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NYX Lip Lingerie 20 French Maid review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I had heard good things about the NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks. NYX is affordable and cruelty free, so I thought I would mix things up a bit in my makeup collection. My first ever NYX Lip Lingerie was French Maid, because it seemed like a fall appropriate nude.


MAC Dazzelglass Comet Blue review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

This is an interesting product, for those of us who have not dared or cared to wear glittery lipgloss before. At a first glance, I was worried that the glitter would be too chunky and it would make the wear even more uncomfortable. I need to mention at this point and for those who have not figured it out yet, that I find lipgloss the most annoying to wear, after lip balm. I swatched MAC Comet Blue in store, on the back of my hand, and it looked very pretty ( I too am attracted to shiny things ). So I took this baby home. This gloss would only be popping in artificial lighting and, when applied over lipstick or pencil, it gives extra dimension to the lips, just like any other gloss. You would need to get close up to see the glitter. Speaking of which, turns out it is not gritty at all, and my apprehension was irrational.

Is this lip gloss sticky? A bit. Is it moisturizing? Yes, but not as moisturizing as a lip balm.

Do you own any of the Dazzleglasses from MAC?



My imperfect lips

Dear Roses and Lilies,

When I take a look at lip product adds, all I see are huge, mostly perfectly symmetrical, puffy lips. Makes me want to try lip injections... naaah!

Ever since I started wearing lipstick (in the early 2000s), I realized how imperfect my lips are. But that is fine, because there is a  huge advantage - I can give them whatever shape I want! And no one will know it's not my natural lip shape.

I love my imperfect lips! Which part of your face do you love most?



Swatch Time: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No. 2

Dear Roses and Lilies,

As soon as I saw the Collection Numeros Rouges on Chanel's Begian page, I could hardly wait to go down to a store and see the four lipsticks in person. That was last week. I also wanted to wait and see if there would be any reviews and swatches on the internet, particularly on So I waited until yesterday, then decided to order No. 2, as I had read somewhere that the collection would only be available in stores at the end of the month and I did not want to wait, because my birthday is coming up.


WOE?! Tom Ford Black Orchid EdP

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I am starting my "what on earth?!" series with a well known and very dark fragrance.


Swatch time: Essence Vibrant Shock Lip Paint in 05 Nightstalker

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Not so long ago, Essence launched some new liquid lipsticks: some metallic, some matte - and really vibrant. I am not a fan of metallic lipsticks, so I went with the Vibrant Shock Lip Paint. Looking at pictures online just after the lip paints became available, I immediately got drawn in by the blue hue, that did not lean green nor purple, so 05 Nightstalker was immediately in my shopping cart. Then I waited 24 hours for the order to arrive, all the while thinking about what a superb addition this hue would be to my ever growing collection.


Old MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour?

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today's post is going to be a bit more laid back, if that is even possible. :-) I was going through the liquid lipsticks from MAC I got early this year, when I discovered something disheartening about my little stash.