30 December, 2013

Monday Review: Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

What Bare Minerals say...
Make an impact with Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick. Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented colour glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalises lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you're ready for anything - and everything. 
  • Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented full-coverage colour in a rich satin finish.
  • Lips look fuller and more voluptuous.
  • Infusion of vitamins and minerals to smooth and hydrate lips for a healthy-looking pout.

Real Results

  • 82% of women showed an improvement in the look of lip fullness after 48 hours.*
  • 97% of women experienced an improvement in lip hydration after 48 hours.*
* Based on an Independent US Clinical study of 35 women.

Price: £16 for 3.5g - buy here

Packaging: The packaging itself is really heavy (for a lipstick anyway!) It took me a few seconds to work out how to open it too, the little button on the side sort of releases the bullet from the lid. I liked this design feature as it's unlike other lipsticks I own.

Shade: I have the shade 'Be Free', described as a 'soft nude' which I'd totally agree with. It looks a little dark/orangey in the swatch but on the lips it's nude without making you look washed out - to quote the beauty blogger's handbook, it's a 'your lips but better' colour. 

Does it do what it claims? I actually didn't realise it was meant to make your lips fuller & I didn't notice any difference, however it is very hydrating (kind of like a thick lip balm) so I would say it certainly helped my 'lip's hydration'. The formula is buttery & the colour is very pigmented.

Staying Power: As it's very hydrating/moisturising it doesn't have great staying power. I was probably reapplying this every few hours, more if I'd eaten or drank something. However this really didn't bother me as I was using it instead of a lip balm.

I would give this lipstick - a little pricey but an amazing colour & very nourishing
The perfect nude for my light skin/brunette complexion.

Have you tried this or any of Bare Minerals other lip products? What did you think?

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21 December, 2013

Friday I'm in Love: Most Wanted #46

pyjama shirt

Where to buy...

Firstly, I want to apologise for my lack of posts recently. I've been working non-stop plus I have my parents coming to stay over Christmas so preparation has been a bit manic! Posting a Friday post on a Saturday just highlights that :/

Anyway, back to the little beauty featured above... 
Pyjama shirts have been around for a while but I still absolutely love them, especially this Topshop number with its pretty watercolour floral design. 

Would you wear a pyjama shirt? Or would you be worried people would think you'd not bothered to change out of your jammies? 
I think there's a fine line :)


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06 December, 2013

Friday I'm in Love: Most Wanted #45


Where to buy...

I am currently coveting... backpacks. No longer just for those pesky school kids; backpacks are, well, back!
What are your thoughts? Would you use any of these beauties? I love the Fjallraven bags :)


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02 December, 2013

Monday Review: NARS Angelika Blusher

The month of December, with all its Christmassy magic, is upon us, so what better product to review than a sparkly little treat. The week: NARS blusher in the shade 'Angelika', £21 for 4.8g.

mystringaling mon review angelika

What NARS say...
Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle 
The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.
  • Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades
  • Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application
  • Iconic NARS shades

This is my go-to blush for a flirty flush of pink on the apples of my cheeks. It's extremely pigmented, making it perfect for a day to night look, plus it has shimmer & a very fine sparkle running through it - perfect for the party season. As with all NARS blushers, the packaging is sturdy & compact & the mirror is excellent for application on the go.

I would give this blusher 
It's a brilliant product to have in your makeup bag for when you fancy a bit of extra colour & sparkle :)

Have you tried this, or any other NARS blusher? What did you think?


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