Lips, Limes and Lorac

It’s time to bundle together the best of beauty from the past seven days. Edited down to five of the top products, videos, posts, releases and the rest that have had me clicking away:

1. Makeup off eBay? Back in the day I purchased a lot of my high-end makeup from eBay. A move that with hindsight I can now see resulted in me owning an almost exclusively counterfeit makeup stash. Boo. But eBay’s wised-up a bit since then and this article interviews a seller of limited edition, hard-to-find beauty pieces; the only realm of eBay that I really use these days (oh Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundationwhere art thou?). A very interesting read.

2. A new CC love. There are a few BB creams out there that I’m rather fond of, but I’m not sure I’ve ever stumbled across a CC that rocks my world quite as much as the Resultime by Collin Multi-Corrective CC Cream. Of course with these things there are a whole list of benefits that may as well include world peace as a result of use, but at its purpose it’s just a really nice ‘barely-there’ base that gives you that glowy, fresh looking skin. Love, love, LOVE.

3. Bourjois Velvet Rouge Edition in Olé Flamingo. I’m deeming this my new favourite shade from what is the best liquid lipstick formula that I’ve ever come across. Sort of pink, sort of coral – it’s bright but in a more everyday way than my previous favourite, Pink Pong. The only drawback with this stuff is when it comes to taking it off, because it’s that long lasting. And that’s a problem I’m pretty happy to have.

4. New-in from Lorac. Now I’ve never managed to get my hands on any Lorac, but next time I head to the US – it’s on. As if their Pro Palette wasn’t enough, there’s a newly released Pro Palette 2 on the block and it looks lush. And if you need anymore convincing then just check out this enabling video from Tati.

5. Frozen Coconut Limeade. Completely not beauty related, but this coconut milk/lime/ice concoction from Smitten Kitchen may just be the best thing that has passed my lips all summer. Sweet, sour and kinda refreshing in a pudding sort of way you can add rum for an alcoholic BBQ accompaniment or stick to the original recipe for a drink which you’ll end up using your finger to scoop all the remains from the glass into your mouth. Been there, done that.

  • Sophie

    Frozen coconut limeade?! That sounds amazing! x


  • CassandraMyee

    I don’t even have the original LORAC palette but I am dying over this second release! I am going to need them both ASAP!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Anon Beauty

    I’m going to give the limeade a whirl today.

    Anonymous Beauty Blogger

  • angela

    The lorac palette is amazing. One of my favourites. I have to try that limeade, sounds like the perfect summer drink!

    The Sunday Chapter
    Angela xo

  • Charlotte Hartwell

    Oh no. Anything named Flamingo I feel like I have to own it! Will be adding that one to by collection!

  • Beth

    Every time I head to my local drugstore I find myself swatching and admiring those Bourjois lip products, but I can never decide on a shade… With this post, I think I finally have! :)

    Beth. x

    Sometimes The Stars

  • Brenda BusyBee

    Try Clinique Take the Day Off makeup remover – amazeballs! Should take the Bourjois lippie right off :)

    • lc

      That or the Smashbox It’s A Wrap. They are pretty similar though.

  • Josie

    The Resultime CC cream sounds lovely! I’ve just discovered this brand and am a MASSIVE fan!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • elza

    i really want to try those bourjois lipstick, would be perfect for me ! x

  • Sophie ♥

    So looking forward to trying the Bourjois Liquid Lipsticks! x

    Sophie | Nana Wintour

  • jadiee bevan

    Your Blog is amazing!!! I love your photos and your design

    would be amazing if you would check out my new blog post

    thank you so much

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  • Alice Young

    The frozen coconut limeade sounds amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Lauren S

    i might need a cheeky buy of some of those rouge velvets i’ve been dying to get one, and the coconut drink sounds awesome !

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Grace

    I love lipsticks and the bourjois rouge velvets look awesome! And the name is so pretty!

  • Daniella




  • Sandra

    you do have your hands on the Lorac!! 😀 😀 it’s safely stowed waiting for the other things I got you to arrive then it will be on its merry way! xx

  • Ximena – Deseo Beauty

    Love the Lorac palettes, Anna! 😀

  • Tilly N

    I REALLY want to try some bits from Lorac as I always hear great things about their palettes. Still not sure I’d ever buy make-up from eBay, I never trust it.

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love the look of the new Lorac palette, so beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Emily Knott

    The new Lorac Palette looks so nice! I have only just got my hands on the first one!

  • LydiaGrace

    I looove the bourjois velvets, and they are definitely long lasting, but lip colour always wears off the middle of my lower lip really fast. Does anyone else get that?

    As for getting it off pleeeaaase don’t go scrubbing away with eye makeup remove, pop a natural oil or balm cleanser on, cover with a hot cloth for a bit then wipe away the evidence.

  • Antonella_7694

    I really wanna try some of Lorac things,they look amazing!

  • Everydaymelissa

    definitely planning to get my hands on the lorac pro palette!

  • Savannah Giersthove

    I have to try those Bourjois lipstains, you make them sound so incredibly good! x

  • Roshni Mistry

    Olé Flamingo is so gorgeous!!!

  • lisa robb

    Coconut limeade mmmmmmmm great post
    L x

  • Lana (crazybeautyland)

    I first came across your blog when I was googling the Bourjois Velvet Edition lip colors! Have your tried the Bourjois CC Cream? Would love to know your take on it!

  • victoria

    the Bourjois lipsticks are perfection !

  • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup

    The Bourjois Velvet sounds amazing with its pigmentation and lasting power! Does it feel comfortable to wear as well, Anna?

    The Makeup Writeup

  • A Little Lilly

    Love the sound of the Frozen Coconut Limeade! *licks lips* Lilly xx

  • mageeski

    Smitten Kitchen is the best !

    x Magee | MAGEESKI blog 

  • Emily

    So pleased the new shades are hitting the UK! Think they had them in France already?

  • Kate Wilson

    you look lovely in that picture! x


  • Clo

    I went out to buy the bourjoir liquid lipstick hoping it would be some sort of amazingness but was disappointed. It just comes off on everything I put my lips too :( back to the maybelline