#30in30 Burts Bees Carolina Coast

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Burts Bees Carolina Coast Lip CrayonI’ve had two of these sitting on my desk for weeks in part of my collection for this mini series and I hadn’t used wither until today. I expected a very sheer wash of colour and a balmy texture with a fruity scent.. much the same as most of these crayon style lip products but it couldn’t be further removed from that. The finish is a little creamy but it’s far more opaque than you might think and not at all balmy. Burts Bee’s isn’t a high end brand but it’s not super cheap either and packaging aside had you given me this is a plain tube I’d have thought it was a very low budget product. It’s waxy in both texture and scent – I mean it smells like an old school wax crayon – and just not pleasant to apply or to wear.

Burts Bees Carolina Coast Lip Crayon faceBurts Bees Carolina Coast Lip Crayon lipAs I said I do have two of these so I will be including the other later in the month and we’ll see whether it’s the whole line or just this one that’s a dud but all in all.. a disappointment! I expected to love this and for it to be one of those handbag staples for those times you just need a little colour on the go but it’s more like a cheap lipstick in crayon form – and that’s barely even fair anymore since cheap doesn’t necessarily mean bad thanks to brands like Makeup Revolution.. this is just.. not good.

You can find these lip crayons online here – link – have you tried them? What did you think?

Miss BB

*PR Sample

#30in30 MAC Honeylove

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MAC Honeylove

One of my newer MAC purchases and one that I’m not 100% sure about just yet. It was an impulse (online) purchase after a spot of makeup chatter with a fellow blogger who told me that if I loved Faux I’d love this. She said it was a cool nude.. I should have known better. As the name ‘honey’ suggests, it’s a warm almost peachy golden nude, I’d not sure it’s quite the right tone for me. A step away from this (on the warmth scale) would be Velvet Teddy (comparison swatches to come) which I DO like but I think this is a little too, dare I say basic? You know when a low cost brand launches a line of lipsticks with just one nude.. ths is the colour I think of.. is it just me?

MAC Honeylove


Texture wise it’s not quite as nice as the other mattes I have from MAC either. Every so often I’ll find a ‘miss’ from the brand (Fashion Revival was the last one – bleeds like a b*tch) and I think this is one of them. Not necessarily the fault of the product itself, it’s a very popular one but for me it just isn’t QUITE right. That being said I will play around with it over different lip liners and might just find the optimum way t wear it.. watch this space!

Miss BB





WIN A Righteous Butter!

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Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 13.24.15I have a video going up tomorrow where I chat about my favourite Soap & Glory products (subscribe to my YouTube channel here if you’re interested) but the lovely folks at Soap & Glory have given me 20 Righteous Butters to give away as a part of that promotion so I thought I’d give you guys a head start ahead of the video going live. The giveaway will run for 2 weeks from today and I will announce the winners on twitter once they’ve been drawn..

There are two ways to enter, either leave a comment through the widget below letting us know your favourite Soap & Glory product or enter again via twitter – you have to follow the links through the widget for the entry to count as I will use Rafflecopter to pick the winners. There are no Ts&Cs other than having permission (where necessary) to give out your info if you win.. I will send the prizes anywhere in the world!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

From the 9th July to 4th August Boots will be giving away a free Righteous Butter with every Soap & Glory spend over £10 so if yo’ure looking to stock up on your S&G bath and body goodies this week kicks off a good time to do it!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the video to find out what MY favourite Soap & Glory products are! EDIT: Here it is..

Miss BB

*posted as part of a sponsored video campaign

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