Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick In Vintage Pink

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick In 180 Vintage Pink

I'm sure everyone and their mother has tried Rimmel's Moisture Renew Lipsticks.
 I have until now only tried one and that was the shade Nude Delight, which I didn't really like on account that I just cant seem to get nude lip shades to work for me, but the formula of the lipstick was one that I really liked.

I wanted to try some of the other shades, but none of them stood out to me the few times I swatched them so the thought left my mind altogether, until recently when Rimmel re-packaged and re-formulated the already pretty good Moisture Renew lipstick line.

I spotted this shade Vintage Pink, which I had never seen before. I
f it is new or not since they changed things up or if no where around me had this particular shade on sale, I don't know, but this is my kind of shade of lipstick and I just had to give it a go!

Vintage Pink is a dusty mauvy pink shade, which in some lights looks more rosy and in other lights it leans more to the purple side of things. 

For me this is another one of those 'My lips but better shades' as it isn't too far away from my own natural lip colour.

It's a really wearable colour that's easy to wear, subtle enough for the day time but also interesting enough to pull an evening look together if you don't want a bold lip look and want the eyes to be the focus of your look.

I find all lipsticks to be drying because my lips seem to repel moisture, but these lipsticks are comfortable enough for even me to wear.
Actual wear time is a good 2-3 hours before a top up is needed, probably longer if you're not always drinking something like I am. 

The only thing I don't like about it is the scent. 
I'm a person who usually likes scents in lipsticks, but to me Rimmel's lipsticks have a really unusual scent that I don't care for, but I don't let it stop me using them because they do make some really great lipsticks that wont leave you broke!

Have any of you tried the new Moisture Renew formula yet? 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Beauty Box Swap

I have always loved reading beauty swap posts, they are probably one of my favourite type of blog posts to read. Recently I came across an Autumn Beauty Swap that was set up by Kat from Tales Of A Pale Face, who was looking for bloggers to pair together for a beauty swap. 

Not having a clue about how to go about arranging a swap myself, I signed up, and I'm so happy I did!
I was paired with the lovely Katrina, from Carousel Diary, who couldn't have been anymore of a better match to me for a swap if I had found her myself. 

We sent each other a few e-mails, letting each other know our likes and dislikes, and we also set a budget and decided to throw in a few of our own favourite items into the swap for each other to try out.

Katrina seemed to have pretty much the same tastes as me when it comes to beauty products, so I really enjoyed picking out things to send her, and hope she's enjoying them as much as I am enjoying hers

Her parcel had actually been sat at home for a few days before I could get to rip it open as I was away and it was killing me that it was there and  wasn't! So needless to say I dove straight into it when I got my hands on it yesterday!

L-R: Wet 'n' Wild Eyeliner/Brow pencils, Avene Ystheal+ eye cream, Bourjois mini polisher and file, Constance Carroll eyeshadow in 71, Wet 'n' Wild H20 Proof Mascara, Wet 'n' Wild Cover All concealer, Wet 'n' Wild Liquid Foundation

I'm so happy with everything Katrina sent me! 
There's a ton of Wet 'n' Wild products here for me to try which I'm so happy about as I've always wanted to try them out and we can't get their stuff here. 

I was also pleased that Katrina included the Avene eye cream in here as I'm quite obsessed with finding one that I like lately! 

The foundation and concealer are a little too dark for me for every day wear, but I'm sure they'll work when I have fake tan on and I actually ran out of a darker foundation for that purpose a while back!
I also got a lovely little note and a necklace too! :)

I've really loved doing this swap, and would love to do more in the future, so if anyone would ever like to do a swap with me get in touch! 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

My Week In Pictures #2 And Extended Giveaway

This post is starting with an apology for posting less frequently this week.
 I've been pretty busy and also so tired from getting very little sleep, so I've been feeling sorry for myself really but I've decided it's time to get up and stop being miserable!
I probably don't really have enough photos to really do a My Week In Pictures post, but the few I did take are worth sharing I think!

Top row L-R: Huge hot chocolate at costa coffee, Jingle My Bells Christmas Jumper, Bottom Row L-R: I held a butterfly! and new dress and weight loss progress

Who else is actually surprised that Christmas jumpers are out already? I saw selection boxes in tesco at the start of September too, I mean I love Christmas but I think it's just thrown in our faces earlier and earlier each year! 
Pretty cool moment today when I got to hold a butterfly, seriously, this made my week!
Also I'm not one to usually take/post any body shots of myself but I have been working hard to loose weight lately, I've been going to the gym and trying to eat better and I'm starting to see a change in the way my body looks and I'm quite proud of myself!
Also the dress I'm wearing is new and I don't know if you can tell or not from the photo, but there's little flamingos on it, so cute!

So aside from the few photos I wanted to share, I also want to tell you that I'm extending the giveaway I currently have running for another week due to my life being pretty busy for the next week so when the week is over I can put my full attention on sorting out entries etc, rather than just letting it end and leaving you all in limbo, you still have time to enter if you haven't already and also if you have to gain more bonus entries!
 The giveaway is here if you want to check it out!

Normal posting will resume tomorrow, hope you are all having a good week so far!

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