Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August Favourites

The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil - I picked this up during the make-up and skincare promotion and it was love from first use. I've been alternating between this and the cleansing butter, they're both wonderful.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion - If you are fan of the Clarins HydraQuench Bi-Phase Serum, you need to give this a go. It's very similar and a lot cheaper.

Aura Lemon Drop Body Butter - I won a competition on Instagram and received a gorgeous package of Aura products. I've been using the Lemon Drop Body Butter on my scaly winter skin and it's been working wonders. An added bonus is the gorgeous lemon meringue scent. 

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - It's taken me forever but I've got the hang of applying bronzer and I'm loving the healthy glow it gives me. Honey Bronze in shade 1 is perfect for my pale skin.
 
Max Factor Color Elixir lip pencil in Mauve Moment - This is the exact colour of my lips. 

Real Techniques Foundation Brush - I finally got the hang of using bronzer thanks to this brush. It's perfect.  

ModelCo Magic Makeup Blender - Just as good as the Beauty Blender but a fraction of the price, especially if you pick it up on sale at Woolworth.

MAC Painterly Paint Pot - An oldie but a goodie. This is a great base colour or eye brightener for people with pale skin.

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser - This featured in my first Foundation Files post which you can read here. I'm loving this for those days when I want to look fresh but don't have the time to apply proper foundation. I just swipe this on with my fingers and I'm good to go.

Younique Touch Liquid Foundation - This could very well be my holy grail foundation. The coverage is brilliant and it lasts all day.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream -OMG this smells amazing! I'd love a lip balm that smelled the same, it's such a gorgeous scent.

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait - It was love at first application. Hydrating, creamy, opaque colour with one swipe. What's not to love?


Charlotte Tillbury Hot Lips Lipsticks - These are perfection. From the beautiful packaging to the embossed bullet to the product itself, they're just perfection. 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Lip Lab is coming to Western Australia!

I'm so excited! The Lip Lab is coming to Perth and Fremantle! They're opening up at the Skindeep Medi-spa in Perth on the 1st of September and a store in Fremantle on the 15th of September.

If you haven't heard of the The Lip Lab, they custom make lipstick and lip gloss. You can get a lip product made exactly how you want it. You choose the colour, finish, flavour, packaging etc. You can also add in sun protection, lip plumpers and anti agers.

I'm planning on making a lipstick and a gloss. I'd like a pinky mauve lipstick in a creme formula and a pinky purple (like MAC Syrup) in a gloss.

Have you been to the Lip Lab? What lip products would you get made?

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Foundation Files - The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation


My neighbour works at The Body Shop and her foundation always looks flawless so naturally I needed the same one. I was colour matched to shade 20 Bali Vanilla.

I've recently realised that the brush has a lot to do with how good a foundation looks, so i experimented with brushes. I tried a duo fibre brush, the Real Techniques Expert Face brush, and a flat topped brush. The duo fibre brush didn't provide enough coverage, the Real Techniques brush made it look too cakey and the flat topped brush was perfect. 

I was happy with the flat top brush until I tried using the ModelCo Magic Makeup Blender, omg, it's amazing. Hello flawless foundation!
Naked face
1 layer
2 layers
On days when I'm in a hurry I'll use the flat topped brush and when I have a bit more time I use the ModelCo sponge. Using the brush I need two layers for good coverage, or one layer with powder over the top works well too. When I use the sponge I only need one layer. 

I really like Fresh Nude foundation but it's not my holy grail. I want to put on a foundation and love it and I don't feel that way. I like it a lot and I'll happily use it but it's not The One. 

Here's what I love about it:
It has a pump top. 
It gives good, medium coverage.  
It lasts throughout the day provided I don't rub my face.  
It has a gorgeous rose scent. The scent fades as soon as it's applied so you don't have to worry about walking around with your face smelling like a rose. 
The price is a very reasonable $36.95.  

This isn't my holy grail foundation but it's pretty awesome.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Thoughts of the week

1. We've discovered what's possibly the best coffee ever, Dimattina. If you haven't tried it, you need to!

2. Last week a friend came over with his two daughters, it was lovely. They were so helpful and I really enjoyed having female company. We cooked together then sat around chatting. It made me realise how much I miss female company. I see my female friends regularly but my life is very male dominated as most of my friends and family have boys. It'd be nice if we could add some more girls to the family.  

3. Shelby is 13 weeks old now and the love of my life. I feel like we've finally got the right dog for us, she's the perfect addition to our family.

4. How good is Afterpay? Such a brilliant idea, slightly dangerous too.

5. After three years we finally put up curtains in our living area. It looks so much better and hopefully it'll mean we're a little bit warmer in winter and cooler in summer. 

Friday, 26 August 2016

FFS Friday - Silly things

My asthma has been really bad the last few weeks. FFS.

So bad that I'm struggling to do basic things. FFS.

Thankfully Tiger has been home. Not FFS.

I've been struggling with really silly, everyday things. FFS.

Last Wednesday I couldn't manage to put the umbrella up or down. FFS.

I kid you not. Tiger had to do it for me because I couldn't work it out. FFS.

Thursday I couldn't find Tigers yoghurt at the supermarket. FFS.

I walked up and down the yoghurt section for fifteen minutes and it wasn't there. FFS.

Tiger found it within a minute. FFS.

I've been taking my preventer and reliever but it's just not working. FFS.

I can't go any stronger on the preventer, I'm on the highest dose ones that are available. FFS.

I'm taking my reliever every few hours and yet I still can't breathe. FFS.

It's not a nice feeling. FFS.

Unsurprisingly I waited ages to go to the Dr. FFS.

I don't really see the point. FFS.

The options aren't ones that he or I are happy with. FFS.

He can put me on a pill that might work and is really expensive. FFS.

He can change my preventer to see if I react better to a different type of steroid or I can just ride it out. FFS.
 
It wasn't until I remember that the other option was a dose of steroids that I went to see him. 

Steroids are wonderful, especially when Tiger is away. Not FFS.

They give me so much energy, it's like I'm superwoman. Not FFS. 

I went to see him the day that Tiger went back to work and got myself a dose of steroids. Yay!


The FIL is in hospital again. FFS.


It's times like this that I wish we still lived in the city so that MIL could stay with us and we could go visit him every few days. FFS.


Fingers crossed he gets better and is home again soon. 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Foundation Files - Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

First up in the Foundation Files is my Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. I haven't been using tinted moisturisers for a while now because they just don't give me the coverage that I want, but Nars tinted moisturiser is the exception. It gives the same coverage as a light foundation, enough to even out my skin tone. It doesn't cover my dark patches, but a layer of powder or concealer sorts them out. 

I use my Nars tinted moisturiser on days when I'm in a hurry (that's pretty much every day). I've tried applying it with a brush or sponge but applying it with my fingers works best. I warm it up between my fingers then rub it all over and I'm done.

Naked face
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
There are twelve shades available, I use Finland which is the lightest shade so I'm not sure how it'd go for people with super pale skin. I'm usually the second or third lightest shade, so I suspect those of you with skin lighter than NC20 wouldn't find a match. 

At $65 it isn't cheap, but in my opinion it's well worth the price.

Monday, 22 August 2016

I chopped my Beauty Blender in half

I've seen heaps of photos where people have chopped their Beauty Blender in half and found all sorts of gross things inside (even bugs, gross!) My Beauty Blender is six years old and very well used. It's all discoloured now and I barely use it any more, so I decided to cut it in half and see what was inside. I was expecting it to be really horrible so was pleasantly surprised to see that it was clean. 


Here's the thing. I never hand washed my Beauty Blender. I'd use it all week and at the end of the week I'd throw it in the washing machine. I put it in a lingerie bag and washed it on the warm or hot cycle with my towels. That's it. 

I think that's the secret to it's longevity, not hand washing means it wasn't roughed up so it lasted for ages. I could have kept on using it, there was nothing wrong with it, I just assumed it'd be gross after so long. 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Thoughts of the week

1. I never thought I'd say this. The weather is starting to warm up and I'm so pleased. This winter has been the coldest winter in over 20 years and our house has been bitterly cold. We have tile floors, no curtains and a small gas heater. With most days 11 to 13 degrees, it's been freezing. I love winter but this one has been way too cold. We've got curtains now so hopefully next winter won't be so cold.

2. I'm on a bit of an equal rights rant at the moment. What's with it being called "helping out" when men do housework? Seriously, wtf? When women do housework it's called housework but when men do it it's helping out? No, it's not helping out! I refuse to let Tiger say he's helping me out, he's not helping out, he's doing his share of the housework.

3. We got a new dishwasher this week. I hadn't realised how loud the old one was. The new one is brilliant, it's so quiet I don't even know when it's on and the dishes come out dry instead of wet.

4. We also got a wet and dry vacuum, how good are they? If you don't have one, you need one!

5. It's a bit sad how much I get excited by new household items.

Friday, 19 August 2016

FFS Friday - Ranty Pants

Hello Friday! How are we all? Had a good week? Our week has been pretty good. I have nothing remarkable to report. Nothing to complain about? How is that possible? Clearly I haven't been paying enough attention.

So. I've been noticing a lot lately the inconsistency between genders and it's really irritating me. What irritates me more though is how we as a society accept those inconsistencies. Whilst we accept them things won't change!

Here's an example. A woman works full time, does most of the housework, looks after her child/children and is criticised for not putting her family first. She's expected to be at all the school events, Dr's apts etc as well as working full time.
A man works full time, is praised for supporting his family, does very little housework and isn't expected to be at any events because he's at work.
Hypocritical much? How is that fair?

And what about the bad rap that stay at home Dads get? I went to Rhyme Time with a stay at home Dad. The other Mums wouldn't talk to him. I kid you not. He was a lovely man and a great parent. He faced the same issues that I did as a stay at home Mum, but he had the added weight of judgement from other people. He constantly got questions about why he didn't work and jokes about being inferior because his wife was the main income earner. He handled those questions gracefully. The truth was that his earning potential was equal to hers but they'd made the decision that they'd both grow their careers. He worked full time whilst his wife was pregnant and up until their child was one, then she returned to work and he took over the parenting duties. That way neither of their careers suffered. Clever. 

When you see a man at the park with his kids everyone smiles and comments about what a great Dad he is. You see a woman at the park with her kids, why don't people say she's a great Mum? She's doing the same thing the Dad is. 

I was talking to a friend the other day about kids with separation anxiety. He's of the opinion that it's usually the Mum's fault. Really? What about the Dad? Does he play any role? The sooner we realise that men are as much a role model for their children the better. Kids look to their Dads as much as they look to their Mums, maybe even a little bit more. 

Also, what about housework? When a woman does housework it's not even commented on. When a man "helps around the house" he's a hero. Helps around the house?! WTF? He's not helping around the house, he lives there too and makes as much mess (if not more) than the woman. He's pulling his weight and looking after the home that he lives in, not helping!

I growled at Tiger on Wednesday night. I was making tea and asked him to do part of it. He replied with "Sure babe, I'll give you a hand". To which I replied "No, you're not giving me a hand. I'm only making tea because you want it, the boys and I don't eat meat!"
Seriously, making tea together isn't helping out, it's making tea!

Because I have two boys I'm becoming more and more conscious of gender roles. I don't want to raise boys who don't do housework and can't look after themselves.

Things can change, but only if we make them.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

New favourite lip balms - Pulling out the big guns

Recently I had an allergic reaction to a lip balm that I was using. My lips were red raw with sore patches and my usual healing balms weren't working. I usually turn to Carmex or Burt's Bees to heal dry lips, but my allergy sore lips couldn't handle the sting. 

I was stumped and had no idea what to use, so I turned to my small (haha, just kidding) collection of lip balms and pulled out a few to try. I tried and rejected about five then found three that worked wonders.


The three wonder balms are:
Dermal Therapy Lip Balm
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres
Clinique Superbalm.

Dermal Therapy was the first one I used. It promises visible results in one day and it delivers. I used it constantly throughout the day and by the end of the day my lips were looking and feeling a lot better. After three days of use my lips were nearly back to normal.

At night I used the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres. It's a barrier repair balm which is exactly what my lips needed. I slathered on a thick layer each night and woke to soft, hydrated lips. 

Once I'd healed my lips I didn't want to use my usual flavoured balms so I pulled out my Clinique Superbalm. It's fragrance free, glossy and very hydrating, exactly what I needed.

Three weeks later I'm still in love with all these balms, they are the only balms I have on rotation at the moment. 

What's your go to healing lip balm?

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Foundation Files - An Introduction

I'm on the hunt for my holy grail foundation, the perfect one that I love and will happily use for eternity, or at least the next year. I decided to document my hunt to possibly help anyone else who may be searching for The One.

I'm looking for medium to high coverage, long lasting, crease free coverage. I don't want to have to use a powder over the top, I just want to put on my foundation and go. I have dry skin but prefer a matte foundation as I find they are longer lasting and I can use moisturiser to provide the hydration that I need.

I don't like shimmer or glow, it makes my pores look huge and highlights my imperfections, but I do like a foundation that brightens my face

I've discovered that the method of application makes a huge difference in the finish achieved, so I'm also experimenting with brushes.

If you have any suggestions please let me know!

 

Monday, 15 August 2016

My first Nourished Life order


I've been following Nourished Life for a long time now but never placed an order. When I saw that they had free shipping this month and two products that I've wanted for ages were both in stock, I placed an order. 

Shipping was super fast, I received my package in three days, it usually takes at least week.

I ordered:
100% Pure Coffee Bean eye cream
LaVanila Sports Luxe deodorant
Elektra magnesium creams in Herbal, Zesty Citrus and Island Spice.
100% Pure Caramel Lip Caramel lip gloss

It's early days but so far I'm loving everything. 

What are your favourite products from Nourished Life?

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Thoughts of the week

1. Why does our society have such low expectations of fathers? We expect mothers to be perfect and criticise their every move, but if a father even changes a nappy we think it's the most amazing thing ever.

2. We also look down on men who are stay at home parents. As if they're lesser beings because they don't work outside of the home. How ridiculous. 

3. Alicia Keys has decided to stop wearing make-up. Good on her. It's crazy how we expect women to be perfectly made up at all time. Women are beautiful with and without make-up. It's sad that she felt inadequate without make-up on and great that she now accepts herself.

4. Turns out I really don't like not having a dog so we got a puppy. This time we made sure she was low allergy (something I never even considered before). I still feel really bad about Bella but am totally in love with Shelby. 

5. I placed my first order with Nourished Life this week. Shipping was super fast. They have free shipping all month if you join as a member (which is free). Get onto it peeps!

Friday, 12 August 2016

FFS Friday - Say what?

Tiger asks me all sorts of silly, irrelevant questions, it's one of his fortes. FFS.

I used to answer them, now I mostly ignore them unless they're really silly. FFS.

It can be all sorts of things, his capacity for stupid questions never ceases to amaze me. FFS.

Some of them are lazy, others are just stupid. FFS.

Like yesterday. He was walking towards my computer and at the same time asked me "Is your computer on?" 
By the time he'd finished the question he was standing in front of my computer. 
I'm thinking to myself "HTF would I know? Why don't you look yourself since you're standing right next to it?" I didn't say anything, I just ignored him. 

Then there's questions that are just too stupid to ignore. Like last night. Here's how it went down.
We're laying in bed.
Tiger: I wonder if I'll be too hot in these pants?
Me: I don't know. 
Tiger: Maybe I should take them off?
Me: (silence)
Tiger: Should I take them off?
Me: Up to you, I don't know how you feel.
Tiger: Is the flannel sheet on?
Me: What do you think?
Tiger: I don't know.
Me: Really? Did you really just ask me that? You're lying on it. Can you feel the sheet?
Tiger: Yes.
Me: And what does it feel like? Does it feel like flannel?
Tiger: No.
Me: So what do you think the answer is? Is the flannel sheet on?
Tiger: No.
Me: Right. So are you going to be too hot?
Tiger: Probably not.
Me: Right.

Two minutes later he got out of bed and took his pants off. FFS.

I've got no idea why he asks me such silly questions. Why does he even think of asking those questions? How does he think I'll know how he feels? I don't get it. It's like he wants me to tell him what to do, even though he knows that's not my style. Clearly he lives in hope. Too bad he's going to be permanently disappointed.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

July Outgoing and Incoming

Frank Body Cacao scrub - Smells so good! It's the usual coffee scrub, if you like coffee scrubs you'll love this one.

Decleor Hydra Floral face mask - I found this sitting in my collection, went to use it and it was empty. Not sure why I still had it sitting around.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude foundation - This was really nice. I only got half a face out of it so not enough to judge it properly, but first impressions are good.

Antipodes Apostle serum

J'adore and another perfume I can't remember the name of.


Puretopia Face Scrub - An old favourite.

Model Co Cream Cleanser - Love, love, love. This is my new favourite cream cleanser, it smells like roses!

Batiste Blush dry shampoo

L'Oreal Elvive conditioner

John Frieda Radiant Red shampoo - I finished a conditioner and shampoo on the same day!

Garnier The Radiance Renewer cleansing gelee - Sounds exciting but it's just your every day cleanser.

Burberry perfume - Slowly but surely I'm getting through my perfumes.

Make Me Smooth Sugar Cookie perfume - This was sooooo old but still smelled nice so I used it as a room spray. 

Red Earth Sheer Canvas BB cream - This is really runny but provides surprisingly good coverage. Two layers gives medium coverage, with a light dusting of  powder over the top it's magic.

Flight Skincare anti-aging serum -Love!



These are all the products I culled in July. I'm aiming to have a little clean out every month, rather than one big cull. Little culls are easier, I do them when I have a few minutes.

Incoming:
This months incoming is huge because I did lots of hauling whilst we were on holidays. I got to visit Mecca Maxima for the first time, went to Lush, Myer, DJ's and found a L'Occitane boutique. It was a lot of fun.
If you'd like more information about any of these products let me know. No doubt they'll be appearing on the blog soon.






I was sent the gorgeous Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine lipstick. A full review is coming soon, in short, you all need one.  

Monday, 8 August 2016

My favourite MAC lipsticks

When I was going sorting through my lipsticks I was somewhat surprised to realise that the brand I own the most of is MAC. I haven't had easy access to a MAC counter for over three years now and I'd assumed that I'd used up or given away most of my MAC lipsticks but I haven't. MAC is one of those brands that is always reliable. I know the lipsticks will be great quality and they have such a huge range of colours I can always find something I love. I don't think I've ever had a MAC lipstick go off, even though some of them are well over five years old.


Back row - Ladies Who Lunch, Dress It Up, Bare Venus, Mehr, Chatterbox, Rebel.


Middle row - Up The Amp, Lovelorn, Syrup, Midimauve, Creme Cup.


Front row - Please Me, Fast Play.

Bare Venus was a limited edition release years ago. It's the perfect nude lipstick for me, in fact it's the only true nude that I can wear. It's lighter than my natural lipstick but has just enough pink in it that I don't look dead. I use it sparingly now because I don't know what I'll do when it's finished. Finding the right nude lipstick is such a difficult task. 

Syrup is the only lipstick that I've used and repurchased more than twice. I'm now onto my fourth tube of Syrup, it's one of my all time favourite colours. If I could only wear one lipstick for the rest of my life I'd choose Syrup. 

Midimauve is my newest addition, I've been wanting it for a while now but every time I got to a MAC counter it was out of stock. I have no idea why I didn't buy it years ago, it's a gorgeous mlbb colour. Midimauve is nearly identical to my natural lip shade which makes it a very easy lipstick to wear. This is going to be a staple in my collection. 


What are your favourite MAC lipsticks? What shade should I get next?

Friday, 5 August 2016

FFS Friday - Gimme Gimme Gimme

I wonder if all parents spend their lives thinking they've totally fucked things up.

I know I do. FFS.

When we were on holidays I was pretty sure we'd fucked up royally. FFS.

Chai spent the whole holiday wanting things. FFS.

That was all he was interested in. FFS.

We took him to Movieworld and Seaworld, he showed slight interest in the animals at Seaworld and loved the Ninja Turtles, but the rest of the time he was all about what he could get. FFS.

He wanted toys, toys and more toys. FFS.

He spent most of the time asking for toys and complaining when we refused to buy him toys. FFS.

I know things are different now and I hate it when people say "that's how I was raised so I'll do the same to my kids", but when I was a child asking for things just wasn't how it was. You didn't ask for things and if you did you probably wouldn't get them. 

The first and only time we had a holiday that involved a plane trip we were so excited, not about what we'd get but about the experiences we'd have. 

Chai didn't give a damn about the experiences, he just wanted things. 

BIL is studying child related things at the moment and says that's normal behaviour for his age. I'm not convinced. I think he's been too spoiled and we're turning him into a very material child. That's not what I want. 

Tiger and I are constantly "discussing" buying them things. 

I refuse to buy them food, drinks and toys when we go out. To me those are treats that we have every now and again (once a month) not every time we go out. Tiger thinks that it's fine to buy food and drinks every time we go out and toys once a week. I get so frustrated with him. Not only is it a waste of money it also means that when I'm with the boys they throw a tantrum because I won't buy them things. Thanks Tiger. 

I believe kids need to know the value of money and not just be handed things all the time because it's easier than dealing with their tantrums.

I suppose it's one of those parenting things, there's always going to be aspects that you don't agree on.

This week I've been stressing. FFS.

It's not normal for me, I don't usually stress, but this week I am. FFS.

I have a cold at the moment which doesn't help. FFS.

Tiger's been unwell for a while and lost a bit of weight but over the weekend he sent me a photo of himself and he looks really thin. FFS.

In the week he's been away he's lost a significant amount of weight. FFS.

He's seeing the specialist next week. Meanwhile my head is racing with all sorts of awful possibilities. FFS.

I feel like I'm surrounded by serious illnesses at the moment. FFS.

Tiger's Aunty has terminal cancer, FIL in law is in hospital with a serious illness and a friend has just been diagnosed with cancer. FFS.

Illness is a cruel thing. FFS.

       

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Great deal at The Body Shop

The Body Shop currently have a promotion where you get 20% off if you purchase three items of skincare or make-up. The sale runs until the 21st of August so there's plenty of time to get in there and stock up.

I purchased my one of my favourite cleansers, the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. I also got three products I haven't tried before, Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, Fresh Nude Foundation and Instaglow CC Cream in Brightglow (this was not included in the promotion as it's new).


Have you tried any of these products?
What else should I get whilst the sale is on?



Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Dear Eljay

My baby boy. Today you are three! Three! How did that happen?

What a big year it's been. You're talking really well, you don't have any problem letting us know what you want. You had your first overseas trip and your first interstate trip.

You are a very determined, independent, strong willed little boy. You know what you want and make your displeasure very clear when you don't get it. 
You'll happily play on your own, I hear you talking or singing away to yourself, it's so cute.

Your favourite books are the Cheeky Monkey books that Aunty K gives you. You read them over and over again and study the pictures with delight. You don't get to go to school next year but you'd love to. You talk to me about going to school and tell me that I'll have no-one to help me when you're at school.

Helping is something that you love to do. If I'm vacuuming, you'll vacuum. If I'm making something, you want to help (or do it yourself). Your helping is usually you taking over and doing it yourself, you don't like me to help you do thing, "I do it!" is a commonly heard phrase in our house.

I remember your birth like it was yesterday. One part that I remember the clearest is just after you were born. I was determined to have skin on skin time with you so as soon as you came out I took my top off and demanded "Where's my baby? Give me my baby!" They did and I held you for when felt like hours. I let your Daddy cuddle you for a few minutes then made him give you back to me, I didn't want to share my precious little boy.  

Eljay, you are the light of my life and the sunshine in my days. I'm so glad you chose me to be your mother.    

Monday, 1 August 2016

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine lipsticks

Once again Rimmel has knocked it out of the park with their latest release. The new Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine lipsticks have quickly become one of my favourite lipstick formulas. They're light, hydrating and glossy. Whilst they're sheer, they last well and the brighter shades leave a stain once they've worn off. I get at least four hours wear before I need to apply the brighter shades and around two hours before I need to reapply the lighter shades. 


Woke Up Like This, Glow-Rious Pink, Pink Rules, Red-y, Set, Go, Spin All Spring, Better and Brighter.  


Woke Up Like This is a light peachy nude.
Glow-Rious Pink is a light cool toned pink.
Pink Rules is a bright cool pink.
Red-y, Set, Go is a bright orange based red.
Spin All Spring is a peachy nude.
Better and Brighter is a taupey nude.


On my pigmented lips Woke Up Like This goes on as a clear gloss and Better and Brighter is barely noticeable. Glow-rious Pink is the perfect mlbb everyday shade, Pink Rules is a gorgeous bright pink that really perks me up. 

Out of all the shades Glow-rious Pink is my favourite, I love it so much that I bought a back-up so I can keep one at home and one in my handbag.

The Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine lipsticks are available now for $13.95.

*Note - These products were provided for review.