NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick – Review | Lipstick Monday

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick Review

Lipstick Monday is here again and for today’s post I am sharing with you a little review of the NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick.  I was running slightly late this morning so wanted a lipstick that was easy to apply and would make me look polished.  Dolce Vita ticked all the boxes, and as it was the first time I had used this lipstick it certainly brightened up what was a cold, wet and otherwise very dull morning.

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick Review Swatch

Dolce Vita is a beautiful natural dusty rose colour.  The sheer formula glides on effortlessly and leaves behind pretty lips with an almost gloss like finish.  I particularly love how NARS lipstick feel on my lips,  they include a blend of conditioners that actively hydrate, nourish and protect my lips.

The downside to this colour being so sheer is the longevity.  It really didn’t last much past my morning coffee but I guess that is the downside to any sheer colour.

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick Review Swatch

The NARS Dolce Vita lipstick is priced at £20.00.  It is a great colour that suits most people and is certainly very popular in the blogging world. It is a beautiful elegant colour that I can’t wait to wear again.  I wasn’t sure at first when I looked at the bullet this morning, it looked a little ’90’s brown’ but I am so glad I bought this colour.  It is a great addition to my ever growing collection!

Hope you enjoyed my second Lipstick Monday post! Suddenly, my Mondays don’t feel quite as bad!

Talk to you all soon x

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A Sunday Pamper from Lush – The Comforter Bubble Bar | Review

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar Review

I am at my happiest when I am in the bath! The hotter and bubblier the better! It goes without saying that I do love my Jo Malone bath oils but I also love choosing a nice new bath bomb or bubble bar from Lush for that extra special Sunday night pamper!

There is something about the Lush stores that I find so exciting.  I think it reminds me of being a child and going into a sweet shop. All those bright candy coloured bath bombs, the sweet aroma in the air and of course not forgetting the paper bags dotted around the store ready for us to fill with what we want to take home!

The Comforter is an all time favourite of mine.  It has the most beautiful blackcurrant fragrance and turns my water into a pretty pink colour with bright white creamy bubbles.  The bubble bar is large, so I like to cut it into about 6-8 chunks.  Under warm running water, I gently crumble the bubble bar into the bath to help it dissolve into the water.

Lush Bubble Bar The Comforter review

I am then left with a divinely inviting bath tub of luxurious silky foamed water. How inviting does that look?!

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar Review

When I have finished, my skin feels so soft.  I guess this is down to the Cypress Oil that is known for its calming and toning properties. The uplifting notes of the Bergamot Oil and Cassis Absolute gently scent my skin and of course fill the entire upstairs with a lovely aroma!

If you are new to Lush I would certainly recommend trying The Comforter out first.  It is priced at £4.75 but when you consider it  can be cut up to be used numerous times you do get good value for money.

I like to store my Lush products in my drawers to gently scent any clothes or garments.  I then get to smell the heavenly scent of The Comforter throughout the day!

I hope you enjoyed this review and maybe I have even inspired you to wash the week away and relax in a bubbly bath before the next one begins!

Do you have a favourite Lush product? I would love to hear your recommendations!

Talk to you all soon x

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Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Masque – Review


Looking after my hair health is really important to me.  I love to treat my hair to moisturising treatments.  With this in mind,  I wanted to share with you all a fabulously rich Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Masque.

This masque is designed to deeply nourish the hair providing deep restoration for ultra-damaged hair.  The rich cream constistency gives intense hydration and nourishment to hair whilst working to maintain softness and flexibility to the hair fibre.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Masque review

I wash and condition my hair as usual and take any excess water out of it using a towel.  I then take a small handful of the masque and apply from mid-length to ends.  I gently comb the masque through my hair, pop a shower cap on and leave for as long as possible. The longer the better! When I wash this out my hair feels like silk.  A real treat for my hair and perfect for using weekly.  I don’t find this masque leaves my hair greasy which is a common side-effect of deeply conditioning products.

I bought this masque because I was so impressed with the results of the Ultimate Remedy Duo Hair Serum.  You can read my review here.

The masque comes in a 200ml pot and is priced at £39.50.

Talk to you all soon x

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Tom Ford Lip Colour Cherry Lush 10 – Review | Lipstick Monday

Tom Ford Cherry Lush 10 Lipstick Review Swatch

What better way to kick off Lipstick Monday than with Cherry Lush.  I have long coveted a Tom Ford lipstick and my dream became a reality last month.  It is every bit as luxurious as I hoped it would be and is the perfect lipstick to wear on a Monday.  I had an extra little spring in my step this morning on my walk into work knowing that I was wearing the lipstick I had dreamt about for so long.

Tom Ford certainly knows a good lipstick! He understands that there really is no better accessary than a perfect lip.  Our lips are the focus of our face and when done well have the ability to define our whole look.

Tom Ford Cherry Lush 10 Lipstick Review

Cherry Lush is a beautiful blue based red shade with a pretty pink hue.  It has a very subtle shimmer that leads to a lovely sheen finish. It looks lovely against my pale skin tone and whilst it is a ‘look at me’ shade it is also extremely wearable and flattering.

I am able to get a lovely full coverage using just a couple of swipes of the lipstick – but of course using a lip brush gives a more precise finish.  The lipstick lasts a  good 2-3 hours before needing to be reapplied. The lipstick itself has a texture like no other I have ever tried, it has a buttery finish and almost melts into my lips.

The lipstick packaging is absolutely beautiful. It is luxuriously weighty with gold accents. A real joy to use and never fails to put a smile on my face when I look at it, and this after all is a Monday must have!

Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lipstick 10 Review

Tom Ford Cherry Lush is priced at £38.00 (and is worth EVERY penny!)

Talk to you all soon x

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Welcome to my new regular weekly blog post | Lipstick Monday!

Lipstick Monday

I love lipstick. I’m not however so fond of Monday’s!  There really is no better way to brighten up my day than to wear a fabulous lipstick.  Whether it be a pretty nude or a classic red there is a lipstick to match my every mood.

I therefore thought it would be a good idea to share with you all the colour that has got me through the first day of the working week!

Lipstick may not solve all of my problems on a Monday, but it is certainly a good place to start!

I hope you enjoy reading these posts and who knows; we might even have a few favourites in common!

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Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil – Review

Urban Decay Ultimate OZONE Multipurpose Primer Pencil

As those of you who follow my blog will know, I love Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Read my review here.  Given the popularity of that post, I think you all love it too! With that in mind, I wanted to share with you all my thoughts on Urban Decay’s Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil. This product is fairly new (at least to the UK market) and I was excited to try it given my faultless findings of the makeup setting spray!

Urban Decay Ultimate OZONE Multipurpose Primer Pencil

Inspired by their bestselling, slim-barrelled Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, Ultimate Ozone is a much needed primer in pencil form that they have added to their collection.  The thick size of the pencil makes it easy to apply in one quick swipe, and of course the fact it is invisible means that if you go outside of your lip line then it is not the end of the world!

The pencil is creamy and has a long-lasting formula that glides on effortlessly. The pencil does not drag and does not dry out my lips. The lip primer contains jojoba oil that leaves my lips feeling nourished and most importantly provides a wonderful base for my chosen lipstick.  It is a pencil that needs sharpening so I would recommend buying a separate sharpener so that any debris left over from sharpening other pencils does not contaminate the primer.

As this primer has a thicker waxy type consistency, it is perfect for applying over any fine lines around the lips that you may have.

This product is a definite lip collection must have! Urban Decay have done it again!

The Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil is priced at £15.00.

This primer review is the perfect product to kick start a new regular series of blog posts that I am really excited about….all will be revealed tomorrow. Until then, my lips are sealed!!……. *hint!*CosmeticsWatercolorClipart_37

Talk to you all soon x

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Christian Louboutin Loubi Nail Care (Top and Base Coat) Kit – Review

Christian Louboutin Loubi Nail Care Kit Top and Base coat Review

I can’t quite believe it is September already! The weather is definitely getting colder and the nights are drawing in.  The change of season also brings some changes to my makeup.  Plum lipstick one day and red nail colour the next!

Wearing darker nail colours makes using a base coat really important, and it is with this in mind that I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the Louboutin Loubi Nail Care Kit.

This box set really is a touch of luxury.  It contains two bottles – one containing the Loubi Nail Primer and one containing the top coat.   The base coat (nail primer) creates a smooth and flawless base to make the best out of our chosen nail colour. The Loubi top coat (nail gloss) seals our chosen colour and helps to provide a chip-free shine and also UV protection.

Christian Louboutin Loubi Nail Care Kit Review

The bottles are as to be expected – stunning! The bottles are not as big as the nail colours but still have the same tall handle inspired by the heels of his beautiful shoes. This sculpted handle makes application a dream.

Using the base and top coat gave me a manicure that lasted a week with minimal chipping on some tips.  This isn’t quite as long lasting as a fast drying top coat but it also did not cause any shrinking to the edges.

If I had to choose between buying this set and a nail colour from the Louboutin collection there is no doubt that I would choose the nail colour.  That said, the quality of the top and base coat are exceptional.  And it is after all exceptional quality that makes Louboutin stand out as being very special.

The Louboutin Nail Care Kit is priced at £40.00.

You can read my reviews on Louboutin Nail Colour here and here.

Talk to you all soon x

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