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Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer


     Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer has generated some buzz of anticipation online. When this liquid lip color was released in the UK it was called “Apocalips”. Here in the US they changed the name to “Show Off”. Due to the buzz this generated online, the moment I saw it on display in Walgreens I picked one up to see what all the noise was about. I hate to be Debbie Downer; however, I fail to see what all the hype was about.

     Sure it has cute packaging and a nice selection of shades ranging from pink to red to nudes. Other than that? Nothing really stands out. When I first opened it up and saw the applicator, I thought I was getting ready to be impressed. The doe foot sponge applicator has a small hole on the flat surface that allows it to pick up more product for a more opaque application.


     Upon application of Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer I noticed that is has a smell. The smell is not overpowering nor is it the smell of perfume or fruit. It has just the typical (rather cheap) smell of drugstore cosmetics that certain brands have. The application is average. The formulation is essentially a liquid lipstick. Although this formula is lighter in weight than other brands of liquid lipsticks, it still feels slightly heavy on my lips. Also, I find that it leaves a bad taste in my mouth that grows more unpleasant with each passing minute. The only upside about this lip lacquer for me it that I really like the shade that I chose: 601 Light Year. It’s a warm, deep nude shade. However, for me the cons outweigh the pros. This is not a product that I will be reaching for on a regular basis.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in “601 Light Year” Swatch


     I would like to say that Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer is at least long-wearing; however, every time I try to wear it I end up removing it within a few minutes because it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth. I will be taking this back to the drugstore.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer retails for $5.49 and is available at Walgreens and Drugstore.com.

   Are you going to try this when you find it? If yes, I’d love to hear what your opinion of it is. Please comment and subscribe.

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Rimmel Cocktail Colour in a Flash Nail Polish


     Rimmel Cocktail Colour in a Flash Nail Polish is an irresistibly cute collection of summer shades that are available exclusively at Walgreens. This collection has forced me to break my “individual-nail-polish-no-buy” policy that I have been adhering to for the past two years. Since I rarely finish a bottle of nail polish (Who does so on a regular basis anyway?), I prefer to buy only mini collections such as the ones often made by OPI.

     Besides the eye-catching colors, microglitter and display of these nail polish cuties, I was tempted by the promise printed on the back of the bottles. This claims to be a one-coat formula that dries in 60 seconds.  I had to try this out and I was not disappointed! Although I had to apply three coats to achieve my desired opacity. In Rimmels defense, I was trying very hard not to paint my cuticles so that I could take a decent picture to post for you readers; therefore, I apply my coats very sheerly to avoid overlap onto my skin. I believe if you apply it thickly enough the first time, this truly will be a one-coat formula. The drying time was indeed around a minute. Nice! Without use a basecoat, these polishes did apply a bit streaky if applied sheerly. Without use of a topcoat, they have a nice shiny finish.

110 Baby Bellini

Purple with Magenta micro glitter


120 Shirley Temple

Yellow-Orange with Gold micro glitter


130 Apple Berry Smoothie

Electric Blue with Blue micro glitter


140 Hawaiian Punch

Red-Pink with Red-Pink micro glitter


150 Cutie Colada

Bright Lime Green with Bright Lime Green micro glitter


Here’s a pic of me wearing them for you (please excuse the painted cuticles):


     Rimmel Cocktail Colour in a Flash Nail Polish is available exclusively at Walgreens and retail for $2.99.

Will you be picking up any of these cuties? What’s your favorite shade? I would love to hear from you! Please subscribe and comment.

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss – Lipstick Review

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss: http://www.rimmellondon.com/ie/products/lasting-finish-matte-kate-moss/

This is not a sponsored video. All of the items discussed in this video were purchased using my own funds.

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