Friday, 29 April 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Roulette Red is one of a series of lipsticks designed and sold by ReeRee the owner of Rockalily Make-up.
Borrowing directly from her website;
Rockalily Lipsticks launched with 4 shades; two blue-based reds and one orange-based red and a blue-based pink.
The blue-based shades are perfect for ladies with paler skin tones and those who want to enhance the whiteness of their teeth, while the orange-based shade compliments darker skin tones perfectly.
The lipsticks have vitamin E in them to ensure they don't dry out your lips and making them perfect for every day use.
Roulette Red is a deeper shade of the classic red, a blue based shade suited for paler skin with a creamy matte formula.
It's the colour that called to me.
On first usage all I could think was how I'd like to just keep on applying as the lipstick felt amazing on my lips, soft and creamy and gorgeous. It has been designed so you don't need to line your lips before use as it won't feather out. (YAY one less thing to do)
And the colour payoff is just stunning, look at that swatch.. look at my lips. I'm in lipstick heaven, and me not even a major lipstick wearer. (recent convert)
And here I am full frontal exposure, wearing Roulette Red... excuse the lack of other make-up, I'd been at work all day.
I am officially in love with this colour.
There are currently four shades to choose from;
Rockette Red a classic bright red, perfect for pale skin.
Roulette Red (mine) a deeper shade of red, perfect for pale skin.
Hot Rod Red an orange based red, perfect for darker skin tones.
Pompadour Pink a semi gloss, a blue based fushia shade.
All priced at £14.00 each, I'd say well worth it. And which one should I get next?
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Salicylic Acid, a beta-hydroxy acid that helps fight spots not only by gently peeling away clogged up dead skin cells, but reducing inflammation in the follicle
Witch Hazel, to balance the surface PH of the skin
Vitamins A, C, E & B3, for skin conditioning, exfoliating, dark spot brightening, and circulation stimulating
Liquorice and Ginger Bark, to help to relieve irritation and inflammation, and to slow the secretions of oil from the glands.
The first thing I'd point out is although Salicylic Acid is listed quite highly in the ingredients it doesn't actually state the percentage included in the product anywhere I could find, so it could be less than the highly effective 2%.
It is a clear gel both on application and after the product has dried on the skin and is easily spread if you have blemishes over a wider area than just one or two solitary ones.
With the ingredients in it it does help calm blemishes down slightly and speed up healing time, slightly. But I really cannot say it is a HG product.
For me, although I quite like it and I do use it from time to time, I don't find it as effective in its blemish control as my personal favourite HG Garnier Pure Active Roll On, which does contain the 2% Salicylic Acid and declares it clearly on the box.
Available from Boots, £7.00.
(Although I got it in the sale for approx £4.50)
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
A few minor issues with it, because it was in the sale there were two sizes left, a size 16 with a stained collar or a size 10 which was clean.
It's a large shoulder bag and the lining is a fab leopard print.
Monday, 25 April 2011
My latest manicure is using Nails Inc. Fulham Palace Road from the Cashmere collection and GOSH Magic Star.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
The Teacher had a sham trial, and was condemned to death by I.C.U, he was then beaten and the Crown of Thorns put on his head.
We followed him as he walked the entire distance from town to the beach (long way) carrying the cross he was to die upon.
Finally I.C.U crucified The Teacher at the beach where he was first found with no memory. The towns reaction to this then caused them to pull out. And The Teachers body disappeared....It was amazingly well done, obviously it's got to be edited and put together properly for the film.
But what we saw... let's put it this way, I wasn't the only one crying.
When it shows on the BBC I'd recommend you watch it, and buy the DVD when it's out!
Who knows you might spot me in the crowd.
Friday, 22 April 2011
What's your favourite mint green polish?
Thursday, 21 April 2011
So you end up having to draw quite a thick line to get the colour to show and then kind of pat it with the brush to flatten the 'walls' out.
Over all I found it hard to work with and quite messy to use. I think I'd like to see them re-visit this idea in perhaps a creamy pencil format.
The other product I couldn't get on with was the 17 Photo Finish Foundation in Soft Ivory. This was actually a replacement foundation for the previous one I was sent, which was in the shade 'Biscuit', and far to dark for my skin.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
As you can see quite clearly here the foundation is yellow based, which is great for me as I've very little natural rosiness in my skin at all, so I can use this to even out my skin tone completely then add colour using blush.
And for those of you who need the full picture here is a photo of me wearing the foundation, I'm posing for a FOTD I'll be doing shortly. Unfortunately the foundation provided for that was far to dark so I had to sub mine instead.
Are there any other foundations you think are good for paler than pale people?
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Indulging my love of Barry M Nail Paints we have these.
I have on here Two coats of Bright Red, and One coat of Red Glitter and doesn't it look amazing.
To be honest it looks even more stunning in real life, but my camera couldn't pick up all the sparkling that my nails are doing now.
Think Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
Think a red disco ball..
Do you have any combinations you like to do?
Revlon says that their lipstick is an ultra-creamy saturated lip color that delivers beautiful, lightweight matte color without any dryness, caking or fading.
It's also a stunning shade, makes me think of Dita von Tease to be honest.
Have you tried any of the Revlon Matte Lipsticks, if you which is your favourite shade?