...britishy old lady phrases. Have you noticed that? Little bits of advice that I picture someone's very English Nan, who always wears wrist gloves and a crystal brooch saying. Things like "That'll put the cat amoungst the pigeons!" or "If you do what you've always done, you'll get where you've always got." She's the cutest little non-old-lady, old-lady phrase user there ever was. If you haven't noticed it before in her vlogs, keep your ears peeled. It's all part of the glittery charm. Buuuut that's not actually where I was going with this post!
She also always says that I can pull off a bright red/coral lip. I do adore those vibrant, vintage shades and will rock them on my fingertips any day but every time I put 'em on my face I run into two problems. 1) Getting past the Dooo I look like a cheap hooker? dilemma. It's the kind of color that when done right looks amazing. However, having the self awareness to see if I have achieved the awesome verses the street walker effect is tricky business.
Once I've overcome that hurdle, a second problem arises.
2) What do I wear that doesn't clash with my face? I feel like I need a new wardrobe to pull of the trend. Can I make it fit with my comfy cotton-based wardrobe? As far as I can see, not much that I own works without making me revisit problem #1 again.
The end result seems to be hookerfacemombum, which isn't the desired effect. Help please? What's your favorite vibrant shade? Do you feel like you have to chose your outfit around your make up when you wear bright oranges, reds or corals? How do you fit them into fall? I'm picturing a lot of navy and peacock blue.
Speaking of my darling, red lip wearing, lovely Lou, THANK YOU ALL for following her here and joining me in this new venture! xx