Brighten up your look whatever the weather this Summer with a bright lip! Whether you're looking for a glossy, matte or more moisturising formula, we have your perfect pout covered.
A bright and glossy lip simply screams Summer and let’s face it, there’s no better lip look this season to compliment your jelly shoes or Perspex heels. When it comes to picking your perfect plastic fantastic, ultra glossy shade, think ice lolly pinks and juicy orange. High shine shades also help lips look plumper. Pump up the volume with Estee Lauder Pure Colour Sheer Roller Gloss in Orange (£17), Christian Dior Jelly Lip Pen in Gaia (£19) and Barry M Glossy Tube in Passion Pink (£3.99).
A bright matte lip is an ultra modern, on trend look and the good news is matte lips have excellent staying power. A matte lip looks sophisticated on Summer evenings, our top picks are the bold and beautiful colours from the Kate Moss for Rimmel Collection, in particular the Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in Vibrant Coral (£5.49), and Nars Matte Lipstick in Carthage (£18.50), a fabulous fuchsia.
Summertime and the living is easy, which is why it's always a good idea to have a bright and conditioning lip colour in your make-up bag that you can easily apply without a mirror. For days like these, we can't fault the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense (£16), which as well as coming in an impressive range of high voltage shades, is actually marketed as a moisturising lip colour balm. We also wouldn't be without our super sweet Korres Lip Butter in Mango (£8).
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It's Mother's day on Sunday and we think the perfect gift to give is fragrance because it's a luxury item you're least likely to buy for yourself! That being said, fragrance is a very subjective thing, so when buying for others it's best to go for fragrances with either soft floral, fruit or vanilla notes as these are the most universally popular and perfect for spring.
For beautiful fresh florals suitable for everyday, we love Marc Jacobs Daisy, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and Chloé Love which is a divine milky floral. There are also some fantastic fragrance sets which make great gifts, check out ones by Estee Lauder and Clarins below. Alternatively, if you're looking for a very specific scent or particular note 'rose' for example, Jo Malone should not be missed and all fragrances come in gorgeous gift boxes.
Shop a wide selection of fragrance suitable for Mother's day at House of Fraser below.
Our favourite mother Victoria Beckham and baby Harper. Victoria prefers her fragrance to be warm and floral with notes of lily and rose.
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Surfer girl in the city - I'm from the coast and love the beach and lifestyle but have lived in central London most of my life. It's a look that I can wear all year round because of my usually unruly blonde hair! I really admire the Victoria's Secret models style, very casual but put together in the day with an equal love of dressing up 'very sexy' at night!
Although we have had some gloriously sunny days, my summer wardrobe took quite a practical turn this year! I have literally lived in TopShop high waitsed denim shorts, jeans or long floaty skirts worn with black vests and a pair of Dune leather pumps. When the weather was cooler I also prefered to team everything with Zara black knit jumpers instead of my leather jacket for comfort. My most worn handbag was a Chanel style chain shoulder bag from Mango which always adds a little glamour. Also due to Olympic fever I was inspired to get fit so spent a lot of time in my gym kit and Nike trainers.
I love fine gold jewellery - skinny bangles, coin necklaces and in particualr dangly earrings. My favourite finds for these are Whistles, TopShop and Accessorize.
Like my clothes this month, summer was about creating a confident, simple go-to look. On my eyes, Mac Mulch Shadow (£11.50) the perfect earthy brown and lashings of Mac Zoom Lash Mascara. A long wearing foundation from Estee Lauder and Nars Laguna Bronzer (£25) are essentials. My latest beauty discovery is Essie Ballet Slippers (£7.99) a white polish that gives your nails the perfect bleached out beach manicure. I switched up my fragrances between a limited edition Summer H&M one that smells like sun cream and Chloe Love (£39.50), a milky floral that works all year round.
It has been fun wearing flats this summer - but they're not really me so I can't wait to invest in some high heel ankle boots 3 inches minimum! Probably with some on-trend buckle detail. I have a new pair of waxy effect Citizens of Humanity jeans from Selfridges which I know I will wear with everything and of course I'm already keeping an eye out for my perfect winter coat!