MERAKI - KONJAC SPONGE

 
Hey babes! How are we today? I'm sorry for not being a very active blogger this week, I was doing so well up until now! Oh well. My reason to being absent is that not only did I start my new job last week (which I love!), but my brother came to visit me for almost a whole week. It was loads of fun having him here, but it's tiring to have to entertain someone all the time. I hope he comes back soon though, he's a laugh and we had a really nice weekend. 
 
Today I'm going to go shopping! I really want to get a new coat so that's at the top of my agenda. I might also try to film my January Favourites if I got the time. This evening we are going to meet up with my boyfriend's dad and girlfriend for a night out as it is my boyfriend's dad's 60th birthday on Monday. It's going to be a funny night, we're going to a Bowie night so we expect some good tunes to dance to. 

I'm just about to go in the shower now, and I think I'm going to use my new meraki sponge for the first time. I got it from my mum for Christmas but I haven't used it yet. My skin has been so sensitive this month so I didn't want to try it if it would cause me to flare up, even though it's supposed to be for sensitive and damaged skin you don't know how your skin is going to react to it. My skin is so dry now though so I thought that it would probably benefit from a gentle scrub. My eczema has overall been quite bad lately, or my skin has been really dry, so I'm actually back on the apple cider vinegar treatment and I'm already seeing improvement after just two days!

Speaking of my eczema and apple cider vinegar, is that something that you would like me to speak more about? I've been thinking about doing a eczema/dry skin series where I can tell you a little bit about my do's & don't's for eczema/dry skin. I know everyone's skin and eczema is different, but some general tips could maybe be good? I'm only saying this because when my skin was really bad I would try anything to try to make it better, but I found that there wasn't much information about it out there. 

I don't know, let me know what you think and I'll see what I can come up with!

Lots of love, 

Josefine x
 
 
 

REVIEW | L'ORÉAL NUDE MAGIQUE BLUR CREAM

 
Here we go again - another review! I wanted to talk to you about a product I've been using for a while now - the Blur Cream from L'Oréal. It's a primer which I picked up after reading a few promising blog posts about it, and I was in need of a new primer. I tried it on in the store a few days before I bought it, only on the back of my hand, and I thought it was really similar to the Benefit Porefessional primer which used to be my go to primer a year or two ago. Considering the Blur Cream is only about £10, which is about half the price of the Porefessional, I got really excited and thought that it would definitely not hurt to try it on. 
 
It's supposed to blur your pores and make your skin look smoother, which it does. Even when I tried it on my hand it made my skin look so smooth and soft, and I think this would be the perfect product for when you don't want to wear makeup but just want to smoothen your skin out a little bit. For example, when you go on holiday and get a little bit of tan and don't want to have to worry about makeup in the heat - I think this would be the best product. However, as a primer, this product doesn't excited me too much. I don't feel as it makes a huge difference for my makeup. Surely, it does make my skin look really smooth and lovely when I first apply it and it does make all my base products go on very nicely, but after a couple of hours I feel like the effect has worn off a little bit. 
 
But, having said all of this, I'm not actually sure if it's supposed to be a primer such as the Porefessional is. I think this product might be only be a 'blur' product, and not fully a primer. The reviews I read prior to purchasing this product gave me the impression that it was/could be used as a primer, but I can't find anywhere on the product itself or in the description on the website that it is a primer. 
 
Summary? It does what it promises to do, but that is maybe not to be a primer. I definitely think I will get loads of use out of this product in the summer, but I had to high hopes when I purchased it. It can be used under makeup, and it does provide the promised 'blurred skin' effect, but it doesn't make your makeup in any way last longer or better than without it. So it all depends on what you are after really. I'm a little bit disappointed myself, as it doesn't do what I hoped it would, but at the same time I can't be because it does everything it promises to do. 
 

NEW IN: BOURJOIS + URBAN DECAY

 
You know how you for some reason always run out of all of your makeup basics at once? Yep, happened to me this month. My foundation, mascara and eyeliner. I'm also scraping the last out of my concealer at the moment, so count that in to. 
 
When it come to staples such as these I tend to just pick up the same brand and product everytime, but this time I felt like I wanted to switch a few things up. I've been super curious about the Urban Decay Subversion lash primer and Urban Decay Perversion mascara for ages, so I decided to try them out. They are amazing! They are a little bit more expensive than what I normally pay for my mascara, but they are really good. I tried using only Perversion one day though, without the lash primer underneath, and I wasn't as impressed - so if you'd like to try them I would recommend to get them both. The black one is very creamy so it tends to get a little bit messy, but if you're prepared with a cotton bud that's not a problem. You'll definitely hear more about these in my 'January Favourites'!
 
I also picked up the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, which I haven't decided how I feel about yet. My first impression was that I wasn't too impressed, but I think it has grown a little bit on me since. I need to try it out a little bit more before I can share with you what I really think about it. Overall I feel like there's nothing wrong with this product, but it's nothing exciting either. If you know what I mean? 
 
What makeup staples do you guys use? I'm especially curious about foundations and/or BB creams? Please give me tips on anything I can try next! x