Sunday, 29 September 2013

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine '06 Pink in Devotion'

Hello Everyone :)
Today I have a review and some swatches of a beautiful YSL lipstick featured in my last beauty haul!
So, I've been eyeing up these lipsticks for a long while now after seeing countless reviews. I had a £10 boots voucher I was planning to put towards either a YSL or Chanel lipstick, but after I spent it on something else (Origins Ginzing - review soon!) the thought went out of my mind. That was until I was out shopping and just as we were about to leave I found myself at the YSL counter at John Lewis, I managed to narrow it down to two and then when I finally decided on this shade, it was out of stock! Typical. So I went along down to Boots and luckily they had it! So it was a very spontaneous purchase but very worth it.

These lipsticks are famed for their amazing formula and when I swatched these for the first time I definitely got why these are so coveted. The formula is butter soft and glides on so easily and smoothly, it seriously is a dream to apply. Even though these are so silky smooth that doesn't mean they are not pigmented, the swatch is only one swipe! Despite being pigmented, these don't have the longest lasting power due to being so creamy but they don't have the worst either, they last roughly about two hours but they do leave a stain so all is not lost! The colour is a juicy deep pink which I love! It's in between a pink and a berry and I think it is perfect for the colder months if you're not quite brave enough to wear a deep, intense colour. It can also be dabbed on for a softer, subtle look or built up to be brighter so is very versatile. I have enjoyed wearing this lipstick so much and will be wearing it lots and lots more, it's also brilliant as in Winter dry lips and lipstick doesn't mix well so you can rest assured this lipstick will not dry your lips out or highlight slightly dry bits you may have.

Overall, this is such a stunning shade and has the best formula I have ever tried. Yes, these are definitely a luxury item but in my eyes they are worth every penny and worth splashing out for a treat. I've got my eye on 05 which is a deeper pink and I think will be my winter lipstick so I may have to have a little 'to me, from me' treat!

Do you have a YSL lipstick, or want one? What do you think?


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Lush Haul


For tonights's post, I have a Lush haul! I know it was only a few post ago I did a beauty haul but this is long overdue so hopefully you don't mind two pretty close together hauls :) I actually bought all this stuff near the end of August when I went to Westfield with my dad.

I haven't bought this much stuff from Lush is such a long time it seems...possibly last Christmas time? I was trying to hold out for the Christmas/Halloween collection but couldn't resist, so there will definitely be another Lush haul coming near the time it's released (which I think is sometime in October, possibly end of this month!)

I was actually only going to get a few bath bombs, but my dad loved it in there and kept running round putting stuff in my basket so yeah haha thanks dad<3

♥ Honeybee Bath Bomb - I've never tried this before, but it smells really sweet and not at all what I expected! Looking forward to putting this in the bath but not sure it's going to turn into a very pretty colour haha...

♥ Think Pink Bath Bomb - I think I had this once before agesss ago but I thought I'd get it again as I wanted to try some new things. It smells like a very sweet floral and is so pretty with the flowers on the top!

♥ Sex Bomb Bath Bomb - Not gonna lie, I kind of only got this as it's so pretty but this is quite floral which I don't usually like but from what I can tell it's quite a 'soft' floral smell.

♥ Creamy Candy Bubble Bar - I've had this loads before (this was one of the things my dad put in my basket as he loved the smell) and it just smells so sweet and delicious, it's one of my favourite smells ever! This scent is also in the LE snow fairy shower gel, bubblegum lip scrub and godmother soap.

♥ FUN Pink - This is quite a new product and is a 4 in 1 as you can play with it, wash your hair with it, create bubbles with it and wash yourself with it. Again another dad product and I didn't even smell it before I got home but I'm glad he picked this as it's again, a very sweet candy smell and is described as it being 'jam packed with the fruity, candy smells of childhood'

♥ Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb - Never had this and thought it would smell 'meh' but I love it! It's quite a warming scent but not spicy...and that's as far as my scent describing skills go.

♥ Charity Pot Mini - I think this was £1 at the till to donate to charity and it smells okay, nothing too great but it's nice to keep in your bag as it's so little.

♥ Herbalism Cleanser - OK cheat product as I got this on a different trip but yeah, I finished my previous angels on bare skin cleanser from Lush and was going to repurchase but saw this which is especially aimed at troublesome skin so got this instead. I've only used it a few times so far but let me tell you one thing, it smells disgusting!

So that's what I have! I think I'm going to use one of these tonight as I need to start making room for the new Christmas products ahh! If anyone knows when they are released please let me know :)

Have you tried any of these before? What do you love from Lush?


Sunday, 8 September 2013

A/W Revlon Collection | Lip Butters & Nail Polish

Hello Everyone!

I've been meaning to post this for ages but have had no time! I went back to school on Thursday and let's just say I am not looking forward to this year, I'm doing my GCSE's! :( Anyway, these three products were featured in last weeks big beauty haulLINK and today I'm going to showing swatches and talking about each product.
First off, these three products are from the new Revlon Autumn/Winter collection 'Evening Opulance' created by Gucci Westman. The collection includes a smokey purple eyeshadow quad, brightening eyeliner kajal, two nail polishes (the one I don't have is a purple colour) three colour burst lip glosses (but I've only seen two?) and two new lip butter shades. At first I only bought the Lip Butter in 'Provocative' but I went back for 'Invite Only' and ended up walking away with the nail polish in 'Rich' too! From promo images I think I may have to get the other polish too if I can find it! 

♥ Colour Burst Lip Butters in 'Invite Only' and 'Provocative' ♥ £7.99 each

Top - Bottom: Invite Only, Provocative
Both of these lip butters come in the standard lip butter packaging however these ones have sparkles all over them ooh! Also, 'Provocative' has silver outer packaging but the actual lip butter is purple, so is a little different to the usual lip butters packaging being the same colour as the product! Anyway, even though these look very scary colours in the bullets (um, mint green lips?!) they actually are really pretty on and are definitely not the colour you would imagine them to come out!
Invite Only is the sheerer of the two, even though the swatch seems to look silvery it's actually clear and super shiny so that's why it looks like that! It has lots and lots of blue iridescent shimmer running throughout it but my camera has failed to pick it up :(
Provocative has a stronger tint of purple to it however I did run it over my hand quite a lot for the swatch so you can see what it looks like intensely. When swiped once it has a subtle slight purple tint and this one has lots of purple shimmer running throughout it. The glitter in these too aren't chunky though so it doesn't feel weird and uncomfortable which is great!

♥ Nail Polish in 'Rich' ♥ £6.49

I really don't like dark polish both in general and on my nails however I've come to discover I actually really like dark polishes if they are shimmery/duo chrome or glittery. Anyway, this is a sort of deep gunmetal grey with gold-ish shimmer throughout it. I've only ever tried one other Revlon polish but this has a easy to work with formula and required two coats to be opaque, also it doesn't feel 'scratchy' but if you really don't like that feeling a topcoat sorts it out. I really like this and I cannot wait to wear it when it starts getting colder which won't be long as the nights are drawing in and my feet are cold which is a sure sign we are going into Autumn! Yay :D

So this was a rather long overview/review but I hope you enjoyed it! I am so excited for lots of the new A/W collections coming out and I don't even know what ones are out now so if anyone knows/has recommendations please let me know! Anyway, I'm off to do some online browsing of Autumn clothes & beauty things so hope you have had a lovely evening!


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Big Beauty Haul! ♥

Hello everyone :) ♥
Today I have a haul to share! This is a 'collective' haul as I got all of this stuff over about 4 shopping trips. I'm really happy with everything I bought so thought you might be interested in seeing too :) I am going to do reviews/separate posts on the majority of this stuff shown so let me know in the comments which items you would be interested in me doing reviews of first!
I thought it was about time I tried the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (£13) which is meant to unblock pores and help imperfections. I put my £10 Boots voucher towards something I knew I would get good use out of, the Origins GinZing Moisturiser (£23) which I had a sample of and loved! The gel like formula is what does it for me it's my current favourite! Next up three things from the new A/W Revlon collection; Nail polish in 'Rich' (£6.49) and lip butters in 'Invite Only' and 'Provocative' (£7.99 each) all of which I have a post about coming up very very soon! I also got the Balm Stain in 'Honey' (£7.99) which I have wanted for ages, Revlon is currently 2 for £10 on mascara, nails and lips!
I needed a new big hand cream so thought I would try the new Soap & Glory Hand Dream Super Cream (£7) instead of my usual Hand food. I've only tried this once but so far I love it! Bourjois were doing the buy two products get a free pair of sunglasses offer so I got a Colour boost lip crayon in 'Fuchsia Libre' (£7.99) as it was on introductory offer still where I got it, I then spotted the 1 seconde nail polish in #14 (£5.99) which is soo pretty and it's currently on my nails. The free pair of sunglasses are just how I like them and came in a peach faux leather case with a pretty design on! Finally, I got two of the new L'Oreal glitter polishes in 'Scarlett Tinsel' and 'Sequin Explosion' (£4.99) which I can't wait to wear :D impulse purchase in Boots when we were about to go home was this gorgeous YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick in shade 06! It's such a gorgeous deep pink which I will be doing a full post on soon too!

So, that's what I've been buying recently! I am now holding out until lots more Autumn/Winter collections start coming out...must start researching them all soon so I can make a list of what I want haha.

Hope you enjoyed reading this and let me know what you have been buying lately!

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