You lucky Americans you.

I wanted to add a quick post especially for my American readers. I am finding that a lot of the products I am reviewing are born and raised in America. However as I am living in England I have only been giving English websites and costs in pounds. I will try super hard from now on to post websites where you can get your pretty paws on them in the US and what they cost over there. It will unfortunately leave my English compatriots seething as they are so much cheaper for you in the States. Let me start as I mean to go on and give you the prices of the lippies I have reviewed and my beloved lash conditioner and mascara.

I found a great website based in the US where you can chat live to lovely beauty consultants online. They don’t know everything but are super keen to help and to wish you a nice day! Spirit beauty lounge sells Ilia lipstick at a jealousy inducing $24. I have used this company to send stuff to my parents who live in Maine – they were pretty speedy to deliver the order and it was very straight forward. You can’t get Elemental Beauty in the US yet but they do ship from the UK to most international locations. Jane Iredale is another brand that first cracked out of its egg in the US. You can buy this from lots of websites online, just type into google and away you go. I found a website called Skin Store that is based in America where they were selling the conditioner for $16 and the mascara for $18. I haven’t tried the website but it might be worth looking at.

Hope this helps and ‘Have a nice day!’


Your red coloured love faded to pink to soon.

Here I am back after about 4 hours and lunch. The lipstick stain is still there. Unfortunately it has gone a very deep pink and left hardly any trace of that lovely bright red. Also my lips are quite dry, though this might just be my lips and not the lipstick. I am still impressed with how long the colour stayed on my lips, but I am disappointed how pink it has gone. This lipstick does not claim to be long lasting, so really this is an added bonus.

Here is photo showing the colour change and how well the stain stayed on.

Ilia wild child lipstick

Ilia you could be my one true love but will you last?

I decided to try out Ilia lipstick as I had read so many good things about this line. Being Content do a service where you can order 4 samples for £3 from their website so I added two colours of Ilia lipstick to my sample collection. I am on the look out for a bright red and so far have found some pretty reds, but nothing that really stands out and compares to brands like Mac (I do love Ruby Woo, but don’t want to use none natural products anymore, no matter how much it calls to me!).

The lipsticks arrived in tiny pots with the names written on the lids.

ilia lipstick

The above photograph actually shows the colours pretty well. As they were such tiny samples I had to apply it with a lipbrush, and WOW. This is a lovely product. It is beautifully moisturising, the colours go on really well and are really opaque and bright. There is no overpowering smell, in fact I couldn’t really detect a smell at all. When the lipstick was on, before blotting, it had a lovely sheen to it, almost like you had added lip gloss over the top.

Funnel of Love, is a nude colour, a little too orange for my skintone so I won’t be buying it, but would suit a darker skin.

Wild Child is beautiful, really punchy, glossy and I dare say could replace my Ruby Woo. I have had the red on for a few hours, drunk some water and eaten an apple, and it is still very much there. The gloss has come off, but it is stronger than a stain. I will let you all know how long it stays on through out the day.

My only concern with this lipstick is the price, it is a whopping £20. I think I will check out the Lily Lolo range before I commit to buying this as that is under half the price, but I don’t think I am going to find a red as beautiful as this one.

Below is Funnel of Love, just after applying, in sunlight:

ilia funnel of love lipstick

This is Wild Child, again just after applying and in sunlight:

ilia wild child lipstick

My quest for the perfect lipstick goes on, though I am not sure I can beat this, just the price is a bit much.