Summer Lovin’: New in Beauty

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Isn’t it the best when you try some new products and they turn out to be AWESOME?! With so many products constantly being introduced into the cosmetic world, there is always so much to choose from. MAKE UP FOR EVER is one of our absolute favourite cosmetic lines so we were very excited to try their brand new launch of foundations and mascara. Read on to discover new products from some of our much-loved brands that were recently launched in stores..

Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Volume Colourist Mascara
I seen the ads for this newest mascara launch for Rimmel and I was intrigued to try it. This mascara is supposed to gradually darken your eyelashes within 4 weeks. Being blond this appealed to me. Natasha doesn’t much care as she doesn’t have this concern. Lucky her. My eyelashes are not completely light, but I feel they could be darker. I figured it would be awesome to not have to wear mascara on my days off. If I don’t at the very least, have any mascara on my eyes, my whole face seems to disappear. Especially my eyes. Not my favourite look. Fair haired blondes with light eyes know what I’m talking about. Even though I have been using it more as a primer under my other mascara, it does work great alone. I find it separates and lengthens more then volumizes. I have only been using it for a week and a half and I do see my lashes tinting slightly. I’m happy with that. It does help. I’m hoping to see even more change in the next couple of weeks.

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IMG_3832 (1)Essence Cosmetics The Gel Nail Polish
Shades pictured above from left to right:
Absolute Pure, So What?, Jeans On!, Be Awesome Tonight!, Feels Like Birthday

This is not the first time we’ve talked about Essence Gel nail polishes and probably won’t be the last. That’s just how amazing these gel nail polishes are. We could go on and on about the colour selection, how well they wear, the shine, the way it looks like a professional manicure and let’s not forget to mention the price of these babies. You can afford to purchase a dozen for the price of 1 manicure! We have purchased a lot of expensive nail polishes and have had expensive manicures and yes they are real nice, but honestly, these polishes are truly amazing. Score!

We were ecstatic when we came across these gorgeous new shades in store. ‘Be Awesome Tonight!’ (the light pink) is such a perfect shade for Summer.

IMG_3838NEW MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation ($54 Cdn)
NEW MAKE UP FOR EVER Excessive Lash Mascara ($31 Cdn

This new foundation is super light weight, transfer-proof and waterproof. We haven’t actually worn it in the water, but it definitely wears extremely well all day long. Even during these HOT summer days. The consistency is very light and fluid-y (is that even a word?) and sheer but if you want more coverage it is buildable. We both really like that it is infused with pro-vitamin B5 which gives lots of hydration (but doesn’t feel heavy or oily) and improves skin elasticity (hello…the more the better!). Overall, we both really love that this foundation gives our skin a dewy finish and looks natural.
MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Water Blend Face & Body Foundation is available in 20 shades.

The Excessive Lash Mascara did not disappoint. We both have a terrible case of what might be classified as ‘mascara junkyx2. Good news for us is, I don’t think we’re alone in that group. 
We both tend to prefer mascaras that give lots of volume and are buildable. You know that real thick look, not gawdy thick, more like voluptuous thick. We love to wear at least 2 coats of mascara. Maybe 3. We’re crazy like that. This mascara is perfect for volumizing without clumping. Big plus. The fibre fusion brush holds the perfect amount of mascara while brushing through the lashes to separate and lengthen. Bam. Beautiful. Love the way this mascara goes on.   

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What beauty products are you currently lovin’? Let us know! 
Laura & Natasha xo

RIMMEL LONDON Spring 2016

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It’s Spring! It’s finally Spring! It’s such a relief when the cold weather has disappeared and the sun starts shining and flowers are blooming. Every season has it’s perks when it comes to cosmetics and colour choices. Granted we love our dark lips and nails during the winter months, it’s so refreshing to start wearing all of the new bright Spring colours. This Spring RIMMEL LONDON launched some brand new fabulous lipsticks and colours! Their new The Only 1 Lipstick collection offers 12 brilliant colour choices and we are absolutely obsessed. Scroll on to find out more..!

RIMMEL LONDON products featured:
The Only 1 Lipstick in shade Pink A Punch
The Only 1 Lipstick in shade Cheeky Coral
Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Lacquer
Match Perfection Concealer
Brow This Way Gel
Supercurler 24HR Mascara

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NEW THE ONLY 1 LIPSTICK in shade Pink A Punch

The Only 1 Lipsticks are everything you could possibly want in a lipstick. They are creamy, hydrating, long lasting and very pigmented. They provide full coverage and come in a range of beautiful, vibrant colour choices.

We have worn and tested our fair share of lipsticks. Some really overpriced expensive brands, some of which we do honestly love. But we both have always been really impressed with the quality and price of Rimmel’s lipsticks. You can afford to spoil yourself with a few! This new line of Rimmel lipsticks do not disappoint.

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Laura wearing the shade Pink A Punch

When I wear this lipstick it literally lasts for several hours. Even after I ate and drank the lipstick was still on my lips. I’m loving this new pink shade lately. So bright and perfect for Spring and Summer.

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SUPERCURLER 24HR MASCARA

If you gals out there are like us and love full, lush, thick lashes, then you will love this mascara. We both like the mascaras that build up our lashes with tons of volume. Like we always say, the thicker the mascara, the better! We are pretty particular when it comes to our mascara and we both have some favourites. So we’re almost overly picky at this point just because we’ve tried so, so, so many through the years. At one point Natasha counted 42 mascaras between the 2 of us!!

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Rimmel’s new SuperCurler 24 hour Mascara gives amazing volume without clumping. You can tell by the brush style that it also curls the lashes and gives them great lift. We both use 2 coats on each eye for a really solid bold lash. It also wore extremely well and does not flake. You definitely need to use a eye makeup remover to remove this mascara. We both use an eye makeup remover for all eye makeup regularly anyways but we know that some women don’t. For this one you will in order to remove it easily with no scrubbing or tugging around the eyes.

TIP: When you remove any eye makeup 1st dampen your 100% cotton pad slightly with water or micellar water then add some eye makeup remover to it as well. Gently place lightly on eyes for a couple seconds then swipe over entire eye to clean. This helps to remove all of your eye makeup easier and cleaner. Plus this saves you from going through your remover so quickly.

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Availability:
Rimmel London products are available at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart & Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

Connect with Rimmel London Online: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

What Rimmel London product are you currently lovin’? Let us know! 
Laura & Natasha xo