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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Rouge de Guerlain

Today my precious Rouge G de Guerlain arrived. After much deliberation I chose shade "Gracia 66" as I wanted an everyday colour that I could wear the hell out of! 

I'm always on the look out for a "my lips but better" shade, as are many of us as you know. My lips are rather stubbornly pigmented and I keep ending up with colours that are taking colour away from my lips rather than adding it! 

Anyway, onto the issue at hand. 

The packaging;

I do like the packaging very much. It's heavy and shiny and that makes it feel rather luxurious. On the other hand it also makes it feel wasteful :S as this can't be refilled and the box is actually part OF the lipstick, not merely a case FOR the lipstick .

The Formula;

Delivers as promised. Lightweight, smooth and non drying. The colour is opaque and has a subtle shimmer but less glossy than I expected given everything I'd read about it. It lasted surprisingly well through dinner and a few drinks and I was really pleased with the wear. I hate it when lipsticks wear more in the middle, leaving a darker ring around the edge of the lips. I'm now wondering what the other shade I liked the look of "Giselle" would look like, but as it's a limited edition I don't think I'll have chance to pick it up before it vanishes into the ether. 

I have to give this lipstick 9/10. It really is fabulous. It doesn't quite get the top marks because I was expecting a tad more shimmer with the ruby claims and what not.  

Monday, 10 May 2010

A new love

I recently discovered a brand I haven't heard of before...Ellis Faas and I have to say I don't think they sell one item that I don't want! 

Gorgeous colours, built with the power of SCIENCE and all packaged in what even looks to be boyfriend friendly packaging. I love love LOVE that the range is less about seasonal ranges and themed gimmicks, and more about gorgeous and well designed colour, colour based around YOU for a change! 

So with that in mind, allow me to introduce you to my new love ... what looks like truly the most stunning red lipstick in the world 

Just...look at it. Stunning. (Picture from Liberty, current exclusive UK stockist) 

As soon as I can get my grabby hands on this baby, and anything else from one of the only ranges to pique my interest in all of their products, I'll be reviewing it extensively. <3

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Hanibee Series One

So Hani made some artsy eye designs to share, and here they are in all of their rainbow glory! 

Now that you are thoroughly spoiled with ideas, show me your own designs!


It's been a while since I made a post because I've been super busy! 

In other news I managed to trap my nail inside the spring hinge of one of my makeup cases so hard it fractured right the way across, halfway across the nail bed! Yeouch! Oddly enough my nail polish didn't even chip, and I firmly beleive it is all that stop this hairline crack spreading and actually breaking off properly, so, big thumbs up to Max Factor! Their nailfinity polish really does the job! and now you can get hold of it at a bargainous price!!!

Products I've been crushing on lately include Besame's Red Velvet Lipstick (swoon!), Urban Decay Eyeshadow books (Why oh why didn't I discover my love for these while they were still in stores!) and Illamasqua nail polish in the glorious shade "prism"..  Come to me oh lovelies! 

New products awaiting swatches and full review are Sleek's rather lovely Khol eyeliners, and the delightful bohemian limited edition eye palette.