Topshop Lipstick | Rio Rio

Hey guys, Today I’ve got a little review for you. I recently picked up a topshop lipstick in Rio Rio and LOVE it, and just wanted to share with you why. Topshop makeup seems to be all over the place at the moment, and I can see why. It’s such great stuff that I’m not surprised people are raving about it. I have tried a number of things from the range, and second only to the cream blushes these lipsticks are my favorite from the range.

The Colour

I have 3 shades but this is my favourite. Rio Rio is a gorgeous bright red colour that I think is the perfect summer red.

The Packaging

I love the packaging as well. It feels really nice, and more expensive than it is and the casing is metal rather than the cheaper feeling plastic.

Swatched

It’s really pigmented which I love, and unlike many reds I’ve tried it’s not to drying. It does dry my lips out a little but it stays put so well that I just pop some balm over the top when I feel I need to.

Overall this is a brilliant lipstick, that I’m glad I’ve added to my collection.

Have you tried this? Do you like topshop makeup?

 

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Fashion Focus | Pencil Skirts

Pencil Skrits were quite the rage on AW12 catwalks. The Femme Fatale look showed in Marie Claire highlighted it to me, and I just thought that as a nod to those catwalks, but still wearing styles of clothes you have now! These skirts can be dressed up and down, and look great on almost everyone. Check below to see how i’d style them!

perfect pencils
Do you like pencil skirts? How do you wear them?

Fashion Focus | Skinny Jeans

I love skinny jeans! They dominate my jean wardrobe, whether they are classic blue jeans or coloured! I love them, and I think you can dress them up and down. I used to look over my skinnies when getting ready for a night out with the girls but with a pair of killer heels and a nice top they are now at the forfront of my mind when I’m dressing. Whilst playing around on polyvore, I created this little bad boy. I love the clutch and heels, and the blouse/top would look great under a blazer or dressed down with a jean jacket.

fashion focus: skinny jeans
Do you love skinny jeans? how do you wear them?

Jean Jargon | The Yoke

Yoke:

I had to educate myself on this one because I didn’t have a clue what this was. It’s actually the cut above the pockets, and it determines the bum lift.

Looking for a fuller bum? Try jeans with an inverted arc.

Looking to widen your waist? Try a horizontal yoke. It’s not great if you want to show of your curves thought.

Got a small bum? Want to enhance it? Ty a sweet heart yoke.

Want one yoke to fit all? Try jeans with a v shape. This is most widely used yoke shape and fits all jeans.

Want that dude style? Like jeans falling down, but without the undies showing? Try something like an extra wide yoke. The wide cut is used to create the illusion, and the pocket placement (below the bum) helps the illusions as well.

Large bum? Try jeans without a yoke, and seamed pockets. It’s conservative and if your jeans fit properly it can work really well.

NOTD: Models Own Lemon Meringue

I adore this polish. I think it’s the perfect light yellow. I will admit it looks better on slightly tanned skin (which) I do not have but it’s great quality. It’s not streaky and it’s super opaque. I won’t say much more because it’s just a quick post, but I would highly recommend this 🙂

It’s a bad picture, but this is the bottle (which is nice)

Have you tried this? Do you like this?

 

 

Jazz Up Your Jeans | The On Trend Styles

It’s time to shelf the blue jeans and break out some new styles. I know blue jeans are a staple piece in any wardrobe, but try to break the tradition and grab some new styles.

Brights and Neons

Bright jeans are really fashionable right now. Neon jeans are there for the more daring of you all, but bright jeans are great for anyone. It adds some colour to an outfit, and the bright colours make us think of summer while we suffer this awful rain!

1. Christopher Kane J Brand Jeans, £225 (net-a-porter), 2. River Island Jeans £40, 3.Marks and Spencer Jeans £22.50, 4.New Look Neon Jeans £10

 

Florals

I wasn’t a fan of florals but they have grown on me and floral jeans and a great way to add some summer cheer to your outfit.

1. New Look Jeans £9 , 2. Topshop Jamie Jeans £45, 3. Asos Skinny Jeans £35 4. Asos Skinny Jeans £19

Tie Dye

Tie dye seems to be everywhere at the moment, and it’s no different with jeans. The great style screams festival to me and gives any look that hippy edge.

1. Current/Elliot Stilette Jeans £200, 2. AX Paris Jeans £28, 3. Topshop Jeans £15 4. Paige Denim Jeans (Selfridges) £215

Stripes

Stripes are a great way to jazz up jeans. They are great jeans to rock with a blazer and shirt. They can give you a feminine edge, but still allow you to embrace the androgyny!

1.New Look Jeans £10, 2. Candy Stripe Jeans (ASOS) £19, 3.Jordan Jeans (very.co.uk) £45 4. Mango Skinny Jeans (ASOS) £34.99

What jeans are you loving this season? Have you dared the neon look?