If you're a blogger you might understand, sometimes posts just get lost in your 'drafts', only to be discovered many weeks later... well this is one of those posts! This Rimmel haul was from over a month ago, as are the photos, but I'm glad I discovered this tucked away at the bottom of my drafts list. I did this wee haul when Farmers were having a sale on Rimmel with buy two get one free, and to be honest, I didn't need anything but it seemed like a great opportunity to try some products I've had my eye on for a while.
Unfortunately living in NZ means that a lot of the time we get beauty releases months and months after their initial release in the US or the UK. Because I am an avid blog reader, YouTube watcher and beauty addict, I see a lot of these products via. the US and UK gals, and wait patiently for their NZ release (or do a bit of sneaky online shopping). Thankfully, Maybelline have had an influx of new product releases, and I was recently sent a couple of the new products that are out in NZ now to try out; the Master Glaze Blush Stick* and the Master Hi-Light Highlighting Bronzer*.
The contouring hype is definitely at an all time high in the makeup world at the moment. Brands are jumping on it any chance they get bringing out all sorts of contouring palettes and kits for everyone to have their hand at contouring. Now I'm definitely not into (nor have I really tried) the full on contour, with the cream and the highlighting etc, instead I just opt for a natural taupe shade to try and fake some non-existent cheekbones, and a bit of highlighter to top it off. I have a couple of brushes I like to use for contouring, but I wanted to try out a more flat option, so off to eBay I went.
Finally! Yes, finally, I have tried some of the magic that is ColourPop and I am completely obsessed slash can't get enough slash want to buy all of the things. Recently I just could not resist another visit to the site, after months of trying to hold myself back from dropping a lot of dollars on some ColourPop goodness, I made a rather large order so I could see what all the hype was about. So here is my haul and first impressions of a couple of the products I picked up (I also got a few of the sets, but more on those in due course).
Exfoliators, although not essential to your skincare routine, can really play a big role in improving your skin texture, clarity and give it a great deep clean. I've used a multitude of various exfoliants over my time, some that were terrible, harsh, packed with chemicals, and felt like sand paper; others, such as this Living Nature Skin Revive Exfoliant*, were gentle, natural and left the skin feeling polished without over doing it.
I can't quite believe that the Weekly Collective (previously known as The Weekly Post Collective), has now turned a whopping 50! That's a lot of Sunday posts going on! This week was a mix of sharing my empties, talking about how great lip liners are, and sharing an amazing kit from Sephora. Have a catch up of the week just been, including the happenings on my Instagram account, after the jump.
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