Christ that month flew!!!!
I know we are a week into October already but I just wanted to show you a few of the products that I have been using non stop for the past month or so.
If you follow me on Snapchat (I'm @makeupbyrubysue...come say hi!) then you will have pretty much seen me use this foundation everyday over the past month. It's the new reformulated Rimmel Match Perfection. Being a lover of the old formula I was weary that they may have f**ked it up but no!!! they (as in Rimmel) have actually made it better. The colour is an exact match for my skin-tone (I use shade 100 Ivory), one pump is plenty to even out my complexion and hide any redness around my nose and it wears brilliantly with little or no breakdown throughout the day. I do have to add a little powder to my T-zone to help it stay put and beat the shine but that's the same with all my foundations. This is a fantastic budget foundation and one that I will be definitely be repurchasing. Available in pharmacies nationwide for about a tenner.
This is a sample size of the Clinique High Impact mascara which I found when I was cleaning out my spare room. And boy am I happy that I did!!!! It's the perfect all rounder mascara adding length and volume without clumping or flaking. The brush is a lovely size making it easy to evenly coat each lash including your bottom ones. It's easy to apply and easy to remove. I will defo be buying a full size one. Available in Clinique stockists nationwide for €22.50.
Once summer is over I seem to start neglecting my poor auld skin but after discovering these two I will hopefully remain as soft as a baby's bottom for the winter. First up is the TanOrganic Tan Erase exfoliating glove. I picked this up completely by chance in Care Pharmacy, Salthill....it was reduced from €14.99 to €4.99 so I though BARGAIN!!!! I have been using this more as a general exfoliator rather than a tan eraser on dry skin about 3 times a week by gently buffing all over my body. You can see all the yucky white powder (all the dead skin cells) on the glove after use which is pretty gross but at least you know it's working. Then the Johnson's Bedtime Baby Oil was another random purchase from my local supermarket. I loved the smell of it and at only €3.50 sure why not. I literally lather this all over before putting on my PJ's and jumping into bed. The combination of the glove and this has my skin feeling amazing. And maybe it's just a coincidence but I actually think I sleep better when I have the baby oil on!!!!
Another old favourite this month is the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze. I had dug this out during the summer but never got back into using it properly until the past few weeks. It is a great dupe for the Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick which costs about €40 - you can pick this up in Boots for only €7. I use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust this over my cheek bones and across the top of my forehead. It leaves my skin look glowy and healthy without being too shimmery - Sure what else would you want!
And that's it...
I am currently using a new blush, concealer and lippy so lets see will they make it into next months favourites.
Until next time...As always....Be Happy!
My skin is so white I glow in the dark!!!
However I'm not a massive fan of fake tan but when I do need to add a little colour to my pasty body I always use Cocoa Brown 1hr tan as it's foolproof.
But my beloved Cocoa Brown has some competition in the form of TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil !!!!!
Firstly I love the smell of this tan. It has a lovely orangey scent upon application and to be honest I noticed
no nasty fake tan smell after it developed.
Secondly as the name suggests it is an oil. It contains a blend of oils such as Borage Seed, Argan Oil, Orange Peel Oil all of which are 100% natural & certified organic as are all the ingredients in this tan. It contains no perfumes,no chemical dyes & no artificial colours either which is another bonus. It was very easy to rub into my skin, absorbed quickly and because of the oils it is super moisturising even on my knees, ankles & feet.
Thirdly this is actually a 100% Irish and is the world's only Eco Certified tan. It is also 100% cruelty free. So not only will you look great but you can also feel great knowing you are supporting Irish, the environment & cute fluffy animals.
It comes out as a clear liquid and absorbs quickly into the skin. And then its a waiting game. After about 6-8 hours it starts to develop so if you are in a hurry I would advise you stick with the Cocoa Brown 1hr tan or something similar.
But when it did develop it turned into a gorgeous subtle golden tan.
It is the perfect hint of colour to make your skin look healthy & sunkissed. No Orange in sight.
As you can see from the picture it is a light tan so if you are looking for something a little darker you will
need to reapply until you get your desired shade.
After about 5 days it started to fade slightly but there is absolutely no patchiness even on my knees and ankles.
This is the perfect product for those wanting a natural glow and it is one I will be using all summer.
I received this in our Goodie Bag at our last ITWBN meetup back in February so I'm not 100% sure of it's price ( I think it's 24.99). However I do know you can buy it on the Cara Pharmacy website for €14.99. (https://www.carapharmacy.com/p/tan_organic_self_tanning_oil_)
Have you tried it yet?
Hope you enjoyed this review. I just bought the new Rimmel Self Tan Mousse so keep an eye out for that review in the coming weeks.
Until next time.... Be Happy!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!