Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation: Review

One question I always see getting asked in the #bbloggers chat on Twitter is 
Can somebody recommend a good full coverage foundation?
and I always reply with, 'Estee Lauder Double Wear'
So I decided it was time to do a post about the product I am constantly raving about

This is my ultimate holy grail foundation
I have been wearing it for years now and although it is by no means the only foundation I use 
(My stash of liquid foundations is verging on ridiculous)
It is the one I ALWAYS repurchase 

This is the foundation I will always turn to if I have a big night out or special occasion 
as the finish is absolutely flawless and the staying power is the best I have ever used

The best way I have found of applying it is with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush
These two are a dream combination for a flawless face

I suffer with redness across my cheeks and this foundation is great at completely covering my problem areas with minimal need for concealer.
If you have tried Rimmel wake me up foundation I would say they are comparable coverage wise.
Although Double Wear has much better staying power and gives far more matte appearance
Sometimes the 'glow' from Wake Me Up can leave me looking a little shiny.

I wear the shade 3N1 Ivory Beige which is a perfect match for my skintone
and from what I have seen they have a good range of colours.
You can head down to your nearest Estee Lauder counter for a colour match 

The only negative about this foundation is that it has no pump dispenser
but I have found that the MAC foundation pump fits the bottle perfectly 
You can pick one of these up online or in your nearest MAC for £4

It would take a pretty major contender to get me to sway from my beloved Double Wear 
but if you know of anything that lives up to it with a similar coverage please let me know :) 

Have you tried Double Wear before?
Are you going to give it a go now?

Jen <3 xxx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Pantene Clarifying Shampoo: Review

If you didn't already know, a clarifying shampoo is a product which is designed to cleanse the hair and remove product and oil build-up.
I have extremely irritating hair, it can be dry through the ends but sometimes my roots can feel oily almost as soon as I've washed my hair.

I used to wash my hair every single day as I honestly couldn't have left the house without doing it.
It was so greasy looking you could have fried chips on it! even although I had only washed it the day before.

Washing your hair every day is really not ideal 
It can take up a lot of precious time, which lets be honest could be spent in bed! 
Plus my hair does not dry well naturally, so washing daily also means blow drying daily
and constant heat is never good for your hair.

This shampoo has been part of my haircare routine for about a year now
and I have noticed a massive difference in my hair 

I try and keep my product use to a minimum throughout the week 
The weekend is a totally different story though. My poor hair goes through the mill 
I basically pile on anything that claims to give me 'BIG' hair 
Come Monday morning, my tresses are in a sorry state 

That's when I whip this out
You only have to use it around once a week to see the effects 
Any more than that and you could be stripping your hair of colour and healthy oils that it needs to keep it nourished.
My hair never feels cleaner than it does after using this and I have found that I now only have to wash my hair every couple of days, which makes such a difference. 

Also don't be scared to use this on dry/damaged hair, although it gets rid of the product it won't leave your hair feeling straw like and dried out just lovely, light and clean.

There are many clarifying shampoos on the market, but this is definitely one of the most budget friendly 
Less than £4 for a whopping 400ml
and what's more they are on BOGOF in Boots just now!

Have you used this before?
Do you regularly use a clarifying shampoo?

Jen <3