A Bond Girl for a Day

I would never buy a lipstick because of it’s name. I haven’t gone that crazy…yet. But I’ve come close, particularly with Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl lipstick. Love the name, love the lipstick.

I saw it first on Sandra, and it looked gorgeous on her. I felt like I needed to investigate further. After checking out other swatches I dove in and ordered it.

Thankfully, there are no regrets here. It’s a beauty, name and all.

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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 😉