Being not specified to just writing about beauty on this blog, I decided to create a new series on Musings & More: Beauty on Trial where I’ll delve into my recent beauty purchases for you all. These aren’t necessarily new bits for you, more new to me. These are products I have tried and tested so feel able to give an honest review on my thoughts. Now lets get cracking with part one!




I’m perhaps not starting off on the best foot as these products are technically skincare. Nonetheless, I still reckon you’ll be interested! Admittedly, I’ve never used an oil in my skincare routine before but I’m fairly open to experimenting, especially if it’s ends up revolutionary for my face. Before I even began examining the contents Oils Of Life, I was struck immediately by the packaging. Firstly, can I point out – ombre!? Small things like that really grab me, so I really enjoyed this element. Secondly, it’s one of those gorgeous little bottles that looks great on your dressing table and it could easily be mistaken for a much more expensive product which are big thumbs up from me.

The point of the product I should point out, is to infuse life into your skin. Skin is supposed to be firmer and refreshed. It’s infused with three seed oils from Egypt, China and Chile – all known to be revitalising and repairing. You simply decant onto the skin and massage in. Luckily it’s a product that doesn’t take long to absorb. While the pipette took some getting used to for me personally, it helps you not dispense too much product onto your skin and therefore prevents any waste.

As a conclusion, while I really enjoy this product I’m not totally sure how much it is exactly doing for my skin. I might not be the target audience for this product which could be why I’m not noticing the effects. Tightness of skin has never exactly been a worry for me at age twenty three. My skin does however look a lot brighter and perkier in general since using Oils of Life.




I’m assuming that premise behind Rimmel London’s The Only One lipstick is that it’s the only lipstick you’ll need (tell that to my vast collection…). It promises long-lasting colour, comfort, moisture and wear.

I enjoy the slanted bullet of these lipsticks as I feel like they make application so much easier. I feel like it’ll wear down so much nicer too. The colour range is impressive, with something for every lipstick fan to pick from and there’s a great pay of with little effort on your part. It’s got a great finish and really moisturises which is heaven for someone like me who can be prone to dry lips. I don’t believe any lipstick can last longer than a couple of hours without reapplying when you’re munching and drinking away so this isn’t something I consider as I feel like lipstick is just one of those products you are going to have to reapply regardless.

I’m not sure if it’s a dud or anything but Peachy Beachy was the only shade that just did not sit right on my lips. It’s disappointing as I’ve been searching for the perfect coral read for Spring/Summer and when swatched, it looked just the ticket. Despite that, this is a range I definitely want to grab more shades from because Naughty Nude and It’s a Keeper have become firm favourites in my collection.


L-R Naughty Nude, It’s a Keeper, Peachy-Beachy
L-R Naughty Nude, It’s a Keeper, Peachy-Beachy


I’m always a bit dubious when ‘celebrities’ release a line of make up and tend to shy away from it deliberately, but Rosie’s was one I couldn’t help but feel drawn to. It’s a extremely aesthetically pleasing range and being a rose-gold, copper obsessive (just call me a walking clichΓ©), I was instantly swooning over the packaging, noticing the similarity to Charlotte Tilbury. It’s not exactly high street pricing so I decided to limit myself and being the obsessive I am, I chose a lipstick and the product one I was most intrigued about, a cream eyeshadow stick.


Before I even cast an eye over the colours of the lipsticks, I was shuddering with delight (much to Matt’s amusement) at finally having a lipstick with a magnetic closing. There is just something so very satisfying about the smooth click and it makes the product feel expensive. More to the point, it’s just bloody useful if you leave lipsticks rolling around your bag as often as I do. There’s a good selection of colours, I ended up going for Camisole Blush. On reflection I wish I’d gone for Silk Cami, as it’s a much more me colour. Overall, it’s a great lipstick. Hydrating and soft on the lips, it’s lovely to apply.


The cream eyeshadow sticks have been said to be reminiscent of the by terry equivalent, but I feel like people make this comparison a lot, simply because they are the same type of product. Nonetheless, I went with ‘Sparkle & Magic.’ I did really like applying this to my lids and it blended really nicely. But if I’m honest, the colour wasn’t anything massively different to what we’ve all seen before. I feel like I’d be able to find the equivalent in one of my Naked palettes and considering this is Β£12.50, I don’t know how worth it these are. There isn’t the greatest selection of colour choice either, only about four currently but I’m expecting this to expand and if they can offer a more unique shade, I’ll be tempted.

So there you have it, the very first Beauty on Trial post. I admittedly buy quite a few sporadic beauty purchases every month, so I’m looking forward to being able to share the good, the bad and the ugly with you. Have a great week!

Emily x

  • I like this new blog post ! I think that Oils for Life might be better for me as I am in my 30's. I also agree with you that it looks nice on a dressing table …looks expensive. I love Body Shop so I am sure I would love it too.

  • I've been intrigued by the Body Shop oils of life for a while! The bottle is beautiful and it claims a lot of good things. Although I don't expect it to work miracles, I'd like to give it a go πŸ™‚ x

  • I can't wait to read about how you get on with The Body Shop Oil of Life. I've wanted to try the Rosie for Autograph collection for a while now too. The shades you picked up look lovely.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  • I am so desperate to try some of Rosies makeup line, I think I might go for one of the Lip Glossies, xx

  • A lipstick with a magnetic lid? I'm sold! Loving this post x

    Xtina G Says..

  • awesome products from such awesome brands. i do hope they work well for you πŸ™‚

  • I love the sound of the body shop oil. I was actually looking at today.. before i read this :/ The Rosie Lipstick is so beautiful!! I've heard the shadow sticks are a good dupe for the By Terry ones xx

  • This sounds like its going to be a great series Emily πŸ™‚ And my those lippies look amazing, I'm really loving the look of Naughty Nude and the Rosie HW lippie, such amazing everyday shades. Have a lovely week beautiful β™₯

  • That creamy eyeshadow is gorgeous oh my the shade is beautiful and perfect for summer!
    Charlotte //

  • Love the look of the oil, such a pretty bottle. And your photography is so good x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  • All of the things look super pretty… especially the lipsticks πŸ™‚ And the oil seems pretty interesting… Great post, and great reviews xx

  • The rimmel lipsticks look lovely especially It's a keeper πŸ™‚
    Kathy x

  • The oils for life sounds like such a lovely product, my only concern would be breaking out because my skin likes to do that when I try new products. The lipsticks look so nice as well, I've only tried the Kate Moss rage which I love!

    Sally – DiagonSally

  • Body shop oil sounds good. I will check them out next time around..

  • This is such a wonderful, informative post! If you don't mind, I would love to feature your blog (specifically this post) on a series called "Spreading the Link Love" on More D&D on my blog! The post should be up on the 7th of April. Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily //

  • Great products! Love this post!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • That oil looks fab!

  • love this oil πŸ˜‰ great review!

    The White Ocean

  • I still haven't tried any from the only one range, I have peachy-beachy and a few other shades on my radar. It is shame that peachy-beachy didn't sit right on your lips, it is a beautiful shade.

    Ela BellaWorld

  • I really need to get my hands on Rosie for Autograph, there have been amazing reviews on the range! And how can I forget about Rimmel The Only One range?! I have been so obsessed about mascaras that I completely forgotten about lipsticks. Love the idea of this new series, looking forward to the next one.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • I love Rimmel's lip products. And I haven't tried The Only One range but it sounds and looks amazing. I will have to try them out πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • I've seen the oils of life product in a couple beauty vlogs and have been quite curious about it, but I have to agree with you my first thought upon seeing it was "ahhh, so luxurious", such pretty packaging!

    I love the look of the it's a keeper shade, and I have to say I also thought of the charlotte tilbury range when you showed the rosie for autograph lippie. I love how proper and logical you are with your reviews, Emily! They always help me decide whether a new product is worth it or not!


  • That eye shadow stick looks really easy to apply. It's always nice to try something different than using brushes. So much cleaning involved!

    xx Yasmin

  • I'll have to try some of those Rimmel lipsticks! They look so so swoon-worthy haha! Plus Rimmel is one of my favourite brands too! It's a win-win situation! Lovely post xx

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  • Great idea for a blog series. I need to try that body shop oil.

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    These all sound wonderful. I really want to try the oils!

    District of Chic

  • I haven't tried the oil before, but girlll….the lipsticks are giving me life. The shades are so sexy. Love love love them!! I need to check em out. Thanks for sharing, Emily dear.

  • I had the same pipettte getting used to when I got myself the Kiehl's midnight recovery oil, but in the end managed to understand how to not waste loads of product, also the bottle is so sleek, perfect dressing table instagram worthiness! Peachy-Beachy definitely stood out to me! Perfect for this time of the year xx

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  • Shame that you're not noticing the biggest difference with the oil – I've heard great things about it, something I might try out when I have a little more time πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • I've been using the Body Shop Drops of Youth and just loved it, so would love to try the oil.

  • The Body Shop Oils of Life seems gorgeous in presentation alone haha, brighter skin is still a pretty good result from using it, even though you may not be the target audience πŸ™‚ I really like the look of the Rosie for Autograph lip shade, I'd imagine that would look beautiful on you!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  • Kay

    I'm dying to try Rosie's makeup collection! Although like you said the shade selection isn't the best, I love what's there and I'd love to try it! πŸ™‚ <3 I also really like the sound of that oil from the Body Shop… They offer some amazing products and just like you, I was immediately attracted to the cute packaging! Thanks for sharing hun, looking forward to more posts in this new series. πŸ™‚


  • Such awesome picks you got there!

    Aly In Wanderland | BLOGLOVIN | GFC

    xo, Alyssa

  • I love the brightness of the peachy-beachy shade, so pretty! Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  • I love this series you're starting! I want to try the Oils Of Life so much it sounds so perfect for my skin!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  • I love this new series! I love all of them lipsticks!

    Darriyan xx |

  • Like the lipsticks… they seem to have a smooth formula and a great color pay off!

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

  • I really want to try the oils of life oils I've never tried anything like that and I'm with you on the oh my gosh how cute is the ombre hehe ! I also love rimmel lipsticks I think they're always really well pigmented but I dont find they have much stay power πŸ™‚

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  • Omg I really want to try RHW's makeup range. Everything looks so amazing and I'm always hearing really good things about the products! Xx

    β™‘ itsjessiejane β™‘

  • Great blog and great post!! Have a nice day!! πŸ™‚

  • rimmel lipstick colours is so beautiful, love it
    have a great day

  • Liking the title of this new series for you & these products are ones I've never heard of! xx

  • I have started to wear Oils Of Life a couple of weeks ago and my skin looks sooo good. I have the green one, I believe it's a serum. I like to apply it in the morning before my makeup routine and I find that it actually makes it last a little longer for some reason. Love it!

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  • I want to try these Rimmel lipsticks – I love your blog header and photos x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  • Wow, those Rimmel lipsticks are dope and I have fallen in love with all the shades. Lovely post and yes do more of these. πŸ™‚

  • I like this blog! In return, I want to share some cheap ray ban sunglasses with you.