Monday, July 28, 2014

Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Hollywood

I am expecting a rush of these posts after the recent Love Me Beauty box (review here). The Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Hollywood is by far my favourite product from the July box, and I thought I would share my thoughts with you all.

First, I really love the packaging. It's very sleek and looks simplistic but expensive. When swatched, the product is pigmented, glossy and a beautiful bright pink shade (think MAC Impassioned). After a couple of minutes wear though, the lipstick turns to a matte formula and almost acts as a stain. The pigmentation is still strong and vibrant, and surprisingly it doesn't make your lips feel dry or tight. One thing I will say after a couple of hours wear, it does start to fall into the wrinkles in your lips so a good lip balm should be applied before and during lipstick wear. I'm so happy I received it in my LMB box because it retails at £11.60.

Did you receive the Liquid Lipstick in your box? What did you think?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What I Eat In A Day #1

I've been really enjoying browsing food blogs recently, and I love watching videos about what people eat in a day and couldn't find a lot of blogposts about the subject - so thought I would try a little series showing you all what I eat. Hopefully it might give some of you a few meal inspirations and might give me a bit more inspiration to make healthy meals and snacks!
For breakfast, unless I have porridge I normally just quickly eat a yoghurt as I'm running out the door. My absolute favourite is the Muller Light Greek Style Yoghurt in Luscious Lemon, but today I had the Ski Smooth in Strawberry (blackberry shown).It's also lovely mixed in with fruit or granola, but as I said I grabbed this as I ran out the door. beautywithmelanieclare
For lunch, I had a sweet chilli chicken wrap and used Peri sauce for dipping (perhaps an excessive amount but I love the stuff). I normally stuff as much salad as I can in at lunchtime to bulk up my wraps or pitta breads. beautywithmelanieclare
For my evening meal, I made pitta pizzas. I would normally have one with vegetables/salad and some rice or potatoes, but because I had two pitta breads to use up I just had them both! I use tomato puree/possata, reduced fat grated cheese and topped mine with chillis, oregano and basil - but obviously you can add anything you want! I then popped them under the grill for around 5 minutes. beautywithmelanieclare
As a late-night pud, I tried making these chocolate and vanilla ice pops from the Slimming World website (link here). They actually turned out pretty well and definitely a good thing to go for if you're craving something sweet! beautywithmelanieclare
Let me know if you'd like to see more of these posts & perhaps leave what you ate today below?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Love Me Beauty (The Best Box)!

To say I was excited about this months Love Me Beauty box is an understatement - I practically grabbed it out of the postman's hand (sorry postman)! After I chose which Edition I wanted I just couldn't wait for it to come through the door, as they are nearly all full-sized products (you have it in the bag LMB).
The first product in my box which I'm quite confused about is from Weleda. Now this wasn't included on the online 'boutique' and it also wasn't on the menu, so whether this was a bonus product or just popped in by mistake I'm unsure. Anyway, its the Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion which is supposedly perfect for dry skin (raising hand) and it smells delicious - cannot wait to use this! (Full price unknown).
There were also two products from the brand So Susan in the box, this being the Dual Brow Powder which usually retails at £11.95 so I have my money back already. Although the powders feel really smooth I'm not sure I'll be able to make this work for me as I usually go for something a little bit more on the ashy side - but we'll see how I get on.
The other product from So Susan, is their Flutter Mascara which retails at £14.95. I love the gold packaging of this product and I am really excited about trying it - again I'll keep you posted.
The next two products are also both makeup products by the same brand - Ofra Cosmetics.
The first is the Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Hollywood, retailing at £11.60. This was the product I was most excited about and it hasn't disappointed. Although it looks fairly glossy, it almost has a matte feel to the lips and is super pigmented. The shade Hollywood is the most perfect deep pink shade and I'm obsessed! It also smells like cake (think Collection Lip Cream's). The other product is the Pressed Eye Shadow in Bliss, which has the price tag of £8.80. I was actually really impressed with this as it almost has a liquid metal type affect. It's a beautiful champagne/nude/gold shimmer that again is greatly pigmented - another win!
The last beauty product is by Lashem, and its a 2ml sample of their Lash Enhancing Serum. Now the full size of this is just 1.5ml more (3ml) and retails for £40 - so I think this a pretty generous sample? This claims to give you longer looking lashes after just two weeks, so I'm going to give this a go and use it everyday for 2-3 weeks and let you know what I think! Finally, there was also a lifestyle product in the form of tea (hurray tea-lovers)! Now normally in subscription boxes you might get 1-3 tea bags, but in this hefty little package you get 20 which I thought was brilliant. I got the Teashed 4AM Tea, which is a whole leaf white tea wrapped in silky pyramid tea bags.. fancy eh? These retail at £3.50, so again another full size product!

Overall I have loved  this months LMB box and it's by far been the best one I have received yet.
What did you think?