Top 5: Rimmel London Products

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So I am starting a new series about my favorite beauty brands and the best products within that brand; this is taking over the character wardrobe raid as that failed miserably. So I am going to start off with Rimmel London.

Rimmel London is a UK company and it is about middle of the road in terms of high street price. Not overly expensive but actually does what it says on the tin.

So first off some honorable mentions:

Lasting finish soft colour blush: this is a great product as it applies evenly and has great pigmentation. I feel that it lasts all day and is an overall great blush. My favorite shade is Pink Rose and that is really rose colour natural with a touch of shimmer.

The eye pencils: these are great for long day wear and for smoking out for a really easy smokey eye. I love the dark brown and it really does last all day. I will say that these will last on your eye if you don’t touch your eye; if you do it has a habit of smudging everywhere.

Now to the full list (in no particular order)

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Firstly, the exaggerate eyeliner in black. First thing to say is that this is a matte colour it is not glossy in any way and creates a very striking looking eyeliner. I love this because it brings a good contrast in to the eye if you have a shimmery eyeshadow on. All because it dries matte it stays on for longer as the liquid dies firm. However after a long time so say around 12 hours the eyeliner starts to flake off; this can be an issue but it is better than it smudging off.

Secondly the match perfection foundation. I keep coming back to this foundation again and again mainly for two reasons: it is one of very few drugstore foundations that suit my very pale, pink toned skin and also it is a light but buildable coverage. I use this foundation mainly during the day if I just want something to even out my skin tone and not have too much product on my skin. The foundation is quite liquidly and that means that it is easy to apply a thin coat and if you want more coverage wait for it to dry slightly and reapply to make a medium coverage.

The Rimmel London BB Cream is amazing for pale skin I think this is one of the only BB creams in a drug store that suits very pale skin. This is good if you want a very light coverage to even out the skin. This is more densely pigmented than other BB creams I have tried so you actually have good coverage without needing canceller. I especially love this in the summer because it is really light on the skin and creates a nice dewy glow to the skin also it has SPF 25 and that is always a bonus.

Next we have the Glam eyes day-to-night mascara this has two settings one for thickness and another for lengthening. It is the same brush just with the lengthening side the applicator takes off more product so it is easy to have longer lashes. The brush is very useful but also the formulation is very good and doesn’t fake at all on me.

Finally we have the brow this way gel, this is one of the very first brow gels to come out in UK drugstores and I am go glad for it. The brush is small and works really well at combing through the brow hairs and the colour is a really nice natural shade. I will say when you first get it the brush at the start has too much product on but that is the only complaint I have.

So that is the end of this top 5, let me know any other Rimmel products I should try as I do really love them.

DIY Ring Dish

So I will be doing a few DIY videos in the next few week and I thought I would start it off with a DIY ring holder. I love the lace detailing on it and it makes it look really special. I also love that it looks homemade and I think that is par of the charm.

May have not been clear in the video but the clay will take at least a day to dry out, I did have mine in the sun for a most of that time and make it dry out quicker. Just to keep that in mind if making it for a deadline.

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Bird Design Fashion

So I was browsing for a few fashion edits and came across a lot of pieces that had birds on them. So I decided to just put a collection of pieces that I thought were pretty.

I like how some of the pieces have the birds as the highlight such as the Oasis top or the New Look dress but I also like when the birds are incorporated more subtly into the design such as the Monsoon jumper and the dresses from Dorothy Perkins.

I also added in a few accessories as well as there was some great ones around at the moment.
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List of clothes (from top left):

Monsoon Jumper – £45 (http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_1,mon_1.6/7435850808?skipRedirection=true)
Oasis Top – £22 (http://www.oasis-stores.com///oasis/fcp-product/5444367)
New Look Tshirt – £9.99 (http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/white-and-neon-bird-print-t-shirt-_349466219)
Accessorize Earrings – £10 (http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_2,acc_2.4/7814299900?skipRedirection=true)
Dorothy Perkins Necklace – £10 (http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?Ntt=bird&storeId=12552&productId=18835349&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33053)
Dorothy Perkins Dress – £26 (http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?Ntt=bird&storeId=12552&productId=19948565&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=330530)
Dorothy Perkins Dress – £55 (http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?Ntt=bird&storeId=12552&productId=19930856&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33053)
New Look Dress – £26 (http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/tenki-white-bird-print-skater-dress-_356271010)

Purple Coronation

So I was playing around with the Smashbox ‘On the Rocks’ palette last night and I came up with this look. The main colour is the purple shade Coronation and my favourite part of this one is the way the shade mist looks over the top of the purple shade.

I also added a bit of black and grey in to the look just to intensify but other than that it was those main colours. Hope you guys enjoy.
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Review: Nivea In shower Body Moisturiser

So this is a quick review of a new product out. So this is a new moisturiser from Nivia that you can use in the shower and then it washes off and you are ready to go. It leaves your skin smooth and is vertically no effort at all.

P1070568 Okay, I can hear your skepticism through the computer.

Going to once again skip to the main part; yes it does work. You add a thin layer to your skin and simply rinse off until you feel that there is no residue on your skin.

This is so quick it feels like cheating. Because your skin, obviously, is already wet it applies so easily. I will say I use around 10ml for my arms and legs and this way it gives a really nice smooth finish to the skin. You do need to rub it in for the moisturiser to work but it will take around half a minute tops.

Providing you rise it off properly there is nothing left on your skin so when you towel dry your towel won’t get messy. I feel that my skin does feel very soft for around 24 hours like advertised so I think that this is a moisturiser that is not only quick to use but also works.

The effects are almost instant and it does work from one go. So even on the first application my skin was feeling much smoother.

P1070569 So lets talk about a few bad points. So firstly it does make your shower floor very slippy so if you are a bit unstable when having a shower then don’t use it. I have nearly slipped in the shower already and I have been using it for a week.

This is probably best for people who have normal skin if you have very dry skin then this might not be strong enough to combat really dry skin but for average skin for daily use then it is great.

I would say that it is not brilliant value for money as I do find that I use around double what I would normally use for moisturiser however it was £3.69 from Boots and that won’t break the bank.

Overall I do like it. If you are a really busy person or just a lazy person like me then this is a great product for you. Now that Nivea have developed a formula for this I would like to see one for dryer skin but other than that it is great.