It has taken me a couples of years to truly understand my skin type and what’s best for it. I used to think that I had dry skin but I realised that it was the products that I used that caused my skin to become dry and that In reality I actually had normal skin. However In extremely hot weather conditions I usually end up with oily skin, so every season I have to switch up my routine to suit the weather. I also have to change my foundation but it’s hard to know which ones best for your skin type because the worst thing you could do is spend more than £25 on a foundation that is completely wrong for your skin. But that’s why I’m writing this blog post to make it easier for you!
There are so many different issues when applying foundation to dry skin from a caked finish to flaking skin to emphasising patches of dryness and fine lines, put the wrong foundation on it, and you can end up making things look a whole lot worse – and end up feeling self-conscious while out and about as a result.
- Nars sheer glow, £33 – illuminating and dewy finish to the skin.
- Charlotte Tilbury, £29 – Vitamin C, hyaluronic filling spheres, mushroom extract; Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation is packed with nothing but nourishing ingredients for the skin.
- Make up forever water blend foundation, £31 – This super-sheer foundation is 80% water, so you know it’s going to hydrate your skin like no other.
- Mac studio face and body foundation, £22 – In every make-up artists pro kit, MAC’s Face And Body formula is conditioning and the finish is sheer but buildable for more coverage.
- Chanel vitalumiere satin smoothing foundation, £38.20 – Brightening dull, dry complexions, it gives a luminous finish and contains extra moisturising properties to keep skin feeling comfortable all day long.
The struggle is real when it comes to finding a foundation that controls excess oil and stays in place all day. To say that wearing foundation when you have an oily skin type is tough may be a massive understatement, but it’s not completely impossible. When you have oils skin it’s best to stick to matte foundations and one that are oil free.
- Giorgio Armani Power Fabric, £40 – Lasts for hours and hours, offering great SPF protection, concealing pretty much every blemish and dark circle, and it locks down any excess sebum production.
- Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation, £32.50– Mattifies skin and lasts all day and into the night, without smudging or needing any touch-ups at all.
- Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ Liquid Foundation, £27– Gives the most flawless, full coverage finish.
- Diorskin Forever Foundation, £35– lightwear but buildable whilst lasting 16 hours, the best for long days!
Also known as the ‘friendly city’, Port Elizabeth (PE for short) stretches along Algoa Bay and is located in the Eastern Cape province. With its location in the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth boasts of having 300 out of 365 days a year of sunshine – more than any other province in South Africa. So no matter what day of the year you choose to go you will not be disappointed!
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- Donkin Heritage Trail – If you want to get to know Port Elizabeth on personal level, take on the five-kilometre trail that follows in the footsteps of the 1820 Settlers. It links no less than 47 national monuments and historical sites in central Port Elizabeth and is named after the acting governor of the Cape Colony at the time, Sir Rufane Donkin.
- Addo Elephant park – Escape to the bush and spend hours scouring the pristine Eastern Cape landscape for wildlife at Addo Elephant Park, home to over 550 elephant. It is the third largest national park in South Africa.
- The Valley Market – On the first Saturday of every month head to the Valley Market for spicy paella, gourmet boerie rolls, crisp pizza bases, freshly baked artisan bread and smoothies. The Valley Market is open from 8am to 2pm. Entrance is R10 per person, kids under 12 enter for free. All proceeds go back to the community.
- Nelson Mandela Stadium – Watch the Kaizer Chiefs take on Ajax Cape Town this Saturday in this 46,000 seater, five-tier stadium.
- Conquer the sand dunes – If you’re looking for a dash of adrenaline then try your hand (foot?) at sandboarding at Maitland Sand Dunes. The dunes are easily accessible and provide hours of fun.
- Tour the Volkswagen Auto Pavilion – Car lovers will be in heaven on a pre-booked tour at the Volkswagen Factory in Uitenhage. You’ll encounter the oldest kombi in South Africa – Tours cost R10 per adults, R5 for children under 16, R5 for pensioners and include a free tour of the Autopavillion, which is the only automobile discovery centre on the continent and only the fifth worldwide.
I have officially just finished my first half term of 6th form and I am tired, I could honestly sleep for the rest of the year! All I can think about is getting away, I need a break from reality, I need to rest and I need to recharge and what better place to go than a spa. Nothing but relaxation!
If you are searching for the best of the very best in luxury wellness spa resorts, you have come to the right place. I have spent the last few hours lusting over these amazing resorts around the world and have decided to make it my mission to visit every single one of them within the next few years as we dive in to my top 5 most expensive and luxury wellness spa resorts around the world!
Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Como Shambhala Estate in Bali is more than any other spa but an award winning, luxury resort. Besides spa classics such as massages, guests can also opt for a traditional cleansing ceremony, which begins with an immersion in the sacred waters at Tirta Empul temple at nearby Tampak Siring.
Luxurious treatment villas, nestled beneath thatched roofs each with spectacular ocean views, provide a perfect tranquil space for an individualised, holistic wellness journey.
With 17 luxurious treatment rooms awarding breath-taking views of the stunning natural surroundings, explore an exotic list of natural treatments with up to eleven spa treatments each day. Complete your stay with an unforgettable adventure through the African wilderness on a private-guide safari and spot zebras, rhinos, giraffe and leopards.
The spa is set in Moorish gardens heavy with orange trees, bougainvillea and gardenias which frame karp-filled ponds and sunken seating nooks.
A cosy converted farmhouse that’s about as British as you can get.
It is the end of an era. After 76 years coach has announced that it will now be known as tapestry. This change comes following the acquisition of two very powerful brand companies over the last two years, first Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and more recently Kate Spade & Company in 2017. The company said Tapestry is the perfect name to reflect the expansion into a multi-brand firm. The company settled on Tapestry because it was easily understandable and did not sound too corporate, particularly when you compare it to LVMH, Kering, and other brands in the $80 billion global premium fashion market.
“We searched for a name to reflect these values while also expressing the cultural diversity of our people and our brands for today and tomorrow,” explained Victor Luis, chief executive. “In Tapestry, we found a name that speaks to creativity, craftsmanship, authenticity and inclusivity on a shared platform and values.”
“We believe that Tapestry can grow with our portfolio and with our current brands as they extend into new categories and markets. The name embodies our creative brand-led and consumer-focused business, while also representing the deep heritage of the group. Most importantly, we are establishing a strong and distinct corporate identity, which enables our brands to express their individual personalities and unique language to consumers.”
Luiz further explained the strength in the three brands lies in both their similarities and differences: “Each of our brands has a unique proposition, fulfilling different fashion sensibilities and emotional needs within the very attractive and growing $80 billion global market for premium handbag and accessories, footwear and outerwear. At the same time, our brands are also built upon the shared values of optimism, inclusivity and innovation.”