Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: NOTD & Lip Rock Review

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

NOTD & Lip Rock Review

Hello Lovelies!

This is a bit of a mixed bag of a post, but I started my new job today (Which I LOVE!) and I am up for work at 6am - so I'm heading off to bed in a moment! And so I decided to combine my posts into one :)

First of all, todays NOTD! :)
With flash

This is Gold by Giles Deacon from New Look - £2.99 - The shade is simply called "Brown" lol - creative, isn't it?!

Its a very matte yet creamy shade of light brown, and I actually like it - I think its a shade I'll get a lot of use out of in the Autumn. It went on very smoothly and dried VERY quickly.

The only negative is that - after I took a shower, about 20 minutes after applying - one whole nail's worth of colour just literally dropped off for no apparent reason?! Just in one big flake :/  Not sure if that was just some random occurence as it hasn't happened again since!

Without flash 

Lip Rock Review

I had really been looking forward to trying these - the look they're supposed to give you is a very dramatic foil/glitter appearance in the style of Jessie J etc - I was excited to see how well they worked!

You apply them by coating your lips with the lip adhesive (very similar to eyelash glue!) and waiting for  2 minutes until it goes clear (make sure you don't clamp your lips during that time, they will stick together!)

You then apply the foil to your lips (shiny side in) and press firmly, before ripping off quickly.

Very straight forward, right?!

Yep...thats what I thought too.

Unfortunately, it didnt work.

It didnt work the first time I tried.

or the second time.

or even the fifth time!

The look you are supposed to achieve is the one on the cover, the one I acheived after FIVE attempts is this:

Quite different, right?! 

If I had been hoping to achieve a dramatic lip LINER look, great - as for some reason, it would ONLY stick to the outlines of my lips - leaving me looking rather silly!

So - all in all - I think this product is a great idea. Now if they can just get it to actually work, I'd be interested.

What a shame :/

Have you ever tried Lip Rock? What did you think?! Let me know! :)

xoxo Hayley


  1. Weird about that nail polish doing that. I haven't been in new look for ages but I think I'll go take a look at there polishes.

    Such a shame about the nail rock :-( I was really looking forward to the review & thought it would have worked just a little better than that. I'm so glad I waited to see your post before I bought some, thanks for saving me some pennies.

    Oh by the way, I watched serendipity yesterday and just had to thank you for the recommendation as it was so lovely! I can see why its one of your faves x :-)

    1. They're quite good, the Gold nail varnishes - I always get them off the website (my bf works for them so we get good discounts!).

      Yeah I was reallly disappointed! Its just a big waste of time! :/

      Aww I'm glad you enjoyed it! It is SUCH a lovely romantic movie isnt it?! Makes me want to go to New York and ice skate in central park! lol. I just love it. I noticed it was on tv at the weekend actually :)


    2. Yahoo for discounts!

      Honestly I got quite emotional watching that film because it was so lovely. If only life was really like that x :-)

    3. Awww! I know! It always gives me a bit of hope though - I love the idea of fate! :)


  2. nail of the day?! do you change your nail color each day?!!? xx

    1. Nooo! Its a common theme that beauty bloggers use - people do Nail Of The Day, Outfit Of The Day, Face Of The Day, Hairstyle Of The Day etc - its just to show your look for that day. Sometimes people do Nail Of The Week but I change mine more frequently than that - still not every day though! (Probably every other day atm!)


    2. haha, okay, yes. I've seen these, of course :) xx

  3. What??? 5 attempts to get the lip rock to work? I am going to tweet this to my friend stylishhwife who received it in a prior birchbox.

    1. Well 5 attempts at TRYING to get it to work. Even after the 5th attempt, it still didnt work. It was rubbish!



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