Kate Nash Sang About Foundations

I've not really been online at all over the weekend and it feels like an age, I'd actually like to know how many hours I spend a week on my laptop, bet its something ridiculous - gone are the days where I was allowed half an hour a night on neopets and yahoo messenger. Did anyone else ever used to use Neopets? I was obsessed.
If I haven't bored you already and you're still reading then thankyou, but my early 2000s nostalgia might just be as good as it gets.

With a blotchy face and £11 in my bank account last week I had to wave goodbye to plans of purchasing my first mac foundation *insert very sad face* and instead ended up grabbing a "drugstore" brand whilst in Tesco. I had been using Maybelline's Dream Matte Mouse in Porcelain and to be honest I wasn't a fan, it made my skin quite rashy and seemed so heavy it sort of clumped on my cheeks. Thinking this was probably down to my application I stayed true to Maybelline and picked up their Dream Satin Liquid Foundation but went for "Ivory".



I actually really like this product, I've always gone for matte finishes (through my student days I went through tonnes of Rimmel's Stay Matte) so to have a lighter, satin finish was a welcomed change. Apart from the HORRIFIC coldsore that decided to ERUPT on my face this morning I'm actually loving how my skin looks whilst wearing this, the only con is that it doesn't seem to last that long so you'll get through it quickly, but I suppose the bottle's quite big and you get 30ml of product as opposed to 18ml of mousse.




I'm a paley and this is actually a tiny bit darker than my skin but alongside the ever faithfull Dove tanning moisutrizer it works perfectly.
I know it's probably not as exciting as a shiny new brand but I'd deffs reccomend this foundation to anyone whos scrimping before the end of the month.

To go completly off subject I also bought some paper bag shorts the other day! I've wanted some for yonks but haven't ever got round to buying any. These were from Republic and were £24.99.







I'm rather looking forward to some hot weather in spain so I can blind folk with my white pins. A big ol' thankyou also goes out to Alice at Schadenfreude for showing me how to edit my snaps. She has a rather nice blog go and have a look.

Hope everyone had a good weekend/Monday/Tuesday

x

25 comments :

  1. I love your outfit!! Very cute!
    xoxo asiahlynn

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  2. Ahh those shorts are gorgeous, I've been wanting some like those for ages aswell, but could never find any! Might have to hit Republic.

    && aye it's got those liquerice allsorts sweets on it. Everyone think's am some sort of retard when I wear it, but I love it haha! xxxx

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  3. Ha, I used to love neopets! The shorts are gorgeous! x

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  4. Aw I know what you mean, haha not having enough for high end items is tough, but I'm on a makeup no buy anyway!

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  5. hellooo! love the shorts! new follower btw : ) xx

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  6. You look seriously amazing in those shorts!

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  7. I love those shorts, they look so good on you!
    Haha I used to spend so much time on Neopets, those were the good old days!

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  8. Tesco's ~own brand~ stuff (Barbra Daly) is surprisingly good and deffo worth a look! I'm a complete matte foundation addict, anything else makes me feel like it's all about to slip off
    xx
    http://whimsyonly.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog ! Love your shorts and striped tank !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  10. Love your outfit, great shorts!

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  11. Haha I used to love neopets too!

    I tried Dream Satin and I did think it gave my skin a really nice finish but even the lightest shade was just too dark for me, so I'm saving it for my summer skin.

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  12. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, sorry for being a lousy replier..
    I love your outfit.. I've tried to stay away from using foundation no matter what brand it makes my skin really spotty.. so I started using tinted moisturiser and if I go a day without it my skin starts to go dry it's such a pain :( xx

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  13. I love the shorts, so beautiful!

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  14. I may have to pick up some of that foundation! I'm kind of broke at the minute and I can't afford my usual (MAC). Love those shorts! xo

    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  15. Thanks for your comment :)
    Those shorts are just amazing!! I used to use Maybelline mineral foundation when I was travelling but now use Max Factor miracle touch. Can't live without it!

    Love D xx

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  16. Your outfit is lovely! :) The shorts are pretty.
    And I've heard that foundation is really good, but I don't tend to wear much anyway xx

    please check out my blog @ www.hazzaapee.blogspot.com

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  17. Great outfit and blog! I'm now following! Thanks for stopping by my blog :). XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  18. I remember Neopets! Plus the annoying feeling when someone else already had your chosen name for the neopet so you had to add a load of numbers at the end of it :(
    I've only just started using MAC make up. Although pricey i've noticed a huge change :)

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  19. Those shorts and that top are both so gorgeous for summer! Lovely simple chic look :)

    Great blog - Following you now :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com
    xx

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  20. cute shorts! i love MAC too..xx

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  21. love the shorts and the foundation looks really good too! :) xxx

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  22. thats crazy, i've started using that foundation as a cheap alty to my estee lauder and i love it. got some free when worked on a project with l'oreal last year and just never got round to using it, but it does have quite a good coverae and a little goes a long way. for what you pay it's a pretty good foundation. if want something MAC quality but without the high end price i cannot recommend barbara daly for tesco enough. too good and the colour matches for pale skin are spot on. x

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  23. Cute outfit, you look great :-)
    xx

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  24. Oh my goodness, I was addicted to Neopets! Kacheek was my favourite, it was so cute!

    I've used that foundation before (in the same shade, I'm a paley too), I agree, it is a good'un. I can never afford the really high end brands like MAC, Estee Lauder etc, so always end up buying "drugstore" foundations. Currently using Revlon PhotoReady which is lovely.

    Loving the paper bag shorts too! x

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