Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Review: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I've always been a buffing brush girl when applying my foundation but the beauty blender has quite a cult following so I decided to try a out a cheaper dupe by Real Techniques. 
Please excuse the battered and dirty sponge, I find it impossible to get clean! One of the only negatives to this sponge. 

Unlike the conventional beauty blender dupe this sponge has a different shape, as you can see. I love the shape! I mostly use the flat side in a stippling motion to apply foundation all around my face and then use the other pointed end to blend around my nose and eyes. To blend the foundation around the edges of my face I roll the sponge out wards. As you can tell, the shape makes it very versatile and you can use the shape in which any way which is best for you! I also use the flat side to blend in my concealer, Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin concealer (review to come!). 

I am a total convert to the 'Miracle Complextion Sponge' and doubt I'll ever pick up a foundation brush again! It's perfect for my dry skin as it prevents foundation clinging to any dry patches or making my skin look flakey, which happens to me a lot. Even the Maybelline  
SuperSay Better Skin Foundation, which is a traumatic experience for my skin, looked okay when using this sponge! 

One worry I did have was that I might use more foundation when using a sponge instead of a brush but I found that this was not the case. You wet the sponge first, causing it grow in size, which prevents it from soaking up much of the foundation. I also spread the foundation on my face first before blending it in which helps to not use extra foundation. 

What are your experiences with beauty sponges? Like them, hate them, think the are just okay? Let me know!

Harriet x

Monday, 24 March 2014

12 Questions Tag! Get to know me

Hello everyone! This is my first on this lovely little blog so to get the ball rolling I am doing the 12 Questions Tags!

1. What shoe size are you?

6, but it depends on the shoe!

2. Where do you work?

I don't currently work but I am a student.

3. Favorite piece of clothing you own?

Currently it would have to be a white cotton skater skirt from Lipsy. It is covered in little black hearts with a sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves - it's just adorable!

4. Your favorite blog?

It currently would have to be Hannah over at diary of a poor girl. She is just so funny and relatable, with very good Beyonce and Bridget Jones metaphors!

5. Do you have any pets?

I have quite a few actually! I have the cutest little cat in the world, Lacie, a bunny called Athena, a tortoise who is a million years old and called Ciril, two guinea pigs named Indie and Matilda and some fish! More pets than people in this household.

The lovely Lacie
Ciril and his breakfast

6. How many siblings do you have?

I have a half sister and brother, we all have the same Mum. My sister is 36 and my brother is 34 (I think!)

7. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I would love to live in America or Australia! I could never leave my family though but I would love to travel there.

8. What were you doing before this?

Before writing this post I was watching Catching Fire in bed (again!)

9. Your favorite food?

My mums stew as well as her bread and butter pudding, they can't be beat!

10. Do you have a middle name?

My middle name is Leah. When I was younger I used to think this was pretty boring and tell everyone my name was Harriet Lucy Leah Chambers.

11. Your favorite websites?

Blog lovin', YouTube and Tumblr!

12. Who do you tag?

I tag Amy and YOU!

Harriet x
PS: Please ignore the rubbish header, it is in the works!
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