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Beautiful Vision


“My Plan for Today…wear lipstick and be sexy”

 

In my search for the perfect lipstick, I’ve stumbled upon a new brand…KIKO MILANO.

Besides beautiful colours, this brand is a total vision to photograph.

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Kiko Milano

There is a certain appeal towards being adventurous and this brand just makes it so easy.

The world of saucy lips is full of fascination and colour, which makes it effortless to find what we want.

When it comes to texture, shade or aroma, we have become a bit more selective.

The old simple red lipstick, will just not do…we need scarlet, ruby or cherry…claret and wine and sometimes the bold cardinal with a touch of strawberry fragrance…we demand sweet scent and smooth finish, consistency and endurance.

Did you ever think that buying the perfect lipstick will involve so many variables?

Is it just me, or getting your make-up bag sorted resembles a bit like when you try to discover your new favourite coffee flavour?

You can’t just pop-in your corner coffee shop and ask for a plain simple coffee…

Do you like it short, medium or grande…with a hint of caramel, chocolate or pumpkin…fat free or whole milk…latte or mocha?

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Hint of Red

If once upon a time you’ve thought there is no choice, today you might reflect on that and   appreciate the countless variety of beautiful glow that is available to you.

Sometimes it takes just one look to find the one, between the many or several searches to discover the unlimited collection you can possibly end up with…either way, the journey is worth it 🙂

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Sweet Lips by Kiko Milano

 

Your Sweet Lips Girl,

Julia

xxx

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Circle of Love


Life is too short to wear bad lipstick…so dream a little and dare even more!

It’s been a few months now, since I have dived into the fabulous world of lipsticks and the audacious circle of vibrant colours…and I will never look back 🙂

This week, we’ll stop and take a stare at the Avon Matte Collection…

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Colours of the rainbow

I must admit, matt colours were never my first choice… but I always wanted to try them out. I wouldn’t choose a matt texture for every colour but I have discovered that most of the time, when it comes to bold and strong shades, matt is the way to go.

While writing, I am browsing through the many photos I took and I find them more inspiring than ever…maybe because, there is something fascinating about how colours make us feel.

Did you ever find yourself smiling without a real argument while admiring a bright and colourful scenery? We always say the same thing…‘it is beautiful’…’it is breathtaking’…or we just gaze silently; but we never really know how to explain the reasons why…

Colours are somehow like magic…they take us by surprise…they give us a warm and misty feel…they make us smile and light up.

Who could have guessed that a lipstick has such a great potential? 🙂

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Splendidly Fuchsia by Avon

You deserve to be always smiling…and if a bold beautiful colour can make that happen…what are you waiting for?

Choose your ‘circle of love’, enhance your collection of sweet lips and master the power of silky touch…you never know what you might uncover.

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Keep on smiling and just know that you do not always need a reason!

Your Sweet Lips Girl,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 – 2017 All rights reserved

‘Camera Lucida’ -Icy Sugar


Welcome back to week #18 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge

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This week’s theme: ‘Icy Sugar’

  1. covered with or consisting of ice.
  2. a sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting essentially of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink.

 

Welcome back my lovely artists…

It’s been too long and I have missed taking out my camera and capturing the world…

I hope you will join me again at Camera Lucida Photo Challenge and share your take on each week’s theme 🙂

This week share your icy sugar…your sweet and cosy on a frosty day.

Show us that ice can be something so much more that just…cold!

I remember how cold it was outside when I took this photo…now looking back, all I can think off is sugar 🙂

 

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How to join us?

Follow your host and share each week your own vision of the theme.

Create a new post with the title CAMERA LUCIDA followed by the theme name.

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

Feel free to use the ‘Your Gallery’ badge in your post and link back to the last Camera Lucida challenge or just leave a link to your post in the comment box.

Please tag your post #cameralucida so other participants can find the entries on the Reader.

Do not forget to tag and link back, this way your post will be visible to others besides your followers 🙂

You will have seven days to introduce your snapshot to everyone.

At the end of each challenge I will share with you all the entries and introduce you to their makers. Make sure you visit their blogs, share honest feedback and be supportive.

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Our last theme was somehow concealed 🙂

Let’s discover some hidden talent:

Gun and Greener Grass on the Other Side

Mark and Hidden

Carol and Still Life: Giraffe, Pears

Vinneve and Flower Field

The New 3 RS and Dead Saints

Thank you so much for all the entries…loved all the hidden gems 🙂

THIS WEEK SHARE YOUR ICY SUGAR MOMENT!

 

Your Gallery Host,

Julia

xxx

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Coffee Lipstick


 

 

It seems most of my mornings have the same ritual…

Alarm shock…dream of a dream…coffee hit…lipstick flavour…road trip 🙂

But there is one of these so-called rituals that deserves a little more attention and love … the beautiful and mystical rouge.

I’ve always believed that magic happens when a woman puts on lipstick…from a young age we play with make-up, loving the feel of mum’s powder on our cheeks, the taste of her  red lipstick and the scent of her favourite perfume.

I haven’t been a huge fan of any lipstick for a long time…always thought of myself as more of a lip gloss girl…just liked the light and natural feel of a neutral colour.

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But I must admit…there is no similar sentiment to the one you have when you break out of the bubble of neutral colours!

For the next few weeks I will try to share with you my recent adventures in the wonderful world of extreme shades and how my confidence completely changed when it comes to lipstick 🙂

 

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First post of the Sweet Lips Chronicles is all about the coffee…

…and if you are a tea lover …keep reading as these colours can still be your best fit!

When it comes to coffee, I am all about the taste and the creamy milk…there is nothing more comforting than the warm hug of a freshly made morning drink.

I don’t know about you but this is all I need to keep me going…

I believe that is no coincidence the make-up industry chose to name their lipstick colours after tasty drinks, delicious desserts and attractive lines that make us feel more confident and every now and then invincible.

When it comes to rouge, the colours of coffee work with pretty much everything.

Forget about the notion that dark brown or extreme pink don’t work for you because the colour of your eyes, the shape of your lips or some other excuse that you’ve thought of or you’ve read in a magazine.

When I choose the colour of my lipstick, I think about a few things:

  • Hair style – it might sound silly but it does make a difference; for example the stronger and bolder colours look better when your hair is up in a bun or ponytail
  • Makeup – especially your eyes; always try to match the colour of your lips with the shades of your eyeshadow…the golden rule is to choose which one you want to take out for a walk…your killer look or your delicious lips…never both; a bold lipstick will shine with a neutral eye makeup
  • Clothing – a strong red lips will look amazing with a red top or for a more subtle look with a beautiful red heels

 

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I have definitely tried a few coffee shades, but in the end I couldn’t choose between two brands…

And the winners are… Maybelline New York and Rimmel London!

I would love to hear what is your most loved coffee shade lipstick…share the best one you’ve ever used 🙂

 

Your Sweet Lips Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘Blogging Diary’


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‘What’s coming is better than what is gone!’

 

Back to my old passion…writing:)

Been away for far too long…

…too many thoughts…must click ‘publish’:)

 

Get ready my beautiful readers…I am back!:)

 

With Love,

Julia

xxx

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‘The word is Hurricane’ Day #1


Listen…

The silence before the tempest,

Watch…

The fumes after the fire,

Feel…

The cold touch between the snow flakes,

Taste…

The frost of pure flood.

Silenced

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Hurricane

Ice


Today’s Photo 101 assignment – Landscape & Cropping

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I’ve used some pictures I took a while back, but had a bit of play with visual effects to achieve the right result:)


I am also posting for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge – this week’s Hurricane!

Love this challenge so much I just can’t stop:)


A few days ago one of my lovely fellow bloggers invited me to a writing challenge called ‘5 Days 5 Photos’!

For five days I will post pictures followed by a story or a poem:)

Thank you very much for the nomination, I’ll try my best to integrate the challenge into my daily posts.

Take a moment and visit https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/5-photos-5-days-challenge-day-3-wi-fi-red-phone-box-dating/ to read some interesting stories and be inspired by amazing pictures:)

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It’s my turn to nominate...Lucile, if you’re up for it…take a look at this challenge, I think it’s right up your alley:)

Thank you for stopping by The Red Photo Corner…hope to see you back soon!

Love,

Julia

xxx

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