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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Top 5 Spring lipsticks with on lip swatches - Revlon, Rimmel, loreal...

Hello guys!

So today I am here to share with you all lovely readers my top 5 most used and most loved spring lipsticks! There's also a video that will go along side this on youtube and I shall have that posted at the end of the post.
Without further ado, on with the post!



So first I have a lipstick/lip balm that I have being loving (adoring actually) for a very long time so i'ts no surprise that it has made its way onto my top 5 spring lipsticks! 
This Revlon lip butter in 'macaroon' will always be one of my favourites simply because its such a lovely consistency, amazing colour pay off and this colour is surprisingly more long lasting than the others i've tried which of course just adds to long list of 'reasons i'm obsessed with Revlon lip products'.
Next I have what is possibly my most loved lip product of all time, and that is the Revlon Matte Lip Balm in the shade 'sultry', this lipstick lasts such a long time it's quite unbelievable - I'm talking way over 8 hours here. I also think the love of this lipstick drove me into going a little crazy with the selfie swatches (thats a new thing by the way).  
In the pictures it seems as though this and the previous lipstick are pretty much the same colour but thats not the case as in person the lip balm is much darker, and of course matte as oppose to the shiny Revlon lip butter. 
I can 100% see my self repurchasing this over and over and if you like matte products that don't dry your lips and last long, you'll love this. 
This next one is again another Revlon lip balm (is the obsession with Revlon showing yet?) HOWEVER i've got to say I like this a lot less than the 'sultry' because I find that over time this sort of separates on the lips and looks cracked, which is quite disappointing - this is in the shade 'elusive'
The balm does still last just as long as the other and the colour payoff is just as good as the other too, and because of those reasons alone it has managed to sneak its way into my top 5. 
Going onto the lighter, slightly barbier pinks we have the Loreal paris nude in 'Julianne's nude'. Now I have a very strong love, hate relationship with this and that's just mainly down to the question of "does this suit me?" because its very much a light pink I find that in certain lighting I look a little....caked? You'd be surprised at the impact that lipstick has on the way your foundation looks, I find that with my skin using darker berry tones compliments it much more. 
Apologies for using a thumbnail of one of my videos rather than a proper photo but I tried countlessly to take a good picture and none compared to the excellent colour in this picture, so for now just ignore the phone.
This is the Rimmel lipstick from the kate moss collection in the shade '111' and I think the shade of this lipstick compliments my skin tone (which seems to look different in every picture I take!). 
The lasting power is great as well as the smell (an odd thing to pick up on but Lipsticks have the best smells) and the consistency is fantastic along with the price of around £5.
That is the end of the top 5 lipsticks, I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you enjoy the video that goes with it, 
let me know if you like any of these products? Is there any good drugstore lipsticks I should try? Take a look at the poll to the left of this site and let me know what you'd like to see! 
Click here for the video to this post.

Till' next time, 

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

THE Blogging tee - Blogging is mainstream?


Hello guys,

So today i'm here with a rather different post for you all, this is a more chatty/wordy type of post but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

As part of the Next Blogger Network you get lot's of notices and such, things that are almost there to inspire a post from bloggers and there was this one that really caught my eye.
Blogging started out as a way for aspiring writers and general English enthusiasts to share their thoughts, life and stories through the written word on the internet for all of us to see, but has it gotten to a point where blogging is now considered nothing more than a menial hobby, and would we go as far as defining it as 'mainstream'?

Personally, I think we should embrace this new found love of blogging that has become so popular over the recent years and almost 'go along with it', because there's nothing worse than being the cynical person naming and shaming those who have chosen to hop on the bandwagon and make a blog because hey, you have to share your thoughts with someone right? Isn't the first sign of insanity talking to yourself? So surely we shouldn't be blamed and called out on for wanting to express our true thoughts on topics that we find interesting. I'm probably going a little over my head with this whole thing and getting a smidge carried away, but I don't like the way people seem to point the finger at others for joining in certain trends that are other wise harmless, anyway..moving back onto the item that inspired this entire post and that would be a T-shirt from Next (who knew a T-shirt held so much power!).
Honestly, I think this shirt just about sums up the lives of many people like my self who enjoy the comfort of their own house and warmth of the laptop on our knees, warming us up during the winter days and doing just about the least helpful thing in the summer.
To purchase this tee and declare your unconditional love for all that is blogging click here, I'll probably soon end up purchasing this for my self because I can't think of a better top to wear on those comfy casual days where you simply want a T-shirt, jeans and a pair of converse.

What do you think of blogging getting classed as mainstream? Will you be getting your self one of these tees? Do you think I should ONLY blog if i'm wearing this tee (things could get a little interesting) ? Let me know in the comments bellow!

Till' next time, 


Side note: you may have noticed that I now offically own my domain 'www.alovesvintage.co.uk' this is because I was fed up with constantly saying the 'blogspot' part of the previous URL and thought it was about time I owned Alovesvintage and I couldn't be happier with my decision. 


*Disclaimer* I have not been sponsored by Next to do this post, all opinions and thoughts are mine I simply thought the topic was interesting and the shirt is quirky enough to be discussed.
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