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Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick – A Review

8 Apr

So about two weeks ago, I got my first Influenster Vox Box. If you are not aware of what Influenster or Vox Boxes are, go to and if you are a huge social media whore like myself, sign up. Essentially, Influenster measures your presence on social media, asks you to take random surveys, and if everything is looking right, you can qualify for a VoxBox. A VoxBox is box full of one (or many) goodies from a specific company, and you are expected to use, review, and influence your social media kingdom in their opinion of that product that you received for free. Make sense? So, between my love for all things social media AND free things, I signed up for this because nothing makes me happier than getting something free in the mail that isn’t a bill or a request for money from Seton Hall Law School.

Anyway, I got my first one and it was for Rimmel London’s new Moisture Renew Lipstick. I got it in the “As You Want Victoria” color. It came in a box as such:



This review, please note, is based on a product that I received for free for testing from Influenster. I didn’t get paid or swayed (rhymes) for any of this.

The color is super cute Рa very bright pink that goes well with my particular skin shade (whatever that may be, some variation of Caucasian I am sure). The lipstick itself is super creamy and glides on very nice. You can obviously tell it is a hydrating lipstick when you put it on, because it stays moist throughout the wear. My only complaint about the lipstick is that it does not like to stay on your lips Рyou have to do fancy make-up tricks (blotting and powder tricks) to stop it from just transferring onto all of your coffee mugs, silverware, and food.

On the whole, I’d recommend it as “going out to the bar/club” type lipstick – the color is loud and very cute, and if you’re going out, you’re not eating anyway so you don’t care about lipstick getting on food. Just make sure you drink your liquids through a straw.

Ok, now back to pretending that I am actually doing work that I enjoy.

P.S. Two posts in one week. I am a boss.


Movies are Real Life

5 Sep

As far as I know, this is a completely accurate representation of California:


In the Beginning…

4 Sep

First post. After a lot of suggestions by friends that I should start a blog (this isn’t me being an egomaniac, it is a fact), I have finally caved and started a real blog about my personal life – not just one with pictures of my sister sleeping.

The creation of this blog coincides with some huge life changes that I have been contemplating, discussing, and planning all summer. And, contrary to my general inclination to blab all of the thoughts in my head, I kept these big decisions pretty quiet.

Before I go into making big announcements and explaining the title of this blog, a little about me. I am a 28 year old attorney from New Jersey. I really love cats and food, and posting pictures all over Facebook of same. I am a proud University of Miami alum, I don’t care at all about my law school, I put ketchup on rice, sometimes I forget to put deodorant on, and I have a cool sister who sleeps a lot.

It is also worth mentioning that I have a really wonderful boyfriend who is in the Navy, whom I love very much. We have been through some ups, downs, and movie level types of drama, but have come out better for it, I think. He is hot, he is funny, he is super smart, and he will one day give me the biracial babies I have always desired. He also does a really good Robert DeNiro impersonation and I have caught him eating dog treats more than once.

Icebreakers aside, today was a BIG, nervewracking day for me because I turned in my resignation letter at work. For the past ALMOST three years, I have worked for the State of New Jersey. But, as of October 4, 2013, I will be part of those unemployment statistics that FoxNews randomly broadcasts to America, while reminding its audience that the figures are Obama’s fault.

The reason I am totally OK with leaving a job with NO pending job in the future is because Navy boo has professed his undying love (I’m dramatizing) and asked me to move out to San Diego with him so that we can ditch the long distance life and share a zip code. We have signed a lease and I move out to San Diego (unless Navy boo dies or dumps me….knock on what I think is wood that neither of those things happen) on October 14, 2013.

Navy boo and I will be living in what I am told is the lovely San Diego neighborhood of Golden Hill. All I know is that there isn’t a lot of rape in the area (thank you crime statistics website), the San Diego Zoo is in walking distance, and there’s a Chinese place pretty nearby that has roasted pork buns and delivers.


Since I won’t be employed, and since I am not really even sure that I want to look for another lawyer job, I figured a blog was something to do to occupy my time while I am mooching off of Navy boo and trying to figure out the whole employment thing. I also thought that it would be a convenient place to document my transition from the East Coast to the West Coast, as visits to California have made it very clear that Cali is NOT the Tri-State Area.

So, that’s the news. I’m really excited and also sort of terrified, but in a good way. I have random freakouts, and also random daydreams that I will move there and be discovered on a day trip to LA. Either way, I’m happy it doesn’t have to be a secret anymore because I am TERRIBLE at keeping them and hope that people actually read this because (1) you jerks suggested it, (2) writing a blog that nobody reads sounds depressing on “jump off a bridge” levels, and (3) I am a social media whore and need the validation.

I don’t have a cute way to end my posts yet. I could be a nerd and go with “You Stay Classy San Diego.” I haven’t ruled it out, but I don’t know if I am ready to go there yet. So for now, I will just say BYE.