Tuesday, 19 August 2014

new favourite: revlon colorstay 24hrs foundation


For a while I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to my usual MAC Studio Fix Fluid with SPF 15 in NC44, as spending £21.50 each time is kind of not looking nice for my student bank account anymore. After a bit of research, I saw that a lot of people were saying that Revlon Colorstay in Toast was the equivalent colour of NC44. I also really liked the fact that there was two varieties for different skin types - Normal/Dry and Combination/Oily - perfect for me having combination skin. So I riskily ordered it off eBay without trying out the colour in the shop first (this was mainly because the Boots and Superdrug near to me didn't have the shade Toast in stock and also because it was about £5 cheaper buying it from eBay) and when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised at how well it matched my current skin colour.

+ Has a lovely medium coverage, it doesn't feel super heavy or sticky on my face and I don't feel so much of a cake face
+ It's advertised as being 24 hour and long lasting and that it is for sure! I feel like I can go through all the challenges of the day and it would still look as it did when I first applied it
+ My skin doesn't get oily throughout the day, it generally stays nice and matte and I don't feel like I have to apply my translucent powder at all
+ At £12.49 in most high street stores and only as little as £7.25 on eBay, it is a steal for such a high quality foundation

- I didn't find that a little goes a long way with this product, I felt like I use more of it on my face than I did with my MAC Studio Fix Fluid
- It doesn't contain any SPF in it, meaning that I'd have to put on suncream in addition to foundation, but I guess that's not the worst

Thursday, 7 August 2014

luxury summer loves

  1. Clubmaster in Light Havana with Brown Gradient Lens RAY-BAN £145
    For a long long time I've been looking for sunglasses that suit my little round chubby face and I fell in love with these ones when I stumbled across them the other day. But for £145, I can't bring myself to part with that much money for some sunglasses, so I'm going to keep looking for cheaper alternatives.
  2. Madrid Birko-Flor Black Birkenstock Sandals BIRKENSTOCK £39.95
    Everyone's been loving Birkenstocks this summer, including me. I think they look super comfy and really well made for sandals.
  3. Gussetted Shopper Bag in Nude ZARA £29.99
    Zara bags are just the nicest, I've been such a fan of nude recently. Although this bag's not very expensive and I could definitely see myself buying this bag sometime soon, it's quite expensive compared to like a bag from Primark.
  4. Goodbye Columbus stone leather wallet MARC BY MARC JACOBS £175
    Okay, for about 4 months now I have been looking for a new purse and this one (and also one from Michael Kors) has been the only one I've properly really swooned over. It's so so pretty, and I'm just waiting and hoping that it goes into some kind of sale so then finally, it can be mine.

Q. What items are you really loving this summer?