Rimmel Provocalips | Review & Swatches

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

When Rimmel released their now famous 'Apocalips' lip lacquers, I was more than a little bit excited. After seeing all the hype surrounding them, I just couldn't resist buying a handful of them when they were released. I did a full review of them here and its safe to say, it was love at first swatch. With this being said, I was very excited to hear about Rimmel's latest lip offering 'Provocalips' - another range of liquid lipsticks that claim to be kiss proof, transfer proof and fool proof. Yep, big claims from Rimmel so I was excited to see if they lived up to them. Lets face it, who doesn't love a long lasting lip product? Its always a pain having to re-apply lipstick every time food and drink passes my lips so I was welcoming this transfer proof product with open arms.

As I mentioned, much like the Apocalips, Provocalips are a liquid lipstick that are applied directly to the lips with a doe foot applicator. However, unlike Apocalips, they're a double ended product and as well as the liquid lipstick, they also come with a lock and shine topcoat to seal the colour and ensure it lasts all day. I have to be honest when I say I'm not blown away by the packaging as I do find the lip print slightly cheap looking but other than that, I really like the two step colour and seal concept as its different to any other lip products in my collection.

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The liquid itself is fairly running to apply and can get a little messy but with a steady hand, I managed to apply it without looking like a clown and was amazed at just how pigmented the colour is. With only one swipe, I had full opaque coverage. A couple of minutes after application the liquid dries and begins to feel a little drying but that's to be expected with any kind of liquid / long-lasting formula so I didn't mind too much. However, one thing I would say is that its important to exfoliate the lips before using this product because if you don't, they will show up every dry patch. Thankfully, when the top coat is applied, it gets rid of the dry feeling and also makes the lips slightly glossy which I love.

The three shades I have are I'll Call You, a mid-tone dusky pink with slight purple undertones, Kiss Me You Fool, a bright postbox red and Play With Fire, a deep wine shade. My favourite of the three is definitely Play With Fire as its just perfect for this time of year and looks really striking. However, I love all three and find they're all very flattering and easy to wear shades.

My favourite thing about the Provocalips, other than their intense pigmentation, is definitely how long lasting they are. Seriously, when Rimmel said these are transfer proof, they weren't lying. When I first received them, I swatched them on the back of my arm and they just wouldn't budge - even after I scrubbed my arm in the shower. I even tweeted a photo at the time as I was just so amazed by their staying power. These are the only lip products I've ever used that have lasted all day or all night without the need for a touch up, even after eating and drinking. I wore one of these to the Christmas markets over the weekend and even after stuffing my face with various food and drink, my lipstick was still in tact. Amazing!

Overall, these are a fabulous product and I'd recommend giving them a try if you like a bold lip but struggle to find lipsticks that are long lasting. For only £6.99 too, they're a bit of a bargain! You can find them at Boots and they're currently on a 3 for 2 offer. Seriously worth a try!

Have you tried the Rimmel Provocalips? Are you a fan?

Lots of love,

The Everyday Jewellery | ft Michael Kors & Pandora

Saturday, 22 November 2014

One question I often get asked on Instagram or even if I'm just out and about is 'where's your 
ring from?' or 'Is that a Michael Kors watch?'. With this being said, I thought I'd put together a little post showcasing all of my favourite high-end jewellery that I wear on a regular basis, just in case you were interested in knowing where any of them are from. I personally think they're all gorgeous pieces and they may even give you some Christmas gift inspo if you're struggling for ideas.

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First up are my two watches from Michael Kors and Daniel Wellington. I got my Michael Kors watch for Christmas a couple of years ago and it hasn't left my wrist since. I wear it every single day, day and night, without fail. I'm a total sucker for all things rose gold and I love the chunky masculine design. These watches aren't cheap but they're definitely worth it. The Daniel Wellington Sheffield watch is a recent addition to my jewellery wardrobe but its definitely a very welcome one. Again, it has rose gold detailing which I just LOVE but compared with the Michael Kors watch, this one is more ladylike and dainty. Its very flat, feels super lightweight on my arm and I love the leather strap. I think this one is better for the evening when I'm wearing a pretty dress! You can actually get 15% off Daniel Wellington watches with my code 'couturegirl' - add it to your Christmas list ladies!

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Next up are two bracelets that I also wear every day without fail. I wear my silver Pandora charm bracelet on my left arm and my dainty Swarovski bolt micro bracelet on my right. I never take these bracelets off - even when I'm in the shower or in bed, they're on my wrist. I got the Pandora bracelet when they were the big trend a few years ago and I've loved collecting charms for it ever since. I love that all the charms mean something to me or represent a time in my life. 

I got the Swarovski bracelet this Summer as a birthday present from one of my best friends and I just love how simple and elegant it is. I don't normally like wearing too much jewellery together but this one is so dainty and fine that I can get away with wearing it on a daily basis. Again, its rose gold, need I say more?

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Another piece of jewellery I wear every day is my Tiffany & Co necklace - I got this as a Christmas gift from my dad last year and again, I've worn it every day since I got it. I always wanted to own something from Tiffany (those pretty blue boxes, ahhh) and I didn't own a delicate necklace I could wear every day so I thought this was a good one to go for. I love it!

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Finally is my selection of Pandora rings - as you can see, I'm a big fan and currently own four of them! I obviously don't wear them all at once but I love them all equally so I tend to switch them up depending on what I fancy! I couldn't find links to the small stacking ring or the large blue toned stone ring but the other two are the feather ring which I wear on my thumb and the mother of pearl ring which is a beautiful statement piece.

Lots of love,

Outfit | Misguided Must-Haves

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Misguided Must-Haves, Misguided Vanessa Coat, Missguided Carly Crepe Checked Playsuit, Missguided OOTN, Outfit, Style, Fashion

Here I am, back with another fashion post. Check me out, getting all adventurous and all that. I was off work last week (which was complete bliss - I definitely needed some down time) so I dragged my boyfriend to a local park to take these photos for me. Its safe to say the weather was not on my side and I look ridiculously windswept on the majority of these photos! However, I persevered and manage to get a few pics of what I wore. 

This Missguided combo is my favourite outfit of the moment - I've worn it countless times now and I'm still not bored. The checked playsuit was a must-have as soon as I saw it on their website as I'm completely obsessed with all things checked at the moment and I love the flattering shape - its got 3/4 length sleeves which make it more winter appropriate and the material its made from is fairly thick and strudy. Paired with a thin waist belt (this one was only £1 from Primark), it makes for a stylish but comfortable look. For only £24.99 too, its a serious bargain and something I'll be wearing over and over again this season.

Misguided Must-Haves, Misguided Vanessa Coat, Missguided Carly Crepe Checked Playsuit, Missguided OOTN, Outfit, Style, Fashion
Misguided Must-Haves, Misguided Vanessa Coat, Missguided Carly Crepe Checked Playsuit, Missguided OOTN, Outfit, Style, Fashion

This tailored coat is also from Missguided and another item I've been wearing none stop recently. I was influenced to buy this after seeing the lovely Em from Em Talks looking fantastic in something similar over on her blog and I've had countless compliments since. I've always wanted to own a camel coat as I think they're such a timeless piece that can be worn over and over again with virtually any outfit. Whilst this one is probably not the best for keeping really warm throughout the Winter months (its quite thin), its one that can be dressed up or down and will instantly make any outfit look 10x more chic. I'm completely in love with it and for the price, I would urge everyone to buy it!

Misguided Must-Haves, Misguided Vanessa Coat, Missguided Carly Crepe Checked Playsuit, Missguided OOTN, Outfit, Style, Fashion
Misguided Must-Haves, Misguided Vanessa Coat, Missguided Carly Crepe Checked Playsuit, Missguided OOTN, Outfit, Style, Fashion

My boots are last season Topshop and SO comfortable - I've been wearing them almost every day as they're so easy to throw on with any outfit!

I'm really loving Missguided at the moment - I could spend all day browsing their site for fashion bargains! 

Do you like these pieces?

Lots of love,