Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Boots/Rimmel 3 for 2.

Every man and his dog have rushed to Boots these last few weeks to get the much hyped Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer on their 3 for 2 deal. Unfortunately the Boots store in my town is pretty matchbox-like and only had 4 shades to choose from which sold out straight away anyway. Last week I was over my sisters and we went to our hometown and luckily for me, the Boots there had the 2 shades I was dying to get my mitts on, yippee! (Big thank you Ocey if you're reading! - she rummaged through the draws under the displays to find them!) I've always been the kind of person that won't go out and buy all the new products coming out unless I actually like it and know I'll use it, hence not buying every shade of Apocalips - I only liked 2 of them. I also picked up a mascara.. And concealer.

I chose Nude Eclipse and Celestial. I love my nude lippys and glosses so naturally, I had to have Nude Eclipse and I love pink (but not bright pink on me) too so I'm pleased to say they didn't disappoint. They apply lovely and you don't need to keep dunking the wand in to get more product which is a bonus. They're creamy with a slight gloss, don't feel sticky/gloopy, they apply evenly and don't wear off unevenly. So what's not to like? In my opinion, nothing! Although a few more shades wouldn't go a miss ;)

Apologies for the naked, make up-less face, I can't be arsed with make up when I'm home all day!!

Now for the "Extra Super Lash" mascara.. Unless there has been a complete mix up of the packaging, there isn't a lot about this product that's extra or super! It's a very average mascara. I like that it's not too wet, I'm not a big fan of mascaras that take too long to dry - I'm too impatient for that! I also like that it isn't one of those plastic brushes with teeny tiny spikey bits that are supposed to coat your lashes.. As you can tell, I don't like those either! It didn't give an awful lot of length and not a lot of volume either, I definitely wouldn't use this for a night out BUT it didn't leave black under my eyes at the end of the day so that's another plus point.. It's just what I like to call an "every day" mascara, nothing special.

I'm pretty sure you've heard all about Collections concealer a thousand times already!? It's another much hyped product that everybody seems to have or at least had and for good reason too. It stays put and does what a concealer is supposed to do, unlike so many others. I bought this after seeing many bloggers praise it and hearing my sister praise it too so I'm glad I did, it's a very reasonably priced, little tube of magical magic.. stuff :D

Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts? xxx


  1. Ahh, I need an everyday mascara that doesn't flake as I wear glasses, and flakey mascara is very annoying when it flecks on to my lenses!!

    you've also got a life long follower in me now :-)
    jade // jade by the sea

    1. Aw thank you Jade :)
      I wear glasses too (for laptop, tv, reading etc) and didn't have any problems with flecks on the lenses with that mascara :) xx

  2. I really want to try the apocalips, everyone's talking about them! both shades you bought look lovely on you, especially celestial:)xx

    1. Aw thank you :) you should try them, they're great! xx

  3. Oh another post with Apocalips. They should really appear in our country so I could finally try them.