Monday, 29 August 2016

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+] Unifiant

It is no secret that La Roche-Posay is my all-time favourite skincare brand and I love the original Effaclar Duo[+], so when I was asked if I wanted to try the new Effaclar Duo[+] Unifiant I was extremely excited! This offers a sheer coverage whilst still having all the properties and benefits of Effaclar Duo[+]. It's non-comedogenic, so it doesn't block pores like other tinted moisturiser type products might. 

I apply this after my moisturiser and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and matte. It does have a very sheer coverage, which I like but what I specifically like about it is that it makes your pores invisible! I can see myself having more no-foundation days because of this, as hiding my pores is the main reason I wear foundation. It also works great as a primer underneath foundation. It feels so lightweight on your skin and is absorbed just as quickly as the original Effaclar Duo[+].

I have noticed since using this that my skin is less oily, it does a great job of mattifying my whole face, especially my T-Zone. Effaclar Duo[+] Unifiant is now definitely a staple in my skincare routine, it makes my skin so much less red and hides my pores and imperfections, it's great for using on no make-up days especially!
Have you tried the original Effaclar Duo[+]?
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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Top 10 Songs This Week #3

It is now week 3 of my 'Top 10 Songs This Week' and you're probably starting to notice I don't listen to much new/chart music at all. I love living in the past with music as I'm not too keen on the majority of new music unless it's by one of my favourite artists. However, I think everyone loves listening to songs from their early teenage years, possibly as a nostalgic thing, possibly just because you still love the music. In my case it's a bit of both and I've definitely been throwing it back a bit this week!

1. I'm Not Okay (I Promise) - My Chemical Romance
2. China Girl - David Bowie
3. Lazy Bones - Green Day
4. Is There Somewhere - Halsey
5. If These Sheets Were States - All Time Low
6. Rap For Rejection - Kate Nash
7. In Too Deep - Sum 41
8. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - She & Him
9. Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
10. Lost - Katy Perry
What songs have you been enjoying this week?
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Great British Bake Off Week 1 | Lemon Drizzle Cake

As everyone in the UK and probably now the world is well aware, the Great British Bake Off returned to our screens on Wednesday night for it's seventh series. Last year, although I didn't document it on here, I made something every week from the series and this year is no different. The first week was Cake Week and the first bake was a Drizzle Cake. I decided to make my Grandad's recipe for a Lemon Drizzle Cake given to me by my Mom. 

You will need:
4oz/113g Soft Margarine
6oz/170g Self-Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
6oz/170g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
4 tbsp Milk
Zest of 1 Lemon

Lemon Juice of 1 Lemon
4oz/113g Caster Sugar
Extra Caster Sugar for sprinkling on top

1. Mix the margarine, flour, baking powder, caster sugar, eggs, milk and lemon zest together well, until completely combined.
2. Put the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin in the middle of the oven, on Gas Mark 4 for 45 minutes.
3. When you have taken the cake out of the oven, melt together the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan.
4. Poke holes into the cake with a skewer and pour the syrup into the cake whilst it is still hot.
5. Sprinkle some sugar on top to finish.

I hope you enjoy this cake! Please tweet me if you make it. 
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Glastonberry Matte Revolution Lipstick | Charlotte Tilbury

I recently won a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Sally's giveaway and because we're coming up to Autumn, I chose the Matte Revolution lipstick in Glastonberry, everyone loves a berry lip in Autumn! I own Bond Girl in the same formula of lipstick so I knew I'd absolutely love this one. As with everything Charlotte Tilbury, it's in beautiful vintage style rose gold packaging. 

The shape of the bullet is unique, I actually prefer these square shaped bullets as I think it makes the lipstick so much easier to apply. The only thing I would say about application, is that a dark shade like this would probably look better if I lined my lips before applying it. Even though it is matte, it is still creamy to apply and doesn't feel drying on the lips at all. Both Glastonberry and Bond Girl make my lips look more full. which is always wonderful! I will definitely be getting a lot of wear out of this lipstick over the next few months!

Do you own any Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks?
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