Rimmel London The Only One Lipstick Review

Okay, guys. When I saw an advertisement for this lipstick I knew I just had to have it, and I purchased some at my local drug store as soon as possible. The advertisement boasts that this lipstick is long lasting, moisturizing, and more. I think the moisturizing bit is what got me; my lips dry out very easily, and while I have a huge weekness for lipstick, I can't always wear it because my lips are too dry. SO, I decided to try this product out and see what's up.

Price: $6.99 at Target.
Presentation: The tube is black with a ring towards the bottom displaying the color of the lipstick. I love the sleek look of the tube; however I'm not sure that I like how it's edges are slightly squared or how it angles out at the top. That's not to say that I don't normally like sqaure edges instead of round ones; but for this tube I wish it was just round. That's just me being picky though, overall this tube has a very nice look to it.

Scent: This stuff really smells great! Really fruity. The scent doesn't last once the lipstick is on but it smells amazing while applying!
Color: I picked the shade Peachy-Beachy #600.  The color is vibrant and true to how it displayed on the ring around the tube and on the bottom. It think it stays pretty true to color on my lips, but I think that'll be different for everyone as everyone has different natural lip shades.
Long lasting: I'm not sure, but I think that one advertisement I saw said that the lipstick won't need to be reapplied. I decided to take a day and test this out. I applied the lipstick at 9:30am, and right after lunch at about 12:30 it started fading. Unfortunately it was fading unevenly and it only got worse! I wanted to reapply but decided to wait, for the sake of the experiment. At 5:00 my lipstick was pretty much entirely faded away, except for a faint trace around the edges of my lips. Keep in mind that this was just the lipstick, no lip liner or anything and this was with eating + drinking too.

Moisturizing: The lipstick glides on easily, or at least easier than other lipsticks do; it's not quite equivalent to if I was putting on lip balm or something.
For awhile after applying it is slightly sticky. Then after 3 hours or so my lips just get very dry and I start wanting to put lip balm on.
Bullet: The bullet is angled at the top, but I wish it were even more angled.
Would I buy this again: Yes! It's a very reasonable price and I like it just as much or more than any other brand I've tried that I might buy instead.

Well, there you have it! This is my first beauty product review, and I really enjoyed writing it. I hope you all enjoyed it too! Maybe I'll do more of these in the future.

Disclaimer: I was not asked to review this product. I purchased it on my own. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's day is coming up in a flash, and it's time to start planning something special for your mother! She's the person who has always and will always be there for you, and who would do anything for you. She deserves something special for Mother's Day! I have thought up 5 special and fun ideas that you can do for/with your mother for Mother's Day.

1. Girls night IN.
Rent a movie, make popcorn and binge out on junk food Gilmore Girls style.  It will be great bonding time and a lot of fun, and also just a time to take a break from your busy schedules and relax. Maybe give each other mani-pedis and try out some new facials.

2. DIY something for her.
Mother's like gifts that really show that you care. A store bought gift that is well thought out and picked just for her can of course express that you care, but one of the best ways to show her is to DIY something. It'll show her that it was worth it to you to take the time and effort to create something that she'll really like. Alternatively you could get the supplies and make something together! Here are some of my favorite DIY projects that your mother will love: 1 // 2 // 3

3. Make a day if it.
Take her out to brunch, go see a movie, do some shopping. Maybe even let her pick out her own gift?

4. Tea party or picnic.
What's better for Mother's day than a cute lunch? You can go all out with decorations and food or just lay a blanket out in the sunshine and enjoy some quality time together. Or, if your going with tea party, dress up all fancy and drink tea out of your nicest china. (I'm not 100% sure why I added these into one bullet point, it just felt right.)

5. Have dinner together.
Instead of going out somewhere to eat, why not try your hand at a new fancy recipe that you could cook together? You can pick out a recipe together and head to the grocery store to pick out all the ingredients. Then go home and get cooking! It'll be a fun time that you can spend with your mom, and when you're through you'll have a delicious homemade meal that you'll get to enjoy together!

Maybe you've sensed a pattern here. Almost all of these ideas involve spending time with your mom rather than a gift! The bottom line is, your mom likes spending time with you! You mean the world to her and it would make her so happy if you just take some time to really show her that you care about her and do something that shows her that you like spending time with her too.
I hope these ideas help you and your mom to have a fabulous Mother's Day!

What are you doing for your mom for Mother's Day?