Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lamb 1887 Clutches

Lamb 1887 is all about quality and affordability - two words you won't often find in the same sentence. The brand is the brainchild of Charlotte Lamb (cutest name ever?) who wanted to create stylish, upmarket handbags, clutches and more that are accessible and inexpensive but with a luxurious edge - and that she did!

Here are my picks from the range of clutches at Lamb 1887.

The Cap Ferrat Clutches feature a metal clasp, delicate chain shoulder strap and an oh-so-cute metal Lamp 1887 logo.

Cap Ferrat Clutch in Beige Suede- £82
Cap Ferrat Clutch in Yellow - £82 (p.s. Jodi Albert was spotted with this at the British Soap Awards this year)
Cap Ferrat Clutch in Black - £82

The Audrey Clutch features soft grey and coral leather that contrasts rather nicely and a twist lock clasp embossed with the very sweet lamb logo. The Audrey Clutch is also available in white and arctic grey and white and tan.

Audrey Coral & Grey Clutch - £95

The Capri Clutch, pictured below in Tan is an envelope style clutch with lamb printed fabric lining, a zip pocket for your keys and lippy and the signature lamb motif on the back. I think this one is my favourite and I'd imagine it would go with just about anything. It's also available in red and it looks like Pippa Middleton is a fan!

Capri Clutch in Beige - £110

You can check out Lamb 1887 Here. They have some really lovely handbags that are worth a look too!

*I am compensated for this post

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

BareMinerals Perfect Lip Kit in Nude

I do love Bare Minerals foundations so I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to review some of their lip products in the form of the Perfect Lip Kit in Nude.

The kit contains all you need to create a beautiful nude lip; Natural Lipliner, Natural Lip Colour and Natural Lipgloss. Bare Minerals declare on the packaging that the lip kit complements all skin tones and suggests layering all three products to create the perfect nude lip look.

Here I'm wearing all three of the products but I have to say that the Lipstick is by far my favourite of the three. The formula of this is pretty amazing; it's gloriously matte and opaque and stays put like you wouldn't believe - not unlike some of MAC's matte lippy offerings, which are popular for good reason.
The Lipliner glides on smoothly and you only need a very light hand in applying this for subtle definition as the colour is darker than the other two products. The lined is also self-sharpening, which is always a winner for me because I'm constantly losing sharpeners.
The lip gloss, whilst quite sparkly in the tube, has a much more subtle effect on the lips and is pretty special in terms of consistency - not too sticky and feels fairly light.

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I'm glad I tried this kit. I love red lipstick but a nude lip is always a fool proof, low key look that looks brilliant when you've already got a smoky eye going on.

The Bare Mineral Perfect Lip Kit in Nude is available from Chemist Direct for £22.04, which is 15% off the rrp of £26. Chemist Direct offer loads of pharmaceutical products as well as a pretty impressive collection of beauty, fragrance and skincare products. I've also been trying out a rather nice multi purpose oil from Chemist Direct that is very similar to a certain best selling orange-tinged body oil.