Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dior Addict Lip Glow review

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Who: Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

What: A revolutionary made-to-measure lip balm that enhances the lips’ natural colour

Where: Dior Counters Nationwide, Boots Online Here

How much: Β£23.50

OK – now I’ve seen it all. Dior has come up with a one-of-a-kind lip balm that actually interacts with your lips chemistry before deciding to release its own colour ingredient for your very own personalised colour. I mean, its like the sorting hat from Harry Potter, only its for your lips!

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This lipbalm has a lovely smell to it too – smells like peppermint! I suspect the wild mango and luffa cylindrica*, which is infused in this handy little balm are there to keep your lippies soft and supple, mousturizing it throughout your busy day. I mean, this is perfect if you want very minimal colour – after using this, I noticed my lips were almost instantly plumped and were oh-so-rosy. Check out my before and after pictures;

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You will notice my lips were not as dull as before – it perfect for a quick run to the park or grocery shopping BUT also so versatile if you want to pair it with dark eyeshadow for a night out on the town – I personally think its a little too light for me for a night out (I’m more a slutty red lipstick kinda chick for nights out) but I think its great if I want an understated look while strolling through the park with the babies – at least I’ll look presentable enough and not scare away the other people (un-brushed hair, panda eyes and dull lips make for a scary picture don’t you think?!)

At Β£23.50 – is not cheap, but this is Dior so I expected it to be pricey – I got this for Christmas last year and I was having a pretty rough time with the pregnancy and so splashed out a little.

Would I buy this again? I doubt unless there’s a deal on πŸ™‚ – while I love the whole rosy lips look, I reckon Vaseline Rosy Lips (look at the picture below for comparisons, left picture is Dior and right is Vaseline) would do just about the same and costs an arm and a leg cheaper – Β£2.18. Can you say BARGAIN?! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Rich dudes – get Dior Addict Lip Glow here

Not so rich dudes like me – get Vaseline Rosy Lips here

What say you people? Yae or Nae?

Toodles for now,

KimmyX

*Luffa Cylindrica seed oil is used in mineral based makeup to give a softer and smoother appearance

*point to note: my lips felt very soft, supple and kissable all throughout the day while I had the Dior balm on! πŸ™‚

Remescar Review

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Hello there all!!Β  This is the updated post for Remescar Stretch Mark silicone stick. It was first posted in my ‘test’ tab Here is the test post if you want to have a quick look. This was heralded as the new kid on the block against the evil strechmarks that seem plague us women!

So – I have been testing out Remescar for more than 28 days and today I have taken a picture of the before and after so you can judge for yourself. After being 2 weeks late and popping out a beautiful, albeit a little heavy baby girl weighing in at 8 pounds 5 oz – my belly could not stretch anymore and ta-daa! lovely stretch marks for the already body-conscious new-mummy. I had ordered Remescar from reading an article in the Daily Mail here, and yes, I’m a sucker for these ‘miracle workers’ … they definitely roll them out when they see me coming! πŸ™‚

Right. Lets get down to the nitty-gritty. 1 month of applying it day and night. Does it work? You tell me;

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Well? I think if you look really closely you will see a tiny difference – the stretch mark ridges are less pronounced but like I said – you reallyΒ need to use a magnifying glass to see anything.

Would I get it again? In my opinion – its alot of money for not great results and I reckon you might be disappointed with the final outcome. Sad times. πŸ™

Sighhhh….and so, the battle with stretchmarks continue – I’ve recently bought Cussons Mum & Me stretch mark fader which promises results in – yes, you guessed it – 4 weeks! Look out for that post. πŸ™‚

Have you got a miracle stretchmark cure? Let me know by leaving a reply below – I would love to hear what secret remedies you have! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Toodles for now!

KimmyX

30 day shred day 21

Day 21

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Pre-Pregnancy weight: 50kg Pre-pregnancy waist: 24in Pre-pregnancy thighs: 18in

Weight now: 52.8kg (down .8 from yesterday) Waist now: 24.5in(down .3 from yesterday) Thighs now: 21in (same as yesterday)

OK – firstly I must apologise for not posting for freakin’ ages.Β  For those of you who follow the blog, you might remember that I was frantically tidying up the house for the impending arrival of said folks. Well, them folks have been here for a week now and its been lovely so far. They are totally in love with Baby C and take her off my every chance they get (handy especially as she is weighing a ton now hahaha!! my baby, not my mum that is heehee)Β  πŸ™‚

I haven’t really had much time to do my shred as the only real time I get to do it is if I wake up really early in the morning, and my mum – I swear she doesn’t sleep – I woke up at 7am this morning to sneak a shredding session in and there she was, happy as Larry, sitting on the sofa smiling like the joker. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚Β  There was no way I was going to do the shred in front of her – me, fumbling around doing bloody side planks = a total comedy. Luckily for me, they went out walking so I did a session. I must admit, my muscles ache a little now, I guess its because i’ve not done it for a few days. Note to self: Wake up at 6am tomorrow morning and do said shred. πŸ™‚

The weight is slowly falling off and I’m quite impressed with it so far – 9 more days and I’ll be done with it. Which reminds me, I was testing out the new breakthrough in stretch-mark repair by remescar – I must take a picture and see if there is any difference. Look out for that post soon!

Here are days 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, day 10, day 11,Β  day 12, day 13, day 14, day 15, day 16, day 17, day 18, day 19 and day 20 if you fancy reading about it.

Are you doing the shred too? I would love to hear from you and how you’re getting on – just leave a comment in the box below and I will be sure to reply! (when I have a spare minute of course, being a new mummy is a crazy all-time-consuming job!)

Later alligators,

KimmyX