Friday, 13 July 2012

What I spent too much money on today!

L-R : Soap and Glory Greatest Scrub of All, Soap and Glory Night Cream, Soap and Glory Make Yourself Youthful Eye Cream, Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in BR 20 and Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Ecru

Reviews on all of that to come!

A little word on service. Went to YSL first to get a sample, and the assistant could not have been nicer, she was so so busy, but apologised profusely for keeping us waiting. I told her that I preferred a paler foundation as most that match my skin tone tend to turn yellowy after a while, she took this on board and colour matched me for the shade for my skin and also the shade paler to let me choose which I preferred. Amazing service if you ask me.

Went to Estee Lauder in Boots and the woman was just rude. Offered me a colour match but said she didn't have any bottles for samples. Basically wasn't interested when she knew I wasn't buying, so went to another Estee Lauder elsewhere. The woman who served me was polite enough, but was SO condescending. I know I don't look like I have money, but I am planning on buying a higher end foundation and will have enough for one and she just generally made the whole thing quite uncomfortable. Oh and she also didn't even ask me what I thought, so now I have a sample that's a shade too dark. I'll try and lighten it with powder and see what happens. I really like it but the bad experience has just totally put me off. Have you ever been put off a brand by bad service?

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Yeah I know. I'm the worst blogger in the world. Have a FOTD to make up for it!

Witch Skin Clearing Primer
Maybelline 24hr Super Stay Foundation in Light Beige
17 Hide Away Concealer in Fair
Collection 2000 Pressed Powder in Ivory
17 Blusher in Nude

MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette
No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Black
Collection 2000 Colour Lash Mascara in Clear (to hold brows)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Urban Decay in Underground
Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Black
17 Va Va Voom Mascara in Black

Natural Collection Moisture Shine lipstick in Hazelnut

This was a face I was a little nervous about as it was dramatic even by my standards! Also, I'm not usually a big fan of browns, but I had been looking for a dark brown lipstick everywhere and this Natural Collection one was a steal at just £1.99! Not particularly long lasting but a really moisturising formula and I don't mind topping up anyway. I was really unsure of the brown blusher, as I have really prominent cheekbones (lucky me!) and have no need to contour, but this made my face look really sharp and angular which I loved! I also bought a really deep Barbie pink and a pink glittery lipstick as well, so might do a FOTD with those tomorrow. 

Also, I have no idea why I have such a frowny face in this picture.....