Sunday, 9 November 2014

Clinique's the Word...

So the last time I posted about my acne makeup saviours I spoke about the Bourjois CC Cream and the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Since that post about my acne, I have been trying a new treatment (which so far is appearing to help) but it has meant my skin is pretty darn red (tomato style) and incredibly dry meaning the two products which previously were working, now aren't as effectively. 

The first product I've been using over the past few weeks is the Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base. With my skin being so red from the treatment, I have been finding my usual makeup routine hasn't been covering the redness enough. This makeup primer, with a sheer green tint to it, visually corrects the redness and evens out my skin tone. It works so well under my makeup and to make this product work even more for me, its oil free and has SPF15.

The second product I have been using and loving is the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream. CC Creams work to colour correct, when having acne, my skin can be really red one day, dark spots another and look really dull another. The colour correcting technology helps me combat all of these days, and along with having SPF 30 and being oil free means its perfect to protect my skin and make it look the best it can. As well as colour correcting, this CC Cream is part of the moisture surge line Clinique do, meaning my dry skin will stay hydrated all day. 

With these two products by my side, my skin is going to be so prepared and ready for winter and will feel comfortable not tight. I think I have may have found some new acne saviours!

Have you tried either of these products?
Do you love Clinique as much as me/whats your favourite product?

Friday, 7 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World - Blogger Award!

I can only apologise again for my awful posting skills! Its been nearly a month and I really have no excuse, I hope you can forgive me and I hand on heart promise, I am going to be better and I am so grateful that I still have some readers left!

So, I have been nominated by lovely Beck from the gorgeous blog Revior for the Sisterhood of the World Award...make sure you check her totally wonderful blog out (after reading this of course...I'm kidding!) I love doing things like this so I am super excited!

The Rules:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
-Put the award logo on your blog.
-Answer the ten questions they have set you.
-Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
-Nominate ten people.

Beck's Questions:

1. Which celeb do you take your fashion or makeup inspiration from?
If you call you-tubers celebs than Anna from Vivanna Does Makeup is my No.1 inspiration for both! Otherwise, Hilary Duff's makeup I always have loved and Blake Lively, both naturally flawless!

2. Would you rather wear lipstick or eyeliner?
LIPSTICK. I love it, there is a colour for everything and when you feel poo and then put on that favourite lipstick...the world is right again!

3. Are you a skirt or trouser kinda person?
Trouser...however I am trying to break into the world of skirts and mix it up a bit.

4. Bold lips or eyes for a night out?
Eyes everytime, a night out involves eating or drinking or both...lipstick comes off or smudges and I am that lazy gal who can't be bothered to keep retouching the lippy, whereas the eyes don't move. 

5. Do you have any beauty products that you use every day?
Sort of, my Clinique CC Cream, and my Makeup Revolution Brow Kit are always used - but I do love mixing my makeup up on a daily basis, so you won't find many products staying the same!

6. What are you top 3 makeup products?
Makeup Revolution Brow Kit, Liz Earle Loose Setting Powder and everything from Bare Minerals (cheating I know)...such gems.

7. Do you match your lipstick with your outfit?
Haha, no. I have 90% orange shades in my collection and the other 10% are types of nudes.

8. Whats your favourite item of clothing?
My new Gilet....oh my god so snug.

9. Have you ever been disappointed with a makeup product?
Too often, I try foundations more than anything, on the hunt for the perfect base however so many base products aren't what they say they are...:( 

10. Whats the worst hairstyle you've ever tried?
Imagine this...I have curly hair (afro like at times), its just past the shoulders with a lot of frizz going on, so go on younger Jess, put a full fringe in and straighten it...oh yes and leave the rest of your hair SUPER curly...totally hot.

My questions:

1. Heels or flats on a night out? 
2. Whats one product (high end or drugstore) you really want to try/have in your life?
3. Did you have a makeup no no that you used to do all the time when you were younger?
4. What is your favourite makeup brand? 
5. If you could only have 3 products in your makeup bag for the rest of your life...what would they be?
6. What product could you not go a day without using?
7. Favourite scent/fragrance?
8. What is your dream job?
9. Whats on the top of your 'need to get' list right now?
10. What product will you always repurchase?


Alice from alicewojcik
Preema from Lipstick and other Frivolities
Margo from Our Little Luxuries