Monday, 31 December 2012

Lookback at 2012

I can't believe today is December 31st! 2012 has been one busy year and I'll be sad to see it go! It's been a tough year within my family with members being unwell but luckily, everything seems better now! I've had a bit of a blogging revaluation- my 48 posts have been filled with fashion, gossip and some truely random rubbish! So here is my review of Blogging in 2k12.

Favorite Outfits
I've done numerous outfit posts and here are some of my most loved:

Favorite Post
What to buy your friends for Christmas (
I loved writing this post as buying Christmas presents is one of my favorite activities!

Favorite Blog Header
I don't know why I love this header so much but I just think it really sums up me!


-Rachel xo

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!


*I will post again sometime before 2013!

Rachel xo

Sunday, 16 December 2012

New Purchases

Over the past week or so, I've bought a few more things to add to my ever-growing wardrobe and I thought I'd share them with you!
Grey Jumper from Primark- £8
Khaki Jeans from River Island- 30
Dark Green Top from International- £7.99
Burgundy Top from International- £7.99
*2 for £10
Black Wedges from New Look- £19.99
Burgundy Bobble Hat from Miso, Republic- £10

This jumper is gorgeous and incredibly cheap at £8. This Primark jumper has a high slit-neck so sits comfortably on your shoulders. Oversize and very comfy, this jumper is perfect for a casual winter day and can be dressed up smart as well!

You can check out pictures of these on the other items! I love the colour of these jeans and they are incredibly versatile and can be worn throughout the year; the studs on the pockets add extra sparkle and look fab!  The jeans are comfy but as they are super skinny, I recommend you buy a size bigger than usual! 

These tops are perfect for throwing on under hoodies or just on chill days. They are £7.99 each or 2 for £10, which it good value! The thin material and long sleeves are warm and comfy.

These shoes are a bargain and perfect footwear for the festive season! I love the gentle wedge and little zip down the side. They don't hurt your feet and look fab with everything- score! I'm usually a size 7 and bought these in a 7 but they are a tad too big but with 2 pairs of tights on they are fine!

I've never properly owned and worn a hat before and when I spotted this in Republic last week whilst shopping for a school trip to Berlin in February, I knew this was the perfect thing to get! It is unbelievably warm and the colour is gorgeous! The bobble adds another dimension to the hat and looks great!


Friday, 14 December 2012


It is 10 days until Christmas woo! I'm getting a little bit excited now and thought I'd  share with you my wishlist! My wishlist isn't the most exciting but I've been eyeing a few things for a while and just can't afford them!

1. Bubblegum Lipstick - Lush
2. Ted Baker Shower Wash- Boots
3. Purse- River Island
4. Miranda Hart Book- WH Smiths
5. BADgal Mascara- Benefit
6.What I Wore Today Book- Amazon

Have lots of fun over this exciting festive period and hopefully I will blog before the big day! Merry Christmas, Everyone!


Friday, 7 December 2012

Catch Up!

First ever proper post from Lipsticks and Lollipops yaay :-)

Hey Guys,
It feels like I haven't posted in ages...well that's because I haven't! 5 days without posts in not good and I really need to start posting more but school work is sadly taking over right now! Waay too much revision/Controlled Assessments going on!

Anyway, I just thought I'd give you a little update on my life...lucky you ;)

I'm going to attempt to do a blog photo post this weekend as I'm going on a shopping trip with my mum tomorrow to buy lots of things for a school trip to Berlin in February (I'm so excited!!) Hopefully this blog photo post will contain lots of woolly jumpers/cable knits, warm jeans and lovely accessories inc. scarfs, hats etc. BUT, I can't promise anything!

Until then, have a good weekend!

-rachel louise xo

Sunday, 2 December 2012

23 sleeps...


Finally, it is now acceptable to listen to Christmas songs without looking stupid!

And remember...
only 23 more sleeps until the big white man comes :-D

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Good evening my darlings!

I am no longer the Glitz, Glamour and Games blogger you are all familiar with...I have now evolved into Lipsticks and Lollipops!

I don't really know what brought about the name change, I think I just felt like something different! I am also considering starting a Youtube channel, opinions?!

That's all for now!
-rachel louise xo

Sunday, 25 November 2012

New Makeup!

Hey :-)

Yesterday I went to the cinema with my friends and before, quickly popped into Superdrug to look at a MUA eyeshadow palette I had seen online. I found the palette and was pleasantly surprised when I found out it was 3 for 2 over all cosmetics. I didn't have loads of extra money with me, so bought a NYC lipstick and a MUA bronzer. 

Yep, I'm not really the sort of girl to get cheap, shitty makeup but I can't find another palette on the market with the same shades as the MUA one (and I just bought the other stuff for the sake of it!)

So, here are my reviews on the 3 products:

MUA 12 shade eyeshadow palette in 'Starry Night', £4.
Click HERE to find the product on the Superdrug website!

Wow, this palette is fab! The name 'Starry Eyes' perfectly fits the shades. The purples, silvers, blues and pinks look amazing on eyelids. I like to mix a couple of shades together to creates the ultimate look. You can also use the black as a glitter eyeliner sort of thing if you've run out!

The down side: The shit brush. It's really hard to pack the colour on and isn't very good to apply onto the lid with. I much prefer the Superdrug Blending Brush to apply the shadows with.

These are swatches for the first line of shadows. I'm sorry they are very hard to see!

Swatches from the second row of eyeshadow- I think I prefer this row!

MUA bronzer in shade 1, £1.
Click HERE to find it on Superdrug.

I've never bought a bronzer before so I suppose I don't really know what's good and what's not. This is the lightest shade which is still quite dark and I haven't quite got the hang of how to use it yet! If you've got some good bronzer applying techniques- please let me know! Nevertheless, it is great value!

NYC lipstick in 435 'Tender Blush', £1.49
Click HERE to find the product online- it looks nothing like this in reality!

I think this shade is gorgeous, it gives a lovely, nude lip- but you can still tell you've got something on! It is nice and cheap and purse friendly...bonus!

And here is one of the worst swatches ever! Apologies!

You can't see that well but this is me with my new products on!

-rachel louise x

Thursday, 22 November 2012

What is there to say about BLOGGING? (My blogging journey!)

Aah, blogging. What can I say?

I've started blogging on and off from around the age of 11. I used to have a blog called Rachel's Shopping Journal which I used to love blogging for, but then I got bored. Waaay before that, I had a fashion blog that I can't even remember the name of. That was my first ever blog and was amazed at what you could do on blogger!

I then went through my Stardoll obsession phase at around 11/12. I'd never really properly had a Stardoll account and when I created 'rachellouiseeee', I became engrossed in all of the hype of it and subsequently, ended up spending LOTS of money on that site (which I hindsight  was an incredibly stupid idea!) I blogged for the famous Stardoll blog 'Inbetween Stardoll' where I blogged about new updates, and went on to write general shit!

After I grew out of that phase, Rachel's Shopping Journal was born. This new blog had a much more mature air to it, I was beginning to develop a love for fashion and knew the direction I wanted my blog to head. However, due to the demand of school and then fact I didn't have a laptop, I sadly had hardly any time to post. Although I loved that blog, I knew deep down it was never going to last.

I don't even know when I started Glitz, Glamour and Games. The name is the exact same as my Tumblr name and I thought it added a sophisticated, stylish air to the blog. Since this blog has been created, it has been through many 'makeovers' and there probably will be many more. I like to develop my blog regularly and make it the best I can be!

I've been pretty rubbish at doing clothes posts recently, but hopefully one will be coming up at the weekend! Because I'm back at school, I saving my money instead of spending right now and saving up for CHRISTMAS presents etc.

So, that about sums up my blogging career. I hope that it won't be the end and I can continue to blog in the future! I'm sorry if this post is a bit boring, but I have a 3-day weekend coming up so some fab posts are to follow :-)

-rachel louise

Friday, 16 November 2012

Children In Need

Today is Children In Need day. I'm sure you've probably done something special in order to raise money for this fabulous charity today, and if you haven't, it would be wonderful to donate!

My school did a fancy dress day and put on our own version of the hit ITV1 show: TAKE ME OUT. I came dressed as a builder (minus the builder's bum ;)) I would post a picture but my iPod won't connect to my laptop :(

Take Me Out at my school was one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen, and really got me in the spirit for Children In Need. I would recommend your school/workplace doing something similar to it in the future!

As I write this post, I am watching Anne Widdecombe make a fool out of herself on the SCD special after viewing a better-than-average One Direction performance of 'Live While We're Young'. And phowar, they looked good!

Nevertheless, we can't deny the fact that all of this is all in aid of one fantastic cause. Children In Need aims to drastically improve the lives of deprived children throughout the Untied Kingdom. Every penny donated will go toward improving the lives of children who really need help.

Visit: or call: 03457 33 22 33

Thank you :-))

-Rachel Louise xo

Friday, 9 November 2012


**Evening guys! Now I've returned to school, I won't be able to post every day, but hopefully I can squeeze in some posts now and then!

In the past, I'd never really considered Topshop makeup as one of the big makeup brands like Rimmel, Benefit, L'Oreal, Max Factor, Barry M etc. But ever since the largest Topshop outside of London (how fab?!) opened recently in Leeds, which is where I live, I've become slightly obsessed with their products.

The pretty design is unique yet girly and sophisticated. The products stand out from the rest and are consistent and all stick to the same basic, artistic theme. The products are reasonably priced, not too expensive but not like Natural Collection or MUA cheap. The items are of good quality and guaranteed to be worth the money.

Here are some of my favorite pieces:

All pictures and text credit to:

What do you think of Topshop makeup?

-Rachel Louise xo

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Recent Purchases

Good evening readers; whilst most of you will probably be at a fireworks display, I am sat at my desk after taking a mountain of blog photos and writing this post for my beautiful followers!

This morning, I endured a lovely shopping trip to Leeds with my mum, and was incredibly lucky to have her credit card by my side as we spent quite a bit (when I say 'we', I obviously mean my mother! ;)) So, here are my purchases (this also features a shirt I bought in the River Island sale a few weeks ago!)
*Apologies for the poor quality webcam on my laptop tonight, I think it's clearer when I take photos during the daytime!*

This gorgeous cream knitted jumper cost £17.99 and is from New Look! I absolutely love it; it goes with millions of items in my wardrobe! Its incredibly soft and snuggly, perfect for winter!!

I think this jumper looks fab with the £10 River Island sale skirt! The colours co-ordinate fabulously and the outfit doesn't look too dressy. Perfect day time outfit.

Or, team it with some leggings (here, I chose black) for a more laid back look. 
A close up of the jumper and a weird face from me!

This beautiful blouse is also from New Look, and costs £19.99 (which I think it relatively cheap for this type of thing- ones in Topshop are around £45!) It's simple design will go with practically anything and the embellished collar makes it unique.

This collar is amazingly detailed, yet simple at the same time. I love the gold tips, no need for a necklace with this blouse!

Yet again, this blouse will go with the skirt I bought a couple of weeks ago. I seriously considering wearing this outfit for Christmas, complete with black tights and my Primark black loafers. 

Close ups on the shirt and tips. It's such a cute design, I literally can't complain!

What do you think of these outfits?

-Rachel Louise xo

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Mini Tumblr Post

I don't know whether or not you have Tumblr, but I'm slightly obsessed with all the pretty pictures on it. So, what better way to show you my love for tumblr than to screenshot my tumblr page and show you my favorite pictures!

Please follow me on Tumblr, I only have 7 followers! 

-Rachel Louise xoxo