Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation Review

Saturday, 30th January


Today I am going to review the Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation.

I think this is a new(ish) product from Maybelline. There is also a sponge brush applicator made to use with this foundation but when I was purchasing this foundation from the superdrug website, it wasn't there. As I was shopping online for a new foundation, a came across this product on Superdrug and was intrigued. I watched a couple of reviews of it on youtube and decided to get it for myself. I have been using this product for 2 weeks now and this is my review.


I am in the shade Ivory but I do believe that there is another shade which is lighter. The colour of this foundation matches my skin well (I am also an ivory shade in rimmel foundations and they are similar in colour).

As I have been wearing a primer with this product, I am not entirely sure on the long jevity of this foundation without using a primer. With a primer, I do find that my foundation is still on when I come home from college which means it lasts a good 8 hours.

The foundation is very thick but lightweight, it almost feels as if you're not wearing foundation in a sense. The consistency is smooth and not sticky, and it does have a velvety texture which allows it to be easily blendable. I find that you would need to powder over this as it can transfer onto clothes if not powdered.  However, I find that too much powder can make it look cakey.

I have an oily t-zone and nose and this foundation does mattify it at first but throughout the day, it gets super oily, but this is the case with most foundations for me.

Even though the foundation is thick when you apply it to your hand, it isn't thick on the face. It can be easily layered but I have to make sure it is blended so that my face doesn't cake.

I am pleased with the coverage of this foundation. I have really dark under eye circles and this foundation almost creates a smooth base for my concealer whilst further hiding my dark circles. It almost acts as a medium coverage concealer. However, I do not think this foundation works particularly well for blemishes and spots as those still peek through, this isn't a problem so much for me as I occasionally only get one or two blemishes here and there but it may be a factor that you consider for those wanting a thick coverage foundation but I do find that it does cancel out some of the redness on my cheeks.

It is quite a neutral colour. I do not find that it has a yellow or pink undertone to it which is perfect for my skin.


Pros:

‣ Lightweight on the face
‣ Easily blendable
‣ Medium(ish) coverage on dark circles
‣ Slightly mattifies the face
‣ Lasts with a primer
‣ Neutral undertone

Cons:

‣ Although it is blendable, this can be a disadvantage as it can easily transfer onto clothes and hands
‣ Doesn't control the oil on my t-zone and nose
‣ May not last as long without a primer
‣ Poor coverage on blemishes and spots
‣ Too many layers/Too much powder can cause it to cake


Overall, I am enjoying using this foundation but I may not repurchase it in the future.

Let me know what you think about this foundation (if you have it) or which foundation you are loving (if you wear it).

Thanks for reading,

Liv

The Body Shop Glazed Apple

Tuesday, 26th January

Okay, so I went a little crazy buying the glazed apple scent from The Body Shop. This scent, along with the blueberry scent from The Body Shop is by far my favourite they've created.
The scent is sweet but not sickly and it smells very much like apples. I love it.

I thought I would share with you the things I got (it's not that many things, honest.)

For christmas, I decided to treat myself to a mini set of the glazed apple products and this is where I first discovered this amazing scent. It was a set of a mini shower gel and mini body butter. I have used the shower gel already that came with it and one of the small body butters which is now half empty!

For my birthday, I received that big green apple tin with that red ribbon filled with 4 mini glazed apple treats inside it, from my mum. I have already used the scrub that came with it and the shower gel which is now half empty. You also get a mini shimmer lotion and mini body butter in it aswell. I don't think this is available from their website any more, hopefully it will come back next year.

During January, The Body Shop had half-priced everything in their christmas range which has saved me a lot of money. So, I decided to buy the big shimmer lotion which was only £4 instead of £8.

Last week, I decided to make a purchase from their website, I bought 3 body scrubs (Yes, 3!) - 2 glazed apple and 1 frosted plum (which also smells amazing btw) for only £7.50 each! I ended up spending £22.50 on the 3 scrubs instead of a huge £45, the glazed apple body butter which was only £7 reduced from £14, and the glazed apple lip balm reduced from £4 to £2.




I really recommend checking out The Body Shop glazed apple range and I believe some of their items are still on sale. 

Let me know which scent is your favourite from The Body Shop. 

Thanks for reading, 

Liv

My Top 10 Songs - January

Monday, 18th January

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

This is my first blog post of 2016 and I wanted to kickstart my blog by introducing my top 10 favourite songs that I am LOVING at the moment. My favourite genre is house music but I am also a fan girl of Years&Years. Justin Bieber, 5SOS, The Weeknd, and others. I do have many other songs that I have been loving but these are just my top 10 so far. I will share with you my top 10 favourite songs each month and I hope you enjoy my suggestions. 











Please let me know if you liked any of the songs I picked and tell me what your favourite song at the moment is!:)

P.S. I didn't want to ruin the 10 song list by making it my top 11 songs, but I wanted to add another song you should definitely go and check out because I am obsessed with it at the moment.
Together - Cazzette 

Thanks for reading, 

Liv