Thursday, 19 July 2012

Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains

I was so excited when I saw the Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains in Superdrug. I was going to ask my parents to get me some from Florida but I knew they were coming to the UK in July and thought I would wait!

I have three colours; honey, cherish and darling which is the one I am going to share with you today. I absolutely love this lip balm/stain! they feel extremely moisturising and creamy when you are applying them, they last for hours and they give a good amount of colour to the lips. They also wear evenly which is a big bonus for me! I would go as far to say I prefer these to the lip butters, which I really like. These stains are great for putting in your handbag for touch ups which you only really need to do after every 3-4 hours, in my experience. They have a peppermint smell to them which is slightly detectable on the lips. I personally like the smell but I know it may not be to everyone's taste.

The shade 'darling' appears as a light purple in the tube which at first I wasn't sure of. However, when I swatched it one my hand it appears as a lovely, light mauve/pink which in turn is very flattering on the lips. This is the lightest shade out of the three I have and is easy to apply without even looking in the mirror.

I would definitely recommend picking these up if you are looking for a hard-wearing lip product which doesn't leave your lips feeling dry! These are currently on offer in Boots and Superdrug for £5.99 and there are seven shades available.

Let me know if you have tried these yet and whether you prefer them to the Revlon lip butters?

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Holiday haul

I thought I would just share with you a look at the amazing make-up my parents bought me back from Florida. I gave them quite a substantial list and they got me a few extras too!

I will gradually be doing reviews on everything so I can give you my thoughts!

(This post is by no means to brag, I just thought it would be fun to share with you some different makeup brands I haven't mentioned on here before)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Revlon ready

I am absolutely loving all of the recent Revlon releases. First it was the lip butters, then the kissable balm stains (more on those later) and now the photoready cream blushes!

I have the shade 'pinched' which is a lovely, light, peach shade which I find to be perfect for the summer months. I usually go for pink blushers but thought I'd try something different, and I'm so glad I did!

I recently purchased a cream blush from MAC and was excited to see how the Revlon compared. The first big difference is the price, the MAC blush was around £17 and the Revlon is a bargain at £5.99!

Personally, I found the Revlon blush to be extremely soft and blend-able and applied very easily to the skin. It has a light, sheer texture so needs a couple of layers if you want to intensify the colour. The MAC one needs a little more work to buff it into the skin and is slightly more pigmented meaning you only need a small swipe of product.

I love the colour of 'pinched' and am very tempted to go back for the pink! I would definitely give the Revlon cream blush a try if you are looking for something lighter for the summer and an easy item to pop in your make-up bag if you are going away!

Mojito Madness

Firstly I want to apologise for the lack of posting! I promise I have lots off upcoming post planned and they all contain some very exciting products. Many are items which my parents kindly brought me back from Florida and others are new releases from the UK!

I thought I would quickly share with you this new Essie polish, 'Mojito madness'. It is a lovely, vibrant green which is perfect for making you feel really summery even if the weather isn't! This is one of the items from Florida but I'm pretty sure you can get this readily in the UK from Essie's summer collection!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Heart today...

My favourite product of the week has been my Carmex pink lip tint. It gives the lips a lovely, rose sheen which lasts for hours. As it is Carmex, your lips are left feeling really soft and moisturised. It's the perfect size to pop in your bag and you don't even need a mirror to apply it!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lipstick love

You may have noticed that I have become slightly obsessed with lip products as of late. I used to be all about lip-gloss but I have discovered a new love for lipsticks. After seeing Fleur (from Fleur-de-Force) mention the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks, a couple of times, I thought I would give one a go.

After swatching a few colours I went for shade '16' which is a bright pink/coral. This colour is perfect for summer as it just adds a nice pop of colour without being too overpowering. I like to pair this with my bare study paint pot for eyes, and then a light, peach colour on my cheeks. I find the finish of this lipstick to be really moisturising and not at all drying. It also lasts several hours before needing a touch up and leaves a nice 'stain' behind on the lips.

The only slight negative, for me, is the smell of the lipstick. I have heard it being described as a 'cherry' type smell but to me it's very strong and slightly 'chemically' smelling. It's not too much of a problem as once it's on the lips it's not really detectable after a few minutes, but it is something to bear in mind.

Overall I would definitely recommend checking one of these lipsticks out. I got mine on offer at Boots for £3.99 and I would say it's worth the money!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

M.A.C Casual colour 'Relaxation'

I feel like M.A.C's newest collection was released a little under the radar. 'Casual colour' was released at the beginning of the month along with the new Beth Ditto collaboration. As of yet I haven't seen many reviews on the collections and I'm surprised because I think the casual colour lip and cheek creams are the perfect product for summer! To my knowledge the collection is marketed as being easy to wear, and simple products you can use for 'lazy' days. In the summer I love wearing cream products on my cheeks. They feel less heavy and seem to withstand longer-wear. The casual colour lip and cheek creams come in eight different shades. They come packaged in little plastic pots with a black lid, which are basically the same containers that the lip conditioners come in.

I have the shade 'relaxation' which is described as a 'warm pink'. I would say this pretty much sums the shade up although it does lean towards a darker pink/berry shade which I find really flattering on my skin tone. I have read a couple of reviews saying these feel 'sticky' on the cheeks. I personally have not found this to be the case. I can easily blend the product into my cheeks just using my fingers and it leaves me with a lovely, healthy glow to the skin. For me, there is no residue left on the skin but just a lovely, soft sheen which I think is lovely for the summer months. You can also use the product on your lips to give you a lovely flush of colour. It leaves yours lips feeling really moisturised and not at all sticky. This is the perfect item to pack if you're going on holiday or if you just want something really quick and easy to use in the mornings. These are limited edition so grab them whilst you can!
(Available from M.A.C for £17.50)