Monday, 11 March 2013

New Revlon Lip Butters for Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Wild Watermelon, Sorbet, Juicy Papaya, Red Velvet

I can't believe its been a year since Lip Butters landed in the uk. You will normally find me sporting Pink Truffle or Berry Smoothie on a daily basis. So when i heard new permanent and limited edition shades were finally here I stalked the Boots website. There are currently retailing for £7.99 with Boots offering a buy-one-get-one-half-price. 

I picked up Red Velvet (new but permanent) and from their limited addition line i managed to nab Wild Watermelon, Sorbet and Juicy Papaya. I will however continue to hunt for Pink Lemonade and Sugar Plum.  

Firstly, I have to say that although the new shades seem very bright and vibrant, they are in fact much sheerer to swatch and to wear. I'm not normally a fan of brights but these are beautiful and fit nicely into an everyday look. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to see how they like bright colours as they give much more of a tint rather than a full on opaque colour. 

L-R: Red Velvet, Sorbet, Juicy Papaya, Wild Watermelon
Red Velvet: 
This is a new but permanent colour. Having heard good reviews on this colour i knew i wanted it but wasn't sure how it'd suit me. Its a much darker vampy red-brown shade. I was delighted to find i did like this colour. I will be sporting this on my next night out! 

A brighter pink. I thought i'd be scared of this colour (i have to admit if there wasn't an offer on these i wouldn't have got it!) but i love its sheerness and cant wait to wear it! 

Juicy Papaya:
 I totally adore this colour. I've always been looking for a way to wear peachy summer colours and this is most definitely it! It didn't even seem like i'd applied anything on my lips but when i left my mirror and came back to it, i noticed i had the nicest suggestion of peach on my lips. Its certainly juicy and is the perfect intro for someone wanting to try a peach shade! 

Wild Watermelon: 
I think this is my favourite colour! Its a wearable yet bright pink-red shade. Its really surprised me, especially how excited i am to wear this in the day time! 

L-R: Wild Watermelon, Juicy Papaya, Sorbet, Red Velvet
What do you make of the Revlon Lip Butters? Are you as pleased with the new shades as I am? 
Becky xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

A very formal 21st birthday...OOTD

My hair on the left, my housemate's hair on the right
(which got repinned after this photo!)

Hi all,

First of all you'll have to bear with me on the blog front at the moment (10 points if you know the phrase "Bear with....bear with...bear with.) My final year of uni is incredibly busy and i plan to blog a whole lot more once i graduate in July (eeeeekkkkk.)

So anyways i went to a big formal 21st birthday the other week. I'm talking hiring out a bar and a £1000 bar tab for us! It was such a nice, different type of evening full of talking, singing and wine! 

My outfit
So first of all i wore this dress from Oasis-total bargain and i absolutely love it! Its a blue-with-a-hint-of-green peplum strapless dress with a gold belt! I'd seriously recommend it if you have an event to go to! I wore it with some old flat metallic shoes (since i'm 5"11 anyways!) from new look, this style of earrings (but in gold) and this bag! Though i had to by a size down in the dress so would recommend you doing the same!   

My hair
I followed the basics from this tutorial by swalkermakeup. I'd used this hair style for a uni ball i went to a couple of years ago, so knew it was easy and that i liked the outcome! All you do is curl all your hair, tie it into a low ponytail and then pin the curls up using bobby pins! I love this outcome as i like updos that sit lower on your head that you can see from the front!

My make-up
I kept it pretty simple. Unfortunately i don't have any good pics of my make-up but from what i remember i used MAC prolongwear foundation (which had some flashback- don't recommend for photography!), a variety of concealers, MAC MSFN, No 7. Blush in Soft Damsen, Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permenant Taupe, Urban Decay eyeshadows in Verve, Tease and Blackout, Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Bone as a brow highlight and MAC Nylon as an inner corner highlight, liquid eyeliner, mascara and eyeliner, lipbalm and my favourite Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle! 

Hope you enjoyed my little post! Speak to you soon,
Becky xoxo