Friday, 18 October 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick | In Love With Ginger ♡





(Please ignore the awful application)

I was lucky enough to win this lipstick through a competition on the Rimmel Facebook page. I didn't have the option to choose which shade of the new Moisture Renew range I won, so I was very surprised when it arrived in the post. Firstly, I think the name is absolutely adorable. The whole of this range has really cute names, especially Mayfair Red Lady and Saved By The Bell. I'm not overly keen on the outer casing of the product, I think that the purple plastic lid looks quite cheap, but I suppose that comes with the very reasonable price tag of just £6.49.

I was so scared when I opened this and saw the colour, as I am definitely not daring when it comes to bright lipsticks. In my head I immediately wrote it off and thought "nope, never going to wear it", but when I actually applied it, I began to feel myself slowly falling in love with it. I've never really experimented with red lipsticks before. I own MAC Russian Red however this is much more of a bright, orange toned red. The pigmentation is amazing, although I didn't expect anything less from a Rimmel lipstick if i'm honest. The formula is so soft and creamy, it definitely does not dry out your lips at all and it gives off a beautiful shine. As well as all of this, it has fantastic staying power, i've found mine to last for a good few hours (including drinking) without having to reapply. Obviously I won't wear this on a day to day basis, but I think it would look great with an evening outfit or for a party.

Have you tried any of the new Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks? Are there any other shades that you've got your eye on? Let me know in the comments!

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Recent Drugstore Beauty Purchases ♡

Before college today I took a little trip to Boots and Superdrug, as I haven't actually bought anything beauty related in such a long time so I decided to try out some new products (and revisit some old ones).

((Lots of the pictures in this post have decided to go blurry for absolutely no reason, they're absolutely fine but as soon as I put them into the post they go blurry, waaaah :( sorry!))

Lee Stafford Hair Care



I've been wanting to try some Argan Oil related hair products for such a long time now but honestly I've just never felt like I had enough money. However, I have made a promise to myself to look after my hair more, and with an offer in Boots that allowed me to get all of these products for just £20, I couldn't resist. I decided upon getting the Deep Nourishing Treatment (usually £14.99), Curl Creme (I can't find this online :() and the Nourishing Conditioner (usually £10.99). I was really pleased with the saving that I managed to make, and i'm so excited to start using these products and actually taking good care of my hair!

Aussie Leave-In Conditioner


I got this from Superdrug on offer for around £2.50, which I thought was good value for an Aussie product. I have used some of their conditioners in the past and they have always made my hair really lovely and soft, so I decided to pick up one of their spray conditioners. It is absolutely vital for me to use one of these types of products, as my hair gets so tangled after it has been washed and it is an absolute nightmare to try and run a brush through. I have used this a couple of times and it makes my hair feel really silky and lightweight - plus, it smells like bubblegum!

Got2B Dry Oil Mist


Sticking to the topic of hair care, I also picked this up from Superdrug for around £4. I've never actually seen a 'dry oil mist' around before, but it was so new and intriguing that I just had to get it. I've used this a couple of times and noticed that it makes my hair a lot shinier, but I haven't noticed a huge difference to the feel of my hair.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer


I wish I knew how many times I have purchased this concealer. I don't even know what more to say about it, sometimes I feel like I mention it too much on here, but it's just great and I can't imagine ever stopping using it.

Natural Collection White Eyeliner


I like to use a white eyeliner on my waterline every single day just to open my eyes slightly and make them appear a bit brighter and more awake. My MUA one had been worn down to the tiniest little stub of pencil, so I decided to splash out an extra £2 and pick up a new one.

Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser


I have been looking for a new moisturiser for a while now, as my skin has gone craaaazy now that the weather has turned colder and it is much more prone to dryness and patchy areas. Thankfully, Andrew and Danni on Twitter suggested that I tried this product by Good Things, so I decided to pick it up today and give it a go. I've never tried anything from this brand before but I've heard good reviews so i'm intrigued to try it!

Do you have any recommendations of products that I should try? Have you tried out any of these products before? Please let me know in the comments!

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

School/College Make Up Essentials ♡


When I was at school, I got so lazy with make up, as getting up at 6:30 to make time to do it just really was not worth it. I also decided that the drugstore was the way forward, as I didn't see much point in spending lots of money on a high end foundation that i'm only going to wear to school. Therefore, I have compiled a selection of products that I think are great budget staples for lazy, natural make up for school. 

Foundation


There are so many foundations in the drugstore and there are so many that I am yet to try but I just love the Rimmel Match Perfection. I feel like I have talked about it so many times on my blog, but it's just one of those products that I always find myself reverting back to. (I did a whole post on it here). It gives a medium coverage and the lightest shade (light porcelain) is an absolutely perfect colour match for my skin so if you are pale and struggling to find a good colour match, i'd strongly suggest trying out this foundation. I find that it stays on pretty much all day, so it is great for school. I apply this using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and then buff it into the skin using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush in order to give a really natural look.

Concealer


I think this product was a bit of a given. I don't even know how many times I have purchased the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. It gives such good coverage and is so long lasting that I can't help but just go back to it every time. It's great for concealing redness, dark under eye circles and blemishes so it really is an all purpose concealer and it only has a small price tag - perfect!

Powder



Again, I don't know how many times I have purchased this powder, it's such good value. It makes my skin stay matte (ha) for sooo long and I feel like it really sets in my make up. I get this powder in the lightest shade and it is perfect, so again, if you're pale skinned, this would be a good product to consider.

Blusher




I absolutely love this blusher, it's so well pigmented and such a pretty colour, I can't believe it was only £1. I have yet to try any of the other MUA blushers, but I am very much intending to as I have been so impressed by this shade, Lolly. It gives a lovely natural looking pinky glow to the cheeks with minimal effort, it looks so so pretty.

Mascara


After falling in love with the original Scandaleyes mascara, I was really intrigued to try the Retro Glam when it got released. I has an applicator with bristles which I love, it makes my lashes appear long and fanned out while still giving them loads of volume. One coat is enough to give a lovely natural effect.

Lip Balm


It is about time I mention a Baby Lips on my blog, it doesn't feel complete without it. These are great for school as they are cheap, moisturising and they smell lovely so it's easy to just take them in your bag with you so that you can re apply throughout the day. 

Do you have any alternatives for these products that I should try? Let me know in the comments!

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