November Faves

Hi guys and dolls! As you can guess from the title, I’ve decided to start doing monthly fave videos. Everyone seems to really enjoy this type of video, I myself love them, and they seem like easy videos to make. Not that I’m trying to take the easy route, but making my life a bit easier is pretty high on my priority list right now.

In truth, I’ve been wanting to do them for a long time, but I always feel like I need to properly review each item first, and for me,  that’s sort of a hassle. Then I had an ephiany: the monthly faves videos sort of ARE a mini review for each item, DUH! So here’s my first monthly fave video, and a mini review of each item. Some of these you’ve seen me review before, some of these are things I’ve kept mum about!

First up is Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in “Celeb”.  I first tried this brand/type of lipstick back in 2006, and at that time I had “Alarm” (a  dark red I bought for a Sally the Rag Doll Costume). For some stupid reason when I became full-fledged obsessed with MAC I bought their Russian Red Lipstick, and gave Alarm to my then- housemate.  I bought Airy Fairy last winter, and I love it; I always use it for light lip looks (it’s sort of a light nude pink with very subtle gold sheen).

I’ve been dying to get Celeb, but it’s never in stock when I look. Rimmel was recently 50% off at my local Walgreens, and they only had one “Celeb” in stock, and the top had been smashed into the cap (GR) but I bought it -and sanitized it- anyway. Celeb is a deeper, warmer nude-pink than Airy Fairy. For me, it’s somewhat similar to my natural lip color, so I’d call it a nude lipstick. I myself am not really a fan of the flesh-tone lip color thing that a lot of people call nude. To me, nude should be somewhat similar to your lip color.  Anyways, Celeb is a very creamy lipstick, similar to a MAC Amplified Cream finish. It has sort of a Chocolate (or is it cinnamon) smell that I like and dislike at the same time. The smell dissipates after about 3 minutes, so it’s not a major deal. Rimmel says this lipstick formula gives you 8 hours of wear, and I really wouldn’t know about that. I for one think lipstick starts to feel weird after 2 hours, so I always remove and re-apply. I’m also not a fan of eating with lipstick on ( have you ever seen your lipstick on your sandwich? that means you’re eating your lipstick, ICK!) Overall, I think celeb is a great creamy, warm,  nude-pink that feels smooth an moisturizing on your lips.  This is about 5.99 at drugstores.

Celeb Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick

I already reviewed the Hard Candy “Nobody’s Perfect Concealer Palette” so in the interest of keeping this post a bit shorter/not repeating my self too much, I’ll simply link you to that review. This was somewhere between 5-8 dollars at Walmart.

I said I didn’t want to repeat myself, (sigh) but once again, I already reviewed the Urban Decay 24/7 Liners so here’s a link to that post (blogging is getting easy, LOL). What I will say is that I’m pretty much obsessed with these. I want all the colors. Hopefully I’ll be getting some of the  MUFE Aqua Eyes liners so I can do a comparison :) these are normally 17.00 on the urban Decay Website and at Sephora and Sephora.com

The Migi Velvet Liner was sent to me for review purposes by the same company that makes the Migi Nail Art Pens that I previously reviewed/demoed . Basically, this is a liquid liner pen it’s like drawing on your eyeliner with a VERY fine tipped marker. Several companies make eyeliners like this, one that comes to mind is MAC . I can’t find out how much is in the Migi pen, and I searched the pen itself, the Migi Velvet Liner site, &  the packaging, so who knows, the MAC one could have more or less in it. If I remember the MAC one wasn’t completely smudge proof, but the Migi one is. I put it on in the morning, ant it’s right there exactly as I had it when I come home 9-11 hours later. I can get a SUPER thin line with this and I love it! It has a slightly shiny finish as well, which is a nice break from the Matte blacks I normally use. I will say I only like the Black color, the green and the blue seem a bit sheer, and I really don’t like how the pens are not color labeled.

Last but not least, “Worth My Weight” Sephora by Opi nail polish. This is a gold (hence the name, ha-ha) glitter polish with silver 3-d silver glitter that is far more that the sum of it’s parts. Applied on the nails is had a rough almost matte finish and appears cool-gold. When you apply a top coat, the gold deepens and  warms up!  One way or the other, I feel like this polish could work for everyone. It dries lightning fast, and since it’s Limited edition, I only have 3 words: FREAKING GET IT! even if you hate it, you can give it as a gift to a friend or in my case, a kid sister. The only thing I don’t like is that the brush is humongous.  The only other Sephora by Opi nail polish doesn’t have such a big brush, so I don’t know if the glitter makes it bigger, or if it’s something they did because it’s a LE shade, but it’s like a big nail polish mop. But seriously, Just look at this polish, it’s clearly worth it!

with top coat

Blurry to show the 3-d Silver glitter OOOOHHHH

Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my LOOOONG blog post!

<3 Cora

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8 comments

  1. Diana · December 8, 2009 Diana

    That lipstick is love! It looks so creamy smooth and amazing on you!

  2. phyrra · December 8, 2009 phyrra

    Gorgeous nails :)
    I agree with you on the UD liners, I love them!
    I’ll have to check out the Airy Fairy lipstick you mentioned.

  3. Brandy · December 9, 2009 Brandy

    I love Rimmel’s lipsticks. I love Airy Fairy. Now I have to try Celeb! Nails look very festive for xmas!

  4. Cristal · December 9, 2009 Cristal

    That is an amazing nail polish color! :O

    Thanks for sharing..just saw the video =D

    I want those Urban Decay eyeliners so bad..lol

  5. Sharon · December 10, 2009 Sharon

    Just so you know, I went and bought Celeb today. Last night i kept coming back and looking at your lipstick swatch and had to go get it – I tried it on and lurved it! So thank you so much!

  6. MoonlightBliss · December 13, 2009 MoonlightBliss

    I have two of the eye-liners! I want the rest so badly! But mum says I canot buy any more make up for a while…. SADFACE!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the sephora look alikes!!

    MoonieB

  7. PinkCandiez · December 18, 2009 PinkCandiez

    Wow, that polish is so gorgeous! Super glittery and girly! :O)

  8. moodpuppet · December 20, 2009 moodpuppet

    I love that you’re doing “favorites videos” now! You’re right about the UD liners. I have them and I adore them!

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