September ’16 Wish List

Gosh I really struggled to get this wish list put together this month and I really don’t know why! I did feel like I was lusting after more things coming up to September but alas that doesn’t appear to be the case.

I managed to scrape a list together mind and I can actually see September being a very naughty month for me… I would have included the Kat Von D items I’m hoping to pick up from Debenhams mid September but I want to have a separate post for that.

But for now here is my wish list for September, woohoo!

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  • Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip in She’s Just Jelly – £15.95 (link)

As regular readers of my blog will know I love wearing lipsticks and especially liquid lipsticks. Although I love my Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipsticks I am always open to trying other brands. I have heard nothing but great things about Beauty Bakerie and would love to give their matte lip whips a go! I’ve had my eye on She’s Just Jelly which is a lovely dark purple shade, which will be perfect for autumn and winter.

  • Oh K! Cherry Blossom Hand Cream – £6.50 (link)

I’ve heard quite a bit about Oh K! recently from various bloggers and it looks like such an adorable brand, very kawaii! I have wanted something from the range for quite a while now but I hadn’t quite seen anything I liked the look of until now. I love hand cream and can never get enough of it, I put this down to my eczema… But how adorable is the packaging for this hand cream??? It’s an adorable panda and I would make sure to keep reusing the pot after using the hand cream up. Plus it has a cherry blossom scent, can’t get any better than that eh? I’ll be keeping my eye on this and picking it up when I need a treat.

  • Blink-182 California Album – £4.99 (link)

I have listened to this album already… Many times in fact and I love it so much! I haven’t listened to an album like this for a long time where I just want to keep listening to it, so I’m really pleased about that as you may have guessed. The band just seem better off without Tom DeLonge and instead with Matt Skiba. I always preferred +44 because their music just wasn’t kiddy and silly all the time. If you loved +44 like I did then you will love Blink-182 now Tom has gone!  I don’t know if I’ll buy this as a CD, instead I might just pick it up on iTunes. I can’t believe how cheap CD’s are now!

  • Soft Kitty Clothing Pastel Pika Dress – £17.00 (link)

I’m a sucker for lycra clothing, usually Black Milk Clothing but 1. they’re super expensive and 2. they haven’t yet released a Pokemon collection. I recently discovered Soft Kitty Clothing through a seller on Depop and decided to check out the clothing on their website for myself. Well there really are some little gems on there, including this dress. I’m a massive Pokemon nerd so this dress is really up my street, and at £17.00 it’s a complete bargain too. I don’t know if I’ll ever buy this to be honest as whilst I am brave enough to wear all sorts out and about, I don’t know if I would be able to feel confident in this dress… I guess teamed up with some nice shoes and a cool jacket I could pull it off… We shall see. I would love if they made an Eeveelutions or Mew dress.

  • Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask – £10.57 (link)

If you haven’t heard or seen people talking about this mask on blogs and YouTube then you need to crawl up from under your rock and get searching. This is a Korean face mask that everyone seems to be trying at the moment. It’s a mask that reacts with oxygen to foam up and expand, and let me tell you it looks really cool! I’ll pop the link to where Bunny over at grav3yardgirl tried it. I really want to give this a go as not only does it look cool but it actually sounds like an awesome face mask to try.

  • Village Candle Wax Melts in Sugarplum Fairy – £3.90 (link)

Village Candle are a brand I haven’t tried before but Dane has and they are beautiful candles. Just as good as Yankee Candle’s to be honest. Near to where I live someone was selling these in a store so I got to smell pretty much all the scents. Sadly when I went to go and purchase this she had left and was only selling online from then on. Was a real shame to be honest but meh at least I can buy from her online. Sugarplum Fairy is a scent that I can’t really describe… All I can say about it is that it smells sweet and reminds me of something I would have smelt and fallen in love with as a child. I’m burning wax tarts like crazy of late so I would love to add these to my collection in the future.

  • Build A Bear Pokemon Eevee Set – £48.50 (link)

I have saved the best until last for this post and this is definitely something I will be buying as soon as I am paid (in 6 days!!!!!) as I really want it! I heard about the rumor of an Eevee joining the Build A Bear store but I didn’t quite believe it… That is until pictures leaked. Due to all the leaks and excitement around this teddy Build A Bear decided to release it early. AHHH! At the time of writing this post the Eevee came out today, and has already sold out in America. I know it’s expensive but there is a reason for that. You get the Eevee, two outfits, a voice box inside so it can speak and a limited edition Pokemon card exclusively for Build A Bear. I really want to order this right now, but I’m skint so I won’t be able to. Plus it’s now out of stock in the UK… Sad times. This is so damn cute! I’d end up keeping it downstairs in the living room to snuggle into whilst watching TV with Dane. I’m such a big kid, I don’t even care!

So that was my wish list for September! What goodies do you have your eye on this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time all take care and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far.

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Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Summer Bundle 2016 – Review

Oh my I have been so damn excited to write this post up since I got these babies a week ago, and I am proud to finally write about them. I have all sorts to talk about on this review, including the recent drama with Jeffree Star, as well as where I bought these from. It’s going to be a long review people! I’ll make sure to include swatches alongside my other shades, and of course pictures of me wearing them. LET’S GET TO IT!!!

First of all let’s address the elephant in the room which is the Jeffree and Kat drama that has been happening recently. I like Kat Von D and I also like Jeffree Star, and I know they were best friends so I was gobsmacked when all that stuff happened. I haven’t yet tried Kat Von D’s products but as soon as they land in the UK at the end of the year I know I will be! I know a lot of people have claimed they will no longer buy Jeffree’s goods due to all this palava. So when this shit hit the fan a lot of people asked if I would stop buying Jeffree Star products, and will I? No, I will continue to buy his products. Why? Because his products are fucking amazing, and some of the stupid things he has said or done years before (which I knew about LONG BEFORE it was all posted about on Twitter due to being a “fan” of him for 10 years) don’t reflect to me on his products.

I understand completely why people will stop buying Jeffree Star products from now on and I support people in this, but it won’t stop me buying them, and on that note if you want to sell any Jeffree goodies, come my way! 😉

PHEW! Talk about a heated discussion going on! Finally onto the review!

The first thing I want to talk about is where I ordered these from. I have previously ordered from two different places online. Cocktail Cosmetics and Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Both websites have been great to order from, but I do have issues with them both too…

Unless you’re living under a rock it won’t be surprising news to hear that Cocktail Cosmetics have now stopped stocking Jeffree Star. I was expecting to order my summer bundle from them, so I was saddened when I found out why they weren’t going to stock it. It’s basically because it’ll cost them a lot to ship the products over here to sell, so they would have to charge us a fortune. I think it’s pretty damn thoughtful that they put their customers first and not just think about how much money they could make. That and they probably thought customers may take their custom elsewhere, such as Jeffree Star’s official website, Beautylish, or Morphe. Also it’s nothing to do with the Jeffree and Kat drama like a lot of people assumed either. I didn’t once think it was due to that, but it does suck that this has had to happen. Sad times. Hopefully in the future they will be back with Jeffree Star Cosmetics again! For the meantime they have two shades left, Blow Pony and Prom Queen. I wish I could buy them both but I am skint. 😦

I didn’t order from the official Jeffree Star website because after last time, it cost me a lot… Which wasn’t worth it really. It cost me $10 (it’s not gone up to $10.95) to ship, and it cost me nearly £20 just to get my parcel from customs! So it cost me pretty much the price of one shade to get two, what the fuck? Not just that, the wait that I had to do for the two products at the time was a complete joke. I know this wasn’t the companies fault as they had some issues, but the amount of worry and stress I did during it being shipped to me was a piss take, and one I don’t ever wish to do again. I don’t know anyone from the UK who likes to order from the official website.

So who did I order from? I went for Beautylish in the end because the awesome ladies over at Cocktail Cosmetics recommended it, and I am so glad they did. I’ll tell you why.

First of all if you order over $35 worth of goodies you get your postage to the UK free! How good is that? The official Jeffree Star website only does that if you order over $100! Oh… Hang on… I just double checked this and it’s not $150 and over and you get free postage. Ouch. SO over $35 sounds better to me to be honest!

As well as that Beautylish calculate all the customs charges for you when you place your order and charge you for them there and then, so all you have to do is think about your lovely package coming straight to you. Not getting a silly red card from the Post Office and being told you owe a ton to Royal Mail and need to go down to the depot to pay it and collect your parcel. YAWN! Aint nobody got time for that!

Also it took just over a week for my parcel to arrive, which I was really happy with. It took nearly three weeks for it to arrive from the official Jeffree Star website.

So if you’re gutted about Cocktail Cosmetics no longer stocking Jeffree Star then don’t worry, Beautylish is your saviour! They stock all the Jeffree Star goodies too (even limited editions) as and when they come out, so keep your eyes peeled on the website for details and stock coming back. I know that’s what I’ll be doing from now on and doing mass orders.

Right FINALLY I can get onto the review! I told you this post was going to be long. I guess I just wanted to let fellow Jeffree Star Cosmetics fans know about alternative place(s) to order from, especially if you’re from the UK.

As the title reads I ordered the summer bundle, which means I got all five of the limited edition shades for summer. I am very 50/50 with them at the moment, which I will explain.

First of all I want to say how beautifully presented my package was when I opened it. I was gobsmacked! It already made me think, “Yep I’ll be ordering from these guys again!”

Nothing was damaged in the box, and everything was perfect. The only thing I was sad about was not getting my postcard that Jeffree has put into all his packages from the official website. Gutted!!!

A lot of people were surprised when they discovered that I was going to be buying the bundle, and not just a couple of the shades. Well as I have mentioned before on my blog, as well as to a few people IRL I intend to collect all the shades, and hopefully (and eventually) all the holiday shades/packaging too. That’s a bit obsessive, yes. But sod it! 😛

As I mentioned there are five shades in this collection (from T-B), Queen Bee, Nude Beach, (714), Virginity and Watermelon Soda. All of them smell like watermelon sweets apart from (714), which is an old limited edition shade that Jeffree decided to bring back.

Pretty much the only two shades that appear to suit me are Virginity and Watermelon Soda… Although I have mixed up Queen Bee with a couple of shades I already own to create some beautiful unique shades!

Of course as you can see (and may have known anyway!) the summer shades come in limited edition packaging too which is yellow instead of pink for the main colour, and neon pink instead of rose gold for the writing on the packaging. Very summery indeed!

I have to be honest when I say that I didn’t know how I felt about the majority of the shades when I first bought them. It’s only been the past few days when I have grown more attached to the majority of the shades in the bundle. They are very bright to say the least and I’m used to wearing darker shades. A lot of people have been complaining that these are streaky when applied and need a couple of coats to get them looking opaque. I myself have had this issue and read online that due to the heat in America right now and packages being left out in the sun, we need to pop them in the fridge when we get them for half an hour max, and then cool them down to room temperature. This is the reason for them being streaky apparently… But I doubt this is the case because I did just that and it hasn’t worked 100%. I find the way to get around them being streaky is apply two coats. Apply one coat, wait for it to dry and then apply another. I’ve had to do this with Queen Bee, Nude Beach and (714).

The one thing I did worry about with these was the watermelon sweets scent that it carries. I hate the smell of watermelon so much, so I worried I would hate these because of that. You know what, it isn’t that bad. It’s not strong and in your face, but it is noticeable when you use this and the scent does linger for a while after applying it. It’s not that bad though, as I said.

Onto each shade anyhoo. I’ll review them all individually and show pictures, etc.

Queen Bee

Queen Bee is a yellow shade and one shade that Jeffree has been working on for a long time. This sadly doesn’t have a description on the official website, only because I imagine it’s just a bog standard yellow… I find it’s a more creamy shade of yellow than neon and in your face. I found the formulation for this was somewhat thick and reminded me of Masochist and HoeHoeHoe a little bit. I don’t think I’ll be able to pull this off without mixing it with something or doing an ombre lip. I’ve already mixed it with Mistletoe to create a lime green shade. Also I’m sorry but I couldn’t pull a straight face whilst wearing this shade. 😛

Nude Beach

Nude Beach is a peach nude shade and one I wasn’t expecting to be so light to be honest. Again like Queen Bee this doesn’t have a description for it. It reminds me of when my teacher taught us how to make the colour peach by mixing red and white until we got the shade we wanted.  Unlike Queen Bee this has a more liquidy consistency to it. It is a beautiful colour and one I at first thought didn’t suit me at all! I tried it again the second time when I was taking pictures for this post and BAM I think it looks rather nice, and it sort of suits my yellow toned skin. I’ll probably mix it with another shade soon to get something that will suit my skin tone.

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I was rather excited for this shade as I wanted to get it when it came out in 2015, but sadly I never thought I could pull it off to pick it up. It’s a bright coral shade and when I say bright I mean bright! It is described as, “neon pastel coral shade” which is spot on. It is an incredibly bright shade and one I have tried to wear on a few occasions but just felt silly and took it off… Which isn’t like me at all! Maybe it’s due to me being poorly at the moment… Me saying this again like Nude Beach when I tried this on again to take pictures for this post it didn’t look that bad! Either way this is a shade I’m going to try and mix up with something else. If anything it would go nicely with Nude Beach! I will have to give it a go and let you all know how I get on. Like Nude Beach this has the same consistency of it being liquidy.

Virginity

I didn’t know what to expect from Virginity, which is a lilac shade. I have mixed one of my dark purple liquid lipsticks from another brand with Drug Lord to create my own lilac shade in the past, which I loved. Now I own one in a bottle and I bloody LOVE Virginity! It is described as, “This is our version of a “lavender nude” – think of this shade as I’m Nude’s purple sister!”. This has fast turned into one of my favourites in the set, and when I’ve worn this out I’ve felt so damn confident! I’m glad it suits me because I would be gutted otherwise. Like the previous two shades spoken about, this is also a liquidy consistency.

Watermelon Soda

The final shade I will be talking about is Watermelon Soda, the gorgeous watermelon pink shade that everyone has been lusting after. Who can blame people for doing so either? It’s not only the most wearable shade in the summer collection, but also the prettiest! Sadly there isn’t a description for this shade either but it is a pinky red shade which reminds me of watermelon sweeties, and smells just like them too! I’ve worn this shade a few times now and I love it so much, and have had so many compliments on it. I would love to buy a back up of this so I never run out, but that’s a little bit dramatic. It is a beautiful shade, and by far the nicest one from the collection.

To wrap up my thoughts on the bundle I thought I would do a little mini Q&A!

What is my least favourite shade? I don’t really dislike any of them but I think I’m going to have to say (714) to be honest… When I swatched these on the back of my hand during writing up my review I found it was the most streaky… Which is a bloody shame!

What is my favourite shade? This is a tough one but I think it’s safe to say that it’s Watermelon Soda. I love Virginity too but I was just so damn excited for this colour and it hasn’t let me down. Of course Virginity is a close second.

Would you recommend people to buy the bundle? Definitely if you’re a Velour Liquid Lipstick collector like I am! Also if you’re a make up artist, love to experiment with different colours, or want to gain some more confidence with some crazy shades then this is a pretty good start due to Queen Bee and Virginity! However, if you aren’t that confident and just want the bundle for the sake of it then I would say don’t waste your money…

Do you think it was worth the money? Well I paid about £60-£70 for the bundle as well as my customs, which when you think about it is £12-£17 a lipstick… So it was kind of worth it! I love my Jeffree Star lipsticks and I know these will all get used and worn. If anyone ever thinks, “Is it worth the money?” then you shouldn’t buy it. Never buy anything you have second doubts over!

Would you shop from Beautylish again? Oh hell yeah! Whenever I talk to people about Jeffree Star I’ll be making sure to tell them where to order from. Their customer service is amazing, their shipping and such is beyond reasonable, and I am just so damn happy with my order from them.

So that is my review of the Jeffree Star Summer Bundle! Will you be picking up this bundle? If not the bundle, which shade(s) do you want to get? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum – Review

If I wasn’t bad enough last week buying Scorpio, I bought Redrum too! But after pining and lusting after it for so long, how could I not finally pick it up?! This is one of the first shades Jeffree Star brought out, and one I wanted from the very start. I won’t lie, I was too anxious to order from the official website at the time of these coming out, otherwise I would have ordered the three part bundle with Redrum, Prom Night, and I’m Royalty. Alas, no time like the present as I finally own Redrum, and boy was I excited to write this review for you all today!

These are fast becoming my favourite beauty brand at the moment, yes they’re even shoving MAC Cosmetics away. They’re just the best liquid lipsticks I have tried, and I want to own them all.

Instead of ordering from Cocktail Cosmetics like I usually do, I bought these from the official Jeffree Star Cosmetics website. My reasons being that I didn’t want to worry I would miss out on Scorpio and Redrum is I waited and went through Cocktail Cosmetics. I’ve already reviewed Scorpio which you can read here.

Redrum is a gorgeous glam red colour, and very vintage looking. It’s described as, “The perfect red: this matte cool toned red looks amazing on any skin tone.” I love wearing the colour red, it’s just a perfect colour that suits anyone!

First thing I want to talk about is how long delivery took from America, and oh boy did it take a while! I ordered the two shades the day that Scorpio came out, and it took three weeks for them to arrive to me! What was more annoying was I had to pay £13.00 import fees as well. That’s the price of one from Cocktail Cosmetics! Which was really annoying… I understand that I think a week was held up due to the Jeffree Star Cosmetics factory getting broken into. My friend Claire and a few other UK bloggers received their purchases nearly a week before I got mine, which really sucked! Me and Claire ordered minutes apart from one another, which is what was the most annoying part. I was devastated as I wanted to try my products on my day off work. So you can only imagine how on the edge of my seat I was to try these bad boys out?! I got them on my weekend off mind, which wasn’t so bad. It just made me incredibly anxious that my items were lost.

Finally they arrived, and were totally worth the wait! The first one I had a play with was Scorpio, chanting “be still my beating heart!” as I tried it on, which was slowly followed by Redrum. For nearly two years I have wanted this gorgeous red in my collection, and now I finally have it!

Like the majority of Jeffree Star Comestics, Redrum comes in the signature pink box and of course is in the same tube as all the liquid lipsticks come in. The applicator is a doe foot and is really fluffy, which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. I did find however that this doe foot was a bit different than usual and had a distinctive scoop type shape to it. I imagine this is for grabbing more product, and also because the shape of the applicator fits snug onto the lips when applying the product. The product itself doesn’t have a scent to it, which is still a shame. Even though Jeffree Star is bringing some of his newer shades out with scents! WOOP! I like having a light scent to my lip products, but at the same time due to what kind of lip product this is, I’m still pretty pleased this is scentless.

Like the other velour liquid lipsticks I own, Redrum is beautifully pigmented, which by now is no surprise to me, due to the high quality of these liquid lipsticks. This was one of the first shades that Jeffree Star came out with, and I’ve seen it all over Instagram, and on beauty bloggers websites and YouTube channel for ages, so I KNEW I wanted it. I know what I was in store for when I swatched this, a red lipstick, so perfect that Marilyn Monroe herself would have worn this. Like all the liquid lipsticks this is really pigmented and therefore a little bit goes a long way. This isn’t do bad to apply without a lip liner, but I definitely prefer to use one to make sure I get a perfect cupid’s bow!

From L-R: Masochist, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Unicorn Blood, Scorpio, and Redrum.

From Top to bottom: Masochist, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Unicorn Blood, Scorpio, and Redrum.

I did wonder if the formula of this one would be different from Masochist (you can read my review of that here), and Hoe Hoe Hoe (you can read my review of that here) and to be honest it is extremely different! I found the formula was more watery/liquidy than the ones mentioned, but I actually liked this as it meant I didn’t need to use as much as I find I sometimes have to with Masochist due to it being a little thicker. I recently found out that Hoe Hoe Hoe has a thick formula due to the ingredients used to give it that shimmer/glitter affect inside. I also discovered that pretty much all the liquid lipstick shades are like this, so I’m no longer going to be surprised by the consistency of the formula.

Since Masochist was my first Jeffree Star shade and it stains your lips, I also worry that any shade I buy now will do the same thing. Alas though Redrum doesn’t stain, which I was really happy about. I don’t think I’ll be worrying about staining occurring anymore in the future… Yay!

As I mentioned before the first time I wore this was the day after I got it when I had to pop to the shops for a few things. I have since then worn it for work and everyone has complimented it, and said how pretty it looked. I know a couple of the girls I work with love and want Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, so I’m forever talking to them about the shades. You can’t go wrong with a red shade, especially for work.

Like all liquid lipsticks this will get worn away if you are in contact with any food (or possibly drinks) that contain oil. This lasts throughout my shift at work too, only budging on my lunch break when I grab something to eat, which of course is perfect! Re-applying this is really easy as well. You can just apply it to the parts of your  lips where needed, or even all over.

I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test to show off that this product doesn’t come off when in contact with anything, and everyone I have shown it to has been impressed, especially my boyfriend who hates being covered in lip shapes kisses.

I have in the past found these hard to remove and have had to scrub away at my lips to remove the shade, only Masochist to be honest. I apply an oil based remover to a cotton pad and then apply it to the lips and wipe away when I feel the oil has soaked up the lipstick. Even for such a dark shade it comes off really easily, which I really do love.

As I always do, I show off my mug wearing said lip colour… By the way I attempted a jokey Marilyn Monroe look. 😛

Overall what do I think about Redrum? It was so worth the wait! I couldn’t wait to get this after wanting it for so long, but I did worry it would look different on me than it does online in pictures, and on other people. There’s not really anything unique about this shade as it is your classic red shade, which you can never go wrong with! I love wearing a red lip, and whilst I do have some staples and favourites in my make up collection, I can see this one becoming a fast favourite to reach for. I’ll wear this all year around, especially over the summer in the evenings for nights out.

This shade sold out surprisingly quickly considering it’s one of the first shades that Jeffree Star brought out. At the time of writing this post (12th May) it is currently sold out, both from the Jeffree Star website, however it is still available on Cocktail Cosmetics website.

When in stock you can buy this from Jeffree Star Cosmetics for $18.00, or Cocktail Cosmetics for £14.00.

I usually write on every Jeffree Star review I write three shades that I am lusting after, however this time I’m going to mention something else I’m after. A Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub in Strawberry Gum. “Use our delicious sugar based lip scrub to prep your lips before applying any liquid lipstick. Take a scoop out and rub your mouth in circular motions. Lick away excess (yes, it’s edible!) or wipe off with a tissue.” I got to give this a sniff when I recently visited the Cocktail Cosmetics store and I fell in love. I would have bought one there and then, but I’ll save it for next time. 😛

What shades are you after, or what shades do you own? Any you recommend? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and have a great week!

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Scorpio – Review

Yes I am naughty! I’m meant to be saving money, but alas I recently bought myself not one, but two new Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks. These are fast becoming my favourite beauty brand at the moment, yes they’re even shoving MAC Cosmetics away. They’re just the best liquid lipsticks I have tried, and I want to own them all.

Instead of ordering from Cocktail Cosmetics like I usually do, I bought these from the official Jeffree Star Cosmetics website. My reasons being that I didn’t want to worry I would miss out on Scorpio and Redrum is I waited and went through Cocktail Cosmetics. I’ll be reviewing Redrum next week by the way!

I haven’t been so excited for one of Jeffree Stars launches since Hoe Hoe Hoe before Christmas (you can read my review on that shade here), so when he started to talk about Scorpio on Instragram, and giving us sneak peaks, I knew I had to have it.

Scorpio is a grey purple shade, and very unique in my opinion! It’s described as, “This is what happens when grey and purple make love. Jeffree is a Scorpio so it’s only fitting he made a color in it’s honor!” I honestly couldn’t have explained it any differently myself! I love my purple shades and this is one I knew I had to add to my ever growing collection when I first saw it on Instagram.

First thing I want to talk about is how long delivery took from America, and oh boy did it take a while! I ordered the two shades the day that Scorpio came out, and it took three weeks for them to arrive to me! What was more annoying was I had to pay £13.00 import fees as well. That’s the price of one from Cocktail Cosmetics! Which was really annoying… I understand that I think a week was held up due to the Jeffree Star Cosmetics factory getting broken into. My friend Claire and a few other UK bloggers received their purchases nearly a week before I got mine, which really sucked! Me and Claire ordered minutes apart from one another, which is what was the most annoying part. I was devastated as I wanted to try my products on my day off work. So you can only imagine how on the edge of my seat I was to try these bad boys out?! I got them on my weekend off mind, which wasn’t so bad. It just made me incredibly anxious that my items were lost.

Finally they arrived, and were totally worth the wait! The first one I had a play with was Scorpio, chanting “be still my beating heart!” as I tried it on. I wore Scorpio the day after it arrived to go to Dane’s parents house for Sunday lunch. Dane’s gran complimented the colour I had on, which surprised me! I thought she would have said it was too dark, or too grey looking, so I was pleased that she liked it. After we had to pop to CEX to return a damaged item we bought but I put Redrum on for this.

Like the majority of Jeffree Star Comestics, Scorpio comes in the signature pink box and of course is in the same tube as all the liquid lipsticks come in. The applicator is a doe foot and is really fluffy, which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. I did find however that this doe foot was a bit different than usual and had a distinctive scoop type shape to it. I imagine this is for grabbing more product, and also because the shape of the applicator fits snug onto the lips when applying the product. The product itself doesn’t have a scent to it, which is still a shame. Even though Jeffree Star is bringing some of his newer shades out with scents! WOOP! I like having a light scent to my lip products, but at the same time due to what kind of lip product this is, I’m still pretty pleased this is scentless.

Like the other velour liquid lipsticks I own, Scorpio is super duper pigmented, which by now is no surprise to me, due to the high quality of these liquid lipsticks. In the three weeks this took to arrive I did a lot of research on Instagram to see how this could possibly look on my skin tone. When I swatched it I was pleasantly surprised, although at first I found it looked more grey than purple, but this changed when I applied it to my lips, when it went to look more like a purple with grey undertones. Like all the liquid lipsticks this is really pigmented and therefore a little bit goes a long way. I did apply this a couple of times without a lip liner, and due to how dark it is I found it didn’t look as good as it could. So from then on I have used a lip liner to get a nice defined line for my lips, especially my cupid’s bow.

From L-R: Masochist, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Unicorn Blood, and Scorpio.

From Top to bottom: Masochist, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Unicorn Blood, and Scorpio.

I did wonder if the formula of this one would be different from Masochist (you can read my review of that here), and Hoe Hoe Hoe (you can read my review of that here) and to be honest it is extremely different! I found the formula was more watery/liquidy than the ones mentioned, but I actually liked this as it meant I didn’t need to use as much as I find I sometimes have to with Masochist due to it being a little thicker. I recently found out that Hoe Hoe Hoe has a thick formula due to the ingredients used to give it that shimmer/glitter affect inside. I also discovered that pretty much all the liquid lipstick shades are like this, so I’m no longer going to be surprised by the consistency of the formula.

Since Masochist was my first Jeffree Star shade and it stains your lips, I also worry that any shade I buy now will do the same thing. Alas though Redrum doesn’t stain, which I was really happy about.

As I mentioned before the first time I wore this was the day after I got it and I wore it to for Sunday lunch with Dane’s family. I have since then worn it for work and everyone has complimented it, and said how pretty it looked. I know a couple of the girls I work with love and want Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, so I’m forever talking to them about the shades.

Like all liquid lipsticks this will get worn away if you are in contact with any food (or possibly drinks) that contain oil. This lasts throughout my shift at work too, only budging on my lunch break when I grab something to eat, which of course is perfect! Re-applying this is really easy as well. You can just apply it to the parts of your  lips where needed, or even all over.

I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test to show off that this product doesn’t come off when in contact with anything, and everyone I have shown it to has been impressed, especially my boyfriend who hates being covered in lip shapes kisses.

I have in the past found these hard to remove and have had to scrub away at my lips to remove the shade, only Masochist to be honest. I apply an oil based remover to a cotton pad and then apply it to the lips and wipe away when I feel the oil has soaked up the lipstick. Even for such a dark shade it comes off really easily, which I really do love.

As I always do, I show off my mug wearing said lip colour… ENJOY! 😛

Overall how do I feel about Scorpio? Well it was a shade I was extremely excited about and I worried that I was in fact TOO excited about it and when it would arrive I wouldn’t like it. However this isn’t the case at all, and I really love it. It is a very unique shade and one I have been after since I felt confident enough to wear purple shades. I was also concerned that the shade Miss Mauve by Aromi Beauty (link to review here) would be exactly the same, but they’re nothing alike! This is a shade that I’ll rock throughout the year, but I think during the winter months it’ll be amazing worn with winter shades like mustard, navy, and burgundy.

This shade sold out hella quick and at the time of writing this post (12th May) it is currently sold out, both from the Jeffree Star website, as well as Cocktail Cosmetics. However! If you are able to travel to the actual Cocktail Cosmetic store I know when I went there last weekend they had quite a few Scorpio’s left so maybe make the trip there if you really want to pick it up soon, as it’ll sell out fast. I would say drop Cocktail Cosmetics a tweet before making the journey mind, as if they have none left then it’ll be a journey for nothing.

When in stock you can buy this from Jeffree Star Cosmetics for $18.00, or Cocktail Cosmetics for £14.00.

I write on every Jeffree Star review I write three shades I am lusting after. So my current 3 shades I am now lusting after (STILL!!!!!) Abused (This purpled toned navy blue is one of a kind. Matte. Bold. Sultry. We ALL abuse something. Whether it’s power, love, money or beauty… Just don’t let it control you.), Doll Parts (This soft cool toned pink looks like Lindsay Lohan’s life in the movie Mean Girls.), and Gemini (Inspired by Jeffree’s best friend who is a Gemini, this terra-cotta warm-toned nude is the perfect finish to any makeup look!).

What shades are you after, or what shades do you own? Any you recommend? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and have a great weekend!

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe – Review

I’ve owned this shade for quite a while now, and I’m surprised that I haven’t reviewed it sooner! I knew from Jeffree Star’s first announcement on Instagram that I would need this gorgeous shade in my life, especially considering it was limited edition too. I am of course talking about one of his limited edition Christmas shades, Hoe Hoe Hoe.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics has been around over a year now and in that time he has brought out an impressive line of liquid lipsticks, and lip scrubs, as well as adding new pieces to the collection such as lipsticks, highlighters, and an eyeshadow palette.

Hoe Hoe Hoe is a dark pinky red shade with pink and purple shimmer running throughout. It’s described as, “This fierce red is gorgeous. Hoe Hoe Hoe, part of Jeffree Star’s Limited Edition Holiday Collection, is deep toned with hints of metallic red and purple throughout.” I love red shades and the fact this was the first (of I’m sure many!) of his liquid lipsticks to feature shimmer, I knew I had to have it!

This was definitely the perfect shade for Christmas, and I wore it loads just after I bought it when I went to Fuerteventura. I wore it in the evenings when going out for drinks, and I got so many compliments on it! It was just great for the time of year, with everyone wearing red and sparkles for Christmas.

I have of course worn it since Christmas, and like many dark shades like this one, it’s perfect for autumn and winter. I will of course rock this throughout the year, and I often wear it to work. I get really good comments on it, especially when the shimmer is showing. People are astonished by it sometimes.

Unlike Masochist Hoe Hoe Hoe doesn’t come in the signature pink box that the majority of the liquid lipsticks come in. It actually comes in the limited edition white box that was created for these limited edition Christmas shades. Again, the tube itself isn’t the usual hot pink and rose gold colours either, but instead of hot pink it’s white, to match the box it comes in. I love the white look myself, and it really helps show off that the product is different from the rest in my small collection.

The applicator is a doe foot and when I first bought Masochist I expected it to be like the usual soft and bog standard ones you get in most lip glosses, however this doe foot is really fluffy! Which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. The product itself doesn’t have a scent to it, which at first I was pretty bummed about, but now I actually prefer it!

Like Masochist, Hoe Hoe Hoe is super pigmented, which I knew it would be due to how amazing these liquid lipsticks are! I swatched this on the back of my hand and was actually a little surprised at how dark this shade was. I thought it was going to be a lighter red shade due to the Instagram pictures. I did worry for a while that I wouldn’t like it, but when I tried it on I fell in love. Again like all the liquid lipsticks this is really pigmented and therefore a little bit goes a long way. The doe foot applicator worked well to line my lips, but I find a lip liner is better as it means you gain a more precise line and edge. You don’t need a lot of this to achieve a gorgeous finish.

As Hoe Hoe Hoe has shimmer in it (which as you can see I attempted to get a picture of…), a lot of people spoke online of how they get the most from their tube. One technique that I heard the most about was after it has dried you rub your lips with your finger to sort of show off any shimmer, and basically rub away the colour a little. It works and I do this before I leave the house after applying.

Masochist on the left, and Hoe Hoe Hoe on the right.

Masochist on the top, and Hoe Hoe Hoe on the bottom.

I did wonder if the formula of this one would be different from Masochist (you can read my review of that here), and it is a little. I found the formula was a little more watery/liquidy than Masochist, but I actually liked this as it meant I didn’t need to use as much as I find I sometimes have to with Masochist due to it being a little thicker.

Another thing I worried would happen was staining, as Masochist stains. I like that it stains as it means it lasts longer but if you want to remove it at the end of the day it can be a total bitch to remove! Hoe Hoe Hoe doesn’t so this AT ALL which I’m really pleased about. Due to the stain that Masochist leaves behind I did worry that there was something wrong with my tube of Hoe Hoe Hoe, but I’ve heard from a lot of bloggers and people that Masochist stains. So it isn’t just me. 🙂

The first time I wore this out was to go do some Christmas shopping with Dane. I got a lot of compliments on it from people and it made me feel great. I also wore it in my old job at Costa, and all my regular customers complimented me on it, and said how I seemed in the Christmas spirit. Love it!

Like all liquid lipsticks this will get worn away if you are in contact with any food (or possibly drinks) that contain oil. This lasts throughout my shift at work too, only budging on my lunch break when I grab something to eat, which of course is perfect! Re-applying this is really easy as well. You can just apply it to the parts of your lips where needed, or even all over.

I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test to show off that this product doesn’t come off when in contact with anything, and everyone I have shown it to has been impressed, especially my boyfriend who hates being covered in lip shapes kisses.

I have in the past found these hard to remove and have had to scrub away at my lips to remove the shade, only Masochist to be honest. I apply an oil based remover to a cotton pad and then apply it to the lips and wipe away when I feel the oil has soaked up the lipstick. Even for such a dark shade it comes off really easily, which I really do love.

Now it’s time for some silly faces of my mug wearing Hoe Hoe Hoe! 😛

Overall how do I feel about Hoe Hoe Hoe? I LOVE it! It’s something really unique due to the shimmer alone, and I know if I fancy wearing something really special on a night out, or for a meal, I know to wear this shade hands down. I’ve started to become more comfortable wearing darker shades at work, so I try and pop this on once every couple of weeks to show that it still exists. 😛

Unlike Masochist I paid £14.00 for this baby after Cocktail Cosmetics had to raise their prices. I remember how annoyed people were about it, but come on people. Over a pound? REALLY?!

As this is limited edition you can sadly no longer buy it anymore unless you find someone selling it second hand online. Try places like eBay, blog sales, sales on Reddit, and especially Depop!

I have decided that on every Jeffree Star product I review I will write about three shades I am lusting after. So my current 3 shades I am now lusting after (STILL!!!!!) Abused (This purpled toned navy blue is one of a kind. Matte. Bold. Sultry. We ALL abuse something. Whether it’s power, love, money or beauty… Just don’t let it control you.), Scorpio (This is what happens when grey and purple make love. Jeffree is a Scorpio, so it’s only fitting he made a color in it’s honor!), and Weirdo (The blackest black matte lipstick on earth! This product can also be used as liquid eyeliner (yes, its eye safe!)).

What shades are you after, or what shades do you own? Any you recommend? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re all having a lovely day.

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Aromi Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick in Miss Mauve – Review

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I don’t feel like I’ve written a lipstick review in FOREVER! That’s probably because it was! What with graduation, holiday, new job, Christmas, New Year, AND my birthday, I don’t feel like I’ve had much time to review anything.

I haven’t really owned this lipstick for long, but I already know how I feel about it, and just had to write a review up about about it today. I cannot wait to share this with you. EEK!

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Aromi Beauty is an American beauty brand, who are both cruelty free and vegan! I only heard of them through one of the many lipstick related Instagram pages I follow and decided to look further into them. I wandered over to Cocktail Cosmetics website to see if they stocked their liquid lipsticks, and low and behold they did! So I ended up ordering the shade Miss Mauve for myself.

The Aromi liquid lipsticks (like all of them do) go on like a lip gloss and dry to a matte finish.

When I applied this I was worried about it not living up to the same standards as the Jeffree Star velour liquid lipsticks, as they are pretty much the best ones on the market right now. However, whilst this isn’t exactly the same as the velour liquid lipsticks, I found they were better in some ways, which I shall explain.

As usual this arrived super quickly from Cocktail Cosmetics, and I couldn’t wait to wear it for work the next day. I applied this quickly in the morning before I left the house, and then headed over to work. I got nothing but compliments on this shade, both from colleagues at work, as well as customers. I also received compliments via my Instagram page, with people saying what a gorgeous shade this is. I have to agree on that! 😛

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I’ll start with the look of the lipstick first, and then talk about the product itself. I have a lot to talk about with this one. I’m going to compare Miss Mauve to my Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, just so if people own those and want something to compare to, you can!

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The first thing I noticed about the tube is how it’s a lot longer than the Jeffree Star ones, and contains a gram less of product. The Aromi contains 4g, whilst the Jeffree Star contain 5.6g. The prices are also a pound different on the Cocktail Cosmetics website with the Aromi being £13.00, and Jeffree Star being £14.00. As you can see I have taken a picture to show the sizes of the tubes alongside each other.

The Aromi Beauty liquid lipsticks have a sweet vanilla scent to them, which isn’t overpowering, but just the right amount of scent for it to smell delicious. I hate when lip products smell and taste super artificial. It just puts me off using the product. When applied to the lips however, the scent isn’t noticeable to me, and I can’t taste anything either.

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There is one thing I’m unsure of though when it come to the size of the tube, obviously the wand is also long. I’m used to one half the size, but this being said I didn’t have an issue, as it just reminded me of a lip gloss I would have used years before as a teenager. The doe foot applicator is a standard one you find on most products, which I really liked. I felt it made it easier to line my lips and cupids bow before applying the product all over the lips. I usually need to use a lip liner with my liquid lipsticks, but this one I didn’t need that at all.

That leads me to talk about applying the product. I actually found it a little easier than with the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, which saved me a bit of time when in a rush in the morning for work. It’s a more watery consistency which I found glided a little better when applying to the lips, and after it had dried it felt a lot more natural on the lips and comfortable, as if it isn’t even on my lips in the first place. Drying time is quoted as one minute, which is accurate.

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L-R: Jeffree Star – Masochist, Aromi Beauty – Miss Mauve, Jeffree Star – Hoe Hoe Hoe

As I stated at the start of this post, I picked up Miss Mauve, as the name states, a mauve shade. It’s a gorgeous browny purple shade, which can be worn from day to night. I’ve been wearing this for work and it just looks gorgeous, and stands out against the normal nude, pink, and red shades that most people wear. I’ve swatched it alongside Masochist (review here) (on the left) and Hoe Hoe Hoe (on the right), both shades are by Jeffree Star Cosmetics.

For the five hours I wore this, and drank water I never had any issues with it fading from the middle, or outside area of my lips. An issue I have recently discovered with the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks. It states on the packaging to steer clear from oily foods, so after I ate my lunch at work (chips and a chicken burger, go me and eating well eh?!) I thought I would end up looking like a clown… Alas I was wrong and the lipstick had hardly budged! Again, this is an issue I have had with the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks. When I wore Masochist the day before I wore this, I looked like I had been eating raspberry jam, and it resulted in a trip to the bathroom to remove it all. What a shame. 😦

I applied a little more of Miss Mauve where needed and headed back down to finish my shift. Four hours later I got home to discover it hadn’t budged still and looked as good as it did when I left the hours nearly nine hours prior to starting my shift.

Like all liquid lipsticks, they can be a pain in the arse to remove. There are meant to stay on all day don’t forget! I use an oil based make up remover to remove my liquid lipsticks, and I found I didn’t need to use much effort to remove these. I do find I have to do that with the Jeffree Star ones. Which isn’t a bad thing! It means they’ll last a long time, but when you want to get them off after a long day, you don’t want to have to scrub so hard on your lips you irritate them, do you?

Time for a couple of snaps of myself now, one of me being silly. 😛

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As you can probably gather, I love Miss Mauve! I might buy more from Aromi Beauty in the future, just because of this liquid lipstick alone. I didn’t find any cons with it at all, they’re all pretty much pros. The price is great, wear time is perfect, has a nice scent which I like, the formula and the way it works for me are bang on, and the shade is just what I was after.

I’m trying to move towards something different from reds, and pinks at the moment this mauve shade is just perfect for me. I can see this being my go to lipstick for work.

What do you think of Aromi Beauty, and Miss Mauve? Will you be giving the brand a go? Let me know the comments!

Until next time, take care all.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Masochist – Review

I have never been so excited to get my hands on a lipstick since… Well… Since never I don’t think! As my regular readers will know, I love lipstick. It is the only form of make up I wear so it’s pretty important to me for my lips to look good, as well as the colour to stay in place as long as possible.

Jeffree Star has been around for years, and emerged back way before Facebook when MySpace was the number one social media website. I’ve been a fan of him for as long as I can remember, so when I heard about him working on his own liquid lipstick range, I got excited. Too excited.

His liquid lipsticks first came out nearly a year ago now (if I remember right they came out on Black Friday..?) and I’ve been lusting after them ever since, but never picking one up until recently. I was torn between which shade(s) to buy, and I said to myself that I wouldn’t buy one until my heart was set on a certain shade, which happened recently when Masochist was announced.

Masochist is a gorgeous dark raspberry pink shade, described as “The color of crushed berries on ice. This dark pink matte lipstick is cool toned and extremely addictive.” which was right up my street. I love dark shades, especially dark pink and with autumn now here, and winter just around the corner this is my ideal shade for those seasons.

So with much debate and my bank account screaming at me to leave it alone, I caved in and ordered. However, I didn’t order directly from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, but through a UK seller called Cocktail Cosmetics. They’re based in the midlands (which of course is where I’m from) which is handy for if I ever want to pop into their store for a look at the shades.

Masochist sold out really quickly so I had to wait until they got some more stock in for me to order it, which I ordered a few weeks ago and have had the same amount of time. I wanted to ensure I tried and tested this out as much as possible so I could give you guys an honest and thorough review.

I know so many people who are pining after the liquid lipsticks and I can safely tell you, they are worth every penny and more!

Masochist comes in the signature pink box and of course is in the same tube as all the liquid lipsticks come in. The applicator is a doe foot and I expected it to be like the usual soft and bog standard ones you get in most lip glosses, however this doe foot is really fluffy! Which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. The product itself doesn’t have a scent to it, which I am a mixture of sad and happy about. I like having a light scent to my lip products, but at the same time due to what kind of lip product this is, I’m pretty pleased it is scentless.

This is super pigmented. I knew it would be, but it’s different seeing it be pigmented in videos and pictures than it is in the actual flesh. I swatched this on the back of my hand and was gobsmacked by how gorgeous it was, and how little I needed to achieve such a bold shade. I couldn’t wait to try this on my lips so I ran to my bathroom mirror and applied. The doe foot applicator worked well to line my lips, but I find a lip liner is better (I’ll go into more detail about this in a moment) as it means you gain a more precise line and edge. You don’t need a lot of this to achieve a gorgeous finish.

I wore this around the house and I found I encountered a few issues with it, which I thought was just because I wasn’t used to the product, but since then I had the same issue again whilst out. I found when I was eating a sandwich whilst wearing this product, where I had bitten into the sandwich there was a round circle of pink left behind on it… Which was a little off putting. As I said this happened again when I was out with my boyfriend for lunch. I guess there is nothing that can be done with that. This being said, it didn’t move from my lips or appear like it had come off which is good!

I’ve also worn this throughout a six hour shift at work, and from the time I applied, to the moment I came home it didn’t budge. My mom was amazed by this, and asked me to apply some on her. Her lips are a lot thinner than mine and I didn’t have a lip liner to hand to line her lips before applying the product, so I just had to wing it. It turned out great and she loved how her lips looked. She now wants one herself!

Re-applying this really easy too. You can just apply it to the parts of your  lips where needed, or even all over. I found a second coat caused the shade to look darker, which is good to know as I wasn’t sure if you could use more than one coat for this product.

I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test to show off that this product doesn’t come off when in contact with anything, and everyone I have shown it to has been impressed, especially my boyfriend who hates being covered in lip shapes kisses.

Another problem (I say problem but it isn’t) I found with this was how awkward, painful, and hard it can be to remove. As soon as I get home I like to take off my lipstick so I can just slather lip balm all over my lips, but with this I find it is a little more challenging. At first I tried everything from Simple make up remover, baby wipes, lip balm (I found a tutorial on YouTube about this), and even a cleansing balm, but none of them worked! I asked my mom for suggestions, but even she was stumped on ideas.

Then I remembered that the product itself states, “avoid food with oil” so I thought, “Hey I wonder if an oil based make up remover would work?” so I turned to my mom again and asked her if she had any of these that I could try. So I did, and guess what? It worked!

Overall I am so impressed with this and I knew that everyone was raving about it, and there was a good reason why. I’ve tried liquid lipsticks in the past and not one of them compared to this bad boy. What I love the most about these is how many different shades you can pick up, and I’m already eyeing up another one I can get for when I go on holiday. I’ve also converted my mom, who also has her eye on some more shades that she would like to own and try.

I paid £13.00 for Masochist, with £3.50 postage, which I didn’t mind as it arrived super quick. I definitely recommend Cocktail Cosmetics for Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and so does the man himself, who loves them and has said it on Twitter. The price has since gone up since then by a £1, so now they retail for £14.00.

My current 3 shades I am lusting after now are Abused (This purpled toned navy blue is one of a kind. Matte. Bold. Sultry. We ALL abuse something. Whether it’s power, love, money or beauty… Just don’t let it control you.), Redrum (The perfect red: this matte cool toned red looks amazing on any skin tone.), and Hoe Hoe Hoe (The fierce red is gorgeous, deep toned and has hints of metallic red and purple through out.) which is out for Christmas this year and I already own it!

What shades are you after, or what shades do you own? Any you recommend? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time all, take care and I hope all of my readers are well.

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