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Winter Make up Routine

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. It has been kind of crazy at work trying to meet a self-imposed deadline (which I’m not sure I’ll be able to meet…) but anyway, moving on to less boring stuff…

I decided about a week ago that with this crazy cold weather we are having here in London my skin looked a bit dry with the mineral powder that I normally use as make up base (from Physician’s Formula, really like it otherwise).

Since I don’t really like foundation (terrible memories from my teens when I was breaking out like crazy although probably formulas have advanced in the few decades that have gone by…) and I don’t like anything that feels “heavy” on my skin I decide to try something that is between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation from Neutrogena:

Healthy Skin from Neutrogena

Healthy Skin glow sheers, natural radiant look, SPF 30, light feel, oil free in n40 (medium to tan).

I bought this in the US, where they really have a whole range of Neutrogena products. I know the  from this brand  are recommended all the time by dermatologist and I also like most of their make up range.

I really like the way it looks on my skin, very natural while giving some color. And love the fact that it doesn’t turn super shiny over the hours. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t stay put matte at all but it does not over shine.

I top this with a Revlon powder that is also very light but gives a very nice finish.

Revlon PhotoReady

This color is right at tis time of the year but I think whenever I start using fake tan again (yeah , I ended up embracing the pale …) will probably have to go one shade darker. It looks a tiny little bit shimmery on the pan but not really that much when applied to skin.

I finish up the whole thing by applying some bronzer from NYC (I don’t fake tan anymore but that doesn’t mean I want to look like snow white!).

My second great recent discovery has been applying the undereye concealer ( from ELF studio range) once I’ve applied the foundation/tinted moisturizer. I was getting fed up of my concealer getting all patchy and dry under my eyes at the end of the day which just accentuated my lines there even more,  obviously not the effect I was looking for to start with…

Now it stays put very nicely, not patchy AT ALL!

So the order of application now is: foundation then powder then concealer then eye primer. To be honest I apply a No7 green primer before the foundation but this  I don’t extend under the eyes.

I’ve also started mixing a bit of the highlighter part of the concealer with the actual concealer to give a lighter touch and I like the result as well.

New Winter Make up Routine

So no more patchy eyes/skin! Yey!!

Have you changed your make up lately because of the cold weather?


Hair & Skin at Boots-Part I

Last Saturday after meeting some friends to have afternoon tea at Covent Garden I decided to do a little trip to one of the Boots in Oxford Street to spend a couple of coupons that I had been keeping in my wallet  for a while… That was the excuse at least.

Of course I end up buying more stuff…

I don’t know if this happens to you as well. I go into Boots or Superdrug with some clear list of the things I want to buy but with the intention of having a quick look around…then I start seeing all these things that I’ve seen lately on other people’s blogs and decide to give them a go…

Half an hour (being optimistic here…) later I emerged from the store with a (sometimes huge) bag full of products… Some will power for me, please!

Anyway, these are what I bought.

SKIN

First, the whole purpose as I said of going into Boots was to get some discounted N7 products, which I feel are on the pricier end of drugstore products, so I used two £5 off coupons.

Lift & Luminate Day Cream

As I mentioned in my latest post I think, I used  the night cream version of this before and was pretty happy with it. My skin is not as firm as it was (damn aging!) and for some reason in winter it becomes more obvious to me.

I  now use the Olay Regenerist 3 point treatment cream, the one with the red pot (pssst, buy it from Amazon, much cheaper and free delivery!) together with the new serum.

So I decided to get it for day instead. I don’t remember any spectacular result with the night cream  but my skin did look more radiant. So I hope this in combination with the Olay serum (which I use night and day before applying cream) will do the job. I’ll keep you posted.

Please bear in mind that I’m in my late 30’s. I think all these products I’m mentioning will be way too thick for girls in their 20’s…

N7 Color Calming Primer

I saw this in supercute’s Sophie’s Blog (Sophie’s Choice, link on the sidebar) and since I have broken capillaries around my nose and some in my cheeks ( I believe this is the payoff too many crazy sun sessions in my youth…) decided to try it.

This is scary green so I use a tiny dollop only on those areas that I need it. I still need concealer after this but I think it evens out the color and the primer does the trick. I’ve noticed since I’ve been using it my (mineral powder) foundation stays put for much longer (before it just disappeared at the end of the day).

For £6 with the coupon I think this is a pretty good deal.

I will wait for another coupon to try the Shine control primer, which I’ve heard from a Youtuber (dianeuk01) that works really well.

I also bought these…

Neutrogena's Multi-Defence wipes and scrub

After how much I liked the Deep Clean range and since I’ve finished those (check out My Gone Baby Gone posts)  I decided to try these new ones.

The wipes are great as usual. Have plenty of product (unlike the St Ives or the Superdrug sensitive ones) and leave you with a clean skin.

Haven’t tried the scrub yet.

Check out the rest of the haul in my next post!

Have you tried any of these?

How do you like them?

Have a lovely Sunday!


Gone Baby Gone-Part I

It’s not very often (actually it is VERY rare) that I happened to finish a product. Most often than not I get bored with things and moved to the next one before I finish something.

That’s why whenever I DO finish something I feel it must be that the  product either stands out for whatever reason or it’s really something I use daily or both.

So for the past few months instead of throwing away the empty stuff  I’ve been finishing up  I decided to keep it with the purpose of showing them in a post and sharing them with you.

So here they are:

Gone, gone gone!

One by one:

Neutrogena's Deep Clean range

These have been great this past summer. The wipes are moist and get the dirt away leaving your skin fresh and moist. The scrub is very good too. I used it everyday  in the shower and has that minty/fresh feel that I love in a scrub. I saw both being recommended in Youtube by girls with flawless skin and when I saw it in Boots I thought I’d try it. Great choice! It didn’t erase the flaws from my skin but it left it clean and fresh.

Tresseme mousse Curl Defining

I’ve talk about this one before. I like how it leaves my curls (well, defined, yes) when I need to blow dry my hair (which now is almost every time I wash it because otherwise it takes ages to dry…).

Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle

This was recommended by a good friend. And I’m not sure about miracles but this conditioner surely leaves my hair supersmooth and silky the way no other does. The next one I will try is the one for frizzy hair. If you haven’t tried it you should definitely give it a go. Look for the 2 for £6 offers in Boots or Superdrug (which run quite often).

More to come tomorrow.

Which products have you finished up lately?