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Pink Parcel August Subscription Box.

Six months have gone by since having Willow, my body and hormones seem to have gone back to normal and unfortunately that means the ghastly and horrid return of the period! Dum! Dum! Dum! Can’t say I was particularly thrilled about that but at least it’s a sign that all is A-ok down there so I suppose I’ll forgive it. This also meant I got to re-subscribe to Pink Parcel! Yay! Receiving something like this once a month when your periods are just making you feel pooey, is just what you need to brighten your day. I highly recommend it! So, without further a do…

Look what goodies were in my Pink Parcel box this month! Other than the usual monthly “necessities”, I got: 
❣Tea pigs sachet of Matcha Green Tea (which is lovely by the way! I’m drinking a cup as we speak!)

❣Jealous Sweets – £2.50 

❣Estella Bartlett bracelet – £12.99

❣Sunkissed Shimmer Dust Brush (bronzer) – £4.99

❣So Susan Haute Light Pencil (highlighter) -£14.95

❣Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick – £15.00

❣Sass Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (helps to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce hair regrowth) – sample but normally £12 for 100ml

❣Emily Fruit Crisps, Crunchy Apple. These are actually quite nice. Very sweet tasting. £1.49
If you’re interested in subscribing to Pink Parcel each month (or maybe for your daughter? Which I think is a lovely idea), it’s £6.99 for the first box then £9.95 thereafter. Plus p&p.

Are any of you subscribed to Pink Parcel? Tell me what you think in the comments below. 😃
Take care,
Dayna.

Kiss Cosmetics Mini Lip Vinyl in ‘First Kiss’ – Review. 💋💄

  

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.

 

Mini Lip Vinyl in ‘First Kiss’

 
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?

Shade: ‘First Kiss’. Click the pic to check out Kiss Cosmetics full range of mini lip vinyls.

Frisky Fucshia Kisstick by KISS Cosmetics! 💄

Some of you may already know that last month in the UK, a new cosmetics brand was born: Kiss Cosmetics. What’s more, they love our furry friends so all their products are animal cruelty free. Yay! For all you lippie lovers out there, they are specifically focusing on lip products that will make our lips look luscious and lovely (see what I tried to do there? 😝) Over the past few weeks I have excitedly watched as the brand revealed each new product and released them onto their site to be purchased. This is still ongoing as they have lots of exciting products still to come. Their newest product being The Scrub Stick which is a lip scrub in a balm. –  I can’t wait to try this! Anyhoo … as soon as the site went live, I raced over there and put all the products I loved onto my wish list on the site and, once payday came around, I immediately went and ordered a couple of bits:
  
• Locked Lips (a lipstick sealant) £3.50
• Lip Vinyl in the shade Lady In Red £7.00
•Kisstick in Frisky Fuschia £7.00
I thought the prices were pretty reasonable and delivery was only £2!
I shall be reviewing all of the products above but the one I’m reviewing today is the Kisstick! What can I say? I love it! 
  
It is bright pink and oh my gosh it is so highly pigmented! It is a lovely creamy formula which makes my lips feel soft and moisturised. The colour lasts for several hours, although less if you’ve eaten or drunk something but then that goes without saying. That being said, even when the colour does fade, you’re still left with this strong pinky tint on your lips! It really is a gorgeous lipstick! I was so impressed by it. I’m not normally a pink girl but I went for this colour because I wanted a change. And it was totally worth it!
Next on my list? Scrub Stick!! And I think I’ll also buy a more neutral tone of the Kisstick to see if the pigment and staying power is just as awesome. Althoough the Kisstick in the shade Magnetic Melon is just calling out to me! It had me from the name! I love the names that are given to the Kissticks and Lip Vinyls.
For example: First Kiss, Birthday Suit and Seductive Damson. By the way, each Lip Vinyl shade perfectly matches each Kisstick shade! So this takes the guess work out if you love to top off your lipstick with a matching gloss. However, both are fabulous all on their own! More on the Lip Vinyl next time!

My fave lipstick.

Hi guys,

How’s your bank hol weekend going? I have spent mine in Wales visiting my boyfriend and am currently on the train home. The last time I was at my boyfriend’s, I’d left some of my favourite makeup there but have now been reunited with it, yay! I couldn’t be bothered to put any makeup on today, however, but I had really missed my Lip & Cheeks stick by My Little Beauty so I couldn’t resist putting some of this on my lips. I just love the shade and how natural it looks. 

 

What do you think?

My boyfriend and I went to see Avengers – Age of Ultron at the weekend. I really enjoyed it! I think the funnies were a little try-hard at times but still made me laugh. I’m a fan of Joss Whedon’s work so I guess I’m a little biased haha.

We also went to our usual haunt, Frankie & Benny’s, before the film started but I didn’t get to have Brownies and Ice-cream this time as we were worried we’d miss the beginning of the film! 😔

I randomly took this photo whilst in F&B’s:

  
I just thought the candle looked pretty lol.

Enjoy the rest of your day! My train is currently stuck in the middle of nowhere and has technical “issues”. I really hope we’re not waiting too long!

Superdrug 3 for 2 on ALL cosmetics

I have been dying to try the new Rita Ora nail polishes by Rimmel and because today was officially payday I mosied on down to Superdrug to pick myself up one of the pretty pastel shades. When I got there, I discovered it was 3 for 2 on All cosmetics – much to my delight – yay! This meant I could also try out one of the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and the Kate eyeshadow stick by Rinmel in Pure Turquoise as I had been eyeing both up for the past few weeks. Woohoo! 

Here are my purchases:

  I stood for ages trying to decide which shade of Color Tattoo to buy and in the end settled on On and On Bronze (I later saw on the site that there was a few more shades available than what was in the shop – boooo! I would have liked to have tried Pomegranate!).

  I’ve always been a fan of turquoise and loved lining my eyes with the colour when going to gigs. This eyeshadow stick is also waterproof! Now I wish this was around back when I went to gigs. Maybe then it wouldn’t have been half way down my face post-gig after all that rocking out haha!
  I was torn between the lilac and the mint shade but the shade of my fave colour won out. This shade is called Go Wild-er-ness. Can’t wait to try it out.
I was slightly perplexed when looking at my eyeshadow stick. It’s made of plastic but there’s no way to twist the eyeshadow up once it’s gone dull! I had to google it to see if there was a solution because I’ve also had the same problem with my L’oreal Le Lip Liner Magique which I was gutted about as it is such a fab product. So, I googled. Apparently, you’re to sharpen them like you would a normal pencil type liner. But it’s plastic! I’m a little worried that it’ll break my poor sharpener! Hey ho we’ll see how we go though.

              ******* Update *******

I have just attempted to sharpen my Le Lip Liner Magique … It worked a treat!! I just need a jumbo sharpener for my eye shadow stick now!

I hope you’re all having a lovely Monday. I always get the Monday blues myself and so wish for the weekend lol.

Matte Eyeshadow palette – Recommendations needed.

Hi all! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far. Personally, I’m longing for the weekend. As always.

  
I was wondering if any of you could help me. I am on the look-out for a matte eyeshadow palette but not sure which to go for. I’ve looked at so many from all kinds of price ranges. I nearly bought a cheap one by W7 but there were mixed reviews and some claiming that the pigmentation was poor so that got a thumbs down from me. I thought about getting one of the Naked Basic palettes and even fell in love with a quad palette by Charlotte Tilbury but in both cases ummed and ahhed due to their price tag. I don’t mind paying it – if it’s worth it. So this is where you guys come in … what would you suggest? Be they affordable or expensive, what palette is your holy grail?

YSL Haul and FoTD

Ok, I had a makeup splurge! I had never tried YSL makeup before but had heard so many good things about the brand in general and I had been wanting the Touché Éclat for the longest time so I thought, “Eh! What the hell! Go for it!” So I took the plunge! I was initially going to buy the touché éclat from Boots’ online site but then thought I’d just go direct and I’m so glad I did! Why? Well I got freebies! And who doesn’t like freebies! I bought the Touché Éclat (in the shade 1.5 as I’m pale but not ghost-like plus I have yellow undertones) and the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in shade 35. When I got to the check-out I realised I’d qualified for some freebies! Woohoo! This consisted of:

2 x Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils samples

2 x Black Opium samples

1 x Forever Youth Liberator sample

1 x Dessin De Lèvres – lip liner in shade 6

1 x Top Secrets Eye Makeup Remover

I was so excited to see the YSL parcel waiting for me when I got back from my trip to London (more about my trip in a later post). It was like Christmas Day all over again with the freebies and all! Here are the goodies:

  

  

The first thing I thought when I saw the shade in person was, “Eek! It’s bright pink!” as I was expecting a more softer, natural pink.

  

  

Ok, so the inner of my arm is more pale than the actual shade but it worked quite well with my face’s skin tone. I think if I’d got the lighter shade, it would have washed me out.

And here are the freebies:

  

I gave one of the perfume samples to my mum as I knew she’d love it! Dad bought her a bottle of the original Opium around 30 years ago and she still has the bottle sat on her dresser to this day! The lip liner is more plum-y than bright pink like the lip stain but that’s ok with me, it tones down the colour a little.

Here’s me wearing the wearing my YSL gloss stain and touché éclat:

  

So what do you think? Have any of you guys tried YSL? Do you love it? Hate it? Comment below! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! I’m home for the next few weekends which sadly means I won’t be seeing my boyfriend but it does mean I can concentrate on my proofreading so yay!

250 followers GIVEAWAY!

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Clarisonic Mia 2 or Foreo Luna?

  

I have always taken care of my skin but am wanting to purchase a cleansing system that will cleanse my skin far deeper and more thorough than I can ever do. So I went on a hunt and have narrowed down my search to 2 products; the Clarisonic Mia 2 and the Foreo Luna (in blue for combination skin). For quite some time, now, I’ve had the Clarisonic range on my wish list but then I came across the Foreo Luna and was intrigued, especially as you don’t have to change heads so it saves on more expense. Can anyone advise me as to which I should go for? Have any of you used both and prefer one over the other? I’d be really grateful to hear your views.

Benefit Cosmetics Giveaway!

This is a fantabulous giveaway from Living Disrobed that I think everyone should enter! Plus it’s international, yaaaay!! I think if I won, I would loooove to try out one of Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows! Good luck everyone!

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Benefit Cosmetic Giveaway

I just wanted to thank all of my readers for their wonderful support by offering this amazing Benefit Cosmetics Giveaway! (Easy Entry, No Rafflecopter)

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