Monday, 20 October 2014

Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour!

Anyone that knows me can tell you that I am known for my lipstick, especially pink coloured lipstick! Just recently I have been quite fed up with the lipsticks that I own as no matter which brand I buy or how cheap or expensive they may be, after about an hour it has worn off and leave a horrible line across my lips making it look like I actually have dry lips when I really don't. Ive tried so many different lipsticks and I have wasted a lot of money on them thinking back. 
I had something new in mind, and after seeing them advertised and seeing lots of pictures of the different shades on Instagram I decided to go straight to Boots at the weekend and purchase some Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour!

So what are these all about?
*quotes taken from Rimmel London Uk*
There are two ends to the lipgloss, one end being the actual lip colour which is step 1 and the other a lock & shine which is step 2 of the application. There are 8 shades available in these gorgeous lip glosses… The ones I went for are:
Top: 230 -Kiss Fatal - Rimmel - £6.99
Bottom: 310- Little Minx - Rimmel - £6.99
I chose to buy mine from Boots so items are linked to there, but there are other shops that stock these which you can find about about here.

As mentioned above, the Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour is available in 8 different shades. I chose the shades above just to be a little different as I always stick to pink lipstick and I only really tend to wear red when I go out on a night out. Upon first seeing these I was a little sceptical as we have all heard the "it lasts for so many hours" talk when most of the time they don't, but I was ready to try them out! 

Step 1 Kiss Fatal Lip Colour

Step 2 Lock & Shine 

I was really nervous in purchasing this Kiss Fatal shade as it is like a really dark purple, but straight away it makes me think of the dark months coming so a little warmth on the lips may be perfect! I worse this shade for the first time on Sunday and I absolutely loved it! Heres a photo of me wearing it (this photo also appears on my last blog post which you can find here)

The photos above really don't do this colour justice. Its such a lovely dark and deep purple and it just reminds me of vampires! To apply you use the colour which is step 1 then lock it in with a shine which is step 2. The photos above are only using step 1 as I have not yet tried this product with the gloss (step 2) over it. I would definitely recommend this shade, its just gorgeous and thats coming from me who usually sticks to the same shade over and over again without daring to be different! From applying this on Sunday morning it was safe to say that by Sunday night the colour was still intact and I hadn't had to re-apply it at all! In fact when I took all my makeup off this lip colour was still on! This is fab for me and I was really impressed!

Step 1 Little Minx Lip Colour

Step 2 Lock & Shine

Today I have worn this shade to work. When I applied it this morning I expected it to be a really bright pink as just like on the photos above it does seem to be that colour, but when I put it on I noticed it was more of a reddish colour. This aside I still absolutely loved it! I applied this lip colour at 7.00am this morning and it lasted all throughout the day and it is now almost 8pm and it still looks as good as ever and once again I haven't had to re-apply it! Ive had quite a few comments today from people saying how bright this actually is and what a lovely colour it is! Like the other shade I have yet to try this with step 2 of the product (the gloss) but I'm sure it just adds even more glam!

Both of these cost £6.99 each and they are SO worth the money! Im super happy that I chose these and I will most definitely be buying so more of the shades on payday! I can't believe how well and how long these actually stay on for its amazing! Such bright and beautiful colours, and I'm sure they're also 'kiss proof' although I'm yet to try that!! At the minute at Boots they currently have an offer on where if you spend over £10 on Rimmel products you get a free gift. I chose the following:

 I haven't yet tried this product but considering its a saving of £4.99 I'm also chuffed with this and it looks like it could be good! There are lots of different products you can choose from the line when you purchase the Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour products

Are you daring enough to try any of the shades above?


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sunday blues #OOTD

So today is my lovely mums birthday! After an up and down weekend this morning was finally the time to get back on my feet and get ready for the day ahead! After waking up and setting out all mums presents downstairs ready for when she arrived, I had the job of finding something to wear that looked smart but still felt casual as I was about to be top chef today and cook her a birthday meal! Sundays are always strange days, some sundays I don't even want to get out of my pjs unless I really have too! Today felt different, I had something to get up and get myself ready for instead of the usual 'its Sunday I must find something to do' kinda feeling. What outfit did I choose? Before I had to rush out to pick up some food to cook I managed to take a few photos.. Apologies for the poor camera shots!…

 Without the pale blue jumper…

 So… where is my outfit from & how much does it cost?

1.  White Blouse - PRIMARK - £9.00 (necklace comes seperate)

2. Fashion Necklace - PRIMARK - £4.00 

3. Black Skinny Jeans - PRIMARK - £7.00

4. Pale Blue Knitted Jumper - PRIMARK - £8.00

5. Black Ankle Boots - SELECT - £25.00

Why did I choose this outfit?
I loved wearing this today because it is so so comfy. The jumper is so nice and cosy and now that the winter is creeping around the corner I think it will be great for those cold months. I popped a simple white blouse underneath too add to the design of the jumper as I love to see the collar and cuffs out… This is something inspired from outfits Lucy Watson has worn on Made in Chelsea. Black skinny jeans, an essential to every girls wardrobe! They can be dressed up or down and so are just a vital piece to own. I paired my outfit with the little ankle boots as they too are also so comfy, and I guessed the gold detailing of the buckles would match my fashion necklace :)
After getting dressed I nipped to the shops to gather what I needed then headed home and cooked mum a lovely Sunday roast which was enjoyed by all! 

I hope you have all had a lovely Sunday! Another working week ahead but hey ho not long till Christmas, keep smiling!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Estee Lauder Love, my 8 free samples!

So as promised here is my post talking about all the lovely freebies I currently got from purchasing two items from the Estee Lauder range at Boots recently. You can find my post about how I got this offer here. To summarise, I recently went to Boots and they had a fantastic offer on Estee Lauder products. If you brought two products from Estee Lauder; one being foundation or skincare, then you got a makeup bag full of free goodies! 

My chosen products were the following:

I was matched to this foundation in shade 2C3 Fresco which is such a lovely natural colour.

 I was also helped to choose this shade to add a little bit more colour to my face as I don't like to be too pale… choosing shade 4W3 Henna.

The lady in Boots was so helpful and they give you a mini sample bottle to try which lasted me a week, and after using that up if I didn't think the colour was the right shade for me I could take it back and change it and be re-matched again which I think is really good, especially for the cost of the products… Its letting you be absolutely sure with your purchases! I have tried both of the above and I am so happy with the results. Both claim to stay on throughout the day even when sweating etc and to be waterproof, and to what I have experienced so far they do the job! Whenever I do my makeup at 6.30-am every day I have been coming home and my makeup seems to be just as good as when I have first applied it!

So after being matched to the above, what did I get inside my beautiful free Estee Lauder makeup bag??? Obviously to start with I got the makeup bag above! It is so so beautiful and is of a rich navy blue & purple shade! It feels like silk and is quite spacious; just what every girl needs! When I actually opened the zip and saw the amount of products inside for free I was so shocked as I expected there to be 1 or 2 items, not 8! Such a good deal! Onto whats inside…

This mascara claims to "Lift each lash with big, bold, weightless volume" and "Lifts and plumps the look of even sparse lashes into big, lush lashes that are all lightness and flirtatious curl".

This is an 'advanced Multi- Protection Anti-Oxidant cream and it claims to "defend against-and diminish-the appearance of signs of premature ageing." The Super Anti-Oxidant Complex DayWear helps to "safeguard skin with advanced broad-spectrum sunscreen and our best UVA defense.'' It also "reduces the appearance of first signs of ageing, like dullness and fine, dry lines."

This claims too "Quickly and gently removes all makeup, even longwear and waterproof formulas." It has a "unique water-based formula [and]r efreshes with a crisp citrus scent." It also claims that it "Rinses away easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with no greasy afterfeel or oily residue."

Ive heard lots of good things about this product already even though I haven't yet tried it to see!. It claims too address "the appearance of all key signs of visible ageing, with innovative technology for more comprehensive and precise night-time renewal.' A few more points are below: 
''Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful… Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. 82% of women felt their skin was immediately hydrated… Skin looks younger, radiant, more translucent and even toned. 83% of women felt their skin looked healthier, fresher, more rested… Effective for all ethnicities."

This lipstick came in the shade  'Rebellious Rose'. Being a girly girl I am usually into my pink coloured lipsticks but I absolutely love this shade as it is so natural to the lips and gives such a nice look. It also stays on quite a while too!

Then lastly….

I was so happy when I saw these little samples of perfume as my mum loves quite a few of theirs so Im always smelling them, but I had never tried this one and it honestly smells so so lovely! You get two of the testers on the picture below in the box but I used one straight away as I just loved the smell!

So there you have it, my 8 freebies (9 including the makeup bag) from purchasing some Estee Lauder goodies! Im so so chuffed with all my items and the ones mentioned above that I haven't made a personal comment too I haven't yet had chance to try. If your interested in this deal get down to your local Boots asap as I assume the offer is still currently on! To think that you get 8 samples of Estee Lauder products that when brought in real life in full sizes cost over £200 and your getting a snippet for free its just such a good deal.. even after spending almost £62 on two items to get the deal!

Do you use any Estee Lauder products? What are your thoughts?


*Any quotes mentioned above are taken from*

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