I’m the original Lipstick Chick Nic and I will be keeping you up to date on all things Lipstick, giving you beauty tips, behind the scenes access to Lipstick HQ, updating you on trends and new collections, and most importantly giving you gossip hot off the press. The blog will be updated every Wednesday, perfect for a sneaky mid-week read in the office!
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Look of the week
I don’t know about you, but my wardrobe is desperate for a much needed update, and is crying out to banish those winter woollies. I plan on shopping for key pieces this season, and thankfully my favourite trend is back in: Monochrome. Black and White is a great trend as it can be dressed down, or glammed up for a night out with the girls. It’s a classic trend that you will see used time and time again by both High-street and High-end designers and for good reason. The classic Black suits everyone and makes us all feel more glam and slimmer, who could ask for more? Remember girls Black is always the new Black!
Black Jewel Box Clutch, £15
The Mia Dress (Jessica Wright Collection) is the perfect dress for any city girl looking for a sophisticated look by day and a glam look for after work cocktails. The peplum style is flattering on any figure, and the white belt cinches you in at the waist giving you enviable curves (and curves are in girls! Whoop). Team this with this black jewel clutch from New Look, which is small enough to sneak in your work bag – and it’s now only £15.00!
Revlon Super Lustrous, £5.00
I am in love with the vintage Hollywood look that is taking the red carpet by storm and recommend this look to any girl looking to add a touch of old school charm. Berry lips and a flick of eyeliner, are bang on trend and ooze glamour. I love Benefit’s ‘Bad Gal’ Lash, £16.00. Although it is expensive, it will save you money on buying false eyelashes as it creates the exact same look , and is much more cost efficient meaning more cash to splash on style staples!
Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry is a great lip colour to complete the look and will give you Angelina Jolie worthy lipsFive minutes with your favourite celebs!
We caught up with Su Elise Nash, former member of girl group ‘Mis Teeq’, currently residing in Australia, she popped to the UK for a visit recently and whilst here Su-Elise teased us about a potential reunion. I for one hope they get back on my radio, so I can throw some ‘So So So Scandalous’ shapes (do you like what I did there?) on the dance floor.
Who is your fashion icon?
I don’t have a fashion icon as such, I thought about it and I don’t. I tend to dress for my mood and that changes so I don’t have one iconic figure that inspires my style. I take elements from a variety of people. What are your wardrobe must – haves?
A pair of Christian Louboutin heels, or ‘red bottoms’ as I call them, and an LBD – every girl needs one. What is your Fashion Mantra?
It’s not what your wear; it’s how you wear it. I always try and remember the three ‘A’s’, Attitude, Accessories, Accentuate. What is your make up Must Have?
Mac Bronzer, it gives me a healthy glow and brings my face to life. Whose style would you steal?
I would steal Jennifer Lopez style; she does casual and red carpet well.
True to her word, here she is at the launch of the Jessica Wright Collection rocking her LBD and Louboutin’s. Her dress, ‘Ebony’ is available here http://www.lipstickboutique.co.uk/p-ebony-25. To brighten up those January blues we are even giving you 20% off of this dress for one week only. Get to it girls!
Keeping with the Monochrome theme, I have found these beauties. Both are body con style figure hugging dresses with black and white detail, and both will make you look drop dead gorgeous. There is just tiny difference between the two - Herve Leger at a whopping £1,360 will break your bank; Lipstick Boutique, with an extra £15 off won’t.
|‘Andy’ Dress, Lipstick Boutique|
Herve Leger Colour Block Bandage Dress
Hello NTA awards!
X Factor beauty Ella Henderson stole the red carpet limelight at the National Television Awards this week with our very own Georgia dress from the Lydia collection. She teamed her dress with black tights, some killer platforms, a baroque print jacket and embellished necklace.
The dress is a timeless LBD that has been brought bang up to date with some lace detailing that kicks out from the waist and flatters every shape. Make a more edgy statement by teaming it with a jacket or sex it up with a pair of sky scraper heels and a flash of red lipstick.
Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride
As somebody who is constantly compared to Annie from the film Bridesmaids, you can imagine my horror when my Best friend who started the Annie joke recently asked me to be Bridesmaid at her wedding!
I’d like to say that I was over joyed at the prospect of being part of her special day, but in fact fear set in, and all the Quality Street I’d eaten over Christmas flashed before my eyes as it then hit me that I would be in every picture on the day for all to see. This called for one thing and one thing only: ‘Operation Skinny’. The Christmas biscuits have been banished from my cupboards, and I am feeling focused. I have been using Big Brother winner Josie Gibson’s ’30 Second Slim’ DVD, and have already lost 2lbs this week. It focuses on high intensity training with 30 second bursts of fat busting exercise. Each section is just 20 minutes long so it’s perfect for the girl on the go. I read recently that it’s the top selling fitness DVD on the shelves at the moment! I will keep you posted with my progress!
This weeks competition gives you the chance to win 1 of 5 Josie Gibson '30 second slim' DVD's, and in 4 weeks time a dress from the Lipstick collection. Check out the link below for a snippet of Josie's brand new slimming regime!
Take a sneak peek at Josie’s fitness regime here;
Currently in the no.1 spot and the most popular Fitness DVD of 2013. Josie managed to pip celebrity fitness queen Davina McCall to the post breaking Davina's 3 year rule at the top of the sales chart.
In Josie's own words "to shift that timber", answer the following question
Name Josie's Personal Trainer:
A - James Park
B - James Shark
C- James Stark
Please send your answer to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Track of the Week
This song has got summer anthem written all over it. If I shut my eyes, I almost think I’m in Ibiza again. A girl can wish…
I hope you loved my first instalment. Please email me any of your fashionista problems at email@example.com. I am already bursting to fill you in on the gossip from Lipstick HQ, but you will have to wait until next week - good things come to those who wait ;-)
Keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive sneak peak at the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, photos from the shoot and interviews with the Lipstick Design team and the fabulous Jessica Wright!