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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Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review

Hello, today I’m bringing you a review of Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation- something everyone and their mother have been blogging about.

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Previously I have only tried matte foundations, which at the end of the day weren’t doing the dry patches of my skin any favours (The product would gather and cling to certain patches on my face). I’d heard a lot about this particular foundation aiming to give a ‘dewey’ finish or ‘radiant glow’- worth a try, right? Especially with how tired and dull my skin looks as a result of little sleep. It blends really well with my stippling brush from Real Techniques and it contains little glittery bits that shimmer in the light (don’t worry, it’s not too much) adding to the radiance and wide-awake look. As for coverage, I’d say it was medium. It conceals flushed cheeks and redness, but I’m still in need of a concealer to hide those blemishes. This foundation lasts throughout the day pretty well, especially with the stay matte powder, also from Rimmel. In my opinion, this product is best-suited to people with normal/dry skin. However, with a trusty powder that you can rely on, it can work for everyone.

You can pick this up pretty much everywhere, such as here on Boots.com and there are six shades to choose from. I have 100 Ivory, which is the palest one available but still a little dark/orangey for me, but nothing that a bit of blending can’t handle. Have you tried this? If so, what do you think?

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Kew Sprig Folded Zip Wallet from Cath Kidston

Today I will be sharing with you something I’ve been eyeing for ages. A good quality purse/wallet to see me through my shopping days and general life has been at the top of my mental wishlist for as long as I can remember, so you can imagine the pure joy I felt from opening this baby on Christmas day (thanks Mum and Dad!). Without further ado, here are the pics:

 

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First of all, I’d like to state how well-made this is; you only need to take a look at the stitching detail to acknowledge the undeniable quality that comes with Cath Kidston products. The outer ‘oilcloth’ material is wipe-clean, putting my mind at ease (yes I am that person who is capable of spilling hot chocolate in their bag). It also adds a degree of durability- less chance of wear and tear in the years to come. Furthermore, the outer-part is cushioned, making it very comfortable to hold, and safe to throw in your bag amongst numerous items. When you undo the popper fastener thingamajig, you can see there is room for 12 cards, with 2 pouches on either side- great for stuffing receipts, bus tickets or other useful documents. I really like the fact that all of the cards can slot in without sticking out all over the place, which can happen with cheap wallets. The inside fabric is strong and thick- those cards are nice and secure. There is a compartment for notes which is spacious and can open quite wide. The zipped section of this wallet is divided into two sections for coin storage, with the wall across the middle being very sturdy and secure. One of my pet peeves is zips on products that don’t open and close with ease. Fear not, this is not the case here. The zip puller (technical term?) and strip holding the popper fastener (again, struggling) are brown leather, which adds to the quality of this piece. The size of the wallet is perfect in my opinion, large enough to hold all your cards and cash, but not so big that you can’t hold it comfortably in one hand.  

Overall, this wallet is very well-designed with many storage compartments to suit the needs of an avid shopper and general card/bits-and-bobs hoarder, with the prettiest, strongest and most durable material to not only look good but ‘does the job’ exceptionally well. I have high hopes for this item to last me for a long while! You can purchase this here for £28, or in your local store. Please let me know in the comments you’re best picks from C.K, and whether you love this floral land as much as I do.

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1)  I need more colour in my life. This jumper will suffice that need. I’ve been loving oversized jumpers (who hasn’t?) that I can easily throw on with a pair of leggings and some boots for these colder months. At the end of the day, I want to be comfy in what I’m wearing. Whenever I have a craving for a specific item of clothing, I recommend browsing somewhere like Ebay first- your wallet will thank you. It is far too dangerous otherwise 😉

2) Surprisingly enough, I never fell into the Peplum trend. But I think the style of top is very flattering, and when I saw this on the New Look website, I thought it’d be perfect for work. Very smart/casual/fun.  The daisy print is also appealing to me as I am grasping the remains of summer. Can we talk about how reliable New Look is when it comes to prices? I feel like it’s one of the only remaining shops on the high street that feeds my need to shop without necessarily bursting the bank.

3) I came across this lipstick from Vivianna’s Makeup Menu #3 video. It looked amazing on her, and I hope I can pull it off too. Moisturising lipsticks are always the better option during Autumn/Winter- they definitely work better with chapped lips.

4) I know the galaxy print thing has kinda passed now, but I couldn’t resist this. The only thing that I’m weary of is that it was called a ‘t shirt’ on the website, leading me to believe that the material is thin and not jumper-like. Banggood.com is very bargain-licious, but I’m not sure how the quality of the clothing compares to other places.

5) Skater skirts will always be a thing for me. The only one I have is neon orange, from Topshop a while back- not exactly wearable right now. This forest green colour is perfect I feel, but this skirt comes in many colours. The waffle texture just adds a little something-something. I plan on wearing a skirt like this with some warm tights and boots, because cold legs aren’t fun.

6) You can’t own too many jumpers. I love this lavender colour (although can’t stand the smell, is that just me?) and it looks nice and thick. I prefer wider necklines; crew neck type styles make me feel like I can’t breathe. I’ve not yet ordered from Romwe, but that could change soon…

7) Isn’t this the cutest darn dress you’ve ever seen? I’m in love. I’m digging anything with collars at the moment, and being black, this piece can be worn with anything. I like the old-fashioned-ness of it, I’m getting a Victorian vibe here.

8) My final want from Romwe is this satchel. I like how it combines the on-trend houndstooth print without it being too in-your-face. This bag looks very wearable, being monochrome, etc- I can see it working with the above dress mentioned.

So that concludes my first ever Wishlist post, hopefully the first of many more to come. What’s caught your eye recently?

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

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