I’ve kept Mr BBB and my friend Margo busy with shopping lists on their NYC trips. Both managed to scoop up some things I’ve been wanting to try for ages.
First of all the Physician’s Formula Happy Booster. It’s so cute in the packaging that I really wanted to believe it could boost my mood. Sadly, it didn’t and in fact probably put me in a worse one because it failed so miserably! I’d love to see how brushing your face with powder infused with natural plant extracts ‘shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicing the effect of endorphins’ is going to at all make you feel joyful in any meaningful way whatsoever. Thank god this was cheap and cheerful.
|Bite High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate|
|Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose|
|Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose and Bite Lipshine in Prosecco|
|Bite Vitamin Gel in Blood Orange|
More luck with the beautiful, lip-specific Bite range of products for lips which use food-grade ingredients. As part of the boxed set, Lip & Define Lip Trio, I got High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate which I think could probably out-pigment anything I’ve tried before. It is wild! Of course, even though the colour really suited my olive complexion I was far too shy to wear it out of the house (bit of a culture shock anyway for Matalan I felt) but it is amazing with a slight sheeny texture and very easy to apply in chunky pencil format. I also got Lip Shine – a clear lip shine containing red wine derived Resveratrol (said to have antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits) and with a beautiful Prosecco flavour (actually just rather sweet, but lovely nonetheless). Trying to figure out why I liked it so much, I checked the label and of course, it contains Lanolin, which works really well on my lips. To complete the box is a very pretty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose. Finally, from the Bite range, I got Vitamin Gel, a sleek lipbalm/gloss that contains multi-vitamins and mood enhancing essential oils (don’t get me started again!) in almost clear Blood Orange. Whatever, it’s a lovely product. All the products are made without the usual nasties including parabens, petrochemicals, GMOs, triclosan etc. I don’t really know why we don’t have Bite here – it would go down a storm I think.
Finally, I scooped the new Rita Hazan Root Concealer in Light Brown which I already thought was pricy at $24, so nearly passed out when I got my hands on the mini-size can containing a measly 1oz of product. It’s got a very fine nozzle for accurate aim when spraying over grey roots. I picked the light brown shade which actually seems quite dark and while I haven’t tried it yet (I only dyed my hair yesterday!), I’m looking forward to seeing exactly why it costs nearly as much as gold.
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I haven’t heard of Bite before so thanks so much for sharing. Any brands more natural based are welcome here in Blighty for sure 🙂
Bite is a new discovery for me too so thanks for sharing.
Bite does look like a rather interesting brand. I do love the hearts in the palette, looking at it would make me feel happier even if applying it didn’t.
That gel is intriguing. I understand there’s some controversy around whether or not resveratrol is actually effective. But I’d love to try it.
Oh! I was so relieved when I read the other comments because I, too, have never heard of Bite before. But I do think that the colors are gorgeous and I love that it contains high-quality ingredients. I definitely need to check this brand out ASAP! Thanks for sharing! XO
i also wasn’t aware of bite so thanks for the heads up! i love physicians formular.. their concealers are amazing.. great for darkness under eyes..
So funny, I just picked up the Matte pencil in Pomegranate too! I’ve never been one to wear a red lip either, I’m far too self-concious. I figured, I would ease my way in my sheer it out. Crazy how it’s matte but not all at the same time.
I’m just back from the US and bought the Rita Hazan spray from Sephora mail order. I was initally dissapointed by the size of the can but not at all by the product which is marvellous, much better at covering my grey roots than anything else on the market. I’m already trying to work out how to get my next fix.