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How to Wear a Red Lip

Hello lovely people!
On Yesterday's post I showed you a few images which had a theme in common: Red Lips. A red lip is a makeup statement which has never gone and will never go out of style, since its invention many iconic women have worn it and still now we can see it on many runways. I think that anyone can look gorgeous with a red lipstick on, it's just a matter of finding the right shade or texture depending on your skin tone. In this post I'm going to show you how any women can pull off a red lip, in addition I'll show you different techniques for applying it in the best way.

STEP 1: Which is your perfect shade?

Fair Complexion

Medium Complexion

Dark Complexion

STEP 2: THE Lip Liner
A lip liner or a lip brush is a must for achieving the perfect edges. There is a huge range of lip liners that you can use, I recommend using one with a similar tone as the lipstick you'll later use, it will also help you with the staying power but now you can also find on the market a big range of lip liners which don't have color, so you can wear it with any colour lipstick, you should definitely check that out.

Lip Essentials

STEP 3: A Matte or a Glossy finish?

Glossy Finish

Matte finish

Final Tips
- To achieve an easier application don't forget to apply some sort of balm or chapstick before.
- To achieve a bigger pay-off of the colour in the bullet, you can apply some concealer to your lips to conceal the natural lip colour.
- To perfect the edges use concealer on a liner brush or a concealer brush.

Hope these tips help you,
Julia x


Tuesday Inspiration: Red Lips

Hello lovely people!
Today I'm starting a new series on my blog ''Tuesday Inspiration'' where every Tuesday I'm going to show you the images of beauty, fashion or lifestyle trends which are inspiring me that day.

(Images from weheartit.com)


Top 5 Autumn/Winter Beauty Products

Hello lovely people!
Today I'm going to talk about the beauty products I love using during the Autumn and Winter months. Obviously during these months the weather gets colder so our skin gets drier and specially our lips crack very easily, so we need products which gives us that extra boost or that extra hydration; the following products are the ones which help me achieve that.
Don't forget to tell me your favorite products in the comment section!

1. ''Eight Hour Cream'' by Elizabeth Arden
Price: 34€

In the Elizabeth Arden webpage they describe this product as ''legendary, award-winning skin protectant that does more than soothe sun-burned skin, rehydrate chapped lips, and heal rough elbows and calluses [...] keeping legs, lips and eyelids shiny; eyebrows in place; and cuticles perfectly manicured''.
This product is simply amazing, it has a balmy texture and I mainly use it on my lips when they are quite dry because in matter of seconds it moisturizes and gives a beautiful shine to them, I also use it on my elbows as I get very dry elbows easily.

2. ''Creme de Corps'' by Kiehl's
Price: 33€

This is hands down the best body moisturizer I've ever tried. It smells lovely and has a very buttery texture but it's not sticky or oily at all, it gets rid of any dry patches on your skin and just leaves your skin looking gorgeous and hydrated. What I specially love about this cream is it's quick absorption and the fact that it doesn't contain parabens, glycols or silicones (this is always a plus).

3. ''Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion'' by Kiehl's
Price: 24€

A few years ago when my mum got into the Kiehl's addiction one of the first products I tried from the brand was this lotion, I loved it so much but when it finished I don't really remember why I didn't repurchase it. A few weeks ago I bought it again and now I remember why I used to love it so much, it's the perfect facial moisturizer for an oily skin: it's not oily or drying, it just leaves your skin looking balanced and glowing (NOT oily).

4. ''Rosehip Oil''
Price: From 5-20€ (Depends on the brand)

Rosehip Oil is an amazing natural oil which my dermatologist recommended me a few years ago that doesn't only help you with dry patches and dry skin, it also helps you with scars from acne or any other kind of scar. I use one from my local pharmacy so it's not from a well known brand, but I've been told that this one from Trilogy is great and it's more accessible to buy.

5. ''Thermale Spring Water'' by Avène
Price: 12€

This product is great for sensitive skin, it's a thermal water which does a similar function of a toner but I wouldn't define it as a toner. This product helps to calm, sooth and balance your skin, I use it before my moisturizer, I spray it in a cross shape, I let it sink into my skin and then I remove the excess with a tissue with a tapping motion.


The 2014 Christmas Guide (under 20€)

Hello everyone!
Christmas is just around the corner which means that in the following weeks we are all going to start buying presents for our loved ones, but that doesn't always mean spending hundreds of euros, no, I got you covered. That's why I created ''THE 2014 CHRISTMAS GUIDE (UNDER 20€)'', my pleasure. This will help you buy the perfect gifts for your friends and family without ending december with no money, as the maximum budget for each person doesn't exceed the 20€ mark (there are some exceptions). I hope you like all these gifts ideas for the women in your life (the men gift guide is coming very soon), happy shopping and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
For those with a bigger economic income and want to spend a little bit more money on the presents, don't worry, next week ''The 2014 Luxury Christmas Guide'' is coming up too, so stay tuned for that.


Stationary lover (Christmas)



How to be quicker in the Mornings

Hello lovely people!
I don't know about you but I hate waking up early to go to school/work, I'd rather stay sleeping in heaven (aka my bed). But like it or not, we all have to do it as we are not Beyoncé and we can't go out the house looking flawless while saying: I woke up like this. No. Sadly this doesn't happen to real humans, that's why I decided to write a post sharing some of the tips I use to be more efficient and quick in the mornings, if you follow some of these tips it will allow you to stay a little more time in bed, which it's always a very good thing because there's a big difference on waking up at 6:15am than 7:00am.

When you choose your outfit in the morning, how much does it take you to decide? In my case it's between ten and fifteen minutes (full of stress with at least 10 outfit changes). After I have decided, my bedroom looks as if a thief had ransacked it, in addition THE chair has more clothes than my closet. Literally.

In order to avoid that we can choose what we are going to wear the night before: no stress, no messy room, no full chair...what more do you want? Doing that you at least save 10 minutes of sleep.

Even if you have to go to school, to work, to a meeting or to a trip, I'm sure that there are some things you'll need to get; it can be a book, a notebook, some important papers, a packed suitcase, YOUR KEYS(very important, I have more problems trying to get out of my house than getting in, I never know where my keys are), food... If you try to get everything in the morning you will a)be at least 10 minutes in the process or b) forget something. If you do that the night before, you'll wake up ten minutes later and everything will be already prepared.


First of all, anyone hungry after looking at this picture? (Raises hand)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it gives you instant energy to survive all the morning and if you eat the right food which is packed with a lot of nutrients and good stuff for your body, it will allow you to be more efficient and quick while you are getting ready. One of my favourite things to eat for breakfast is a cup of oats with almonds, raisins and cinnamon with rice or oat milk, the thing I love about this recipe is that you can make it the night before and leave it in the fridge, then when you wake up they are ready to eat. 

Julia x