Feeling lippy

L-R Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery c/o, Flori Roberts lipstick in Fierce c/o, Chanel Rouge Allure in Incandescente, Topshop Lipstick in All About Me

I'm a real lipstick fiend. I don't wear it all the time but I always carry around two or three on my bag to whip on at any moment. I find it really helps to lift an outfit even if you just have your slob clothes on! Since it's began to heat up i've found myself drawn to these four beauties. Red and pinks are clearly my thing.

I don't own very many lipglosses as I find them a bit too sheer. This one is the opposite and comes up quite opaque. It's great when you don't want something too heavy on your lips. The only downside to the gloss is the fact it bleeds so you have to constantly keep an eye on it. Not one you can forget about once you've had a few drinks. I always make sure I have a few cotton buds in my bag to help keep it looking tidy.

I was very kindly given this gorgeous deep pink from Flori Roberts and it's a welcomed addition to my collection. I've only worn it a few times as it's such a statement with just one swipe. It has quite good staying power and is even better if you pop lipcote in the mix.

I love the orange tone of the Chanel number - it really makes it ideal for the summer. It's so vibrant and again stays put even after eating. I do have such a soft spot for Chanel.

Finally I can't rave enough about Topshop lipsticks. They have such a brilliant creamy formula and so pigmented. The colour in the bullet is literally the same shade that will transfer on your lips. Nothing worse than a missleading bullet!

What's your favourite lipstick colour for the summer?

Chotto Matte

Last week I tagged along to the amazing Chotto Matte as the lovely Michelle's plus one to an event celebrating Pervian Independence Day.  

Chotto Matte is a recently opened restaurant in Soho that specialises in Japanese and Peruvian food. I've read a few reviews so was excited to see what it had to offer. We were treated to  amazing live traditional music and some tasty food. I particularly couldn't stop going up to sample those chicken wraps. With a mixture of chicken, onion, lime and corinder wrapped in a flour tortillo, it was mouth watering. The zingy lime really brought out the flavour of the juicy chicken. I also tried a seafood ceviche for the first time and had mixed reactions. I loved the squid and the salmon as i'm a complete seafood fiend but I wasn't too keen on the other bits. It's wasn't horrible by any means and I certainly finished the bowl. But i'm a bit funny when it comes to cold food, not so much of a fan. Much perfer everything I eat to be baking hot!

I've already popped Chotto Matte on my restaurant list to sample the main menu - just need to quickly work through all the places above it first!

Have you ever tried Pervian food?

This scene is dead, but I'm still restless

Orange textured floral midi dress: ASOS
Orange faux suede ankle strap heels: Primark (similar)
Gold vintage style boyfriend watch: Marc By Marc Jacobs
Gold gem rings: Topshop (similar)

This dress was a payday splurge,. I'd orginally gone on ASOS to buy a different dress but as I was browsing the new section I spotted this and all my previous plans went out the window. It's a little shorter than I usually go for - #granny - and you can see my knees when i'm walking. But despite all that I really like it. I adore the fact it's so vibrant and when I spotted these heels on a Primark trip, I couldn't stuff them in my basket quick enough. I'm a complete sucker for matching. It's the small things that make me happy!

I'm wearing this tonight to go to a wedding reception of my friend's brothers which will be fun as there's a fair few of us going along out of my friendship group. I'm looking forward to the hog roast promised - nom! - and a little boogie on the dance floor.

Have you got any plans for tonight?


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