Day 15 of Ciaté Mini Mani Month

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Pink is always a nail polish colour that I think looks nice but it’s never my first choice to buy. I’ll always go for blues, or greens or any other bright colour. I am actually really pleased I’ve got so many red and pinks in this calendar as they do make a statement and stand out and it’s meant I’ve been able to experiment with colours and what suits me. Today’s polish ‘Play date’ was an instant winner as it reminds me of my favourite MAC Lipstick ‘Impassioned’. It has a redness to it but I can still spot the hot pink in it making it quite an unusual colour. As sad as I was to take yesterday’s nail varnish off, this one has really helped to ease the pain. It was easy to apply and I could have left it at one coat but I always do 2 coats no matter what colour. I’ve topped it off with ‘Speed Coat’ and now I’ve got a lovely set of shiny nails. I’ve put on my fancy ring that my Aunt gave to me before I left England just to make myself feel that extra bit special. Might sound like a silly thing to do but it’s always nice to feel good about yourself on a christmassy sunday.

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A/W 13 Colours: Part 2

ImageAs said in my previous A/W 13 Colours post, I have been buying lipstick as well as nail varnish to make my appearance a bit more festive. It was a sad day putting aside my bright colours and bright lipsticks, but when one door closes another one opens, so here’s to seasonal lipsticks!

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Now I would have loved to have actually shown you what these actually look like on my lips, but due to being under the weather, I didn’t think it was fair to subject anyone to my unkept appearance right now. So a piece of paper and my scruffy handwriting will just have to do. I won’t go into detail, but you can probably see that they are all very bold colours. The two YSL colours and the Mac New York Apple, I simply just dab on my lips and blend. As for the other two, I go all out and slap it on like wall paint. The swatch of New York Apple really hasn’t done it any justice as this is one of my favourite lipsticks at the moment. It’s a frost lipstick, which everybody seems to hate for some reason, but they are actually my favourite kind of MAC lipsticks. It has a lovely purple tone but it also has gold shimmery tones in it as well, making it perfect for this time of year. As you can see I have also got Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant in my range, and that is purely because it is essential for me to wear it underneath all of these lipsticks otherwise my lips will just fall off. So remember people.. Stay moisturised!