Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick Review

Sooo, Kate Moss' new collection of lip colours isn't exactly new from Rimmel, and niether is the matte collection, but they're reletively popular. For a very good reason, at that. I picked up a new matte since my old one is pretty much done. By done, I mean RELLY done. Matte, if you didn't know, is super important for any vintage gal's collection and I was done with the dry dry dry old style mattes. Time for a change!

For starters, the brand claims it's a long-lasting, smooth lip colour. Partially, I agree.

Anyhow, here's the overall stats:

Duration & Stain - **1/2
Application Smoothness - *****
Opacity - ****
Moisture - *****
Colour Representation - ???
Packaging and Scent - ***1/2

To address that last section, what is with the websites colour preview? It shows the red colour as a magenta, nowhere near a true-red, although the packaging label on the bottom shows the colour very effectively. I also heard that not long before, none of the colours had names and only numbered names. The one I bought actually has a labelled name now and it's called Kiss of Life.

Going down the list:

The duration of the product doesn't really match its description. It lasted about 3 hours without eating/lip-liner added. It came off almost completely when I was eating AFTER two hours of wear and didn't really stain at all. Despite that, the pros make up for it completely. I would rather have to spend 30 seconds reapplying something that looks great and feels great than have something look horrible permanently.

The application of this product is a dream come true! It's so soft and has a smooth, kind of inordinary, texture to it. It applys so well and fully, making it easy to shape and contour. You don't need to press hard ad it doesn't pigment too easily, so it doesn't just get pushed around easily, becoming uneven. So it's an extremely even application due to its perfect texture and composition.

This colour applies pretty opaquely, opaque enough to create a steady composition and enough to fix up around the edges.

Guess what, here's the best part: IT'S NOT DRY! It's the completely opposite of any matte lip colour I've tried or owned. My lips don't stick together, I don't need to muck up the application with chap stick before putting it on, and it actually moisturized my lips. <3 <3 <3 5/5 Stars, hands down.

Conclusively, the packaging is great. I like the matte texture and the colour scheme. It's in an off-red with a black strip and Kate's signature with a heart in black. Very simple, very chic and minimalistic and beautiful. I also love the classic Rimmel crown on top. Subtle but sweet.

On to photos!:

(Click any photo to enlarge!)

Not the best swatch ever, but I'm not the best swatcher either ;__; pardon! xx

So if you've purchased your own in another colour, let me know what you think! In conclusion, I'd definitely recommend this for any vintage look or anyone with a preference to matte colours!

Also, yesterday would have been George Harrison's 70th Birthday! Much love xo

 p.p.s: I've now gotten myself a Pinterest, so if you'd like to follow for rockabilly/vintage, design/fashion/art inspo, go ahead xo

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Whatever you call it - it's nude!

Naked, Bare, Birthday Suit... it's still nude!

The Caucasian nude tone has to be one of my favorites in the classics (along with mustard of course!) of fashion. It creates an awesome base for colours, but despite being neutral and casual, it can be played up very glamorously. Subtlety at its best!

Whatever you call it - it's nude!

Whatever you call it - it's nude! by fixedstars featuring urban decay eyeshadow

I adore nude dress pants, heels, handbags, lip colour and of course the UD Naked palettes! How do you guys wear nude? Nude pants with a cute n' bright teal blouse? How about a nude cardi with your jeans and t-shirt? Do you prefer the nude make-up to the more glamorous ones? Let me know! 


ps. a nice pair of nude platforms would make an awesome gift for me. ;) haha!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Asking You

So I'm really interested in what kind of posts YOU babes would like to see. I want to provide as much as I can for you guys, but I want to know what you want the most/least so I can focus on making posts like those. So have a quick vote and I'll keep the results in mind for any and all future posts on Photoshop and photography! xo

Thursday, 7 February 2013

FEVER - Free Action

Whoo!  Free action set for Photoshop... and for my lovely followers! xx I promised some of you guys that I'd start including some technical lifestyle posts and I feel that being into fashion photography, I'd give you some stuff on fashion AND photography, obviously. So here's a fresh, hot out of the Photoshop oven, action! Free to download c:

Click images to enlarge!

Download Here.


There are three layers in the final action that may require the gradient file that is included. View the read-me file if anything with the layers occurs.

Please respect the work that has gone into this set and credit me upon using the action. You can credit me by linking to one of these few links:


Or simply "Action by Courtney Reader, Sonny Photography 2013"

Thanks for your consideration and for downloading! Have fun cats and dolls!


Made in CS3. Will work in any Photoshop that supports layer masks, curves and obviously, actions.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Decisions, Decisions...

Alright, cutting to the chase: I'm making an almost $200.00  purchase at PUG (Pin-up Girl) clothing, and I'm definitely stressing over what exactly to buy. I've had my heart set on the tiger cigarette pants, but I'm worried they won't be very versatile or they'll be to dramatic. I really, really, want something from them in their tiger print because it is THE purr-fect tiger print, also, I'm set on ordering a pair of cigarette pants and one top.

Here's where you hep cats come in <3

I just want to know what you guys think of the outfit I'm buying. I featured it in an older wishlist post about PUG. I'm pretty much 90% set on buying them but any last thoughts or input would be great. I think they'd make a perfect item for my growing rockabilly/psychobilly clothing collection.

I'm getting both the Doris Top and the Tiger Cigarette pants

So let me know what you think! <3 xo

Also, when I get them, I'll totally be doing a review! Look out for that C: