Here is the work OOTD. I was thinking rather hopefully about the weather when I picked the blouse; my optimism was not rewarded, sadly. The purple and green floral design is really eye-catching. However, I find River Island sizing very odd. This is a 12 which is a bit tight on the bust, however their 14s hang off me; I can't win!
|Blouse - River Island, Dress - Tesco, Bird Ring - Primark|
|Shoes - Shoe Zone|
We still get an Avon lady in our area, who leaves new brochures in and takes any orders every few weeks. I love receiving an order several weeks after placing it, as I've usually forgot all about it so it's like a surprise! These arrived last night:
|L-R: Nailwear Pro (Rose Quartz), Nailwear Matte (Violetta) and Magix Cashmere Touch Foundation (Ivory)|
I ordered the foundation from a brochure when all foundations were on offer for £4. I hadn't yet taken the leap of faith and bought Bourjois Healthy Mix. As mentioned before, I have found that Avon foundations seem to annoy my skin, in particular the liquid foundation, and the cream-to-powder foundation compact, both of which I have tried previously. Avon Magix began life as a primer; I personally wasn't a fan as I didn't like the texture. I don't know why, as I daresay a lot of people would love it, it's quite velvety and smooth, and my mum loves it, however I just wasn't a big fan, and still have a tube of it in my makeup box from ages ago. I suppose the next logical step was to create the Magix foundation. I thought I may as well give it a try for £4 (it usually retails at £10.50)
Last night when I first swatched it on the back of my hand I thought "<insert expletive here>! It's too dark for me!" As 'Ivory' was the lightest shade on this foundation I was majorly annoyed. However, I have put it on today and it seems ok so far. I did use it sparingly though, to avoid Orange Face Syndrome. I think the first few photos below will explain why I thought it was too dark; it is very orange to begin with. However it does even out satisfactorily, and leaves your skin soft and not cakey. The smell is nothing special, but not too strong or off-putting. All in all, I think I will stick with this for more 'everyday' use, and keep my Bourjois as my 'good' foundation" I don't know if I would pay the normal price of £10.50 for it though.
|Looks very dark against my skin tone|
|You can see why I was worried! Orange!|
|Evens out well once smoothed in|
|I used Collection 2000 Pressed Powder on top before the photos|
|No discernable tidemarks, however I used it very sparingly|
I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. I have a 2 hour driving lesson tomorrow, I think my boyfriend and I might go out for our belated Valentine's dinner (the bull is called Elvis, by the way...) and I have bought some popping corn to make proper popcorn in a pot on Saturday night :)