Ever received something and can't bare to use it? That's me at this current time with this Givenchy lipstick, I mean it's not everyday your given such a gift that's your own and more so it was engraved and personalised with my name on it, such a beautiful touch to an already, sex symbol red lipstick. I guess I could always buy the shade again and whip the lid on it duhh...What do you think? This month Givenchy launched their latest collection 'Le Rouge' a rich, velvety lip colour that in one stroke leaves your lips saturated with colour. These are semi-mattes, infused with beeswax for intense moisture, with 26 shades in total, your bound to find one you love. So this is why this is my final lipstick, as it's a special one bearing my name.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 30 - Givenchy Le Rouge - Carmin Escarpin

If there's one thing that sometimes I find that my bipolar can affect it's my sleep, I noticed that sometimes I can go to sleep about 11pm and wake up at 2am and I'm so alert, cannot sleep, my minds working at 110mph. I try not to take my prescription medication to help me to sleep because I don't like to feel dependable. So finding ways to settle myself and be able to sleep for a full night is something I'm always trying to do.

A tip I found that's helped a bit is, being a complete maniac before bed time and I don't mean having a manic episode I mean, some sort of exercise, I don't do yoga in the evening as I find I need something a bit more fast paced so even if it's dancing, cardio, get the energy levels pumping and the heart racing.
I begin to set my bath and set it with epsom salts and this NEOM Tranquillity Bath Foam, while the bath is running I will light this NEOM Tranquillity Home Candle and a few others so the room has time to get a mild heat and relaxing aroma. Making sure the candles are out of any flammable materials. I'll stay in the dim lighted bathroom for approx 30 minutes just unwinding and trying to release any negative energies / thoughts. Upon coming back to my room, I will blow out the candles and spritz my pillows with the NEOM Tranquillity Room Mist before oiling my skin and getting ready for bed. If the nights are particularly chilly I'll pop my Microwavable Bagpuss into the microwave for the recommended time to get a little warmer.
I found that I can wake up just because I'm cold in the night, thankfully for this throw on my bed which you can find here, it's got just a little bit more snug, here's the deal what I like about this throw is the underside, the fabric allows it to 'stick' to the bed, so it doesn't slip during the night with the toss & turns.
Another thing I've found that's helped me to relax is this Badger Sleep Balm with Lavender & Bergamot, I rub this on my temple and chest surprisingly enough I've warmed to the scent of lavender as it was on I use to detest and would make me nauseous. Whenever I've used this I've felt that my sleep has been more pro-longed and I feel a lot more restful in the morning but getting up well that's another story when the dark morning's occur SAD anyone - it never ends.

What helps you sleep at night?

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A Good Nights Sleep

This is the last of my back up of this Rogue Allure Lauqe, I was obsessed with the colours Coromandel & Dragon. So here's my favourite Chanel Rouge.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 29 - Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Laque

I live in LUSH my primary skincare is Ultrabland & Ocean Salt so I'm sometimes browsing through, looking at their make-up if there's the chance, this shade I was sent about a year ago but since repurchased - then it became unloved.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 28 - LUSH Cosmetics Emotional Brilliance Drive

A day late - oops. Had a busy day yesterday and fell asleep early lol so it didn't get finished.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 27 - Motives for La La Beso & Drama Queen

I'm actually addicted to these Rimmel London Apocalips and I've got 4 out of the 13 available, you thought I was joking when I said I gotta collect them all like Pokemon and this red is ahh makes me think of Christmas.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 26 Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer Across The Universe

No denying that the Kate Moss x Rimmel London collaboration has been a successful one and a popular purchase for many. This one is one of my favourite colours from the collection.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 25 Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss #107

Ah it was real frustrating trying to get a true to life image of the lipstick, looks kind of red but the swatch came out a little better after the jump.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 24 - Sleek MakeUP Tangerine Scream

Even though my hair was cut considerably last year, due to it being layered I noticed that most hair parts were damaged further up the strand than where it was cut. Trying to repair that heat damaged ends for the past year hasn't worked so forget it - cut it and be done with it. Which will mean no blow outs for a while cos I can see the hair being a bit erm messed up straight lol but curly it looks absolutely fine.

Hair Problems 101 - Cutting Heat Damaged Hair

Quite shameful that I don't wear this colour more often, it's such a gorgeous shade, the packaging of this lipstick comes from the Give Me Liberty of London collection from 2010.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 23 - MAC Peachstock

Been awhile since I've done a FOTD, so yesterday when I just decided to do, I wanted to try this eyeshadow from Motives and came up with this, not sure what to call it besides that it's a glowing look in Autumn, it can work - this game has NO RULES!

FOTD - I Can Glow in Autumn Too!

Pout paints are my FAVOURITE - Now I know a lot of you would like a tutorial of how I mix my colours / ombre lips etc and hopefully during October (which isn't soon) I can get to that. O.k. so I was doing my make-up for a different make-up look and decided to of course just rock these on my lips for #ProjectLipstick30

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 22 - Sleek MakeUP Pout Paint Minx

I probably was crying behind my hands and under all that hair. Remember last month I got my hair tinted and blown out? O.k. so since then I've had a few run-ins with the heated appliances, I no longer blown out the hair if I'm going to manipulate curls, I just keep my hair curly and use the tools and ALWAYS use heat protectant but it doesn't mean the hair doesn't feel it and now the weather is changing, these curls are getting so dry, weeds and all can settle in my hair and find a patch and start to grow in my tumble-weed.

Hair Problems 101 - Dry & Damaged Curls

Here's one for the nude & Kardashian lip lovers. Everyone who has ever admired the Kardashian nude lips can get it with this Au Natural lip set.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 21 Khroma Beauty Au Natural Lip Set

Hello, I'm throwing a relaxed post into the mix. I was tagged by the lovely Adrienne from Late Night Nonsense and I keep saying I need to do more tagged posts cos there fun and relaxing. Definitely wanted to do this after being tagged cos the thought behind the tag was oh, so touching. Took me a while (like WEEKS) cos I cant' even think of facts about myself - ye ol' boring. My picture was inspired by hers :) (aww!) ha!

The Sunshine award is given to bloggers who ‘brighten your day’ and ‘inspire’ you to grow your blog and blossom as a blogger. - it's so sweet & a nice way to show your appreciation for other bloggers.

The Sunshine Award

These three lipsticks have just been sitting & sitting and don't get used. So to get rid of them, I melted a slice off each and mixed them together to make another deep dark purple lip look.

I see my lips are just going to be dark & dark and darker for the remainder of the year, makes me feel a different type of sexy lol.
I didn't bleach my brows, I just ran some concealer through them to lighten them, for more of a contrasted overall look, the contract lenses are from MesmerEyez in turquoise and the lip colours are
Max Factor - Midnight Plum
Smooch Cosmetics - Crimson Fire
Saffron - Black (purchased in an Asian beauty supply store)

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#ProjectLipstick30 Day 20 Blackcurrent Lips

Another lacquer? Yes I'm afraid, can't help it, I just love them.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 19 Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer Celestial

I know these are touch and go for people. I like them, surprisingly. Am I the only one?

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 18 Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer Shooting Star

'ello, ello.

So I joke constantly that sooner or later we're going to have a whole alphabet of these creams BB - CC - DD - EE-, you get my drift. I was so BB'd out last year was just never ending and I was unsure whether I wanted to try the CC craze but decided, well can't knock it until I try it. Enter No7 Youthful CC Cream.

No7 Youthful CC Cream

This lipstick makes me want to say 'Come on Barbie, let's go party' I think it should of been named Barbara instead, anyway this was the last of my Lila 'lli dual lip products, after Lila & Audrey. Always prefer to pair this with the lip gloss, so what does Sophia look like...

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 17 Lila 'lli Lip Collision in Sophia

If you read Motivation into Habit, you'll know I've started Weight Watchers this month so I'm now always on the look out for treats that aren't too bad, my attention was brought to Wheyhey Ice-Cream. Now I LOVE ice-cream, possibly as I suffer from sensitive teeth, I want more of what just makes my teeth ache with pain.

Wheyhey Ice Cream - Healthier Option?

Another Lord & Berry item, this time it's a jumbo pencil / crayon whatevs you want to call it. Gosh if there is one thing to say about this pencil, it smells so good - forever sniffing it, crayon crack!

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 16 Lord & Berry 20100 Lipstick Pencil - Fire

I'm at the half way mark - wow. That's insane, 14 more lipsticks or lip something's. If you know me like you should do, you should know I enjoy making my own colours more than something out of a tube, it's more experimental, exciting and refreshing and even more so, it's more me.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 15 - Make Your Own

This one isn't been lost as much as avoided, I just didn't know what to do with it. Easy answer - wear it but gold, glittery lipstick um, it's just not for me.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 14 Motives for La La - Queens

Motives Cosmetics, over the last year I've shown looks using some of the make-up I received directly from Loren Ridinger and unfortunately make-up gets lost in drawers and unfortunately my Motives for La La has become some of them.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 13 Motives for La La - Fire

Decided to do something different today, ombré lips, reds and purples - but I did two different effects. It's just something fun, different and it's quite easy to change the look up just by adding a different colour in the center.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 12 - Ombre Lips

Last year saw the release of AVON's Anew Clinical PRO Line Corrector Treatment with the miracle ingredients of A-F33 which stands for Amino Fill 33. It's since become their best selling product and for the one year anniversary today they've got a limited edition packaging to celebrate their revolutionary product.

AVON Anew Clinical PRO Line Corrector Treatment with A-F33

This month Ted Baker released their new Treasured Orchid toiletries collection. The packaging have a almost oil painting like design of an orchid print. The aroma of rose, sandalwood, raspberry and vanilla some of my favourite scents all mixed into one - divine. Within this range you can get a bath foam, body wash, body soufflé, body spray and there's two separate gift boxes.

Start the day off with this sweet smelling Bath Wash £5.50 that will wake you up but keep you at ease with the scents of sandalwood and raspberry. Drop some on a lily and lather it up! Then finish your day with the Bath Foam £6.00, start running your bath and begin pouring this in. Let the floral scents fill the room to relax you after a long day.

Hate to be the one to say it but these will be good for Christmas (ahhh).

pr samples

Ted Baker Treasured Orchid Bath Foam & Wash

O.k. it's not a lipstick per se but it's still a lip colour :) so I'm sharing and you'll see a few more lip crayons during this project/challenge. The days are getting grey and the nights are coming in a lot earlier. Which gets me in that Autumnal make-up feeling and picking up this colour, I can say I'm ready.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 11 - No7 High Shine Lip Crayon - Berry

Only 20 more lipsticks to go. Wonder if I'm going to run out, lol? This one was requested last month and it's just a perfect time to show it during this challenge. Lord & Berry have a range of fabulous shades within their lip crayons and lipsticks.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 10 - Lord & Berry Peach Gleam

I normally prefer oils to cream, just because I like the sheen it can give the skin and with NEOM being a brand I like I can't go wrong. It comes in two fragrances Lavender, Jasmine and Brazilian Rosewood & Moroccan Blush Rose, I opted for the latter.

NEOM Organic Body Oil in Moroccan Blush Rose

serum picks
Serums aren't cheap, that's for sure. If you're unsure what a serum is, how it's used & why, please read my guide. The title is a little misleading as I'm not using these all at once, I've jumped from one to the next, NBD. It happens in this beauty life, I'll run through all these serums I've used for my skin during the year. Keep in mind, I'm a normal - combination, my skins extra oil is becoming more balanced but I am prone to break outs here and there & it's more than hormonal.

Current Serums I'm Using

Just numbers, no names. This Inglot shade is one I haven't reached for, my drawers are filled with reds and pinks so I'm surprised I haven't worn this one more often.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 9 - Inglot Lipstick Cream #222

illamasqua scandal
It's Sunday and day eight, still going, still moving. Today I had family in and out of this house and with the weather being so overcast, I wanted something warm and popping.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 8 - Illamasqua Scandal

If there's one thing I added to my skincare routine this year that I've kept all the way through it's serums. Before, I never even bothered with serums, didn't know if there was much purpose. Well I was wrong, serums are something I'm enjoying for my skin, a great deal. I've had the opportunity to try different serums from different brands, of course targeted at different things.

My Serum Guide

It's a fitting title cos we all know I love red...

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 7 - No7 Love Red

I really like No7 Stay Perfect lipsticks, the pigmentation is nice and moisturising. I chose this shade because I wanted something a bit different to what I have already. It's quite dainty but wearable.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 6 - No7 Coral Rose

stelle audio couture
There's no denying we're in the age of technology with it only set to get more weird, outrageous and of course pointless. There's is very few of us who aren't into technology or tech savvy and I'm one of those who is slightly into it, not a tech geek mind but I do like to read and find out what's new and best on the market and music is my touchstone. Mostly because it's something I listen to a lot, like the rest of us but me and music have a special relationship. So when I was offered the chance to try Stellé (pronounced Stel-lay) Audio Couture Pillar to aid me on my home workouts, I of course jumped at the chance.

Stellé Audio Couture Pillar

I love accessories, sometimes they can take that simple plain outfit and make it say everything. Lulu Guinness is one the UK's most known fashion accessories designer, her designs are fun and feminine and don't stray too far from the mould. I've always adored her designs, ah not much I would throw down the ££ for but given the chance I wouldn't mind. Browsing JULES B*, who are Lulu Guinness stockists. I found a few picks I liked for this wishlist post.

1. Foldaway Lips Shopper Bag in Red or Pink £34.99
I use shoppers, yeah they always seemed so 'granny' to me a few years ago but when I was stuck with a load of shopping and had to purchase one, I finally realised the use for them. Plus now you can get so many varied designs and with plastic bags on rations it's easier to get a shopper + look bold lips on the front - every make-up lovers dream. (patent leather lips)

2. Wink Make Up Bag £54.99
Who doesn't have a make-up bag, yes we spend most of our minutes of the day searching through them, cleaning them and it's normally near the top or side of our bag. We love our cosmetic bags - I know I do. So why not have a bag that's cute & playful?

3. Trifold Purse £169.95 (Pre-Fall 2013)
More times I only carry cards, I'm that person who never has cash on them. Though purses are needed for those few loose change we may need to dig out, give to the homeless or throw in a wishing well (yeah I still do that with my pennies - sue me) This has a photo ID and cards section and a nice gold lip that's the fastening, very sleek design. Such a shame it's patent leather

4. Small Verity Shoulder Bag £249.99 (Pre-Fall 2013)
As soon as I saw this, I had an image in mind, well I was stick thin, leggy and modelesque and was wearing a body con fitted dress but I saw myself with this just there, on my shoulder with a lipstick bullet as my charm, my life couldn't fit into this but it will put me in training on how to 'travel light' but then I noticed, it's 100% leather boo.

What do you think of the Lulu Guinness bags?

Lulu Guinness A/W Wishlist

sleek makeup loved up lipstick
This one is Sleek MakeUP's Loved Up*, it came out earlier this year I think it was. Ah shoot me if I'm wrong ( don't shoot me! ) since I swatched it I haven't worn it since, ah the perils of beauty blogging, hey! Feeling for something vibrant - again. I decided to take this unloved lipstick out.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 5 - Sleek MakeUP Loved Up

M&S Beauty
Until the 11th of September Marks & Spencer are holding their  Beauty Discovery Event which have beauty gifts available when you purchase with selected brands. They stock a lot of great skincare brands such as Skyn Icleand, REN and Murad all of which are included in this offer. With selected brands if you purchase one product you get a free gift, if you buy two from other selected brands you get a gift. I think it's a great offer they have going and I just want to share the two free gifts here that are available and not only that...one has become a product that I'm set to continue to treat on.

M&S Beauty - Beauty Discovery Event

No7 Gay Geranium
This was my first lipstick for No7 and I purchased it after seeing an online photo of a bronzed brunette model, sporting a coral lip and fell in love and thought, yeah I'm a model and can make it wearable, well I first wore it here cringe worthy flashback of the blog there. I had worn it until it finished as I got it with the £5 off vouchers and repurchased and let it sit in the drawer for most the time (why do I do that), so I revisited Gay Geranium today...

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 4 - No7 Gay Geranium

Another day, another unloved lipstick. Shocking being that it's a red shade, huh! Lover of all lip red and all clothes black, there's a trio of these that had been unloved. I'm not sure why I've never bothered with wearing it. This one is Diego Dalla Palma The Lipstick - Deep Red (#31)* and shouldn't of been so unloved.

#ProjectLipstick30 Day 3 - Diego Dalla Palma The Lipstick - Deep Red

Suffering from the odd breakouts and no I don't mean hormonal neither, I mean real acne breakouts can hurt a female & males self esteem. Finding products that work for you with a minimal step programme is important. There's been many skincare brands that celebrities have endorsed that we fall prey too.

I decided to try the FaceB4* range with the hopes it will keep these breakouts under lock & key and even maybe the odd hormonal breakouts. I am normally so dedicated to my reviews and will go the whole nine yards but unfortunately a fortnight into this, I had to stop, listen to my skin & tears.

"Cry me a river,
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river"

FaceB4 Review