To Try: Rimmel Lips

Hi Beauties

As most of you know when it comes to makeup I’m an eye shadow, liner. Mascara junkie, so for this post I thought I’d mix things up by telling you a bit about my favourite lip products from Rimmel, I buy quite a few lipsticks, balms and glosses which rarely get used, the products in this post are things that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time,

Here goes…

The first two things are from the Apocolips range, I have two of the Apocalips Lip Lacquers already and I really like them, their so pigmented and not sticky I HATE sticky gloss. ‘Atomic Rose’ and ‘Meteoric Matte’ are from the Rimmel’s Apocalips Velvet range. ‘Atomic Rose’ is a dusky shade which has a very vintage feel to it and would match my skin tone perfectly. ‘Meteoric Matte’ is a very deep red shade that still manages to be a true red, I have a feeling that once this has been applied it might make me look a little washed out, but if I paired it with a nude eye look I could get away with it. A huge thank you to Beauty dream machine for the lovely swatches.




The next lip product is one of Rimmel’s ‘Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms’, my favourite is in the shade ‘Make Me Blush’, like ‘Atomic Rose’ it’s another deeper pink shade (I must have a thing for them’. Rimmel’s ‘Colour Rush Balms’ are more like a pencil than the traditional stick applicator, which I find much easier to apply, I can get a precise shape and even colour.



Then there’s the lipsticks, Rimmel’s ‘Moisture Renew Lipstick’ to be precise, again I own quite a few of these but they never get worn, I own various deep reds thinking I’ll be brave and wear them out but when push comes to shove I chicken out and in the draw my unused lipsticks remain.

‘Ringa Ringa Roses’ is another pink shade but it is slightly more blue toned than ‘Make Me Blush’ and ‘Atomic Pink’ this means it will be more vibrant on the lips, in my opinion this shade would be perfect for transitioning from winter to spring.


The next lipstick I wish I was brave enough to try is ‘As You Want Victoria’ to me this colour is a very classic one, this lipstick brings to mind the black and white 1950’s murder mystery. In 2015 this colour is still one that for most of us is very wearable and would be the perfect way to add a touch of vintage class to any outfit.


And finally Rimmel’s ‘Sloanes Plum’ is another favourite of mine which I don’t quite have the confidence to wear yet. ‘Sloanes Plum’ is a very deep purple based red, which to me adds a very gothic- Victorian edge to an outfit, I think it’s my favourite out of them all and I’m determined to wear it out one of these days.


Thanks for reading Beauties and please tell me what you think about my shift from nails, does it work or not?.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx


Favourite Berry Lipsticks

Hi Beauties

Since winter is here I thought I’d do something a little different in my blog, since I’m loving deep red lips I thought I’d bring you my favourite drugstore berry red lipsticks.

The first is Milani’s ‘Black Cherry’ in the bullet it’s a stunning purple- y red shade, but on the lips it appears more as a black red it doesn’t seem to have that rich purple undertone. Never the less it is still a beautiful colour and a defiant fall fave.



The arcing berry shade to feature in this post is Maybelline’s ‘Blissful Nerry’ which is more of a pinky mauve shade as opposed to a deep berry shade. In the bullet it looks very red, but on the lips it’s a very rich mauve berrypink colour. I think this lipstick would be fantastic If you want to do a berry lip but you aren’t a fan of very deep dark shades, ‘Blissful Berry’ might be your go to fall shade.



The third is Milani’s ‘Uptown Mauve’ it’s another deep pink based berry shade, this one is a little more true to colour than ‘Black Cherry’ in the bullet it is a very rich blue based pink and on the lips it is pretty much the same, perhaps a shade or two lighter.



Milani’s ‘Sangria’ in the billet this lipstick appears to be a true berry shade, it has the perfect balance of red and purple and would make the perfect fall lip. However the colour pay off is quite disappointing as on the lips it is a least two to three shades lighter than the bullet suggests it should be. ‘Sangria’ is still a very pretty colour and lovely for if your want a more toned down berry lip.



‘Metallic Seduction’ from Rimmel is a berry red with a very pretty copper undertone, with this one I’d say the colour in the bullet in almost identical to the colour when it is worn, making a very beautifully unique fall lipcolour.



NYC’s ‘Garnet’ is a very bright tomato red shade, which looks as bright and beautiful on the lips as it does in the bullet, although this one isn’t really a true berry shade it still makes for a stunning autumn lip colour.



‘508a’ (I wish it had a proper name) from Wet and Wild is a mother purple based berry shade, in the bullet it appears very deep, almost a wine colour however on the lips this lipstick an almost true red, but it is significantly lighter than how it appears in the bullet. To be honest I’m not a huge fan of this colour it’s too red to be classed as a berry shade.



Now I’ve saved the best for last Revlon’s ‘Wine Not’ doesn’t only have an adorable name it’s also a stunning very deep berry colour, this lipstick is by far my favourite one from this post. It’s definitely the deepest and richest berry tone I’ve come across and is a go to autumn lip colour for me, love it.



Thanks for viewing my first post beauties, watch this space for more favourites, collections, reviews and swatches.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Zoya’s Velvet Matte Madness

Hi Beauties

Well, I was browsing the web for nail polishes as you do at 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon, and I came across an advertisement about the rerelease of Zoya’s Matte Velvet polishes, I googled swatches and they look amazing.

I was amazed at how much they actually look like velvet, and the colours are beautiful. I’ve never liked every colour in a whole collection before, here are my thoughts on Zoya’s rerelease matte velvet collection.

‘Dovima’ is a stunning matte black which will be perfect for Halloween or even to transition between autumn and winter. A ‘Dovima’ mani would also look amazing with a glossy tip to give it that ultra glamorous look and feel.


‘Posh’ is a very true bright red shade, again it can by made classy or you could add an edge of rockabilly with black vintage patterned decals. I love red and black together and they look stunning on the nail, the velvet texture of the polish coupled with the smooth look of the decal will really make your manicure pop.


”Harlow’ is to me more of a fuchsia or deep pink shade as opposed to a berry red, it’s a lovely shade and very wearable but for me it would need to be just a little bit darker. However i do think this polish would look beautiful at a New Year’s Eve party, ‘Harlow’ is a lovely colour and even though it isn’t a true favourite I’d still have it in my collection.


‘Savita’ is a very eye catching bright purple shade, I like this polish because unlike the rest of the collection it has a brightness to it which takes away from the strictly gothic look, however I do think the matte velvet finish to the polish makes it a fall or a winter only polish, it would just look too heavy to wear in the summer.


‘Veruschka’ is by far my favourite polish of this collection. It is a stunning deep green shade. Green for me is a very versatile colour and a favourite of mine when it comes to nail polish. ‘Veruschka’ would look stunning with ‘Posh’ and a gloss tip to create a sophisticated yet eye-catching manicure.


And finally ‘Loredana’ which is a gunmetal grey shade, is for me very much like ‘Harlow’ not a true favourite of mine. It seems to be stuck in limbo between black and grey, but it would still make a lovely mani for anyone who’s wants a dark nail but does not want to use a full on gothic black like ‘Dovima’.

Overall I really do like this collection the velvet matte finish looks stunning for autumn and winter and there is a beautiful colour selection, there is defiantly something for everyone and it’s a collection I can not wait to own.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx