27 March 2012

Some Kinda Gorgeous

As some of you that follow me and my blog probably know, I am one of my close friend’s bridesmaids and the wedding is to take place this Saturday. So like any girl who knows she is going to be photographed a lot that day, I thought I best get some lovely make up to ensure that I was looking picture perfect!

A few people had told me about Benefits Some kinda gorgeous foundation – I had heard mixed reviews but seeing as asos had 25% discount and next day delivery I thought I would order it and give it a go. My skin is fairly light so I match colours to my skin easily. It arrived the next day and what’s lovely about all Benefit make up is the packaging, It makes me want to keep the boxes!! (which I don’t, just for the record – I don’t hoard Benefit boxes in my cupboards)

So I tried the make up as soon as I got my freshly manicured hands on it. My first thought was that the smell was quite plastic but the packaging and compact case made me forget this fairly quickly, It also comes with a sponge which is lovely and soft, not hard like some foundation sponges.
I applied the foundation to my face and I just knew I wasn’t going to get on well with this at all, It just didn’t cover my skin as I was hoping and I was left feeling very disappointed. It made me skin very dry and didn’t even attempt to cover any blemishes. The blurb on the back goes a little like this – ‘Some kinda gorgeous foundation by Benefit. Featuring an oil free cream-to-powder finish, the foundation offers a sheer cover which can be layered with the sponge applicator to correct uneven skin tone and discoloration’ I agree that’s its very creamy but I struggle to agree with the rest which makes me sad.

I was really hoping this would be a star buy but I won’t be repurchasing- I might use it if I was on holiday and wanted something light and that didn’t cake my face, but I tend to like a thick coverage the hides my bad bits! Do let me know if you have used it and likes it... Maybe used with another product?
18 March 2012

Kiss Nails

Im not normally one for false stick on nails, not only am I terrible at applying them but I find they last one night and I come home with half of them missing!
So when u was given a free set at the National Wedding show I wasn't overly excited, but they saved my life one a last minute night out.
My nails were in terrible nick and I just didn't have time to paint them or go and get them done, I then remembered these little beauty's and thought I may as well give them a go!
I think the thing that scares me most is the glue! It ends up ever where, I once got it on my eyelash which wasnt pretty, but because these nails have a little tab on the end it made it much easier to place them on without the rest of your hands getting covered with glue
I also think that because of then length (real short) they look slightly more realistic, some false nails to me look awful and plastic. This length was perfect, although I had to cut my real nails as they were longer then the false ones. The colour is also great, you can't see much of the glue behind and they suit my skin tone.

It's my friends wedding in a few weeks and I am considering buying more of these and wearing them again, my mum (who is an avid user of glue of stick on nails) didn't notice that they were false for a while, she wants to try them too!
My mind has officially been changed, the only one thing that I don't like is this build up of glue behind the nail, it doesn't feel nice, but I think I used too much glue.
What do you think?