Friday, 12 April 2013

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers + Swatches

Hey girls! I mentioned the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers in a Boots Haul last month and said that I plan on doing a review. So as promised, after a good few weeks of testing here it is..

So what exactly are they? I think Rimmel describes them very well. "The intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine. It's neither a lipstick nor a gloss... It's BIGGER than both! Available in 8 shades, from subtly sexy to spectacular" I currently own two of these bad boys in the colours 600 Nude Eclipse and 101 Celestial. I am usually not very into nude lips but Nude Eclipse is the perfect nude colour. It is very wearable and has a lovely peachyness so it doesn't look like you have just slapped foundation on your lips. Whereas Celestial is a buildable dusky pink with slight blueish undertones to it.

Now on to the product itself. The things that I like are the sleek design, the creamy consistency and most of all the gorgeous range of colours. I limited myself to just two and I had a lot of trouble deciding on which colours to get. I love the packaging of this product and the fact you can easily see the colour from the outside. It has a unique doe foot applicator with a dent that collects the product which I also really like. The formula is wonderfully opaque, pigmented and non-sticky.

However there are a few aspects I didn't enjoy quite as much. First of all the price. I admit that individually £5.99 isn't incredibly unreasonable but most people won't settle for just one shade. If I were to buy the whole collection, like some bloggers I have seen, it would cost me nearly £50. The staying power isn't ideal either. I found that the glossy finish would quickly wear off in the space of about half an hour and I would only be left with a bit of colour. I like the consistency but after the gloss fades it becomes rather drying on the lips and clings on to any dry patches. And most of all I hate the cheap plasticky smell!

Although these are far from perfect I have enjoyed my experience with them. They are available at Boots and Superdrug stores in the UK and are currently on offer in Boots for £4.99.

Rating out of 10: 7
Would I repurchase?: I may end up trying out some of the other colours

Have you tried these lip lacquers? How did you find them?
Thanks for reading♥
Lots of love,

Monday, 8 April 2013

NOTD: Models Own & Primark

Hello ladies! I hope you are all doing okay!♥ 
Today I have a gorgeous nail polish combination to share with you that I have been loving recently. I think it is quite different to anything I have seen before. From a distance it looks rather basic but at a closer look you can see all the beautiful shimmering colours come through. It also changes dramatically depending on the lighting as you will be able to tell from the shot with flash and without.
natural light
To create this look I used 'Balearic Cool' by Models Own as a base colour and applied two coats. It is a nice bright blue but the star of the show is definitely my new Primark Angelica Nail Polish in the shade '93 Angel' which I applied a coat of on top. It is a lovely sheer sky blue shade with a pretty purplish shimmer that completely transform the look. As you may have seen in Primark Haul, I picked this up for only £2.50 which I think is an amazing deal for such a unique colour. If you don't live near a Primark you could try Models Own 'Indian Ocean' instead which I have heard is very similar.

That's all there is to it! Tell me what you think of this nail polish look and let me know what's on your nails at the moment♥
Lots of love,
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