Friday, 9 May 2014

i'm miss sugar pink liquor, liquor lips

 When it comes to make-up, I've never been one to spend too much on it. I'm more the kind of a gal that I buy a new mascara once I realize that applying the old one on my lashes is the same as using a plain brush. With the exception of nail polishes, although I've calmed down about buying those as well. But then there's times when I get really into make-up for a short - or longer - period of time and this usually happens around spring. In about a space of a month I've now spent so much more on little bits and bobs than I usually would. I don't know, maybe others buy this kinds of amounts in a week, I wouldn't know. If you follow any beauty bloggers or vloggers, you will have seen most of these being talked about somewhere on the internet at some point, but anyway, here's all the make-upy things I'm going to share with you:-)


 I'd say I like the Revlon Colorburst matte balms better than the Just Bitten Kissable balm stains, but because my lips are pretty much always minorly chapped/dry, the texture of the latter is more suitable for me. I do love both of them, though! The colours are all really lovely, originally I was looking for Mischievous, but they didn't have it at the moment, so I opted for Audacious. They're quite similar, but Mischievous is more peachy and light than the pinker Audacious. You will have seen me wearing Crush in recent photos, and it really is one of my favourites at the moment.

 Apparently I've become quite the fangirl of Revlon. I haven't properly tried it yet, but all the lip butters look so nice, that I couldn't resist. This's Tutti Frutti.

 Lip glosses haven't been that much on my lips since I was ~18, but because I've been watching so much Youtube videos, I obviously had to be supportive and get this Tanya Burr Just Peachy lip gloss. They smell so sweet&lovely! I'd kind of forgotten how easy it is just to apply some gloss instead of a lipstick and I actually like this much more than I anticipated. And, at least this one, is pigmented enough for me and I may have to look into starting to wear lip glosses more often again.

 Alongside with the Crush balm stain, this is my new favourite. I wouldn't go as far to say it's my perfect red lipstick, but it's closest I've come to find the perfect one. If you have one of the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks, do they smell the same as the Kiss of Fire? 'Cause this one smells strange&sweet, and I can't quite put my finger on it. I'm not saying I don't like it, it's just different. In any case, I love the colour, and it does stay on all day so well, which is pretty much all you can ask for!

 A confession: I only started using concealer this year. And this Collection Lasting Perfection one is what I'm using. It's been a small revelation. I've also been using the Revlon Photoready Skinlights face illuminator, and I do like it a lot. It adds a lovely glow to your skin and is something really simple to add to make your complexion look a bit nicer, more radiant, without much effort. (Which is ideal for a lazy Laura.)

 I know I mentioned my eyebrows recently, and since then I started using this Soap&Glory Archery brow tint & precision shaping pencil. I still do occasionally find it hard to find something that I feel really matches the colour of my brows and whatever I do my first instinct is to think I've gone a bit overboard. And usually it's only a feeling. As you can see, it has a brush end and a crayon end, which is rather neat. I like how you can only use the brush to fill in or add the crayon on top to make your eyebrows a little fuller. All in all, I think I might be happy with this for a wee while now!

 You know when you're at Boots and you aren't quite sure what to choose for the last of the "3 for the price of 2" items. In the end I picked up this pretty Revlon nail polish in Dreamer. I didn't have any other blue ones at the moment, so this seemed like a perfect spring colour. And also a welcomed change from the pink and red tones of everything else I've bought, haha! I was looking at the scented ones as well, but figured I'd be safe with a normal polish, haha. Have you tried the scented ones, should I give them a go?

Lastly, this isn't actually make-up, but a beauty-ish product all the same! This Soap&Glory body wash is just so good. I love the smell so much, and will definitely be looking into the other items as well. Mmmm, sugar crush. So sweet and refreshing.

Hope that was just a tiny bit interesting! Although I do enjoy my make-up, I'm such an amateur, but I love seeing what other people are adding to their make-up bags or wardrobes, and expect you do too. Let me know what you think! Maybe I'll conjure up more posts like this, maybe I won't, you never know:-)


Manhattan Image and Style said...

Oh, I really enjoy reading this post sweetie! Great selection of products!

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Amanda said...

I also love the Soap and Glory smell. 3 for 2 at Boots gets me every time! x

Kim Alston said...

i need to try those revlon matte sticks. they look so good. you KNOW i super love sugar crush. i'm so addicted to that stuff.

Indy said...

I really love Revlon lipsticks! They're not too expensive and they have such great colors!

Magda Carvalho said...

Love the colour the lisptick :)

Nonchalant Rebel said...

How lovely!

xx Mounia

Sam said...

I love Soap & Glory. Your selection of lip pencils are so pretty. This is a great collection of products, Thanks for your kind words, hope you're having a wonderfully relaxing weekend.

Lady parisienne said...

nice post, I'd love to try revlon illuminator!

Gail J said...

You have so many great products here hun! xx

Katie Frank said...

kate's lipsticks are awesome! i have two colours :)

Helen G said...

really need to try that skinlights product, as it's been on my wishlist forver!

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Hi-feszyn said...

pięknie ♥
zapraszam do mnie :)
może obserwacja? ;*

Marlen said...

ooo i have the matte balm in purple!! i really like how creamy it is, but i also find it kinda goes on unevenly. i really love that dark red color you got it in- i'm sure that's stunning on!

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zoe said...

Ohh I am definitely going to have to check out that Soap and Glory brow pen thing! It looks easy to use, and I love Soap and Glory anyway! I agree-during spring I find I am buying more makeup products that usual. Everything feels so fresh and fun. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I'm glad I could discover yours! xx

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Meg Kernaghan said...

I've used like two whole bottle of this soap and glory lotion! It's amazing :)

And I've always wanted to use that Revlon face illuminator, I need to check it out!


Corinne said...

I've been buying a lot more beauty products lately too, it's the bloggers, they are making me buy things! Wehh!

Corinne x

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I never try them :D


erica marie said...

I love shopping for red lipsticks and nail polishes...both of those revlon finds are beautiful.

xo erica said...

LOVE the soap and glory products, the photography on this post is so good!
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mochaccinoland said...

i used to be so crazy about makeup. i bought so much and i collected them as a hobby!! nowadays i spent minimal on makeup and only buy the basic stuff.

i used to use relvon lip butters as they don't dry up my lips like most lipsticks do. however, they are so soft that they break easily no matter how careful i was. after breaking a few, i stopped buying them.

i want to try their chubby lip crayons (colorburst)! look so cute!


Crissy (Dainty Fawn) said...

I've seen bloggers/vloggers buy so much in one week, it's crazy!! haha most of the items are first impression reviews then never used again.

I really want to try Revlon lipstick products but must use up my current stuff. I always get pulled in by those pretty reds and peachy colors haha

Dreamer is just a pretty blue.. must get it!!

Anthea Lau said...

lovely review on these products and i'm really interested in seeing the revlon nail polish on actual nails - that is such a gorgeous greyish blue shade!

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AL xx

Laura said...

Diana - thank you, glad you liked it, hen! x

Amanda - it is too good, love:-) and that's a bargain you can't turn away from, haha! xx

Kim Alston - they are quite lovely and so many nice colours to choose from:-) and sugar crush really is the best, pet! x

Indy - so true, girl! i've become so drawn to their counter lately:-) xx

Magda Carvalho - i really like them too, hun! x

Mounia - thanks, lovely! xx

Sam - they're great, aren't they! and thank you, lady! x

Lady parisienne - cheers, honey! and i'm sure you'd really like it! x

Gail J - hehe, thank you, dear! xx

Katie Frank - ah, they do seem very good, sweetie! I think i'll have to try another one, too! xx

Helen G - oh, you really should, hon! i can only recommend it:-) x

Hi-feszyn - thanks, dove:-) will check out your blog soon! x

Marlen - ohh, i'm liking darker lips so much right now:-) and i thought the unevenness was just me and my weird lips, but maybe it's just how they are? i do still like them, though:-) and i really do like the colours, darling! xx

zoe - soap&glory are so good, and the pen really is easy to use! that is so true and once it's summer and it gets hotter, you just don't feel like wearing that much make-up anymore:-) i'm really glad to have found yours too, chick! xx

Meg Kernaghan - i can see myself buying a bottle after a bottle myself, ha! and i'm sure you'd like it, lovely, at least i really do! xx

Corinne - haha, i know, sweets! we bloggers are such a bad influence on each other! xx

Marianna - there's so many products and so little time to try them all, hen! haha:-)

erica marie - thank you, love! red lipsticks and nail polishes are one of the best things:-) xx - hooray for soap&glory:-) and thank you very much, pretty! x

mochaccinoland - i'm more for just buying the basics and then occasionally, like now, really get into it and want to try everything, ha:-) the lip butters really do seem soft, might have to keep it in the fridge every now and then! and the lip crayons really are cute&lovely, petal! :-) xx

Crissy - haha, i know, at least i try and finish all my products! can't afford to just try something once! hope you'll get to try something pretty soon, the peachy ones are very lovely:-) hehe, and dreamer is my first revlon nail polish and i do recommend it, chicken! x

Anthea Lau - ah, thank you, lass! i think i've pictures of it on my instagram, but might actually post something on the blog as well, if i paint my nails with it soon:-) xx

HighlandFling said...

Weird comment, but I love your backgrounds for these pictures, very professional and interesting! Loved hearing your opinion on the products too, I may be checking out the eye brow pencil!

Emma x

Laura said...

Emma - not weird at all, doll:-) and thank you, even though i wouldn't go as far as professional! i am still loving it, and do really recommend trying it out! xx

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