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What’s New With Rimmel London?

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Happy December 1st and the first day of blogmas!  We wanted to start with a What’s New With Rimmel London?  Rimmel London has instantly become one of my all-time favorite drugstore brands.  They have some great quality items at really affordable prices.  Depending on which retailer you purchase your items from, you can definitely find a great deal.

Rimmel has come out with a lot of new products. Some have been out for awhile and are new to me and also some that are new to the collection.  I had the opportunity to test out quite a few products.  Read on to see which ones are my favorites and the ones that didn’t make the cut.

The Products:

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My Likes:

-Let’s start with the color correcting and concealer/contour palettes.  I prefer the color correcting palette over the cream contour.  Don’t get me wrong, it applied very well, but I just prefer their powder contour palettes.

-The primer is great!  I love the creamy texture and the way it applies.  I believe it does help my makeup stay on longer and apply more smoothly.

-#InstaFlawless- My absolute favorite light wear foundation.  It feels like a tinted moisturizer but provides coverage like a bb cream.  Nothing thick, very natural looking and it provides an instant glow.

-Oh, my gloss- is another staple of mine!  I must carry it in my purse always.  It applies so smoothly, no surprise with an oil based gloss.  It also applies a little bit a color.  Nothing too dramatic, but perfect for a limited makeup look or as a lip topper.

-Stay Matte liquid lip colors are very pigments, apply great, and are very comfortable on the lips.  I didn’t find them to be overly drying.  They do take a little bit to set though, so keep that in mind.

-Match perfection loose powder is a great affordable option for the drugstore.  It is nowhere comparable to cult faves like the one from Laura Mercier, but it will do the job on a budget.  I would suggest using more as a light dusting over the face to set rather than baking.

The Dislikes:

-Shake it fresh mascara is a very cool concept and mimics a martini shaker.  I could probably just sit there and play with it all day, lol.  If you are a fan of really mascara’s this one is for you.  It did great at lengthening, but I didn’t see much for volume and separation due to the formula being so wet.  Overall, it’s okay, not my favorite.  It does the job and is affordable.

-Brow this way gel with argan oil works pretty well as a topper.  One thing I do not like is the brush, it’s kind of rough and big for an eyebrow area.  I think if they tweaked the design of the brush, it would be a great product.

Alright, guys!  I hope you enjoyed this review and what’s new with Rimmel London.  Also, let me put it out there that although some of the products did not work for me, it doesn’t they might work for you.  I’d love to hear about your experience.  Have you tried any of these products out?  If so, which ones were your favorite?

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Marshall’s Beauty Haul

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Happy Thursday, beauties!  We are back after a few crazy weeks of being gone.  I know, I know- we seriously have been struggling this year with the blog, but  Tia and I are trying to change and be more consistent with our posts.  If you have not seen our Facebook book or Instagram posts, we will be participating in blogmas.  We are aiming for five posts minimum a week!  We are starting off blogmas a little early with a Marshall’s beauty haul.  Read on to see what I found!

 Ole Henriksen: Truth on the glow cleansing cloths

These face wipes are $15.00 for a 30 count on the Ole Henriksen website.  I found these for $3.99.  My Marshall’s also had the green wipes, which are from the balance collection- perfect for oily, combination skin.

Even though I purchased these a month ago, my Marshall’s has still been stocking them.  Which I am super happy about.  You’re getting a high-end brand at an affordable price.

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs: Style Icon 3 Palette- The Shoe Gazer

At $42.00 bucks a pop, this palette was a steal for $12.99.  The palette comes with 0.14 oz. of product.  I, personally, would not have paid the full $42.00 full price- but this is a very luxe brand.  It comes in a sleek black compact and a dust bag to cover it.  Inside the dust bag, I found one of those cheap applicators.  In this area they could have splurged or left it out all together.

I was able to find a few different color combo’s, but I only picked up one.  I picked ‘The Shoe Gazer’ because it was the most wearable for me with a little pop of color.

Skinfix Hand Relief Cream

Skinfix is a Canada based skincare company.  I have tried quite a few products from them and have loved everything.  The hand relief cream retails for $15.99, but I was able to purchase these for $3.99 each.  However, I would pay the $15.99 price on this particular product, because they are that good.

The hand relief creams are free of fragrance, urea, soy, gluten, parabens & phthalates.

Check your Marshall’s!  I’ve been seeing more items from Skinfix.

 

Cargo Getaway Palette

I was able to locate the a few of these Cargo palettes.  Originally $34.00, but I picked up two of them for $5.99.  Yes, you read that correctly!  Great price, right?  You can create a variety of looks, ranging from an everyday neutral or a smokey glam for a night out on the town.

Cargo is an under rated brand in my opinion.  I usually don’t hear much about them, but they make some pretty great eye shadows and their swimmables line is great!  You can still locate this palette at certain Marshall’s store, but the pricing has changed to $9.99.

 

Well, I hope you all have enjoyed this Marshall’s haul.  If you would like full reviews on any of the products, let us know via the contact  form below.  Also, with tomorrow being December 1st, it’s the first day of blogmas for us.  So be on the look out and sign up for our newsletter!