Ever had the problem of wanting to wear lipstick but not having the confidence to do so? Or thinking it looks too bright, too dark, too much? Or maybe lipstick just isn’t your thing but you still want some colour on your lips? Me too.
I don’t think that I’m particularly great at applying lipstick especially when it’s dark. I also don’t think it really suits me. But I do like to have colour on my lips so my solution is Lip Crayons.
The ones I have, I’ve had a while, so unfortunately I cannot tell you what mine are but to be perfectly honest, mine were a bargain buy from PoundStretcher so any you find are bound to be just as good or better than mine.
In case you are totally lost or totally out of your comfort zone, I’m going to tell you how I use and apply my lip pencils:
- For a normal lipstick look, I just apply the crayon very strongly as I would any other lip pencil. To make this last longer, I’ll apply a gloss over the top.
- For a more natural, or subtle, look I’ll lightly apply the crayon, if I’ve applied it too dark I’ll add lip balm over the top; this evens out the colour and mellows it a bit. If it needs lightening more, then I’ll blot my lips with a tissue and apply more lip balm.
I think Lip Crayons are very useful not only because they fix all of the above problems with wearing lipstick but also because they’re not the type of product that get all over your teeth or around your face. They last a while but it does, of course, fade, like anything else, but it does this in a gradual and more natural way so that you’re not left with smears of lippy across your lips or an uneven tone.
Let’s talk about something hair related…
Today I want to recommend Bristow’s Shine Gloss Booster. This product basically gives your hair a much shinier look as soon as you use it. The product works as a spray, you can use as much or as little as you like. I tend to use this on wet or dry hair by just spraying on the top and underneath of my hair, I then take a brush or a comb and work the product through my hair and leave it to dry. As soon as it is dry there are noticeable results. My friends and my family have noticed my shinier hair when I use the shine spray and I know it gives my hair a much healthier and alive appearance. It also helps tame frizz and leaves the hair super soft and what makes it even better is that I found this in Poundland, so it only cost me a pound! A pound for such a renowned brand and a great product = perfect.
It’s summer, it’s sweaty, it’s a perfect time to talk about fragrance products to keep us smelling beautiful and fresh…
My absolute favourite brand for perfumes and body sprays is So…?, I know it’s cheap but it’s what I always ask for during Christmas or for birthdays. I think the whole range is just so fun and they have so many different fragrances right now that they’re perfect for all seasons, occasions and moods. The body sprays I have at the moment, the ones in the picture, are Kiss Me, Sexy and Sinful. The So…? Perfume I’ve been using recently is Sinful, which matches the body spray of the same name. Sexy is a very sweet fragrance, it has a tangy quality which I really like and I think it’s a very interesting scent although it may be for an acquired taste. Kiss Me is the classic So…? Perfume and has therefore stood the test of time, it’s a mellow summery scent, and lastly, Sinful, which to me is a very ‘grown up’ scent perfect for the evening time. My second favourite brand for body sprays is Impulse. The one I have here in the picture is Be Surprised: Violets & Red Fruits. I think it’s a perfect flowery and sweet summer fragrance.
A new Monday, a new Beauty and skincare item, a new recommendation. So… today’s recommendation is Wilko’s Tangy Rhubarb Shower Crème. This pink body wash works well, firstly doing its purpose: cleaning, but also in moisturising the skin and making you smell of wonderful rhubarb. Perhaps for an acquired taste; I think this product is luxurious and smells good enough to eat, really folks, it smells like those Haribo Rhubarb Stars. Delicious. In addition, it was a super cheap purchase. It costs less than a £1 normally and when I got it, it was on sale meaning it only cost me 50p for a whole 250ml bottle.