Think ahead

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Whether its that run you’ve been putting off, forgetting to take your make up off before bed, that looming deadline, taking a chance and putting yourself out there…just go ahead and do it. Procrastination and self doubt are progress and dream killers!

Take charge!

Cheap doesn’t always mean cheap

Unless you know something we don’t, we’re not sure where else other than e.l.f you can purchase mineral foundation, concealer, mascara, waterproof eye liner, bronzer, lashes, lipstick…basically a whole new make up kit and still have change from £30 to buy yourself lunch and a copy of Vogue!

 

Just because many items start from as little as £1.50, e.l.f is not be to underestimated. This is one of those rarities where cheap in price doesn’t actually  mean cheap in quality. Their make up is long-lasting, the variety available is surprising and delivery is quick. Not only that they usually have some very tempting sale offers on… at the moment shipping is 1p with a minimum spend of £15!

Even if it sounds too good to be true, their prices are low enough to give ’em a try  on a whim.

Go orrrrrrrrn!

http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/en/restofworld/page/home 

Red is for….

….whatever you want really. Always a fan of a red lip, Bobbi Brown has launched a new shade called New Berry which offers an Autumn twist on the typical powerhouse colour. It promises to last all day without bleeding. Have a look see….

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http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2771/7524/Whats-New/Limited-Editions/Lip-Color/New-Shades/index.tmpl

Set your own standards….

….and have a beautiful day

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See what’s really there and love it!

3 of the best

Its no secret that red lips have been a massive accessory this year and with so many brands and shades on the market, we’ve selected 3 of the most memorable and duplicated.

In third place we’re giving a nod to Miss Taylor Swift

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This antique collecting, satchel wearing, catchy song singing temptress has been caught flaunting hot lips for a while now and she’s doing it well. It seems CoverGirl’s aptly  named”Hot” LipPerfection Lip Colour has been the shade of choice. Agree? Like what you see? Bag one for yourself here

 http://www.covergirl.com/lip-makeup/lipstick/lip-perfection-lip-color 

Making the cut at number two.. its Miss Robyn Fenty, but you can call her Rihanna.

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Currently touring the globe with Diamonds Rihanna has given us many looks recently, well actually…she’s always been switching things up.

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 One thing that has reappeared over and over however is that gorgeous red lip. It’s pretty much reached iconic status now, so much so that power house MAC have collaborated with the Basian  beauty to produce a red all of her very own. If you can get your hands on it because the stock seems to vanish as soon as it hits the shelves; you too can feel like only girl in the world with it. Ok…maybe not the only girl in the world but the only one in your house at the very least!

   http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/whats_new/11190/New-Collections/RiRi-Hearts-MAC-Summe/index.tmpl?cm_re=New%20Collection-_-1-_-CAT10925%20RiriSummer

So who’s at number one? The original diamond girl, Marilyn Monroe

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Not sure who’s done it better but this iconic beauty taught us long before SJP that you can be glamorous at any time, any day, for any reason, whilst doing the grocery shopping or tackling the  laundry. And what’s more glam then a rouge pout? There are so many things this woman is remembered for and no doubt she’ll make an appearance on this blog again but for now, Miss Monroe, we salute you.

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Whilst the exact shade may no longer be available, its widely known that Elizabeth Arden was one of Marlyn’s favourite brands. Its said that she used several shades to produce her red of choice but Arden was a staple.

http://www.elizabetharden.co.uk/product/76/Ceramide-Ultra-Lipstick-Rouge-/

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Plump up the volume

If you’re not quite ready for the filler injections and the plumping lip glosses are not cutting it, how about trying these lip exercises for a few weeks and see if you notice a difference. Please note that you will look a little crazy doing this so best keep this routine indoors. But hey if you’ve got the confidence of a queen to do them on the bus, tube or any place where people are…we salute you!

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Whether it’s to keep your gob gorgeous or heal splits and chaps its currently suffering from, here’s a few tips to keep you puckered up.

  1. Stop bloody licking ’em! For those few seconds after you’ve licked your lips everything’s fine, they’re shiny and feel cool but the countdown is on. The moisture evaporates quickly and leaves them dryer then before. The enzymes in saliva that keeps our mouths clean and digest food are extremely harsh on your pout so stop covering your lips with them. lips-tongue_00332790
  2. Lips have no melanin in them so help them out by using products that have SPF included for added protection. Burnt lips are not fun.
  3. Matt lipsticks can be extremely drying -that’s why they last so long- so switch things up and don’t wear them often.
  4. So those tiny, stingy annoying little cuts that sometimes appear what seems like overnight, can be obliterated with the help of a little hydrocortisone cream
  5. To keep the kisser supple try to use balms that have the following ingredients:

Beeswax
Shea Butter
Vitamin E
Almond Oil
Jojoba Oil
Coconut Oil

You hear of its benefits all the time, its true for great skin, bright eyes and a host of other things but drinking plenty of water will keep those lip lovely .

This week its all things lippy so we’re kicking it off with  few tips to get yours in check!