Thursday, 21 August 2014

L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

I never really understood the hype surrounding BB creams until I tried one for myself and now I actually use them more often than foundation. I like the fact that they give you a light, even coverage without suffocating the skin. This one is super light and very quick and easy to apply, so perfect for when you're rushing out of the house in the morning. It comes out white but instantly blends to your skin tone when rubbed in. The idea is that it mimics the look of bare skin which I think it achieves, but obviously gives you a bit of coverage and a nice glow. The only thing I don't like about this cream is the smell, it's not the most pleasant and isn't fragranced like most of the products I use. I find that a lovely smell is key with face products. Luckily though the strange smell doesn't last once the cream is dry, so it's not really a huge problem and wouldn't stop me from using it again. I didn't have to use very much to achieve this look and I actually love the way it comes out, it's fresh but not too cakey. If you favour light makeup looks rather than a full face I would recommend this for you, it's reasonably priced too and one tube is guaranteed to last a while as you won't need that much.

Nina Francesca x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Nivea Daily Essentials - Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Nivea Daily Essentials Facial Scrub - £1.99

This facial scrub has fast become one of my favourites for my skin this summer. I don't normally exfoliate my face very often so I decided that it was about time I started, since I've been prone to spots and dryness recently. Nivea is a brand that I trust and go back to again and again as their products have never let my skin down. I've used Nivea for years so it made sense to give this a go. The beads in the scrub are small and gentle enough not to dry out your skin and the texture is very light. This is perfect for sensitive skin as it's very mild due to the Vitamin E and has a subtle, soapy smell. I use this probably more often than I should as I love the way it makes my face feel and the smell is so comforting. With it also being so cheap what's not to love about it? If you're looking for a new scrub I would definitely give this a go, it's currently half price in Boots so there's no time like the present.

Nina Francesca x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Barry M Gelly Polish in Blood Orange

Another classic red for my nail varnish collection, gifted to me by a friend for my birthday. I love Barry M polishes for the way they glide on and the vibrancy of the colours. Much like my other "Gelly" polishes however this doesn't last very long, it chipped after a couple of days and I had to re-apply. Does this happen to everyone or am I just unlucky? I'll let it slide though since I absolutely adore this colour and it's perfect for Autumn (which is just around the corner now I think). I hope you all had a great weekend and aren't suffering too much on this wet and gloomy Monday. 

Nina Francesca x