Friday, August 23, 2013

Chubby Sticks by Clinique

Hey there!

This post has been a long time coming. Chubby Sticks by Clinique were introduced to me by my lovely aunts. They gave me two (well, actually, one to my mother and one to me, but they both live in my make-up drawer) and I love them. 

A Chubby Stick is a fairly sheer moisturizing lipstick that looks like a crayon. They are very handy for your purse or pocket. They are perfect for a natural, fresh look - they aren't bold or extremely pigmented.

II apply some clear lip balm, swipe on the Chubby Stick and finish the look with a dab of Vaseline (if you want a more moisturizing balm, try the new "Intense" Chubby Stick). I use them every single day - even at school, and their lasting power is good. You can build up the pigmentation on your lips, too. The colour holds out through a mid-morning peanut butter cookie, so I'm happy. The Chubby Sticks I own have lasted for AGES. 

The two shades I have are fairly similar to my natural lip colour which makes them easy to apply - no mirror necessary. The colours are Super Strawberry - 07 and Woppin' Watermelon - 06. The former is a beautiful berry shade, the latter a bubblegum pink one. I'm sorry I don't have swatches, the camera wasn't cooperating.

These lipsticks are ideal for teenagers - they are not too obvious and can be used without that "overly-done", obvious look. They are quite pricey, so I'll give them a 9/10. I have no other reason to complain. 

xx Tina

Friday, August 2, 2013

Urban Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray by Fudge


Recently, my aunt sent me a gift card to the mall and I went on an insane hunt to find something to buy. I was in the pharmacy (or drugstore, whatever you choose to call it) when I came across the Fudge range of products. I was instantly attracted to this hairspray. I mean, look at it. Doesn't it just scream "BUY ME!"?

I know.

I needed a hairspray anyway, so this was a totally justified purchase. My hair is flat. When I curl it, it falls straight in a matter of minutes. So, I picked this up. It smells sooooo yummy, that's a major seller, right there! Apart from that, it keeps my hair in place without making it go totally solid, like it's been lacquered down. (You know, when you pat your hair and it feels like plastic? Blech!)

I don't want to exaggerate, so I'll just say...

It's my favourite hairspray ever. That's it. Full stop. End of story. 

If you are in the market for a new hairspray, I highly recommend this one. Smells great, does the job, good price. Also, great packaging. A very much deserved 10/10.

xx Tina