Thursday, 30 January 2014

Live Laugh Love Review

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Hello Everyone!

Today I will be doing a little homewares post for you all from a gorgeous online company called Live Laugh Love.
As some of you might already know, I am a little obsessed with shabby chic and vintage style accessories and homewares, so when I was offered the chance to be given an evoucher to spend on the website I was thrilled.

It was so hard to pick items from Live Laugh Love because there were so many items I loved, but in the end I finally picked two items, the first is a 'Home' ornament that will look beautiful on my new bedroom windowsill (I am currently buying a cottage and plan on making all the rooms shabby chic). The cute little birds and the letters have been decorated to have a distressed look that is customary of shabby chic style.
You can find this little beauty by clicking here.

The second item I picked out was a glass jar with a little bird on the lid. I plan on filling this with soaps and popping it in the bathroom, when the soaps are finished I might fill it with bath salts or something similar. It is quite a unique jar and I really love it.
You can find this jar by clicking this link.

The items arrived super fast which impressed me, I love fast delivery as I tend to be a bit too excited by things coming in the post to cope with a long wait.

Live Laugh Love source their homewares and gifts from all over England and Europe to give then a unique collection of beautiful things to inspire your perfect home, as I said earlier, they have so many stunning pieces it makes picking very hard!
Here is a wish list of some of my most lusted after items - please note, these pictures below aren't mine, I have used them from the Live Laugh Love website.

So what do you think? Are you into shabby chic too?
Let me see your wish lists too!

Toodles xxx

*PR sample - I was gifted an e-voucher to spend online. All opinions are my own and I picked products I genuinely wanted.

Miss Luxe: Women's Clothing Review

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Today's review is of Miss Luxe: Women's Clothing.

Miss Luxe is an online store selling women's clothing, accessories, footwear and beauty items with a mixture of branded, unbranded and own label fashion.
A lot of the pieces you see on the website are very unique and everything has a fun, vibrant feel about it.

Unlike a lot of clothing shops, Miss Luxe offers an array of items that will suit many different personality types with a nice mix of casual and dressy.
One thing I noticed when browsing the website is that they feature models of various dress sizes (without the dreaded 'plus size' logo next to it!) and of various ethnic backgrounds. This makes the website so much more user friendly as I know I get put off sometimes by the usual size 0 models featured by some brands.

The two items I have from Miss Luxe are both knitware (I have a weakness for knitware)
First up is the Grey Tiger Jumper.
This jumper is incredibly soft, and although the tiger design might not be for everyone, I love a statement knit.

I wear this with skinny jeans and flats for a casual yet on trend look day to day and I have been complimented by a few people when wearing this jumper so that makes me love it more.
The tiger print has a slight sparkle to it too, and you don't get a blog name like 'Sparkles of Light' without loving a bit of shimmer!

You can see this jumper on the website by clicking this link. Also I should mention that it is available in other colours too.

The second item I have is the Aztec Print Fringed Cardigan.
I can't tell you how comfy this cardigan is, I love the Aztec print and the blanketed look of this when worn which is again, really on trend this winter.

I pair this with black leggings and a plain t-shirt with a bright handbag. This would make a great travel cardigan, snug enough to keep you warm but still fashionable enough to look good with little work.

You can see this cardigan by clicking this link.

Currently Miss Luxe are offering 20% off any online orders with the code Treat20 so don't miss out on that if you see something you like.

And finally here is a little wishlist of other things I love on their website so you can get a quick feel for what else is on offer. *note these pics are not mine I took them from the website*

Is there anything you like? Let me know!
Toodles! xxx

*PR Sample

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

'Disney' and 'Daisy and Minnie' Lip Smacker Review

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Hello Everyone!
Today I am reviewing two themed lip balms from Lip Smacker, one Disney Princess balm and one Daisy and Minnie balm.
Last year saw an explosion of excitement in the beauty community about a launch of lip balms (that shall remain nameless) with cute packaging, only for them to be a bit of a let down to many (myself included), this left a lot of us with the need for a balm that has cute packaging, is easy to throw on, hydrating and easy to throw into a handbag or a pocket... This year my friends, is the year of the Lip Smacker.

Disney Lip Smacker Review

The two balms that I have are 'Daisy and Minnie - Berry BFF' and 'Disney - Cinderella'
Both balms offer hydration to the lips and a sweet taste and smell.
Berry BFF tastes and smells a lot like DR PEPPER which is really nice as I am a bit of a DR PEPPER fiend so I am very much enjoying using this one.
Cinderella is vanilla scented and is describes as having 'a bit of palace razzle-dazzle' which I assume applies to the slight shimmer that is in this balm, the shimmer makes your lips look plump and shiny and personally I love a little bit of shimmer in my life.
I would use these on lips that are already in normal condition as I don't think they are going to be very good at healing but they do deliver a nice amount of moisture during the day. I like to use these before I apply lipstick by applying to the lips at the start of my makeup routine and then by the time I come to finish my look with lipstick, my lips are prepped and hydrated ready to go.
I also carry one of these in my coat pocket when I'm out and about to keep my lips nice when I'm not wearing lipstick.

Disney Lip Smacker Review

As you can see from the picture above, the balms look tinted but on the lips they come off sheer (although Cinderella has the added shimmer)
I'm sure you will have probably heard of Lip Smacker before, perhaps you have even tried them before, I know I used to use them a lot when I was a young teen (and I had an unfortunate experience of a strange friend eating a chocolate flavoured one I had :/ ....) but I haven't used much from them till now,
If you see one, pick it up, have a go and see if it fills the void.
These are pretty affordable, £2.50 each from Primark (Daisy and Minnie) or Debenhams (Cinderella) so what do you think? Will you be picking any up?
Toodles xxx

*PR sample


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Dior Trianon 5 Couleurs Limited Edition Palette in Pink Pompadour Review

Hello Everyone!

Today I have an exciting review for you, the Pink Pompadour palette from the Dior Spring 2014 collection.

Dior Trianon 5 Couleurs Limited Edition Palette in Pink Pompadour

This collection has been inspired by the private estate of Marie-Antoinette and 18th Century Aesthetics. Dior say that the magic of Versailles has been captured by the powdery colours and the Fontanges bows that adorn the powders.
There were so many pieces I have been lusting over from spring collections but this palette was up there at the top end of my wish list so I was thrilled to add it to my collection.

Dior Trianon 5 Couleurs Limited Edition Palette in Pink Pompadour

The outer packaging of Dior makeup is iconic, navy blue with 'Dior' imprinted in silver on the lid, turn the palette in the light and a holographic 'CD' becomes visible in a lighter blue colour.
This limited edition palette is the same size as regular Dior 5 Couleurs palettes which is nice as it means it will store well with other Dior palettes if you are into keeping your palettes together by brand.

Dior Trianon 5 Couleurs Limited Edition Palette in Pink Pompadour

Inside are the 5 colours, 4 have the bow detailing and the middle shade has 'Dior' imprinted into the powder.
The bow detailing is so beautiful, when I first saw pictures of it popping up on social media sites I was smitten, I love the girly look with the bow on pastel shades. Beautiful.

Dior Trianon 5 Couleurs Limited Edition Palette in Pink Pompadour

Spring collections are traditionally pinks and pastels and pretty same old same old which is why I usually forgo investing in many Spring offerings, this year however, although still pinky pastels, the collections seem to be really on the ball in terms of desirability.
Just look at the above picture, how beautiful is that?
Although here in the UK we seem to be entering further into deepest darkest Winter and Spring seems like a mirage on the horizon, it hasn't stopped me wearing this palette already, and ladies and gentlemen... this is more than lust, this is love.
The colours compliment one another really well, blend easily and last all day without creasing or fading, I got a good solid 10 hour wear out of them!
Now there is one 'dud' shade, the middle one, none of the background shade colour seems to transfer, what you do get however, is a beautiful purple toned iridescent glitter. This could easily be worked as a top shade to add more sparkle, an inner corner highlight or a brow bone shimmer. The other shades are pretty highly pigmented to make up for it.

Shade number 1 is a light frosted pink with cool undertones (Top left of the palette)

Shade 2 is very unique, is is a pastel khaki with cool toned frosting. In my vast eyeshadow collection I don't own anything even similar to this. (Top right of the palette)

Shade 3 is the middle 'dud' shade, you can see the sparkle though.

Shade 4 is a satin purple shade with more blue undertone. (bottom left)

Shade 5 is a gorgeous bubblegum pink. (bottom right)

Natural Daylight

The Sparkles 5:

Dior Trianon 5 Couleurs Limited Edition Palette in Pink Pompadour Review

As you can see this palette scores 21.5/25 on my Sparkle Scale.
Wear time as mentioned earlier is fantastic, I wore this over Urban Decay Primer Potion and I had 10 hours wear without creasing or fading which is fantastic and therefore it won 5/5.
Formula was awarded 4 because the shades blend together well, wear brilliantly and have superb pigmentation, that is apart from the middle shade, which is just glitter really and so this category dropped a point.
Pigmentation was 3.5 because, as I have already covered, the middle shade doesn't have much base pigmentation.
Packaging gets 4/5 because I love Dior packaging, it is iconic and classy, however I would have liked some limited edition packing with the limited edition palette and so a point was lost here.
Lust factor is a good solid 5/5 because, lets face it, this is absolutely beautiful, it is almost a shame to actually use this palette as it looks so perfect. The limited edition factor was also a good way to get me lusting!

Overall I love this palette and I'm so glad that I have it, what do you think? Are you picking up any limited edition palettes this spring?

Toodles xxx


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Face The World Overnight Serum Review and Giveaway

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Hello Everyone,
Today I am reviewing a skincare item that often gets neglected as people often overlook the importance of it, that item my friends, is a serum.
A good serum is an important part of a daily skincare, they have a higher concentration of active ingredients than other skincare products, they are usually oil, water or silicone based and sink into the deeper layers of your skin.
The serum I am reviewing today is the 'Overnight Skin-Booster Serum' from Face the World.

I will start off by saying I didn't buy this product, I was lucky enough to win it in a Twitter competition, it just so happened that I was looking for a new serum to try so I couldn't believe my luck!
Face the World is a UK based holistic massage and natural skincare company owned by Liz Badger, they have a range of paraben-free, cruelty-free and ethically sourced products. The products don't contain animal products and are made in the UK.
I personally love UK based products as I like the idea of cutting down the air miles and helping the world stay that little bit greener.

Now lets talk about the packaging, as you all know, I love my products to look a bit special and this serum hits the criteria.
A glass bottle with silver lid and bottom looks classy and spa like, the bottle says 'Luxury' to me, and that is something I love, I want to feel like I'm treating my skin to the royal princess treatment, after all, you only get one lot of skin and so it is important to treat it with love.
The middle glass section is see through so not only can you see the product, but you can also see as you are running low and when it is time for a repurchase, there's nothing worse than thinking you still have product left only to run out mid use, so again this gets the big thumbs up from me.
Inside the lid is a pump, I love pumps, there is much less waste this way and you get the same amount of product each time, all looking pretty good.

On to the actual product itself...

This is one pump's worth on the side of my wrist, one pump is enough to cover my entire face.
Serum is best applied after you have cleansed and toned, then followed up with your moisturiser, I personally allow a couple of minutes for the serum to sink in before I add my moisturiser (a good time to brush your teeth in your nightly routine) I find this stops me getting oily or overloading my skin.
Application is quite frankly, a joy. The serum smooths onto the skin easily, gliding across the contours of your face leaving a silky smoothness as is sinks in and gets to work.
There is a scent that is pretty similar to that of Bourjois products, a musky rose scent but it certainly isn't too overpowering.
The list of active ingredients is quite impressive, each with a nice little benefit to your skin, some of these include:
Rosehip Oil: 
This is a vegetable oil rich in omega 3 and 6. It is also the only vegetable oil that contains Vitamin A which is reportedly good for skin infections. The fatty acids help in the restoration and maintenance of the moisture balance in the skin.
Evening Primrose Oil: 
Another oil rich in fatty acids to maintain the moisture balance in the skin and is often used to soothe and repair dry skin.
Wheatgerm Oil:
This has a high conconcentration of anti-oxidants.
Wheat Seed Extract:
Derived from wheat and reported to help fight against skin ageing and help with skin renewal.
Vitamins A and E: 
Vitamin A is reported to improve the appearance of mature, sun damaged and dry skin. It delivers hydration to the skin while smoothing and softening. Vitamin E is known for its anti-oxidant properties. It is also reported to help with scar reduction.
Meadowfoam Oil:
Made from the seeds of flowers this oil contains the fatty acids that help in moisturising and conditioning the skin.
Shea Butter:
A unique fatty acid that melts at body temperature making it perfect for use in skincare, naturally soothing and protective, this is a popular and well known ingredient.

I have been using this product as part of my night time routine for a month now and I have noticed a massive improvement in my skin, I have much softer and smoother skin than I did a month ago, my hubby has never been so full of compliments, he even asked what makeup I was wearing the other day and it was just bare skin!
I noticed an improvement in condition very early on in my time of using this serum, my skin just felt so baby soft to the touch.
All in all I am LOVING this serum and I am so glad I won it, if you are in the market for a new serum it might be worth picking this one up from the 'Face the World' website.

Now on to the exciting bit, one of you lucky readers can also win a bottle of this gorgeous serum, I have been speaking to the lovely Liz Badger and she has very kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway on this blog so that one of you can join me in my baby soft skin club!
Good Luck! The giveaway is a Rafflecopter giveaway, just fill in the information below.

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Toodles xxx

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Powder Scarves Review and Show

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am showing you two beautiful scarves from Powder .

Powder is a company based in Edinburgh and started by best friends Lisa Beaumont and Lucas Nicholls back in 2009, they now work with two other friends and Flossie the Labradoodle (who doesn't love a friendly office dog to liven up the day?!)
Lisa and Lucas have a whopping 45 years experience of designing and branding between them and that is evident when you see their scarves, they are simply beautiful.
Powder launched their first collection in the spring of 2009 with the criteria that all scarves needed to be soft, bright and colourful with plenty of texture and this has remained the criteria ever since.

Powder have different categories to shop from in their 'Collections' section of the website, there is 'Light and Floaty', 'Warm and Wintery', 'Posh and Scrumptious', 'Chic and Boho' and 'Chamonix'. Some of the collections offer more pieces that compliment the scarves, such as gloves or hats and these additions are just as beautiful to lust over as everything else on the website.
The two scarves I have are from the 'Chic and Boho' collection.

First up is 'Monica':
Described on the website as having 'Oodles of texture and bounce - stunning with a winter coat' and I have to say, this scarf is stunning with anything. The colour reminds me of the beautiful ballgowns of the 1700's royal court, it is eye-catching and unique. It does indeed bounce as you walk and shifts in the light to allow the subtle blue to come into the fore. I love how this scarf looks on and I have had a fair few compliments when wearing it!

If you would like to see one of the ways I wore this scarf, click to see my OOTD post featuring this beauty.

Next up is 'Juliet' in the Teal Mix shade. 
Described on the website as 'As extra long scarf woven with silky ribbon, bobbly threads and lots of cosyness to keep you warm!' and it really does keep you warm and snug all day. The colours in this scarf are bright, cheery and lively, it reminds me of the sea on the sunny day, the glints of greens and blues but still has the greys and shadows of the seas I grew up around as a child. This is a beautiful scarf and really brings out the green in my eyes.

I have worn this scarf with comfy jumpers and skinny jeans but also as a colour clash statement scarf which you can see in my OOTD here.

Overall I have to say these are gorgeous scarves and I look forward to seeing more from Powder in the future as I love beautiful accessories especially when they have such high quality!

What do you think? What would you like from Powder?

Toodles xxx

*PR sample

Monday, 20 January 2014

OOTD Monday 20th January Clashing Colours

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Hello Everyone!

Little OOTD today.
This is my clashing casual look for lunch with a friend because winter is a bit too full for me!

Scarf: Powder
Black Cardigan: H&M
Bright Clashing Dress: French Connection
Glasses: Karen Millen

Thanks for stopping by,
Toodles xxx

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Zoeva Sun Powder Palette Review

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Hello Everyone,
Today I have a review of the Zoeva Sun Power Blush Palette.

Zoeva is not a brand I had heard a lot about until I saw their Nude Palette popping up on blogs here and there, people generally seemed to give rave reviews and (of course) being a bit of a beauty addict, that made me eager to try more....
Cue the Sun Powder Blush Palette.

As a German brand, Zoeva is relatively unknown here in the UK, recently however, there has been a whispered hype surrounding their products in the online beauty community, I personally don't think it will be too long till this brand explodes in the UK as they seem to deliver what we are all always on the hunt for, great products at affordable prices.
Even though this is a brand based in Germany, they do ship internationally so it is just as easy as ordering from a UK website.
Check out the Zoeva website by clicking on the link.

Lets start this review by discussing the packaging, I have to say that although the packaging appears pretty, sleek, simple, white on black all positive, the actual feel of the product is a bit flimsy, the plastic is thin and cheap feeling and inside the lid there is a huge empty space where a mirror could be. The plastic feels similar to that of the sleek palettes, perfunctory with no added thrill, however, that is just aesthetics and the real test is in the product itself.
Inside the palette lies 10 powders, a sunny mix of blushers and bronzers that brighten up this dreary January weather with their summery hues. Just what the doctor ordered really if, like me, you are suffering from post Christmas blues.

There is a good range of colour here as the shades range from pinks to peaches to browns. All shades have an element of shimmer but in some of the colours, the shimmer is so discreet they are verging on matte. In my opinion, the highest shimmer shade actually reminds me of NARS Orgasm in terms of sparkle content, wearable and buildable.
All shades are highly pigmented and pick up very easily on the brush so I recommend a light hand during application and tapping your brush off first (no seriously, first time I used these I was far too enthusiastic and ended up looking like I was auditioning for the role of a clown). The pigmentation of these blushes reminded me of the powder blushes by Illamasqua.
Blending is easy as the formula is soft and smooth, so if you have been a bit heavy handed just blend away and try not to panic (Keep Calm and Carry On).

Unfortunately, Zoeva didn't give these shades individual names, I don't know about you but I like everything to be named, names stick in my head more than a position in a palette for picking a blush or bronzer I know works well. That aside, I have swatched these and numbered them. Apologies for the lighting, it has rained constant for weeks and good daylight is few and far between but the swatches are still quite clear.

As you can see there is a good mix of colours and I do think that if you don't have a lot of blushes and bronzers, this palette could cover all your bases and you wouldn't need much else, however if you are like me and have an alarming amount of different face products, this still would be a good investment as it is only £14.50 which I think is fantastic value for the pigmentation and the amount of product you get.

The Sparkles 5:

The Sun Powder Palette scores 17.5 out of 25 for me here which is pretty good :)
Wear Time is impressive and has lasted around the 6-7 hour mark on me. That for me is pretty much all day wear.
Formula is fantastic, really easy to apply, easy to blend and smooth with no chunky glitters. I love the formulation and think that it is rare you find face products this good at highstreet prices.
Pigmentation is again, top notch, comparable to Illamasqua and MAC easily at a fraction of the price.
Packaging is a bit low as it is simply a case, it doesn't feel nice, there isn't a mirror and is really nothing special.
Lust factor is 2.5 out of 5 because although this is a great palette, the packaging lets it down a little and for me, to lust after something it has to be something a bit special to look at in pictures, although in person I think the powders are pretty special to look at, it isn't something I would see pop up on a teaser add and instantly know I need it.

All in all I love this palette, minus the packing it is amazing, I am so glad I have this and I have been using it a lot, I think this palette will get a lot of love from me and I can see it lasting a while due to pigmentation as you only need a small amount to get a completed look.

What do you think? Have you ever used any Zoeva products?

Toodles xxx


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Bare Minerals Eye Shadow Duo in 'The Magic Word' Review

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Hello Everyone!
Today I am reviewing the eye shadow duo called 'The Magic Word' from Bare Minerals.
This eye shadow is a limited edition duo from the 'Crystallized Full Face Collection' that you can pick up for £49.00 on Feel Unique.
The Crystallized Full Face Collection contains:

- bareMinerals Steam Eyecolor (metallic silver shimmer) 0.57g
- bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 The Magic Wand (almond satin/shimmering slate) 3g
- bareMinerals Mesmerized Liner Shadow (dark charcoal) 0.28g
- bareMinerals Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara Intense Black 11ml
- bareMinerals Golden Gate Radiance All-Over Face Color 0.85g
- bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Break Away (luscious mauve) 3.5g
- bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Hypnotist (holographic violet-peach) 4.5ml
- bareMinerals Double-Ended Shade & Line Brush

And here it is...

I love the packaging on Bare Minerals compacts, a sleek, mirrored, slimline case with the Bare Minerals logo imprinted on the front.
It is chic and simple and I think it looks stunning, my only gripe is that unless you wear velvet gloves when applying your makeup, this case is going to get fingerprints all over it, cue OCD cleaning of the case before, during and after each use.

Inside the palette are the two shades and a little eye brush, I personally don't use these brushes for applying my makeup but I do use them for arm swatches so I appreciate the inclusion of it in the compact.

As you can see the shimmer travels around a bit but if you tap your brush off and wear a primer on your eyes there shouldn't be any fall out on your face, at least I didn't notice any on mine.
The two shades are called 'Presto' (a shimmery champagne colour) and 'Abracadabra' (a blue toned slate grey) and the two shades work in perfect unity to create a quick and easy everyday eye combo, I use 'Presto' as a lid colour and then I go in with 'Abracadabra' in the crease. 
Blending is easy as the shades are soft and beautifully formulated, I would say that this would be a good duo for someone getting into more advanced makeup as it would be an easy introduction to working a contrast shade into your crease without too much being likely to go wrong.
The shimmer is subtle enough to be daytime wear as it is very fine, that also means you can happily use 'Presto' as an inner corner highlight without the worry of it getting into your eyes and causing irritation as more chunky glitters can do (mind you I cant speak for what happens if you actually get it into your eye as this didn't happen to me)

In the swatch you can see these shades are very highly pigmented and the micro shimmer reflects the light beautifully. This swatch is in natural daylight over Benefit's 'Stay Don't Stray' primer.
Wear time for me was a good 8-9 hours without fading, however I did get a bit of creasing by the end of these 8-9 hours and this was with Urban Decay Primer Potion. If you have dryer eyelids than me this might not be an issue for you but if like me you are prone to a bit of oil, make sure you wear a primer as I imagine the wear time would be cut lower if there is nothing acting as a barrier between your lid and the shadow.

The Sparkles 5:

As you can see, this did pretty well scoring 21.5 out of 25.
I awarded 4/5 for wear time as, for a shimmer, they are pretty long wearing but did drop a point due to the creasing I experienced.
Formula won 5/5 as the shimmer is so fine and beautiful making it really wearable even if you are usually more of a matte girl. The blendability of these shades also added to this final score, I was really impressed.
Pigmentation is another 5/5 as you don't need to build up to get an intense result, I find this quite rare in shades like 'Presto' as pale shades are usually poorer pigmentation and need building - not the case here.
Packaging is 4/5 because, although stunning, the fingerprint issue left me a little emotionally scarred.
Lust Factor won 3.5/5 because just to look at the shades in the pan I don't think you would be immediately drawn to them, it is only after I swatched these that I fell in love.

I hope you enjoyed this review, do you have this duo? What do you love from Bare Minerals?

Toodles xxx


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Lord and Berry Glazed Pink Lipstick Review

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Hello Everyone!

Today I have a review of a lipstick by Lord and Berry in the shade 'Glazed Pink' which is supposed to be a satin finish but I personally found it to be more of a frost finish.
I am somewhat unfamiliar with Lord and Berry and their products, I have seen the brand floating around now and then but this is my first foray into their world.

Lord and Berry Glazed Pink Lipstick Review

Starting with the packaging which was really nice, I love a sleek, black design for lipsticks,  they look very grown up and expensive. I also like the font on the tube too.
The lipstick is longer than a MAC lipstick but they are around the same thickness.

Lord and Berry Glazed Pink Lipstick Review

On to the actual product, when you take the lid off you might be reminded of 'Angel' by MAC by the appearance in the bullet, however, that's where the comparisons end.
The Lord and Berry intensity lipsticks are enriched with macadamia oil and waterlily extracts to keep the lips hydrated and I certainly found it to be a comfortable wear, not at all drying, however, that was the only thing I liked about this lipstick.

Lord and Berry Glazed Pink Lipstick Review

As you can see from the swatch, it appears that this will be a pretty dusty rose pink on the lips, wrong.

Lord and Berry Glazed Pink Lipstick Review

This is not bad lighting, my lips appeared just that pale, now some people like very pale nude lips, not me, it makes me look ill and there is no way I can carry it off, after the swatch on my arm I assumed I would be safe with this, not so. In person it actually looked a bit lilac, with a frost, it was not the most flattering, I looked a bit like I was slipping into hypothermia...
As for application, although the arm swatch went well, on the lips it was another story, it applied very patchy and I had to go over it a couple of times to get an even colour, when I did get it looking even I noticed it was sinking into my lip lines and looking cakey.
All in all this is a shame as these lipsticks retail at around the £13 mark and are nothing in comparison with a high street brand such as Revlon.
Then there is the smell, quite honestly this smells like an old lady lipstick, a bit musty, not the best.
As I've said, this was my first foray into their lipsticks (I also have a liner waiting to make an appearance on this blog) but it is certainly my last.  

The Sparkles 5:

Overall, this lipstick (unsurprisingly) didn't score very highly.
I gave it 0/5 for Lust Factor as it really isn't a nice lipstick, it isn't limited edition which sometimes adds lust to an average performing lipstick, the colour is patchy and even built up just isn't a nice colour.
Wear Time was poor to average, around the 2 hour mark.
Formula was nice to wear as it didn't drag on the lips and it certainly didn't dry my lips out, but the application was patchy and difficult to build. The lipstick sank into my lip lines and looked a bit cakey after building up so again that wasn't good.
Pigmentation was just on average as it wasn't a sheer lipstick it was just patchy.
Packing was good, the sleek black tube with the smart white writing was a yes for me and that is why it got a 4/5.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review everyone, have you tried Lord and Berry? Did you have a better experience than I did?

Toodles xxx

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