Sleek “Lip VIP Collection” – Review.



Thanks to Kylie Jenner, matte lipsticks have become all the rage lately. Unfortunately, when combined with cold Irish weather this trend leads to lips which chap like a cracked mirror. How attractive!

With this beauty dilemma in mind, I recently ventured to the launch of the new Sleek “VIP Lip Collection”. The collection boasts 8 shades and an entirely new formula which promises to upgrade your lips to “very important pout” status. Sounds like a marketing gimmick? Well, bare with me.



The new formula is semi-matte which means that it delivers high intensity pigment, without draining the moisture from your lips. The creamy lipsticks are infused with shea butter, vitamin E and best of all, coconut oil. Anybody who reads this blog will know that I am obsessed with the multi-tasking beauty benefits of coconut oil (you can read all about it here).

Sleek Lip VIP new


All in all, I am really impressed with the lipstick and its’ staying power. The formula distributes evenly and doesn’t cling to dry patches. As you can see from the above image, there’s a shade for every occasion. My favourite is “Backstage” which I have been putting to the test over the past two weeks.

Did I forget to mention? These lipsticks are an absolute bargain at only €7.49 and are available here from or in pharmacies nationwide! Sure, you wouldn’t even feel guilty for buying the entire range. Next on my wishlist is the gorgeous neutral shade “Private Booth”. What’s your favourite shade?

Rouge x


CND Vinylux Weekly Polish – Review.

As many of you will already know, I recently had my acrylic nail extensions removed. Although I loved them dearly, my natural nails were squealing for mercy. Acrylic extensions often weaken nails and cause them to split and become damaged so I’m giving mine a little time to repair. However, this doesn’t mean I am willing to go without nail polish – not even for a single day!
CND Cake Pop
I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with nail polish. I love the freshly manicured look but I hate chipped polish more than I hate the sound of fingernails on a chalk board. It looks messy and unprofessional but, that’s where CND Vinylux Weekly Polish steps in to save the day. I was introduced to the brand in my local salon and admittedly scoffed at the idea of long lasting nail polish which doesn’t require UV light to dry. Boy, was I wrong.

I’ve had my nail polish on for over 7 days and even in their weakened state, my nails don’t possess a single chip as of yet. I chose the colour ‘Cake Pop’ which is a pretty powdered pink – perfect for summer. The polish doesn’t require a base or top coat according to the manufacturers but my salon did apply a top coat, to be on the safe side. The formula takes approximately 8-10 minutes to dry completely and the best part is, it can be removed using regular nail polish remover – no more pesky acetone soaked foils.

Irish supplier stock CND weekly polish at €11.95 per unit. ‘Cake Pop’ can be found here. Let me know if you try it.