Tuesday, 6 January 2015

The Little Book of Mindfulness | A Look Inside

With a new year, brings new goals and resolutions which I usually do every year but instead of writing lists & not fulfilling them, I found this book - The Little Book of Mindfulness. 
Aside from the cute mint green book cover and gold fonts, this book is a great guide to mindfulness which helps you to focus, slow down and de-stress. It talks about breathing, taking a moment to slow down, looking around you & living in the now. It's not this big life changer but definitely worth a read to enhance how you live and to have a positive outlook on almost everything you do. 

A few of my favourite quotes: 

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

"Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."

"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't)."

Have any of you read this book? What did you think? Any other positive thinking books you would recommend?

Thursday, 1 January 2015

My Favourite Winter Lip Options

You guys seemed to really enjoy 'My Favourite Pink/Nude Lip Options' - thanks for all the lovely comments & suggestions by the way! So, as it's my favourite season and I'm venturing into the colourful lips, here's a run down of the Autumny/Winter lip options I've been loving.
Soap & Glory Lipstick in Perfect Day -  a muted red with brown undertones which is darker than a 'my lips but better' shade but brings out your features and enhances you lips without really noticing you're wearing lipstick - perfect if you are venturing out into the darker lip colours.
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 30 - this was a recommendation on Essie Button's videos which looks like a burgundy shade in the tube and a pinker version on the lips. When I first used this, I applied it with a lip brush, outlined my lips & filled in lightly. One of the nice things about this lipstick is throughout the day, the colour still lingers on the lips, leaving a worn in dusky colour.
Mac Lipstick in Up the Amp - as the more purple hued lipstick of the group, this shade definitely needs to be paired with a certain makeup look. You can notice the colour a mile off yet at this time of year, it brings in a nice pop of colour without looking liking a summer shade. This is an amplified lipstick so is creamy, true to colour and long lasting.

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle - I just love this shade! The colour is perfect for pretty much any skin tone, it not only nourishes your lips but actually feels like it's nourishing your lips & if you don't like this shade, Revlon have quite a few colours to choose from in this formula.

Elf Mineral Lipstick in Bare Brown - apart from the amazing price point, this lipstick gives you a lovely reddy brown wash of colour on the lips with a glossy finish. I bought this when I made my first order to ELF and really enjoy the mineral collection, especially the lipsticks. This gives you a perfect winter lip look.

Maybelline Lipstick - unfortunately this colour isn't available anymore but is very similar to the Color Sensational lipstick in Galatic Mauve. It's a lighter shimmery purple shade which gives a small amount of colour but enough to know mauvy. Plus the shimmer is perfect to add some sparkle without going crazy.

Mac Lipstick in Reel Drama - I got this lipstick in a holiday collection set a few years ago and probably wouldn't have chosen this colour from the bullet colour. Once I tried this on the lips I loved it and it goes great with a nude lipgloss as still keeps its colour throughout wearing it. 

Have you tried any of these lipsticks? What are your picks for the winter season?