**Beauty Giveaway**

Hey Guys,

Well it’s the dreaded January and unfortunately Christmas is now behind us. In order to help beat those January Blues, I have decided to do a little giveaway. It is also a thank you for all the support I have received since I started my blog six months ago!

So here it is ladies:

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Ways To Enter:
  • Click Follow to the left on the blog,
  • Please Like & Share the Facebook page; DayDreamerChic
  • Follow & Share on my Instagram account @daydreamerchic
  • Follow & Share my Twitter account @zoeb1991 / DayDreamerChic
  • Tag @daydreamerchic & Comment Done when you have liked & shared so I can put your name in the draw! 🙂

(there are links to all my social media accounts on the home page)

Winner will be announced on Sunday the 11th of January, Good Luck Ladies 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Top 5 Foundations

Hey Guys,

I am always been told not to wear my MAC foundation each time I apply my make-up. Everyone always says it’s a waste for day to day use and that it should be kept for nights out and special occasions. I find that one bottle however does last as only a small amount is required. However these conversations did prompt me to think of the foundations I have previously used and evaluate what foundations have the best purpose and what are my favourites. I’ve also tested out a few cheaper options to try and decipher my Top 5 Foundations currently available.

Best For Staying Put : Estee Lauder Double Wear 

This foundation literally does what it says on the tin. It really does not come off your face until you are removing it with cleanser, even then it takes a while to get off properly. Some may think it is a bit heavy, however girls I know swear by it. I used to wear it too but find it can be a tad heavy. It is however ideal if you want to apply makeup in the morning and not touch it until your going to bed. It really does stay put! For those of you who think it may be a bit thick then maybe try the new ‘light’ version. Both options are available from €37.00 in a number of different retailers including Boots and Debenhams.

Best for Light Everyday Wear : Catrice Nude Illusion

I was pleasantly surprised by the Nude Illusion offering by Catrice. It gives a nice over all coverage, but you don’t feel like you are wearing make-up. It is ideal for a day when your not doing a full face of make-up but just want to stick on a bit of foundation and mascara. I also really liked the colour as I did feel like I wasn’t wearing any make-up but obviously looked better than I do without it! It’s also such a bargain at €8.49 meaning that you don’t have to worry about wearing it every day.

Best for Nights Out : MAC Studio Fix

I love this foundation, it gives great coverage without being too heavy and I think it is perfect for a night out. It helps balance out your skin tone, particularly for pictures. The girls in MAC are also great for matching up the perfect colour for your skin. The foundation itself gives a nice, healthy and illuminating sheen without the dreaded shine. It also lasts ages as I find I genuinely don’t need much for each application. You can buy it from Brown Thomas or online from €31.50

 Best for Brightening up Tired Skin: Rimmel Wake Me Up

I was initially skeptical when trying out this foundation. If I’m honest, I didn’t believe that a budget foundation could brighten and ‘wake up’ my consistently tired skin. I did however notice a difference, so I will hold my hands up and admit I was wrong for my skepticism! The skin (bags) around and under my eyes actually did look brighter and I found it did match my skin tone really well. It is also a complete bargain too at €10.99, available from a range of different retailers such as Boots and Penneys.

Best for a Dewy Complexion: Chanel Perfection Lumiere 

I love the satin smooth feel of this foundation. It’s almost as if it melts onto your skin and it gives a lovely, dewy finish. I also noticed that it did last a long time as it is quite thick and creamy meaning you really don’t need to apply much. The illuminating aspect of this foundation was great and I didn’t even need much highlighter while wearing it. This foundation costs around €44.00 but as I said I found that it lasted me a significant amount of time, meaning it balanced out the price.

 

Highlight of My Day

Hey Guys,

Today’s post is a make-up one! I am always trying out new products and love improving my make-up skills where possible. Due to my experimentation with different products, I have become slightly obsessed with highlighter! I cannot believe that a few years ago I did not utilise what can only be described as one of the most powerful make up tools on the market. I have tried numerous different brands and I have to say my all time favourite has to be No.7’s Instant Radiance. The product itself only costs €12.95 too, so it’s an absolute bargain. I use the highlighter almost every day and I have it almost 6 months. Don’t forget No7 always have promotions running, so you may be able to get even better value for your money.

On an everyday basis I wouldn’t wear a lot of the product, however when I am going out I like to apply it properly. On a daily basis, a little dab of highlighter on the top of your cheekbones will brighten your whole face. When you are going somewhere which requires a full face of makeup, then I would recommend applying in a number of different locations as outlined below.

Tip: The whole idea of highlighter is to accentuate the area in which the light is supposed to hit, so when you are looking in the mirror, note the places the light is hitting. That is where your highlighter is supposed to go.

 

Until next time my loves 🙂

Z x