| Empties – were they worth it? |

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.

  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Porcelain
    • 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!

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  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Setting Spray
    • 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!

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  • NYX Cosmetics Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Brown & Auburn
    • 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.

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I also have two skincare products which I have finished up over the last month.

  • Soap & Glory Total Drama Clean 5 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water
    • 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.

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  • Nutrimetics Comfort Calming Day Creme
    • 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!

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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.

Freckled.Rambles xx.

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Skincare Regime.

Hello everyone! 

I thought for today’s post I would share with you my weekly face cleansing routine (thanks to my mum for being great & introducing me to it). 

I’ve really noticed how fab this routine I’ve got going on is over the last couple months by moving from scorching Australia to the rather cool England. Obviously my skin went into slight meltdown mode after the change in environment but by keeping up with this routine it was back to its normal self in no time! 

My normal weekly routine follows: 

Mornings 

  • Monday – Saturday morning: cleanse, toner, daytime moisturiser
  • Sunday morning: clay mask, cleanse, toner, daytime moisturiser

Evenings 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday evening: cleanse, toner, evening moisturiser & eye cream 
  • Tuesday & Friday evening: cleanse, scrub, toner, evening moisturiser & eye cream  

I use Nutrimetics products for all of the above steps, I’ve mentioned it before but I love so many of their products & the skincare ‘comfort’ range is bomb! 
   
 
Get the complete set here, the mask here & the scrub here!

  

In the above picture I’m wearing my clay face mask – this product is brilliant, my skin always feels so rejuvenated afterwards & the bottle lasts FOREVER! Honestly I’ve had it for over a year & a half. 

I know that everyone has their own routine & what works for some does not work for others but here you go, this is what I do & the products I use. If you’ve got a range you love or you also use nutrimetics let me know! 

Freckled.Rambles xx.

Simple Red Lip. 

Hello everyone, 

I hope April is treating everyone fabulously, my broken arm is going well & the cast is coming off on the 28th! Yay! 

Today I thought I’d write about something slightly different, in that it’s a make up look I created yesterday & not just one product (although the products I used are to die for). 

  

I am the hugest fan of a red lip to spice up a pretty simple look, I wore this with an oversized vintage Beatles shirt, cut off torn ASOS jeans & black leather ankle boots. 

What made up the look? 

FACE:

  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer (I’ve previously reviewed this)  
  • Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Porcelain
  • M.A.C Select Cover-Up in NW15
  •  Too Faced Matte Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil 
  • Wet n Wild Mega Glo Illuminating Powder in Catwak Pink 

EYES:

  • Smashbox 24hr Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  •  Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Rum Rasin & Mousse 
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara  

EYEBROWS: 

  • Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil   
  • Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel 

LIPS: 

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Penicl in NSFW
  • Nutrimetics Hydra Brilliance Lipstick in Geranium 

 This lipstick is creamy heaven, I’ve noticed that because Nutrimetics isn’t a ‘mainstream’ beauty brand that people aren’t talking about how fabulous the products are. I cannot recommend these lipsticks enough, they are hydrating & once dry feel like nothing’s on your lips at all & without cracking. 

 
I also have some very exciting news, broken arm & all I’m on YouTube! So pretty please with a cherry on top go check out my channel at the link below & subscribe. 

Freckled.Rambles YouTube channel
xx.