Monday, 8 April 2013

Multi Radiance Fluid

My regular day cream (Nivea Pore-Refining Day Cream) ran out recently, but luckily I was sent Olay Essentials Multi Radiance Fluid to test out. Since then have been using it every day for the last two months - I prefer to use a good moisturiser as opposed to a primer as I feel it’s better for my skin whilst still creating a good base for foundation.

I particularly like the light consistency of the Olay Multi-Radiance Fluid and because I’m lazy anything that has a pump dispenser is automatically better in my books, especially since it stops me using too much product. I use two pumps and it blends into my face and neck easily. It makes my skin feel really clean and awake in the morning, which is an impressive feat as I am definitely not a morning person. I’ve seen a few reviews that suggest it smells citrusey, and I will say that it smells good, but I can’t pinpoint what it is (it’s a tiny bit sun-creamy, if that makes sense?).

At first I thought that it didn't appear to have any particularly magic ingredients  but then I realised it contains niacinamide, which is also known as Vitamin B3, which is supposed to prevent skin from losing moisture and apparently works on wrinkles and skin discoloration  It’s also SPF 15 which is always handy (especially since none of my foundations seem to include this…). The only thing I can’t comment on is whether it’s ‘light reflecting particles’ make my skin appear more radiant as I slap on a full face of make-up shortly after using.

A 75ml bottle retails for £7.99 (but is currently £5.10 at Superdrug) and come in two varieties: dry to normal skin and normal to oily. I’m pretty sold on their normal/oily range and will probably be checking out the other items soon, any recommendations?


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Girls like no other Girls!

Because I really only have one more month of student-ship before I have to join the real world I thought I should spend at least some of it checking I actually want to do the jobs I am applying for. Luckily, I ended up being allowed to spend some time at the offices of Gandey World Class Productions who are in charge of shows such as the Chinese State Circus and The Lady Boys of Bangkok. I ended up being allowed to go to see Glamourous Amourous, this years Lady Boys tour. I friggin' love shows - if you've never been to the theatre then you are missing out - but I don't think I've ever been to anything quite like this. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Glamourous Amourous

First up, the venue is lush. Being a bit of a snob I enjoy pretending that I am well important when I am at the theatre. Lady Boys bring with them a purpose built venue called the Sabai Pavillion. It's like a giant big top, except that inside is a foyer, two bars, and a big area fronted by a stage. (Also, it's carpeted, and I for one genuinely enjoy the fact that you can carpet the inside of a tent).

Secondly, the costumes are lush. I would like to own every single one of them. I've no idea where I would wear them to, maybe I could just look glam whilst cleaning my house. Even the men had sequin suits on! Unfortunately, I wasn't sure if we were allowed to take pictures so I have the one cheekily snapped shot to back this statement up.
The Lady Boys of Bangkok Glamourous Amourous

The show itself is predominantly cabaret, with a few cheeky drag numbers thrown in. Personally, I love drag (hello, RuPauls Drag Race and summers spent at Brighton Pride) so these interludes absolutely stole the show for me. However, I still had a blast singing along to the chart-toppers that the Lady Boys performed, and spent a fair amount of time marveling at how ridiculously good looking they are.

f you're looking for a memorable girls night out, I'd definitely recommend looking to see if the tour stops in your town. You could totally take lads along as well; a few were dragged on stage so we could watch them squirm with embarrassment!


If you head over to the Lady Boys facebook page there is currently a competition to win a goodybag from their sponsors Bad Apple Cosmetics (: