Manhattan Cosmetics Soft Mat Lip Cream 95G

Hi there! Today’s post is about a product that’s been living in my cosmetic bag for quite some time – Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 95G. These Manhattan lip products have hit the Poundstores (different shades are available), so I thought it’s time for a review. 🙂

So how’s the product? I think it’s not great. This lip cream applies like liquid velvet (it feels amazing), but within a few minutes it dries down to a matte mess. It feels very drying, it doesn’t look good or natural, and the pale nude colour makes me look ill. If you’re wondering why I’ve chosen such a light shade… well, this was the darkest (or the 2nd darkest) available shade. I expected something else…

Having said that, I found a way to make the product work for me! I use it as a base for all those uber-creamy lipsticks that don’t last or tend to bleed. Guess what? It works! Perfectly! You could say the dry lip cream and those uber-creamy lipsticks cling to each other!

All in all, I have no reason to complain. This lip cream has given me the chance to wear a number of different lipsticks that I didn’t think I’d be able to wear at all (well, at least not without checking my lips every half hour…).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 130 Crushed Candy & 160 Treat Me Sweet

Hi there! I haven’t reviewed any lip products in ages, so I thought I could (or should) do a post about 2 Maybelline Color Sensational lipglosses. The shades / flavours are 130 Crushed Candy and 160 Treat Me Sweet.

Crushed Candy is a pale pink gloss, Treat Me Sweet is a pale peach gloss. Both glosses contain micro shimmer particles which, fortunately, aren’t visible on the lips. Having said that, these two glosses are indeed super glossy on the lips!

Onto the flavours! Crushed Candy is peppermint-flavoured. It’s actually quite nice. And Treat Me Sweet is… sensational! The flavour is the loveliest sweet flavour I could imagine. I can’t describe it, but it has everything. If I ever find any kind of food stuff that tastes like this lipgloss, I’ll be in trouble!

I believe these lipglosses have been discontinued – but you can still find them at Poundland, Poundworld (which is where I bought them) and the likes.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My Little Pony Lip Balm Trio

Hi there! Today’s post is about a cute My Little Pony Lip Balm Trio which I picked up on Boxing Day 2016. I’ve seen a very similar set (3 MLP themed lip balms, similar packaging) at the same store very recently, so I think it still makes sense to review these lip balms. 🙂

Alright! The lip balm flavours are Cherry, Coconut and Strawberry. And I think these lip balms are great. They feel super hydrating, and the flavours aren’t too strong. I’m actually not a fan of coconut and strawberry flavoured (or scented) products – but I’m enjoying all these lip balm flavours very much!

Back then this My Little Pony Lip Balm Trio was £2.99. B&M Bargains now stocks a very similar looking set (which would be an awesome present for MLP fans of all ages) for the same price.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My Little Pony Lovely Lip Balms – Fruity Lip Balm & Strawberry Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about the My Little Pony Lovely Lip Balms that I found at Primark. This lip balm duo pack is £1.50, and it contains a fruity lip balm and a strawberry lip balm.

Before I get to the actual review, let me tell you a little about the manufacturer of these lip balms… Kokomo Studio is an Oxfordshire-based company. They manufacture toiletries for lots of different brands, i.e. Hasbro, Disney, Cartoon Network, Tokidoki and many more! I’ve never heard of Kokomo Studio before, but I’m impressed that they’re working with some of the big brands. Thumbs up!

Now onto the review! These two lip balms are very nice and I really enjoy using them. The juicy melon-flavoured Fruity Lip Balm is simply awesome. It tastes like heaven! It’s definitely my new favourite lip balm flavour. The Strawberry Lip Balm tastes of fresh strawberries. The flavour is rather subtle, but that’s perfectly fine.

I think these two lip balms are very nice and I’m even thinking about stocking up! 🙂 Have you tried these lip balms? If so, how do / did you like them? Or will you pick them up the next time you swing by Primark? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Kawaii – Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s short post is about a lip balm I picked up for £1 – it’s Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm. I didn’t really need another lip balm, but I couldn’t resist the insanely cute packaging. I mean, look at it! Now let me tell you if this lip balm is any good…

This lip balm is bright pink in colour. But fortunately it only leaves a smidgen of colour on my lips. I think this lip balm is convenient to use because it’s one of those super-soft lip balms. Very nice! However, the flavour isn’t a meringue flavour, but a random sweet and fruity flavour.

I like this lip balm! It’s really good, I enjoy using it, and those cute meringue faces never fail to put a smile on my face. I have a few more cute Claire’s lip balms, and I’ll try to review them asap. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Best 50p I Ever Spent – Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss American Grapefruit

Hi there! Today’s post is a short one. And it’s about this clear Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss with American Grapefruit flavour. This lipgloss was part of a £1 Manhattan Cosmetics duo pack (lipgloss + eyeshadow duo) at Bargain Buys!

I already lost the eyeshadow duo – well, it’s somewhere in my stash – I just have no idea where it could be. 🙂 But let’s focus on the lipgloss…

I think this lipgloss is fantastic! The gloss is clear, there’s no sparkle (Yay!), it’s very hydrating but it doesn’t feel too sticky. And the grapefruit flavour is… the ultimate yummy grapefruit flavour! It’s perfect. It’s dreamy. I love it! I will have to go back to Bargain Buys to see if I can find more. Wish me luck, OK? 🙂

Have you tried this lipgloss? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 038 Allure

Hi there! If you’ve read yesterday’s post, you know that there are quite a few beauty products that I have several back-ups of. So I thought it would be very fitting to make today’s post about one of these products. 😀 Now meet Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 038 Allure.
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Allure is one of my favourite lipliners. It’s a true full-colour lipliner that doubles up as a (matte) nude lipstick. This lipliner is on the softer side, so it’s quick and easy to apply. However, lipliners can be drying, so I always use a bit of lip balm (for a demi-matte look) or lip gloss (for a slightly glossy look – like in the picture above) before I apply any lipliner.

Whilst the lip balm (or gloss) underneath the lipliner will lose its sheen within a few hours, the colour (= the actual lipliner) will stay put all day. Sure, if I eat fatty and greasy foods for lunch, the lipliner will suffer. However, when I’m at work I don’t eat junk food for lunch, so I’m pretty safe! 🙂

What I actually wanted to say is… I think this lipliner is great. Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liners are available in several colours. This shade, 038 Allure, seems to have been discontinued. However, I just had a look at Rimmel’s web site, and it appears they’re still doing two brownish nude shades.

What do you think of using lipliners instead of lipsticks? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde