Life Update & New In Beauty

I'm back and I certainly wont be making any excuses as to why i've been MIA since April, however I can only say I just lost my blogging mojo and didn't know what to post. But whatever, lets not dwell on that, so essentially I'm back and ready to share with you what I've been loving and all things new. The world of beauty is very complex, with many brands releasing new products on what seems like a weekly basis it often becomes difficult to know what to buy. When it comes to trying out new products I tend to base my decisions on other bloggers opinions to hopefully prevent me wasting my money on products that don't do what they say on the tin. Over the past couple of months I've been collecting an array of beauty products that I have never tried before in order to give you guys my own, honest opinion of each product. All of these products can be found in your local Boots or Superdrug so they don't drastically brake the bank. If you'd like to find out more about what I thought of each of the products then carry on scrolling.

Over the past month I've been revisiting a few of my old favourite foundations from the high street. The Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation has always been a firm favourite of mine so I thought I would add it back into my collection for the upcoming summer weather. This foundation has a light to medium coverage leaving the skin free to breathe with a beautiful glowy finish. I use a damp beauty blender to apply this foundation which helps give the skin a even natural coverage which is perfect for when you want your skin to breathe. However, the colour range available is limited as this foundation is only available in six colour options although the six colours do provide different tones to suit your own skin tone.

A new find and new favourite of mine has to be the L'Oreal Overnight Elixir Self Tan. This product is so easy to use and completely mess free whilst giving you the sun kissed tan you've always wanted. Just apply the elixir over your body and face after exfoliation, jump into bed, and let the tan develop. The tan will do it's job overnight and you will wake up to smooth, evenly tanned skin with minimal effort at all. It is honestly as simple as that and that is exactly why I love it. There are no funny smells to deal with and there is certainly no need to stand their waiting for the tan to dry before you jump into bed. The results and convenience of this product is what I love most and for £10- £15 a bottle it doesn't break the bank either which is perfect for students and cost-conscious beauty addicts alike. 

Another foundation that I have been trialling over the last couple of months has been the Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation which I believe is Rimmel's newest addition to their makeup range. I bought this foundation on a complete whim because I liked the promise of a lightweight foundation with breathable coverage and a natural finish. I've found that this foundation completely evens out my skin tone and brightens my complexion. The finish isn't as glowy as I usually go for however it isn't at all drying or cakey on the skin, making it perfect for more evening appropriate looks. I take just a small pea sized amount of this foundation onto a damp beauty blender and buff into the skin for flawless, natural coverage. The shade soft beige is more suited to when I have a tan so I tend to reserve this foundation for when I've applied the L'Oreal Tanning Elixir previously mentioned to avoid any mismatch in the colour of my skin. 

One product I bought but haven't really been loving is the Rimmel ScandalEyes Xxtreme Mascara. I'm always a bit fussy when it comes to mascara but I just find this particular mascara doesn't give me the lift and fullness in my lashes like my favourite Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I find the brush is good at separating the lashes but I struggle to layer the mascara to achieve the full lashes I want from a mascara. I will continue to use the mascara however will not re-purchase this particular one anytime soon. 

Last but not lease we have another beauty essential of any student or lazy girl out there. Dry shampoo is a life saver for those days you want to add some freshness back into your hair. I've always been a die hard fan of the Batiste range however I'd heard a lot about COLAB Dry Shampoo being just as good if not better so I thought I'd give it a try myself. In terms of the overall product I found there wasn't much difference with both products giving me similar results however I did fin the Co Lab Dry shampoo has less of a white residue to blend into your hair compared to Batiste so it does save on time when you are really tight on time. If i'm being honest I would probably just buy whichever dry shampoo had the best price as I was happy with the result both products gave me.

I hope you enjoyed reading about what beauty products I've been experimenting with over the past couple of months. As some of you may already know I haven't been spending that much money on beauty products as I have been trying to streamline my collection to just products that I love, however I will continue to trial new products that emerge on the high street to give my honest opinion about them. Over the coming weeks I have a few lifestyle posts planned all about the next chapter in my life and and round up of my second year at university so stay tuned to find out more. 

What beauty products have you been loving over the summer months?

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