Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Spring Wardrobe Wishes

It's getting to that point now where I am seriously fed up of the cold weather.
Chapped lips, pale skin and having to wear a hundred layers to step outside. Bring on spring.
So I've started putting together a little spring wardrobe wish list - something to look forward too!

Novelty Knit WidelegVegan Tooled Wallet
Free People Wide Leg Trousers & Vegan Leather Fringed Bag

These wide leg trousers make a statement with minimal effort, and I love the 70s look these ones have. Pair with this lovely fringed bag which you can also wear as a clutch.

Look Into the Sun Maxi 
Free People Look Into The Sun Maxi

Another Free People gem.. this is my dream dress. It comes in four colours - black, white, sunset pink and washed green (as featured here, my favourite colour). It almost reminds me of something Serena would wear on Gossip Girl at some high society party. I can see myself wearing it for outdoor birthday parties and BBQ's.

Dress Coming Soon to Mango

I'll be on constant watch for this dress to be available on Mango, its simple and would look great for festivals and holidays.

Topshop Florentine Strap Sandals

I am in desperate need for some new sandals for this spring/summer. As much as I love my trusty chelsea boots I'm ready to put them away for a while!

So there you have it, some of my favourite pieces out there which I can dream about wearing this spring.

Lucy x

Monday, 23 February 2015

Lip Magic from Charlotte Tilbury

I was recently lucky enough to win a competition from someone who I admire very much.
In my opinion this lady is the queen of the makeup world, creating signature feline flicks on Kate Moss and mesmerizing smokey eyes on Penelope Cruz. So obviously when she launched her own makeup line in 2013 I was super excited. Since then, I have built up quite a lovely collection of her products.. and it's safe to say I love them all! So obviously when I found out I won one of her competitions via Instagram I was a little bit (VERY) excited.
If you haven't you can check out Charlotte Tilbury's makeup line here!

I was very generously sent this gorgeous little lip shaped clutch, a matte revolution lipstick and a new product in her lip care range - lip magic.

Firstly can we just appreciate how gorgeous and luxurious the packaging is. 

Matte Revolution in Birkin Brown - here
Lip Magic - here

So for me, good lip care is essential.. my lips get very dry and chapped especially during these cold winter months. It means my lipstick doesn't go on very nice and I literally have to blather my lips in Carmex throughout the day. Not ideal for someone whose makeup has to look perfect daily!
I must admit after just a couple of days of applying it first thing in a morning and last thing before bed my lips did feel much better, I really love the dewy finish it gives. It smells good too - always a plus. The key ingredient mentioned in Lip Magic is propolis, created by honeybees which has healing powers - wowzer! It also has hyaluronic acid which plumps out lines for a fuller pout (who doesn't want that?!)
Most importantly my lipstick goes on and looks much nicer after use.. a good skincare routine is essential to having good makeup so the same thing should apply to the lips!

My lipstick collection is absolutely ridiculous, but it will continue to grow. I honestly do think I was lacking a colour like this though. Honestly, I'd had my eye on this one anyway so that made me even happier. It's called 'Birkin Brown' and it's a lovely chocolate like brown. Inspired by icons such as Jane Birkin or Naomi Campbell. It's part of her matte revolution lipstick range and I love everything about it. Some matte lipsticks can feel quite uncomfortable but not this one, it's still really creamy and does what it says on the box - a lit from within effect. 

Thankyou very much for a wonderful prize and your consistently amazing products CT!

Lucy X

Friday, 9 January 2015

Fail-Safe Makeup for January

Here are my top four products for that classic feline eye..
This look never gets boring, it's timeless and easy. In January I tend to get a little bit bored of doing the same old look, and I like to organise my makeup box. These products are all you need to achieve a mesmerising cat eye, and in my opinion, an essential for everybody's makeup bag.

A defined brow is a must, I use Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in the shade Chocolate.
This product is absolutely huge in the beauty world at the minute. The creamy mousse texture allows you to mimic hairs in a natural way on an angled brush or create a really defined brow. I usually do one or the other depending on how dramatic or natural the rest of my makeup is. It lasts all day (it's also waterproof) and I honestly cannot fault it.

I would imagine everybody who loves beauty owns a pair of Shu Uemura lashes curlers.
If you don't, you can get them here. For me, I can't go a day without curling my lashes, mine are so straight I need these in my life, ha!

For that feline flick I love Lancome's Le Crayon Kohl. It glides on lovely. I sometimes prefer to use a pencil to get that rock chick feline eye. I also pair this with lots of coats of their Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara.. I do love a tapered mascara wand.

So these are my fail-safe products for January when you want a quick, easy and timeless look!