Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation...The Perfect Foundation?

Hi everyone, hope you're all well!

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation and I'm always buying different kinds to find out. From reading blogs and watching YouTube videos, the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation has been a big hit. So, following the blogger hype as always, I needed to have this little number in my make up bag. I was on my way to work one day and like usual, I took a little trip into Superdrug because they had a 3 for 2 offer on and well, I can't just walk past it can I?

I'm going to admit, at first I didn't like this foundation and didn't really understand why there was so much hype over it. However, at the time of purchasing this product I was going through my AS level exams and when I'm doing exams I get stressed which makes my skin extremely bad, especially my T-zone. So, when I first started using it, I noticed that it didn't stay on as well as I would've liked, purely because I had such an oily T-zone. Also, even though I have the lightest shade in the collection which is 100 ivory, it still seems to be a little bit dark for my skin because I have pale skin.

After my exams had finished, my skin started to clear up and I continued to use this foundation and I noticed such a difference. It managed to stay on all day without any top ups which is perfect because when I'm at sixth form, I never get the chance to top up my make up so I'd rather have a foundation that is long lasting. Also, I began to work out how much I actually need and by using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, I buff it into my skin more so it gives an even finish. I would say it's more of a medium coverage foundation which is great because it's not too heavy but it covers up any uneven skin.

The foundation does exactly what it says on the bottle which is that it gives an 'anti-fatigue effect + radiant glow' as it instantly brightens the skin and doesn't make you look tired and actually does wake you up. Another bonus of this foundation is that it has SPF 15 which is great if you're out and want to wear make up as well as being protected from the sun. However, you may be able to see by the photo that there are slight shimmer particles in the foundation. The shimmer isn't that obvious when you put it on your face but I have noticed that in certain lights it does show slightly. This isn't a big problem for me but maybe for others it could be.

As I said, I bought this foundation from Superdrug but you can also buy it from Boots at a price of £8.99 it is great value and I would highly recommend this product. It is probably one of the best foundations I've used so if you're interested, get yourself down to your local drugstore!

Hope you have a great rest of the week and enjoy whatever you're doing!

Charlotte xxx


Sunday, 16 June 2013

I'm Back....With 25 Facts About Me!

Hello everyone!

I apologise that I haven't posted in a while but this is due to the fact that I've had AS Level exams which have now finished. Thank God! I've been extremely busy over the past couple of months and feel like I've neglected my blog so I'm really sorry guys! I feel like I say this all the time, need to stop Charlotte!

Since I now have more free time, I really want to keep updating my blog to all you lovely people and today I thought I'd share with you some facts about myself, because I feel like I haven't really done anything like this before as most of my blog posts are reviews or shopping hauls. I thought I'd mix it up a little bit so here are 25 facts about me...

1. My full name is Charlotte Rose Jones.
2. I was born on 26th August 1996 (11 days late, I believe!)
3. My favourite time of the year is Summer.
4. I have a shopping addiction - every time I go to work I come home with shopping bags!
5. I love making lists about absolutely anything.
6. I hate anything that flies, except from birds, when they don't poo on you...
7. I love MAC lipsticks. My collection is forever growing.
8. My favourite place to go is the beach.
9. I would love to start a YouTube channel some day but I'm too nervous.
10. When I was little I tried to create my own fashion magazine. My art skills were erm...simple?
11. I hate holding little things like tiny buttons and earrings, I don't really know why.
12. I don't have any piercings, not even my ears.
13. When I was about 3, on Christmas Eve I heard noises downstairs, even when my parents were asleep and genuinely thought Santa was real. This made me convinced for years until I saw my parents empty Toys R Us bags in the living room...
14. I have about 10 photo frames in my room and about 3 of them are filled.
15. I am currently at sixth form studying English Language, Geography and Religious Education.
16. I love having pamper nights: bubble bath, candles, face mask, the lot!
17. I'm one of the youngest in my year at school so at the moment everyone is either driving or learning to drive and I have to wait another 3 months :-(
18. My favourite ever books are the Jacqueline Wilson books and I'm tempted to read them all again
19. I used to have a guinea pig called Minnie but she sadly passed a few months ago. I actually teared up, it was emotional.
20. My favourite city is York. It is actually beautiful and the shopping...omg.
21. My favourite number is 21, how convenient!
22. I used to pretend I was Mary Poppins when I was younger and jump of a wall in my street with an umbrella and then realise it wouldn't work and ended up hurting myself, several times.
23. I'm really bad for online shopping. I'm always browsing the tinterwebs.
24. I stress too easily. I'm a stress-head.
25. Everytime I watch Marley and Me, I cry. Without fail.

So there you are, I few facts about myself. Let's say this was a little 'get-to-know-you' post. They were pretty random but I am a really random person (fact number 26!)

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening and enjoy the rest of your week!

Charlotte xxx
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