Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in shade Magick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Kat Von D is fast becoming my new favourite when it comes to makeup.  It is therefore probably a good thing that it is not readily available in the UK!

I have had my eye on the Studded Kiss Lipsticks for some time, and recently placed an order from Sephora and slipped this one (and possibly one other!) into my shopping cart!

This beautiful shade in Magick is a pretty dusky pink shade that could easily be my new ‘my lips but better’ shade. It perhaps verges on the warmer side, however works surprisingly well with my cool undertones.  The lipstick has a very subtle shimmer and looks so pretty on my lips.

I applied this in the morning and it lasted right through to lunch time, even surviving coffee drinking!

The Studded Kiss Lipstick packaging is like no other I own, and adds a fun touch to my makeup bag.  The lipstick has a lovely chocolate scent and glides onto my lips effortlessly.

You can purchase the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick from Sephora (they ship internationally) for $21.00  – approx. £14.60 plus tax and shipping.

Have you tried the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks? Can you recommend one for me to try? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x


Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I absolutely love wearing makeup, but there are some days when I just want to look minimal but still well put together. For todays post I am sharing with you all a lovely nude colour from the Clinique Colour Pop collection in Nude Pop.

The Clinique Colour Pop lipsticks offer both intense colour and a primer in one and are perfect for those days when we are pushed for time as you don’t have to apply a primer separately.   Nude Pop is a pearly pink nude with a slight shimmer.

The lipstick does not last all that long, even with the promise of the primer added to it, but that said it was not disappointing. Reapplication was easy and the lipstick glides onto my lips leaving an even colour.

This lipstick is priced at £16.00. If you are looking for a pretty nude to add to your makeup bag then perhaps give this one a try!

Talk to you all soon x


Dolly Baby Lipstick – Rosie For Autograph at Marks & Spencer | Lipstick Monday!

I can’t quite believe it is Monday again, but writing this post always cheers me up! For todays lipstick choice I wanted a colour that was relatively low-key but one that would make my face look put together and polished.

Rosie for Autograph in Dolly Baby was the colour that I was drawn to and I have thoroughly enjoyed wearing it for the first time today.  A lovely rose coloured nude pink that really is like no other in my collection.  The argan oil used in the lipstick really soothed my lips and made application a dream.  I did not use a lip liner in the pictures above, however Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk would work wonderfully well with this colour.

I applied this in the morning before leaving for work, and it lasted a good 5 hours before the need for reapplication.

Priced at £14.00 this lipstick is a real bargain.  I make it no secret how much I adore the Rosie for Autograph collection and this is yet another product that I would add to my favourites list.

Have you tried Dolly Baby from Rosie’s makeup collection? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x


Take A Look At My Pretty Little Haul From MAC! – MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Review & Swatch

It has been some time since I bought anything from MAC, but the Charlotte Olympia collection was one that I just could not resist! Charlotte Olympia is the queen of retro and glamour from a bygone era.

Last week saw the release of the collection here in the UK, and I eagerly waited to place my order! I originally wanted a cute little mirror for my work handbag but unfortunately this sold out before I got the chance to purchase the contents in my basket! However, I had more luck with the rest and I chose two pieces from the collection, one nail polish and one lipstick.

First up, lets talk lips! I have enough red lipstick to literally last me a lifetime however that doesn’t seem to stop me buying (all in the name of blog research!)

There were three lipsticks to choose from, and I chose Leading Lady Red. A perfect red lipstick for the femme fatale look. This is a classic matte finish and easy to apply.  I feel this shade has slight orange undertones and for that reason isn’t as flattering on me as some other lipsticks I have however I can still make this work.  The image above is applied straight from the bullet with no lip liner.  The lipstick is slightly more expensive than the regular line at £17.00, however for the packaging I feel it is worth it.  It has the sweet vanilla scent that MAC do so well, and so far has been a real joy to wear.

I also treated myself to a nail polish in To Have Or Have Not.  At £11.00 this is a real bargain and one I just couldn’t resist! Again, this has slight orange undertones.  It glides on effortlessly and has a real high shine – the image above is without a topcoat. The brush is a nice length and holds the polish well to prevent streaking.  Nail lacquer is not something I would usually buy from MAC, however I am pleasantly surprised by the overall  finish.

The packaging is absolutely divine.  The transparent lipstick tube looks very retro.  I love the spiderweb detailing and the boxes the products come in are just too cute to throw away!

There are a few pieces left in the MAC Charlotte Olympia collection – including the lipsticks,  so if you are interested make sure you are quick!

Did you treat yourself to any pieces from this collection? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x


Rosie For Autograph At Marks & Spencer – I Love You So Much (ilysm) Lipstick Review & Swatch

I don’t seem to be able to walk past a Marks & Spencer these days without popping in to swoon over the Rosie for Autograph makeup collection.  The packaging, the colours and Rosie herself just make every single item one that I just have to have!

I Love You So Much (ilysm) is a lovely bright pink shade yet very wearable. It suits my cool skin tone very well and really brings out my blue/green eyes. The beautiful creamy texture glides on effortlessly and it stays on for a good 5 hours.  The finish above is without a lip liner and has been applied straight from the bullet. It has a lovely glossy sheen.

The packaging feels and looks very expensive.  It has a magnetic closure and a rose embossed on the lipstick. Add this to the beautiful colour payoff and you have a winner on every level!

You can purchase this Rosie for Autograph lipstick from Marks & Spencer for £14.00. This is just one of 12 colours available for you to choose from …. and keep watching as I may have a few more to share with you soon! Well, they are beautiful so who can blame me for wanting one in every colour!

Talk to you all soon x


Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss – Walk The Lime Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I have been so excited about this latest offering from Lancôme ever since watching Lisa Eldridge share it with us all on YouTube.  They finally hit the shelves last Monday, and I am pleased to report they exceed my expectations!

The Juicy Shaker lip gloss is like no other lip product I own.  It is called a lip gloss, but it certainly doesn’t feel like one.  This lip gloss has a bi phased formula that combines nourishing oils with beautiful pigments for plump but natural looking, glossy lips. The oils contain sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil that just sink into my lips.  I have read about lip oils in the past, but have never tried one until now.

The Juicy Shaker is a cross between the 1945 shaker lipstick and the iconic Juicy Tubes from the 1990’s.  Before application it is important to shake the Juicy Shaker well.  It has two little ball bearings in the tube that make for a very satisfying noise when doing so! This process helps to mix the oils together making it just right for application.  Once you are satisfied the colour has mixed, twist open the lid to reveal the cushion applicator that has absorbed just the right amount of pigment. The shape of the applicator makes application a dream and makes applying in the corners of your mouth as easy as the fullest part.

So, would I recommend the Lancôme Juicy Shaker? I most certainly would!

There were not a great deal of colours left when I hit the Lancôme counter, but I decided to try Walk the Lime. In the shaker it looks very orange but on application the orange is not strong and is flattering on my cool skin tone. The lime scent is not strong, but is detectable. The nourishing oils make this product non sticky and non drying and the finish is very pretty.  The oils plump up my lips and hide any fine lines my lips naturally have.  Application is very easy and a mirror is not a necessity as it is so sheer.  I am looking forward to trying out some more colours in the collection and seeing if the colours look more visible on my lips. I would recommend trying these out if you get the opportunity.  The  formula would be perfect for wearing in the day and giving that pretty spring finish!

The staying power is not particularly great, but when the product is such a dream to apply this doesn’t bother me in the slightest!

You can purchase the Lancôme Juicy Shaker for £18.00.

Have you been able to try this product out? I would love to hear any recommendations of colours for me to try out!

Talk to you all soon x


Clinique Chubby Stick Intense 06 Roomiest Rose Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!


This colour is gorgeous, don’t you think?! A lovely deep rose that is an absolute joy to wear. I decided to wear this colour today as I wanted something that was easy to wear yet add a little colour to my complexion, and this colour certainly did just that.

I got this Chubby Stick as part of a Bonus Time deal.  I had not used it until today and can’t help but wonder what took me so long. The formula glides on effortlessly and has a balm like texture on the lips.  The Intense Chubby Sticks are available in 8 shades that each deliver full coverage in divinely rich shades.  Lips are immediately moisturised and left with a glossy sheen. Roomiest Rose belongs to the ‘Pinks’ colour group and it looks very flattering on me as it has cool undertones.

I have always been a fan of the Clinique Chubby sticks, but have found that whilst the colours look pretty in the tubes, they don’t show up on the lips. Thats why I am particularly excited to have discovered the Intense collection, as I get all the benefits the Chubby Sticks offer, with the bonus that the colour pay off is excellent too!

I applied this colour before leaving the house for work, and it lasted surprisingly well! I did get some transfer on my coffee cup but it still left a faint stain of the rose colour, and the pencil formula makes for easy reapplication so this was no issue at all.

Application was very easy as the colour feels like it melts onto my lips. It was easy to stick within the lip line, and the colour did not bleed.

You can purchase the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense for £17.00 from Clinique counters nationwide.  I am super excited (albeit my purse is not!) at discovering this fabulous lip product, and can’t wait to pass a Clinique counter where I will be testing out other colours in the range…and maybe even make a purchase (or two!)

If you are looking for a new lipstick that has spring written all over it, then look no further!

Have you tried any of the Clinique Chubby Sticks from the Intense collection? I would love to hear from you if you can recommend any colours for me to try.

Talk to you all soon x