The "Finally Mine" Edit

Thursday, November 7, 2013



As a beauty obsessive (I'm making an educated guess here), I'm sure you're familiar with that elusive product that you just can't seem to find no matter how many drugstores, makeup counters or department stores you stumble into.  The hunt quickly becomes exhausting, and you start to wonder if you just made the product up in your head.  After even longer, you just start laughing when the fifty millionth Boots you've been to still shows no signs of ever stocking that specific shade of the new Rimmel lipstick that I'd been looking for for the better part of a week, goddammit!  There wasn't even a slot for it on the shelves!!  But getting back to the point, a friend of mine and I were out "window" shopping on Oxford Street, when she suggested we look in one more Boots.  And there it was, the last one of its kind, the elusive and endangered "Let's Get Naked", a new shade in Rimmel's new-ish Moisture Renew lipstick range.  For my obsession with this shade, I blame Lily Pebbles, my # 1 enabler of the moment.

After almost a week of searching, I knew it had to be fate, so off I went to the cash register, said goodbye to about 6 pounds, and said hello to my newly acquired lipstick love.  Having never owned one of these lipsticks before Rimmel repackaged and reformulated them, I can't comment on how the new formula compares to the old one, but I can say that it lives up to its name.  Let's Get Naked is one of my most moisturizing lipsticks, and the color, a beautiful nudey peach, goes on almost opaque.  It smells a bit powdery (the same as the old formula, according to the friend mentioned above), and it's not built to last (be prepared to touch up every hour or so), however the color and the finish of the lipstick are so deluxe that these facts can be excused in my opinion.  So all in all, a successful mission!

Now onto the second part of this mini edit, the new Top Shop lipstick in "All About Me".  I have never in my life owned a Top Shop lipstick, and have always wanted one for all the hype that they receive on YouTube and blogs alike.  However, I had never seen a shade that I felt I needed.  That is until I saw this guy.  On a separate trip to Top Shop, again with said friend, we of course wandered over to the makeup section and whilst trolling the lipstick stands, my eyes fell on this bright, sheeny fuchsia shade.  Possibly a new release (I got this around 4 weeks ago, I know, bad!) as it had a whole stand to itself, this color has me written all over it.  If you've seen my MAC Lipstick Collection video, then you'll know that bright fuchsia pinks are my bold lip color of choice, and "All About Me" just couldn't escape my clutches.  I walked around the store holding it for a good 15 minutes before I realized that I just had to take the plunge and buy it because otherwise I would regret it.  It's one of those hot pink colors that has a bit of an orange or yellow feel to it almost, but I in my opinion it still qualifies as a fuchsia.  Is it just me, or does it have an air of MAC's Show Orchid about it?  It lasts ages without touching up, isn't drying at all, and doesn't transfer like crazy.  It's one of those lip colors that I never knew I always wanted, and although it's more of an occasional than an everyday lip color, I'm happy to call it mine.  In fact, just writing about it is making me want to go and put it on again!  I can't seem to find it on the Top Shop website anymore, but you may still be able to find it in stores?  Weird.


So do you have any products you've had to literally hunt down?  What are some you're still looking for?


Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Let's Get Naked, £6.49 | Top Shop lipstick in All About Me, £8

8 comments:

  1. Such pretty colours you have chosen :) I really like the first one out of the two.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. It's a really nice option for an everyday lipstick color and I looooove it x

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  2. Let's Get Naked is gorgeous! Wow, I may need to hunt that one down as well, though I don't think the line has been released where I live yet. I know the ultimate satisfaction of finally having something you've longed for and searched for for a long time - though sometimes I feel the chase is more rewarding than the acquisition :p

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  3. ahh the All About Me looks so gorgeous! Looks great on you :) x

    Grace / From The Moon

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  6. So pretty!

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  7. If I didn't already have MAC's Girl About Town, I'd so be springing for that Topshop lippie! Along with Brighton Rock, it's just so gorgeous! I need a new nude, so I'll check out the Rimmel one (: Great post!

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