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Beauty

A Popping Red Pout

A bold lip instantly creates a lasting impression & draws attention to a luscious pout.

Red lipstick is a true beauty icon. Timeless, classic and seductively chic – a red pout evokes smouldering ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ and unmistakable appeal.

As the most popular lip colour for nearly a century, red lipstick is elegant, sophisticated and sexy. The popularity of red lipstick was significantly boosted by Hollywood Silver Screen icons, like Marilyn Monroe, who would often choose vivid shades of red. Red lipstick brightens the face and whitens your smile.  And with so many red tones now available – there is certainly the perfect shade to complement any complexion.

And did you know… During World War II women were encouraged to wear red lipstick as a morale booster? Servicewomen were also required to wear lip colour that matched the red chevrons on their uniforms and cords on their hats. To meet this demand Elizabeth Arden created the iconic Montezuma Red.

Rock a bold red lip flawlessly with some simple preparation and a little tender loving care. Before applying your red shade, gently exfoliate lips and use a light balm. Keep your eye makeup minimal so all attention is drawn to your lovely lips.

Red lipstick inspiration…

Will your kisses come from a statement red pout? xx

Photos from marieclaire.com / google images

Fashion

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Dress List

In celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day tomorrow and the beautiful New York Fashion Week collections being shown right now, here are some of my favourite looks which would be just perfect for this romantic occasion.

With a couple of days remaining during New York Fashion Week, it appears red will play an important role for the upcoming Fall season.

From Diane von Furstenberg to Victoria Beckham, Monique Lhuillier, Thakoon, DKNY and more, many have caught a little scarlet fever.

Paint The Town Red… not a colour for the faint of heart, red can give that unmistakable va-va-voom.

The colour of love, passion and seduction – red is the prefect choice for a romantic date this Valentine’s Day.

Some red hot inspiration…

Happy Valentine’s Day for tomorrow xx

Photos from style.com

Beauty

Classic Red Nail Polish

Elegant, glamorous & seductively sexy; red is the crème de la crème of nail polish.

Irresistibly alluring, this classic power colour is a beauty icon. One of the greatest selling cosmetic items of all time, red nail polish is bold, daring and powerful. Associated with dazzling beauties and glamorous leading ladies, such as Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth, red varnish is seductive, dramatic and has the power stop traffic. 

Nail polish as we now know it was first created in the 1920’s by the Charles Revson Company (now Revlon). Previously nails were stained with colour; however, working with new technology used for painting cars, nails could be painted with hard-wearing enamel over the top instead. The first Revlon nail polish went on sale in 1932. It initially sold in hair and beauty salons, and was then marketed in department stores and pharmacies.

But it was Hollywood that really gave nail polish its popular appeal. With the arrival of colour movies, audiences could see their favourite actresses wearing alluring red shades. It was the fashion to match your nails to your lips, so luscious red and pink shades were virtually all that was available. Painting your nails was also a relatively inexpensive way to exude some of that ‘Hollywood glamour’.

To this day the formula has remained virtually the same – with just a few tweaks and changes to make it last longer and dry quicker. Red is still in fashion and can still give instant ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ and striking appeal…

Which is your favourite nail polish shade?

 

Photos from style.com / google images