Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Small Collective Beauty Haul. {{Quick Review ft. Rimmel's Vinyl Lip Gloss}}

Hey everyone,

So I know when it comes to collective hauls, most people/bloggers usually post it right before the month ends, to show what they got throughout the month, but I'm going to do something different, and just show what I got recently.

And the reasoning behind it is that I left my retail job, in order to focus more on school. Now that I don't have any source of income, I probably won't spending as much money anymore on beauty related items or clothing for a quite a while. >-<

I was going to review the majority of items in this post, but I decided against it since if I did, it would be really quick and rushed reviews. I rather be thorough whenever I'm reviewing any products that I'm about to use. Besides, I actually haven't used and opened some of them yet.

However, I will be reviewing one of the products, which is Rimmel's Vinyl Lipgloss, as I did use it and worn it out already.

Anyways, I present you guys my haul, and just for a heads up this post is going to be very picture-heavy,  so enjoy or not.

But first, some closeups ^-^

Now let's go into detail and by store:


What I got:
1. Pomegranate Cleansing Cream
2. Rice Water Bright Cleansing Milk
3. Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask
4. Black Label Lipstick in #11 Lovely Pink

Closeups of the products.
#11 Lovely Pink Lipstick
I was so excited when Metrotown reopened another Face Shop, I love the skincare products they sell there! Plus, it means that it's less travelling for me to go all the way to Richmond Centre's Face Shop. As you can see, I haven't used any of the products that I bought from the Face Shop, yet.

However, a few of my friends who work there, showed me how each product works, and I'm excited to use the Rice Water Cleanser soon! My friend demonstrated to me that its good enough to cleanse dark/deep eyeliner off your skin.

You can be sure/expect that I will do a detailed review on all these products in the near future! c:

Sample sizes, samples sizes, everywhere!
What I got:
1. VIP Pass Eyeshadow Palette
2. Living Proof: Perfect Hair Day Collection Sample Size

I bought and had, xD since Black Friday, which was months ago. I really, really like the Living Proof hair products, it's one of the few hair products that make my dry hair actually smooth. I haven't gotten around to using the palette yet, but what I like about it, is the size of the palette, very travel friendly.

Sorry for the out of focus.
What I got:
1. Makeup Brush Cleaner
2. Daiso Winmax Slim Lipsticks in Cherry Blossom & Raspberry

From my previous post and my username (hahaha), I love the store Daiso. In fact, if people ever bought me gift cards from there, I would be so happy! :D That being said, this is actually my first time buying cosmetics from there. I don't tend to buy makeup from there because I don't trust products that will eventually go on my face that is sold so cheaply.

Although, one of my friends who does, advocated Daiso's cosmetics to me. I remember her telling me that the quality is really good. So I gave in and plus the packaging for the lipsticks were really adorable.

I bought the makeup brush cleaner because I searched up other reviews and the majority was positive. I also wanted to try it out myself for comparison as I've been using warm water and baby shampoo to clean my brushes.

Out of focus, yet again. ._.
What I got:
1. Rimmel's Vinyl Lipgloss in Starlet
2. Skin79 BB Cream Miniature Set

A few weeks ago Yesstyle was having their annual Christmas sale, which I took advantage of, since I always wanted to try the miniature set of the BB creams. I haven't quite opened it yet, but I promise I will do a review and swatches on the BB creams so be sure to look out for that.

Now with everything finally out of the way...this brings me to my Rimmel's Vinyl Lipgloss review!


From all the types of cosmetics products, I enjoy using and buying lip products or as I like to call it, "Lippies" the most. So it's no surprise that the moment I saw the price of this gloss I had to get it. Luckily for me, I got lipgloss for a good price for only a $1.50 from Walmart!

Rimmel's vinyl lipgloss states that it is a voluptuously shiny lipgloss, which rings true. With one coat, I already noticed that my lips were a bit plumper, however, with two coats, it's a lot more noticeable. 

The shade that I selected is called Starlet, it's colour is a slightly light shade of cerise, with shimmer within it. The shade is very subtle, with only one coat, the shimmer or sparkles is more of the focal point, although, with two coats, the colour shade is exposed more. The pigmentation for me, is both a good and bad thing, it can go both ways. I like the subtleness of it, though, at the same time I like bold colours, that will make my lips stand out.

The application of the gloss is very easy, it's smooth and buttery, and it's not as sticky in comparison of other glosses that I owe. The wand stick is firm which I love.

A feature that I have to point out is the duration. Like most glosses, the duration is not too great. At maximum, the duration is at least between 1 and a half-2 hours, without eating. By when after eating or drinking anything, the coats disappear right away.

The last thing that I have to state of the gloss is the smell. Personally, I absolutely hated it. The smell of my gloss reminded me the smell of CHERRY COUGH SYRUP. Which brings me back to my childhood, and I really hated drinking and smelling cherry cough syrup when I was sick.

The worse medicine, ever.
-The price
-The subtlety of pigmentation
-Easy application
-Generous amount of lip gloss
 -Texture is smooth and not sticky
-Makes your lips plumper and shiny
-The shimmer is not overwhelming

-The smell
-Hardly any pigmentation
-Duration is short

Would I BUY the Product Again?
Yes and no. I would most likely buy another shade of gloss as I read on other blogs, that different shades have different smells. Though, I would not buy the exact gloss, as I hated the smell.

Would I RECOMMEND this Product?
 Yes, I would. It does it's job well, and it comes in many shades. Unless you don't like too much shimmer or you want a bolder lip gloss, than this product is not for you.


I would like to give this product a higher rating, except I detest the smell.

Wow, ._. this was a long post, I applaud to those of you guys who actually read and stuck through the whole entire thing. For me, I absolutely love writing long posts, its something I enjoy, so most likely in the future expect more or even longer posts than this one.

And for sure, I will be writing upcoming reviews for the products you saw above and in the photos.

Thanks for reading,
Courtney ♡.


  1. Wowie you bought a lot of stuff! Cool background for your blog btw (: Where did you work (before you quit)? Do you go to UBC as well?

    1. hehe thanks, my friend who encouraged me to do the blog made it for me!

      I worked at forever 21 on Robson, if you ever seen a short asian girl attending the downstairs fitting room, that was me. xD

      Omg, haha, I'm not that smart, I go to SFU and Langara.

      Thanks for commenting! c:

  2. First follower via GFC. Nice haul.I've been wanting to try those BB Creams kkk.I hope we can follow each other's blog.Let's be friends:)

    1. Thanks!~~ I need to try the bb creams soon, they've just been in the package for weeks now. >_< Done, just follow your blog. :)

  3. Great haul! I think the Skin79 Super BB cream set is so cute! I use the pink bottle.
    That's too bad about the lip gloss! The smell sounds awful :(
    Celestial Star

    1. Thank-you!!! :) I would love the gloss, except, why, does it have to smell exactly like cherry cough syrup? D:

  4. Nice haul! I recently purchased the Face Shop Rice Water Foam Cleanser and I love it! My skin felt so much brighter compared than before. I can't wait for your review on the makeup cleanser version of the product!

    Mischa | wunderstar

    1. Oh thats great, I can't wait to use the cleanser and haha, review it!! Thanks for reading, Mischa! :D

  5. Hey, dear ! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    You got a lot of products >< .. and i want them all ♡.♡
    Let's be friends :*
    Xoxo, Chelsea

    1. Yeah, we can be friends! :) Hehe, and thanks for visiting my blog and reading it, Chelsea!

  6. That bb cream sampler looks so lovely! I'll be looking forward to the reviews & swatches!
    Btw Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog~ I've just followed <3 Keep in touch, girly!

    xoxo Payton of K-Party With Payton

    1. No problem, your blog is great and very informative :) I followed back as well!

      Thanks for reading Payton :D

  7. I would like to nominate you for a liebster award :)

    1. Oh, thanks so much!!! :) I'll check it out.

  8. Replies
    1. It is, my friend who works at The Face Shop, demonstrated to me how effective it is! :) Lovely blog you have, love the outfits, followed.

      xx Courtney.

  9. Your Sephora's VIP Palette is somewhat different than we have here in my country.. I wonder why. >_< Sephora is so inconsistent! lol.
    You can check out my review at here

    xx ieyra | babysoulz


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