Thursday, 29 September 2016

Favourite Revlon Products

favourite revlon products

Another edition to my favourite products series! Today it's all about Revlon products, which are high street but tend to be at the more expensive end of the spectrum. This post looks like it's all lipstick but I promise it's not haha!

First up are two mascara's: the 3D Volume and Lash Potion. Contrary to it's name I find the 3D Volume mascara has more of a natural, lengthening look which is great for every day. I get a little bit of smudging with this mascara but take that with a pinch of salt as every mascara tends to smudge on me unless it's waterproof. The Lash Potion mascara is extremely volumising but along with this has a very big brush so you do have to be a bit careful! I really enjoy both these mascaras but I have just discovered they have been unfortunately discontinued with the release of their new mascara wardrobe but I will be trying some of these as hopefully there will still be similar brushes in there somewhere!

Another eye product I love by Revlon may seem a bit random but it is the clear Precision Lash Glue. I much prefer this to any glue that comes with false lashes as it has a stronger hold and is easier to apply as it has a brush tip. If you wear false lashes I recommend checking this glue out!

revlon lip swatches

On to the elephant in the room... Lip products! I have never tried a traditional lipstick from Revlon but I adore their Lip Butters and Color Burst Lip Crayons! I have a range of shades from both of these ranges and cannot fault the formula. The Lip Butters are extremely pigmented, not sheer in anyway, and apply easily as they have a soft consistency, just like butter. I will definitely be featuring some of the lip butter shades in an Autumn/Winter lip colour post.

revlon lip products

I have tried all three formulas of the Color Burst Lip Crayons: Matte, Lacquer and original, which are all pictured in this post. I can't say I love them all equally as the Matte and original are my favourites, not much of a fan of the shiny lip look I'm afraid. The Matte balms are more of satin matte than a true (dry as a desert) matte which means they don't dry out your lips at all while the original and Lacquer versions are quite hydrating. Both the Lip Butters and the Lip Crayons wear off evenly, without leaving a line around your lips, which is something I look for in a lip product now.

What are your favourite Revlon products?

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Moving house... Moving home.

Advanced warning that this post is very personal and I may or may not have cried while writing it.

I have lived in the same house all of my 21 years. Yes I have been to university and lived other places but they have never been home. All of my memories and happy moments are in that house. It is the place I feel safest. It has always been with me through many tears and hard times. Whenever I feel lost I go back to this house, my home.

But this week I moved.

I moved out of my safe little nook to a strange, new place. Well, not completely strange and definitely not new because it's a whole weird situation that I won't go into. I'll summarise with I haven't had great experiences with this 'new' house and on the whole it doesn't give me happy, safe vibes.

I feel shocked, I feel lost, I feel on edge and uneven. Maybe I wouldn't feel so dramatically about moving if I had moved before but I haven't and I have always just had one home. Maybe this new house will become my home or maybe not as I plan to move out within a few years. For now it is just a house, not a home.

So I'm adapting to this new space, to saying 'I'm going back home' and not meaning my home home. For now. I'm pretty positive that with this final year at university it will quickly become my home, my new safe nook, as anyone who knows me will tell you I am not looking forward to this final year. In fact, I just want to be at home. Be it the new house or old house.

And so as I add each of my little trinkets, my books, my make up, my favourite things I feel more and more safe, more and more at home. So let's wait and see if this house becomes a home.
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