Eating and Shopping

I’ve had a lovely Easter break so far, the weather has been lovely and I was able to spend time with my friends and family. This all involved food and some shopping!

My cousin and I went to eat at Pearl Liang as I’ve wanted to try this place for a while now. We went there for dim sum and it was extremely quiet, we were the only people in there after a group of girls left! It was quite nice actually having the whole restaurant to ourselves.

The food was really nice and we ordered too much for the two of us so we were stuffed! I love crispy noodles!

The day was also filled with shopping. I came home with a few things but my main purchase was a Bobbi Brown foundation and corrector. Before settling with with Bobbi Brown I did try on the Chanel, and Nars foundation but found them too cakey. It could be that the sales assistant put too much on!

This is me with it on:

EDIT: The foundation review is below (also found on my other joint blog with my cousin
The plan was to find a new foundation as I’m disliking my MAC one at the moment,  I find that it makes me look darker (cousin A said it was because it oxidises). I wasn’t too sure what brand I wanted but my cousin A was on hand and suggested a few. I tried on the Chanel Mat Lumiere which I found too heavy and caked on, though to be fair the sales assistant layered it on far too much. I then tried on Nars Sheer Glow, I wasn’t impressed with the sales assistant’s way of applying the foundation to my face. She just used her fingers (I didn’t see her wash or sanitise her hands!). As you can guess I wasn’t taken by Nars but it could be that she didn’t wipe off the Chanel foundation properly so again my face with rather cakey! Also she cousin A said she wasn’t really selling the product, her mind was on something else!

The last foundation was Bobbi Brown. This time I was impressed with the way the sales assistant prepared my skin! She wiped off all the foundation(s) and followed it by hydrating my skin with moisturiser and serum. The foundation was Skin Foundation SP15 in shade 3.5. It went on very smoothly and it’s extremely light, it felt fluid, like water, probably because it is water base! The effect you achieve with this foundation is more natural glow, so there is a little shine which I’m not used to so I asked for a little powder! Anyway I thought you had to put on powder afterwards to set the foundation?

I also got a corrector which I desperately needed for my horrid under eye bags. This is the problem when I have really early rises and late nights!

I’ve made a few other purchases and will blog about it later on.


7 thoughts on “Eating and Shopping

  1. Yum.
    I had a makeup session the other wkd and I had to wash it all off in the trafford centre loo. SO much makeup. Dreadful. Yours looks way more natural!

    • They seem to enjoy caking it on people! What brands did you try?? The Bobbi Brown one is actually very light and liquid. I’m liking it at the moment. x

  2. That foods just made my stomach rumble! That f oundation looks really nice, might have to get someone to try them on me one day, have only just bought my frist one the other month x

  3. Ive now got to the point where I do, my skins gotten appauling, i’ve hit 23 and its broken out haha!
    on a good day its just tinted moisturiser 🙂 i really like the look of this though, your skin looks great!

  4. Ryc – i have never found any of the liquid eyeliners irritating. Sounds like you may have sensitive eyes. i do find some makeup that flake easily irritating though, but never japanese ones.

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