Lime Crime Spooky Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Bundle Review and Swatches – Spooky, Monster, Poison and Potion

Lime Crime Spooky Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Bundle Review and Swatches – Spooky, Monster, Poison and Potion

The Wet Cherry Lip gloss bundle costs $54 from Lime Crime. There are four glosses in this bundle and they’re available separately at Lime Crime for $18 each. They have 2.96 ml of product and a 12-month shelf life once opened. They are vegan and cruelty-free.

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For Halloween this year Lime Crime released a new set of limited edition wet cherry glosses. I decided to get them as I’ve been getting more into glosses recently. I wasn’t expecting to be impressed and to be blunt, I wasn’t.
Now I do like the texture of Lime Crime’s glosses but without fail, the swatches for the glosses on the Lime Crime website are nothing like the actual product. There are swatches on their Instagram that are much closer, although much more even than I could get them.

Spooky Cherry

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Let’s start with Spooky Cherry, described as Black with iridescent sparkle. The swatch on the website is the closest and this is the one that’s getting the most pushback on their socials. It looks like a lovely black gloss in the tube but on the lips, it’s a sheer grey colour with glitter in it. The glitter does not look iridescent but that may be the grey of the gloss muting it.
This one will probably go best over black lipstick. However, it could alternatively be used to mute too bright colours.

Monster Cherry

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Monster Cherry is the gloss version of Serpentina. It’s actually described as Serpentina green sparkle. It’s not quite as disappointing as the Velvetine version. If you have the Velvetine version, this will be perfect to go over the top of it. This one is semi-opaque with lots of small glitter in it. I’m not a fan of the sheerness of this one. To get it opaque you have to use a couple of thick layers and that makes it goopy.

Cherry Potion

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Cherry Potion is the most normal colour of the bunch. It’s described as Red Orange sparkle and it is that. It’s also on the sheer side and not something I’ll wear on its own. I feel like most of the colour of this one comes from the glitter so it comes off as patchy.

Poison Cherry

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Poison Cherry is my favourite of the bunch, described as Poisonberry sparkle. It’s perhaps the most opaque of the bunch, with the strongest colour in the gloss. The glitter in it is purple and blue, which looks very pretty when it catches the light. Again this is going to look better over a lipstick or lip liner. I’m still a little disappointed in it but I’ll definitely wear this one and probably on its own, which is not something I can say about the other three.

While personally, I like the texture of these glosses I’m not sure these are worth it. That is unless you’re into sheer glosses, which I am not. Will I get use out of these. Yes. I wouldn’t be repurchasing these even if they weren’t limited edition though. If you were to get one I’d say Poison Cherry is the one I’d recommend the most.

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If you’d like to get them, they’re available at Lime Crime for $18 each or $54 for all four.

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Why I am falling out of love with Revolution Beauty (and why I won’t be reviewing the Halloween Range).

A little while ago I decided to only start buying Vegan makeup as well as cutting out dairy from my lifestyle. Revolution was a brand I was happy to see while not full Vegan seemed to care about their vegan (and vegan adjacent) customers. My feelings have changed.

Let’s start with the Halloween collection. I love Halloween, always have. Scary movies, ghosts and ghouls and Halloween Makeup. So I was waiting with bated breath for Revolutions Halloween collection. Sadly when it came out it seemed that only the highlighters were vegan and to be honest I wasn’t interested. I wasn’t interested because they’re bad, Revolution has some of the best IMO or that the designs aren’t good but because there are repeats of the skull bottle from last year and I have enough highlighters. More than my face could ever hope to wear. On closer inspection, most of the eyeshadow palettes had animal products in, either Carmine or Beeswax. Even worse some had no ingredients listed, which I am almost certain is not allowed in the UK.
A couple of weeks after it launched a few of the Obsession palettes were suddenly marked as Vegan with the ingredients appearing. However, there is another issue even though these are marked as vegan on the Halloween page, they do not show when using the filter.

This is a current trend with the brand.

Now they are cruelty-free and they used to have a good vegan section on the website. That was until they recently updated it. It looks better but it’s not for a few reasons.
First, as with every update they’ve done your order history disappears. This is a minor inconvenience unless you’re waiting on an order or you’re trying to return an item. The biggest issue for me was the removal of the vegan section.

Because the vegan search function is essentially useless.

It doesn’t show some of the vegan items when you use it and it does show other items that aren’t. The Halloween section is a good demonstration of this. Also importantly you cannot trust the Vegan symbol they’re using now.

Check out the I Heart Revolution Dragon Heart palette. It’s marked as Vegan. It’s not. It contains Carmine (Ci 75470).

The website is no longer vegan-friendly. I have tried contacting them over this but so far I’ve had no reply.

Another thing I dislike is the endless scrolling function they’ve introduced on the New In page. If you find an item and click on it you can’t get back to where you were on the New In page. You have to reload it. This is extremely minor but it annoyed me especially with the lack of a decent way to find vegan items.

I will still purchase from Revolution but for now, mindless buying has been taken off the board. I should be glad, impulse buying isn’t good for my wallet.

If you’re after vegan cosmetics, just double-check the ingredients with an online checker before you buy from Revolution.

Collection Overview July/August 2019 – Project Progress

Collection Overview July/August 2019 – Project Progress

I’ve been away from my blog from a while you might have noticed. I finally managed to update my numbers. Now there are a few big changes mostly because I’ve done my destash to a ‘later’ box. So they’re not totally gone but not currently part of my collection.

So let’s see my collection totals!

CATEGORY June August Difference Year To Date
Blush £257.99 (14) £185 (8) £-72.99 (-6) -£10.99 (-7)
Brows £77.99 (10) £97.98 (13) £19.99 (3) £53.99 (4)
Concealer £77 (10) £77 (10) £0 (0) -£5 (-1)
Contour £112.48 (6) £112.48 (6) £0 (0) -£13 (-3)
Eye Liner £250.44 (32) £244.44 (31) -£6 (-1) -£41.49 (-5)
Eye Primer £101.90 (11) £101.90 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eyeshadow Loose £251.74 (24) £251.74 (24) £0 (0) -£74.40 (-9)
Eyeshadow Palettes £1187.37 (60) £521.98 (19) -£665.39 (-41) -£859.79 (-59)
Eyeshadow Single £364.41 (31) £364.41 (31) £0 (0) -£5.50 (-1)
Face Primer £207.38 (14) £207.38 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Fixing Spray £18 (3) £18 (3) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foundation £192.97 (14) £205.47 (15) £12.50 (1) £12.50 (1)
Highlighter £230.49 (22) £225.49 (21) -£5 (-1) £28.93 (-4)
Lip Gloss £209 (23) £156 (10) -£53 (-13) -£25 (-13)
Lip Liner £119.44 (21) £91.49 (8) -£27.95 (-13) -£64.45 (-20)
Lip Topper £198 (11) £180 (10) -£18 (-1) -£18 (-1)
Lipstick £732.46 (59) £595.98 (42) -£136.48 (-17) -£154.50 (-21)
Liquid Lipstick £1440 (107) £1188 (66) -£252 (-41) -£283 (-46)
Mascara £46.97 (5) £64.98 (5) £18.01 (0) -£22.98 (-3)
Powder £65.48 (10) £60.48 (9) -£5 (-1) -£6.99 (-2)
Setting Spray £6.99 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-1)

There is a significant drop in price but as I said a lot of it is in the ‘later’ box. For example, the current value of my blushes is all Lime Crime as I’m currently using them as they’re a cream formula and will expire faster. In order not to stress myself over having to use the others I’ve removed them from this list. It’s the same with my Chocolate Bar Palettes from Revolution Beauty. I don’t want to use them but I like having them right now.

As for skincare

CATEGORY June July Difference Year To Date
Body Lotion £74 (6) £41.60 (5) -£32.40 (-1) -£74.39 (-7)
Body Scrub £10 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£27 (-3)
Body Wash £147.34 (24) £147.34 (24) £0 (0) -£14.99 (-1)
Cleansers £170.12 (13) £157.13 (12) -£12.99 (-1) -£174.48 (-7)
Eye Cream £154 (7) £264 (8) £110 (1) £110 (1)
Eye MakeUp Remover £13 (2) £13 (2) £0 (0) -£4.95 (-1)
Face Masks £397 (17) £370 (17) £27 (0) -£186.99 (-7)
Face Oil £294.40 (6) £258.50 (6) -£35.90 (0) £49 (1)
Face Sprays £44.00 (6) £44 (6) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foot Cream £0 (0) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£9.50 (-1)
Hand Cream £103.49 (14) 95.49 (13) -£8 (-1) -£40.99 (-4)
Lip Balm £61.11 (10) £61.11 (10) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Moisturizer £240.65 (14) £388.10 (11) £147.45 (-3) £147.45 (-3)
Serum £64 (4) £180 (6) £116 (2) £116 (2)
Toners £27.50 (3) £37.50 (3) £10 (0) -£23.50 (-2)

Skincare is a big old mess this month. I’ve used a few items up and brought some in which is making the numbers look weird. In places like Toner I’ve used one up and replaced it with a more expensive version. So there’s no movement on the number of items but a raise in the cost.

How have you been doing with your collection? Has it grown or shrunk?

Collection Overview June 2019 (Project Progress)

Collection Overview June 2019 (Project Progress)

I’ve been fighting Fomo this month, so let’s see how I did.

So let’s see my collection totals!

CATEGORY May June Difference Year To Date
Blush £257.99 (14) £257.99 (14) £0 (0) £62 (-1)
Brows £77.99 (10) £77.99 (10) £0 (0) £34 (1)
Concealer £77 (10) £77 (10) £0 (0) -£5 (-1)
Contour £103.49 (5) £112.48 (6) £8.99 (1) -£13 (-3)
Eye Liner £250.44 (32) £250.44 (32) £0 (0) -£35.49 (-4)
Eye Primer £101.90 (11) £101.90 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eyeshadow Loose £346.14 (35) £251.74 (24) -£94.40 (-11) -£74.40 (-9)
Eyeshadow Palettes £1576.71 (95) £1187.37 (60) -£389.34 (-35) -£194.40 (-18)
Eyeshadow Single £364.41 (31) £364.41 (31) £0 (0) -£5.50 (-1)
Face Primer £207.38 (14) £207.38 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Fixing Spray £18 (3) £18 (3) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foundation £192.97 (14) £192.97 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Highlighter £250.43 (24) £230.49 (22) -£19.94 (-2) £23.93 (-3)
Lip Gloss £209 (23) £209 (23) £0 (0) £28 (0)
Lip Liner £119.44 (21) £119.44 (21) £0 (0) -£36.50 (-7)
Lip Topper £198 (11) £198 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Lipstick £732.46 (59) £732.46 (59) £0 (0) -£18.02 (-4)
Liquid Lipstick £1440 (107) £1440 (107) £0 (0) -£31 (-5)
Mascara £75.96 (8) £46.97 (5) -£28.99 (-3) -£40.99 (-3)
Powder £67.47 (11) £65.48 (10 -£1.99 (-1) -£1.99 (-1)
Setting Spray £6.99 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-1)

The only gain this month was in contour from bringing back in an item. The rest has all been destashing or uses. Mascara has dropped due to getting rid of a couple that I used this month but really didn’t like. The massive drop in my eyeshadow palettes is due to finally letting go of some I’d be holding onto just because.

As for skin care

CATEGORY May June Difference Year To Date
Body Lotion £86.99 (8) £74 (6) -£12.99 (-2) -£41.99 (-6)
Body Scrub £16 (2) £10 (1) -£6 (-1) -£27 (-3)
Body Wash £162.33 (25) £147.34 (24) -£14.99 (-1) -£14.99 (-1)
Cleansers £170.12 (13) £170.12 (13) £0 (0) -£161.49 (-6)
Eye Cream £154 (7) £154 (7) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eye MakeUp Remover £13 (2) £13 (2) £0 (0) -£4.95 (-1)
Face Masks £417.50 (18) £397 (17) -£20.50 (-1) -£213.99 (-7)
Face Oil £294.40 (6) £294.40 (6) £0 (0) £84.90 (1)
Face Sprays £44.00 (6) £44.00 (6) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foot Cream £0 (0) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£9.50 (-1)
Hand Cream £103.49 (14) £103.49 (14) £0 (0) -£32.99 (-3)
Lip Balm £61.11 (10) £61.11 (10) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Moisturizer £240.65 (14) £240.65 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Serum £64 (4) £64 (4) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Toners £27.50 (3) £27.50 (3) £0 (0) -£33.50 (-2)

A few more items used up this month. Nothing really big going on here other than regular usage.

Obviously, I am happy with the numbers going down. I am surprised at how much my skincare costs. I am more concerned about my mascara use. I am finding it hard to find one, I really like and that means going through a few too fast really. I have found only two I really get on with an neither are cruelty-free.

How have you been doing with your collection? Has it grown or shrunk?

Lime Crime Sunkissed Freckle Pen Review and Swatches

Lime Crime Sunkissed Freckle Pen Review and Swatches

The Sunkissed Freckle Pen is $18 from Lime Crime or £18 from UK Suppliers. It is vegan and cruelty-free. It has 2.5ml of product and a 6-month shelf life once opened.

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Sunkissed Freckle Pen is SO spot on! Embrace a fresh face like a day under summer sun rays by tapping on speckles of freckles. Apply Sunkissed Freckle Pen directly onto bare skin or makeup – then, blot between application taps.

Lime-Crime-Sunkissed-Freckle-Pen-TipI’ve got to be honest. The Sunkissed Freckle Pen is very expensive for what is essentially a light brown liner. It is however pretty unique in colour and does do a good job. I have not been able to find a brown liner in this depth at all. They’re all pretty dark.

The colour itself is the same as my real freckles, just a warmer version of them. It’s of course never going to look perfect as this does give you dots rather then the irregular shape real freckles are.

Lime-Crime-Sunkissed-Freckle-Pen-SwatchIt’s also not very long-lasting. I found it fades at the same speed as my foundation. This pen will last as long as your base does. If you need to reapply your base throughout the day then the same applies to this pen.

I really like this pen even with its faults. I think it’s super expensive but until I find an alternative I really like this one.

One last tip. Store it upside down, so that when you come to use it the tip is always filled with product. Start with the smaller freckles and work from there.

If you’d like yours you can get yours from Lime Crime for $18 or £18 from UK Suppliers.

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Revolution Ultra Sculpt And Blend Collection Review

Revolution Ultra Sculpt And Blend Collection Review

The Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Blend Collection costs £14.99 from Revolution Beauty or Superdrug. It’s cruelty-free set, with no animal hair.

This complete collection of synthetic hair brushes is all you need for contouring, sculpting and blending in one set for face, cheeks and eyes.

Revolution-Ultra-Sculpt-And-Blend-Collection2The set contains three brushes and one sponge.

There is a foundation blending and base sponge, powder blend and sculpt brush, a cheek and highlight and sculpt and blend brush and an ultra metals eyeshadow blender brush.

The sponge is great at its job. It absorbs water well and blends out your foundation smoothly. As it’s black as well you’re less likely to see staining. This sponge is of medium density. It works with both foundation and concealer, with the tip being perfect for getting into the corners of your face.
The blend and sculpt brush is perfect for both your powder and cream products. It’s soft and blends really well. I found it best for using powder for baking, the angle makes it easy to create a nice line.
The cheek, highlight, sculpt and blend brush is the smaller sister for the blend and sculpt brush. The bristles are much more tightly packed making it good for highlighter and preventing fall out. You can still get a good blend with this but be aware this can disturb layers underneath if not used carefully.
Last is the eyeshadow blender brush. It’s a looser brush, which makes it perfect for blending rather than packing on product. I really like this brush and reach for it often.

 

If you like these brushes you can get them for £14.99 from Revolution Beauty or Superdrug.

Lime Crime Ghost Veil Lip Primer Review

Lime Crime Ghost Veil Lip Primer Review

Ghost Veil is the newest product from Lime Crime. It’s released on the 17th of June, so we have a sneak peek. I was lucky enough to get this with a purchase on Lime Crime’s website.

This will cost $16 from Lime Crime. It’s vegan and cruelty-free. They have 3.48 ml of product and 12-month shelf life from opening.

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Give your lips an invisible shield and set prime boundaries that ensure long-lasting quality. There are no blurred lines with Ghost Veil – just smooth gliding application and protection without creasing.

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I managed to find it on the Lime Crime website already (if you use google you can too!) So it’s a lip primer, that helps prevent bleeding. Not an issue I have with a lot of my liquid lipsticks but it may be helpful.

Lime-Crime-Ghost-Veil-ApplicatorFirst impressions on opening my package were not great. The box is plain white, which given how cute Lime Crime’s packaging is left me feeling a little flat. The bottle itself is also clear and again I was a little disappointed. However, I do really like the sheer iridescent Ghost Veil on the clear bottle. It’s also not. a big thing as what really matters is the product, I’m also not sure this is the final packaging.

The applicator is flat and grabs a lot of product. It’s very easy to apply and dries fairly fast. I don’t find it really does much. It’s supposed to extend the life of your lipstick and while the packaging says liquid lipstick, I find the only way that’s true is using it on normal cream lipstick.

I also don’t have an issue with lipsticks that bleed so I’ve not been able to test that out. I did have one (Black Velvet by Lime Crime) but I have used it up.

All in all, I’m a bit unfussed about this product. I don’t have the issues it’s supposed to help with. I don’t think I’ll be getting it again, it feels like an unnecessary step for the products I own.

How about you?

This will cost $16 from Lime Crime and will be officially released on the 17th of June.

Update October 2019: I’ve actually found myself using this product more than I expected I would. I’d actually really recommend it because it really does make your lipstick and liquid lipsticks stay on longer. It prevents bleeding and just makes it look better. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this when I run out of it.

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Four months of no Pink Parcel, have they improved?

Four months of no Pink Parcel, have they improved?

Before we get into the post, this was originally titled ‘A Year of’ but spoiler alert, since there’s been no improvement I’m quitting now.

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So back in January of 2019 I cancelled my Pink Parcel subscription after being with them for two and a half years. I said back then I’d be keeping an eye on them to see if it improved or if I’d just saved myself some money.

February
I feel like I really dodged a bullet here. It was another box full of beauty items. A sheet mask from a company that I’ve repeatedly received from PP, a lipstick, balm, toothpaste and body lotion. No improvement so far.
I also received an email from them asking me to sign back up with the offer of a free mascara. Yes more offers of makeup when that’s the reason I stopped getting the box in the first place. Shockingly I ignored it despite being sent it more than once.

March
Am I turning into Neo? Another bullet dodged here. This was a box of repeats bar the eyeshadow. Every other item has been in other Pink Parcels. The improvement promised in January has still not shown up.
The only thing I might have liked was the repeat of the Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil which retails for £39.90. However, I do have enough facial oil.

April
Another month where the Pink Parcel is a beauty box. Hand sanitiser, face wipes, body scrub, lipstick and a face mask.
I am not a fan of this box either and am wondering if the CEO’s promise of returning PP to its roots and making it unique again was worth the paper it was written on.

May
At this point, I think this parcel isn’t going to improve. I have to say it makes the whole CEO post look like nothing but lies.
This month, there was a sleep mask, face scrub, a face scrubber, hair mask and some protein powder. Nothing makes me want to take my subscription back up with this box.

June
Okay, so I am officially done with hoping this parcel was going to improve. The June box, which has more complaints on their social media than I’ve seen before isn’t inspiring at all. Sebamed mattifying face cream (which we’ve had before), a grey nail polish (why always grey?), more Bandeez, cider vinegar and a lipstick…..

It’s only been four months but I’m giving up right now. That’s it no more wondering if this box will improve. It’s clearly not going to. I’m done.

Goodbye Pink Parcel, it’s been a ride.

Collection Overview May 2019 (Project Progress)

Collection Overview May 2019 (Project Progress)

As part of my use whatever I want thing, I’ve pulled a few bit and pieces back into my collection because I missed them. So that means in virtually every single section you’re going to see a rise in the value. How can I do this? When I destash an item I actually put it in a ‘lost and found’ box. If I don’t want it 12 months later it can go. If I end up missing it, it gets kept. It’s a habit I learnt after impulsively destashing a few items and still to this day missing them.
There is also going to be a rise in places because I have given in and bought a few items because they were just too darn pretty but I was fully aware of this and I will not be allowing myself to do that again for a while.

So let’s see my collection totals!

CATEGORY April May Difference Year To Date
Blush £247.99 (13) £257.99 (14) £10 (1) £62 (-1)
Brows £77.99 (10) £77.99 (10) £0 (0) £34 (1)
Concealer £77 (10) £77 (10) £0 (0) -£5 (-1)
Contour £74.50 (2) £103.49 (5) £28.99 (3) -£21.99 (-4)
Eye Liner £255.43 (33) £250.44 (32) -£4.99 (-1) -£35.49 (-4)
Eye Primer £101.90 (11) £101.90 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eyeshadow Loose £326.14 (33) £346.14 (35) £20 (2) £20 (2)
Eyeshadow Palettes £1319.78 (75) £1576.71 (95) £256.93 (20) £194.94 (17)
Eyeshadow Single £364.41 (37) £364.41 (37) £0 (0) -£5.50 (-1)
Face Primer £207.38 (14) £207.48 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Fixing Spray £12 (2) £18 (3) £6 (1) £0 (0)
Foundation £192.97 (14) £192.97 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Highlighter £237.44 (23) £250.43 (24) £12.99 (1) £3.99 (-1)
Lip Gloss £209 (23) £209 (23) £0 (0) £28 (0)
Lip Liner £155.94 (28) £119.44 (21) -£36.50 (-7) -£36.50 (-7)
Lip Topper £198 (11) £198 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Lipstick £735.48 (62) £732.46 (59) -£3.02 (-3) -£18.02 (-4)
Liquid Lipstick £1440 (107) £1440 (107) £0 (0) -£31 (-5)
Mascara £67.97 (7) £75.96 (8) £7.99 (1) -£12 (0)
Powder £67.47 (11) £67.47 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Setting Spray £6.99 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-1)

So there is an overall rise of nearly £300 this month. 90% of which is items returning to my collection however I am increasingly aware of how much eyeshadow I have and how much I do not need any of it. I suspect I will shortly be passing on a large amount of it. As much as I love my collection, most of it barely sees the light of day and it needs to be given a new home.
I need to get over the sunk cost fallacy that’s currently holding me back.

As for skin care

CATEGORY April May Difference Year To Date
Body Lotion £93.99 (9) £86.99 (8) -£7 (-1) -£29 (-4)
Body Scrub £16 (2) £16 (2) £0 (0) -£21 (-2)
Body Wash £162.33 (25) £162.33 (25) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Cleansers £202.12 (15) £170.12 (13) -£32 (-2) -£161.49 (-6)
Eye Cream £154 (7) £154 (7) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eye MakeUp Remover £17.95 (3) £13 (2) -£4.95 (-1) -£4.95 (-1)
Face Masks £477.50 (19) £417.50 (18) -£60 (-1) -£193.49 (-6)
Face Oil £294.40 (6) £294.40 (6) £0 (0) £84.90 (1)
Face Sprays £44.00 (6) £44.00 (6) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foot Cream £0 (0) £0 (0) £0 (0) .-£9.50 (-1)
Hand Cream £121.48 (15) £103.49 (14) £0 (0) -£32.99 (-3)
Lip Balm £61.11 (10) £61.11 (10) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Moisturizer £240.65 (14) £240.65 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Serum £64 (4) £64 (4) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Toners £45.50 (3) £27.50 (3) -£18 (-1) -£33.50 (-2)

No purchases on this section this month, which has lead to a decrease in items and value. That’s a total drop of 6 items and a decrease in the value of £121.95. Again most of the value comes from a very expensive face mask.

I’m kinda annoyed at myself this month. Too many purchases for items I don’t need has lead to a rise in value overall. I do need to do some destashing of makeup next month. I think it’s time to get rid of some eyeshadow.

How have you been doing with your collection? Has it grown or shrunk?

Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss Review & Swatch – Sour Cherry

Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss Review & Swatch – Sour Cherry

A little while ago Lime Crime released a set of lip glosses called wet cherry. I’m not a huge fan of glosses myself and thought I’d pass until they were discounted. So when that happened I decided to pick the bright pink one. Sour Cherry.

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It costs £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Lime Crime direct. It has 2.96ml of product and has a 12-month shelf life once opened. It’s vegan and cruelty-free.

It smells of Sweet Cherries and while you can smell it when it’s first applied it does start to fade. It is not sticky on the lips, which I adore as I hate sticky glosses so much. The bottle is short and stubby which is giving me retro vibes but I can’t think what from. It has a very nice does foot applicator that gets enough product out with one dip. It’s incredibly shiny.

I really like the colour and texture of this gloss. I mean look at this swatch…

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Okay, so I am pulling a fast one here. This is not a swatch of the gloss on its own, I had to use one of the new Velvetines lip liners (Plastic) to get this coverage. Even so, it’s not quite the same as the website but close enough for me.

Without a liner, it looks like this.

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I mean it’s still a pretty gloss. but it’s not what I was expecting. I’m probably going to pass on the other colours, especially at full price due to the sheerness of the product. It’s not a bad product, it’s just sheer. Not what is advertised on the site at all.

If you’d like to get your hands on one or two of them they £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Lime Crime direct.

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