Product of the Week: Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipsticks

I have loved these for such a long time. Not only are they extremely cheap, but they are also of an extremely good quality. These matte lipsticks come in so many different colors that are great for so many different skin types. The colors that I currently own are 01, 08, 103, and 111. I love every single one of them, and they are great for layering with lip glosses as well because they matte finish causes them to set on your lips better than a glossier one. The glossier lipsticks tend to move more simply because they can’t get enough traction, but if you put on multiple coats of them, and powder your lips with a translucent powder, they stay well. Matte lipsticks just happen to be great for whenever you want a pop of color, but you don’t have time to put on multiple coats. Either way, make sure you put the lipstick in your bag.

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Now, I should clarify that there are 2 lines for these lipsticks. One that comes in a red tube which is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss (numbers that begin in the hundreds), and the other is in the black tube which is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss (numbers that begin in the tens). I love them both. Not only is the packaging really sleek, but they last a really long time, and I only have to reapply after eating specific foods (such as a sandwich). Both lines of lipsticks are fairly matte, but the red tubes are definitely slightly more of a matte finish than the black ones.

Overall, these products are just fantastic, and I cannot wait to be able to buy them in even more colors. Hopefully, one day, I will have them all! That’s all for now!

Be Kind & Be Loving!

XOXO

–Rachel

Makeup Trend of the Week: Winged Eyeliner

Yes, I know every girl hates winged eyeliner. It is so hard to get it to look just right, get the wings to match, and how do you pull off this makeup trend! For me, winged eyeliner is a basic daily staple. It adds a little bit of drama and mystery to every day life, and yes I know, it can be a pain in the butt to get it just right, but I like to do it anyways. It adds a bit of mystery to your daily look, and heck it just makes me feel super confident and animal-like. That’s why I love it.

 

Instead of giving you a bunch of tips today on how to do it, I’m going directly to the experts who taught me how to do this. Pixiwoo, on YouTube, are a pair of twins, Sam and Nic Chapman. This video is actually on a second channel called DailyMix that is a collaboration of many English YouTubers. This video will explain it all, and I hope it will start a revolution of the Winged Eyeliner!

If instead of watching this video, you can also click here for a great photo tutorial done by Beautylish.com.  One tip though that I think is the most important of all when doing eyeliner (or just makeup in general) is that a good brush can make all the difference. It adds the precision and control that you can’t necessarily get without a good, high quality brush. So although brand of eyeliner is important, the eyeliner is nothing without a good tool for application! Ciao!

Be Kind & Be Loving!

XOXO

–Rachel

 

Spring Florals

Florals are not just a pattern that are reserved for spring and summer anymore! They can be worn all year round and add just a nice Feminine softness to whatever outfit you are wearing that day. Great to pair with any basic colors, winter florals tend to appear with dark toned backgrounds such as maroon, grey, black, or navy and have flowers in shades of pale pinks, purples, reds, and grays. But, you can find them in so many more colors than that. What I love about a great winter floral is that it adds a nice feminine touch and a bright color that can seem to be severely lacking in all of the dark, snowy, cloudy weather that is winter.

Kaley Cuoco sporting florals

Kaley Cuoco sporting florals

By pairing florals with a black leather jacket, or some combat boots, a girl can still maintain a style that is still slightly rebellious and edgy. Or,  a girl can pair florals with some light brown accessories, a pair of riding boots, and some gold earrings to keep in the image of the extremely feminine. By paring a floral print with a denim shirt and a nice heeled boot, a girl can show off her girl next door style. Florals are extremely versatile and can be paired with a variety of different looks. Don’t get stuck in the classic romantic image of what florals are, even though they look great that way too, as shown by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco. Make them what you want to make them. They can be worn almost any way you want! Ciao!

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Be Kind & Be Loving!

XOXO

–Rachel

 

Products in top image can all be found at H&M, Forever 21, Hautelook, and Zara!

Celeb Style: Katy Perry

Yes, I am continuing with my theme of Grammy artists. I will be going through some of my musical artists and the fashion that they are sporting. Today is none other than the fabulous woman that is Katy Perry. Not only is she amazing at producing hit after catchy hit, she also has an amazing sense of style that is true to herself and her personality.

Katy Perry's Grammys 2014 after Party Dress (Armani Privé)

Katy Perry’s Grammys 2014 after Party Dress (Armani Privé)

At the Grammy’s this star sported not one, but two fabulous dresses. One at the Grammy’s which was a cream and black Valentino Couture dress with a sheer top and a music note printed bottom (how appropriate), and the other at the the Universal Music Group after party. The second dress was a gorgeous Armani Privé sky blue dress with a sequined cover deep v that became an empire waisted ocean goddess dress. May I say that she looked stunning in both.

Perry with Boyfriend John Mayer leaving Good Morning America

Perry with Boyfriend John Mayer leaving Good Morning America

Now, moving on to Katy’s street Style. Not only was this fabulous woman on the cover of January’s issue of Marie Claire, but she also has be doing a lot of travel (which means extremely recent street style pictures are limited). With the release of John Mayer’s new Single, “Who You Love” the duo have been traveling a lot and doing interviews. Then we hit Awards season where all photos are of her in gorgeous dresses. So, basically, I will just be going through some of my favorite KP outfits from the past couple of months, like the jacket she is sporting in the photo with Mayer (above). Sporting a chic Black and grey striped coat, Perry pairs it with neutrals that contrast sharply with her usually bright performance style. 

Katy Perry Grammy Performance

Katy Perry Grammy Performance

Since photos of her street style are severely lacking at the moment, Let’s talk about her performance wardrobe. As always, Katy wouldn’t be Katy if her performance wear wasn’t a spectacle in itself. At the Grammys she sported a light up crucifix, flower crowns, or rhinestone covered leotards and sparkly jump ropes. Basically, the girl is not afraid to have some fun. She likes to take a theme, and role with it. At the Grammys, the woman took a witchy theme and took it to the next level. She sported a cape that came off to reveal the crucifix top, and then also wore a longer skirt on top of the skirt shown above. The girl loves creating a spectacle, and she succeeds at it. Bravo Katy! Keep the revolutionary, cutting edge fashion coming on all fronts!

Be Kind & Be Loving!

XOXO

–Rachel