Rimmel Mini Haul

So….I went shopping, had no money to spend realistically and ended up coming back with a mini Rimmel haul…..like you do!  What possessed me to pick up these bits?  I blame watching too many You Tube videos with Aisling aka Dramaticmac.  She recently won a competition with Rimmel and has since been chatting about a lot of their products.  In all fairness they do a Wake Me Up concealer which has become a ‘go-to’ ahead of Nars and Urban Decay for me.  So I had already gone through the brain process that if the concealer is that good, I should try the foundation to match.  So I got that last month.

This week they were on offer 3 for 2 at Boots.  So I bought a red lip pencil for my Mac red lipstick.  I got a replacement concealer for my other which is near the end in the colour True Ivory.  I picked a Kate Moss lipstick in shade 38 which is a bit like a peach based nude, nice for the spring.  I also picked up a blush in Santa Rose which seems to be a popular colour choice.  Also a new Lasting finish primer, a BB cream and one of the new Trios which have a blusher, bronzer and highlighter in.


The idea in my head is if I can get a palette and mascara I will do a Rimmel full face blog with pictures!  In the Trio I really like the colour of the blusher and the highlighter.  The bronzer is slightly dark for general use and certainly to dark to contour with but as I have a little bit of tan from holiday, lucky me, its ok at the moment.  I would like to get the lighter trio too but I was glad I’d picked the darker one for now as the rest were all lighter, so I think they will be easy enough to get hold of.  I’ve included swatches of them in the pictures.

From the top down swatches are Trio Blusher Trio Bronzer Trio Highlighter Rimmel Santa Rose Blush No 38 Kate lipstick Rimmel lip pencil Red Dynamite

I thought the BB cream would be nice for the summer when you don’t have time to do a full face or need to put on a lot and the reviews were excellent,  even for dry flaky skin, so I’ll keep you posted on that.  The primer is not as creamy as the L’oreal Lumi Magique but has the same whiteness so it will be interesting to see if it gives the same level of dewiness to the skin.

To finish off my haul I bought the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette which is the dupe for the UD Naked 3, but at £4 its a steal.  I’ve held off getting it but just decided to bite the bullet as the feel of them is so creamy and the pay off seems to be really good.  Two of them are possibly as good as my Urban Decay ones, when I get a moment I want to compare the feel and longevity of them.

So that’s my mini haul.  Thanks for reading.  What have you got from Rimmel that you suggest trying?

Love Em xx



Marching on to new things to try

I can’t believe where this month is going.  Is it just as I get older that time goes faster?  Or are you feeling how are we in March already too?

One thing I told you guys I’d love to try but just don’t have the cash was the Artis brushes.  However, I accidentally came across a similar shaped one on eBay for pennies.  I think it was £2.75 which for that if I don’t like it can just chuck it in the bin.  It’s really dense and small.  It’s rather bizarre as expected but only tried it once so am holding judgement until I’ve used it a bit.


The other thing I have heard alot about is Vitamin C serum being super for your skin.  I picked mine up from Amazon.  It’s not as thick as I imagined it to be.  But again I’ll try and include it in my skin care routine and see how it goes.  If it does impressive things I shall let you know!


I also love the Rimmel wake me up concealer so have fancied trying a drug store foundation too for a while and when I saw this on offer in Asda for £5  i thought I’d give it a go.   Have any of you got this?  Infallible seems really popular but I’ve heard good things about Borjouis Healthy Serum too.  I mean how many foundations does a girl actually need?? But in my defence they are my favourite beauty product at the moment.  I also got a free 7 day trial of YSL foundation…not sure when that offer finishes but great way to try it.

I got a new Mac lippie Ruby Woo to add to my collection.


I picked up a bomber jacket from Boohoo.  I thought it would be great to take on holiday as it’s alot lighter than my regular coat but still padded and has warmth to it.  A steal at £20.00 with free delivery.   And i picked up some black jeggings from M&S for £22.50 which I thought was really good value as the material is great but they have belt hoops and a button which make them feel more like jeans.

I also discovered Depop!  Am I really late joining the bandwaggon on this?  I managed to pick up a Coloured Raine matte lipstick in Marshmallow which reminds me of something.  It’s got a grey undertone to it, I’m not sure what it will be like on :-/ and I got a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Very Victoria to try.  That is one app I will have to be careful with..there you can actually get the Becca highlighter by Jacyln Hill but I am not spending anymore this month so maybe next.

Also, has anyone seen that my favorite make up brand Urban Decay have just released some highlighters, bronzers and new shades of foundation in the good ole USA.  When are we getting it here??? They have one called sin which just looks so gorgeous and is a champagne colour.  I’ve seen their pictures under Instagram if you were wondering.


Have you had any good finds or new bits this month?

Love Em x