The Kylie Jenner lip, three ways.

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl
MAC Lip Pencil in Soar
MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection
Topshop Lip Bullet in Motel

If there's one celebrity who's makeup style I'm channelling the most at the moment, it's miss Kylie Jenner, and in particular her take on the 90's nude lip. I'd always had this anxious thought in the back of my mind that any lipstick lighter than a peach-esque coral would completely wash out my pale skin and blonde hair, but oh how I was wrong. So wrong in fact, that I've been reaching for a colour a la Kylie ever since my sweeping revelation, and I think it suits me more than pinks, plums and everything in-between (except perhaps red, red can never truly be replaced) there are a few combinations I use so here's the lowdown. 

For an everyday nude with minimal undertones I opt for Pillow Talk to line the lips with emphasis on the outer corners and the cupids bow, and then a generous dose of Velvet Teddy to fill, alternatively if my lips are feeling a tad on the dry side I'll opt for Nude Perfection because it's practically identical with the only difference being a light hue of pink added to the mix and a slightly less matte finish. For a pinch more purple/brown, and great for wearing on an evening or with a particularly grungy outfit, I tend to lean towards Whirl to line the lips with Motel all over. However, by far the easiest way to work this look is with the actual colour Miss Jenner wears, and that's the creamy pink toned goodness that is Soar used simply to both line and fill the lips. It's a multi-tasker if ever I saw one, and the most perfect product of the bunch for spring.

Will you be attempting or avoiding the Kylie Jenner lip look this season?

Staying fashionably safe.

Primark bag

After recently deciding that I desire to purchase my first designer handbag by the end of the year, I got to thinking about insurance. Someone close to me had their handbag stolen whilst on holiday last summer, and a work colleague lost her purse only last month - theft, loss and even accidental damage can strike at any moment and I don't know about you but I personally could not stand the thought of misplacing half the stuff that's in mine! Insurance is pretty pricey though and seeing as I'll already be spending enough on the *cough* Louis Vuitton *cough* handbag, I previously doubted I'd be able to afford insurance as well... until I discovered insuremyhandbag.com. They're cheaper than most phone only insurance deals, starting at a mere £3.99 a month (one large starbucks then) so even if you already have that you'll be saving considerably by switching. Their excess is cheaper than the banks at £25 and both high street and designer handbags worth up to £1500 can be insured... so whether you're a gal who travels a lot or simply treasures her every day items as much as I do, then I'd highly recommend popping over to the site and taking a look for yourself.

Remember, it's better to be safe than sorry!


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Tough pastels.


 Primark coat, top and socks
Topshop skirt
Office boots
Pandora tiara ring
Gemporia blue zircon and white topaz ring*

Sometimes, having a blog where I document outfits allows me to look back on ensembles I've put together and consider how I could improve them; for example this here look, when I wear it again I'll add a statement necklace. However, despite the slight accessory-based regret, I am crazy for this coat - it's definitely been one of my biggest savvy finds of the past few months, ringing in at a measly ten pounds (thanks Primark, for always having my back!) To make up for that bargain I went and splurged on a Zara leather jacket yesterday, which my bank account will forgive me for eventually... I hope.