The Never Launching Liners

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FREEDOM MAKEUP REVOLUTION LIP LINER

I have had  these liners for MONTHS, waiting for them to appear online to post about them but.. they haven’t. I decided to write up my review ahead of time so you can jump on them when they do eventually launch. Five shades in black pencils you sharpen rather than twist. They aren’t what I’d describe as creamy, much drier than some I’ve sampled but if you’re looking for a base for a liquid lip, these are a great option! The pencil itself has a satin coating that reminds me a little of NARS packaging and is quite satisfying to the touch (weird?) and I am a big fan of the plastic colour indicators on the ends.

FREEDOM MAKEUP REVOLUTION LIP LINERFREEDOM MAKEUP REVOLUTION LIP LINERThe formula is a little inconsistent, the red is much creamier than the rest and the deep purple may be the driest but I’ve been able to work with them all without issue. They aren’t going to be a hit for those of you who look for a more hydrating, comfortable lip colour but if you (like me) are into long wearing, classic matte I think you will enjoy these. I have a selection of brow and eye definers (also worth a look) that I would imagine will launch alongside these. Aside from the physical products I have minimal info right now but I’ll update this post as and when I know more. My educated guess would be that these will retail for £2-3 each and at that price point I would highly recommend you give them a go!

Freedom is available from TAM Beauty online and in Superdrug stores

My Favourite Coat I Thought I’d Never Wear

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PINK COAT NEVERFULL

I wear this coat CONSTANTLY! It goes with so many outfits, I love the warm pastel pink colour, the fabric doesn’t attract (or maybe just hides well) the constant layer of dog hair living in my house and it’s light enough to never feel too warm. I don’t love the shape.. when I first tried it on (I ordered online) it reminded me of something Pauline might have worn in the Laundrette and I’ve often thought of donating it during my many wardrobe purges but I just keep reaching for it. I forget how much I paid but I remember it was dirt cheap in the ASOS sale or I would never have taken a chance on a coloured coat but I would definitely consider another one now.

PINK COAT NEVERFULL TOPSHOP VAINPINK COAT NEVERFULL

Maybe something about the particular shade of pink makes it almost neutral? I mean if leopard can be neutral, surely blush pink can? On that subject I actually just ordered a black/grey leopard coat from New Look in the ASOS sale (they got me again) which I’m hoping will be a fun twist on classic black. I also ordered myself a little (not little at all) birthday gift today which I am VERY excited about so watch this space for a reveal of that.. it’s been a long time coming and I decided to pull the trigger this morning since it takes a little while to ship. The shoes I’m wearing here (by the way) are insanely comfortable and Topshop have released a few different variations, all at only £18 over the past year. I have gold and silver and would buy another in a heartbeat so if you see them..

LAKELAND TERRIER FRUG FRENCH BULLDOGI had to pause to take this picture.. for the past 20 minutes the dogs have been in this stale mate. They do this every. single. night. Buddy eats his chew and Manny taunts him for as long as he possibly can with his.. they’re like children!

Talking of pause, it’s time for The Affair. If you’re not watching it, you should be!! I have a major theory this season and I have it on good authority that I will get some vindication in this weeks episode after so many people told me I was off base so I’m especially looking forward to this one! I’ll be back tomorrow with something a little more beauty centric.. I realise I have been very slack on the makeup front recently!!

RECENTLY

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IMG_0053Man! This week has really felt like the longest week of the longest month of the longest year. I think the Christmas move and subsequent scramble to keep my head above water has finally caught up with me and I got next to NOTHING done. It wasn’t particularly relaxing but definitely unproductive enough to give me a kick up the arse for the week ahead!

I thought I would do a little catch up today and fill you in on all the bits and pieces that might have made it in to a video or post but didn’t..

WATCHING

I saw La La Land on Wednesday night with Lee and went back on Friday with the kids. Obsessed. It was a bit late for Milo so the little guy slept through most of it but he was toe tapping away before he succumbed. The reason I took him at all was because that morning I was listening to the soundtrack on the way to school and he instructed me not to listen to any more without him because he ‘loved it so much’ – how could I not take him? It’s completely indescribable and I know it won’t be for everyone but my husband is not a musical guy at all and even he enjoyed it.. I would just say if you think you might want to see it it’s definitely a film that was made for the big screen. On the small screen this week was Delicious, the mini series with Emilia Fox & Dawn French. I’ve been taping since after Christmas and finally binged all 4 episodes last night, if it’s still available as a box set on Sky (and you have Sky) I would recommend it. I love Dawn French of course but the story wasn’t quite as predictable as I’d expected from the promos.. a welcome January pick me up since everything else I watch isn’t back till Feb! (Scandal and Suits are coming soon!!!!)

TRAVEL

We finally booked a hotel for our Anniversary weekend coming up. We were deliberating over where we wanted to go for the longest time and settled on Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate which we found on Secret Escapes. I’ve never used the site before but we were spoiled for choice since we weren’t married to a certain area..I’ll let you know how it goes but so far I’d recommend the site for cheap deals. We also booked our Easter return to Las Vegas which is obviously the most exciting.. let the holiday shopping and attempts at diet and exercise commence. We’re going back to The Vdara which we absolutely loved last time and we always book through Expedia (people tend to ask) as we have never found a cheaper price for a holiday elsewhere.

BEAUTY

I have barely worn makeup this week because of a disastrous beauty fail on Wednesday. I thought it was a GREAT idea to have my entire face threaded (HORRIFYING – DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO) and follow up with a brow tint and facial.. NOT a great idea. I’d like to think the salon would know if it wasn’t smart and that perhaps it was just me but I currently look like I’m suffering severe adult acne and am living in masks (skincare, not costumes) and salicylic acids. I will share some pictures with you along with some of the most effective treatments I’ve discovered along the way once I’ve cleared up my skin. It’s been a bit of a blessing as I’m currently testing a new skincare range aimed at blemish prone skin and 1 or all of the products do seem to be making a difference.. watch this space.

SHOPPING

The replacement for the camera I lost in the move finally arrived this week so that was my shopping budget for the month (and some) but my birthday is coming up and I have a little Wishlist populating in my mind. I actually sold a couple of bags on eBay this week that I wasn’t 100% in love with to fund some other things I absolutely DO love so I may share that list with you later in the week so you can weigh in. I’m also off to the shops tomorrow to check out the new season stuff.. BUT I have a bag full of ill advised sale purchases from Hollister to return SO it’s kind of like shopping for free, right? Swap Shop? I’m hearing good things about M&S knitwear right now and that’s a shop I literally never even walk through ordinarily so I will make a special trip tomorrow to see what all the fuss is about.

And that’s it (I’m sure I’m missing major details) ..I am going to be up and at ’em first thing tomorrow to get my shit together and post more this week but I’m not filming till Monday so any video requests would be EXCELLENT 😉

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