My Recent Buys


As you know, I recently went into town and picked up some bits and bobs. Unfortunately two items quickly got the can. I hate not giving things a proper try, but for me these products really didn’t work at all from the outset.

The first was the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation. I put it on and under the light of my bathroom, it looked flawless and non-flaky. It lasted all day, which was great, but the colour was not! Even though I picked the 2­nd lightest shade, it really wasn’t pale enough for me. 🙁 I spent about half an hour in Boots debating which one to go for and I picked the wrong one!

The second was the Soap and Glory eyeliner. I don’t know if I got a duff one or it had been used by the annoying people who can’t just use the sodding testers, but either way, mine definitely was not black. I had to go over the lines loads of times for it to look solid and the pen was far too rigid for my liking. I’m a little disappointed as I really wanted to like this product!

That being said, the rest of my purchases were a lot more satisfying. I ploughed through The Girl on the Train, staying up late over several evenings to get to the end. I have to say, I managed to work out some of it just before the big reveal at the end. I usually get it wrong so I felt quite chuffed with myself 🙂 I really enjoyed this book and I wonder if there will be more from Paula Hawkins in the future.


I’ve been experimenting mixing the facial oil with my foundation and so far, so good 🙂 It feels amazing on my face, glides on effortlessly and smells rather delicious. It reminds me of the essential oils you get during a massage. I’ve also been wearing it on my face at work without foundation and I feel it makes my skin brighter!


I’ve only spent a bit of time practising my contouring so far. The first attempt didn’t go that well as the only clean brushes I had were ridiculously unsuitable (I think they’re blusher brushes) and I ended up with a 5 o’clock shadow!! I need to invest in a proper contouring brush at some point so I can try it out properly.


What’s been your favourite purchase recently? What haven’t you loved? Let me know below 🙂 x

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  1. I’ve been using Rimmel’s Match Perfection for the best part of a year and colour wise it is perfect for me. I do have the old packaging and formula though, I’m not sure about the new one without a tester first haha. Sorry to hear you didn’t get on with the eyeliner 🙁 x

  2. Rimmel is my most favourite ever brands, I love them. I use Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation and it is amazing!! I’ve gone through around 4 bottles now I think & it really is the best foundation for me ever! I have lots of Rimmel but definately want to collect it all haha! Great blog post
    LisaG XoX

          1. I’ve never really tried anything bigger than that. Can’t really afford any high end products and I know I never will but Rimmel is good enough for me, it works so I’m happy Xx

        1. I don’t live in the States either. I just think it’s weird the book was set in the UK but the film is set in he US. I don’t see the point 😛

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