30 March 2015

Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Diva Red (500) Swatch & Review

Here's a review for Rimmel's Moisture Renew (or Hydra Renew here in France) lipstick in Diva Red !

The Moisture Renew lipsticks were on sale for 3 something euros back in December (instead of 5 or 6€, so they're still pretty cheap even full price !) so I grabbed Diva Red, as I wanted a bright red lipstick for the holidays.

Moisture Renew lipsticks are enriched in Vitamin A, C, and E for intense color and moisture. Rimmel claims these lipsticks are "ultra lightweight, comfortable to wear all day".
I wasn't disappointed by the color of Diva Red at all. It's a beautiful red that makes you feel like a grown up. It's the brightest red I own and definitely an "in your face" color, but it can still be worn everyday and not just for parties or special occasions.

The lipstick isn't drying at all, and it lasts on my lips all day. It does tend to run in the lines around your mouth if you're not careful and apply too much product, but if you apply a first coat, bloat the excess product using a tissue, and apply a second coat, the lipstick won't run as much.
Scent wise, the lipstick smells really nice. It smells fresh and powdery, maybe a little like baby wipes. You can't taste it once it's on your lips.

All in all, I love this lipstick, and I will for sure try other colors for the Moisture Renew line !
Do you own any Moisture/Hydra Renew lipstick ?

27 March 2015

Le Petit Cliché Hollywood Nail Polish Swatch & Review

Here's the first Le Petit Cliché polish I tried from this haul.

Hollywood is a black jelly polish with blue microglitter.
I applied two coats of polish. The first one was streaky and a little uneven, but the second coat made everything perfect. The polish started chipping four days after I applied it (without base or top coat), which is enough for me as I usually get bored and want to change the color on my nails by then ! 

Also, please excuse the rough looking cuticles. They've been pretty bad recently. Does anyone have a favorite cuticle care product they use ? I've got my eyes on Sally Hansen's Cuticle Eraser (I think that's the name, it's that green and white swirl thing), has anyone tried it ?

24 March 2015

Le Petit Cliché Haul

Hello ! Just popping in very quick today with a nail polish haul !

These Le Petit Cliché polishes were only 0€85 ! I'd never heard about this brand before, so I did some research. Cliché is a cruelty free Portuguese brand, and the polishes are 3-Free. I got 11 bottles of polish, which, yes, okay, is a lot, but they were a bargain.

Here are the names of the polishes (from left to right on the first picture) : Chic, Desfile, Rose, Violet, Purpura, 80-60-86 (I have no idea why the name consists of numbers for this one), Bleu, Hollywood, Madona, Vert, New York.

Here is the website written on the bottle : fcapelo.com

I've already tried 2 of them, and I'm really pleased with them so far. I'll be posting swatches so make sure you come back to read more about them !

10 March 2015

Rimmel Glitter Bomb nail polish in Bedazzle Swatch & Review

Today's post is a swatch and review for Rimmel's Bedazzle, from their Glitter Bomb collection.

Bedazzle is a mix of pink, teal and navy hexagonal glitter, with some small navy glitter thrown in. I read it's a dupe for OPI's Polka Dot Com, which I don't own, but it has been on my polish wish list for a while now. I looked up swatches of Polka Dot Com online, and yep, Bedazzle is a dupe for sure.

I wore 2 coats of Bedazzle over Kiko's Mint Milk. I really loved this combo.

Application was a breeze, you really don't need to move the glitter around or place it much, the base isn't too thick or too runny, and the polish held up really nice, even without top coat. I can't even pick a favorite between this one and Midnight Mistletoe.

Do you own Bedazzle or Polka Dot Com ? Or maybe both ? What do you think of them ?

03 March 2015

E.L.F. Nail Polish in Gold Star Swatch & Review

I feel like if I had to have only ONE kind of glitter polish, it'd be a gold one. Gold glitter goes with everything. Especially red. I just love those two colors together.

For years now I've been wearing Maybelline Colorama's Honey Cristals around Christmas and New Year's, which means the polish is slowly running out. I decided to find a new gold glitter, and since I had to place an order on Eyes Lips Face, I thought I'd try one of their polishes. I got Gold Star, which is a mix of gold hexagonal and small glitter.

I wore 2 coats of Gold Star on top of Kiko's Martha Red. Application was... well, it wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be. The clear base is thick, and the brush doesn't get a lot of glitter out of the bottle, so you really have to place and move the glitter around. The polish (which has a strong smell, almost like glue) took a long time to dry... and it didn't held up long on my nails (I got my first chip a day after applying).

All in all, I loved the look of Gold Star, and for 2€50, it's fine, but if you're looking for the perfect gold glitter, I don't think Gold Star is it.