My New Glasses

*The product in this post was supplied by Specspost*

So I have been meaning to write this post for ages. The reason I haven’t written it is because I wanted to get a good photo of me wearing the glasses, but I have never gotten around to it so I am writing the post anyway.

This will be a short post as there is not a lot I have to say when it comes to the process of ordering from Specspost. To be honest the part that took longest was me getting back to them with my prescription as I forgot to get it (notice a trend here). When I contacted Specspost to let them know I was interested in trying some of their products they were very apologetic to me. They had a lot of people interested and whilst they would love to send me items it could be a good few days before I got them due to their backlog. I was astounded when they turned up at my door a before the end of the week.

Then the fun began. I did a little fashion show with Danny trying on all my various pairs of glasses. However, as is normal when you shop online, not all of the pairs were to my liking. However there was one pair I just fell head over heels with. So I posted my 4 pairs of glasses back to the Team at Specspost and told them which pair I wanted and that I would get my prescription and be in touch. It took me about two weeks to get my prescription but when I did I got my glasses in less than a week.

That is probably my favourite feature of Specspost. That they do home trails where you let them know which pairs you would like to try, you pay a fully refundable deposit and then they send the glasses out to your house. You choose which pairs you want and send them back, within ten days you should have the glasses with your prescription in them back on your desk.

I also find Specspost great for getting a few spare pairs of glasses to have at home.

Here are the pair I chose, which I live in at work:

They are the “Pink Retro Cats Eye” model and can be found here.

What do you guys think of buying glasses online? I am thinking of getting my sunglasses for the year from the site. Opinions? Would you home trial the glasses or would you buy and hope for the best OR would you stick to going to a high street store? 

Until next time.
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My Favourite Setting Powder

*The product mentioned in this post was supplied by Escentual*

 A long time ago I started a wonderful partnership with a company called Escentual. A girl called Emma who worked for Escentual would often send me new products to try. As a make up loving girl this was my dream. I LOVE seeing Emma’s name pop up in my inbox knowing I am about to get a lovely treat.

One treat Emma sent me however has stuck with me for the longest time. Whilst I have adored all the products I have been sent, there have been none that I have used constantly or for more than a few weeks.

That was until I received the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder. I was nervous about using this product at first and I think the main reason I gave it a try was my MAC setting powder was running low and I wanted to make it last so I thought I would use this new powder on alternate days. 

Now I use it daily and would not dream of using any other powder.

For those who don’t know Dermablend is a range of products aimed at those with skin imperfections, something I have made no secret of having. Whilst the powder is recommended for use with the Dermablend foundation Escentual and I agree that it can be used with any foundation and still received the desired effect.

What effect is that you might ask. Well first off it has a matte finish. Ideal when you have a nice shine to your skin as I do. 

The powder is translucent meaning it doesn’t change the colour of your foundation, so you can use it no matter what colour you are wearing.

It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, something I am always fearful of with new make up.

It lasts, like ages. Both in the tub AND on your face. I sometimes forget to take my make up off before the gym, afterwards when my eyeliner is down my face my base still looks flawless. That and the pot has lasted me months and I am only half way through, and yes I use it EVERYDAY.

If you are in the market for a new setting powder I would definitely give Escentual a look and try it out. Especially with the (hopefully) warmer weather coming in if you want a light, natural looking, shine free setting powder.

There I am wearing the product itself. I’ve had some horrible spots on my chin for months which you can’t even see with the coverage the product provides.

Chat soon!
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