August 29, 2012

Inspiration: Spring/Summer

I have seen a few other bloggers writing 'inspiration' posts lately and found they were a great way to gain (you'll never guess it...) inspiration! Below are some of my favourite pics which to me really represented the fashions of Spring/Summer 2012.

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August 26, 2012

Follow me on Bloglovin

This is just a quick post to let you all know that you can now follow me on bloglovin, as well as GFC! Here is the link if you would like to be the first to know when a new post is up!

August 22, 2012

Review: Y Organics Balance Oil

Y Organics 603 BALANCE Certified Organic Jojoba - 30ml
Recently with all the cold weather a heater has been a must! Even though they are great for keeping you warm, heaters are extremely drying to your skin whether you can see it or not, and I could defiantly see it. So instead of my usual skipping moisturising step I decided to tend to the problem at hand, the dryness, and I found myself reaching for this product.

It is very different to other moisturisers as it does not come as a cream, rather a oil. Applying  oil to your face may seem slightly odd to some people (especially people who have oily skin) but I find it a great way to make sure the product has really absorbed into the skin. You take a small drop (roughly half the size of a 5c coin, give or take depending on how much of your skin you are planning to apply it to) and massage this into the dry areas. Come the morning the dry areas will be gone and your skin will feel hydrated. I have no idea what I would have done without this amazing product during these cool winter months.

Y Organics Balance Oil can be purchased through their online store here and through discerning hair and beauty salons and selected health and wellness professionals. 
Here is a list of retailers so you can find one nearby.

August 18, 2012

ShopCall: Sportsgirl

This is the first of a new section of posts, focussing on the small gems you can find in easy-to-access stores Australia wide. This month I came across the perfect bracelets in the well-known store, Sportsgirl. Sportgirl are known for their on-trend pieces influenced by the clothes you see on the runways at a more affordable price. Recently I have not been drawn to as many things in their shop as I have been previously.However, I spotted these bracelets and they were to good not to tell you guys about. As you can see from the pictures below they look quite a lot like the small-dainty bracelets you see on tumblr and pinterest and look great by themselves or layered with a watch and other bracelets for a more dramatic and eye-catching look. 

Source: Tumblr.

Fine Skull Bracelet $9.95
Fine Cross Bracelet $9.95

Infinity Knot Bracelet $9.95

As you can see there is a variety of these bracelets, with the infinity knot being my personal favourite. I think for $9.95 for these are a real bargain and will be great for seasons to come!

If you have any gems you have spotted recently feel free to let me know in the comments! xx

August 11, 2012

Review: Babyliss PRO Argan Oil

All winter it has been damp and cold, typical winter weather with minimal hints of warmth so I have been using a lot of heat on my hair from blow-drying, straightening and even occasionally curling. The large amount of heat has not done wonders for my hair and was causing the ends to be very dry and the ends beginning to split. I then discovered this gem just in time for it to rescue my locks!

This amazing product is marketed as a alternative to the famous Moroccan Oil, which I was eager to try out, however after trying this I'm not sure if I will need to. I place the oil in my hair when it is damp after washing it (for best results apply to towel-dried hair), and apply it roughly 10cm from the ends of my hair and work it down and then run the remainder of the oil which is left on my hands through my hair (avoiding the scalp and hairline as it can make the hair look oily). I then either blow-dry my hair of let it air dry, either works great with this product.
The only problem with this product is the packaging, the screw lid although functional and great for travelling when you have oily hands trying to screw a lid on and not spilling it everywhere is a bit of a struggle. A pump would have been much better and even though you could add your own by buying one, I couldn't be bothered trying to find one to fit.

Overall, a wonderful product if you are looking for something to save your hair from split-ends and dryness.

Babyliss PRO Argan Oil retails for $34.95 and is available from pharmacies, some hairdressers and can be found online here and I even found a pump made for the product here!

August 04, 2012

What I have been loving... #01

Instead of doing my July Favourites this month I decided that I would shake things up and do a 'What I have been loving' post instead. Recently I have been off school sick, so I haven't been wearing any makeup or trying out many new products, just sticking to what I know and not really exploring anything new or exciting. However here are a few things that have brightened up my days and made the road to recovery feel not quite as long!
What I have been reading:
I have been reading A LOT of blogs recently, they are easy to read and really helped keep me in the loop about new products and things I should try out. Blogs I find are a lot easier to read than books if you are constantly feeling tired and run-down like me recently. I have been loving Vivianna's blog and cannot get enough of her wide variety of posts which always cheer me up. She is such a lovely, genuine person who posts wonderfully written reviews, updates and my personal favourites 'Weekend Posts' where she covers everything from her weekend skincare routine to tips on how to downsize your makeup collection.
What I have been listening too:
I have been loving a variety of songs recently, from Justin Bieber's new album 'Believe', my top picks have to be As Long as You Love Me and Maria, I just find these songs up-beat enough to keep me listening but not so energetic I feel like I should be listening to them while going for a run. Other songs that have been on repeat a lot lately are One More Night by Maroon 5, Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds and Follow the Leader by Wisin & Yandel and Jennifer Lopez. 
What I have been doing:
Twitter, Twitter, Twitter! I have been loving twitter lately, from discovering new blogs to read, to connecting with other bloggers, me and twitter have been inseparable! If you don't follow me on twitter (@GlossyRedLips), I tweet when there is a new post up, as well as daily tweets about what I've been up to and connecting with my readers and other bloggers. I try to reply to your messages as soon as I can, and love hearing from you all!

So there we have it, some of the things that I have been loving recently! What have you been loving lately? 

August 01, 2012

Review: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter

Emma Stone wearing the Shade 'Peach Parfait'
Source: Google

You may have already seen these beauties appear in my Spring Wishlist with me mentioning that I was keen to try more shades and I can tell you why... they are AMAZING! I'm sure any of you who are regular 'beauty blog readers' have already heard a million and one reviews on them telling you have great they are and now you cant make them a million and two! I was slightly apprehensive when purchasing this product, thinking that it was going to be more a tinted lip balm than a lipstick- boy was I wrong! These sticks of wonderfullness are PIGMENTED! They have a wonderful colour pay-off with just one layer that can be built up is a deeper or brighter look is desired. Not only are they wonderfully coloured, they are hydrating, making your lips feel smooth and soft- just like you had used a great lip balm on them! 

These fabulous products come in 20 great colours, including beiges, nudes and baby pinks to the more daring deep reds and hot pinks- a colour to suit everyone! I picked up the shade 'Peach Parfait' a neutral peachy colour with small gold flecks scattered throughout- giving the perfect 'my lips but better' look to the lips. I am keen to try the shades 'Strawberry Shortcake' for the perfect pale pink or 'Sweet Tart' for a bolder, brighter colour.
What do you think of the Revlon Lipbutters? Do they live up to the hype?