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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Lou's Reviews || Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Another day, another review- I'm on a roll eh?!

I bought these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains a few days ago from Superdrug for £5.99 each (an introductory offer as soon they will be £7.99) and already LOVE them. 

I was pleased as punch with the Revlon Lip Butters (I now own even more and will be featuring my new ones soon), so I had quite a lot of faith in Revlon bringing out another great lip product. 


I have heard many liken these nourishing little pencils of colour to the Clinique Chubby Sticks, but as I haven't tried them, I can't really compare. What I can say though is that I have tried other 'balm sticks' of a similiar ilk and never really got excited by them. This was either because they lacked pigmentation OR dried my lips.

Well, these are the opposite- hoo-ray. They have fabulous colour payoff (so much so that when I was on Skype to ZoeChummy and wearing 'Lovesick', she thought I was wearing one of my MAC Lipsticks) and leave my lips feeling soft and juicy and not at all flakey dry.

I'm not usually one for lip swatches because it's weird to see my own mouth in such detail (so please don't point and laugh), but I felt like 'mouth shots' would do this product a lot more justice than regular skin swipes. 

The staying power of these are great. This is probably where the 'stain' part comes in and I'm really happy about this. I had reservations that something so nourishing and hydrating would wear off very quickly. My Lip Butters are gorgeous but I do have to reapply fairly regularly, unlike these.

The packaging is just right for me and reflects the price point well. Not crazy flashy, but pretty and something I'm confident to pull out of my handbag. Also, you won't need to sharpen these, as you simply twist the silver bottom and more product twirls up.

There are 7 colours of these available in the UK (but more for our lucky American friends) and whilst I am in town tomorrow I may just pick up a couple more (so that spending ban went well!).

Do these Balm Stains entice you as much as they do me? Have my up close lips scared you off Sprinkle of Glitter?!

Toodlepip!

xx

107 comments:

  1. Lovely review Louise! And thank you for the "mouth shots" they were the deciding factor for me. I have to get my hands on some of these lip balm stains!

    A Bite of Glamour

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  2. I love those! My favorite one is 'Crush' so bright and pretty

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  3. ive heard so many amazing reviews of these little beauties definitely need to add some to my make up bag :)

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  4. This is a great review! I must try these. I love lip stains since they usually last for quite a long time. I really must try these, I am going to Walgreen's tomorrow! :)

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  5. Yay, I'm glad to hear that these don't disappoint as I have been really looking forward to trying them and have Rendezvous in the post on it's way to me.
    Glad you did do the mouth shots as I think they give a much better idea of what to expect - hand swatches don't give a good idea of how they'd look on so I can never be sure about a product with just those.
    Mel x

    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. love sick looks great on your pretty skin tone

    :)

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  7. im very excited to get my hands on these!

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  8. I love these..I own a few myself as I live in the US! I think that they are more like the Tarte Lipsurgence than the chubby sticks!

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  9. I really love the third (last) color on you! So peachy yet so natural. Gorgeous colors all around though!
    Take care!
    -Steph

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  10. Great review, Louise. I'm planning on going to the store tomorrow and this is just one more thing I can get while I'm there. One more thing I really don't need. :P I'm very excited to try these out, though. Thanks again for the review. xx

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  11. I heard so many good things about them but unfortunately they aren't available here in Germany. I love the Clinique chubby sticks, the quality and the colours are adorable. <3

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  12. I had an orange moment (blame Zoe!) and bought both the Rendezvous balm stain and the Tutti Fruiti lip butter (along with the Candy Apple, but that's irrelevant), I have pretty dark lips so I found that in order to make the balm stain stand out more I could just layer it with the lip butter! Works wonderfully and seems to last longer (I am notoriously bad at keeping a lip colour longer than ten minutes...). x

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  13. These look so absolutely lovely! I think I might have to snag myself one or too - they look so lovely and actually like lipsticks on the lips! Think I might have to invest...

    Sophie
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  14. ooo im trying not to spend so much this month but they just look too irasistabel, think i may have to pop in boots today hehe. and i see why you decided to do lip instead of hand swotches, they make your lips look full and lushous so no need to worry xx

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  15. II take it the spending ban you imposed on shopping for things for yourself didn't last long then? : )Nice colours though x

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  16. We love all of your reviews, they're so fun to read! P.S love both shades. :-) xo

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  17. Ah rendezvous looks lush! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these. Great job on the mouth shots as I always seem to look a tad deformed and then shy away from them haha but you have done a perfect job!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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  18. They look so lovely, I really like the Rendezvous one xx

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  19. I love these I bought the colour honey (pics on my blog)
    Really want the colour rendezvous now though, it looks lovely on you!
    Hannah xx
    hannah-wood.blogspot.com

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  20. they look lovely! such nice colours x

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  21. I can't wait to try these! Rendezvous looks gorgeous :)

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  22. both beautiful colours and so much better value than the clinque chubbies x

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  23. Hi
    I brought one if these Yesterday from boots and I got 'love sick' in really happy with mine as well, I tried it as soon as I got home just to see what it's like and it stayed for hours!! come check out my blog I've just done a review on revlon PhotoReady cream blusher.
    beautyisntmakeup1.blogspot.co.uk
    Loves xx

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  24. I love the lip shots and think they should be in ALL lip product blog posts, I don't think seeing them on the skin really helps! And you lips look gorge so no worries :P These sound really lovely, I was considering getting a Clinique Chubby Stick but think I'll try these first as they sound lovely and much cheaper! xx

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  25. I have Honey and Sweetheart and I LOVE them! I think I like them more than I do my Revlon lip butters... Great colour choices Louise :) xx

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  26. Oh these look so gorgeous! Defo want to try them :)

    lindsayfrances.blogspot.com

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  27. I definitely need to buy a few of these! xx

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  28. Love sick looks gorgeous!! I need it in my collection! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  29. Definitely going to get the orange one thanks to the picture! Looks so pretty :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. They look so pretty on you! I must run out and get these hehee :)
    xx

    http://thefashionformat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I bought Lovesick a few days ago (along with one of Revlon's new cream blushes) and I really like it. It's a bit too purplely for me though, but I'll probably get used to it. I've just ordered Sweetheart from an American eBay seller (£7.10 and free international delivery for a limited time) and I cannot wait to get it! Smitten is another shade the UK doesn't have, but I really want it x

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  32. Lovesick looks so beautiful. So glad these are out in the UK now! Can't wait to pick some up :) xox

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  33. I love the rendezvous color a lot!!
    nice post!

    x

    candy.love.city

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  34. Hi!:) love this post,amazing! Just found today your blog and i´m a new follower:) Hope you can follow my baby blog back! Kisses

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  35. i like the lovesick color!
    such a fresh color!

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  36. I want to try them so baad, I am going to superdrug right now! haha
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Oooh I've been waiting for a good review of these before thinking about purchasing! Lovesick looks so pretty and vibrant and I really like the look of Rendezvous for something a bit more natural. Looking forward to nipping out later so that I try them out myself! :)

    x

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  38. These look great. Revlon seem to be on a roll with the lip products this year! I wonder what else they'll bring out? I was wondering which of these colours you think are the nicest? I always try lipsticks on in the shop and then regret my choice of colour in broad daylight. I was hoping for a day to day wear one. Hope you're having a great day! xx

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  39. I really want one of these, I've got my eye on the shade Crush x

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  40. Wowza, I didn't think that these would be my kind of thing but they look so great on your lips. I really like the look of Rendevous, it makes your lips look natural but really healthy in a pretty way :)

    Hollie xx
    cremedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow, they look lovely. I haven't seen these before, but the colour Bare looks gorgeous on your lips. xx

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  42. i didnt even know these were out in the uk yet?! going to take a trip to buy these love sick looks like a really wearable pink.

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  43. These look so nice! The price tag always buts me off even though I buy a few high end products... I really want to try these!

    Laura x
    ( http://demandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ )

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  44. They look really good. I really want to try these :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  45. the rendezvous one looks gorgeous! never been one for massively coloured lips on myself, but i may just have to give some of these a try :)
    love the review!

    liv xo

    http://livflorence.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Wow!! Really like the look of these :)

    Claudia X

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  47. Brilliant! They look beautiful x

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  48. Bad news about the spending ban louise haha! Also, when you do more lip posts, pleaseeee do the lip pictures again! They look really good and show the product as it actually is! Love it! If only I had lips nice enough to do the same ;) Lovely post as alwaysssss xxxx

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  49. Ooh I need lovesick in my life sometime soon!
    Lovely post Louise :) x

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  50. Great review, I'm off out to buy one right now. I love the rendevous colour I think I'll get that one :) Thanks for this post!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. I would never of bought the orange colour one, but the lip shot you took of yourself I defiently am going to now! Great blog! and great idea with the lip shots, thanks :) x

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  52. ohhh i'm so excited to try these =) !

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  53. Need to get them before they go up :)

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  54. I'm so excited to get my hands on some of these, especially after reading this review! You chose two gorgeous colours x

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  55. The lovesick shade is gorgeous! I definitely need one of these in my life. They're great for day wear too because they're so moisturising :) Bonus! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  56. I so want to try these they look amazing!

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  57. I want to try these sooo badly and I've been looking everywhere for them! I live in Hamilton (in Ontario) and I thought maybe it was just because I was in a smaller town, but even when I went to Toronto I could not find them. Aghh!! When will I ever be able to try these?

    summerofwonders.blogspot.com

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  58. So glad Revlon have released these over here. I wonder if we'll get the same shade range as the US though.I certainly hope so! I have one of the Tarte Lipsurgence Tints (the True Blood one. Was a b'day pressie) and I know Clinique do the Chubby Sticks but both were miles out of my budget. Good old Revlon huh?

    Lou x

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  59. Thank you for doing this review !! Yesterday I tried the chubby sticks by Clinique, and they don't have any pigmentation as I was expected!!
    But these are amazing!!

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  60. So want to try these! x

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  61. I want them so badly now!it's not sold in japan yet!!!i envy you!!!

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  62. just wanted to comment to tell you that your 7things for 7 days really does help me :) thank you , i always link your blog into the posts :) love your blog always so good to read :) <3

    ABBY xxx

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  63. Wow I was switching these in boots today and there so much more pigmented then the chubby sticks, and cheaper, amazing!! :) x

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  64. I love these! I already have sweatheart, honey, and crush, and i still want charm and rendesvous!I'm a lip product junkie! can't get enough!

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  65. I got so excited when I saw these in Boots yesterday :D
    x

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  66. LOL i hate mouth shots too. I can't take good ones >.>

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  67. AArrrghhh another revlon post. If been looking everywhere for those in Switzerland, but haven't found them yet :( A lot of bloggers seem to prefer them over the clinique chubby sticks...have you tried the clinique ones? xxxx

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  68. i really want to try the coral one of these, its such a pretty colour. they look great on you lou! x

    gablarr.blogspot.com

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  69. Thank-you so much for doing a review on these Louise (hahah that rhymed!) I saw them today in Superdrug and was intrigued by them!

    Oh well, the spending ban can wait 'til Darcy's a little older, then she can remember her first visit to the USA! ;)

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  70. im absolutely obsessed with these!

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  71. I thought the chubby sticks looked so nice, but never tried them. Now there is a high street dupe I need to try!

    http://peluxe100.blogspot.com

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  72. They look similar to the chubby sticks! xx

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  73. Rendezvous is gorgeous! I'm a bit of a lip colour phobe, but I would try that for sure.

    It would make my day if you had a peek at my blog louise xxx
    megalaurafication.blogspot.com

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  74. oh wow, i neeed some of these! literally love lipstick in the pen form.

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. Definitely think i may have to purchase one i love Lovesick looks so girly and bright and pink :)
    http://goldilocksx0.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  76. I got lovesick the other day, the payoff is really quite amazing, I'm impressed and will definitely purchasing more in the future. I love your blog Louise, you have such a great writing style which always makes me chuckle!! :)

    Freddie
    fashionbyfreddie.blogspot.co.uk

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  77. I have the red one. They really are amazing.

    www.lifeslittlestars.blogspot.com

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  78. I was deliberating on getting these at a drugstore the other day but I wasnt completely sure also the fact that I wasnt able to do swatches but thanks! Great review

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  79. I LOVE the second colour!


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  80. Beautiful lip swatches! Love(!!!!!) these so much, I have the colour called Romantic. Please post more pics if you get more colours :D

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  81. I think the bottom one is the best but they are all nice. 5.99 is also a good price for these cant wait to get one

    http://www.eye-love-beauty.com/

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  82. They are so nice! Need to get some xxx

    rosypinkworld.blogspot.com

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  83. Ooo, I have been waiting for these to come out, must take a trip to Superdrug soon! Your lips look lovely too! That sounds a little bit pervy, hehe!

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  84. These look soo nice! I love the colours of them too! The pictures you took are really good too :) You take great mouth shots, Mine always fail haha.

    http://aboxofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  85. The lovesick (or lovestick as you called it tehehhe) colour looks so nice on, very bright and pretty!

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  86. Wow! These are both beautiful shades and they sound great!
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  87. These look amazing! I love revlon lip products, they always seem to get it right! I really want to try these but I've put myself on a no spending til payday ban :( Maybe i could just buy one tho, surely that wont hurt! haha
    xxx

    http://blondie-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  88. Love the creme brulee one that I have:)!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  89. I have be wanting to try these! Now all I want to do is go out and buy some!

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  90. I was in boots today and I felt like they were shouting out "buy me", I managed to resist but I'm definetley picking up a few once i get paid :)n Rendevous really suits your lips :)
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  91. rendezvous is such a beautiful colour, i need to get this! :) x

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  92. I know what u mean about the lip butters and havin to re-apply but I still lov them so can cope with them, not tried these but will defo b givin them a try x

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  93. I NEED 'Lovesick' in my life! Actually need it! ha ha
    Louise! Your posts are so bad for my bank balance at times!

    Lauren
    WIMMUB.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  94. Ooooh these look lovely! I love the close up lip shots, you get so much more of a feel for the colour!xx

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  95. Lovely post, thanks for the review - I've actually just fallen in love with Rendezvous and am very tempted to pop an order in alongside some primer that I need to buy also!
    Maybe I should wait until my recent order of Steamcream has gone out of my account before I start buying again .. ;-)
    Rachel Xx

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  96. Wow...those are fabulous colors!!
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com

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  97. I just love my lip butters and from what I've heard of these the smell is not nice so I'll be sticking to the butters! :) Love your reviews! :)

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  98. I love these colours :)
    please check out my beauty blog:

    http://kisssandmake-up.blogspot.co.uk/

    Would be much appreciated!
    xx

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  99. Thank you for the review :D i've been dying to buy them

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  100. I haven't tried the Clinique Chubby Stocks either, but have been eyeing up these bad boys, and now you've swayed me! Rendezvous looks like a nice "work safe" colour.

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  101. I LOVE RENDEZVOUS! It looks stunning on you!

    <3

    smileskitty.blogspot.com

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  102. I'm in love with these! My favorites are Honey & Crush.
    Lovesick looks lovely, I'll need to give it a try :)

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  103. Might pick a few up thanks Louise! X

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  104. Please check out my blog! we did a lush review a while ago! Check it out :) it would mean a lot to me :) http://confessionsofafuglyteen.blogspot.com.au/

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Sprinkleofglitter xxx

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