Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Rita Ora Glamour Mani

Rita Ora Glamour magazine September 2014 nail art
Rita Ora Glamour September 2014 nail art
Rita Ora rocks it in the nail department, always with some kind of nail art donning her talons, I couldn't resist attempting this when I saw her nails in September's Glamour magazine. It's not perfect as I had to rush but it's a fairly quick and simple design, I painted my nails alternately with Barry M Nail Paints in Black and Bright Red and used my Primark white nail art pen for the triangles. It's a pretty striking look and would look great for a night out. I think they need to bring out a range of Rita Ora false nails if they haven't already, she is the ultimate queen of nails. 

Do you like rocking nail art?


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Brand Spotlight: Rimmel

I thought I'd start a little blog series of different brands and products within them which I love, first up Rimmel. Rimmel are one of those brands who hit the ball out of the park in terms of value for money and quality they are right up there and with names like Kate Moss and Rita Ora in tow its no wonder they go from strength to strength.

First up a foundation this has to be my favourite drugstore foundation of the moment the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation offers a medium, buildable coverage without feeling heavy or cakey on the skin, with a semi matte finish, it caters for us paler girls offering 11 shades in all which is quite impressive for a drugstore foundation. At only £6.99 its a great foundation to have in your stash.

Next up probably the most repurchased item in my whole stash and probably one of the cheapest the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is great if like me you get an oily t-zone, I apply using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, its great to use on the go too although the packaging is a little flimsy I always manage to break mine but for £3.99 what do you expect.

You may have noticed I have a slight obsession for nail polishes although I am a lot better now I don't buy one every week which at one point I'm sure I must have done, I have a few staple brands in my stash with the Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polishes one of them, the colour range is amazing they are good value for money and opaque after one or two coats, my favourite has the be most recent collaboration with Rita Ora and 'Lose Your Lingerie' such  a pretty pale pastel pink.

The first lip crayon I purchased and the one that set the love affair in motion the Rimmel Colour Rush Balm in Give Me A Cuddle a soft almost baby pink colour which is great for everyday wear, the formulation is lovely they go on with ease, feel moisturising, aren't sticky which is always a big plus from me and have a lovely vanilla scent, which is a nice touch. I also picked up another one of these in collaboration with Rita Ora in Make Me Blush (see my post here)

Last by no means least a Kate Moss collaboration I couldn't mention Rimmel without mentioning the queen of the London look herself Mrs Kate Moss (or is it Hince), these Rimmel Kate Matte Lipsticks
are lovely they feel like velvet on the lips, really pigmented, creamy and doesn't feel drying on the lips. 

Do you like Rimmel? What are your favourites?


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Battle Of The Body Shop Camomile Cleansers

Battle Of The Body Shop Camomile Cleansers Camomile oil vs cleansing butter blog
The indecisive beauty addict in me couldn't decide which one to try so when The Body Shop had 40% off I decided to pick up both (hey with 40% off it would be rude not to right?) but if unlike me you want to save the pennies and and are interested in just trying one of these but are undecided on which one, this may be of some help.

I have spoke of my love for the Camomile Cleansing Oil  before with only a couple of pumps it dissolves even the toughest of make up making light work of  waterproof mascara. The scent isn't overpowering and it doesn't leave any residue on the skin. Skin is left feeling soft and nourished and every last trace of make up is removed.

The Camomile Cleansing Butter had a lot to live up to as I loved the cleansing oil so much it actually took me a while to try this. This is actually my first cleansing balm, it comes in a tin with a twist top lid. I find it a little strange having to dip fingers in and scoop it out, it somehow just feels wrong, that aside a little does go a long way, and once applied to the face it has the same inoffensive scent as the oil, it glides on to the skin with ease,  I do find it feels a little heavier on the skin than the oil though almost a silicone type feeling (if that makes sense) and it definitely requires more effort when removing to ensure every last residue is gone.

Overall if I had to recommend one it would definitely be the oil, I have combination/ blemish prone skin and the balm just feels a little heavy and too much for my skin which is probably due to the shea butter. The oil is really gentle and doesn't feel heavy at all and in terms of value for money you get a whopping 200ml of the cleansing oil and only 90ml of balm, I have used the oil a lot more than the balm whereas from looking at the usage of each it looks the other way round, the oil will last much longer. The balm is a lovely product but I feel its probably more suited to people with drier skin.

Have you tried both which one is your favourite?

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