Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze


Yes, I’m going to talk about a bronzer. You never thought you’d see the day did you? As a rule, I don’t wear bronzer. Literally never. I just don’t think it suits my colouring to look tanned. Having said that, I never used to wear blusher and now I’m addicted, so I think bronzer is something I should keep trying.

This bronzer was part of a deal on in Boots; it was free when you spent a certain amount of money. I chose the shade 022 Sun Bronze because it looked like the only one pale enough to be acceptable for my English Rose complexion. The bronzer is supposedly waterproof and contains SPF 15, both of which are great if you are into bronzer in a big way.

I have now worn this a couple of times and I am surprised to say it actually looks reasonable on me, especially because it’s summer. It’s not too pigmented and it blends well, so it can actually look quite natural. I expected to look like a tangerine. There’s a tiny amount of shimmer in it, but it just gives a slight shimmer when you catch the light, it isn’t too over the top.

If I wore bronzer, this is definitely something I’d consider using regularly. Unfortunately, it hasn’t converted me. I think I just look better with pale skin. Does anyone else feel like that?



Budget Beauty Haul


Hi guys! As you know by now from my numerous mentions, I went to a hen do a week or so ago. Before we went, I had to go and pick up some cheap products to add to my make up collection ready for a game called Make Over the Bride! I thought I’d share with you what I bought.

First of all I bought some Cosmopolitan make up sponges and a Miss Sporty Clubbing Colours Nail Colour in the colour Popcorn which is a really lovely summery yellow. This was not for the hen do but for my recent nail look NOTD #2 which I have linked below. I was really pleasantly surprised by the Miss Sporty polish bearing in mind how cheap it was. The first coat is a bit streaky but after that it evens out really well and seems to wear quite well.

I also bought a Miss Sporty mascara in black for the hen do. I haven’t used it myself yet so I don’t know whether it works well or not. If you’ve used it, let me know in the comments below.


I don’t wear a lot of bronzer myself so I didn’t have one to take with me. The one I bought is from MUA and is shade 1. I am excited to try it myself and see if bronzer suits me.

The three lipsticks I bought are two by MUA in shades 10 and 11 and one from Barry M in the shade 147 Peachy Pink. There are swatches of all three below. I wore the Barry M lipstick the other day and I was really impressed. The colour is a really lovely subtle coral which is one of those fantastic ‘your lips but better’ colours. It dried quite quickly, didn’t smudge and lasted quite well.


From top to bottom: MUA Shade 10, MUA Shade 11 and Barry M 147 Peachy Pink

  • Notd #2 (aperfectmasquerade.wordpress.com)