Friday, 23 August 2013

NYX Round Lipstick // Fire, Stella and Haute Melon Review and Swatches

First up all the way from lovely Texas are my current favourite lipsticks - the NYX Round Lipsticks! I picked up a few of these from ULTA as they were on offer and after some extreme couponing I got a pretty good deal [as if they weren't cheap enough already!]  Sadly they didn't really have the shades I was looking for so instead I just picked out whatever looked good to me at the time :)

Left to Right: Stella, Haute Melon, Fire

Top to Bottom: Fire, Haute Melon and Stella
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NYX | Round Lipsticks | £4.00 // £3.99 | Buy Here UK or USA

Fire is a beautiful rich deep pink which I first thought was red.. silly me! Haute Melon [what is up with this name?] is a bright corally orange colour and Stella is a rosy pink colour with glitter... you can probably tell by now that I'm not great at describing colours ;)

I adore the formula of these lipsticks, they're so smooth and creamy to apply even on my dry[ish] lips. Stella however is quite gritty because of the glitter, so it tends to apply more patchier which I'm not too keen on :(

The pigmentation is amazing - especially Fire.. you literally need one coat and you're set for hours. I wore this at Prom and it lasted most of the night even though I was eating and drinking throughout, and it faded to a really pretty pink tint. Stella and Haute Melon are also equally pigmented but for me instead of fading nicely like Fire they just kind of disappeared after a while..

The only slight *actually pretty big* problem I have with these lippies is that they transfer onto pretty much everything. Like I mean everything - I've been finding bits of lipstick on my clothes, all over mugs and glasses, my teeth [awks], on my food.. everywhere?! So these probably aren't the best to wear before a meal unless you want it all over your face... ;)

Overall though for $3.99 / £4.00 I can't complain and it hasn't stopped me wearing them nearly everyday since buying them :)

Monday, 19 August 2013

I'm Baaack Y'all // Houston Haul

I'm finally back from Texas :) It feels like I haven't blogged for ages.. looks like I've got a lot of catching up to do! So you know how I said I'll share all my Drugstore goodies with you.. well it turned out that makeup in America was so much cheaper than I thought so my money went a really long way and... err yeah so this happened...

Yes I know what you're thinking *hangs head in shame* ;) Luckily I managed to find everything I wanted along with a few other bargains I just couldn't pass up. You can expect loads of reviews coming up soon, if you spot anything that you want me to review first then drop me a comment!

Whilst in America I stayed with my cousins in Sugarland [yes that really is what it's called..weird huh?!] It was really great to hang out with them again after so long :) I was intending to do a photo diary type thing until I actually had a look on my camera and realised it was mostly just pictures of food - I wonder what that says about me... ha ha!

Finally satisfied my IHOP craving .. it only took 15 years!
I know this has nothing to do with anything but omg LOOK AT THAT EELS FACE.. it was a demon
This past weekend has been so packed, I finally got my A-Level results and found out I got the grades to study Dentistry woohoo!! So excited to move out, meet new people and start uni :) It was also my school prom on Friday which was amazing - hopefully I'll do a post about it soon!

cheeky prom selfie ;)
Anyway that's all from me for now - I'll be back to blogging normally from now on. My Bloglovin is scaring me a little bit since I've got 526 unread posts to catch up on.. better get going then ;)