My Week in Lipsticks

This was kind of a random idea but I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I've been up to over the festive period through the universal medium of lipsticks! Bear with me...

Thursday (Christmas Eve)

I actually worked on Christmas Eve; it doesn't bother me as everyone leaves around midday anyway and we got a buffet and a few drinks before we finished. Afterwards my mum drove us down to Warwickshire to my grandparents' house. I chose my classic MAC Jubilee; a fuss-free, natural 'my lips but better' sheer nude lipstick.

Friday (Christmas Day)
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour in Carolina | £20

As I mentioned in my Christmas Day Makeup post, I wore this rosy/berry sheer lip colour on Christmas Day. It's a really pretty shade and a wearable way to do berry lips without it being too high maintenance. It was really easy to touch up in between all the eating and drinking, though in all honesty, I was wearing a gingerbread man jumper and matching leggings, so clearly I wasn't too concerned with how I looked...

Saturday (Boxing Day)

I haven’t braved the sales since my retail days when I was forced to. Instead, I stayed in at my grandparents and ordered what I wanted online whilst I waited for my boyfriend to come and pick me up for us to stay at his for a few days. His family were round after Christmas so we had lots to eat and watched the football once we arrived. I decided to pop on something natural and low-maintenance for the day that would keep my lips moisturised and went with Fresh Honey, a warm nude tinted lip balm.

On Sunday I popped into St Albans and managed to pick up a few bits in the Lush sale as well stopping by Jo Malone to get my grandma a birthday present. Then in the afternoon we went into London to have a bit of a second Christmas with my boyfriend's dad, which was pretty much all afternoon and evening eating and drinking so I wore Bourjois’s Nude-ist. It’s so creamy and comfortable on the lips and has some serious staying power. The colour is a pretty, natural deep pink nude.

Monday (Bank Holiday)

I must admit, Monday was a super-lazy duvet day marathoning Narcos on Netflix. I didn't have a shower until about 4pm so by the time I put my makeup on it was dark! We were going to go out for dinner so I put on this amazing (but comfortable and non-drying) matte lipstick. The shade Bond Girl is a gorgeous rosy-mauve and the formula is just fantastic. Unfortunately it was a little bit wasted as we ended up just getting a takeaway! A very lazy day indeed... 


On Tuesday we went for breakfast at Bill's, which was my first time and the veggie breakfast was ah-mazing! We had to run a few errands in St Albans before we headed to go and see Star Wars. I'm not that fussed about it but my boyfriend is a big fan and wanted to see it again but in 3D (I kid you not). It was alright; I'll do a proper little review in my next Sunday Post. I decided to pop on a bit of one of my go-to lip colours: Nars Dolce Vita. I wish there were more shades in the Velvet Matte line that did it for me as the formula is just amazing (not dissimilar to the Charlotte Tilbury actually). I love the pretty rose shade.


I headed into London on Wednesday to meet up with my friends for shopping, food and drinks! We went to Westfield Stratford and I got an Inglot palette after seeing Estee and Amelia's in their Dubai vlogs. We had a few drinks somewhere near Kingley Court not too far from Oxford Circus before I got the train back to St Albans. For lips I decided to keep it simple, natural and hydrating for rushing around the shops with Revlon's Sugar Plum. The lip butter formula is somewhere between a tinted lip balm and a sheerer lipstick and Sugar Plum is a lovely plum shade (as the name suggests) that's perfect for this time of year.

Thursday (New Year’s Eve)

I will be popping on Fresh Honey again for the daytime, as I'm out for lunch to have a little reunion with my girls in London. Given it was an expensive Christmas and we just booked New York for next year, me, my boyfriend and my friends will be doing a bit of house party-hopping tonight. But I will still be using New Year’s Eve as an excuse to wear a special lipstick. This year I’ve chosen the glossy red; MAC’s Dubonnet. It’s a gorgeous deep (almost berry) red that’s so pigmented, though the sheen does mean it can transfer.

I hope you enjoyed this slightly random post and have a lovely New Year!

What have been your got-to lip shades over the festive period?


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  1. Love how you mixed it up each day of the week with a different redish/pinkish lipstick! Dubonnet is gorgeous!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

    1. It's stunning! In the end I realised I'd forgotten to pack it so didn't get to wear it NYE, I was gutted! xx

  2. Nude-ist has been my go to for the past few days, there's something about the formula and colour I love! I feel a little bit proud of myself because I never wear anything on my lips usually!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  3. I love the fact that although you've changed your lipstick every day, there is still a theme for berry lips, and I also love the fact that your Mac lipsticks aren't the most famous one, it really inspires me to go and explore a bit more their huge lipstick collection.


    1. I've learnt to just pick out shades that suit me personally :) I have bought a few of the really-hyped shades and they didn't necessarily work for me that well! xx

  4. Love all these shades! You have such a lovely collection of lipsticks. I'm jel haha. I've been wearing Mac - Diva pretty much every day since Christmas day after I got it for Christmas x


  5. I did a post like this last year and it was really fun seeing what shades I gravitated towards! Have a lovely NYE and Happy 2016!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

    1. Thank you lovely! Hope you had a fab Christmas and New Year :) xx

  6. It seems you are in a kind of rosebud colour week! it is sweet ans beautiful from soft to dramatic! that is a good idea! in fact it could be great to give each week a theme!
    I love the lip pen colours!

  7. I have hundreds of lip products but honestly throughout the week I don't tend to wear them in work, only when I go out. They sit unloved!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  8. All these lip products are stunning, especially Mac dubonnet, I've never heard of that one before. x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

  9. I love this idea! Such a interesting way to read about your week :)

    Ella x ellapitt.blogspot.com

    1. I'm glad you liked it :) thought I'd do something a bit different! xx

  10. I haven't tried any of the Nars Lip Products the Dolce Vita looks lovely!

    Happy New Year!

  11. This is a really fun post! I love all your picks, hope you have a happy new year :)

    Velvet Blush

  12. Love this post! I really want to try Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl! X


  13. Love all of your lip picks! I've either worn MAC Ruby Woo, YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige or just a lip balms! Happy New Year! xx


  14. Love all your picks :) the only lipstick I was wearing was Doll parts from Jeffree Star :) My fave liquid lippie :)

  15. I just wanted to let you know that I included you in my yearly round up as one of my favorite reads as 2015! Happy New Year!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  16. Oh my, I'd never be able to pick! X

    From veganism to fashion to 1D, the highlights of 2015 over on hailandharmony.blogspot.ie

  17. I really like this style of post! It was a fun way to talk about your week! Hope your holiday was lovely! I got Bond Girl for Christmas and I'm obsessed!!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it and hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year :) xx

  18. Love this idea for a post! Nude-ist looks like such a great, versatile shade. I love that Bourjois formula, so must check it out! I'm also newly obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution formula and Bond Girl is definitely tempting me :)



  19. Loved the idea of this post! I keep forgetting to check out MAC Jubilee - so pretty! x

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

  20. Love these shades! Nice idea for a post too, I try to change my lipstick everyday but I generally have a rotation of about 4 or 5 shades that get a lot more wear!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  21. How have I never heard of Dubonett... It looks gorgeous. Great concept for a post and lovely choices xx

    Christine | www.yveschild.com

  22. I absolutely love how you wear a lip product every day, it's one of my beauty aims this year to actually make the most of my lipsticks/glosses/crayons and wear them more as I'm so lazy. This is serious inspiration!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. Aw they're probably my favourite type of makeup product! xx

  23. Thank you for your comments :) Glad you liked this little lifestyle/beauty crossover! xx


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