Tuesday, 25 April 2017

My Burgundy Favourites


I don't know about anyone else, but if I see something in my favourite colour, I NEED it, no matter what it is.
I spot the colour, then the item itself, then the price, item again to see if it's actually worth purchasing, then 95% of the time I put it back. The habit has done some serious damage to my bank account, I mean, I honestly nearly bought a toothbrush the other day for the sake of the fact that it was burgundy coloured. (Tragic,  I know)

Anyway, I'm slowly accumulating a large amount of beauty-related products in my favourite colour, so I thought I'd do a little post to share my top 3!

1. NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Copenhagen'. This was one of the first actual lip products that I ever bought, and I absolutely love it! The deep plum colour really compliments my cool-toned skin, and the application is SO smooth - it feels like putting liquid velvet on my lips! It feels quite lightweight and smells gorgeous, and although I had to build up some confidence to wear this darker shade I'd definitely recommend it, especially with a price tag of £5.50, it's an absolute steal.

2. Dolce and Gabbana's 'Intense' eau de parfum. I'm a huge fan of designer brands (unfortunately my bank account isn't), and when I spotted the gorgeous opaque burgundy bottle with gold detailing, its safe to say I was in love. I ignored the price tag, sprayed some on my wrist, (which turned out to be a very expensive decision) and I absolutely LOVED the scent! I've only ever been into light and fruity perfumes, which is a big contrast to this which is a full-bodied, floral and slightly musky smell. Its my perfume reserved for evening-wear and when I want to feel super confident because I'd say it's quite bold, feminine and sexy. Not only is the perfume itself amazing, I literally cannot emphasise my obsession with the bottle! It's classic in its shape and timeless in colours, which along with everything else, I think justifies the slightly unfriendly price tag of £68 for a 50ml bottle.

3. Velvet wash bag/make-up bag from Flying Tiger. This little bag has been such a saviour, as I spend a lot of time going to and from my boyfriend's house and staying over, so packing little essentials has been hard without a proper bag to stick it all in. However, upon spotting this velveteen beauty, I found myself my newest and most practical accessory! It's super roomy and the leather detailing around the zip adds really nice depth to the texture of the bag. Plus, it was a MEGA steal at only £3! I really couldn't love it enough. Tiger as a store is an all-time favourite, and every time I walk past, I catch myself spending way too much time and money in there; I just love the quirky Danish styling of all the products! Everything is so cute and colourful, and the home accessories have me planning my future house from the lights, all the way down to the soap dispensers.

Have any impulse buys become your favourites?

- Ashia

24 comments

  1. I actually just made a huge online impulse buy/haul so I'll see if any of them become my favourites. I think I'll check out Copenhagen as well for a nice winter shade :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. Oh neat, impulse hauls are the best hauls, haha! Defo do, and the rest of the range have some super nice spring/summery lighter shades too! X

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  2. The lip creme is gorgeous! Also the perfume sounds amazing :)

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Isnt it! And its honestly to die for X

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  3. That perfume bottle is gorgeous! Would love to try it out. Great post x

    Terri / www.territalks.co.uk

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  4. I love the styling of your blog photos here, everything looks gorgeous! I've heard such good things about NYX lip products but I've yet to try them! the way you describe the product, like liquid velvet on your lips, sounds heavenly! your wash bag is gorgeous as well, I want to pick up the same one!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou! All I can do is mega recommend NYX's lip products, honestly all round amazing! If you find one definitely pick one up :) X

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  5. Copenhagen is one of my favourite NYX shades! I haven't tried the there products in this post but I like how you linked them by colour x

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    1. Its sooo gorgeous! Not very summery though unfortunately, and thankyou! X

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  6. I love the colour burgundy! It's one of my favourite colours and everything just looks so beautiful in that colour! I've been wanting to try the NYX lipstick and now I know it's in this colour I need it!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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    1. I know right, I never thought I could be in love with a colour, haha! 100% check out Copenhagen and the rest of the range x

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  7. Burgundy is such an amazing color! it is so so elegant and chic! I am in love with this Nyx matte lipstick, so great! xx corinne

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  8. I love NYX lip creams! Copenhagen is such a beautiful shade!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

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  9. I love this particular color. It's so chic! And Copenhagen is definitely one of my favorite shades from Nyx's Soft Matte Lip Cream line.

    Aria x | http://notesonthursdays.com

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    1. I know right, it goes with practically everything too! X

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  10. I love that deep red colour! The perfume sounds gorgeous :D x

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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    1. Im glad you do too! Its suuper nice. X

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  11. I want to try the dolce & Gabbana (RIP bank account) I think burgundy is such a beautiful color especially if in those velvet fabric.
    xo
    Michelle|www.brokebutflawless.blogspot.com

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    1. D&G is definitely not bank-friendly! And yes, 100% agree x

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