Rebuy or Bye Bye #1

Rebuy or Bye Bye #1: July/August

This is my first empties post. Empties posts are quite controversial in the bloggersphere: some hate them and see them as pointless and gross. I, on the other hand, find them fascinating. They are mini-reviews in the themselves plus, when you consider how many products us beautyphiles use, it’s pretty amazing to actually finish products!

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Garnier Perfect Blur Primer Garner Perfect Blur Primer

Garnier Perfect Blur Primer

I ran out of my usual primer (Revlon Photoready) and fancied trying a new one as I wasn’t very impressed with my old one.

This is the new primer by Garnier – 5 Sec Perfect Blur. It is designed to smooth and perfect your skin by targeting wrinkles, discoloration, imperfections, shrinking pores and blocking shine. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it does all of that but I did notice a difference. The cream works by reflecting light and I think it does make lines and pores look less obvious.

I have read some bloggers raving about the ‘silky’ way it applies but I hate it, it’s so silcon-y. It feels like spreading grease on my face.

The main thing I look for in a primer is how well it helps to combat shine throughout the day. Buying this coincided with the crazy heatwave we are having in the UK so I don’t want to be too hasty with my assessment of it. I do find that my forehead and nose are a bit shiny by the time I get home, which means my primer hunt still continues. Is it too much to ask that a primer keeps my foundation in place all day? Am I *reaching* for the stars here? (name the film!)

You an purchase this primer HERE – if you have drier skin then you may find this is a lot more up your street!



Rosacea: What I’ve Learnt So Far

As I described in my last blog post, my rosacea is largely under control at the moment. I have altered my diet, habits and reactions to stress to accommodate it.

However, even when I’m not having a flare up, my skin is always red. This is partly due to my natural complexion but also down to the broken veins that come part and parcel with rosacea. Every time you flush, veins break in your face and these cannot be healed (they can be removed with scary lasers which I have accepted I will have to do at some point in the future).

Therefore I am on a constant quest to find cosmetics that 1) cover my redness without 2) aggravating my rosacea. This is a lot trickier than it sounds. Hopefully the following advice/tips will be helpful to anyone with rosacea or sensitive skin.

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