It’s Wednesday, it’s hump day, but most importantly, it’s day 18 of my Simply Lippy challenge. Today has been a super fun day but before I go into all that, yesterday I completely forgot to tell you all about the lovely article that Irish online magazine Shemazing.ie wrote on Monday about my Simply Lippy challenge.
If you follow my social media pages you’ll have seen me talking about this already, but I was so excited when I found out about the post on Monday evening. I had no idea it was being written and, it gave me such a boost about the challenge (and the 347 days still left to go!). Obviously, a 365 day challenge is a big task to undertake, and I still have no idea if I’ll be able to pull it off, but knowing that people are enjoying it as much as I am makes me so happy.
I think this challenge means so much to me because makeup, and lipstick in particular, has always been a way for me to boost my confidence and make myself feel better when having a crappy day. For example, I’ve struggled with my weight for basically forever, and experimenting with lipsticks and makeup looks when my clothes didn’t fit, helped me feel better about myself. It may sound silly, but it’s also how my shoe obsession began too. Clothes may not always fit, but shoes always do!
Anyway, I’m rambling now, but really I just want to say thank you for all of the lovely words of encouragement I’ve gotten from so many of you so far. I really am so grateful and I hope you all continue to stick with me throughout the challenge.
If you missed the article you can catch up here, but for now, let me get back to today…
Today, Dave and I decided to do something special before my new job starts next week, and so, moved into a hotel in town for a two day staycation. While we were away we kept saying how great it would be to be tourists in our own city so that’s exactly what we’ve done today.
We spent the day wandering around, relaxing in our hotel, having afternoon tea, drinking bubbles, and shortly, we’re off for a delicious dinner. Of course all of this wouldn’t be complete without a very special lipstick, which leads me on to today’s choice, YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in shade 205, Prune Virgin.
Most of you will know how obsessed I am with YSL lipsticks, they are just so creamy and hydrating, and the pigment is always perfect so as we were coming on our little trip today, I decided to buy this especially for the day that was in it.
Now, as you can tell from the title, this lipstick is meant to be matte, but I think you’ll agree it doesn’t really have a matte finish. So it does loses points for that and if you’re specifically looking for a matte finish, it’s not going to be your best option.
Catch you all tomorrow for day 19 where we’ll be spending the day as tourists by doing the city bus tour and visiting some of Dublin’s best sights. Make sure you stop by and have a read of what shade will be coming along with me!