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Friday, 22 July 2016

NYX Review: Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks | Beauty


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Recently, the latest craze that has taken the beauty world by storm is Liquid Lipsticks. I've seen countless brands bringing out their own ranges of liquid lipsticks left, right and centre, however I've been quite late to the party and only just got into them. Today I'm going to be talking about NYX's "Lingerie" liquid lipstick range - the newest addition to NYX's already impressive liquid lipstick collection...

So, NYX Lingerie is a new(ish) 12-shade collection of liquid lipsticks that have been brought out by NYX, advertised as their "New weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish". Nude, Weightless and Matte - these are three things I look for in a lipstick, so when I heard about NYX Lingerie, I knew I had to try them out.

After searching for them online and at my local NYX stand, I finally found them at Selfridges in London (I'd highly recommend visiting the NYX there as it is huge and simply amazing), where I decided to pick up three different shades - Embellishment, Push Up and Corset. These have been dubbed as a dupe for the Kylie Jenner lipkits - I've never tried the LipKits (a crime, I know) and I don't own one so I can't do a comparison of them, but what I can say is that the packaging looks really similar, in my opinion, and they're a fraction of the price - the Lip Lingeries are only 6.50 each, which is a bargain to be honest.

Let's talk about the shades I picked up...

NYX lip lingerie swatches loved by sarah blog


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02 - Embellishment 

 The first shade I picked up was Embellishment, which is a gorgeous mauve-coloured shade. I picked it because I love purple/lilac makeup, and this is a really different colour to what I've seen before. I own a couple of purple lipsticks already, but I feel like most purples are either deep plum-toned shades, or bright vivid colours - I've not really seen a nude purple before, so this seemed like a good colour to try. I would strongly recommend using a lip liner alongside this (Whirl by MAC works quite well for me, or a slightly darker brown shade would be fine too), just as the brush is quite big which can make application quite messy! Or maybe it's just me...

I'd definitely recommend Embellishment if you're looking for a subtle purple lip, or something a little different to your average nude shade.

NYX lip lingerie in push up loved by sarah

06 - Push-Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Push-Up is the second shade I picked up - it's a gorgeous pale pink-toned nude. This is an interesting one, as it has peachier tones as well as pink tones - it looks different in some lights, which is quite interesting as it can look more pink or more nude depending on how many layers you've got on. All the lingeries apply quite thinly, but I would recommend using 2-3 coats of this to create the best colour. Push-up is really beautiful and long-wearing when it's on - it reminds me of MAC's "Kinda Sexy", but slightly paler. 

NYX lip lingerie in corset loved by sarah blog



09 - Corset

Finally, I picked up "Corset", which a a beige-toned nude - it's actually really pale. When I first tried it on when I got home I really didn't like it at all - I thought it was way too nude and pale and just looked like foundation lips. I was pretty gutted, as I loved the look of it when I swatched it, and when I saw it online I liked it then as well. I've since found a way to wear it though - I'll mix it with a darker lipliner or another lipstick, or just build it up with a lot of layers! Where there's a want, there's a way. 

I would probably recommend this shade for people with paler skin tones - I am normally mega pale but as I've come back from holiday recently I still have a slight tan left over which has taken the pale glow off of me, thankfully! I'm sure I'll be rocking this in winter when I'm back to my natural paleness!



Overall I would say that I really like the Lip Lingeries - I cannot fault the colour selection, formula,  price or longevity of the product - its amazing. The only thing I would say is that I do find them quite dry on my lips - they don't flake on me or anything, they just feel very dry, so I'll often have to wear lip balm underneath. Also, I struggle to be neat with the brush as it is quite large, but I'm sure with time I'll master how to use it!

NYX is Available from ASOSSelfridges and FeelUnique, and in selected Boots stores. 



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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Oh So Monochrome | Fashion

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ootd fashion michael kors jacket  quay sunglasses topshop joni jeans nike air max thea blogger fashion

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ootd fashion michael kors jacket  quay sunglasses topshop joni jeans nike air max thea blogger fashion

Sunglasses: Quay
Jacket: Michael Kors (via TK Maxx)
Top: New Look
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Nike

I'm back today with a new outfit post - about time! I am so excited to share this look, as I've had this outfit idea in my head for ages now and love some of the pieces in it. 

I decided to keep the base of the outfit pretty simple - just plain black. I've been wearing black a lot lately, and just simply jazzing the outfit up with various blazers and jackets. I have, however finally got myself a pair of Topshop Joni jeans, after refusing to wear jeans for years. I've always struggled to find jeans that are comfy for me to wear, and that fit properly, but I actually really like them now  and i'm planning on getting them in some other colours! The plain ribbed top is from New Look, and it's actually been such a good basic top throughout the past few months - I have it in camel and black stripe and black and white too, but this one is just ideal as it goes with everything.

My jacket is actually from Michael Kors, via TK Maxx. I spotted this in my local TK Maxx a while ago, and after trying it on I established that I needed it in my life, basically. I love the pattern on it, and it's black and white which makes it easy to pair with other colours (I'll eventually pair it with other colours). It's made of a sort of silky material, so it is quite warm even though it's thin - it certainly retains the heat!

My necklace is from Happiness Boutique, which is an online site based in Germany that stocks an incredible range of jewellery and clothing - they very kindly contacted me and sent me this gorgeous statement necklace, which I picked out from their extensive range. They have an incredible selection - there's definitely something for everyone on there and the quality is really good too.  I paired this necklace with the outfit as it's monochrome, so goes well - the fact it is black and white means that I can easily pair it with other colours too though.

I also added a pop of colour to this look with my Quay sunglasses, which I picked up from Topshop a few months ago. I love these glasses as they fit my face and are just something a bit different for me. I was actually quite nervous wearing them for the first time as they're so different to what I normally go for - I literally normally play it safe with a natural coloured pair of Ray Bans! I love the shape of these though, and I can't wait to wear them more. Finally, I finished off the look with my Nike Air Max Theas - I got them about a month ago and I don't think they've left my feet since - SO comfy!


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