One of the things I really enjoy doing every now and again is having a good old route around Boots looking at the makeup counters. On my most recent visit I came across the new Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid (Lipstick), they were on offer at the time so I added it to my basket to give it a try. My initial thoughts on this product were a bit mixed, the formula felt so strange on my lips. It was nothing like I had ever came across before, it has a mousse like texture, definitely not what I thought it would be like. There was also quite a strong perfume scent that I thought was a bit over powering.

However after a few applications I came to really enjoy this product. Although the formula seemed strange I actually liked it because it wasn't drying on the lips. Whenever a product says 'Matte' you assume it would be drying however, it feels a bit luxurious but I wouldn't say it is a Matte finish.  If you are looking for a matte matte (like actually matte haha) liquid lip this wouldn't be one to go for. But like I said I kind of like that it wasn't because it doesn't dry your lips out. 

I also loveeee the colour. The one I picked up is in '50, Nude Thrill', and it is a pretty browny nude. The colour pigmentation is also very good and as it fades it leaves a slight stain to the lips.This paired with a lip liner looks amazing. I dunno what it is but every time I wear this with a liner people say my lips look bigger, and of course this is a definite bonus because my lips are only small. I I would say the lasting power of this product is about average but like most lip products it lasts a lot longer with a lip liner. The price is a bit of bonus compared to others on the market at only £6.99, I think I got it for £4.99 when it was on offer. 

To conclude, I like the formula, although it is definitely not matte, I love the colour and how easy it is to apply, the only thing I don't like is the strong smell but this isn't really a big issue for me. 


Thanks for reading,
Jess

Review | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick

19 August 2016




One of the things I really enjoy doing every now and again is having a good old route around Boots looking at the makeup counters. On my most recent visit I came across the new Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid (Lipstick), they were on offer at the time so I added it to my basket to give it a try. My initial thoughts on this product were a bit mixed, the formula felt so strange on my lips. It was nothing like I had ever came across before, it has a mousse like texture, definitely not what I thought it would be like. There was also quite a strong perfume scent that I thought was a bit over powering.

However after a few applications I came to really enjoy this product. Although the formula seemed strange I actually liked it because it wasn't drying on the lips. Whenever a product says 'Matte' you assume it would be drying however, it feels a bit luxurious but I wouldn't say it is a Matte finish.  If you are looking for a matte matte (like actually matte haha) liquid lip this wouldn't be one to go for. But like I said I kind of like that it wasn't because it doesn't dry your lips out. 

I also loveeee the colour. The one I picked up is in '50, Nude Thrill', and it is a pretty browny nude. The colour pigmentation is also very good and as it fades it leaves a slight stain to the lips.This paired with a lip liner looks amazing. I dunno what it is but every time I wear this with a liner people say my lips look bigger, and of course this is a definite bonus because my lips are only small. I I would say the lasting power of this product is about average but like most lip products it lasts a lot longer with a lip liner. The price is a bit of bonus compared to others on the market at only £6.99, I think I got it for £4.99 when it was on offer. 

To conclude, I like the formula, although it is definitely not matte, I love the colour and how easy it is to apply, the only thing I don't like is the strong smell but this isn't really a big issue for me. 


Thanks for reading,
Jess
At the weekend I went to my sister in-law's baby shower. No I am not married, but If I was to get married then I would be the little baby's auntie (ahhh so exciting). Who gets married these days anyway??? (FYI Mike if you read this I am waiting for my ring haha) Married or not I still see myself as being Auntie when the little baba is born.
Anywho! I wore this beautiful black and orange floral dress. I had been saving it for a while for the perfect summer occasion. I am so glad I purchased it and the best thing of all is that this dress looked a lot more expensive then it actually was. I got it from the New look section on Asos and it was only around £15! When I saw the price tag I couldn't quite believe that a dress this pretty could be so affordable. I don't usually shop in New Look that often but after purchasing this dress I think I will definitely start making more frequent visits.





Dress | New Look
Shoes| Kurt Gieger
Necklace | Tiffany
Watch | Olivia Burton
Bracelet | Pandora
Eyeshadow | Naked Smokey Palette 

Thanks for reading.

Much love
Jess

Orange Floral Summer Dress

16 August 2016

At the weekend I went to my sister in-law's baby shower. No I am not married, but If I was to get married then I would be the little baby's auntie (ahhh so exciting). Who gets married these days anyway??? (FYI Mike if you read this I am waiting for my ring haha) Married or not I still see myself as being Auntie when the little baba is born.
Anywho! I wore this beautiful black and orange floral dress. I had been saving it for a while for the perfect summer occasion. I am so glad I purchased it and the best thing of all is that this dress looked a lot more expensive then it actually was. I got it from the New look section on Asos and it was only around £15! When I saw the price tag I couldn't quite believe that a dress this pretty could be so affordable. I don't usually shop in New Look that often but after purchasing this dress I think I will definitely start making more frequent visits.





Dress | New Look
Shoes| Kurt Gieger
Necklace | Tiffany
Watch | Olivia Burton
Bracelet | Pandora
Eyeshadow | Naked Smokey Palette 

Thanks for reading.

Much love
Jess

For those of you who have watched my recent Haul video on YouTube (Link here) you will have seen this top. I got it recently from MissGuided and I love the 70's vibe it has. The flared sleeves are so pretty and the print is so colourful, I think the combination of colours is very flattering. I paired it with some black skinny jeans, sandal's and my favourite summer hat. Oh and of course a choker necklace, I can't stop wearing them! I think because the print is so out there you definitely need to have something plain on the bottom. You could pair it with a nice denim skirt or some shorts if the weather is good. Also If you don't like getting your belly out you can wear high waisted jeans. The jeans I'm wearing are slightly high waisted but I know Topshop do the Joni jeans and they go a bit higher.


OOTD | 70's Style

7 August 2016

For those of you who have watched my recent Haul video on YouTube (Link here) you will have seen this top. I got it recently from MissGuided and I love the 70's vibe it has. The flared sleeves are so pretty and the print is so colourful, I think the combination of colours is very flattering. I paired it with some black skinny jeans, sandal's and my favourite summer hat. Oh and of course a choker necklace, I can't stop wearing them! I think because the print is so out there you definitely need to have something plain on the bottom. You could pair it with a nice denim skirt or some shorts if the weather is good. Also If you don't like getting your belly out you can wear high waisted jeans. The jeans I'm wearing are slightly high waisted but I know Topshop do the Joni jeans and they go a bit higher.


Yesterday I went to see my friend from University. She has just bought her first home and I am so proud of her, it was amazing. Buying a home and having a mortgage is such a big responsibility. It's also very hard for young people today to get a mortgage because of how expensive it is. However if you have the option to buy your first home and you have a secure job I definitely think it is worth it, especially in the long run. For those of you who don't know I also purchased my first home a couple of months ago. I am not moved in yet because it is undergoing renovation. I hope to be in next summer. I'm thinking of doing a house journey blog post soon so you can see.

Anyway back to yesterday..... So I went to see my friend and we had a little shop in IKEA. I love this place, I hadn't been in a very long time so I was super excited. The inspiration is amazing! The kitchens are to die for, I wanted everything. I can't wait to decorate my own house. Even if you don't have your own home it is still a good place to shop. After IKEA we went back to my friend's house and we had a lovely dinner followed by Ben & Jerry's cookie dough ice cream and Harry Potter.

Below are the pictures of my outfit I wore yesterday. 

Pretty Denim Skirt ft. A Trip to IKEA

2 August 2016

Yesterday I went to see my friend from University. She has just bought her first home and I am so proud of her, it was amazing. Buying a home and having a mortgage is such a big responsibility. It's also very hard for young people today to get a mortgage because of how expensive it is. However if you have the option to buy your first home and you have a secure job I definitely think it is worth it, especially in the long run. For those of you who don't know I also purchased my first home a couple of months ago. I am not moved in yet because it is undergoing renovation. I hope to be in next summer. I'm thinking of doing a house journey blog post soon so you can see.

Anyway back to yesterday..... So I went to see my friend and we had a little shop in IKEA. I love this place, I hadn't been in a very long time so I was super excited. The inspiration is amazing! The kitchens are to die for, I wanted everything. I can't wait to decorate my own house. Even if you don't have your own home it is still a good place to shop. After IKEA we went back to my friend's house and we had a lovely dinner followed by Ben & Jerry's cookie dough ice cream and Harry Potter.

Below are the pictures of my outfit I wore yesterday. 

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