Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Giving In To The Hype // Rimmel Apocalips Matte

When the first batch of Rimmel Apocalips came out, I was intrigued but didn't give into the hype. At the time I wasn't a big fan of really bright colours on the lips. However, after finding out they had come out with a matte version of the liquid lipstick, and then spotting the gorgeous colour Meteoric Matte, I had to get it as soon as possible.

Meteoric Matte falls into that category of lipstick that I love - it's a deep berry shade with plummy undertones, but isn't super vampy or too purple. Because it's matte, it also doesn't look too dramatic when worn during the day. I never used to love matte formulas as my lips are always dry, but slowly I've been coming around to the products that don't completely dry out the lips - Apocalips being one of them.

This lacquer applies smoothly and opaquely, although it can be patted on with fingertips to stain the lips a slightly lighter shade which I have been experimenting with recently. It takes a minute or two from application to dry down to a matte, but then it's stuck there for hours with only minimal fading. It even lasts through food and drink well, and is just detectable on the lips - you can feel there's something still there but it's not sticky whatsoever!

I'm pretty much in love with this shade and want to take a look at the other shades because for me, the formula is spot on!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Daily Outfits // Dogtooth & Chevron

Long time no outfit post, eh? It was my little sister's 14th birthday this week and so we went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow to celebrate. I loved the meal and atmosphere as always - singing along with your food and cocktails makes the experience so much more enjoyable!

Dress // Oh My Love
Coat // Primark
Socks // Topshop
Boots // Topshop
Necklace // Topshop
Bracelet // Joma Jewellery
Bag // H&M

In the past, mixing patterns would probably make me cringe a little, but recently I've been experimenting a little (as always) and pairing subtle, small patterns and textures is slowly becoming a favourite of mine. This may not be the most exciting outfit but I love the fit of this dress on me and hey, it's all about feeling pretty!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Good Vibes Corner

When moving to university, I soon realised that I needed a little spot to myself to chill in. The communal kitchen/living room area always has at least one other person in there, the desk in my room doubles up as a work space and makeup station, and so all I had left was my bed.

I'm one of those people that loves an early night, getting into bed with a film or multiple episodes of a TV show, or a book, or just listening to music and just letting myself relax before sleep. I tried to make the set up comfier with added cushions and a throw, and by picking out ultra squishy pillows and duvet. The finishing touch was of course the fairy lights, which give off this pretty glow when all other lights are turned off. I just find this corner of my bedroom so cosy and the perfect place to (try to) forget all the worries.

Does anyone else have a little "good vibes" corner in their room?

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