Saturday, October 20, 2012

Giveaway over at The Ugly Moments! Get on it.

I may not be much of a blogger myself, but I am an avid blog reader.

The Ugly Moments is a fantastic blog that is on my blog reel. Love reading the product reviews and random bits and pieces for a pick up during the day.

Currently has a giveaway on foot to celebrate turning one - woo hoo! Such an achievement, I remember when my blog was one as well - party time!

Add it to your blog reel. You won't regret it.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Rave

I have not posted in a long time. Since 6 January 2012 to be precise. Wow, that is a long time. Apologies.

So, why have I broken my posting drought now? Four words - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

This is everywhere on the bloggosphere/forums. But for good reason.

I love this foundation. There are enough reviews already on the net so I won't ramble on about it, other than to say that it is the first foundation I have ever owned that feels like it actually complements my face.

Perfect foundation for everyday wear to work (if you're like me and don't like the caked on, mask look.

If you have not tried this foundation - get onto it.

The end.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Budget Friendly Primers

I am on an endless hunt for the perfect, budget-friendly primer. I have heard good things about Smashbox but not quite desperate enough to splash out on that just yet. In particular I have oily/combo skin, so looking for a mattifying primer (or at least one that doesn't exacerbate my shine!)

The first primer I ever bought was Australis. RRP $14.95.

As it was my first primer I didn't have any expectations, so I was pleased with the results. It did seem to make my make-up application a bit smoother. However I couldn't help but wonder if there was more to it than just this. It certainly didn't have negative impacts, but whether it actually did anything for my face or foundation was questionable.

So next primer on the 'to try' list was the Face of Australia Face Base Primer which has countless times been compared to Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot. It has an RRP $11.95.

Again, the results for me with this one were 'meh'. If anything I thought this one made me a bit more shinier than the Australis one. This is an interesting note they've made in their beauty tips online: "If you have particularly oily skin you can skip the moisturiser and go straight to the primer after cleansing." Hmmn. I don't know how I feel about that!

Finally, this one is perhaps not so budget friendly but the only other primer I've tried to date is the Nude By Nature Airbrush Mineral Primer, RRP $29.95. I received a sample size of this with a Nude By Nature purchase.

I thought this one would work well as I am currently using the NBN make-up so you'd think they'd pair together okay. I didn't really find that to be the case though - if anything the primer made my face feel a bit sticky, and it felt like it didn't really absorb. I won't be buying this one, the cheaper versions which are a 1/3 of the price do the same, if not better, job.

So, I think seeing as I have two full tubes of the Australis and the FOA I will stick it out and use them up! They seem to do an okay job, and will be fine for me for the time being. Once those tubes are gone though I may have to reconsider Smashbox or NP Auto Pilot - it's just so hard to know if something will suit you until you try it for yourself first!

P.S. Review on Nude By Nature make-up will be forthcoming very soon!