Lip products I’m looking forward to using this Autumn 

The other week I was looking through my makeup collection and I came across Revlon’s Black Cherry, AKA the most perfect vampy autumn shade. This got me thinking about all the lip products I wanted to play with between now and winter and I thought i’d pull them together for you.

Revlon – Black Cherry £7.99
The perfect autumn statement lip, this colour is just the right side of dark. The fact the  lipstick isn’t matte makes it a touch more wearable, and is also brilliant when air conditioning and central heating already dry your skin out. The emo in me very excited by this colour, and it makes me want to go late night shopping whilst wrapped up in knitwear sipping a hot chocolate/ mocha.

Fleur De force – Lucky Star £4.15
The gorgeous glossy red adds something different and bright to an outfit. I’m not a huge lipgloss fan, but these leave the lightest stain on your lips so In between applications you still look “done”. Check out the Fuscia shade, another favourite.

MAC – Ruby Woo £15.50
I wear this at any special occasion, but now it’s approaching the festive season this matte beautiful red won’t be far from my makeup bag at all.

Rosie for Autograph – I Love You So Much £14
The only colour I own from this range, this sheer formula is worn any and every season. It is the sheerest colour in my collection, making it a bit high maintenance but this is worth it. (Adore the name btw)

Body Shop – Lip Butters £4
Your lips will be chapped, and you will have a cold and that’s when these delicious moisturising pots come in handy. More moisturising and indulgent than a balm, just ignore the fact your fingers probably aren’t the most hygienic applicator because these are absolute favourite products. And the flavours they come in 😍

Here’s a pile of swatches for you, which ones are your favourites?

Do you get the feeling I’m slightly obsessed with Hannah Gale’s blog at the moment? her list and beauty posts are absolute goals and Im feeling inspired and want to play about with more posts like this. Let me know if you like this style.

This post is also to distract me from the fact can’t get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury’s Velvet Underground lipstick, the product I can’t stop  swatching whenever I pass House of Fraser… sigh

– Emily

Falling In Love With Blogging

My journey with appreciating and ultimately consuming online content creation began over on Instagram when I stumbled across an Image of Megan Reinks (previously Rosette) and her efforts towards the stacking trend. I fell in love with an image she created (below) and when I went to follow her I found she had a Youtube Channel.

From here I found Essie Button, Fleur De Force, Mac Barbie 07,  Anne or Shine and innumerable others, individuals creating easy to access great content you could stream on demand from very likeable and professional women. This year I fell in Love with blogging, it began again over on Instagram, with Georgia Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust. Her vintage inspired style , her body confidence and her appreciate of beautiful lingerie for the larger busted lady made me fall in love with her Facebook and Instagram accounts. As a larger busted lady myself it was amazing to find a woman with a defined sense of style and an appreciation for beautiful larger sized lingere. After a trawl through her Instagram account I think this is the first image of hers that I accessed:

When I got an unexpected follow by a blogger on Twitter, Amber of Forever Amber, and discovered her content I fell further in love with blogging. She was a lifestyle blogger who created almost daily posts on her beautiful vintage inspired style, beauty choices and the Scottish countryside as well as really personal posts.

https://www.twitter.com/foreveramber/status/636114353591328768

Add this to my developing love of Pinterest, fuelled mid lecture one day by the lovely Hannah from Tea In My Wardrobe, and online content creation became one of the best bits of my day. I Love social media, and technology. I love both fashion and art. I’m not arty or overly creative in the traditional sense, but Ive always loved writing and organising things. I did a degree with a hospitality and joint focus, I couldn’t paint you a landscape but I can snap a “decent” image and can create an amazing leaving party.

This online content has enabled me to explore creativity in a new medium to the “traditional” I’ve grown used to. I know there’s a bad side, but that’s life.

“Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” Newtons Third Law

Currently I’m enjoying having something to channel my creative energies into, and having another person I can share it with.

Emily