Tried & Tested Trio : Nude Lipsticks

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2015 has been an interesting year.  I’ve started embracing new interests.

For example, I’ve stopped reading celebrity goss mags and I’ve started reading Better Homes & Gardens magazine!  And I love it!  Who am I???  My mother??

And I’ve stopped favouring bold ‘in-yer-face’ lippy colours and I have been embracing nudes!  Who am??  J-Lo??

Anywayyyyzzzz, let me introduce you to this trio of nude lipsticks I have been wearing recently…


New Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks & my Fambam choose their Favourites

New Rimmel Moisture London Renew Lipsticks

When we went to UK recently, one of the places we REALLY wanted to go to was London.  Yes, I’ve been there multiple times and we spent a few days there for our honeymoon but we wanted to visit again because a) SHOPPING and b) FOOD (and if my London friends and family are reading this, then of course, we wanted to visit you guys too!!! *ahem*)  However, we only spent a few measly hours in London and that was at Heathrow Airport where Baby Bunty vomited in spectacular fashion – attention-seeker or what?!

Speaking of London and attention-seekers, Rimmel London recently released their new Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks in 12 eye-catching colours and lucky old me got my mitts on the sexy pop-up press kit so let’s take a look together…


Having Fun With Avon Make-Up

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First of all, I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone for showering me with baby love in the last couple of posts.  The Husband and I really cannot wait to meet her!!!  Anyway, for more personal updates, you can follow my other blog, Lingspiration, and it’s back to business with beauty talk today 🙂

A couple of months ago, Avon kindly sent me a generous care package filled with beauty products galore.  I had lots of fun playing with them and here is a make-up look featuring Avon products.  Let me break it down…


Playing with Mary Kay Make-Up…

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I was recently blessed with a generous and delightful care package courtesy of Mary Kay filled with make-up galore.  Everything was delicately wrapped and every time, I opened something up, I was like, “WOW!” or “OOH!”  #makeupporn

My Husband heard all these “interesting” noises so he came to my Beauty Room to investigate and he, being a guy who has no interest in make-up whatsoever, just smiled, shrugged his shoulders and went back to his Man Cave.

Anyway, I thought I’d do a #makeupporn picture heavy post so here I go…


5 Reasons Why I Love Bold Red Lipsticks

I love bold red lipsticks because :-

1.  It makes me feel super-sexy.

2.  My teeth look extra white with blue-based red lippies.

3.  It can distract and hide a multitude of sins (I am referring to my eyebags btw!)

4.  I get more compliments from wearing red lipsticks than any other shades I own.

5.  I can match the colour of my lips to my clothes, handbag, nail polish and shoes (which I did last week!!) – and not care what people think because I am deluded into thinking that I am super-sexy!  (refer to point 1.)

“Look, it’s that crazy lady in red from head to toe again!”  LOL!

To see which Sisley red lipstick I am wearing in the photos, head to my lipstick beauty blog Lip Stalker.

Do you love red lipsticks?  Tell me why!

Revlon Lip Butter Swatches

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Australia warmly welcomes Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters!  It’s priced at RRP $21.95 AUD (OUCH!) and has started to pop up in my favourite Australian drugstore, Priceline.  For the list of the 20 shades and my personal thoughts on these babies, please refer to my previous post because this post is picture-heavy with swatches galore.

Before I show you all the Revlon Lip Butter swatches of Cotton Candy, Lollipop, Sweet Tart, Tutti Frutti and Peach Parfait, I want to say 3 things :-

1.  Just to repeat and shamelessly plug myself again and again, here are the swatches of Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and Macaroon.

2.  I had a Sunday nap (I’m getting old!!) and when I woke up, it was already too dark to swatch these in natural daylight so I tried to get the best lighting with artificial light.  Sorry.

3.   My sister, T, saw me in my camera set-up and said, “Oh, they look pretty!  What are they?”  I said, “Revlon Lip Butters“.  And she said, “Oh…um…before you take photos, can you shave off your beard because the last time you took photos of your lips, I saw your beard and it’s DISGUSTING!”  I giggled and then looked in the mirror and saw lots of facial hair…but instead of removing it, like a dutiful beauty blogger, I squeezed a whitehead next to my lips!  Anyway, I humbly apologise for ruining your eyeballs by including my facial hair in these extreme close-ups of Revlon Lip Butter swatches.  Feel free to click away if it sounds repulsive…but if you’re keen to read on, just focus on the beautiful colours of the Revlon Lip Butters.

Revlon Lip Butters : Arm Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Australia, swatches of Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

This is my yellow-toned Chinese forearm with swatches of Cotton CandyLollipopSweet TartTutti Frutti and Peach Parfait from left to right.  That is one sexy forearm!

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter : Cotton Candy

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Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy is a cool-toned pale pink with gold microshimmer.  It’s quite sheer so I had to swipe it 2-3 times to get this uniform colour on my lips.

I thought this pale pink would look weird on my yellow NC-30 skin but surprisingly, it looked good.  Perhaps the subtle gold shimmer accentuates my skin colour?

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter : Lollipop

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Revlon Lollipop, Revlon bright pink, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

I had been lusting after Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop since I first saw it on the beauty blogosphere – it was lust at first sight!  There’s something beautiful about the bright fuchsia pink with the iridescent violet shimmer which makes my heart go boom!  And oh boy, it’s a winner!  Lipgasmic!!!  My camera went a bit crazy too and it went a bit wonky over the iridescent shimmer so it wouldn’t stop focussing on my teeth.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter : Sweet Tart

Revlon Sweet Tart swatches, Revlon Lip Butter

Revlon Lip Butter swatches on lips, Revlon Sweet Tart

Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart is a super sweet pink.  Very bubblegum-esque.  Looking at the photo, it goes quite well with my teeth.  You know how some pinks make teeth look yellow, well it hasn’t happened with Sweet Tart.  Yay!

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter : Tutti Frutti

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Revlon Lip Butter swatches on lips, Revlon Tutti Frutti

Ew!  I can see my beard!  Anyway, Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti looks bright orange in the bullet but don’t shy away from this colour because it’s a lovely semi-sheer warm orange-peach-coral on the lips.  Ooh, I’m quite excited to have Tutti Frutti in my collection and can’t wait to wear this for a lovely pop of colour on a dull Autumn day in Melbourne.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter : Peach Parfait

Revlon Lip Butter Peach Parfait

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter swatches

Revlon Lip Butter swatches

I have included two photos of Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait so that you can see the shimmer better.  On my lips, Peach Parfait is a nudey shade with gold shimmer.  The shade is lovely but the texture is slightly grittier which means it dried out my lips faster than the rest.

Have a final perv at the Revlon Lip Butters…

And that’s a wrap, ladies!!  Walk, don’t run!!  If you pick up any Revlon Lip Butters, let me know which shade you get.  I’ll probably pop along to my local Priceline tomorrow and see if they are out there yet.

NYX Round & Black Label Lipsticks – Swatches & Review

UPDATE : More NYX lipstick swatches can be viewed here.

Being a beauty blogger is really bad for my rapidly depleting bank balance! And although, I KNOW I should not be spending, I cannot resist…especially when NYX was doing a 50% sale recently on Cherry Culture. I’ve heard many good things about NYX lipsticks but there were so many shades to choose from on the website and the swatches provided were tiny thumbnails so it was pretty difficult but in the end, I chose 3 different shades – Frappucino from NYX Round Lipstick range and Peachy and Apple from the NYX Luxurious Black Label Lipstick range.

NYX lipsticks

The Round Lipsticks are slightly cheaper than the Black Label range but I didn’t notice much difference in the formula but the packaging is somewhat fancier in the Black Label range.

NYX Lipstick Swatches

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Keep reading to see NYX lipstick swatches on my lips