Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Check Out Those Charity Shops!

Hello all! 

Firstly, apologies.. I haven't posted in a while due to revising. While I still need to continue my revision, I won't be posting as much, but I am going to try my very best! Summer seriously can't come quick enough! But back to the post now!

Everyone loves a bargain right? When it comes to spending money I love it at the time and then I am filled with guilt for a few days after. While present day Rhianna is like "gimmie gimmie gimmie" future Rhianna is sat saying "you didn't really need that though did you". But, when it comes to shopping in charity shops, I feel no guilt what. so. ever. Not only are you getting something great, but the money goes to charity AND you get something for the fraction of its original price, you can actually feel good about spending money (did I really just say that?). 

If you have spent most of your teenage life (like I did) saying "eww no I am not shopping in a charity shop", now is the time to think again, you will be truly surprised with some of the things you can get. Obviously I wash what I buy before wearing it but, saving the pennies definitely makes it worth it.

 For example, I found this BEAUTIFUL River Island embellished top, WITH it's tags still on (even the spare beads) for £4.50. Now, it didn't say how much it was originally on the tags, but you can see how embellished it is, so I can't imagine it was cheap. But what a bargain! 

If this top isn't an incentive to get to your closest charity shop and have a nosey then I don't know what is!

I appreciate that I haven't included a full length picture of the top, but I couldn't get one that did it justice! 

It is safe to say that I am always checking my charity shops now! When I have the time to have a good old rake of course. 

What is your best second hand find?

Rhianna xo

Sunday, 5 April 2015

What's In My Makeup Bag?

Hello everyone, and Happy Easter! 

What a wonderful Easter day it is too being 15 degrees outside, and sunny so England does have it perks. Unfortunately I am revising so unable to enjoy to sun...booo. I do hope some of you are enjoying it though! 

While the contents of my make up bag does change a lot, I have included the products which are very likely to be in it...you could call it my everyday make-up to go with my every-day lipstick post -here. I can always rely on these products to give me a wonderful natural look, or even glam it up a bit. If that's how you would say it? I don't know but here is the contents; 

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 091 | £6.99 |. This is a foundation I will reach for time and time again, it has okay coverage and feels nice on my skin. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 01 | £4.19 |. A blogger favourite, I usually just apply this under my eyes and over the odd blemish - luckily I am not too prone to them! 

I don't as of yet use any powder, I always find it makes me look orange, maybes I have been using the wrong colour I don't know so I would love to hear some suggestions! 

Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering bronzer in Light.£2.99 | What I love about this is that you can really apply minimal for a natural look, or you can really build it up - its nicely pigmented making it nice to blend out, 

Bourjois Blush in Rose D'or. | £7.99 |This is lovely! Again, you can minimally apply it or build it up and is wonderful for a nice summer glow. 

Collections Eyes Undiscovered Nude Palette | £3.99 |, For a cheap drugstore eyeshadow palette it does the job brilliantly! The colours all have a nice pigmentations and are easy to blend. 

Bourjois 1 second volume mascara | £9.99 |. This was a recent purchase, but I can safely say I really like it! I will do a review soon-ish on it. 

Collection Brow Kit | £3.99 |I only use the lightest colour so it seems pointless having all three. It comes with a cute eyebrow mascara thing which is great for setting my eyebrows in place. 

Rimmel Gel eyeliner £6.99 | I have only just purchased this and I have by no means mastered applying this yet. But it lasts all day and is great for flicks! 

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 03 | £5.49 | I wrote a post on this here. I love love love the colour of it - great for a nice plain but elegant look! Since I bought it, the only time it has left my lips is at bedtime.

Have you tried any of these products? 

Rhianna x

*all prices are representative of Boots* 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

My Everyday Lipstick | Beauty

Hello my lovelies.

It is no secret that recently I have been loving brighter lipsticks, mainly reds and purples, and I have been obsessed with Rimmel's Kate Moss collection. I am yet to try out a lipstick that I have disliked, this has been my go-to brand. One might call it a safe-bet, everyday brand that I am highly likely to LOVE. and at £5.49 a piece, well, you can't not. So, as we have finally hit April, with all the lovely sunshine (although I do recall it snowing a few days ago - typical England), I have been reaching for my Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 03 which is a lovely nude, peachy shade

By all means I am no expert, but this is one of the many nude lipstick shades I have tried and have loved, I think the colour really compliments my skin tone and it does not have a drying feel to it at all! In my opinion, it is an excellent alternative to the more expensive brands such as MAC, you could basically buy 3 for the price of 1 MAC lipstick...am I right or am I right? Obviously if you prefer to go for MAC products, then I don't blame you but as a nice alternative you can't go wrong!

With Boots offering 3 for 2 on all make up products right now, you should get yourself down there and try it out for yourself! I am also admiring the shade 08, but I am yet to purchase it - when I do, I will write a full review. 

Why is this my 'Everyday Lipstick' might you ask? Well, as it is so easy to apply and goes with basically everything, why wouldn't it be. I am well overdue a nude lipstick for those days when I can't be bothered with the faff on of a darker colour, and as Summer is upon us (I know its just turned Spring!) I love reaching for a nice lighter shade and reserving all the lovely berry reds for those cold winter months. Plus, this is just a great shade, not to light and not to dark.

What is your 'Everyday Lipstick'?

love, Rhianna xo