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Review & Swatches: NYX – Turnt Up Lipsticks – Priviliged, Beam, Twisted & Burlesque

You dolls will already know that I have a keen eye for a bargain so I jumped at the chance when I seen these Turnt Up Lipsticks from NYX in my local B&M Store. I got the shades Priviliged, Beam and Twisted in a 3-piece set for about £3.99 and the Burlesque one was £2 odd. They had lots of other shades to choose from too but I chose the shades that I thought would suit my skin tone.

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ABOUT: ”Speak volumes with a bold swipe of Turnt Up! Lipstick. Go as soft or get as loud as you like using our wide range of 22 statement-making shades. From chic nudes to deep vampy hues, these lightweight and creamy lippies glide on effortlessly. Leaving lips with a kiss of shine and high-impact color you can count on for an unforgettable look.” – NYX

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BURLESQUE #20

Burlesque is a deep wine, burgundy, berry shade and I actually like it . It’s not something I would wear of a day but it would look great for a night out or whenever you are getting dolled up and want to look vampy. It is a staple autumn/winter shade and is a dark, red purple-ish colour that is so pigmented and one swipe gives high impact colour. I did find it stained the lips though and it transferred so bad – it was everywhere but a blot with a tissue sorted it out and stopped it from transferring as much.

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TWISTED #08

This shade really surprised me, I did initially think this bright violet-purple colour would look awful on my lips but I actually like it and it is probably my favourite shade out of the four I picked up – I’ve worn this shade a couple of times already and it is a little bright for day wear but I wear it anyway and it would definitely look amazing on a girls night out. . I LOVE it, it’s so wearable, looks pretty and it’s so pigmented and gorgeous. If mermaids wore lipsticks this Twisted shade would be it.

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PRIVILEGED #03 

Privileged is a gorgeous hot pink shade which is super girly, bright and fun. A perfect colour for spring and summer. I rarely wear bright pink lipsticks as I prefer my reds but this is a colour I will definitely wear on a night out. Like burlesque this does transfer a lot and it does stain the skin a little.

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BEAM #07

Beam is a neon, fluorescent,bright pinky-coral shade and it has a slight shimmer too. It is so pretty. I wear this of a day and I do really like it. It doesn’t look as shiny as the other three shades and it looks a little chalky but I do like it and it’s my second fave out of the four that I picked up. It’s so pretty and will look amazing in spring and summer against tanned skin. My pics below really don’t do this colour justice – it is so much brighter in the flesh.

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Thoughts:

I do like these Turnt Up Lipsticks and I love that there are 22 shades to choose from. The packaging of the lipsticks is okay I guess – they are small little black tubes with white writing on and they have clear plastic lids so you can see the lipstick – the lids do fall of easily though so be careful if placing in your make-up bag, pockets or handbag as they will stain fabric. The lipsticks have a slightly slanted tip making them easy to apply and they have a super creamy formula which applies smoothly and doesn’t feel drying on the lips – it actually feels like you are wearing a lip balm or chapstick and they have a lovely, mild, sweet scent sweet too. They leave a gorgeous shine on the lips and the colour is so intense and pigmented to say they are quite cheap to buy. These do transfer a lot so I do blot with tissue when wearing which prevents them from spreading onto the skin as much, but they really do get everywhere –  I smoke so when I have a cigarette the lipstick transfers all over my fingers and they stain the skin too especially the burlesque shade so keep this in mind before buying. Blotting does help a little. I do like these lipsticks though and I will definitely buy them again – I have my eye on shades Flutter Kiss, Rockstar and Hollywood for next time.

DisclosureI bought these with my own money.

Where To BuyI got mine from B&M – you can also get them on the NYX website here for £6.50.


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Review: Rodial – Suede Lips Lip Crayon – Big Apple

I got this Suede Lips lip crayon from Rodial in my September Glossybox and this is the first time I have ever owned one of their products so I was very happy to receive it in my box. I was sent a 2.4g lip crayon in the shade Big Apple which retails at £22 on Rodial’s website. For those who don’t know about the brand, Rodial is a high-end skincare & make-up brand founded by international beauty journalist – Maria Hatzistefanis. Rodial sell a wide range of products including skincare, make-up, body-care and gorgeous little gift sets and so far I’m liking the brand.

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ABOUT: ”Saturate your lips with intense pigmented colour with an on-trend matte finish with our Suede Lip jumbo crayon. The long-lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with Vitamin E and has a creamy texture, allowing colour to glide on effortlessly for smooth looking lips with a pop of colour. Inspired by the confident, independent city woman, Big Apple is a beautiful soft burgundy berry colour to add a touch of sophisticated colour for a night out with the girls.” – Rodial

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VERDICT: On first impressions I did think the Big Apple shade would be too dark against my pale skin as it is a rich dark-nude, burgundy/brown colour with berry tones but I absolutely love it and it has become my fave lip colour these last few weeks and I’ve been wearing it every day instead of my all time fave Kat Von D ‘Studded Kiss lipstick in shade Magick, The colour is gorgeous, not too ‘in your face’ but not a boring colour either. I love it and it is not as dark as I first thought it would be and it really compliments my skin tone.

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I love the creamy texture and how it glides easily over the lips leaving a true matte finish and I didn’t find it sticky or greasy either. It stays put for hours too although I did find it to be a little drying on my lips which I’ve found quite common with matte lipsticks. My lips are always dry and chapped at this time of year so before I apply the lip crayon I make sure to moisturise my lips with my Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm to keep them hydrated and soft.  I use the tip of the crayon to line my lips and I then fill in the rest with the crayon. The only downfall is there isn’t enough product in the crayon so it won’t last very long. As you can see from my photo’s I’m nearly used up but, I really do love the colour and I’m really liking the Suede Lips collection so I will defo be looking at the other shades to see what I can buy next – I just wish there was more product in the packaging.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product in my Glossybox subscription box which I pay for with my own money.

WHERE TO BUY: You can get it HERE on the website for £22.


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Pura Cosmetics: Classic Coconut Lip Scrub & Lip Balm Combo

I was sent the Classic Coconut Lip Scrub & Classic Coconut Lip Balm a while back from Pura Cosmetics who are a natural, cruelty free lip-care brand selling gorgeous little lip scrubs and lip balms.

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They also do thoughtful little wedding favours for guests and bridesmaid and flower girl gifts which is a cute idea and something I’ll keep in mind for when I tie the knot. Although, bear in mind, I have been with my partner over 12 years (a life sentence) and he still hasn’t popped the question so I won’t hold my breath, ha ha!

 

Classic Coconut Lip Scrub

The Classic Coconut Lip Scrub comes in a pretty little screw top jar and is a great little exfoliatior for the lips. One of the main ingredients in the lip scrub is coconut oil which is well-known for moisturising and nourishing the skin amazingly. The golden caster sugar gently exfoliates the lips and is the perfect remedy for dry and chapped lips. It gives your lips the perfect base to apply lipstick giving you a perfect pout. It also has the most sweetest, coconut scent ever, it really does smell lovely.

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How To Use?

Apply a small amount of scrub to lips with your finger and gently buff and rub into the skin until your happy with the results. Once done, remove the excess scrub off your lips with a bit of tissue to reveal a gorgeous pout.

 

Ingredients: Golden Caster Sugar, Pure Coconut Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Mica Colouring and Flavouring.

A word of warning, as this scrub contains coconut oil – you may want to avoid it if you have a nut allergy.

The Classic Coconut Lip Balm 

The Classic Coconut Lip Balm comes in a little tub with a screw top lid. The balm is made with all natural and pure ingredients including vitamin E oil which is great for anti-ageing and soothing cracked and irritated skin. The balm literally melts on the lips after applying and helps to keep the skin on your lips in tip-top shape by moisturing dry, chapped and sore lips, giving them some TLC. It also gives a  natural little shine to your lips too. Like the scrub, the balm smells like a dream and is small enough to pop into your handbag.

Ingredients: Pure Coconut Oil, Olive Wax, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Flavouring.

The lip balm also contains coconut oil, so avoid if you have any nut allergies.

Where To Buy?

You can buy the Classic Coconut Lip Scrub here for £3.50.

You can buy the Classic Coconut Lip Balm here for £2.50.

If you want both the Lip Scrub and the Lip Balm it will work out cheaper if you purchase them as a combo. Combo prices are cheaper than if you were to buy the two products separately. Click right here to buy the combo for £5.50.

Use this code: BYKADY20 for 20% off!

Pura Cosmetics also have other ‘flavours’ to choose from so be sure to take a look at the others. They also do a limited edition cocktail inspired range too. The Prosecco Bubbles and Strawb Daiquiri combo’s are next on my list, mmm!

You can follow Pura Cosmetics on social media too. They run lots of giveaways so head on over, you might get lucky! See below for the links.

Website – www.puracosmetics.co.uk

Facebook – www.facebook.com/PuraCosmetics

Twitter – www.twitter.com/PuraCosmetics

Instagram – www.instagram.com/puracosmetics

Love

Katie

Kat Von D – Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Outlaw

Hey gorgeous girls,

A few months back I managed to pick up Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the super bright red shade called Outlaw which I got from Love Me Beauty, a fab monthly beauty subscription box which allocates 60 points each month. Unlike other sub boxes Love Me Beauty allows you to choose your own high end products. The everlasting liquid lipstick cost me 20 points so I still had 40 points to spend on other products. The monthly subscription  is  £10 + £2.95 p&p and you can also buy add on points. If you’d like to sign up to Love Me Beauty, use my promo code ‘KATY99737822’ to get £21 worth of LMB credits to spend on whatever you like. You also get a different make-up bag every month.

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The packaging of the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is very pretty, I love the floral detailing on the lid. The lipstick itself is a gorgeous rich red colour with slight orange undertones and it is a good quality, highly pigmented, full coverage shade that seriously stays put.

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It glides on the lips like a silky, creamy lipgloss and quickly dries to a matte finish. It is enriched with natural moisturisers including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax. Best thing is the lipstick is suitable for vegans and 100% cruelty free which is great. I love it.

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Much love,

KATE XO

 

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin – Review

 

Ladies, gents…

Chapped lips are a pain in the arse aren’t they? My lips are ALWAYS chapped and it’s so annoying, especially when they begin to peel, which hurts like hell and they look so sore and unattractive. I have tried numerous lip balms, butters and lip scrubs over the years and nothing has worked for me in the long run, my chapped lips always come back so I needed something that would seriously sort my lips out. After one of my lovely followers recommended I try the Beeswax Lip Balm from Burt’s Bees – I went ahead and bought myself the 8.5g tin version of the Beeswax Lip Balm tube as it looked super cute and I just loved the little tin.

What is it?

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is a natural lip conditioner that has been soothing dry, lips since 1991. Beeswax and antioxidant Vitamin E condition skin, for a soothing lip treatment. A final hint of peppermint oil provides a refreshing tingle. The result is a smooth, supple smile everyone will be buzzing about. This lip balm tin fits in your purse or pocket for dry lip therapy anytime, anyplace. Spread on a little TLC with Burt’s Bees moisturising lip balm.

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Ingredients

cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene

Thoughts

First of all, when I ordered this online, I thought the tin would be quite big but when it arrived I was shocked at how small the tin was. It was tiny! There is a 4.5g tube/stick version of this lip balm which is the same price as the 8.5g tin so you do get more for your money, woo-hoo… plus you get a pretty little tin. It is non-greasy balm which is heat resistant and doesn’t melt, run or slide all over your face throughout the day. It deeply hydrates the lips and it smells minty fresh, leaving a slight tingling on the lips after applying. It also seems to be waterproof too and after drinking and eating the balm stayed put and didn’t slide off like other lip balms do.

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I disliked how it takes a lot of elbow grease and finger rubbing to get even the tiniest amount of balm on the lips. You need to rub the balm about ten times with your finger to get a fair amount. This annoyed the hell out of me so I ended up using a little lip brush to make things easier and more hygienic plus it kept my fingers clean. It is more hygenic to use a lip brush to avoid contamination to the balm which will make your lips a million time worse so I do recommend using a lip brush for the tin.

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It did heal my chapped lips instantly and I was happy that I could wear my matte lipsticks without my lips looking cracked and flaky. It is probably the best balm I have tried for my lips and it really does work. I no longer have sore, chapped lips after using this so I do recommend it and I would buy it again, definitely.

Where to buy?

I got mine here on Amazon UK for £3.42

What’s your favourite lip balm?

Love

Katie x

Disclosure: I bought this.

 

Review: ‘Lolita’ Velvet Lippie – Absolute New York

Hey dolls,

I got this a liquid lippie a few months ago in one of my GLOSSYBOX’s and I have been meaning to review it as I have actually worn it quite a couple of times now and it’s nearing empty. It is a buttery matte lip cream for Absolute New Yorks Velvet Lippie collection. I got the the shade LOLITA in my box which is very pink and very pretty. There are 24 shades to choose from and after seeing some swatches on YouTube I’m liking shade TERRACOTTA a-lot. (I like my nudes.) I love the blue shades SURFS UP and LAGOON too, they are not usually colours I’d choose as they are a bit daring and wild but I think they look fab! They look like they were made especially for mermaids! Gorgeous!

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The Velvet Lippies retail at around £4.95.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

I love my pink lippies so I instantly liked the pretty pink shade LOLITA. In the tube it reminded me of a pin-up pink shade. The packaging isn’t anything special, it is a simple looking transparent tube with a black screw lid, pretty basic.

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It has a pleasantly mild scent (thanks to artificial fragrance), it smells like vanilla a bit but it’s not overpowering, it’s very subtle. It doesn’t taste of anything either.

THE BAD!

First time I used this I did what I always do, rub my lips together which I shouldn’t have! It made the colour patchy and uneven and I had to apply more. It’s best to apply the colour to your lips and keep them parted until they dry matte. It looks cheap too, the applicator especially. It is so tiny and flimsy and it doesn’t hold much product or doesnt transfer much colour to the lips so you have to keep dipping it back in and out and in and out to build the colour up and make it even.

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I really wouldn’t say this was buttery at all. It does feel creamy though. I have a bottom lip lobe and a few lines and wrinkles which have crept up the last few years and this did accenturate them and they became more noticeable the longer I wore it. It dried my lips out too.

THE GOOD!

It is a really beautiful colour isn’t it, it’s almost like a pinky, lilac, lavender colour and it feels creamy and velvety when applied to the lips and it spreads like a lip gloss would but it dries  matte.

It also made my lips appear fuller and more plump so I really love it for that alone and to say it is quite cheap, it is well pigmented and long-lasting; I can keep this on for a couple of hours without needing to top up.

VERDICT!

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I didn’t look at the price before trying the lippie on and afterwards I guessed the Velvet Lippie would be priced at around £1-£3. To be honest the only thing I liked about it was the colour, the fact I prefer matte lips, the beautiful pinky, lilac colour and how my lips appeared plumper. I have loved wearing it the last few weeks as I think it really brightens my ‘Casper’ complexion up, giving my pale skin a lovely pop of colour. It really is a gorgeous shade for Spring and Summer. Another thing, it did dry my lips out a bit and it really accentuates fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and it makes chapped lips look a million times worse. AVOID if you have chapped, dry and flaky lips! I was cursed with chapped lips last week after over using my lip plumper (oops) and the colour looked awful on my lips so I had to get the lip balm and lip scrubs out to give me a perfect smooth base.

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So, final words. It is a pretty colour for Spring and Summer, it’s cheap, has long staying power and it makes lips appear plumper.

Do you like it?

Have you tried any of the other Velvet Lippie shades? Which ones?

Peace out girls!

Love

Katie x

Review: Miss Pouty – Hotlipz Lip Pumper

I’ve been using the HOTLIPZ LIP PUMP (suction cup) from Miss Pouty the last few days and I’m loving how pumped my lips are looking. I thought I would share a review with you all as I couldn’t find any blog posts or reviews of it anywhere on the internet so I thought I would be Little Miss Helpful for the day and share my two bob with you all.

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This arrived the next day after I ordered it, so I was happy with fast delivery! It came in a pretty presentable gift box and inside was the red suction cup which was shaped like a big pair of lush lips, a lovely red velvet drawstring bag to store it in when not using and some handy instructions too.

I was sent this to review few days ago from Miss Pouty and I was really excited to receive it as I am a big fan of huge lips and I have never used a suction lip cup before… Okay, I’ll admit it… I was one of those stupid idiots who tried ‘The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge’ a while back, only I used a bottle top and a small empty jar instead of a proper suction cup. It’s embarrassing I know, I’m nearly 30… ha-ha! Although my lips did plump up after using the bottle top, I had an ugly bruise on my chin, my lips had a painful bluish tint and I had an unsightly purplish-red circle around my mouth for days which meant I had to hibernate. I swore down right there and then that I would never take up a challenge again, ha-ha.

What is the Hotlipz Lip Pump?

‘’HOTLIPZ Lip Pump is a revolutionary, cutting edge designed device enabling you to achieve the most perfect, full, thick, sexier ad shaped lips out there. Combining advanced technology with a hand operated suction pump, you can shape and contour the appearance of your lips, the way you like and naturally.’’ – Miss Pouty.

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PROS:

It looks really nice! The lip shape of the suction cup is really gorgeous, and because it is quite large it looks like a little ornament, kinda. I have mine sitting on my dressing table and it looks the part!

It works! It does plump your lips. I often use Lip Voltage and this suction cup deffo plumps the lips more than Lip Voltage does!

It comes in a gorgeous presentable gift box with a red velvet drawstring bag, I think this would make a lovely gift if not to yourself, then for somebody else.

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CONS:

It can hurt a little bit! Especially when using the attachment to create a double lobed line through your lips, (think Angelina Jolie’s bottom lip), it hurt as the attachment was digging into my lip to create the look but it wasn’t unpleasant and it was bearable.

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It is huge compared to other suction cups so you may struggle to fit in your handbag if you would want to take it out and about with you!

It is hard not to drool! The instructions state that you shouldn’t allow saliva inside the HOTLIPZ but I found that almost impossible to do so I had to make sure it was completely dry each time I used it because the suction was not as strong when there was saliva in the ‘lips’.

BEFORE & AFTER

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Verdict:

At first I didn’t like it. It took me ages to figure out how to use it properly and when I was trying to plump my lips the air just kept escaping. The instructions weren’t much help and it said to go to the website for a tutorial video on how to use it. I couldn’t find the video on their website so I googled ‘HOTLIPZ MISS POUTY REVIEW VIDEO’ and came across this.

I found that pouting first then putting the suction cup over your lips and sucking for a few seconds whilst pressing the underneath of the cup to release the air enabled the cup to stay put.

I had alright sized lips to begin with but I’ve always disliked my top lip which is nowhere near as big as my bottom dingy boat lip. I’d love to get my lips done properly but I’m scared of needles and terrified just in case something goes horribly wrong and I end up with a horrendous trout pout. So, this suction cup is my only option, it is not as long lasting as cosmetic surgery but for a short while it definitely gives you the same look. Plus I haven’t a penny to my name so this is definitely lighter on your purse too, no need for £300 ‘top-ups’ every month as this will last a hell of a long time.

Miss Pouty say after using the HOTLIPZ suction cup the results will last up to 4 hours. My lips were plumped for an hour at the most I’d say – two hours later they were still a little bigger than my normal sized lips but nowhere near as big as they were when I first used the suction cup. But an hour is good enough for me!

After using my lips felt a little delicate for a few hours later (I might have over-used it), although the next day they were fine and I had no bruising so was able to use the suction cup again!

I really love how full my lips look compared to before and I was looking in the mirror at my HUGE lips saying, ‘’oh my god’’ over and over because I really didn’t expect them to go as plump and big as they did! I was shocked, ha-ha. I will 100% be using this, absolutely! I’m very pleased with it!

WHERE TO BUY:

You can buy yourself one from Miss Pouty’s Amazon UK shop right HERE for just £16.99.

Remember – Don’t overuse it – you will be left with bruised, sore and blueish-purple lips.

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Review: BALM BALM – Tea Tree Multi-Purpose Lip Balm

I received BALM BALM‘s Multi Purpose Tea Tree Lip Balm in my LOVE LULA February subscription box. I’ve only just got round to trying it out so I thought I would do a quick little review for you all seeing as this cold weather and flu has cursed me with chapped lips this week!

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The Multi Purpose Lip Balm is a gentle balm that can be used not only on the lips but the face and body too! The ingredients are natural, pure and 100% organic. Made from shea butter, calendula, sunflower oil, beeswax, jojoba, tea tree essential oil and nothing else. BALM BALM claims it moisturises, soothes and nourishes the skin as well as having antibacterial properties. Great for zits and pimples!

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THOUGHTS:

I love the fact the Lip Balm is 100% organic and the ingredients are natural and pure without any nasty chemicals added as I’ve been trying to use more natural and gentle products lately – so I will definitely be checking out some other products from BALM BALM. The lip balm is a multi-purpose balm that can be used anywhere on the body not just the lips. I have been using the balm on my chapped lips and it does help to sooth my irritated, cracked skin but it’s not the best at healing them – I’ve been using the balm for about a week or two now and my lips still feel chapped although they are not as sore or irritated anymore. I love how it is not a sticky balm as well but after applying it on my lips it kind of leaks into my mouth and I can taste the strong tea tree essential oil! It doesn’t taste nice at all but the taste does eventually go away after a while although that’s probably because I’ve swallowed it, ha! So, next time I buy a lip balm from BALM BALM I will make sure I get a fragrance free one instead.

I also tried the balm on my dry skin too. I have psoriasis and the balm seems to have moisturised and calmed my irritated skin a little bit. I’ve also tried it on some blemishes and pimples and I think this balm works best for treating spots rather than healing chapped lips so I will keep this for when I get a pimple. Tea Tree works amazing for spots!  I’ve also found that a little bit of the balm goes a long way so one 10 ml tube will last for ages.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product in my Love Lula subscription box which I pay for with my own money.

WHERE TO BUY:

You can get some from Balm Balm’s website here. for £5.50. All orders placed will receive a free FREE Rose Geranium Hand Balm Sample with any order and delivery in the UK is free when you spend £10 or more!


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Review: Lip Smacker – Best Flavour Forever – Fizzy Drink Flavoured Lip Balms

I popped in to B&M last week to pick up some bits & bobs and I came across this Lip Smacker ‘Best Flavour Forever’ lip balm set in fizzy drink flavours for just £2.99. The set comes in a box and has four flavoured lip balms included: Sprite, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Vanilla and Orange Fanta. I love shopping at B&M and I always come out of the shop with loads of beauty bargains and gorgeous things – although I didn’t know they sold Lip Smacker products so I was thrilled when I seen these sets on the shelves. I have never used any of Lip Smackers balms before but I’ve had them on my ‘to buy list’ for ages after reading some reviews by a few of my fave beauty bloggers so I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself and I bought a few sets – one for myself and a couple to give out as gorgeous little gifts this Christmas.

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Lip Smacker Flavoured Lip Balms

 I drink about 2-3 cans of Coke every day so you know I had to try the Coca-Cola lip balm out first – It seriously tastes like the real thing and my lips feel softer after using! Next I tried the Coca-Cola Vanilla lip balm – I don’t like the actual drink and prefer the classic Coca-Cola drink instead but the lip balm tastes and smells fabulous. I love, love, love how vanilla smells so this balm is oneof my favourites out the four, just because it smells amazing. Like the other lip balms, it moisturises dry lips and soothes chapped skin as well as keeping the lips protected, nourished and soft. The Sprite flavoured lip balm tastes exactly like the actual drink and I couldn’t stop licking my lips when I put it on. Now I’ve saved the best till last – the Orange Fanta Flavoured Lip Balm is without a doubt my favourite out of the four! I’m not really a fan of the Orange Fanta drink but the lip balm is gorgeous! It’s smells like oranges – zesty & zingy, and it is so much more vibrant in both taste and smell than the other three and I really love it!

I absolutely love this little set. I’ve tried them all out on my chapped lips and I’m actually surprised at how well they moisturise the lips. I did think they would just be novelty lip balms but they really do nourish the lips and prevent them from becoming dry and chapped. They all smell great, look great and feel great on my lips. I think the set would make a fab little stocking filler, it is a perfect gift especially for those who suffer with dry lips at this time of year. This set will keep the lips soft all throughout winter and it is great value for money at just £2.99.


DISCLOSUREI bought this product with my own money.


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Review: Diamond In The Buff – Glitter Lips By Beauty Boulevard

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I love Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard. I’ve tried Ruby Slippers before which I absolutely loved (I’m a red lippie kinda girl) and I’ve just tried the sparkling ‘Diamond In The Buff’.

I can’t wait to test the other shades out and one day I will be a confirmed glitterholic and will have tried all 17 shades (2 down, 15 to go) 😘

Diamond in the buff is a pretty sparkly lip colour from the Glitter Lips collection, quite neutral and not as shocking compared to the fabulous, Ruby Slippers. It did have a green undertone (which I didn’t like one bit) when I applied too much and I was advised by the lovely lady at Beauty Boulevard to apply a THIN coating of Glitter Dust after the bond glue has dried. If you apply too much of Diamond In The Buff Glitter dust, YOU WILL END UP WITH GREEN LIPS. Not attractive. So remember to use sparingly. If you don’t go overboard with the glitter dust it will look beautiful! ❤

This shade is great for those who aren’t as daring as my fellow Ruby Slippers admirer’s and is also fab for both a toned down daytime look or a pretty evening look teamed with smoky eyes and false eyelashes for a night out with the girls. Your little princess would also love this colour and would go perfectly with her princess dress for fancy dress parties. We all know how little girls love to dress up and what princess doesn’t love glitter. (On children, I suggest using a little Vaseline or lip balm in replacement of the bonding glue)

I do think Glitter Lips by beauty Boulevard has more glitter included than bonding glue in their boxes but it all depends on how much glitter dust you actually apply.

Inside the box:

😊  APPLICATOR BRUSH

😊 GLITTER LIPS GLOSS BOND

😊 PREMIUM GLITTER SHADE DIAMOND IN THE BUFF

There are 17 different Glitter Lips shade’s (and counting) to choose from and is available to buy on the Beauty Boulevard website – it is £12.50 to buy. (Link to website is below)

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For those who haven’t read my last review of Ruby Slippers – Glitter Lips, which included a little how to apply paragraph, here goes lovelies’.

Ensure lips are clean, dry and moisturised (no chapped lips) – TIP – Apply one lip at a time.

    1. Keeping lips parted, apply the gloss. Allow the gloss to turn from white to gleam. (apply gloss as you would do lip-gloss)
    2. Apply glitter generously to the lips, ensuring an even coverage. (thinly for Diamond In The Duff) – TIP – Dampen applicator pad to help lift glitter.
    3. Dust off excess glitter and you are ready to go. – TIP – Remove with an oil based makeup remover.

untitleduhuhuhubSo my overall thought about Diamond In The Duff –   pretty, sparkling pink, gold, green and silver colour’s, neutral and very girly but I must admit I still prefer my beloved Ruby Slippers which is rose-red, bold and certainly eye-catching. Click Here To Read The Ruby Slippers Review

Glitter Lips By Beauty Boulevard. It is definitely a beauty essential that every girl should have in their make-up bag! With 17 shades to choose from, there is a colour for everyone. Ultra Glam!!

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