Sunday, 24 March 2013

Weekend post #1

So I woke up Friday morning for work, looked out the window, and was amazed to see a blanket of snow! The whole front yard was covered and there was no way I was able to get to work.
So I ate, drank tea, and caught up on some breaking bad, before deciding to dig myself out and try and venture to richs. We spent the majority of the weekend digging out the snow and being little piglets!
I'm now exhausted, and having a well deserved peroni :)
Hope everyone else had a fan weekend !
Amee xx


Friday, 22 March 2013

Snippets #1 my bedroom

Book collection



Makeup/skincare storage

Wishlist #1

Friday favourites.

Laura Mercier silk Creme foundation (£33)

So I discovered this foundation about six months ago, reading various reviews. headed to space NK, got matched up by the sales assistant and instantly fell in love!
As I've said before, I have acne prone skin which can be a nightmare to work with, and to find a foundation that doesn't irritate my skin, covers blemishes and looks natural can be quite difficult. This foundation ticks all the boxes !
It's easy to work with, lasts all day and really covers all my lumps and bumps. I also like to layer it up with mac fix+ spray on the days where my skin isn't at it's best.
It's such a good coverage, yet my skin doesn't look caked, it looks so natural! I'd say its well worth the money, and lasts forever.. A little goes a long way.
I really would recommend this to anyone, it's my all time favourite foundation...for now !
Have you tried any Laura Mercier products? What are your thoughts?

Aimee x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Three steps to clear skin

Liz Earle Deep Cleaning Mask (£14.50)
REN Glycolactic renewal mask (£30)
Origins Drink up mask (£20)

So, I suffer something terrible with my acne. Most of the time I can keep it under control with my usual daily skincare routine, but occasionally I have one of those days where it seems like nothing will clear it.
Anyone who suffers with acne will understand, it's very difficult to control, and keep calm. But I've found this combination of products works a treat when you have one of those days when your skin is just playing up!
I'll go more in depth about each product in future reviews...But here's a quick overview;

I start of using the Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask, to pull out any rubbish clogging my skin. Don't leave it on too long though, as it tends to get a little irritable. Wash off with warm water, and leave your skin to rest half an hour or so.
Then I move on to my REN Glycolactic radiance renewal mask (my all time favorite mask). Leave this beauty on for ten minutes, and your skin will feel incredible! It has a lovely fruity scent, and you can really feel it working! Once your ten minutes are up, use a muslin cloth to wipe the mask off.. Enjoy your fabulous soft skin!
I use my Origins Drink up mask after the first two, as it really does take a lot our of your skin! It does feel clear and resurfaced, but also dehydrated. This mask is incredible for re-hydration and just compliments the first two masks
Once i'm done with my three-way facial, I use my Origins make a Difference plus+ moisturizer.

What do you find works when you're having a bad skin day?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

High street haul

Mac studio sculpt (£24)
Lip liner in auburn (£11.50)
Lip stick (£14)
Gel eye liner (£14)
Origins make a difference plus+(£33)
Origins clean energy cleanser (£19)
Origins brighter by nature pads (30)
Topshop comic burnout joggers (£25)
Black skinny belt (£16)
Top shop speckle roll sleeve dress (£26)
Necklace (£2.50)

So after work one afternoon I decided to pop into Chester for a little window shopping (yeah, right!) and ended up coming back with all of this, it does mean I'm going to be poor for the next few weeks, but I'd say its worth it! I'm probably going to put up a few reviews on some of the origins products I bought, as two of them I'm yet to try out!maybe even do a post or two on some of the mac bits..though I'm not entirely impressed with studio sculpt so far....but more on that later !