Smashbox Liquid Halo HD foundation

29 Dec 2013

 I wanted to try something new for a change and at the time, a promotion with Smashbox at the Boots store came up for a FREE bottle of their new Smashbox Halo HD foundation, so I thought I'd give it a try.

They had limited stock so it was a first come first served basis ( I got there too early and had only being turned away and was told to come back a little while later) I couldn't have gone back since I was too busy later in the day anyway.

A little while later, the lady from Smashbox on Twitter contacted me and offered to send me a Free bottle to try, I was so happy!

This liquid light technology is really easy to apply, I choose the shade #4, I think I'm in between shades (#3 and #4), this actually looks darker and goes on a tad darker but once it settles down for a while, it actually blends in with my own skin tone - it's like magic!

The details says it gives a sheer to medium coverage, this foundation is buildable; for me, it's a border line between light - light/med coverage. It gives a really nice natural looking glow to my face, it looks soft and smooth, very natural.

A sweat and humidity resistant, it has lasted on me during the day to later in the evening. I tend to skip my loose powder application on top since I feel that wearing the foundation alone gives an efficient finish; using the powder has a mattifying effect on top which I did't like.

 An added bonus is the SPF15, some other foundations with a similar finish does not offer SPF protection at all so I'm glad this has it.

So very surprised with this one, it has become one of my favourite foundation actually. I wear this occassionally now and I get compliments on how great my skin looks.

 A definite keep!

Do you wear this foundation? What do you think of it? Please let me know.

Lisa x

Origins make a difference plus+ ultra rich rejuvenating cream

24 Dec 2013

Hello dear bloggers and friends, as you know, I've been absent for quite a while lately. Well, coping with my two little twin boys has been keeping me busy, though it has gotten a lot easier, I would hope to start some filming later this year and coming back to blogging again.

It's christmas time then the new year, I've decided to give the blog a new makeover, not much has changed, just a fresh cleaner look but I hope you will like it.

So are we all feeling festive yet? Have you been taking care of your skin ready for the party season?  My skin has been suffering quite a bit lately, dehydrated and rather dry. I've been using the Origins make a difference plus+ ultra rich cream, an itensive moisturiser to to help repair the natural moisture deficiency in dry, dehydrated skin.

The texture of the cream is a thick texture , leaving a thin layer on top then quickly absorbs in to the skin. It hasn't got that greasy residue like some other cream has. I like to apply a moisturising sunscreen on top of it and using both combinations has really left my skin feeling soft and moisturised.

I don't know how to describe the scent of this cream but what I can tell you is that is only subtle, a mild pleasant fragrance. I love the fact that Origins are formulated  without parabens or synthetic ingredients. I do prefer to use more natural  products as any harsh chemicals could cause a nasty reaction to my skin.

Overall, I'd like to rate this  as a very good moisturiser, slightly not sure how this would perform for the oilier skin types out there but this is designed for dry skin types to be fair.

Have you used this mosturiser before?  Let me know what you think or how you got on.

Lisa x

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