May I just say how amazing New York is! It's such a beautiful city. There's so much to see, so much to buy. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time for me to explore the city (being very ill did not help either)...and oh my, may I just say how crazily expensive it is to see a doctor in the States! It's absolutely crazy! I'm so grateful that we have our national health service, to SOME extent.
Anyway, here are a "few" pictures to explain how the trip was...
This was kind of an impulse buy. I always look forward to trying RMK's products. This very black gel eyeliner gives a fairly easy and smooth application. It has a lovely texture compared to some of the gel eyeliners I have previously tried.
Gel eyeliners are quite hard to work with initially, just like any other form of eyeliner. Even until today, I'm still no pro when it comes to drawing any sort of line/flick on my eyelids! They say practice makes perfect...I guess they meant A LOT of practice.
I have used this eyeliner a reasonable amount of times and I have noticed that it doesn't seem to stay that well in place, especially if I apply it on my waterline. If I'm careful and my make up hasn't been on my face for too long, I can get the product to stay on my eyelid pretty well but it smudges a lot in the corners of my eyes and on my lower lash line if I choose to apply any excess around the waterline which is very annoying. I personally have very oily eyelids and my eyes can be quite "teary" at times (especially during summer time) so this may be one of the reasons why I have problems with the product. It just isn't waterproof/smudge proof enough for me to like it. I enjoy using RMK's products and have done for many years, but this was sadly a let down for me. Although its staying power isn't great on my skin, it's definitely better than some of the eyeliners I've tried in the past!
I bought this product a long time ago, when I went to Thailand, as make up brands tend to vary their product ranges from country to country, it was not available in the UK. As far as I was concerned, it was only for sale in Asia. I remember seeing some make up artist mentioning the product (or something very similar) when I was watching a TV show, so when I saw the product in the airport, I just had to buy it.
I have used the product quite a lot of times yet I still have a lot left, so you definitely get your money's worth. I like how there is such a high SPF (50 PA+++), however, I think that it is this factor that makes the skin look quite oily. I have oily/combination skin so I definitely do not need to look any more oilier than I already do.
This Lancome "BB cream" has a unique, but pleasant scent. However, when you've applied it to the entire face, you may notice that your skin looks rather white. No matter how long you rub it in for, your skin colour will still look a little strange initially. You need to give the product some time for it to sink in to the skin, for it to match your skin colour.
I would say that the coverage is okay. After all, it is a BB cream so if you're looking for something with high coverage, then this may not be for you. This is one of them products that you would choose to wear when you want to avoid using heavy foundations i.e. during summer.
I'm not quite sure why, but in the past, when I've used this on a frequent basis, I feel as if I break out more often than usual. Personally I was quite disappointed with the product as Lancome are well known for their good make up products. However, we must remember that everybody's skin is different so just because it doesn't work as well on my skin, doesn't mean that that'll be the case for everyone else.
It's 3am in the morning but I just have the urge to blog.
My feet have been so dry lately! So they definitely needed some sort of pampering! I've been stocking up on these foot packs ever since I discovered them. It's actually quite hard to find these kind of foot masks in the UK. My feet always feel so soft after using them. However, it's one of them products that you have to constantly use...as the effects don't seem to be long-lasting. They're so much more convenient than having to buy a pair of moisturising socks, and having to apply a load of cream on before you slip them on. All in all, I think it's a good product and definitely worth repurchasing. You'll notice a slight difference when using them, but just don't expect any miracles!
I bought this foot pack from Home Bargains, and they were 99p per pack when I last went! (Sorry, I can't provide a link because they don't seem to be available on the website.)