BEAUTY NOTES: Maybelline Lip Elixirs

26 March 2015

Colour Sensational Elixirs - Maybelline 

Now before we begin, one must admit that these swoon worthy lip offerings from Maybelline made their way into my stash all the way from my New York hauling last year. Taking a fair old while to grace us across the pond, I thought it was high-time I showed you the beautiful delights of the Maybelline Elixirs.

A classic take on the lipstick / gloss hybrids that have taken over our makeup bags, the Maybelline Lip Exilir certainly packs an almighty pigment punch offering a burst of colour, with a moisturising formula. Serving up fabulous high-shine gloss, both the colour pay off and smooth, soft texture is mightily impressive. So much so, that after I snapped up the rose pink shade - the others quickly followed suite. 

Rather long-lasting on the lip (which I dare is somewhat tricky for a gloss), I would say these are occasionally sticky with the occasional hair migrating the lip area. Of course, this only is small gripe when wearing a bright shade, but one I barely notice. Applying evenly across the lip, the heart-shaped wand works well to cover the lip with one smooth application. 

Hand-picking a few of their wide shade range, I pumped for a pretty baby pink, a flirty coral shade and their signature bright red of the collection.

Petal Push  The classic in any lipstick line-up, the perfectly pretty pink. Offering a sheer wash of your lips but better shade, I can apply this sweet shade without a mirror it is that fool proof.

Breathtaking Apricot  A pop of fun and flirty coral that simply calls for summer days (and a tan). I'm not sure I can quite pull this off just yet, come the summer this apricot hue will complement any sun-kissed complexion. 

Signature Scarlet  A true heroine red, I'm forever in awe of the high-shine gloss that this shade has to offer. Taking my matte red lipsticks to another level, Signature Scarlet equally works just as beautifully alone - just make sure you have the q-tips at the ready. 

Stay tuned for my full American beauty pieces coming soon - now, in the mean time who will be treating themselves to the Maybelline Colour Elixirs? 

Wish List | Weekly Style Wants

24 March 2015

Stripe Skirt - Gap  Nude Heels - New Look  Grecian Hair Band - Warehouse  Floral Dress - Topshop  Star Earrings - J.Crew  Stripe Dress - Warehouse

Hitting high on my fashion agenda this week is an line up of perfect pretty must-haves. Taking preppy to the next level, the timeless stripe skirt from Gap may look like your ordinary wardrobe staple, but take a closer look and you'll never guess that this scuba material gem was from the high-street. Strutting along the same path, the classic nude strap heels from New Look are certainly punching high in the style stakes - and quite the steal indeed!

Next up, the floral fancy dress offering from Topshop is simply calling out for an elegant garden party invite, naturally pairing perfectly with the golden leaf hair band from Warehouse. Last but certainly not least, the J Crew star studs are hastily being added to my American wish-list, whilst the Warehouse stripe dress may be taking up residence a little closer to home (in my wardrobe!).

Tell me, have these caught your fancy just as they took mine?

STYLE: Spring Blossom

22 March 2015

Coat - Warehouse ∙ Scarf - Warehouse ∙ Jeans - Gap ∙ Loafers - c/o Oasis ∙ Lily bag - Mulberry

It's certainly been a long time coming - hello spring!

Like the change in seasons, I've slowly but surely began to switch up my wardrobe. Long gone are the heavy knits and winter boots (that have quite honestly out welcomed their stay) for spring is all about the lighter layers and pastel hues. 

Wrapping up in my Warehouse powder blue coat, a worthy sale snip from a few months back that has almost become my new uniform. Throwing on a new style staple, the leopard print scarf. Taking a leap into to spring with the beautiful griege leather loafers from Oasis, that are honestly so comfy. All bought together with my classic Mulberry Lily, who really has been tucked away for so long.

Making the most of the darling pink spring blossom on my last few days of annual leave, Matthew and I even had a picnic. And if that ain't half keen, I don't know what is!  

Tell me, what are your style staples for spring? 
When on earth did my hair get so long?