REVIEW: Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Hello there 🙂 Hope this post finds you well!
I’m reviewing one of the newer products I’ve bought in my recent makeup haul.
I’ve been using this cute little guy for more than a week now. I’ve tested this product on bare skin as well as on top of BB cream and foundation.

Official DescriptionAn airy, petal-soft flush of colour inspired by the hues of an English country garden
Effortlessly buildable across lips and cheeks for a subtle sheer wash or an intense result, the velvet texture remains transparent on the skin, gently blurring imperfections.
Mistake-proof Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom can be gently applied with fingertips for an instantly moisturised feeling.

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Product
This is a great 2 in 1 product for the summer months! Offered in 6 universally flattening shades.
The packaging screams “Buy me!” and I did 😀 I have always loved Burberry’s lip products! Let’s see how this performs…

Packaging
The product is housed in a lovely but weighty glass jar with an embossed metallic twist top lid. It looks cute yet elegant. It is a lot of packaging for 3.5g of product. I probably have chunky fingers and I keep getting knocked by the lid while trying to open it.
This won’t happen to any round jars but this is no ordinary branded item! Nice looking packaging but slightly impractical.
I do have long nails so I need to think of a way of getting to the product once it is running low. I will cross that bridge when I come to it ;P

Scent
I cannot detect any scent from this product, which is a good sign for those who are sensitive to scented products. I believe Burberry is phasing out scented products to appeal to a wider audience. But I do miss that vintage rose fragrance from some of the older products.

Colour/Pigmentation
The colour of my Lip & Cheek cream blush is No.09 Poppy. I chose it for its vibrant summer colour! I do love it on my lips, but it is a tad too strong for my cheeks. If I do not blend it out thinly, I would look sun burnt!
Once blended it out nicely, it would look nice with a pop of healthy tint!

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours (Photo Swatches - no.09 Poppy) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours (Photo Swatches – no.09 Poppy) @iamcherrylemon

Longevity
The product last really long as a cheek product and I am very impressed! I didn’t even set it with powder. It applies and looks great on bare skin as well as being part of full-face makeup.
However, the product did not last too long on the lips and it tinted them only very lightly. I did not mind reapplying it, as it feels really comfortable and soft on the lips.

Ease of use
Extremely easy, just remember less is more! Blend with fingers on your cheeks and apply directly onto your lips 🙂 easy peasy!

Overall Summary

Great little product to take in your handbag, it lasts really well as a cheek product and performs well as a lip tint. I would give this product 3.5 out of 5!

Burberry online £24 for 3.5 grams

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Bundle of (not-so-fascinating) joy! Unboxing of Memebox Collboration #4 Cutie Pie Marzia and Superbox #56 Yogurt Cosmetics

Memebox Superbox #56 Yogurt Cosmetics

Till this day, I still cannot believe I’ve got this bundle of boxes. Why oh why!? The contents are not bad, just not exciting that’s all. But if you are interested in CPM2 box, it is still available here.

 

Memebox Superbox #56 Yogurt Cosmetics

At the time of the launch, I missed out the first restock of the yogurt box. So when it reappeared as a bundle with Cutiepie Marzia box, I bit the bullet and got the bundle. Judging by how long it took me to unbox these, you can tell how much I love it (not), right?

 

Memebox Superbox #56 Yogurt Cosmetics - Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Superbox #56 Yogurt Cosmetics – Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Pure Smile Yogurt Mask Mixed Fruits 2 * 23ml, RRP $5

There are 2 sheet masks here, I’ve tried one recently and actually pretty happy with it. The mask smells like tropical fruit salad, it is slightly moisturising without excess of the serum. The mask fits ok but the eye holes are way too small for me. I probably would not repurchase this, it is only a OK mask.

 

Pure Smile Yogurt Mask - Mixed Fruits @iamcherrylemon

Pure Smile Yogurt Mask – Mixed Fruits @iamcherrylemon

Happy Bath Facial Yogurt Cleansing Foam 120ml, RRP $6

Cleansing foam that has been enriched with citrus goodness! The option I’ve receive was the Apple, orange and lime. Not tried so I cannot comment.

 

Purederm Skin Softening Yogurt Mask and Happy Bath Facial Yogurt Foam (Herbal Essence) @iamcherrylemon

Purederm Skin Softening Yogurt Mask and Happy Bath Facial Yogurt Foam (Herbal Essence) @iamcherrylemon

ettang Modeling Take-out Cup Pack Yogurt 17g, RRP $3

This is a DIY mask that you mix the powder with water, to create a paste as a peel off mask. It is fun to mix and apply, but that’s about it. It did not do much for my skin, in terms of evening out skin tone (what it claimed to do).

Purederm Skin Softening Yogurt Mask Strawberry 150ml, RRP $12

This is a gentle yogurt mask pack, it smells of strawberry yogurt and actually pretty nice. I do like yogurt based skincare, I find them moisturising and calming to the skin. Unfortunately, this mask has a short expiration period! Mine expires this June.

Rappol Rappol Calming Cream 150g, RRP $59

High value item within the box. This calming cream works to strengthen the skin’s immunity and self-regenerating ability (er isn’t this what snail mucus filtrate do as well). This calming cream is suitable for sensitive skin that’s also allergy-prone as well.

 

Rappol Calming Cream @iamcherrylemon

Rappol Calming Cream @iamcherrylemon

Holika Holika I Want Chu Lip Balm 01 Strawberry Smoothie 2 * 3.7g, RRP $11

This is the only product I really like from the box. A duo of magical lip balms, each has its own flavour and when mixed, they will react and produce a third flavour! One is strawberry, one is yogurt, and when they react together, it will produce strawberry smoothie taste!

I’m not a kid but I am still fascinated by this :p

 

Holika Holika I Want Chu Lip Balm - Strawberry Smoothie @iamcherrylemon

Holika Holika I Want Chu Lip Balm – Strawberry Smoothie @iamcherrylemon

 

Memebox x Cutie Pie Marzia #2 (Collaboration 4)

Memebox x CutiePieMarzia 2 CutiePieMarzia Memebox Collaboration #3 Specially Designed Box @iamcherrylemon

I won’t bored you with how much the meme-community hates this collaboration box. I, myself have nothing against anyone or anything. To me, what’s important is the contents J If they work for me or suitable for me then I won’t refuse to use anything!

Memebox Cutie Pie Marzia #2 - unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Cutie Pie Marzia #2 – unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Apparently, Memebox has produced over 5000 of these boxes, and they are still selling it until now. You can still grab one if you wish. So read on and check if you do like the products.

Tonymoly Red Appletox Honey Cream 80ml, RRP $12

A big red cute apple from Tonymoly! I have got one from the Apple Mojito box. I really liked it, as it smells amazingly like apple but more tangy and refreshing. I like how it feels on the skin, but I have not used this under makeup yet. I am using it like a night cream/treatment.

TonyMoly Red Appletox Honey Cream @iamcherrylemon

TonyMoly Red Appletox Honey Cream @iamcherrylemon

Cheek Room Lip Balm Clover 05 Cherry Clover 12g, RRP $12

This lip balm smells very sweet and like cherries. It contains olive oil, shea butter and jojoba oil. All are great for nourishing the lips.

 

Shara Shara Petit Friend Matte Lipp Crayon 3g, RRP $11 (OR02 Salmon Orange)

This is a lip crayon with super cute imagery on the packaging. I have received the Salmon Orange option, in which I do not believe is a colour for me. I love lip crayons but I am also very picky with colours that I wear. I shall gift this away.

 

Shara Shara Triple Shine Colour Shadow 2g, RRP $15 (01 Pink Violet)

This is a trio of eye shadows created by Shara Shara. I do like the little trio of pinks and purples, and I’m pretty happy that I recevived the Pink Voilet option. I cannot see myself using the other three trio selection! This is a handy sized makeup product, but I am not sure I would pay $15 for it! Nice to have but not a necessity!

 

Shara Shara Triple Shine Color Shadow @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Triple Shine Color Shadow @iamcherrylemon

TheYeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Mile All-in-One Serum 100ml, RRP $20

This serum is created using organic Hallabong, it is a hybrid citrus fruit which is known to be very tasty and sweet (would love to try one!). It looks like a pear shaped orange! This serum smells like a citrusy fruit cocktail, contains vitamin C and other ingredients such as kiwi, broccoli and aloe vera (all cultivated on the island of Jeju, Korea).

Jeju Hallabong

Jeju Hallabong (image credit: http://planetden.com/)

This serum is slightly thinner than normal serum consistency, it feels moisturising on the skin and it get absorbed very easily.

Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-In-One Serum @iamcherrylemon

Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-In-One Serum @iamcherrylemon

Revecen Face Control Foundation #002 Violet 17g, RRP $22

Revecen Face Control Foundation in Violet @iamcherrylemon

Revecen Face Control Foundation in Violet @iamcherrylemon

This is a colour correcting cream foundation product. We have seen this item popping up in so many boxes now. This product is to be applied before your base product. Or apply extremely lightly over makeup with lots of blending.

The foundation is heavy coverage, and needs a lot of blending in order for it to be undetectable. The purple pigment is for neutralising the yellow tones in uneven skin tone. It perks up dull skin and makes it a very smooth canvas to work on. It’s useable for light to light-medium skin tones.

 

Thank you for reading!

 


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1 Love and 2 dropouts! Apple Mojito, Petite Treasures and Blackout! [Unboxing of Memebox Special #65, #66 and #67]

Tony Moly Appletox Honey Cream @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Appletox Honey Cream @iamcherrylemon (I love this shiny red apple!)

Hello there, today I am doing a triple unboxing again. It will be a lovely short review and possibly some rare ranting from me!

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito

First up, we have the Apple Mojito box. This is the 1 LOVE in this trio, I did not expect it to be the best out of the three boxes at all.

Here’s the box:

 

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito - Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito – Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

  1. Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream 50g, RRP $5

This is my second or third tubes of Enesti hand creams! I received my first one from a lovely lady from meme FB group. This hand cream is absolutely lovely, it has a sweet scent of apples and honey. Nourishing to the hands and does not leaving a greasy feeling at all. I am a regular hand creams user and I can compare this to my holy grail hand cream from L’Occitane!

I believe the shea butter element of this cream makes it so good! So keep them Enesti hand creams coming Memebox!

Enesti Apple and Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream and AHC Climax Foam Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

Enesti Apple and Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream and AHC Climax Foam Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

  1. AHC Climax Foam Cleanser 180ml, RRP $29

This foam cleanser has been formulated with soda water, glucose and coconut; it is suitable for all skin types. It smells like pretty standard soap cleanser, produces rich and creamy foam and cleans the skin well. But it feels too squeaky clean? I don’t like cleanser that leaves me this feeling, more often than not… it means it is too harsh for me.

AHC Climax Foam Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

AHC Climax Foam Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

  1. Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm in Lemon Cupcake 6g, RRP $6

This little guy is just super cute, and it smell just like Lemon drizzle cake to me.. Lemony scent and sweet! I am not sure I want to use it, just want to keep it on my vanity!

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm in Lemon Cupcake @iamcherrylemon

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm in Lemon Cupcake @iamcherrylemon

  1. PureDerm Skin Turn=Over Lemon Peeling Toner 170ml, RRP $24

This toner has been enriched with AHA, lemon extracts, witch hazel water and portulaca extracts. With lemon, it means it has a brightening effect on the skin!

PureDerm Skin Turn-Over Lemon Peeling Toner @iamcherrylemon

PureDerm Skin Turn-Over Lemon Peeling Toner @iamcherrylemon

Portulaca extract is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids. Portulaca extracts has known strong anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. As an antioxidant it fights premature aging and protects from environmental skin damage. (Skindred Soul)

To use, get a cotton pad and depress the nozzle! What a different way to moisten the pad before use! Hehe Just don’t slip and make a mess on the bathroom floor ;o)

  1. Tony Moly Red Apple Tox Honey Cream 80ml, RRP $12
Tony Moly Appletox Honey Cream @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Appletox Honey Cream @iamcherrylemon

This is one apple that I was looking forward to receive! This is one of Tony Moly’s famous skincare products. It smells deliciously like red apples (probably better too), the texture is like sticky and stringy honey! It contains natural honey extracts. It aims to enhance skin elasticity and moisture level.

appletox info

For info, http://tonymolybeauty.com/product/red-appletox-cream/

This box (FOR ME) contains more useable items than the other two boxes put together! It has a total meme-retail value of $76 and the cost of the box was $19 plus shipping.

Good box, I will give this box 4 out of 5 (basically 4 items out of 5 are useable :P)


Memebox Special #66 Petit Treasures

Memebox Special #66 Petite Treasure

Come on, with such lovely box graphics you would expect it to contain the cutest things ever, right? Or should I never judge a memebox by its cover? (aboo!)

Here’s the box contents:

Memebox Special #66 Petit Treasures - Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Special #66 Petit Treasures – Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

  1. Recipe by Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss (02 Sweet Fiona) 6g, RRP $5

The blue/green substance is the actual gloss, and the paler swirl is the actual lip balm that has been enhanced with jojoba seed oil, argan oil and grape seed oil.

This looks pretty cute actually, it will be my second swing gloss so I will put this up for swaps.

Ddung Lovely Girl Mascara and Recipe By Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss @iamcherrylemon

Ddung Lovely Girl Mascara and Recipe By Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss @iamcherrylemon

  1. Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream 45g, RRP $16

This cream is made for use on dry patches on your face and body. It also claims to erase signs of ageing and smoothens the unevenness of blemish scars. This product expires in July 2015, so get using!

Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream @iamcherrylemon

  1. dDung Lovely Girl Mascara 7ml, RRP $24

This mascara has a very short bristle brush, it gives very little volume and does not add much length. So I would suggest you use this on your lower lashes, the shorter bristle will come in handy! I am not mad about this mascara by the way, and certainly will not pay $24 for one!

  1. Shara Shara Feminine Single Blusher RRP $7

I received the pale pink option, this little container house a white fluffy puff for you to apply the blusher with. It does look femine, hence the name I guess!? Again, I am not mad about this item either.

Shara Shara Feminine Single Blusher @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Feminine Single Blusher @iamcherrylemon

This box is valued at $52 and the total cost of the box was $19 plus shipping.

I will score this box at 0.5 out of 5. Not a box for me unfortunately! The items are petites yes, but not that useful to me.

 


Memebox Special #67 Blackout!

Memebox Special #67 Blackout!

When I saw the spoiler for this box, I was so disappointed. I didn’t want this box in the first place, I feel stupid having bought it. I did it because a girl on FB group informed me that she made the suggestion on the black box to memebox. She got upset when I said I only wanted Petite Treasures and Apple Mojito boxes. I felt like I shouldn’t even commented what I wanted or not want in public :o( But it is a group forum to for us all to have a good old chinwag over memeboxes! (I am sorry to sound negative here! Ok ranting over)

Anyhow, let’s unbox the unboxables.

Memebox Special #67 Blackout! - Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Special #67 Blackout! – Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

  1. B&Soap Black Block 85g, RRP $24

This soap is made of charcoal, rosemary and olive oil. It helps to unclog pores to reveal brighter and clearer complexion. I’ve heard good things about this soap, but unfortunately I am not a facial soap user.

B&Soap Black Block and Honest Clinic Black Hole Spot @iamcherrylemon

B&Soap Black Block and Honest Clinic Black Hole Spot @iamcherrylemon

  1. Honest Clinic Black Hole Spot Treatment 10ml, RRP $26

This is a spot/scne treatment, it contains AHA, BHA conponents to melts away impurities and dead skin cells. It will also brightens any darken spot scars and uneven skin tone.

  1. Tosowoong Black Head Nose Pack 8 pieces, RRP $6

This pack is made of natural ingredients, containing Moroccan lava clay, charcoal powder and volcanic ash. It claims to be gentle on the skin but very effective on drawing out blackheads.

Tosowoong Black Head Nose Pack @iamcherrylemon

Tosowoong Black Head Nose Pack @iamcherrylemon

  1. L’Cret Hair Colour Keeper Treatment Shampoo 300ml, RRP $42

Ok, this is the high price tag item within the box. It contains colour-keeping ingredients, also prevents your coloured hair from fading or UV bleaching.

Lioele L’Cret Hair Color Keeper Treatment Shampoo @iamcherrylemon

Lioele L’Cret Hair Color Keeper Treatment Shampoo @iamcherrylemon

The total retail value of this box is $98, the cost of the box is $19 plus shipping. It can be considered as a good value box. I am sure some people will love this box. But I just don’t find this box exciting nor useable. This box was a train crash, sorry girl on FB! But it really is.

Thank you for reading and let’s give feedbacks to memebox, on both good and not-so-good boxes.

January discount codes for memebox have not been released yet, but I will update this page once I received them.

 


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Memebox Christmas Collection #2 My Holiday Glam (Unboxing another makeup related beauty box!)

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Hello! Hope you are well and have finished all your xmas shopping! I haven’t started yet. That’s what 24th is for!

Today we have a quick unboxing of the Memebox Christmas box #2 for you. It was bundled with #1 Stress free holidays (to be reviewed later).

 

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Here are the box contents:

 

Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pot #6 Burgundy 3g, RRP $29

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Peripera is a new brand for me, but I have heard lots of good things about the brand. Happy to receive this in the box. This shade is a rich shimmery burgundy, in the form of a shadow pigment.

It comes in a pot with a ait tight lid to prevent it from drying out. It contains diamond and amethyst powders for that extra radiance.

Best to use with eye primer to prevent any fallout. It has great pigments, please see swatch at the bottom of this post.

For $29, this is one pricy eye  pigment!

 

Deoproce White Flower BB Cream SPF35 PA+++ 30g, RRP $12

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This BB is enriched with a blend of flower extracts. It aims to protect and moisturise your skin, balance skin tone. This has good coverage yet feels light when worn. I have received the shade #21 which is too light for me. I am currently in a swap for a shade #23. I cannot wait to received my shade!

 

Vivito Painting Jelly Lip Tint in RD001 Squeezed Berry 5.5g, RRP $29

Another Vivito items, I am not getting bored of this range, their product line contains some great products. I like the Vivito primer received in the Thanksgiving box.

This lip tint tastes like artificial berries, and it is not the nice berry taste. It’s just… weird. The tint itself is on the sheer side and it gives just enough colour to the lips. See swatch at the end of this blog post.

 

Cool Enough Studio “The Mirror” RRP $15

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An unusually shaped mirror, I cannot see this shape being extra helpful but this will certainly fit into some lovely clutch bags. I still prefer the credit card shaped and sized mirrors. So this mirror will sit in my drawer until I can think of a way to make use of it.

 

DearBerry Rockcat Girl Waterproof Pencil Liner Purple 7g, RRP $5

The shade is more than “nearly black” with some glitter, faintly purple tint. It did glide on very easily onto lids, but as I have oily lids.. this did not last on me. I guess that if you have non-oily lids, this might be a good party liner for you with glitter in place.

 

Eclipse Poppy Red and Fresh Green 15ml each, RRP $7

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2 nail polishes! I am so glad these did make it all the way from Korea! At first glance, these are looking very nice and vibrant. As much as a nail art mad that I am, I seldom wear green polishes on my nails. These two polishes are slightly on the sheer side, and you will need at least 2 to 3 coats for an opaque look.

I can make full use of the red, but will probably keep the green for decorating and drawing designs.

 

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Total meme-retail value of the box is $104, and the cost of the box was $23 plus shipping.

All in all, not a bad box at all. I like the quality makeup included, brands such as Peripera and Vivito. I am looking forward to using the BB when it arrives.

 

Thank you for reading and have a lovely Tuesday!

 

 


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The empties that I would repurchase! Dec 2014 Edition

Empties that I would repurchase [Dec 2014] @iamcherrylemon

Empties that I would repurchase [Dec 2014] @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! I hope you’re keeping well and stay away from the nasty colds and flus!
Today I have an unusual post for you! An “empties” post! I hardly finish a product normally (due to the fact I have many of the same type at any 1 time!) and would repurchase them afterwards. So I consider these pretty decent products!

The theme today is: My Cleansing heroes!

Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Face Cloths

Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Face Cloths @iamcherrylemon

Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Face Cloths @iamcherrylemon

First up we have the well known makeup cleansing wipes. I know, I know, I preached about not to rely on cleansing wipes as they do not clean thoroughly enough. So if I had to use these, I always follow up with a second cleanse.
My usual cleansing routine would involve cleansing oil or balms, which does a great job! But at times when I’m rushing a little, or re-doing my makeup after work for an evening do. I would use cleansing wipes.

My Ole Henriksen was a value pack of 100 sheets! This is better value, but if you do buy this…Make sure you store it upside down for a few days before opening the seal. As the wipes at the top/near the opening will be too dry and won’t clean effectively. Doing this will ensure you;

1. You don’t have to throw the dryish ones away
2. When you use them, it won’t be useless at cleaning!

These quilted cleansing cloths clean very well (including waterproof makeup) and it won’t leave your skin full of chemicals. It smells pleasant, like sweet citrus but it is not too strong a scent.
I would happily repurchase these wipes. I have bought my value pack from Lookfantastic for £25, saves 50%.

Chanel DÉMAQUILLANT YEUX INTENSE Gentle Bi-phase Eye Make-Up Remover

Chanel Precision Eye Makeup Remover @iamcherrylemon

Chanel Precision Eye Makeup Remover @iamcherrylemon

My second empty is my trusty Channel Eyes & Lips makeup remover. I received a sample of this donkey years ago, and ever since then I was hooked. It is a bi-phase, when full the bottle looks blue.
It is a 2 layers liquid, to use you’ll have to shake it well. The oily top layer is not oily at all. So don’t worry if you hate having oils near your eyes.
This makeup remover doesn’t have a strong scent and feels extremely gentle. Being gentle does not compromise its effectiveness. This is by far the best, the quickest, the most gentle eye makeup remover I’ve ever used.
I have used Lancome eye makeup remover but I don’t really like the oiliness it leaves behind.
Chanel eyes/lips makeup remover is pretty pricy at £22, so I only stock up at duty free or on sale!
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser 90ml for Combination Skin

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

My third empty product! This gentle cleanser contains 96% Natural ingredients and it is petroleum, SLS, & paraben free.
Because it is SLS free, it won’t foam up while you massage it onto your skin. It cleans thoroughly and it won’t leave your skin strip of natural oils.
I love using this cleanser with my Foreo luna mini, they are the best partners!
Boots has an offer on, 3 for 2 at the moment! Price £6.99

Ok, great that rounds up my “empties” post nicely. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day! 😉

Memebox Global Box #15 and Lucky Box #10

Hello everyone, today I have 2 belated unboxing for Global #15 and Lucky #10 boxes! These 2 were picked up during the restock period. They came on snail mail then I had to try out some products ;P
 
Global #15 Box contents:

 

Memebox Global Box #15

Memebox Global Box #15

Memebox Global Box #15 Box Contents @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Global Box #15 Box Contents @iamcherrylemon

Mise en scène Perfect Repair Treatment Pack 180ml, RRP $16
A good hair treatment does save your hair from getting unmanageable! I have dyed my hair a few times and so I heavily depend on hair treatments, such as moroccan oil and hair masks.
I have tried this a few times and this is more nourishing to the hair than the snail hair gloss treatment from Snail #1 box. I am loving this one!
Mise en scène Perfect Repair Treatment Pack and Perfect Serum - Global Box #15 @iamcherrylemon

Mise en scène Perfect Repair Treatment Pack and Perfect Serum – Global Box #15 @iamcherrylemon

Mise en scène Perfect Serum 70ml, RRP $9
This serum contains 7 different natural oils: argan, camellia, oive, jojoba, coconut, apricot and marula. The serum is not oily nor sticky. This works out cheaper than Moroccan oil that I have been using for years, it would be perfect if this is readily available in the UK!
I really do like this from the first time I’ve tried it, I hope I will be able to find backup of this hair serum. I applied this before blow drying and my hair ends up less frizzy and almost silky! It feels and looks smoother, extremely happy with this.
 
Ariul Stress Reliving Purefull Cleansing Foam 75ml, RRP $8
This is a foamy bubble cleanser, it claims that the bubbles can penetrate deep into the skin and clean away makeup residues, skin impurities, blackheads and dead skin cells. I am not a big fan of foamy cleanser but it seems that all the cleansers I am getting from memeboxes are foamy! I am currently using the ddung Milky cleanser from the CW3 box. For which, I am still on the fence about, I am not sure I am stand the smell but it does a fabulous job at cleaning me skin!! What should I do!?
 
Tonymoly BCDation All Master SPF30 PA++ 20g, RRP $24
Hello BB + CC + Foundation, aka BCDation by Tonymoly. Tonymoly has merged 3 products into 1 with this BCDation. It has the blemish control, SPF of a BB cream, combined with the colour correcting properties of a CC cream, plus the coverage of a foundation into 1. Fancy natural-looking but high coverage? It sounds amazing but is it!? (I have previously purchased this item before I found out this is part of Global #15).
Well I believe it depends on your skin type, as it did look pretty good on me (with a lot of blending!) for a few hours, I would say around 3 to3.5 hours and BOOF! My oily combination skin played havoc and melted BCDation off my face. To be truthful, I am an oil slick, and I did not wear primer underneath that time. But the idea of a 3 in 1 product is to save you time and effort in makeup application.
I had to bust out my super primer “Hourglass “ for this to work “OK” for me. I had high hopes for this, but.. nevermind.
 
Miss.age Snail Anti-Wrinkle Serum 50ml, RRP $53
Fantastic, a snail serum! My last one from the Brightening box is at 30% at the moment, great timing memebox! Ehehe This is quite different, the consistency is more than slightly slimy, this is pretty thick. I shall report back once I start using this. I am hoping it will sit as well with me like the DKN one does!
Snail skincare aims to help skin regeneration and boost moisture level to the skin.
Ariul Stress Reliving Purefull Cleansing Foam and Miss.age Snail Anti-Wrinkle Serum @iamcherrylemon

Ariul Stress Reliving Purefull Cleansing Foam and Miss.age Snail Anti-Wrinkle Serum @iamcherrylemon

 

Tosowoong Makeon Lip Manicure 30 Seconds 5.5g, RRP $12
This lip manicure is like a very pigmented lip tint, colour with long lasting characteristics of a tint. It takes 30 seconds for this to dry and you are set for the day.
I have similar products (Lime Crime Velvetines) in my stash so I shall be selling/swapping this.
A word of warning, with these fast drying and long lasting lip products, please make sure your lips are moisturised and you have steady hands to apply the colour.
 
Shara Shara I Wanna Pencil Gel Liner, RRP $8
Brown liner! Going straight to swap pile, especially after I received the Beauty people gel liner pencil in Lucky #10 box! I know I am not giving it a chance, but I am ruthless like that 😛 whahahaa
Shara Shara I Wanna Pencil Gel Liner, Tosowoong Makeon Lip Manicure and Tonymoly BCDatoini All Master @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara I Wanna Pencil Gel Liner, Tosowoong Makeon Lip Manicure and Tonymoly BCDatoini All Master @iamcherrylemon

I think the hair serum has totally won me over. I wish the whole box is filled with hair serum bottles and that will be my “Jackpot box”!
Global #15 is no longer available, you can check out Global box #18 here.
The total retail value of this box is $130, the cost of the box is $23 plus shipping. Good value box, do you think memebox will take my suggestion of a box filled with nothing by hair serum bottles? XD


 
Lucky #10
This is my first Lucky box! I have been informed that this is the best way to catch up on very well loved items from previous memeboxes. There are chances that you get repeats of items you have gathered if you are a regular meme-boxers! So for me, this is kinda perfect 😛
Memebox Lucky #10

Memebox Lucky #10

Memebox Lucky Box #10 - Box Contents @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Lucky Box #10 – Box Contents @iamcherrylemon

Dr.MJ Bee Tox Control Cream 55ml, RRP $50
The high value item within the box! This facial cream contains bee venom, propolis, tea tree leaf water, rosemary and calendula extracts.
Bee venom and propolis are very popular skincare ingredients Apparently, our Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton also uses facial creams containing bee venom for your radiant good skin. (being naturally pretty and blessed with good skin also help :P) Calendula is known for its skin benefits, reducing inflammation with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help with other skin irritations such as insect bites, sunburn and rashes. This cream will sooth, nourish and rejuvenate the skin, help retain moisture within the skin.

 

Dr.MJ Bee Tox Control Cream @iamcherrylemon

Dr.MJ Bee Tox Control Cream @iamcherrylemon

Mstar Malus Intensive Hair Treatment 30g, RRP $14
More hair treatment! This one contains over 40 different natural extracts and contain 70% apple water. This treatment promises to firm up and strengthen the hair with continuous use.
My hair is pretty thick and not prone to breakage. I might add to my meme-swap/sell stash as someone will benefit from this more than me!
Mstar Malus Intensive Hair Treatment and E choice Snow Brightening Body Cream @iamcherrylemon

Mstar Malus Intensive Hair Treatment and E choice Snow Brightening Body Cream @iamcherrylemon

 
The Skin House Aloe Water Mist 80ml. RRP$11
I have been using the Avène eau de thermale spray in the office and on hot days for the last few years. It gives a fine mist of natural spring water and I am happy with it. NOW, with this “Skin House” Aloe Water, it contains extra skin benefits, aloe is great for moisturising and calming skin irritations.
The Skin House Aloe Water Mist and Blithe Patting Water Pack @iamcherrylemon

The Skin House Aloe Water Mist and Blithe Patting Water Pack @iamcherrylemon

 
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence 60ml, RRP $22
Walaa! This essence contains snail secretion filtrate , bee venom (again!) and EGF to cleanse rough (?), damaged skin from external stresses and pollution. It is known to improve skin texture and increase moisture level within skin. I was so happy when I saw this as the spoiler for this box! I hear only good things about this essence 😀 ahahha I remember thinking, “bingo! I got what I wanted!!”. It did make me feel *lucky*!
I am really looking forward to start using this, I am currently on Eon essence, which I also love very much 😀
 
E choice Snow Brightening Body Cream 100g, RRP $4
This is an instant skin brightener for the body, it claims to provide long lasting tone-up effect as well as deep hydration and nourishment. This is pretty low value for a 100ml product! Might give this a try :o)
 
Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liner 0.5g, RRP $38
I received the Glimmer Bronze option and I am over the moon with it. Actually I would be happy with any of the colour choices. These gel pencil liner from Beauty People are known to be long lasting, so I am very happy to own one now as they really are long lasting and smudgeproof. This gel liner pencil also comes with a built-in sharpener. 
For some reason, this gel pencil liner is retailed at $38. To be honest, I don’t think I will fork out $38 for a liner. The most I paid was for liquid liners from Lancôme and Burberry and they were around £23 price point!
Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liner @iamcherrylemon

Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liner @iamcherrylemon

Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liner (Glimmer Bronze) @iamcherrylemon

Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liner (Glimmer Bronze) @iamcherrylemon

Blithe Patting Water Pack (pouch sample)
These sample packs are great for introducing products to K-Beauty beginners, I have heard a lot of good things about this from all the FB groups. Each edition of patting water has different skin benefits.
On the info card, the suggested way of usage is to add a sample pack to a wash basin filled with clean water. Then splash this all over the face. Not sure about you, but this sounds wasteful to me!
I have just added this to the Aloe Water mist as recommended by almost everyone (I think I first heard about this from Veri, thx!)! So far, I am really liking it. It gives a great moisture boost to the face on a hot day or air-conditioned office etc. I prefer to use this on naked skin and not over makeup.
 
Total retail value of this box is $139 (excluding the Blithe Patting Water sample pack), the cost of the box is $23 plus $6.99 shipping.
A very good value box containing many useable items, so far, LOVE lucky boxes.
Lucky Box #10 and Super Lucky #11 are currently sold out, but Lucky bundle for Lucky boxes #12, #13 and #14 is available on special set $69 plus 1 payment of shipping. In theory, this will save you 2 shipping fees, around $14 for standard domestic shipping or save $38 on express shipping as you only pay 1 set of shipping fees for 3 boxes that are being delivered at different times.
Blithe Patting Water – (purple, green and yellow version) is on sale for $38 on memeshop at the moment.
Thank you for reading! Have a lovely week 🙂

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Nude lips with a dash of GOLD sparkles! Using Nars Larger than Life in Gold Digger, photo swatches and review

Nude lips with a dash of GOLD sparkles! Using Nars Larger than Life in Gold Digger, photo swatches and review

Are you ready for the weekend?! Yay!

OK, I like my lipsticks in all sorts of colours, reds, plums, corals and even pinks and bright fuchsia… But I hardly wear nude lips…unless I have the dash of gold sparkles (then that is technically not nude lips 😛 hahahah).

Nars Larger than Life lipgloss - Gold Digger, photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Nars Larger than Life lipgloss – Gold Digger, photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

3 products are being discussed here on today’s post;

Today’s star is the Gold Digger lipgloss, I’ve picked this up not long after the Nars makeup class I’ve attended many months ago. Since then, I have used it many times to jazz up many lip colours.

Nars Larger than Life lipgloss - Gold Digger, photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Nars Larger than Life lipgloss – Gold Digger, photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Initially, I would use my NYX lip liner pencil and layer Gold Digger on top. This combo looks amazing and somehow this gold sparkly lips is very wearable and casual for everyday 😀

NYX Lip Pencil in Peekaboo @iamcherrylemon

NYX Lip Pencil in Peekaboo @iamcherrylemon

Check out this close-up, the gold sparkles show up alot better!

(Left to Right): NYX lip pencil + Gold Digger, Gold Digger, NYX lip pencil

Nars lipgloss in Gold Digger NYX Lipliner Pencil in Peekaboo photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Nars lipgloss in Gold Digger NYX Lipliner Pencil in Peekaboo photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Although, it looks great but the lip liner pencil is very drying even when worn with lip balm.

Cool, now we have Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita… this lipstick is the sort you can just pick out of your purse and apply without a mirror! As it is pretty sheer in colour, the lipstick feels very moisturising on the lips. Although this is not long lasting, it is good while it’s on! :p

Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita @iamcherrylemon

Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita @iamcherrylemon

The photo below shows how Dolce Vita looks on its own, and with Gold Digger layered on top.

Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita and Larger than Life lipgloss in Gold Digger photo swatches by @iamcherrylemon

Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita and Larger than Life lipgloss in Gold Digger photo swatches by @iamcherrylemon

Whenever I have bright eye makeup on, I would tone down on the lips with this combo.

Thank you for reading, have a great weekend 😀

Revlon Color Burst lipgloss in Adorned, Quick comparison with Burberry Lip glow in Pink Sweet Pea, Swatch photo

Revlon Color Burst lipgloss in Adorned, Quick comparison with Burberry Lip glow in Pink Sweet Pea Swatch photo

Hi there!

I was browsing through aisles of Boots. As you would on any rainy afternoon. I came across this new fall collection from Revlon. This particular lipgloss really caught my eyes. Can you see why? ? Ultra bright neon fuchsia pink with blue micro shimmer. It immediately reminded me of my Burberry lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea from their 2013 summer collection.

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea and Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea and Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Here I have a swatch of each to show you.

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea and Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned swatches photo @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea and Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned swatches photo @iamcherrylemon

Let’s do a quick comparison between the two!

Revlon colour burst lip gloss is extremely pigmented, glossy, non-sticky and it has this slightly sweet smell of vanilla (I think)!

Wear: 3 to 4 hours on me

Price: £7.99    (Boots currently have 2 for £10 on all Revlon nails/mascara/lip products) I consider this as bargain since my mascara is £9.99 on its own

Availability: Boots, Superdrug
Summary: good lipgloss with fantastic colour payoff

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned swatches photo @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned swatches photo @iamcherrylemon

Burberry lip glow is slightly sheerer than Revlon’s version; it is also non-sticky with the trademark scent of antique rose.

Pink sweet pea is very comfortable to wear and probably easier to pull off.

Wear: 3 hours on me

Price: £18.50

Availability: Burberry online and in store
Summary: Very moisturising, good sheer colour. The micro shimmer in this one is less noticeable than the Revlon’s.

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea swatch photo @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea swatch photo @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea & its applicator @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea & its applicator @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea @iamcherrylemon

I think it really depends what you are looking for, a bright highly pigmented fuchsia pink colour or a sheer fuchsia pink? 🙂

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow Lipgloss in Pink Sweet Pea @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection ColorBurst Lipgloss in Adorned @iamcherrylemon

What do you think?? 🙂

Burberry Lip Glow in No.13 Hibiscus review and swatch, one of my favourite lip glosses!

Burberry Lip Glow in No.13 Hibiscus

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

I bought this with my Burberry Lip Cover, foundation and eye shadow.. of which I have only used this lip glow (lip gloss) and the powder foundation. I am getting a lot of use out of this lip glow. Simply because it is a very pretty and a very good lip product.
This lip gloss came out at launch of Burberry Beauty range in spring 2012. It is one of their permanent lines.

 

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

The Product and its Wear
This lip gloss doesn’t feel sticky and it last about 4 hours on me, which means it lasts longer than my Rimmels, Stila and about the same as my Illamasqua lip gloss (Belladonna). Lip glow No. 13 Hibiscus is not a sheer colour, not totally opaque but colour do show and enhances your natural lips. This makes lips very glossy and juicy looking(??). There is 6 ml (0.2 fl oz) product, every drops smells of little sweet-ish and rose floral (as mentioned before) scent. It could be off putting for some people but I am liking it, it doesn’t lingers for long on me.

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon Swatch

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon Swatch

The Packaging
As with other Burberry beauty products, the packaging here is very clean cut and stylish. Burberry check embossed, gunmetal twist top with a clear perspex rectangular tube.

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow No.13 Hibiscus @iamcherrylemon

Colour payoff: Semi to nearly opaque, very good colour pigmentation
Quality: Great Price: £18.50 Pricey for a lip gloss, but you are paying for the brand name and the quality. I won’t buy the whole collection, that certainly will break the bank!
Availability: Harrods (£19.00), Burberry flagship store in 121 Regent street, Burberry online (£18.50)
Overall: 4/5, Great formulation lip gloss with good colour pigments. I really do like this 🙂

Would I repurchase: Yes, but will try other colours. I am currently looking at SS13 Mallow Pink and Sweet Pea!