Monday, 15 July 2013

LIFE: #fmsphotoaday - Instagram

14 - Edible
9 - 3 Things
12 - A Bad Habit
11 - I wore this
2- Shoes
4 - Red, White or Blue
5 - Love

6 - Fave Smell
My Instagram: @Liviaa_Clack 
A sneak peak in to my month so far curtsey of @fatmumslim's photo a day challenge on Instagram... I only missed one day so far! A new record lol. Does anyone else love challenges like this?

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

REVIEW: Nivea Daily Essentials BB Cream (Light)

For almost a year I have been using BB cream instead of foundation and in that time I have thoroughly tested five different brands.  Most recently I've been trying Nivea's version of BB cream from the daily essentials. Of the five I've tried, I'd say that this was in the middle in terms of how much I liked it.


  • Decent coverage: this is quite thick and slightly build able so does cover up minor blemishes and redness quite well.
  • Price: this is quite cheap at around £5 for 50ml (price from here).
  • SPF: This has SPF10... not very high protection but better than none!
  • All of the goodness of Nivea: as a brand I find Nivea quite trust worthy and believe that this is actually good for my skin and it does deliver on this expectation, my skin feels rather good after using it.
  • Better under eyes: this is better at covering darkness under my eyes than my preferred BB cream (Garnier).


  • Colour: The colour of this is a bit too dark for me even though it is the lightest shade. It says on the tube that it gives a "hint of colour" however I certainly think there's more than a hint.
  • Application: I certainly find this harder to apply than some other BB creams that I've tried; it's quite a thick cream and absorbs quickly so it's a bit fussy to apply as I feel like I have to do separate areas at a time rather than just being able to simply rub it in every where with my hands. It's also quite hard to blend at the jaw line/neck, because it's a bit dark my face can sometimes be obviously a different colour!
Over all: I probably won't buy this again as it's not a good all round performer in my opinion but I'll use up the rest of the tube that I have by using little bits of it to build over my Garnier BB cream if I need a bit of extra coverage.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Weekly Wish List #4

Ok so this weeks wish list is actually more of a shopping list! Since I got to Germany a month a go I haven't bought any beauty products or clothes and I'm starting to feel a little desperate now. With things running out and needs cropping up all over the place, I really need to go shopping!

  • Garnier BB Cream: I've been through a few tubes of this since I started using it; out of the five BB creams that I've tried this is definitely my favourite!
  • Body Shop Aloe Day Cream: I've talked about this so many times; I'm just about to run out of the lotion version of this but it hasn't lasted very long so I'm going back to the day cream which is more cost effective!
  • Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Suede: I want to try this lipstick despite some of the dodgy reviews, I just need to choose a colour!
  • ASOS Sandals: I'm still looking for a new pair of sandals, the colour of these caught my eye today.
 Any suggestions for which colour of the Revlon lipstick I should get?