Mini Priceline Haul!

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog! The other day Priceline had their 40% off sale and of course, I couldn't not go in. As you can see though I didn't splurge all that much, I just picked up a few items, some I had tried previously and others I had never used before. So let's get into the post!

First I picked up the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation in the shade 103 Ivory (I sometimes use the shade 100 Ivory). This has been my go-to foundation for the last few months and I absolutely love it. I use my makeup sponge to apply it and it gives a nice natural looking base. A lot of people say that it is very heavy coverage, though I would say you can definitely adjust that to what you like. I can easily keep this light or I can build it up. The first time I used this foundation I thought it felt slightly tacky (compared to the Maybelline Fit Me) but I use a bit of powder over it and then it's all good.

Next, I decided to try the Rimmel London Lasting Finish primer. I hadn't tried this before, but I was using the NYX HD primer and it was a little inconsistent so I wanted to try a different primer. So far I quite like it. The formula feels very different to the NYX primer, it feels more like a moisturiser, and even though I have combination skin (dry cheeks and oily forehead/chin) it actually doesn't feel greasy on my face. It's a little thicker but it sort of gives my foundation something to cling onto if that makes sense. 

Because I loved my other Natio Nail Colour so much I thought I would try a different shade from the same brand. I saw that they had a new line (I think it may be the Naturally You collection?) and 3 new nail colours. I loved this light pink shade called 'Petal'. I know they still have this at the store but I couldn't find this specific colour online. I have worn this nail polish since purchasing and I can say that I love it even more than my other Natio polish! The colour is very pretty and would probably say it's my current favourite nail polish. 

As I was about to pay for my items (mum wanted to leave so I had to rush) I remembered that my sister had this nail polish remover that worked wonders, so I ran back and quickly grabbed the Maybelline Express Remover. Okay, so I know it says removes nail polish in one dip and although that's not entirely true, it does remove nail polish in 3-5 swirls (not really swirls just a slight twist of your finger). That's already so much easier than using a cotton pad! I absolutely love this stuff!

The last item I bought is this Natio Moisturising Lip Gloss in the shade 'Magical.' This is from the same collection as the nail polish. I tried it for the first time the day after I bought it and it's beautiful. I will say though that when I applied it straight to my lips it appeared the tiniest bit patchy. I just dabbed it slightly with my finger and then that was all sorted out. I really like this lip gloss and would happily repurchase it! 

Okay so that's all for this post! If you would like to see a more detailed post on the individual products let me know in the comments so I know which ones you'd like to see first! 

Hope you're all having a lovely day!

-Sophie xo

Last Few Holiday Days...

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? I'm currently enjoying (or at least trying to) my last few days of school holidays. I've had two weeks off, which was very much needed, especially with everything going on, you know the usual school and assessments plus all the medical things as well (an update on that is coming soon). If only I didn't have assessment over the holidays, I mean that just totally ruined the point of a break! "We were on a break!" let me know in the comments if you get that reference :)

Anyways, I've been pretty busy (good busy) over these holidays and although it's supposed to be getting colder now it's still stinking hot. So the beach was a given. I took some Instagram photos and wanted to share them with you as I really wanted to post something about the lovely holidays.

Hope you're all having an amazing holiday or just enjoying life in general!

See you in my next post! 
-Sophie xx

Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine 'Rose Libertine'

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog! Or if you're new welcome and thank you for stopping by! Today I'm sharing with you a new nail polish I bought at the beginning of the holidays, and because it's the holidays I'm able to wear nail polish! ( My school is super strict on appearance, which sucks, so no nail polish ). This is the Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine in 'Rose Libertine.' First thing I want to mention is that I just couldn't get the right colour in the pictures so the colour is a bit different in real life. The pictures portray a very similar colour to my last nail post here, although in real life the colour is a very pretty watermelon pink.  

The formula was very easy to work with being neither too runny or too thick. Along with the large flat brush, the application process was no hassle at all. The first coat was a bit sheer, though with a second coat and sometimes a third coat the colour turned out nice and opaque with no streaks. The polish, however, took a very long time to dry. This is very likely due to my base coat (I used the Essence Gel Top Coat) which I probably shouldn't have used as a base. As for the lasting power, I can't say a specific time frame yet as I have only worn it for a day. I can say though that so far there is absolutely no chipping and I washed my hair last night (mentioning this because I find that when I wash my hair often the nail polish starts to chip earlier). I bought mine at Priceline for $5.95, they also come in a variety of different shades. 

Overall, I really like this nail polish and would not hesitate to repurchase this and maybe a couple of other colours. 

Let me know if you like these kinds of posts and what you'd like to see more of! 

-Sophie xo