Julie Ly Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Julie Ly Monday, January 26, 2015
If you asked me which lipstick was my favourite of last year, my answer would straight away be, Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry. I don't know why it has taken me so long to write a blog post about it and I know everyone and their mum has already shared their thoughts, but hey ho, everyone writes a post differently. It is the most gorgeous shade of berry red I have ever seen and just so, so beautiful when applied. The formula is matte and applies smoothly on to my lips without any tugs whatsoever. I am in love with the packaging, which is a super classy gold bullet with Charlotte Tilbury engraved on it. The head is also square which allows for an easy and even application. At £23.00 a pop, it's pricey, but worth every single penny. So if you're looking to treat yourself, you won't regret choosing this at all.
Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks before?
Julie Ly Sunday, January 25, 2015
Julie Ly Saturday, January 24, 2015
How I use to apply make up without a brush, I really do not know (yes, I used my fingertips for most bits of make up that I applied to my face, sounds dodge), but today, I could never live without a good brush for applying different types of products. So let me talk you through my top five make up brushes, the ones I literally swear by and probably wouldn't be able to function without them.
Starting off with eyes, the No7 Eye Colour Brush is pretty handsome in my opinion, the head is a good size for application and blending and soft bristles make it perfect for the sensitive eye area. For blusher, I always go back to the Dolce & Gabbana Blush Brush. Made with high quality goat hair, this brush makes blush application super easy and accurate and imparts just the right amount on to my skin without looking cakey. Moving on to concealer, the ecoTools Concealer Brush (*) gets a massive thumbs up from me. It's a great brush for helping to get concealer in to the nitty gritty parts and blends really, really well. A real bargain too, at £5.49, you can thank me later. Now, on to my most favourite brush in this post, the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush is literally, the one! The softest bristles a brush can have, combined with the excellence of applying sculpting powder with ease, no more words are needed. Lastly, for foundation, since using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Core Collection, I have rarely strayed. This brush blends foundation in so well, it gives the most smoothest and most flawless finish a girl could ever ask for. As this brush can't be bought alone, it can be a little annoying when it comes to replacing it, but I love it, so, so much, that it doesn't bother me too much.
Have you tried any of these brushes before? What are your favourite brushes?
Julie Ly Friday, January 23, 2015
At one point during this winter, I became obsessed with knitted beanie hats. I just couldn't get enough of them, and as you can see, I loved a bit of the pom pom action also. Beanie hats, in my opinion complete any outfit, adding that nice little touch to finish off. I still have a fair few tucked away in my cupboard, but these ones featured are the newest in my collection.
From top to bottom:
Pastel Beanie - Primark
Red Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie - Topshop
Lilac Pom Pom Beanie - River Island
Khaki Beanie - Forever 21
Burgundy Pom Pom Beanie - Primark
Which one is your favourite?
Julie Ly Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jacket - Primark
Dress - ASOS
Boots - ASOS
You know that moment when you see something in a shop and it has been exactly what you've been looking for, for a long time and you do a happy dance? That was me when I spotted this trench/mac jacket on a casual Primark trip recently. It is easily my favourite piece of clothing at the moment, so wearable and I just love the colour. Military green was and still is, the colour of the season for me. My dress is from ASOS, it's made of a super thick material which is keeping me ever so warm in this winter chill and my boots, also from ASOS was a recent sale purchase.
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Julie Ly Tuesday, January 20, 2015
All images via Pinterest
We all love a life quote, for those times when you have no idea what to do, where to think and what the next step is, quotes can really lift your mood and put you in some sort of direction. Above are some of my favourites, what are yours?
Julie Ly Monday, January 19, 2015
Julie Ly Sunday, January 18, 2015