Lips lips and more lips

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All girls love some sort of product on their lips, whether it is lipstick, lip balm, butter or moisturising balm there is always something there to make our lips look more appealing and of course more kissable 😉

I know personally I have gone through so many shades, styles, brands and products in order to find the best one for me. I like to take good care of my lips and throughout this blog I won’t really be making any judgements of particular brands that I love it will be generalised apart from three that I need to tell you about:

82510_lip_exfoliator_XLThis product is just the biz (god I can’t believe I said that), its so cheap and its very effective, plus in a really weird way it smells and tastes nice – hey you don’t want something on your lips to not taste nice (I like bonjella, but that’s another story!) It is roughly about the £3 mark as most ELF products are and mine has lasted a long time. Applying is very easy, nice and smooth on and then you get the ex-foliating particles over your lips which in turn smooths out your lips. It has a cocoa taste to it, but it’s not overpowering and I would definitely recommend to get those extra luscious lips for kissing that boy/girl.

257251_lI still to this day do not know how I came across this product, maybe going up and down the aisles of Superdrug thinking god I need a new lipstick but I have about 3 of these (in this shade). It did scare me first of all as it is purple (the shade is actually called – “Beauty UK Lipstick Snob 3” – what a name haha). It does have a matte feel to it which I love but it also has a slight shimmer, really smooth to go onto your lips and it stays for some time. As well as this it has a nice taste to the shade, not that overpowering cheap lipstick taste which you can get with some of the drug store brands and with this being priced at £3.49 it is a bargain. Don’t be afraid to go for a colour which you think will not suit you!

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My final must have is my ultimate favourite lipstick. You will find out through this post that I am not really a fan of shiny things, it took me a while to even get used to shiny nails because I love the matte look. Thank god for Kate Moss and Rimmel and thank you for the shade 107. It is a beaut of a shade, it’s not too dark, it’s not too in your face and it just oozes sexy and gives you so much confidence. You may see this shade if you ever watch the gorgeous Zoella, she uses it within the Winter time. I loved using this in the Autumn and Winter time and it just gave me the confidence especially in this time when your skin is all pale and flaky (not really nice) to show off, you are you, you are here and you are pretty no matter what people say. It is great for day time and especially night time with a gorgeous black dress.

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Anyway, the whole point of this blog was to talk about the different types of lip products that we all use, I may miss some out so I really do apologise but I am jut thinking off the top of my head so (remember I am not looking at the brand just the idea):

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Lipstains – I really do not find these effective at all, I find them really weak – they do not last long enough, the design looks amazing along with the colours which are often shown on the packaging but when they do go on your lips I find that they are just a disappointment. It could be the products that I have used and it could be the fact that I have chosen a wrong batch but I just find them to be a waste of money. Just like a felt tip pen if they decide to be stubbed or the bristles come about it’s just ridiculous. Some of them have the moisturiser at the bottom of them to add that extra shine (or to bring out the colour) but I am just not a fan.

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Lip Booms – I believe only certain brands do this type of lip product but quite similar to the double ended lip stain, this two includes two parts to make your lips look luscious. One end is the lipstick, usually the shiny kind in all different colours and then if you feel the need to glam up your lips even more there is the option to make your lips shimmer in the light. Often with the product of the lip stick on your lips is just enough for me, but with the added lip gloss sometimes it is beneficial but most of the time it just makes it a sticky mess or your lips look too full (you do not need the trout pout). Otherwise of course use one or the other and you are good to go!

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Texturised Lips (including Glitter) – I was at the Ideal Home Show last year in London and I cannot believe how many girls and women I saw going around the centre with the glitter lips, like it was complete full on glitter fest – it had looked like they had just shoved there lips into a glitter bucket with no other make up on their face and decided (LOOK AT ME BOYS MY LIPS ARE RIGHT HERE!!) The first few that I saw I thought hey okay, they look alright then after a while of seeing red, green, blue and silver lips I did think I may want to add some tinsel around their necks. Not a fan. When I was younger the idea of glitter lipstick in the tubes which you can see on the right I probably loved, they came with a Barbie for example and it didn’t matter what colour that you chose you wanted to look special. I feel that these types of products are definitely for those stand out girls, just like the hundred and thousand inspired lips/nails, I can’t even do the nails so I cannot imagine doing the lips (great for a selfie, but imagine walking about the high street with your lips just literally dropping everywhere OR flies attacking you!)

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Lip Gloss: The lip gloss, every girls go to – the shine, the effectiveness, the different colours, prices, the wands and the added extras. Each girl I am sure has their ultimate favourite, some glide on smooth, some are so sticky and thick its just unattractive, some are so light to the touch it feels like you’re wearing vaseline or lip balm and others are great just to accentuate your lips. Many lip glosses change their design over the years, there have been the additions of the light up ones (brilliant for nights out), the added mirror, the different varieties of wands, then different smells. I for one have many lipglosses and I am definitely the type who buys loads and never wears them! I cannot unfortunately find a lip gloss that I love the colour of so any recommendations would be brilliant!

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Lip “crayon”: As you can tell I don’t know the actual name of this type of product but once you get the correct colour for you they are very effective. Different brands have a variety of depths and colours, unfortunately just like a packet of crisps haha the product is big in design but not a lot of the actual lip crayon. What do you think of them?

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Lip Balms: I cannot tell you how many lip balms that I have had in my life, they are kinda like kirby grips in which they keep just going missing – do you have that as well? Anyway, lip balms come in all shapes and sizes with the new introduction of the fashionable Eos lip balms which are brilliant, small, beautiful and so cute to look at to the Smackers (flavoured as shown above – great from Primark by the way) or through to the simple lip balms such as Nivea and drugstore/supermarket own branded designs. They are amazing for the quick fix, the quick moisturising of the lips and of course if you see that person you like, add it to your lips whether slightly coloured or just wanting that extra shine they’re just brilliant.

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Lip Fixers: Whether it is Carmex, Vaseline or Burts Bees that you use they are the best for those lips that need that extra care. Those lips which often get affected by the cold, dried out by the sun (you never know) or of course for the SPF in which you see above.

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What lip products do you use the most? Which lip products do you dislike the most?

We have to look after our lips, many find them the most attractive part of our body, they are there for the gorgeous smile that you have, they are there for that first kiss, for all the kisses you have with a loved one and they are there for that beaut of a selfie you are thinking of doing. But for the love of god – STOP WITH THE POUT YOU ARE NOT A TROUT.

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Hello!

As well as having this blog, I also have a Tumblr which I try to update daily.

My Tumblr is often filled with beautiful humans basically, whether they are men or women. They are people who I find to be just wonderful to look at.

My Tumblr is definitely a place in which I want to express the norms of society of beautiful and what the norm should be!

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What is beauty to you?

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What is beauty?

Is the picture above on the right classified as beautiful, normal or thin? Or is the girl on the left curvy, normal or big?

I am guessing just looking from the photo that there are a number of things on here in which girls of today would absolutely love:

1. the tan – or the fake tan – The idea in which to look beautiful you have to be sun-kissed or brown, but not oompa loompa however you spell it. Just enough to give you the glow to make you look “healthy”. I know some people who swear by fake tan, okay it is good for nights out but do you really want to be going around smelling of digestive biscuits. We had a big topic at work today discussing sun beds, I personally object to them due to all the risks and I don’t get the point in them – very vain. Poor girl at work had a bit too long and ended up being red!

2. the fashion – The clothes between the two girls are different, one is more revealing than the other – maybe a subconscious or conscious idea to cover up or to show off in some circumstances. If you saw a “bigger” girl walking down the street with tight and less clothing I know you would judge, but what if it was the other way and the “smaller” girl would be wearing baggy clothes – would she look fashionable or too thin?

3. the thigh gap – the new fashion body trend – The trend at the moment in which young girls and I guess those who are older as well, aspire to have the gap between the thighs, this is not only represented through the media but also through celebrities. Now although I would love a gap between my thighs (yes I am a size UK 18), at what cost would this come to your health (and yes I am aware that my health is probably not at its best either). But why would you put all that strain on yourself to get that gap, what’s it going to bring you apart from having no sweating thighs, easy access to sit on bikes (haha yes that is a thought in my head) or to look amazing when you’re on your holiday and you take “that leg photo”?

4. her body – I personally after all this moaning would absolutely love to have the body on the right, like seriously. Her flat stomach and her good sized boobs, but in an ideal world it would probably take me about 5 years to look that good and even after that I would not probably look as good as her. But I am proud of my hips and my boobs, of course you want to get rid of somethings such as beautiful bingo wings, tummy and neck but I am trying. I am sure that the girl with my idealistic perfect figure would find faults in hers as well. Damn you media. 

So is beauty what we see before us, how we feel inside or both? Can we present beauty as a photo or a word or through speech. Is beauty something in which others have to categorise?

The media is its own worst enemy, it promotes the best looking bodies and idolises them and as soon as that figure puts on 1lb that’s it they’re fat, then hey presto here comes the diet stories. If you are happy with your body embrace it. If you feel like you need to lose or gain a few pounds because of confidence – do it. It’s your body, you have one life. – LIVE IT. 

I don’t know maybe it’s just me

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e.l.f make up.

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Since going to America a few years ago now, I found the brand of E.L.F (Eyes, Lips and Face) make up. Its lovely and not so expensive and they always have great deals going on their website, so I thought as I have loads of their products I will review them! 🙂 I will review them out of not only their categories but also 

– quality (out of 5)

– design (out of 5)

So here we go:

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