Showing posts with label How to be Kawaii. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How to be Kawaii. Show all posts

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hello Kitty Sanrio Egg mascots!

Hey every one I wanted to share my new video of my new collection of Sanrio Hello Kitty and her friends Egg- Mascots. They are the most adorable tiny things ever! Mine came all the way from Japan and yes thats the full set I have. Ah I really can not get over how cute these babies are!
You can get your very full set here on this link!

You can also find here my video on youtube of me showing you my kawaii haul of the full collection in much more detail !




My collection came in a huge box even though these are very small there is a fair few of these adorable bundles. I also ordered something rather big for myself which I will need to take a photo of, I have been cuddling it so much and using it as a pillow I forgot lol!

But yes! I love these little eggs of my fave Characters from Sanrio!
I do favour Kitty but the others are so sweet , each on is so soft with each of them having tiny detail on them . They are small enough to sit in your palm and large enough not to be lost in a collection.If you are like me I collect so much Kawaii stuff. I like how these are a good size for displaying on a shelf.

I always get 1st class service from the ebay seller I use and get tracking on my items so I can keep a eye on them and be ready for them to appear on my door step. I love it when I get a box full of kawaii in the post . I also really like the fact the seller has the items in the box wrapped well and even in a Sanrio bag, this makes it feel like a personal and professional touch being added to the order as if you had ordered right from the company itself. I am itching to order something for next month and for my birthday coming up! I just adore such cute items!

Tartan
xox




Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skin Care Masks.

Hey every one. How are you all doing? I've been pretty much under the weather so much so I had to visit my GP. ( Doctor.) Yeah  not much fun but hey am on the mend! Thank goodness. So here we are in JUNE! I felt like May was such a long month and it dragged!
Any way to start of the month of June and with keeping in the healthy and TLC of ones self I found something really cool online. I was wanting to cheer myself up and came across a website that sell masks- face masks. Now I LOVE those paper masks that are dripped in magical lotions and when I found this I had to treat myself to them.
This is by a company on Facebook called MaskGenie who do a parcel of masks each week like a bundle of mixed kinds and send it out to you.

So it came at the total of around £11 with shipping and took about 2 weeks to get to the UK from China,ame by China post and I was delighted to get my parcel the other day. I got a mix of skin treatments to try and even the Snail mask! (eww.)
I got 10 masks in total and was very happy with my purchase and it is more of your Asian brands of Face / Skin care. Inside my parcel my masks were all tied up in a red net like bag. The other thing is I have never tried any of these masks which is nice cause I love trying new beauty items.  Most of them are the paper sheet style and the others are a wash off mask and a few are the jelly like collagen styles. 

The website was simple to use and easy to work. I really am looking forward to using my new masks - just what the beauty doctor ordered. I have already tried two since getting my order which were amazing. Mind you its not the most attractive thing to have on your face but after my skin felt so much better!

Even though May dragged out a fair bit for me I was showered with a couple of gifts for my anniversary by Mr and to my delight I got a very cute looking Hello Kitty bead style watch and a pink heart dress ring  which matches it well and is utterly adorable. I felt like a princess wearing my ring and watch haha.





Am looking forward to what June brings me and with any luck the UK shall get some summer like weather (Please!) If you want to keep up regularly with me don't forget to check out my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Tartanxox

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Peppermint Puff Review

Hey all, today I have a new Review* for you all. Like every girl who loves a bit of jewellery having a piece of jewellery that you only have makes it even more special. So when Peppermint Puff and I got together , I just had to share these items with you.

As a Kawaii Fashion lover checking out the items by Peppermint Puff was a delight, cute fairy kei , Sweet Lolita and kawaii is covered. Each one a one piece item that only is made for you.
Hearts, stars and cute unicorns to pick from in accessories that range from necklaces , earrings and rings.  Peppermint Puff is found on Facebook , so why not give them a like there and follow the links to the Esty store and Website  , Where you can find all the products.  
The Website is super easy to use , emails were sent to keep me updated on my order and it came super fast with picking first class royal mail . My order all came in a Shiny  pink bubble protected bag, I love these bags , it makes the post even more colourful right?! My ordered items came in a presentation box too. Which had the company logo on them - so cute .

Sunday, 24 May 2015

My Melody all the pink things!


I love pink, but I could not pin down it as my favourite shade cause I love every colour. At the moment it is Pastels am so addicted to pastel shades! I guess this is where My Melody comes in. I wanted to share with you a new product I got. It is from a ebay shop based in Japan and the seller is very helpful and has provide me with a wonderful service that I keep returning to spend all my money on cute stuff!



From Sanrio's Hello Kitty to Disney Japan and even Pokemon there is a lot of things for you to let your eyes gaze over and admire. Any way the product I wanted to share with you all is a My Melody product*.

If I said . I totally did not but this due to the packaging , I would be a really bad lair.. . OF COURSE I BOUGHT IT FOR THE CUTE PACKAGING!
Its not just something that looks cute as it do have a use as well, this 3D shaped my melody hold in side her hand cream! And wait what? I  just happened to have run out of mine. Who am I trying to kid here? lol No honest I have run outta hand cream it was a boot's own range one. I clearly needed to give this a Kawaii make over by buying this one!

So this item took about a week to arrive, I had tracking on this so I could check up on the status of the order when ever I wanted and also ordered a small plush to add to my collection . My items came well packed in a small box and the items were wrapped up inside. The My Melody item was presented in a see through clear box . It is on the small side but soo cute! The 3D shape of Melody is so sweet sitting on my dresser .



 The hand cream is peach in scent and is lovely its quite a think mixture so a little goes a long way. Its also not sticky either. I find some can be sticky on the hands. It seems to absorb well into the skin and I love the smell.I try and use it before I do my nails and such to give my hands some TLC But I just adore this product so much.

It also helps having such a trust worthy seller, who runs the shop on Ebay and would go out their way to help you.  So I would say this is my high recommended Ebay seller for all your Kawaii needs! You can also find the other kawaii Sanrio products featured with this My Melody Hand Cream at the same Ebay sellers shop!

Enjoy
Tartan xox


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

How to dress Kawaii- casual everyday style

Making your style or outfit more Kawaii, for me comes naturally.Also it can be pretty easy adding simple things to your outfit for that little flare of Kawaii and one of my biggest Kawaii tips is taking an regular outfit that you love and then look to accessories and see how you can use them to change a outfit.

Of course this totally depends in what you wear ! Maybe you are into lolita or fairy kei fashion or maybe you are a cyber goth. So I guess you can apply these suggestions to your own style. I will be using my own style ,which I call Kawaii Fashion - cause I find its a bit of a mix of all kinds and I like to try other styles out as well so best to keep it all under the one umbrella, right?
So lets pick a few things.Well you want your basics and work from there , My basics will be tops, vests, maybe even a jumper depending on the weather, even if am not dressed for an event and its a normal school day. I will take the basic tops and jeans and add kawaii to it. Cause its how I roll.So lets make the example a school run example for us older mature Kawaii lovers. To be honest not many are gona see your outfit cause its gona be covered by your jacket ,even in May there is days am in full waterproofs like I just came back in form the morning catch of fishing with all this wet weather!That aside it really don't matter who see's it, right?

Kawaii style is for every one and still be cute in casual outfits. For me being a 20 something. On the school run. Monday to Friday in all kinds of weather and marching through the fields of muddy puddles, the long grass  and keeping the house  running smoothly all day . Well it some times requires a dress down day so here is a great sample of being really cute but low key !

so here is my run down. I will pick a jumper, at this time I have a thing for pastels and I have a few jumpers that are 3/4 sleeves that have polka dots on them. I think they were about £3 each in Primark last year in the sale. (WIN!) So I have those. Am just gona steal a image from the internet for a visual for you all. (see above.)My Jumpers are more a less the same but no bow - I really want on with a bow!


Right so next I will layer a blouse under this jumper , It can be plain one that has a pop shade of colour or maybe a clash of print , I have some which have lips on them or even hearts which are pretty cute.  Then the last basic make up of the outfit would be in my case Jeans. But you could use a skirt or something like shorts with tights. It's up to you really. I would pick my Jeans and I try and get coloured jeans or washed pastel jeans. Over all you would be left wearing something like this image here. Of course all my images are just samples but pick the colours that work well together.
So far it looks pretty cute . A really simple but Kawaii outfit that you can wear everyday, May it be your day off, a Casual day from wearing OTT Kawaii or Japanese fashion . This is a perfect outfit for them days where you might not want to be crazy in style and can go about your day. I love these fun cute looks that any one can do by buying from high street buys or even online. To add to this  kind of outfit on those days I will pick some funky but Kawaii earrings or some kind of statement necklace to add that pinch of Kawaii ! Such as some cute pom pom earring from Frilly Pops on Esty.



Or anther Idea is something such as Collar clips , maybe a cute set of kittens on the tips of the collar to make your outfit even cuter. Oh and don't forget about Necklaces and Rings as well!

What do you wear as a everyday sort of style. Or do you dress up every day no matter what? What is the Kawaii fashion trends you are loving right know? I will be posting my next Kawaii Style post very soon! So watch this space!

Tartan xox

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tartan's- Summer Kawaii Ideas


I love wish list's, they are so much fun. I love shopping too. Are you one of those folk who just add everything to the basket you like online , like - I want this, that , oh that too! To then get to the basket that is in the cyber world over spilling of stuff that your bank account would never handle. Yeah..sounds just like me!
Well this year I have taken a few steps to my many wish lists, some are more to do with my self than products and items lol. But one thing for me is being more colourful every day.
I have been looking at cute skirts to take on a more feminine side to myself- am so bad for wearing Tee's and jeans . So I got myself some skirts like the ones form Cutesy Kink!




Am loving these pastel cute shades in these cute skirts with braces, they are light weight and trendy. These will be great pieces to add to your kawaii clothing. I think they come in pink, blue and lavender. They are just so cute and floaty ! I think the best thing with these also is when it comes to summer layering these would look really cute with tights or socks and pretty shoes in the same shades.

Talking about summer , makes me think of flowers and I adore wearing flowers with my fashions and Wigs. They were in fashion last year but this year they have come back bigger and bolder. With so many shades and flowers to pick form it is some thing you can use with ease to make a kawaii outfit super summery and adorable. They remind me of festival boho looks and summer days at the beach with your sweetheart.



Kawaii sunnies! I love shades- My fave kind are the cat eye shape sunglasses and both of mine are pink but they are not as kawaii crazy as these ones! It would be super fun to make your own DIY Kawaii sunglasses like these. There is lots of cute sunglasses on places like Esty and Ebay. It is a matter of hunting and looking for that Kawaii statement piece!
Summer make-up is my other suggested idea, in summer it is far from a good look to have caked up make up and having the heat melt it all off so why not swap your make up to light formulas such as BB creams that often have a sun factor in them to help protect your skin in the sun. I used one from etube house and its so light to wear. As well you might still use more shimmery shades or natural shades but don't forget that bright lippy that you can't forget or leave it in the house! I like to use my bright matte shades to last longer on warmer days with a gloss on top for that summery look!

What would you say are your Kawaii Summer ideas and hints/ tips that you would share? What thing would you like to add to your summer outfits?







Saturday, 25 April 2015

A mission to find liquid to matt lipsticks- review

 Hey every one.
Todays post is a insight/ review on my mission to find some new liquid to matt finish Lipsticks. As some of you know I loved my Limecrime ones as much as I loved the product I didn't really like the company behind it. ( Drama and all. Dis all am saying.) So it has taken me months to track down and find something just as good or maybe even better!
One place I found thanks to the wonders of Instagram was a indie small brand called Make Up Monsters.  
What I soon found was the range of colours rivalled many companies in shades. Which took my interest as I was looking for more shades than just plain red and pink.


So many to pick from , Any way this wee store are is in America and Ship worldwide. A word of warning though this place sells out fast! Crazy fast- I was lucky to order 2 products one day and then the next day a other 2 as they did a restock each day and then had to await till the next one. ( April 25th.)  New shades are coming out and even gloss lippy products too. I already have got 4 more on order too!



Anyway my orders were the following products Nefarious, and Cherimoya . A darkish purple and a nude pink. The Colours are lovely and the texture of the products are light to wear. I found them very very long lasting, but you need to let them dry fully.  I did find the product seemed less gloopy than other brands who have tried ( and failed.)  On the liquid to Matt lipsticks.
I love the purple you can make it really dark if you layer it on and the pink is a sweet simple nude that is really cute.




The other 2 product shades where on the brown shade of things, Now I ordered my items 1 day apart and for some reason my 2nd parcel came a whole 2 weeks after my 1st one came- LOL!
What?
Thankfully they provide shipping and tracking on your orders. Also there was a 5-10 business delay due to the owner having a baby! Which is understandable. And every one who has been a customer seems to be a loyal one and every one says everything good about this place. The shades Talk dirty to me is a dark brow maybe a dupe for Salem from LC? It's very rich in colour and the other shade is a nude brown called Sedona a dupe for Cashmere?. All the colours need only one coat and apply very well. They are long lasting but would avoid oily stuff as it removed some of my dark brown lippy shade but not much.

Over all I really love my purchases and the products, I hope to buy many more of these in different shades. I do still like JSC liquid to matt but something is nice coming from a small company and they have more shades to pick form. They are some thing to check out if you like the matt finish.
Again these barely need a touch up , maybe a slight touch up is needed after food. And they are very rich in colour. The cost for one of these not inc shipping is around £9 and the shipping is about £7.
Which is a not bad price as your UK ones on in high street brands are around £3-5 and your high end ones are about £13. I would say these are high end products at a good price!

I give them a 10/10 rating cause the lady that runs the store is so nice and the products are just awesome. Do you like Liquid to Matts or the Matt finish lippys? Tell me the products you like in the comments.

Tartan xox

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Hey girl, where you been? Its Convention time!

Hey, ah-ha so I know am super lacking in blog posts. But I do this for a reason. I want to blog about interesting things as well as doing reviews. I think going out and doing things makes a blog post interesting instead of living behind the computer screen and blogging every day. Also I have my 'To Do List' written out and this is at the top of it . Not to mention every other thing I still have to do or tie up with lose ends. Any way! If any of you wanted to know what I've been up to,  then here it is.

This Month is the start of conventions for me this year and since the start of the year I been working on ideas to cosplay at Comic conventions that are local to me. I am missing so many this year due to a wedding on the other family side. (Yes am pouting about it. Not Kawaii at all but gurl gotta stand up for her thing yuno. *Kawaii bitch right here*) So thanks to this family event I will be missing at least 5 days worth of conventions, with the way travel has worked out and such. Pretty gutted. So might as well take the chance to enjoy all the local ones as much as I can.
(Am also getting a kawaii outfit to wear to the wedding btw as an attempt to make up for missing these conventions so yay!)








The 1st convention I was at , was Dee Con. I been going there for 3 years now and every time the event gets so busy and so many turn up for it. I was working as press coverage for Cyten.co.uk and you can see my write up  and soon ( PROMISE) video footage I  have been fighting  working on , for youtube. It was rather crowded but thankfully the weather was cloudy but dry so most of the time I spent outside . I got to meet up with my fellow cosplayers and fashion friends and had lots of fun. I was in cosplay as Ash, from pokemon. I was super shocked to have many ask me if I was ''Tartan from youtube'' and being asked to have my photo taken with them. A very odd and surreal experience for me! 

The next  convention was Edinburgh Comic Con, which was something I went to last year under a different name. I went more for fun and to see if much had changed, This year there was so many other folks . Much more busy than when I was there. So much more cosplay too.
I cosplayed as well - more of a causal cosplay to be honest but it was lots of fun. In the space of five mins I was being asked to have photos taken and then to have this most of the time while at the event. It was very odd. This time I took my poi even though the weather was showers and windy . I kept hope to use them. Which I did. Over all the event was lots of fun.




Talking of poi, this is something I just started doing for maybe for 2 months now.
I wanted to learn something new, I saw fire spinning and was amazed by it, poi is the same thing but no fire. I got a few sets of poi now , tails , scarf and LED ones.
I was super lucky to learn a few moves to use when the sun came out at the event so I braved the chilly weather and got not only a stunning photo by a photographer but some footage of me spinning which the link you can find on my youtube video of the event.



So yeah I have been pretty busy and I have so much to catch up on but thought it was time for a blog post!
Any way here is more photo spam for you all! Till next time, laters.
Tartan
xox








Thank you to all of you who took my photo and posed with me!
Copyright to the photographers.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What's in your Kawaii Make up bag? - Make up revolution


Hey every one today's post is about new items I have added to my Kawaii make up bag drawer. I wanted to invest in some nice natural shades, and face make up products that would be used for my new project with the Candy Kei wigs from Cutesy Kink. So I want to find and use some products that were high street accessible and at on a low budget, As it not my every day sorta make up . But some thing that is good enough to achieve a Japanese style make up look.  Yup I will have to get used to wearing different styles of make up. So I been hearing a lot about Make up Revolution and decide after hearing and reading reviews to give it a shot.



 I picked up a few items. 2 items I picked were the Focus and Fix liquid concealer, what?! Every girl needs these just in the case of emergences, I also ran out of my old ones and had to replace them any ways, Nothing really much to say about these, they just do the job they need to do and can be purchased in 6 shades at the nice little price of £2 each. Not to shabby.

The other item was a palette called cover and conceal I got this by mistake *GASP!* I picked up the wrong damm shade in the shop I got the light palette when I should of got Medium for my complexion! However am super lucky my sister has very pale skin so I will be letting her have my light palette ,as it will be no used to me. Funny, she is very pale yet am very olive in skin tones. So I can not pass on my Kawaii wisdom on that product but I have ordered the correct shades  at £6 each and 2 little extra items as well. -Whoops- But I did take picturesof the light shade to share with you all!




So yeah haha my bad about getting the wrong shade huh?! Anyway moving on the other items I got were a also face products,One was a blusher and the other a contour kit, the contour kit is called I (heart) Make up,Definition  I picked is in the medium shades again, its powder of 3 colours to create that contour effect on the face with the use of highlighting /definition  or Highlight Bronzer and Blusher all in one palette. I have used a Sleek one in the past but found the highlighter to be WAY TOO shimmery, but looking at this one its not as shimmer I much as I feared it would be.Am all for glitter and shimmer but it looks odd when its OTT! 




I look forward to using this item the other item I already said is a Blusher- I had my eyes on this item when I saw them on the facebook page and wanted to get my hands on one. I (Heart) Make up- Blushing Heart in Peachy. I of late have been playing about with more peach tones on my cheeks, This item has 3 shades in one that blend well. I liked the texture and colour this gave to my checks when I tested it this morning its very soft powder to the touch and silky like. I am so glad to have this cause its huge and its super kawaii in its heart shape and packaging. Extra points there! So I can see this becoming a fave of mine. And you get tons for your money at only £4.99!



Moving on to the final item, I picked a eye shadow palette, that has 18 shades to pack from - 6 are matt shades. I really liked the rusty looking shades on this . Its called 'Run Boy Run.'
I think there is a nice mix and range to pick from. They all seem well coloured shades when I did some swatches them without a primer and they are silky smooth to the touch and very pretty and seem pretty full of colour. I will try these out with some eye make up later this week and see how long staying the power is on these. But for only £6 you cant not really go wrong , for 18 shades.




The only thing I don't like, is those damm sponge appliers! I personally favour the brush tool any day! I think I can have some fun with these the only shades I really dislike is the purple-ish shade that looks more of black with bits of purple glitter. It be nice to have a rusty purple shade by hey ho to only dislike one shade, is not bad (imo.) The over sized mirror it pretty handy and when you pack this away its slim enough to say take away on a weekend trip or holiday.

Any way I hope this gave you a insight to the products and  a glimpse to the products I will be useing in my up coming products.
Till later
Tartan
xox



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Having a Kawaii blog -Life Lessons

Of late , I have had many of you ask questions, from should I start a blog to how can I be as popular as you. I felt ,I should maybe do some kind of post of guidance or hints and tips . Maybe it would make life easy for the rest of you. But giving some one hints and tips is all fair and well but really in my personal opinion blogs are a personal thing and it can become a over night hit or like my blog take 2-3 years to even be noticed in the big world wide web of the internet. So I thought I would blog about well..  my blog  and maybe answer those questions you sent me.


When I started my blog, it was so bad! I cringe to think about all the emojis I used and animated .gifs I some times use text ones tho! ^^; Thinking about those really bad photos that were filling up my side bar with useless crap. haha. Am so glad my blog has well...matured.
Over time I invested in myself - no one wants to see a sloppy blog with borrowed art work and looks all a bit over the top. 
Which is why, I decided to invest in myself getting a wonderful artist for a start and with her help given the Blog its now 2nd make over.  I cut out a lot of the small un-readable text and made things clearer and cleaner looking but still super cute! ( But of course!) Am so in love with my doughnut themed blog right now!  I think having a clean easy read blog is the basics for making a good blog others might want to read.



Why did you start a blog?-  I started my blog for fun, it's my hobby , I never expected any one to read it or get seen.

I try to keep my topics in a nice amount of range because sometimes blogging about the same thing can be dull but to give it a overall thing, I just its about my personal Kawaii lifestyle and sharing it. I never ever expected any one to read my blog or take an interest unless it was a reviewed item that was on trend at the time. My blog is my Hobby - I think you must work very hard to make it a profitable income. Since I started my blog and been blogging I maybe have have about 10% of reviews or features sponsored to me. I get many a time of others asking things such as

 - Do you get free stuff all the time?-
 -Do you get paid in items/products ect ect?-

The simple answer is no.
No not  all the time.If I do get sponsored at all, my sponsored items are time for time ( a term used a lot in modelling too.) . Its like a exchange of each others trade. Meaning if I review the item or product ( my trade )sponsored by a company and once they get the review then I am allowed to keep the product ( their trade) after the assignment.



-How do you get sponsored?-


Haha, Well if any one has the answer here feel free to let me in on it. As I rarely am sponsored I can not really answer this, However contacting companies and asking if they run affiliate programs or are looking for blogger's is one way to start. However you might want to think very carefully on the way you ask and make sure to apply to a company that fits your blog and self. I mean I would never review body piercing or plugs jewellery as I don't have any piercings or the need for plugs - so I can not really review them! Or Say you have a blog about Cats and you then ask a Make up company for Make up but your blogs all about pet cats. It is very likely the company will not be interested in you. 
When you do contact companies it is worth to take the time and come across as polite and hard working. Also this is also important to make sure your blog looks good to a company. Also do not get upset if a company never gets back to you or refuse you. It's okay just pick your self up and try again!

-Should I start a blog and where should I start?-

I don't see why not , many have blogs and website's , If you think you can devote the right amount of time to a blog then go for it! Picking a blog host might take a of time to research such as blogger or wordpress. Pick something you like the look of and find easy to use. And Blog about the things that you like and interest you. Also take your time on the blog and make it yours , keep it original and fun to read.

-Do you have any tips to share?-
Enjoy your blog, but also go out and do things, its easy to be like omg- need to do a blog post and forget about going out. Live your life and fill it with wonderful things then you can blog about it and share. And also try and link up other social media formats to your blog and have them listed for your readers to find you on other formats such as twitter and instagram. Its a handy thing to have too. Do not get upset if you have not as many followers or readers as others, It's just a number at the end of the day. It really do not mean much in the real world.


What did you think of this blog post, Do you have any other questions that you want to ask, comment below or PM me sometime.
Tartan x

Friday, 6 February 2015

Kawaii First Impressions - make up, MUA Academy

Hey every one, today I wanted to share my impression of MUA Academy make-up.

 So kinda a review but not quite right into details. I don't want to bore you all to death here. So I went ahead after reading a good few reviews about these high street drug store cosmetics and a lot of folks saying they were good , blah, blah did not take me long to part with my money after having a look at the website they have. The best thing was the price that attracted me to purchase some products mainly the  MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer. The shades looked really nice I got the following shades of.
A Flush, Criminal,  Kooky, Reckless, Tranquillity, Serene and Halycon. So basically them all apart form Funk and Dare. ( which I may think about as they are darker shades.)
I also got 4 lip liners BB Cream and a powder.


The BB Cream and powder are just fillers till next month or the next until I can save up for a more expensive favoured brand and the shipping takes a while so yea, not gona say much about those.Having used the BB cream which has a matt finish its no half bad.


The lip liners are pretty good nice and easy to apply I like the shades I picked  which are Pink me up ,Softly lined  being the pink ones and Caramel nougat in a nude-ish brown shade and Brooding-plum a sorta purple/ redish shade. I wanted them to try and to use with some make up I already have. 






I like them all apart from softly lined it barely shows up and way to shimmery and yea really not suited for my olive yet pale skin and my lips also it seemed a bit harsher to use . Any way the all come with a top that doubles up as a sharpener which is handy for travel or if you can not find your pencil sharpener to save your life and its that one time you need the tiny thing!



Okay so lets talk pinks!
Moving on to the pink shades from the Luxe Velvets, Which are A flush, Serene and Criminal.


Serene- is a light pink more a baby pink shade, I though I would like this one. Once I applied it it was very annoying to get right, then when I pulled the applier stick out  ,the liquid when all over me. You can just imagen me covered in the stuff , maybe it is a good thing cause thecolour did not quite suit me. I find that with very pastel like shades. *tear* So yea...it made me look like a pale clown.



The next shade was A flush-Its a light pink shade much darker than Serene but not bright neon pink or anything. I loved the shade one. YAY I was super happy with the colour and it did not spill its liquid all over me either. However I did notice after only putting it on letting it dry to its matt final form...I pressed my lips together and flakes. GAH!! I was really in hope this was a gona be my dupe for limecrime but no. I duno if this is because I was trying all the shades one after a other. So am gona give it anther shot or find something to seal it from flaking?! Also I was being pestered by little chibi bean who was driving me up the wall since she got in from nursery. That could also be a factor. ( It most likey is not an additional factor in the flaking of the product but she was really pestering me! Kawaii mummy problems.)

The next shade is Criminal- a bright pink shade that is nice and Barbie bright.LOVED THIS one! Right up my street, Pink , cute, and loud but not neon pink , thankfully. So this one when on well and seems to not flake as much as the A flush. Which is good news! So am really happy with this one.

The next shades are more earthly nude shades, something I have not really used before and I thought they looked a lot like limecrime ones and the hinted one by jeffree star cometics so I wanted to try them for my self and see if I suited the shades. So Halcyon and Tranquillity looked the same on the website image which was sorta annoying but after looking at other images online they are quite diffrent. This might be due to the frosted tube they come in.

Any way the shade Tranquillity is the lightest shade of the two, it applied well. I applied them all with and with out a lip balm base and there was no change to them. I did find also Tranquillity did flake a bit too so  that was sorta annoying, All I did was the morning school run! But I really did take a liking to the colour was not in your face or anything but quite a subtle shade
Moving on to Halcyon which was more a deeper and darker shade, I really surprisingly liked it, I did take note that this one didnt want to flake as much as the other one. which makes me think the lighter shades flake more? Am not sure yet, I have not tried eating and drinking with these .


The last to shades where Kooky and Reckless. Which were more of a deep purple and red shade . From the tube Kooky looks bright and a colour that would pop. It is not, it is very purple and very dark, I really like it though, and it seems not to flake when dry. I also thought Reckless was a colour that might pop being red. Nope. Its a other deep shade a earthly red shade, but again I really like it. I normally much favour bright reds and pinks over deep dark shades but after trying these I think I might try other shades in the future.



For £3 a tube of Luxe Velvet, its not bad for the prince.
Not the most amazing product, but its okay since they did not cost to much what can you expect. I guess you would get a few hours wear before touching them up. I felt you really had to sit and look like a duck face till they dried , press those lips together and it seem to mess them up a bit. I think they are great for some one who wants to try new shades and get to experiment with colours. I will defo be looking for a way to get these shades to last longer but as for that baby pink shade I can see me tossing that one right in the bucket. I did find that after eating and drinking the product came off a bit ..meh My final thoughts are am digging the the shades of those matt liquid lipsticks but the staying power is pretty poor which is a total downer.

I have also found that Sleek also do a Liquid to Matt finish product, Again there is a few folks complaining of the flaking problem. I am wondering if this is the draw back of products that cost less? What are your thoughts and what Makeup products would you like me to try next. Will I ever find a replacement for Limecrime?!