Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Rose Blossom 11 Lipstick Review & Swatches | Lipstick Monday!

Lipstick Monday is here again and today I am sharing with you all the Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Rose Blossom. In the tube this lipstick looks like a rose plum colour but as my lips are quite pigmented the shade translates to a lovely natural deep pink shade.

The Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colors are lightweight yet full coverage lipsticks that deliver a bright noticeable finish. The lipstick is very creamy and moisturising so your lips feels as good as they look.

I applied this lipstick straight from the tube onto a natural lip. I did not apply any lip liner, but found it easy to apply and it lasted reasonably well. The lipstick had a lovely sheen to it (owing to the moisturising properties) so it did need reapplication after drinking as is often the case with a formula such as this.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Colour SPF12 Rose Blossom 11 Lipstick Review Swatch

The Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color is priced at £20.00 and is available nationwide from Bobbi Brown counters. I would recommend if you are after a moisturising lipstick that lasts relatively well with a glossy yet pigmented finish.

Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colors? I would love to hear of your favourite shade.

Talk to you all soon x

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick – Happy Nude Year 09 Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

To kick start Lipstick Monday in 2016, what better shade than Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in shade 09 Happy Nude Year?! I bought this shade a few weeks ago and wore it for the first time recently.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

I have reviewed a couple of these velvet matte lipsticks and I am always impressed with the finish.  As previously mentioned, the colour payoff is exceptional – the colour translates very well on application.  I also love how moisturising this shade is for a matte finish.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

Happy Nude Year is a lovely pink shade that is very easy to carry off.  A nude lip can be one of the hardest colours to get just right as a shade too dark or light can be very unflattering.  This shade however is very soft and gives a lovely bright finish.  I imagine this pretty shade would suit a wide range of skin tones.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Happy Nude Year Swatch Review Lipstick Monday

 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is widely available and is priced at £8.99.  It is the perfect shade for adding to your collection to give your face a fresh look this January. And the best bit? For such a lovely colour and finish it won’t break the bank!

Happy New Year to all my readers and followers.  Lets hope 2016 is filled with lots of happiness.

Talk to you all soon x

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Smith & Cult Doe My Dear Nail Polish | Review and Swatch

Smith & Cult Doe My Dear Nail Polish review and swatch

Hello readers! Today I wanted to share with you my manicure of choice for the week.  Chanel Frenzy has long been my all time favourite grey / beige / lilac shade so when I saw this offering from cult brand Smith & Cult in my local Space NK branch, I could not help but add it to my ‘wish-list!’

Smith & Cult was designed by the founder of 90’s brand Hard Candy.  I spent many a day as a teen swooning over Hard Candy nail polishes with the little plastic ring in a similar hue attached to the bottle.  The price has gone up a little since the Hard Candy days, but when a company get the formula and colour spot on like Smith & Cult seem to have done, that £19 seems money well spent.

Imagine my excitement when my lovely Mum bought me two colours and a top coat for Christmas.  Today’s post is dedicated to ‘Doe My Dear’ described as an opaque dove grey.

The nail colour applied very smoothly and was easy to get a tidy neat finish. This particular manicure was two coats of the polish.

I have finished the manicure with the Smith & Cult top coat named ‘Above It All’.  First impression was, whilst lovely, was perhaps an unnecessary purchase from the collection- but I stand corrected! This top coat gives an extremely glossy ‘plumped up’ look with extreme clarity and shine.

Smith & Cult Doe My Dear Nail Polish review and swatch

I can’t wait to try my other shade and report back to you all.  I am really excited about this brand and can’t wait to explore more of the collection in the coming months.

Smith & Cult are 5 free (formulated without nasties), offer a lovely range of colours and have graced the pages of Vogue.  What more could a beauty addict want!

Talk to you all soon x

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NARS Steven Klein Killer Heels Lipstick Coffret Set | Lipstick Monday!

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

For today’s Lipstick Monday post, I am sharing with you all a little something different.  As it’s a Bank Holiday why share one lipstick with you when I can share 5! I was lucky enough to be given this Steven Klein gift set for Christmas, and wanted to show you all what you get before it is too late to buy for yourself.

NARS have collaborated with photographer Steven Klein to create a collection of highly pigmented colours.  This particular gift set includes colours that are part of the regular line.  I love this, as there is nothing worse than falling in love with a limited edition lipstick only to find you can’t buy it again, right?!

Included in this set are 5 small (1.7g)  lipsticks.  The shades you get are:

  • Little Darling
  • Mayflower
  • Joyous Red
  • Jungle Red
  • Fire Down Below

 

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

What I love about this set is that each colour is wearable and I potentially would re-purchase them in full size.  The only colour that I think is not really worth purchasing is Little Darling, purely because it is so pale it hardly shows up.

 

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

 

Above are the swatches of the lipsticks.  From left to right are Little Darling, Mayflower, Joyous Red, Jungle Red and Fire Down Below.

Little Darling is a nude shade, and when I say nude I mean nude.  There is no hint of pink or brown.  This shade was hugely popular on initial release and was very hard to find.  On my pale skin it does not translate all that well and gives an almost ‘foundation lip’ finish.  My natural lip colour has a dark pigmentation so this is not all that flattering.  However, as it is so sheer it will be perfect for layering over another lipstick.  I am thinking my MAC Velvet Teddy will be the perfect base for this shade as it is a heavy colour that needs that little extra ‘pop’.

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

 

Mayflower is my perfect nude that is not hard to wear and a ‘my lips but better shade’.  It does have very finely milled glitter in the lipstick, but this is not off-putting.  It adds a nice shine to my lips without the need for a gloss.

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

Joyous Red is a lovely orange red that is strangely wearable! Orange hues in lipsticks are usually not my friend but this particular shade is (literally!) a joy to wear! It is conservative and safe to wear in an office environment.

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

Jungle Red is the colour I was most excited about trying! I regretted not purchasing this earlier on in the year.  This is a lovely warm but soft red that is so easy to pull off.  It is elegant and classy and I am tempted to say is my new favourite red! NARS, this is sheer perfection!

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

Finally is a shade that has surprised me.  Fire Down Below is a deep oxblood red that gives the face a lovely warmth.  I am pale but I can carry this shade off well. I am looking forward to dressing this up and playing with it over the next few days.

NARS Steven Klein Lipstick Coffret Set Fire Down Below, Mayflower, Little Darling, Joyous Red, Jungle Red Review Swatch

I hope you found my review of the NARS Steven Klein lipstick set useful.  I can’t wait to incorporate these lipsticks into my makeup this week (hopefully, I may even manage to apply them a little better than I have for the pictures!)

This set is still available and is priced at £29.00. I highly recommend trying it out.

These lipsticks applied smoothly and were not drying.  They applied very sheer and you are able to build up the look of the lipstick    depending on the occasion.

Hope you enjoyed todays Lipstick Monday post.  A little different to the usual format but I couldn’t wait to share with you all this particular collection.

Talk to you all soon x

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Chanel Precision Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream | Review

Chanel Precision Body Excellence Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream Review

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Santa left you all lots of beautiful makeup and beauty goodies under the tree! I can’t wait to work my way through all of my beauty gifts and review them over the coming months!

I have had my eyes on this lovely hand cream from Chanel for quite some time.  Every time I walk past the Chanel makeup counter I have a sneaky little test of it. It leaves my hands wonderfully soft with a distinctive scent of delicate lotus and hibiscus flower that lasts for some time.  I was delighted to unwrap this hand cream yesterday and have it ‘on tap’ throughout Christmas Day!

Chanel Precision Body Excellence Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream Review

Chanel Precision Body Excellence Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream is priced at £41.00 for a 75ml tube. It is a little pricey for a hand cream but if it works and I like it then this is totally justifiable. After all, our hands work hard throughout the day so it is important to look after them.

This hand cream belongs to the Chanel Precision collection.  It contains Purple Bengle PFA extract that is exclusive to Chanel. This extract offers firming properties and is the perfect ingredient for beauty products.  It prevents dark spots (age spots) on our hands and conditions the cuticles.

This hand cream can be used at any time of the day on clean hands.  Massage a small amount into each cuticle, nail, finger and the palms.  The cream is rapidly absorbed.  Personally, I don’t like the feeling of a ‘coating’ over my hands and this hand cream, thankfully, does not leave me feeling like this.

I am making it my New Year’s resolution to take extra care to look after my hands.  The texture and appearance of our hands give away our true age so I am investing today to (hopefully!) see the benefits in 30 years time!

Hope you enjoyed my review of the Chanel Hand Cream.  Have you tried this? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper 03 Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

With a nod to the festive season, todays Lipstick Monday post had to be red! You may remember in last weeks post I shared with you all a review of Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipstick in Peach Club.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

The formula is exactly the same as my review last Monday, so I won’t touch upon that too much other than to reiterate that it is wonderfully soft and not at all drying for a matte lipstick.

On my skin tone (cool) I found Hot Pepper to be just a little too orange toned for my liking.  It is however, a very bright vivid red that will definitely get you noticed.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

As I found last week, the lipstick lasted well into the day and survived  a few hot drinks.  I think this is mainly because I applied it in thin layers to achieve the desired look.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Hot Pepper Lipstick Review and Swatch

Bourjois Hot Pepper Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is priced at £8.99. There is currently an offer on at Boots where you only need to spend £15.00 on Bourjois products to get a set of full size makeup essentials including this lipstick! Now thats an offer I simply could not refuse!

Talk to you all soon x

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Happy Monday everyone! Today  I’m sharing with you all something a little different for Lipstick Monday.  Bourjois has long been one of my favourite ‘drug store’ brands. I am yet to try a product I haven’t loved.  The Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks are no different…. I absolutely love them and can’t recommend enough!

My chosen shade is 04 Peach Club.  The colour is more of a red than a peach.  If you were buying this purely on the name and expecting a peach shade you may be disappointed but it is a lovely colour and certainly one I love.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Bourjois Rouge Edition is a bold, matte and long-lasting colour that really does last for ages! Not only does it offer all these fabulous benefits but it is also lightweight, has a velvet texture and does not dry out my lips.  In fact, unlike most matte lipsticks I actually find it very moisturising.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

The packaging is simple with a transparent tube, making it easy to find the perfect shade to match your outfit.  The sponge tip applicator picks up the product easily and evenly and glides onto my lips effortlessly.  The applicator makes applying bold lipstick a dream.  I would recommend that if you would like more of a tint finish, to apply a dot of the lipstick on the bottom lip and work it in using a finger tip before doing the same to the top. If you are after a more full on look, then apply the colour in thin layers working up to your desired look.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Peach Club long outlived any hot drinks and only needed touching up after lunch.  This particular colour would work equally as well in the day as it would in the evening.  It is not too full on, but does give a nice ‘pop’ of colour.  Perfect for dreary miserable weather!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 04 Peach Club Review & Swatch

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is priced at £8.99 and is available at Boots (to name only one retailer)

Have you tried this lipstick? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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