Thursday, 24 April 2014

MUA Luxe velvet lip lacquer "Kooky" review

As soon as I heard about the MUA luxe velvet lip lacquers I knew I needed to try them. I have wanted to buy a Lime crime velvetine (£13.50) for years but never got round to it. So I thought MUAs lip lacquer may be a good dupe at a cheaper price (£3.00). 

Unfortunately at the moment these babies are pretty difficult to get your hands on. They were pretty much sold out on Superdrug’s website and I couldn’t see any sign of them in Newcastle’s store. So I was a bit miffed.

I was after “Reckless” but the only shade available on the website was “Kooky” which is a purple. No doubt about it, its straight out purple. I was a bit hesitant as I’ve bought a lot of purple hued lipsticks lately and they’re not the sort of lipsticks I get to wear often. I usually wear them on nights out, not during the day (Apart from MACs “rebel”)

I have to say I’m very happy with “Kooky”. The formula is interesting, a sort of thick cream texture that drys to a matte finish relatively quickly (similar to Collection 2000’s Cream puff lip cream but less moisturising). The colour is surprisingly wearable even though it’s definitely a dramatic statement lip, I feel like I’m channelling my inner Lorde. It seems to be pretty long lasting too. I applied it then a couple hours later had my tea and afterwards it looked pretty much the same, it only wore a bit on the very inside of my lip.

I am definitely purchasing more of these when they are back in stock and for £3 I can safely say they’re a bargain and I am very happy with my purchase!

Till next time,


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub

 I have an obsession with keeping my lips soft and moisturised. I thought i'd treat myself a little and have a trip into lush (A place I rarely ever venture into for reasons unknown)
I picked up this lip scrub last minute on my way to the till, after I had decided on buying the honey I washed the kids soap.
If you like bubblegum/bubblegum flavoured sweets then you will adore this! 
It smells incredible.

To use it you scoop a small amount out onto your finger and rub it all over your lips. I probably do this excessively but it feels like it's really getting rid of dry skin. Its best to do this over a sink or something as it can get a bit messy.

Once you've thoroughly exfoliated the best part about this scrub is that you can just lick it off your lips. It tastes fab and you're left with nicely soft lips. Its a great way to prepare your lips for those sort of dark or drying lipsticks which show any dry patches on your lips.

If you're a bubblegum/lip product fan give it a go!


Monday, 14 April 2014

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick 31 review

 So my lovely boyfriend knew of my desperation to own a YSL lipstick but my hesitation at the price. I'd stare in admiration at them often but always resist buying one. Recently that same lovely boyfriend just happened to give me a huge surprise and bought me this beauty. 
This is Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in number 31. First of all, lets talk about the packaging. It's stunning. Its a rectangular gold mirrored case that I really do feel luxurious using I have to admit. The lipstick bullet itself also has the YSL logo engraved into it. It's close to the top so i'll be sad when i use it up! 

The lipstick itself is a deep (but not dark) plum colour which is perfect to me. The formula of the lipstick is so soft and buttery, it really does feel moisturising on the lips. It also stains the lips which I personally like. 

An undeniably unique thing about this lipstick to me is the scent. Everyone knows Macs lipstick smell of vanilla and many brand have reproduced that scent. Revlon and others often have minty smells. However this YSL lipstick has such a strong floral scent, it's impossible not to notice. It literally smells like you are putting a perfume on your lips. Luckily, it does not taste like perfume. It thrills me everytime as i've never experienced a lipstick like this before.

This lipstick not only has all the aesthetics of a high end luxury lipstick but the smell and quality to match. I will be adding to my YSL collection.