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