‘The Ordinary’ is AMAZING!

‘The Ordinary’ is AMAZING!

I’ve once again been off the blog for ages! Today is actually the anniversary of when I signed up for this blog and so I guess it’s a good day to start it up again. I have found some incredible skincare that has made me want to blog about it. I just have to shout from the roof tops about how amazing these products are. The best part is, they are affordable!!!!!

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Products I’ve used up

Products I’ve used up

As you know, I’ve been trying to limit my beauty product buying. It’s been so difficult, but now I am going back to university, I really can’t afford to keep buying products that I don’t really need. I did splurge a bit when I went to Paris recently, blog post about what I bought coming soon. I’m just testing out the products at the moment 😛

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I Heart Drug Store Makeup Tag (I’M BACK)

I Heart Drug Store Makeup Tag (I’M BACK)

Hello my beauties. I have to apologise for the massive lack of posts recently. I left Melbourne, Australia at the end of December and did some traveling to Sydney, Gold Coast, Hawaii, LA.

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Now I’m back in England. I’m job hunting once again so my blog has been on the back burner for a bit. But I do love writing it, so I thought I’d do a quick little tag post to get things going again 😀 I hope you guys don’t mind. This tag has been making the rounds on Youtube, so I thought I’d cover the questions here.

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Going out eyes and Rimmel wakes me up!

Going out eyes and Rimmel wakes me up!

This is a review of Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation. I bought this foundation mainly because I didn’t wanna buy BareMinerals or Revlon Colourstay over here in Australia. Both are way over priced ($34+) and I shall just repurchase both when I head to America in January. Anyway, I digress… Yes … I chose the Rimmel foundation for a couple of reasons:

1. I heard Tanya Burr or Pixi2woo talk about it. I love her and trust her opinion. Check out her lovely channel 🙂

2. It was relatively cheap. $18

3. I liked the idea of a foundation to perk up my skin. I work in an office and the lights are not flattering.

What does Rimmel claim? 

Taken from their website:

“It’s time to wake up – the light, smooth texture glides on easily to give a 100% pore-less and flawless complexion. Spoil yourself with SPF 15 sun protection and illuminating radiance pearls for a natural glow”.

“Wake Me Up works just as hard as you – staying put for up to 10 hours and giving you a natural, medium to full coverage. So even if you’ve had a few hours sleep, you can look radiant and younger”.

Let’s see if it lives up to these claims….

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Barely There Minerals

Barely There Minerals

Now I have mentioned Bare Minerals in a previous post, but now as I have been using it for several months, I thought I would do a more in depth review.

I originally bought Bare Minerals foundation for the Australian summer. I found it on offer at Debenhams and I’d been thinking of trying it for  a while, so I bit the bullet and paid £22 for this little pot of powder… and I couldn’t be happier. I threw the idea of just using it for hot weather to wearing it every day and I shall tell you why. Read more

Aussie cosmetics, an arm and a leg !

Aussie cosmetics, an arm and a leg !

Hey everyone !!

Sorry for my lack of posts, but I relocated to Australia last week. Yep I’ve moved downunder for 6 months… maybe a year, it all depends 😀

Anyway , I will do a post on everything that I have brought with me soon (once I can lay everything out in an orderly fashion). Living out of a suitcase isn’t ideal for blogging. Anyway, I just wanted to give you my first impressions of cosmetics and outlets here in Sydney, Australia.

First of all, Sydney is EXPENSIVE !! It is a lovely city, even in winter the sun is shining, but everything seems to come at a premium! I have been into a few different places that sell cosmetics, I can’t help myself I have to go. The main 3 places I have been are the supermarket, Myer department store and Priceline.

I think we are very lucky in the Uk with the access we have to all of our products. Here is Australia they do have a really good mix of brands but some are in strange places. Revlon nail colours for instance are sold in department stores. I havent had the chance to explore them in other locations, but that seems a little crazy to me. It’s just Revlon!!! Another aspect I’ve found about Revlon is that one of my favourite foundations , Revlon Colourstay, is $34.95 at Price line !! I know there is the exchange rate to consider, which is rubbish at the moment fyi, but that seems crazy to me!! Do you agree ?? Would you pay that much for a drug store product?  Changed into pounds that is £23.05 for Revlon….. REVLON !!!! In the Uk I’m pretty sure you can buy a Mac foundation for that !!!

Ok little rant over.

Moving on…. Here is Sydney it seems like they have all the major brands and some added American extras such as Covergirl and Almay. Both of these are great for me and I am looking forward to trying their products… Once I have a job…. and a lot of money !!!

I haven’t had a chance to take some sneaky photos, but once I get down to Melbourne this week I will do my best to snap some! I’m super glad I packed so many cosmetics with me. I would have brought everything if I knew prices were this high !

This hasn’t been the most positive post has it, sorry lol. Maybe Australia will stop my cosmetic buying addiction !

Have you been to Australia or do you live here? Any advice on good places to buy beauty supplies? Please leave your notes in the comments below!

Much love from way down under ,

Hope x