Oh my gosh how dinky and cute are these mini lip vinyls?! The lovely folk at Kiss Cosmetics kindly sent me a mini lip vinyl in ‘First Kiss’ to review and I was more than happy to do so. It’s taken me a little longer to do my review due to moving away, settling in and having a baby on the way but whew I have finally found a moment to sit down, have a natter and tell you all about it. On with the review…
At just over 4cm in height and aprox 1cm in diameter, they are a lovely little size to fit into a small bag on a night out and are also perfectly travel sized for taking on holiday! And at £2 each, they won’t break the bank if you fancy buying a couple to see which shade suits you best. They may be small but they still manage to pack a big punch of colour. Even before I was sent this to review, I was already a fan of Kiss Cosmetics’ lip vinyls as they are so pigmented just like a lipstick, and though they glide on like a gloss, I find they last much longer. I already own their lip vinyl in the shade ‘Vinyl Lady in Red’ (and also have the matching Kisstick!) but this is my first time trying the mini ones. I have to admit, that with this particular mini, once applied, was a little patchy on my lips (prior to applying, I had used a lip scrub to get rid of any dead skin and make my lips smooth). I think this may be down to the small applicator though as I don’t get the same problem with the normal size lip vinyls. I had to put several coats of this on and lightly went over with my finger to even out the patchiness.
On me, the shade turned out to be a Barbie-pink kind of colour (though the photo was taken in natural light, I still couldn’t quite get it to depict the actual colour but it’s fairly close). A great shade if you have lighter hair, I think. I am going to carry on using this as I think maybe practice makes perfect when it comes to the mini applicator.
Have any of you tried out these lip vinyls or any of Kiss Cosmetics’ products before? What do you think?
One of the brands I most loved seeing at the #Bloggersfestival was the online store JewelleryBox.co.uk – I knew as soon as I saw their beautiful woodland themed stand, with cascading pieces of beautiful jewellery it was going to be dangerous for my bank balance.
Yep in about *counts on fingers* six months time a beautiful baby will be born. My boyfriend and I would like to officially announce that I am pregnant! We went for our first scan today (that’s at 12 weeks here in the UK) and it was amazing to see the little mite wriggling around in there! He/she is doing well so far. *phew* I can’t tell you how happy we are and woohoo we can finally tell everyone!! Yay! I would like to introduce you all to baby Phillips!
I have been dying to tell you guys for soooo long! It’s been torture having to wait but whew I can finally shout it from the rooftops! Figuratively speaking of course. 😝
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’re all having a fab day!
When packing for my move to Wales, I had to be select in what I could bring as my life had to fit into a suitcase. Of course books *had* to be in there and I could not bare to leave without my well-loved copy of City of Bones. Which brings me to this post … I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this collectors edition!!
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We have less than a month until Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will be published with gorgeous new covers and some bonus content! Barnes & Noble is selling a Collector’s Edition of the book that started it all, City of Bones:
This edition of City of Bones features an exclusive poster and new scene, a brilliant new cover, a map of New York City, a new foreword, and a bonus story.
Cassie shared that this special edition will actually be a hardcover – the other books will be paperbacks – and that “[i]t contains the beginning of City of Bones, when Jace and Clary first meet, rewritten from Jace’s perspective.”
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Since some seem to have problems with the link, here it is again: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/city-of-bones-cassandra-clare/1100329400?ean=9781481456807
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Pop on over to Beauty Lifestyle Chicago and check out the fab giveaway! Good luck to you all!
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Being a mom of a toddler on the brink of his terrible two’s is quite a challenge on it’s own. It leaves me with an entertaining but impatient audience as I get ready in the morning therefore I am always on the look out for quick and easy makeup products that are effortless to apply but look stunning and complex.
These Chanel Limited Edition Stylo Eyeshadow Sticks truly fill the brief. It is a twist-up, water-based eyeshadow that’s lightweight, long-wearing, and cooling when it touches the skin. Since the shadow is water based they do not grease up and slide around in a hot climate, instead they leave a minty cool sensation on the skin when applied. The formula remains creamy and easy to blend for about 5 minutes before it dries and become absolutely budgeproof for the next 8-10 hours. I love that these come in a convenient twist-up…
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I had a message on Goodreads waiting for me this morning. It was from an author offering me an incentive to basically hurry up and read and review her book. The incentive? $50 or books from my wish list on Amazon. Awesome, right? Not exactly. There’s a catch … She wants a 4-5 star rating and glowing review of her book. I would happily take the offer and give her that rating, and that review she so wants, IF I genuinely thought the book was that amazing but it’s not and I am not in the business of giving dishonest reviews just to earn a bit of cash. So, thank you, but no thank you.
I know we would all love to get paid for something we love doing but not like this! I would be potentially misleading someone into thinking it’s a great read only for them to be really disappointed and I’m not willing to do that. I have morals and I’ll stick by them, thank you very much! Now, if I’d been offered money to give an honest review then I would have happily obliged.