Simply Lippy Challenge Day 347 | H&M Lip Collection Lip Gloss in Shade, Maroon

If you’ve caught some of my posts over the last week, you’ll have seen me writing about this set of mini lip glosses that I picked up in H&M. There are five in the packet and while two of them wouldn’t usually be my choice of shade, the shades that I do like, I absolutely love.

Today’s shade, Maroon, is probably my favourite shade of all, mainly because it is a gorgeous winter berry shade, and you all know I love a berry lip.

The finish on this shade isn’t as full or opaque as some of the others; it is more sheer than anything else, yet the pigment is bold and colour pay off is very good. A light layer gives great coverage, and the colour is fab too!

The formula like with all the others, is thick and rich, and very easy to apply. It blends well, has a nice smooth texture and smells just as delicious as all the others.

The lasting power isn’t amazing, it’s fine but does need to be reapplied after eating or drinking. And as it was a very windy day, I did notice a little stickiness which I hadn’t notice before and found a little annoying.

Having said that, I had a girly day out today with some of my girls and it was the perfect lippy choice for a festive day out. I loved wearing it and it’s definitely going to stay in my makeup bag to use once my challenge is over.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 346 | H&M Lip Collection Lip Gloss in Shade, Pink

Today’s lippy is another pick from my H&M mini lipstick set and one that I would never normally wear. But, for the purposes of trying as many shades as possible for my challenge, today I donned this very pink, pink lip.

I’m not a fan of this kind of pink, it’s just not me at all and I’m sure most of you already know that I prefer bolder colours overall. However, as with most of the other glosses in this set, I have to admit that this does have great pigment.

The finish is a medium to full coverage which I was surprised by given the gloss finish and the paleness of the shade. However, the colour pay off is good and it layers very well too.

As with the other lip glosses, the formula is quite thick with a nice texture, and it makes your lips feel smooth when you apply it. It isn’t drying, but it’s not hydrating either so you won’t get any moisturising element from it. But, given that it’s a gloss, that’s to be expected.

For me I wouldn’t wear the shade again because I’m really not a fan so I suppose the set isn’t great in that regard. However, given how budget friendly it is, one bad shade out of five really isn’t bad. Plus, it would make a great stocking filler for any lippy lover!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 344 | H&M Lip Collection Lip Gloss in Shade, Beige

Today’s lippy is another gloss from the mini lip collection set I bought in H&M last week. Of all the shades in the set, I knew it would be my least favourite because it has almost no pigment, and I was right.

It’s not the kind of lip shade I’d usually wear; for me if I’m wearing something this pale I’d just wear a balm instead. So in terms of the colour, it’s not really my thing.

The pigment is barely there; you do get a lovely gloss finish when you apply but it doesn’t add anything extra in terms of colour or drama. But, it’s a nude gloss and that’s to be expected from a shade like this.

The formula was as nice as the previous shades I’ve tried and it did have a lovely smooth texture which kept my lips soft and smooth during the day. It’s not hydrating, but not drying either, and as glosses go, it’s pretty good.

My favourite thing about this range of glosses is the delicious caramel scent which keeps surprising me every time I use one of them. It’s not sickly and definitely makes me like them a little bit more!

I don’t think this will be a regular in my makeup bag going forward, but if you like a clear gloss on your lips then it’s a great bargain option.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 341 | H&M Lip Collection Lip Gloss in Shade, Mauve

The other day I tried out one of these H&M lip glosses for the first time and was so impressed with it. I loved both the formula and pigment, both of which were such good quality for the budget price point.

As I bought it as part of a five mini lip gloss set, today I tried out my next shade in the set, this lovely soft mauve nude. To me it has more of a brown than mauve undertone, but it’s a lovely warm shade nonetheless.

The pigment on shade Chestnut which I wore the other day, was a lot more opaque than today’s, and I did have a feeling that might happen given that the colour isn’t as rich. It’s definitely got more of a sheer finish, but you do still get a soft hint of colour when you layer it up.

The formula is the same rich vinyl-like formula as before, and one thing I absolutely love about it, is the gorgeous caramel vanilla scent which quite honestly, smells delicious! It literally makes me want to eat it – but maybe that’s more the pregnancy hormones than anything else!

The texture is very smooth and is slightly on the thicker side which gives a good coverage to the lips and keeps them soft throughout the day.

The lasting power isn’t bad as glosses go, you will need to reapply throughout the day, but nothing more than I would expect from a gloss really.

As colour goes, the pigment was definitely better in the first shade I tried, but overall I quite liked this one again today and am very impressed by how well it wears too.

Have you tried any of the H&M beauty range?

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 339 | H&M Lip Collection Lip Gloss in Shade, Chestnut

I think one of my favourite things about my challenge so far, has been those moments where a lipstick has completely surprised me. Given that I’ve tried and worn 338 lippies already this year, it doesn’t often happen anymore, but today it did!

As it’s Christmas, a lot of brands have been releasing lipstick sets and I came across this one from H&M the other day. I’ve never tried any H&M beauty products before now, but as the shades in the set looked so nice, I decided to buy it and put them to the test.

In all honesty, I didn’t have very high hopes for this at all, but I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised for many reasons.

The gloss texture is rich and creamy, with an almost vinyl-like feel to it that is lovely and smooth. It is thick but very blendable, and also has a gorgeous caramel scent which I loved.

The shade itself is a gorgeous warm rose shade with incredible pigment, and I loved how good the colour pay off was too. When I applied it, it didn’t drag or pull the colour underneath, and I loved the smooth finish of it too.

It takes a lot for me to like a lip gloss so you can imagine my surprise at really loving this one today. While it’s not the most hydrating lippy, it wasn’t drying, and my lips felt soft all day while I wore it.

There are five mini lipsticks in the set and after today’s experience, I can’t wait to try the rest. The paler shades may not have as good a pigment, but as always, I’ll keep you posted when I try them out!

Sorcha 💋

My Top 12 Summer Holiday Buys

I know I may have mentioned it once or twice already but, I’m off to Ibiza on Thursday, yippeee! As you can tell I’m very excited, mainly because I’ve never been to Ibiza before, but also because I can’t wait for a bit of sunshine and to spend a few days away with my siblings. It’s been forever since we’ve done something like this so I’m really looking forward to it.

Anyway, if you read my post on Boho Holiday Outfits last week, you’ll know that the theme for the weekend is Boho Chic. Why a theme I hear you ask?! Well one of my sisters is celebrating her birthday over there so we’ve got lots of great events and parties lined up which in turn means lots of great outfits have to be planned.

My outfits are slowly starting to come together, thankfully made easier by the fact that there are just such great things in the shops at the moment. From accessories, to sandals, to dresses, even to fab holiday makeup, I had to drag myself away from so many things I wanted to buy.

That’s not to say that I won’t buy them at some stage though, every girl needs a wish list in my opinion so here’s a look at what’s on my summer wish list, and my Top 12 Holiday Buys for this summer…

Rust Maxi Dress H&MDenim Jumpsuit H&M

Gold Gladiator Sandals River Island / Straw Bag H&M / Holly Sandals Michael Kors

Floral Print Jumpsuit ASOS / Printed Floral Midi ZARA

The Shore Bondi Rose Sunglasses SHEVOKE / Cosmetics Bag ASOS

Field of Dreams Sundress Seafolly / Tropical Trikini Swimsuit ZARA

So there you go, just some of the things I’m lusting after this holiday season. Now all I need is to get bikini ready so I can wear and buy them. While that’s not going to happen for my Ibiza trip given it’s only two days away, I’m keeping them on my list for a holiday coming up later in the year.

Also, if you’re a complete social media addict like me then you might be interested in this fab Ban.do back up phone charger I recently bought from one of my favourite online shops, Hippenings.com. It’s the perfect summer accessory if you plan on being snap-happy on holiday just like me!

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Sorcha x