Freezing conditions expected for ‘world’s biggest sleepout’ to end homelessness

Thousands of people will sleep out in freezing conditions in Scotland’s capital to raise money to tackle homelessness.
Around 9,000 people are expected to bed down for the night in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens as part of “the world’s biggest sleepout”.
The Sleep in the Park event aims to raise £4 million to end rough sleeping and homelessness in Scotland.

Real Techniques Expert Organizer

Real Techniques Expert Organizer
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you! The Real Techniques Expert Organizer brush holder is just hanging about on my window. I’m showing the Single Pocket, but there is another option of a 3 pocket holder, and they both use a kind of clingy technology (Miracle Cling TM etc, etc) that allows them to stay in place.

Real Techniques Expert Organizer
Actually, I had some fun sticking them to all sorts of surfaces – here’s one on my dishwasher! The thing you need to know is to wait 24 hours before putting brushes in them. Initially, I just piled brushes straight into the organizer and was then disappointed when it flopped off the window. Since I’ve waited, those brushes are still there and so is the organizer, which just peels off without leaving a stain if you decide to move it. But, every time you move it you will need to wait the 24 hours again I think. You can’t put them on tiles because the grouting will disrupt the ‘stick’ but you should be fine on glass, mirrors or marble.

Personally, I’m happy keeping my brushes in a pot so it’s not a keeper for me but I can see the handiness of it. I’m not sure I’d trust it to stay for anything heavier than brushes. The small organizer is £8.99 and the larger one is £17.99. I can only find them on the USA site at the moment (HERE) but they’ll be rolling out to UK locations soon.

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Too Faced Melted Latex

Too Faced Melted Latex

Ohhhh. These are impressive. Full name: Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick. USP: Liquid lipstick in a lacquer formula that you can boost up to a gloss.

Too Faced Melted Latex

There is something rather special about this formula that means it really does stay on the lips and somehow lets gloss cling to it rather than dilute it or make it slip off the lips. I will assume that you have to use the Melted Latex Top Coat, but still, mine is still on the go three hours, one coffee and two slices of peanut butter on toast later.

Too Faced Melted Latex

The swatches are in the same order as the glosses: I’m Bossy, But First, Lipstick, Hot Mess, Bye Felicia, Strange Love and Peekaboo.

There’s a good colour selection – I chose Rated R for my test which is the bright coral shade in the top picture. The texture of Latex isn’t glossy exactly and nor is it dry like many liquid lipsticks I’ve tested. It’s just very comfortable and feels like a satin formula but a bit thicker than a normal lipstick. It’s certainly not weightless, but when I applied the gloss over the top, it didn’t feel sticky or gloopy.

Too Faced Melted Latex
Too Faced Melted Latex

Swatches are in the same order as the gloss tubes: Love You Long Time, Can’t Touch Me, Twilight Zone, Safe Word, Hopeless Romantic, Love U Mean It, Bite Me.

The other thing I noticed is that there is very little scent and certainly no flavour which is great if you don’t like that backwash of vanilla that some lipsticks and glosses can give you. The one thing I would suggest is that you exfoliate and moisturise before wearing and I only say that because unlike a gloss, it doesn’t just skim over any dry bits on your lips, but lays down pigment where your lips will take it. Often those dry bits grab more formula than anywhere else.

Too Faced Melted Latex

In the swatch above, it’s Rated R – the first is without the top coat, the second is with the top coat.

I even like the shape of the ‘bottles’ – like an elongated old fashioned nail polish bottle. They’re solid rather than squeezy and it’s a design I haven’t seen before. I don’t really have a single complaint here! There is a Unicorn Tears version coming – not sure if it’s a production issue or a marketing issue (sign up for updates and arrival dates) that has held it up. You can find them HERE for £19.

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