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!