Sunday, 26 September 2010

Life in freefall and a duty free haul

Selling a business and buying a house is exhausting and a complete and utter sodding nightmare, I am totally strung out and don't have the energy for photos of my purchases but have found a couple of great products that I want to share and I need to update on the Clinque eyebrow pencil I bought recently.

First up, best new foundation ever Max Factor Experience weightless foundation, it is billed as weightless flawless foundation and is frankly both and brilliantly. I honestly think it is the best foundation I have ever bought. Had loved Second Skin and was running out when I read this review on the Beauty Bite for this product and whilst on her lovely skin it looked like it might be a bit sheer I wasn't sure that it could be and still claim that all important "flawless" tag. Spent an age slapping it on in Superdrug (its not in Boots yet) and am seriously pleased that I did. I used Creamy Ivory in Second Skin and find that Beige Linen in this is actually a better shade for me. It has quite a dense, creamy texture which is great for my dry skin and gives great coverage, and builds well if needed. It is much less sheer than Second Skin so if you are feeling with the winter coming that you want a bit more between your pores and the rest of the world I would recommend this. I love it with my MAC Uncommon creme blush on top, will try and get some pics when I look less haggard.

Whilst in Superdrug I bought two MUA eyeshadows for £1 each, got shades 12 and 14 and am seriously impressed, Leanne has done a fab review so I recommend having a read of that.

After a week in Ireland stood in a field in the cold and rain, all in the name of earning a living (say it with me Fran "I must get a proper job"!) I decided that I NEEDED a duty free splurge. I got Clarins gentle peeling exfoliant, Clarins Eau Dynamisant shower gel, Chanel Aqualumiere gloss (a real treat!) and a clinique extra fine liner for brows. I also bought Em a MAC lip gloss in Bountiful, because she's my honey.

Having used the new Clinque brow pencil for weeks and struggled to draw my crappy brows into something that looked half decent I decided to go back to the super fine liner. I think the new thicker brow pencil would be great if you have fab brows that you just want to define, if you have crap brows that you have to create freehand then I for my money you'd be better off with the super fine liner. Lesson learned!


  1. Thank you for the mention Debbie. You've got lots going on I see. Hope you're ok?

    As I'm also a fan of the MF Second Skin foundation, I'll certainly give Experience a go when the other one runs out. I'm exactly the same colour in SS, so I'll try Beige Linen as well.

    What is the Chanel gloss like? I don't own anything from Chanel. *drool* And what a lovely Mummy you are getting Em the MAC lip gloss x

  2. Hi hun, no worries re mention, your post saved me a job and your photos and review are fab! Everything is a total mare at the mo, on Friday I couldnt stop crying, Saturday managed to get it down to 3 times and today not at all, so am getting better. Self medicating with shit loads of gin! Chanel gloss is lush, sadly I had wanted one that was not in stock so had to settle for similar base shade but with sparkle, was actually fancying a nice cream gloss, of course usual make up bag was in checked in luggage and when I put my £4 Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Snog next to my £19 Chanel Aqua Lumiere in Wild Rose (I think?!) they aren't that dissimilar! But hey, it has THE Chanel logo on the top, might have to go to Germany on business soon if I cant find a way of getting out of it and have already stashed a £20 in my purse for emergency Chanel gloss purchase en route to make up for having to do that!! Think I will do a reccy in Debenhams first and select a darker, more evening gloss. Texture of Chanel very like the Rimmel, not slippy gloopy, more sheen, although my hair did stick to it this morning when I was cleaning crud off the dishwasher, my life is just sooo glam don't ya think! Em, has me wrapped round her little finger I reckon!! x


Would love to hear from you, I always read comments and reply and I love not feeling like I am talking to myself! dx


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