September 2013 Favourites

September 2013 Favourites

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

I adore this perfume, my husband buys it for me every Christmas and it is my signature scent. Its beautiful  and smells very citrus. It is my perfume I save for weekends and special occasions. Jo Malone products make the most special gifts as they always come beautifully wrapped.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

This give my lashes length and separates them too. It makes them look amazing and like I have really healthy long lashes. I have black and find the colour to be intense and a true deep black. I like the formula and how amazing it makes my lashes look

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Took me a while to actually get around to using this as I thought it was going to be similar to the Collection one that is raved about – that one doesn’t seem to work on me as I have very dehydrated under eye and it just settles in every fine line. I was surprised to discover this Rimmel one is creamy and blends really well. The colour also matches me better and I get good coverage. It’s a fantastic drugstore concealer. I have the shade Soft Beige.

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

This was a purchase totally inspired by Estee from Essie Button. If you’re looking for a product that gives your lashes that false lash look this is totally it. It’s a white primer that you apply before your regular foundation. It lengthens, separates and makes my lashes look so thick and long. It’s a miracle worker. I get lots of compliments when I wear it.

Origins Brighter By Nature High Potency Brightening Peel

These are a great way of exfoliating the skin and removing all dead skin, keep skin looking bright and radiant. They also help minimise blemish dark spots. I use them once a week after I’ve used a face mask and had a pamper session. They keep my skin soft and fresh and also keep my blemishes at bay.

Mac Minerlize Satin Finish Foundation SPF 15

I always forget I have this foundation, its my perfect winter shade NC25. I love the finish its a little dewy but doesn’t leave me looking greasy or shiny. It gives a light coverage which I like so it leaves your skin looking like skin 7 your freckles will show through. I have re discovered it and been enjoying is all over again. I think they have stopped making this – which is sad.

Pixi Lash Line Ink

For  a precise eyeliner look this is the bee’s knees. You can apply it so close to the upper lashes that it looks almost like you’re not wearing eyeliner. It is a felt tip nip and at first I found it tricky to use but now I have the hang of it I can achieve a really clean look. You can use it for a really pretty cat flick look. It’s very intense black and although it’s not waterproof it has really good staying power.

September 2013 Faves

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Rubenesque

This is a pretty burnt orange colour, It’s creamy and pigmented. I want to say that it has a slight frosty look to it. I often wear this all over the lid i love how effortless cream shadows are. I’ve worn it under a pretty gold shade from Inglot and it makes a really good base. I only own 2 Mac paintpots and out of the two this is by far my favourite.

HD Brow Palette in FOXY

This came in a Glossybox last year – I use the warm brown shade for my brows and really like the natural look it gives. I go over the top with my N07 brow gel & together they’re a good team. This palette is going to last me forever.

Mac In Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Sweet Heat

This shadow is so unbelievably pretty. Its one that can be worn wet too & that makes the colour so intense. It is a beautiful shimmery brown. It’s another product from my stash that I have re discovered & it deserves to be worn. Too pretty to sit in a draw.

elf nail polish

elf Nail Polsih – from the Glam Bam Set

This is a really pretty deep plum colour with gold shimmer running through. I didn’t expect this polish to last long on my nails but It didn’t chip until the 4th day of wearing it. It has a lovely sheen to it. It does come in a set of 3 but the other colours are nice too. They are quite nice Xmas Party colours.

Wow, I didn’t realise I had so many favourites this month and 3 of those being Mac, not a brand I buy from that often. Let me know if we share any of the same favourites.

Pretty in the Pan

This Rimmel Glam’ Eyes Quad in 003 Smokey Purple looks incredible in the pan. The Colours look like they would make (as the name suggests) a pretty smokey purple eye. I was excited to try and recreate a cute smokey eye, but these shadows didn’t make that very easy.

Rimmel Quad

Rimmel Eyeshadow Quad

The shadows were chalky and I found it very hard to pick up any colour on my brush. The pigmentation was also lacklustre and the lighter two colours almost have no pigmentation. I wanted it to be good as I thought it would be ideal for travel as the packaging is small and sleek. It’s not!

Rimmel Smokey Purple Quad

Rimmel Quad Swatches

Even looking at it in these photos I keep thinking you look so pretty and the texture of the shadows with that quilted look. It could have been so much more.

Have you tried any Rimmel shadows? I have a few Mono shadows and a particular favourite of mine is 140 Precious Rose. I use this very soft pink as an all over the lid colour or with a darker eye look in the outer corner to brighten the eye and it has good pigmentation, but this quad was dire and I won’t be purchasing any more. I also wouldn’t recommend it.

Bad Girl Bronze

I’ve had this Rimmel Scandeleyes Shadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze for quite a few months now. I bought it around the same time as their waterproof kohl liners (which I love). I am a big fan of the shadow stick and have found myself reaching for the few I have in my collection. They’re so easy to apply, quite effortless and they last a good amount of time on me – even though I get fairly oily eyelids.

Rimmel have released 5 colours in this jumbo shadow stick range and I opted for Bad Girl Bronze as I seem to be obsessed with browns and bronze shades.

Rimmel Eyeshadow Stick

I’m quite low maintenance when it comes to makeup (I think so anyway). I never wear a full coverage makeup as I like my natural skin to show through and the same goes with my eye makeup I like a no fuss look for my everyday goto look & these shadow sticks are perfect if you want something quick and easy to work with. You dont even need a brush I just blend with my finger. So I love them for a quick easy eye look.

Bad Girl Bronze is very pigmented so you can apply lightly for a more subtle look or really crank it up a notch and have a really bold eye. I have used these as a  base too and applied my Man Woodwink over the top and it made the colour pop and my eyeshadow stuck in place all night. This little shadow stick is very versatile.

I have just talked myself into buying a couple more!

RimmelBad Girl Bronze

You can’t see it too much in my swatch but there are tiny bronze flecks that catch the light.  It’s very pretty and I love how deep and warm the brown colour is. The formula is creamy to apply on the eye and doesn’t drag at all. I am a big fan of this. They cost £4.49.

Have you tried these? I’d love to know if you like the other colours as I am so going back to get more.

Draw The Line

Rimmel Sandaleyes Liners

A few weeks ago I received a Boots gift card for my birthday which I quickly spent on makeup. Shock horror. Boots were having their 3 for 2 across all makeup items so I picked up a fair few things 3 of those being some Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliners. These are fabulous. I had wanted to try them for a while and had seen some really good reviews about the Nude colour, I was excited to try them out.

 Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black, Nude and Bronze 

I’ve always been a huge fan of coloured eyeliner (I went back and got the blue and silver ones too) – even if it looks a little 80’s. I’ve found these waterproof Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohls really do stay put all day and I’m a devil for rubbing and messing with my eyes throughout the day and these stay put regardless. Rimmel claim they will withstand ‘tears, sweat, humidity’ and they don’t lie. These are stubborn and I was shocked with how well they lasted esp as they’re only £3.99.

They glide on the eye with minimum effort and they do not drag at all. They’re creamy and all of the ones I have tried (5 in total) are all really pigmented without having to go over and over the same line. They are an inexpensive way to get a flash of colour that will stay all day. Perfect for me as I hate to reapply when I am out and rarely carry much makeup with me .

The nude colour is perfect for the waterline to brighten tired eyes and make them look bigger. The black is a great bold black it’s really quite dark and that deep colour transfers well on to the lid or waterline. I also like the bronze shade for when I wear a neutral eye and it blends so well. It has a slight shimmer to it. Not glittery but when the light hits it looks almost metallic it’s really pretty.

These eyeliners come in 7 shades from a classic black to a gorgeous silver. I highly recommend you try to pick these up esp when on offer. Full price they are £3.99 from Boots. Such a total bargain. Have you tried any of these Rimmel eyeliners? How did you find them?