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L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick – Review

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I’ve been a bit of a make-up snob.

 

I haven’t actually browsed the isles of Boots and Superdrugs in such a long time! But last week I met up with some of my friends for a meal and as always I was early so I found myself browsing through the make-up counters and signs of ’3 for 2′ were literally flashing towards me. And I just thought it would be rude not to. I actually wanted to post about the new Bourjois concealer but I’ve misplaced mine and for the life of me I can not seem to locate it. So, I’m talking about these L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks. Now is it just me or have these been totally under the radar? I’ve not heard/seen any reviews on these bad boys and its quite surprising as these are hidden gems and probably my favourite product of the month! They’re a weird little formula, they twist out and the product is deposited within the lip so it gradually builds colour to a matte finish. The first thing I noticed when I applied these is that they feel so light and bouncy. It’s no secret that long lasting matte lipsticks can leave your lips feeling a little dry/cracked but these are revolutionary. They feel so comfortable and have the most gorgeous soft power like scent. Traditional matte lipsticks can also be quite heavy in formula in the sense that as soon as you apply it the colour is very much full on and sometimes I just want a matte lip with a little bit of tint/colour without it looking shiny so my usual go to was a satin-eque lipstick with some powder blotted on top to mute the shine down a tad. However the L’Oreal Infalliable matte max lipsticks pretty much give me everything I could want in a lip product for an everyday use.

The longevity is also pretty darn good. Around about 5 hours before it’s gone but the 008 shade leave a tint of colour even after 5 hours. They’re also quite good to build up during the day whereas with my beloved Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipsticks I need to remove the entire formula and reapply. 

001 is the typical nude shade, and I initially thought this was my favourite but the colour payoff on my just wasn’t as great as what I anticipated nonetheless 002 is my favourite colour, very spring appropriate – a peachy pink without being too pink. 008 is a beautiful shade and appears a lot bolder on the sponge but when applied it’s a lot more softer and subtle but this colour had the longest staying power out of the three.

I’ve been meaning to do more blog posts but work life is pretty much hectic and even taking OOTD photos – I’m now leaving work at 5.30pm where the sun is either dipping or the lighting is bad. There will be an outfit post though. Soon.

 

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Adidas Stan Smith Cheetah Print

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Monochrome doesn’t have to be boring…

The jumper is last season from H & M and I’ve definitely got my monies worth. I’ve worn it so much that its actually started to go from a crisp white to a slight tinge of cream (although you wouldn’t be able to tell from the photos)  It’s one of those jumpers that you can wear all year round and throw on when you don’t know what to do. I have my eye on the American Apparel fisherman jumper which is essentially made from the same thick ribbed wool material but with a round neck as opposed to a V-neck. 

The trousers were another sale find from Topshop, they’re from the boutique range which I absolutely love. I’ve said this before but if I could buy the entire Topshop Boutique line I totally would. I adore the cuts and the tailoring of their pieces and they’re very much staple items so anytime they’re on sale I always grab them!

Oh and the latest edition to my wardrobe are these Adidas Stan Smiths Cheetah Print – I’m usually a superstar fan however the pattern of these caught my eye and I was stalking them from a while and then the usual happened, my size went out of stock! After weeks of hunting them down I finally found them in my size – yay! They are super comfortable and look bloody awesome!

This is by far one of my most favourite outfits – I’m usually not a monochrome kind of person but this works for me. 

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Happiness

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Every now and then I get into this rut where I just feel really lathargic, negative and basically a bit ‘blah’ about life. I think it’s a mixture of terrible weather, fast pace lifestyle and the non-stop long working hours. All of it adds up and makes me think, ‘what is the point…?’ – So I thought I would make a list of all the things that make me happy and hopefully this will turn my mood around. I tried to ensure that the list was as non-materialistic as can be. Because really, the best things in life should be free, right? As sickly and cliche as it sounds, I whole heartedly do believe it – ofcourse Chanel handbags being an option.

 

1. My nephew

2. Good music

3. Sunny mornings

4. Birds chirping

5. Old couple holding hands

6. Flowers

7.  Mini cupcakes

8. Fresh fruit and lots of it.

9. Going for long walks.

10. Walking in a new city without a map.

11. Gelato

12. A good riddle

13. An organised wardrobe

14. Fresh bed sheets

15. Tidy desk

16. Planning holidays

17. Eating healthy

18. Travelling

19. Reading

20. Mum

 

Right – this has sort of changed my mood into a more positive one! What do you do to cheer yourself up…?

 

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