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If you didn’t already know, I like to change my hair colour… a lot. I’ve been every brunette shade, blonde shade & even ventured into red, and while I like being brunette the most, I always feel the need to go lighter for the summer. I often find that when I have lighter hair I can go lighter on the makeup, which is more convenient in hot weather (as we have so much of it in the UK…excuse my sarcasm). As I’m naturally fair, dark hair can usually wash me out, so the makeup gets heavier over the winter.

I wanted to go just a couple of shades lighter for summer, and after lots of Tumblr browsing for hair inspiration I decided on a light brown with a warm, golden tone.

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L'Oreal Infallible 24HR Foundation in Shade 140 - Golden Beige

L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Foundation in Shade 140 – Golden Beige

I’d ran out of my beloved L’Oreal True Match and while eyeing up the counter I noticed that the L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh 24 Hour Foundation had been reformulated and repackaged. The bottle looked sleeker and more expensive than the last, and to be honest, that reason alone had already sold me, (I’m a sucker for packaging) so I thought I’d give it a go.

I’ve had it a few days now, and the first thing I noticed on application is that it dries VERY fast, (and I mean fast!) so you have to be quick buffing it into your skin (I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush). My skin has started to get slightly oilier now winter is over, so I knew it wasn’t down to any dry skin patches.

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When I first heard the concept of Bioderma, I thought, what? How is that possible? It can remove makeup with no harsh chemicals? I became rather curious. I put my old fashioned cleansers to one side, and delved into the world of micellar solutions.

I am still yet to try Bioderma. I’ve given L’Oreal’s version a try, and while I do find it great for removing makeup, it does leave my skin feeling a little greasy, and it disperses WAY too much product to the point where you’ve wasted half the bottle.

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This is my first post of this year… So happy 2014!

If you’re lucky enough to wake up every day with amazing skin I am very envious of you. However in my case, I have to chuck a load of products on my skin in order for it to be nice to me.

My skincare has been shaken up recently since the weather’s been changing; the colder months have been giving my skin an extra need of a pamper. I’ve always had combination skin; an oily t-zone and a couple of dry patches around my nose, so I’m regularly trying to combat both without aggravating one or the other. In the summer, my skin gets more oily. However at this time of year I’m in need of products that are more moisturising.

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