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Shopping Haul!!!!! (and maybe a little whinge)

My friend went to the US and got me a couple of stuff. I’d like to make a special thank you to my friend!! Really appreciate it!

Here’s my shopping haul!  Let’s start with the drugstore items!!!

Let’s start with lipsticks!

Maybelline Vivids
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Vivids in Fushia Flash, Pink Pop, Vivid Rose
Revlon Colorburst LipButter in Peach Parfait
Revlon Colorburst LipButter in Peach Parfait
Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick
Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick

Now for some Mascaras!

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex
Covergirl Lasblast Volume Mascara
Covergirl Lasblast Volume Mascara

Eye Stuff!

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude
Maybelline Color Tattoos
Maybelline Color Tattoos

Stuff from Sephora!

Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes
Original Beauty Blender
Original Beauty Blender

So, unfortunately, some of my items like my Maybelline Color Vivids were not sealed.  What does this mean?  They were used in the store by probably someone who just wanted to get some free lippy on their lips without purchasing.  I might be wrong but why would they use a brand new lippy?  It’s a loss for the company if the product is ruined and it makes the consumer upset when they found out they bought a used item!!  Yes, it does make me kinda upset because someone was being selfish.  Here’s a close-up pics of some of my products which were used…

Can you see the marks on the lipstick?
Can you see the marks on the lipstick?
Can you see the fingerprint?
Can you see the fingerprint?

Hey there cosmetic companies, if you’re reading this, it would be great if could seal the products so it makes it difficult for others to “help themselves”.  If you are buying, remember to ensure that the unsealed item is not used!

Well, there you go!  All the stuff I bought.  Reviews and looks will be coming soon!

Have you bought anything recently? Share it with me!

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

Nail of the day – Rimmel London 60 second in 270 Shocker

Hi again!

Another nail polish review.. and I am sad to say that this nail polish has replaced my favourite, Zoya nail polishes.

Here’s why:

  1. The small nail polish bottle with only 8ml of product.  I feel that this is definitely sufficient.  I mean, how many of you have actually finished your nail polish before you had to chuck it out?
  2. The excellent brush applicator.  The wide brush applicator actually covered my whole nail in one sweep!!!!  This is excellent!
  3. The fast drying time.  I don’t think it was actually 60 seconds but my nails definitely dried in a much shorter time frame!  I even went to do the dishes and laundry after a half an hour wait (just to be sure).  There were no smudges, dents or scratches!!

The colour of this nail polish is very vibrant, as what the name indicates.. “Shocker”.  It’s a bright pink/fuschia nail polish with a tiny hint of shimmer.  The colour in the bottle is the colour you get on your nails (after 2 coats).

Picture time!

Rimmel London 60 second Nail Polish

Rimmel London 60 second Nail Polish

Rimmel London 60 second Nail Polish

Conclusion:

I will definitely be trying more colours from the 60 second nail polish range from Rimmel.  The price is fairly reasonable and the fast drying time and fast application is definitely a win for me.  This polish is great for people who are busy or impatient (like me!)

Price:

AUD$7.95

Where to buy:

Priceline (sometimes, they have promotions for buy 3 for the price of 2), Big W, Kmart, Target, Coles and a few pharmacies.

Have you ever tried the Rimmel 60 second nail polish?

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

Rimmel – Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick

Clearance sale!!! Who can resist a clearance sale especially when it is a AUD$9+ saving!!

Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick.  This lipstick was designed by Kate Moss, with “light reflecting power” (quoted from the website).  This lipstick comes in 9 different shades (as of today).  The one I bought was #12, Coralicious.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

First impression, the lipstick bullet is matte with a shiny bit in the middle.   Kate’s signature is on the top half of the bullet.  Personally, I think the bullet looks quite classy.  When I first open the top, the smell of berry hits me in the face!  It is quite a strong smell.  The smell reminds me of one of the baby toys I used to have as a kid, where it was a pretend jar of jam/baby food that I could feed the toy doll.  The smell did go away after about 10 minutes of wear (either that or I no longer noticed)

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Application on the lips was smooth and the colour is very pigmented.  The colour did not last long on my lips.  During my  6 hour wear, I had to retouch about 5 times even though I only drank water once and I ate one cookie.  I did not notice how often I touched the area around my lips until I found bits of lipstick on my hand.  The lipstick transferred easily from the bullet to my lips but just as easily from my lips to anywhere else.   The lipstick is not drying but it is not moisturizing.  After having dinner, what’s left of my lips is a lip-stain and bits of lipstick in the cracks of my lips.

Conclusion:

For the priced I bought it at (AUD$2), I thought this lipstick was well worth my money.  I would not go out to buy it for AUD$11.95 because the colour did not last and the smell was not to my liking.  Up close, the lipstick did not make my lips look sexy, thus, no pics.

Where to buy:

Any supermarket (Woolworths & Coles) and major pharmacies

Price:

AUD$11.95  (currently on clearance AUD$2.40 at Woolworths for colour #12 and currently going for 3-for-2 at Priceline)

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam