Kylie Lipkit Haul

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Unless you've been living under a rock (or have no interest in makeup or the Kardashians) you'll know that last year Kylie Jenner launched her Kylie Lipkits and created her brand Kylie Cosmetics.

People have gone crazy for these products and every time they restock or a new colour comes out then sell out straight away.

Kylie started off with three colours but now has more than 20!

Last year I wrote a blog on the dupes I'd bought which you can read here

But this year I thought I'd treat myself to the real thing! 

I was pretty excited when I got a note through the door saying my lip kits were at the post office ready to collect. 

It did however state that I had to pay a £19 customs charge.

When you ship makeup into the UK you have to pay the VAT so I knew this was coming.

But it did sting a bit!

It brought my total cost to £76 which is hella expensive, but I'm just thinking of it as £25 for each product, and a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick and pencil set is £38 so its not tooo bad.

Well it is but never mind I wanted them!

The items I ordered were:

Mary Jo K Lip Kit
Exposed Lip Kit
So Cute Gloss

Mary Jo K is a bright red. A Christmassy bright red...and I love it!

The pencils are sooo creamy and the lip kits are very pigmented. I only need one swipe to coat my lips and they have serious staying power... unless you eat food, but that is to be expected!

The second colour is Exposed, which Kylie calls her perfect nude. Its more peach tone than pink which I really like. Again the pencil is SUPER creamy and I've been wearing it on its own as well as with the liquid lipstick.

These are expensive products, but the quality is really great and I feel like they will last a long time.

I also got one gloss which is the So Cute gloss.

This is the most pigmented gloss I've ever used! In fact its the best gloss I've ever used.

Some people received glosses which has bent applicators, but mine was in perfect condition

I just think the packaging is so cute (get it?) as well. Kylie has done a good job on designing these and I would like the entireeee collection!

Here are some swatches of the colours.

So Cute Gloss is at the top and you can see how amazingly pigmented it is - you don't even need anything underneath it but I sometimes put the Exposed pencil underneath it.

The Exposed lip kit are next and you can see what I mean about the undertone being more peach than pink. They match perfectly with the So Cute Gloss on top.

Finally the Mary Jo K lipkit. This is a true bright red and I really love it especially for Christmas!

Brilliant pigmentation and a brilliant formula. If I lived in America and didn't have to pay customs I would buy so many more of these!

Do you have any of the Lip Kits? Comment below your favourite ones!

When your date mocks you all night...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

As you all know (or if you don't know, scroll back to May 2014) my blog started as a dating blog.

It has now evolved into much more than that and I kind of think of it as an online diary/travel blog/beauty blog/with a bit of dating on the side.

I was in a relationship for the first 9 months of this I had no material for dating blogs... I do!

I'm being selective though - I don't think I want to write down my whole dating life and expose it to the world as I once did.

Instead I'll just pick the worst stories.

Stories about dates where there is definitely not going to be a second date!

This story is about a guy we shall call "Aragorn" who I'm sure you will have worked out from the title mocked me for our entire date.

Let's start at the beginning...

I've been single for about two months now...and have been actively swiping on Tinder and Bumble.

I basically just like swiping ... its fun! Like window shopping.

I've had quite a few dates, mostly with SUPER hot tanned muscly men (just my type), but some of my friends have suggested that maybe I'm a bit shallow on tinder, and only swipe the super hot tanned muscly ones!

Maybe I'm missing out on the man of my dreams because I'm being shallow.

So I took this constructive criticism on board and swiped a guy who wasn't tanned or superduper hot (in my opinion).

He looked just like a nice normal guy, so I swiped on Sunday night...and we matched!

My Tinder bio is something along the lines of "I'm a glam girl who likes a night out in London or Vegas but I'm also a secret geek that loves Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Jurassic Park. My drinks of choice for a date are red wine or gin and I live to travel bla bla bla."

He messaged me straight away after we matched to say that I had mentioned five of his favourite things in my bio. Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Jurassic Park, Red Wine and Gin.

This was pretty encouraging and I thought maybe my friends are right! A relationship should be based on mutual interests rather than whether you really fancy someone.

At this point he informed me that he really loved Lord of the Rings and even had a replica sword of Aragorn's.

The geek in me came out and I asked whether the sword was Anduril etc... but I did think it was a little strange. 

Anywayyy we bonded over our love of Lord of the Rings and arranged to meet the next day for drinks.

Monday night is a bit of an odd day for a first date...but I'm really busy at the moment and couldn't fit it in any other day.

We arranged to meet at six... which I again think is a bit of an odd time, but I could have perfectly easily suggested later so I'm not going to blame this on him.

I suggested we go to Hush for drinks, as he worked in Mayfair, and I like Hush as a date spot. But he didn't take my suggestion on board and suggested Quaglinos...a fine choice.

Enroute to Quaglinos he sent me a photo to show that Quaglinos was closed for a private event.

If I was planning a date I would call the bar first to book a table or make sure they aren't closed etc.

But we were in Mayfair so there were plenty of places around. I thought that at this point he might take up my suggestion of Hush but he suggested we go to the pub he had just come from.

I kind of pictured a cosy old dark pub where I could have a nice glass of red so I agreed.

Nono...this was the brightest pub I have ever been to! It was dead because it was a Monday at 6pm and it was SO bright! 

I should probably point out that even without the brightness I knew within about a second that I didn't fancy him.

But I gave Aragorn the benefit of the doubt and wasn't going to be rude about it!

Another thing I didn't like. I don't know why I just didn't...but he said before how much he loved gin and red wine...just like me! But instead he ordered a pint of stella when I ordered my g&t and I just thought it was a little chavvy.

I know thats AWFUL of me...but Stella is called the wifebeater beer and its stuck with me that I think its chavvy. Someone can drink whatever they want I shouldn't judge.

I'm just seriously dissecting this date right now! 

So we're there in the pub, I don't fancy him, its the brightest room I've ever been in and the conversation just doesn't flow.

I ended up talking about my hair for about 5 minutes... I felt SO dull!

It didn't help that every subject I talked about he mocked.

And not just once or twice...every subject.

"I'm going to Poland soon for a salsa congress" - "What's a salsa congress? Where you sit around talking about dancing hahaha so weird."

Since this date I have spoken to another guy who had the right response "Wow that's such a random place to salsa, how interesting, tell me more about it!"

That is the correct response. Not I have never heard of this so its odd...

"... oh I don't eat meat" - "You don't eat meat! Why! ... So its because of climate change and eating meat damaging the environment? ... That's not true, eating animals doesn't affect the world and the oceans aren't in danger"

This annoyed me so much and I think it was pretty obvious. He also called me a hypocrite for owning fur (vintage) but not eating meat. 

It just annoyedddd me! Eugh so stupid and naive! I don't care if people eat meat, but don't be so uneducated and rude.

At this point he suggested going to eat at a steak restaurant together the following week. I got my paper diary out and made up loads of appointments I had so that I wasn't free...and he mocked the fact I have a paper diary.

I LOVE my paper diary :( only my friends are allowed to tease me about it.

He also told me at least five times that my "problems" were first world problems. I'm aware they are. I said that the previous week I'd lost an emerald earring and I was upset about it "first world problems". I said that my friend was travelling and I was going to see her but she was having to come home so I was going alone "first world problems" I can't even remember the others but it was annoying.

Every time he went to the loo I messaged me flatmate complaining and wondering how to leave.

Fortunately he said "one more drink for the road" which I took as a sign we were going. He didn't suggest dinner thank God.

I will give him credit that he bought me three drinks. I offered (quite forcefully) to buy at least one round but he didn't want me to so that is quite nice.

But then I take that credit back...because he asked about my sex life with my exes...which is a seriously personal thing to ask.

We both ordered ubers and his turned up first. I kissed him on the cheek and thanked him for the evening. (This was about 8pm) He then (which I think is really bad) went in for the kill and kissed me on the mouth.

If I've gone for the cheek you don't then swoop in for the mouth I think that's not right. So he kissed me and said "dinner next week" ... I said "only if  you've stopped being an arsehole about vegetarianism by then" and walked off.

I got in my cab and he text me saying "You're cute ;) "

It made me shiver and not in a good way.

Maybe he was trying to have banter on this date but I did not appreciate it one bit!

Back to swiping just super hot guys! (God I sound so mean!)

Autumn Empties

Monday, 28 November 2016

Its that time again!

My empties box was overflowing so I felt I needed to photograph all the empty bottles so I could recycle them and get them out of my house!

YSL Lipgloss - this is the oldest nastiest lipgloss ever...I think my Grandma gave it to me when I was about 17 so it needs to be binned! I've never even used it as it is not my colour!

Yes To Charcoal Sheet Mask - this tingled my face too much so I didn't enjoy it, but sometimes my skin can be sensitive and I like their other masks.

Beautyblender - I've got two new beauty blenders so this one needed to go to the land in the sky...even though its done me well!

Sephora Pearl Sheet Mask - I loved this mask and have tried quite a few of these Sephora masks.

L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss conditioner - I love this stuff so much! I'm always sad when I run out

L'Oreal Waterproof Mascara - I am yet to find a waterproof mascara that gives length and volume as well as waterproofness... this is ok but not great.

Colgate Advance White - nothing special and I won't make a conscious effort to repurchase.

Mad About You, Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer - my favourite hand sanitizer and my favourite smell!

Sephora Mask - My bestie Jess gave me this and I liked that you sleep in it as an overnight mask

Ren Face Mask - I loved this stuff! I could see all the crap coming out of my pores and into the mask...loveeee that

Barry M Gel Topcoat - this went pretty goopy about half way through the bottle but I did like the first half of the bottle.

Benefit Roller Lash - I do really enjoy this mascara, but I haven't repurchased as I have so many new ones I need to get through

Boots Nails, Nail Varnish remover - How can you really review nail varnish remover, it took off my nail varnish sufficiently well!

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo - I think this was the second bottle I've purchased of this, I like it because its lighter than Batiste and doesn't leave a white cast.

L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist - This is my favourite makeup setting spray that I've tried and I've repurchased

Aussie Miracle Moisture - I basically just buy Aussie stuff for the smells so good!

Nivea Factor 50 - this stuff smells amazing and I love how quickly it soaks into the skin

Clean and Clear Deep Action Cream Facewash -  I love this stuff and have repurchased it at least twice.

Skinclear spot cream - Nothing special I wouldn't repurchase!

Exuviance Face Mask - I think I liked was a clay mask and I've never tried a clay mask I haven't liked!

Vaseline Cocoa Spray Moisturiser - I love this stuff, I've probably been through four bottles!

Seche Vite - the best top coat ever, but I always find it goes gloopy about half way through the bottle! I've repurchased though

Soltan Factor 50 Face Suntan lotion - I am a recent convert... from low factor oils to factor 50. I am now officially a factor 50 girl. No wrinkles for me!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - this is a dupe for the NARS concealer and I love it!

Tanya Burr half lashes - honestly awful. These look horrendous, they aren't tapered at all and are just a straight lash thats only a half. 

L'Oreal Micellar Gel - this just kind of annoyed me as it got a bit messy, whereas micellar water just soaks into a cotton pad

Camomile Cleansing Balm - love this stuff and am on my third pot!

Mitchell and Peach Body Cream - I didn't even finish this it just went off. I never remember to use mini creams!

Nip and Fab Dry Leg Fix - same with this, I never used it!

Bee Good Moisturiser - I did like this, but I probably wouldn't repurchase, it was nothing special.

Naturalash Glue - this stuff was awesome! The best lash glue I've tried that comes free with lashes

God that was long! I'm such a hoarder of rubbish!

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