Lipstick and Chrome Review

It feels like an entire lifetime has gone past since I last reviewed Lipstick and Chrome but I was very kindly asked to collaborate with them again and this time, I dragged my pinup partner in crime, Miss Vintage Orchid, along for the wonderful ride. Lipstick and Chrome completely spoiled us with an entire box full of goodies from a range of their collections and some super fun sneak peaks. I can’t wait to share them with you!

Let’s start with this super amazing sneak peak celebrating Christmaween! It’s that wonderful time of the year between October 1st till the end of December where you snack too much, relax a bit more and celebrate a whole lot! This is the ‘That Festive Feline Brooch‘ which I think is a lot of fun, super whimsical and great for people who want to mix their seasons; it’s something I will definitely be wearing in November as I watch Nightmare Before Christmas. It was designed by Johanna Parker Designs who was heavily inspired by vintage Halloween imagery and is part of a collaboration between Lipstick and Chrome and Johanna Parker Designs (more on this collaboration in a later post… if the postal system won’t let me down).
Find the brooch here.

Miss MonMon wearing the ‘That Festive Feline Brooch’ from Lipstick and Chrome in collaboration with Johanna Parker Designs.
Miss MonMon wearing the ‘That Festive Feline Brooch’ from Lipstick and Chrome in collaboration with Johanna Parker Designs.

Moving away from the festive season, we have a pastel pink explosion and a cuteness overload; I hope you are ready.
Let’s begin with a bit of a blast from the past with this super adorable Rainbow Troll Doll brooch which was designed in collaboration with Candy Doll Club. In highschool, I used to have a tiny blue haired troll in my locker as a sort of ‘guardian’ so this brooch made me super nostalgic. I love it’s rainbow glitter hair, it’s adorable espression and of course, the little gem on it’s belly. I believe that when you order, you are assigned a mystery gem colour which is kind of exciting but I think you can also request a colour; it’s sort of like a fun troll adoption service and I am more than happy with my little green dude, I’m thinking of calling him Melvin.

Miss MonMon wearing the ‘Rainbow Troll Doll Brooch’ from Lipstick and Chrome in collaboration with Candy Doll Club.
Miss MonMon wearing the ‘Rainbow Troll Doll Brooch’ from Lipstick and Chrome in collaboration with Candy Doll Club.

Moving on from my new friend Melvin, we have two lovely lady portraits to share. Miss Vintage Orchid and I absolutely loved these portraits and we struggled to decide who was to wear which brooch because we just loved them both. Miss Vintage Orchid is wearing the Dapper Darling Brooch which is giving off some Amy Whinehouse vibes (it’s probably the hair). This portrait is very much inspired by the 1960’s style and I’m a particular fan of the details in this piece including the flower, fan and her face. The piece is crafted with laser cut resin plastic which is then hand assembled and hand painted. Due to the resin patterns, there will be slight variations from piece to piece which makes each portrait as unique as it’s owner.
Find the brooch here.

Miss MonMon wearing the Golden Doll brooch and Miss Vintage Orchid wearing the Dapper Darling Brooch from Lipstick and Chrome.
Miss Vintage Orchid wearing the Dapper Darling Brooch from Lipstick and Chrome.

I was lucky enough to wear the Golden Doll Brooch which gave me some serious Eartha Kit vibes. At over 3″ tall, she is made from super solid and beautiful resin with accented pearls for a lovely realistic effect. This brooch was designed in collaboration between Lipstick and Chrome and Ranitra of @missgolden_lady. She was asked what her dream brooch would be and this stunning “Golden Doll” design was her choice. Her glitter hair is so beautiful and I love the little diamonte in her hair clip which adds just an extra touch of glamour to the piece.
Find the brooch here.


What makes this brooch even more special is that Lipstick and Chrome have decided to donate a portion of the sales of this design through the end of September to “Pretty Brown Girls” – a non-profit dedicated to “To empowering Black and Brown girls while encouraging self-acceptance by cultivating social, emotional & intellectual well-being” through after school programs and more. This is super amazing and a wonderful thing to get behind.

Miss MonMon wearing the ‘Golden Doll Brooch’ from Lipstick and Chrome.

So after eating all the blueberry muffins, we were excited to test out the last set of brooches (at least for this post…yes, there is always more coming). Now these two portraits are on a level of their own; the detail, the style, the size and the colours are all so stunning that we are still arguing over who keeps what brooch.

Inspired by vintage greeting cards, this brooch was designed in collaboration with Lipstick and Chrome and Heather of “How to Be Fancy” Fame. When asked what her dream brooch would be, the came up with this absolutely stunning Cottage Core Kitty Brooch. All the resin in this piece is so bright and stunning; I love the blue of the fur, the bright pink bow, the super cute little flowers and hat and of course her rosy pink cheeks. She is probably my favourite cat brooch of all time and is something that is a true statement on any outfit. I can’t get over how sweet her expression is!
Find the brooch here.
I believe she is also available in an embroidered patch.

Miss MonMon wearing the Golden Doll brooch and Miss Vintage Orchid wearing the Dapper Darling Brooch from Lipstick and Chrome.
Miss MonMon wearing the ‘Cottage Core Kitty Brooch’ from Lipstick and Chrome.

Our last piece is probably one of my dream pieces; I’ve been waiting for such a long time for a lady head vase to be turned into a brooch and here she is! This is the Portrait of a Plant Lady Brooch. Much like the Cottage Core Kitty, she is also designed in collaboration with Heather of “How to Be Fancy” Fame. As a lover of lady head vases in general; I always aim to find ones with protruding eyelashes, attached earrings and a sweet expression so to have that all in a brooch is a win win for me. She is a large statement piece with some seriously beautiful resin. I love the mixture of pastel pink and yellow resin and all the beautiful little details such as the hair, the earrings, the lips and the eye lashes. They all add up to make a perfect brooch for any outfit.
Find the brooch here.

Miss Vintage Orchid wearing the Portrait of a Plant Lady Brooch from Lipstick and Chrome.

This is only Part One of this collaboration because we seriously got spoilt by Lipstick and Chrome. We wanted to release these images first before we share a few other things going on as well. Collaborating with Lipstick and Chrome is an absolute dream; they really care about their customers and it feels like I’m working with a friend rather than a company. I really love how they work with so many individuals within the community, donate to amazing charities and are constantly producing high quality statement pieces which stand out for all the right reasons.

I am so happy to add these pieces to my ever growing collection. I want to say a huge thank you again to Lipstick and Chrome for reaching out and offering this collaboration. It was so touching to recive so many hand written notes full of love and all the delightful packaging. It brightened our day and we can’t wait to share more of your brooches soon.

I also want to thank my pinup bestie Miss Vintage Orchid who shot with me despite us both being a bit tired and cranky. We spent a fair amount of this shoot eating all the props and laughing about our cheesy poses (probably inspired by the Mac and Cheese we were stuffing into our gobs). Find Miss Vintage Orchid here.

Both of our dresses are the Maria dress in pink from Sarsparilly with earrings from Deluxe Creations.

Miss MonMon wearing the Golden Doll brooch and Miss Vintage Orchid wearing the Dapper Darling Brooch from Lipstick and Chrome.
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Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely my own and not influenced in any way. There are no affiliate links and I do not benefit from any link clicks or purchases made.

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