Thursday, 27 September 2018

Rimmel Base Products - Hit or Miss?

I’m always on the hunt for new base products, I picked up the Match Perfection Foundation and the Powder up on a whim. I thought they could be a good affordable option to wear in work. I knew the foundation was a medium coverage but didn’t know what the lasting power would be like, so also purchased the powder from the same range.

My skin has really improved over the last few years, fewer breakouts and oils compared to my teens. This means that I can opt for a light to medium base, then apply concealer to any blemishes if I have any.

The Rimmel Match Perfection foundation has a buildable formula, it feels light on the skin and coverage any redness. Big blemishes or dark scars do need additional coverage, so keep this in mind if you purchase.

The foundation does need powdering and lasts for 4 hours on me before oils start to come to the surface. It’s easy to blot those away though. I much prefer a lighter coverage foundation and blotting than a mask like, heavy formula that is uncomfortable.

The Match Perfection Powder is a loose powder formula that comes in a plastic pot with holes to allow small amounts of product through. Once you take the sticker off the holes, there is nothing keeping the product in bar a round face puff. I don’t use the puff to apply the foundation, I much prefer a brush, but I keep it to use to cover the holes. For this reason, I don’t think this product would travel well. You might end up with a powder explosion!

I’ll continue to use both the foundation and powder from Rimmel as they work as a cheap option to wear for work. I’d love to know what foundation you like to wear for work, send me your suggestions!


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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

10 Affordable eBay Homeware Finds

I’m obsessed with homeware lately and look for budget ways to update rooms! eBay is an amazing place for this. Homeware trends change and update frequently so I tend not to spend much on trinkets and soft furnishing. I’ve trawled the thousands of listings to find you up to date trend homeware pieces at an affordable price. I hope you like them!

Simply click the name of the product under the photo to be taken to the listing so you can purchase!

I’ve seen these in the likes of Anthropologie and West Elm. There neutral colour and texture means they can be added to your bedroom or living room without disrupting other colour schemes and themes.

Who doesn’t want to be greeted by this adorable house mat?!

Nothing beats cuddling up under a blanket in the Autumn and Winter. I found a cheaper dupe of those chunky knit blankets you see all over Etsy.

Gold Star Windmill Candle Holder
I saw Diptyque had released something similar last year for Christmas but it was so out of my price range! This affordable option will help to create a cosy atmosphere in your home. It slowly spins as the flame flickers.

Zodiac Star Sign Poster Print
I’d love to have a gallery wall, but for now, I’ll settle for cute prints like this one.

Hammered Copper Mug
Imagine this filled with hot chocolate and whipped cream!

I’ve seen so many expensive rugs in this style. eBay has a much more affordable version so you can save your pennies. 

White and Gold Succulent Planter and Stand
I just want to fill my house with greenery! These stylish yet affordable planter pots and stands would look amazing on your desk or coffee table.

Geometric Tray
I can imagine this on a coffee table filled with candles and trinkets.

Geometric Side Table
I can't believe how affordable this side table is! You could even spray paint the bottom gold or rose gold to match your colour scheme.

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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Why September is the New January...

My boyfriend and I went to Ibiza from 20th to 27th August. It felt like summer the day we left but as soon as we arrived home, I could sense that Autumn was arriving. Autumn is my favourite time of year, I adore the changing leaves, crisp, fresh air and cosying up under chunky knits and blankets. 

The crisp air has somehow pressed the reset button for me. All of a sudden I feel more awake, motivated and inspired! Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels like this?! 

I suddenly just wanted to start blogging again after months of being MIA, my head is filled with ideas for blog posts! I usually avoid sorting out my wardrobe and the room where I keep all my blogging bits, but I woke up this morning and blitzed them both! I've also decided to set myself some goals for both my personal and work life, everything just seems so much clearer! I'm embracing this new energy as much as I can. 

It feels like September is the new January, a fresh start!

So with that in mind, here are some of the goals I want to work on this Autumn:

1. Start Blogging
During the summer, I really didn't feel inspired to blog so I didn't force it and took a break. As I mentioned I seem to be full of ideas for blog posts at the moment. I'm going to set some time aside each weekend to take blog photos and try to aim for at least 1-2 posts a week. If there is something you'd like to see a post on, let me know!

2. Reading
During our holiday I had time to pick up my book, I'd forgotten how much I loved reading! I'm going to keep up the habit and make sure I pick up a book a couple of times a week. Reading really helps me unwind after a stressful day!

3. More of Myself
I've always shied away from sharing photos of myself on my blog and Instagram as I'm quite a self-conscious person. I'm going to take little steps and start mixing in photos of myself in between my beauty content!

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