Product review for Clinique – Stay-matte oil-free makeup
I received a free sample in my weekly magazine which I was overjoyed about since my current foundation is running low and I haven’t yet decided which one to choose. It promises to help control the oil breakthrough for women suffering oily or combination skin, leaving a matt and flawless finish all day long.
The shade was ‘Neutral’ which I automatically knew would be too dark for my skin – looking at the 20 different shades this foundation has to offer I’d be more suited to ‘Linen’. Aside from that fact I wanted to see if the description was right and the foundation would protect from the embarrassment of a shiny face!
At first it gave great coverage, felt really light on the skin as well as to the touch, is paraben free and smelt really good. After 8 hours of wear; three small itchy bumps had appeared on my t-zone, the foundation had gathered around my eyebrows, it had turned into an uneven coverage and worst of all I had my usual shine :-( Another positive though is that it was very easy to remove, leaving my skin very soft.
I think maybe as a liquid foundation is does not provide full protection for women with oily skin but could possibly be improved with an oily skin specific face powder (which I plan to test out tomorrow with the other half of the sample).
Is it a good sign that I share such odd similarities with Tamryn Kirby?
In one of my previous posts titled ‘A wedding planner ….. to be or not to be? That is the question!’ I discussed how people seemed to be putting my dreams and ambitions down when they really have no right to. I also said how I was reading Confessions of a Wedding Planner by Tamryn Kirby in the hope that it would either boost my confidence in the knowledge that I would be able to cope OR alternatively make me realise that maybe it isn’t the industry for me (preferably the former scenario!).
I’m just under half way through the book and it is full of tips on all the little details that should be addressed in order to have the perfect day (as well as being prepared for unexpected events i.e rain etc). Its a really interesting read and I would love the opportunity to one day meet this lady and here’s why …
There are three main similarities that have sort of shocked me but now that I think about it, its probably very common … even so. The first one is to do with a Royal Wedding - Tamryn talks about her excitement during Prince Charles and Diana’s Wedding which I can completely relate to as I was completely glued to the screen throughout Prince William and Kate’s Wedding. I was truly choked by how magnificent and magical the whole thing was and I too collected (and cherish) the magazine memorabilia. The second similarity appears further on in the book, Tamryn discusses how from a young age she had suffered from several illnesses including ovarian cysts that completely came out of nowhere which I too have had to put up with for the past few years. Disruptive to say the least. The final similarity I’ve come across (which I’ve always thought I was the only one!) is the OCD over people vomiting! (also known as Emetophobia). This has been my only negative about becoming a wedding planner since it involves excessive alcohol consumption which then inevitably leads to very unwell guests!
So that is my question … Is it a good thing that I share similarities with Tamryn the UK’s top wedding expert (as named by Amazon) considering how successful she has become? I’d like to think so!
A wedding planner ….. to be or not to be? That is the question!
For the past few years I’ve had a fixation on becoming a wedding planner. I’m forever watching wedding related programmes, reading the mags and have been to a couple of wedding fayres too just to see what all the fuss is about and I truly love everything idyllic and fantasy around someones “dream day”.
However, recently I’ve faced people that have told me how stressful the industry is and that I wouldn’t be able to deal with it (not that they themselves have ever worked in it!). This was something I already knew and was prepared to deal with. This whole time I’d been confident that I would be able to deal with the stresses and strains effectively but hearing this negativity all the time has started to make me doubt myself.
So - I’ve started reading ‘Confessions of a Wedding Planner’ by Tamryn Kirby as I’m hoping this will give me a better insight into whether the wedding planning industry really is the right one for me!
So far she has discussed her personal background, in particular her own wedding and when she begins to describe the other weddings she was involved in. I seem to have the same thoughts in the back of my mind - “why was that not thought of before/surely that minor detail should have been addressed way before the big day”. I’m guessing these are good indicators that I do have the attention to detail aspect already inside me - I’m just hoping this book develops into more detail on how to cope with disaster weddings!
Please leave comments, opinions or any advice. Its all welcome :-)