Thursday, 25 June 2015

Beauty | Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick | Carina

The beauty market has seen a recent influx of matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks, from Sleek to Stila - they're everywhere! One brand in particular seems to be dominating the market - Anastasia Beverly Hills. Known for holy grail brow products, their liquid lipsticks are the best of the best in terms of pay off, colour and formula. 

I recently bought a new shade so thought I'd pop it on to show you, and let you know what I thought. I selected 'Carina' a rich hot pink with some hints of red, as I thought it would look great for summer. The colour in the online swatch doesn't quite match the product itself, but I still really like the colour regardless. The pigment of these is incredible, so much stronger and more vibrant than other brands I've tried. You could easily coat your lips completely with one swipe on each, then blend out the edges with a lip brush. Dryness tends to be an issue with many matte lipsticks and liquids, but the formula of these is not at all drying - way worth paying more to feel a little more comfortable!


Friday, 12 June 2015

Fashion | The Best of the New-in's!

We've seen both the sun (HALLELUJAH!) and an influx of new season fashion this week - two of my favourite things, so I've popped together some of my most loved styles and trends from our retailers newly launched. From tile print maxi's to multi-strap swimwear, plus-size clothing is even stronger than last season on the trend front, particularly from Asos Curve, SimplyBe, Boohoo Plus and Missguided plus. 

If you want to have a closer look at any of the below styles, as always just click on the pink/purple descriptions, which will take you over to the product page. 


Monday, 8 June 2015

Lifestyle | Anniversary Mini Trip with OOTN

This week was mine and Justin's anniversary, so we decided to have a little night away for some relaxation and to celebrate! We booked the new Hilton in Southampton, in an Executive King room which overlooks the Ageas cricket pitch, neither of us being cricket fans (didn't even make an attempt to understand it)- but the view was incredible. Luckily, the weather was beautiful so it made the view even more enjoyable! Justin treated us both to an afternoon in the spa, which was one of the most relaxing afternoons of my life! From Juniper Berry infused steam rooms, to relaxation pods and rooftop Jacuzzi's, it was exactly what we both needed (I could have quite easily stayed in there the entire day). 

In the evening we headed for dinner (the most delicious risotto I've ever eaten) and cocktails in the Executive lounge - free cocktails always seems like a great idea... I wore an Asos bardot top, stripe midi skirt and Lana lace up's. I loved wearing this outfit, really comfortable but still looks quite smart. The bardot cut is the neckline of the season, and is perfect for showing off some shoulder this summer. I paired it with gold jewellery from Asos and Chanel, and finally had the opportunity to wear thee most beautiful crystal gold handmade bracelet* from Mauritian Gems. Justin's full outfit is Ralph Lauren, with glasses from RayBan at Eyewearbrands.

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