Leafy & Lovely Valentine’s Gifts

Leafy & Lovely Superdrug Exclusive Brand

Leafy & Lovely Valentine Gift Ideas

Leafy & Lovely is a brand thats exclusive to Superdrug, they’re an affordable brand that do really pretty gifts. They have a small but sweet range available this Valentines Day, so if you’re still looking for a few gifts then you might want to head to your local Superdrug.

Floral Hand Lotion

Leafy & Lovely Floral Hand Lotion* £1.00

How beautiful is the packaging for this hand lotion! It looks a lot more luxurious than I would expect as it is only £1. The bright red detailing on the box looks so pretty and I like that its quite a simple but bold design. I am all about the packaging and this brand has ticked all the boxes. The hand lotion comes in a really sweet tube with a Valentines Design & its the perfect size for your handbag, its slim and the tube is durable and won’t get bashed or damaged in there. It does have a light floral scent but nothing too overpowering, you will need to give the lotion a minute or two to absorb into your hands but after it has they’re left feeling hydrated and smooth.

This is such a lovely hand lotion and I can’t get over how affordable it is. These would make thoughtful gifts for any lady in your life.

Leafy & Lovely Valentines Day Gifts

Leafy & Lovely Lip Tint Duo* £3.00

Again the packaging for these is just so sweet and pretty. I love the bold design and think the red & white work well together. The lip tints smell sweet & fruity, I like the scent. They come in pretty metal tins that are ideal for keeping in your car or on your desk. You get two lip tint shades Coral Pink and Sweet Berry and they do give your lips a touch of sheer colour. The pink shade gives a little more colour than the berry. They look glossy and pretty on the lips, although I wouldn’t say they are particularly hydrating. I think this duo would be a cute gift for a friend or girlfriend this Valentines Day.

Leafy & Lovely Superdrug Exclusive Brand

The Leafy & Lovely Valentine’s range at Superdrug also has a beautifully scented candle, bath fizzer, manicure & pedicure sets and a pretty cosmetics bag. Lots of cute gift ideas and they’re all £4 and under. Let me know if you treat yourself or receive any Leafy & Lovely treats this Sunday.

Happy Valentine’s Day x

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Max Factor Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

Max Factor Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks Max Factor

If you’re looking for a pretty red lipstick then Max Factor have released some beautiful options in their Marilyn Monroe Collection*. I am smitten with 3 Marilyn Berry but they’re all stunning. Max Factor were behind the iconic Marilyn red lip with their Ruby Red and Max Factor have added 3 new reds to their Marilyn Collection so every woman can find her one true red.

Using undertones of orange, blue and purple, each shade works in harmony with individual skin tones of warm, cool and dark, to give a pop of bold colour. Which shade would you pick?

1 Marilyn Ruby Red

Inspired by Marilyn. The original shade loved by Marilyn, this iconic colour is a bold, true red inspired by her career-defining red lip. This is a gorgeous vibrant red and I think a truly glamorous red. I find it hard to pull off such a bold lip but this is a show stopper of a red and If I had glitzy party to attend this is the shade I would opt for.

2 Marilyn Sunset Red

Sunset red is a beautiful burnt orange/red shade, which will pop in warm or olive toned skin tones. I think this will be a gorgeous lipstick for the warmer months its not too fiery and is a very wearable orange toned red.

3 Marilyn Berry

This red will suit pale skin tones or cool skin tones. It has blue undertones which complement cooler complexions. This is my favourite of the four colours and I do tend to wear a lot of berry shades so this is well within my comfort zone. Its a beautiful and has a rich deep pink tone which looks a little more berry on the lips. I think this is the easiest of the four to wear, the most safe shade I guess. I think its gorgeous and I have worn it a lot these past few weeks.

4 Marilyn Cabernet

A rich, deep red with purple undertones, this is perfect for darker skin tones. Think luxurious full bodied red wines. Gosh this is a bold stunning really deep red and is quite a statement on the lips. The colour is very glamorous and sophisticated I haven’t worn this one out of the house yet but I am building up to it.

Max Factor Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

Max Factor Red Lipsticks Marilyn Monroe Collection

The formula is silky smooth and just effortlessly glides on the lips. All the shades are vibrant and pigmented not to mention comfortable on the lips. They wear well but if you want your lipstick to look polished and give you that perfect pout then I would say use a lip liner – it will also ensure the colour doesn’t bleed throughout the day.

You can really build up the colour on these to be very bold or if you want a red thats a little more subtle for daytime then just apply a small amount and blend it out with your finger. Thats what I have been doing.

These lipsticks are enriched with nourishing grapeseed oil and avocado butter which will help keep your lips feeling soft and stop them drying out.

Marilyn Monroe Max Factor Lipstick Swatches

L-R Ruby Red / Sunset Red / Berry / Cabernet

New Max Factor Marilyn Monroe-Red Lipstick Collection

The packaging of this new collection is bold and really pretty its bright red and gold and stands out in my collection. I like that you can see the colour at the bottom of the bullet so its easy to grab the shade you want. I wouldn’t of considered myself a red lipstick kind of girl but I do like that Max Factor have created a collecton that will suit everyone – very clever and If I had to pick my perfect red from the four it would 100% be Number 3 Marilyn Berry, although come the Summer I think I will be switching it up to Sunset Red.

Have you tried any of the new Marilyn Monroe Collection or have you already found your perfect red?

Max Factor Marilyn Monroe Collection available online & in store at Boots for £7.99

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