KIKO Mat Base Corrector Primer

February 22, 2015


I have oily skin. Trust me when I say, it's a pain in the ass. Seeing that annoying shine on my face and knowing nothing I put on my face will ever control it 100% annoys me to no end. I can't tell you the amount of products I've tried that claim to be "matte" and nothing seems to work. Big fat lie, them.

Truth be told, I've never been into beauty stuff until recently. My money went to clothes 99% of the time, but I'm just now turning into the massive world of lipsticks, primers, powders and the lot. As I was browsing through Kiko's site, I saw this and I was immediately drawn in. Mattifying? Yes please! At 8.90€, it's not the cheapest out there, but I figured I'd give it a go.

Now... This is where it gets tough. I tried this under an Avon BB cream that *claims* to be matte but only makes my skin 120 times shinier (boohoo, Avon!), and it controlled the oil pretty damn well. But! It left my skin feeling super tight and the next day, it was super dry. Literally, my whole T zone area was peeling. Note to self: never wish to have dry skin again.

It's that kinda product that works but has some side effects I'd rather avoid. Now I realise I'd rather have that sort of dewy (read: not shiny!) look on my face as opposed to peeling skin making me look like a dragon.

96 hours in London

February 08, 2015

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I'm obsessed with taking photos up in the air. I probably have 20 pictures of the exact same thing. I know. I need Jesus. But...why so beautiful?! Descending into snowy London...

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Strolling through gorgeous Oxford Street... There's just something about this place that makes me happy?! Maybe because I shop way more than I should?! Who knows...

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Stepping out of the British Museum into a gorgeous London [sort of] sunset...although it happened at approximately 4pm?! What gives, London?! WHY SO EARLY!?!

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I'll admit: I'm not the biggest Covent Garden fan. But, at dusk, it's beautiful. Sort of.

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I mean... why so beautiful, London!? Seriously!

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SNOW! You guys, I had never seen *proper* snow before, so when I got to Hyde Park and saw it was covered in snow... aaaaah! Joy to the world.

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Piccadilly Circus, probably my favorite place on Earth. Don't ask me why. I'm weird like that.

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You guys!!! It's an M&M's store. I mean... OH MY GOD. I needed to be sedated. M&M's are life. Just...oh my word.

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Waiting to board my plane back home *sad face*. Why does time seem to go by at supersonic speed when I'm in London? What do you mean I was there 4 days when it felt like 4 seconds...


I don't think anything could've been better mentally than this 4 day break for me. Having just come out of a draining semester that felt like it lasted five thousand years coupled with medical shit, it felt just like going home...again. I had forgotten how much this city just speaks to me. I don't know if it's the fast pace, the people, the organized way in which this city simply works... Everything about London makes me extremely happy. 

This trip served to reinforce my wish to move there. I was scared to go there alone and having to find our way around the city with no help, but the fact it was so easy and everything just seamlessly clicked into place made my decision even more final. I can't wait for the future now, but in the meantime, please do enjoy these rather choppy iPhone pics since my camera felt just too heavy. #regrets

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