I have to say, I'm not surprised Barry M have jumped on the lip-kit bandwagon. After the success of Kylie's, there was a definite demand for a drugstore brand to offer a version of, and Barry M have delivered with three colours. 

I had no idea about the launch of their lip-kits until I walked into Superdrug and saw them on the display stand. With no expectations, I decided to buy the light pink kit. Risky? Perhaps, considering the last few liquid lipsticks I've tried have been a disaster; New Look's are super drying and for some reason the NYX Lip Lingerie cracks on me after a lengthy 5 minutes. 

First off I tried the lip liner; super pigmented, super creamy. Actually, everything about this was beautiful. It's a pinky-brown nude, slightly dark to give your lips some definition and to contrast with the lighter-coloured liquid lipstick.  It lasted for a good few hours, even through eating and drinking, and applied as an all over colour makes for a beautiful look.

Then it was time to try the main product! I applied the liquid lipstick and was astounded at how light it was in comparison to the liquid lipstick! But as soon as I blended it, the colour was beautiful and seemed to look a little darker. The texture is incredibly creamy and best of all, no cracks!! For a lighter shade, this really impressed me and has stayed in my handbag now for a good week! 

Has anyone else tried the new Barry M Lip Kits? Have you seen any other brands offer something similar?




My New Years Resolution is to get into yoga. I don't just mean to take a little bit of time each day to practise, I mean full on, handstand, leg behind head, 'how the hell did she get herself in that position' Yogi Bear. 

It's February and so far I think I've done two yoga sessions. Why? Because I don't make enough time for me. Whether it's work, making time to see all my friends, drinks with work colleagues, life admin or feeling like there are things I HAVE to do, I have barely had a moment to sit, breathe and think, 'what do I want to do today?'

Don't get me wrong, I love keeping busy and being social, but I think I've also forgotten what it's like to say no. No-one can do everything, it's impossible and it is exhausting trying to, and sometimes I think we need to be a little selfish and say 'do I really want to do this tonight?'. If I'm honest, I think in the last few weeks my answer would probably be 'no, I want to watch Silent Witness with a cup of tea...in bed'. 

So when ROOI reached out to me about working on a post together, I thought it could be the perfect opportunity to start the process of making more time for me. They are a lovely online store with incredible homewares such as candles and stationary and stock a variety of brands such as ban.do ... who made this fabulous yoga mat (although damn you for always making me want pizza). 

They also sent me this incredible candle from Paddywax. There's nothing I love more than lighting a candle and having a beautiful scent fill my room...it really helps me relax and gives me that cosy feeling...especially in these Winter months. I have no idea how to describe scents, so I'm not going to try, but this does smell beautiful, fills my room quickly and looks gorgeous on my shelf.

The yoga mat is incredibly thick, doesn't slide all over the place and just makes me smile every time I roll it out...pretty perfect if you ask me. So instead of two sessions a month, I'm hoping I can make time for two a week now...watch this space, you'll see me balancing on my head in no time.

Do you make enough time for you? How do you find the time to do what you want? 

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In the world of beauty bloggers and influencers, there seems to be a never-ending increase of products you 'need'. If you invested in all of them, your bank balance would diminish quicker than you can click 'Checkout'...so a seed of doubt is planted before each purchase is made, and the Cult Beauty wishlist continues to grow. 

I seem to have a habit of talking myself in and out of buying products, the Morphe 350M palette being a prime example. Whilst it's completely Insta-worthy in appearance, and creates the most beautiful looks all over YouTube, i'd also read bad things about the lack of pigmentation and amount of fall-out, and so put off buying this for months! 

I'm not sure what finally swayed me; maybe the Insta-Envy got the better of me, or the Cult Beauty 'Back In Stock' email made my heart race a little too much, but I purchased this bad-boy just before Christmas and I haven't regretted it for a second!

Fall out, Shmall out - That's what I say. I have travelled with this, used all sorts of brushes and created a hell of a lot of looks, and the fall-out is absolutely minimal. If I compare to my MAC palette, which I have to give a good old wipe every now and again, the fall out is ridiculously small from the Morphe 350M. 

Pigmentation? It's fantastic! Personally, I hate super super pigmented eyeshadows as I find them really hard to blend and my faded cut-crease resembles a 4 year old's finger painting. I think the consistency of these is bloody perfect! Super blendable, but rich in colour. Considering so many of the shades are so similar, the slight colour differences really show which really impresses me! 

So, if you're thinking of investing in one of these (and for the price, it really is an investment), I would hesitate no longer! And you don't need to just take my word for it-there's a hundred beauty bloggers saying the same thing! 


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Every year, I hunt for the perfect diary. Requirements? 
1. Aesthetically pleasing (of course)
2. Plenty of writing space
3. Colourful
4. Cute pages for notes e.t.c

I usually go with a Frankie Diary, which ticks all my boxes plus more! It's handbag sized, changes every year and is just generally beautiful inside and out. But a quick pop into Oliver Bonas a few weeks ago changed everything. I saw this beautiful, marble designed diary from ban.do, and whilst it may not be handbag sized (unless it's in my Mulberry), it is the perfect work/home diary. It has sticker pages, notes, month overviews and enough room to write in each day. Plus beautiful illustrations, random holidays (Mean Girls Day anyone?) and little compliments pop up every now and again. Plus, I opened it in the shop to find, at the bottom of one page, 'Late-Night Nachos'. It was made for me...