Thoughts of the week…

01) Well my week off of work was lovely and although I felt like it’s been a small waste having not actually gone anywhere, I did manage to get a lot of things crossed off of my to-do list. I also spent a lot of time relaxing, which was nice.

02) If you’ve been at all inspired by my constant hinting at how awesome Southland is, the first four seasons are now available on DVDs Amazon.

03) Speaking of Southland…

04) What Would Taylor Wear? (thanks to Jade for pointing this out!)

05) I mentioned in my last post that I purchased two of the new Revlon Suede lipsticks and I’m sorry to say that I’m not impressed by them. The colours are nice but the formula isn’t great at all. Luckily I bought them during a buy-one-get-one-free special so I’m not out of pocket too much.

06) According to The Internet, someone stole the series finale script of Breaking Bad out of Bryan Cranston’s car. If they leak it I will do everything I can to track them down and make them pay.

07) This week’s episode of The Walking Dead killed me. Massive heart-eyes for Daryl.

08) 10 things every girl in her 20s should know.

09) The Chickeneers ‘Ho Hey’

10) Game of Thrones is back this week! Remember how much you hate Joffrey?

Lip Week Day 4 – Bloom Lipstick in Tangerine

I think the shade name of this lipstick is quite misleading. I’d browsed through the Bloom lipstick shades online in the past and had written this off as probably being too orange or too bright. But look at it. It’s perfect. Tangerine is more of a soft melon than anything too overwhelming or orange and it’s incredibly easy to work with (sidenote: if you own the Bloom sheer colour cream in Coy it works wonderfully as a complimentary blush shade). This is my first Bloom lipstick, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it has a similar subtle vanilla scent to the MAC lipsticks. It’s a sheer formulation that works well as a day-to-day lip shade and doesn’t feel drying on my lips at all. Bloom lipstick in Tangerine retails for $28 AUD and is available for purchase from Bloom online. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)

Lip Week Day 2 – Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream & Unscented

I use a lot of lip balm. I have one that I use before going to bed at night, one that I use before applying my makeup in the morning, one on my desk at work to use throughout the day and one floating around in my handbag somewhere for when I’m out and about. The Nivea Lip Butters fit nicely into all of these scenarios, although I do prefer to use the unscented version before applying my makeup in the morning. Both are thick and buttery soft and leave my lips feeling nicely moisturised. The unscented version is genuinely unscented (I have been fooled by this before), and the caramel cream smells AMAZING. Sweet but not in a sickening way. The only issue I have with these is the packaging. For the most part I love the little tins, they’re attractive and feel nice to the touch but they’re kind of hard to open because they’re so thin. Once you work out a technique for opening them (or perhaps you’re not all hamfisted oafs like me) they’re easy enough to work with. The Nivea Lip Butters retail for $5.19 AUD each (currently 25% off at Priceline by the way) and are available for purchase at pharmacies throughout Australia. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)