Review: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Lolita

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Once again I’m late on the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick bandwagon but I know this is a very popular lipstick that has gone through different re-formulations, so I thought it would be helpful to post about it.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure I had the right lipstick, but I had bought it in a gift set from Sephora so it had to not only be real but had the correct labelling. That’s where I did some digging and found out that Lolita has gone through a few re-formulations, as you can see here-

 

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Finding this out made a huge difference for me because I wouldn’t have bought that first formulation but the second one (aka the one I have) is definitely a colour I’d have. It seems that the second formulation is “Lolita (1)” while the third is “Lolita II (2)”. As far as I can see the first formulation is inactive, meaning it isn’t part of the line as Lolita or any other shade. If I’m wrong about this please let me know!

 

 

So let’s start with some background. If you don’t know where Kat Von D rocked up from, she first starred on Miami Ink tv show, where she garnered a lot of praise being an incredibly talented tattoo artist that specialised in portrait tattoos, which gave her her own tv show, LA Ink, at her Hollywood studio. Aside from her talent, she is also known for her very unique tattoos and makeup looks and -ta daaa- is where we are right now, talking about her incredibly popular makeup line.
Kat Von D is known not only for having well-priced and pigmented products that actually do their job, but also for being free of animal derived ingredients and animal testing. That’s pretty huge for a well-known brand to deliver on pigment payoff, performance AND no animal-derived ingredients.

Now, the goods. I said before that Lolita has gone through different formulations and this is a review (if I can make my ass through this post) of Lolita (1).
Sephora has it described as “chestnut rose”, which I think is a pretty accurate description of the shade and depending on the colour of your lips, either the pink or the brown will come out a bit more.

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The Evil Assistant and I tested it over a day; she double-coated and went out for lunch, talking about world domination or whatever she talks about, which I kept to more of a single coat and stayed home like the loner I am.
Evil Assistant found it stayed on pretty well with only a little bit of fading on the inside of the lips (but hey, having food, drinks, talking, consuming the flesh of others would do that) and mine was perfect all day. We both admired how it didn’t feel sticky when drying or ball up on the lips, both being common issues when it comes to matte lipsticks. We didn’t find it dried out lips out to look like prunes as well, nor did we have skin peeling off.
I layered some lipgloss on over the top and found it’s a really awesome base to make new colours and still stays on really well, so even if you do get drier lips and want to put lip balm over the top, it won’t all be rubbing off onto the stick.

For a colour I had no choice in receiving, I think it’s one I would have picked anyway. It’s a great colour that would suit a lot of skin tones and shades, which I’m sure that’s why it’s so popular.
For $27 dollars, The Evil Assistant finds it a bit too much for her ‘cheapness’, however, she does like the formulation. On the other hand, if I found a colour I would use quite regularly I would pay the full price.

 

Some dupes?

TheBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Committed
MAC matte lipstick in Whirl
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

 

AU $27
US $20
£ 27

How To Geekify Your Home, The Grown Up Way

 

Having your own space and the money (sometimes a whole dollar to your name!) to decorate is possibly one of the best reasons being a grown-up is awesome. When you’re an adult with your own space, money and a big fan of something, you have plenty of design ideas to show your love to your favourite sports team, show or movie. A lot of the time, though, you’re living with someone else or just want to have a more grown up look.
Despite there are loads upon loads of examples for kid’s rooms, it isn’t impossible to put together a grown-up area.

To help you along, I’ve come up with some handy hints to help you get started!

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How This Book Changed My Relationship With Clothes

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“I hate clothes.” I mutter to myself as I go through my shirts yet again. I’m constantly trying to weed out my clothes and other belongings, longing to be minimalist while at the same time collecting my Funko Pop bounty.

You might not be like me in any way. I have never kept an eye on trends; had loads upon loads of clothes and accessories, neither have I ever really been into clothes shopping. Yet between moving (which I will be doing yet again in the coming months), a fluctuating weight and having my audition/acting clothes on standby, you might be like me in that you have more clothes than you usually know what to do with. I don’t really have many bottoms or dresses, but I sure to have a mound of tops. When I go away I usually come back with a top, when I’m at a convention I might grab a top, when my overseas friends or my family go overseas, I get a few more tops again.
To top this problem (pun maybe intended), I know that not just my shirts but all of my clothes are made in different countries, from different material blends and in really haphazard ways (the shirt I’m wearing right now is asymmetrical and not intended to be, but what did I expect for $3?).

One night as I was scanning Pinterest for minimising ideas, I happened to come across this book by Elizabeth L. Cline. Overdressed had a lot of articles written about it, as well as raved reviews, so while I was at the library I rented it out. What I had learned (and trust me, if you thought you knew it all, you will still learn something) has changed how I feel about the clothes I have and how I shop for them.

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Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Universal 5 Day Peel

 

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Ahhh yes, winter has now settled in around here and my skin knows it. Grumpy, itchy, dry skin that begged for exfoliation even after exfoliating. Remembering that I have some products stashed away, I decided to have a peek to see if I have anything to help my skin and wouldn’t you know it, I happened across this five-day treatment by Dr Dennis Gross that I bought when I was in Canada and totally forgot about. It was like my skin spirit animal was singing to me.

I decided to document my progress over the days and see if I can revive my very grumpy skin.

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