Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Blog Love

One of the best thing's that has happened to me since starting Keeping Up With Carmen is that I've met so many amazing people and found lots of friendly bloggers. I thought I would do a little blog love post, these are only a few of the lovely blogs I follow but I can't do it all at once or I'd be here forever. I'll do some more soon as I've got a lot of blog love to spread. So go over and say hi or leave a comment for these ladies.

Kristy's blog Smug Pug has become a daily read for me, I can't believe she doesn't have 100000 followers already. She has amazing fashion sense, beautiful hair and amazing nail tutorials
Green Finch Linnet Bird - Rachael is so sweet and one of those bloggers that is just supportive of everyone else, her layout is adorable and her posts always inspire me to run out and buy everything..

Whimsical Nothings is like a one stop blog for everything you need to know! Reviews, fashion and step by step recipes that are so helpful for the baking handicapped like me. Her pictures are also always beautiful.

Katie from Sleep Wake Hope was one of the first people I started speaking to in the blogging community, She's very sweet and helpful and you can tell how much effort she puts in to her blog and her posts are always so detailed with lots of information and pictures! Plus her layout is so cute.
Mini Adventures // Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty & more...
Millie from Mini Adventures blog is different from the ones I usually follow but I love it, I love her quirky sense of style and amazing red hair!

Beauty Boutique
Amy from Beauty Boutique is absolutely beautiful and I love the way she writes it's so easy to read.

Under Blue Lights
Under Blue Lights: I love her blog layout and she has amazing taste in make up and fashion. Plus she just did a post about my style icon Kim Kardashian!

Do you follow any of these beauties already? Have you just found a new blog to follow?
What are some of your favourite blogs?

Carmen xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Review: 1,2,3 Perfect - Bourjois

What Bourjois say:
3 colour correcting pigments:
1. Yellow pigments – conceals dark circles for a rested look
2. Mauve pigments – corrects dullness for radiance
3. Green pigments – neutralises redness for an even out the complexion
Soft and smooth formula for an undetectable, second skin finish. Available in 9 natural shades to suit all skin types.
And it’s good for my skin!

What I think:
I don't have particularly dark circles under my eyes but I am a student so sometimes late night studying leaves me a bit tired, I think the foundation covered my circles quite well but I still needed to use a concealer so if you have very dark circles I don't think you could get away with just the the foundation. The second point it's supposed to do it correct dullness for radiance, I'd have to say that I felt it did the complete opposite. I have normal to dry skin and normally only get a bit of dry skin in the winter but with this foundation my head just looked flaky and disgusting and I didn't see any illuminating from the product at all. I usually like more of a dewy finish but this is more matte, I think it would be great for people with really oily skin but for people with any sort of dryness it seems to be too drying. It evened out a lot of my redness but I don't have a lot of scaring or spots to cover so for someone with more redness in their skin I'm not sure how it would work.

Conceals dark circles lightly
Good for people with great skin already
Is matte for oilier skin
Covers light redness

Very drying
Does not illuminate
Only very light coverage of dark circles and redness
Can feel thick on the skin
Doesn't blend well
Shades seem to come up dark

So unfortunately there seems to be more cons than pros for this one. I think if you have oily skin and you are looking for something with moderate coverage that is matte on the skin this would be the perfect choice but if you are looking for a dewy finish this isn't the foundation for you. It's a shame because I had high hopes for this foundation after bourjois healthy mix.

Stars Rating:

please always remember that opinions expressed are only based on my own personal experience and what works for me won't always work for you and vice versa. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Scottish Fashion Awards

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news today..

I've been awarded a press pass for the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards. I will be able to get photos of everyone on the red carpet (including Alexa Chung) and also get some interviews. It's very exciting.
I will do a full post on the Fashion Awards with all the details soon but I was just so excited that I had to tell you! This will be really good for me and hopefully all of you as well.

This is my first event like this so do any of you have any tips on what to do, how to act or what to wear?

I'm still waiting on a camera cable and I've missed blogging but I should hopefully have one by the end of the week so I can upload all the face and outfit of the days I've been taking. I also have a summer holiday haul to upload so fingers crossed  I can get that up soon.

Hope you are all good. What have you been up to today?

Carmen x