TSUTSUMI: LATELY ON MY LIPS

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Happy new year, my loves!

Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite lipsticks from 2017 that I am bringing with me to the new year. I always get asked about what lipstick I wear on my latest Instagram posts, so I thought what better way to share than here on Candid. My makeup routine stays pretty much the same each year, but I love to experiment with new lip shades. When in doubt, always add a lipstick to transform your outfit. On the daily, my current go-to lipstick is The Inglot AMC Lip Pencil in shade 19. It is subtle at first, but gradually darkens with each layer. I like to wear it on its own, and sometimes I will swipe on a nude or coral gloss to add warmth to the look.

mwuah!

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Matte – M377 Wild Plume

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Inglot Lip Pencil – 19.

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Matte – M330 Spicy Burgundy

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Inglot Lip Pencil – 19.

MAC Versicolour Stain – Tattoo My Heart

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Inglot Lip Pencil – 19.

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Inglot Lip Pencil – 19.

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer – 511 Milano Nude

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT: BLOOM WITH FLOWERBOMB

This post is in collaboration with Viktor & Rolf

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Christmas is just around the corner and that means gift giving season is upon us. Whether you are splurging for yourself or getting something special for your loved ones, a fragrance can never do wrong. Viktor & Rolf Christmas Limited Edition Flowerbomb fragrance is the perfect gift for this time of year. The bottle is adorned with a pearly metallized flower that looks similar to a ribbon on a wrapped present.

Flowerbomb is the kind of perfume I would wear on a first date or for catch-up with friends. It has a fresh feminine scent that last a long time and draws many compliments, not to mention, it is always nice to add a new perfume to my collection especially when the design looks this beautiful.

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” A floral explosion, a profusion of
flowers that makes everything more positive.”
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“Flowerbomb is an explosive floral bouquet. Unexpected. The essence of thousands of
flowers gives rise to an ultra-feminine, delicious and sensual fragrance.”

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GUERLAIN: GLOWING SKIN & AN ICONIC RED

This post is in collaboration with Guerlain

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MY BEAUTY SECRETS WITH GUERLAIN

Make your skin holiday-ready with a glow this festive season. Together with Guerlain, I am sharing my beauty secrets which focus on healthy skin and a statement lip that is perfect for the jolly season ahead. Below are my best tips to bring out your natural features.

STEP 1.

REPLUMP & ILLUMINATE WITH ABEILLE ROYALE YOUTH WATERY OIL

Shake well before use so the minerals are distributed evenly in the bottle. To use, take 2-3 drops of the oil and apply it morning and night on the face and neck. Smooth over the entire face and massage the product onto the skin.

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A drop of Abeille Royale contains natural ingredients such as Ouessant Black Bee Honey and exclusive Royal Jelly. Replenishing micro drops of oil are released at the very last minute, leaving your skin looking radiant and feeling incredibly smooth.

STEP 2.

PREPARE WITH L’OR 24 – CARAT GOLD FLAKES

Take 1-2 drops of gel on the back of your hand and gently apply it to the face. Lightly tap the formula evenly throughout the skin until fully absorbed.

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Guerlain L’Or is a make-up base containing pure 24-carat gold flakes. It glows with divine and unfailing radiance while making the skin supple and satiny-smooth. The product is perfect for an enhanced long lasting make-up look.

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STEP 3.

HIGHLIGHT WITH PRECIOUS LIGHT

Like a magic wand, the Guerlain illuminator pen instantly erases dark areas and signs of ageing. Draw small vertical lines underneath the eyes, down the bridge of the nose, underneath the eyebrows and on the chin. Then, blend out with a make-up sponge for an endless radiance.

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STEP 4.

ADD LIGHT WITH METEORITES PEARLS

To add glow, play around with Guerlain’s Meteorites Pearls. The product has four subtle blends of matte; rosy and radiant blue-toned white pearls, in combination with corrective coloured pearls – yellow to counter redness, pink for freshness and mauve to catch the light. Draw on the face with a “G” motion for an illuminating and corrective finish.

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STEP 5.

PLUMP YOUR LIPS WITH KISS KISS LIP LIFT

It is important to prime the lips before working with a statement lipstick. The KissKiss liplift smoothing base redefines your lip contour and prepares the lips for a long-lasting lip color. For best results, blend in the wax-like formula with your fingertips.

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THE FINAL STEP.

A TOUCH OF COLOUR WITH KISS KISS MATTE

To add colour to the face, apply Guerlain’s KissKiss Matte lipstick in the shade 330. Spicy Burgundy. The formula is comfortable like a lip balm and feels hydrating on the lips. The best part, you ask? It offers long-lasting hold without feathering.

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VOILA!

GET MY BEAUTY SECRETS HERE:

Everything is available at the David Jones Store.

Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil
L’Or 24-Carat Gold Flakes
Precious Light
Meteorites Pearls
KissKiss Liplift
KissKiss Matte (330. Spicy Burgundy)

 

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5 MODERN MUSES WE LOVE

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In mythology, the Muses were the nine Greek goddesses who symbolised art and science. In modern time, muse is a person who is a source of artistic inspiration. We have rounded up 5 creative forces that inspire us – from international trendsetters like Kristina Bazan to musical talents such as Sabrina Claudio, and Emily Ratajkowski that use her voice to raise awareness around feminism and positive body image.

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ASIA

Just like a 80’s love song, Asia’s visual aesthetics seriously amaze us “Time After Time”. Her attention for details, art direction, and good eye for photography is a strong indicator that she is passionate about her work. Her shots are mostly self-portraits that candidly captures her in different moods and settings. Lately, Asia has been experimenting with shooting film and for this reason our digital screens are blessed with her nostalgic up-close lifestyle shots. We want more!

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

SABRINA CLAUDIO

Who is the artist on-the-rise that everyone should know about? R&B singer and songwriter, Sabrina Claudio is the newest addition to the music industry with a promising career. Her work is a blend of Latin, jazz, stripped-back R&B, and the type of music you listen to while driving at night or sunbathe to on a mid-summer day. Not only is she a musical talent, but she also has an effortless fashion sense. Sabrina can often be spotted in delicate silk dresses, satin garments and sensual crop tops that is without a doubt on every girl’s wish list. With natural luscious curls, sensual features and musical versatility, Sabrina Claudio has all the characteristics to change the game.

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

KRISTINA BAZAN

Kristina Bazan is a woman with many talents. She is an international it-girl, entrepreneur, author, singer and one of the most influential digital content creators in the world. Back in 2015, Kristina became the face of L’Oréal Paris and in the same year published a best-seller book by the title “On the Go”. Her portfolio consist of work with major fashion houses such as Cartier, Dior, Dolce Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton. On top of that, Kristina is the founder of fashion and travel website, Kayture.  She’s currently pursuing a singer/songwriter career which has always been her passion. We need women like Kristina to continue to deliver that level of artistry.

 SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

PATRICIA MANFIELD

Patricia Manfield is the modern muse that you should put on your radar asap. The Moscow-born and London-based trendsetter is best known as the brain behind The Atelier‘s rad aesthetics, and the effortlessly dressed it-girl seen gracing the streets with her equally stylish beau every fashion season. Manfield has moved beyond her blogger days and is focusing her career on music with a debut single coming out very soon. With a kind heart and an editorial-worthy Instagram, you simply can not help but admire her.

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

You have seen her on magazine covers, catwalks, billboards and in movies. London-born, California-based model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is about as cool as her innate sense of style. Emily has an impressive resume that consist of work with prestigious fashion houses such as Dior, Bottega Veneta and Miu Miu. More than just looks, Emily is an activist and outspoken about her thoughts on feminism. She is all about embracing positive body image and utilise her strong social media presence to raise awareness. Always on-the-go, whether it is charming France or sun-drenched Italy – her style always match with the destination she is in. Whenever we feel wanderlust – Emily’s Instagram is our first stop.

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

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MONDAY MUSIC FOR THE MELLOW HEART

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Day? It’s a Monday.

Mood? a bit mellow.

Time? The sun has already set.

Music Playlist? SUNKISSED BY YOU.

Any last words? Below are some of my current favourite songs. Enjoy.

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Confidently Lost – Sabrina Claudio

“I’m alone but I’m not lonely
Comfortably indulging
And trying to get to know me
I’m just an outline of what I used to be
Constantly evolving
Steadily revolving”

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Belong To You – Sabrina Claudio

“Take care of me
Talk all day then at night fall in deep
Stimulate me
I want you mental and physically

I belong to you.”

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Fool For You – Snoh Aalegra

“It’s somethin’ ’bout you that’s so familiar
Somethin’ that’s got me wantin’ to know you
And I can’t put my finger on it
But it feels, oh like I’ve been here before
It’s somethin’ about me that makes me wonder
I swear I met you, but you’re a stranger
And I can’t put my finger on quite what it is
Oh, but I’ve been here before”

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Frozen – Sabrina Claudio

“Uncover the window
And come uncover me
Let’s forget the world even exists
Cause nothing compares to this”

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Get You (feat. Kali Uchis) – Daniel Caesar

“And I’ll take some time
Just to be thankful
That I had days full of you, you
Before it winds down into
The memories, It’s all just memories”

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Japanese Denim – Daniel Caesar

“My blue jeans
Will last me all my life
So should we
I’m spending all this time”

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Best Part (feat. H.E.R.) – Daniel Caesar

“You’re the coffee that I need in the morning
You’re my sunshine in the rain when it’s pouring
Won’t you give yourself to me”

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Streetcar – Daniel Caesar

“Seems like street lights, glowing, happen to be
Just like moments passing in front of me
So I hopped in the cab and I paid my fare
See I know my destination, I’m just not there”

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Gettin’ Old – 6LACK

“Let me bring you out to the places that you wanna go
I put you on game, teach you everything you didn’t know
Don’t go off and waste time babe
We are only getting old, getting old
I take one hit of your love and now we getting throwed”

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Every Kind Of Way – H.E.R.

“I wanna fall like your favorite season
I’ll never get up
Stay here forever”

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Nakamarra (feat. Q-Tip) – Hiatus Kaiyote

“We’ll see in time, opening our hearts
And nurturing our minds to shine

I love you.”

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