Saturday, 28 January 2012

Is this the one?!

I have found the perfect foundation that I've been looking for.  A few days ago I wrote about needing a new foundation, and Scarlett from scarletthearts suggested I try mineral foundation, and one of the recommendations was Lily Lolo

So I went onto the website and ordered two samples.

<< China Doll

Blondie >>

I have very pale skin so if I don't get the right colour it can leave me looking a bit too dark or sometimes even orange.  The samples were only £1.29 each, I ordered then on Thursday and they were here by this morning (Saturday).

I tried the China Doll shade first.  I put this on the left half of my face.  I loved it straight away.  The way it went on over my face, how light it was, the brilliant coverage... everything!  I next tried the Blondie shade on the right half of my face.  The two colours are very similar, you can hardly tell that I am wearing two different shades of foundation.  However, I think the Blondie one is just slightly too dark for me (maybe more suitable for evening wear) and the China Doll shade matches my natural skin colour better.  I love it!  It's excellent.

I haven't been wearing foundation everyday this week as I have had some days off sick so my skin has cleared up lovely!  So I hope this stuff doesn't mess up my skin.  My cheeks do feel a tiny bit itchy, but it's bearable.  I put the foundation on at around 4PM so I will take it off in a few hours. Then I will wear the foundation at work tomorrow as it's only a four and a half hour shift and hopefully the itching doesn't continue as this foundation really is great!

I was meant to be working all day today but I really couldn't face it.  This illness has left me feeling so tired and worn-out even though I have been having decent amounts of sleep.  I just have no energy!!  My whole chest aches and I can't stop sneezing.  This sucks so much!!

I have a new best friend.  It's this thing:
Seriously, it is AMAZING.

I rediscovered my tube of Savlon as I was having a clear out of all my make up and beauty products and started using it.  If I get a spot I whack on a bit of Savlon and it clears up in no time.  Get a cut, put on some Savlon and it disappears quickly.  Dry lips - Savlon.  Dry hands - Savlon.  And as I have this stupid cold my nose was looking really red and sore last night so I put some Savlon on my nose and this morning the redness was pretty much gone!  Ohh Savlon, what would I do without you?!

I have been looking on the Lily Lolo website after my amazing foundation discovery and have seen some eyeshadows that I wouldn't mind getting.  I love experimenting with eyeshadows and these few colours look lovely:
Smoky Brown

Pixie Sparkle

Green Opal

I really want to try all of them!  I think my favourite is the Pixie Sparkle.  Or maybe it's the Green Opal.  Ahh I'm not sure, I love all three!

I'm now going to eat some tomato soup and watch Casino Royale and feel sorry for myself.  I want someone to come and look after me, but the boyfriend has gone off to visit some friends and I'm left here all alone for the weekend.  Am I too old to say I want my Mummy?!


  1. I might have to try this foundation! I have the same problem, I am quite fair and some foundations tend to make me look dark or orange as well. I also find if I go too light I end up looking like a ghost! I hope you feel better soon.

    1. I would definitely recommend it!
      Thankyou :)

  2. This foundation looks really lovely :) And the Pixie Sparkle is pretty!

  3. cute blog hun! can't wait to read more! found you while "blog walking" and thought i would say a hello!

    newest follower ♥ -- would love it if you could visit me and follow back sometime ?

    hugs, xo

  4. I love mineral makeup (I use it 95% of the time) and am so glad you've found your match! I've never heard of Lily Lolo, but seems like a great UK brand.

    xo, alison*elle

    1. It does seem like a great brand - so far, so good!

  5. Hi I like your blog very well done! Im now following! Plz come check out mine when u have time thx!

  6. Those colours are so tempting!
    I really hope the foundation works out for you :)

    P.S. NO, you're never too old :D

    1. Thanks :) It seems to be working out so far, it's amazing for my skin!!

  7. I always have trouble finding the perfect foundation - these 2 look like lovely products & I was interested to read your review! :)

    <3 Shawna


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