Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Nars Sheer Glow Review / It just wasn't meant to be!

Nars Sheer Glow, a foundation that is very hyped up in the blogging community and everyone seems to love. A foundation that I couldn't wait to try and thought that I would join everyone in being head over heels in love. Did I love it? No. Did I in fact hate it with a passion? Yes.

When going into my local Space NK I did inform the lovely lady that I had quite oily skin but she said it will be fine and Nars Sheer Glow suits everyone. I feel very depressed that it seems to suit everyone but me! No matter what base I used, how I applied it or how little or more I put on, it just looked absolutely awful on my skin. It never fully sunk in so it felt heavy on my skin and looked very cakey. It  made me look extremely oily, almost like my face was wet.. not a good look at all. After about 3 hours it had pretty much completely worn away, regardless of the amount of setting powder I'd used.
I also found it clung horrendously to any little but of dryness I had (which isn't a lot) AND it made me break out wahhhhh!!!

A very shiney and cakey looking forehead! 

Unfortunately after having it only about 3 weeks I have contacted Space NK and they are kindly letting me exchange it for a different product. I'm thinking of trying the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, hopefully that will work better on me! (fingers crossed)

I'm not writing this review to put anyone off as I know on the right person it would and does look absolutely amazing! I just want people in the same situation to know that its perfectly fine if Sheer Glow didn't work for you, there's nothing wrong with your face (I briefly panicked about this ). We have to accept that we all have completely different skin types and what might work well and look fabulous of someone else, might not necessarily look good or work for you.

So my search for the perfect foundation is still underway! Does anyone have any recommendations for oily skin?

Leanne xoxo

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sleep in Rollers / Review

I've never been one to do any kind of styling to my hair, I'm more of a quick backcomb then out the door kinda gal.  To be quite honest it's purely because a) my hair is super damaged so using heated tools is a big no no and b) I am a lazy bugger and the thought of sitting there for half an hour straightening/curling my hair has no appeal to me what so ever!

Then alas one day these beauty's were introduced to me! Sleep in Rollers require absolutely no heat and they literally take me about 10 minutes to put it. The fact they make me feel like scouse WAG while in comes as an added extra ;)

I usually put them in clean, dry hair about an hour before I go to bed, then take them out in the morning which again takes no time at all. Add a bit of hair spray and boom done, big bouncy hair with next to no effort!

(I was only going to work this day so didn't do anything too fancy nancy)

So if you are lazy like me and don't have time to do your hair or you just want to give your hair a break from the heat, I cannot recommend these enough!

Sleep in Rollers come in a variety of colours and glitters, and some even come with a how to dvd and a pack of bobby pins!

These are the ones I have and they only set me back £16. Bargain!

Have you used Sleep in rollers before?

Leanne xoxo

Saturday, 2 August 2014

I heart cc!

Hi Guyss,

So today's post is about this little online company called I heart cc that sell the most amazing statement necklaces ever!

So far I have purchased the two above but honestly I am In love with everything! 
Nothing is over £20 and the delivery is super quick. 

They are constantly getting new stock and they often have free delivery or 10% off days. 

You can find them on Facebook: I HEART CC and on Instagram: i_heart_cc

Let me know if you have a look or add me on Instagram and tag me in your photos if you purchase anything! (Instagram: leannechannell) 

I have my eye on a couple of the big colourful necklaces so no doubt I will be doing outfit posts featuring them! 

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! 

Leanne xoxo