Sunday, 27 October 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked

I had recently ran out of my current Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation (one of my faves & great for brightening skin in this dull weather!) So I got myself down to my local Superdrug store quick sharp to get some more. Whilst there I thought it would be a great time to give something new a try. I decided to be brave as my skin has been behaving itself recently & go for a more natural finish, something a bit less full-coverage. This is when I came across Revlon Nearly Naked. I've always been a big fan of Revlon's other products namely their gorgeous Lip Butters and Colorstay Foundation, so I was more than happy to give this one a go..

Pictured myself wearing Revlon Nearly Naked. Also wearing a coat of Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro mascara, to help bring my eyes out for the more natural look I'm going for.

I have to say I was super pleased with the results I got from this foundation. I applied it using my new Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (review coming soon!) to give me a lovely flawless finish. Once on my skin, it felt light as air, something which I loved as there is nothing worse than that "caked on" feeling when it comes to foundation. Nearly Naked, which I bought in the lightest shade Shell, provided me with light to medium coverage, something which I expected given the name. So I'd recommend this for when you're having a good skin day. I have quite sensitive skin so was extra pleased that this didn't break me out & it lasted all day. Result! It also contains SPF20 (especially good if the sun ever decides to show it's beautiful face again this year! Yeah right!)

So what's your fave foundation at the moment? Give me your recommendations in the comments!

Revlon Nearly Naked retails at £8.99 and is available from most Boots & Superdrug stores.

Kelly x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

NOTD Autumn/Winter Edition #1: Color Show in Candy Apple

Pictured Maybeline Color Show in Candy Apple

The golden, crunchy leaves, the bitter cold mornings and the urge to go shopping for anything warm and woolly (oh, I do love an excuse to shopping!) Yes Autumn has arrived. With the changing of the seasons also comes a change in my wardrobe and make up and where better to start than nail colour? There's something exciting about ditching the light, summery colours and bringing out the warmer, gorgeous Autumn/Winter ones! 

So after a good ten minutes (okay, it may have been 20!) ooh-ing & ahh-ing at the wide variety of nail polishes available in my local Boots store, I finally settled on Candy Apple, a beautiful red that just screams Christmas is coming, make way for the festivities! Even the name, Candy Apple is very season appropriate! This is also the first time I've tried Maybelines Color Show nail polishes, so I was doubly excited and rather impressed! I only used one coat, which was enough to give me great colour pay off. It was also a good 3 days before it got chipped and dried pretty quickly. (triple points for Maybeline!)

Candy Apple and all other Maybeline Color Show polishes are available online and in mostt Boots and Superdrug stores retailing at £2.99 each.

What's your fave colours for the colder months ahead? Let me know!
Kelly x