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.
The Lime Crime Software blushes cost $22 each from Lime Crime or £22 from UK Suppliers. They have a 12-month shelf life once opened and 4.4g of product. They are vegan and cruelty-free.
The Cotton Candy palette is the next in the Chocolate palette series from I Heart Revolution. It’s available for £9 from Revolution Beauty. It’s not Vegan but it is cruelty-free. It has 18g worth of product and a 12-month shelf life once opened.
Meet the newest of the Pocket Candy palettes from Lime Crime, the limited edition Birthday cake palette. It costs $34 from Lime Crime.
The Chocolate Vault is one of the Christmas Gifts from Revolution this year. At full price, it costs £80 but is currently reduced on Superdrugs site to £60. They’ve also appeared on Revolution Beauty‘s website costing £72. Revolution claims there is £100 worth of product inside.
So let’s take a quick look at what’s inside.
There are 6 Chocolate bar palettes, each regularly priced at £8.99 each. 2 highlighter palettes, each regularly priced at £6 each. Three lipglosses which retail around the £3-£4 price mark.
Now I’m sure if you’re like me you’re wondering how that adds up to £100. It’s actually closer to £78. According to the Revolution team, it was a misprint.
So that aside let’s look at what we have for our money.
First, we have 3 non-exclusive palettes in the form of the Lemon Drizzle Palette, Macaroon Palette and Salted Caramel Palette. Of these three, Salted Caramel has been out the longest and the other two are very recent releases. Salted Caramel is also in the old design.
The 3 exclusive palettes are Smores Palette, Cranberries & Chocolate Palette and Strawberry Cheesecake palette. Smores is a warm brown palette, Cranberries and Chocolate is a warm-toned brown/red palette and Strawberry Cheesecake is a cooler toned pink palette.
Next, we have two exclusive face palettes. The Praline and Chocolate Strawberry palettes. One is a highlighter palette and the other a blush and contour palette. These seem to be more suited to the light to medium end of the spectrum but could work for darker skin tones too.
There are also 3 lip glosses in 3 different fragrances. Praline is a warm light brown colour with a sweet fragrance. Salted Caramel is a cool light brown colour with a salted chocolate fragrance and Chocolate Cherry is a berry red with a cherry fragrance.
So that’s the basics of the set. Do you like it? Are you asking for it for Christmas?
More in-depth reviews of the palettes and gloss will come in future posts. Stay tuned!
Every year I buy the biggest Body Shop advent calendar. This year as it’s the year of the Enchanted Forest it’s themed as a fox. It costs £99 but does contain £230 worth of product. There were two others, one at £45 and the other at £65.
Freddie the Fox will guide you through the forest to find 25 beauty surprises to revive your body and re-energise your mind. Expect an amazing 14 full-size products, including top picks from our Bath & Body ranges, Drops of Youth™ and Oils of Life™ skincare ranges, plus our best-selling Facial Mask. But that’s not all. Since spending time outdoors grounds us and makes us feel more alive, we’ve set you small, fun daily tasks to help you reconnect with nature. Once you’ve completed your 25-day challenge, keep your empty boxes – they transform into a picture puzzle that reveals some of the beautiful creatures roaming in our enchanted wilderness.
This is a very pretty calendar and it’s my favourite of the three from the range. Let’s take a look at the inside.
So let’s take a look at the items included in this years calendar. I’ve put a post break in because we will be looking at 25 items and iof you don’t want yours spolit you can just skip on past.
As part of their 10th Birthday collection, Lime Crime released several unicorn lipsticks, some of which were new shades. They cost $18 each and are Vegan and Cruelty-Free. They have of 3.5g product and a 12-month self-life on opening.
As you can see I bought five of them. Heart Eyes, Doll House, Serpentina, Not Another Peach Lipstick and October. Serpentina is my only repurchase as I’d used my original one up. The others are all brand new colours.
For the record, I am very pale cool olive.
Super pigmented for maximum coverage. Infused flower extracts for smooth and comfy all-day wear. Iconic purple bullet packaging with our holographic unicorn.
The formula on these has changed slightly since the original lipsticks. It’s now slightly drier but still as pigmented and very comfortable to wear. They are all almost one swipe but it’s hard to get a good edge just going over your lips once. Although not impossible. They’ve got a good wear time but just like any lipstick will come off with food. Drinks, especially through a straw, won’t budge the colour.
Heart Eyes is a hot pink/red colour. I am head over heels for this colour. It’s bright and bold and great to wear.
Doll House is a bright fuchsia colour. Application is smooth and even.
Serpentina is metallic forest green. It’s lovely and opaque and by far my favourite unusual coloured lipstick.
Not another peach lipstick, is as the name suggests as peach lipstick. It’s got great coverage like the rest.
October is a pumpkin orange lipstick. Slightly cooler in tone I love the way this plays against my undertones.
INGREDIENTS: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Mica (CI 77019), Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcrystallina), VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera), Paraffin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Triacetin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocoperyl Acetate, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, Flavor (Aroma), Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
I’ve always loved the formula of Lime Crime’s lipsticks and these are no different.
If you’d like yours, you can get them at Lime Crime for $18 each.
What is it?
The Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to make that time of the month a little bit better.
What’s in it?
Every month you’ll receive your choice of pads or tampons from a variety of brands. You’ll always receive night pads because Toxic Shock is a thing.
The exciting bit is the ‘For You’ box. Pink Parcel promises you £40 of treats each month. Every month you’ll get a tea of a different variety to try and a sweet treat. The sweet treat is often chocolate and often vegan too! They’re always yummy (in my opinion) and sometimes are packed with superfoods too.
You’ll then always receive five other health, wellbeing and beauty items. These range from face masks to essential oils to lipsticks.
So What’s The Cost?
This UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. There is of course subscription offers to take advantage of if you’re new.
MakeUp Revolution had a massive sale on recently and I got a little over excited and broke my low buy. Oh well. They’d also teamed up with Superdrug to offer a free palette and well I had to get that too. Had too, in the sense of not at all.
I did it anyway so let see all the goodies I got, shall we?
- We’ll start at the top and move left to right. Starting then with the Obsession Ultimate Marble Brush set for £18. This really was an impulse purchase as I was really after the sponge but the set does include a solid brush cleaner (the MUR one is awesome). I’m quite enjoying using those brushes.
- Next was something I’d been wanting since Christmas, the Retro Luxe Lip vault. Lip products are my weakness and I really wanted this. Sadly Santa was not compliant so I bought it myself. It was £25.
- The Life on the Dancefloor Sparklers palette is next. It cost me just £5 in the sale and I chose it for two reasons. To see if they’ve improved the bright eyeshadow formula and to use in a MakeUp Break up style video.
- We all know I’m a huge Revolution fan, so when I saw this Cosmetic Bag Set for just £3 I couldn’t pass them up.
- I bought myself two new Pro MakeUp Eraser Towel for £5 each. I have three already and I think they’re great but they’re constantly in the wash so I wanted a few more.
- The I Heart MakeUp brush set is no longer available. I wanted to snag one before they were gone as I use the angled brush for my eyebrows daily.
- The Handbag Hacks Mini Mattifying set was only £1.80. Really I was happy with an extra bag and the sponge for that, the mattifying balm I hate.
- Lastly, I wanted a more liquid concealer to try for cut creases. The Freedom MakeUp Pro Conceal and Correct was 75p but was actually not worth it. I’m not going to do a review as it’s a discontinued item.
For the Superdrug part of the haul, we have some new items and some replacements.
- Flawless 4 was something I bought for the rosey tones in the palette. I wanted to se if could be considered a good dupe for the Venus XL. It was £8.
- Below that is the Bake & Finish Ghost Powder. I needed another translucent powder and MakeUp Revolution don’t seem to make a pressed colourless one. This one is £5.
- I bought a replacement for my Aqua Seal as I’ve completely used that up. It cost me £3.
- Much loved by many a blogger is the Conceal and Define Concealer in C1, costing only £4, I was excited to try this out.
- The Platinum Ingot Highlighter is just £4 and has a lot of product. I know this was in an Anti-Haul but it appears to be pure white. I will be testing this out.
- Lastly was the free palette I got from Superdrug. They did one last year and I wanted to get the new one. I’m not 100% sold on it but can’t wait to try it out. I’m sure the highlighter is amazing.
So that was my haul. What did you think? Would you like to see a review on a particular product? let me know in the comments section below.