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Sunday, 14 December 2014

FESTIVE REDS

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I love wearing red in December, there's something so festive about painting your nails with a sparkly red nail polish or wearing a bold red lipstick. Here's a few of my favourites:

Lips

L'Oreal Color Riche Exclusives Lipstick in Blake: I love Blake Lively, she has such amazing taste and this sophisticated matte cool toned red fits in perfectly with her style. The formula feels slightly more powdery than I normally like in a lipstick but it contains jojoba oil and so keeps lips soft. It's long lasting and a stunning pure matte red.

Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red*: Supposedly a dupe for the Hourglass Opaque Rouge lipsticks this liquid lipstick is long lasting, super pigmented and really affordable. It dries to a pretty, velvet matte finish and is a beautiful true red. This can be tricky to apply but once dry on the lips it stays put for hours. It's one of longest lasting lipstick's that I've tried and so it is perfect for Christmas parties.

Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang: This is a creamy, bold red that leaves a satin sheen finish on the lips. I have to prep my lips well before using this as it shows up any imperfections but then it looks so pretty on the lips, is long lasting and fades to a stain. I've written a full review here.

Nails

Nails Inc Tate: A beautiful sophisticated cherry red nail polish which is great if you want something festive without the glitter. Opaque in 1-2 coats Nails Inc nail polish has a great formula that lasts well on my nails.

Barry M Ruby Slippers Red Glitter: Great for fingers or toes this classic glittery red nail polish is a staple for me at Christmas. This is my favourite ruby glittery red nail polish to wear on Christmas day.

Essie Leading Lady: This is a deep red nail polish with flecks of raspberry micro glitter running through it. It's a stunning nail polish and great to wear for the lead up to Christmas.

Which are your favourites?
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23 comments

  1. I do le a good red lip, and have just gotten back into wearing them! Lovely post x

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  2. The Barry M glitter polish is my favourite! I also really love the L'Oréal lipstick. Red is the perfect colour for Christmas. X x

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  3. I love the look of the Matte Me, such a pretty colour!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  4. Red is such an all-seasons colour, but Christmas coming up makes me feel even more like wearing it. I stick to my red OPI and a red-pinkish blush on my cheeks, and for my lips I strangely prefer some kind of lipstick 'Rouge in love' that I do not remember where I got it, haha :p lovely post! xo Romy rusty-revolvers.blogspot.com

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  5. I've also been loving the Apocolips, and a luxe product which I've been really loving is the Chanel lip duo, you should try it!

    Josie XOXO
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  6. The sleek liquid lipsticks sound incredible!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  7. I love red lipsticks. I have used the Apocalips products as well and I adored them! X
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  8. Love a gorgeous deep red lipstick for Christmas time!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  9. Matte Me looks beautiful! I'm on the hunt for a new red lipstick so I think I'll have to pick Matte Me up :)

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    xx

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  10. Such a beautiful picture! The Rimmel apocalips red looks like such a nice shade! x

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  11. Lovely post, dear! Love those items

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  12. Love the Barry M red glitter, so so festive and pretty <3 xx

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  13. I love festive red nails - that essie polish is stunning!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I've started to wear more red lipstick recently, the l'oreal one is definitely one to try out.
    Lovely picture :)
    XX Sarah

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  15. I found you on instagram && I fell in love with how you take your photo's! Keep up the good work ;)

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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  16. the essie nail polish looks so good and super festuve, off course.
    xx

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  17. Such a lovely post! I am currently in love with MAC's Russian Red. Sometimes I can look a bit crazy with my red hair and a red lip, so I have to be very careful and calculated with my red shade, haha!

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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  18. My favorite is the MAC Brave Red lipstick!

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