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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Make-up review: Estee Lauder Double Wear BB Cream

Whilst browsing cheaper foundations in Boots recently, I was approached by a Estee Lauder employee and asked if I wanted a free sample of Estee Lauder foundation. (Are they allowed to poach customers from lower-end brands like this?!). I (of course) agreed and a few minutes later found myself with a sample bottle of Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup in shade 2.0, which has a SPF of 30.

I took this away with me to try out whilst on holiday (the tiny 10-day bottle was a very convenient addition to my liquids bag for my hand luggage!)  I was expecting great things from an expensive high-end BB cream (£20.50 in Boots) and a dewy glow with moisture as the name would suggest.

I was thoroughly disappointed with this product. I have dry and sensitive skin.  It felt cakey as soon as I started to apply it to my skin; it seemed to dry very quickly. The coverage felt thick and looked very matte, not at all what I wanted. You could add a moisturiser to it I suppose, but doesn' t that defy the point of using a BB cream to save you using multiple products?  I don't know whether it was due to the high SPF but this product seemed to clog my pores.

I can only think this product might fare better on oily skins.  I prefer a light to medium coverage and a dewy finish as my skin is so dry. There didn't seem to be any moisturising effect in this product and I think Estee Lauder test on animals which definitely puts me off using their products anyway.

Let me know if you've tried this product and how you got on.
Peebreeks xx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Smiling Sunday! (Things I love #15)

Yet another Smiling Sunday Friday!
Sorry I've disappeared again this week, bad blogger I know. Was away in Spain for ten days so here's what I've been loving over the last couple of weeks in England and Spain. Will try to post various bits of my trip as soon as possible: out and about in Barcelona, food reviews, beauty products etc.

1. This message board, if only everyone made life this simple...

2.This exercise/dance routine by Naomi di Fabio to 'Million Pound Girl'. I really wish that I could dance like this.

3. Mae Bradbury: I discovered her on YouTube recently when I was searching for Kate Rusby. She has done a number of cover versions but I really like this song which is her own.

4. This tiled mosaic of a kiss in Barcelona.  Apparently the local community contributed the photos of loved ones for the tiles which were used to make the mosaic. What an awesome idea :)

5.Pig mug by Donkey products. This made me giggle when I saw it. Donkey products is a German company but you can view the website in English and I think they deliver to other European countries, not sure about USA.

6. Mr Wonderful notebooks, mousemats, mugs (I'm slightly mug-obsessed atm). This is a Spanish company that I recently discovered during my trip to Barcelona. I love their cute illustrations and feel-good quotes in English or Spanish.  The company is comprised of a Spanish husband and wife team, which makes them even cuter to me!! I want all their products. You can order from their website and pay for delivery or you can buy their products in Natura and El Corte Ingles in Spain.
A unicorn on it...I'm there.
Adorable illustrations and loopy writing :)
How sweet is this mug?!

8. Ultimate Covers playlist on Spotify.  As you all know, I love a good acoustic cover version.  Found about this playlist from a friend recently and I loveeeeeee it! Some of my favourite covers on this playlist are 'What would you do' by Bastille, 'Say you'll be there' by M0, 'Timber' by Tyler Ward , 'I kissed a girl' by William Fitzsimmons and 'This woman's work' by Greg Laswell.

What's made you smile lately?

Peebreeks xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

July favourites- My first YouTube video eek!

So after much consideration, I decided to be brave and attempt a YouTube beauty video.  I was very nervous and I think it shows, but hopefully over time I'll get better.  I've also posted the bloopers video which I think is pretty funny.

Hope you enjoy them!

Peebreeks xx