Topshop Velvet Lips in Plush Review/Swatch/general fangirling
This is so lovely! I’ve been on the hunt for a purple lipstick/gloss for a while, and had a particular idea in mind because when I was about 7 or 8, in the heyday that was the late 90s, my mum was awesome and got me this super dark plum lipgloss from H&M that had a lot of blue in it and was just the right side of goth to be wearable, or it would have been had I not been 7. I’ve never been able to find anything like it since, and although this is not it, this is the absolute best substitute I could find for the hole left by that product.
The colour is a little lighter than it looks in the tube, which definitely looks the most professional of all the Topshop beauty products I’ve seen so far, but it’s so beautifully vibrant and pigmented that it builds up very well and gives great coverage.
Before the photos were taken, I drank two cups of tea and ate a bagel, so it’s safe to say this product has staying power, which is a lifesaver for an eternal snacker like myself.
It feels ever so slightly dry but I think that’s just because it’s the way it’s meant to be and because I’ve never tried a velvet style product before, so overall it’s really amazing and everyone should buy one!
Dark florals, dark berries and tough jewellery make for a wonderful winter. #jewellery #silver #pretty #girl #nails #gellish #purple #berry #florals #floral #grunge #dark #topshop #urbanoutfitters #nailart #hands #people #self #love #life #wiwt #ootd
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Style Inspiration - Misty Day, American Horror Story - Coven
The biggest Stevie Nicks fangirl since me, her collection of shawls alone is enough to make me love her.
She has this really earthy quality to everything she wears, like it could well all be made of finely woven leaves.
I think it’s probably a sign of my Britishness that ultimately I admire her excellent ability to layer, but it is absolutely an artform and she gets it oh so right.
Throughout the season, you can definitely tell Misty’s mood through the colours she wears, as though she’s extending her aura in fabrics. When she went to rescue Myrtle, I felt the white and blue (the brightest colour she’s maybe ever worn on the show) were really symbolic of her peace mission. When she wears black, she is more unsettled, and has a tougher frame of mind.
Her shawls aren’t the only part of her accessorising to die for - those ankle boots, her hats, feathers!
Long live Misty, long live Stevie, and long live all witch wannabes with a passion for chiffon and trees.