Friday, 9 October 2015

an unexpected love.

For someone that's pretty content with her makeup collection, I've been restlessly expanding my lipstick stash. Most of the newly accumulated lipsticks were quite 'typical' colours, but then I stumbled upon this video from Emily Fox. First of all, this girl can pull of just about any lipstick colour and look amazing. Secondly, I hope this doesn't come off as excessively creepy, but the way she puts on lipstick is mesmerising???? I'm so digging my own grave... 
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

keep an eye out for: theBalm

If there's one thing that can always get my attention, it's puns - bad puns, good puns, just puns in general. There's a high chance I'll find it hilarious no matter how bad it is. In the worst case, you'll at least earn an eye roll combined with an exaggerated sigh. Along the note of puns (and not the bad ones) theBalm was a brand that I came to for clever puns but stayed for the quality of the products. I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of theBalm at Debenhams last month and got a sneak peek at some of the products set to release around Christmas to early next year. Spoiler alert: save up, people. It's going to take a tremendous amount of willpower to reject these launches.

Friday, 2 October 2015

september favourites 2015.

Marking the start of my favourite season, September has been a pretty good month. I handed in my dissertation as I've mentioned 1023 times before, moved flats, explored North London, finally had time to relax and do nothing for the first time in about a year, and simply enjoying the freedom that comes with living alone before I move back home to Taiwan at the end of October. I've been constantly shopping the past month and there's a selected handful of products that have been in constant rotation despite the influx of new beings. 

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

so you wanna wear dark lipstick.

It's no secret I'm a bright lips kinda girl. I would throw on that bright fuschia/red regardless rain or shine, sundress or heavy winter scarf. But this year, I've been bitten by the dark lipstick bug and can't seem to shake it any time soon. Dark lips are scary, let's admit that. You could do what I did and dive in head first with an opaque bold colour, or you could do what normal and sane people do and ease into it. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

blanket season.

The nipping weather we've had here in London the past week has made it clear: summer has come and gone, blanket season has now taken over. It's the time of year where I start blasting Taylor Swift's Red album as I walk into Starbucks and resist ordering a Pumpkin Spice Latte because well, it's the seasonal drink but tastes awfully vile. I know, I probably just got myself outcasted from the blogging world. Again. Anywho. While I'm not entirely a seasonal person, there are certain shades that tend to slip into my makeup routine come autumn.