L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss Next Six

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss Next Six

Hello!

How is your week going! I finally have for you today six more swatches of the L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Glosses. It always seems to take forever to swatch matte drying lipsticks, because they last so long, they take quite a bit to get off and when you are trying to get on a swatching roll it can really slow you down. So here they other finally!IMG_8151edited

I am always amazed at the size of these tubes for the little price you pay ^_^ :3 If only I had better luck photographing them, believe all not this is the fourth product set up photos I took and I am still not happy with T_T live and learn I guess.

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Bazaar and Fleur are great everyday colours, they wear really well and don’t look too bad if the middle fades a little. Rebel and Frisky are my fierce colours for work and look super glam on. Backstage and Blackcurrant were also a little patchy and did not wear as well as the others. They are gorgeous colours, but always surprise me with just how dark they are, so do not get pulled out to wear as much as I should.

Overall, they are all pretty good quality and colour pay off. Lunch time rocks round and they are all pretty much still in place, with no bleeding or colour fade. If anything I fight at the end of the day to get it all off. I found facial oil helps a bit to get it off.

I am quite happy with my collection of ten colours from this set, I don’t feel like I need to get all of them, but they have been great to try out. I would love for L.A. Girl to bring out some more pinks and even some greens and blues for their flat mattes collection:3

Do you have any of the L.A. Girl Flat Mattes?

❤ Miss T

 

 

 

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss
Website
– $9.00 NZD
– Available From L.A. Girl USA (US), NZ L.A. Girl (NZ), Love My Makeup (NZ), Beauty Bliss (NZ), Beauty Joint (International), Unichem (NZ)

Karen Murrell Lipstick In Poppy Passion and Peony Petal

Karen Murrell Lipstick In Poppy Passion and Peony Petal

I have the pleasure of sharing with you two more of my Karen Murrell Lipsticks. My collection is very quickly expanding to include varying shades all very pretty and good for all occasions and looks.kmppppboxesedited_zpskcviluf0edited_zpsxotjsqiy

Poppy Passion
“This vibrant Poppy flower inspired pink is bursting with passion and drama – tipped to be the must-have colour of the season.”

*happy sigh* Poppy Passion is such a great colour. Its such a gentle pop of colour so if you’re feeling something a little more easy going or not too sure on wearing brighter colours this is just perfect. I wear this during the day time the most, but it would not look out of place out for dinner either.

Peony Petal
Delicate pastel hues of coral and peach unravel on the lips like the breathtakingly Peony flower in full bloom.”

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I’m not sure on Peony Petal, I think it does not quite suit my skin tone or it would suit looks that I do not often wear. I will try harder to find ways to wear this as it is a lovely colour and I am trying to be braver with my makeup looks.

Karen Murrell lipsticks are such fantastic quality! None of them have ever let me down. No bleeding, they last ages and are only defeated by food, which is fair enough and are great for my lips. I hope to one day have all of them in my collection.

What lipstick brand always works well for you?

❤ Miss T

 

Other Karen Murrell Lipstick Posts:
Coral Dawn
Sugar Rush
True Love
Racy Rita
Violet Mousse
Moisture Stick
Pink Starlet
Fuchsia Shock
Red Shimmer
Sand Storm
Camellia Morning
Rymba Rhythm

Karen Murrell Lipsticks
– Sent for Review
Website
– $59.00 NZD $30.00 each
– Full lists of stockists here and available online with international shipping

Lime Crime Serpentina Lipstick Post 2.0

Lime Crime Serpentina Lipstick Post 2.0

Good Evening,

So you may have seen my post about Serpentina before, but I have always been unhappy with how the images came out. So since I purchased my latest camera I have been trying to get better photos. Finally I am happy to share my latest swatches of Serpentina with you.

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How do you feel about green lipstick? I have a weak spot for anything green :3

❤ Miss T

Lime Crime Opaque Lipsticks
Website
– $18.00 USD
– Available from Lime Crime (Int), Dolls Kill (Int), Beauty Join (Int)

Karen Murrell Limited Edition Christmas Gift Set

Karen Murrell Limited Edition Christmas Gift Set

Good Morning!

Supposedly there is only 37 days till Christmas. Who keeps telling me these things? Where has my year gone?? I feel like I have just looked up and now I have to find presents for all my family, woops XD

Today’s post I thought about posting as a to buy for someone for Christmas, but, really buy yourself something! Treat yourself! Wrap it up and put it under your tree or just buy it and enjoy it straight away. Sometimes you just need something for yourself. So today’s post is a gift set from Karen Murrell.

The lipsticks are gorgeous as usual and the box is kinda cool, but I miss the standard pretty boxes that Karen Murrell lipsticks come in. Oh well, I am a bit of a box hoarder. The bracelet was a bit on the small side and not something I would pick, but a nice extra for a gift set.


Top: Rymba Rhythm
Bottom: Camellia Morning

Rymba Rhythm


“a vibrant rich red”

This is a great red, not too dark, not too pale and with no great leaning towards orange or blue. I have worn this a few times, it is nice with just mascara and a bit of blush and works well for day time wear without being too much.

Camellia Morning


“a dusky show-stopping cerise pink”

It has really taken me a bit to get into pinks this light, but this is a great for a natural look or you can doll it up a bit and it looks super cute. I have worn this one the most out of the two, which was a surprise.

Like all the other Karen Murrell lipsticks I have tried these had the same outstanding quality, beautiful to go on and made my lips fell good all day. No bleeding, lasted for quite a few hours until it was time for lunch. It is always a pleasure to wear Karen Murrell lipsticks. They looks great for work, a night out and even just a casual look.

I am not too sure on the availability of the Christmas Gift Kits anymore, but check your local stockists to see if you can find them. If not, don’t panic you can still get Rymba Rhythm and Camellia Morning and the price is not too different.

Do you celebrate Christmas? How is your Christmas shopping going?

❤ Miss T

 

 

Other Karen Murrell Lipstick Posts:

Coral Dawn
Sugar Rush
True Love
Racy Rita
Violet Mousse
Moisture Stick
Pink Starlet
Fuchsia Shock
Red Shimmer
Sand Storm

Karen Murrell Lipsticks
– Sent for Review
Website
– $59.00 NZD $30.00 each
– Full lists of stockists here and available online with international shipping

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick

Good Morning,

Hows it going? I have new photography light bulbs and have been taken a heap of pictures. I finally feel as though I am making headway with my pile of to be swatched, now if only I stopped adding to it 😉

Tonight fresh from Mount Tobeswatched is my collection of L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvets. These exploded all over the internet a wee while back, but only recently made their way into NZ stores. I am so glad, because they have such a great range of colours!

I am quite impressed with the packaging of these, not too cheap looking despite the pretty price tag of $10.00 NZD

LAGIRLFlat Velvets BaseseditedLeft to Right: Blue Valentine, Hush, Manic, Poetic, Love Triangle and Giggle

I love the little bit of colour on the bottom so that you know what lipstick shade you are picking out of the drawer :3

My one teeny tiny little gripe is that they are flat top and when you go to apply to your lips, if you have it ever so slightly at the wrong angle the tube rolls back down -_- It took me a few tries before I got it right. Other than that they are pretty damn awesome, just keep it in mind when applying them.

So a note about these swatches, they have me such a hard time and were done over and over again. Blue Valentine is as close as I could get it to real life, but not as accurate. For some reason the lipstick swatches are pretty colour accurate, but my skin tone is whack in all of them XD One day I will learn how to fix that.

Blue Valentine

Hush

Manic

Poetic

Love Triangle

Giggle

I felt so proud of myself fro grabbing Poetic and Blue Valentine. I found my self reaching for the old pink, nude and red, but when I saw the blue and grey I thought no wait! Lets try something else, I really wanna go back for the black and burgundy :3

Overall, these are great! Fantastic colours, with 26 shades in total and wonderful colour pay off! Fully opaque almost straight away. I had no bleeding with any of these and they tended to stay in place until lunch time. As I mentioned earlier I am not too fond of the flat top and the way they can sometimes wind themselves down a tad, but they are $10.00 NZD each and are great in every other way, I can live.

Have you purchased any Flat Velvet lipsticks yet? What do you think of grey and blue lipstick?

❤ Miss T

 

 

 

 

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick
Website
– $10.00 NZD
– Available From L.A. Girl USA (US), NZ L.A. Girl (NZ), Love My Makeup (NZ), Beauty Bliss (NZ), Beauty Joint (International), Unichem (NZ)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color Lipsticks in Violet Intrigue, Pink Grandeur and Electric Fuchsia

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color Lipsticks in Violet Intrigue, Pink Grandeur and Electric Fuchsia

Good Evening,

How is your week going? I have more lipstick for you today, I am slowly getting through my mountain of to be swatched.

So as I started to write this post I flipped the lipsticks over to check I had the names right, do you know what I found on the label?! LIMITED EDITION! Bah! So I am still going to share them with you, just in case someone has it tucked away in their collection unsure on if it looks ok or if someone is hurriedly searching google for swatches while at a beauty clearance sale (I can’t be the only one who does this XD) . And they are really nice colours, I would almost say spring colours 😉

Left to Right: Violet Intrigue, Pink Grandeur and Electric Fuchsia

I really like how the tubes almost match the colour of the lipsticks themselves!

Maybelline Lipstick Close Tubes BaseLeft to Right: Violet Intrigue, Pink Grandeur and Electric Fuchsia

Left to Right: Violet Intrigue, Pink Grandeur and Electric Fuchsia

Violet Intrigue

I thought I did a crap job at getting a photo of this, but when I searched google mine looks like everyone else’s yay!! It was pretty hard to get a good photo, its not too sure if its purple or pink or a what way it leans, but I am glad I persevered.

Pink Grandeur

This is such a great deep pink, I think this would me my favourite out of all three.

Electric Fuchsia

The first time I opened this I was like “What have I done??”, it looked so pale and so very Barbie pink I thought I would never wear it. But, I have actually worn this one the most, it suits me really well 🙂

All of these performed quite well. They went on really easy and we very good at getting precise lines. I did have a bit of trouble with bleeding as the day wore on, but I solved that with clear lip liner. Besides a bit of bleeding, they wore quite well with top up only after food. I would really love to buy more of the color sensational lipsticks, there are some fantastic colours in the range!

Do you have lipsticks from Maybelline? What colours do you think I should get next?

❤ Miss T

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color

Website
– $19.99 NZD
– Spotted at Postie+ (NZ)
– Usually available from Farmers (NZ) , Life Pharmacy (NZ), Unichem (NZ), Countdown (NZ), The Wharehouse (NZ), Makeup.co.nz (NZ), Priceline (AU), Wallgreens (US)

Other Maybelline Posts:

Colour Pop Lippie Stixs in Toucan, Fern and Tootsi

Colour Pop Lippie Stixs in Toucan, Fern and Tootsi

Hello Lovelies!

So today I have for you some of the Lippie Stix shades from Colour Pop; Toucan, Fern and Tootsi. My good friend Leona Carolina gave me these for my birthday, I have been so spoilt! :3 I have been wanting to try Colour Pop’s Lippie Stixs since they came out, they have such great colours!

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Toucan


“Two can tango in this bright pinky red coral in a Matte finish”

Toucan was a picked on a whim, I am not usually a coral type of person, but this looked real pretty. It is a great bold colour, with that real vampy red lipstick look to it, but without being too over the top for day time wear. It wore really well, with only a little top up after lunch needed. I wore a clear lip liner with this one just to be on the safe side as it is a bolder colour, I didn’t really have much movement from it and my lines stayed crisp through out the day.

Fern

“Cool-toned violet in a Cream finish, is this shade too fernalicious for you, babe?”

The application of Fern is just perfection, its so opaque and  always get such crisp lines. I had no bleeding with Fern and it stayed on really well throughout the day, it was only at lunch that I had to top it up. I have just dyed my hair pastel purple and this looks so brilliant with it!

Tootsi

“Cool-toned grey beige (“greige”) in a Matte finish, we want to see your Tootsi roll”

MORE NUDE LIPSICK! I am on a nude binge, no lipstick is safe from me now, I need the whole rainbow! Grey beige has been quite big this year, with quite a few brands releasing lipsticks in this spectrum. I was a little nervous that it would make me look like a zombie, but I feel as though I rock it quite well. I think even if it did make me a zombie, my work mates are so use to seeing all colours on me they wouldn’t flinch XD This was a real surprise for me, but I really like the colour and it wears beautifully.

I don’t have a favourite out of these three, I love them all for various reasons! I am so keen to get more Colour Pop Lippie Stixs, at $5.00 USD each I feel as though have a large collection is a real goal XD The shipping to New Zealand is still a little on the steep side for me, but I have a few friends who are always keen to split the shipping.

Have you purchased from Colou Pop before? Do you own any Lippie Stixs?

Have a great day!

❤ Miss T

Colour Pop Lippie Stix:
Website
-$5.00 USD

Lippie Stix Wishlist:
Heart On
LBB
Bunny
Contempo
Scandy
Julep
Lumière

Karen Murrell Lipstick Bumper Edition

Karen Murrell Lipstick Bumper Edition

Hello!

Hows it going! I am home today from work with the start of a cold. Boo! But I have been able to get the last few things changed over to my new blog name as well as get some pictures sorted.

I wanted to start with my newest Karen Murrell lipsticks; Sand Storm, Red Shimmer, Fuchsia Shock and Pink Starlet. It has taken a great amount of time for me to be happy with these photos, I am still learning to use my new camera so please forgive me that the swatches are not up to my usual standard.

Here we go!

KM Latest Lippy boxesLeft to Right: Pink Starlet, Red Shimmer, Sand Strom and Fuchsia Shock.

Sand Storm

Inspired by the rugged natural beauty of Highway 1 USA. Sand Storm is nature at its finest which envelopes the lips in a subtly sandy brown shade.” 

I am not too taken with Sand Storm, its not a bad colour, I think I just have the wrong skin tone for it. It makes me work super hard for it too look right and sometimes you don’t need a lipstick like that in your collection. Of course you have the wonderful Lani from Lani Loves who makes it look amazing, so don’t just take my word on it 😉

Red Shimmer
Red Shimmer evokes feelings of confidence and strength. I always feel a wash of excitement come over me as I apply Red Shimmer… like something exciting is going to happen.”

I am still on the fence with Red Shimmer, sometimes it looks lovely on me, sometimes it washes me out. That might be more what I am wearing and the make-up I have on. So it is a little hard working, lucky for it, it is a nice colour I am prepared to make it work, I just need to think a little harder with this colour.

Fuchsia Shock
Fuchsia Shock brings out my ultimate girl power! Strong and playful.”

I really like how bold this is, but not too over the top. It looks great with my hair (which is currently pastel purple) and is good for both day and night looks. I really enjoy wearing this.

Pink Starlet


The blue/gold base highlights all skin, eye and hair colours, perfect for anyone who wants an easy fail-safe colour to build self-confidence.”

Pink Starlet is a lovely pink and I have enjoyed wearing it quite a bit. I wear this with more toned down looks, where I bung on some foundation, some mascara and this lipstick and get on with the day. It gives you a bit of colour without you having to worry about pairing it with the right look.

I really love using Karen Murrell lipsticks, they are great quality and are so kind to your lips. All of the shades I have stay on your lips for a reasonable amount of time, but are not too much of a pain to reapply if you need to. I don’t suffer from any bleeding or drying. Sand Storm and Red Shimmer could be a little bit patchy in places for me, but that is just the type of finishes they have I think.

I am so pleased with my little collection of lipsticks, I think my favorites so far are True Love and Violet Mousse.

Do you own any Karen Murrell Lipsticks? What shades would you like to get?

❤ Miss T

Other Karen Murrell Lipstick Posts:

Coral Dawn
Sugar Rush
True Love
Racy Rita
Violet Mousse
Moisture Stick

Karen Murrell Lipsticks
– Sent for Review
Website
– $30.00 NZD
– Full lists of stockists here and available online with international shipping

Karen Murrell Lipstick Violet Mousse

Karen Murrell Lipstick Violet Mousse

Good Evening,

How has your weekend been? Mine has been filled with lots of shopping, too much chocolate and not enough Gym XD

Today’s post is all about…nude lipstick! I know, I really am broadening my horizons with all these nude lipsticks lately. This one is from Karen Murrell and arrived a month ago for me to review. Lets check it out!

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L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss First Four

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss First Four

Good Afternoon,

I have four L.A.Girl Matte Flat Lip Pigments for you today and I am excited to finally be able to share these with you. These have been everywhere and I have been chomping at the bit to get my hands on some. New Zealand stores finally got them in and they practically flew off the shelves. I was able to get my hands on four of my must haves, Timeless, Secret, Dreamy and Stunner.LAG Four Tubes

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