Thursday, 26 February 2015

6 Colours for Spring: Lips + Nails

I know spring isn't technically here yet, but it's getting to that part of winter where we're all dying for a little warm weather. I'm ready to switch out my big winter coat for my leather jacket any day now, but with the current forecast, it might be a few more weeks. But just because the weather outside is still frightful, doesn't mean you're makeup can't be delightful. Here are some shades to get you into that springtime mood. 


(left to right: MAC Dodgy Girl, Too Faced Melted Violet, NYX Summer Breeze, Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Berlin, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never)

Dodgy Girl: If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know how much I love purple lipstick. It's just a little bit different, but not so out there that you feel like it can't be part of an every day look. This was a part of the Kelly Osbourne Collection and is no longer available. You can get it on eBay, but it's much more expensive and it's hard to be sure you're getting the real thing. But do not fear! Colourpop Brills is an excellent dupe and it only costs $5, so you can get lovely lavender lips at a fraction of the cost of a MAC lipstick. 

Melted Violet: Another purple, this one is less matte and a thinner formula than Dodgy Girl. And it doesn't show well in the swatches, but it dries slightly darker (it takes forever but it does eventually set) It's also a more pink kind of purple, perfect for those who want to give the colour a go but don't want to commit to a full blown purple. 

Summer Breeze: I picked this up a few weeks ago and I'm a little in love. It's the perfect medium pink for summer, but it's not too punchy that it feels inappropriate a little earlier in the year. 

Berlin: Sephora describes this as a "warm rose" but it feels a little more like a dark coral to me. Perfectly matte and long lasting, this shade is perfect for long days (getting longer! thank you sun!)

Never Say Never: A dark, blue toned, sort of purple pink. This one is great for pale girls like me, it's not exactly a neutral, but it's a great grab when you want to look polished and sophisticated without having to commit to the maintenance of a brighter or darker colour. 


(left to right: China Glaze For Audrey, OPI Do You Lilac It?, 
Gosh Bubblegum, Essie Plumberry, Essie Mademoiselle, Kit Grey Pearling)

I'm always a fan of pastel nails, but now is the perfect time for them. Whether you want to go the classic neutral route with a pale pink like Mademoiselle, or you want to go for something a little brighter. I also included Plumberry which, while not exactly a pastel, just screams spring to me, maybe because it reminds me of tulips. 


  1. Oooh such pretty picks, and the photos look great too! I really want to try the NYX Matte lipsticks!

    1. Thank you! And this is the first one of the NYX Matte Lipsticks I've bought but I really like it, I just wish my Rexall had more of the colours.

  2. I'm still trying to decide if I like the Too Faced Melted formula. I wish I had enough blushes that I could do something like this too. Oh well :)

    1. Yeah it's definitely something to get used to, but I like it.