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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored review, nor am I affiliated with the following brand/company in anyway.

Hiya Poutlings

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PRODUCT REVIEW/ HOW I WORE IT

I finally gave into the hype at the beginning of the year and I bought my very own BB Cream! I have not really shut up about it since, and I feel as though I am a bit of BB cream product expert, one would think I am getting commission by the way I have been “selling” this product to people that ask me about it. My mother, aunt, cousin and best friend have all recently bought their own (not all the same brand) BB creams and they have also loved them. I have also been able to try them, so I will eventually review those for you too.

Sandylashxx wrote a post on WHAT IS BB CREAM… Check it out.

Because, I am a list person, I have broken down my Smashbox BB Cream experience to the following pros and cons:

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PROS

  • A natural finish
  • Fair selection of shades, actually pale enough for ghosts like me
  • Easy to blend
  • Portable
  • High SPF

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CONS

  • Price/ R390
  • No moisturising ingredients/ properties – NOT  moisturiser like other BB cream brands
  • Difficult to get all the product out the tube
  • Only 5 shades available – this is a huge drawback for potential customers but hopefully in time this is fixed….

This BB Cream is a good option for someone who has an even complexion, like myself, with barely any skin imperfections (I have a few, but I choose to ignore them). There is hardly any coverage to this BB cream. You would have to use a lot of product to get a sheer-medium coverage and using a lot of this expensive product in my opinion is a waste, however if you apply medium coverage foundation over it, you will acheive a sheer-medium coverage. The smoothing aspect of it, as it is a primer or pollyfiller as I like to explain to my clients that always ask what PRIMER is for, is definitely its best feature. The SPF for me, is also a huge deal. I am as pale as a ghost and needless to say, I am terrified of sun damage, automatically the higer the SPF for me, the better the product.

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The application of the Smashbox BB Cream is MUCH easier if done with your fingers, it just blends easier. When attempting with a foundation brush, beauty blender, stipple brush or foundation sponge I feel that the product itself gets wasted (again, it’s not cheap and wasting is a deadly beauty sin especially at R390 a go…) and the cream doesn’t blend as easily as it does with the added heat of your fingers. I almost died when the Smashbox consultant used her fingers on my face, but I understand now that it just works better after trying many different applications myself.

I enjoy having the look of dewy skin,  because I suffer from an oily skin, I’m used to having loads of powder on my face and having a matte finish, this BB cream helps me have dewy skin for longer. You can happily add some powder initially (if you wish) or throughout the day as you normally would with a foundation.

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My go-to makeup look for the last few weeks of summer of late has been as simple as cleanse, tone, moisturise, apply BB cream, dust a bit of bronzer on my face, Smashbox Jet Set Gel Liner to my upper eyelid, a bit of my Inglot brow gel and plenty of mascara for a fun, fresh, “no makeup” makeup look. Quick, effective, and it lasts for the whole day, even in the intense Southern hemisphere heat.

OVERALL RATING

8/10

WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?

Definitely! Try it TODAY!

Please bear in mind, this product may not be the same experience for you but chances are you will enjoy it all the same. Smashbox is available at selected Woolworths stores countrywide, so be sure to go and try it out and see for yourself.

Smashbox is also cruelty free so absolutely no fluffies are harmed in having your perfect flawless looking skin.

x missfitz

RELATED POST: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – Flutter and Pout

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#Hashtag Your #Wedding on #Instagram – Good Idea/ Bad Idea?

INSTAGRAM TAKING OVER THE WORLD

Instagram appears to be taking over weddings and I am not sure how I feel about it. I was gleefully pinning my way through Pintrest, wasting time really, and I came across one of the people I follow boards which I am going to call the Wedding Insanity Board and I found the above posted photo. Long story short, this woman is far from being in a relationship, never mind planning a wedding. ANYWAY.

My immediate reaction was, is this really what technology has done to us?

When I think about it, I guess it makes sense. Regardless of whether you want your wedding guests to take their own photos of your wedding, they’re going to do it, and at least this way you can see all the photos without having to check every single guests Facebook account. Assuming everyone who uses Instagram hashtags your wedding with the appropriate whatever (like #ShrekWedding) it’s in a backwards way, an organised way to see all of your photos.

I feel though, that there is something weird about it, though I can’t figure out what it is. I guess maybe it’s the idea that a cell phone application is playing such a big role on such a personal day. Personal in the sense that everyone posts photos of their meal or their night out WITH THE GURLS on Instagram but not everyone posts photos of their wedding day, complete with filters and captions and hashtags. With the boom of digital photography we’re getting used to seeing people’s wedding photos on Facebook but it still sometimes feels weird to me, in the sense of, is it okay that I’m seeing this? If you’re the couple who posted it, and I’m your friend on Facebook then I’m going to assume that yes, it’s okay.

But what about the couples who don’t realize that their friends are posting their own amateur wedding photos on all of their internets? Having been actively involved in professional wedding photography, I understand that a bridal couple WANT ALL THE PHOTOS. The general consensus is that the more pictures – the better. But being on the other side of the lens, I can tell you this is not true. Do you want the pictures where you have been caught at the wrong angle and look decidely pregnant, when you’re not? Do you want to see an unflattering closed-eye picture or just a bad picture from your professional wedding photographer? No, you don’t. You may say you do, but trust me. You don’t.

I’m seeing more and more of these #OurWedding examples on Pintrest. What do you guys think? Is it weird or is it a natural progression that’s totally not a big deal?

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As a fairly new user to Instagram, I am enjoying it. You can follow me if you do so wish – @flea143

x missfitz

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PRADA has gone MOBILE

Hiya Poutlings

A large trend with fashion brands is moving towards mobile commerce. While some brands don’t even have an online capability to shop, Prada just created their first app for the iPad.

Have you ever needed a little Prada on the go? Well, now you’re in luck.

Featuring an interactive palazzo, the app allows customers to virtually browse capsule collections and special products. Designed by Hollywood visual effects specialist James Lima, the app will update according to the season. For instance, later this month they will unveil the Bloom jewellery line featuring flowers in plexi glass frames.

While sales via mobile devices continue to rise, even some large retailers like H&M continue to delay their move into e-commerce.

*missfitz

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