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FOTD: Forward Pink-ing

19 Oct

Hello lovelies!

Long time no speak! I’ve been crazy busy at university and work, and I really have missed this little blog, even though it’s only been two week. A quick FOTD for you today while I get things up and running again. I’ve been loving bright lips lately, and I never thought I would. Managed to pick up a few Clinique products today (shhhh!) and can right home at lunchtime and applied the freebie(!!!) that I got for Debenhams BonusTime. I’ll explain some of the other things I got in an upcoming haul, but head to my Instagram for a sneaky-peek! I’m very low-maintenance these days…let’s see how long that lasts!

As always, messy hair, don’t care.

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Face: No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser in ‘Light’
Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in ‘Witty Peach’

Eyes: Maybelline ‘The Rocket Waterproof’

Lips: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in ‘Plushest Punch’

After trying this lip product, I’m gonna be racing back for more. WHY DID I NOT TRY THEM BEFORE?!

Tomorrow I’m off to work for a full day of Halloween fun. Oh, and good news! My contract was extended until January, so happy days for me. Most people finish at the end of the season, which is the 4th of November, but I applied for Christiemas (Freudian slip?) work, and I got it! Can’t wait for the holiday season. We all need a bit of joy this time of year.

Have a wonderful rest of your day or night, wherever you are…and tell someone that thee look beautiful today, it might be just what they need!
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Review: Rimmel’s Apocalips Lip Lacquer in ‘Stellar’

27 May

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Hello lovelies!

Got a little review for you today. This one’s perhaps a bit different, as I’ve never reviewed a lip product before, so I hope I do okay! A couple of months ago, there was some serious buzz, as there always is, about a brand new lip product from Rimmel. I must have read a good twenty blog reviews before I decided that these guys were going to be incredible, but that they just weren’t for me. I was wrong. 

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I originally went into the shop with no purchases planned but we all know how that goes. I saw that the Apocalips had a pound or so off, and went for it. Took the plunge. Ahhh! I picked up ‘Stellar’, a hot pink creme. 
ImageThe packaging is nice, black at the top with sort of, jaggedy edges and the colour fades to transparent so you can see the colour through it. It’s a doe-foot applicator, but it’s a little different in that the applicator manages to store some product inside itself. Weird, but not a bad thing! The lacquer itself is definitely scented. I’ve actually put off writing this blog post for a while because I’ve been trying to figure out what it smells like, no word of a lie! The best I’ve come up with is a mix between old-lady perfume and sugar paper, which I know sounds totally bizarre, but that’s all I can muster.
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As for the application, it’s really easy but can get messy because the colour is so bright, as with many pigmented lip colours.
The lasting power is probably the only thing that bugged me. From other reviews, I kind of thought that you’d have to reapply every four hours or so. Nope. After about an hour, it looked like I’d lined my lips with a super bright pink and applied a lighter pink inside. If a product is going to be that bright, then just let it fade, not gather around your lips! Bearing in mind I’m young, and I don’t have fine lines or wrinkles (yet), I wouldn’t recommend this for the older lady. Neither would I recommend it for the ‘low-maintenance-lip’ lady. I do love the colour, but probably best for short events or ones where you can get to a mirror and reapply a lot.

Verdict: 3/5:
I’m relatively impressed with the colour and feel of this product, just the lasting power let it down. Still heart Rimmel though.

You can purchase Rimmel products from Boots, Superdrug, selected Tesco stores (and websites) and ASOS ship to the US for all my American readers who need a good Rimmel fix.

Have you had a good product that just didn’t last?

Today I saw my family for the first time in six weeks and we had lunch in Windsor by the Thames. So nice to see them and spend some quality time with them. I’ve been working really hard lately (and was supposed to be working today, but my manager was so kind and let me have the day off), and it’s been so lush to lay in and just have a nice, relaxing day and catch up. 😀
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NOTY: In the Pink!

20 May

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Oh look! Another NOTY post! 

For this look I used NYC’s ‘Greenwich Village’, and believe it or not, this is one coat.ONE.
The application of this was flawless! You couldn’t see through the polish and it lasted a few days without chipping, it dried super duper quickly and is only £1.79. I just can’t get enough!
As for the colour, it’s a HOT pink, a true one.

Have you ever found any perfect polishes?  

Don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Christie xoxo