I am still swatching through the lipsticks that I won in the Lipstick and Cake #LippyADay competition. I am always a little scared of nude lipstick because I feel like it "deadens" my face, but the shine in this lipstick helps create plumpness in your lips instead of flattening the complexion. It also feels just like a lip balm, so this lipstick is a dream to wear. It also has a very light inoffensive smell. Due to the lip balm texture I am not sure how long lasting this lipstick will be, but it sure feels lovely on!
Sorry about the makeup free face swatch, but it was Sunday when I took these pictures! I love how this lipstick makes me lips look so plump!
It is starting to get really cold in Alice Springs. Really, really cold. Also, Alice Springs is dry, really dry. As a consequence my skin is looking scalier than the Thorny Devils that warm up on the roads here. I thought I would share my three favourite saviours at the moment, so that others in the Southern Hemisphere might be able to find something helpful!
Natural Secrets Goats Milk Moisturising Body Cream: This moisturiser is really thick, which means that is is perfect for winter. Despite this, it doesn't feel greasy and it doesn't coat my skin which comes off in the shower the next morning (I hate that). Plus, it smells gorgeous!
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream: In my opinion this is the best hand cream ever. It soaks in very easily, smells divine and does such a wonderful job with moisturising that your skin doesn't dry out for a couple of days post application.
Lanolips Original: General beauty blogger consensus labels this as the best lip balm ever. It is perfect for winter, as it is medical grade lanolin which packs a wonderful moisturising punch.
Sorry for the dry lip swatch, it is getting cool and even drier out in Alice Springs. How cool is this colour though? I have been watching heaps of Happy Endings lately, and this colour reminds me of the lip colour that Penny always wears - a blue based Barbie pink. This lipstick applies very smoothly, however as you can see by the picture if you have any flakes they will be easy to spot!
Once I have tested the longevity of this lippie I will report back - I shall be sure to let you know if it is really as 'party proof' as the name suggests! xx
I am in love with all of my toy cameras. I really love my Instax cameras though, I still love snapping a photo and waiting for it to develop. I also love how it feels like you can take some of the silliest photos and it is justified - you are using a toy camera, after all!
Looking back over these photos makes me feel a little homesick, but I am getting there! Not long to go til Tim and I make our next steps together - where ever we end up next, we will be there together!
Last Saturday night it started raining, and it rained all through Sunday. That might not sound remarkable, but it is a rare and incredibly special moment out in the desert. I spent most of the day snuggled up, tea in hand. I also got to enjoy a lovely muffin courtesy of my housemate. I am looking back at these few snapshots and dreaming about last Sunday, because I am going to have a very busy weekend! Being busy is nice as well though.
Looking for a My Lips But Better lippie? I have found one! Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 103 is a wonderful dusky rose lipstick - perfect for those My Lips But Better Moments!
If you have slippery lips like me you will get about 2 hours before reapplication out of this lippie, and it feels lovely and creamy on. It does have a bit of a strong candy sweet scent (like most of the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks) which may suit some people and not others.
The Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks have always been a great reasonably priced option. I would definitely recommend having a peek if you are in the running for a new work lipstick - 103 has become a favourite work lipstick of mine!