Saturday, 19 April 2014

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm / Review

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

Calling out to all dry lip sufferers out there – I have finally found the solution to all our problems in the form of the NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm (here). Move aside Dior Crème de Rose (here) you’ve been replaced and there’s no going back! As you may know, I have naturally extremely dry lips and finding the perfect lip balm to take care of them has always been quite the task. Most lip balms I’ve tried just don’t seem to offer long-term improvement and get the job done only while on the lips. Reve de Mile, however, is a whole nuther story – it not only feels super moisturizing on but with continuous use it actually sorts out the problem and improves the whole condition of my lips more permanently. Brilliant!

Reve de Miel is designed for very dry and chapped lips and it is titled as ‘ultra nourishing lip balm with honey and precious oils’. I don’t know what those precious oils are but apparently they work absolute wonders as my lips have never been this soft and smooth! The balm is enriched with honey, shea butter, plant oils and grapefruit essence, which not only contribute to the ah-mazing, delicious scent but also nourish the lips like there’s no tomorrow. Reve de Miel is hands down the most conditioning lip balm I’ve put on and its incredible, rich formula moisturizes as well as repairs and restores the suppleness of the lips. Just pop some before you go to bed at night or apply some throughout the day and your lips will be soothed, fuller, and much softer!

The formula of Reve de Miel is unlike any lip balm I’ve tried before. It’s a bit strange at first and even though some people may disagree - I love it. It has rather thick consistency and it feels almost grainy. Luckily though the balm glides on easily and once it’s melted on the lips it feels smooth and lightweight. It dries to a nice matte finish, which is ideal for under your lipstick. If your lips are thirsty and you are tired of the not-so-cute look of the dry, chapped lips – Reve de Miel will come to the rescue. You really can’t go wrong with it and that comes from someone who’s been battling the flakey lip for ages.

Have you tried Reve de Miel before? How do you like it?

Lots of love,

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak / Review

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak Swatches

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak Swatches

You can never have enough peach lipsticks, they say. Following that motto, feeling excited and not at all ashamed to add a new lippy to my collection, I took the plunge and bought it – the ever so gorgeous Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Streak (here). Lipstick is my ultimate weakness, plus I love sporting the peach pout at the moment, so getting it was only fair. And do I regret it? Hell no! Ladies and gentlemen, meet *wait for it* the best lipstick I have found in a really, really long time! Surely a pretty bold statement but for a good reason! Streak is one of those products that you apply once and you never look back – it left me absolutely smitten and it took me less then a second to completely fall in love with it. A bright peach with pink-y coral undertones – this beauty is one of those ‘suit everyone, slap on with smokey eye or natural makeup’ kind of shades. The beautiful semi-matte finish of the lippy is exactly my cup of tea and I adore the subtle sheen running through it. I love how the shade brightens up my whole complexion and how my lips actually appear fuller and plumper when I wear this. Score.

The luxurious packaging is downright stunning but what is better about this lipstick is the formula! This gem definitely has all the boxes ticked and it is like nothing else I have tried. Streak applies like charm, gliding effortlessly across my lips, hugging every curve and feeling cushiony soft and buttery. You can kiss goodbye any dry patches or imperfections, as this miracle worker covers them all, making your lips look as soft and juicy as ever. You only need one swipe to get full-blown color and the almost waxy texture ensures amazing longevity, sticking around for absolute ages and making the lips feel comfortable and hydrated at the same time. That’s magic in a bullet right here.

If you fancy dipping your toe in the bright lipstick pool – Streak is the lipstick you need to get involved with. Stunning shade that turns heads? Check? Brilliant long lasting, moisturizing formula? Check? Well then the moral of the story is this – I need to continue buying lipsticks, as you never know when the perfect one will come around. Or at least that’s what I like to tell myself haha.

Have you tried Streak before? Which is your favorite Urban Decay Revolution lipstick shade?

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Spring Makeup / Pastels

pastel spring makeup

inglot rainbow freedom system eye shadows

bourgeois cream blush in 01 nude velvet

maybelline color whisper in coral ambition

ysl rouge volute lipstick in 07 lingerie pink

Spring has officially sprung and I couldn’t be any more excited! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and I keep seeing the pastel trend everywhere. Wearing the beautiful subtle shades always makes me so happy and for me spring is the ideal time to step out of my comfort zone and incorporate some color into my life and especially my eye makeup. So if you fancy learning more about my favorite milky makeup picks - keep reading! Pastel pink and peach lips and colorful, yet soft eye makeup? Yes please!

Inglot Rainbow Eye Shadow Quad

Colorful eye makeup is usually not something that I’d go for, but during springtime I’m willing to make an exception and play around with colors a bit more.  My partner in crime for those occasions is this beautiful eye shadow quad from the Inglot Rainbow Freedom System (here). The shades I have in here are mint green (104R), purple (114R), peach (118R) and the not-so-special beige (106R). The beautiful gradient pastel colors are ideal for creating subtle spring makeup and just adding a little pop of color into your everyday makeup look. The pigmentation of the shadows is incredible and the quality is not far away from my beloved MAC ones. They all have lovely matte finish and blend beautifully, allowing you to create the perfect happy, fun look. Pop some in the inner corner of the eye (as I did here), apply some under your lower lash line to help bring out the color of your eyes or go a bit crazier by sweeping the colors all over the lid – it’s up to you but one thing is certain – you will look as radiant and whimsical as ever!

Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet

Pastel peach blush is something that is on top of my spring makeup favorites and the one that has been glued to my cheeks recently is this Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet (here). This little pot of prettiness is my pale complexion’s best friend! The stunning light shade adds just the right amount of soft color, making my face look brighter, healthier and happier. This easy-to apply cream-to-powder blush also has incredible formula, which not only blends effortlessly but stays in place for some good 7-8 hours! It’s love! See my full review and swatches here.

Maybelline Color Whisper Lip Color in Coral Ambition

The only thing better than rocking peachy cheeks is rocking peachy cheeks, accompanied by pretty peachy lips, don’t you think? To go with the lovely Nude Velvet blush, I’ve pulled out this Maybelline Color Whisper Lip Color beauty in Coral Ambition (review here). Now that I have some more tan on (fake tan sadly *cough*), this lovely coral with strong peach undertones has made its way into my makeup bag. Coral Ambition helps me take my pastel makeup obsession on another level and its soft shade provides all the right amounts of milky color. It finishes off my peachy makeup beautifully and makes it look so soft and gentle – perfect for spring. The formula of the Color Whisper is lovely and the lip color feels so light and moisturizing on the lips. The color is buildable and the lipstick glides on the lips easily and it’s not sticky. The only bugbear is that this beauty doesn’t last much on and you need to reapply throughout the day. The yummy vanilla scent makes it not all that bad though, so I’m not complaining. 

YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in #7 Lingerie Pink

If you are more of a pink makeup type of gal, this YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in Lingerie Pink (here) will keep you the best company when it comes to pastel lips. The oh-so-gorgeous frosty pastel pink compliments my skin tone beautifully and makes me feel feminine and classy. Lingerie Pink is so gentle and soft and paired with a nice light pink blush your spring makeup is sorted. The formula of this lippy is absolutely brilliant and the pigmentation is downright amazing! This gem is so buttery and the gorgeous glossy finish helps you achieve the perfect pastel pout in no time. Simple, yet so beautiful – Lingerie Pink completely captured my heart! Review here

Have you tried any of these products before? Which is your favorite pastel makeup product?

Lots of love,