Monthly Archives

March 2014

Nails

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Lick-O-Rich, Razzleberry and Cherry Drop

March 31, 2014
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Lick-O-Rich, Razzleberry and Cherry Drop

  As soon as I opened this trio of gorgeous polishes on my birthday I knew it was love at first sight! I’m a big fan of the textured nail look but there aren’t too many of them about that are this easy to use and wear. There are eight colours in the range but these are definitely the three that I’m likely to get the most wear out of.  First up I love the bottle shape and the decal…

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Make-up

Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace Review

March 29, 2014
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  I’d been eyeing up the Sleek Blush by 3 Palettes for quite a while before I finally gave in and chose “Lace” on a recent Gem and Pants shopping trip. Out of all the colours I figures this would be the one I would get the most wear out of.   One of my favourite things about the Sleek range is their packaging. It’s so … well … sleek I suppose! It has a real luxurious feel to it…

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News

Birthday Beauty Haul!

March 24, 2014
Hellbent for Lipstick Birthday Beauty Haul

  If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you might have seen that it was my birthday yesterday! I had a lovely day with family and friends that started with a lovely elegant brunch and ended in a drunken mess of a house party. There were quite a few beauty based gifts given so I thought I’d do a quick post to share my treasure with you and give a hint as to some of the reviews coming up…

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Make-up

Make-up Palette Storage

March 24, 2014
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  After Gem and I had finished one of our Gym classes last week, we decided in our infinite wisdom that we would “pop into” the local shopping centre to purchase some new Gym wear and obligatory red and blue yoga mats. Unfortunately, this meant we were unsupervised and within reach of a variety of shops where we could easily spend all our pennies. We do have a habit of going a bit crazy when we are both together, but…

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Beauty Boxes

Glossybox March 2014 Review

March 19, 2014
Glossybox March 2014 Review

  Glossybox is usually my favourite subscription box, and after seeing the sneak preview product I was sure this would be a great one. As it is I’m torn on my feelings for what could have been a great box but unfortunately turned into a bit of a let down. There are five products this month (three full size) and I got a bonus as I’ve been a subscriber for one year now.   Mitchell and Peach Body Cream I…

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Skincare

Back to Basics – Simple Skincare

March 19, 2014
Simple Skincare - face scrub, face wipes, light moisturiser

  Long before I became a beauty blogger with a mountain of skincare products that threatens to topple and kill me any minute I only used one brand and that was Simple. Today I picked a few products up on a whim (as they were an amazingly cheap 3 for £5!) to see if they still live up to my memories now that I’ve been tainted with the world of high end skincare, and I have to say I feel…

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Make-up

MUA Mascara shade 3 Review

March 17, 2014
MUA Mascara Shade 3 Blue

  You know how it is when you’re casually browsing the MUA stand and you just can’t help picking up a few bits and pieces even though you promised yourself you wouldn’t? Yeah well, that totally happened to me (oops!) and I ended up with a couple of things, this fabulous shade of mascara being one of them! The tube is opaque plastic and not as I thought clear showing the colour inside. The mascara itself is less greeney/turquoise hued…

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Beauty Boxes

Love me Beauty March Edition 2 Review

March 17, 2014
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Gem and I finally broke and both ordered one this months Love me Beauty box. Okay, admittedly I blame Gemma entirely – since she ordered hers first which made it impossible for me to resist. For those that may not know, Love me Beauty is a beauty box similar to Birchbox and Glossybox, but with a twist. Each month you get to see in advance what will be in the box, and you can choose from 2-3 “menus”. Each one…

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Beauty Boxes

Birchbox March 2014 Review

March 14, 2014
Birchbox March 2014 Review

  March already? Phew where did winter go? Who cares, the sun is shining and my Birchbox arrived this morning! This month’s box is a collaboration with Lulu Guinness and comes in the usual Birchbox bag-within-a-box with a chic black and white candy stripe outer card. Featuring five products and a “lifestyle extra” it’s pretty standard fare for Birchbox and there’s a great mix of all sorts inside!   Benefit Stay Don’t Stray  Just as my trusty ELF eye primer…

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Giveaways, News

100 Bloglovin’ followers giveaway! [Closed]

March 14, 2014
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Since starting Hellbent for Lipstick, we have literally been overwhelmed by the response we have had from you all. Not to mention how our eyes have been opened to the wonderful blogging community which has been truly inspirational to meet like minded individuals. Because of this, we’ve been wanting to launch our first giveaway for a long time, but we both agreed that we would set ourselves a target first. We’d decided on 100 Bloglovin’ followers and low and behold,…

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