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Friday, 23 November 2012

First Mac Purchase!


Recently I found that I was running out of my Benefit Coralista Benefit Cosmetics photo 11. After reading so many rave reviews about Mac products I decided to take the leap. I've used Benefit makeup for years ! It was the first high brand makeup that I was interested in. Mainly as many of my friends were using it, I loved the packaging and I found it to be the least daunting experience to approach. Many of the other counters are quite intimidating when your younger. I love all their products and I still use many every day. But it's always good to have a change!

Off I went to my nearest Mac store. We're quite lucky in Dubai as they seem to be every where here. I knew that I wanted a pink colour as I was using a M&S coral blusher and needed a pink tone. ( I quite like the M&S make up range as it lasts, has a nice colour pay off and is very reasonable . I don't like wearing my more expensive make up to work.) I picked up Stay Pretty and oh my goodness! Pro Longwear Blush You really don't need much of this bad boy on your cheeks. At first I gave my blusher brush a swirl in this and swiped it on and soon was looking like a reject from Dynasty. You needed the smallest amount as the colour is so vibrant. For me this is a real plus as it means I use less and the colour stays all day. Even with the high heat and then the blowing cold AC. So far I have been quite impressed. I have used a Mac mascara once before but found that it was too wet. Oh er. I found it didn't dry and the mascara would be all over my eyelids and elsewhere.

I shall carry on with trying out different MAC products but I am trying to spend more money on my wardrobe as there is  a definate lack of new clothes going on!!

What else have people tried at MAC?

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Avene skin recovery cream

Well before anyone says I am well aware that I haven't written a post in months! Variety of reasons including not feeling inspired, not having the time and general ahhhhhhhh should I or not?

Anyway, I felt the need to write today, regardless of how many people may read it or not.

So recently I've found that my skin has got really red and feels really uneven when I don't have any make up on. I am quite luckily in the fact that I rarely have many break outs and that my skin is pretty even but recently I feel it is rebelling. I'm not enjoying this current phase my skin has decided to go through. I hate having  red skin especially as I am so pale it does show up soooo much.

The other day I was getting my nails done and I thought I would pop into the nearest boots and have a wander around. In Dubai the Boots don't sell all the same products as the UK and sells mainly boots brands. Saying that I did find the Avene skin recovery cream. Now I was pretty sure that I had seen some good reviews on some of the products.

I have only used it for a few days but I am hoping that it will settle my skin down quickly. The products are made from simple ingredients and based on thermal spring water which is meant to be good for looking after skin. I'm still using Liz Earle cleanse and polish at night to take off my make up as I find it really is gentle on the skin and then using Bioderma to remove my eye make up. I did use to be a bit of a negative person about the bioderma but being stuck without it one day and not having any face wipes I realised just how good it is for my skin and I do find that it takes away any extra grime or make up. Bioderma Crealine H2O 500ML

Has anyone else found a good product for sudden redness? Let me know if you have!!!

bye for now