Showing posts with label No 7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label No 7. Show all posts

Wednesday

Poppy King Raindrops Lip Crayons for No7

I was so excited when I heard from a friend that Lipstick Guru- Poppy King was launching a new lip-wear collection for No7 at Boots; I loved her lipstick range when it hit the shelves last year!

She has recently launched a range of lip-crayons which is called the 'Raindrops' range, consisting of five different shades.

I love the trendy packaging of the crayons! The box packaging is coloured according to each shade, and is patterned with raindrops!

The lip-crayons have a built in chunky pencil sharpener above the lip-crayon, and is covered by a cap. The amount of times is countless when I've lost a pencil eyeliner or a lip-liner because I can't find a sharpener when needed. I always love a product with a built-in accessory!

I haven't tried all five of the shades, but they all seem quite wearable to me, personally. Boots were very kind  to send me two samples to try; 'Dancing' and 'Playing', which are two very lovely shades!

'Dancing'
A pink coral shade which comes out positively sheer and glossy on the lips. It isn't a bright pink, but it's a neutral pink shade.
'Playing'
An orange/red coral that comes out on your lips as a subtle orange shade if you apply a thin, gentle layer, or a glossy coral red if you build up the coverage.


Here are some swatches. On the left are some light swatches, and on the right are the full coverage ones on the back of my hand. 



The top swatch on both images are of the 'Dancing' shade, and the bottom swatch is of the 'Playing' shade.

You can basically choose whether you want a 'lipstick look' or a 'lip-gloss look' depending on the coverage you desire. I'm surprised that I haven't seen much beauty blogger hype around this yet!

I love wearing these lip crayons with a delicate, subtle coverage- and the best aspect about these lip crayons is that they leave a lasting tint on your lips for ages! Plus, the crayons are very good at moisturising your lips- making this product something that I can really benefit from! And because they're moisturising, the lip-crayon glides onto your lips so easily!

Also, before you ask- no, these lip-crayons don't have a sticky or a tacky feeling when you wear it! In fact, the lip-crayon locks in the smoothness of your lips due to the moisturising effect it provides.

No7 Poppy King Lip Crayons retail at £11.50 each, which I think is a fair price considering all of the benefits I have experienced, plus the built-in chunky pencil sharpener! :)

What do you guys think? I really recommend that you give these a go!

Monday

Bags of Beauty Blog: No 7 Midnight Enchantment Christmas Collection!

The No7 Midnight Enchantment Christmas Collection is so awesome! The products are bang on trend for smokey eyes, Christmassy purples, and blushed cheeks for Christmas and NYE parties!

The collection is really really pretty with some fab products! But here are some of our faves:

From left to right: 

No7 Midnight Enchantment Lipstick- Winter Berry: A gorgeous, shimmery purple/plum lipstick which you're definitely going to fall in love with! The lipstick is very smooth and glides onto your lips quite easily. It's not as pigmented as you might expect however, but for me that's a good thing because a deeply pigmented lipstick colour would take all the shimmer away as a lipstick needs to be balanced :( The lipstick  looks incredibly glossy when applied too!

RRP: £10.00

 No7 Midnight Enchantment Eye Palette: This eye palette comes with 4 eyeshadows in the colours: Lilac, Indigo Violet, Silver, and a dark grey. The colours are shimmery and will create the perfect NYE party look as purple is a real party colour! 

RRP: £13.00

No7 Midnight Enchantment Eyeshadow Stick: These are available in Grey and Purple and they're super creamy and glide onto your skin very easily and are really glittery and pigmented in colour. You can also use these as eyeliners as the shadow stick allows you to have full control over your makeup application. 

RRP: £10.50

No7 Midnight Enchantment Blusher: This blusher is the best bit out of the entire collection! In the palette is a pink rose blusher, and a purple/brown blusher. It's ridiculously smooth in texture and like the other products, it's shimmery too! I like to use the white bit/blush as a highlighter because it's so shimmery.

RRP: £13.00

Have you tried these products? What do you think of them? 

No7 products can be purchased at Boots.

Tuesday

Get Tulisa's X Factor Look!


Yes! You too can look like Tulisa with these brilliant make-up products and tips!
- Revlon's Grow Luscious Lash Liner - £6.29
- No7 Midnight Enchantment Eye Shadow Stick- £10.50
- The Body Shop Brow Definer- £8.00
- Maybelline One by One Mascara- £8.49
- Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer- £3.00


Method:
1. Using a make-up wipe, make sure that your eyelids are free from any make-up (Unless you've already applied foundation!).

2. Apply a small amount of Elf's eyeshadow primer onto your eyelids and gently blend it in using an eyeshadow brush.

3. Line your top eyelashes with Revlon's Grow Luscious Eyeliner. The key tip here is to make the eyeliner as subtle as possible, i.e. no flicks, not too bold. You should line your bottom lashes/waterline after you've applied your eyeshadow. 

4. Using No7's Midnight Enchantment Eye Shadow Stick, apply the eyeshadow either directly from the stick, or by using an eyeshadow brush. Wing out the eyeshadow for a glamourous look like Tulisa's.

5. Line your bottom lashes/waterline, but make it line as precise as possible- just like Tulisa's, otherwise it'll probably look a little over-the-top!

6. Use Maybelline's One by One Mascara to define and 'volumize' your eyelashes. 

7. Define your eyebrows with The Body Shop's Brow Definer.


Lips:
- Lush Lip Scrub- £5.00
- Revlon's Super Lustrous Lip Balm in Pink Pop- £6.99

Method:
1. Use Lush's Lip Scrub to exfoliate your lips and smoothen them. These come in a variety of different flavours! Apply the lip scrub onto your lips, scrub away, and then lick the excess scrub off! You'll be tempted- they're yummy!

2. Revlon's Super Lustrous Lip Balm will not only allow your lips to become moisturised, and pigmented in colour, but it will also make your lips shiny, shiny, shiny! Apply the balm/lip-gloss, but be careful not to apply too much as with lip balms- less is more.


Have fun in creating this look! Pop your comments below what you think of this look and whether you'll be trying it out!

Saturday

Bags of Beauty Blog: Why I love the new No 7 lipstick and lip gloss range by Poppy King

The collaboration of No 7 and lipstick guru Poppy King means that we’re in for a treat as No 7 has recently launched the Poppy King lipstick and lip gloss range, which comes in 7 different shades; History, Glamour, Allure, Intrigue, Seduction, Confidence, and Power. All the more for us to choose from!

Here's Poppy talking about her new No 7 lipstick range in a little more detail:


No matter how jam-packed your handbag is, you’ll still be able to fit this amazing lipstick in as it’s tiny in its appearance, but you still have an average sized lipstick inside- reminds me a bit of the Tardis really…

On top of that, the lipsticks feel incredibly light when you're holding them in your hands. The design is also very sleek. I have to disagree with those who say that the lipstick and lip gloss range could have been more creative when designing the packaging because I think the lip sticks look really cute, and a simple design really works for it.


I was sent a lipstick and a lipgloss in 'Intrigue' which Poppy King describes as subtle and a "nude with a little bit of pink". I really liked this shade as it's quite a neutral shade but with a coloured element to it. My other favourite shades include Glamour (a flirty pink) and Confidence (a warm golden glow).

3 reasons why I love the lipstick:       
-   The lipstick moisturises your lips and keeps them smooth.
-   You're in control of the boldness of the colour: the more bolder you want the colour- the more levels of lipstick you apply.
-   When applying the lipstick, it has a very glossy feel to it, and it looks glossy too.

3 reasons why I love the lip gloss:
-   Acts like a lipstick/lip gloss in one.    
-   Provides your lips with deep colour and high levels of shine.
-   When applied, it doesn't feel as heavy as other lip glosses.   

Here are a couple of tips to remember when applying lipstick:
-    Place a folded tissue between your lips in order to get rid of any excess colour after applying the lipstick- this will prevent the lipstick from getting onto your teeth.
-    Try not to rub your lips together as the colour of the lipstick will end up over the outline of your lips.
-    After applying lipstick, if you feel you want to add some shine, but not too much shine, add some vaseline/lip balm onto your lips.
    

No 7 products are available to purchase at Boots. 

Click here to read an interview with Poppy King, find out her lipstick tips, and to watch videos of her talking about each shade in a little more detail.