Wednesday, 29 October 2014

SLEEK LIPSTICK IN DARE

I would definitely be stuck between Dare and Mac Diva, when it comes to comparing lipstick shades! They both match perfectly but Dare gravitates more towards the darker side, and comes with a much richer burgundy hue compared to Diva, which has more red/berry undertones.

Lipstick: Sleek in Dare c/o

More budget friendly, sleek dare is definitely a must have for Autumn/Winter and looks gorgeous when applied! It really brings out my eyes and has an almost naturally dramatic vibe about it.... I say naturally, because it's the perfect shade for the colder months and doesn't look out of place! It's dark enough for evenings but subtle enough for casual wear. Very crisp and straight to the point, the main factor I love about this lipstick, and just how gorgeous it looks against my pale skin. 

I do have one slight problem with this lipstick and that comes down to how dry the formula is! If I am completely honest, this must be one of the most drying lipstick I have ever used. I have to prep my lips with lot's of lip balm and a harsh scrub before attempting to apply this lipstick, it highlights dry skin so you need to make sure and prep properly before applying this, also I find myself having to re-apply lip balm more often to keep my lips hydrated, which can be a commitment. So be warned if you do plan to buy this, you might need a super moisturising lip balm, then again I am more prone to dry lips, especially in winter. 

Dryness aside I find this lipstick shade somewhat seductive and very vampish in colour! I love how it completely transforms your make-up and it also looks very classy. I find it worth the extra hassle and the outcome looks incredible, the price also makes this more worthwhile and the fact each lipstick from the Sleek range contains vitamin E and they also don't test on animals. A true matte formula that lasts long, for me around 1-2 hours which isn't long compared to other lipstick brands, but again you have to remember this is more reasonably priced and it is more drying compared to other formulas. 

What it promises:
  • Stay True Colour 
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Enriched with Vitamin E 
  • Hydrates and protects 
  • No Animal Testing
What I like:
  • Sleek Packaging 
  • Matte Formula
  • Gorgeous Shade
  • Great value
What I dislike:
  • Drying Formula
  • It doesn't last very long between 1-2 hours
How I would Apply: 
I would normally apply this lipstick straight from the bullet, after applying an intense lip scrub and lip balm.
Product Expiry
12 months 
What's your thoughts on this? Have you tried any sleek lipsticks?

xo, Jenny


Monday, 27 October 2014

CARNI

These photos turned out a little darker than anticipated, but I think this gives a unique twist to the outfit and the fact we're now coming into much darker evenings. Personally I think this makes the perfect ensemble for evening with this plush faux fur teddy bear vest by Vila.

Duster Coat: New Look |Boots: G-Star Raw |Vest: Vila c/o| Bag: Modalu | Polo Neck: M&S | Trousers: ASOS (Similar)

This teddy bear vest is the ultimate in cosy, and another bonus about this incredible piece is the fact it's not over fitting and doesn't make you look huge! It fits snug and comes in perfect for layering this Autumn/Winter. I loved this vest so much that I went with the same design in "Cream" and look forward to styling this up soon! I think these make perfect for winter with the super soft fabric and massive hood for warmth. 

If you follow me on instagram you might have noticed these G-Star leather and suede mix ankle boots and they have to be one of the most comfiest boots I have ever worn! Especially with the huge 4inch heel. They are perfect for everyday wear and comfy enough to wear all day and night! You can also team these with skirts and dresses for evening wear. The thing I love most about these boots is not the fact they are a modern wardrobe staple but the fact they include a gorgeous mix of leather and suede, making them elegant and luxurious. These boots look tailored and planned with the top strap and buckle, making them easy to adjust to your leg shape and it also gives maximum support.

Finishing this outfit of with my favourite cream Modalu pippa grab and knee grazer duster coat from New Look in Khaki, the perfect statement pieces to keep the outfit looking chic. My first duster coat and one I can't stop wearing! It comes with a nice thick, textured fabric and keeps me warm! I also like how it can look great with huge wrap scarf's and snoods. 

xo, Jenny


Sunday, 26 October 2014

NIP+FAB BEE STING DELUXE BODY SOUFFLE

Body lotions are one of those things I should apply more frequently but I just always seem to forget about this part of my beauty regime and always focus on my skincare regime instead. This can come down to many things, such as not finding enough time in the day or just pure laziness, one of the two! :')


You and my skin will be glad to know, I have made a conscious effort to apply body lotion every day and every time I come out the bath/shower! Normally sticking to The Body Shop products, I was eager to try the Nip and Fab Bee Sting Cream Souffle for its super rich intensifying moisturisation properties, with added bee venom. I have loved the whole Nip and Fab Bee Sting Fix range, so it made sense to try out this gorgeous thick creamy souffle, and see what results this will produce over time.

Massaging this thick cream into my skin really is a dream, and it dries in almost instantly! I really like how you can feel it working, but only slightly! It's very moisturising and leaves my skin looking very healthy and revitalized as the bee venom begins to work, to refresh the skin giving a more youthful appearance. It leaves your skin plump and firm and this lasts hours!

I don't find this lotion over power powering scent wise! In fact the lotion doesn't have much smell at all and this comes in great for those with more sensitive skin, especially if you hate perfumes or nasty ingredients. Definitely a repeat buy, and it just leaves my skin so soft and smooth! Not only this but it includes powerful ingredients that combat bacteria and viruses, making this the perfect lotion for winter. Helping the skin to retain moisture to beat of the winter chills it also heals the skin quicker with honey and propolis extract.

The main ingredients include
  • Bee Venom - Immediately plumps and smoothes for youthful skin
  • Honey - Antibacterial benefits and moisturises the skin
  • Shea Butter - Softens the skin and keeps the body moisturised
  • Bees Wax - Smoothes and softens the skin
  • Propolis Extract - Has an activity against bacteria and viruses, also heals the skin.

What it promises:
  • Plump skin
  • Firming Lotion
  • Smooth, Soften and Moisturise 
What I like:
  • Instant Dry
  • Nice Ingredients
  • Skin looks Healthy
  • Very Moisturising
  • Thick Creamy formula
  • Firms the skin overtime
What I dislike:
  • -
How I would Apply: 
I would normally apply this straight from the tube 
Product Expiry
12 months 

What's your thoughts on this lotion? will you be trying this for winter? 

xo, Jenny

Saturday, 25 October 2014

AVON LIPSTICK IN POUT

Every month we get a catalogue delivered to the door from Avon, normally I don't bother much with Avon products and stick to what I know, but my mum is a huge fan of the brand and loves using the lipsticks, foundations and nail polishes. This lipstick was a gift and I actually really like the colour and texture :) 


Avon stock a wide range of skincare products and cosmetics at budget friendly prices, making Avon a great option if you're looking to try something different. This lipstick really is pretty and has a subtle hint of shimmer that reflects nicely in the sunlight. I really like how sleek the packaging is and the lipstick shade really enhances your natural lips to give a beautiful shape and more volume with the generous hints of shimmer throughout the product, which I personally love for winter to give a nice frosted lip, either worn alone or over other lipstick shades for definition. 

The texture is very nice with a creamy formula that hydrates the lips beautifully when applied. The application is very even and would work beautifully for all complexions because it gives a natural boost of colour in the most prettiest of pinks, giving a nice soft finish. I really like how this feels and it's not at all drying making it very comfortable for everyday use and you can apply the product straight from the bullet or apply a light layer using a lip brush.

What it promises:
  • Stay True Colour 
  • Self Renewing Colour
  • Helps Smooth, soften and moisturise lips
What I like:
  • Creamy formula 
  • Pretty Shimmer
  • Very moisturising
  • Excellent value for money
What I dislike:
  • It doesn't last very long between 2-3 hours
How I would Apply: 
I would normally apply this lipstick straight from the bullet because the shades so light and natural, however you can apply this with a lip brush.
Product Expiry
12 months 
What's your thoughts on this? Have you tried anything similar?

xo, Jenny


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