Revlon Lip Butter Review

I picked up a new shade of lip butter the other day in ‘Peach Parfait’, that was suitable for wearing at school- a ‘your lips but better’ kinda thing.

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The colour comes across as quite shear, but I love the glitter in it- it’s not too intense, but it catches in the light. The formula of these lip butters is so moisturising, and you can definitely apply them quickly and without the requirement of a mirror, so great for on-the-go. It is one of my goals to own all of the colours of these lipsticks; they are just so nice. My only issue would be that they don’t last long enough in my opinion. I suppose that is why they don’t retail as lip ‘sticks’ but as lip ‘butters’, hinting they are more of a lip balm. The Revlon Lip Butters are available here (they’re on 2 for £10 atm!) where the picture displayed is wrong, but the product described is right (tut tut Boots).

What is your favourite shade in the lip butter range?

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Maybelline ‘The Eraser Eye’ Concealer Review

I for one do not get enough sleep. It’s something I’m working on, but until then, I need something to conceal those dark circles. I have tried a handful of concealers from the drugstore, but all seem to crease on me and stick to the dry patches on my skin (not a good look), until I joined the bandwagon and tried Maybelline’s offering.

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To release the product you simply turn the barrel to the left, then sit back and watch the sponge fill with makeuppy goodness. It really is magical. I lightly rub the sponge beneath my eyes in a swooping delicate motion, which feels quite fun, not going to lie. The coverage is good, and most importantly, it doesn’t dry up my skin or do the awkward crease thing throughout the day. My Boots only had the shades ‘Light’ and ‘Nude’ but I believe there are more out there. Yay for a successful concealing product that only sets you back around £8!

What is your choice for concealing dark circles? Let me know.

Bye for now,

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You Beauty Advent Calendar 2013

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It’s pretty big

After reading many a blogpost about beauty advent calendars, I just knew I wanted one for myself. The thought of gaining a new beauty product (even if it’s only a small one) every day for 24 consecutive days makes me sigh with joy. There were several to choose from, but it came down to price and availability (the Boots one was gone in seconds I swear). I went with YouBeauty’s offering, after the positive reviews. Mine took 4 working days to arrive, which is ok. I’m very excited about it, and it is so hard restraining myself from opening those cute little doors.

This size of this baby is impressive, hence the picture above to show some comparison with my phone charging on the left. It is also relatively heavy, which is good- there is definitely a load of products in there. I have resisted the urge to read the magazine that came with it (containing product information) and covered my eyes when there were spoilers in some posts; I want to experience that element of surprise, like a small child opening ickle presents on Christmas day. To sum up the packaging- beautiful. I think the white works really well with the gold accents, and the white bow is just darling. The only pet peeve I have with this is the flaps on the inside being slightly ajar. No peeping, I told myself, whilst pushing them down again. I think that the cardboard doors need a little something more to keep them secure. Each compartment varies in size, which creates a rather fun guessing game as to what you think would fit into that shape of a hole. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase, and can’t wait till the 1st comes around.

The You Beauty advent calendar is still available here (hurry!) for £49.95 and £4.95 p+p. Considering the contents are worth over £240, not too shabby, really. But I can understand if you find it hard to justify spending that much on an advent calendar.

And now I pose a question to you- would you like me to post everyday up to the 24th December about what is behind each door? I am happy to do it, if you’d like- let me know.

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Current Favourites!

Hello little bugs, here is essentially my September favourites (WOAH WHERE DID THAT MONTH GO?!) but a little late. I hope you like the quality of the pictures; I’ve been enjoying using my Canon Rebel T3i to take ’em. Without further ado, here they are:

1) Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

ImageSo I am no longer a Lush virgin. I’ve always wanted this little guy, and it lived up to expectations. First of all, the smell- amazing. The fact that you can eat the damn stuff made me want it even more. This lip scrub gets rid of any dry skin around your lips- it’s exfoliation powers are quite something. After applying the sugary substance, you can lick off the excess (its basically bubblegum flavoured sugar). It was rather steep at £5.50, but it’ll last you a while- there’s a lot in the pot 😉

2) Maybelline Babylips

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(from left to right: Cherry Me | Pink Punch | Peach Kiss)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know about these little tubes of joy- a selection of tinted lip balms with the yummiest of smells. The pigmentation is really impressive, especially the pink one, and they are moisturizing for sure. I recommend the red or peach one for school- subtle but scandalous ;D

3) My ‘mock martens’ …

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So these are my fake Doc Martens from Primark (£15). I love the colour- perfect for Autumn, no? They are a staple piece that can be worn with pretty much everything: with a dress for a ‘grungey’ look, or leggings to be more casual. I like to wear thick knitted socks with these (folded over at the top), for comfort and style I guess. I wasn’t prepared to fork out a load of money for boots, so when I saw these I did a little dance.

4) No. 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Hot Chilli

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This is the the perfect orangey-red shade of lipstick, and only around the £4 mark in Boots! It has a matte finish, which I quite like, as long as you have moisturize your lips pre-applying. As the name conveys, it lasts. There is even a touch of glitter/shimmer in it ;D I recommend any lipsticks in the 17 range, they are affordable and pigmented.

5) Billabong Beanie

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I found this little guy in TK Maxx for £8 (reduced from £25!). I don’t own any beanie-style hats, but I just love this. It’s so warm, soft comfy, and doubles up as a fashion statement! In my opinion, a hat like this is a staple for the transitioning season of Autumn, and moving into Winter of course. When your hair is looking a tad on the greasy-and-not-washed-in-days  flat side, this kinda thing is perfect. I also think they look great if you have a fringe 🙂

6) Real Techniques Stippling Brush

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I’ve been using this brush to blend in my foundation (the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse) and it works really well. I find that the ‘stippling’ motion along with the formation of the bristles on the brush work together to create a ‘flawless’ finish- blending into every nook and cranny. I advise buying this from Amazon, as it’s a few pounds cheaper than Boots. Around £9 I believe.

7) Panda Slippers *ahem*

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ImageSo these are a bit random, but I wear them all the time- whenever I get in that front door, these are on. These slipper type inventions are from the glorious Primark (around £2-£3), and the fluffiness on the inside means your feet will never be chilly again in these cold months. They also look really cute… who could resist those little panda eyes?

There we are then; my favourites as of recently that have now been shared with you. If you try/already love any of the things mentioned above, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave me a comment below 🙂

Hope you’re having a great day,

Jennifer x