Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipgloss with SPF15 Swatches and Review

Today I got in the mail some AWESOME lip glosses by Rimmel London. These are just two of the new Moisture Renew Lipgloss with SPF15.

Rimmel London says:

THINK: Lipgloss that does it all.

WHAT IT IS: A multi-tasking lip essential. What’s the London look for lips this season? Ultra-glossy pouts in hydrating hues packed with SPF15 for pretty protection. Give your lips the Brit-girl treatment for spring with new Moisture Renew Lipgloss SPF15 from Rimmel London.

Unlike sticky, drying glosses of the past, Moisture Renew from Rimmel London offers beauty with benefits. Chock full of moisture-boosting collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, C, and E, this groundbreaking formula reduced dryness by 95% while shielding lips from the sun’s damaging rays with SPF15. Very few lip glosses have the technology to put SPF into their gloss and maintain the shine. Moisture Renew Lipgloss SPF15 is taking it to the next level for smoother lips that mean better shine!

It comes in 14 shades, of which I was sent 2! I recieved Pink Protect, a mauve-pink color with blue, gold, and pink micro glitter in the mix and Pink Spa, a Barbie pink tint with gold micro glitter.

You can get these at any mass market retailer or drugstore including CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart or visit Rimmel London for store locations.

REVIEW: I absolutely love both of them, but Pink Protect is far superior, in my opinion. It’s more my color, it’s less glittery, which is good. The both are super smooth despite the glitter. Both are sheer, but Pink Protect is less so. I will not only rebuy these when they’re undoubtedly gone, but I will be buying more colors from this line.


  • Pink Protect: Perfect balance of sheer and opaque, amazing color, good brush.
  • Pink Spa: Glittery pink goodness!
  • Both: Last forever (for a gloss), the have an amaing flat sponge brush, which I couldn’t get a good picture of.


  • Pink Spa: Doesn’t have as much pigmentation on lips as you’d think.
  • Both have a sunscreen taste and smell, which doesn’t bother me at all, but may bother some. Also, the glitter in both of them haven’t shown themselves on my lips as of yet.

*DISCLOSURE* These products were sent to me for review.


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Take A Walk On The Wild Side! Leopard Konad print!

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This is a base of Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait and Konad M57 stamp in Revlon Hot For Chocolate. YES. I am addicted to Hot For Chocolate. It’s the perfect brown! I’d never wear it alone though, it’s not my style. Excellent for Konad-ing though.

Now… me and Cafe Au Lait need to have a talk. I’m looking for a mannequin hands polish. My perfect match. Cafe Au Lait is 100% perfect… except for in the sun. The sun brings out the peachyness of this polish. But it doesn’t show the peach in my skin– booo! =)

Also, the wear on this is unbelievably… bad. This picture was taken after exactly 48 hours. It’s hard to tell because of the color, but there is crazy tip wear. And I didn’t type AT ALL those two days.

That being said, I love this Konadicure overall. It’s neutral and demure, with a kick. LOVE IT.

Oh dear…

A fellow nail blogger over at Diava's Lacquer Box is hosting a GOSH Holographic giveaway. This polish is on the tops of every holographic list there is. It is completely unavailable within 1000 miles of me, I swear. I entered this, and I pray that I win. Please, oh please, oh please. I MEAN LOOK AT IT.

(Had to use this picture from Lacquerized instead of DLB... hers is Konad-ed.)

An Old Konadicure

An old picture that I don’t think I’ve posted before.

ChG For Audrey, Revlon Hot For Chocolate

This is China Glaze For Audrey with a Bundle Monster stamp in Revlon Hot For Chocolate. Unfortunately, with the bad quality of the picture, I can’t tell if Essie Matte About You is on there or not. I don’t believe it is. After this picture was taken was when I recieved my Essie matte topcoat, and I tried it over this look.

KOTD: Essie Nice is Nice and Rimmel Steel Gray

Yay, Konad! Oh, how it’s an addictive little hobby. Here is my most recent one. I don’t have much to say about it, except all nail polishes are fantastic for their purposes.

Ta-da! It’s a little… smudgy. Oh well. I used Konad m57, the fishnet one. Obviously. =) As always, click on the picture for full detail and HD pictures.

Right now I’m trying to find my “mannaquin hands” shade. I had one at one point, but I don’t know where it went! I bought Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait from their Complete Salon Manicure collection. It’s nice, and it’s almost my skin tone, but it’s just slightly too peachy. Although it’s close enough to still give me the effect. Pictures to come, I think. =)

NOTD: Essie Nice is Nice

Basecoat, two coats, topcoat

So… today is a simple look, this is Essie Nice is Nice from their “A French Affair” collection for Spring 2011. It’s a perfect lilac/lavender pastel creme.

I picked this one up at Walgreen’s last week, and painted my nails on March 18th, so these pictures were taken after three days of wear… There are some nicks and bubbles, which are all my fault, I know, I know. I just can’t sit still that long! lol The tip wear is caused not by time and use, but I believe it’s because of Seche Vite shrinking, as it’s known to do. Good news, though! It hasn’t worsened at all! Essie has fought off the dreaded Twitter Tip! (You know, the edge you get when you text and type… it’s where polish wears the quickest.) This polish is truly amazing. I love the finish and I am obsessed with the color. It’s perfect against my skin, and it makes my Italian-Irish Confused skin color less red and more tan-looking. Which is always a plus, right? Right. The only con for this polish is a big one. It applies like crap. It was… “gloopy.” Not too thick, thick can be good, but not this. This was extremely uneven. However it does somewhat fix itself with the second coat, but it can get draggy and meh. A thick coat of Seche Vite will even everything out and make it smooth and gorgeous. It becomes completely opaque with just two medium thickness coats. This is a spring basic that needs to be in every girls collection.

NOTOD (Nail of the OTHER day): Ebony Hates… Fairydust?

I’m not going to waste too much of your time on on an intro… here were my nails the other day. They didn’t stick around long because they were waaay too dark. I’m very sensitive to the weather. I feel like wearing lemon colors and pinks and lavenders. So pitch black wasn’t working for me. Here it is…

Sinful Colors basecoat, two coats of Wet N Wild FastDri in Ebony Hates Chris, one coat of China Glaze in Fairydust, and one coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry topcoat.

Ebony Hates Chris is a very good black, but it’s scary, because with the first coat, it’s blue! It’s a good coverage for a first coat, but it’s a dark blue. A second coat takes it to the most opaque black I’ve ever seen with just two thin coats. Excellent. It will be a fantastic stamping polish.

Fairydust is just… the most beautiful thing in the world. I can’t say enough good about this. You theoretically build it up into an opaque glitter, but it would never ever come off. Ever. XD

LOOK AT IT. It’s just silver glitter that rainbow-izes when any sort of light hits it at all. Especially fluorescent lighting. WOWZAS.

But anyway, that’s it. Got a spring-ier one coming up. I know you can’t wait. Just hold onto your drawers.

P.S. if anyone wants to comment on this seeing what polishes they want me to see, let me know. Shoot me an email at contactkettlerose@gmail.com

China Glaze and Walgreen’s haul! Pictures, swatches, and review.

Crazazy week! Yes, crazazy. It’s like “good, better, best,” except “zany, crazy, crazazy.” Now you know, and that’s cleared up. Also, snarky is a word, look it up.

As the blog post title states, I spent money this week. A lot of money this week. It was AWESOME. Now the money is gone and I’m paying for my Subway salads with dimes again. Yaaay. ::sarcasm::

I took a wonderful little trip into Sally Beauty Supply with my buddies Paul and Alyssa and picked up four more China Glazes as part of Sally’s 2 for $10. Then, during an expedition to Walgreen’s (had to find one that carries Essie.) I grabbed an Essie polish and restocked on the brand new nail care basics. Pictures, swatches and review below! All swatches are two coats, no topcoat, no basecoat.

Dorothy Who?: A medium blue with silver and dark blue glitter. Application was amazing, even for a glitter. It just fell into where I wanted it to go. Beautiful! As with a lot of glitters, it’s very rough to the touch, but a nice coat of Seche Vite, or your favorite top coat, as long as it’s thicker. This is only two coats, no topcoat though. You can see the roughness.

Four Leaf Clover: Now, this one didn’t photograph right. Four Leaf Clover is a highly pigmented kelly green. It’s vibrant, it’s turf-tastic, it’s gorgeous. I’m not a green fan, in fact, when I post my nail wheels, you’ll see I have a whopping total of THREE green nail polishes. I don’t have anything against greens, I just don’t like how they look on my skin. But this I will wear over an over. Application was a breeze, although it did get kind of draggy. I fully blame that on the swatch wheel and the fact that there was no basecoat.

Summer Rain: How pretty! I have a necklace that is gold and coral colored pearls that I was wearing while shopping. I saw that this polish matched my necklace exactly. So I had to have it. =D The color of this is slightly more pink than this picture shows off. It’s a very coral-y color indeed. It’s shimmery, very shimmery. This pictures shows a purple flash, but I haven’t seen it off camera yet. Application was alright, it’s very sheer, so you’ll need three coats for it to be completely opaque. A very pretty color, but not one of my favorites.

Ruby Pumps: How pretty! This is a gorgeous deep red glitter. I don’t have much to say about this one. Just click on the picture and stare. It was completely opaque in two coats, finishes bumpy, as any glitter does. A coat of Seche Vite will do nicely.

Nice Is Nice:This amazing lavender pastel creme is from Essie’s A French Affair Spring 2011 Collection. While it took me until just now to figure out that the name isn’t Nice Is Nice, it’s NEECE is Nice. Like the French city. That’s how slow I am. 😉 Application was super streaky and uneven for the first coat, but was perfect and completely opaque with the second. This is my spring color. This is my jam. So happy. Love love love this polish.

The Bottom Line?
I don’t know if it’s the spring feeling in the air, but I’m loving Four Leaf Clover and Nice is Nice. Dorothy Who is amazing, but maybe is for Winter or deep into Summer. I don’t know… DW and Ruby Pumps just aren’t as fantastic to me right now. But every single person needs Four Leaf Clover and Nice is Nice. They’re colors you just need.

China Glaze Haul

So, the other day I was lookylooing around Sally Beauty and stumbled upon the China Glaze section. (By all of this I mean I looked in my bank account, screamed “MONEY!!!” and drove above the speed limit to Sally, ran to the nail polish section, and clapped with joy.)

ANYHOO, I bought four polishes. Lubu Heels, Blue Sparrow, Rainbow, and today’s feature, Fairydust. (I also picked up my first set of nail swatch wheels. Which have helped me A LOT in my organization.) When I first swatched these four, Fairydust screamed at me. Which, anyone can see why.

Fairydust: I mean… DOOD. It’s a ton of holo glitter packed into a bottle with a clear base. I want to call it holographic, but it’s not really. It’s just like micro prisims instead of holographic. There’s no “rainbow” in my nails, just where the glitter is. I don’t know… it’s wierd, and weird is good. Here it is over a white base.

Lubu Heels: Oh, the beauty. Yes, I did buy this for it’s name. No, I didn’t care if it ended up being a banana colored lumpy mess. Yes, it did end up becoming one of my favorite nail polish colors ever. Lubu Heels is red glitter suspended in a black base. Enlarge for better detail. It’s in the same idea vein as Sinful Colors What’s Your Name. I love love love this polish, even though I haven’t worn it yet. I did however play with it on an empty nail swatch wheel.

Something went terribly wrong with this swatch, theres a fuzzy and I guess I missed some spots? 🙂 But the point is it has this beautiful frosted glass lit-from-within look to it. It’s definitely not a spring color, but I have some ideas for Halloween…..This is two coats of LH and one coat of Essie Matte About You.

Blue Sparrow: Oh, the mistake I made. I have been so excited for this color for months and months, and I finally got up the cahones to buy it. While I was picking out my colors, I had to make a decision. I held in my hands two blue glitter polishes. Blue Sparrow, and Dorothy Who. I chose Blue Sparrow because.. well… I’m not sure why. I love sparrows, maybe? Either way. This was with two coats. I know I could have built it up more, but for the sake of my swatches I did only two coats of every polish. I do love this, don’t get me wrong, I just wanted more… pizazz from only two coats which I’m almost positive Dorothy Who could’ve given me. It has a very sheer base coat that dries almost matte. The glitter is a little rough so you will need a thicker top coat to smooth everything out.

Rainbow: Ahh, a nice, refreshing color. It’s a simple white polish with a slight shimmer and a purple duochrome finish. And that’s about it… it swatched gorgeous. It’s very opaque for a white/a duochrome. Not much else to say about it. It will be featured in my next manicure, I’m sure. It makes me sigh. Enlarge the picture, take a gander, and you’ll find yourself smiling. It’s a happy color. Buy it and be happy.