Stuff I got for my upcoming beach vacation! 😀
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From Clinique’s perfectly formed Pop Matte lipsticks (yesterday’s post, read here) to a decidedly more cheery and cheeky matte offering: Tanya Burr’s Soft Luxe Matte Lip. I came across the one I’m wearing in the photo below, which is called Puppy Paws, completely by accident: searching for a pale, summery pink lip gloss I whacked this one on and discovered, to my absolute delight, that it was in fact a brilliantly chalky matte with the most intense nearly-neon colour.
Not a gloss at all, despite the description on the Superdrug site, but a (very nicely formulated indeed) liquid lipstick with, I must say, quite phenomenal staying power. This needs a strong eye makeup remover if you want to get it off without having to rub like a maniac – those looking for a good, opaque, matte lipstick with excellent longevity should definitely give the Soft Luxe a try.
Puppy Paws is the sort of shade that makes a bold statement: it’s almost comically bubblegum (my photo doesn’t do it justice; for some reason if I saturate the picture to show off the lip colour then my skin turns oddly red!) and it looks superb with tonnes of bronzer and just a lick of mascara. It’s like painted-on strawberry milkshake.
Above, I’m wearing a little bronzer and (because I was on an “experimenting day”) some aqua pastel blue eyeliner in my waterline. Not, perhaps, my most-recommended look, but you can see how dense the lip colour is and how strikingly pink.
So, Soft Luxe. A great option if you’re on the hunt for a matte lipstick liquid that packs a punch. There are three shades – the other two are more sensible and neutral – all at a very budget-friendly £5.99. Find them at Superdrug here.
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1) I don’t even like Nutella that much*, but I love the idea that you can personalise your own jar! I found this little gift idea when I was browsing about on the newly re-launched Selfridges website (they have a “favourites” button now so that you can save things to your wishlist as you go along, and it’s easier to search for stuff) and I thought that it made for quite a nice stocking filler. £3.99. You can order your personalised Nutella here. (*I say I don’t really like Nutella that much, but I don’t think that I have ever properly tried it! I must rectify that situation. Is it as addictive as people make out? I think I once had some inside a crepe when I was on holiday, but I couldn’t be sure…)
2) Winners of the CoLab Dry Shampoo prizes are as follows: 10 Full Size Sets go to kayleigh0804, sexwithapancakeisalwaysfun, smbharkin, pipsicola100, hanny_11, anne.zethrin, emmamorgan.10, saija.paananen, Raiyah.Ismaiel and Ice_cool_90. The 10 Mini Sets go to lottiemac, mustbeadreamer, georgia@headandhart, O_gagan@xxxxx.co.uk, hellsmurray, joburgess3, stephenieleung, penniixox, moonboywales and wright_jre. You’ll be receiving an email tomorrow asking for your address so that we can get the prize sent out – please note that it will come from my assistant Rachael rather than my official email address, so please don’t worry if you don’t recognise the name!
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3) Pets. Firstly, for your amusement and/or horror, we have Dexter the Cockapoo dressed as a Halloween werewolf. Then we have Mr Bear, who refused to have anything to do with Halloween whatsoever. Here he is having his little weekend tummy-airing:
Ah, the life of a cat! Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone….