RMK Irresistable Glow


This right here is my introduction to RMK, I’ve heard a little about the brand in the past but not much and I’ve never seen a counter to swatch anything. When these arrived I initially thought I’d love the lipstick, such a ‘me’ colour but the blush would be WAY off. I tend to err on the side of heavy handed and Babushka is not a trend this season. Turns out both products are much more sheer than they look and absolutely perfect for Spring! I swatched the blush heavily and even then it’s not over the top but applied with a brush it gives a very pretty glow.. and it should because according to the website spiel it’s designed to do just that. ‘The RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks delivers high-pigmented, vibrant colour to give your complexion a healthy glow’ As blushes go I found this to be super long lasting and a dream to blend, not at all what I expected from the highly pigmented pink in the pan.

IMG_1453IMG_1452IMG_1450The lipstick has totally made me rethink using the glossier formula’s I have in my collection because I’ve really been enjoying this one. Perhaps Summer ’16 will finally break me of my matte lip obsession. The colour is hard to determine as there’s little English on the tube other than the number 2545 which I can’t correspond to anything online however there’s a new shade on the RMW site called EX-09 which seems similar so that would be my guess as this was sent to me quite recently. I think the blush may be EX-12.

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Paint Your Nails Pretty


I spoke about the new Nails Inc Powered By Collagen range a couple of weeks ago and promised to follow up on the brights that I didn’t cover at the time.. so here we are. Would you believe this is just one coat? I’m not convinced the collagen aspect has any positive effect here but the formula is excellent and the colour (Hampstead Grove) is lovely. Without my trusty Seche Vite top coat it will chip after a day or 2 (even with the famed Kensington Top Coat) but so will 90% of nail colours so that’s no biggie. If you’re looking for a real difference in the condition of your nails however the Overnight Deox Repair Mask is for you!

IMG_1350I’ve found creams and oils that work well for my cuticles in the past but I’ve never found anything I felt really improved the condition of my nails themselves until this. It’s a light gel-like texture with a doe foot applicator that is designed to be worn as an overnight treatment. If you have flaky/dehydrated nails you will love it. It sets pretty quickly so unlike oils etc there’s a chance of it actually staying put while you snooze and I can always feel a little residue in the morning which instills hope that it’s managed to do that. It’s definitely changed my nails for the better and if you wear polish constantly like me I’d highly recommend taking one night off a week to treat your nails to this!


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Revolution ULTRA Strobe Balm


Today’s background is brought to you by Lego I’ve had for 20 years.. My office is half office, half toy room, half conservatory (I might not be great at maths) so when photographing products the colourful half of the room is often in the background accidentally.. today I thought I’d make it intentional. I mean, it’s a beach! That’s pretty appropriate, right?

IMG_1466These are the new Strobe Balms from Makeup Revolution. They’re effectively cream highlighters which historically aren’t my favourite way to strobe as I never feel like I can blend cream cheek products out without affecting my base but I thought I would swatch/test them for those of you who are cream inclined. The 2 colours available are Euphoric (the warm/yellow) and Hypnotic (the cool/pink) I definitely lean towards the golden glow of Euphoric (worn in the photo below) but Hyptnotic reminds me SO much of an old Urban Decay highlight I had called Moonshine.. I can’t find a post about it but I wore it to death and it had that same iridescent pink/blue sheen to it. Beautiful!

IMG_1468IMG_1471The texture is such that you can pat it on to the areas you want to highlight rather than risk smearing your foundation and it applies nicely but it doesn’t last.. I would potentially set it with a powder highlight for longevity but alone for me this would be the perfect poolside glow..


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