Saturday, 23 March 2013

Lip Service

Those of you that follow me on twitter will be well aware that I'm yet to try or sample, let alone own a Mac lipstick (cue fellow bloggers recoiling in horror and sympathy). Well thanks to my brother and his girlfriend (I'm giving max credit to her!) that is no longer a problem as I received a Mac Lippy and other Mac goodies for my 30th on Friday. (Wow that's still difficult to type!) Now that surely deserves a dedicated post right??? I sure as hell think so but my lips have been neglected (its all that eye cream talk) and are indeed looking worse for wear.


So in order to get my lips 'mac ready' I thought I blog and review a recent Qvc purchase by the fabulous Mally Roncal. This product is the 'Perfect Prep Lip Treatment System'. The kit consists of a lip scrub, a two lip balms, one being tinted.






I'll start by raving about how wonderful I think this lil set is shall I?? Well the scrub is a lovely creamy consistency with sugary granules and it really did work off all my dry flakey patches (I've been ill ok!) and left my lips plumped up and super smooth within seconds. The lip balms are non greasy and really softening, I enjoyed wearing them and the tinted one has a gorgeous rosy sheen. Plus the packaging is pretty sleek and sophisticated so no shame in whipping these bad boys out for reapplications throughout the day.



So (picture the scene) there I am strutting around with the most spectacularly natural perfect pouty pout (that's how it was in my head anyway!) feeling ecstatically happy about my purchase, literally feeling that nothing could bring me down.... and then I got to thinking that maybe this purchase was perhaps an impulsive (as always) and dare I say unnecessary one....

It's not that I don't love this kit and its not that it didn't work (because I do and it did) its just that £30.50 does seem a tad pricey for what essentially could be done with Vaseline and an old toothbrush!!! (cast your mind back to the beauty features in the shout magazine!) and at heart I'm a bit of a Carmex and Blistex girl as I love the sort of medicinal scent they have. Means they must be working right? Also I can't see the lip scrub lasting longer than an few weeks but on the flip side I guess the lip balms more than make up for that :)

No regrets though! And I'm sure my Mac Lippy will thank me :)

Any thoughts? Lip tips or tricks?

Kate xx

19 comments:

  1. I'm yet to try ANY products from Mally.. I think I need to start watching some QVC :) Happy Belated Birthday too!
    This does sound lovely.. I use the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub to make my lipsticks look great on my dry lips :) xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's early days in mine and mally's relationship but have quite a few bits and pieces from her range and have to say I'm loving her so far :)
      I can do some more reviews if you like.
      Also I love lush products, they are superduper gorgeousness. I'm due a visit to the lush shop like.
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting :)
      Xx

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  2. This does look nice but £30.50...I'm not sure I could do it! Although I suppose that's only the same as a couple of decent lippies...

    I'm still a toothbrush and Blistex Relief Cream gal :)

    Happy birthday, btw!

    Ellie x

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  3. Eee my gosh. It just happened :)

    (I have cupboards full of those types of purchases)
    Now I just need a shed load of decent lippys to decorate the smoothness
    Xx

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  4. 30.50 pounds?!!! It's a loot! even for very good product it's a lot...
    However great post! Thanks for sharing!
    Wanna follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Let me know!
    Kisses

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  5. Great post dear! I love that's it's so honest! <33 And also I just discovered your blog and fell completely in-love with it! Keep up the good work!

    I am having an International Giveaway on my blog and I'd love it if you enter! :))

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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    1. Aw thanks, just noticed your comment, mustn't have email alerts switched on... Will look at your blog now xx

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  6. Ooooh welcome to the world of MAC lippies!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a great weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. I love the Mac lippy world :) just noticed your comment, mustn't have alerts switched on. Will check your blog now xx

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  7. A bit on the steep side, but sounds like a good product. I think we've all made a few unnecessary impulsive purchases!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha story of my life! Just noticed your comment, mustn't have email alerts switched on... Will check your blog now xx

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  8. love the honesty! that does seem pricey for the set, no matter how pretty it is. i always use the lush lip scrubs as they last forever and korres lip butters :)

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the ice neon or fruit pastel collection by models own! click here.

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  9. I've heard great things about lush lip scrubs, the bubblegum one sounds gorgeous.
    Sorry I just noticed your comment, mustn't have email alerts switched on!
    I'm already following your blog and had entered your giveaway I'm sure
    Xx

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  10. I love Mally :) she replied to a tweet I sent her a week or so and I had a real fangirl moment x lovely to meet you yesterday xx

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    1. Can't wait for the mally tsv at the end of the month :) xx

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