An Old Favourite - Lypsyl Lip Balm

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Lypsyl lip balm review

I change almost every skincare product depending on the time of year. For example, I would set aside my thicker facial creams that tend to be more greasy for a lighter moisturiser in summer. However, there is one skincare product that I use all year round and that is a good quality lip balm. I have been on the hunt for one that soothes dry chapped lips in the winter and protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays in summer. A good all-rounder. 

Due to it's oily consistency, I am not a lover of Vaseline and write this with about 8 unopened pots in my drawer (All received as part of presents!). I find that the oily/greasy texture doesn't really moisturise my lips and so I tried out other lip balms that were more 'solid', something like bees wax.

The kind people at Lypsyl sent me this little trio last week to try out and I can honestly say that they have worked wonders on my lips in that hot, humid weather! At £1.50 a pop, Lypsyl lip balms are cheaper than other 'top' brands. At that price, why wouldn't we give it a go? I especially like how the product comes in a screw up tube, I'm a bit of germ freak when it comes to using your finger to put lip balm from a pot!

Lypsyl lip balm review

The flavours in the trio are strawberry polka dot, cherry blossom and original. My favourite out of the three is the original flavour as I love the fresh scent of aloe vera, I actually used the strawberry one in my early teens at school and when I opened the packet it was a bit like deja vu! I love it when something takes you back in time. I have no idea why I swapped Lypsyl for it's more expensive counterparts though, I guess it kind of disappeared from the shelves? Either that or I overlooked it for some strange reason because I did like it when I used it all those years ago. 

The cherry Blossom and Strawberry flavours are tinted however, I didn't notice much colour on my lips after I applied the product. This doesn't bother me as I would rather a normal, non-tinted lip balm! If you are looking for a balm that soothes and hydrates lips, lasts well and is great value for money, stick to the original Lypsyl! It will certainly be making its way into my holiday beauty case, that SPF 15 could come in handy in the 30 degree heat...


Lypsyl is available in the larger supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco or you can purchase packs of three on Amazon




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London Calling // Experiencing the city life

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Being from a 'town' where only tractors, sheep and general quietness is common we thought it would be a good idea to push the boat out and actually get on a plane to somewhere a bit more exciting. I am just back from a trip to London and it is safe to say that I have been left with sore feet with extensive walking, a sore neck from my Olympus PEN swinging and an overwhelming wanderlust! Be prepared for a load of photographs (Instagram worthy I hope) of sights, more importantly food, and a running commentary of quite possibly one of my favourite places in the world. 

Take one, when in London you have to take as many photographs of the red buses, black taxis, red underground signs and red telephone boxes as possible. Here's a few that I captured! 

A photo of the London Underground and red bus

The iconic red telephone box with Tiffany & Co in the background! Those gems were WOW, if anyone would like to send me some feel free to drop me an e-mail haha! In all seriousness though I really loved the relaxed feel of Bond Street. It made a nice change window shopping and not pushing through crowds! 

A photo of Bond Street London

We didn't make our way onto the London Eye as the very look of the height of it made me feel a bit sick! 

A photo of the London Eye

Instead we decide to live the high life for a day (literally) and have tea at the 32nd floor of The Shard to enjoy the London views! The building has 90-something floors and my ears were popping a third of the way up. I think that's enough for me! Check this out for a latte, even the waitresses were uniformed in Ted Baker so we were expecting big things! This little trip was one of my highlights. If you ever find yourself in London, set time aside for afternoon tea in The Shard!

(Hold on while I sieve through 53475 photos of coffee...)

et voila!

Afternoon tea at The Shard London

A photo of Afternoon Tea at The Shard

A photo of a coffee latte

Tower Bridge looks like something on a lego board that you could just pick up and place elsewhere...

A photo of Tower Bridge from The Shard

And no trip to London is complete without a spree around Oxford Street! We spent the entire day shopping and as the day went on, my the bags got heavier and my purse got lighter. Just how I like it! 

(p.s. Behold, the sha-mazing ZARA)


Shopping in London Oxford Street

& oh my WORD could Accessorize get any cuter at the moment? The colours are stunning, the bags say 'Bonjour' on them and yes, those are pineapples on the flip flops. WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT? I have a gift card for Monsoon/Accessorize which could be spend in 2 seconds flat.


Accessorize London Oxford Street

I think that will do me for today as I have a feeling this post is mega photo-heavy! I do have some more photos to share (HARRODS!) which will be featured in a later blog post, hurrayyy.

What trips have you got planned this year? Comment below or tweet me @thefashionsix

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Accessorize 2015 Summer Sale Top Picks!

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Accessorize is one of my all time favourite shops, not only because I could buy everything but they also do a darn good sale. Some items left nearing the end are sometimes reduced by 70%. We don't even need a reason to justify a few purchases!

 I had a snoop around their website this morning and came across these 6 items that may have been added to shopping cart! The Stud Earrings are an essential in my eyes as the colour combination will go with most things in my wardrobe. I almost had them bought full price, thank goodness I waited a few weeks!

Secondly, I love everything with french splashed all over it so how cool is this 'Bonjour' clutch bag? (You can also get it in a mega-sized beach bag version). I can't see me getting much use out of them though so I might have to resist temptation! The Chanel-esque pumps are another matter though, it would probably be difficult to find anything that these WON'T go with.


Accessorize 2015 Summer Sale Top Picks

Betty Bow Wallet // Was £15 NOW £7.50
5X Ruchi Shapes Stud Earrings // Was £12 NOW £6
Tile print Trousers // Was £27 NOW £19
Katia Kimono // Was £39 NOW £27
Bonjour Beaded Zip Top Clutch Bag // Was £29 NOW £14.50
Colour Block Toe Cap Pumps (Very Chanel!) // Was £22 NOW £11

Head on over to uk.accessorize.com to grab some summer sale bargains before they are all picked over. before I leave you, here is a snap of some Accessorize merchandising in their London store! How fabulous are those colours? They make me think of my upcoming holidays even though it is dull and grey outside!

Accessorize 2015 Summer Sale Top Picks

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FASHION // River Island Peplum Jacket

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Photo of River Island peplum jacket
Photo of River Island peplum jacket
Photo of River Island peplum jacket

Just a short update today to show you all this little lime green number! I have had these photos on my camera for wayyy too long and totally forgot about them. I always do that, this taking photos in bulk thing can all get a bit too confusing at times!

I love a good peplum myself and I have countless peplum tops, so this little jacket really caught my eye in my local River Island. Who doesn't like this style? It is a great 'in-between' jacket for this funny weather where it is raining one minute and all over sunshine the next. Not too heavy and not too light is what I mean!  

As for the suede lace heels, I found these in the drawer under my bed a few weeks ago and I had totally forgotten about them! I remember buying them when I worked in Next (totally missing the fab discount!) and they are super comfy so I will be keeping them out for Spring/Summer '15. That stone/grey colour goes with errrythang, especially the 'tricky' colours like black, navy and tan.

The black skinnies are my all time favourite skinnies from River Island! I mean, they are proper skinny and don't stretch after washing. I have them in the regular denim Molly jean too which I absolutely love. I wear these time about and would literally cry if any of them ripped. 

Have you seen my coral summer dress by wearall.com and this this coral swing dress from River Island? These two will definitely be packed in my holiday bag this year... 


Hope you are having a good week, speak soon!


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Laid Back Sports Luxe // Fashion Forward Sportswear

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A photo of a sports luxe wishlist

a photo of a sports luxe wishlist


We all love comfortable fashion, I just can't be bothered dressing up some days! In saying that, I don't want to look like I've just finished a gym workout in my gym gear or loungewear so the items on this week's wishlist are a great middle ground. If I'm going for this look I would always stick to the monochrome colour palette with black, white and every shade of grey. Soft jersey or floaty fabrics are also a must with this trend!

I love the first print sweatshirt simple as I love anything with French on it, I don't need to know what it says, I just buy it anyway and I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing haha!
I have also been tempted by New Balance for a while now. Again, the bright colours in them are fab but if I was to invest I would definitely just go for a black or grey pair that aren't so in ya face. New Balance sneaks and rolled up ripped knee jeans? Sounds perf.

ALSO, I love the warmer weather as I like to throw my jeans aside when I can and opt for harem pants/ tapered trousers or ankle grazers. I purchased these blue tile mosaic trousers from Wallis last week and oh my word they are just like wearing pyjamas. Super comfy and I am able to dress them up with a navy blazer and heels or I can dress them down with a vest top and embellished sandals. 

As for the sweatshirt tie skirt... hmm, I'm not sure what I think of this one? I had to include it though as the model on the Missguided website definitely pulled it off! I have a feeling it would magnify my hips (which would NOT be good!) but if you have a figure like this girl, this tie sweatshirt trend could be one to try!

That's all for this week, I hope you like my wishlist picks and you can let me know what you think by tweeting me @thefashionsix or posting a comment on Facebook


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Wishlist-ing - Summer Brights from Oasis, River Island, Dune & Nars

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Summer brights wishlist
Summer brights wishlist

So saying as it isn't getting any brighter or warmer out there I've had to bring the summer shades to my blog! I'm not one for wearing 'out-there' clothing so I like to add a pop of colour in my accessorises and makeup. I have a little coral satchel which is similar to this one from Oasis and I love it, it's officially summer when I get that out! The only thing is, it isn't anywhere near big enough to hold all my junk and I need to scale everything down, that does't go very well I must say. I'm also a big lover of bright n' bold matte lipsticks in the form of MAC or Illamasqua. I have a super matte pink shade by the latter and I adore it! Check it out on Instagram

Watches with coloured faces are my new thanggg. I have a gold Michael Kors one with a turquoise face and its fab if your looking for something a bit different. Getting more into the holiday vibe, how fab are the scrappy sandals from River Island? Those with white skinnies, I can see it now! Not to mention the coral caged sandals from Dune. Coral is my bestie in summertime, it makes the most pasty legs look that little bit tanned. Hurray!



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Jack Wills Lip Balm Trio Review

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Jack Wills Lip Balm Trio Review

When I think of Jack Wills I think along the lines of branded hoodies and joggers, not beauty products and makeup brushes! So of course it was a nice surprise to see these beauties and just as any curious person would do, I decided to give them a try. I 'purchased' these in Boots on Boxing Day and I say 'purchased' because I actually got them with my advantage card points. Yay free Christmas present from me to me along with a few Ted Baker sets. If you haven't got an Advantage card yet I highly recommend you do, save up your points all year and have splurge at Christmas time. It's just delightful. 

Anyway, it is just ridiculous the amount of lip balms I own. That's lip balms, not including lipsticks etc.  I counted 12 half used Vaseline tins in my makeup case last week alone. I seem to like to open one, use it once and throw it aside. HOW BAD IS THAT? I'm being good with these beauties though, the only one I have tried is the berry one as I am trying out a new tactic, to not be so wasteful and finish one completely before opening another. This will go well.


Jack Wills Lip Balm Trio Review


In the tin the balm is raspberry pink in colour but when it is applied it goes on clear. They have quite a creamy consistency which I like as I feel that it is more moisturising. That's possibly why I keep tossing my Vaseline tins aside. I'm not a huge fan of lip balms that have a oily texture, yuck. As for staying power I feel like the balm stays on for a good amount of time. To compare to Vaseline again, that just seems to disappear on my lips whereas these Jack Wills lip balms stay on well and definitely work as far as keep chapped lips at bay-goes. 

To be honest, I'm not sure if I will like the rose one or not. That smell just reminds me of grannies perfume! But putting the actual product aside, even if I wasn't a fan of the balm themselves I just couldn't deny the packaging, I'm a sucker for it! I just love the pink and navy colour combo and the Wills branding. I also got a beaut makeup brush set which came in the little zipped case and I must say, I am impressed with all of those but one. There is always one, but I can deal with that!

No doubt Jack Wills will have something similar in a giftset this Christmas too, keep an eye out in your local Boots! In the mean time have a little nosy here at all of Jack's bits n' bobs. You know you want to.


Thank you for reading and do let me know what you think of this little trio if you own it on Twitter @thefashionsix - I'd love to hear from you!


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Trend // Mix n' Match Missguided Co-Ordinates

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Mix n' Match Missguided Co-Ordinates
Mix n' Match Missguided Co-Ordinates


Good morning everyoneee!

Now this is something I don't own and I have no idea why because they are are versatile. Holiday season is coming up and I'm forever stalking Missguided, Boohoo and ASOS  to pick up some new bits before I head away in August. Needs must eh? I'm all for easy style and I like something that is comfortable but still super fashionable.

I especially love the leaf print and the gold buckle tapered leg co-ords, you could definitely mix n' match these and you'd easily have three different outfits for a night out. The yellow floral one would be perfect for a sun holiday with this white lace crochet trim kimono from New Look and these beige block heel sandals from River Island. 

The only thing is, these are usually sold in two parts so depending on where you get your co-ord, it could turn out rather expensive! Not to mention trying to get your size in both parts. That is a nightmare, especially if you are like me and are two different sizes top and bottom!

What's your thoughts on these? Tweet me @thefashionsix - I'd love to hear from you!



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