Sleek MakeUP Power Plump Lip Crayon in Colossal Coral

Hi beauties,

Some makeup today with the Sleek MakeUP Power Plump Lip Crayon, I don’t often go for makeup in my You choices but I’m trying to amend that so I don’t just concentrate on skincare.

I love lippies and lip crayons as they are so easy to use and the formulas are generally lovely to wear. This formula is a plumping one, it has a creamy balm-like texture so it glides on very easily and smoothly. I unfortunately couldn’t tell you about the longevity of this crayon as the plumping sensation was so uncomfortable I had to remove it straight after I took this photo. I have used plumping type lip products before, and I am aware of how they feel. Sleek describes it as “an addictive buzzing sensation” and they weren’t kidding! It felt like I had applied Alpha H Liquid Gold the feeling was that strong!

What also put me off this crayon was the colour, it just didn’t suit me at all. Sleek do make other shades but as I found this unpleasant to use, I wouldn’t buy another one in a different colour. Such a shame as I really wanted to like this. You can find Sleek MakeUP in Boots and Superdrug as well as http://www.sleekmakeup.com.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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You Beauty Box September

Hi beauties,

Well I bring bad news: this is the last month I shall be bringing you the You Beauty Box. You have teemed up with Latest in Beauty so won’t be doing their boxes anymore. Booooo! There will be options to choose more products but naturally this will cost more and from the look of the first shortlist I’ve seen, is short on full sizes. That’s what I really loved about You, you were offered full sizes so we’re really able to get massive value for money. Perhaps I am greedy….well to be truthful, there is no perhaps about it.

I digress, here is what I chose from this months fab shortlist:

  • Dr Organic Organic Morrocan Glow Body Polish
  • Max Factor Epic Lash Mascara
  • Neals Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm
  • Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton 5 Minute Miracle Mask
  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
  • Weleda Grenade Parfum

This box cost £10.95 including postage and you can buy from http://www.box.you.co.uk.

I will be trying out the Latest in Beauty offering so keep your eyes peeled for that post.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Hi beauties

Today’s instalment sees Burts Bees Tinted Balm in Hibiscus, another choice from You Beauty Box, I have tried a couple of products from Burts Bees but not their lip balm.

Burts Bees is a brand I am sure you are aware of, you can buy their lip balms as well as many of their other products on the high street. My local Waitrose stocks them but for some reason I have always overlooked them, I have no idea why.

The ingredients for this lip balm are: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olus (Vegetable Oil, Huile Vegetale), Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire D’abeille), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Cire De Candelilla), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aroma (Flavor)*, Lanolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Wax, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil (Huile De Colza). May Contain: Alumina, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides). *Natural Flavor.

The reason I chose this as one of my options is because Burts Bees don’t use mineral oil in their products. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to find a lip balm that isn’t mineral oil based AND affordable. That’s where I think Burts Bees fills that gap. I really like this balm, not only is it hydrating and comfortable to wear, I really love the gentle colour. You can build the colour by using a bit more if you want to, in the below picture I did two swipes to get that colour. It really enhances my natural lip colour, being so pale I like to wear colour on my lips to make me look more human!

This balm passes my test, and if you read my Decleor review you will know exactly how particular I am when it comes to lip balm. I find so many too heavy and greasy, I didn’t feel that while using Burts Bees. It’s comfortable to wear and more importantly it conditions without stickiness and grease. A big thumbs up from me!

Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balms are available from Boots, Waitrose, Amazon and FeelUnique, the RRP is £5.99.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

June Glossybox

Hi beauties


I haven’t tried a subscription from Glossybox before so when I saw there was 50% off for the month of June, I thought I would dive in and see what the traditional beauty box is like. My You Beauty Box has products that I am able to choose myself, so I always know what I am getting.

Glossybox sends 5 products, a combination of full and sample sizes for £10.00 plus £3.95 for delivery. I received:

  • Eness Arian Oil hand cream
  • Batiste Heat Protect and Shine Spray
  • 111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel
  • Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayon in Collosal Coral
  • Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Illuminator

This was a good box for me, I like the mix of products and there isn’t one I won’t use so I am pretty impressed. I am going to get the next month’s box too to compare to see whether or not I will carry on with the subscription. You can sign up at http://www.glossybox.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Bagsy Wow Lips Full Colour Chubby Stick Ready To Wear

Hi beauties,

I have a gorgeous lip colour today, Wow Lips Full Colour Chubby Stick from Bagsy.

If you haven’t heard about Bagsy, they are a British brand, making capsule makeup pieces that are designed to fit into your handbag. Wow Lips was one of the options in my You Beauty Box, and lippies being my favourite makeup item after nail polish I chose this.

The colour is called Ready to Wear, it’s an unusual colour that doesn’t photograph true unfortunately. It’s a rosy-coral called Ready To Wear which is not a shade I would go for, however it is so beautiful I’m so glad I did.

Wow Lips is a moisturising lip colour, ingredients are: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythriyl Tetraisostearate, Ceresin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Paraffin, Isostearyl Isostearate, Cera Alba, Cera Microcristallina, Nylon-12, Aroma, Candelilla Cera, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Talc, Cera Carnauba, PEG-8, Synthetic Wax, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Polyethylene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Limonene, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, BHT, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 15850. 

On the website it states that Wow Lips is a gloss, it does have a sheen but not the traditional shiny texture a lipgloss has. It also lasted quite well, if you are eating and drinking you would need to reapply. 

I love this lip colour and another great thing is the price. It’s so affordable at £12.00, it feels lovely on your lips and feels luxury. Wow Lips is available in 3 shades from http://www.bagsybeauty.com

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

AA Beauty Primer 360

Hi beauties

Today I have the AA Beauty Primer 360 Anti Age Skin De-Stress Complex. I still haven’t found my holy grail Primer that is mattifying enough to use with my Ultrasun SPF and makeup but also keep me shine free when I’m just wearing my SPF.

This is another eBay find, and I have to say first off that it isn’t as mattifying as I would like BUT I really like this. Makeup goes on well over the top (I use Bare Minerals Original Foundation and Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream as my bases) it smooths pores and helps fill in the lines under my eyes and it has the most gorgeous subtle shimmer effect.

Ingredients are: Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ceteareth-12, Acetylhexapeptide-8, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Faex Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum Extract, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biotin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Gluconate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Palm Kernel Glycerides, Squalane, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauryl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Ceramide NP, Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Ornithine HCL, Carnosine, Glycine, Histidine, Lysine, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Cupric Chloride, Manganese Chloride, Benzophenone-4, Mica, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77891, CI 77491.

I think this is possibly the closest to the holy grail that I want as I would definitely repurchase this. At £8.99 for a 30ml tube it’s great value and it ticks the majority of the boxes. I’m a fussy bugger I know, so primers always have a lot to live up to. This AA Beauty Primer is definitely one to try.

Till next time, 

Lucy xxx

You Beauty Box May 

Hi beauties,

Here is You’s Beauty Box for May and this month’s theme is The Global Edit.

I chose:

  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum 
  • Madara Smart Antioxidants Fine Line Minimising Day Cream
  • Indeed Labs 10balm Soothing Cream

I have the Gold Membership which I chose 4 products for £10.95 so received a Bellapierre Lipstick in Catwalk and some samples from Gazelli Skincare. The memberships do start from £6.95 for two products and £8.95 for three.

As usual you can get yours from http://www.box.you.co.uk 

Till next time,

Lucy xxx