I love a matte lipstick and have recently been looking for a new lip colour that is bold while not being as in your face as my usual go-to pinks and red.

I steered clear of the first round of Apocalips as I am not really a fan of glossy lip colour, but this one is right up my street.  The new matte collection comes in five shades – I chose Meteoric Matte, a warm berry shade perfect for autumn/winter.  Apocalips comes in liquid form in a tube with a heart shaped wand applicator.

Application is easy – I start with a lip butter to give my lips a little moisture, then I take all excess product off the wand and outline my lips.  This does leave the wand quite dry but as the colour is so vibrant there is still enough to transfer onto your lips.  I then load the applicator with plenty of the lipgloss and fill in my lips.  A quick blot with some tissue and I am all set.

So, how does the product last?  I am really impressed with the lasting power of Apocalips.  Of course it comes off, if for example you have a drink, but it is such a strong colour it doesn’t disappear.  I can apply this in the morning before work or before going on a night out and I don’t need to re-apply.  Another big plus point for Apocalips is that it doesn’t dry out my lips at all, yay!


I was going to include this in one of my monthly favourites but I feel like this mascara deserves a post all to itself.

When it comes to mascara I am a bit fickle, I am always on the look out for the one.  I don’t feel I am asking for much, all I want is a mascara that gives my lashes length, volume and lift.  For me, mascara is my must have beauty product, so it is important to me that I have a good one.

After trying a lot (and I mean a lot) from drug store to high end brands I still wasn’t finding that perfect mascara.  A complete sucker for new products, when Bourjois brought out Volume 1 Seconde Mascara I couldn’t resist.

Ok, so onto the mascara.  The wand is rubber with both spherical bristles for volume and straight bristles for clump free lashes.  I bought the non waterproof one, although if you prefer waterproof mascara I have heard good things about that too.  So, does it do what it claims and is it any good?  Simply, yes!

Volume 1 Seconde mascara gives you great length, volume and it does lift lashes slightly for a wider eyed look.  Just one coat works perfectly for a day time look, you can add more layers (I have not felt like I needed more than two) to lengthen lashes even more and create a perfect night time look.  It doesn’t flake at all or leave your lashes spidery and brittle, and the rubber wand makes for easy clump-free application.  Winner!

It seems I have finally found the one.  At £9.99 this product is a total steal, it does for me what mascara more than twice the price has not.

At the moment it is 3 for 2 on selected Bourjois products in Boots.


I can’t believe that it is March already!  The first two months have completely flown in.  I have put together a wee list of my favourite products from February.

Nivea in shower moisturiser – This is the perfect lazy girl product.  I am not very good at keeping up a skin routine other than for my face.  When it comes to using body butter or moisturiser after the shower I don’t usually have time (or make it).  If you are like me get yourself a bottle of this stuff.  It couldn’t be easier to use, put it on while you are in the shower and then rinse off, simple!  Your skin is left feeling nice and soft.

Soap and Glory Supercat eyeliner – I have tried a few things from the soap and glory make up range and been pretty unimpressed, disappointing because I love their skincare.  However I really like this eyeliner.  It is a really strong black, applies well whether you are looking for a thin or thick line and doesn’t smudge during the day.

Lush Helping Hand – Like most Lush products I have tried I love this.  This hand cream was first created with nurses in mind who lacked moisture due to constant hand washing.  My hands get really dry at this time of year so helping hand is perfect for me.  The only downside is that it doesn’t smell too great but you can excuse that for what it does for you.

Burts Bees lip balm – I get really dry lips all year round, not just in the winter.  This lip balm is my saviour.  You can get loads of different scents from pomegranate to mango this one has a minty scent that leaves your lips tingling and super soft.

Maybelline Baby Skin – This primer claims to make your pores invisible, and well it doesn’t really.  Not for me anyway.  However, as far as primers go this one is great.  It really mattifies my skin and provides a good base for my favourite foundation.

What are everyone else’s must have products of the month?