Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Rimmel BB Cream Review

One down two to go! My worst exam is over (phew) and surprisingly didn't go too badly...that is if not revising half the module and being unable to answer a question worth 50% of the paper is not doing too badly... (oopsie moment). I'm much more confident about the next two though (although we'll see what I say after tomorrows exam). In the spirit of procrastination here's a product review.

I bought Rimmel's BB cream on a total whim. I hadn't read any reviews at all, I was just casually looking for a BB cream and thought 'Hmm Rimmel, why not?' and bought it.

This BB cream claims to prime, moisturise, minimise pores, conceal, cover, smooth, mattify, brighten and protect from sun damage. Lots and lots of jobs for such a little BB cream.

I've been wearing this most days for just over a week now, and I really do like it, for the price (£4.99 at Boots) it's a really good buy. It's a fairly creamy consistency, which I really like, and is easy to smooth onto the face, I usually blend it on with a sponge, which works well, but on my lazier days (generally when I'm going to the library to revise) I use my hands which works well too.

Can you see on my thumb where I cheese grated it? It's nearly healed now, but oh my gosh it was painful :P
 Despite saying that it's a moisturising product it does feel a little drying on my forehead, it doesn't look bad because my skin has left its winter dry mode, but if my skin was much drier than it is now it wouldn't look good at all.

Coverage wise this is exactly what I want, it doesn't cover every single thing, it just makes my face more uniform and tones down the worst of my red marks. If I need a little more coverage I add concealer (but I don't have to do this all the time).

Blended out
I like this product, it's a nice one to have when I don't need a lot of coverage, but I just want something. It's been perfect for revision library times, and today I wore it to my dance class and it stayed perfectly. If it wasn't quite so drying and if it came in more shades it'd be amazing, as it is it's just a really good high street BB cream.

Sunny xxxxx

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Mini Beauty Haul

It's the middle of exams at the moment so I'm rather stressed at the moment, and in my world the answer to stress is shopping, and lots of it. My beauty haul wasn't so bad, but just wait until my clothes haul...that was a little crippling for my bank account...

I had a mini version of this Ted Baker body spray from a gift set and had been using it constantly, even thought the big version was £5 I decided I loved it too much not to buy it. I spray it in my wardrobe, over my clothes and on myself when I want something lighter than perfume. It's light fruity and floral and smells really comforting, so I of course need it for exams!

This Percy & Reed Finishing Polish came free with a magazine a while ago (may have been Glamour, I'm not sure). I haven't used it yet, but after falling head over heels in love with their deep conditioner I'm sure I'll love this too.

At the checkout at Primark I found this Hask Argan Oil mini for £1 so I bought it on a whim. It's not too shabby despite the price, and the tiny bottle makes it great to pop into my bag for nights out.

Another freebie was this gorgeous Ciaté nail polish in Pocket Money. I love Ciaté polishes, and this colour is a beautiful addition to my collection, especially with the cute packaging. More things should have bows on...seriously.

I've been really feeling the need to buy an orange lipstick for summer, I chose this Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in Electric Orange. It's a lovely colour and quite sheer, so I can wear it quite lightly until I feel brave enough with the colour to layer on more.

Finally I decided I needed another Rimmel Apocalips in my life, this time in the beautiful shade Luna. I've been wearing this colour everyday to the library to cheer myself up, it's just so gorgeous and the formulation makes me happy every time I wear it.

Left: Rimmel Apocalips Luna, Right: Maybelline Colour Sensational Electric Orange
Okeysmokeys, I need to get a wiggle on with today's revision, or it'll never get done!

Good luck for everyone currently struggling through exams!

Sunny xxxxx

Sunday, 28 April 2013

My Week In Photos

Okay essay is over, forever, it's done, handed in, out of the way, I'm FREE! Not quite sure what to do with my life now...what is life without examining the environmental impacts of offshore wind farms, I feel lost. Ah well, here's some happy pictures from this week!


      Accidentally bought A Song Of Ice And Fire to add to my ever growing bookshelf/Sunny Day! / New Addiction
 Spencer's Face on the 4OD MIC page, so funny, Wind Farm Essay deadline / Everytime I watch this I want to be a dancer

Yeah, posts have been lacking recently...all my writing time has been taken up with my essay and presentation, now they're over though *cheering*.

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang

Hello there! I'm still battling with my evil essay, but it's so so so close to being done. I'll have more time to post (and go out, and see friends, and sleep) once I hand it in.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you how wonderful Rimmel's Apocalips lip lacquers are because everyone seems to be head over heels in love with them. So I'll just add to the list and say that yes, I really do love this product and you should go out and buy one in every colour.

The one I have is the beautiful bright red Big Bang, I haven't worn it out yet (gee thanks essay), but I will soon!

I'm really loving Luna and Celestial as well, so they're on my shopping list for when I get some money!

Right, back to my essay!

Sunny xxxxx

Monday, 8 April 2013

My Week In Photos

I love love love reading these posts when other people do them, so I thought I'd give it a go myself! Unfortunately I decided to start on a week where I've been sitting at home writing an essay and intermittently watching episodes of Game Of Thrones...

Top L-R - Evening in his little house / Essay of doom / Questionable homemade sugar, wheat and dairy free muffins
Bottom L-R - A sunny day in England! / Read these instead of writing essay / Tolly and Evening

I really, really, really, really, really do not want to go back to my essay right now. I've just started writing a section on sediments, it's going to be 1000 words. On sediment. I'm going back to bed...

Sunny xxxxx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review

After reading so many great reviews for the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation I had to buy it, and after handing in my assignments on time I decided I'd treat myself! I've only worn this around three times, but I'm in love. It's my new favourite foundation!

I love the feel of this foundation, it's really smooth and doesn't dry out my skin (urgh, why is it still snowing in the UK when it's officially Spring!!). The coverage is fantastic and it gives my skin a really gorgeous glow. Because of my horrible dry skin at the moment my foundations have been looking a little too matte, even with moisturising, but the Laura Mercier foundation doesn't have this problem at all.

My shade is 'Rose Ivory', also I am getting my hair cut asap, it's so long!
A little goes a really really long way with this foundation, I can tell it's going to last me ages (which is a good thing seeing as I spent £33 on it). It looks great when applied with a sponge, which is my favourite way of applying foundation.

This is the perfect night out foundation, it doesn't have SPF, so it doesn't make my face look shiny in photos. I love love love it!

Sunny xxxxx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

'I had a lot of deadlines so I needed a treat' haul...

I probably should try not to make myself feel better after having loads of work by shopping, but I can' there. It's the Easter hols now so I can properly chillax and not have to worry about deadlines (for three weeks at least...).

So here's my totally on a whim haul:

Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation, my most expensive haul item. I got this for £33 from the House of Fraser website, I've worn it once and I'm in love. Expect a very positive happy review shortly...

Rimmel Apocalips in 'Big Bang', me and my friend bought these after our Friday exam, so worth it. Gorgeous colour and it stays on for so long! I tried mine on while we watched supernatural afterwards (Dean Winchester yum yum yum) and it stayed on perfectly despite the (many) chocolate bars I nibbled on.

I got the Elemis moisturiser free with a magazine (I think Marie Clarie, but I can't remember), I have yet to try it, but I've liked Elemis products in the past.

I really really like Umberto Giannini products, so I decided to pick up the Princess Purrfect Hot Styler Spray and Perfect Beauty Finishing cream. Both products have been fantastic, but the Perfect Beauty Finishing Cream has totally transformed my hair, soooo very happy with it!

Finally I 'accidentally' bought The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I read a review highly recommending this and as I've just finished my current book I thought I'd treat myself to a new one! I can't be running out of reading material now can I?

Sunny xxxxx