After weeks upon weeks of sticking in my safe neutral territories in the nail and lip zones – Nails Inc Porchester Square I’m looking at you intently here – I needed an injection of colour. Something a little more daring than the wishy washy pastels usually akin to spring, I wanted it to pack a punch. So I riffled through my collection with visions of summer in mind (I think yesterday’s glow-getting post has gone to my head), and scoured for a lacquer/lip combo that would pop against my usual all-black uniform. After a vast search across numerous MUJI drawers I found it – a hot orange-tinged red duo and yep I’ve gone all matchy, matchy and I rather like it…
Lets chat lips. Now I’ve never really found a chunky lip pencil product that I’ve lurved; there’s been ones that I’ve liked – I’d say Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks are the best I’ve tried previously – but the formulas can sometimes be a little dry and the colour ranges off. Enter Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen offering, a formula that hit the market years before any of its lip pencil product predecessors, nourishing with a kick-ass colour lineup. I settled on the Chinatown Glossy Lip Pencil in Genre*, an orange laced rouge that delivers a drawn on sheer pout of colour, without just the right balance of glossy. Reflecting that shade in the nails was a no-brainer. CHANEL’s Holiday Le Vernis Nail Lacquer was instantly fished out and layered on and I haven’t stopped reaching my hand to my face since in the hope that someone will catch on. Oh so subtle, me.
A well placed hit of colour; I actually think I’m suffering from ‘new nail‘ syndrome, you know where you almost walk into lamp posts cause your peepers are so glued to your talons? It happens. The lip colour is getting the same love too. I even whipped it out on the tube and reapplied, something I never do through fear of wonky application and gawping stares. A colour coordinating convert? Who knows.