Valentines Day: It’s all about the lips (+GIVEAWAY)

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Ladies, we have an exciting week ahead. Not only do we get to eat as many pancakes as we like tomorrow with absolutely no regret, but Sunday brings us the most romantic day of the year – Valentines Day.

For all you singles out there, if you’re sick of hearing about all things loved up, don’t feel too down in the dumps because the history of Saint Valentine doesn’t strictly scream all things hearts and roses at all… Plus, with boxes of chocolates readily available everywhere you look, its the perfect excuse for a treat! Buy YOURSELF a new lipstick, a bouquet and some killer lingerie and then admire your own fabulousness. (Yes, I’ve made that word up.)

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For those of you buzzing for Sunday (me included – I’m a closet crazy romantic, don’t judge) there’s no denying that whether you’ll be dressing up for date night or settling in for some canoodling, your lips need to be looking seriously kissable. So with that in mind, I’ve brought together my four favourite lip shades for this time of year:

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From left to right:

MAC ‘Angel’ Frost Lipstick:
Pretty in pink, ‘Angel’ is such a cute soft pink shade from MAC. I’ll admit, when I first bought it I was a bit worried it would wash me out or be a bit too Barbie-girly but I couldn’t have been more wrong. MAC are of course, pretty much the Gods of lip products, so I’m not surprised my worries were unnecessary. Its soft vanilla scent, like many of their lipsticks, is also a winner for me and I find it always lasts longer than I expect it to. I love to team this with a mauve blush and soft brown eye makeup – perfect for Valentine’s! Get yours here.

Collection 2000 ‘True Moisture 1’ Lipstick:
A statement red lip is a must for many when it comes to all things sexy and seductive, but personally I much prefer an understated nude brown. This Collection 2000 shade is perfect for that. It gives your lips such a flirty shimmer without being too much, which leaves room to go all out with some killer smoky eyes. I’d never tried Collection 2000 before, but found this shade whilst window shopping on eBay and haven’t needed/wanted another nude shade since. Get yours here.

MAC ‘Velvet Teddy’ Matte Lipstick:
I couldn’t help myself but include another MAC shade to this little list. ‘Velvet Teddy’ is my go-to everyday lipstick and just so happens to also be perfect for this romantic holiday. I’ve found before that quite a few matte products can quickly leave your lips feeling dry, but this certainly isn’t the case here. The creamy nude-pink tone is so flattering, whilst the matte finish makes your lips look flawless – what more could you want really? Get yours here.

Maybelline Color Sensational ‘Coral Diamonds 475’ Lipstick:
The most in-your-face shade on my list, ‘Coral Diamonds’ from Maybelline is most definitely kissable. The high shine effect means your attention is immediately drawn to your lips, which are left feeling so soft and moisturized whilst you’re wearing it. It doesn’t stay put for as long as the others, but at this time of year that might not be that much of a problem… Get yours here.

VALENTINE’S GIVEAWAY:

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To be in with the chance to win your very own perfect pink, ‘Angel’ Mac Lipstick (RRP £15.50) simply follow me on Twitter and re-tweet the pinned giveaway tweet. The winner will be announced via Twitter at 8pm on Valentines Day, Sunday 14th February 2016. Good luck!

R x

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T&C’s: This is a UK only giveaway for 1x MAC Angel Lipstick. Entrants must be following my Twitter account AND have re-tweeted the pinned giveaway tweet to be considered. Entries close at 19:55 GMT on 14/02/16. The winner will chosen at random and then announced at 20:00 GMT on 14/02/16 via Twitter. If unclaimed, entries will remain closed with a new winner announced within 48hrs. Giveaway now closed.

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