christmas countdown | wishlist!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

hello! today I'm posting another christmas countdown post and it's my christmas wishlist! I have only 4 products here, because they are all what I really need and want and I couldn't figure out what more I wanted so here you go! let me know what's on yours, btw! :)

maybelline the falsies black drama volum' express mascara {£7.99 | $6.99}

actually I never owned a maybelline mascara in my life. I know they are supposed to be the best but I always find cheaper, good working mascaras and never liked to spend my money on these (they are pretty expensive here). I've heard so many great things about this and saw this on sale in various places so I put this on my wishlist, hoping I could buy this for myself one day :)

juicy couture viva la juicy perfume {£56.70 | $90.00 / 100ml}

my friend bought this and I was tempted ever since I smelt it for the first time. everyone on youtube used to rave about this back in the day. it does smell heavenly and I want it more than anything.

essence sun club matt bronzing powder {£6.99 | $4,99}

karissa pukas (saturdaynightsalrite) raves about this and it's so cheap I can't pass it up without trying it. if people who tried high end bronzers love this, I might love it too!

l'oreal lumi magique light infusion foundation (in the us known as true match lumi) {£10.99 | $12,99}

this foundation screams my name! it's a light infusion foundation which means it's perfect for dry, dull skin. also it has gorgeous packaging and everyone says l'oreal makes best foundations so we shall see!

what's on your makeup/cosmetics wishlist?

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in In Vogue | A Review

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

this was the first lipstick I bought (kind of a shocking color for a first lippie!). I wanted to get into brights and this was on sale so I thought 'why not?' and snagged it!
it is a gorgeous dark fuschia shade in the bullet and it transfers almost exactly like that onto my lips. I often like to mix it with a lighter pink lipstick because I'm still scared of wearing bright lipstick and it makes a wearable everyday shade.
it's marketed as a lasting finish lipstick and because of that it's on a drying side. it's also really pigmented and as I'm pretty clumsy while applying lipstick, it often ends up being all over the place. it definitely has a staining effect and leaves a nice tint to your lips after it's worn off. this also means if you apply it a little on your skin, it looks weird and I have to scrub it off so it wouldn't look as red (: this definitely requires a mirror while applying because you don't want to mess it up!
the wear time is good 3-4 hours in my opinion, as I said, I often mix it so I can't tell you exactly but maybe even longer than that because of it's semi-matte finish.
overall, it's a great lipstick but make sure it's for you, because I think it looks pretty weird on my by itself. swatches are your best friend! the formula is great and doesn't bring out little imperfections in your lips which is always a plus in my book.

have you tried anything from the lasting finish range by rimmel? 

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