A Word about Makeup Purging

I have managed to do what I thought would be impossible. I purged a lot of makeup from an  out of control collection.Over the past six months, I’ve been letting go and it’s been liberating! As a result, I’m resdiscovering old favourites, finding products I totally forgot I had, and more importantly, I’m falling in love with this whole thing once again. I finally feel I can finally get back to the business of blogging, and not just focus on Instagram.


I still have a lot of work to do. I don’t mean to sound like I’m boasting but I have more makeup to last a lifetime or two lifetimes. Remember, I’ve been blogging for almost 8 years so it’s years of personal collecting/hoarding combined with press samples, which I was fortunate to receive (which thankfully slowed down in volume when I stopped blogging regularly). I can still get rid of more. And I know I can.

There’s something very refreshing about culling the collection and only keeping things that I really love or things I will actually wear. So good-bye bright green eyeshadows and lipsticks that make me look like the Walking Dead, and hello to things that make me feel great and spark a little bit of joy when I slap it on my face.

What’s new with you? Do you purge your makeup at all?

Review: Irresistible Me Sapphire 8 in 1 Curler

My hair is straight and thin, and I’ve done everything and tried many a product to build some body into it. I’ven even gone down the perm route way back when.

These days, I’m less into a permanent solution and often opt to use curling irons to help create some life in my hair. When I had the opportunity to test out a curling iron with 8 wands (yes, 8 wands!) from Irresistible Me, I said yes. After all, eight different types of curl sounded intriguing. Officially, the curling iron is called the Sapphire 8 in 1 Curler. The wand comes with 8 different ceramic, tourmaline infused, interchangeable barrels: 13mm, 19mm, 25mm, 32mm, 18/9mm, 25/13mm, 13/25mm and pearl.


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Now that was some blogging break!

Holy smokes, I knew it had been a while since I posted last but nothing since April? Is anyone reading this anymore? I hope so. I spent my break reflecting, regrouping and refocusing. Now I’m ready to reinvent LipstickRules – and myself. It’s a new day, and a new beginning and I hope you’ll join me on my journey!



Mani of the Day: Essie’s Fun in the Gondola


I was looking for a pastel nail polish colour and Essie’s Fun in a Gondola caught my fancy. I didn’t think I had anything quite like this dusty pink in my collection so it ended up in my basket.

It’s such a pretty colour. This creme polish applied beautifully — just two coats were needed. It is very opaque and smooth to apply. I didn’t experience any streaks.

I didn’t read any reviews on this prior to purchase but I was curious after I applied it to my nails. It seems like there’s some debate on whether this is the same colour as Essie’s Fundola Gondola which is described as a ‘soft, creamy mauve.’ Maybe it’s named two different things in different markets? Anyone know

Well, regardless of what it’s called, I know a winner on my hands since I can’t stop admiring my nails 😉

These Bobbi Brown Lipsticks are Hot!

IMG_7523Winter has finally gone away in my part of the world. Something that cheered up during that last stretch was Bobbi Brown’s Hot Collection. The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, lipsticks, blush palettes (I bought one which I will share soon!), and three Art Sticks: Hot Pink, Hot Berry and Hot Orange. The Art Sticks are HOT!

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