Joining the ranks of GOSH’s existing primers, the new Primer + Hydration* is a welcome addition.
Applying like a velvety soft moisturiser, the primer soaks in quickly and gets to work minimising the appearance of fine lines and pores. When worn with a matte or drying formula foundation, the product glides on effortlessly without clinging to dry patches. The wear feels that little bit more comfortable over the winter months when the skin can feel tight and loaded up with base product.
Combining the primer with a dewy or oil based foundation kept the foundation feeling solid and present on the skin after a 10hr day. I did feel I needed to powder more after applying the base with this combination but again it felt very comfortable on the skin.
I can imagine this primer being a year long favourite for ladies with dry skin or that prefer matte, high coverage bases. In the summer months when skin is parched from sun worship, it will provide some welcomed moisture before the base without disrupting the wear.
The primer contains Snow Algae which provides anti ageing properties to the primer does not provide any long lasting moisturising benefits so you will still need to use your regular moisturiser.
The Primer + Hydration primer retails for £13.99 but is currently on offer at Superdrug for £8.99
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Let’s take a look back at what has gone on in January here on the website.
I was suffering a case of the New Year blues as I was missing my holiday and the weather wasn’t inspiring me to start looking to shop for my next one! I made up for it by sharing my New York photojournal and tips with you!
Grab a cuppa and settle down for a read, each heading is a link so feel free to follow it on through to the feature!
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss
Tom Ford Lipstick
Batiste Beauty Survival
Garnier Micellar Extra Gentle Cleansing Wipes
Glamglow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment
Simply Be 3 in 1 Waterproof Coat
Kate Spade Cobble Hill Devin Bag
Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland review
Newcastle Restaurant week
The Botanist, Newcastle review
Bierrex, Newcastle review
Bills, Durham review
New York foody hints & tips
Land Rover Owners Experience Day
Home Make Over Inspiration
AspirePlus Lounge at Newcastle Airport
New York Hints & Tips
New York Photojournal
Gosh, it was a busy old month wasn’t it! I feel tired just looking at that list!
Just like every month, I appreciate my readers and I love you all!
Last week, we headed on down to Bill’s, a brand new opening in Durham.
The newest resident on the Saddler Street foodie strip has a prime double fronted location on the street which attracts huge footfall from both residents and visitors alike. This is the first location for the chain in the North East and it is exactly what Durham needs as the food buzz is starting to take off.
On entering the venue, we were escorted through a vast property to a dining room at the back with views over the Elvet Bridge. The space at the back would make a great private dining room for functions! All stripped wood, bare walls and exposed ducting, the décor blends well with the existing architecture of the building providing endless charm.
As you know I went to New York at Christmas and it has taken me ages to get my photos sorted. I know a few people are going over to New York soon so I thought I’d finally share some of my snaps.
We took hundreds of photos each so these are just a few brief glimpses.
There will be a hints & tips post tomorrow too!
If you can remember my review of the Chanel lipstick in 99 Pirate HERE, you’ll know I do love a bit of Chanel red. Well any red really as it really is my ‘signature look’.
Like the Tom Ford lipstick, I bought this at the airport to make savings, paying around £5 less than the rrp of £26
Pirate is an opaque gloss in a beautifully glossy vibrant red colour. It doesn’t last all that long but it is perfect to pair over a matte red or as a wearable every day red without the ‘drama’ of a bolder lipstick. I have been lining my lips with a Sephora waterproof lip liner and then using this over the top for a longer lasting look.
Luxe packaging does make it feel a little bit special when you use it, but I find the extended wand to be helpful for sweeping on across the cupids bow, allowing me to really get in to accentuate it.
Worth a buy if you are a red lipstick obsessive like myself, or just fancy a treat. Red is a staple that never lets you down, whatever the season or occasion