Monthly Favourites | June

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Another month as passed and it's time for another monthly favourites - how are we half way through 2014 already? For me, June has been quite a hit and miss month for me; it's been a really good month in terms of some of the things I've gotten up too but I've had some crappy news thrown into the mix which has got me all worried and really thrown me off - hopefully next month will be much better! Also, I've done the photos a little bit differently this month so please let me know what you think of those or whether you prefer the old way - I'm not sure which ones i think are better yet, so do let me know which you prefer!

Beauty Favourites:

Hurraw! Lime Lip Balm*
This is quite possibly the best lip balm i have ever used - it embodies every quality i want in a lip balm. It's so hydrating, it leaves my lips feeling really soft and it actually lasts on the lips which not a lot of lip balms tend to do. I'm not usually a big fan of lime scents but this smells incredible! It has a unique oval shape to the lip balm which i really like!

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
I have been pining for this foundation for a good while now and i decided to finally treat myself to it when i had some vouchers for Debenhams and I'm so glad i did as i think this might be my favourite foundation and it may be reaching 'Holy Grail' status. When it comes to foundation i like something that is nice and light but that will still give me some coverage - as this foundation is water based; it means that the formulation is really light, it does also mean that the coverage is very light but you can actually build on this foundation and layer it up til you get the results you want. I'm in love with this foundation, i love how it looks on the skin and it gives a really nice flawless look to the skin.

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Mask
I've really been enjoying using face masks lately and the one I've been reaching for the most has been this Avon Pore Penetrating Mask; it focuses on pulling out the dirt and oil that is clogging up the pores. My skin has improved a lot lately; i don't whether its down to this or the alterations in my skincare routine but either way it's has definitely made a difference.

Nars Blush in Sin
Another item that has been on my wishlist for the longest time and I'm so glad i caved in and treated myself as this is such a beautiful blush. It's such a gorgeous colour and the shade is not like any other i have in my collection. These are such good quality blushes; they have good colour pay and last all day too. I'm a little smitten with this blush and I'm so glad i finally have it in my collection!

ESPA Restorative Candle*
I'm not one to buy expensive candles and without the ESPA giftcard i probably wouldn't have picked this up. The scent fills up the room really nicely without being too overpowering. I'm really enjoying burning this candle; it burns nice and evenly, it smells incredible and its the most relaxing candle i have ever had.

Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
This used to be my go to felt tip liner but i strayed away and tried out a few others and i also went through a phase of not wearing eyeliner. I picked this up again and instantly fell back in love with wearing eyeliner - it's such a good felt tip liner; it's exactly like a felt tip pen and the nib is really useful for helping you to control the application of it - it's a great felt tip liner for beginners. This felt tip liner is really affordable; it's so easy to reply and it lasts all day on me.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Out of all my naked palettes this is probably the one that I've used the least. Every couple of weeks i rotate the make up in my make up bag so that I'm making use of all the products in my collection rather than just the same ones and i recently added this palette into the mix and i have been loving using it. The Naked 2 is more cool toned nudes and like all the naked palettes; the eyeshadows are really good quality, have excellent colour pay off and last all day too. My favourite eyeshadows out of the palette has been 'Bootycall, Tease and Busted'

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Blogger/Youtube Favourite:
I've been following Meg's blog and youtube for a while now but lately, I've really been enjoying them. She focuses on a mix of beauty and fashion; her posts and photos are such good quality and i really enjoy watching her videos as her bubbly personality really comes across and it almost feels like your chatting/watching a friend and i really like that quality. I'm sure most of you are already following Meg's Boutique but if not be sure to check out her blog and her youtube!

Links: Blog | Twitter | Youtube | Blog Lovin'

Other Favourites:

McCoy's Ultimate Two Flavoured Crisps
I have been obsessed with these lately; they have a selection of flavours but my personal favourite has been Chargrilled Steak and Peri Peri - it sounds like a really odd combination but it goes together so well. They are so tasty and I'm actually glad they are no longer on offer so i won't buy them half as much as i have been doing.

Westfield Street Music Festival 
One of the streets in my town where they have most of the pubs/bars etc.. put on a all day music festival where lots of local bands and singers played. I only went in the evening as my friends band was playing but it was so good - the atmosphere was really lively, and everyone was in such good spirits, i think the lovely weather helped with that. All the artists i saw were really talented especially my friends band who i have featured below in my music favourites!

The Book Thief
I finally got round to watching the film of The Book Thief - I've not actually read the book so i didn't really know much about the story or what to expect but i actually really enjoyed the film. It's set during World War 2 and is set in Germany - I'm not going to say to much about the story itself as it's a tough one to explain without giving it all away but it's such a moving film and it even made me shed a few tears.

Gem's Birthday
It was my friends birthday the other week (18th June) and it was such a lovely and busy day - as the weather was really nice we had a little trip up to Southport; ate fish and chips on the pier and played mini golf. We went bowling and then had a chilled evening/night around a fire pit in her backyard - it was just one of those days were it was really nice to be with friends and just hang out.

Essence Launch
I did a post on this quite recently (see here) but it was such an amazing event. It was so nice to learn more about the brand and see all the products and also to see other bloggers and meet some new ones. We were so spoiled and i still honestly can't believe just how much make up i ended up with after it!

Anker External Battery Charger
This is one of the best purchases i have made lately; Iphone batteries are absolutely terrible and there has been so many occasions when I've been out and about and my battery starts to run low and it's so annoying. So having this external battery change is such a life saver because i don't have to worry too much now if my battery starts to run low and it's so compact that it barely takes up any room in my bag.

The Fault in Our Stars
I went watching The Fault in Our Stars at the Cinema and i loved it; i read the book sometime last year and I'm always very critical when it comes to seeing movie adaptations but i think they really did the book justice. It's one of those films that takes you through all different emotions and it makes you both laugh and cry - i didn't cry half as much as I'd expected too but i think it was because i was in a cinema, had i been on my own i would have probably bawled like a baby. I'd recommend going watching it if you haven't already!

Music Favourites:

B.O.B - Magic
I'd only ever heard of the song Magic because of Pitch Perfect and lately, it's been on in the car few times when we've gone for drives and since then i can't stop listening to it. It's such a good and catchy song.

Ella Henderson - Ghost
I didn't like this song at first but it's played on the radio a lot (we have the radio on constantly at work) and after hearing it so much it's really grown on me and i actually really like it now.

I'm probably a little bias towards this band as i am actually friends with the bassist but i saw them play live a few weeks ago at the Westfield Street Music Festival (mentioned above) and they are so talented. I really enjoyed their set; they had a good on stage presence and their songs were so catchy - i really loved their song Swim! They are a local band and they gig in Liverpool so if you live locally definitely go check them out as they are really talented. Here's the link to their twitter if you are interested in knowing more!

What are some of your favourites for the month of July?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | St Moritz Mini Bronzing Collection

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I've put off writing this review for the longest time - i have never used fake tan before, it's just something that's never appealed to me. I'm quite a pale person and I'm okay with that, it's something that i actually quite like. However, i was given this St Moritz Mini Bronzing Collection* at the very first North West Bloggers Event back in March and the last at the St Moritz stand said I'd be the perfect candidate for this kit as it's designed with us fake tan virgins in mind. I figured it was worth giving it a try and who knows maybe it'd convert me to the world of fake tanning.

Now, the reason I've put off trying this so much is because I'm scared - scared, I'll do it all wrong and I'll be stuck looking like a wotsit. However, the time finally came to put on my big girl pants, be brave and give it a try -  for the sake of this review and it being the first time, i only did my legs just so because i think if its something i enjoy I'll have a better idea of how to do it next time and i can avoid having a full on orange body. Also, if it does goes wrong i can hide my legs away quite easily.

The kit comes with a body lotion, tanning lotion and a body scrub - everything you need to create the perfect tan. So to start i exfoliated my body using the body scrub to make sure my skin was soft and smooth, and i also made sure to pay extra attention to the awkward parts like knees and elbows. The body scrub was actually really nice, it had quite a thin consistency which i found quite unusual most body scrubs I've used tend to be quite thick but it was really gentle on the skin and i could feel it working which i really like. It didn't have much of scent but i did actually really enjoy using this body scrub and i would use this again without tanning as my legs felt incredibly smooth after using it.

I then used the body lotion to lock in the moisture and ensure that my skin was nice and smooth ready for the tanning lotion. The body lotion was quite similar to the scrub in that it has a similar thin consistency to the scrub minus the exfoliating beads; it absorbs into the skin really quickly so there is not waiting around for it to sink. With the body scrub these two make a really good team as the body lotion really softens the skin.

Once moisturised, i used my tanning mitt to exfoliate the legs again and then it was the moment of truth - tanning mitt in hand it was time to apply the tanning lotion which wasn't too bad, it took me a while to actually start it as i was a little hesitant but once i started it was relatively easy and i like that i could see where i had applied it so that you don't end up with patches darker than other. The lotion spread really easily as it has quite a thin consistency, i didn't actually expect it to spread as easily as it did - people usually say that fake tan has a funny biscuit type of scent, i personally couldn't smell this but I've had a bit of a cold lately so I'm wondering whether its because of that that all of the three products didn't appear to have much of a scent. I used a Derma V10 Tanning Mitt* to avoid getting the tanning lotion all over my hands and also to help with the application as it made it much easier and much smoother. I really like that the mitt came with latex gloves inside so that the tanning lotion doesn't transfer onto the hands. 20 minutes after i had applied the tan i took the other side of the tanning mitt and buff over the skin to remove any excess lotion and to buff in any bits that may have streaked - i always thought the tanning mitt was only for applying the tan so i like that it's also used to prep the skin before and after.

For the fake tan to develop you have to allow 4-6 hours before showering, i allowed 4 hours before getting a shower as it was my first time and i only wanted a light natural tan. I did originally take before and after photos but it was a complete waste of time including them because my legs looked just as pale as they did in the 'before' photo - i don't know whether its because i didn't apply enough of a tanning lotion or whether its just washed off when i got into the shower - do you know why it might now have worked?

Either way i feel like I've wasted my entire day trying it out. It's been so pointless and it's definitely put me off every wanting to bother with fake tan again - I'd rather save my time and stick to my nice pasty legs.

Do you fake tan? What's your favourite tanning brand?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Anker External Battery Charger

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If you have an Iphone you'll be very familiar with the terrible battery life. Now i don't know about you but i was getting pretty sick and tired of my battery running low half way through the day - especially when I'm out and about and i don't have my charger on hand. I'd seen a few youtubers mention that they had a portable charger for their phones and i was very intrigued but it wasn't until the other day when i hadn't had chance to charge my phone and my battery was running low and i was out all day that i decided enough was enough, i needed one in my life.

So i went onto Amazon and ordered the Anker External Battery (£13.99) - this can be used for many other phones too, so if you are interested it does list them all on Amazon. It's made my life so much easier having this, i don't stress or worry if i don't have chance to charge my phone before i leave the house - it's lipstick size so it's nice and compact and takes up barely any room in your bag.

It's really easy to use - you just need your white USB wire that comes with the iphone (there is a wire that comes with the battery that might fit other phones) and once you plug that in, press the little button on top and it lights up green which means its charging and its literally as simple as that. You do also need to charge up the external battery which I'm assuming is that the wire that comes with it is for as well.

This is one of the best purchases i have made this year; it's so light to carry around, easy to use and i never have to worry about my phone running out of battery!

Natalie xx

Review | Stylfile S-Ped

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I know it's naughty but i don't really look after my feet as much as i should - i hate feet, i think they're just disgusting and i don't really want to spend my time touching them so i just avoid them as much as i possibly can so as you can imagine my feet aren't quite - shall we say, summer ready?

I'm a big fan of Tom Pellereau's Stylfile and i absolutely love their S-File and the emergency file since using them Ive not looked at another nail file so i was really excited when i saw the Stylfile S-Ped* in the goody bag at the North West Bloggers Event a few weeks ago. The S-Ped is a curved foot file and exfoliator; it has a detachable case that both the foot file and exfoliator fit onto - i think the casing is mostly only needed for the exfoliator so it's easier to dispose of any dead skin that comes off but i find that using it for the foot file as well gives you a much better grip on it.

Like all Stylfile products these follow that unique s-shape - in the nail files it's brilliant for following the natural curve of your nail, with your feet its perfect for following the natural curve of the foot - it may sound odd, but i find that the shape makes it easier to use on the foot and it also gives you a better grip of the product. Ive tried things like pumice stones in the past to exfoliate my feet with and i always find it really difficult to use and to keep on my feet without dropping it, whereas the s-shape really does make all the difference because its much more comfortable to hold but it works with the shape of your foot rather than against it.

My feet are still very much a work in progress but since using this i can definitely see some improvement - i find myself more willing to take time to look after my feet because the products is so much easier to use. The exfoliator is great for removing any unwanted dead skin and to leave your feet nice and smooth, the exfoliator is actually really gentle as well i almost expect it to grate away at my feet but you can barely feel it in action (maybe that's just a sign of how horrid my feet are?) so it's really pleasant to use. The foot file that comes with it has two abrasive sides to it so you can opt for either depending on your preference but the foot file is great for polishing the skin.

It's a really great, easy and fuss free product to use and i definitely have no excuses now for not taking better care of my feet!

Have you tried the Stylfile S-ped?
Natalie xx

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*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Essence Launch | Manchester

Yesterday, i attended the Essence Launch in Manchester - i was really excited for this event as I've not been to many official events, its mostly been meet ups! Also, i tried Essence when i went to Rome last year and i fell in love with the brand so I'm very excited that it's made its way over to us here in the UK.

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As we walked into the event we were greeted by Heidi from Flipside PR who was absolutely lovely and she explained how the event was going to work and what was going to happen. I really like how they had laid out the room; the product's were really well presented and even though it looked very professional it had a really nice laid back atmosphere.

You could have your nails done by the Pamper Puff Girls, they also had a make up artist on hand to do your make up or help you out with any queries over the products or if you needed matching to concealer or foundation and we also got to have a wonder round and try out all the products.

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There was a little presentation from the Essence Team informing us about the brand; things like the prices, the concept and also the quality and how important it was to them - Essence is all about being fun and colourful without having a massive price tag (The prices range between 99p and £3.99). One thing that i absolutely loved about the concept was that instead of giving a specific age range for their target audience - they said there brand is for users who are 'young at heart' and i really liked that because it's not singling out an age range.

The Essence range are such excellent quality; they have a massive range of products too and they change 50% of the products each year to keep up with growing trends.

As if the day wasn't amazing enough and the goody bag wasn't already bulging with goodies; we was told that we could fill our goody bags with any products we were interested in trying - i think it's safe to say i and every other beauty blogger there were in Heaven! It was insane and i felt so naughty every time i put something into my goody bag, i still can't believe just how generous they was or that we could do that. I was actually quite restrained and tried not to go to crazy with picking up products but It's safe to say i shouldn't need to buy any new make up anytime soon.

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After a few hours at the event; they walked us over to the Arndale Centre to show us the Essence Stand - it's a massive stand and full to the brim with amazing products, the staff there were absolutely lovely too. I don't venture into Manchester often but it's safe to say i will definitely be making more trips there. So if you are after a really affordable and good quality brand make sure you head into Manchester's Arndale Centre and check it out!

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As you can see from this photo - we were spoilt rotten! This photo is both the goodies from the goody bag as well as the products i picked up to take home and i honestly can't get over just how much we've got! I'm so excited to try all the products out - I'm going to be doing lots of posts with all the products including make up looks, nail tutorials and of course lots of product reviews.

I'd genuinely recommend checking out Essence; it's such amazing quality and really bank balance friendly.
Will you be trying Essence out?
Natalie xx

FOTD | The ghost of you, It keeps me awake

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It was my good friend Gemma (@zilmeg) birthday on Wednesday so we had a nice little action packed day. As the weather was lovely we had a nice little trip to Southport; ate fish and chips on the pier, played crazy golf and although i didn't win - i did hit the bell on the last hole and won myself a free game when i next go! We also went bowling (Joint 2nd!) and then went back to Gem's house and sat around a fire pit which was lovely - i had a lovely day and i really hope Gem did too.

I took a few photos of my make up before we went out and i thought I'd share it with you as it's been ages since i last did a face of the day post. Even though it was quite a warm day i wore quite a bit of make up as i knew i was going to be out late and of course i wanted to make a bit more of an effort.

For my base i wore the Benefit Porefessional Primer to give me smooth and even base - i covered my dark circles and blemishes with Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10 and on top of that i went in with my current favourite foundation which is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 10 Beige - it's such a beautiful foundation, its perfect for this warmer weather as it gives enough coverage (and its buildable for those who need more) and it's so light on the skin so you can't feel its there. I then set it all in place with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent, contoured the cheeks with Sleek Contour Kit in Light and applied a pop of colour to the cheeks with Nars Blush in Sin.

For my eyebrows; i filled them in using Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Precision Shaping Pencil in Brownie Points - i used the side with the felt tip nib as it's really light but it fills them in really nicely and makes them look really full yet natural, i then set those with Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown.

I kept my eye make up relatively simple - i primed them with the Dainty Doll Eyeshadow Base and for eyeshadows i used my Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette using the shades 'Bootycall' all over the lid and 'Busted' in the outer corner. I lined my eyes with Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner and applied Max Factor Excess Volume Mascara* - i absolutely love this as it separates my lashes and it really adds length and it holds the curl really well.

For the lips i applied an old favourite of mine - Rimmel Lasting Finish in Nude Pink. This used to be one of my everyday lipstick as the name suggests it's a pink toned nude but it almost leans into a peachy coral tone and i think it's such a gorgeous colour for summer.

So that is the make up i wore; i really like how it turned out - what do you think?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | ESPA Restorative Candle & Mandarin Lip Balm

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ESPA is very quickly becoming a favourite brand of mine and recently, i attended the #NWBrev event in Liverpool and in the goody bag as well as giving us a lovely bottle of foam bath they also very generously gifted each of us a £30 gift card to spend on their website. It took me absolutely ages to decide on what to order as there was so many lovely things but i finally made my decision and ordered the Restorative Candle and Mandarin Lip balm.

Also, before i go any further with this post - I'm aware that these photos are a bit shoddy and the lighting is off. I tried to take some others but they weren't any better so these ones will have to do.

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Restorative Candle | £21.00 Link Here

I'm not one to spend a lot of money on candles - i just can't bring myself to do it so this gift card gave me the perfect opportunity to try a more expensive candle out and see if its worth spending the extra on them.

This candle is amazing; the scent is described as 'A comforting, therapeutic aroma of Palmarosa, Sweet Orange and Lavender' - it honestly smells incredible; the scent fills up the room nicely, its not too overpowering but its enough that you can actually smell it. I'm burning the candle as i type this post and it is insanely relaxing.

The candle burns down nicely too - i don't know if it's just because i burn it for a few hours at a time but it burns down evenly so you get full use of the candle and none of the hole down the middle business. The packaging of this is really nice; ill be able to use this jar after its finished for make up brushes or something! I'm super impressed with this candle and i can kind of understand why people might choose to spend more on candles.

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Mandarin Lip Balm | £10.00 Link Here

I didn't intend to pick up a lip balm as i already have way too many but i wanted to take advantage of the full gift card amount so i decided to pick this up. This is the most expensive and most luxurious lip balm, i have ever owned - the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, the design is stunning and it has a mirror in the lid which is really handy.

This lip balm has Mandarin Essential oil for a sweet citrus flavour and aroma, Wild Mango Butter to condition, soften and smooth, Pomegranate to increase hydration and Rosemary to protect against environmental damage - it smells amazing and it's a really rich and moisturising lip balm that really hydrates the lips. I like to apply this mainly before i go to bed so i wake up in the morning with really moisturised lips.

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ESPA also allow you to choose two samples with each order - i opted for ESPA Super Active  Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum and ESPA Super Active Skin Radiance Mask. I can't comment on what these two are like as I've not quite gotten around to using them just yet but i thought you might like to see which samples i opted for. I'm looking forward to trying both of these out as they sound really good, I'm particularly intrigued by the face mask.

So that is everything that i got from ESPA - I'm really impressed with my order and the things i opted for. Id honestly recommend checking out ESPA if you are looking to treat yourself with a really luxurious product!

Have you tried ESPA? What are your favourite ESPA products?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | Avon Colourtrend Eyeshadow Pencil in Sailor Taupe

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I'm sure most of you are aware of my love for eyeshadow pencils by now - i just love them, that easiness of sweeping it over the lid and being good to go, it's any lazy girls dream. I love applying make up; its one of my favourite parts of the day but sometimes (i.e. for work) i don't always feel like spending a load of time applying make up especially when it's really early and id much rather spend the extra time in bed so products like this are just wonderful because i can get the extra Zs and still look slightly presentable for work.

It's been ages since I've had a good browse in a Avon book; they sell some really lovely and affordable products. Colourtrend is one of the ranges that Avon sell which is aimed more at a younger audience - it's not a brand i shop from often but i have tried a few things from them and when i was recently browsing the Avon book they had a bit of a nautical collection going on - little fact about me: i love nautical themes, i just can't resist them. The collection has so many lovely products that i almost bought them all but i was very restrained and just went for one which was the Avon Colourtrend Eyeshadow Pencil in Sailor Taupe. I don't remember the exact price but i don't think it was more than £3.

Unfortunately, the very cheap price is reflected a lot in the packaging - it is so unappealing to the eye. I know that 'you get what you pay for' but there are many brands that are just as affordable and still manage to product half decent packaging, this just looks so cheap and nasty. Thankfully, the product itself isn't quite as nasty as the packaging.

The shade i opted for was 'Sailor Taupe' which is a very light taupe brown, that has a slight hint of copper in it too. It looks really nice applied all over the lid as it's a great base colour - I'd just wear this alone but you could build it with other shades in the crease and outer corner to create other eye looks. It has quite decent colour pay off too and it's so easy to apply, the formula is really creamy so it just glides over the lid. The one thing that does let this product down is the longevity of it; most cream eyeshadow pencils I've used really stick to the lid and the product lasts all day, this one however creases after a couple of hours so it's not ideal. Ive tried it with a primer underneath as well which does help prolong it a little but it doesn't make a massive difference. For me, i can still use this for the work as a lot of my shifts are quite short but if you work long days, this isn't something id recommend because it would probably start creasing half way through your day and the last thing you want to be doing it having to worry about your eyeshadow throughout the day.

I personally wouldn't go out and buy another one of these as I've got other eyeshadow pencils that are just as cheap and are much better quality. Its okay for a quick make up fix but i like eyeshadow pencil products because not only for the ease of them but they last all day and i don't want to worry about them creasing or fading and that's where this eyeshadow pencil lets itself down.

Have you tried the Colourtrend Eyeshadow Pencils?
Natalie xx

Review | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Frambourjoise

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I'd been hearing so many good things about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks (£8.99 | Link) that i obviously had to try them for myself.

If you aren't one for a bold lip then these definitely will not be for you as these are all very bold - i went for the shade 02 Frambourjoise which i thought was one of the lighter ones - thanks to the lighting in Boots when i swatched this on my hand it came out a mauvy pinky red shade and it looked so pretty that i knew it was the one for me but then when i got it home it wasn't the colour id thought. Instead Frambourjoise is more of a red with a pink undertone and whilst it's still a really gorgeous colour - I'm just not sure it suits me very well, what do you think?

My silly choice aside; these lip products are fantastic. They have really good colour payoff; it barely takes much product for a full opaque application and they last on the lips for ages too! They glide onto the lips so smoothly; they have a matte finish which isnt normally a finish i opt for but this isnt the type of matte that dries on your lips and looks horrible and patchy, these feel really moisturising and i actually love the finish of them.

The packaging is also really nice; they have a doufat applicator which makes the product really easy to apply and they are really handy compact size so they barely take up any room in your make up bag or handbag. I really like these lip products despite the fact im still a bit unsure of the shade i opted for i would definitely go out and buy some of the other shades as they are such beautiful lip products and they are really good quality.

Have you tried the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick?
Natalie xx