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Saturday, 30 May 2015

How I Alter My Foundation Shade! Ft: Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream & Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation!

How I Alter My Foundation Shade! Ft: Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream & Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation!

Hey guys!

Today, I'm addressing an issue I face on the daily - having to alter my foundation to make it match, as my skin tone changes on the daily! If you're anything like me, your skin tone varies quite a lot between seasons. In this video, I talk through the products that help me alter my foundation shades between seasons and I also show you a live demo of my personal method for keeping up with the changes, so I don't need to own a hundred different foundations. I hope you find it helpful and entertaining!

These are wonderful products I rely on to keep my foundations matching my skin tone! 

Products mentioned:
Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream 8 in 1
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation (RF 233)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (55 - Dark Beige)
NP Set Pasarella Powder Foundation (Set 4 - Medium)

For reference I am an NC35-40 in MAC and shade 7 in UD Naked Foundation! I hope my video helps you in some way with your issue or gives you an idea of some products to try out if you also need to change up your foundation shades.

Love always,
Nur x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Giant iHerb Haul! Ft: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and Real Techniques!

Hey guys!

As of late, my skin has not been pleased with me, so I felt the need to try out new skincare. I have recently been blessed with painful cystic acne breakouts around my temples and chin, so I needed a product that could help calm down those angry spots. I had heard plenty of people raving about the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, so I knew I needed to give it a try!

IHerb seems to be the only retailer which ships to Australia that stocks the product - so I figured I may as well haul some other items I have had my eye on! They have really quick shipping and amazing pricing on all their products so it was easy to justify this haul.

Giant iHerb Haul!

Lets's begin with the skincare/haircare items I purhased. First and foremost, I would like to commend iHerb on how they ship their items. They have never sent me an item that has spilled over or broke during transit. Everything is packed very well, so well done iHerb!

Giant iHerb Haul!

As you can see above, I purchased a jar of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil by Healthy Origins. The reason for this purhase is for use in my hair during the winter months. I am definitely in need a new hair mask! As the colder months have begun, the transition from the extreme cold to artificially heated rooms and trains has really started to dry both my hair and my skin. I feel the coconut oil can boost hydration back into my locks (and potentially skin if I am not too sensitive to it).

For my skin, I purchased two items - the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay I mentioned above and 100% Pure Jajoba Oil by Desert Essence. I plan on using the clay mask once a week or fortnight to help control my recent acne outbreak and the Jajoba oil to remove heavy makeup from my skin and potentially moiturise my skin during that process as well.

Healthy Origins Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Desert Essence Pure Jajoba Oil, Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay

In addition to skincare, I have had my eye on new makeup brushes (because my collection never seems to be big enough). I already own a whole set of Zoeva brushes (review will be up soon!) and a whole lot of Real Techniques, Ecotools, Sigma and E.L.F brushes. Even with all these brushes, I still feel I need more - it could be the shopping addict or hoarder in me justifying all this - as I get a little lazy washing my brushes, so it's nice to have multiple brushes on rotation.

Anyway lets begin with the Real Techniques brushes I purchased! I HEART Real Techniques brushes soooo much! They are always really high in quality, super soft and super affordable! I only purchase my Real Techniques brushes off iHerb as the price of them are so affordable when bought off the site. I feel they are quite pricey if purchased directly from Priceline, so I don't mind waiting a couple of days for mine considering how much I can save. I purchased three sets and two intividual brushes.

The individual brushes I purchased are the Your Finish/Perfected Stippling Brush and Your Finish/Perfected Blush Brush. These have been on my wish list for awhile now so it was about time I got around to buying them. Now to the sets I purchased! Two are super special to me so I'll talk about them first! I purchased two limited edition brush sets - the Nic' Pics Set and the Collector's Edition Sculpting Set. I'm not 100% sure if the Collector's Edition Sculpting Set is limited edition or not, so don't quote me on that, but I feel like it is... Either way, both these sets are BEAUTIFUL! They both have a metallic finish that feels so special. I'll also review both these sets soon, I promise! The last set I purchased was the Your Eyes Starter Set. I have been getting into eyeshadow as of late and my little collection of eye brushes aren't enough when the eye look I'm trying is quite complex, so I decided to pick up this set for some variation.

Real Techniques Your Finish/Perfected Stippling Brush, Your Finish/Perfected Blush Brush, Nic' Pics Set, Collector's Edition Sculpting Set, Your Eyes Starter Set

I purchased two more brushes for my collection and these are by E.L.F. I love E.L.F brushes as they are super cheap and the bristles are amazing and soft! These brushes are such high quality considering the price tag. I would say the quality feels like a Real Techniques brush - with the exception of the handle. The E.L.F handles and ferrule seem to come apart after some time. This doesn't affect the bristles which is great and is so easy to fix with a little bit of super glue, so it doesnt bother me. Especially considering the $3 pricetag, it's easy to overlook. I bought the Eyeshadow "C" Brush and Stipple Brush to add to my collection.

E.L.F Eyeshadow "C" Brush and Stipple Brush

Now one last item I recieved in my package was a gift from iHerb. I love that when I buy something off the site, I always receive a little gift from them. It makes me feel like a valued customer! This time round, I was gifted a little set of measuring cups! Such a perfect gift considering the items I purchased - great and useful for me to use when measuring out my mask mixture and for scooping out the Coconut Oil.

iHerb Gift - Measuring Cups

If you haven't purchased off iHerb before, I highly recommend it! I assure you, you won't be disappointed! I actually have a 10% off code (TNS033) with iHerb for you to use on your first order! Perfect for use on the already super CHEAP prices they offer, so get shopping!

Nur x