6 November 2012

NYX LLS Series Round Lipsticks (Fig & Tea Rose)

During a 20% promotion last month, I picked up these two NYX Lipsticks.  According to the NYX website, they're part of the LLS Series.

I wanted all of them, but ended up just getting the two shades that I've been eyeing for a really long time.
Fig is a beautiful mid-tone warm pink.  When applied to my deep pink/light mauve lips, it appears as a warm coral.
Tea Rose is a natural, pinky nude.  When applied to my deep pink/light mauve lips, it appears like a my lips but better pinky mauve.
Fig (LLS640) and Tea Rose (LLS628)
I like wearing Fig and Tea Rose together on days when I feel like Tea Rose is too muted and Fig is too bright.  I apply Tea Rose on my upper lip and Fig on my lower lip, and then press them together a few times.

The texture and application of these LLS Round Lipsticks is amazing.  They're so velvety smooth and super soft - They kinda remind me of MAC Cremesheen but without the melting, haha.
The only off-putting thing about these lipsticks is the scent.  It has a very slight plastic soap scent.  You don't really notice it when you're wearing it though.

I got each of the lipsticks just under $5 CAD at my drugstore, but I know, you can get them for even cheaper in the states.

- M

1 November 2012

Lush Christmas 2012

Generally, I'm a conservative lushie year-round, but I spoil myself a bit whenever it's a festive collection.  Out of all of the festive collections, the Christmas one is my favourite.

After reading Fleur's (of Fleur de Force) post on the Golden Wonder bath bomb (link), I had to have it.  Unfortunately, when I went into my Lush store last week, they didn't have all of the Christmas products out yet, so I wasn't able to get it.
I ended up picking up my favourite bubble bar from last year's Christmas collection, as well as, a Christmas soap bar.  I've been on quite the soap bar kick as of late.

The Christmas Eve bubble bar was definitely thicker this year than last year.  The design is still the same; simplistic royal blue sky with a yellow moon.  It smells like jasmine.  $7.25 CAD.
Its ingredients:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Irish Moss Powder, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil,*Linalool, *Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Gardenia Extract, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 45350
*occurs naturally in essential oils

I smelled all of the Christmas soaps, and the Angel's Delight soap was my favourite.  It's such a pretty soap with rainbow bits.  It smells like sweet tangerines.  $5.95 CAD per 100g.
Its ingredients:
Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate,Perfume, Tangerine Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, *Limonene,*Linalool, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Colour 60725, Colour 15510, Colour 42090,Silver Glitter, Golden Glitter, Golden Lustre,Iridescent Glitter
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Are you going to pick up any Lush Christmas products?

- M