Friday, February 27, 2015

Rimmel Provocalips Review

I was lucky enough to receive the 8 shades from the Rimmel Provocalips range for review. I was unsure how they would work for me but very curious to try,
I've never been one to wear this type of formula because of the feel on my lips. I like to feel comfortable which is probably why I tend to stay away from matte lip products. 
However, these babies lived up to the hype! They are super pigmented and the shades are beautiful.
Some people might not like this type of product it is all down to personal preference after all. 

First you apply the lip colour to your dry lips. It's definitely best to apply on clean, dry lips. Perhaps using a scrub before your shower and ensure that you have no oily residue left on your lips. This may cause peeling or even flaking off. 
Once you have applied the colour, leave it to dry. It shouldn't take too long and you will notice a really tacky feeling on your lips.  BUT don't let that put you off.
Second step is to use the "lock and shine" end which I imagined to be a liquid gloss which I am not always a fan off because sometimes they tend to be sticky too. Instead it is almost a balm, albeit a slightly thinner consistency. It feels incredibly comfortable and even that is very long lasting. You might only need to apply it again after eating or drinking.

Together, it packs a punch of colour and shine.

 This is my favourite shade from the collection and it is number 110 Dare to Pink!
Definitely more of a nude pink colour but very wearable and a nice subtle way to wear pink if it's not normally your cup of tea.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Modelco skincare

Recently, Modelco brought out a skincare range and I received a couple of these sample packs. It gave me a good opportunity to give the range a go before purchasing.

As for the products themselves there is a cream cleanser, double sided face wipes, skin brightening and firming serum, replenishing rose face mist, a rose hip facial oil, macadamia facial oil, soothing moisturiser, hydrating moisturiser, clarifying moisturiser, exfoliating cream face scrub, cleansing foam and a gel cleanser.

I got samples for the double sided face wipes, exfoliating cream, serum and soothing moisturiser.

I'm a little bit on the fence about this line but I think it's done one thing right. That's catering for a lot of different skin types. There's a cleanser and a moisturiser for just about anyone. The soothing moisturiser was quite pleasant and I enjoyed the smell. However, it is a strong smell so I know a lot of people will not like this. It smells like lemon myrtle to me and I love that scent. I may pick it up when I need a new moisturiser but it didn't do anything magical for my skin which would make me run out and buy it immediately.

While I didn't get a cleanser to try I did get to try the wipes! Which I love! Already picked some up at my local priceline. A lot of wipes claim to have an exfoliating side. These wipes actually do what they say. It really feels like your skin is getting a good clean and you can scrub at those nasty dry bits. The other side is so soft and gentle, perfect for the eyes and soothing the skin. They are also a good size. No need to use two wipes...

The face scrub though... I didn't like. Not because it didn't do a good job but because this strong scent I didn't like. It was very overpowering to me.

I've been looking for a serum for the last couple of months and I've yet to find one that fits into my budget or does what I need. That's why I was very excited to try this one. It had a similar scent to the moisturiser and I had high hopes for what it would do for my skin... but it left me feeling greasy. Not immediately but not long after and especially in the morning. When I use a rosehip oil on my face at night, I wake up with such smooth skin. It feels amazing and that's what I want from products I put on my face. I don't want to waste time or money buying and using products that are not going to help my skin or even make it worse. I struggle with breakouts and it's a daily fight to get it looking its best. So, needless to say I'm still on the hunt. Until then I'm sticking with just my rosehip oil. I'm not completely loyal to any particular brand though so who knows, maybe I will give the Modelco one a go.

Monday, October 27, 2014

This is me!

I thought I should introduce myself! My name is Kristen and I'm 27 years old. I love experimenting with makeup and the raw food craze. As you can see, I also like taking selfies and editing them! Including adding silly little stickers 😄

My life is at a crossroads right now and I'm trying to find my home.
Not sure what else I want to divulge about myself right now but at least you know what I look like and who is making this blog. Thanks for following 😊

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blog Goals.

So, I read somewhere if you wanted to start a blog - you should make some goals.
That's what I'm going to attempt now. They will probably change as I change.

  • To post about my health journey. Transitioning from a highly processed, high sugar, high fat, high alcohol diet (that was making me incredibly sick!) to a plant based and mostly raw nourishing lifestyle.
  • To post reviews on health and beauty products. Opinions that are my own and completely honest.
  • To use this blog to further my creative passions. DIY health/beauty/makeup/nails.

I would love it if you came along for this ride. This is the first blog I've ever made and I don't really know what I'm doing. This is an experiment but also a way to do what I love.