Tag: YSL

23rd November 2016

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Nuit Blanche editions

l-r Eau de Parfum (black glitter), Eau de Toilette (copper glitter), Nuit Blanche (white glitter) Recovering from a disabled sense of smell, particularly a sense of smell that has been distorted, can be a tricky business. And, as a writer with a particular interest in fragrance, it makes life even more complicated, because sometimes I find I either can’t smell a particular ingredient in a […]

2nd May 2016

Finishing Touches (#LipsNspritz) of the Week 2nd May 2016

 Bright reds and dark berries, plus one glorious pink this week, alongside some classic fragrances too. Top left were the gorgeous white flowers of Narciso  For Her, which is a fragrance I love a great deal, and could even smell it slightly through my parosmia last year, which always grants a special place in my heart for a fragrance. I wore this on Friday with […]

17th January 2016

LipsNspritz of the Week 17 January 2016

I spent this week wearing some of the “big hitters” in my collection, and thoroughly enjoyed it!  I began the week with Chanel No19 and Max Factor Marilyn Monroe Collection Ruby Red, and enjoyed the grown-up sophistication (something I’m sorely lacking in naturally) of bitter greenness and aldehydes. Tuesday brought brash spice and a gentle hint of the barnyard in Estee Lauder’s Cinnabar, which I […]

10th January 2016

LipsNspritz of the week 10 January 2016

I fell in love this week, and I never expected to! It started on Monday with a brief squirt of Estee Lauder Youth Dew, and it continued later in the week and it ended up with my buying a bottle (or two!) of the matching bath oil, which is divine, by the way, and every home should have a (tiny) bottle. Youth Dew opens surprisingly […]

13th December 2015

LipsNspritz 13 December 2015

I really enjoyed this week’s #LipsNspritz, thanks to making a stupendous discovery about Shalimar that I’ve always missed before.  Sometimes having a “before” nose and an “after” nose thanks to my anosmia and my parosmia has it’s blessings!  Anyway, more about that when I get to the Thursday part of today’s post. Monday was Aesop Marrakech Intense with Lanolips Apples.  I love the peppery-spicy rose […]

6th June 2013

YSL Rose Babydoll Eyeliner

Yes, I’m a bit obsessed with pink.  And slightly obsessed with the YSL Babydoll collection, too.  I accidentally found myself with some vouchers on a discount day in Debenhams this week, so was able to pick this up for about £5 … Yes, it’s pink eyeliner.  What’s not to love? Well, I’m not a fan of the brush to be honest, preferring something a little […]

29th May 2013

YSL Babydoll Collection – Lips, Nails and Mascara

I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this collection to launch!  I first saw it way back in February, and I’ve used the mascara non-stop since …  A mini-collection, consisting of glossy lip stain, mascara, nail varnish, and several eyeliner shades, I had to pick up the lip stain and nail varnish as soon as it launched last week, and I also picked […]

26th February 2013

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Review

The YSL Rouge Voluptes have some of the nicest packaging on the market, however long-term readers (I know there’s at least two of you) will know that I’m not the hugest fan of the formulation, I find it too greasy and slick, and it doesn’t meld with the lips as well as I’d like.  Recently I was sent a preview sample of the latest addition […]

29th June 2012

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres or Glossy Lip Stains

  I’m months behind on reviewing these, there was a lot of blog-love for these a few months ago, and, I can’t deny it, I’m underwhelmed with them.  A bit.  The shades are lovely, and I adore the applicators, but … I just can’t get them to stain my lips for love nor money. According to Twitter, it’s my fault for making poor colour choices, […]

18th November 2011

Yves St Laurent Travel Selection

He’s a lovely boy, is MrLippie.  After his recent trip to Aberdeen, he brought me home this little box, which I couldn’t wait to rip open. And what was inside? A lovely pink pleather wallet containing four eyeshadows, a blusher and two lip colours: Oh, it’s so pretty.  Not all the shades are named, but the eyeshadows are (from l-r) Violet, Taupe, Parme, and Rose.  […]

20th April 2011

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy – 02 Papaye Gelee

It must be said that YSL Rouge Voluptes have some of the prettiest packaging on the market.  That out of the way, I have to say that I am not a fan of the Rouge Volupte formula, finding it too greasy, and disliking the way the texture sits on your lips, rather then melds with your lips texture.  For such an expensive lipstick, personally, I […]

1st October 2010

YSL Belle D’Opium

Launched in what must be one of the prettiest bottles I’ve seen all year, Belle D’Opium is the latest fragrance from Yves St Laurent. A “sister” scent to the original Opium, this is lighter, and designed – I guess – to be more of a complement to the current trend for the fruity-musky-woody stews that are all you can smell in modern fragrance these days. […]