Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Winter Favourites

I've decided to dedicate a post to a few products that I adored and used a lot throughout winter. It's only a short list, but I really felt a strong appreciation for these products!

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy EDP Perfume
Rimmel Color Rush Balm in 'Keep Mauving'
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 'Smitten'
Essence Metal Glam Highlighter
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow in '86 Ebloui'

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
If you like sweet scents, this might be for you. I definitely love sweet fruity tones in a perfume. I'm not the best at describing how perfumes smell, so I'm borrowing a descrption from Frangrantica - ' gourmet floral fragrance, which opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines'. I do get compliments when I wear it; my boyfriend likes it and my mum does too, she even wants to buy herself one. I have the 50mL size which I purchased from StrawberryNet. Very very good investment. 

Rimmel Color Rush Balm
I bought this a while ago, because I was excited to see Rimmel release their own range of balm stains. Little did I know at the time, I was about to fall in love. The pigmentation is great and it is super creamy to apply. It feels very moisturising, and I find the colour does last quite a while. It fades to a nice pretty pink. This is a very wearable shade that I've been wearing to work and for casual days out. I've been sussing out the other colours, but they haven't really struck my fancy. 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Hands up who doesn't own one of these? C'mon, you totally have to get on the band wagon! These have a good name for a reason. Another great formula that doesn't feel drying on application with amazing pigmentation. This gorgeous berry-toned red colour lasts all night through dinner and many drinks, so I'm definitely impressed. It does sink into lip lines a little though, but I still love this immensely. For the past 2 months, I think I've worn this for every night out I've had, which is saying something. I have such a large lip product collection that I do like to rotate products usually. One point I will make though, is that my lips do feel rather dry the next day. The trade-off for long wear lip products, I guess. 

Essence Metal Glam Highlighter
I believe this is no longer available (however, I think Essence still has their 'Bloom Me Up' Collection still available which features a highlighter), sorry to get you excited! Anyway, this is very very similar to The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer. It's a less pigmented version of it, which sometimes can be good. I feel like with the upcoming hotter (sweaty!) months, I won't need as intense pigmentation so this will work well. I've been really enjoying the super subtle glow this gives. 

Chanel D'Ombre Illusion Eyeshadow
My eyeshadow collection has been very neglected as of late. However, I've been really enjoying the wine/berry tones lately so this has gotten some use. It applies quite sheer and comes out a little more woody coloured, but I love how subtle it is. I prefer this formula to the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's because its much lighter and easier to apply. 

So as you can tell, I'm quite attached to these products right now! Have you been loving these products too?

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