8/24/2011 / 7 Comments

Guest Post: Bex from Futures

Hi there! My names Bex  I blog over at Futures (www.ialwaysbelievedinfutures.blogspot.com). I’m here with a guest blog whilst Aseya goes away for a few days.


Today I am going to write about My Beauty Essentials:




Let’s start off with the basics. Everyone needs a good base, or foundation. Pictured above is the foundation I am currently using. I have tried numerous foundations, but I always end up going back to the Rimmel brand. I figure that why should I spend a fortune on a foundation that possibly won’t work for me when I know for sure that Rimmel works for me? 

This is a fairly new purchase as I only recently ran out of my last tube, I realised that I’d ran out of foundation way too late one day the other week to pop into town and get some, so even though this is a very affordable product, I had to pay my local pharmacies prices… *sad face*


  
Next, everyone needs a good mascara. As with foundation, I have tried many products, yet I still haven’t found the ‘one’. Pictured above is the mascara I am currently using…this is actually one of the better mascaras I’ve found, but I have no idea where it’s from… any ideas, anyone?

Being a loyal Rimmel fan though, I was extremely disappointed in their Sexy Curves mascara. I found it made my eyelashes clumpy and it was rather messy. 

I shall continue to look for my perfect mascara though & if any of you have any suggestions, let me know!



 
A good lipstick is not a necessity for some girls, however, to me; a great lipstick really pulls a look together. I have far too many lipsticks for my own good, they’re everywhere, yet I always buy more. The above product is possibly my most favourite out of my whole collection – it’s noticeable but not too OTT. Such as some girls makeup staple is an eyeliner (which I rarely use), mine is lipstick.
 
 
 
We all have that cheap, affordable treat that we can’t live without. This ^ is mine. Even if I’m feeling like rubbish & cannot be bothered to apply any makeup, I always use this roll on under my eyes on my under eye circles, and this definitely makes a difference. Its cooling as it’s applied and I have definitely seen an improvement in my under eye circles since I first started using this product. What’s your affordable treat?


 
And finally – everyone has that one product. The product that you will buy without fail, regardless of price tag. This is mine. It retails at £19, which isn’t a completely extortionate price to pay for a beauty product, yet it’s out of my normal price range for cosmetics. I’m definitely a high street girl, rather than high end.
The reason this product is my ‘Holy Grail’ product? Simple. It does the job. I used to constantly suffer with sore, cracked skin around my lips, which I used to then irritate further by licking. I tried various lip balms and lip salves, but nothing worked. A friend suggested this, and after umm-ing and aah-ing for a while about whether to purchase this, I finally did so and I wouldn’t be without it now. I haven’t had even a slight irritation around my lips since I began using the stick, and I have been using it for over a month now. Also, this little beauty is SPF 15 so I’m also protecting my lips against the sun when wearing this. Great, huh?

I hope you enjoyed this little Beauty Essentials guest post, and I would like to thank Aseya for giving me the opportunity to write this for you :)


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7 comments:

  1. I have to try this foundation. I´m beginning to think that my former trusty and go-back-to foundation (Essence, Stay All Day) doesn´t seem to be working for me any longer so I should really update. I´ve seen this Rimmel one on several blogs and it was always praised so I guess I´m going to be giving it a shor some time soon! 

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  2. Thanks for this, Aseya :) x

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  3. Great post! Sadly I don't really like the Rimmel foundation, I ran out of one of their other lines and got this to replace it but it didn't live up to the first one I tried!
    Definitely going to try out that Simple eye roll on, especially coming up to winter the skin around my eyes gets so sore. xx

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  4. i like this post :D good prods gurl ;D i want to try rimmel and the eye treatment hmmm
    http://amz88.blogspot.com/

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  5. You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to guest blog :) I'm gonna have to look for that Rimmel lipstick, it looks so pretty!

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  6. i've never seen that rimmel foundation before, looks like something i would definitely be interested in since the summers here are so hot and humid :P

    Xo

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  7. Linked to this on my most recent post :) xx

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