Monday, September 19, 2011

Things I'm Loving

Hey everyone,

I'm slowly trying to get back to blogging. I've had several of you ask where I've been and I really appreciate you saying you've missed my blog posts. Not sure if anyone is still out there, but here goes!

*Let me preface this post by saying ALL products that I review or recommend are items I have purchased with my own money. I feel that readers cannot get a truly honest product review when items are gifted to reviewing bloggers. I have never and will never accept items from companies to "review". This is a personal opinion.

Let's get to the trivial stuff, shall we?

I had never used Rimmel brand until recently. I saw some of the products used in makeup demonstrations on Youtube, and thought I'd give it a whirl. I have to say, I'm really impressed with the quality and wearability of all the Rimmel products I've tried so far.

I am on my second tube of Glam'Eyes and 3rd Exaggerate pencil.
Yeah, that's how much I love these two products. 
I use both the black and brown in the eye liner pencil. 
It is waterproof, and really does stay all day.

The Glam'Eyes mascara gives you very dramatic, separated lashes. 
So many mascaras clump up and make your lashes look like 
spiders are fighting on your eyes. 
And gurlfrand, don't get me started on all the flaking that happens with clumpy mascara.
I've had no problems with flaking with Glam'Eyes

Curl your lashes, apply, then wait for people 
to ask if you are using Latisse or have eyelash extensions.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour Foundation in Soft Beige-200

I am in LOVE with this foundation! It truly lasts all day, and the finish is lovely. 
If you're looking for a long-wearing matte finish,
this would be the perfect foundation for you.
 I don't wear this every day, 
but love it when I'm going out
or will be working all day and don't have time for touch-ups.

For everyday use, I've been wearing Revlon PhotoReady Makeup in 004 Nude. It's dewy with a bit of shimmer in it, so if you prefer a matte finish you would need to set it with a powder.
I use Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder and really like the flawless finish I get by using both  products together. 

Maybelline Expert Wear shadow in "Tastefully Taupe" has been 
my "go to" cheap shadow for the past few years.
It has a nice pearl finish without looking like a disco ball had a baby with Ecstasy. 

I picked up this NYX Eyeshadow combo in "Rock and Roll" at Ulta the other day. LOVE it.
If you haven't tried the NYX brand, I highly recommend it. I really love the quality of their shadows.

These are Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks
I like vibrant lipsticks and think both of these colors would look good on most everyone.

Have you used any of these products? Do you have something that you're just DYING to share? 


  1. I like that mascara too, but I think the Falsies mascara is ky favorite right now!

  2. I recently started trying out cheaper mascara brands since mascara dries out so fast for me. I'm really liking Falsies by Maybelline, but will try this Rimmel one as well. Great review!

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  3. Yay! So glad you are back! I like your nail polish in one of the photos. It looks like what I have on my toes right now. I have Essie - Mink Muffs at home and use OPI - Over the Taupe at the salon. They are very close in color. I can touch up with Essie and you don't notice the difference. I try a new mascara every now and then, but always go back to Loreal's Voluminous. I might have to give Rimmel a whirl! I need eyeliner at the moment. Is it light enough for every day or is it more dramatic and mostly for evening?

  4. I love the Rimmel exaggerate pencil! It's definitely been my go to pencil for the last few years. I'll have to try the mascara--I've been using Maybelline's Colossal Volume Express, which I like a lot too!

  5. Thanks for the suggestions! I keep hearing about Falsies. Need to try it.

    Stapriddy-Thanks girl!

    I think this is Over the Taupe. I was in such a hurry the day I got my nails done that I didn't look at the color.

    I think the Rimmel in black might be too dramatic for daytime. I usually wear brown for day, and black for night.