Sunday, 20 July 2014

Rave Review - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Finished Liquid Lipstick In 02 Frambourjoise

Hello lovelies. 

Today I am going to be sharing my thoughts of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Finished Lip Lacquer In 02 Frambourjoise, and as I've already given away, it's a rave! 

I picked this up in Superdrug this week as it was on offer for £5.99. Now I'll be honest, I have never ever got on with matte lip products, I usually find them drying and uncomfortable, but I'd heard so many good things about these babies I thought I'd give them a whirl for the price. 

Packaging is fairly standard, a small square lipgloss shaped tube, with a small doe foot applicator. My only little niggle about the packaging is that I'd prefer a tighter fit on the opening of tube, as I find slightly too much product comes out, but you can easily swipe it off. 

When you first apply the product it feels a lot like a light textured lip gloss, shiny but very comfortable on the lips. 

However it dries incredibly quickly, roughly a minute or two after gently rubbing your lips together. It dries to a true matte, but without the tightening on the lips I've always found with other matte lip products. However, the most incredible thing about this product is the staying power. It lasts for hours and hours and hours. I can apply this in the morning, eat and drink, and only find it will have minimal fading by lunch time, a little top up and its good to go until evening time, with more eating and drinking in between. I know its a huge claim, but it really does deliver! It's so light on the lips you forget ts there, which is just perfect for me!

Usually they cost £8.99 each but they are currently on offer in Superdrug for £5.99 here. I'm already planning on going back for another 3 or 4! 

Have you ladies tried these? Which colour did you go for? 


Friday, 18 July 2014

Wedding Planning - The Early Ups & Downs

Hello lovelies.

Long time no see! I'm sorry I've been neglecting the ol' blog lately, I've been crazy busy with work recently! Any way, as I said in a previous post I recently got engaged, which means only one thing, wedding planning time!

The Ups 

Its hard to put my finger on what has been the most exciting part so far, but as sappy as it sounds, sitting down with my fiance and going through our thoughts and ideas for the day has to be up there! 

Finally finding a venue that seems good has also been quite exciting. Our first priority has been finding a venue we liked, and that has been a lot, lot, harder than I thought it would be. We went to see one, which although lovely, was very formal and traditional, and even though it wasn't the one helped us put our finger on exactly what we are looking for. However, what we are looking for is few and far between! However we've found somewhere that seems just right, and we are hoping to look at it soon, so watch this space! 

Finding decor ideas has also been a lot of fun so far, and since I haven't even found the venue yet I've barely got started, but I'm already loving it! I've not exactly landed on a theme yet, but a mix of rustic and vintage seems to be what I am loving so far.

The Downs

I thought a good place to start would be by picking up some bridal magazines. Wrong! Page after page suggesting spending your life savings on a variety of different "must have items", filling you full of ludicrous ideas of £1500 being a budget dress, or if your invites don't cost a small fortune it will send out a bad message for your big day. Of course, these magazines are only meant to be inspiration, but they are slightly overwhelming! 

I think my biggest shock has been how much things cost. I've always known that weddings are expensive, but its a big difference between fantasy money and a real amount you may actually part with! As both my fiance & I have huge families, we have large numbers of guests we want at our day, so we are trying to find solutions to keep everything in or under budget, such as having a mid week wedding or a wedding in winter.

So, to any ladies recently engaged, or married, what have been your ups and down of wedding planning? Did you find the cost of wedding slightly overwhelming? Have you had a nightmare finding a venue or have you found it plain sailing? Any tips out there for a bride to be?