25.3.15

Nude Lips: Capsule Collection

I call this my capsule collection, but that may be pushing it slightly.  What's bigger than a capsule?  An extensive collection...?  Either way, read on if you want to find out my must-haves for nude lips; an interchangeable collection with something for every budget.

// The beige-toned nudes

Lipsticks:
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 03
L'Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive by J Lo Color Riche Lipstick in J Lo's Nude
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shy Girl
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in 725 Tantalizing Taupe
Lip Liners:
Kiko Pencil Lip Gloss in 10
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Contouring Pencil in 050 Tiramisu
L'Oreal Paris Lip Liner Couture by Color Riche in 630 Beige a Nu
No 7 Precision Lips Pencil in Nude
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 018 Addiction

// The dark nudes

Lipsticks:
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte in 640 Erotique
Maybelline ColorSensational in 630 Velvet Beige
MAC Matte Lipstick in Honey-Love
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Fast Play
 Lip Liners:
MAC Lip Pencil in Soar
Barry M Lip Liner in 9
Kiko Smart Lip Pencil in 7

// The rose nudes

Lipsticks:
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in 302 Bois de Rose
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in 233 Boreal/Taffeta
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 077 Asia
 Lip Liners:
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk

Maybe, just maybe it'd be fair to say I have a problem and that a lot of these colours are very similar to each other.  The beauty of this capsule collection however, is that the liners can be used with any of the lipsticks and it'll create a different look.  My must-have from each category?  J Lo's Nude lipstick, Kiko Pencil Lip Gloss, L'Oreal Erotique, Barry M Lip Liner and L'Oreal Bois de Rose.  Controversial, but skip the Lip Cheat.  Perhaps my natural lip shade is just too similar, but it really does nothing for me and most definitely was not worth the price tag.

Now tell me, what should be next addition be? 

23.3.15

Making Memories: March

This month's memory was one that appeals to the geek in me.  Unsurprisingly it was me who popped it into the memory jar, and it's a quiz night.

We've settled on a pub quiz, and as the time to actually do it draws closer I'm starting to get a bit nervous.  I'm not really a pub kinda girl, and the thought of walking into one where everybody knows each other is a little bit daunting.  It's a memory though, so it must be done!

And as the month is drawing to a close, you can see I'm a little late with this post.  The quiz night is happening next week, so expect to see a follow-up post soon!

16.3.15

Things to achieve this week

Image found via pinterest

// Organise my time better so I'm not leaving in a rush for work each morning.

// Read more.  Admittedly I read more than I used to, but since Christmas I've slacked a bit.  Armed with my new book, I'm hoping to finish it this week.

// Exercise regularly again.  Last week was a write-off, so now it's time to get back to it.

// Relax.  So many of the things I stress about are just. not. worth. it.

// Brainstorm.  Start writing lists and get a clear picture in my head for the next few weeks.

// Create content for my blog and YouTube, so it's not a mad rush on Saturday and Sunday.

// Sort through unloved make up and clothes to sell on Depop.

// Spring clean and get things in order at home.

// Enjoy time with family and friends.