Hello everybody. Hope you’re all having a wonderful September so far. As this post goes live, I’ll be in LA, and today we’re doing some major sightseeing (or at least that’s the plan). Unfortunately, I’ve got a bit of a negative post today, but hopefully this will help someone so it’s probably worth it. Because I love all things beauty, I get buy a lot of products so there are always going to be things that don’t quite hit the spot for me. And as you’ll see below, there are reasons more than the actual product as to why I regret buying (my stupidity mainly), but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like other products by the brand. Anyway, without any more unnecessary rambling, here are some products that I regret buying.
You may or may not know that Rimmel is one of my favourite drugstore makeup brands. They are seriously killing it at the moment and I love to try out their products.
Until a few months ago, I never wore foundation. I had a bad experience in my early teens and just stopped all together. But I felt like I was needing more coverage, so I picked up Rimmel Match Perfection as I loved the concealer. I fell in love with the foundation pretty much straight away and after a few months of wearing it, I thought I’d branch out and try something else. Because I knew my Rimmel shade, it made sense to me to buy the Wake Me Up. I know way more people who use Wake Me Up (both concealer and foundation) than people who use match perfection, so I thought it was about time I gave it a go.
I can’t quite believe that I’ve managed to stick to a schedule for an entire month. Wow. So this is my first ever favourites post, and as this goes live, I’ll have been in America for almost a week (if I’ve got my dates right, we’ll be leaving the Denver area today and heading to Monument Valley – I’m sure I’ll be tweeting and instagramming whilst in America, so you can check out my most recent posts by clicking the links there, at the bottom of this post, or in the Contact section). This favourites post was a little hard, because I’ve had this scheduled for a couple of weeks, so this is more like a mid-August favourites, but some of these bits have been favourites since before August started. Anyway, I’m going to stop rambling and get on with the post.
I’ve got a fairly good mix of makeup, skincare and bodycare (and even one haircare product, and I’m really not fussy with my hair) this month, so I’m going to dive right in with makeup – my actual favourite.
I love stationery. Stationery is love, Stationery is life.
Let’s be honest, how many bloggers reading this don’t love stationery? It’s cute, it’s affordable (usually), and it keeps you organised. I have a really boring blog organisation system but it works so I’m scared to change it up. However, being a student, I can get away with still buying stationery and just say that it’s for university (it isn’t, it’s to look at and hold when I’m sad).
Since school and college and university are all starting soon, there are so many deals on stationery, and so many gorgeous bits and pieces out there that I have been lusting over, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been wanting to pick up. My favourite places to pop in for stationery at the moment are Paperchase and Urban Outfitters, but you can pick up some lovely bits from other places (as you’ll see in this post).
With another birthday approaching, I’d like to reflect on how I was as a 16 years old. In fact, I was quite different. My makeup consisted of a bit of Bourjois Kohl & Contour Black Liner in my waterline, a bit of Natural Collection Pressed Powder in my T-zone, and a Natural Collection or Collection stick concealer if I needed it (then called Collection 2000) – hey, I was doing better than my green shimmer Collection 2000 eyeshadow that I wore everyday when I was 13. I wore DKNY Delicious Night perfume, and I had no clue about most things. Okay, so not a lot has changed. However, there are a few bits that I’ve learnt since progressing past my 16th year that I wish I’d have known back then.
Tomorrow afternoon, I’m jetting off to America for 20 days of sightseeing. We’re visiting so many places in such a short space of time and I’ve got no idea how we’re going to do it, but my dad thinks it’s possible so we’re giving it a go. Although I’ve packed my case with all my general bits and pieces, I do have essentials for being on board a plane, but I’ve added a few extras to my normal routine since this is my first long haul flight in 13 years. Sorry that this may be a ‘boring’ post, but writing this has reminded me of things to pack so it’s been helpful to me. And hopefully it’ll be helpful to you too.
There are a variety of things I like to take when I travel: beauty products, entertainment and, of course, travel documents. Here is a run down of what I think are essentials when I’m travelling by plane. But if you’re more interested in the things I take whilst travelling my train, check out this post here from earlier in the month.