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Nyx Lip Lingerie review -EXOTICย 

Just when you think you have enough lipsticks…. you come across one that’s a slightly different shade to all you already own.

Plus I could not go to the USA without buying any lipstick. I have 4 sisters and this is only lipstick left from the ones I bought ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’.

Really loving this lippie. It’s got a little more umph than your average nude.ย  This colour is described as a warm mahogany red. It’s perfect for this season.

As you all know… I have reduced the amount I spend on lipsticks significantly.ย  I find the cheaper ones are most times just as good as the big brands.

I love that this lipstick really dries matte. It doesn’t feel tacky like some other lipsticks do. It is also very light and does not feel cakey when I apply multiple layers.

To top it off I Don’t have to scrub my lips till it’s red raw to get the lipstick off at the end of the day.

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This product gets several thumbs up from me. Can’t wait to try on the other shades.

Give me a thumbs up if you have enjoyed this mini review.ย  I have a few move new lipsticks that am loving and want to review.ย  Let me know if this is helpful. X

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M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour -Red Jade review

Hey guys a flash review of the MAC matte liquid lip colour in Red Jade. This was a blind purchase in terms of buying it without actually seeing the colour in real life. My decision was based on the colour shown on the MAC site. 

This lip colour is applied as a liquid but it drys matte.  I loved these types of lipsticks because they are very long lasting and do not transfer. Although this is called a Red Jade, it has an orangy undertone.  Shades like this are very vibrant and great for the summer. I was so pleased with the colour. Totally my kinda thing. 

I had some challenges applying this lip colour. In order to avoid streaks I had to apply 2-3 coats. DO NOT pat down once the lipstick has started to dry.   I mad this mistake and had to start over because it caused clumping .

I really like the applicator. The shaping helps with going round the lips for better precision. So far I have had lots of compliments on this lipstick.  I bought it here with 30%off.  The great news is that MAC are doing 20% off all products right now using the discount code mac20. So you can buy this and other similar fab products.  

Have fun.  
See you soon. 

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Crochet Braids 101

Hey lovelies, are you bored of your current hairstyle?
Stick with me ….am mixing things up a bit today talking all things hair.ย 

I am not my hair but I love the different looks and versatility of hair extentions .

So this post should cater to all your crochet needs. Feel free to ask me any questions you might still have. I used 8 packs of the Havana Mambo twist crochet braids. Each pack contains 12 strands of pre-twisted hair. 8 packs is more than enough to give you that big hair don’t care look.

This hairstyle is super quick. It’s almost as quick as just relaxing /perming your hair. I had this hair installed by my very able sister and first time crochetterย  (that word is totally made up, but you get my drift). She completed the hair in about 2 – 3 hours. That includes braiding my own hair.

The hair is super quick to install because it come pre-braided or pre- twisted ( depending on which style you purchase )

Installation is done with a crochet needle.ย  No threads, yes I said No THREADS needs.
So you CAN actually ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด while doing your hair.

I know your wondering how I shower or bath with all this hair…. now that’s the tricky part. Didn’t realise the hair would be see full. I normally creatively tie my hair up with an old pair of tights. That’s the nest I could think of. Shower caps just wouldn’t cut it. Let me know if you have any other smart ideas.

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I have had a tonne of people ask if this hair is heavy. Yes there is some weight to it but it’s NOT heavier than your normal braids. The Havana twist hair is very light. It look alot heavier than it actually is. Believe me, I would not just deliberately carry bricks on my head.ย  If it was that bad, this installationย  would be taken out pretty much straight away.

One more thing… if you currently sleep with 2 pillows, you might wanna down grade to just one pillow will you have this hair style.ย  This hair is very full and bulky so it could be your second pillow.

I totally love this hair and everyone loves it too. It looks just like actual braids on first sight.

Keep an eye on my instagram @ to see the various ways I style it.

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See you soon
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Primark- PS Matte Long Last Lipstick (Atomic) Review

So I recently lost my lipstick bag๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ and some fabulous lipstick shades. I was so gutted but I have been having a blast rebuilding my collection๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„.

I went back to Primark for a mini haul .

This product is marketed as a matte lipstick.ย  I found that it’s not as drying or matte as the likes of MAC or Lime Crime. In a way I liked this.ย  Non of that chapped lips look .

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This pink shade is called Atomic. It reminds me soo much of the Utopia by LimeCrime.ย  But at a fraction of the price…. winning.
I did a little comparison just for you.

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PS Matte Long Last Lipstick

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LimeCrime Utopia

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The Lime Crime is a few shades deeper but they are equally fabulous shades of pink.

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This lipstick is a bargain at just ยฃ1.50

Get yours now ! These lipsticks sell out fast at Primark.

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss -Reviewย 

Yes.. we are talking lipsticks again. As Iย  have previously said Lipsticks are the perfect finishing touch.ย 

The great face changer!

I came across L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss on my quest for cheaper alternatives. Omg ,I am totally sold out.ย  This lipstick applies as a liquid and dries matte. For the price it has great pigmentation.

A must have for my fellow lipstick junkies.
The price was sooo good I bought 3.
Dreamy, Rebel and Backstage.

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DREAMY

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REBEL
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BACKSTAGE

I am totally in love with Backstage. (It makes my teeth look extra white ๐Ÿ˜†)

FINALLY – This lipstick is SUPER long lasting . I even struggle to take it off at the end of the day.
Let me know if you are an LA girl lipstick lover. ๐Ÿ’‹

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Travel Diaries -Pink Affair

Sometimes girls just ‘wanna’ be girls. I find the colour pink to be so girly but once in a while it’s good to indulge.
When am on holiday there are no heels rules. When I can, I wear the highest heels I have and cause a lot of commotion because I know in a few days or weeks I will pack my bags and be on my way.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Dress – Dorothy Perkins
Wedge Shoes – Next
Hand bag- River Island.

See you tomorrow
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Ysl Oriental collection

I am a HUGE fan of luxury perfumes.ย  Sometimes I really wish I didn’t get on this wagon because once your on it…. you just keep discovering great smells… ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค

I have had the pleasure of trying out this collection.ย 
Did you know that the Supreme Bouquet is one of the most sold perfumes. … well so they told me.

It’s really difficult to chose a favourite as they are all so great but I am leaning towards the Splendid Wood.

At over ยฃ200 for 80ml this is definitely going on my 2016 want list.

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Nails Inc spray can Review

So it’s been some weeks since I posted my initial look/ how to /review of the Nails Inc Spray can.
Weeks later I am in a better position to comment on the durability of this nail varnish.

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I had not thought of this till I looked at this picture.ย  This product is perfectly designed to fit into the hand. The can is not to small or to big for that matter. I guess it all makes for easier use and application .

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It claims to be the fastest manicure.ย  Well.. if your only considering the time it takes to spray the paint and allow it to dry… then you might be onto something . But once I factor in the time I spend prepping for application ( covering my furniture ) and then having to wash the excess off my finger.ย  I am not sure it’s so fast. I definitely would not be using this product when am in a rush.

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To my suprise this product adhered very well to the nail as long as you apply your base and top coat.

Now for what you have all been waiting for.

Does it last.

Well…ย  it held up pretty well. It can’t be compared to your nail gels etc but it didn’t do too bad either.
The picture below was taken one week after application

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Feel free to check out my video review below.

https://youtu.be/1OO6AhvXVXw

Have you purchased your spray can. Let me know your thoughts on this product below.

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