, just because its difficult to get, and people on ebay are selling this line for high prices, which is a shame. I would love to try some more of their products. I will stick with clinique for now as its easier for me to buy and also claims to shrink pores, i don't think it does but when i stopped using it my pores got wore.

If you have access to this and have oily skin its definitely worth a try.

My favourite nudes

L TO R Mac myth, natural collection apple blossom, too faced totally nude benefit good to go, Gosh darling.

From l to r Benefit ladies choice, MAC myth, Natural collection apple blossom, Too faced totally nude.

For my first post I would like to show you some of my favourite nude lipstick shades.

First up id like to start with benefits lady's choice, i actually got this one in a holiday gift set so i only ave a mini size. the colour is more of a dark browny nude. Now iv brought quite a few benefit lipsticks in the past and i have to im a fan. They are so silky smooth and easy to apply they actually just slide onto the lip and provide a lot of moisture. The only down fall to them is the staying power which isn't long as they are more like a gloss than a lipstick. The colours are fabulous. Lady's choice is very similar to good to go, i prefer good to go but iv noticed good to go doesn't seem to be on the website at the moment lady's choice is a good dupe.

The next one is MAC Myth, everyones favourite nude. It is so pale it almost looks like concealor. O love it with a dark smokey eye. Myth is a satin lipstick so i has a mat finish, it looks good mat or with a lipgloss over the top like wildly lush or nice buzz. The colour is an actual true nude t doesnt lean towards pink or orange.

Natural collection by boots apple blossom is my favourite lipstick at the moment. It is a very pale nude but has a pink undertone to it, more pink than Goshs darling. I love it and they are only about £2 in boots. The formula is creamy and moisturising and i would say lasts longer than benefits lipsticks. I cant wait to try out more shades as they had some really interesting ones.

Next is Too faced in totally nude. I love love love this line of lippies, the packaging in so cute shiney pink with a crystal on the top wow. They are supposed to be infused with champagne essence. This one is super moisturising without being greasy. The colour is very dark and would be a great colour for any skin tone. Definitely has a browny orangey tint to it, so its not an actual true nude. I got mine off ebay for about 4 pounds they are about 13 pounds in boots.

Benefit again good to go. Well there is a story behind this lipstick it is the one they used for bella in the first twilight movie. Its a really natural colour for the lips and has more red in it then any of the other nudes i have, has a plummy brown finish. I find this is the nude that is closest to my real lip colour. Love it for an everyday look, iv nearly finished i hope it hasn't been discontinued. Benefit lipsticks are around 13 pounds

Last one is Gosh Darling. Another favourite lipstick, this is a lovely nude with more pink in it than myth which is very flattering. The formula is creamy. It is lighter than all the other shades as it doesn't seem to show up on the swatches well. This one costs around 5 or 6 pounds.

So I hope you like my collection of nudes, i really think there is one for everybody. Id love to hear what your favourite nude lipsticks are and if you pair them with lip gloss etc.

I would recommend that lip balm is used before the lighter nudes as they do show put lines and imperfections on the lip. Mac have a good one that works well. I try to use lip balm before i go to sleep and before i apply make up to keep my lips in a good condition.

Hi Make up junkies

Hi everyone

Welcome to my blog i will mainly be reviewing items i have purchased some i love and some i hate lol.

Let me know if there is anything you would like me to review.

My favourite brands at the moment are benefit, MAC, nars, lancome, clinique, barry m, lush and urban decay.