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For the past 2 months I have wanted a really dramatic red coloured lipstick with a little gloss simply because I was in the festive season and I wanted my lips to stand out!

However Christmas has gone yet my red lipstick has stayed. I guess I liked the dramatic look of what it did.

It was a hard choice picking a red simply because some shades can make you look a little like a clown! but The Maybelline has to be my favourite.

I apply the First colour stay over my lips

Wait a few moments for it to dry

Then add the Clear lipgloss over

Thats it!

Simple..

However unlike the marketing suggest it certainly isn’t a 24hour lipstick it does need to be reapplied however when it was time to reapply the gloss chipped and pretty much rubbed of instantly.

I took the time to message Maybelline on their Facebook and a got a quick response that suggested the lipstick needs to be applied to a clean lip and should be removed each time which is a bit difficult to carry around makeup wipes in a clutch purse?!

What ever the case I have continued to purchase this lipstick as I love the colour.

I love the striking Red colour.. I will be on the hunt for another colour stay type lipstick as its nice to always have that..”wow” look.

 

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Happy New Year all you wonderful Sharp N Chic readers, we are back this year and with vengeance, reading the emails we have been getting asking for more stories and celeb fashion we can’t refuse. So January its here and so are we! so lets get started!!

 

Winter Boots

So its currently about 12 degrees in London which is not too bad, you can leave the house and be ok with a light jacket if it stays like this for the remainder of winter we will be happy however if the weather is to take a turn for the worst like most years when Feb comes round then we have the shoes for you to get through the cold snow weather.

These boots are about keeping warm, staying safe and looking cute!

Lets go..

The Coach Frye harness boot.

winter boots by coach fur

The coach boot is exceptional luxury but with the fur trim it will be sure to leave your toes warm and comfy in the coldest parts of the world, as well as a low heel and rugged sole the boot will protect you from slipping on ice when walking from the car to the shops!

coach fur coyote boots

The limited edition boot captures the iconic Frye Harness boot with warmth and home comfort of soft coyote furr and pure leather on the boot.

We like these boots as we do like a bit of fur especially when it gets really cold out, it always looks really cute and snow bunny-esk! an

Plus the ruggedness of the boot keeps it contemporary and hard! Whenever I wear my boots I always feel slightly untouchable as I walk the streets of London, a certain confidence and air just overwhelms me as I stomp around so you have got to love a rugged boot!

The boot can be purchased from the store Coach for £1,300 / $1,800 

 

Tivoli by Sorel

geek chic warm boot

A bit of Geek Chic with these babies!

Boots at the calf are cool for running errands so are great if your out and about, these in particular are fab as they have a fleece fur inside so your feet will feel as though they are surrounded by sheep on any cold snowy day. Further more if the heavens do decide to open the rain will not leave your feet wet either! Warm feet warm heart! and in these Tivoli’s by Sorel your feet will certainly remain warm dry and in fashion!

cool winter boots sorel tivoli

They are lightweight and sleek with 100g of insulation protecting you from the cold weather they can be purchased directly from the site found here  at £155.00 the boots provide a great mix of fashion, coolness, warmth and a very healthy price!

Ugg Australia

sand ugg boot

Everyones favourite boot straight from down under had to be on the list and if I am honest, Ugg boots tend not to really do it for me, perhaps due to the large number of fakes out there but they tend to seem very warn in and abused on most people! However in looking into the brand a bit further it gave me the possibility of learning about these new design Ugg boots with the three buttons which does switch it up a bit and highlight that it is in fact different from the thousands of Uggs walking down the road.

Ugg boots, or at least the traditional Ugg boots are not so great for the wet weather but likt the tivoli they are made with a warm fleece which protects the feet from the cold elements its a boot that is for comfort, not hiking a mountain or battling the spring showers.

ugg boot fur

These boots can also achieve multiple looks by folding down to reveal the elegant fur trim or having high up to keep the calves warm!

2 for 1 isn’t bad when it comes to boots!

At £220.00 it isn’t the most expensive boot for your buck

 

Bottega Veneta Boxcalf boot

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High shine society in these calf height boots!

These would have to be our most formal boots we have on the showcase, these can easily be worn into the office on those really cold days, smart and chic always works well and even better when it protects you from the elements!

Bottega Veneta shine calf box boots

The boot made from calf leather can be found here for £740.00

 

 

 

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Its been a while since we last wrote about Queen B, but tonight we had to come out with something after seeing her on the BET awards in a beautiful stunning bright yellow high leg split gown which she wore to receive her award for best female R&B artist.

She sat next to her husband Jay Z whom sat next to Kanye West and co during the ceremony.

She did look ravishing supposedly shedding 60 lbs of baby weight after giving birth to baby Blu.

The dress was a satin blend so no doubt any lumps and bumps would have shown and the Queen had no ounce of chub to show!

She’s done well to retract back the so-called weight!

The dress by Stéphane Rolland Couture,  showcased her slim figure and really stood out from the crowd.

beyonce yellow dress

Her shoes were Givenchy Guerra Heel in Pink retailing at $1,100 available in a range of shades and subtle texture differences

She looks lovely seems like she is currently on top of her world..

Good look Beyoncé

It appears as if Miley has stripped off her demons as she reveals a new slim svelte and happy figure as she was spotted leaving a pilates class in West Hollywood (LA) today. She has recently tweeted about her weight loss claiming it was because she is going gluton free however nutritionists claim this is just a fake answer and will in fact cause weight gain- we all know she must be on a type of diet that doesn’t involve eating- Atkins or equivalent clearly cutting carbs and exercise I would guess is her method.

Its not particularly easy to loose weight so my hats off to her it has left her looking back on form healthy and sane!

I rather like this look she has adopted the skull jumpsuit and round shades is rather cute- her accessories and black boots are simple and cool. She at last looks like a happy healthy 19 year old! what do you think? good summer sun outfit?

Miley Cyrus black skull jumpsuit

These are some of our favourite jumpsuits on the market at the moment.:

 

Miss Selfridge : $91.00 floral print jumpsuit.

 

 

 

Rihanna is out in my town today -That being Central London promoting her latest venture into acting for her film Battleship which is due to hit cinemas sometime in May 2012. With it comes an entire new selection of fabulous fashion. The princess was spotted at a local area of 5 star hotel The Mandarin Oriental Hotel with her ultra slimmed physic that she has been working on for the release of the film.

She wore Alexander Wang pre fall 2012 dress which was a lovely shade of Green, deep and luxurious colour which we don’t often get to see, so a great choice really!

rihanna in green dress halter

She has been a blond for a while now, and I have voiced the dislike of this colour but shes gone ultra blond today which (sort of) complimented the green of the dress!

Surprisingly enough it was very sunny in the capital (Yes it can be sunny in London) so Rihanna choose a pair of $220 sunglasses by Karen Walker “Number One” sunglasses from the summer 2012 collection. Karen is known for her unique styles and this one is no different- I am particularly loving the side arrows on the arms of the glasses!

rihanna yellow sunglasses

The halter dress was a nice choice for a particularly warm day in the capitol- the satin material is perfect for her new svelte figure. Compared to the model I think the dress really comes alive on Rihanna. What do you think?

Of course she added some simple black Christian louboutin “Pigalle” pumps which gave the dress a rather sophisticated feel.

rihanna pigalle shoes lb

Just the day before Rihanna was spotted taking the tube through Waterloo station to catch up with Drake as he performed at the 02 in Greenwich. We love the fact she likes to be a bit controversial and I guess “normal” taking the tube with her friends- yes it caused a lot of commotion but she did it like a trooper! why not!

 

alexander wang rihanna green dress 2012 collection

 

rihanna blonde hair green dress london

 

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One of my favourite brands Christian Dior has just announced the launch of their latest expansion to their watch collection perfectly named Dior VIII Grand Bal. The luxury brand plans to release five more watches into the market consisting of a ceramic white, gold or black colour beautifully decorated and garnished with precious gems and sparkling bright colours.

The watches have a 38mm dial screen encrusted with 18 carat yellow gold hands and a 0.06 carat rose cut diamond crown alongside a sporty high tech black or white frame.

dior watch newest collection

Each watch has exclusive features for example the 2nd modeel is a dazallling black watch has 60 baguette amethysts from Madagascar with a black bracelet alongside a black Atrina mother-of-pearl dial which is surrounded in 227 pink sapphires. Rather impressive!

Only details of the first three watches have been shared as of yet but we are waiting to see how amazing the final two will be- how does one choose one watch?

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The new collection does look superb but having a quick look at the last collection which came out last autumn the watches are just as fabulous- there is a lot of choice so ensure you have a browse through to get the best possible watch that suits your personality and flare!

dior viii watch black

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If your looking for an alternate headphone system from the traditional boring silver headphone that everyone wears then this post is for you! Not only are the these newly designed pieces by Colorware plain headphones these are amazing perfect sound noise reduction music pieces which uses the start of the art technology.

Everyone knows BOSE is an awesome brand with such lovely and innovative products so I won’t bore you with the techno gargon in this post- but I will leave you with some stunning photographs of the illigitamte child of COLORWARE AND BOSE!

LADIES and gentlemen now presenting the future of in ear sound Bose Quiet Comfort 15:

 headphones colourful coloware bose

There are 46 available tones to choose from, plus two different finishes, gloss or matt. OH THE POSSIBILITIES IF they let us make a few of these including personalisation and complete customisation.

The price of these unique headsets will set you back about $500 but your will be the best personalised sound system out there!

Beyonce has officially come out of hiding and is now been spotted walking the baby and what we have noticed is that her fashion has transformed to be more a relaxed and rather cool yummy mummy than her traditional sexy look she usually always goes for- which is great, she is embracing this time being a new mum and is doing well staying away from the 10 inch heels her feet are accustomed/subjected to.

Last week the Queen Bee was spotted out with the latest Carter in a rather urban looking outfit choosing sneakers and black woolly hat, sunglasses and a large overcoat very discrete whilst every inch of Baby Blue was covered in her baby wrap.

We have had a lot of request about her mega cool high top trainers / sneakers and we have managed to match them up with the shoes that a lot of celebrities have been wearing including Beyonce herself.

Beyonce’s $640/ £440 black suede sneakers by Isabel Marant have sold out since she has been snapped out in New York over the past few days. However similar colours of the shoe can be purchased from Mytheresa Barneys or Polyvore. Most shops have sold out but similar Isabel Marant sneakers are available..

 


beyonce's black sneekersThe singer has been spotted in the love on top music video wearing the shoes whilst she was in the early stages of her pregnancy – she teamed the sneakers with her now signature leotard and a gold sailor hat which worked well for the video keeping focus on the dance moves and not an over complex outfit and as usual her song was a hit.

 

beyonce's trainers in love on top videoOther celebrities that have given the casual look a try seem to be on the increase, could it be that flat shoes are becoming the new heel? Other than the recent videos Beyonce would never be caught dead in flat shoes so maybe they are the new heel.. (nah, I don’t think so either) but those that have tried it include the classically beautiful Anne Hathaway:

anne hathaway isabel marant sneakers

Alicia Keys is one to be very close with urban fashion so we would expect her in something such as these- here she sat with her Husband and son at a basketball game in a pair of the sneakers.

alicia keys isabel marant sneakersMiranda Kerr and son also had a pair of the trainers in red..

miranda kerr isabel marant red trainers

The great thing about the sneakers is that they come in a plethora of colours so you can pick one that suits you the most, black is most practical but if your like me and love a bit of colour go wild!

isabel marant trainers sneakers

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Megan Fox is out hitting the scene for her promotional tour for her latest film ‘friends with kids’ which is soon to be out on the 9th March- on this tour she happened to stop by on the ‘Tonight show with Jay Leno’

megan fox cosmo magazineOpting for something sharp and rather relaxed she picked a lovely skirt from the 2012 Dolce & Gabbana Spring collection.

The skirt slightly above the knee accentuated her legs and was the perfect mix of glam and sophistication- the metallic skirt a blend of gold silver and white with diamond sparkle pleats.

She added a white sleeveless simple black trim top to the skirt which sat perfectly on the waist and went rather natural with curly long locks which went well with the toned down look.

megan fox waving jay leno d&g dress

Megan has been seen on many times in Brian Atwood shoes so this was no different- she picked a nice black pair of ankle tied pumps with the skirt, alongside her Irene Neuwirth Jewels

megan fox black shoes

The actress teamed her skirt with a white sleeveless top with black satin ties.

We quiet like the skirt here at Sharp N Chic- its pretty, it looks very detailed and with the summer coming up here in London & New York this would be a lovely choice for a cool drinks with the girls afternoon lunch look- LOVE IT!

d&g spring 2012 skirt megan fox

I personally am not a huge fan of Ms Fox- I see her as a bit of an over hyped celebrity but she came across really nice in this interview and she looked cute-the girl next door look and its good to see she has put on some weight- good job don’t you think..

 

 

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In honour of the latest ambassadors to join the Mac VIVA Glam squad Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin where given a pretty cool party this past week. Nicki Minaj in true branding business style had to make an exhibition of herself and she done so in this stripy couture piece.

Nanette Lepore nicki minaj spring 2012 dress

Compared to recent pictures this was actually rather toned down appearance at the penultimate party at New York Fashion Week. The Viva Glam squad assists the charity by raising funds to donate 100% of profits to the Mac Aids fund which is pretty great news for everyone all around- Mac for brand recognition and awareness and Nicky, whom claimed she had an uncle affected by aids.

nicki minaj stripy dress pink blue

Anyhoo, she arrived in a stripy dress jacket combo from the Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 collection sticking to her branding Minaj colours of pink. The dress has an alternating blue and navy colour block stripe-which is certainly eye catching. The collection itself is very bright and over the top, I am not sure if pieces from this season can be worn into the local Sainsbury’s supermarket or even the office without getting a lot of looks from concerning strangers but I guess it is perfect for Nicki.

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nicki minaj stripy jacket

She mixes the jacket with the dress for a bright combo as well as a Cute Chanel blue bag and some Giuseppe Zanotti colour block blue sandals ($1100)

Giuseppe Zanotti

Her new blonde hair does not excite me- I guess its better than pink but blah for blonde!

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