Maybelline BB Cream in Light RRP £7.99
Maybelline are one of the latest brands to jump on the BB bandwagon. I’ve been on the lookout for a new BB cream/tinted moisturiser for those days when I don’t want/need to wear a more expensive foundation such as Double Wear. Maybelline are currently giving away samples of their BB cream in the shade ‘Light’ on their facebook page, so I signed myself up for some.
This BB cream claims to have 8 benefits in 1:
  • Creates a natural glow
  • Compliments skin tone
  • SPF 30
  • Hydrates all day
  • Blurs imperfections
  • Oil free, non greasy
  • Looks visibly smooth,
  • Feels fresh
I love that this contains  SPF 30 as I’ve started to worry about the effect of the sun on my skin as a few lines have started to appear. When I first swatched the cream on my hand, it did look too dark for me, however, when blended onto my face, it was a perfect match for my skin. It definitely compliments my skin tone! It didn’t exactly ‘blur’ my imperfections as I’ve got a bit of a bad breakout on my chin at the moment, it did even out my skin tone everywhere else though and I used concealer as normal. It isn’t greasy at all, and looks smooth like they claim. It gives a lovely dewy glow which is perfect for the summer. It definitely feels a lot fresher than the foundations I usually wear, I didn’t feel like OH MY GOD I HAVE TO GET THIS MAKE UP OFF RIGHT NOW, MY SKIN CAN’T BREATHE!!!! as soon as I got in the house like I usually do but I did take it off as soon as I could. Below, you can see my face before and after application.
Left: Naked face  Right: Wearing just the Maybelline BB cream
Overall, I think this BB cream is one of the better ones I have tried and I will definitely be picking a tube up to use on the days when my skin is looking pretty good anyway and I’m just going to work. It’s definitely worth the £7.99 price tag and there’s usually offers on in Boots and Superdrug anyway so I’m sure I can get it a bit cheaper. It’s available in 4 colours.
Have you tried this BB cream? What do you think of it?

What is your favourite BB cream?


L’Oreal Feria Paprika Power – MAC Rebel – MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 – Nars Orgasm – NYC Bubblegum Pink – NYC Mint Macaroon – Real Techniques Blusher Brush – Boots 200 Clear Nails – Collection 2000 Look At Me – MUA Undressed Palette
Over the past couple of months I seem to be more into beauty and make up than I am clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I still love clothes and fashion but when I’ve had spare money, I’ve been investing in lipsticks and blushers rather than skirts and shoes. These are just some things I’ve bought over the past few days (oops!) on shopping trips in Winchester, Birmingham and London. I’ll be doing individual reviews of the products but if there’s any you’re paticularly desperate to see, let me know!
I’ve had a big sort out of all my clothes and I now have three big IKEA bags full of things I don’t want. I asked if any of you would be interested in a blog sale and I had a few emails about it, so I’ll start photographing things and hopefully that should be up in the next week or so.
I hope you’re all well!

Real Techniques stippling brush – Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple – Revlon Photoready Primer – Collection 2000 Hot Looks nail polishes in Lemon Soda and Hip Hop

Yesterday was payday, so I thought I deserved a treat or two (or five!) after the stressful month I’ve  had with my dissertation deadline etc. I popped into Boots before work and took advantage of their 3 for 2 offer! I featured the stippling brush in my last wishlist and I was so pleased when I saw that they’d actually got them in. There weren’t many of the brushes there, so I was especially happy to see this and it was only £11.99. I also picked up the Revlon Photoready primer for £11.99, I’m hoping it’s just as good as my beloved Avon one.As my freebie, I chose one of the new Revlon Lip Butters in Candy Apple. I’d heard so much about these and was desperate to  try one. There weren’t many colours left in my local Boots, but I really liked the look of this one. I haven’t had much of a chance to try it yet but I’m seriously impressed with it so far!
After work, I went into Superdrug to get some hair dye (payday = byebyerootsday) and saw that the Collection 2000 nail polishes were on offer at 2 for £3. I really wanted some more spring colours and this yellow is gorgeous, the neon orange really caught my eye as well.
I will definitely review these products in the future. You’ll have to bare with me though as my laptop has broken and is currently in the laptop hospital. Thank god for warranty and insurance! I’m now stuck with using my slow old desktop which won’t even connect to my iPhone! I think I need my dad to have a look at it next time he comes down. I don’t have much luck with my electronics really.
I hope you’re all enjoying the unexpected sunshine this week!