Mini Rimmel/Kate Moss/Rita Ora Haul

Whilst online shopping recently, I found a 3 for 2 deal at Superdrug on all Rimmel products, which is still on by the way, and picked out three things I have been wanting to try lately.

rimmel haul

Kate Moss Sculpting Palette £6.99
Kate Moss has worked with Rimmel for a few years now and I hadn’t really tried many of the products but when I saw this sweet palette, I couldn’t wait to give it a whirl. Rose gold packaging aside, this mini palette includes a highlighter, a contour powder and a blush. I ordered shade 002 Coral Glow, which suits my skin perfectly.

rimmel kate moss face palette

The highlighter is a pretty pale champagne shade and has a hint of shimmer, which is also within the bronzer, so if you don’t like shimmery bronzers then this probably wouldn’t be for you, but I personally love it. The blush, as the name may give away is a pretty coral shade and looks lovely with my pale skin.

Kate Moss Shadow Stick £4.49
I picked up one of the Eyeshadow Sticks, as I think they are so much easier to apply than regular powder shadows and I chose Rose Gold, because, well I love anything rose gold! But also, because I loved the idea of a copper shadow shade.

rimmel kate moss eye pencil

I have blue eyes, and anything copper-toned really enhance the blueness of blue eyes. The pigment is stunning and you don’t have to use too much product to get a fabulous finish, and I found the staying power incredible.

Rita Ora Colour Rush Colour Balm £5.99
Another celebrity collaboration Rimmel have recently begun is with Rita Ora, who’s make-up always looks amazing, and so I decided to try one of the new Colour Balms. I opted for the shade Make Me Blush, which is a pretty petal pink shade.

rimmel colour rush

Much like the Shadow Sticks, I also prefer the crayon lipsticks as you get colour, shine and added hydration to dried out lips. I enjoyed the Colour Balm so much that I am now wanting to try some of the other shades in the collection.

You can find these excellently priced products instore and online at Superdrug here.

Love,
Kathryn xxx

Soap & Glory Cosmetics: New In – Kick Ass & Archery

As a brand, I adore Soap & Glory – I love their skincare products, bath products and of course their make-up products, and so as soon as I notice they have released new products, I cannot wait to try them out, as I always get great results. As mentioned in previous posts, I don’t live near any big stores, and so I do a lot of my ordering online, and Boots were having a 3 for 2 deal on Soap & Glory cosmetics, and so I snapped up three of their most recent products, which I thought I would find beneficial.

soap glory haul

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Fake Awake £8
I have always suffered from dark circles under my eyes, it is something I know I will probably always have to deal with, but the Fake Awake is a product designed to banish dark under-eye circles. I lead quite a busy life – I go to work, I run my blog, and last week alone I have been to Manchester twice and London once, each time to watch a football match, which meant lots of late nights and early mornings.

soap glory kick ass fake awake

This Dark Circle Concealer has an amazing, bendable coverage, and you simply smooth it on under your eyes and blend – I use a mini Beauty Blender sponge, but you can use your fingers just fine. It can be worn underneath or without foundation, and I found the colour worked really well at hiding my dark circles. It is a creamy consistency and contains green tea extract to keep skin feeling firmer and much more hydrated, which is super important whatever the weather.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass All Is Calm £8
Aside from Dark Circles, another thing I have suffered from for the last ten years or so is patches of redness on my cheeks – I have seen multiple doctors and beauty therapists, but nothing has managed to rid me of them, and so the All Is Calm stick is perfect for this. It conceals the appearance of redness and contains aloe vera to soothe the skin, which can also help in reducing the appearance of the redness.

soap glory kick ass all is calm

Again, this is a product which can be worn under or without foundation, and I simply swipe the stick over my redness patches and blend in using my Beauty Blender. I found it definitely helped to cover the red areas, which definitely gives you more confidence as going bare-skinned, and by bare-skinned I mean not wearing foundation, which is something I would never normally want to do.

Soap & Glory Archery Volu-Boost Brow Fibre Gel £8
The Archery collection from Soap & Glory is everything brow related, and their latest release is the Volu-Boost Brow Fibre Gel, which is a little like Benefit’s Gimme Brow but less than half the price. This waterproof brow fibre gel is a product you would apply after adding powder to your brows, to add volume to them, as well as conditioning them.

soap glory archery brow gel

It comes in three easy to blend shades, and I chose Talk of The Brown, which is perfect for my natural brunette colouring. To apply, I simply wipe off the excess onto the tube, and gently brush back and forth into my brows to give them texture, for a more natural looking brow look.

You can find these Soap & Glory products and much more instore and online at Boots here – the 3 for 2 deal isn’t on at the moment, but they are doing a buy one product, get one half price.

Love,
Kathryn xxx

Lancome Juicy Shakers #BanTheBoring

Some of you may remember the infamous Lancome Juicy Tubes that were all the rage a good few years ago now – they were a collection of lip glosses, in a variety of pretty colours, which also smelt amazing! Lancome’s most recent release are the Juicy Shakers…

The Juicy Shakers are a pigment infused bi-phase lip oil, giving a hint of colour to the lips, but most importantly keeping them nourished and healthy. As the name suggest, the packaging is reminiscent of a cocktail shaker – it doesn’t get much cuter than this right?! With the weather currently being all British and cold, rainy and snowy, my lips have recently suffered and are totally dried out and not at all looking their best, so I really wanted to try a couple of the Juicy Shakers, to ensure my lips look perfect for summer.

lancome juicy shaker

I don’t live near a department store, and so took the plunge and ordered them online – I often find this not the best idea with lip products as sometimes shades (from all brands) can look different online to how they do in real life, but as they are just a hint of colour this wasn’t really a problem. I ordered Lemon Explosion and Wonder Melon.

lancome juicy shakers x

Lemon Explosion is probably my favourite shade as it is just adorable – in the shaker it looks slightly neon pale pink with lashings of lovely shimmer running through it. You simply shake the container to mix up the pigments and the oil, and unscrew the lid to reveal a pointed sponge applicator, which makes it super easy and soft to apply. The oil isn’t at all greasy, and you only do get a hint of the shade and shimmer, so don’t worry, you won’t be walking around with neon lips!

lancome juicy shaker coral

My second choice Wonder Melon, again looks quite neon, but definitely more of a coral shade than the pinker, Lemon Explosion, and is without the shimmer of Wonder Melon, so for those of you who aren’t mad on glitter like me, this shade is perfect. The shaker containers are quite a healthy size, and so you do get quite a lot of product for your money, and I have found that my lips are addicted to these Juicy Shakers! They feel much softer, and of course I adore the novelty factor of the sweet Shaker containers.

lancome watermelon juicy shaker

Lancome Juicy Shakers cost £18 each come in a whopping 14 different shades, therefore a shade suitable for everyone! You can find them online here.

Love,
Kathryn xxx

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