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12/30/2016

Swatch time: Rimmel The Only 1 Matte in 810 The Matte Factor

Dear Roses and Lilies,

This year, Rimmel did a fantastic job launching the The Only 1 lipstick line, featuring many wearable shades, in a sleek packaging. But they did not stop there as, recently, they also launched the matte version of The Only 1 line, featuring creamy matte shades that are also totally wearable.

Today, we are looking at a Holiday appropriate shade called The Matte Factor #810.

12/28/2016

Swatch time: Rimmel The Only 1 lipstick in 810 One-of-a-Kind

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Rimmel launched a new line of lipstick this year, called The Only 1 - a range of wearable, gorgeous shades for everyone to love. Like all Rimmel products, the price is good, which means you can get the color you like without breaking the bank.

The shade I will talk about today is 810 One-of-a-kind, which also comes in a little gift set (in a rose gold makeup bag, together with a blush).




12/23/2016

Swatch time: Revlon Photoready Skinlights vs MAC Play It Proper

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today we are playing with two highlighters - Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in 200 Pink Light, and MAC Beauty Powder in Play It Proper (from the Good Luck Trolls collection). This will be a side by side comparison, just for the fun of it, because these two are totally different. What they both have in common is the color, as they are both pinky highlighters.


12/13/2016

Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation SPF 35 PA +++ review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today we are reviewing the reformulated Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Everlasting Wear Pore-Refining Effect SPF 35 PA +++ foundation. Quite a mouthful, isn't it?

When I tried the original formula, years ago, I disliked the chalkiness, the dryness, and how it emphasized my pores and fine lines. The original Forever foundation simply made me look older than I was and more dehydrated.

11/27/2016

TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in 04 Juicy Cherry

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today, we'll be venturing into the magic world of Korean beauty. In Romania, the trend is relatively new, and so it is for the rest of the Western world, I guess. Here, we can find a few products in shops like Sephora, or online, on www.dollyskin.ro, for example.

My local Sephora stores currently carry a few products from TONYMOLY - mostly creams in uber cute packaging, that I am personally not very attracted to.

11/20/2016

Rimmel London Fresher Skin SPF 15 foundation first impressions

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I bought the recently launched Rimmel London Fresher Skin SPF15 foundation, because it looked promising in the ad, and the price was too good to ignore. I quite like some of the drugstore foundations, as long as they are not extremely cheap, but I decided to make an exception on this product.

So I got a cute little pot, in the shade #200 Soft Beige. In Romania, we have 4 shades, and this is the one next to the darkest shade available. It does not match my skin tone, but I intend to use this foundation more during summer, if it doesn't fail me altogether. That being said,