Revlon Cherries in the Snow Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Cherries in the Snow by Revlon is one of those lipsticks that will, in my opinion, always be a classic.  The makeup industry are constantly bringing us new shades (much to the pain of my bank balance!) but very few colours stand the test of time.  Cherries in the Snow was first released in 1953 by Revlon and is a real classic.

In my opinion, nothing is more beautiful than a classic red lipstick.  There really is a colour for everyone and I suit a red with a pink undertone. Cherries in the Snow is the perfect red for me as it is just that. A cool/blue red mixed with raspberry pink.  This is the prettiest lustrous colour that contrasts against my fair skin tone and dark hair perfectly.

Cherries in the Snow is very heavily pigmented and saturates my lips in colour.  Application is always a dream as the colour glides on effortlessly.  The lipstick does have a lustrous sheen and I usually avoid vibrant colours in this finish for fear of lipstick teeth, but I don’t find this to be a problem with this particular colour.

Perhaps one of the best things about Revlon Cherries in the Snow is the price at £7.99.  An absolute bargain for a stand out lipstick in both formula and colour.  I would thoroughly recommend adding a little vintage glamour to your collection and taking a look at Cherries in the Snow next time you pass a Revlon stockist.

Cherries in the Snow (and yes, I totally would buy this shade for the cute name alone!) is the perfect way to brighten my mood on a Monday!

Have you tried this classic red? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in shade Tea & Cookies Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

It has been a very exciting week for me!  NYX has officially landed in Boots stores on the British high street! For those that don’t know, NYX offer niche products at competitively low prices while still being of an excellent quality.  I was a little pushed for time so had to glance over the counter quickly so my first purchase was this little beauty.  The NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Tea & Cookies. Being a big Kat Von D liquid lipstick fan, this product had high standards to meet.  So, how did it compare?  ….. Very well indeed!

The packaging is rather basic, and nothing special but does the job nonetheless! The applicator is soft and the product glides onto the lips effortlessly.  Tea & Cookies is a soft beige pink that is just the right amount of pink to stop it being too pale for my colouring.  The long narrow applicator makes applying to the contour of my lips easy.  The matte lipstick was not too drying, and did not settle into the lines on my lips anymore than what was expected with a matte liquid lipstick.

The lipstick unfortunately did not last very long, and transferred easily on my tea cup. It lost the colour a little in the fullest part of my lip, migrating slowly towards my lip line after a few hours, but that said in this natural shade I found this was not overly noticeable and priced at £6.50, I really don’t think you can ask for more!

I would love to hear from you if you too have recently discovered NYX has set up home in your local Boots store! Have you made any purchases?!

Talk to you all soon x

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MAC Finally Free Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I have been excited about getting my hands on this lipstick for some weeks now! I’m first to admit I’m not a fan of anything Kardashian related, but when MAC announced a collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner I couldn’t help but want it – especially when I saw how unusual and pretty the colour was.

Finally Free is a beautiful rose pink nude in a cremesheen formula.  At first glance Finally Free is a ‘suit all’ red tone but once applied it is a lovely wearable every day pretty rose shade.

The lipstick applied effortlessly and is everything you expect from a MAC lipstick.  The colour longevity was good, only muting after drinking but still leaving behind a pretty sheen.

Caitlyn Jenner created Finally Free to suit all ages, all races and all sexes.  I am really impressed with this colour and can see myself getting lots of wear out of this lipstick.  I don’t own any colour like it and for that reason would recommend purchasing it if you are looking for a new shade.

Finally Free is available exclusively online at MAC and priced at £15.50. 100% of the selling price goes to the MAC Aids Fund Transgender Initiative to further the work in support of transgender communities.

Do you like the finish of Finally Free on my lips? I would be really interested to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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Quite Possibly The Best Beauty Invention Ever! – StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner And Drier by Stylfile | Review

 

I absolutely love makeup, but I definitely don’t like cleaning my makeup brushes! Sunday afternoon would often be the time dedicated to cleaning my brushes and I could easily spend half an hour just cleaning my favourites and laying them all flat to allow the air to dry them naturally. I have some expensive makeup brushes in my collection, and am always conscious not to allow water into the handle especially on wooden handles as they are so delicate and prone to weakening or even worse breaking. It can often take hours for the brushes to dry completely and I must confess for these reasons I sometimes find myself not cleaning them for a few weeks at a time …. I know, utterly disgusting on my part and very unhygienic!

I have been a fan of the Stylfile brand for some time. Inventor Tom is the man behind the ingenious S shaped nail file that make filing nails to a professional standard a dream. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom in the past, and he was lovely. I wish I had the chance to meet him now and thank him for his latest invention, the StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Drier. This invention is quite possibly the best invention to the beauty industry in recent years. Not only does it clean your brushes to a surgically clean standard in seconds, but it also dries them in seconds too making it possible to reuse the brushes immediately after cleaning them. No longer do I have to spend time cleaning each brush by hand in the sink and make a complete mess in the process by splashing dirty water around the sink!

Below are the pictures of the individual components included in the StylPro Makeup Brush and Drier Kit.

Left to Right: Makeup brush cleanser fluid, Glass cleaning bowl with silicone seal and splash guard, Silicone collars (in a variety of sizes to fit different size brushes) and StylePro device along with attachment spindles.

So, let me show you how this invention works!

First of all, add some of the cleaning solution to the glass bowl.  I find the StylPro cleansing solution works better with my foundation brushes, but this is not essential. You could use your favourite cleanser by any brand. Take the silicone seal and guard and ensure it is securely attached to the bowl.

The next step is to take your makeup brush and decide which silicone collar fits best.  Once  the collar fits securely, attach a spindle to the base and then attach it to the StylPro device.

Now the magic happens! Dip the makeup brush into the solution and gently press on the bottom of the bowl to make the makeup brush splay. Turn on the device and watch it spin in the solution for approximately 10 seconds. After this, gently lift the device out of the solution (but still in the bowl) and let it continue to spin.  You are then left with a beautifully clean and dry brush ready for using again!

 

You can purchase the StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Drier for £49.99 here

I cannot recommend this product highly enough. It not only cleans my brushes to a very high standard, but also dries them within seconds too.

Have you tried the StylPro cleaner? Let me know if you have tried it out or if you are planning to order one in the near future. I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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Charlotte Tilbury Portobello Girl Lip Lustre Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

With the brighter days of Spring fast approaching (oh how I am looking forward to this!) I decided to break from my usual tradition of wearing a lipstick and wear a lipgloss. Yes thats right, a lipgloss alone with no lip liner or lipstick! Quite a change for me, but what better product to use than Charlotte Tilbury Portobello Girl.  A lovely high gloss pink that looks lovely over lip products and just as pretty on its own!

The Charlotte Tilbury lip lustre is perfect for a wide range of ages as it creates the optical illusion of youthful fuller lips.  I applied lip lustre in the morning just as I was leaving the house.  It did not leave me with the feeling one usually has when wearing lip gloss, in fact I actually found it to be quite hydrating and soothing which is quite unexpected. The Lip Lustre did not last past my first drink in the office, but with the colour being so natural it was easy to re-apply at my desk without using a mirror!

 

I have rather full lips, but would recommend this gloss if you want to achieve the look of fuller lips. You could try dabbing a little in the centre of your lip to add some dimension.

You can purchase the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl for £16.50 from Charlotte Tilbury counters and online. I plan to do a tutorial soon on how I achieve the ‘perfect pink lip’ using this lip gloss and my Coachella Coral lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury. These two products work so well together, but its lovely to know they work well on their own too!

Have you tried Portobello Girl Lip Lustre? Do you have a favourite lipstick to wear it with? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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Rosie for Autograph at Marks & Spencer Lady Rose Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I literally couldn’t wait to share with you this review.  I am planning to do a haul this week showing you my shiny new makeup products from the Rosie Huntington-Whitely collection, but I am giving you a little taste of what is to come! For that reason, Lipstick Monday is a short one this week, but nevertheless, welcome to my lipstick of the day!

Rosie Huntington-Whitely is hot news right now.  When I discovered she was creating a makeup line for Marks & Spencer, I stalked the beauty section of my local store for quite some time waiting patiently to sample the collection for myself.  Lady Rose is a beautiful rose nude lipstick that is universally flattering.  I was looking for a colour that would be effortless to apply and be appropriate for everyday wear.  I wore this colour today and first impressions are certainly good!

The packaging is very Charlotte Tilbury with on trend rose gold detail.  I will go into more detail when I share my collection later on this week.

The formula was soft with good colour payoff.  I applied the lipstick in the morning, and whilst it did not last much past my first coffee of the morning, it was easy to re-apply so this was not an issue.  It left my lips feeling drenched in moisture and wonderfully soft.  I really couldn’t ask for more.

You can purchase this lipstick in Lady Rose from Marks & Spencer.  I have not felt this excited about a new makeup collection since I first set eyes on Charlotte Tilbury, and I recommend taking a look next time you are out shopping.  You can purchase the lipstick for £14.00.

Talk to you all soon x

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Worth The Splurge? Crème De La Mer – The Lip Balm | Review

I think it’s true what they say. The more you use lip balm, the more your lips need it.  At least that’s certainly the case in my book. I find my lips become super uncomfortable if I don’t use it. You probably all know by now that I love lip balm as I have shared with you my collection of EOS lip balms- all of which I absolutely love. However it is my Crème De La Mer lip balm that has a special place in my heart. A little touch of pure luxury.  I wanted to try this for ages before purchasing it, becoming a fan after frequently reading about it in magazines as a firm favourite amongst celebrities. I bought my first pot when on holiday in America four years ago, and I am about to open my third – so I guess it’s safe to say I’m a fan!

The ingredients in Crème De La Mer were created 50 years ago by Dr Max Huber who suffered an accident in a laboratory. Neither medicine or science was able to create anything of benefit to repair his burns, so he embarked on a personal quest to transform the look of his skin. He created the Miracle Broth which is the truly magical ingredient in the Crème De La Mer products today.

This Lip Balm contains Miracle Broth, and I find this product really does repair and rejuvenate my lips leaving them feeling super hydrated and soft. We all know that the winter brings with it the obligatory sore and chapped lips, but using this balm instantly soothes them. I feel it doesn’t just sit on the outer layer of my lips but actually sinks into them. It has a refreshing minty taste that is a real pleasure to use and does not taste synthetic like some can.  I like to apply it before bed,  and always wake up with hydrated lips that are ready to take on whatever lipstick I choose the next morning.

So in essence, The Crème De La Mer Lip Balm is worth every penny and in answer to my post title is 100% worth the splurge.  I do agree the price does make you blink somewhat, but for a balm that lasts about 18 months used at least twice a day – I feel I can justify the cost. I don’t mind paying for a product that delivers and this certainly does. For that reason, I can’t recommend this enough. If you are ever passing a Crème De La Mer counter then stop by and test it out!

You can purchase the Crème De La Mer Lip Balm for £45.00. If you don’t live near a counter then you will find it at various online stores including John Lewis.

Have you tried this lip balm? I would love to hear if you think it is amazing too!

Talk to you all soon x

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