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Rimmel is one of my favorite drugstore cosmetics lines. I’ve been obsessed even before they sold in the states, when Kate Moss was the spokesmodel and you could only buy the goods in Europe.
While the products are now available stateside, the brand doesn’t get the recognition I believe that it deserves. Their run-of-the-mill eye pencil is one of my must-haves.

Well, ladies, here’s a sneak peak at Rimmel’s Spring 2010 collection…

THINK: Vibrant, saturated color for eyes, lips and cheeks.

WHAT IT IS : A burst of color to brighten up spring. This spring, the London look is all about color. From glamorously glimmering eyes to radiant cheeks and luminous lips, every feature is lit up with lush color this season. Highlight your best asset with a pop of color, or go bold with a strong eye and brilliant pout. Rimmel London has the high-impact shades you crave this season for eyes, lips and cheeks. 

This soft, silky formula delivers bold, brilliant and glamorous eyes with even, smooth, crease-proof application and high color impact.  Lavishly pigmented for longwearing, stay true color, the pressed powders are embossed with Rimmel London’s signature crown and housed in a glamorous black compact.
Available Shades: Glam Ice, Spicy Bronze, Posh Peacock, Night Jewel, Royal Violet, Celestial Sapphire

 ROYAL GLOSS ($4.99)
This deliciously wet-looking sheer gloss is enriched with Vitamins A, C and E as well as Royal Jelly. In 10 irresistible juicy, pearly shades, the great-tasting, non-sticky gloss is enhanced with the sweet scents of bubble gum, chocolate and peach. A glide-on applicator makes this great-tasting gloss extra easy to apply.
Available Shades: Berry Crush, Bubble Blush, Candy Rush, Cookie, Delicious, Gourmet, Peach Crush, Pink Taffy, Sweet Lust, Twinkle Pink

This soft-textured pressed powder blush delivers long-lasting, blendable, smudge-resistant color. With a natural hair contouring brush, the blush offers smooth, even, sheer coverage for a healthy natural glow.
Available Shades: Berry, Pink Rose, Pink Sorbet, Santa Rose

This glistening wet-look pencil can be used as a shadow or a liner, glossing lids with vibrant yet transparent color that instantly illuminates eyes.
Available Shades: Flaunt, Girls Only, Stand Out, Straight Laced, Talk To Me

I can’t wait to get my hands on the eyeful eye glistener (although I’m not too keen on the lime green hue… but I assume they have a golden shade that will fit right into my summer goddess  look).

Any products that you are dying to try?

British Pharmacies

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I just returned from a quick jaunt over to London and while I’m LOVING the fashion…

I’m not as impressed with the pharmacies. The UK Rx’s aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as the French pharmacies, but that’s not to say that I didn’t have fun in Boots (a massive chain of British pharmacies – comparable to a CVS or Duane Reade – are all over London).

While Boots has some great lines of their own – now sold in the states at places like Target and CVS – the actual Boots stores are bigger than French pharmacies and a little too overstocked. They don’t carry as many high-end or obscure brands but they do have the entire Boots range (which is fabulous).

Here are some of the lines available:

– I’m pretty much a fan of all Boots body products but I really heart their creamy exfoliators
Boots No.7 – 4-in-1 wipes are still one of my favorites for removing makeup
Simple – The baby products are great for sensitive skin types (especially the body washes)
Dove – What’s not to love about dove? It’s pretty standard. I’m a fan of the Dove deodorant.
Nivea – Makes a kick-ass body moisturizer
Piz Buin – The sun never comes out in London so a tan in a bottle is the only way to go
St. Tropez – They love them some tanning products
E45 – Mega dry skin cream at an inexpensive 1.85 pounds a tube
Rimmel – Obsessed with Sexy Curves mascara. They also make great eye liners for a reasonable price.
Bio-Oil – Great product for treating scars and stretch marks. I recently discovered it in the U.S. and have been using on my skin for a couple of months

Have a favorite UK product?
Let us know!

Light’s, Camera, Rimmel

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Bristish make-up giant, Rimmel (you know, the company that calls Kate Moss their spokesperson…), well, they’ve just come out with a very convenient and functioning lip gloss… Light Beam Lip Gloss!

Get this! The gloss actually has a little flashlight attached to the outside of the wand so it’s perfect to use in those dark clubs and bars! It’s really quite genius if you think about it. No more painting by numbers!

My only problem: The gloss isn’t super glossy. It took a couple of dips to get the wand lathered up with enough gloss to make my pout puckerable!

Light Beam is available in 6 shades:

In the Mix – pale pink
After Hours –cherry red
Spotlight – pale purple
In the Limelight – gold
Disco Ball – clear with silver shimmer
Strobe Light – metallic silver

Since we’re already talking about Kate Moss, here’s some exciting beauty news! Kate is set to launch her very own perfume for Coty! (Source)
First her Kate Moss for Top Shop line… now this… what’s next? Kate Moss candy?

We’ll let you know all of the details once they materialize!

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