[unpaid/sample/ad/affiliate] £50 is the lipstick tipping point for me – it feels like it’s just too much for any lipstick. But, I guess that we are talking about products built specifically for the luxury market where £50 doesn’t feel any more onerous than £5 OR very much treat territory for those of us for whom it is a significant outlay. When I buy a Sisley lip balm – also the £50 mark – I know I am treating myself but also, happy to do so for this specific thing because it feels like the very best thing I could have for my lips. So, horses for courses, as they say.
This post is mostly about the Nail Colour from Jimmy Choo but a new (to me) shade of lipstick is making an appearance. The nail colour is £35 which made my brain do a flip and think it wasn’t as expensive as I thought it would be. I can’t deny it – it’s ALL of the glam – a faceted bottle with a long, slender handle … very much the ornament your dressing table has been looking for (I don’t have one either… :-))).
The shade I have here is a glorious Schiapparelli pink called Crazy Fuchsia – the sort of shade that would make you want to don rubber gloves for washing up and ban yourself from any gardening for fear of creating a dent in the radiance. If you have a black polo neck, this shade is the only accessory you need for it. It’s £35 HERE.
I am impressed with the mock-croc embossing and the slender and over-long lipstick tube decked with a gold bauble at the end of it. I can’t help myself and also can’t help thinking it’s very gifty – something to really treat someone to. It does feel like an absolute treat. It’s supposed to be scented with a Jimmy Choo fragrance, Iris Crush, but honestly, it smells how Estee Lauder lipsticks used to – that sweet, waxy, new lipstick smell instead of mint or vanilla.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
This is one swipe so it lays down a full colour (I can hear my mum’s voice saying ‘I should hope so, too’) – in this instance a full-bodied red wine shade called Burgundy Charm in a satin finish. It’s HERE, non affiliate HERE. They both come properly boxed and wrapped.
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