I have a confession, this post should have gone out before Christmas but it failed to upload and I didn’t notice as I took some time off from the internet due to the loss of a family member. So I apologise for the oddly festive detailing in this blog post… just ignore it. Or pretend that you’re being really organised and planning for next Christmas!
The lovely ladies from Burt’s Bees asked me to come along to their shop in Soho for an evening of champagne, mince pies and beauty products. That’s pretty much an ideal evening in my book!
Meg from Lips So Facto was there talking to us about her favourite pieces from the Burt’s Bees range. If you don’t already follow her blog you can take a look at her thoughts on the Burt’s Bees lip products range HERE.
The gift boxes are adorable, just look at how cute they are! These are perfect for presents for friends, family and those people you inevitably have to buy for who you don’t really know!
Their lip products are all moisturising and caring for lips (which is a godsend in this cold weather) but are also super pretty – tinted shiny glosses, balms, glossy soft balm pencils and pigmented smooth glosses.
I didn’t even realise that Burt’s Bees did a mother and baby range, but it is all very sweet. And it would be a relief to know that it’s all natural and safe for both.
I couldn’t resist these lip balms as I ADORE my coconut and pear one, so I got some a presents for my sisters and mum. The chocolate and blueberry one in particular went down very well!
Have you tried any Burt’s Bees products? What is your favourite?
Topshop The Damned Lipstick
I’ve reviewed some of the Topshop lipbullets before so you will know that I have a lot of love for that formula and colour range. I’ve also got a few of the actual lipsticks which are on my ‘to blog’ pile (I am so far behind!) This particular lipstick called to me not only due to the great name but also the deep, burgundy colour of the lipstick in the bullet. I had been wanting some more dark colours for a while so when I saw this, I knew I needed it.
The other lipsticks I’ve tried by Topshop were matte so I was intrigued to see what their velvet formula offerings were like.
I am torn. On the one hand, this lipstick feels lovely to wear and looks wonderful. Sorry for the dark photo above but that’s the only way I could show the true colour of this lipstick – in artificial light it looks more pinky but is definitely a bit vampier in natural light. The formula is creamy and easy to apply although as it becomes more matte as time goes on it feels a bit drying. It’s also not as long lasting as the matte versions, but that’s to be expected I suppose.
The Topshop packaging is a definite thumbs up: matte, simple and instantly recognisable. Love it.
This is still one of my favourite darker lipstick shades and is apparently a pretty good dupe for MAC ‘Rebel’ (a lipstick that is definitely on my wishlist) I just wish it lasted a bit longer.
Which are your favourite Topshop lipsticks, I think I need more!
I got the Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick Red Carpet in the ASOS sale ages ago and can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it already – it is a stunning, true red lipstick. Although it is a matte lipstick, it has a really great formula: smooth, moisturising (that’ll be the hyaluronic acid!) and doesn’t cling to any dry patches. Win, win, win!
The colour is really pigmented so you need to be careful with the lip line, but means that you only need one good coat straight from the bullet.
It also lasts really well and stains a little bit so that any wear that does happen is not very noticeable. I can’t wait to get more colours from this range.
You can buy Daniel Sandler lipsticks HERE.