In a desperate bid to stop my nails from forever snapping like an old granny’s hip joint after taking a tumble, I’ve been making an effort to treat them with a little respect and lavishing with plenty of amateur manicures. When my nails look nice, I won’t stick them in my mouth which makes them horribly soft and weak. I took myself down to Superdrug and bought myself a couple of Barry M Gelly nail paints, one of them being the inaccurately-named ‘Pink Punch’.
Pink Punch is an amazing colour for summer – it’s a proper full-on Barbie pink, bright and bold but not quite neon. I’m not even a massively pink person but this perks my hands right up, and I’ve been enjoying wearing it on long, pointed nails with lots of rings. I’m not going to claim it’s the longest lasting polish or that it only needs one coat but you cannot deny the splendour of that colour! Always a pleasure, Barry!
BARE LIPS | WITH HIGH HEELS
In my never-ending quest to find the perfect pink that doesn’t look wrong on my face, I thought I’d try out this Ultimate Suede ColorStay lipstick from Revlon, in the shade High Heels. I’m going to cut to the chase – this is NOT the one.
I profusely apologise for starting on a downer but when your lips look this bad it’s difficult to stay positive. The colour is fine, maybe a little light for my skin tone but still wearable. That’s where the good news begins and ends I’m afraid. I learned my lesson the hard way.
Before applying this ungodly lipstick, I prepped my lips with a lip scrub and a balm to give my poor lips a fighting chance. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede went on quite smoothly and felt light on the lips, almost like a balm which was quite promising. So I foolishly left the flat and proceeded with my day gallivanting around town. It wasn’t until I was in Primark desperately rummaging through a mountain of smalls, searching for anything that wasn’t bright pink and a size 18 when I caught sight of my face in the mirror. I tell you, it was hideous. The lipstick had turned dry and patchy like there was no tomorrow. I was genuinely shocked and disgusted.
So that’s the end of that story. I’ve tried it again since but I suffered the trauma once again. I suppose it’s my own fault for choosing a lipstick named “Ultimate Suede” – they weren’t lying – this will make your lips look like actual suede. I’ve no idea whether or not the other colours misbehave in this hideous way and I’m not sure if I want to find out. This would definitely be one for the bin if I wasn’t such a hoarder of useless things. Perhaps I’ll find another use for it – patchy blusher perhaps?
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick is available from Boots and Superdrug for £8.99 (or, almost nine pairs of Primark neon thongs which would probably have been more useful).