Review: RMK Power Of Love AW14 Collection

RMK is a brand that I have heard a lot of good things about, particularly in terms of skincare and makeup. The only items prior to these that I have tried from RMK includes their cleaning balm which is gorgeous and smells like roses; as well as one of the sheer nail polishes (review here), both products are fantastic so I was so excited when some items from the new RMK Power of Love AW14 collection landed on my doorstep! I received two products from the collection as well as a gorgeous wintry nail polish. 

Firstly, I have the *RMK Matte Shiny Eye Pencil in the shade '02 Navy' (£28) which has a chunky matte eyeshadow pencil on one end and an iridescent shimmery eyeshadow on the other end. I love multi-function, two in one makeup items - they are so handy and great for travel! The pencil is a gorgeous deep navy that applies smoothly, although it isn't as pigmented as I thought it would be - the longevity is fantastic though as it is matte it seems to adhere to the skin really well. The pencil can be worn alone for a everyday look then for the evening the shimmery shadow can be quickly and easily applied on top of the pencil. As you can see from the swatches below, the shimmery shadow makes the navy pencil look incredible! The navy and shimmer together is a stunning combination that will be perfect for the upcoming party season! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!
Next up I have the *RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks in the shade 'EX-04 Orange Gold (£19) which is a gorgeous burnt orange mixed with shimmery copper blush, perfect for autumn/winter! Firstly, the packaging is fantastic, I love the simplistic, no nonsense, clean design. I have been wearing the blush lightly across the apples and back of the cheeks after contouring and it gives a gorgeous radiant glow. The shade just screams autumn and I have actually been using it on my eyes as well, I wouldn't really recommend doing this as you may have a reaction but it doesn't irritate my skin personally. The blusher blends well, it is buttery smooth despite the shimmer and it lasts well on my skin. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Lastly, not from the new collection, I have the *RMK Nail Polish in the shade 'EX-14' (£14) which is a divine cool grey shade with tiny silver shimmery particles that make the polish look glossy and slightly metallic. The bottle is pretty as is the shade on the nails however the polish is quite sheer (as with the previous RMK polish I have tried) which I am not a big fan of. To build up the colour I do have to apply quite a few layers which takes while to dry so I have just been wearing it as a sheer wash of grey on the nails which I like but it is definitely not my favourite polish in my collection. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Overall, I am very happy with the products especially the eye pencil which is limited edition. I definitely have my eye on other products from the collection such as the eyebrow pencils and matte mascaras. 

Have you tried anything from the new RMK Power Of Love collection?  

Autumn Beauty Picks Ft. Cohorted

Many of my readers and fellow bloggers have been raving about the website Cohorted recently. My blog followers may remember that I worked with Cohorted on a giveaway a few months ago. Cohorted is a unique shopping website in which weekly deals reduce in price to a set discount when more people join the cohort, the more everyone wants a product, the better the discount! Cohorted have been killing it recently with amazing products from Urban Decay, Dolce & Gabbana, Too Faced and more! I was kindly sent a couple of items from Cohorted to review from real Techniques and Smashbox. 
I have the *Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio (RRP £9.99, max Cohorted discount will be 25%). I have a lot of Real Techniques brush (two sets of the core collection, two sets of the starter set, the expert face brush and the retractable bronzer brush all of which I love). The mini travel trio is a great idea for touch ups on the go and they are freakin' adorable! The brushes look and feel like the original, full size versions although they don't have the rubber handle. All three brushes are very soft, smooth and work effectively. I have been using the mini face brush for foundation, the mini foundation brush for highlight and the mini shading brush for eyeshadow. Overall, I am impressed with the mini trio, they are just as soft, smooth and effective as the original full size brushes, in my opinion, and they are so cute! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
I have also been using the Real Techniques mini trio with the *Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in 'Baked Stardust' (RRP £25, max Cohorted discount will be 25%) which in my opinion is a bronzer, blush and highlight all in one compact. I can use the lighter creamy shade as a brow bone and cheek highlighter, the pinky shade as a highlighter blush and the two deeper brown shades as a radiant bronzer. Also I have been using all of the shades as eyeshadows. The pigmentation isn't great although I think that is a positive point as it means I don't like like a glitter ball or a clown! The finish of this product is just gorgeous, so radiant and fresh but not glittery or shiny/oily looking. I have mainly been lightly swirling the Real Techniques mini face brush in all of the shades and applying to the top and back of my cheeks for a glowing, 'lit from within' look which is so pretty for dull, grey english autumn/winter days. ★★★★★, 5/5, you will see this product in a few upcoming posts. 

The Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio will be one of tonights deals (along with the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge)!

Have you bought anything from Cohorted? Have you tried either of these products?

AX Paris AW14 Press Day

Last month (yes, I know this is a very very late post, I completely forgot about it!) I attended the AX Paris AW14 Press Day with Lucy from Pretty Little Things & The Cotton City (here) as well as Hayley from Strangeness and Charm (here). I met up with the lovely Hayley and after going to the wrong venue we had to walk for a while and get a tram to the Black Dog Ballroom. The cocktails were delicious but very sweet and the cupcakes were adorable! The autumn/winter clothes looked gorgeous, especially the red/orange tones which just scream autumn to me. Also the glittery, fancy party pieces look perfect for the upcoming party and holiday season! 
There were quite a few big bloggers there such as Hannah Louise and Amy Valentine! After a look around the clothes, we both had henna done on our hands - it was the first time I have had henna done and I love the way it looked although it was messy while walking around Manchester. The goody bag from the event was amazing, not as amazing as the incredible Essence goody bag but still it was fantastic! Overall, the autumn/winter AX Paris collection looks gorgeous, thank you to AX Paris for the invite/event!

What do you think of the AX Paris AW14 collection? 
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