Sunday, 19 April 2015

Formula One


[L-R; 111, 107, 101, 'Red Nose Day Red']

Yes, it may be Sunday, but here I am going to be talking about a whole different kind of formula.. a certain lipstick formula.

Ok, ok technically the title should be 'One Formula', but my inner sport-loving nerd came out and I just couldn't resist!
If there is one brand of lipstick I can hand on heart say I adore is the genius collaboration between Rimmel London & Kate Moss, with their bootiful range of matte, bold and all round amazing lip shades. Here I have 6 shades (7 if you count the two 020's I own - lets just say, I lost it, re-purchased it and subsequently found the said missing one, lols)
as you can see they have all been very well loved - well minus the 107, I lost it and had to re-purchase it a few weeks back (I definitely lost that one *broken heart emoji*)
With all the red toned shades, they are all very different, 111 is a classic red in comparison to 107 which is more of a red wine shade. With the 101 shade, I almost have never wear it in winter or autumn, it is a bright Coral after all!
 The Red Nose Day one (on the end) was bought this year because yano when your fav lipstick brand team up with a charity, it'd just be plain rude not to buy it... my money did go to the less fortunate so no arguments there!
On the whole, all the above are extremely pigmented and last literally all day, when I say all day, I mean all day! As I am a strong, strong hater of lipgloss, these are an absolute favourite because they never feel sticky on the lips or dry them out..

[L-R; 020, 05, 020 (again, ha!]

Also, I have 2 pink shades.. well three if you just read my little story above ;) Although, as you can see from the picture, both 020 shades have been well used, lets just say its very very nice on! The 020 is a very bright, fushia pink, though honestly I don't find it too flashy (I have some seriously no-go pink shades in my make up bag.. ones that are so bright you'd look out of place in a UV neon paint party!) but this is a all year round, bright pink that works well with any outfit.. well I wouldn't wear it with a red dress, but you catch my drift ha!
The final shade I own (well, for now!) is 05, its a very subtle pink, with hints of gold-y brown-y shades in it. I use this for school (make up effecting education?, urgh that's an argument for another day) because its a very toned down colour, this colour matches any outfit.. even red!

[L-020 & R-107]

Out of all the above, the shades I get the most use of is definitely 020 & 107, this is basically as I can wear them all year round and a very staple, bold shades... because what's an outfit without a statement bold lip, eh?

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Exploring Space NK



So, a couple of weeks ago, whilst doing a little bit of shopping in Chester - my nearest 'city-with-a-decent-high-street' #JoysOfLivingInTheCountryside.. I ventured into Space NK for the first time. To be honest, if you'd have mention Space NK to be about a year or so ago I probably would have absolutely no idea what you were on about.. then I started reading blogs and watching Youtube.. damn you internet.
Anyway, after religiously watching/reading whatever Lily Pebbles and Vivianna Does Makeup say and do I went in and feel in love with everything. But, yano, money doesn't grow on trees so I only bought three things (my receipt almost made me cry)
The first was the By Terry Ombré Blackstar in Misty Rock. It's a pink shade with lots of glitter in, extremely similar to Toasted from the Naked 1 palette - a shade I raved about in Autumn last year. The formula is so creamy and you can basically do two swipes across the lid, boom your done! After a few weeks of basically wearing it everyday, I can give an honest opinion and tell you it's seriously a great item for you're make up bag!
Also, I bought an item by Kevyn Aucoin that I've seriously want for ages. I never got round to buying this because I never knew anywhere that stocked it and I never trust buying skin items online.. colour matching is always an essential! So when there, I was so happy to see they stocked the Sensual Skin Enhancer. It's basically a concealer/pigment, that can be used ever so slightly for blemishes etc. or mixed with face cream to create a tinted moisturiser. Personally, since buying it it has become my new favourite thing in the world, like its beat my Bobbi Brown corrector.. this stuff works miracles under my eyes. Because its so pigmented, I put the smallest amount under my eyes, and it covers everything.. my life is one step closer to being complete (know to just get rid of the acne.. lol)


The final was the Oribe Dry Texturing Spray, another item that's been raved about.. I was intrigued so yano I bought it ha! If I'm honest I have mixed feeling about this, having used it about 5 times by now. Positives: It's clear, so once it's sprayed on, there no evidence of any dry shampoo. The trick I've learnt to do with this product is to spray it on the roots, tip my head upside down and rub the dry shampoo into my hair. Also whilst my head/hair is upside down, I brush the roots; tip my head back to the correct elevation and I have so much volume and there is absolutely sign of dirty hair!
Negatives; the 'texture' you actually get from this product.. ew. Seriously, this is what makes me not be very impressed with it, because once you're done the above rubbing-it-into-the-roots routine, you're left with extremely chalky, dry, on the whole disgusting feeling hair. Usually, with normal dry shampoo I've used in the past, it only feel slightly chalky, but on the whole its fine. But with this, my hair feel thick and dry, and again feels like you have extreme product build up.. it actually made me want to just wash my hair after putting it in; not really the point is it.
So, on the whole, the negative kind of out ways the positive because this isn't exactly cheap, so a little disappointed, but I'm going to get my moneys worth and use it.. who knows I might get used to the texture after a few more uses, just at the moment its not the best feeling, boo.


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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March 2015 | Favourites

 
So, with it officially being the 1st of April and March being over I felt it was time to reflect on a few of my favourite things. March was strange one, the weather has been turning nice (well the sun did make an appearance a few times believe it or not), the clocks have turned forward and well, yano 5 became 4 #byezayn (my inner 15 year old's heart shattered)
Amidst all of this, there have been a few items, both beauty and beyond that have made an appearance in my daily life, the first being the YSL Black Opium perfume. The bottle had me at hello and the scent is beyond lurvlyyyy; a daily spritz was the norm for March.
Dermalogica is a brand I've mention in a previous post, and after basically using this everyday (seriously) I can well and truly say it is a lifelong favourite (ww how dramatic) Its an oil formula that you rub all over your face over foundation to remove it at the end of the day; it fights sport and leaves my face as soft as anything, 'mazin
As you may know, I'm in sixth form (uch) and suddenly the teacher have become strict on make up.. yep a few months before the end of term #logic. So I've had to abandon the bright lippy and tone down, boo. But, alls not lost, because this Tom Ford Lipstick (yes the one I've mentioned umpteen times) is a perfect sheer-yet-still-has-a-hint-or pink to it, plus its glittery; bonus.
Favourites that aren't necessarily beauty is this Bunny Rabbit scarf. My mum bought it for me because I'm a bit obsessed with bunnies, so naturally I've worn this a lot.. #soRocknRoll.
I've been drinking a lot fruit tea for quite a while now, but have never really ventured further then Twining's, but after a random trip to Marks & Spencer's I picked up this Cranberry & Pomegranate Tea. It tastes so much more natural compared to other I've tried before, plus the tea is actually in what appears to be a silk bag.. how fancy.
Finally is Lush, well not Lush specifically, but their Bath bombs rather because I have seriously loved having a bath recently. Every Friday for a few weeks now, at around 7.30, I've lit candles, pour a big glass of rosé, popped in a few bath bombs and seriously let all my troubles float away in sea of peace and relaxation. Well, I've had Natasha Bedingfield blaring and sang Unwritten at the top of my voice... its very satisfying ill tell you that!
 
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