My summer footwear just got very pretty, with Flossy Shoes!

Now, for anyone who knows me really well, will know that under my love of buying make up and pretty dresses or shoes lies a deep rooted tomboy! I always have been and probably always will be. I will probably always choose a comfy pair of jeans and a loose t-shirt over a little dress any day, and the same can be said for shoes. I can't walk in heels and little flimsy dolly shoes tend to fly off my feet or leave the tops of them exposed and freezing, as let's be honest, there's a lot of chilly wind in Edinburgh.

Queue the entrance of Flossy! I was kindly offered to try a pair of shoes from the Flossy range a couple of weeks ago, which after browsing the website for a mere minute or two, jumped at the chance to get involved. I decided to put my tomboy to the test and get a pair from the floral range, choosing the Beige Floral Lace, which are absolutely gorgeous. The lace detailing is incredibly cute and the colour is perfect to tie in with pretty much everything that I wear. The shoes are so comfortable and flexible too that it sort of feels like I'm wearing a sturdy pair of slippers outside. I wear these little beauties everywhere! Which is strange for me, as I usually opt for trainers / converse for every day wear.

After wearing these pretty much every day for a week, I went back to their site, which recently launched at the beginning of April, and started browsing through their other styles. I instantly fell in love with the Super Crease (how amazing are they?) and the Tribals and will definitely be buying a pair or two come pay day, I only have two weeks to wait.. I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather coming in, these will definitely be my shoe of choice!

If you're interested in Flossy Shoes, head over to their new site! They have free UK delivery and are currently offering a pair of shoes completely free when you buy three!

Revlon ColourBurst Balms

Revlon ColourBurst Balms - Lacquer 105 Demure, Lacquer 150 Enticing, Matte 250 Standout - £7.99

When Boots decided to have their massive 3-for-2 sale (please please do that again!) a few weeks ago, I chose to buy these on the basis that I had seen them around a few blogs and thought I'd try a few them. I don't generally buy things out of hype unless I think it'll be really amazing, but I must have been feeling daring that day. I wasn't holding my breath on these being fantastic or anything as I'd tried a few lip products like this before and wasn't blown away, so I thought I'd just inevitably be adding to my collection of lippies, which is scarily getting bigger. H O W E V E R. After playing around with the notion of going out shopping and whether to wear a lipstick or not, I picked up Standout from my make up bag and whacked it on. It was immediate love.

To start with, I am a massive fan of matte lipsticks, choosing them over any other type of finish the majority of the time; So when I applied this matte balm, I was surprised at how matte it was. It's obviously not going to be thee most matte lip product out there because it's so moisturising, but it does come incredibly close. It has a velvety finish and contains shea, mango and coconut which keeps your lips soft and helps with any dry patches. I'm not sure what it's like when your lips are already dry, as mine are actually holding steady with the change in weather, I have Lush lip scrubs to thank for that, so do let me know on that one! I put Standout on to go shopping and it lasted a solid 3-4 hours, which is good for me because I'm generally always munching or drinking something, leaving little red lip marks on everything, including the cat. It even managed to last fairly well through an entire meal including a giant ass burger, chips and a drink (with a straw). I have to say, I am incredibly impressed. 

I know I've babbled on about Standout quite a bit, when there are two other colours in this post, but I really do love a matte red. If I'm not wearing that matte balm, I'll choose to wear Demure, which is a very pretty pinky nude lacquer balm that I wear all the time in work or nipping out to the shop if my face needs a little hint of colour. Out of the three that I have I wear those two the most. I've only worn Enticing once, to a wedding, and I wasn't that bothered by it. It's a nice colour and everything, essentially the lacquer version of Standout, but after being so impressed with the matte balms, the lacquers don't seem to do it for me, other than Demure.

I will most likely be getting a few more of these considering Boots are having a 3-for-2 on Revlon products, and chances are I'll be tempted to the counter on my lunch at work. The benefits and downfalls of working in a retail park! Let me know if there are any other colours I should have a look at, I'd quite like to delve into oranges and purples and experiment a little. Maybe. I need to be a bit bolder. Reds are just too nice!
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