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Reasons Why I Hate Nars Sheer Glow

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Hey guys,

So for years now I wanted to purchase and try Nars Sheer Glow foundation. Why? You may ask. Well it has been hyped by nearly every beauty blogger. (some even wore it for their wedding).

Yes I know not every foundation comes with a pump, but it sure does help! I have wasted so many makeup wipes removing the excess product from the back of my hand. I find it makes the application messier and more of a task to put on the foundation.

2.     THE PRICE
Ok I know Nars is expensive anyways. I don't mind spending money on a foundation if I really like it. I don't like this foundation, therefore I do mind.

I not only spent ages searching on the internet to choose my perfect shade, I went to multiple Nars stores and got colour matched twice. (I got colour matched to two different shades) I found it personally impossible to find my colour match unless I mixed two of their shades together. Nah mate not buying two of them.  I ended up getting Santa Fe.

I don't know if it's the way I'm applying the foundation but it feels horrid of my skin, like a cakey feeling.

Sheer glow.  What do you you get from that name? I certainly do not glow when I wear this and it's certainly not sheer coverage. I have combo/dry skin and it's actually managed to make my skin look like a dull, caked oil slick. eww.

6.         Back to the bottle again..... IT'S NOT TRAVEL FRIENDLY
I do actually like the look of the bottle, but as it's glass it's not very travel friendly. The lid on the top doesn't twist properly shut like the images I've taken. It closes at an angle which is not good for my OCD.

Well that's the reasons why I dislike this foundation. I'm sure I'm one of few that don't actually like it. Have you tried it? Did you like it?

Can't wait to read your responses!

Laura xxx

I have done a few other foundation reviews.....

How I Finally Started To Loose Weight!

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Hey guys!
Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I guess I just haven't been motivated, I've kind of shut off from the blogging world for the last few months. You may have seen I had a few goals for this year. Now I do this every year and never bother to actually achieve them, but this time I have been working really really hard to!

One of my main goals for this year was to loose weight, get healthy and be overall happier with my body. I'm quite tall and so have always been tall and slim, but in the recent few years I have grown more and more unhappy with the way I look. So after some strong will, this is what my recent hard work has achieved;

Now I know I wasn't massive before, and I know I am wearing different clothing, but I can finally fit into my normal sizes and wear fitted stuff. I have been struggling to loose weight for the last 2 years, I had been forcing myself to go to the gym and actually gained rather than lost anything. So I stopped going to the gym because let's face it - I HATE IT.

For me it's my eating. I know obvious right! I had it in my head that if I went to the gym alone, I would loose weight just from that and could eat what I wanted. NAH. After a lot, and yes I mean a lot of motivation I have steered clear of buying my fave sugary snacks (my weakness is chocolate), I've avoided Mcdonalds and been eating the good stuff or choosing healthier alternatives. I have been eating like this the last 2 months and it's safe to say I prefer healthier meals! YAY.

healthy snacks

My heaviest was 69KG and now I'm 64KG, that's a total loss of 5 KG or 11 Pounds! ( bare in mind I'm tall) For me this is a massive achievement because I couldn't get past a certain mark for a long time.  Now I have a holiday in a month and then another one the month after, so I need work even harder. As I hate the gym and can't get motivated to work out at home, I thought I might try going for 30 min runs 3 times a week. My job is very active luckily, I walk around 10,000 steps a day so even if I don't run I know i'm doing enough exercise.

So yea, who knew all you hear about choosing healthier alternatives actually works! Do you have any advice on how to loose a few extra pounds?

Love Laura x

ps. Green tea after a big meal or before bed is good!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | Review

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hey guys!
So it's another foundation review, I don't think I've done one in ages. The Luminous Silk foundation was my latest addition to my collection, and lets say I think it's over raved. Whoops - yes I said it.. read more for my reasons.

Bottle Design
As you can see by my photographs, the bottle is beautiful. It's defo one to have on the shelf to show off! I love the simplicity of it, but yet you can tell it's an expensive foundation. Although that is all true, it also means this bottle is NOT travel friendly. It's glass or glass like, so weighs more than the average plastic tube of foundation.

Now, this is where I've been very surprised by it. I have read many reviews and watched countless Youtube videos about it (Yes I'm that sad) and everyone seemed to say it lasts all day/a long time. I disagree. It seems to slide of my face after a few hours.. baring in mine I have DRY skin. Weird.

Colour Match 
Well, you guys are gonna be annoyed but I didn't go for the actual colour the sales assistant matched me to. It was wayyy to pink toned and was a shade too dark. I instead went for one my friend wears (her foundations usually match me) and also again Youtube videos to compare the perfect shade for me. I went for Shade 4, which I understood was a kind of neutral tone. I ordered it online, and when it arrived I couldn't wait to try it.. Unfortunately it is a bit too yellow for me, I would say it's more like an NC in Mac, some may dissagree. Maybe I needed shade 4.75 which I understand is more of a pinky tone. Who knows.  I can wear this foundation, but this shade seems to make me look a bit washed out/ill. I have to say the colour range for this foundation is brilliant, so I'm sure everyone can find their perfect shade - Don't do it online like I did!

Texture And Finish
This is why I initially bought the foundation. I wanted a dewy, longwearing, fresh looking foundation. It seems to look amazing on everyone else. When I do apply this foundation it is quite smooth and does have a dewy effect. This one isn't the easiest to blend, when I use my buffing brush to use this foundation, all I can see is streaks across my face! I have also tried to use a beauty blender but it just gives me the caked effect. Pics for you to see below:

Final Thoughts?
I do like this foundation, but I think it's overpriced. I paid £38!!!!!There are many cheaper foundations on the market, like Bourjois that do the same thing and look very very similar on the skin. This is a luxurious product, and I think with the right shade and way of applying to the skin it can look beautiful. 

Have you tried this foundation?

Love Laura  

Things To Remember When You Compare Yourself To Others...

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Hey guys!!

So, I don't know about you, but I tend to compare myself to others ALOT. I mean to the extent that I make myself extremely unhappy inside. Usually I compare myself on the basis of looks or other peoples relationships. I have ok to low self esteem. I don't have the perfect body, in fact I'm quite unhappy with it right now! And not having that long healthy silky hair I dream to have, or that perfect skin before and after foundation does make me feel pretty ugly sometimes. But there are things to always remember when you compare yourself to others.

No one is perfect. 

I can be pretty harsh on myself. My friend may be wearing an amazing dress, whilst I am wearing a safe outfit to conceal my muffin top. But guess what, I'm not my friend, there may be things that she hates about her body that I may not have. The girl next to me on the bus may have perfect skin, but she may have spent hours applying foundation and concealer whilst I used that time for beauty sleep. The people on the TV may have the perfect marriage and family, but that means the mum rarely has time to go out and spend it with friends.

I guess what I'm trying to say to all of you and ME, is that comparing yourself to someone else is never going to make yourself happy. If you're the opposite and comparing yourself to someone else to make you feel better (because you think you're better) then good for you **eyes staring face**. I have found a few quotes to help you find your way when you're feeling a little crap. Remember that everyone is unique, so it's always good to be a little different, and there's always the little things that can help to improve your life.. (like you know taking the stairs instead of the lift haha).  What you might find ugly, may be someone else's pretty.

Love Laura xxx