Wednesday, May 23, 2012

honey I'm home!

Hello sweetheart, how are you? Enjoying the sun?
If you're in the UK (as I am) then I'm sure you're just as happy as everyone else because of this lovely lovely sun that's appeared out of nowhere!

To be honest there's no real plan for today's blog, I just thought I'd tell you about my day off from college... Which was meant to be used for revision but shhh, if you don't tell I won't...

Anyway, I spent my day with my lovely mother, going from an auction (Bamfords if you're interested), to shopping and finally to having lunch. I am somewhat of a newbie when it comes to auctions, but it was very very fun! I won't deny that sitting in a cold room looking outside at the lovely sun was a little depressing at some points in between bids, but there is nothing more exciting than wandering round a room with the idea in mind that you have to fight off strangers to get the items that you want... Kind of like the start of January sales, but with less violence!

super super gorgeous set that I fell in love with
looks like they should be in a wise old man's study!

We did eventually get bored of waiting for our lots to come around, and so left some absentee bids in the hope we would get some, moving on to a more definite form of shopping, Primark! After this sudden burst of gorgeous weather I was left feeling far too unprepared, with no flip flops, no hats, no sunglasses, nothing! So it was good ol' Primarni to the rescue, managing to get two pairs of sunnies, one pair of shoes and a shrug for under £10, a definite win in my book!

Onto the final part of our day, lunch, omnomnom. We went to one our favourite places to eat, the Quad in Derby, sitting out in the sun with a drink and nachos, lovely end to a lovely day out with mother!

So, that was my day in the sun, how was yours?

Lots and lots of love, Beth.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

guess what... POP! did I make you jump? bet I did...

Hello m'dears!

Recently I've developed somewhat of a lip product addiction... It would be a real problem if it wasn't so much fun! However one advantage of this (not so) shameful obsession is that I can share my findings with you lovely people in the world of blogs!

The one product that I've come across lately that really has caught my eye, are the new ColorSensational Popsticks from Maybelline. The two that I've brought so far, and trust me I will be getting more, are 040 Crystal Pink and 080 Cherry Pop.

I'm sure you've heard all the hype around the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters (review to come), and I'm pretty sure this is Maybelline's attempt at a similar product.

Anyway enough rambling, onto the review! As I'm sure you've guessed I lalalove these lip products, in my opinion they're just the right mix between being a gloss and a full lipstick.

080 Cherry Pop, although here it looks more coral...
040 Crystal Pink, oh how pretty you are!

I do recommend these products like crazy, although looking at them now, I do wonder how on earth they cost so much (just over the £7 mark) considering what they actually do, but because of the formula I can see one lasting an awfully long time...

In my opinion though the range of colours and the actual colour, provided you don't mind a bit of building it up, really makes up for it, they are gorgeous. As far as staying-power for this product goes, if it was marketed as a lipstick then I'd say it leaves a lot to be desired, but seen as it's more of a sheen/gloss I think a few re-applications throughout the day is to be expected!
So yes, I've been rambling for a while, time to wrap this up! Overall, it's pretty, bit pricey but I think they'll last for a while, might have to re-apply at times but if it looks like your kind of thing, go for it!

Well that's it from me for this 'lil blog I think! If you've caught the lip product bug with all these pretty colours for summer then please do leave your recommendations for me!

Lots and lots of love, Beth!