Tuesday, 23 February 2010

17 & Natural Collection Haul ♥

If you read my last post you will know i have been having a foundation crisis which got me to thinking. I used Boots 17 foundations all throughout high school and i never had a problem with them and my skin was perfect back then.

Its only in the past few years since I've started to try out new foundations and products on my face that my skin has gone down hill and I've been suffering from breakouts which i really don't understand because i never used to take care of my skin properly back then, all i used were face wipes to take off my makeup (usually in the morning after sleeping in it too) and that was about it, i never used a moisturiser or even a proper face wash. I understand that your skin can change as you age but why not go back to basics and see if it helps? So i popped into Boots today and picked up the 17 Skin Perfecting Shine Free Foundation with SPF 12 and I'm planning on changing my skin care routine to something simple because right now i think i use way too many products on my face, i just need to find something that works and stick to it!

I'd appreciate it if any of you have any suggestions on which face washes and scrubs i should take a look at, i have combination/oily skin and i think i want to go for something for sensitive skin because i think I'm way too harsh with my skin which probably isn't helping either.

Whilst in Boots i headed over to the Natural Collection stand because I've been hearing good things about the products from a lot of bloggers so i picked up a few nail polishes in Shimmer Pink, Topaz, and Lunar Haze. I'm not very impressed with these, if you can see from the picture how much of the Shimmer Pink i have used trying to get it to go on not streaky and then taking it off and trying again and if you put too many layers on and it appears dry, its not, i can put my nail right through it which is slightly annoying. I think I'm going to go try again after i post this, I'm determined to like these because i love the colours! I'm definitely going to try some of their makeup products though, i have higher hope for those than the nail varnishes.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and following! :)
Charlotte. xx


XOXO, Deanna said...

I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and I really like Purity by Philosophy (which is pricey) and Cetaphil (from the drug store). I'm not sure of the availability in the UK, but you should check them out. Since I began using the two of them about a year ago, my skin has vastly improved!

I'll be posting my skin care routine on my blog sometime this week...check it out if you're interested :)

XOXO, Deanna

Pyxiee said...

I shopped at boots today and picked up some natural collection (post tomorrow) but I'm glad I skipped the nail varnish! I've never tried 17 before. I have oily/combo skin and I use neutrogena and the body shop mattifying seaweed mosituriser =) xx

hannahbabeyxo said...

I was the same back when I was in school my skin was fine & I hardly did anything to it, but now since ive started to 'treat' it with different products my skin has changed! I used a natural collection nail varnish the other day and it went all bubbly and streaky! not good :( Hope the foundation works again for you! XO

Jen said...

What kind of coverage does the foundation give? x

xcharleym0ox said...

@Jen I'd say it gives light to medium coverage thats buildable, i have a lot of acne scars on my face right now and with this foundation and a bit of concealer i managed to cover them up. :) x