Lipstick Of The Week | Barry M

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The Verdict

This week I’m using Barry M Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Kit £6.99 from ASOS. I’m very excited about this lip kit by Barry M. Firstly it’s only £6.99, I mean seriously, how cheap is that?? You get a liner and a lipstick! Does the price tag mean that the quality is compromised? Absolutely not! The liner is creamy and packed with colour. The lipstick is so similar to my beloved Huda liquid lipsticks. It smells great, it glides on beautifully and most importantly it looks amazing and lasts! There are metallic kits available, but the range isn’t huge. Barry M please bring out more! I can’t get enough!

Lipstick Of The Week | Huda Beauty

This week I’m using Huda Beauty Lip Set, Trendsetter and Bombshell. £29 from Harrods.

The Link

https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/huda-beauty/lip-set-trendsetter-and-bombshell-p000000000005565295?bcid=1468398303909

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The Verdict

Huda Beauty liquid matte lipsticks has got to be my favourite. It smells divine, it is silky smooth and gives your lips a beautiful finish. This lip set is a bargain at £29. It comes with a lip liner and two mini liquid matte lipsticks, perfect for contouring to create fuller looking lips. This lip set is so easy to use, the liner is long lasting and the mini liquid lipsticks glides on so smoothly and does not feel tacky nor does it crack. There are other lip sets available for sale. The colours are so pigmented and beautiful, you can’t go wrong. Huda beauty never lets me down, the products and packaging is always top quality!

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Lipstick Of The Week | NARS

For my Lipstick Of The Week I’m using NARS Audacious Lipstick, colour Bette. £26 from ASOS.

Link

 

http://www.asos.com/nars/nars-audacious-lipstick/prd/4629396?CTARef=Bag%20Item%20Image

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The Verdict

I am loving this colour!! It’s the perfect vampire shade. However I had to be generous, applying on a few layers to achieve the full potential of this lipstick. Retailing at £26, it is a little on the high end of lipstick prices. Yes, the packaging is slick, the lid is magnetic and snaps on in a very sophisticated way. But does this warrant spending £26? The sensible part of me says no, but the naughty side of me says this colour is banging. It’s a good lipstick, it is moisturising and goes on very silky giving your lips a beautiful shine. NARS claims that this lipstick gives a full coverage in a single stroke, but I disagree with this claim as I had to apply quite a few layers to get full coverage. Although I like this lipstick, I’m not in a rush to buy more shades from this range as I feel that there isn’t anything majorly special about it that makes it stand out from other lipsticks.

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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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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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