Lipstick Of The Week |FENTY Stunna Lip Paint

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FENTY Beauty Stunna Lip Paint £19.00

The Verdict

I fell in love with FENTY Stunna Lip Paint right from the get go, from the packaging to the colour, everything about this lip paint screams sexy. I am using the colour Uncensored. It is the perfect red, and suits any skin tone. The shape of the wand means you can get ultra precision and just one stroke contains an insane amount of pigment. Once dry, you get a soft matte finish and it lasts 12 hours!! I am absolutely in love with this cruelty-free liquid lipstick, more colours please Riri!

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Lipstick Of The Week | Revolution

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Revolution Luxe Lip Kit £6.00

The Verdict

Revolution Luxe lip kit is a serious bargain. It’s a drugstore brand and it’s pretty decent. The Revolution Luxe Lip Kit includes a lip liner and a lipstick and comes in matte, metallic and glossy. The liner is quality, it’s pigmented and creamy. The matte lipstick is good, although it doesn’t have a nice fragrance like other brands it is not something I’m going to cry over because this kit costs £6. If you love collecting cute lip colours you would love this. And you wouldn’t be breaking the bank either.

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Hair Transformation | Black to Platinum Blonde (Phase TWO)

Hair Transformation Phase 2

Here’s the second stage of going from dark to light. Since having my hair coloured the first time, I’ve been conditioning my hair once a week with Olaplex no.3. This helps repair the damage from the process of colouring. I wash my hair 2 times a week at most, using KÉRASTASE Resistance bain force architect Shampoo and conditioner. I also use L’ORÉAL série expert Silver shampoo which I alternate between to maintain the cool tone in my hair. When styling my hair I use KÉRASTASE Resistance ciment thermique for heat protection and I blow dry my hair at a cool setting.

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Hair Transformation | Black to Platinum Blonde (Phase ONE)

5 and a Half Hours in 3 Minutes and 43 Seconds

Just going for it

I loved my long black hair, it was my comfort blanket and it was safe. But I’ve had the same hair style since school and knew it was time for a change. I was a hair stylist’s nightmare, only getting a tiny trim every 6 months and using the occasional box colour to lighten my hair when I felt impulsive. I have been wanting to make a drastic change to my hair for a long time but I have chickened out every time. This time, my amazing friend Melissa Lovell talked me out of copping out. Melissa is a hairstylist/colourist/hair extensions specialist based in Novo, Southend. She has been in the hair industry for over 15 years and I knew I would be in good hands.

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Commitment

Having your hair coloured is a commitment. I am aiming for platinum blonde with dark roots. Before committing to this colour, I did a lot of research about products and how to maintain the colour and health of my hair. I also understood that I would not reach the colour I desire in one sitting but in stages. It is expensive and takes time, so I would recommend to anyone thinking of colouring their hair to do their research before hand.

Phase ONE

Melissa made me feel safe and reassured. Cutting off years and years of hair is a big deal! I was surprised how much I love my hair short. I thought I would look like a boy, but I actually felt more feminine and fun. The cut instantly made my hair look thicker and healthier, I am thrilled with how bouncy and cute it looks.

Colour is unpredictable, you just don’t know how your hair is going to take. Everything went to plan and I was delighted with how light Melissa was able to get my hair with just two bleaches! She used L’Oréal Platinum Lightening paste and developer. With this she also used Olaplex Part 1, any good hair stylist or colour tech will tell you that it is the holy grail of preserving the integrity of your hair. She then left Olaplex Part 2 in my hair for 10 minutes after using L’Oréal P01 Toner to tone my hair.

If you watch the video you will see that we talk ALOT. I couldn’t help but laugh at myself when editing the video! It was so much fun having my hair done by my friend, in total Melissa spent about 5 and a half hours on me. She then did one more bleach and toner the next day to lighten my hair some more.

Results

It’s not going to be a quick journey to get to where I want to be but I am thrilled with how the colour looks so far. I will now have regular appointments to maintain my hair. Again, it’s a commitment. I have purchased all the products recommended to keep my hair healthy but also maintain the colour. I’ll be writing about it soon and also documenting my journey in achieving that platinum blond hair I love so much. Watch this space!

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Lipstick Of The Week | Estée Lauder

I’m kick starting off my Lipstick Of The Week with Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Paint-On matte liquid lipstick. I’m using 102 Bronze Leaf £25 from Selfridges.

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The Verdict

This lusciously silky matte liquid lipstick comes in many beautiful colours. The quality compares to other popular matte liquid lipsticks like Huda Beauty’s. The 7ml bottle will go a long way as the pigment is so good that you won’t even have to use lip liner!

This matte liquid lipstick doesn’t give you that horrible sticky, patchy feeling like you get with some of the cheaper liquid matte lipsticks on the market, nor does it look dodgy and wrinkly when you top it up. It smells amazing and glides on effortlessly, as you can see from the video.

At £25, this lipstick is on the expensive side. But it is luxurious and will last all night (believe me, it lasted through a three course dinner and drinks!). I am a fan, and I will probably be adding more colours to my collection. I hope you enjoyed reading my Lipstick Of The Week. Please read my blog every Monday to see what lipstick I will be trying next.

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Festive Glam | Morphe Palette

Product Breakdown

PRIMER:

Urban Decay – Optical Illusion

FOUNDATION:

Chanel Vitalumiere – Limpide

CONCEALER:

NARS – Medium Custard

COUNTOUR:

Fenty Beauty – Match Stix – Mocha

EYESHADOW:

Morphe 35W

Urban Decay Heavy Metal

EYELINER:

BH Cosmetics

HIGHLIGHTER:

Huda Beauty 3D Highlight Palette – Santorini

BLUSHER:

Zoeva Coral Spectrum

BRONZER:

Too Faced

BAKE:

Laura Mercier

EYEBROWS:

Rimmel- Black Brown

LIPS:

Huda Beauty Lip Contour kit

Trend setter & Bombshell

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Pretty Daytime Eyeshadow | Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

Product Breakdown

PRIMER:

Urban Decay – Optical Illusion

FOUNDATION:

Chanel Vitalumiere – Limpide

CONCEALER:

NARS – Medium Custard

COUNTOUR:

Fenty Beauty – Match Stix – Mocha

EYESHADOW:

Huda Beauty – Desert Dusk Palette – Musk, Desert Sand, Cashmere, OUD

EYELINER:

L’Oréal Ultra Precision

HIGHLIGHTER:

Huda Beauty 3D Highlight Palette – Santorini

BLUSHER:

Chanel – 76 Frivole

BRONZER:

Too Faced

BAKE:

Laura Mercier

EYEBROWS:

Rimmel- Black Brown

LIPS:

NYX Mega Shine – Tea Rose

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Get ready with me | Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

Product Breakdown

FOUNDATION:

Chanel Vitalumiere – Limpide

CONCEALER:

NARS – Medium Custard

COUNTOUR:

Fenty Beauty – Match Stix – Mocha

EYESHADOW:

Nars Concealer

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Pallette- Musk, OUD, Amber, Desert Sand, Nefertiti

Naked2- Bootycall, Blackout

EYELINER:

Loreal Ultra Precision

HIGHLIGHTER:

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette- Santorini

BLUSHER:

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette- Ibiza

BRONZER:

Too Faced

BAKE:

Laura Mercier

EYEBROWS:

Rimmel- Black Brown

LIPS:

NYX- Lip Lingerie – Cashmere Silk

BODY HIGHLIGHTER:

Barry M – Liquid Chrome – Precious Pearl

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