Friday 22 February 2013

It was my eighteenth birthday a couple of weeks ago and I am now officially an adult... I can drink and vote and gamble and even get a commercial pilot's licence apparently.

I went out the day after my birthday for my first legal drink, wearing my Missguided deep green, cut-out baby doll dress. I paired it with a spiked Republic necklace (an essential for personal safety in town on a Friday night!) and my Primark studded clutch bag, which literally holds everything! Bare legs were an essential and paired with my Lush Charlotte Island leg tint I wasn't quite as starkly pale as I appear in these photos, even if I was inordinately cold... brrrr. My lashes of choice were Ardell Demi Wispies; a favourite in the blogosphere and fast becoming my go-to lashes. They are uber natural and fluttery... and most of all easy to put on. No more spider lashes all over the face for me! Those, paired with my Laura Mercier Artist's Palette and MAC's Creme Cup lipstick made up my newly adult face. 

My main present from my family was a trip to New York with my sister, who is 21 this weekend... Happy Birthday Sophieee! I got back on Monday so watch out for an upcoming post dedicated to my travels, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Chubby Bunny

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Clinique Whole Lotta Colour Chubby Stick Gift Set
Super Strawberry - Oversized Orange - Curvy Candy - Richer Raisin - Chunky Cherry

Clinique Chubby Sticks have been on my radar since the blogger hype descended last year, and as usual I am ridiculously late to the band-waggon after two new types of chubby stick have already been released into the blogosphere! However, I bought this Christmas gift set in the January sales after sadly not receiving it for Christmas, as I thought this would be a perfect way to try out some of the beautiful colours. It contains 5 mini-chubbies of 1.2g each, with all of them weighing up at around half of a normal £16 Chubby Stick. This idea appealed to me so much as I very rarely get though a normal lipstick, so five minis is perfect and I feel like these will last me a while.

The actual consistency is absolutely perfect for everyday wear, and for around 3 weeks I haven't even touched any other lip products from my (overflowing) lip draw as these are so moisturising, subtle and beautiful that they outshine all my other lipsticks... I feel like I'm neglecting my babies! My absolute favourite colour of them all is Chunky Cherry, a lovely bright, warm pink which is gorgeous on its own, and thankfully  all the colours wear off to a stain like finish... without drying out my lips. The only colour I'm not 100% sure of is Richer Raisin, a very neutral brown shade, which I have dubbed my 'grown-up' colour and is only whipped out on the most sophisticated of occasions. 

After trying out these I have a developed a bit of a taste for Chubby Sticks and I am seriously considering the Chubby Stick Intense versions; the formula really floats my boat! Sadly I think these sets are now all out of stock but you can still find some flying around on eBay. What do you think of Chubby Sticks?

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