Tag: Tom Ford

6th March 2016

LipsNSpritz of the Week March 06 2016

 This week was an incredibly busy one – I’m an accountant by day, and I’m currently preparing for year end, plus preparing to move house, at the same time, because I am an idiot), so LipsNspritz took an accidental back seat this week.  That said, I did manage to wear some lovely ones: Monday was a Jo Malone London Vetiver Cologne day.  My (recovering!) parosmia […]

24th January 2016

LipsNspritz 24 January 2016: The Lavender List

Lots of people don’t like lavender, and I have no real idea why. Its distinctive scent is unusual in having both floral and herbal facets to the scent, and the smell can range from menthol, to balsam, or (just a little, if you get a screechy batch) like cat pee.  But a good lavender fragrance is a thing of beauty, and this week, I thought […]

6th December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Week 06.12.15

After spending last weekend doused in Tom Ford’s finest Black Orchid (albeit in the new Eau de Toilette version rather than the EdP), I was obviously stuck in a rather Tom Ford kind of groove for the early part of this week.   Monday brought Tom Ford Black Violet, a scent which I have always preferred to Black Orchid, for some reason (but it’s now discontinued), […]

1st December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Fortnight, Pt II

 This week, I basically took a “lucky dip” approach to my perfume and lipstick choices.  After three months and nearly 80 lipstick and perfume pictures, I realise I’m probably something like a quarter of the way through my fragrance collection, and possibly, maybe, a tenth (perhaps?) of the way through my lipsticks.  There’s a few months of this to go, yet, I think! Monday was […]

25th October 2015

#LipsNspritz 25.10.15

  I love instagram at the moment, and one of my favourite things I do on there is cataloguing my daily perfume and lipstick choices via the hashtag #LipsNspritz. Lipstick and perfume are really the final finishing touches to any outfit, and, whilst no one needs to know how boring my eyemakeup and dress-choices are every day (cardigans ROOL!), perfume and lipstick do add life […]

14th May 2014

The Reluctant Lippie. Part Two: Pinks

   By Laurin A few of the more pressing topics that have been on my mind this week include:   Why do my jeans smell like barnyard dust even though I washed them two days ago? Have my knickers been on inside-out all day? (Turns out yes, yes they have.) Oh hey, is that the guy I dated briefly last year who was in the open […]

7th April 2014

The Reluctant Lippie – Part One: Nudes

 By Laurin Despite being born during the Carter Administration, I’ve never really considered myself a grown-up. Grown-ups don’t buy their jewellery from H&M. They make well thought-out grocery lists on Saturday morning, and they have buildings insurance. They don’t anguish over maudlin 90’s music about what they want to BE when they grow up, because that’s what they already are. I, on the other hand, […]

26th September 2013

Tom Ford Aftelier d’Orient – Plum Japonais and Rive d’Ambre

The Aftelier d’Orient collection from Tom Ford has been on counters for a little while now.  Based on both oriental fragrance types and utilising ingredients from the east, it’s an interesting collection, which I personally prefer over last year’s “Dark Daffodils” or whatever it was called.  After sniffing all four fragrances, I was most interested in Plum Japonais and Rive d’Ambre.  Whilst I liked Fleur […]

2nd September 2013

Comparison: Black Sugar by Tom Ford, Sulfurous by Guerlain and Facet by Illamasqua

I was picking out my favourite polishes for autumn, and when I had  made my list, I realised that Black Sugar by Tom Ford, Sulfurous by Guerlain, and Illamasqua’s Facet are quite similar, so I thought a comparison might be in order.  When I got the bottles together, I realised that they were quite different, but possibly not *that* different.   First up, Bottle impressions: […]

4th June 2013

Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color – Bronzed Amber and Blush Guilt

Carrying on with my look at the Tom Ford Summer Collection releases, here are the two Illuminating Cheek Colours that have been released.  A brand new product, they’re rather lovely in appearance, resembling the NARS multiple in weight and heft, but do they measure up on the skin?  Let’s take a look: Top: Natural daylight, bottom with flash  Two shades have been released, Bronzed Amber […]

30th May 2013

Tom Ford Pink Haze Cream Color for Eyes

Last summer, Tom Ford introduced Cream Color for eyes in Platinum and Spice, and Platinum very, very quickly became a staple in the Lippie household, it gets used once a week without fail, as it’s simple to use and a very useful staple neutral. I was excited to see that there were two more cream colors released this summer too, the slightly peach-gold of Escapade, […]

28th May 2013

Tom Ford Skin Illuminator – Fire Lust

Tom Ford’s summer offering this year is pale, pretty and rather on the sheer side.  I’ve a selection of the products to show you, and I’m starting with the Fire Lust Illuminator, which is a lovely golden apricot shade, which you can use either as a highlighter or mix with your foundations for a sheer-er dewy finish. A little of this goes quite a long […]