Cider with Rosie ; erm nope Lipstick from Rosie…!

High CHIC on the High STREET Rosie glow

Rating; Rose tinted spectacles actually rose tinted beauty alert!

Inside scoop;  Ok I don’t especially do Celebrity-endorsed products (not sure why but they mildly aggravate me) : nor do I especially do High Street beauty products (not snobby just sometimes quality fails) but today PARK the prejudice PICK the beauty.

Rosie Rosie where for art though : at M&S ?!?! Yup M&S OMRosie-ness ok I’m all in…

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Freaky Friday ; Lip smackingly plump FREEBIE alert

FREAKY FRIDAY : I SAY FREEBIE FRIDAY FANCY NEW LOOK ; AND NO COST HURRY!

Rating ; here’s a very quick fix FREE one for a Friday! Elle mag this month giving away a FAB free lippy; boom simple as that actually not : as I got ALSO got Cosmo free with Elle with the lippy.  So less of a review more of a HURRY grab yours 

http://www.elleuk.com/beauty/news/a38720/get-your-free-benefit-double-the-lip/

Inside scoop;  Spotted this in WH Smith’s and boom grab yours now Elle Magazine this month has a FREE Cosmopolitan magazine attached AND a FREE new Benefit lipstick erm what’s the catch ; oh yup all this for £4.50 ok job done : ruuuunnnn.

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Fall for Fall ; a lipstick for all seasons & “Season Lip Anxiety” sufferers!

Fall for Fall ; a lipstick for all seasons

RatingI take it all back I’m just not ready for BERRY yet in fact I’ll confess I’m “seasonally confused”.  I’m not quite ready to switch to full knitwear, I’m still in some t-shirts but I have put my heating on twice now (shh don’t tell).  So what to wear ; on your lips. 

Inside scoop ; If you’re suffering from Seasonal Lip Anxiety SLA : ok yes you got me I DID just make that up…can I recommend middle of the road.  In colour terms.  Don’t go full on Berry Bold : do park the pink & bin the beige : settle for ‘neutral’…DON’T skimp on the texture…

 

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Wicked Wednesday ; how Berry nice to meet you

Berry Berry nice ; I’m head over Autumn leaves in love with BERRY lips

RatingBerry Berry nice ; I’m head over Autumn Leaves in Love with almost ALL the new Berry lipstick shades popping up this season.  So today I’m pretty much recommending BERRY in particular and none exactly specifically!

Inside scoop ; You can’t say Plum Crumble (mmm) without turning a magazine to find the latest greatest Berry shade in fact I’ve spent a happy hour tonight just scrolling through the 100’s of reviews / swatches and deeply richly seriously indulgent plum, berry, red, nearly red, almost plum shades around this season.

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Marvelous Moxie ; Truly-Tuesday Scrumptious LIPS alert!

Tingling Tuesday Marvelous Moxie delivers kiss-able lips from sun up to sundown cheeky Minx!

Rating ; Marvelous Moxie (fab name isn’t it?) is a sumptuous scrumptious totally tingle-tastic tangy range of glide-on lip glosses (and more) from the clever folks @bareMinerals and for me their lip glosses steal the show.

Inside scoop; Truly-scrumptiuos ; Remember Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and their Toot sweets song (if not throwback Tuesday video alert : sing-a-long whilst you read on!).

I digress, so for lips it’s all about the day and the mood for me, I know people who have literally one colour, one brand, one shade, one texture, they wear day in day out, their ‘signature colour’… giant yawn no way. Not me! I’ve always liked variety (men, jewellery, lip gloss, or whatever!). So I tend to match the shade : to the day : to the mood : to the outfit to the texture ; or somewhere in between ; pretty much I experiment.

AGE ALERT ; gloss is NOT only for the super young super cool I’ve been wearing it for years and with the right application / right product it can even last all day.

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Matte-er-of lips ; the naked truth

Rating ; Matte-er of fact anyone can wear Matte; so let’s talk High Street vs. High Chic.  I put New Look vs. VB’s Matte-tastic shades to the test and guess what : the High Street has it every time on this one.

Inside scoop; Matte Matters. Lips hottest trend this season is Matte. From beige-to-nude to darkest Venom Berry it’s the must-try lipstick texture.  Long-lasting, day-night wear it’s a great option for non-transfer glamour & really easy to wear. I put Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder’s [on left] & New Look’s latest matte blends [on right] into the ring – POWthe High Street took it. Erm by about £28 too!

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Matte shades are everywhere this season, in fact they’ve been around for a while but have undergone a bit of a lip-volution this year.  Previously crease-making, clumpy, fairly heavy textures, have been replaced by feather like, feels like air textures in every shade you can think of. The barely there / pink : beige are the best to start out with, as the newer heavy colours can look a little harsh on anything but the youngest.

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This is a lunchtime/ anytime/ evening time bite-size beauty blog & review site.

Perfect for a quick peek at what’s hot, what’s not :> from a beauty insider who knows. So whether you’re looking for a quick fix, a new look, a lunchtime pay-day splurge or just some inspiration & the real truth please explore.

Me? Well I’m a full time working, single mum, with a passion for beauty skincare & all things fragrant [ who created her own brand a while back now just enjoy others ], so if you want to know the REAL beauty scoop – look no further. My reviews are short, sometimes brutal, always real and NEVER paid for ; I try – I write – I tell you…you decide

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