Sunday, 22 October 2017

Influenster x Rimmel London VoxBox

As a makeup enthusiast, there's nothing I like more then trying a new range after its release. I was lucky enough to be sent the new Rimmel London range complimentary from Influenster for review purposes! I've only recently discovered Influenster. So I was pretty impressed that my first VoxBox was from a well known brand like Rimmel! So lets talk about it... 
Where to buy: Superdrug | Boots | Feel Unique

Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation 110

I really like the concept of this foundation. The bottle is smart and simple and you can easily see how much product you're working with. The applicator on this foundation is what really peaked my interest. The lid features a large doe foot applicator meaning there's no need to waste any product pouring it onto a sponge or the back of your hand. Simply swipe the product onto your face and you're ready to blend! This is a medium coverage foundation which can be built up and is easy to blend. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin and when set, lasts all day as a flawless base. I received the lightest shade - Light Porcelain (pale girls unite lalalalalala!). It's a bit more pink toned then I'd usually use but it evens out nicely by the time my makeup is finished!

Lasting Finish Breathable Concealer 001

I also really like the concept of this product. After removing the lid, the end of the packaging features a sponge which also makes for easy and precise application. Squeeze the concealer until you see product coming through on the sponge, apply to desired areas and blend away. I personally always finish with a Beauty Blender after, but that's just because i'm a paranoid wreck. In general, if you're out and about or on the go, all you need is this concealer so you can apply, blend and get on with your day in just a matter of seconds! Again, I went with the lightest shade and its perfect for me. Its a nice coverage that covers spots, blemishes and dark circles quickly and easily! 

(lol I'm super hairy)

Kate Sculpting Palette in Coral Glow

I'm not usually drawn to palettes like this, I get that they're convenient but I usually like to use a different range of products to contour, highlight, blush etc... So trying this was totally new for me! This trio is super handy for putting in your bag if you know you may need to touch up throughout the day. I really like the highlight shade but its not as vibrant as i'd like it to be. For casual everyday makeup looks this could work really well, but I didn't find the colours pigmented enough to use this palette as a staple piece. This could be perfect for makeup beginners though! ... I really like the rose gold packaging! It's so pretty. 

Moisture renew lipstick in Vintage Pink 180

Its not a secret, I'm a bit of a lipstick fiend. I dream of the day I have a room in my house dedicated to the little individual tubes of goodness that house the beautiful colours and formulas inside. I'd never tried the Moisture Renew range before - I'm usually more of a matte girl myself - but I was pleasantly surprised! It didn't feel sticky on the lips and sat really nicely - I barely reapplied! I absolutely love the shade, its great for Autumn and really wearable. I'm definitely going to pick up a few other colours from this range! 


I really enjoyed exploring these products. This is a great range with something for everyone and Rimmel always price their items really well so they are always super affordable! A big thank you to Influenster for sending these products out - I can't wait to see everyone else's thoughts! You can sign up for Influenster here: Click me!


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Love Libby is Back!

Ciao Bella. It's been a long time since I wrote a post here, and for a long time I thought i'd never write a post again. I've never told you I was the most dedicated blogger out there. I get bored of things easily and often "lose my mojo". It happened again back in February and I thought it was gone for good. Luckily, a few weeks ago I began to crave the blogging world again and knew it was time to focus on a come back. 

So whats new?
I got a new job! Previously I worked with Autistic young men in their 20's, supporting them to do independent tasks in their day to day lives... I loved it, we had a laugh every day, my team were great and the boys were such sweet hearts. However, there's only so long you can spend working 24-48 hour shifts including over nights for minimum wage. Unfortunately, after 18 months, my time, patience and passion was dying so I decided it was time for a change. I've gone back to the childcare profession that started my career - something I said i'd never do - and I'm loving it again. Sure, everyday is filled with snotty noses, poo-y nappies and wet pants, but its also filled with smiles, cuddles, "I love you's" and "thank you's". I'm enjoying going to work again and finally feel like the only way is up. 

I lost my best friend. My beloved Granddad passed away. Although it fills me with selfish peace to know he is finally free, my heart is also eternally broken that we'll never hear him sing for us or roller skate along the sea front again.

I've flown the nest! After 5 and a half years, me and D have finally decided to live together. It's taught us a lot and we've learnt things about each other even though we thought we knew it all. There's ups, and downs, but our relationship has survived so many tests over the last few months that moving in together has made us stronger then other. Here's to the next 5 years of tantrums, arguments over dinners and spooning in bed. 

So, whats new on the blog? 
Love Libby has had a new makeover - shoutout to Pipdig for the new theme. I'd been toying with purchasing one for a while and decided to finally bite the bullet. I'm glad I did. I *think* I'm finally happy with how my blog looks... For now (I'm fussy and fickle... I'll probably hate it in a few weeks).

Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat finally all have handles that match. Although "lovelibbyxx" worked for a while, I outgrew those kisses on the end and I'm now finally available in 1 place... Welcome to the world, lovelibbyUK.

Scheduling is done and dusted. I've given up with scheduling, there was a time I thought it was the smartest thing to do. But honestly? It put me under to much pressure. If I ever reached the point that the posts ran out, all I'd do was think about it, then think about not having time to write anything new then think about the fact I wasn't producing any content. It was to much and quite frankly, un-needed stress. 


So here I am, back in the online world, seeing how the blogging life treats me again. It feel's good to be back. 

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