Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Colourpop Lips and Eyes : Polite AF and She's A Beach Babe Bundles

It's finally time for part 3 of my recent Colourpop haul (I told you I bought a fair bit!), and this time it's two of their bundles, Polite AF which is a super shock shadow set, and She's A Beach Babe lip product bundle.


She's A Beach Babe retails for $18.50, but I bought it reduced to $15. It contains 3 full size lip products in a mixture of finishes, all in more summery lighter colours.


The set is part of their collaboration with Eva Gutowski who is apparently a Youtuber I am too old to have heard of. The packaging is a slight twist on their usual clear tubes with silver tops, with the addition of an animal print-esque print, and a more handwritten style font than their usual. It's cute!


Left to right - Party Wave (ultra blotted lip), Love Bite (ultra blotted lip) and Just Surfed (ultra glossy lip)

Party Wave and Love Bite both have the same finish, the ultra blotted lip. This was one of my favourite additions to the Colourpop line last year, it's lighter than their ultra mattes and works really well for a more natural look, which I often look for in the summer. I think they are really versatile tones that could work well on a lot of skin tones too. Just Surfed is a gloss, which is generally my least favourite type of lip product, but it's a bronze tone filled with silver and pink glitter that is really delightful! It could easily be used over a darker lipstick as a topper too. 


Polite AF is a set of 6 super shock shadows in tones I would describe as more autumnal or neutral, all are fairly classic colours for your makeup bag. Usually I opt for a green or other bright colour on the eyes, but I could not resist this set. I've recently fallen back in love with brown tones and this looked ideal.


I think these looks darker in real life than they do in the photos on Colourpop's website, I tend to use a single colour at a time so don't mind that at all, as lighter colours aren't ones I usually reach for.


Left to right - Deep Dive, Drift, Birthday Girl, Birthday Cake, Stereo and Sequin.

Stereo is the only colour I can't really see myself reaching for regularly, because it's very dark, almost black it's so dark, but in winter on those more goth feeling days it will still have it's place. Drift is a gorgeous cranberry red, I never thought of using red on my eyes but I saw a photo of Sara X Mills wearing reddy tones a little while ago and it really made her green eyes pop. I have green eyes too so I just have to try it for myself. The other colours are all gorgeous brown and bronze tones that I know I will find myself reaching for regularly. Birthday Cake has a bit of a rose gold tone to it, and I love the purple glitter that creeps through in Deep Dive.

All in all, I'm really pleased with everything I picked up this time round! Colourpop have totally taken over my makeup collection and for good reason.

Much love,
Kitty xxx

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

JML Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover* Review

Let's talk about facial hair! Everyone has it, me included. Some people remove it, some people don't, and as a woman or femme with facial hair, it can be tricky. I remember being a teenager and having someone make a comment about my moustache and being horrified, and it's something that has stayed with me. I'm very fair, but the hair above my lip has always been darker, so much more noticeable. I have quite a furry face generally (cheeky Green Wing reference there) with a lot of peach fuzz fluff, and it does make me self conscious. I tried laser hair removal a few years ago and while it helped, it is less successful with fair hair and I found that it didn't shift what I expected it to. Since then, I've mostly shaved the remaining lip hair with a normal razor when I've noticed it, and often quickly run it over the furrier sections on my cheeks. Many women and femmes are able to embrace their facial hair, but I'm afraid right now I'm just not one of them, so I was eager to try out the JML Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover*.


The hair remover retails for £19.99, and requires a single AA battery. 



It comes in a matte white finish with gold trim, almost like a giant lipstick tube in design. It's discreet and classic, you wouldn't mind it being seen in your handbag in public, it's not obvious what it is at all.


The razor itself is the classic rotating blades design that many of us have seen in men's electric razors. It's still enough to easily remove lip hair without being concerned you are getting too close to your nostrils. It's easy and comfortable to use, and really did the trick. It easily removed my lip hair, and my peach fuzz.


To use it you slide up the little gold bar at the bottom of the gold section. This starts both the rotating and also turns on the LED light which is really nifty for seeing those smaller and fairer hairs! It comes with a small brush for cleaning the head and popping a new battery in is incredibly easy as the top gold section simply pulls out.

This has definitely made it's way into my makeup bag and will be coming with me on any travels just in case. I've always used shavers designed for men in the past, but this smaller and more lightweight design worked really well for what I wanted it too, and looks cute to boot.

Much love, 
Kitty xxx


*denotes an item gifted to me. I was under no obligation to review, but I really liked it so did!