Monday, 16 June 2014


I am back. Before I start this post, I must apologise for being absent from my blog for so long. I've had exams, deadlines and courswork filling up all my time so blogging has had to take a back seat. But I am back, feeling motivatiated and ready to step up my blogging game!

Beauty is something that I feel has been neglected on my blog recently, but believe me I am still well and truly addicted to makeup. I went into Boots the other day, to replace a few firm favourites (collection loose powder and seventeen blemish balm - both amazing products), and after looking at each stand for a good ten minutes came to the conclusion that they don't sell them in my local boots anymore or they've been discontinued/improved with newer packaging. I was pretty upset, as those two products together were my perfect summer combo and kept my skin matte for a looooong time. In the end I came out with what I believe is the newer/improved version of the original bb cream, and a mattifying powder, and because I brought two seventeen products I got a free lip crayon, booonusss.

I am so pleased that I picked up all of these products, because they all surprised me and they're great products, and I therefore wanted to dedicate a post to them.

In the summer I never want to wear a full on face of foundation, so bb cream is my best friend. This bb cream is my new best friend, it has incredible coverage yet feels light on the skin. It has a nice finish and keeps my skin looking matte (even without a powder), and it also doesn't cling to my dry patches (which is a big bonus for me). I would definatley recommend this if you're looking for a affordable (£6.99), amazing bb cream.

I then purchased this powder, which is now a staple product within my makeup collection. It doesn't make your skin look cakey and make it obvious that you're wearing powder. It gives a lovely finish to the skin, whilst keeping my skin matte. I have very oily skin, and I used to be constantly reapplying powder but now I don't need to do it at all (although I still do sometimes out of habit *slaps hand*) throughout the school day.

There was a deal on at Boots (which I believe is still on) which is that if you buy two products from Seventeen, you get a free lip crayon. Unfortunatley there wasn't many left, so I was limited as to which shade to get. I ended  up picking this orangy pinky colour (great description Ellie). I have been pleasantly surprised with the lasting power and pigmentation of this lip crayon. It's veeeery pigmented, and lasts for a good few hours. Although I still prefer my Revlon lip crayons (is that what they're even called!? you can tell I haven't blogged in a while!), as I feel they have a nicer finish. But for a freebie, you can't complain!

I hope you've enjoyed this beauty post, I was really impressed with these Seventeen items and wanted to make you guys aware of these amazingly affordable and great products.

Ahhhh, it feels so good to be back blogging. You don't realise how much you love it, until you're unable to do it! I am aiming to make my blog as best as I possibly can, and I have so many post ideas which I want to do, if only school didn't exist...imagine all the time you'd have to blog...i'll keep dreaming!

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