My beauty story continues with a shock to the system. I may have went a little too far on the tanning stakes. The fake bake was Far too dark for me. What I hoped would give my legs more of a "sumink-sumink", looked more like a mud bath. In a panic I applied the gel to the rest of my body, which I streaked and then showered off straight away. I'm actually quite scared of this now and don't see myself using it any time soon. Hashtag: too much too soon.
Next up in my beauty saga was a trip to Superdrug. I was concerned that my MAC studio finish concealer and Soap and Glory Kick Ass concealers were not only too light for my now "tanned skin" but were also too drying on drying spots. Causing a nasty flaky effect. In the aisles of Superdrug my head was swayed by the much hyped Collection illuminating concealer. As my Body Shop highlighter pen had recently finished I was open to buying a new highlighting concealer pen. Now this ok. It's lightweight but no where near as illuminating as my Body Shop one and seems to make my skin look a little cakey on application. I don't think I'll repurchase to be honest and will probably be give it away the first chance I get to purchase the YSL Touche Éclat, once and for all! I also picked up the Rimmel Wake me up Concealer in Soft beige. Although this is the same colour as my Rimmel wake me up foundation, it is infact much lighter. I like the concealer. It does the job whilst keeping the skin glowing, like its foundation counterpart. Downside to the concealer line, I guess, is that there were only two shades available. A yellow toned medium beige colour (mine) and a pink toned medium beige colour. Fail.
Using my boots points I thought I would treat myself to a Barry M Gelly polish. My obsession with orangey reds was also at an all time high so Passion Fruit was the perfect shade for me. I find the application really weird, as it sort of gloops apart on the nail. It has a high shine finish and is actually rather long lasting so over all I'm impressed. I might treat myself to some more when there's a 3 for 2 offering later in the year.
Back to my face and my breakouts were getting out of control and I gave I into the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo hype. I've heard lots of good things about this online and despite my ingrained belief that spot treatments don't do anything and that the results cannot be verified (I GOT SPOTS) I do feel like this helps my spots dry up faster than they ordinarily would. I don't find that it helps with clogged skin though and spots have appeared despite using this. It does give a lovely satiny finish though so, even if there's a little bit of a placebo affect at work here, I feel like I'm doing something towards dealing with my Breakout.
finally, finally, finally I might of had ordered a few exciting bits from SpaceNK.com : Nars Laguna Bronzer, Nars eyeshadow primer and Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturiser. I'm still trying to work out how to best use these bits. First impressions are thus: I love the colour of Laguna but find that it doesn't blend very easily for me. Am I a weirdo? I'm sure I'll figure it out and I think the coverage of the tinted moisturiser is fabulous but, as yet, I find it a little lacklustre on my skin and I think it works best with an illuminating base, I'm loving pairing it with Becca's shimmering skin perfector at the moment. Am yet to try the eye primer, so when the day comes for eye shadow action, I'm all over it...
See Another Beauty Story. Part 1 HERE.
Thanks for reading. All the best Natalie xoxo