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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Review - Ruby and Millie Lipcolour

I bought this lipstick in shade "nude" as part of my quest for the perfect "your lips but better" shade that many people look out for. 

The packaging;

It comes in a sleek silver tube with the branding embossed onto the lid and a window in the top for you to see the actual colour of the lipstick. I really like this feature because it means you aren't having to rely on a swatch. I generally find that sticker swatches are usually way off. 

The colour; 

This colour goes on surprisingly sheer. In the tube it looks rather dull and uninspiring, but improves when applied to skin. With one swipe you get a fleshy peach with golden undertones. Very subtle and quite pretty. To get any colour saturation you have to go over it a handful of times.

(Sorry for the blurry pic)

The formula;

Ruby and Millies lipsticks feel light and creamy on my lips, which is a definite plus for me, I'm not a fan of heavy sticky lipsticks, they tend to sink into fine lines more and dry out your lips. The colour payoff isn't fantastic so this isn't for those who are looking for a big change or something to give their look a lift. On the other hand, for work, a simple polished look or a more natural finish this is definately worth picking up. For a light sheer formula I found it lasted a few hours though It doesn't survive the lunch test.


I like this lipstick a lot, though it isn't in my usual rotation for a few reasons, I prefer something with a little more colour and shine for one. Overall I give it 7/10. 

Monday, 26 April 2010

What's on my dressing table?

Apart from general untidiness....

Boots Botanics pore perfecting toner - I started using this recently and it does a smashing job of helping to prevent the oilies I always get when I exfoliate well. That's because of the clay it contains, which as well all know, is a skin superhero. 

Aussie Dual Personality Curl serum - Controls my curls, fights frizz and leaves me with soft bouncy hair. All for a reasonable price as well. Heaven.  The amount of products I've paid three times the price for and got results not even half as good! 

Soap and Glory Catch a wrinkle - I use this yummy smelling cream at night mixed with my beloved protect and perfect and it does a good job of leaving me smooth and calmed and ready for sleep. Future me will let you know if it indeed catches wrinkles!

Boots protect and perfect intense serum - Glorious product. A bit pricey mind, at nearly 20 quids a pop, but, you only need to use a little to get all of the goodness from it, and my goodness it's good! I feel that my skin has looked brighter and smoother since I discovered this wonder cream (thanks Mum!) but it makes my skin feel so velvety and calm and happy that I don't even care if it does anything else! 

Soap and Glory brightening balm - Because if I can't feel awake, at least I can look awake! 

The body shop Guarana berry volumising mousse - I feel like it gives my hair a little OOMPH. Though I'm plagued with the occasional frizz like most curly girls, my fine hair (but lots of it!) gets weighed down and irritatingly flat easily. This, combined with the silkyfying properties of my aussie serum, addresses both of those issues.

Think think think...

So while I await Hani's beauteous header art I'm going to give a brief outline of what you can expect to see over the coming weeks.

  • Lipstick reviews - lots and lots of lipstick reviews! Comparisons, swatches and my own personal favourites list. 
  • Hair care reviews - want a mousse that isn't sticky? ...
  • ...

Sunday, 25 April 2010

So it begins...

I've been thinking for a while now that I should begin one of these. Finally put my extensive make-up collection to good use. Expect to see product reviews, favourites, tips, tutorials and all round obsession with all things beautiful and geekifull.