Welcome back to The Shade…
Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek’s re-introduction to the human world.
They would almost be mistaken for a normal young couple, if it were not for the red-eyed monster lurking in the shadows and watching their every move, waiting for his signal to pounce…
Note: Derek and Sofia’s story completes in Book 7 of the series: A Break of Day, and the characters embark on entirely new adventures from Book 8.
Hello all and welcome back to my blog. I bring you a new book which I have not read yet, but it is currently sitting on my desk ready to be read next.
This book is number 6 in the A shade of vampire series by Bella Forrest. I would say this series is more for young adults, with paranormal, fantasy and mild romance.
This book is available on Amazon for £7.99 in paperback which is a bargain and has a 4.8/5 star review by 259 people.
For reviews on this book follow the link below.
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Today I bring you my new favourite and holy grail primer by Urban Decay Cosmetics. This primer is focused on minimising/perfecting pores, and improving overall complexion.
Minimize the look of pores and fine lines! Smooth on a little Primer before foundation (or on bare skin) for a soft-matte finish without a greasy feel. Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.
All I have to say about this product is YES!
It is the best primer I have used so far and I do not think I will be changing to any others any time soon. This primer has worked wonders on my skin.
The background on my skin is; I have rather large pores on my nose, between my brows and across my chin, you could say my whole T zone has large pores. This has been a problem in the past as they stand out and I become very self conscious thinking people are just staring at my face, in my problematic areas.
Since using this primer I have noticed my pores are minimized straight after application. I do not dab the product into my skin, but instead lightly rub it across the areas I need it most, which is the T zone and a little on my cheeks. Now with this product a small pea sized amount will do the job!
After applying I then move straight onto my foundation which I apply using a beauty blender. I find that my skin looks matte throughout the day and my foundation stays put for a good 6-8 hours if I do not set my foundation. I have had no issues with my foundation sliding across my face or coming off since using this primer.
You can buy this product online if you’re unable to find a local store. The primer looks like it will give colour to the skin but infact it is completely clear and leaves no shine behind. I was able to buy mine in House of Fraser. This retails at £19.50 and it is a very large size. I bought mine the beginning of April and I still have loads left, and I use this nearly every day. To me that is a an amazing deal.
I give this a 5 star review.
If you have tried this primer or any other brands that help reduce oil and pores on the skin, then please feel free to leave the name of the brand and the product in the description bar below. After all we are all here to learn and improve.
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Today I bring to you all Urban Decay’s Naked Skin concealer in Light/Neutral. I found my local store inside House of Fraser here in England. Some of you who follow me, back in February you would have seen my haul where I bought this product along with the setting powder. However today I wanted to focus on this concealer in particular as it has been my most used product in my makeup bag and has become my holy grail.
First of all let me tell you all the details on this beautiful product. This concealer cost me £17.50 which is a very good price for how well this product works, and is available in 8 shades. The packaging looks very high end to me and sleek with as little detailing as possible.
Urban Decay’s description is:
“Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, semi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, semi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin effect and gives you full coverage in an instant.
For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and won’t settle into fine lines.
Naked Skin Concealer helps improve skin’s youthful appearance and elasticity. Japanese green tea revitalizes and helps reduce the appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving a brighter, more radiant complexion. The formula is enriched with Matrixyl 3000, green tea, Litchiderm™ (derived from lychee fruit) and sodium hyaluronate.
Practical and travel-friendly, this formula comes in a gorgeous bottle that’s like a smaller version of our Naked Skin Liquid Makeup component. The modern flocked applicator lays down just the right amount of product, and it’s soft enough to use on the delicate skin under the eyes.
Naked Skin Concealer comes in a range of meticulously calibrated shades that coordinate with Naked Skin Powder Foundation. Our shade-matching system provides a clear starting point for finding your perfect shade: the first part represents shade intensity, and the second indicates shade undertone.”
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
The concealer comes with a small soft applicator, it is the perfect size for all areas of the face that you wish to conceal. The picture above is a perfect example of how much comes out onto the skin when using the applicator, the top right photo shows just one swipe from the wand. While the bottom right photo shows just how well this concealer blends into the skin, and looks natural as well as giving a subtle warm shade. Obviously the concealer has not covered everything, but the benefit of this product is that it is buildable. I always use this product in certain areas as shown below:
Under my eyes, forehead and chin are the main areas of concern for me, as these are the darkest parts of my skin and are usually the places where I tend to break out. The before and after shows how well this concealer blends and how natural my complexion is afterwards.
I do find I have to let the concealer sit on my skin for a while before I add a powder to set it. The reason for this is I have tried to apply different powders to my under eyes straight after applying concealer and I find the powder can make the concealer clump or break apart, which is not what I want when I have just spent ages blending. My tip is after blending it out focus on maybe doing your eye shadow or contouring, this allows the concealer to settle on the skin, after a couple minutes I set my under eyes with powder and use patting motions with a light hand.
Overall I have no problems with this product, I do not think it is super expensive compared to other brands that can be found in Boots, and it is worth the money when you can achieve a full coverage look, which looks natural.
It works really well as a highlighter as well if you don’t need it for any blemishes.
I give this a 5 star for durability and looks. I have not used anything else the last couple months and have bought my second one.
Give it a go and comment below so that others can enjoy this product.
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