I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy for a Saturday to arrive than I have today. It was a busy week as you all know, and a bit of a stressful one too, so I’ve been looking forward to some chill time. And while it’s been a busy day, I did get to have some ‘me’ time in the hairdressers which was great.
As you’ll see from the pictures below, my hair was tied up in a a complete mess this morning. It’s been driving me crazy lately because I hadn’t got it done since before our trip in October, but thankfully today, I finally got it done. I don’t know about you but I just feel so much better about myself when my colour and cut are freshly done!
Today is kind of a special day because it marks the end of the fourth week in my Simply Lippy challenge which means I’ve almost hit the one month mark. While it’s been four weeks today, on Wednesday it’ll officially be the end of month one, and I can’t believe it! I’ll be putting together an end of month review post during the week so make sure you keep an eye out for that if you want to find out my favourite and least favourite choices of the last few weeks.
Anyway, for today’s lip choice I was craving a bold shade after my neutral week. I just love strong lips as you know, and keeping it tame during the week for work was a challenge in itself! But today, I finally get to be bold again and I chose the most stunning shade from Urban Decay to do it.
Rock Steady, from the Vice collection is the most beautiful creamy, deep berry red shade and I am just totally in love with it! I have this lipstick since last September but have been saving it for a rainy day (I’ve no idea why!). So although today isn’t a rainy day, because I wanted to wear something bold and strong, it felt like the perfect day to take it out.
I’m sure many of you will know that Urban Decay is one of my favourite beauty brands; they do everything so well, especially eyeshadow and lipstick, and this lippy is a prime example of that.
There are so many things I love about the range: the application is soft and smooth, it doesn’t drag on your lips, and, the colour pay off is amazing! Honestly, the pigment on every single shade I’ve tried is just insane, and once this baby is on your lips, it’s not coming off unless you want it too. It also contains Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil making it super hydrating and moisturising to wear. So seriously, what more could you want?!
Obviously throughout this challenge I’m going to be trying so many different brands, textures and finishes; some I’ll love, some I’ll like, but it’s very rare that I’ll really loath a lipstick. It would have to be very, very bad for me to not find any positives. So because of that, I’m not going to suggest you go out and buy something unless I’m totally and utterly obsessed, or very impressed by it.
And let me tell you, I am obsessed with this!
If you haven’t tried a Vice lipstick before and love a good lipstick then is definitely a range I’d recommend. At €18, I think they are so well priced, and there are six different finishes to choose from. My preference is either the cream or comfort matte finish, but really, they are all lovely. So you can expect to see a lot more of these lippies throughout the year!
Don’t forget, I’m sharing all my challenge photos and progress over on my social media pages so come follow me over there. You’ll find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and if you feel like joining me for a cuppa and a chat then I’m over on snapchat too. Just search for @imsimplysorcha.