Cheap Thrills: j’adore

boujois rouge velvet lipstick shade 07

After my brief financial misdemeanour the other week (see unicorn boots, here) it brings me great joy to show you two very cheap and cheerful things that might just brighten up your wintery day.

First, the “j’adore” t-shirt from Boohoo at ASOS*, which is a tenner. (Actually cheaper if you’re reading this while the OCTOBER code is still working – 20% off anything and everything, by the looks of it. So if you did fancy that amazing Bella Freud Star Shirt* from last week’s fashion post then now is the time!)

boujois rouge velvet lipstick shade 07

And to go with the t-shirt, a lipstick in the brightest, punchiest red. This is the Rouge Velvet Lipstick in shade 07 (Joli Carmin’ois) from Bourjois, £8.99 here*. The texture is so light and smooth, it glides on like a dream but then sets instantly into a perfect matte finish. Doesn’t budge, doesn’t smudge, just sits there being all pigmented and striking.

bourjois rouge velvet lipstick 07 review

Possibly not the best lipstick texture if you suffer from dry or chapped lips, but if yours are generally in good working order (like a used Volkswagon Golf!) then you’ll most likely appreciate the longevity that comes with this budget-friendly lipstick. I haven’t tried any other shades, I’m afraid, because I was instantly drawn to the orange-red tone of this one, but there seems to be a lovely selection..


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  1. October 31, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    And not only are both very affordable, the lipsticks matches the writing perfectly.

  2. Aliya
    October 31, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks so much for your lovely recommendations. if it’s not too much trouble,would it be possible for you to the share the October 20 percent discount code for ASOS?


  3. October 31, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Just ordered the T shirt ;) thank you! :)

  4. Jayne
    October 31, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I find it so difficult to get the right amount of orange in red lipsticks as so many of them look too harsh on me. This one looks lovely and I’m a big fan of Bourjois….wish they would bring back their little pots of cream blush.

    Jayne x

  5. Annie
    November 1, 2017 / 9:10 am

    That colour lipstick is an absolute stunner on you, Ruth. Your face glows, your dark circles disappear and you look younger than ever. Super.

  6. Louise
    November 1, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Love your hair here Ruth , will you show us how you did it ?

  7. Rachel
    November 1, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Looks gorgeous on you, I got this lippy in a lovely rusty brown but my goodness found the shape of the bullet and texture a nightmare to apply.

    • November 2, 2017 / 8:21 am

      Yes the shape of the bullet is ODD isn’t it? Loved the texture though! x

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