Revlon * Colourburst *

I currently have three types of these in my collection, each of them a slightly different product. A balm stain, a matte balm and a lacquer balm.

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Each of them have their pros and cons. I will start with the Matte balm, this I have in the colour 230 Complex. The colour is beautiful and I can only best describe it as a orangey nude colour, really wearable for everyday. The fact it was matte worried me slightly but this has to be the least drying matte lip colour i have come across. The staying power isn’t amazing but it fades fairly evenly so it doesn’t go patchy which is alway a treat.

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The lacquer balm I bought a bit on a whim more to try out of curiostiy really because I had heard great things. I have this in 105 Demure. This is my least favourite out of the three. It really isnt that pigmented and is more a gloss than anything. It just left my lips a little bit shimmery with not a lot of colour. Although it is really hydrating I did not like to constancy. I found it clumped quite a lot and was very sticky.

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Finally my absolute favourite out of the three and the one I will definelty be repurchasing. Throughout all of spring this has been my go to colour. The Balm stain in the colour  001 Honey. It is a beautiful your lips but better colour, it really gives me that kissable lip look. The product is hydrating and although it doesn’t have amazing staying power it fades gradually and not in patches so it is really easy just to reapply when it begins to fade. The pigment is beautiful and although the others do have a similar effect on my lips this one leaves a tingly sensation on my lips (almost like menthol flavour) which I find super refreshing and I swear it helps plump my lips up a little! The picture below is this colour 🙂

All in all, good job Revlon!

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Joanna x

Seven ways to make bad days good days!

We all have them… ‘those days’ where the world hates us and we hate the world. But here are seven little things I try and consciously do on those days which helps make them slightly more bearable. I hope you find these useful. 

 

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1- Smile – simple as! Just keep that smile on your face as long as you can. There is something satisfying about walking around with a big grin on when inside you are anything but smiley. 

2- Make a joke of the things affecting you that day. If you joke about them you start to realise just how trivial they really are and the ones that aren’t so trivial it buys you some time to figure out how to deal with them rather than just stewing. 

3- Go for a drive with your favourite songs on a playlist, with the windows down singing your heart out. Even if you don’t have a destination. 

4- Don’t focus on the things getting you down, thats what they want! focus on the things that make you happy. Deal with the problems when you are in a more positive mind set, nothing good comes out of trying to solve problems when you’re grumpy and irritated.

5- Go out of your way to make someone else’s day brighter. 

6- Do some exercise, it will release some lovely endorphins which will perk you right up. 

7- Do not take it out on anyone else, all that does is make you unpopular and it doesn’t help you or your mood in anyway – if you can’t do this, just avoid people where you can. 

 

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So there we go seven ways to perk up your rubbish days. We all have them, don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re the only one! 

Much love,

Joanna x

99 problems but being small ain’t one

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Just to give you a rough mental picture of how small I am a colleague approached me the other day and innocently asked in conversation if i was old enough to drive. Well, to say my jaw hit the floor (which isn’t that far down for me) would be a lie.

It is comments like this that don’t make me dislike being petite, its comments like that which makes me dislike people. And it should be that way for anyone else who is fortunate enough to be cute and compact. Silly comments like that one are not a reflection on your height, they are more of a reflection on how inconsiderate and lets face it, down right thick some people are. So this blog is all about embracing our vertically challanged-ness

Enjoy, and I would love to hear anyone else’s petite stories, hell I have a lot more to tell. From people shouting out car windows, to being asked for ID on a first date.

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Conversation starter, my oh my how I hate being stuck with a strangers and not knowing what to say, whether its at work, at an interview, or even giving a presentation. As long as you know the jokes there isn’t a small person joke you can’t crack that wont make people laugh, even if they don’t find it funny, they laugh out of awkwardness, so it is all good! Perhaps the classics ‘oh it basically breaks my neck to look up at you’ will get them or maybe a light ‘whats it like up there?’. The longer you do it for the better you get at assessing the situation and seeing what small person joke it is appropriate to crack, either way this has never failed to get laughs for me.

We look young much younger than average people! like seriously, I moan about getting ID’d for scratch cards but really? It is not insulting at all being told you look 8 years younger than you are, most women would sell their for breasts for that kind of compliment.

TAX FREE CLOTHES, I repeat tax FREE clothes. Our clothing ranges are double than that of an average sized people because we can wander on in to the kids department, and low and behold their are actually some really cute little items you can find. New look kids is a definite recommendation!

No heels are EVER too high! and flats just make you look cuter and cuddlier than ever. So LOVE being able to pull off any height footwear you desire.

#shortgirlproblems look this up on twitter and share the love with thousands more who embrace the genes.

There are a million more advantages to being a little un and so not be surprised if you see more posts form me on this, Its something I love talking about and I endeavour to make people love their petiteness too!

Much love,

Little Joanna x