Rimmel Provocalips review + My Celebrity kiss list

It has been a while since I’ve written a blog post, but I am getting back in to the swing of things with a Rimmel Provocalips review!

One of the newest lip products to hit Aussie shelves is the Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Kiss proof lip colour. They come in 8 shades and retail for $17.95 each. Before I get into my review, I thought I would share my top 5 Celebrities, that I think are totally kissable

Rimmel’s latest campaign for Provocalips, ‘My Celebrity kiss list’ is creating quite the buzz among bloggers and beauty lovers! You can share yours too by heading to kisslist.com.au to create your Celebrity Kiss List. Upload and share to Instagram using @Rimmellondonau, #Mykisslist, for your chance to win a daily $100 ASOS voucher (Australian residents only)

My Celebrity Kiss List

rimmel provocalips review

In no particular order-1. Adam Levine 2. Ian Somerhalder 3. Justin Timberlake 4. Ian Harding 5. Hugh Jackman

I was pretty disappointed that the king of late night, Mr. Jimmy Fallon was not on Rimmel’s drop-down list…so I think he deserves a mention here!

rimmel provocalips review

Jimmy Fallon- Is he not handsome enough, people at Rimmel?? Just look at that face… he’s more than just a handsome face though! he’s funny, charming and an all ’round nice guy! Have I convinced you yet?

Oh…right, the review. I was distracted by handsome celebrity men on blog for a moment there…

Rimmel provocalips review

L-R: 110 Dare to Pink, 200 I’ll Call You, 310 Little Minx, 500 Kiss Me You Fool

I have done the swatches like this because these lipsticks are tough to remove and it would have taken me forever to swatch all 8 on my lips. I would imagine my lips would be quite chapped after it too!

Rimmel Provocalips review

L-R: 700 Skinny Dipping, 730 Make Your Move, 230 Kiss Fatal, 550 Play With Fire

The whole long wear lipstick with a gloss/balm over the top isn’t a new concept and can be a little hit and miss, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Rimmel Provocalips.

I applied one at 9 am and it lasted almost 10 solid hours, before it started to crack/’peel’ off…and that was even after breakfast, lunch and cold and hot drinks, throughout the day!

The clear ‘gloss coat’ is not sticky at all! I think the texture is more like petroleum jelly and it feels more comfortable on the lips!

Final Verdict:

What I liked:

  • These lipsticks certainly go the distance! I was impressed with how long they stayed on without fading/peeling.
  • Great pigmentation and colour range.
  •  Feels comfortable with the gloss over the top, I almost forgot I was wearing it!
  • convenient applicator sponges. I have always favored doe-foot applicators (for liquid lipstick) than I have with brushes or straight from a tube. Less messy and you’re able to get a more even coverage.

What I didn’t like:

  • Could have been a lighter ‘nude’ shade, skinny dipping is more of a Latte colour.
  • Unfortunately when the ‘gloss’ wore off, it was a little uncomfortable on the lips, drying and you could really feel that you had something on your lips. This wasn’t a big problem because I would keep the lipstick in my bag, so I could reapply the gloss anyway.
  • They are very tough to get off and can be abrasive with trying to remove them with makeup wipes. Next time I will try an oil based makeup remover or my Micellar cleansing water and see how that works.

Don’t forget to share your Celebrity Kiss List! there only a few more chances to win an ASOS voucher (for $100)!


Spring Fashion Trends 2014

We are about half way through Spring here in Australia and with the weather finally warming up a bit in Victoria, I thought I would share some of my favourite Spring Fashion trends for 2014.

White was one of the main trends during Winter/Autumn this year and I am happy to see that it’s sticking around for Spring/Summer once again (it was also a trend in Spring/Summer 2013). White worn close to your face is flattering on anyone and because it reflects the light/heat, it’s much cooler on warmer days too. Below are some of my new season picks for the ‘White’ trend.

1. Bronte Structured Tote in White: $49.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman
2. Hester lace peplum cami top- Porcelain: $39.99 from Forever New
3. Cadet Heels in White Leather: $169.95 from Wittner Shoes
4. Enamel Waterfall Earrings in White: $9.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman
5. Runway to Rack Full Skirt in White: $89 from Target

Many shades of blue are popping up for spring 2014: Navy, china blue and cornflower blue are just a few of them. We all know what Navy blue looks like, but in case you didn’t know… I would describe China blue as being a mid-toned powder-blue and cornflower blue is a medium-to-light blue, also the colour of the petals on cornflower blooms. Check out some of my favourite pieces below.

spring fashion trends

1. Floral Print Wrap Neck Peplum Dress: $39.99 from Ally Fashion
2. City Dressing Drape Front Top in Blue: $35 from Target
3. Mars platform heel in Cobalt: $69.95 from Novo Shoes
4. Jasmine Day Bag in Dusk Blue: $69.99 from Forever New

Floral print
Anything that has a floral print is a bit of a no-brainer for Spring. From vintage florals in delicate hues to large bright and bold statement prints. Have a go at mixing different prints, perhaps a top with a small print paired with a larger graphic print skirt.

spring fashion trends1. Kylie Heels- Pastel Floral: $89.99 from Betts
2. Twist Maxi Dress- Watercolour Floral: $59 from Target
3. Andrea Printed Wrap Skirt- Wild Orchid Print: $79.99 from Forever New

I have always loved a good polka dot print and I actually own a lot of dotty clothing. What is great about this trend, is that there are many different prints/ways to wear dotty print clothing: Large spots, small spots, monochrome and even mixing them with stripes!

spring fashion trends1. Sorbet Spot Top in Blue bell: $139.99 from Review
2. City Dressing 7/8 Sateen Pants- Spot: $40 from Target
3. Rebecca Polka Dot Prom Dress in Lake Blue/Porcelain Spot: $99.99 from Forever New
4. Marilyn Peep-toe heel in Hot Pink: $79.95 from Novo Shoes

What trends are you loving this Spring?