korres lipstick
Recently I found out that KORRES Colour Makeup was going to be unveiling some of their new products in John Bell & Croyden – literally the only place in London that stocks the collection – and could not wait to get my little paws on the lipsticks, above all other products.

Obviously opting for my go-to hues of bright red and pink, I ended up with 52 (Orange Red) and 54 (Fuchsia) in the Mango Butter Lipstick formula (£15). The mango butter has freeze-friendly moisturising properties and a SPF of 10 while the colour itself has a brilliant high-shine and gloss to it. The colour’s intensity starts to fade after one hour or so, but for a natural product I don’t think I have found anything of such quality with such a shine and colour payoff.

Now. Off to buy the other nine shades…

korres lipstick
korres lipstick

Zalando
Though I mostly post shoe-related things to my shoe blog, I had to show all you Fashion Masters and Fashionistas my latest obsession.

These Buffalo booties/ankle boots from Zalando are essentially perfect. As I don’t exactly tower over people at the five-feet-and-one-inch level, I absolutely adore a skyscraper heel. At the same time, working as a stylist and writer means my days are spent running around like a headless – and hopefully sartorially sound – chicken. Stilettos just aren’t practical. When I saw these babies on discount, I had no chance of leaving the browser empty-handed. The wedge and platform gives me the boost I love while keeping me comfortable. Proof: you don’t need to suffer to pack a stylish punch!

With the ‘comfy mindframe’ engaged, I also basketed these Tamaris heeled sandals with leg shaft (quality product down from £44.95 to £13!), a Korres Mango lip balm (not only the smoothest balm on the market, but a reminder of Thailand!), and coconut bath salts from Lavera (again…Thailand!).

Amazingly, all four items still totalled under £100. I definitely had to stop myself from breaking my set budget; Zalando has a selection of items that many other e-tailer’s don’t seem to invest in. The range was high and the temptation…mighty.