Monday, July 14, 2014

I am back with a haul! Makeup and Clothes

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Olive with a touch of Yellow - Spring Outerwear

It is May now but still unbearably cold in the UK. On Sunday it had only 14 degrees Celsius and I was freezing at my stall at Portobello Market. I would not be able to survive without my trusty Marc Aurel parka my parents gifted me for Christmas.

Olive with a touch of Yellow - Spring Outerwear
Olive with a touch of Yellow - Spring Outerwear - thelipstickdiaries
Olive with a touch of Yellow - Spring Outerwear

I usually am not a big olive colour fan but I think it really works with my yellow cross body bag from Whistles (last season).
This outerwear outfit is my current go-to as it keeps me warm and is comfortable. I am also wearing my trusty Topshop Jamie Jeans which is a favourite for over two years now. I love that they are slightly cropped and have the perfect high waist cut: not too high and not too low.
On my lips is my trusty Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park.

I really wish the weather is going to get better soon. Fingers crossed.

So long...  


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: MAC Spiked Eye Brows and Superslick Liquid Lids

MAC Spiked Eye Brows and Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

MAC does have quite the names right? Spiked Eye Brows and Superslick Liner?
I got those two little products at the Airport when I went to Austria some time ago. I really needed an eyebrow pencil at that time as my trusty Tom Ford one ran out after a year.
So I went for Spiked as the make-up artist was wearing it and recommended it and it looked like the right colour for me.

And it was.

There is nothing else really to say about Spiked except it was a lot smaller that I expected when unpacking it. Its a good brow pencil and will last you all day. Nevertheless as a gadget I really do miss the Tom ford one I had previously as it not only had an amazing elongated square shape which really draws in realistic fake hairs, but it also had an inbuilt sharpener and a brush which I used regularly. Both pencils are twist up if I have not mentioned that yet.
I bought the MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner on the same day reason being that I still have not found the perfect black eyeliner. There is always something wrong with them, either the application does not work as I want or the colour pay-off is crap, or they wont last on my lids.

The Superslick Liquid Eyeliner is good but not the perfect one for me.

It has a flexible sponge tip applicator which has a very fine point. I like that. It does last all day and doesn't budge. I like that too. But it is one of those eyeliner where the line that you created on your lid will be erased by going over a second time. Do you know what I mean? So it does take a bit of patience applying it cause I NEVER can do a nice flick with just one swipe.
Additionally I am not quite sure about the finish. It's very glossy. Some people might love that, but I would prefer if it was matte.

MAC Spiked Eye Brows and Superslick Liquid Eye LinerMAC Spiked Eye Brows and Superslick Liquid Eye Liner Swatches

Above are some swatches.

Please let me know if you found an eyeliner that is amazing and fits all the points I mentioned above! :)
So long... 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My go-to Winter outerwear combination to look cute and keep warm

My go-to winter 2013 outfit
Karen Millen puffy coat
$480 -

American apparel skinny jeans
$105 -

Zara blue hat

Silver Necklace Sterling Silver Jewellery by thelipstickdiaries
$32 -

As some of you might know, I have been working outside a lot selling my jewellery at Christmas markets and other outdoor markets around London. Sometimes I have to be hours outside and a warm outfit is essential.
I love the warm puffy coat I found at Karen Millen because it just fits great and has a tight neckline, so no cold air can get in. 

I usually wear my trusty American Apparel easy jeans as they are tight around the ankles so I can wear my two pairs of socks. I am nor really a sheepskin boot fan at all.
I actually think they make everyone walk in a funny way. But they are the only boots I found that actually keep me warm all day. I got mine a couple of years ago when they were on sale.

How are you keeping warm in the cold?

So long...