Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Latest Liquid Lipsticks

For a while, I managed to refrain from purchasing lipsticks as my collection was getting too much to handle, and I felt like some might go to waste. The last time I purchased a lipstick was actually last December, before my prom, so holding out six months must be a new personal record! 

The first liquid lipstick is the Kylie Lip Kit in 'Dolce K'. Yes, I did jump on the bandwagon for this lipstick, but I fell in love with it after an MUA used it on me, and it's honestly been worth the hype! I just love the packaging for this lipstick, so versatile and distinguishable.

The next lipstick is a Too Faced Melted lipstick in 'Fig', which was a present from my friend who recently went to New York! I already knew I'd love the lipstick, because I adore the one I have in 'Berry'.

The applicator for 'Dolce' is a typical doe foot applicator, which I think is quite suitable for this type of lipstick. It also allows for easy application, and if you've ever used a liquid lipstick, you'll know how quickly application can go pear shaped!

For 'Fig', the applicator is so useful, It's a soft sponge applicator, which also allows for a quick and easy application. If you're new to the world of liquid lipsticks (or even makeup), then this lipstick is definitely a great one to start with.

(Top to bottom: Fig, Dolce K lipstick, Dolce K lip liner)
As 'Dolce' is a matte lipstick, the consistency is quite drying. I usually prep my lips with some Vaseline to ensure the canvas is smooth and hydrated for a perfect application. Although it can feel dry, it doesn't dry out my lips or leave them dry once I remove it, surprisingly!
(TIP: Apply some Vaseline before taking off a matte lipstick as it makes removal a lot easier!)

As for 'Fig', the consistency is not dry at all. As it is not matte, it doesn't even really need much prep, which makes me love this lipstick for everyday use as I can pop it on whenever and don't have to worry about it looking dry. This also makes removal easy too!

'Dolce' is a beautifully pigmented lipstick, I know this lipstick is going to last a long time, as you only need one swipe of the lipstick to last you the night! The colour pay off makes the lipstick well worth the price, in my humble opinion.

'Fig' has such a beautiful colour pigmentation! The picture shows it up as being a bright pink, whereas it's more of a mauvey-pink in real life. I wore it for a day of shopping with my friend, and it was still on at the end of the day, even though I had eaten and drank while wearing it.

Overall thoughts?
I adore both of these lipsticks. 'Dolce' has been my go to for nights out, and 'Fig' has been my go to for daytime wear. I would even go as far to say that they have taken the place of my MAC lipsticks!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried any liquid lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below!

Kate x

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Summer Playlist

As of the Tuesday when I posted my summer bucketlist, I decided that Tuesday is going to be my posting day for the rest of the summer, here's to hoping that I stick with it!

Today I am discussing all things music for my summertime playlist. Music has a great power, as for me it always becomes associated with memories. Like, for example, the song Bailando by Enrique Iglesias will forever be associated with my time in Spain last year (along with Vamos a la Playa). So let's see what I'm listening to!

Anti by Rihanna
This came out in January, so it's not necessarly a summer album, but I've been listening to it non-stop so I just know it's a non mover on my playlist. Desperado is probably one of my favs, along with Goodnight Gotham and her cover of Tame Impala's New Person Same Old Mistakes.

Lemonade by Beyoncé
If you haven't listened to this album, I highly recommend that you do, even if you're not a fan of Beyoncé. This album is so different to any of Beyoncé's previous material, and is just AMAZING. The fact that I'm getting to see her live this Saturday is so exciting and I really hope she plays some of the new songs!

Tame Impala
For some reason, I always wind up listening to this band! I especially love their songs New Person, Same Old Mistakes, Let it Happen and It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.

Drake's songs have slowly but surely been making their way onto my playlists on my phone and on Spotify, and his album Views is well worth a listen. I think we can all admit that we can't help but dance to One Dance, and I definitely can say that it will be a solid reminder of summer 2016.

Super late jumping on this bandwagon, but anywho! I've heard a lot about Grimes before, but never got around to listening to her until I was watching the Glasto performances with my parents. Kill V. Maim is a personal favourite.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you next Tuesday!
Kate x