Wednesday, 20 March 2013

rimmel apocalips celestial

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Everyone and their mother has heard about the latest lip product to come from Rimmel. I say latest, it officially launched in January. There has been a vast array of reviews all over the blogosphere and I meticulously read a bunch of them before I decided that I needed this in my ever growing collection. By looking at it you may think it's just your ordinary run of the mill lipgloss, but don't be fooled as this is certainly no gloss. This lip lacquer may have the shine of a gloss, but oh my the pigmentation is wonderfully amazing and is the pigmentation of what you would expect to find in a lipstick. 

These are just an absolute dream to apply to your lips, they're wonderfully creamy, the colours are extremely vibrant and rich. There are 8 different shades to choose from ranging from subtle nudes such as 'Luna' or a sultry spectacular red such as 'Big Bang' or 'Apocaliptic'. The shade I went for is 'Celestial' which I would describe as a dusky mauve toned pink with hints of coral. I love this shade, it's pretty and it's definitely a 'your lips but better' shade, well for me it is anyway. It's perfect for everyday wear. I find it looks great over a lipstick too. I'm hoping to expand my collection more with the likes of 'Stellar', 'Luna' and 'Big Bang'. You can't fault these, I think they are great and purse friendly too with them only being £5.99. Boots pretty much usually have a 3 for 2 on, so even better if you get them whilst their offers are on! 

What are your thoughts on these? Have you tried them?
If you haven't I seriously recommend trying atleast one. Though, all you'll need is one 
and you'll be swayed and converted...

Hope you've all had a fabulous day!
Much Love
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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

current beauty and fashion wants

outfit and make up inspiration

Reading too many blog posts on certain products, or even discovering new products definitely has it's downfalls. That being the sudden drop of money leaving my bank account after accidently buying products I 'just had to have'. The downfalls definitely don't matter that much though, because hey at least I have pretty new stuff. Right? Though, I have to admit when reading reviews and posts on 'hyped up' products I definitely have to read atleast 20 different (slight exaggeration ) reviews just to make sure, after all, I don't want to spend my money on something that isn't what I expected, even though that does happen from time to time. I just love buying stuff. What girl doesn't?

I've been needing to purchase another Rimmel Stay Matte powder for a while now since mine decided to break and crumble into pieces in my bag. Sob. Sob. Cheap and cheerful so a definite purchase ASAP. For the mean time I've been using a mix between my Maybelline Fit Me powder, My Avon one and my MUA one. All three are good, don't get me wrong, but I much prefer this gem, and the way it is on my skin.
Nars Laguna Bronzer is everywhere. Everyone seems to have this beauty, everyone except myself. This has been on my wishlist for months now and I can't even think why I haven't gone out and bought this yet. That will definitely soon be changing. This is a must have. After swatching a few weeks ago, and testing out, I fell in love.
After seeing Clinique's Moisture Surge Overnight Mask featured on Kate's blog (gh0stparties)  and then doing a bit more background research on the product (oo fancy!) I liked the idea and the sound of this. My skin is dull, to be quite frank. I love face masks especially overnight ones. I am itching to give this one a try. Clinique are a fabulous brand, even though the £28 price mark is a bit shit! Moving on to Barry M and their latest offering of a 'Hi Shine Gel Effect'. Now, I've never been a huge fan on Barry M nail polishes. Just me? Probably! Yeah, they have a few nice shades but they're not a brand I tend to gravitate towards for my Nail Polishes. However, these beauties, especially the shade above, well you can see for yourself it's beautiful. Everyone seems to be really impressed with the 'Gelly' range and I am dying to buy a few shades. Lately, I've been rather lazy when it comes to nails and just opting for a Mushroom coloured shades and barely livening it up and changing, like I used to. Next is the hugely popular Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Never getting my mitts on Naked 1 and 2, purely for the fact I found the palette inconvienient especially when I have my MUA ones which are practically the same. But, this small little palette of joy is smaller, more compact and easy for on the go. And with 6 wearable neutral shades, this is PERFECT for everyday. I need. Soap and Glory's Supercat Liner has been on my wishlist for quite some time now and to be perfectly honest I don't know why I still haven't purchased this, it's cheap and I wear eyeliner everyday, well the days I wear make up. There's nothing I love more than a perfect feline flick on my eyes.  Their Thick and Fast Mascara I have tried before and it was love when I first tried it out. Need need need. Lastly on the beauty bits and finishing with Soap and Glory's Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser. There's so many different brands offering hot cloth cleansers, the popular one being Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish, and I've never really tried them, so what better way to try with this little cute one from S&G. Well, it's not exactly little is it? But, the packaging is cute and that's definitely one of the biggest selling points for me. If anyone of you have tried this hot cloth cleanser, please do tell me your thoughts!

Spring is imminent which can only mean one thing. Pastel colours. I'm a sucker for pastel colours, whatever the season. And, I'm a big lover of cute knitted bright jumpers, just like this beautiful one from Topshop. I've seen an exact similiar one of this in H&M at pretty much half the price. I think they look so casual yet so chic with a pair of black skinny jeans and paired with some pretty flats, like the Leopard print slipper style shoes pictured. I've also seen the exact same shoes in H&M for £14.99. Ahhhh good old H&M. I love you. I am definitely picking those up, for sure.
The sunglasses are a must, they may not be Rayban (sigh!) but they are essential. You can definitely pick these up for cheap in Primark or H&M. Anywhere! Lastly, this bag. AH. Gorgeous. I own a lot of bags. A lot. However I don't own many black bags. Shocking. Black bags are always needed, and this bag reminds me a lot like the Alexander Wang Rocco bag. You can get so many great dupes on Ebay. I love love love the zip detailing and the fact it comes with a long strap too!

Okay so now I am lusting over all of these things, and wanting them all...
Currently I am fresh out of the shower, towel on my head and sipping green tea. I'm desperately trying to cut down on the caffeine. Let's see how long I last with this!

I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend, and a fabulous day.
Much Love
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