Dior Rouge Nude Lipstick- 263 Swan

So yeah, I have a new favourite lipstick, shock horror! I must say though, this one is a good one. I recently bought the Dior Rouge Nude Lipstick in 263 Swan. This is one of Dior's ten new lipsticks which are supposed to have a highlighting 'blush' effect in that they make the whole face look more radiant. They are also full of good ingredients to give you softer, plumper, beautiful lips.

Swan was definitely the colour that tickled my fancy as it is a gorgeous, easy to wear pink. The formula is lovely and creamy, gliding on to the lips perfectly. The finish is the prettiest sheen, not shine and just makes your lips look really good.

As far as the 'blush' effect goes, I can kind of see what Dior are getting at. When you apply this lipstick it just seems to lift and brighten the whole face, pulling any make up look together. I love lipsticks that do this and when I find one like that I will repurchase and repurchase it.

Swan feels very hydrating on the lips which is down to the treatment formula. As a result my lips felt soft, plump and more even. I just really love what this lipstick does!

As it is such a wearable, everyday shade I think I will be wearing this a lot. I may even wonder back to Dior to check out some of the other shades in the Dior Rouge Nude range.

Glam Up Your Stationery: Cute Cards

In a world that is becoming more and more digital, I think there is something really nice about getting a hand written note. I think my obsession with cards stems from the fact that my dad used to own a greetings card shop and growing up we would always get cards for every occasion. I like to keep a little stash of thank you cards and blank ones just incase I need them. I thought I would show you some of my faves.

Recently it was my birthday and afterwards I sent my family and friends these gorgeous thank you card with the most beautiful silver glitter striped envelopes. I spotted them in John Lewis and instantly fell in love with them. They are from a brand called Merci Merci and come in packs of 6. I got lots of compliments on them. Beware though, the glitter gets everywhere!

Paperchase is one of my favourite shops to browse. It is jam packed full of the most adorable and unique stationery. These little hello notecards just had my name written all over and gold, say no more. They are completely blank inside which means you can use them for anything really.

I think I mentioned in a previous 'Glam Up Your Stationery' post that TK Maxx has an amazing selection of stationery and one day I came across a pack of the above thank you cards. The two designs are just so cute and yes I do have a major thing about gold foil, I heart it! 

These pretty pink and gold pattern cards were another Paperchase purchase. They are made from handmade paper and and are super soft. I just love the pink and gold design and again these are completely blank which is so handy, I have used these for tonnes of occassions. Paperchase have loads of similar packs of cards in lots of colours and designs.

Finally I got these simple gold and cream cards from Marks & Spencers. The little gold jewels are just too cute. Marks & Spencers is one of my favourite places to buy cards from as they are all so   different and very high quality.

As you can see I love my cards. Some great sites for pretty notecards are Sugar Paper (I literally want everything!) and Quill London is also great for a whole range of gorgeous stationery. If you want to make someone smile, feel loved or just special then there is no better way than by sending them a handwritten note :)

The Love List #1

Apologies for the hiatus lovelies but I have just finished my tax exams so have been a little pre-occupied. Now that they are over I am definitely putting them out of my mind (they were tough!) for now. Since I haven't posted in a while I thought I would do a catch up post of the things I have been loving/obsessed with lately. I love hearing what things others have been obsessed with so here are some of mine...

1. Layered Necklaces

I have really been in to delicate layered necklaces recently and over the last month or two I have added quite a few to my collection. I will be doing a post on this very shortly. My mum and dad bought me a gorgeous Swarovski layer necklace set whilst they were on holiday so I can't wait to wear it.

2. Nude Nails

Usually I love my bright and bold nail polishes, especially in spring and summer however recently I have just been loving nude nail colours. There is something effortless chic and polished about a good nude manicure. Getting just the right neutral shade is the challenge!

3. Lobster

This is a bit of a random obsession but lately I can't get enough of lobster. I really like shellfish and lobster has been my shellfish of choice as of late. I had amazing lobster from The Restaurant Bar & Grill in Glasgow for my birthday. 

4. Chambray Shirts & White Skinny Jeans

This combo can't doing any wrong in my eyes. The fresh looking combo is definitely perfect for spring/summer. I bought a pair of ripped white skinny jeans from Oasis at ASOS and a gorgeous chambray shirt from New Look at ASOS. I love that I can wear them with a pair of trainers or dress them up with a pair of heels.

5. Tulips

Flowers are of course one of my favourite things and there is just something about a bunch of tulips in spring time that makes me so happy. The ones I snapped above were from one of my lovely friends. Every time I look at them they make me smile :)

6. Backpacks

I know I might be a bit late on the bandwagon with this obsession but lately back packs have been catching my eye. I saw Tanya Burr with a gorgeous green Radley backpack and New Look also have some really inexpensive ones. I bought the white version of the one pictured above from New Look and it was so useful when I was travelling for my exams as it fitted all my notes and left me hands free to carry my suitcase (it also makes me feel like a little girl again!). 

7. Bronzer

My make up obsession of the moment is bronzer. Glowing bronzed skin is all I want right now. My friend Alice gave me the Tom Ford bronzer for my birthday and I am in love with it! Not only is the packaging stunning but the colour is perfect for my skin tone.

8. 'Your Lips But Better' Lipsticks

I have rediscovered my love for Charlotte Tilbury's K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Bitch Perfect. It is the most amazing pinky nude which gives that 'your lips but better' look. More natural looking lips are most definitely on my love list at the moment. I think I will need to hunt out my MAC Hue and Patisserie also.

9. Love, Rosie

I watched this film last week for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a British rom-com and is also a book (I need to now buy the book). Rom-coms are my favourite kind of films and this one is sweet, funny, romantic, sad and heart warming all at the same time. It is definitely relatable with the wrong place, wrong time scenario.

10. The Royals

This is E! newest scripted series based one the UK monarchy, albeit a more rock and roll version of the Royal Family. I love the British monarchy and this tv series is a bit of fun. Also Prince Liam....OMG!

11. Scandal

This has been my ultimate obsession for the past month. I started watching the US drama on Sky Box Sets in April and instantly became hooked. Olivia Pope has just taken over my life. I have no idea why I didn't start watching this sooner but I'm so glad I did as it is filling my Suits void nicely.

So there you have a round up of my slightly random loves at the moment. Now that I have my life back for a while I plan of doing a lot more posts.

Let me know what is on your Love List at the moment.

Beauty Bay Haul

It was my birthday on Wednesday and I'm now officially closer to 30 than I am 20....eek! No one usually buys me make up for my birthday because I have so much of it that they flat out refuse, so make up and beauty products are always a gift from me to me.

On my birthday I placed an order from and it lucky for me it arrived the very next day. Here is what I got...

In my recent make up wish list post, I mentioned that this ZOEVA brush set was top of my list. This set contains ten face and eye brushes and comes with a make up pouch. The brushes are gorgeous and so unbelievably soft! I am in love. The make up bag is also great quality which is unusual for this type of item. I am so impressed with ZOEVA; for such affordable brushes they are so well made.

Can we all just take a minute to admire the ombre perfection?! How pretty is this bronzer from Kevyn Aucoin?! I am a huge fan of his make up range so thought that this bronzer looked really nice. The ombre effect allows you to pick your shade or swirl together for a gorgeous golden glow. This has a finely milled shimmer to it so isn't great for contour but instead is spot on for adding that bronzed radiance to the skin. It has no orange tone it which is great and really gives the skin a glow. This on top of a natural golden tan....yesssssss!

My Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner pen has started to dry out slightly so I thought I would give ZOEVA's Cat Eye Pen a go. For just over £5 I didn't think I could go wrong. This is very black but slightly drier than I like, that being said, it does the job.

I have been searching everywhere for a good peachy coral lip liner. Lip liners are big news at the moment, with the Kylie Jenner colours being the most sought after. Peachy corals lipliners are actually hard to find, would you believe. Energised is such a beautiful colour, very pigmented yet not drying at all. This will go perfectly with my peachy coral lipsticks that I have been obsessed with lately. Also I love that it is a retractable pencil; woohoo no sharpening!

Along with my order I received a free sample of CLEAN's Warm Cotton fragrance which smells exactly like fresh good! With other scents such as cool cotton, skin and rain, I'm intrigued to smell their other fragrances.

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