Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Kylie Lip Kit/Koko K & 22

Since booking our vacay to NYC later this year I have been taking a huge interest in all things American.

You cant help but notice them, and I've joined the Jenner/Kardashian fan club, the hype for Kylie's Lipkits is literally sweeping the beauty world by storm. 

Getting hold of these kits is difficult, but not impossible, unless you pay a monthly subscription to the Kylie app then you'll have to rely on other sources for your release time and date information, for me I hunted down a lipkit update account on Instagram and made sure my post notifications were switched on.

This release was the one that struck gold for me took place on Monday the 7th of March was scheduled at 12 noon PST, or to us here in the UK 8pm, so I was poised and ready to jump onto her online store and place my order.

These things sell like hotcakes and sold out in just 12 minutes on the latest release. There are a few things you can do to ensure you get to checkout as fast as possible, auto fill, ensure your billing and shopping address match are valuable time savers! I will also be posting on my Instagram news on any future releases so you can have the chance to own one of these coveted kits.

I had my eye on the brand new shade '22' and the best seller and one of the original shades 'Koko K'
22 is a vibrant, burnt orange colour, if you like tangerine, coral shades then you'll love this one, I had my eye on this for my new found love of the shade khaki, what a combo for summer ;)

Koko K is a pale pinky nude, although I'd say on me it's almost a mauve-nude shade, I love it though, and it's nice enough to get away with everyday.

The colours and swatches you'll find online at the Kylie Cosmetics site are quite deceiving and I'd say they all look a little brighter online than they actually are, so something to bear in mind if you are buying them. I've taken pictures in natural daylight and with a flash so you can see the difference.
If you've ever ordered from the US you'll know the wait is agonising, especially when your waiting on the hottest lip product to arrive, it felt like a year, and then they arrived....
The detail that's gone into the packaging and the little note you get in the box is just gorgeous, Kylie has put a lot into designing her coveted and debut product, and people are going crazy for the lip kits. 

The smell of the lipkits, delicious!
 I love sweet smells, and these are total vanilla cupcake mix, yummy. You'll smell it a little when you apply it, and it does linger a little, but it soon dries and goes away.

The lip liners are super smooth, and so pigmented, I'd say the colour pay off is even better than a higher end brand, the pencils look like they twist up, but they are regular pencils that can be sharpened with your make up sharpener.
I apply my liner first, then my liquid lipstick, personally I've found any more than one layer and you'll get flaking and rub off, one coat is all you need to achieve perfect Kylie-esque lips.

The liquid lipstick means application is foolproof, and this stuff doesn't budge, it seems to just melt off the lips, without drying of leaving flakes it bits behind on your mouth, something I've definitely experienced with some other brands of matte lipstick. 

She's got this formula so right! 

The swatches on my hand in the pictures below are taken in natural daylight on the top image and the bottom image have been taken with a flash.

Koko K


Each kit retails at $29 which equates to around £19, for a lip liner and a liquid lipstick that's amazing value for money, shipping works out to around £10 and customs may catch you out which could add another £12 on to your final cost, but even so to own one of these It's safe to say a beauty crazed chick would give her right arm LOL.

Kylie has promised great things for her beauty line this year, I'll be sure to hunt down the products for review as soon as I can, shes just launched a gloss range but they don't appeal to me, glosses have been done by so many celebs, her matte lip kit's really have brought something that has real staying power to the beauty market.

She's just launched her eighth shade to her matte lipstick collection, save her website to your fave's your going to be hooked....Kylie Cosmetics

Which shades have you got your eye on?

Monday, 4 April 2016

Sugar Hut/What I Wore

Heading to Sugar Hut really meant turning up the glam on Friday night, guest list entry and an ITV launch party meant I had to ensure I got it right, no room for a fashion faux pax in Brentwood of all places! 

Oh Polly to the rescue, for dressing me in this gorgeous 'See It Through' jumpsuit, something totally different, yet super comfy and despite being mostly covered up I felt really glam and sexy in it, it was nice to wear something other than a dress out too. 

The material is lovely and thick yet it doesn't make you hot and sweaty, perfect for a night out, the lace panel detail to the front, back and arms is so flattering, and thankfully the zip is really good quality so you have no danger of any wardrobe malfunctions. The carefully designed jumpsuit has flattering panels which give a great illusion and it really does just make you feel a million dollars! 

A beautiful navy blue shade, which is a nicer change from black, and I teamed mine with my trusty silver heels and handbag from an outfit I featured just after Christmas...
This is a very figure hugging jumpsuit so if your at all conscious of your lumps and bumps then this wont be an outfit for you. 

Oh Polly have many other flattering styles whatever the occasion, I featured their 'Knot A Chance' dress back December, which is a real fave of mine.....
Huge thanks to Oh Polly for another beautiful outfit, head over to their website to shop now. 

Jumpsuit: Oh Polly 
Heels: New Look
Primark: See In Store


Basic In Brentwood/What I Wore

Huge thank you to all of you for your likes, comments and questions on my snapchat, insta, and facebook over the weekend, my trip to Brentwood was incredible! 

So many of you have asked me for outfit details.so I've popped a couple of posts together for you. 

Thursday night we headed into the town for dinner and drinks, we had a nosey round all of the TOWIE haunts and decided to pop into the Dairyman for dinner and a drink. As I'd never been to Essex before I wasn't sure on what to wear so I  played it a little safe on the first night. 

These jeans always get so many compliments and they are honestly the comfiest jeans I've ever owned, no sagging or baginess and they wash so well, they can be dressed up or down, and once you try them you'll need them in every colour available. They are a little stretchy and the torn detail really give them an edgy look, they are fab tucked into long boots or as I've worn them here with some strappy heels. 

These are the extra short length leg (28 inches to be precise, i definitely wasn't blessed with height)

Shop my look:
Jeans: River Island
Peplum Blazer(similar): Missguided
Basic Vest: River Island
Heels(similar) : Ebay 

Team with a little shoulder bag to finish the look!

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