I was browsing my local Boots store for any new products in-store and I came across the Rimmel London Good To Glow Highlighter. The first thing that grabbed my attention about it was that it was a liquid highlighter and I am always on the lookout for a good liquid highlighter. So of course I had to give this a try! There are three shades to choose from: “001 Notting Hill Glow”, “002 Piccadilly Glow” and “003 Soho Glow”. I purchased “003 Soho Glow”
It comes in a plastic tube with a screw-on cap, which I actually quite like when it comes to liquid products. It’s pretty compact and handy for travel which is always good. I also like the gold colour that they’ve used for the packaging, it makes the pink “Good To Glow” writing stand out that bit more. It comes in 25ml bottle which I think is a great size. It’s useful when travelling abroad and any more would just be too much for the product that it is. For me, it’s the perfect amount for the price.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (BOOTS.IE):
Instant buildable illuminator and highlighter. Light reflecting pigments for a radiant and luminous look. The lightweight liquid texture can be used on face and décolleté and can be worn alone or blended with foundation for a subtle all over glow. Add an instant touch of radiance to your look!
When I squeezed the product out of the tube it is a medium consistency. It’s not too runny and not to thick. You can see a shimmer to the product and it is gold in colour. Straight away it looks like it was going to be an easy product to work with and blend. Nothing is worse than a product that is too thick to spread around your face! When I blended it onto my skin you could clearly see that it was giving a nice natural glow to the skin. It wasn’t giving an extreme shiny or glitter to the skin which I liked about this product. You could easily wear this alone on your cheeks to give yourself a natural highlight to the face. I found it easy to blend and actually found myself skipping a powder highlighter after applying my foundation and face powder because I liked the subtle glow it gave me so much!
I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a simple and subtle liquid highlighter to add to their makeup bag. It’s so easy to work with it and takes two seconds to blend! I’ve been using it daily in my makeup routine because I’ve loved using it so much. And for the price, it’s definitely worth a try!
Product Description (Boots):
Rimmel London Wonder’Full Wake Me Up Mascara with Vitamins & Cucumber. Wake up to uplifted lashes! Precision brush wraps each and every lash with defined, clump-free volume, lifting & stretching them all the way up for an eye awakening effect!
I was doing my usual browse in Boots and wandered over to the Rimmel stand. When lo and behold, I see this bright green shiny goddess staring back at me! My God, I am in love with that green! I just had to pick it up, I didn’t care what it did or why I needed it but I wanted to buy it and that’s surely what it did. Now, after my whole excitement over it’s colour, I actually took a minute to read what it was all about. Apparently it’s an eye-wakening mascara that contains cucumber and vitamins that makes your eyes looks energized while giving amazing lift and volume to your lashes. That all sounds really good, right?
The brush is quite big and is rounded on each end which normally intimidates me but with this mascara I didn’t find it much of a problem. With almost every mascara I tend to make the tiniest bit of a mess, even if its just from blinking that bit too hard, so it didn’t bother me too much when I got a bit of this mascara on my eyelid or below my lower lashes. Baring this in mind, it may be a concern for others that this mascara may cause you to mess up that tiny bit.
Another thing I that I have a love/hate relationship with when it comes to this mascara is that it’s slow drying. This is great when you’re layering it up and it doesn’t cause the mascara to clump but it’s frustrating when you go to do your bottom lashes and then you notice that there is number of black dots above your eyelid where your top lashes have come in contact with skin. I did notice when applying that it doesn’t add much volume to your lashes so some may prefer to layer up to build up that volume effect. But for an everyday mascara that you don’t want to heavy on the eyes, this is perfect! It is so light on your eyelashes that you barely feel it and the smell is also a plus! It’s very rare that I like the smell of a mascara, but this is just absolutely divine.
Above is a picture of the ‘Rimmel London Wonder’Full Wake Me Up Mascara’ applied to one eye compared to my natural eyelashes on the other. For an everyday mascara I completely recommend this. The smell is so refreshing and the lightweight feel makes it ideal for everyday wear!
Rimmel London Wonder’Full Wake Me Up Mascara – €9.99
For the past few months I’ve been trying out the Sleek Brow Kit after moving on from the NYX Cake Powder. I purchased it from Boots while I was in Cardiff and I couldn’t wait to play around with it.
Here’s what the packaging looks like –
Like I said,I’ve been using this for a few months so it does look pretty messy! You can clearly see that I prefer to just use the wax instead of using the powder that is provided as well which is just personal preference. I prefer to just use the wax and then to set it with a brow gel.
I purchased the Brow Kit in “Dark” and it suits my hair colour really well. A small tweezers, an angled brush and a rounded brush also came with the brow kit but I prefer to use my own brushes with this product. Don’t get me wrong, the little brushes are really handy to have when you’re on-the-go and also the tweezers, I’m just never to fussy about holding onto the brushes that come with some products.
The wax and powder are both very pigmented and very easy to apply. It’s also simple to fix if you make a mistake in the shape in your brows. This is so helpful for me because I can never get my brows perfect first try! I’ll insert a picture below of what the Brow Kit looks like after application before I’ve set it with a brow gel.
I was pretty happy with the coverage as I don’t like to have really dark, densely covered eyebrows. After I apply the wax i fix up the shape with a brow gel and sharper underneath the brow with a concealer. I can safely say I’ll be using this product for a long time, I am more than happy with the result!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (BOOTS):
Maybelline’s first layer reveal brush, sweeps up every lash hair. Inner bristles capture the tiniest lashes you didn’t know you had whilst outer bristle’s volumise the look of longer lashes. From corner to corner, top to bottom, no lash is left behind
New liquid formula, with a low wax count created the blackest of black lashes that are so dark and defined.
A layered multiplied look. Mascara can be built up layer upon layer without fear of clumps or crunchiness to multiply lashes.
I’d been eyeing up this mascara for a while now, but I only convinced myself to buy it when I was in a rush leaving for work and had forgotten to apply my mascara (don’t ask me how). So I went ahead and wandered into Boots and picked this up. Needless to say I was pretty excited to try it out because let’s just face it, the brush looks pretty darn cool.
Here’s was it looks like compared to my natural lashes:
I have to say, I actually love it! I find it so hard to find a good mascara because my eyelashes just do not agree with going the way that I want them too. I did find that the formula sometimes clumped a few of my lashes together but it only took my a few seconds of messing around with them to fix them and I don’t know about you but I really do like the end result! After a few hours of wear I didn’t notice it flaking off so it does have quite a good hold. I did find it harder to take off at the end of the day than usual but that complete depends on your eye make-up remover as well.
So overall, I definitely would re-purchase this mascara over and over again (unless they change the formula, and I’m praying they don’t!). So from one beauty lover to another, I say you need to try this out!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara – €11.99