Sunday, 17 March 2013

Haul: Rimmel, Chi-Chi, Burt's-Bees and Natio

Hi everybody!

Super sorry for the late update - I've been extra busy due to upcoming exams and assessments which is irritating because I'm getting so much work and no time for myself. I think it's important to have a balance between work, family and me-time and right now, I'm getting no me-time so I thought I'd take a stop to constant work, break my no shopping for about 3 months and start over.

The products I've got are...

These are the part of the new Kate Moss lipstick collection by Rimmel. So far, I've tried them on once each (because I only got them yesterday) and to be honest, I really absolutely love them! They're so pigmented, it's amazing, and they leave my lips feeling really soft. They also last a really long time - I think yesterday, I put the darker cherry red on at about one and it lasted till about nineish so that's quite durable and good considering I went out for lunch so I ate and everything as well. 

I got them in the colours 22 and 12, 22 is a darker, cherry red (which I bought because down under, we're going into Autumn and that means the start of the reds and more wintery colours). 12 is more of an orangey red which I'm going to use for Autumn in particular. Both are very lovely and highly recommended. 

 I popped in at Covergirl and got a new smokey eyeshadow palette called the Exact Eyelights Eye- brightening  eyeshadow (tongue twister haha) in the shade Vibrant Browns- while cheap, its cute and just adds a small glimmer to your eyes. It's not the best palette I've used, but it's handy if you're on the go and you need a little compact eyeshadow palette in your bag for the train or something.

I got this because firstly, I needed just a little palette to put into my bag as an on-the-go palette and secondly, because the phrase "for brown eyes especially" caught my eye. It intruged me so I got it. Not the best investment, but it was quite cheap so not a huge loss.

One of the only things I had with this is the packaging. I'm not really a fan of the cheap white plastic it comes in - I don't know if that's just me or what - but it makes it look a bit tacky and like something an eight year old girl would get as like a little play around thing, and it comes with one of those fiddly

 It also came with a brush to use, though I opted for one of my own ahaha.

I bought this L'Oreal Super Liner. First of all, the packaging, I just love it. It's cute, it's elegant and its GOLD!!

I love this because it's easy to use as it has a felt tip to apply it, so for beginners, I highly recommend  It's durable and long lasting, as well as not fading quickly and not smudging easily (yay!). It also has a very pretty matte finish which I do like as well.

Now....the very prestigious Rimmel Match Perfection. Everybody was raving about this product a few months back, and I finally decided to give it a go and find out for myself. I love the coverage on it and unlike the Wake Me Up foundation, it doesn't have the shimmery finish, but still holds a pretty glow after use. It also has an SPF of 18 which I love because unlike a lot of my fellow Australians, I have paler skin and therefore, am much more susceptible to sunburns as opposed to tanning.

It's not very expensive at all, so it's perfect for a beginner as well! I don't really like the blue looks a tad cheap haha but you know, it's the product that I bought it for, not the packaging!

I didn't actually buy this, I was given it by Natio. It's a definition mascara and what I find unique about this, is the brush. If you see the picture below, it's curved and graded which I really like because it provides a nice wing to your eyelashes. It does what it says which is defines and I really do like it!

Where are we without Burt's Bees?

These two new brushes popped it for me. My parents don't live under the same roof, and so hauling make-up from here to there makes it annoying and it's probably not the most convenient thing every, so I bought two new eyeshadow brushes. This first green one is just your basic two ended brush.

I love how soft and nice they both are and the green gives it a bit more excitement than the usual black or biege of the average brush, so I thought that was a nice touch. The only thing I don't like is the fact that its double ended. I hold my brushes in a box kind of thing and so I'm always constantly worried that one of the ends will get crushed or flattened from being placed on its end.

With the mascara, I also got a face scrub and a gentle foaming cleanser, and a night cream (which I AM IN LOOOVE with). I've used the face scrub and I'm going to feature it in tomorrow's post so I won't say too much other than it leaves my face feeling wonderful and exfoliated as well as being organic and smelling like wonderfulness. The gentle foaming cleanser I have yet to use, but the night cream I love! I've used it pretty much every night I've had it and it leaves my skin feeling clean and ready for bed, as well as being smooth and just generally having that feeling of niceness to it.

Hope you have all been well and don't forget to leave a comment and follow me by clicking that follow button up the top there as well as my twitter (luceindia)!!




  1. We love natio! we actually all the products you've shown in this haul. We love the macara because it really does lengthen. You should try their clay mask too

  2. Lovely products :)
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