Review: Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick

My first beauty post! *squeal* Firstly, I want to thank my family and friends for the support shown to me during the first few hours (literally three hours ago) of this blog going live! Keep ’em coming! Now, let’s get down to business!

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Famous Fuchsia *
Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Famous Fuchsia *

Okay, so – a brand we all know and love, Bourjois, is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and the products they are releasing in honor of that are mostly all hits including the latest Shine Edition which is a continuation to the much loved Rouge Edition. I received the product in Famous Fuchsia which is a gorgeous shade of hot pink – the perfect summer color, don’t you think? But is it really all that or would you be wishing for your money back after your purchase? Let’s find out, shall we?!

The packaging is super sleek and the prettiness of the lipstick is just that – oh so pretty! I’m normally a wearer of colors with more depth and a matte effect however when I tried this one on, I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it felt on my lips. The Shine Edition lipsticks are enriched with nourishing mango butter extracts that deliver up to 10 hours of smooth moisture which I greatly appreciate as most of the time I am so used to wearing a lip balm underneath lipsticks. If you tend to do that as well, I can assure you with these babies from Bourjois, you don’t have to! However, after a couple of hours (around 3, without food), the gloss begins to fade but it still leaves a lovely stain on your lips.

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Famous Fuchsia *
Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Famous Fuchsia *

So, let’s recap – a smooth, shiny lipstick that moisturizes in a super glossy and reflective packaging bringing summer’s colors straight to your lips! That’s What’s Up! I will definitely be purchasing the other available shades!

xx

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Here I am: An Introduction

Hello, hello!

Firstly, thank you for stopping by! :) The name’s Ylova (e-lo-va) and for the past 4 years, I’ve been working as an assistant editor for one of the most luxurious and unique magazine titles in Dubai, UAE and continue to do so. Through my experience of being a beauty and fashion editor among other things, I’ve fallen in love with cosmetics…even more. To be honest, I have started many of these blogs before but due to the demanding life I lead, I always ended up hitting “Permanently delete”. No more! With some awesome time management skills, I’m sticking with you, ya hear?!

This is something that I would like to share with all of you wonderful people worldwide interested in all things dainty & delightful, just as I am. There’s nothing like spritzing a perfume on your skin and having the scent of it transport you back to a distant memory, am I right? There’s also nothing like painting your lips and nails in a color that picks you up when you are battling Monday blues. With this blog, I aim to share my personal reviews of  cosmetics that I try. Is it worth the money or the trashcan?  (If you’re looking for a quick bad hair day fix, I’m here for you!) But that’s not all; Dainty & delightful doesn’t just stop at cosmetics; I will be sharing my thoughts on and reviews of music, movies, food and my personal experiences around Dubai.

Without further ado, (and perhaps boring you with this long intro) I welcome you to Dainty & Delightful to discover the musings of a beauty addict, dreamer, music enthusiast, poet and a lover of Zooey Deschanel’s wardrobe!  Thank you for taking the time to read this. :)

Here I am, meet me as before and more again, I won’t let my endings keep me from you again.

xx

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P.s  – I know, I know… what more could I possibly add to that long introduction but here’s the thing – I’d like to thank my family and friends for supporting me with this blog especially my sister, Tanya and brother, Shane for designing this very dainty and delightful website! ^-^