Beauty Bakerie seemed to have come from nowhere and took the beauty world by storm. Their Lip Whips were the first thing to catch my eye as all over Instagram there were videos of people trying to wash swatches from their arms but they were going nowhere. I absolutely love the style and concept of the brand, it’s so cute but extremely clever. It’s one of those ideas that you can’t believe someone hasn’t come up with sooner. All the product names and packaging are, no suprises here, bakery related. So you’ve got the Flour setting powder, BROWnies eyebrow gel, Sprinkles glitters and the GELato gel eyeliners. But the first products I had to get my hands on were the So Icy Illuminators.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that with cold weather comes dry skin. Now I’m an oily girl, and I’m a fan of a matte base as it’s less likely to slide off my face throughout the day. But during winter months my skin does become dry in patches and this doesn’t mix well with a matte finish as it makes my skin look scaly.
In the Summer, my natural oils peek through to give a more healthy glow but in the colder months you have to find ways to fake it. So today, I’m sharing with you my favourite illuminators, which you can use under or mixed with foundation, to add some dew to dry skin.
If you follow me on Instagram (I mean, if you don’t…you should do so here) you might have seen me hauling the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette in my recent Instagram Stories. You will also have heard my excitement at finally having my hands on this palette. It’s definitely one I’ve had my eye on since it launched last year but couldn’t fully justify buying as it wasn’t different enough from anything else in my collection. But you know how it is, the January sales start, you’ve got some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket, the stars align and you splurge #NoRegrets.
I’ve gone back and forth on whether to do this post or not but when I thought about the other ones I’ve read this month, I decided it’s just as interesting to hear about disappointing products as it is to hear about amazing ones. It should go without saying that I’m not posting this to be a troll, or to bash products that some people might have loved last year, they are just products which didn’t work for me.
It’s been a while since I last wrote one of these posts, and actually if you’re new to Rinky Dinky Rhi you probably haven’t seen one before as they’re all on my old domain. FYI I’m still working on sorting my domain so bear with me.
Last year I pretty much (as it seems many other bloggers have done) sacked off monthly favourites posts in favour of the odd ‘Currently Loving’ type post. But when it comes to the end of the year, I do like to look back at what has been a consistent favourite and if anything has made it to Holy Grail status. So here I’ll give you an overview of my top discoveries of 2017. Grab a cuppa, this is going to be a long post.
First off, let me start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you all had an awesome time over the holidays and festive period. Other than being full of cold, my Christmas and New Year break was fab – I went to two weddings, spent time with almost all family members, ate way too much food and spent plenty of time catching up on sleep.
Now it’s time to look forward to 2018 and what I plan to achieve. My resolutions are pretty much the same every year – drink more water, lose a couple of stone, read more books etc. And this year is no different, except for one addition…