Reviews: MAC x Julia Petit, Revlon’s new nail colours and INOAR DayMoist CLR

Ever heard of Julia Petit? Me neither but apparently she’s a big deal Brazilian beauty blogger with an army of followers and MAC have collaborated with her to create an exclusive collection that’s currently in selected stores.

That's Julia herself, not a model.
That’s Julia herself, not a model.

The line up includes three shadow duos, a liquid liner, three lipsticks, a lipglass and blush (in colours inspired by the colours of a bold, inner city Sao Paulo) as well as two skin perfectors in the form of lustre drops and a transparent finishing powder.

Love that lily pad! 

I was given one of the lippies in a shade called Petite Red and I love, love, love it!

MAC Julia Petit lipstick in Petit Red, R220.
MAC Julia Petit lipstick in Petit Red, R220.

It’s the perfect blue-toned ‘suits just about everyone’ cherry-berry lip colour. As it’s super pigmented you only need a sweep and a half to get full impact and the colour has a lovely satin finish that sits tight but doesn’t dry out your lips in the least. (I’ll be sure to update this with an ‘on face’ shot soon but I’m now about to run out the door sans make-up to an Arden launch as we’re to do our faces up using their own new products once we get there.)

I’m not sure which stores are currently stocking so calls your local before you make the trip to avoid disappointment and keep an eye on the brand’s shoppable site as I’m told it’ll be appearing there shortly.

Revlon have extended their core nail polish offering to include three new shades – Coy, Sophisticated and Provocative.

From left to right: Coy, Sophisticated and Provocative, R99,99 each.

I’m usually not a fan of coral/orange nails but I’ve really enjoyed wearing Provocative.

Sexy, right?
I’m wearing this Revlon’s ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond top coat which isn’t fast drying (boo) but does serve up a lekker shine.  

It’s kind of like a nice weekend break from my beloved fuchsia and a good in road to the full on red that I’ll pretty much live and die in come winter.

Moving on to hair, new INOAR Absolut DayMoist* CLR shampoo and conditioner (prices TBA, selected salons) have been specially formulated for dry or chemically treated hair.

I have no clue why it’s called DayMoist. But I’m assuming you can live on the edge and use it at night too, you wild, crazy thing you. Ha.

I’ve recently gotten my highlights touched up after a long period of letting it be (I can totally get away with this is my hair’s pretty blonde to begin with) I’m now a good candidate. In fact, I always start using a more hydrating shampoo after getting any chemical treatment as my hair’s super fine and really does need the extra TLC or it turns into seriously unbrushable cotton wool that just breaks off sommer if you don’t be super careful when it comes to detangling. This is why I’m so obsessed with my beloved Tangle Teezer and always have some kind of detangling spray-con on hand.

Anyway, getting back to INOAR… their new Absolut DayMoist CLR duo is lovely stuff in that it hydrates without weighing down my hair. After use, it’s noticeably easier to brush while wet and leaves my hair with a sweet creamy scent that reminds me of a bath bomb that LUSH makes, but I can’t put my finger on which one. Oh! And for all the argan oil fanatics out there – both products contains a bit of that too, but not very much.

Love, love


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