Thursday, 23 October 2014

Review & Swatches: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Aloha Sprinklerinos, 

There's no woman in the world that doesn't let out a squeal of excitement when Charlotte Tilbury releases something new in the makeup world. And I'm certainly no exception to the rule.

A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

When I first laid eyes on this box of rose gold bullets it was a romance I knew I wouldn't forget any time soon.

Just look at all the pretty!

Now it's one thing to have on-point packaging - (don't try and pretend, I know you're all magpies like me) But it's another to create a revolutionary product that gets people talking.

A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

These new lippies are the ultimate matte experience. Gone are the days of a flat and drying matte formula. Charlotte's recognised a woman's need for a quick and easy application that's going to stay put but also bring something new to the table. 
With 3D glowing pigments it helps to achieve a fuller and wider look on the lips - snazzy huh?

A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
Sexy Sienna, Love Liberty, Amazing Grace, Red Carpeted and Lost Cherry
A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
Bond Girl, Glastonberry, Bipkin Brown, Walk of Shame, Very Victoria

Not only is the formula a dream but they're jam packed full of waxes, oils and pigment; meaning you can create an even, moisturising application and build it from a lip stain to a full colour block (my favourite kind). Qualities that don't appear in your average matte Lipstick. Kudos to you, Charlotte!
Not to forget the square-angled tip takes away the need for a lip brush making touch-ups even easier and with 10 colours to choose from, let's just say Autumn ain't gonna be boring, ladies.

What's your pick of the bunch? 

Treat yourself to your favourite - available for £23 here and here.



Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Halloween with LUSH! 2014

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Trick or Treat? 

Treat of course!

Halloween is fast approaching and those good eggs at Lush have conjured up some brand spanking new potions for us to get our mitts on. Squee!

A blog post on the Halloween collection from Lush Cosmetics.
A blog post on the Halloween collection from Lush Cosmetics.

Today I'm going to talk you through the items available, most are newbies, but you might notice the odd return due to popular demand.

 Northern Lights Bath Bomb (NEW!) - £3.50
Familiar with their Christmas Eve fragrance? Well you'll ruddy love this, filled with Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang this little beauty fills your bath like the night sky, creating blue and green colours whilst some added popping candy jumps through the water. You could quite easily be viewing the Northern Lights from your bathroom! Ooh-err.

Sparkler Bath Bomb (NEW!) - £3.50
Not only is this one a must have for Halloween it's title makes it pretty appropriate for Bonfire night too, non? With a golden colouring and popping candy it gives off bright glittery fireworks. And with Organic Rose fragrance it's also going to give heaps of moisture and nourish the skin - winner.

How pretty? The specks of gold lustre will fill your bathtub and with an uplifting fragrance of Orange Flower Absolute, hints of Juniper Berry and Lime Oils you can't really go wrong. Plus, did you know Orange Flower Absolute helps to tone the skin? Oh yes.

Back for another year you might already have this in your stash. If not, you'll be pleased to know this little devil turns your water in to a wine colour 'chin-chin' with scents of Vanilla and Black Pepper - mm hmm.

Wizard Bubble Bar (NEW!)- £3.25
Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen? (kittens aside) He's full with popping candy, so simply crumble him under the tap and release heavenly scents of Juniper Berry, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang Oil - Puuurfection (see what I did there?)

Wizard Hat Gift (NEW! includes: Wizard Bubble Bar, Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt; Sparkler Bath Bomb): £12.95
What's this then?! A proper lovely little treat of wizard-y goodness, that's what. 

Fairy Ring Soap (NEW!)- £4.10
Have you tried out Lush's new Gorilla Volume 3 perfume? Well this fairy is full of just that! Containing Shiitake mushrooms - I know, mushrooms in a soap, heaven forbid. BUT, they contain anti-ageing properties as they're full of Kojic Acid which means I can't wait to try it. Hey there younger, fresher looking skin! I'm comin' for ya...

It's no secret that Lush are one of my favourite places to have a good old splurge - so needless to say I'll be relaxing in some pretty exciting baths over the next few weeks.
Most of these goodies are limited edition and only available through Halloween to you'll have to purchase now to avoid disappointment!



Monday, 20 October 2014

Motivational Monday || Goals

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday! How was your weekend? Refreshing I hope. Let's look toward the new week with positivity. 

I saw this quote and it struck a chord with me. I spend a lot of time making plans and mapping out things I want to do. A lot of the time I actually see them through but of course there are still those things that continue to linger on the 'to-do' list. 

This week I want to spend some proper time thinking about what I want to achieve (for example, I want to photograph all my favourite little streets in London with my big girl camera, I want to take time to visit my friend Faye in Yorkshire, I want to book a massage etc), set some time targets and do them!

It would be unrealistic to manage all of those in one week but my goal is to have them thought about properly and maybe booked in. 

Is there anything in your life that you have been meaning to do but never have? Take this opportunity to make a note of them. Make a note and have a think about what steps you could take to make those plans a reality. 

Your life will carry on plodding no matter what you do with it. You may as well fill it with happies, huh? 

I'm off to google spas within a 10 mile radius!



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