All posts tagged: drugstore

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

It’s Friday, I’m in love! What better way to start the weekend than a kick-ass lipstick and an overflow of shades to choose from? A girl has to have options, right? Bourjois understands that like no other, and launched their Rouge Velvet The Lipstick Collection late last year. A mouth-watering series of 12 matte lipsticks promising to be intensely pigmented and long-wearing, a touch of French glamour and va va voom. Oh la la…. The Rouge Velvet The Lipstick is not the first lipstick collection I’ve tried from Bourjois, and they’ve  proven themselves to be a premium drugstore brand with their previous lippie launches. Their attention to detail sets them aside from their competitors, with the lipstick bullet shaped for precision application and the casing of the lipstick matching the shade inside. Now all that could just be unnecessary extra’s if the lipsticks themselves turn out to be a dud, so I put the 6 shades that I have at home through the ringer over the holidays, and to be honest, I was suitably impressed! The …

Schwarzkopf Nature Moments

Hair… When it’s looking good, you’re on top of the world, when it falls flat, so do you. With the organic beauty movement still gaining momentum, our desire to go green, soil associated or natural for our  haircare, skincare and make just keeps on growing, and the people at Schwarzkopf understood that this was the perfect time to marry all natural ingredients to their know how and drugstore prices for a pontential triple win. The Schwarzkopf Nature Moments line is brand spankin’ new, pH neutral, contains extracts from 100% natural origin (quite a smart cliam this one, dancing around the 100% green and organic sourced nature of the ingredients) and consists of 5 sub lines , based upon different hair types and needs. The LLS family bathroom has seen some heavy rotation and rigourous testing , and all 5 lines have been tried, tested and assessed. Mediterranean Olive Oil & Aloë Vera AKA the family favourite!  Designed to tend to and nourish damaged hair without weighing it down, the olive oil puts the bounce and shine …

Drugstore delights

Drugstores are like a treasure trove for make up and beauty addicts, so much to see, so much to try, so much too buy. I’ve lost count of the amount of times these (often impulse) purchases turned out to be big time busts, but sometimes, every once in a blue moon, some of the products really rock. Christmas is over, time to watch the pennies now, so forget Armani, Chanel, NARS and  Charlotte Tilbury, here are my latest drugstore delights. Bourjois is offering some serious lip power these days, and the Rouge Edition Velvet in Personne Ne Rouge and Peach Club have been gracing my lips most days. Velvet-y matte,  deliciously pigmented and glides on like a gloss but longlasting as only a lipstick can be (thoroughly tested on cocktail night with the ladies!). Framboise, Ole Flamingo and Nude-Ist, I’m coming for you! On those days that a softer slick of shine with not too much colour is wat I’m looking for, the Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Grenade-in is just perfect! A deeper, darker …

Wishlisted – Drugstore edition

Make up needn’t always be expensive to be interesting and exciting. With Spring coming up and a lunchbreak to spend, I wandered around my local drugstore and a few items caught my eye. Loving any and every make up item that can simplify my routine and at the same time make me look better, I am a big fan of the Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeshadow Sticks. Easy to use, great colour range and longlasting, these sticks are the basis of most of my make up looks. However, at € 27.50 per stick, my budget doesn’t stretch that far that one little wave of my credit card makes all the colours magically appear in my make up drawer ( I wish…). So, when I spotted the Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Eye Shadow Sticks, my interest was inmediately picked. 5 shades with a creamy texture, blendable and buildable and easy to use, both as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. Best part? They are only € 6.99 per stick.  # 03 Bad Girl Bronze and #08 Blackmail are calling …