Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipsticks

Good morning guys, hope your day is going well. Today I am going to jump right into it and talk to you about the Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof lipsticks. A package arrived on my doorstep containing three of these Lord & Berry beauties and it made me squeal in delight. I have actually heard quite a few good things about Lord & Berry, but just hadn’t picked anything up from the brand myself. I was excited to finally try something from them, and also try their liquid lipsticks as I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. Matte and long lasting? Yes please! I wasn’t sure what to expect however as I hadn’t really heard much about these before.

I was excited to see that the colours I received were all colours I could see myself wearing and suiting. I received three lipsticks in the following shades: First Lady, Pop Pink and Brave Red. I’ll quickly talk you through the packaging before I go onto the product themselves. The lipsticks are housed in a lip gloss like tube with a really nice wand. The wand is slightly longer than your average doe foot applicator and is also slanted for easy application. There is 7ml worth of product in each tube. In terms of formula, the consistency is a little bit like thin paint, it seems like it will be drying but it is actually really comfortable due to the essential oils the product contains. It dries really matte, really fast which is amazing. It is annoying when you have to wait a long time for the product to dry down so I was so glad to see that wasn’t the case here. The coverage is what blew me away, such perfect and full coverage. One swipe and your lips are covered. Oh that and the staying power! I actually have just kissed my hand several times like a weirdo to see if the product is actually kiss proof and I can report that it is. On my first application I applied lots of lip balm under the lipstick, and had a little transfer so I would suggest you avoid doing that! Now lets talk colours.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick First Lady

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick First Lady

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick First Lady

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick in First Lady

This colour is a gorgeous browny nude. It’s so perfect for my skin tone and I think it looks quite similar to a 90’s brown lip. It has subtle golden shimmers running through it but I didn’t really see them appear on my lips. That being said, this is still my favourite shade and one I find so easy to wear.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick Pop Pink

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick Pop Pink

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick Pop Pink

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick in Pop Pink

This is pretty fuchsia hot pink, it is bright and vivid and couldn’t have come to be at a better time. It reminds me of a good summer, so I am looking forward to wearing it this season. It reminds me of some of old MAC lipstick shades like Girl About Town that I’ve neglected in favour of liquid lipsticks.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick in Brave Red

This is a classic red shade, and a staple in all makeup collections. I feel like it has some blue tones to it and will remind you of classic hollywood sirens. As it is so easy to wear, and provides such good colour payoff in just one swipe, I’ll definitely be turning to it when I want a quick and easy red lip.

Overall, I am pretty impressed by these products. Enough so that I want to try more things from the brand, I’m hoping they too will impress me just as much. The liquid lipsticks retail for £15.00 and you pick it up here.

Hope you liked my Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof lipstick review. I’ve been wanting to share this with you guys for what feels like forever, but have had so much going on I haven’t been able to. So glad I finally am, because I am hoping you are like me and love to discover new brands and products. Let me know if you have any liquid lipsticks on your radar that I should be picking up! Speak soon, Tanzina x

Switching Up My Skin Care

Hi loves, I finally have gotten out my skin care rut, hurrah! I’ve been making do with the same skincare for years, and I think in the last 6 months I have started getting a little bit more experimental with my skincare. It all started a few months before my December wedding, I wanted radiant skin so I invested in some Sunday Riley skincare (which I have spoken about extensively here). Since I had such good results, I’ve decided to try a few more new products, so I thought I would share them with you all. This isn’t an in depth review kind of blog post, more like first impressions.

Switching Up My Skin Care

So the first couple of products I’m using for switching up my skin care are from Sunday Riley, a brand I’ve seen really good results from so it made sense to try more from the range.

Sunday Riley Skin Care

Sunday Riley CEO

Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

The reason I wanted to try this despite loving Flora was a) Sunday Riley recommended this to me for my skin type and b) to see if the scent was more bearable in comparison to the Flora version. I am happy to report that it is, and also it is so nourishing on my skin. It really does help with the tight dry feeling and making my skin feel ‘fed’ again. I think I do prefer this to Flora, and seem to use less of it as it makes my skin feel nourished with even the smallest drop. You can pick this up [here] for £70.00.

Sunday Riley C.E.O (C+E antiOXIDANT Protect & Repair Moisturiser)

Where do I start with this beauty. Another recommendation, I had high hopes for this one as I had loved the Tidal Water Cream from the brand so much. This one blow Tidal out of the water (pardon the pun). It smells of oranges and smells beautiful. It is so rich and hydrating, I would go as far as to say it is the best face cream I have used so far. I cannot get enough. It just banishes my dry patches and makes my skin feel so good. Definite repurchase. You can pick this up [here] for £60.00.

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

This was a gift from my beautiful best friend Yasmin, and I have only just got around to using it as I was finishing up my Elemis Cleansing Balm. I am in two minds about this, firstly I love the scent. It is almost chocolate orange like, it is very bizarre but nice. I love the fact it has sugar crystals in it, which makes this exfoliating at the same time. I rarely exfoliate (slaps wrists) but this helps me out by doing some exfoliation. The thing that lets me down slightly is that it isn’t as oily as I would like it to be, instead it is quite dry which isn’t something I expected from a balm. I will keep using and report back. So far I really like it, but do I love it? I’m not sure. This can be picked up [here] for £46.00 – I think the price is not too bad.

I’ll be doing a more in depth review of the three Sunday Riley products so keep an eye out for that.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart SPF50 Hydrating Shield

I’ve actually been using this for a while, and I guess with SPF you can’t really tell if it is working. Initially what I could report on was that it was a lovely fluid, it went on smoothly and seemed to moisturise my skin in the morning. It also doesn’t give the skin the funny white cast that SPF’s can give and is probably my favourite SPF to wear. That is until I went to Barbados for my honeymoon. I used this religiously on my face, and didn’t really use much SPF anywhere else. Till today, my body is peeling everywhere except my face. Nothing on my face got burnt or damaged. How bloody amazing is this stuff! I will warn you, it definitely is on the pricey side but once I run out, I might have to grudgingly part with my money to replenish this. It is that good! You can pick it up [here] for £55.00

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist

This was another god send for me whilst I was on holiday, it is the perfect face mist. It’s a very soft spray, so that firstly is a win in my books as I often avoid sprays as they are too hard and I am too scared they will ruin my makeup. The air conditioning would make my skin feel a lot dryer, so a couple of spritz of this made my skin much happier. I am now using this after using a face mask, or a cleanse, just because it feels so refreshing on the skin. The size isn’t too huge, I think I will carry it with me throughout the summer for days when I need something to make me feel refreshed. You can pick this up [here] for £21.00

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Overnight Hand Therapy

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Overnight Hand Therapy

I am not a huge hand cream user and really I should be as I always get dry hands. However I find the task tedious and if I am honest I just forget! Having this overnight treatment means that I can add it into my night time skin care routine which equals super soft hands every morning. I was so suprised the first time I used it, my hands felt so soft and moisturised, I kept admiring them all day. This is perfect if you are someone like me who always forgets to moisturise their hands as it is so intense. P.S you should look after your hands as they are one of the most used parts of your body. You can pick it up [here] for £19.00.

Liz Earle Superskin Dry Oil

I wasn’t really sure what to make of this oil when I first got it, it smells quite strong as it has natural seed oil so I was a bit unsure about trying it. I used it here and there after I had a shower simply because it is so easy to use, you just spritz it on and rub it down. However after coming back from holiday, and being so sun burnt with dry parched skin, this has been a life saver. It truly makes a difference to my skin I find, especially in helping the damaged skin get better. I’m half way through the bottle already! You can pick this up [here] for £35.00.

I’m so glad that I am stopping being so boring, and trialing out new products. It is working to my benefit as I am falling in love with new products too. I’m excited to switch up my eye cream soon, and make try a new makeup remover, so I will keep you updated if that happens. Oh, I also need to try acids for my face! I hope you liked today’s post, do let me know if you have any recommendations. 

My First Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick

Pretty much everyone who knows a thing about beauty, knows about the UK grown brand Charlotte Tilbury. There has been so much positive feedback about the brand, especially the lipstick range, and I just can’t find a valid excuse to give you to explain why I have never tried anything from the brand. My best friend bought me a HUGE advent calender thing ages ago, full of Charlotte Tilbury products, and it has taken me forever to start using products from it. Okay – I am a hoarder, I’ll admit it, I was saving it for a ‘special day’. Anyways, life story over, the purpose of today’s post is to talk to you about my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick and that is what we are going to do now.

My First Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick

So in this magical advent calender thingy I was given, was the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red lipstick. Red Carpet Red? It may as well have been called Tanzina (my name by the way) as I am ALL about a good red lip. Let’s quickly talk packaging, because the packaging has become quite iconic. Rose gold, ribbed, with a good weight to – everything a luxury lipstick should be. I can see why these are used as props for beautiful blogger photos. The bullet is usually instantly recognisable, with a straight edge across the nib. Nib, is that even the proper way of describing it? I was so intrigued to see if the unusual shape was actually a help or a hindrance when it came to application.

When I think Red Carpet Red, I think MAC Ruby Woo – vivid and bright and very Marilyn Monroe-esque. However this wasn’t that, instead it is a like a slightly dark red, still classic and still classy. I would say that undertones are more on the cool side, and very flattering on a range of skin tones. The finish is matte, but a really comfortable creamy matte, meaning that it doesn’t highlight dry lips and is a really easy application. The pigmentation is good, it’s not a fully opaque, but opaque enough if that makes sense. It just shows slight hints of your natural lip. It leaves a slight stain, meaning that as it wears off, it isn’t really unflattering. It lasted about 5 hours on me, which is adequate for my needs. This isn’t a liquid lipstick so I wasn’t expecting crazy lasting powers.

Back to the nib, and it’s flat edge. It isn’t a gimmick, it is actually really really useful. It lines my lips really well, I am a definite advocate for lining lips first and this sort of takes the need away as makes application so precise. I know that all good things must come to an end, and as I use this, I am bound to wear down the flat edge but it is really nice to have the first few applications made easier.

Overall, I am really impressed by my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, I will definitely be picking up more shades. I think I will be opting for shades from the Matte Revolution collection, as I’m all about the matte lipstick finish. I’ve got my eye on Love Liberty and Bond Girl, so hopefully they’ll be joining my collection this year. These lipsticks aren’t cheap, they retail for £24.00 so definitely not an every day purchase! But I think it is worth it for that small slice of luxury.

You can pick up your Charlotte Tilbury lipstick here.

Essie Retro Revival Collection 2017

I remember last year, when I got my hands on the first Essie Retro Revival Collection and consequently fell in love with the colours (you can read that here). The collection consisted of 6 shades which have been discontinued over the past 35 years, but due to demand, Essie decided to bring them back for a limited time. The concept went down really well, so well in fact that they have just launched the Essie Retro Revival Collection 2017, again for a limited time only. I was so excited to see what they bought back to life this time round, as last I found one of my favourite shades last time.  


The collection again contains 6 gorgeous colours, in the following shades:

bold beauty: deep red dahlia
prima bella: a hypnotic pink
chastity: a beautiful milky barbie pink
flawess: a cherry blossom pink
sweet tart: a my nail but better nude
pure chiffon: a peach toned nude

The shades I fell in love with are Bold Beauty and Chastity. They feel like polar opposites to each other, one a deep red which alludes to mystery and a sense of maturity and the other a vivid pink, hinting at an inner princess who is yet to grow up. I love them both, together and separately.

Essie Retro Revival Collection 2017
Essie Retro Revival Collection 2017


This is a beautiful blue toned milky pink, which is vivid and cotton candy like. It has definite bubblegum and barbie vibes which I am absolutely loving. The formula is amazing, it goes on smoothly without any streaks and 2 coats are enough for complete opacity. The formula also dries really quickly which is ideal. With tanned hands, pinks especially lighter pinks are a little hard to get away with but this looks amazing on tanned skin. I suspect this will suit a variety of skin tones. You can pick it up here for £7.99.

Bold Beauty

Bold Beauty is a deep red shade, from the bottle I thought it may apply a little brown but actually it is a true burgundy shade, which red coming through quite strongly. It reminds me a lot of my birth stone, garnet. It feels classy on the nails, and a definite go to when you want to go for the classic chic look. Again it suits my tanned complexion really well, and I am sure it will also suit fairer skin tones just as well. The formula again goes on smoothly, and is opaque after two coats. One thing I will say is that the colour appears darker in the bottle than on the nails. So you may need extra coats to achieve the bottle colour. You can pick it up here for £7.99.

Note: Boots are currently running a deal here you buy one nail polish and get one half price. Find the deal here.

The Essie Retro Revival Collection 2017 is only available for a limited time, two weeks to be exact! It stops being available to buy on March 14th, so if there are any shades that catch your attention, then be quick! I would highly highly recommend Chastity, I think it is such a beautiful Spring/Summer shade and I definitely will be getting lots of use out of it. I hope you liked this quick overview of the Essie Retro Revival collection, let me know if you’re a fan of any of the shades.

My Wedding Lipstick – Kylie Merry Lip Kit Review

Hi loves, today I wanted to do a review of a the liquid lipstick that I actually wore on my wedding day. As you have probably twigged from the title, I wore a Kylie Lip Kit for my big day in the shade Merry. So today I have decided to do a quick Kylie Merry Lip Kit review for you all, in case it is a shade that sparks your interest like it did mine.

I actually had no intention of wearing this product for my big day, I already had MAC Russian Red picked out to wear instead. However my lovely friend Safiyah from Safiyah Tasneem was doing my wedding makeup and had bought me this as part of her wedding gift to me. Once I had unwrapped it, I realised it was a perfect match with my wedding dress, so really it was a no brainer to wear this long lasting liquid lipstick for my makeup look. It is so important that it matches the dress, but there are many amazing wedding dresses in Atlanta ready to be selected.

Let’s quickly talk packaging, this lip kit comes in a pretty Christmas ornament package box. The shade Merry, was actually a part of the Christmas collection that Kylie bought out which is still surprisingly still available in the original packaging. Inside, you find the liquid lipstick, along with the lip liner. The lipstick comes with a silver lid and a silver dripping design which is a nice touch.

Now on to the colour itself, the liquid lipstick is a deep rich matte red, which still holds some vividness to it despite being a deep shade. The lip liner is half a shade lighter I find, but they both work really well together. Merry is a couple of shades deeper than Kylie’s Mary Jo K shade which is a gorgeous bold red.

The way I wore is was to apply the lip liner all over the lip, and then go over it with a thin coat of the liquid lipstick. Would you believe me if I told you, I did not reapply once through the entire course of the day?! It is quite a bold statement and if I hadn’t experienced it myself I would think I was lying but I genuinely did not reapply once. I was a massive ball of nerves and had this weird feeling on my wedding day, I couldn’t eat or drink anything really and I am sure that played a huge part in the lasting power, but regardless, I just extremely grateful I didn’t get any of that unattractive liquid lipstick peeling effect you sometimes can get, or flaking effect – each as unflattering as the other. I had my lipstick on for almost 10 hours with only a very slight fade on my lips – just ridiculously impressive.

Overall my Kylie Merry Lip Kit review is most definitely a positive one, this duo really impressed me and did not let me down on my wedding day. If you were shopping for a wedding lip product, I would definitely recommend trying out a Kylie lip kit to see if it works for you as well as it did for me. I definitely took a gamble on the day by switching up my lip choice so last minute, but it was a gamble that definitely paid off.

You can pick the Kylie Merry Lip Kit here for $30.

Speak soon, Tanzina x