Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Matte Revolution Lipstick 3.5g – November 2022

Introducing the new Matte Revolution formulated lipstick from the ever so popular, Charlotte Tilbury. This gem marks the second lipstick from CT, that I own. It is also the second matte lipstick I now have in my collection from the range and I can see myself getting more in the future, after I’ve used up the two I have. This particular one I am focusing on today is the shade ‘Wedding Belles‘, a deep muted mauve-pink. The first ever shade I purchased, was of course, the ‘Pillowtalk’ matte one. Let’s take a much closer look at this new long-lasting formula from Charlotte Tilbury.

Product, Packaging & Texture
– Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Matte Revolution Long-Lasting Lipstick in ‘Wedding Belles’ 3.5g; now I have always been a fan of a hydrating matte lipstick, when I think of them, I always think of those that I’ve discovered already like Bobbi Brown Cosmetics luxe defining lipsticks and lip tints. Now I have discovered yet another fave, the newly formulated matte revolution formula from Charlotte Tilbury! This is the shade Wedding Belles and it comes in a net weight size of 3.5 grams, a perfect amount that will last a while. Described as a hydrating, 3D high pigmented lipstick, with a lasting longevity of 10hrs. It infuses safflower seed oil, papaya extract for a smooth glide-on application, that keeps the lips hydrated while wearing. It also comes in refillable bullet tubing, so you can grab a replacement and just slide it into the case. The lipsticks from CT also have a squared tip mimicking a lip brush, for perfecting precise application on the edges and contours of the lip. Wedding Belles is a warm-toned muted deep mauve-pink with a satin matte finish. It comes in a gorgeous rose-gold bullet lipstick design casing with sparkly diamond-like detailing embedded into the lid and body of the packaging. Take a closer detailed look below.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Matte Revolution Long-Lasting Lipstick in ‘Wedding Belles’ 3.5g;
Australia: $55 (Mecca) – $57 (CT) AUD
Available: online and in-store at Mecca and Charlotte Tilbury.

USA: $37 USD
Available: online at Charlotte Tilbury and at Beautylish And online & in-store at Sephora.

UK: £29 GBP
Available: online and in-store at Charlotte Tilbury, Cult Beauty, Feel Unique and ASOS.

New Zealand: $59 NZD
Available: online & in-store at Mecca NZ, Cosmetics Now and Pharmacy Direct.

Canada: $43 CAD
Available: online & in-store at Charlotte Tilbury, Net-a-Porter and Sephora Canada.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Matte Revolution Long-Lasting Lipstick in ‘Wedding Belles’ 3.5g; I love how creamy and satin-y the formula of this matte lipstick is, not to mention the gorgeous opaque pigmentation from the colour. It really has that one-swipe, glide on application and the squared tip helps to do the edges. I have enjoyed how it wears on the lips and how long it lasts too, I wore it for 5hrs total without any touch-ups, I haven’t yet tried it whilst eating but that will be my next test. I really like the natural deep muted pink tone this lipstick has, its perfect for any occasion but especially a nice dinner date/outing. I can already see myself picking up further shades from the same range after I use up this one and I would likely get a back up of this shade too. So that begs the question, would I repurchase? the answer is, yes. I would repurchase and re-stock this shade, the formula is creamy smooth and it wears pretty well on the lips.

Disclaimer: the products in this post were all purchased by myself. This post is not ad. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own. All of the photos featured in this post are my own and require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing.

Paco Rabanne FAME Eau De Parfum 10ml – October 2022

Introducing the fragrance release with Elle Fanning as the face, the FAME eau de parfum from the popular, Paco Rabanne. As quoted in the campaign; Empowering, enchanting, sensual, playful and irresistibly Parisian. She’s an icon. She’s a star. She’s FAME. A new covetable feminine fragrance that is embodied by a true star, the young American actor Elle Fanning. The FAME woman is the very essence of Paco Rabanne’s femininity. Radiant, self-confident, and multi-faceted as the Couturier’s iconic muses. I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous scent to my desk for a couple of reviews and I’m so glad I have now discovered how pretty this perfume is. Let’s take a closer look at this new release from Paco Rabanne.

Product, Packaging & Texture
– Paco Rabanne FAME Eau De Parfum 10ml; the new empowering, enchanting and irresistibly Parisian fragrance from Paco Rabanne. Described as; sensual, playful. She’s an icon. She’s a star. She’s FAME. A new covetable feminine eau de parfum that is embodied by a true star. The young American actress Elle Fanning serves as the face of the campaign. The FAME woman is the very essence of Paco Rabanne’s femininity. Radiant, self-confident, and multi-faceted as the couturier’s iconic muses. With the top notes being; succulent mango and bergamot, middle notes of pure jasmine and olibanum, and base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. It is also described as having woody, floral and musk accords. I would say it starts of tropical with a hint of vanilla, then settles into a white floral with creamy incense. This particular travel size I have is 10ml, however the parfum comes in a full size range of 50ml or 80ml. There is a golden hue in the liquid of the fragrance and comes in a travel size 10ml glass tube with golden font and clip on lid. The full size bottles are very extravagant, just like FAME is. The packaging has a black and gold lid, with a golden base, the bottle itself has silver circles with golden tips patterned and layered down the neck and body of the bottle, with another golden base at the bottom, it is very avant-garde. If you’d like to see it, including the campaign promotional shots, take a look below.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Paco Rabanne FAME Eau De Parfum 10ml, 30ml, 50ml & 80ml;
Australia: $162 (50ml) – $215 (80ml) AUD
Available: online and in-store at Myer, David Jones and Sephora.

USA: $82.80 (30ml), $104.90 (50ml) – $138 (80ml) USD
Available: online at Paco Rabanne, online & in-store at Look Fantastic.

UK: £60 (30ml), £68 (50ml) – £110 (80ml) GBP
Available: online and in-store at Paco Rabanne, Boots, John Lewis and Selfridges.

New Zealand: $143 (50ml) – $252 (80ml) NZD
Available: online & in-store at The Loop Duty Free, and online at Farmers.

Canada: $122 (50ml) – $158 (80ml) CAD
Available: online & in-store at Perfume Online, The Bay and Look Fantastic.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Paco Rabanne FAME Eau De Parfum 10ml; recently arrived to my desk, was this gorgeous travel size fragrance from Paco Rabanne, and I’ve been using it since. I was immediately impressed because I love creamy gourmand, incense, musk accorded scents and this is right up that alley. It opens with a delicious tropical note which has a touch of vanilla (I love it), then it kind of settles with a white floral, bergamot, sandalwood and musk creamy incense. It’s a very pretty fragrance, perfectly suited to any occasion, day or night. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and have been wearing it on a continual basis in my small rotation, that has become my favourite group of fragrances. I have the 10ml and its perfect to take on-the-go with me, it fits in my handbag easily and even my smaller shoulder bag. I can take it on trips with me as well, I highly recommend this gem, there is a reason it has become so popular everywhere. Would I repurchase? it is a very definite yes! I would spend the $162 on a 50ml full size for sure! I can see it going directly into my full size collection with no second thoughts, plus the full size bottles last such a longer time. I am one of those perfume people who wear a fragrance every day.

Disclaimer: the product featured in this post was kindly sent to me for a review. This post is not paid for and not an ad-post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. Most of the photos in this post were taken by myself and are copyrighted, they require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing. The remaining photos are official promotional shots from the products campaign with Paco Rabanne. I have given credit to the brand for those in the images’ caption.

Ouai Leave In Conditioner 140ml – October 2022

I recently picked up the Ouai Leave In Conditioner 140ml to try and tame the frizz of my hair, especially during the extra humid days. The Ouai brand is a new one that I had never tried before up until recently with this purchase, so I was very excited to finally try it, and the leave-in conditioner is their best selling product. It has also won a Reader’s Choice Allure Beauty award in 2020. So, over the last few months I have been testing it out on my hair, applying it after I get out of the shower and have towel dried my hair. Let’s get into it and talk about this very popular hair treating conditioner.

Products & Textures
– Ouai Leave-In Conditioner 140ml; a leave-in conditioner that is in a mist form, it is designed to help detangle hair, heat protect, de-frizz and soften hair. It is formulated with evening primrose oil, argan oil, botanical antioxidants of tamarindus seed extract, baobab seed extract and hydrolysed enzymes. The heat protection in this conditioner can provide heat resistance for up to 232 degrees celsius, it can also repair dry ends, protect against breakage, hydrate the hair, control fly-aways, provide shine and help reduce tangling. It has a lovely scent too, with notes of bergamot, Italian lemon, violet, apple blossom, white musk, raspberry, jasmine and sandalwood. It definitely smooths my hair, keeps fly-aways down and gives my hair a nice shine. It’s very easy to apply as well, just a few spritz while the hair is still damp and it’s applied. One downside is sometimes the next day or two days after applying the leave-in conditioner, there can be a bit of a layer of residue left on the hair, like it builds itself up into a layer of film and if it not washed out, it can start to flake and crust. It doesn’t always happen but it has happened.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Ouai Leave-In Conditioner 140ml;
Australia: $43 AUD
Available: online and in-store at Sephora.

USA: $14 (45ml) – $28 (140ml) USD
Available: online at Ouai, online & in-store at Sephora, Ulta and Target.

UK: £24 GBP
Available: online at Ouai, Cult Beauty, Space NK, online & in-store at Selfridges, Harrods and John Lewis.

New Zealand: $49 – $105 NZD
Available: online & in-store at Sephora NZ, and online at Fish Pond NZ.

Canada: $18 (45ml) – $36 (140ml) CAD
Available: online & in-store at Sephora Canada.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Ouai Leave-In Conditioner 140ml; I’ve been trying this out since I got it about 6 months ago now, it has the most loveliest scents. The notes are simply gorgeous and it really does make your hair smell uber pretty. In terms of the de-frizz and smoothing, yes, it definitely accomplishes those. The texture of it is so nice, soft and creamy, it’s almost crazy to think it can come out as a mist, but it easily does. And the spray bottle is pretty easy to use as well. One thing I notice is that I do sometimes get a thin layer of residue, like a built-up layer of film on my hair if I don’t wash my hair the very next day. So if you’re in between washes, I don’t think it’s an ideal time to apply this, which is a shame because it is to be applied in damp hair more commonly, which is usually after somebody has washed their hair. However, if you’re not planning to wash your hair after, keep in mind of rinsing your hair out instead so it stops any chance of residue build-up. Now, I enjoy the product and it definitely does what it is meant to, but would I repurchase?, I think I would try other anti-frizz products first and see if there isn’t something else I like more, before I would repurchase this one. Because while the product works well for its purpose, the cost of it and the fact that sometimes it has a build-up of residue that layers up, I don’t think its on my re-stock list. Whether I’m using it wrong, I’m not sure, but I don’t like sticky-ness or build up in my hair. I will still use up the rest of this until it’s empty.

Disclaimer: the product featured in this post was purchased by myself with my own money. This post is not sponsored, not paid for and not an ad-post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. All photos in this post were taken by myself and are copyrighted, they require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing.

No.7 Protect & Perfect Day/Night Creams & Serum – October 2022

Introducing the new No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day SPF 15/Night Cream & Serum range from No.7 Skincare. Featuring a SPF day cream, a hydrating night cream and a hydrating serum, this range is perfect for your daily routine. I was lucky enough to receive this range on my desk a few weeks ago and have since been testing out each product. This is a post of review and more information about availability, it takes a deep dive into how I’ve found using this range, so lets get right into it..

Products & Textures
– No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day SPF 15/Night Cream 50ml & Serum 30ml; the protect & perfect intense advanced range features a day cream with SPF 15, it is formulated with shea butter, ginseng extract, hyaluronic acid, rice peptides, an antioxidant complex and the age defying patented complex collagen peptide Matrixyl 3000+. It is designed to hydrate the skin for 24hrs, reduce fine lines, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, soften and protect the skin from harsh UV. It takes a little longer to absorb into the skin but it does after a few moments, and I find a little greasy feeling due to the SPF in it. The day cream comes in a white frosted glass tub jar that holds 50ml, it has a sealable screw on lid. The night cream is formulated with vitamin A, C & E, shea butter, collagen peptide Matrixyl 3000+ and also hyaluronic acid. It softens, hydrates & moisturises the skin. It absorbs quite well, almost like melting into the skin, and it never leaves the skin with a greasy feeling. This one has to by my favourite, it is so hydrating and really softens my skin the most of the three products. It comes in a teal green glass jar with a sealable screw on lid and is also 50ml in net weight. The serum is formulated ginseng extract, alba leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, pro retinol and the patented collagen peptide Matrixyl 3000+. It is to be used underneath both of the moisturising creams upon all applications. It absorbs nicely into the skin and also does not leave any greasy feeling. I find it absorbs quite well into my skin and instantly makes it feel hydrated, softer and more supple. It comes in a teal green squeeze tube with a nozzle to dispense at the tip, it holds exactly 30ml in net weight.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day SPF 15/Night Cream 50ml & Serum 30ml;
Australia: $35.99 – $43.99 AUD
Available: online and in-store at Priceline.

USA: $24.99 – $29.99 USD
Available: online at No7 USA, Target and Walgreens.

UK: £22.45 – £24.95 GBP
Available: online at No7 UK and Boots UK.

New Zealand: $64 – $116 NZD
Available: online at Body Care Direct, U Buy and Ninth Avenue.

Canada: $29 – $35 CAD
Available: online at Pharmaprix, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart Canada.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day SPF 15/Night Cream 50ml & Serum 30ml; after trying all three of the products over a few weeks, I have to say that the night cream is my favourite of the three. The night cream, is lightweight, it absorbs nicely into my skin, doesn’t have any greasy or sticky feeling afterwards and it hydrates fairly well. Making my skin feel softened, more supple and smooth. I love putting it on after cleansing, then serum. It has a little bit of a scent that is pleasant and fades pretty quickly. The day cream is formulated with SPF 15, it softens my skin and although it takes a little longer to absorb into the skin, it still does it pretty good. It does have a bit of a fragrance but its pleasant enough. I enjoy using this in the morning. The serum is formulated ginseng extract and alba leaf, it is softening, hydrating and makes my skin feel supple. I enjoy it too, in ordering of faves, I would say 1. night cream, 2. serum and 3. the day cream. I have enjoyed using this trio of skincare goodies from No7 and would recommend them to anyone with sensitive and normal-to-dry skin like me. Would I repurchase? as for the night cream and the serum, I would, as my skin has loved both of those. As for the day cream, I don’t think I would as it does have a little bit of a greasy feeling after application (due to the spf in it I assume), and it does take a little longer to absorb entirely into the skin. That wraps up my review on this range of products from No7’s Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced line. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for the next upcoming review post.

Disclaimer: the products featured in this post were sent in to me for consideration with no obligation to post. This is non-paid for, non-ad post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. All photos in this post were taken by myself and are copyrighted, they require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing.

Colourpop Cosmetics Heart Pressed Powder Blush – September 2022

Introducing the Colourpop Heart Pressed Powder Blush featuring the two shades I picked up from their range! I ordered these a few months ago during a restock, they always sell out because they’re very popular, however lately they seem to be more permanently available which is nice. I am always a sucker for cute packaging so these love heart compacts always appealed to me, ever since they first released them in their valentines day collection! I initially wanted to order them back when they first ever dropped but they sold out so fast, including any restocks, they were always limited. So when they decided to bring them back permanently, I knew it was the time to finally get my order in. I chose the two shades; ‘Flirt Alert‘ and ‘Kiss N’ Tell‘, with the Flirt Alert shade being a dusty mauve-pink and Kiss n’ Tell is a mid-tone warm peach-pink. I’ve been using them over the last few months and have gathered my thoughts for this review, so lets dive right into it. First of, by taking a closer look at them below..

Products & Textures
– Colourpop Cosmetics Heart Pressed Powder Blush in ‘Flirt Alert’ & ‘Kiss ‘N Tell’ 4.45g; these blushes are very finely milled and easily build-able. With a perfect tone for soft, subtle, natural or full glam looks, its easy to use to achieve a desired result. The powder is a silky formula that adheres to the skin and lasts all day with little-to-no touch ups needed. It is the cutest compact shaped in a love heart with frosted softened plastic casing and a built-in mirror under the lid. The compact clips shut tightly and is quite sturdy, terrific for taking on-the-go in your handbag, or on trips with your makeup bag. They’re a great way to liven up your overall complexion and they come available in six different shades to suit different skin tones, they weigh 4.45g in net weight. Each shade has a different casing colour to suit the tone inside.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Colourpop Cosmetics Heart Pressed Powder Blush in ‘Flirt Alert’ & ‘Kiss ‘N Tell’ 4.45g;
Australia: $19 AUD
Available: online at Colourpop Cosmetics.

USA: $12 USD
Available: online at Colourpop Cosmetics.

UK: £10.60 GBP
Available: online at Colourpop Cosmetics.

New Zealand: $21.12 NZD
Available: online at Colourpop Cosmetics.

Canada: $16.72 CAD
Available: online at Colourpop Cosmetics.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Colourpop Cosmetics Heart Pressed Powder Blush in ‘Flirt Alert’ & ‘Kiss ‘N Tell’ 4.45g; firstly, I love the packaging of this range of blushes. The heart shaped compact, frosted soft plastic, coloured themes, the built-in mirrors, the way they snap lock shut, I just love them! Secondly, I enjoy the various colours in the range of shades, I feel like they’re all different to each other and there really is something for each person. I like that they’re a pretty big decent size at 4.45g and that they’re good quality, easily built-up and very silky powder, pressed quite well. They’re very affordable too, the price point is very decent and reasonable, plus the extra good news is that Colourpop ships internationally to just about everywhere. They have a huge range of super shock blushes too and cream stick ones. I love being able to take it on trips with me and it easily slips into my makeup bag. Repurchase? I would repurchase my fave colour in this range, I like a lot of the others but there is one or two that are my faves and that is ‘Flirt Alert’, I think I would pick that one up again for sure. That wraps up my thoughts on this range of heart pressed powder blushes from Colourpop.

Disclaimer: the product featured in this post was purchased by myself with my own money. This post is not sponsored, not paid for and not an ad-post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. All photos in this post were taken by myself and are copyrighted, they require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing.