CHANEL | 581 CINÉMA

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My pick for today's manicure is a classic; a gorgeous medium red in a cream finish. Aptly named, CHANEL's CINÉMA ($27) is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, and I reckon it would be a favourite for the lovely Dita Von Teese.

New Name, New Look: She Came to Say

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Elle & Es

deborah lippmann | Through the Fire

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As some of you may have noticed, its beeeeeeeeen a while since I last posted a nail look on the blog; my apologies. Since I left New York, I've either not been *feeling* the color I was wearing (lame), or: I'd give myself a lovely manicure - then participate in manual labor right afterwards (the worst)...! BUT - today I am bringing to you one of my all time fave nail colors, Deborah Lippmann's Through the Fire ($18). 

Beauty Go-To | My Picks for an Office Appropriate Lip: Part Two

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L-R: Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glacé; Ellis Faas Hot Lips in Pink Nude L409; Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation in Revealed; Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rose Brown; Burberry Lip Velvet in Pink Azalea No. 308

As promised: the second installment of the office appropriate lip. If you haven't yet, I suggest having a read of part one here, then return to this post to round up my top picks for a fun, sophisticated, yet appropriate, office-going-lip. Today's picks are bolder and more matte in finish, as compared to yesterday's selection. These colors can seem scary, particularly when swatched, but if you're wary, begin with a stain and see how it goes. As you'll see in my photographs, the colors aren't as intense as you'd think they'd be. Now, enough chatter - onto the lippies!

Beauty Go-To | My Picks for an Office Appropriate Lip: Part One

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L-R: Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb; Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 05 candy shimmer; YSL Rouge Volupte in Beige Ultimate (3); Dior Serum De Rouge in 910; Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 86 Scenario 

Today's post is one for my office-going-gals: the work appropriate lip. This is a tricky one. I've had a few conversations with friends who share (in varying degree) my obsession interest in all things beauty, and what comes up about 80% of the time is how to still rock a gorgeous modern look (and actually use your products!), but do so within the dress-code bounds of a formal or conservative office.  I've noticed that professional women are constantly told that you should want to be making a statement with your work and not your look, and I get that. But I don't believe it means we should shun aspects of ourselves in order to do so. So to that end, I am sharing my go-to lip colors that I rock on the regular to the office. As you will have seen in the title, this is part one - I have ten (current) all-time favorite lip colors, and to make it digestible, I've split the post up, so tune in tomorrow to catch part two (featuring more bold and matte finishes).
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