Finallyyyyy ! 

I've managed to get my hands on the amazing Soft Matte Lip Vault from NYX cosmetics.

After many months of lusting over these lipsticks, and begging my boyfriend to get me the vault shipped over from America, I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon the amazingness when shopping in Selfridges...

I had seen the vault many times on Instagram, but as it was only advertised on the American NYX Instagram, so I gave up all hopes of finding one in the UK.

But Voila!

So, for all you girls out there, who can't quite decide if the £85 is worth it... (There is a £65 smaller pack available) Here is my review.... Enjoy!


Good, simplistic packaging, runs in line with everything else NYX produce, nice easy access to view all the colours.

Colours & Selection 

Below are the range of colours available, by row on skins swatches
There's a good variety of colours, I would say there's more pinks than nudes and reds, which I think most people would use the nudes more for day to day, but still all amazing colours, with a couple of funky purples and blues as well.

Row 1

Row 2 

Row 3 

 Texture, Pigment & Product Quality

The smell is amazinggggg - they smell like candy

They weren't as thick as I was expecting them all to be, however, I know if they're really thick they're a pain to keep on all day.
I tried one of the nude/browns on and was really pleased with the texture, it didn't last really long, but I think if you set it with a Lipcote it would last all day - I have worn mine to work before and they've lasted all day.

I'm pleased with the pigments, they should only take one layer when applying to get the desired look - maybe two layers with the blue!


Finally, what everyone wonders, is the size the same?
No, I'm afraid not, the pots vary about 1cm in size difference
Considering they're £5.99 each to buy normal size they're over half price in the pack - winner!

Overall I'm really pleased with my Lip Vault, the product quality is fab, as most NYX products are, the pigments great and so is the smell!
The only thing I would say I was disappointed in was the variety of colour, ideally, I would want more nudes and reds, as I would prefer those over pink.

 I would give it a 9 out of 10!

To see the lipsticks on check out my Instagram @pipwphotos

Thanks for reading :)

Pip X 


 Spectrum Collections Brush REVIEw

As you might have seen earlier on my blog I posted a gift guide full of great gift ideas for that girl in your life. Featured on this list was the Spectrum Collection Glam Clam which I've been drooling over for ages.. Well as it turns out, I have the best boyfriend ever. On the day I was packing all my life belongings into boxes to move house, I got this black envelope addressed to me.. Baring in mind I'm so poor right now I haven't internet shopped in months! Cry me a river.. 

Inside this black package was 10 pink and blue Spectrum Collection brushes with a makeup bag to go with it! Is it sad to say I cried a little bit.. I definitely have the best boyfriend in the world!

So I thought I'd do a little review of the makeup brushes, to see if they were worth all the hype on insta...

Well for starters the packaging is beautiful, I LOVE pink! My half Unicorn half Mermaid makeup bag is gorgeous, well made, silky pink interior and the zip doesn't stick at all. 

Now for the Makeup Brushes. The brushes are obviously high quality, the finish of them is 100% and the brushes don't shed at all. Considering they aren't real hair they are insanely soft! The stipple brush is my favourite, it's great for applying foundation, as well as contouring if you want a stronger look. 

I originally wanted to get the Glam Clam, however the 10 brush set is the best value for money for you girls out there on a budget like I am! You can buy the 10 piece set online here for £39.99, which I think is a pretty reasonable price considering the amazing quality of the product. The makeup bag can be bought here for £16.99

I think if you were going to gift someone this and didn't want to get them the makeup bag, the makeup brush cleaner is a great add on and is just over half the price of the bag. You can buy it here for £8.99

It is safe to say I was a very happy girl when my boyfriend gifted me these brushes, they brighten my mornings up when applying makeup in a rush to get out of the door, and lets be honest they look fabulous, so who wouldn't want them on their vanity table?! 

To see more of Spectrum Collections products view their website here

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Thanks for reading

Pip x 

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