International Kissing Day Lip Prep!

It's International Kissing Day tomorrow - did you know? So, if you fancy smooching/snogging/necking/tashing on, then you better make sure you've done some lip prep - an there are loads of ideas and offers on 5pm Spa & Beauty. Also, you need to make sure you have your favourite lipstick at the ready to reapply once the deed is done! I was gutted this week when I found out that Smashbox had, it would appear, discontinued my favourite Always On … [Read more...]

Plump your lips for International Kissing Day

It's International Kissing Day this Friday. Let's dwell on that, rather than the fact it is Friday the 1th, yes? So, time to get those lips ready for some smooching. (Or good enough to smooch, even if you don't want any kissing going on this weekend!) Lip fillers. They're massively popular, the girls on TOWIE love them, and they aren't as expensive as you might think - particularly when bought through one of 5pm's fantastic deals. The … [Read more...]

Buxom Plumpline for lips

Buxom's Plumpline Lip Liner launches at the start of next year, and it's different. It's chunkier than a normal lip liner, but isn't really a lip crayon. It also has a lip brush at one end, which, although useful, I'm not overly sure about. When I first received it, before I looked at the press release, I thought it was going to be a hidden sharpener, and I was really quite disappointed when it wasn't! I also am not sure where I can get … [Read more...]

Guerlain KISS KISS collection

This lovely little collection from Guerlain launches next month and I also wrote about it for a piece in the Daily Record. If you love glamour and lip products, this is for you. First up, the KissKiss Matte Lipstick (£27.50) - the first hydrating and plumping matte by Guerlain, it's as intense as a lipstick and as comfortable as a balm. It contains hyaluronic acid and Nigella sativa oil to nourish and plump the lips over time - and there's a … [Read more...]

NEW Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipsticks

Lip contouring - or making your lips look fuller with makeup - has been a 'thing' in the beauty blogging world for a while now. Check YouTube, and there are loads of tutorials on how to do it. Most of them invlving a lot of products, and a fair bit of work. Smashbox are here to make it much simpler this AW with the launch of their Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick. Benefit did a sort of two-tone lippy a while back, but this has three layers and … [Read more...]

Plump those lips with PMD’s Kiss

Continuing on the International Kissing Day theme, I'd like to introduce you to this little gadget from US company PMD. Meet Kiss, the lip plumping device. I wrote about this the other month in a feature for the Daily Record, and I have used it. And it is odd. It's fun, doesn't hurt, doesn't give you the horrific lip disasters that putting a shot glass on you lips, sucking and creating a vacuum did. It's a similar concept of course, but trust … [Read more...]

Pucker up with Fresh for National Kissing Day!

Mwah! It's International Kissing Day today, so time to pucker up and get kissing! Perhaps not just randomly, though, that might not be the best idea. But if you are kissing then you will need your lips to be in tip-top condition. The latest lip balm to land on my desk is this one from Fresh - who are rolling out into John Lewis stores nationwide this year. The Fresh Sugar Candy Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15 is all things - lip balm, … [Read more...]

Double the Lips with Tom Ford and Benefit

Tom Ford creates beauty products you know you really don't need, but you CRAVE them. They look SO beautiful you convince yourself you have to have them. The new Shade and Illuminate Lips is one of those - and I have only seen images, haven't even tried the thing! But look at them. They ARE beautiful. The first run is six limited edition pairings designed to flatter a range of skin tones. I love Saboteur, a brilliantly bold pink and … [Read more...]

Kiss and Tell with Clinique!

When Clinique sent over this press release for Valentine's Day, it made me smile. It reminded me of daft quizzes and 'what your hand lines say about you' type features I loved in Jackie, Mandy, and Diana annuals as a kid. What Your Kiss Says About You, say Clinique. So, lipstick and paper at the ready, and get comparing these five lipstick kisses to your own! (All created with Clinique Pop Lip Colours, of course, available from Clinique and at … [Read more...]

Lipstick Chess from Lipstick Queen

It must be hard, being just a lipstick brand, and coming up with new and innovative products all the time. Poppy King, whose brand is Lipstick Queen, certainly does that. But this newly launched collection - Lipstick Chess - is more of a gimmick than an innovative product, I think. That's not to say it's not cute - but I have to admit I am not the biggest chess fan that ever lived! There are six shades in the collection, all named after a … [Read more...]