Category Archives: Lips

Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick

Catrice gloss

Well I’m a lip gloss girl through and through. I know it’s not very beauty blogger of me but I rarely wear lipstick and when I do it tends to be a lipgloss/lipstick hybrid such as my favourite Soap and Glory Sexy Motherpucker gloss sticks. Recently I have also been absolutely loving the Catrice Made to Stay Lip Polish but sadly they have been discontinued :-( Every cloud has a silver lining though as the peeps at Catrice sent me this new Shine Appeal Fluid lipstick in shade 07 ‘Better Make a Mauve’ to try.

I got quite excited when I received this because as soon as I opened it, it reminded me of one of my favourite lipglosses of all time. I have a Chanel lipgloss that I’ve had longer than I’d like to admit and I save it for special use because I’m afraid it’s going to run out. They don’t make the shade anymore so I closely guard it. So I squealed a little when I opened this because it was so similar as you can see. The Catrice gloss has a slightly more pink tone to it but it’s close enough for me!

Top - Chanel Bottom - Catrice

Top – Chanel Bottom – Catrice

It turns out the similarities don’t end there as the glosses are of a similar quality. The Catrice one has a very glossy look but feels more creamy on lips than sticky. This has fairly good staying power but most glosses don’t have much longevity. I would say this is a gloss in it’s truest sense, I’m not sure what ‘Fluid Lipstick’ implies but I might have expected something not quite as glossy. That doesn’t take away from it’s loveliness as a gloss as you can see below.

Catrice Gloss Swatch

The Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick  closely matches my Chanel gloss both in colour and quality but obviously for a much smaller price tag of €4.49. I’ll definitely be adding a few of these to my already too massive gloss collection! There are eight shades available on Catrice counters in pharmacies nationwide now.

My First NYX Butter Glosses!

NYX butter glosses

Ah I know everybody has seen these a million times by now but I just wanted to share my thoughts. I had been trying to get to a NYX counter for ages as there wasn’t one near where I work or live but lately they’re being stocked in a few more places. They’re now in the Hickeys pharmacy on O’Connell Street which is really handy for me. And by the looks of things the counters are pretty popular because most I saw were out of or low on some products.

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Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive

Revlon Colorburst Matte Elusive

Revlon Colorburst Matte Elusive

Well it’s no secret that I’m a fan of a lip crayon. I own about fifty billion, I must write a post about my collection sometime. But of course my massive collection doesn’t stop me buying new ones. I was wandering by a Revlon counter and they had some lip and nail products at half price so I had to try one of the Colorburst matte balms.

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Stila Convertible Colour in Peony

Stila Convertible Colour Peony

I’ve never really owned anything from Stila but have read many glowing reviews. I was browsing the January sales in Marks And Spencer and spotted a bargain Stila Set for half price – find out more about it here.  The set contained the famous Stila Convertible Lip and Cheek Colour in Peony. It was the convertible Colour that really sold the set to me as I’d wanted to try it for ages.

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YSL Rouge Volupté Shine – Pink in Confidence

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Pink in ConfidenceI recently got this as a pressie from my family and I was so thrilled as I’d been lusting after one of these lipsticks for ages! It’s one of those products where you keep going back to look at it but I’d never made the plunge to buy it. My mam and sis did a good job of picking out a nice neutral shade as they know I don’t like anything too bright. Apologies for this post being a bit picture heavy but it’s just so pretty!

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Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Lush Bubblegum Lip scrub

Lush Bubblegum Lip scrub

I haven’t bought anything from Lush in years. I’m not really sure why as I used to be a big fan. I just seemed to drop off my radar a little bit. At Christmas a lot of bloggers were writing about a limited edition lip scrub from Lush and ever since then I’ve had a Lush lip scrub on my wishlist.

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks

Sexy Motherpucker Gloss Sticks

Sexy Motherpucker Gloss Sticks

I wasn’t going to write a post about these because I already included these in my 2013 makeup favourites here. I decided that they deserved a full post though because they are that good. My friend Debs got me this set for Christmas, she didn’t know I’d wanted it for ages, so it was a great present.

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Nuxe Reve de Miel Lipbalm

Nuxe Reve de Miel

Nuxe Reve de Miel

My poor skin always gets a bit of a shock when winter hits and I think because we had such a lovely summer my skin is super shocked this year! My lips especially seem to be having a hard time and are in a very dry state. I don’t normally get this and they feel quite uncomfortable. I mainly use the EOS lip balm which I do like but I felt I needed something a bit tougher. I had read numerous bloggers sing the praises of this Nuxe lip balm so I decided I’d give it a shot.

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Lanolips Lip Ointment

Lanolips Lip Ointment Rhubarb

Lanolips Lip Ointment Rhubarb

Thank god I am on a spending ban for August because I just realised that I have enough lip products to keep me going for years. But this one is something special I have to say. I got this Lanolips Lip Ointment in my British Beauty Blogger Edit Box here. I glanced over it and thought ‘oh another lip gloss.’ It’s not a brand that had really crossed my radar before.

I was so surprised when I actually used this, it is way more than a humble lip gloss or balm. I first swatched it on my arm and was surprised by the thick texture of it. It’s like a thick cream, I expected it to be more liquid like a normal gloss. It goes on lovely and it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky when it’s on. It just feels creamy and nourishing. The shade I have is called Rhubarb and it’s a plummy pink. It’s the perfect ‘I’m not wearing makeup but I am’ shade!

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Lip Balm Wars – Eos v. Balmi Review!

EOS V Balmi Lip Balm

EOS V Balmi Lip Balm

I had been dying to try the EOS lip balms for ages after hearing good things about them. I had also heard people mention the Balmi ones as well as a similar style balm. I ordered an Eos Summer Fruits lip balm from Beauty Emporium. A few days later I was in a chemist and saw the Balmi ones by the till, so decided I’d try that out as well and see if there was a difference.

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