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Nude lipsticks and lips have been a trend now for the last few years and they are still everywhere, from the likes of MAC to L'oreal and to most recently Charlotte Tilbury, who brought out new nude lipstick shades last month. 
The nude lip trend may have begun with the likes of Kylie Jenner and her famous lips, but everyone can wear nude no matter what their skin tone is.
Rimmel launched their nude lipsticks a few summers back producing a nude for every lip colour in their famous lasting finish formula. The shades and formula of these lipsticks are still arguably some of the best within the high street lip category. There are five nude shades available within this range from shades 40 (fairest skin tone) to 48 (darker skin tones). 

Having pale skin and red hair I know that the nude shades that suit my skin tone best are nude lipsticks with pink undertones and after trialling a few of the shades I could tell that the below were best for me.

                             Rimmel London lasting finish nude lipstick shades L-R: Shade 40, Shade 45, Shade 42

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel London lasting finish nude lipstick shades L-R: Shade 40, Shade 45, Shade 42

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

The below swatches show the lipsticks on pale skin. My favourite of these three has to be shade 45, I love the rose pink hues as a day lipstick, it definitely is a 'my lips but better' shade. Shade 42 is an apricot nude with a little pink but still suits my lip colour and is a slighter lighter summery nude perfect for when my freckles are out. Shade 40 is a very pale nude and a little too pale for me but mixed with a little bit of shade 45 it's a really natural shade for a weekend barely-there look. 

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel London lasting finish nude lipstick shades L-R: Shade 45, Shade 42, Shade 40

The formula of these lipsticks is super creamy and moisturising and some of my favourite on the high street. The formula is long lasting and has a beautifully pigmented bullet that gives a subtle 'my lips but better' nude. I would definitely recommend! Buy Rimmel London LF Kate Nude Lipstick here

This week I thought I would do something a little different with my outfit post. Now that I have been living in London for just under three years I have put together a little list of lessons that I have learnt along the way;

Lesson 1. The underground can be many things, but mainly a dog eat dog world. If you want a seat you may have to fight for it. I may have made it sound like a horrendous place, but you may just need to develop a skill of predicting where the doors will open on the platform. This then gives you about a 50% chance of getting a seat. 👍🏻

Lesson 2. The central line nearly always has some kind of delay. 

Lesson 3. You will need to master the art of layering. From the tube, to station platforms, to walking up to street level the temperature can fluctuate so much, that you might as well pack shorts and a puffa jacket to be well prepared. 

Lesson 4. City mapper will help you out big time public transport wise, download it! 

Lesson 5. Heels become a bit redundant. Who has time for heels when they end up walking a million miles a day, plus up stairs and down stairs, platform to platform,  it can be a complete obstacle course. Invest in a pair of Stan Smiths, STAT.

London style

London style

London style

Lesson 6. Get Dojo the app, it's great for finding independent local shops, restaurants and cafes. 

Lesson 7. Always carry an umbrella, it's an essential, it's London and it rains a lot. 

Lesson 8. Be ready to explore, London has a way of surprising you, from little restaurants that may look completely questionable actually serve up some good nosh. So don't be afraid to try new places, however still stay clear of the obviously horrendous joints, otherwise your just playing with fire. 

Lesson 9. You can literally wear a paper bag on your head and people wont look twice, It's fashwan. 

Lesson 10. You will never want a Cornish pasty again purely because they will remind you of train stations and rush hour. 

Lesson 11. 4 minutes till the next train is like waiting for an hour and who has 4 minutes, 1 minute or less is only acceptable. 

Lesson 12. Earphones are an essential for your commute, no one wants to hear about 'Lizzies cray weekend'.

London style

London style

London style

London style

London style

London lampost

London style

London style

London style

London lessons
    Outfit details: XO Earings - Laura Gravestock | Shirt - & Other Stories | Jacket - Topshop | Camel Scarf - Vintage | Leggings - Vintage store | Bag - Lulu Guinness | Boots - Next.  


Lesson 13. You will need to learn to walk a bit faster, as people get highly annoyed if you walk at sloth pace (my personal fave). 

Lesson 14. Beware of the best shops being on your doorstep, it's dangerous and tempting. I seem to end up a lot in the Liberty Beauty hall and Other Stories quite regularly thinking I'm some kind of princess on a shopping spree. 

Lesson 15. Sleep becomes oh so precious, far more than your daily makeup routine and doing your eyeliner on a bumpy tube ride becomes a skill that only a few have. 

Lesson 16. Don't make eye contact with people on trains. They will think you're weird or a psycho and who would want to strike up a conversation and talk to your fellow passengers... Londoners can be oh so friendly. 

Lesson 17. When you see them, grab Stylist magazine on a Wednesday (for clothes and beauty) and Time Out magazine (for what is going on in LDN) on a Tuesday both are free and you can usually find them being handed outside central tube stations.

Lesson 18. You will pay £6-7 for a glass of wine, get that purse ready!

Lesson 19. Midweek drinking is a thing in London, most people don't drive to work so expect to see many a gram with the #ThirstyThursdays hashtag.

Lesson 20. London is very expensive - expect to pay a lot for travel and rent! You will soon become great at finding bargains and have a new found love for poundshops - GLAM. 

Lesson 21. Websites like LDN fashion and A Little Bird will keep you in the know for upcoming foodie events, exibitions and sample sales. 

Lesson 22. Don't get overwhelmed. I think London can sometimes be a lonely place, people are not the friendliest unless they've had 10 pints and it's okay to sometimes feel overwhelmed by city life. Just remember your definitely not the only one that is feeling that way, everyone gets it. Make use of the parks, green spaces, museums and galleries to get a clearer mind. And if you've just moved here solo then take every opportunity to go out with work friends and look out for blogger networks and workout classes, they are a great way to meet new people. 

Hope this may help a few newbies to London or if you're thinking of making the big move. 

Chloe x