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Got your lipstick marks still on my coffee cup


As we move from the winter months into the spring, trends are changing.  But lipstick is something which stays on trend for a long time.  Whilst bright post-box-red will always be classic, my two other favourite trends for lip colour at the moment are…..

Deep dark and daring reds:

Gwyneth Paltrow :: Megan Fox :: Ashley Olson :: Rooney Mara :: Kate Winslet :: Anne Hathaway

Gwyneth Paltrow :: Megan Fox :: Ashley Olson :: Rooney Mara :: Kate Winslet :: Anne Hathaway

Wear with a simple winged eye or a smokey bronzed eyelid and lashings of mascara.  This type of lip makes a statement, so you don’t need to go overboard with the eye make up too, or the phrase drag queen might be batted around a little.  I like to match the strong lip with a strong brow to make a real statement… And a Megan Fox style pout won’t hurt either!!  Here are some gorgeous colours to try, there’s something for all budgets…

dark lips1. 195 Raspberry – Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99.  2. MAC Red – M-A-C Lipstick – £14.00.  3. 542 Cherry Pie – Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99.  4. Queen of Hearts – Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick – £2.99.  5. Red Devil – SEVENTEEN Supreme Shine Lipstick – £4.99.

*This stuff really works, it stays on for ages and doesn’t fade or flake.  Quite hard to take off when you’ve got a few wines inside you though!

Bright, bold and beautiful pinks:

Emma Stone :: Kat Graham :: Lea Michele :: Selena Gomez :: Kelly Osborn

Emma Stone :: Kat Graham :: Lea Michele :: Selena Gomez :: Kelly Osborn

While pink isn’t everyone’s favourite, you can’t get more girly or feminine.  With pink lips this season, brighter is better.  Don’t go for anything to cotton candy coloured or you will look like a bad barbie/gypsy bride.  Think bold and bright like Emma Stone.  Again this lip should be teamed with a simple eye, and beautiful highlighted cheekbones (I like high beam by benefit).  Here are my top five faves…

pink lips

1. Peach Pop – Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 – £16.00.  2. 020 – Rimmel: Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick – £5.49.  3. Candy Yum-Yum – M-A-C Lipstick – £14.00.  4. Fuschia Flash – Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick Collection – £7.19.  5. Raspberry Glace – Clinique Different Lipstick – £16.00.

Have fun making a statement with your lips,

love EJ xo


Pleather Pleasure: My Top 5 Leather Leggings

After a conversation with a friend the other day, regarding my post about the top 5 leather looks for the season, it was pointed out that I had forgotten to put any leggings in. I love the look of leather or faux leather leggings, adding instant edge to an outfit. Not really a new trend, but a popular one never the less, celebrities love them too…

Lily Donaldson :: Taylor Momsen :: Olivia Palmero :: Ashley Olson

So here are my top 5 favourite styles of pleather, leather and wet-look leggings, just a warning though, real leather doesn’t come cheap!

1. Dagmar Molly Faux Leather Panel Leggings – £109.00 – ASOS.com

If only these were cheaper!! I am in love. I like the fact that they’re not all over leather, just with the panels up the sides. These help slim the leg and also fit with the horse-riding trend at the moment. They look gorgeous with shoe boots and either with a plain white top tucked in and a blazer. Or wear with an oversized vintage rock style Tee and pumps for a casual look.

2. Matt Wet Look Leggings – £22.00 – Topshop

I am going to Topshop tomorrow and buying these. They look really good quality and are a good price. I love the shaped panels and slightly more matt finish to the fabric. Again, wear with a glitzy top and heels for an evening out or with flat boots and a chunky cardigan for a day time look.

3. Leatherette Knit Leggings – £17.80 – Forever21

I really like the leatherette knee panels on these leggings, they’re reasonably priced and have a rocker feel to them with the asymmetric lines. I love the way the model wears them with a roughly tucked white shirt and big metallic bangles.

4. South Wet Look Leggings – £14.00 – Very.co.uk

These are your simple wet look leggings, but cheap! They are a great replacement for your normal leggings, but with an edgier feel. I love when people contrast soft floaty tops with wet look leggings, so try some slightly longer tops with  a little volume to them in a white or cream shade.

5. Kelly Stud Leggings – £8.00 – boohoo.com

To increase the rocker feel to your look, try these cheap and cheerful studded leggings, the wet look looks great and the studs add a little something extra. I like the way the model wears them tucked into lace up boots, or wear with flat biker boots if that’s your style. Team with metal cuffs like the model or opt for bare arms but a big chunky statement necklace.

Look at more of my favourite leather looks for this season here.

Top 5: Trends for SS11: Orange

With orange being the new statement colour this season, it’s time to ditch the red dress and trade it in for a more vibrant model. Celebrities are also loving the trend.

Ginnifer Goodwin :: Emmy Rossum :: Drew Barrymore :: Ashley Olson :: Lucy Hale

Here are a few of my favourite pieces in tangerine, pumpkin, saffron, vermilion and apricot. I know that orange can be a scary colour, but with a great natural tan (you don’t want to match the dress you’re wearing) it can add a touch of vibrancy and p-zazz to your spring wardrobe. Remember with this trend, the brighter, the better!

1. Sleeveless Saffron Shift Dress – £20.00 – ASOS.com

This cute little shift is simple, but vibrant and perfect for spring! The dress has a keyhole fastening in the back and the loose fitting form will flatter all figures. It could be worn with a skinny waist belt and black tights for a day look, or wear it with bare legs and huge heels for a statement evening look.

2. Peach Short Sleeve Tuck Shift Dress – £46.00 – Topshop.

My housemate has this dress in deep berry colour and it looks gorgeous on. It will flatter all figures and looks great with a waist belt. Wear it with black tights and boots for daytime and then change to a pair of sky-high heels for an evening out. I love the contrast zip in the back and the flatteringly tucked front will conceal any lumps and bumps you may wish to hide after a heavy Christmas.

3. T-Shirt Tunic Dress – £26.99 – New Look

This is a more subtle orange, but still on trend. With a loose fitted style, but short to show off your legs, this casual dress is perfect teamed with sandals or simple flip flops for a days shopping. I love the tapered back and exposed zip, also the cuffed sleeves add a little something extra. It will look great cinched in with a waist belt or left loose and comfy.

4. Boutique Tangerine Cashmere Vest – £20.00 – Topshop

This super vibrant  tangerine top really makes a statement. Plus it’s cashmere, so it’s sure to be luxuriously soft! Wear it tucked into high waisted skinny black jeans with a blazer, or over leggings for a loose casual look. Dress it up by tucking it into a highwaisted black mini with high heels and chunky bangles.

5. Rust Crepe Cape Dress – £39.00 – Miss Selfridge

At only £39.00 plus with 20% for students at the moment in Miss Selfridge, this dress is a bargain, and stunning to boot. The rusty orange colour makes a statement without being too bright and the draped cape top is flattering and very on trend. Wear with chunky bangles and bit heels for a night out.