DHC lippy and anti-wrinkle patches

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I've been asked to trial two more DHC products and as always, the quality is not disappointing.

First product I received was the Velvety Red Premium lipstick GE. I have to say I expected it to be a bit more red, as I like bright red lipstick but the quality completely compensated the colour being a bit blander than I would normally wear. It's no exaggeration when it says on their website that it has 'revitalising ingredients' - it has to be the smoothest lipstick I've ever used! My lips felt hydrated and smooth all the time, something doesn't always happen, even with some more expensive products. Nothing worse than having cracked lips caked with lipstick... I would also note the quality of the packaging - as you can see, the metallic case is is decorated and has a somewhat more luxurious feel than a regular plastic case would have. Not bad for a product in this price range. I just checked the and it's also on sale, so you get an absolute bargain, as it's great value for the money.

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The second product is less exciting in terms of looks but not in terms of effectiveness. I'm talking about the Revitalizing Moisture Strips, designed to be applied around your mouth area, to help fight dryness that causes those pesky lines and wrinkles. The strips are made of polymer gel and are infused with antioxidant-rich olive leaf extract, brightening alpha-arbutin and mulberry. Check the link for a full list of ingredients. I've been using them every now and then over the last few weeks and they feel extremely comfortable on, and very fresh. Apply after your cleansing regime and you'll see how pleasant it feels. Now that I am becoming a lady of a certain age, these things come in very handy!

Have you tried any of these products before?

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican part 3 – Textures and details

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One of the things that always gets me in anything I look at is texture, especially if combined with colour. The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition is a real feast for the eyes when it comes to both, but the texture kind of becomes even more important... because everything is handmade. Every bead is painstankingly hand sewn in place. No detail is left unfinished or left to chance. The detail is fantastic and it's well worth spending a few hours admiring it as so seldom we get to see beautifully made clothes like this, in a Primark universe.

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican part 2 – Corsetry

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Jean Paul Gaultier is very well known for his lingerie-like outfits, structured silhouettes with corsets worn as outer wear. Everyone remembers Madonna's cone bra, back in 1990, right? Some are simpler than others, where the structure and construction of the garment is accentuated and becomes the decoration in itself... others can be richly decorated and enbroidered. You can see them in many materials throughout JPG's collections and it would appear to me that it's something he always ends up going back to. I find these pieces fascinating, it's all that I can say.

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