Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm + swatches + photos

Sometimes, I just love wearing a simple natural kind of lipstick. I was pleasantly surprised when I brought Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm in the shade 700 Not An Illusion from Superdrug’s.

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The colour is a very natural rosey pink/brown that should suit most skin tones. The colour is not intense/pigmented, it is quite sheer once applied on my lips but I like that for an everyday look for work.

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I love how the texture is soft, creamy and hydrating therefore very much like a tinted lip balm, it does not accentuate any dry patches/skin on my lips. It makes my lips look healthier even.

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I love the no fuss packaging, the lip balm looks like a crayon, you just twist the bottom for more product. I can apply this without a mirror even! Does this product last all day, sadly no, however when wearing it for 8 hours I only had to top up once after lunch, for a lip balm that is pretty impressive to me!

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Has anyone tried this lip balm out? I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a simple natural look!

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Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxoxo

My Birthday Look 

  

On Sunday it was my birthday, I had plans to go to the shard and dinner and wanted to dress up a little, why not it is my birthday after all hehe!! I wanted to keep my look simple, elegent and sophisticated and nothing too dramatic.

If you would like to create the look in the above photo please see below products I have used. 

Eyes

  • Barry M eyeshadow pot in silver 
  • Rimmel liquid eyeliner for eye wing effect 
  • L’Oreal false lash superstar mascara 

Face

  • Make up forever HD foundation in the shade 128 
  • Ben nye banana powder for setting my foundation 
  • Bourjois blusher in the shade 74 Rose Amber 

Lips

  • L’Oreal  colour riche matte lipstick shade 640 Erotique 
  • Aquaphour skin balm 

Perfume 

  • Lancome hypnose – such a nice sweet scent. 

Clothes. 

  • Dress – Boohoo.com – black peplum dress with emblieshed pearl neck line £25
  • Accessories – silver pearl wrist cuff from primark £3 and White pearl ring from Forever 21. 

  

The shard was an amazing experience and fantastic views, my lychee martini was delicious!! (Had just the one as im getting old lol ) 

 
  

We then went for dinner at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant barbecoa http://www.barbecoa.com. The starters was amazing, small but very tasty (Pork cheeks) but my main was just average (ribs) however the view of St. Paul’s cathedral made up for this. 

 

I had fantastic day thanks to my amazing loved ones  🙂 

Thank you for reading 

Bhavi xoxo 

  

Magic Lipsticks + Swatches + Photos

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In the summer I had visited Morrocco, where I realised a magic lipstick was sold everywhere. At first I did not pay attention to it, as the bright green plastic packaging had put me off. However, after visiting a spa, the consultant showed us this Moroccan magic lipstick in detail. She stated it was a magic lipstick that appeared green but changes pink on your lips. For only 90p it was definitely worth a shot!The shade of pink varies on everyone as the colour works accordingly with the PH levels of your skin.

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When I first applied this on my lips, it was very smooth and smelt like aloe vera. My lips turned into a nice mid tone pink. I noticed as the day goes on, the colour becomes deeper and brighter, and becomes more of a hot pink! I would say this lipstick is more like a lip balm as it is very nourishing. The colour is not as pigmented as a lipstick but not as opaque as a lip balm, perhaps more like a lip stain. However, as stated above as the day goes on the colour of the lipstick will show more.

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Not only is this magic for changing from green to pink. It is also magic as this lipstick lasts all day! I can eat, drink, kiss and it does not budge nor transfer!! At the end of the day of course there is a little fading after doing all that, but after 8 hours of wear its definitely much better than any other lipstick out there! I would give this lipstick 5 out of 5 stars. I don’t care if the packaging is worn out and peeling of, it may look cheap,but  it is by far my favorite lipstick. Any girls out there who’s boyfriends hate getting your lipstick all over their faces then you have to try this out and your boyfriends will be a lot happier!!

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Because I loved this Moroccan Magic Lipstick soo much, I wanted to see if I could find something similar in the UK. Also, I wanted to find a red magic lipstick as I usually find red lipsticks are the hardest to maintain without it moving across my face whilst eating! I ordered the Fran Wilson Moodmatcher lipstick.

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This lipstick comes in a standard plastic black and transparent packaging. Again, this lipstick is suppose to change colour due to your mood. This lipstick smells like lipstick compared to the lip balm feel/scent of the Moroccan version. This lipstick is red and once applied it is a pinky-red lipstick. Again, as the day goes on, this lipstick leans more towards a red. Which is great for those that do not want to wear a true red lipstick.

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This lipstick does have great staying power but not as transfer proof as the Moroccan lipstick. This lipstick takes a good couple of hours to fully dry, as the day goes on I find this lipstick becomes more transfer proof. I would give this lipstick 4 out of 5 stars.

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Both these lipsticks are great, they both have excellent staying power and are transfer proof. Sometimes even after make up remover and washing my face I can still see a slight lip stain on my lips. Shows how much these lipsticks don’t want to budge!! FYI – Both these lipsticks have other colours available which all conduct a different shade of pink.

Availability

Moroccan Magic Lipstick – I had purchased this from Morrocco for 90p – If you visit you will find these everywhere for soo cheap! Otherwise, I have found these available on Ebay for £2.50 – Still a bargain!!

Fran Wilson Moodmatcher Lipstick in Red – I had purchased this from Ebay for £3.99.

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Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo

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My Saturday Night Make Up Look

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As I got great feedback from My Saturday Make Up look post the other week, I have decided to do the same for this weekend. On Saturday I had attended my cousins reception party, which was great fun :D! It was an Indian reception party and therefore I wore a saree with a sparkly gold blouse due to this I wanted to keep my make up simplish.

Eyes:

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1) Applied Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 25 all over my lid first as my lids are a little dark. This also allows the eye shadow to pop out more!

2) I used Sleeks Divine Shadow Collection. It does not state the colours of each shadow. But according to the photo below I used number 1 all over my lid. This shade is a lovely metallic bronze colour. I then used number 2 which is a matt black colour. I made a side wards V shape on the edge of my lids and then blended both colours together in the middle.

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3)Applied Rimmel London Exaggerate liquid eyeliner in black and created a wing look effect. This is a great eye liner, it is easy to apply and does not irritate my sensitive eyes.

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4) Curled my top eyelashes and applied Maybelline The Collossal Go Extreme Mascara in Black.

Face:

1) Smashbox Photo finish primer applied everywhere

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2) Applied EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation in the shade F300 – I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation. For those that read my blog you would know I am always trying to find my perfect foundation! Being Indian with beige and yellow undertones it can be tricky finding a perfect much. I found this foundation out of chance, usually I like to check reviews out before purchasing but I was in store at Make Up Guru based in Kensington London. As soon as I tried this I loved it. The colour, texture, staying power, coverage etc  is pretty much perfect!! I will go into more detail about this foundation soon. It is so amazing it needs a detailed post!!

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3)Ben Nye Banana Powder – another product that I am absolutely loving atm and again needs a detailed post on it soon! I apply this on areas that need highlighting – under the eyes, bridge of nose, chin, and forehead. I apply this with my beauty blender dupe. This powder brightens areas of your face and keeps your make up and oil control at bay! Best powder I have tried by far!

4) Sleek Face Form kit in Medium – I used the bronzer and highlighter on my cheeks.

Lips:

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I wanted to keep my lips simple with a pretty subtle pink colour.

1) Applied Boots Natural Collection lipstick in the shade cranberry – Medium berry-pink tone lipstick.

2) I then applied L’Oreal Glam Shine in the shade Perennial Rose – Lovely rose colour with some shimmer – perfect for an evening look and the shimmer flowed nicely with my shimmery saree blouse and eye shadow.

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Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo

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My Saturday Night Make Up Look

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Hi Everyone, The above photo was taken on Saturday night, If you like this DRUGSTORE look and wish to create this your self then please read on as I will list the products I had used.

Face:

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 1)Moisturized my face with Cetaphil Moisturising Cream – This is great if you suffer from dry skin.

2)Applied Smashbox Photo Finish Primer on to my face, only a pea amount is needed. This helps to keep my foundation to last longer.

3)SmashBox Studio Skin 15Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation (Sample Size) – This foundation is great, it oil free, it last all night with a medium coverage that looks natural. I only had to re apply powder once therefore it is pretty shine free. I will be purchasing the full size. For reference I wore shade 3.1 which is a decent match for my skin tone. I have not found any blog reviews on this shade therefore I will do one as soon as a purchase the full size.

4) Applied Maybelline Fit Me concealer in shade 25 – I use this as a concealer highlighter – I applied this under my eyes, bridge of my nose and the arch my my eyebrows.

5) Applied Maybelline SuperStay 24H Waterproof Powder in shade 30 Sand on my T-Zone area- This pressed powder compact is very long lasting, usually only have to reapply this once through the day. Gives me a shine free face. However if I apply too much of this, it does appear ashy as there is not enough yellow tones in this powder. I really want to try Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (Kim Kardashians HG highlighting powder), but it is very hard to get hold of 😦 – If anyone knows an inexpensive place in the UK to purchase this let me know please!

6) Applied Sleek Face Form Kit in Medium – As you know I am loving contouring ATM. On Satuday I only did a light contour as my hair was covering half my face anyways. Applied the dark powder just with a light hand on the hallow of my cheeks and applied the highlighter on the top of my cheek bone.

Eyes:

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1) W7 In The Buff – As you know I LOVE this eyeshadow palette, please click for full review here. I had applied the shade Camel all over my lid. I wanted a sutle light colour for my lids as I wanted to go for a bold lip.

2) Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner – Applied this on the top of my eyelash line with a wing. Please click for full review of this product here.

3)Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Mascara in Leather Black – I am usually a fan of Loreal Mascara’s but this one was on offer for only £5 at Superdrug. It is indeed an intense black colour. It does lengthen and volumise my lashes however it can easily look clumpy if I apply to much product.

Lips:

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1) Applied Aquaphour lip therapy on my lips.

2) Applied Sally Hansen Inivisible Lip Liner – This is Amazing! It makes my lipsticks last so much longer and prevents them from bleeding.  Please click here for full review.

3) Appled Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in shade Glam Plum Fulham 470 – This lipstick is perfect for Autumn and night outs. It is a lovely deep plum/ dark red colour. I don’t usually like dark colours as I can not pull the ‘vamp look’ off, but this colour does not make me look vampy but like it states ‘glam’.

Brushes:

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Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush –  I love this brush! I used this to apply my foundation.

Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush –  This is from the core collection kit. I used this to apply my concealer as it is a small pointed brush great for under the eyes. I feel it is far too small to be used as a foundation brush.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush – Again from the core collection kit. I used this to apply my powder as I can really buff the powder into my skin. Some like to use this brush for foundation, but I enjoy using this for powder as it is not too big and can reach smaller areas such as under the eyes and nose.

Ecotool Tapered Brush I use this to apply my contour and highlighting. Also great for applying blusher.

Real Techniques Shading Brush – I use this brush to apply my eyeshadow. The bristles are very soft however I find this brush too big  if I wanted to blend two colours on my eyelid but it is perfectly fine to apply one colour or a base colour.

Maybelline Eyeliner Brush –  This came with my Maybelline Gel Eyeliner – I enjoy using this brush.

Hair:

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1) Treseme Heat Defence Styling Spray – I must always use a heat defence before applying any heat products on my hair – it really prevents extra damaging!

2)Aussie Mircke Recharge Assome Volume – I spray this on the roots of my hair to create volume. I would not say this is an amazing product. It does provide me a little volume however it does not last all day. Nevertheless the product smells amazing!

3) GHD’s – This is my HG heat product, I can not live without them. I use it for straightening and curling my hair.  In this post I have curled my hair with them. They give me beautiful curls. I have used a wand and Tongs before but the curls don’t come out as nice nor last as long compared to using my GHD’s.  GHD’s last for years, I have been using these for 11 years and this is only my second GHD I had to purchase. My first one broke at University halls, I am not sure whether it was a technical fault or just my fault with a drunken night LOL 😛 !

4) L’Oreal Elnett Supereme Hold Very Volume –  I applied this hair spray all over and a little on my roots to give my hair an extra ‘lift’. This hair spray does provide some volume and good hold for most the night!  It gave my curls a lovely ‘bounce’. It does not make my hair feel like glue after neither!!

All these products can be found in Drugstores, I had purchased these products from Boots and Superdrugs. Apart from my GHD’s those were purchased from a Salon. Please feel free to ask any questions about my Saturday night look or any of the products mentioned above.

P.S – Dress was purchased from Bershka a couple years back. However, I have seen something similar in branch recently.

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Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo

Soap & Glory Super-Colour Fabu Lipstick

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I am not usually a Matt lipstick fan, as I have dry lips I much prefer moisturising lippies! However, I have been looking for a deep pink lipstick for some while now. I have never purchased a Soap & Glory product before but I fell in love with this colour shade Pom Pom instantly!

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Soap & Glory states that this lipstick has “Moisturizing orchid extract, vitamin E, 3-D plump peptide complex and a powdercoat matt finish”. Dermatologically tested. 

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I personally believe all the above description is true because this is not a typical matt lipstick that dried up my lips, its in fact moisturising yet very long lasting and glides very smoothly on my lips. If you are like me and have a bad experience with matt lipsticks such as Mac Ruby Woo, you may want to try Soap & Glory as this has very much converted me too a matt lipstick.In addition, I have had a few comments where people have noticed my lips looked a little fuller this could be due to the 3D plump peptide complex!

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 The packing of this product is soo beautiful, it comes in a matt thick black plastic case, it is a little heavier than other lipsticks but this makes it seem more superior! I also love how it has S&G embossed on the lipstick. This lipstick is a little expensive for a high street brand costing me £9 from Boots, however all these small high end like qualities definitely makes it well worth the price.

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The shade Pom Pom is a lovely deep pink colour that has blue based undertones which is great for making your teeth look whiter! This shade is dark enough to wear at night but also not too dark to wear through the day. It is also bright enough to wear in the summer but also deep enough to wear in autumn/winter. Therefore it is a pretty good all round lipstick. Also,  This lipstick is very pigmented in just one wipe there is a  good amount of colour on my lips!

I absolutely love this lipstick, it is a moisturising matt finish lipstick that does not dry or make my lips look dry. It is very long lasting that comes in a beauty packaging, oh and if that is not already all good enough this lipstick also smells gorgeous, with a lovely vanilla scent.

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Overall Verdict : Do I need to say more about this product? I can not fault this product therefore I would give this 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend anyone looking for a deep pink lipstick to wear all year round!! 😀

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Bhavi xoxo

Bourjous Color Boost Review

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Hi all,

I have a little lipstick obsession ATM, perhaps because it is summer and I can experiment more with brighter colours!

Today, I will be reviewing the new Bourjous Paris Color Boost in the shade Sunrise Red.

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This shade is a lovely summery colour, it is a very deep pink/red. I would say on me it looks much more closer to a red. Therefore any one who has not got the courage to wear a pure red lipstick this one would definitely be a great starting point.

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What Bourjous claim’s:

*10 hour Comfort and hydration

*SPF 15

*Waterproof colour

*Glossy finish lipstick

I can agree that this lipstick has a lovely glossy finish and it does feel very comfortable on the lips. However I have noticed that the glossiness does tend to disappear after some time. The texture of this lip crayon it is very much like a balm therefore it is hydrating! I am not sure if my lips are hydrated for 10 hours because I have not worn this lipstick for that long.  As mentioned this can be compared to a lip balm but do not be fooled as this is very pigmented.

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Overall this is a great lip crayon, I probably would not wear this on an daily basis  due to the fact on me it appears more red then pink, but will be great for night out with a statement lip colour!

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Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo