Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick

Usually when lipsticks say they're "long lasting" I'm like meh and just shrug it off. We've all been there where we think a product is going to be amazing because it says so on the packaging. Then you realise you've been overly optimistic. This, however, was not the case!

The matte version has the red packaging
This is what one layer looks like when applied

I brought this lipstick in the shade "Kiss of Life" from Superdrug for £5.49. The first thing I like about this product is the colour. You only need to apply one layer and it is already bold. This particular product is matte which is a cool effect and means you don't need to apply lipgloss on top. There is also non-matte version available which I am yet to try. 

Shade 111 "Kiss Of Life"

However, the wow-factor of this lipstick has to be the lasting power. I first noticed how good it was when my friend applied it before school and then I saw her at third period that day it still looked freshly applied. It honestly lasts for hours, even when you eat and drink whilst wearing it. 

The only critizism I have with it is that the actual lipstick could be longer so that it lasts longer. Don't get me wrong, I know the price is good so it would be easy to buy it again...but still. 

See what I mean about there not being that much of it?

I love love love this lipstick and will definitely be buying it again. I would give it an 9/10 as it really impressed me. Thank you for reading, I'll answer any question in the comments xxx

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Simply Home by Yankee Candle

Happy 2015! I hope you all have a great year. I'm going to kick off this year's blog with a review for Simply Home by Yankee Candle.

What is Simply Home you ask? The trusted people at Yankee Candle have decided to start a collection of candles in a range of colours and fragrances that compliment your home decor. Clever eh?
I think they look pretty cute as decorations in my room

Even though it is from a different collection, Simply Home is made out of the same wax as Yankee Candle Classics. That means they have the same high quality as any other Yankee Candle product. They burn fairly slowly, allowing you to enjoy their strong scent for a long time. Even the sample size that I've used have lasted between 4-6 hours which is quite impressive considering their size. 

If you are interested in buying them, they are available at the following stores:
  • Asda
  • Asda Living
  • Tesco
  • B&Q
Overall I think these candles are the perfect present for someone, or if you just want to treat yourself. I'm going to kick off the new year on a positive note as I'm actually going to give Simply Home a 10/10. I don't often do that either! I would recommend these to anyone, because who doesn't love high quality candles?