Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Rimmel Lipsticks + Swatches

Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipstick and Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatch

[006 Pink Blush- 028 Celeb- 070 Airy Fairy- 700 Nude Delight from left to right]

PACKAGING   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Rimmel's packaging is so adorable with their signature crown logo. The Lasting Finish Lipsticks come in a dark-plumish/brownish plastic and the Moisture Renew Lipsticks come in a purplish blue chrome containers. Caps close nice and tight and you don't have to worry about nicking your lipstick because you can twist the lipstick all the way down! 

These lipsticks have a flowery scent that is rather strong (in my opinion). I personally like the smell but it could be obnoxious for some people so be aware of the scent before you purchase these lippies : )

 [006 Pink Blush- 028 Celeb- 070 Airy Fairy- 700 Nude Delight from top to bottom]

♥♥Lasting Finish Lipsticks♥♥
These lippies are as smooth as the Moisture Renew line however it could be a little dry so don't forget to wear lipbalm underneath. My Celeb seems to be drier than the Pink Blush and Airy Fairy.. maybe it depends on the batch??

These are matte lipsticks with a bit of sheen to them. Very pretty!!

I'm always scared to try lip products because my lips are super sensitive and they tend to peel off or dry up like crazy!! These lipsticks on the other hand DOES NOT make my lips peel off or dry up.

♥♥Moisture Renew Lipstick♥♥
The Nude Delight is soooooooooo moisturizing that I usually don't even need lipbalm underneath! Enough said :)

baby pink with a slight purple undertone
(note: the picture came out a little dark!)

medium indian pink

warm pink with a bit of beige

nude with peachy undertone

These lippies are smooth, creamy, pigmented, long lasting and AFFORDABLE! ($5-7 CAD)
If you have not tried Rimmel's lipsticks you gotta go and get some ☺ ☺ ☺
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

natural lip colour: pretty pigmented

006 pink blush

028 celeb

070 airy fairy

700 nude delight

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mini Haul: Drugstore Makeup

One of my favourite places to look around is Shopper's Drug Mart which I assume is equivalent to Walgreens, Longs and Rite Aid in the States.

On my way to school today, I stopped by and picked up a few things~

I purchased Maybelline's Dream matte powder ($6.99), Rimmel's blush in santa rose ($3.99), Rimmel's Exaggerate waterproof eyeliner in black ($3.99) and their matte lipstick in pink blush ($3.99).

I was extremely happy because the total only came up to $21.42!

yay for sale!!!!

**Review coming soon**

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dear Diary: Walking with my precious baby♥

After eating delicious Regino's pizza for dinner, 
I decided to take baby for a walk with Chris (my brother).

 (Loli♥) maltese-shih tzu

The weather was absolutely beautiful today. Sunny& breezy just the way I like it!
We took this 'new' route and it turns out it was quite nice.

She was definitely not co-operative when we tried to take pictures but somehow we managed to get this ☺

Gosh it gets dark so soon now!!! I don't like this :(

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Skin Care Review: The Body Shop's Seaweed Line

Skin Care Review: The Body Shop SEAWEED line

1) Clarifying Toner
2) Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15
3) Mattifying Day Cream
4) Clarifying Night Treatment

[from left to right]

I've been searching for the perfect skin care for years (i have oily T-zone & forehead and dry mouth area & cheeks) and I finally came across the Body Shop's Seaweed line last year. I absolutely LOVE this line and I can't help but to tell you how amazing these products are.

1) Clarifying Toner 200mL (6.76 US FL OZ)  $12

"Pore-minimizing toning liquid to remove impuritires and reduce excess oil"
I have used several toners in the past (Neutrogena, Clinique, Amore Pacific, etc.) but never satisfied because some felt like vodka on my skin while others just had 'pretty' scents. This seaweed toner however, is extremely mild yet my skin feels so refreshing after use. It does not sting like the 'vodka toners' and dries quick without the sticky feeling.

2) Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15 50 mL (1.69 US FL OZ) $18

" All-in-one oil-balance, moisturization and UVA/UVB protection"
Wearing sunscreen prior to sun exposure is extremely important but I just can't stand the greasy feeling when I put it on!!!! This lotion is SPF15 and although it is not the 'best' sunscreen, it makes me feel a little better than walking outside without any. The texture is fairly light and it absorbs into your skin super fast. As shown in the picture it comes in a tube for an easy use! This lotion loses a star for being about $2 more expensive than the other line's lotion and I wish it came in a bigger tube.

3) Mattifying Day Cream 50mL (1.7 OZ 49g) $16

"Shine-control moisturization with oil-balancing technology"
I purchased this recently because as the weather is getting colder, my skin is getting a little dry. This day cream has a water-like consistency and it actually feels like water on my skin. It is extremely moisturizing but watch out when you apply it on your skin as it is super runny! I wish it came in a tube rather than a jar for easier application.

4) Clarifying Night Treatment 30mL (1.0 US FL OZ) $20

"Skin-balancing serum with antioxidant algae complex"
I use this serum as my night lotion and I love how the texture is light and absorbant. It is a little pricier than the other products mentioned earlier because it IS serum and serums usually go a bit more expensive. The packaging is wonderful for pumping out the right amount!

All of the products mentioned have a mild scent and DO the job of controlling shine and mattifying it.
I highly recommend these products to those with combination/oily skin.

* The Body Shop in Canada are having a "Buy 3 Get 2 or Buy 2 Get 1" promotion so hurry up if you'replanning to purchase these products
* The prices are in Canadian dollars