I feel like so much was accomplished in 2017 but still did the year even happen? Firstly I’d like to give a big shout out to Australia for finally legalising same-sex marriage, you took your time fam but we got there in the end.
This post could be 10000 years long, so to be short & sweet here are the big events of 2017 for me:
I became vegan & love it
I saw 9 bears in Yellowstone National Park (this is a momentous event)
Josh & I spent a month back in the UK
& another year in Canada
Josh & I celebrated 2 years together
I am also very aware that this is coming to you all at the end of January … no hate please it’s hard to get my life together. On a semi-serious note, though I am ready for the rest of 2018 to get rolling, I have only one trimester of University left & am so ready to be done studying. There are also some particularly exciting moves in my future & a mountain of content ideas for both here & over on Youtube.
If you haven’t already I’d love for you to subscribe/follow & hang out with me on my other platforms as well:
You’ve made it past Wednesday, it’s a easy slide into the weekend now. Why not make it a little easier by taking some time out to watch my latest video over on Youtube? It’s a very relaxed chat where I go through some of the new products I’ve picked up. Check it out here – NEW VIDEO!
I know you don’t have to tell me I’ve been gone forever … sadly I am not a tech savvy as I thought & a little glitch in WordPress as well as, well life has kept me from writing all kinds of things for you lovely people.
On that lets dive head first into a little old life update. Kicking it off I should let you all know that I am back in the UK for the next month & a bit so if you have any super cool things this not so cool girl should check out please let me know (predominately food related please .. I really like food). Guess it’s the right time to tell you all also that after an embarrassingly long time I have seen the light & joined the vegan train, thats right no more bloating & grossness for this girl. I will 100% be making another post in the very near future which will go into more details about making the change to veganism so if that’s something which interests you please subscribe so you’ll get fun emails telling you when I’ve posted.
A new direction is in order, I’ve been feeling stale & flat in relation to my writing, looks, ideas & blog theme so here we go a I’m going to lay down my ideas for you. Be kind but be honest:
a stronger focus on style – clothing, shoes, accessories
more reviews & impressions on vegan/cruelty-free makeup products
skincare routines & products
A+ vegan treats, restaurants & recipes
I hope that you are all as excited as I am for the upcoming changes!
Um, excuse me when did we reach the end of January? Can I please go back to being 10& feeling like the year toooooook soooooooo loooonggggggg.
Welcome back to Freckled.Rambles loves – thanks for swinging by. I know I’ve been totally shit at blogging on a regular basis & I’m going to change that! Today’s post is something I haven’t done before & I’m not sure why considering I find these kinds of posts really interesting when other people do them.
Today we’re looking at products that I have finished up (& remembered to keep the packaging) . We’ll run through whether or not I will be repurchasing, what I thought of the product & the most important thing, would I recommend them to you.
Let’s dive straight in with the makeup products I’ve used up in the last couple weeks.
If you’ve followed me for a while you will know I LOVE this foundation it has been my ride or die since it was released. This is the second bottle I’ve gone through & I will 110% be buying it again. It has a medium to full coverage & is definitely build-able, whilst leaving your skin looking totally natural. All I have to say is if you haven’t got this foundation in your life get on it!
I actually ordered a new one of these yesterday because it one of the most fantastic setting sprays I have ever tried & for $10 you cannot go wrong. If you love a matte finish without looking dry & want your makeup to stay put all day/night long this is for you. NYX is one of my all time loved brands & I am tempted to also pick up this setting spray in the dewy finish because it’s just so good!
Like I’ve already mentioned I love NYX products, however I am kind of on the fence with these brow pencils. To start with, I have red / auburn hair so when I saw that instead of having to make a brown pencil work for me their was a pencil at an affordable price for my brows I was pumped – unfortunately instead of being a lovely red / auburn the pencil was bordering on fluorescent orange – not the look I was going for. It is safe to say I will not be re-purchasing the Auburn pencil. As for the Brown shade there are some pros & cons, the colour was great & I loved the way it worked with my hair & the rest of my makeup, however I found the pencil slightly chunky & WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU NOT HAVE A PROPER SPOILE ON THE END NYX????? The little brow brush on the end of the pencil legitimately did nothing to tame my unruly brows. So I’m on the fence with this one – if you’re ok with using another brush to get your brows into shape & don’t mind a bigger pencil this could be fantastic for you. As for me I’m currently on the powder brow train & don’t plan on getting off it for a while.
I also have two skincare products which I have finished up over the last month.
I bought this product when I was back in the UK in October & thought it was the bees knees – totally fell in love. I’ve finished the entire bottle now & I have kind of fallen out of love with it (I need to quickly say this could be entirely my own fault because I’m beyond lazy when it comes to skincare) I found the more I used this product into the winter months my skin was feeling drier & drier. This most definitely could be a combination of the moisturiser I was using & the fact that it has been a delightful -25 degrees over the last few months here in Canada. I have also recently re-vamped my skincare routine – like I said I’m uber lazy & I needed something new that worked for me (keep an eye out for something coming soon about it). I might re-purchase this when I am back in the UK (it’s super hard to get in Canada at the moment) but for now I’ll say we had a good run but I’ve found a new love for taking off my makeup.
I’ve been using Nutrimetics skincare for a couple years now thanks to my amazing mum. The products are full of great things for your skin & they have a really top range so there is definitely something for everyone. I use the comfort range because it’s nice & gentle on the skin, it’s not to heavy but is still very moisturising & feels great. This moisturiser is so fabulous & I will 100% be stocking up again when I am back in Australia, if you haven’t tried anything from Nutrimetics I recommend giving them ago – they also make some really sweet makeup!
There you have my very first ’empties’ post, I really hope you enjoyed & got something from it. If you use or have tried any of these products let me know & let me know what you thought of them – I love to here from you!
Also if anyone is wondering my nail polish in these photos is by LA Colors in the shade Transformer.
As always these thoughts & feelings are totally my own & I have not been sponsored for the content.
I hope that 2017 is everything you want & make sure you get out there & slay everything you do. I have been uber behind in life rolling into the new year so I thought for the first little while, whilst I get myself sorted I’m going to have some short & sweet posts of looks I created over 2016 & their tutorials on the tube.
I adore this look because it is so blown out, grungy & smokey that you feel super bad arse wearing it & lets be fair, who doesn’t love a black lip.
Today’s post is short & sweet because I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve got a new tutorial up on my youtube channel. You should 100% go check it out & if you haven’t subscribed already do that too – I’d love, love, love to get to 50 subscribers for Christmas!