Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection

Hello loves!

We all know I'm one of the biggest lip junkies you'll ever meet. Here I am again with yet another lip product collection. The Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipsticks are some of the best, affordable lipsticks you will ever find. They retail for $6.99 CAD and are an absolute bargain!

Alongside the original range that was released there's been a nude range and a matte range released as well. The mattes are my favorite formula and include my favorite shades, although I only own two. The mattes and nudes don't include as many shades as the original line up.

01 -  A deep ruby red. I've gone into enough detail on my never ending love for a red lip on this blog so I won't drag on with this.

05 - A bright rosy pink. One I don't reach for often as again I prefer a red. 

08 - A deep coral toned pink. This one looks very used but in all honesty, I forgot to put it down whilst putting the cap on leading to a smashed top. Oops. Another one I don't wear very often.

10 -  Bright, pink toned red. Although I like my reds dark and toned down this one is great for the spring/summer! Bring on those fun, bright colors!

11 - Deep, dark red. Extremely similar to shade 01 but being the junkie I am, I needed both. They're almost identical if I'm honest.

14 - A deep beige nude. Perfect lip for everyday work, or if like me you work in an office and need a more toned down look for everyday. (Just kidding, I rock a red lip to work almost five days a week)

17 - A light rosy pink. I prefer this over 05 because it's more subtle and looks far more natural. Pinks don't mesh well with my fair skin and not so perfectly white teeth, especially not the obnoxiously bright shades.

30 - A deep purple berry shade. This gorgeous color is gracing my lips today and I love it. The downside with this one is that I find it applies patchy but not enough to deter me from using it.

The Nudes:
40 -  a pale beige. This one is too light for me and needs to be paired with a darker nude liner to work. Otherwise, I look dead.

42 - A dark pink toned beige. Much better suited to me. A simple easy to wear no fuss nude. We all need one (100) in our collection.

Excluding the mattes, these are formulated with a smooth, creamy finish and intense color payoff. I haven't been disappointed in any of them yet and will eventually own the entire collection I'm sure. 
I will certainly be trying to find other shades in the matte formula as I just can't enough of matte lips. Yes, I know glitter is the on trend thing at the moment but my love affair with mattes is too great to give up.

What is your favorite lip range/product?


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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

ABH Nicole Guerriero - Glow Kit

{swatches left to right: Kitty Kat, Forever Young, Daydream, Forever Lit, Glo Getter, 143}

 Good morning loves!
I hope you're all having an incredible day. I apologize for my lack of posts over the past couple of weeks. I've had a lot of personal matters to deal with as of late and was given some very sad news last night. 

In a bid to try and keep my mind off it I wanted to create a post surrounding this stunning product.
Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favorite brands. I've yet to buy a product that I've been disappointed with. Yes, that includes Subculture.

Who doesn't love to glow?
 I don't go a day without highlight, why would you want to? 
This was a collaboration with Youtuber Nicole Guerriero and was limited edition. 

There are six different highlighters in varying tones in huge pans. I can't imagine ever hitting pan on one of these bad boys.

Kitty Kat - a peachy pink 
Forever Young - a peach toned beige
Daydream - Orange
Forever Lit -  Bright cool white
Glo Getter -Gold
143 - A darker gold 

My favorite and most used shade is Forever Lit, it's stunning on my pale complexion and creates a lovely sheen although I do find it a tad harder to blend out than the other shades. 
All six shades are extremely soft which as you know creates some kick up but that doesn't bother me and they create a beautiful metallic finish on the skin. There's a good range of shades for all skin tones in here, so much so that some although I still use them a couple are almost too dark for me. Daydream is quite dark on my skin as well as 143. ABH states that you can use these on your eyes as well which I love to do to add more dimension to a look, it helps me get use out of every shade in the palette instead of only using the highlights suited to my fair skin. It's easy to create a subtle glow with this if you prefer a more toned down lit from within look but builds beautifully for those like me who want to glow so bright that space can see me. The powders are finely milled but still contain particles of shimmer which if not applied carefully can quickly spread around the face making you look more like a disco ball than a glowing goddess. 

I wish you guys were still able to pick this up! There was just no way I could go without mentioning this beauty on my little space on the web. 

What is your favorite highlighter?


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Friday, 26 January 2018

Instagram Round Up #7

Hello loves!

It has been a while since my last Instagram round up so here I am with another one.
I like these little posts, they show off some stuff that maybe you don't see if you don't follow me on Instagram which you should be @briannarue

Top left to bottom right

Today's makeup, natural outdoor lighting is the best for any photo.

Recent blog post about the elf brow gel. Read here

A Subculture look, very fall-esque.

Teal liner (Not proud of how this turned out, I will be redoing it)

Feeling blue. I've been living for blue shades on the eyes recently.

The whole blue themed look

Drop your instagram below for me to check out!


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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Scrub of Happiness


Hello loves!
Boy, is it a dreary winter day outside right now. As we all know winter is the season for dry skin even for those who may not have dry skin throughout the rest of the year.

I'm a big believer in exfoliation, at least once a week for the face and a couple times a week for the body. I won't lie I usually stick to Lush for most of my luxury bath products but I was in Bath & Body Works and they had new products which of course immediately caught my eye.

They had a whole new line up of aromatherapy products. I'm skeptical when it comes to aromatherapy. I don't truly believe a scent alone can uplift your mood. Regardless, I picked up the "Happiness" Smoothing Body Scrub featuring notes of bergamot & mandarin. Bergamot is supposed to create a sense of well being where as mandarin supposedly helps boost your mood. While I didn't notice a mood change while using it, it's a great exfoliating scrub.

I wish I had a body brush to use with it but I just rub it all over my body in circular motions with my hand making sure every inch of my skin is exfoliated to get rid of any pesky dry flakes I may have. After I'm covered toes to shoulders, I rinse it off with hot water. It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and smelling strongly of oranges. I don't mind the scent but for those sensitive to smells maybe steer clear as it is strongly scented as are most of Bath & Body Works products.

What do you use to exfoliate?


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