applying foundation

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there are multiple ways to apply foundation. with a sponge,ย many different types ofย brush (ahhhh) or your fingers.

I’ve found that using my fingers to apply my foundation the best for me. it makes my face look really smooth and blends everything in. it also gives your foundation a bit of a sheerer cover and as I go to school and we aren’t allowed to wear makeup this is great. also with getting ready in the morning it makes things a lot quicker for me.

I did use a sponge at one point but I found that I’d end up with a few orange marks and most of the product would be absorbed into the sponge. I can almost guarantee when I use my hands it is much cleaner. when I used a brush of a sponge I found I got more and more spots, whereas, with using my fingers I could wash them in hot water before hand to make sure there was no bacteria that would wreck my skin.

after experimenting with a sponge and failing I started using a standard foundation brush. I found it would take forever to get my foundation to perfectly blend all over my face. Then I’d have to clean the brush regularly and it was just a nightmare to be honest.

I’m not telling you to use your fingers on foundation, I’m just saying that you don’t always need to fork out on the latest product to apply your foundation. And remember, what looks great on someone else may not look to good on your skin. Keep experimenting, that’s how I found my favourite technique.

declaimer: I am in no way any sort of makeup artist or ‘beauty guru’ i’m just sharing how I find it best to apply my foundation.

favourite nail polishes

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although I have very short nails as I bite them (aghh, so hard to get out of doing!!) I absolutely love painting them. these are some of my favourites. (LEFT TO RIGHT)

1) Miss Sporty -1 minute Quick Dry. COLOUR – 326 Orange Crush

I love this nail polish because of the eye-popping colour that stays and has a lovely finish. they dry in a minute (as suggested by the name) and are a great value for your money. I only have this colour, however this range has 22 shades and I’m tempted to get some more. I feel like they are more summer-y colours, but you can get away with them in the winter if they are slightly darker colours, like the purples and greys.

2) Kate Spade nail polish – COLOUR -Soho Silver

i really like this nail polish as the colour is great, and it has a very shiny and smooth finish. i found it was extremely hard to chip and lasted quite a while. This was the nail polish I wore over the Christmas holidays, and it lasted me the whole period and I wasn’t forever worrying about chipping it. Its brilliant for parties but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday wear if you prefer subtle colour.

3) Accessorize nail polishes – COLOURS -left I think is first dance, there is no name on the bottle but I had a look on their website. Right – again, I think is Paradise Pink. Their nail polishes have such lovely names!

i absolutely love love love the finish on these nail polishes, you can’t really call it shiny so i’m going to call it glowy. it catches the light so well. the colours are lovely and girly, and I’ve looked at the range online (as i got these in a gift set) and there is a very broad spectrum. the brighter pink i would probably wear to a party or in the summer. the lighter pink i prefer for a weekend if i’m going out or for a more sophisticated sort of style. the only thing i would say about these nail polishes is that i found they chip quite easily, but hey ho i’m pretty clumsy!

Any recommendations for good nail polishes? I’m on the hunt for new ones as I’ve had a clear out of dried up ones

Living in a Plastic Society.

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Living in a Plastic Society.

Its all around us, engulfing us and it is totally inevitable. Stereotypes, pressure and low self-esteem. What happened to love and inner beauty? Over the years our society has developed into a skin-deep judging panel. Don’t tick all the specific boxes, you’re doomed.

The media has managed to depict a ridiculous stereotype that every woman should be skinny and made up, every man should be strong and sporty, and every child should have outstanding academic results. The reality is quite the opposite, but why should we be pressured into being someone we’re not.

Love is powerful, and it over powers any form of hatred. Love sees through every flaw. Love is the answer to pain. You see, love isn’t just the mushy stuff. Love is caring and forgiving.

Dear society,

Why did you become so shallow?

Katieloui x