15 January 2017

Review: Clinique X Crayola


Drawing and colouring were my favourite activities as a child. But as I got older, I found myself swapping the crayons for lipsticks and the felt-tip pins for eyeliner. Now it’s time for my two favourite hobbies to meet. 


When I spotted this Clinique / Crayola collaboration, I hit purchase faster than you can say: ‘shopping addiction!’. There were a few reasons why:
  1. The colour selection was ace - that’s not just a rarity in beauty sets, it’s basically an impossibility.
  2. Chubby sticks are buttery, smooth and moisturising, exactly what I need to combat chapped lips during these chilly winter months. 
  3. The possibilities on Instagram. You gotta think about these things when you’re a blogger, you know? 

First thoughts

The packaging was great - a little reminiscent of my childhood colouring pencil packs, but far less flimsy! The lid is magnetic to avoid the hideous lipstick-spill situation, and the inside was labelled to keep your lip balms in order (if only my colouring pencils had been that well looked after). 

I swatched the colours on my arm for Twitter and started to get very excited to see what they looked like on!



The colours



There's a couple of bold colours in the mix (both of which I love) but this set is mostly easy-to-wear, subtle colours in various hues of pink, coral and mauve. If you're a bit worried about bright shades but want to mix up your lip colours, this is your dream set. 

I was wary of two colours at first: Mango Tango and Fuzzy Wuzzy. I'm very comfortable with red, pink and even purpley-plum, but brown and orange? Nope. Once I tried them, I saw that neither are hugely pigmented and, actually, they look pretty good! 

Here's all eight colours:

Brick Red


 Wild Strawberry


Mango Tango


 Melon


Mauvelous


Pink Sherbet


Fuzzy Wuzzy


Red Violet


Individually, these chubby sticks aren't cheap. But if you buy this pack of 8, they work out at £4-something each - perfectly reasonable. I love that I've got every conceivable colour, something for every mood, and every style. 

Which colour is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!
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9 January 2017

Nikki in New York: Day Six


Our final day in New York - we cruised around the harbour, visited the One World Trade Center and traversed the Brooklyn Bridge. 


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4 January 2017

Nikki in New York: Day Five


The perfect festive day! The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, views from the Top of the Rock, the Rockefeller Tree and cupcakes...


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1 January 2017

Nikki in New York: Day Four


Shopping in Chelsea Market, sampling hot chocolate at Serendipity, popping into Tiffany's and a giant pizza for dinner...


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