Girl Geek, Gamer & German living in the UK passionate about all things vintage, writing about her adventures in beauty and plus-size fashion

Girl Geek, Gamer & German living in the UK passionate about all things vintage, writing about her adventures in beauty and plus-size fashion

Love At First Swipe: Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour & Primer

After I recently tried out a Clinique lipstick for the very first time. It was immediate love. The Clinique Long Last Matte Soft Lipstick in matte plum is literally  one of the most beautiful purples lip colours I have ever seen and tried out

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Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour and Primer

After falling in love with my very first Clinique lipstick a few months ago, I was recently investigating the clinnigeu counter once again. There I came across their Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour and Primer range, which comes in a range of liquid but also solid lip colours.

Clinique: A lightweight liquid lipstick covers lips with lush pigment and a modern matte finish. Wears all day. Moisturising formula with built-in primer provides a smooth, even glide so lips feel as fresh as they look.

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As I had recently worn my hair  green, another lovely purple shade sounded like a great lipstick choice and so I went for shade number 8 -black liquorice.

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The deep berry colour of this liquid lipstick is an absolute dream. The pictures, unfortunately, don’t do it any justice.

I personally am a fan of liquid lipsticks that dry and that don’t leave you in the danger of smearing that deep colour all over your own face, which will inevitably happen to me. This lipstick in unfortunately not of this type. I was waiting for ages for it to dry till I realised that this is just not going to happen. While I initially was disappointed in this, it turns out this is also where a major difference lies in for this liquid lipstick

While many other matte lipsticks can dry out your lips, the Clinique Pop comes with a primer and not a separate one. The liquid itself contains a hydrating primer made of shea and murumuru butter that not only nourishes your lips but only makes the colour go on smoother.

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Packaging:

There is not much to say on the point of packaging. The lipstick comes in a nice looking square frosted tube along with a silver top that can double as an emergency mirror if you have nothing else available. It is not quite perfect, but definitely better than blind application.

The applicator itself is also one of the relatively common liquid lipstick applicators. However, I have used applicators in the past that made precise application of liquid lipstick easier, but it is not unusable. Although, it might be worth considering using a lipstick brush, should you have one within reach.

 

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Price

Clinique is pretty much everything but a budget brand but at £16.50 it still comes in significantly cheaper than your favourite MAC lipstick. So I guess while it might not be a “cheap” option but given its quality, I would say it definitely qualifies as a “value for your money” option.

 

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A product I can only recommend

While I already loved Clinique lipsticks , the  Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour and Primer  once again has been awesome.

Clinique might not be the first point of call when thinking of lipsticks but I will definitely find myself back at the Clinique counter, to try out some more lipsticks. Who knows maybe my Clinique lipstick  collection will soon even outnumber my MAC & Lush lipsticks…

 

What is your favourite lip product discovery/brand?

Did you recently discover any new or unexpectedly amazing lip products? Which matte lipstick is your favourite? I would love to know!

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Fat Babes Breaking Rules – Bustle

Girl Geek & Other Fat Babes on Bustle

This might not be the newest Bustle article, but as I have been for a while on a bit of a blogging hiatus I did not get to share that one with you yet.

Amazing Babes breaking rules

This great article is once again listing a lot of amazing plus size babes. This time these babes are sharing with you their favourite rules to break. But don’t worry you won’t hear “wearing a striped top” for the four-hundred-sixteenth time. These points deal with bigger things…But have a look for yourself what I mean(to read the full articles for each rule check out the full piece)

Here are some examples of the rules to break and some of the amazing babes I had the honour to mentioned in one list with!

Fat Girls Shouldn’t Take Risks

Eliza Sidecar

 Source: Bustle – Courtesy of Eliza Sidecar

 

 

Fat Girls Shouldn’t Rock The “Underwear As Outerwear” Trend

Alysse Dalessandro of Ready To Stare

🔥🌹🙌🏼🇮🇹 #DOPEatAnyHeight Photo by @be_atlanta

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Fat Girls Shouldn’t Eat In Public

Amanda Crichton of Amanda Apparel

 Source: BustleCourtesy of Amanda Apparel

 

Fat Girls Shouldn’t Dance In Public

Model Alexa Raegun

Just actin a fool with Sister Act! @69_fuckboy I love you guys!

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Fat Girls Should Always Wear A Bra

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And finally

Fat Girls Shouldn’t Sunbathe

Girl Geek In A Dress a.k.a me 🙂

More on Bustle

As said above check out Bustle to see the rest of the amazing 15 babes and which rules they will and have been breaking. Not to forget, for each rule there is an additional statement giving you some additional background on why or how we are or have been breaking these rules. Thank you Bustle for the honour of mentioning me alongside so many awesome girls.

What is your favourite rule to break?

Like always I would love to hear from you! What rule do you like to break? Or is there a rule in  the list you’d love to break but are still trying to muster up the confidence? I am looking forward to hear your thoughts and about your rebellious acts!

Lots of Love

 

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Just Put The Pizza Down – Assumptions About Fat Eating Habits

 

When it comes to my appearance & weight I have so often heard things like “Just put the pizza down and skip the donuts for once” often unsolicited…. So many people seem to find it hard to believe that I am not stuffing my face 24/7 with junk food ordering 4 take aways a day after having a full fried breakfast until they actually spent some proper time with me and see what I eat.

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Many larger people out there actually have much healthier diets than you might think, eating quite well and with pretty healthy food (maybe a *little* too much of it, though). And no this is no “diet food shop” – this is ‘normal food’ & a pretty regular shop for me.

I, like many others, have gotten big by serial dieting, each time putting on a little more and each time wrecking my metabolism a little more. 20 years of guilt and weight fluctuations have messed with my head, metabolism, self-esteem and body as a whole.

So I have decided to skip the diets and try to live every day being the best & healthiest version of myself that I can be today, eating well, exercising & sleeping more. If that leads to weight loss great but should nothing happen I would still love my body just as much!

This is what body positivity and health at any size truly are about. Focusing on health & not size. Doing for your health what you can, not postponing “living” and “being worthy” till you have reached that magical number on your scale. Something so many of us have done, watching life pass us by while hating ourselves

Live now! Eat well! Move your body! Sleep well and a lot! And most importantly love yourself! And take care of yourself!

I would love to hear your opinion. Let me know what you think. I would also love to hear if you have made any similar experiences? How do you deal with it?

Lots of Love

 

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Sparkle Like A Diamond

No matter if you are getting ready for Halloween, an evening of fancy dress or simply a night out, everybody deserves to feel like a fairy princess. Thanks to a trend that hit the scene during the last festival season, this could not be simpler. It is time to sparkle things up!

 

I Am A Fairy Princess

I was recently so lucky to run into Wish Upon A Sparkle at an event I recently attended. They truly made me feel like a fairy princess. And not only did they choose a great application for my face shape they also perfectly matched it to my turqoise & grey hair. Boom! Can I please have this every day.

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I absolutely love this picture. Not only is the sparkle amazing, the pictures also really show the different colour nuances of my silver and turquoise hair do.  If you would like to add a little sparkle to your life too here are a few options for you.

 

Book A Sparke Professional

Wish Upon A sparkle are absolute experts in sparkle & glitter. No matter if you just want to sparkle up your face makeup, try out the sparkle-braid trend or even go for a full body sparkle, they are the team for you.

You can book them for Hen Parties, Weddings or any other private or corporate event.

 

 

DIY Sparkle

A bit over the top to hire a professional for your night out sparkle? Fret not!

Just buy a Sparkle-It-Up-Yourself Kit online. One good example is Stardust by BeautyBLVD, which comes in four colour variations – silver, gold, purple and a turquoise shade. Each kit contains 15g sparkle, bonding gel and an application brush, everything you need to make yourself sparkle.

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The Sparkle Downside

The downside of this whole thing is though that the glitter gets EVERYWHERE. I was pouring at least as much sparkle out of my bra as I had in my face. You will pretty much have to accept that the sparkle will be all over the place, especially if you should drunkenly fall asleep with it still on. Luckily I was able to avoid that.

Given that it gets glued on with skin glue, it does take a little effort to take it off. If you are the type that is unlikely to remove your makeup after a night out, you will pretty much have to accept a bed full of sparkles. However, there is nothing a long shower and a good vacuuming can’t fix. And let’s be honest being a fairy princess is worth it!

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Did You Try Festival Sparkle

Did you try festival sparkle yet? Do you know of any other places where you can great sparkle? I’d love to see your pictures of your glittery self if you have any.

 

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My favourite Bikini of 2016

Since I learned to love Bikinis I have added more and more of to my collection. By now I have lost count of how many bikinis I own. And although my collection grew steadily, for some reason I did not end up sharing those beautiful swimwear pieces with you. So I thought it was more than high time to at least share my very favorite Bikini of the 2016 season with you – especially as I took some great pictures when I was on a short holiday at the beach earlier this year.

Plus Size Bikini Forever 21

 

Forever 21 – My Favourite Place For Swimwear

This beautiful plus size bikini is from Forever 21. I only really took note of them last year. Since then they have though not disappointed me when it comes to plus size swimwear. They had absolutely stunning bikinis but also two pieces during both swimwear seasons. Next year they will definitely be amongst the first sites I that will check for the new swimwear. I do have high hopes for the swimwear season 2017.

 

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Beautiful Colour, Great Hold & Sexy Detailing

I do love it’s beautiful turquoise color and the harness like detailing even more – a subtle but sexy detail. The best thing about Forever 21 bikini tops though is the hold & comfort they provide.

I am wearing a 3x and it covers and lifts my bust nicely without squashing or creating a third boob. There will be quite some leeway regarding the bust sizes the top will support – due to the stretch fabric. I am however not sure how it is going to support smaller breasts, as the smaller the breast the less will be the stretch and with it the lift. For reference, my bra size is around a 42H in combination with a clothing size 24/26. Should your bust be much smaller, it might be worth sizing down to a size 2x.  Probably you should even consider ordering both sizes, even if you are otherwise the same size as me.

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What About You?

Which retailer is your go-to bikini or swimwear shop? Have you dared to wear a bikini yet? What does your favourite swimsuit look like?

 

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