26 February 2015

February Reads

It's been a while since I've posted a reads post ! Let's say I've not read as much as I could have these past few months, mostly because I've been watching movies before bed instead of reading. I still managed to read some books though, and here they are :

Shopaholic Abroad/Takes Manhattan (L'Accro du Shopping à Manhattan), Sophie Kinsella : I'm a sucker for chick lit and I've been wanting to read the rest of the Shopaholic series ever since I read the first one years ago. Unfortunately, I just did't enjoy this one as much as the first one. It took me forever to finish it even though it's a pretty easy read. I still want to read the other books, but I'll put off reading them I think.

Abandon trilogy, Meg Cabot : Now these books, though, I loved them. I read all three back to back. If you're thinking about reading them, you should definitely buy them all at once, as they all end on a cliffhanger... And you'll want to start the next one right away. They're basically one story cut into 3 books. It's probably targeted more towards teens/young adult, but they're really enjoyable.

Mad About The Boy, Helen Fielding : Bridget Jones' Diary is probably the first ever 'grown up' book I read when I was younger and mostly reading about teenagers. I finally got around to reading the third one and boy was it good. I laughed, and I cried, and you should really pick it up if you've read the first two.

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn : I'm guessing by now everyone's heard of Gone Girl. I'd managed to stay away from spoilers (about the movie and the book) and I thought I'd read the book before watching the movie. Oh. My. God. This book is a page turner, I didn't want to put it down. I read it in five days. The ending ! Argh! If you've not seen the movie yet but want to, I think you should read the book first (and even if you've seen it). The movie, although it is a perfect adaptation, has less details than the book, you get to really understand what's going on in the characters' minds.

Some books were read in French (I added the French title for those) while some were read in their original versions. I thought I'd mention it, as I feel sometimes translation can make a difference whether I like a book or not.

16 February 2015

Labello (Nivea) Fruity Shine lip balm in Strawberry & Cherry Swatch & Review

Today's post is a review for Labello's Fruity Shine lip balm in Cherry and Strawberry.

The Fruity Shine line claims to hydrate your lips, all while giving them some shine and color.

Here is the lip balm in Cherry :

This one definitely shows on my lips, I love the color. It smells delicious but you can't taste the product once it's on your lips.

Here are the pictures for the lip balm in Strawberry :

This one doesn't show up as much as Cherry does, although you can tell I have some color on my lips. It smells like Strawberry candy, but again it doesn't have any taste.

I have to say I'm really pleased with these two lip balms. They hydrate my lips, and even though the color and shine don't hold up on my lips all day, I don't feel like I have to re-apply constantly for my lips to feel smooth and hydrated.
They're not the most pigmented lip balms ever invented, and depending on how much you apply, they do give a nice wash of color to the lips. On days when I don't want to bother with lipstick but still want to look like I at least tried to look nice, they're more than enough. 

I definitely want to try the other colors in this line (I think there are two more, Peach and Watermelon) !

Have you tried these ? What's your favorite lip balm ?

02 February 2015

Rimmel Glitter Bomb nail polish in Midnight Mistletoe Swatch & Review

Here's the polish combo I wore on New Year's (which, yes, I know, was a while ago) :

I wore 2 coats of Rimmel's Midnight Mistletoe, from the Glitter Bomb collection, over OPI's Green-wich  Village.

Midnight Mistletoe is a mix of red, silver and green hexagonal glitter, and some small green glitter. This polish definitely screams Christmas, and I love it !

The polish was super easy to apply, the brush will get enough glitter out of the bottle to cover the nail, and you can definitely layer it without feeling like your nails are suffocating under a ton of the base polish.

Bottom line : if you love the mix of red and green glitter in polish, try to get your hands on Midnight Mistletoe !