Holiday Shopping With Lyst

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I'm normally useless with online browsing, I don't save anything I like and anything I bookmark gets lost in a sea of cat video links and wedding insertion from years ago. Then when it comes to actually spending money I'm back to square one and end up getting frustrated that I can't find anything I like.
So in comes Lyst, an online platform/shopping site perfect for anyone who loves procrastinating and lusting after everything. I'm obviously guilty of both so was more than happy to write this post in collaboration with them to show you all my new list making obsession.

The sign up process is super easy, there's no need to fill out a load of un necessary details, just a simple email address, username, and password then you're on your way to making your bank balance weep! Once you're in Lyst will ask you which designers you like so it can get a better idea of your tastes. You can skip past this if you like everything but by answering "no" to a few of the crazily priced designers it meant they wouldn't be recommended to me as much. Wins.
Your answers to the above will determine which products/brands are shown to you in their "New for you" section, sort of like a regular website's "new in" but with all your favourite brands and designers under one page! With a single click I'm now faced with all the delights of Zara, Topshop, and h&m.

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The above picture speaks for itself really, I do love me a sale alert and it's going to make my inbox less cluttered from now on as they'll all come from one place! I just need to remove the 43437 sale alerts already in there....

So once you're all signed up, shopping and making wish lists is really easy. You can either search for the product you want or browse by designer, then just click a product that takes your fancy and add it to your wish list - you can make as many of these as you want.

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I booked a holiday recently and now everything I see is linked to some form of abroad occasion, "Oooh that'll be a good coverup for on the beach", or , "They're perfect for day trips!" So it seemed only right to create some holiday lysts. I went a little overboard with extravagance, realistically albeit sadly the Valentino studs will never be mine. Sigh.

There's also an option to browse other people's lists via the homepage. From chic wedding dress ideas to trendy swimwear options, there's pretty much something for everyone

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If all of the above doesn't scream "I love lyst" enough, there's also an app. An app! So if you see the perfect dress on a boring commute you could always save it and send to a special someone via social media as a cheeky hint.

Let me know if you sign up so I can stalk all you're clobber wants. Or you can peek at everything I've listed instead!

The Floral Dress Dilemma

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Dress: h&m
Boots: USC
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Pandora

I bought this skater dress from h&m a while back and I'm undecided. Sometimes I'm drawn to florals and all things girly, other times my mind is all, "You're 27 years old, stop holding your dress up like a child" - so who knows? Either way I don't hate it so it's being plastered all over the internet.

The hurrr is 50/50 real/fake thanks to these hair trade extensions which I've had for a while now, they're only 14 inches long which I prefer, there's nothing worse (I lie, there's lots worse) than short hair with extra long hair extensions that hang down low like spaniel ears...

And onto the inevitable Bank Holiday paragraph. Oh how I'd love to post endless photos of me getting my scram on at trendy breakfast haunts or looking chic on cobbled streets - in fact I haven't done anything of note other than make and slurp my first Kale smoothie which felt very Pinterest. I've also spent a bit of time at the gym trying to muster up the courage to do exercises which involve a kettle bell and a matt. There's just too many mirrors around making it all a bit awkward.

But yeah I'm trying to get into the whole healthy lifestyle thing, mainly because photo's of Michelle Keegan on a beach exist. Any tips on recipes etc would be wins - I don't really like to cook though.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 101

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If anyone (and I highly doubt this) is thinking, "Golly where have you been?" The answer is no where really. I took a mini break from blogging, partly because I had bad roots that were offensive to photograph and partly because I was uninspired.

So why has a matte lipstick inspired me to blog? Because it's pretty darn good.

My first dabble into the Kate Moss range was with the 08 lipstick and I loved it, but I thought it needed a more subtle friend that could be applied without really thinking too much about it, so in came 101.
Like pretty much every lipstick I own, it's a muted blue toned pink, but this one's different, this is matte. It's matte without being too drying and applies a lot better than I expected, I find with a lot of matte lipsticks you end up dragging them and making a big clumpy mess of your mouth, but the Kate Moss formular "glides" on well without making your lips look like you're in need of a scrub.

For  £5.49 the staying power is impressive and lasts a few hours and obviously I'm a big fan of the colour, the downside for me is the smell/stench. A lot of people really like the synthetic melon smell which attempts to mask the regular lipstick but for me it's a no - yes I've appointed myself the Simon Cowell of smells for today.

Overall this is a great shade for a decent price and I can see why so many people rave about this range. If I wasn't saving every penny for a holiday I'd definitely be adding more of these to my little synthetic stand.

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