Astor Soft Sensation Lipstick 114

Hi there! Today’s short post is about Astor‘s Soft Sensation Lipstick. The shade I’m wearing is 114. I think this is a lovely shade for this time of year. It’s a soft berry to plum shade that suits a lot of skin tones. I love this shade because it looks good with my pale skin. Many darker berry or plum shades give me an unwanted gothic look, so this kind of shade is just right for me. 🙂

I’m also in love with the formula. This is a super creamy lipstick that feels lovely on my lips. Whilst this lipstick doesn’t survive a meal, it lasts well if I don’t drink or snack every couple of minutes. And it lasts pretty much all day if I seal it with a lipliner (yes, a plain and simple lip liner). All in all, I’m very happy that I picked up this pretty lipstick for £1 at one of the bargain stores!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about a lip balm that I bought a little while ago for £1Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm. I know I say this all the time, so here it goes again… I have too many lip balms, and I didn’t really need this one, but it looked too cute to resist! 🙂

How’s the lip balm? It’s brilliant! It hydrates my lips perfectly, and it really tastes and smells like popcorn. The flavour is 100% spot on! I’m keeping this lip balm in my make-up bag or on my desk, and several co-workers have commented on how cute it is. I should have bought 10 of these lip balms to give away to a few friends and co-workers, so that they could experience this freakinshly fantastic popcorn flavour too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 56K

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing another matte lip product – Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 56K. I’ve already reviewed one of these matte lip products, and you can read the review here. But let’s focus on this one!

Right… I don’t like this product at all. And here’s why: First of all, both the look and the feel of this product are dry af. Terrible! This lip cream feels wonderfully velvety when it’s applied, but once it’s dry, it really is dry! But there’s more…

The colour is something else! This shade is clearly not for me. Since I hate letting products go to waste, I am now mixing this mat lip cream with the other one (pale nude shade) AND with an overly creamy lipstick (the kind that doesn’t just bleed into the foundation but actually almost “slips off”). I know it sounds over the top but it actually works well, so I’m getting more than just some use out of a number of unloved products. 🙂

If you’re interested in matte lip products, Manhattan‘s Soft Mat Lip Creams (different shades) are available at the Poundstores for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free -Pusheen Strawberry Sweetness & Vanilla Goodness Lip Balms

Hi there! Today’s post is about Pusheen‘s Strawberry Sweetness and Vanilla Goodness Lip Balms. I picked these up for half price (£3) on Boxing Day (at M&S). I’ve been using these lip balms for quite some time now, so it’s time for a review!

Pusheen Strawberry Sweetness is really nice. I’m not the biggest fan of strawberry flavours (or scents) in cosmetics, but this one is really well done. It’s sweet and fruity, but it’s not sickly sweet or overly ripe. And I’m very happy with its hydrating qualities!

Pusheen Vanilla Goodness is simply awesome! It’s super hydrating – just like the strawberry lip balm. And the vanilla flavour is sensational. It smells and tastes like vanilla cake batter. I love it!

I’m very happy with these lip balms. They look cute, they taste great, and they do a great job! What’s not to love? I hope M&S will do a similar lip balm set this Christmas. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

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