Dior Addict Lip Glow - Spring 2017 Limited Edition Berry 006

Monday, 20 February 2017

I was super excited to see a new shade in the Dior Addict Lip Glow collection. This is the berry colour, shade 006 for the Spring 2017 collection. Packaging is the same as the other lip glows and retails at £24. 

This is from the Dior Backstage line and a lip balm which reacts to the natural colour on your lips. I like this balm because there isn't a strong scent. It also glides on perfectly. My morning routine for my lips is to apply a bit of Vaseline, then swipe on a coat of Dior Addict Lip Glow. 

I was expecting the shade to appear darker, almost like a plum shade, but the colour is the same as the original lip glow! It does look prettier in the tube though. I guess I won't be buying anymore lip glows for a while...I have 2 to get through! 

Dior - Lip Sugar Scrub

Friday, 17 February 2017

I saw the new Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub advert and as I am already a big fan of the Dior Addict Lip Balm, I decided to give this a go. RRP: £24 from Boots

The packaging is very similar to the normal Dior Addict Lip Balm, except this is a frosted look which is really pretty. Inside the tube, the colour looks very similar and you can see the textured grainy sugar as advertised. On the posters, they seemed to have covered it with more grains (but I guess that's what marketing does). 

When I applied it, I was expecting it to tingle a bit more and for the grains to actually come out. It was different from what I had in mind and it is actually very similar to the Dior Addict Lip Balm. 

In fact, so similar that I don't think I would have bought this if I knew! Anyway, it was an interesting buy - I don't regret the purchase as the formula of the lip balm feels exactly the same as the usual Dior Addict Lip Balm. Perhaps I should have bought the Berry coloured lip balm instead...

Update: I did go back and buy the Berry shade...but actually, after using this lip scrub a couple more times - I can feel the grains of sugar! So it works now. And I'm happy. 

Chanel - Rouge Allure Ink - Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Monday, 30 January 2017

This is the Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour by Chanel. Retails at £26 in Boots. 
The shade I bought is 140 Amoureux. This is a matte liquid lip colour with fine pigments. 

The packaging is beautiful, as always, from Chanel. 

Close up shot of the colour. Overall, it is a good product but to me, it feels more like lipgloss than matte lipstick. I would not purchase again - I prefer the texture of Chanel lipsticks more! 

Wishful Cards

Saturday, 28 January 2017

My talented friend, Izzy, opened an Etsy Shop selling her illustrated greeting cards. She currently has designs ideal for Valentine's Day. More cards coming soon, please check it out! Thanks for your support!

Which one is your favourite?!

Benefit Gals Just Wanna Have Fun Complete Makeup Kit

Saturday, 15 October 2016

This is great. When it is almost Christmas, Benefit drops these awesome Christmas gift sets! This 'Gals just wanna have fun' set was £29.50. The reason why I bought this was solely for the Hoola bronzer and I didn't want the original packaging which I find is quite bulky whereas this one I can store in my make up bag.

What the inside of the box looks like...it includes make up tips and tricks.

Inside the kit. 

1. They're Real mascara (not my favourite mascara as I find the brush too spiky)

2. Hoola bronzer & brush

3. Benetint (for lips and cheeks, I have used this in the past but I'm not really a blush/lip stain person)

4. Gimme Brow (brown gel which enhances your brows, I like this product!)

5. x3 eye shadows and brush (Really pretty wearable shades)

Above: Gimme Brow brush (brush over your eyebrows)

I felt that this was a good buy filled with awesome products and worth the value. Plus, it is already wrapped which is always an added bonus. Only thing you can't remove is the eye shadow...perhaps I haven't tried hard enough but I don't really want to keep the packaging. I'd rather remove all the items from it and store it in my own make up bag. 

Benefit have also released various gift sets so definitely worth checking out if you are looking to treat yourself/others!

When We Were Young - Adele Cover

Monday, 4 April 2016

Hope you enjoy my cover of When We Were Young by Adele!

Special thanks to Shanil Kawol - Kindsense.

Ariana Grande - MAC Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipgloss

Monday, 8 February 2016

On 4th February, Ariana Grande released a lipstick and lipgloss by MAC Cosmetics. 
Every single penny goes to helping those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. 

So I went on my lunch break to buy both...

The lipstick costs £15.50 and the lipgloss costs £14.50. A total of £30 which is almost equivalent to the price of one Chanel lipstick. In other words, it was worth it. The lipstick is a deep matte plum colour. If you lightly dab against your lip, it is wearable in day time. If you then build up the layers, it goes quite dark so would be more suitable for night time. 

The lipgloss is a contrast from the lipstick. It doesn't tingle on your lips though like the other MAC lip glosses which I quite enjoyed but anyway, the colour is very pretty, light and has small specs of glitter. Layering this over the lipstick is great (lipliner needed!) - just don't wear this if it is a very windy day...I speak from personal experience. 

Overall, I am very happy with my buys - a very good start to February!