Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Entire Lipstick Collection.

This morning I decided to take on the task of sorting through my lipsticks. I didn't think I had that many, I mean I have more than your average person at approx 35, but compared to a lot of people this will seem like nothing. I guess we all have something we 'collect' as such, and apparently lipsticks seem to be my thing! So in sorting them all out, I thought this would be a good opportunity to show you the ones I have. 

To pre-warn you, this post is going to be very photo heavy, I won't be going into detail on each shade as I'm sure you can imagine I would be here until next week! I'll be naming the shades from left to right in each photo if you're unsure; & I did begin to do swatches of each shade but my arms just aren't long enough haha. 
Enjoy x

Annoyingly, Ted Baker lipsticks don't seem to have names or numbers!? so unfortunately I can't give you the names of these, but they were purchased in a set from Boots. 

All Fired Up - Flat Out Fabulous - Relentlessly Red - Morange - Diva

 - Pink Plaid - Mehr - Cremecup - 

- Sakura - Pomelo Juice -

- Pink In The Afternoon - 

- 01 - 03 - 111 - 

- RioRio - 

- Blakes Pure Red - Naomi's Delicate Rose - 

- Carina's Love - Hot Emily - Tell Laura - Miranda May - Electric Poppy - Hel's Bells - 

- Bosworth's Beauty - Kim KW - Liv It Up - Super Cindy - Kidman's Kiss - Secret Salma - 

Soph xo

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mac Lipstick Newbies | Mehr & Pink Plaid

I know, super late to the party here, but in all fairness my MAC lipstick obsession has only recently returned in full force.. not that I really needed any more anyway!

If you know me well, you'll know I'm very much so a dark lip kind of person, I loveeee dark berry shades, like Diva for example, and bright reds. My new found love of nudes and pinks suddenly came about when I fell in love with Creme Cup from MAC a few years ago, ever since then Ive never looked back, and here I am, with a slightly larger collection than your average person. 

Whilst shopping in town yesterday for gifts for 2 of my close pals, I accidentally stumbled into MAC and purchased 2 new lipsticks.. for myself. This always happens when I plan not to spend money on myself, of course. 

Initially I umm'd and ahh'd over Velvet Teddy, this was what I actually went in searching for, but seeing it in the tube (I know, shouldn't judge a shade without putting it on) it seemed a little darker than i'd imagined. Right next to it I spotted Mehr, which had me sold completely as it's the perfect bluey pink shade. I try to go for pinks that are slightly darker as I find really pale pinks wash me out- so Mehr seemed like the perfect option, and being a Matte finish too I feel like it's now going to be my go to lipstick for everyday wear. 

Whilst walking to the till to pay was when I spotted Pink Plaid. Sigh. It's like it was calling my name haha. Like Mehr, it's described as being a blue toned pink, both shades are quite similar actually but I find Pink Plaid to be that little bit brighter. Im slightly worried that it might wash me out a little, I'm sure it will look fab on lighter skin tones, but I'm naturally quite tanned so I'm curious to see if it'll look silly.. ill be sure to report back with that one! Again, like Mehr, Pink Plaid is also a matte finish, I sense a slight pattern here..

Im constantly on the lookout for nudes/pink shades that would compliment a slightly tanned skin tone, so if you have any staples please do let me know as I'll no doubt pick them out, but at £16.50 per tube it could take me a little while maybe..

Soph x

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Strawberry Picking at Chosen Hill Farm

This post is my childhood in a nutshell and more. 
I remember being quite young when I first went strawberry picking with my Dad, Nan and Granddad. It was something we would do as a little family every year, at the same place, Chosen Hill Farm. A cute little family run farm just next to Chew Valley Lake, it hasn't changed since the first time I visited.

My friend Mac and me took it upon ourselves to pick our own Strawberries this afternoon, it was so lovely. Picking your own fruit is something of a rarity nowadays, pick your own farms are very few and far between now which is pretty sad, theres nothing like picking your own fruit to take home for tea. It was so nice seeing so many elderly individuals and couples out picking their own fruit, how sweet is the photo I took of the man we saw picking his? Honestly melts my heart. 

I think we did quite well considering I'm now 8 months pregnant, I mean we didn't do that much bending because at Chosen Hill they grow the majority of their strawberries on tables which is handy for me- I'm currently struggling to move let alone bend! Although if you do prefer the old-fashioned way, they do still have ground strawberries, which were actually in better condition surprisingly!

I had such a lovely afternoon, on the hottest day of the year so far. 

Soph, x

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All opinions are my own, this post is not sponsored.. I just love the place! 

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