23 May 2015

BEAUTY: Favourite Lipsticks for May



Sorry for the slightly boring snap, but when you're 11 posts into a photo taking taking session, you start to lose your mind creativity a bit! Anyway, I've found the above lipsticks seem to have lodged themselves firmly into the pocket of my bag this month, so I thought I'd give them a bit of airtime.

Left to right we have the amazing bright pink that is MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town. I go through phases of wearing this one, but it's firmly on my radar this month. It's a bold, blue-toned and vibrant pink shade which looks surprisingly flattering on, despite how bright it is! Definitely one to swatch.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Watermelon has been my most worn shade since I bought it a while back. It's literally summer in a tube, offering a bright red-orange tone to the lips - like a, errr, watermelon shade. Yup. Gorgeous on and I'll probably wear it forever.

For a classic red, I'll always reach for NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella as it's my all time favourite. It leans more dark than the typical cherry tone, but that's what I like about it. It goes on easily and stays put, plus with it being a satin finish, it isn't drying!

Another NARS offering and it's the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera. This is a bit of a showstopper shade in my opinion, as it's the best bright fuchsia that really makes an impact. I adore the formula of these too, as they're long lasting and super pigmented.

Finally, Revlon Lipstick in Fire and Ice has crept its way into my handbag recently. It's like the more orange version of watermelon, offering a bold lip look that packs a colour punch. I love teaming this with matching nails and will definitely be doing that this summer!

What's your favourite lip shade of the moment? Don't forget to enter my USA beauty giveaway for my 3rd blog birthday!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: Josie's JournalLuv Style and Loved by Laura
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21 May 2015

BEAUTY: Essie Spring Shades

Essie Spring Shades - Urban Jungle, Lady Like, Take It Outside, Merino Cool and Maximillian Strasse-Her
Essie Spring Shades - Urban Jungle, Lady Like, Take It Outside, Merino Cool and Maximillian Strasse-Her

For those of you who like a good pastel, but stay away from the sickly, sugary pinks and lilacs - these Essie nail beauties may be for you. As I'm not a fan of the stereotypical 'Spring' shades, I tend to lean towards more muted tones which get the season's message across without making you want to throw up. On with the shades...

First is one of those pretty not-white-but-still-pretty-darn-pale tones that is Essie Urban Jungle. This is seriously beautiful on the nails and looks chic, but not stark as white often can. It leans a little bit pink too, for those who like things a touch girly.

Next is a long term favourite by the name of Essie Lady Like. It's one of those pretty muted dusty pink shades which is perfect in two coats. I always wear this when I can't decide what to wear, as it's such a classic in my collection.

I'm a huge fan of those grey-beige-white-lilac shades so Essie Take It Outside is right up there at the top of those tones. It's the perfect blend of all of the above colours to make the ideal neutral (and a great base for nail art too!). I'm off to paint my nails in it now...

A slightly darker shade comes next and that's Essie Merino Cool. Although not a typical 'Spring' shade, I still think it branches out into that category just by how pretty it is on the nails. It's a mid-tone, ashy purple and looks beautiful with two coats applied.

Finally, moving away from the purples and greys, Essie Maximillian Strasse-Her is one of those shades that's been raved about in blog world for quite a while. It's a pretty blend of grey and green, which makes for a muted seafoam kinda shade. If you don't like mint or those grass green pastels - this is perfect for you!

What are your favourite Spring nail shades? Don't forget to enter my USA beauty giveaway!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: Josie's JournalLuv Style and Loved by Laura
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20 May 2015

COMPETITION: Win Sophia Webster Shoes worth £400 with #LoveMyWeddingLyst

So today there's not only the gorgeous lyst above, but a competition for you all too! Starting with the wishlist though, I always find it hard to find wedding outfits. A lot of my friends seem to have specific themes and, as a girl who's wardrobe is literally all black and white (the forbidden colour), it's often really hard to find an outfit. You can find all of the above dreamy items on my Lyst.

That's where Lyst comes in, you can have a browse and put it all in one handy place! I searches through so many sites, from ASOS to Selfridges, to find the perfect items. Then, when you've decided on your dream look, you can buy it right there and then, directly from your Lyst. Handy, huh?

So, to go with this, Lyst have given me access to an amazing competition where you can win a beautiful pair of Sophia Webster heels worth up to £400! There's two parts to it:

1 | Click the little heart button on my Lyst and I could win a pair out of the other five bloggers participating (which would be amazing, seriously, I'd love you forever!) if I get the most loves.
2 | Create your own wedding Lyst and you could win a pair! Simply enter with #LoveMyWeddingLyst and #Wedding in the description box so they know you've entered.

Super simple huh? I'd know I'd absolutely love to win a pair for doing something so simple. It'll run for two weeks from yesterday (the 19th May) so get cracking! Let me know if you enter!

Make sure you've entered my USA beauty giveaway too, ft Lorac, Tarte and more.

Helen x
Check out these blogs: Josie's JournalLuv Style and Loved by Laura
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