2 x perfect nude lips

kicks lip cream swatches review

I hope you’re not too bored of nude lipsticks just yet. I know I’m not. Recently I got some new products to try out (as pr-samples) and I found two new perfect nude lipsticks – or actually lip creams. Swedish brand and store KICKS recently came out with lip creams and the shade range is just beautiful. Perfect colors for everyday wear, from warm tones to cool tones.

I bet you already know I opted for the cool tones. 

What’s cool about these lip creams is that they’re named after weekdays. There are seven colors all the way from Monday to Sunday. And don’t worry, the Monday color is beautiful too. Somehow I still chose two colors, that are also my favorite weekdays: Thursday and Friday.

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kicks lip cream friday

Friday is the obvious choice: more often or not it is the start of the weekend. You’ve worked hard all week and you’re ready to log off. Maybe there’s some parties coming up, or just a cozy evening at home with a pizza and a movie. Be it whatever – the Friday lip cream suits any occasions. It’s a darker nude color with cool purple (but also red?) undertones.

kicks lip cream thursday

Thursday is possibly my favorite day out of the week. There’s no pressure, as it’s not Friday just yet. It’s the perfect day for a romantic dinner or a coffee date with friends. There’s excitement in the air. Thursday lip cream is just like the day: casual, but nice. It makes your lips look beautiful,without trying too hard. It’s a quite light nude color and very cool-toned, so it’s not everyone. I like it on my lips though.

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KICKS Lip Cream review

I like the consistency in these. The lip creams are packed with pigment, but they feel smooth and velvety on the lips. The product looks a bit like foam in the tube, but once it touches your lips it turns more watery. These are not matte and they leave a satin finish. That makes them very comfortable on the lips, but also quite long lasting. You may need to fix your makeup after eating, but then again the colors are nude, so they wear off quite naturally.

Even though these are not matte, you don’t necessarily need to line your lips when using these. I don’t use a lip liner with these (and didn’t for the photos either), and I don’t need to. The product doesn’t run to the fine lines, but stays and locks in right where you put it.

The simple packaging is nice – looking at the tube you wouldn’t necessarily know that these are from a very affordable brand.

All in all, it’s no wonder that these quickly became one of my favorite lip products.

Sadly, KICKS doesn’t have an international store. But if you ever visit Sweden, Norway or Finland, make sure to check out their store! It’s one of my favorite places to shop makeup products, as we don’t have a Sephora here in Finland. I still wanted to do this post, as I am Finnish, so I do like to show some of our Nordic brands on my blog too.

What do you think of these colors? And hey – what is your favorite day of the week?

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IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Sticks – Bare & Beautiful

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isadora twist-up gloss sticks


Nude, glossy and moisturizing. That sums up these beautiful gloss sticks, which I’ve been loving lately.

I was so excited, when I heard that IsaDora was coming up with new shades for their Twist-Up Gloss Sticks. I was even more excited, when I heard that the Bare & Beautiful collection was all about nude colors. Who doesn’t love nude lipsticks? Nowadays it’s more of a classic rather than a trend. A sheer color close to your own lip colour looks good on anyone.

And I don’t know about you, but right now I’m all about that glossy and shiny look.

These products were kindly sent to me as pr-samples 

isadora twist-up gloss sticks swatches

Isadora Twist-Up Gloss Stick swatches & review

I got four beautiful nude shades: Toffee Pop, Bare Belle, Boho Beige and Milk ‘N Chocolate. There’s some warmer colors, one that is quite neutral and one, that is very cool-toned. Here are some swatches. Which one is your favorite?

Three of these colors were totally new to me, but one of these I’ve had before. Milk ‘N Chocolate was the color, that I’ve used before and it’s one of the very rare lipsticks that I managed to use up totally. It was and now is again one of my favorite nude lipsticks. Another favorite of mine is now Bare Belle – it’s a beautiful neutral, almost a bit cool-toned nude. It’s not as warm as Milk ‘N Chocolate.

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The consistency in the *Twist-Up Gloss Sticks is for my taste, because they combine the shine of a lip gloss and the creamy feel of a lipstick. They contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and collagen pre-peptides, which hydrate, firm and plump your lips. And obviously whenever you’re putting something shiny on your lips, they are gonna look bigger and plumper.

One thing that is great with nude lipsticks, is that they wear off beautifully. Since these are not matte and the colors are muted, they look natural wearing off. And finally I have to note that these have a delicious vanilla-chocolate scent, that is still quite mild.

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Wearing Toffee Pop & Bare Belle.
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Wearing Boho Beige & Milk ‘n Chocolate.

I’m definitely gonna rock these glossy lips throughout the spring and summer!



*IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Sticks (amazon)


What do you think of these? What is your favorite nude lipstick?

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