My Favourite Liquid Lipsticks | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks

Hey Sweeties,

For those that have been following my blog for a while now, you’ll remember that I wrote about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipsticks last year (post here), and I thought I would do a little update post. Last year at the time of writing I owned I think four, I now own eight because for me, they are still my favourite liquid lipsticks on the high street.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

The shades I have in my collection:

02 Frambourjoise – This is a lovely, very wearable everyday pinky-red, beautiful for the summer months.

04 Peach Club – An orange-coral toned lipstick, this is a wonderful summery shade but quite bright on the lips so not for those who are seeking something more subtle.

05 Olé Flamingo – If you like your vibrant pinks, this is for you.

07 Nude-ist – Along with Happy Nude Year, I reach for this shade the most although this shade is slightly darker in tone. Nude shades are great when you want to just enhance your everyday lip colour (hence the nude), without adding too much colour.

08 Grand Cru – A gorgeous dark red, a staple of any collection I think.

09 Happy Nude Year – I reviewed this one separately way back here, still one of my most reached for every day shades.

10 Don’t Pink of It – I dismissed this shade initially whenever I was browsing the stand in store for thinking it too similar to Happy Nude Year and Nude-ist. However, when I was working with my friend to come up with a look for my wedding day, she had Don’t Pink of It in her collection and although it didn’t quite work with my wedding make-up look, I loved it. Although the image below isn’t wholly clear, Don’t Pink of It is a light pink (duh!) and lighter in shade than Happy Nude Year and Nude-ist, and ideal for summer.

14 Plum Plum Girl – This is my most recent purchase and it took me weeks to track it down; for some reason every Boots and Superdrug I went into had sold out of it. To be honest, I thought it would be darker in shade than it is, but that’s no bad thing. I thought it would be a liquid version (and slightly lighter) of MAC’s Smoked Purple lipstick (review here), but actually, it’s much less autumnal but a more everyday wearable berry lip.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

In case you haven’t yet had the opportunity to try these liquid lipsticks out for yourself, you need to. Why?

  • Affordable
  • Application -easy!
  • Durability -once applied, these do not budge and last all day.
  • Shade range
  • Formula -soft and creamy, matte and non-drying.

The above are surely the five things you look for in a good quality lipstick?

What’s your favourite shade?

Until next time x


Winter Fresh Makeup | Blogmas Day 22

Hey Sweeties,

Christmas in the beauty world is quite arguably all about the red lip (and heavy doses of lip balm, right?) in the same way autumn is all about those gorgeous berry tones. I love being able to warm up my makeup during this time of year however, a simple nude or pink toned colour will survive all year round and will still compliment any winter look.

You’ll remember a few months ago I showed you my makeup collection of lip products which you can no doubt appreciate has since continued to expand. Of my collection, my favourite lip products have got to be my Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks (review here); Happy Nude Year & Nudist are still my most used although I am having quite the affair at the moment with Grand Cru which is one of my newest additions. While they might not be the longest lasting, I do also absolutely love Rimmel lipsticks as they seem to totally nail creating beautiful pink toned formulas.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Grand Cru

Rimmel 006 Pink Blush

Rimmel 006 Pink Blush

During the colder months (although arguably while it is winter in the UK at the moment, it’s certainly not as cold as it could be), I embrace being able to darken up my eye makeup, flush my cheeks with warm pinks and wear dark colours on my nails. That being said, there is actually something incredibly beautiful about creating a softer, wintery fresh complexion at this time too, particularly if you’re wearing big chunky clothing and layers. When it is properly cold, I love how skin turns a shade of pale peach and while I do pretty much wear bronzer all year round, sometimes it’s nice to leave it out of the routine from time to time. This is also where a pale pink or nude lip comes into play, leaving the drama in the eyes alone, if at all. Sometimes it really is all about less is more and arguably the focus over the colder months should be about properly protecting what’s underneath rather than on top.

Fresh winter makeup

What are your favourite go-to products in the winter?

Until next time x



Huge Boots and TK MAXX Beauty Haul!

Hey Sweeties,

Following giving up beauty purchases for Lent (here), it is only natural and expected that a haul was soon to happen… and it’s happened! The majority of the purchases were from Boots with a couple from TK Maxx.

Boots Haul

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Oh La La for Bourjois | Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge edition velvet lipsticks

Hey Sweeties,

I have mentioned these gorgeous liquid lipsticks before but I thought it time to do one definitive post on the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks…which I love, love, love!

When I originally mentioned the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks back during Blogmas (here), I was reviewing 09 Happy Nude Year, since then I have added Nude-ist, Frambourjoise and Olé Flamingo! to my collection and I doubt it’ll end there.

Velvet Rouge edition velvet lipsticks

The difference in colour between 09 Happy Nude Year and 07 Nude-ist is slight but 09 is slightly pinker. Both shades/nudes however are great for when you want to achieve a natural ‘my lips but better’ look and are great for the everyday.

02 Frambourjoise is a fruity red and 05 Olé Flamingo! is an amazing vibrant pink. These two colours particularly really add that pop of colour to a look and if you like a bold(er) lip and don’t want the hassle of a traditional lipstick, these are for you!

The formula of these products are deliciously thick and creamy but what I think is the best thing about these, asides from the great shades, is the durability. Once on, these products do not budge unless you literally wipe it off. Upon application, the product sets as matte before absorbing into the lips leaving them beautifully stained. They differ from normal lipsticks and arguably are somewhat better because you haven’t got to worry about re-application or product on your teeth. For the everyday, these are perfect.

Bourjois rouge edition velvet lipsticks

In summary, the Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks are great quality, great colour and very affordable. Bourjois really have created something incredible here and totally nail the lipstick without the hassle. Bravo!

Until next time x

PS. What do you think of the new photography? The difference a quality camera makes to a post is incredible!


Drugstore Beauty Haul

Beauty haul

Hey Sweeties,

So I have made a few little cheeky purchases lately, mostly beauty but a bit of fashion too and I know how much we all love these kind of posts and videos (not on here necessarily, I mean in the blogosphere more broadly!). My last haul was in January which I filmed -possibly not very successfully- so I thought I would keep this one strictly to text and photographs. Also, rather than have a super long post involving everything, I figured it would make more sense to split this haul into two posts.

So let’s begin: Beauty

Beauty haul

From left – right:

Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean 3-in-one Deep Purifying Cleanser

I have a review of this cleanser going up on the blog next week which explains in more depth why this landed in my basket as I have yet to try anything from Soap & Glory. Without giving anymore away, you’ll have to wait until next week! 

Rimmel Brow This Way in dark brown

My brows are a bit unruly at the moment which I am sure I have made no secret of, but while they could do with some professional maintenance, they aren’t so bad they need it yet I don’t think and with a good application of pencil, I am doing alright at disguising this. I have been meaning to get a brow gel for a while and I have been seeking out a cheaper alternative to Benefit’s Gimme Brow. In a recent haul post from another Blogger, Rimmel’s Brow This Way was mentioned and the review wasn’t bad so I thought I would give this one a shot. I’ll let you know how I get on! Anyone else tried this?

Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in 03 warm medium

This is a repurchase and I don’t think I need to explain why! It’s quite simply one of -if not the best- high street/drugstore concealer on the market.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 05 Ole Flamingo

I love these lipsticks from Bourjois, so much so that I just had to add this one to my collection which now stands at four, the other three being; Happy Nude Year, Nude-ist and Frambourjois. I have spoken about them on here before but not all together as they have each been purchased at different times, so I may do a post involving them all, if for no other reason than for a single referal point going forward.

Autograph Pure Luxe Multi-Blusher

Autograph blusher

I have had a voucher for M&S for a while but it has taken me ages to find anything I like in store and it was only the other day while mooching in Windsor that I stumbled upon their beauty section. This blusher caught my eye for it’s pretty flower embossing and a quick swatch suggested it was definitely worth a punt. However, had I not had a voucher, I might not have been so keen to spend £12.50 of my own cash on it without being sure it was worth it. So we’ll see, I’ll let you know in due course!

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation in 100 Ivory

Again, a re-purchase. My existing review of this product can be found here.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Something else I have been waiting to try for a while as although I have no doubt it’s not the best out there, I’ve not actually heard a bad review. I think this usually retails for around £7-8.00 but while in Asda last week they were doing a deal on their Maybelline products which meant I snapped this up for a cool £5! Currently I switch between sample sized tubes of Benefit’s Porefessional Primer and Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer.

Primer is one of those products that are hit and miss across the beauty world with as many people insisting a primer forms part of their base, whereas others never touch the stuff. For me, I have just got into the habit of wearing primer and I do think it makes a difference. However, I struggle to justify spending a lot of money on primer so I have high hopes for Maybelline’s doing the job for the long term.

Sleek blush By 3 palette in Pink Lemonade

Sleek Pink Lemonade

One drugstore brand to never underestimate or easily dismiss is Sleek, their products are not only very affordable, they are also good quality and well pigmented. Not that I really need any more blushers (said no woman ever) but this palette caught my eye and it involves two powder and one cream blush. Very pretty! I can’t wait to share a more in depth review of this palette in a future post with you guys!
The second part of my haul (fashion purchases) will be posted in a week or two, so stay tuned Sweeties!

Until next time x