Monday, 30 January 2012

On My Lips: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in #11

Hey all, 

Kate Moss's range of lipstick shades for Rimmel are quickly becoming some of my favourites. I love the formula, the packaging, the colours and to be honest, I have always had a soft spot for Kate Moss (celebrity crush anyone?)! I have almost every shade now, except the famous red #001 which always seems to be sold out when I'm trying to hunt it down! 

Bright red lipstick location troubles aside, I am currently adoring the berry #11 red! I have always enjoyed my red lippies and this one is no exception. It's been featured in almost every FOTD and I just can't seem to put it down. 

Shade Description: An extremely wearable, berry red shade with hints of pink. Intensive colour. 

Is available in 9 shades. 

What I Love
- Gorgeous, wearable shade.
- Intensive colour - especially after a few swipes. 
- Lips look soft & moisturised. 
- Goes on smoothly. 
- Long lasting - even through eating and drinking. 
- Packaging is extremely good looking. 
- Cheap! 

What I Am Not So Crazy About 
- Needs to be applied with a lip brush unless you are super talented! 
- I have found that this lipstick starts to sweat a lot in extreme Brisbane heat. 
- I personally prefer lipsticks that have names rather than numbers. I think lipsticks deserve personality, don't you? 

Where to Buy: Priceline, K-Mart, David Jones, Big W, Coles & Woolworths. Can also be found at selected pharmacies. 

Price: $11.95AUD 


This is definitely a shade that I am going to use to the very bottom. 

Hope you all have a great day! xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Lush - Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Hey all,

If you're anything like me, dry and cracked lips may just be the bane of your existence. 

If your lips are dry and chapped, lipstick won't go on smoothly, won't last as long and will settle into the cracks, making your lips seems as though they've come straight out of the rocky horror picture show. 

Although this is usually a winter problem, I battle dry lips year round (lucky me), and have been looking for a 'cure' for as long as I can remember. 

I spotted this Lush lip scrub at the checkout (yes, I am a marketers dream) at my last visit, and thought - why not? 

Aren't I glad that I gave it a try.

What I Love 
- Leaves lips smooth and soft. 
- All natural ingredients 
- Smells divine (the Mint Julips smells like peppermint and chocolate)
- Cheap
- Edible! 
- Portable - great to keep in your bag for on the go! 

How to Use
- Gently rub a little of the sugar lib scrub into your lips and then either lick off or wipe clean with a tissue. 
- I usually follow with my favourite lip balm. 

There is no 'What I Am Not So Crazy About' section in this review, because there is honestly nothing that I don't like about this product! I only wish that I had found it sooner. 

Price: $9.95

Where to Buy: Lush 

It is definitely one of my new holy grail products, and I recommend that you pick it up and give it a try. It's just another reason to love Lush even more.

Hope you all have a great day! xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Bringing in the New Year, Albeit 24 Days Late

Hey all,

I must admit that I expect a lot from 2012.

2011 was a hard year for me, a lot of things didn't go to plan and a few of my hopes and dreams were altered, if not crushed. I moved back to Australia after a stint in London, and had to leave behind a relationship and a dream job. I was plagued by health problems I though would never cease, and on many  days, had no idea where my life was going.

But, looking back at it all - I am glad for everything that 2011 was. It has made me a stronger person, more capable of handling my fears and dealing with anything that the world decides to throw at me. With every closed door, another one opens - 2011 showed me that in a way I could never believe.

Most importantly, 2011 was a year full of creating the foundations for exciting adventures to come.

Although this is 24 days late (sorry guys!), I am welcoming 2012 with open arms, and giving it a stern warning to behave itself.

As for my new year's resolutions? Here they are! 

1. Finish all uni assignment at least 2 full day's from their due date.

2. Read at least 100 books, and keep a list of the ones that I do read.

3. Stress less about the little things. 

4. Eat healthier and exercise more.

5. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, regardless of where I am or what I am doing

Twenty-four days in and the resolutions have been going great! I am eating healthier, heading to the gym at least three times a week, keeping hydrated, and I've already read three books!

And to all of you: may this new year be everything you wish it to be.

After a long absence, I am back to blogging. I will be changing some things in my blog in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Hope you all have a great year! xx