NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams | LOVEEEE

Sunday, 28 February 2016
I absolutely love liquid lipsticks, there is no doubt about it. I'm almost a liquid lipstick junkie. It’s a shame that I haven’t focused on collecting them as such. I thought I’d start joining in the liquid lipstick craze again, thank you Kylie Jenner.

When these NYX Liquid Lipsticks came, my eyes widened with infatuation and excitement. I never thought to lean toward the NYX brand as when I've seen it in the Next store, most of the stuff appeared damaged and it turned me away from them. Nevertheless, I wanted a fresh start and as the saying goes, I shouldn't judge a book by its cover haha!
CONFESSION, I actually have one of these already, I purchased this in the summer to make my summer look bolder. You will know this if you have read my blog post on My Staple Summer Look. I suppose I will feature this one in this post also.

Application: I love how when you apply the lipstick, it goes on creamy, like a mousse, and dries into matte heaven. You only need to apply one layer of the liquid lipstick to achieve a full pigmented look. I would recommend that you buff any dry skin off your lips first and apply some lip balm before, make sure you blot any excess off to avoid the lipstick to bleed around your mouth. It only takes a minute or so to achieve the matte look. The applicator appears a bit furry, this makes the application appear easier and smoother.

 Duration: These lipsticks lasts hours. If I am careful when eating, they don’t budge much, they just look slightly faded in the middle of your lips. They stay put when you apply a lip liner underneath. I haven’t tried any of the NYX lip pencils but if you have, please let me know in the comments what you think of these. I love how these moisturise your lips at the same time.
I make sure that I don’t rub my lips together as this can make the lip colour stick and actually pull it off and make it feel drier.

Opinion: I can honestly say this is one of my favourite lipstick brands at the minute. I love how durable they are and pigmented they appear. I love that you don’t need to use loads of product to achieve a full look. I absolutely love the cake smell they have. They just smell yummy! I am disappointed with Moscow as it isn't as opaque or pigmented as the other ones which is a shame as it would make an amazing dupe for blue liquid lipsticks.

Shades Purchased From US Website:
Prague - This looks like a really good dupe for Kylie's Posie K
Plum Slim Lip Pencil

I CAN’T WAIT TO PURCHASE MORE OF THESE! What are your favourite colours?

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks | LOVEEEE

Friday, 26 February 2016

I've always been in love of liquid lipsticks, despite having dry lips which can be risky for liquid lipsticks. The only liquid lipstick I have tried is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam.
However, I wanted the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits but they go ridiculously quickly out of stock. Honestly, it has been quite frustrating to see that your desirable makeup must-haves keep becoming unavailable.
However, I have been on a quest to find some dupes of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits and I have found some very similar swatches. These are the Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
I can’t swatch them next to Kylie’s lipsticks as I don’t own any of Kylie's lipsticks but I will show the swatch pictures which can be found on Kylie Cosmetic’s Instagram. All photos belong to the rightful owner/s and I am not claiming these as my own. These pictures are simply being used for demonstrational purposes.

 I bought 4 of the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the colours:
Lumière 2 - this is a swatch of Posie but I could be proven wrong.
Limbo - this is a near match to 'True Brown K'
Beeper - this represents Dolce K''
Clueless - this is a close swatch to 'Candy K'.

What is your favourite shades from the Kylie Lip Kits?

Letter to Older Self | Chase

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Chase of 2016
January 29, 2016
My Older Self

Dear My Older Self;
                                  When you open this letter, you will be 28 years old in 2026. I hope you’re doing well!  I hope you always remember to not let anyone criticise you for the way you look, act and what path you take within your life as we aren't getting any younger. 
I hope you have taken your years of being in your 20's to be the most youthful and doing whatever you desire in what makes you happy. I expect that you still bear in mind that the foundation to your success is that you are happy within yourself!

I hope you did something useful with that degree you earnt though since you graduated 7 years ago. Bear in mind, this time of life is all about experiences. I expect that you have been roaming the world which a few luxury items. Don’t worry if you aren't at the top, that’ll take time!

At this exact moment in life, your little brother and sister will be nearly 12 years old, your niece will be 15 years old. Wow!

I hope in ten years’ time that my older sisters have settled down and have the life in which my mum and dad have now, pure happiness and comfort. I wonder if I have any more nieces or nephews?

I must remember to call my mum and my dad everyday and remind my mum to give my dog a kiss from me! I wonder if knitting patterns are still a thing in 2026, I think my mum would be heartbroken if not. 

I wonder if you still take selfies on Snapchat and Instagram? Do you still own an iPhone or are they not the trend now?
I will be very disappointed if Instagram is not a thing any more. What else am I going to use to share my life experiences in photos with social media?


Chase of 2016

Favourite Type of Underwear | It's an Essential

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Since it's around Valentines Day, I thought I would share my favourite pieces of underwear, some of which I own and some I wish I owned.
I don't know about you but I just love this style underwear, with the thick logo band.
I just find it so fascinating and pretty. 
I own quite a few of the Victoria's Secret PINK Logo Thong Panty but I didn't think it was appropriate to post my own photos of the underwear so I made a collage of the underwear instead.
What brand is your favourite underwear?

Moschino criss cross bra
£56 -

Moschino panty
£30 -


Logo Cheekster Panty PINK

Crate and Barrel blanket
£48 -

£5.79 -

Kylie Jenner's Bikinis | LOVEEEE

Sunday, 14 February 2016

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French Braids | LOVEEEE

Saturday, 13 February 2016
I am absolutely loving the two French braid look that’s in fashion at the moment. I just wish I could do it on myself and not have to pester my mum every time I want it doing. I think I first loved this hairstyle when Kylie first wore it, followed by Khloe. She is owning it recently!
I hope this stays in fashion for a long time!

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Skincare Wishlist | NEEEED

Thursday, 11 February 2016
I am going to be extremely honest. I am quite lazy when it comes to skincare. I always forget to do my daily routines and I really need to step up with it. I have made a list of the things I want for skincare and these range around normal/combination skin but people with oily skin may be able to try some of the stuff. 
I know Kiehl's are an excellent brand for offering the products in oil-free formulas. 

Summer Bucket List | Chase

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
There is so much I want to do in Summer 2016. since I am off on an adventure, I want to try new things, and feel free like I have never done before. I want to build my strength and character as a person and hope to grow more wisdom.

‘You Owe Yourself the Love That You So Freely Give to Other People’.

  1. Stop Being Afraid and Start Living Your Life to The Full
  2. Own A Canon EOS Camera
  3. Watch Fireworks
  4. Take A Hike
  5. Go to A Drive in Movie
  6. Watch The Sunset On the Beach
  7. Take A Long Bike Ride Every Night
  8. Visit A Baseball Game
  9. Roast Marshmallows
  10. Star Gaze
  11. Blog as Much as Possible
  12. Take My Camera with Me Everywhere
  13. Take Photos Everyday
  14. Visit New York
  15. Drink More Green Tea
  16. Host A Summer BBQ
  17. Learn to Braid
  18. Wear Minimal Makeup
  19. Eat Healthier
  20. Try Lobster

Get to Know Me | Chase

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

As you may or may not know, I absolutely love making lists. I just feel so organised when writing them.
So I thought it would be a good idea to make a blog post on getting to know me as many of you don’t know many facts about me and what are my favourite things so I thought this would beneficial to my readers.
I hope you enjoy!

  1. What is your name? Chase Leigh Howard.
2.   When is your birthday? 18th June.
3.       What was the last thing you bought?  4 of the Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lips
4.       How long is your hair? I’d say about half way down my back, is that a good enough description?
5.       What's your best feature? I’d say my eyes.
6.       Do you have any piercings? I have my ears pierced, currently stretching one of them.
7.       Do you have any tattoos? I have one small tattoo on the top of my thigh, hidden underneath my pant line. It is a ribbon to represent Cystic Fibrosis and Crohn’s Disease.
8.       Do you have any pets? I have one Jack Russell called Leo.
9.       Are you left handed or right handed? Right handed.
10.   iOS or Android? IOS all the way, I love my iPhone.
11.   When was your first real holiday? Ermm... I think it was Great Yarmouth.
12.   What's your favourite colour? Sky Blue.
13.   What's your favourite song? Calvin Harris – Under Control.
14.   What's your favourite magazine? Elle or Vogue magazine, for sure.
15.   What's your favourite season? SUMMER!
16.   Are you single? Yes, I have been single all my life. I am a free spirit.
17.   Where do you want to live? I would love to live in Melbourne, Australia. It just looks so nice there.
18.   Do you believe in miracles? Yes, I do believe miracles can happen. Whether it’s just natural explanations and happens rarely.
19.   Do you believe in Soul mates? I believe in soul mates as people can just have a close connection from the moment they meet, sharing the same interests and values.
20.   Do you believe in love at first sight? I believe in love at first sight and that people can be breath taken by someone they see at their first sight. Even though I haven’t experienced it myself, I still believe it happens.
21.   Do you believe in yourself? At the moment, I am working on myself so I don’t have a lot of self-belief but I have belief in myself that I will get better in order to make myself a strong, driven person.
22.   Where was the last place you travelled? To my dad’s house to celebrate my gran's birthday but this means out of my hometown, it would be Leeds.
23.   If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would travel to the Maldives or St Barths. Those places look incredible and are paradise.
24.   What's most important in your life? Always taking time for yourself and knowing what path we are taken down, we can always reflect on those and bounce back even stronger. As we must lose to gain. Never give up.
25.   If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? I would hang a world map up on my bedroom wall, throw a dart to the map. And whichever place it landed on, I would visit that place for a year and keep repeating.

What else would you like to know about me?

Staple Summer Makeup Look | LOVEEEE

Monday, 8 February 2016
I love getting excited for summer! I know its only just turned spring but I have so much to look forward it this summer so I'm anticipating already!
The best way I get excited for summer is vibrant makeup looks. For summer, I love my skin to look lightweight and glowy. Almost like fresh yet natural.
But I also like my skin to look bronzed, I bet you’re thinking how do I manage to achieve this with minimal products? I have been in trial and error for a few months on how to get a smooth, lightweight bronzed look. So I'm going to show you what I use and ill also show you the products I used to achieve this makeup look.

  1.  I applied Benefit’s High Beam on the tops of my cheekbones, above my brow, down my nose lightly, Cupid’s bow and slightly above the middle of my brows. I blended this in using a flat top dense brush.

  1. I created the BB cream mixture using no7 BB Cream, Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator and NYX Born to Glow Illuminator in the ratio of 1:2:2. This means, when I squeezed the amount of BB cream onto the disk, I made sure I squeezed of that consistency in the two illuminators. I mixed these all together and stippled this onto my face. This can be adjusted to your own preference but I personally love bronzed makeup so I went quite dark.

  1. I blended Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Light to Medium Peach underneath my eyes to counteract the dark circles, followed by NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium Custard to add more coverage to these.

  1. For the eye makeup, I swept NARS Orgasm Blush across my lid and blended this up to the crease and swept a bit of the Revlon illuminator to add a dimension to the crease. I applied Maybeline Lash Sensational mascara. 

  1. I filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown and then sealed the brows with Maybeline Brow Drama Gel in Medium Brown to set the brows.

  1. Lastly, I applied NYX Liquid Lipstick in Amsterdam to the lips, I seriously need to buy one of their lip pencils to make this look sharper and last all day long!

What will your summer makeup look be?

What's In My Makeup Bag | It's An Essential

Sunday, 7 February 2016


I thought I would do a small post on what makeup is currently in my makeup bag.
These items are my go-to items and I love every single one of these and they’re perfect for an everyday makeup look as well as a starting point to build a night time look.
I do switch it up a bit and may add a sweep of eyeshadow on my lid, this is normally MAC’s Mythology.
I like to look a bit more natural so my face looks more fresh. I sometimes switch up the foundation for a BB cream.
All products will be listed below!

Some Things I Got for Christmas | Chase

Saturday, 6 February 2016
I know it’s over a month since it was Christmas but I thought I’d show some of the things I got for Christmas!
I appreciate every single thing which I got for Christmas this year and I love everything I have.
This post isn’t to brag or to show off my gifts. I just thought my readers, who share similar interests or just are curious, would find it interesting to see what I got for Christmas.
I am really excited to show you some of the things I got!
I just fell in love with these items straight away.

 I will also link some of the items if I can find the links to them so please don’t be disappointed if I can’t find many as they were seasonal gifts.


Mug – When I opened this gift I was immediately drawn to the pattern as it is very festive. I just love patterned mugs because I constantly drink tea. It is a good size mug and I use this mug daily. I have a slight obsession with it and I make sure no one in the house uses it as it is my guilty pleasure. It’s just so cute!

Benefit Rockitude Palette - I am obsessed with the Benefit makeup kits. Last Christmas, I received the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Powder palette and I use it all the time! The Rockitude Palette contains a 4ml Benefit Benetint and a Benefit High Beam. I am so happy that I now have Benefit High Beam, it is one of my favourite highlighters. Want to see what other highlighters I love? It also contains a 3g Benefit Rockateur rose gold blush and a 6.5ml Rockateur lip gloss. I seriously recommend this palette as a gift as well as a starting out palette for Benefit products, will definitely be purchasing these products in full size next time!

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar – Read my recent Lush post for more information. This candy-scented bubble bar will be my reminisced smell of Christmas since I got this last Christmas as well. It is only a seasonal product I'm afraid, sorry!

Customised Tea Spoon – I thought this was the sweetest gift from Christmas this year. I just love personalised things and it sums me up in a nutshell really as I am indulged by Nutella. I can’t get enough of it!
I do also use this for my cuppa teas and I still make sure that no one touches it!

Personalised Nutella Jar – Do I have to say no more? I was mesmerised by this gift by the fact that I didn’t know that the sender of this gift knew I loved Nutella. I think that’s why I was so surprised and fell in love with the gift even more.
Just to let you know, I have eaten about half of the jar now and I don’t know what I’m going to do when I finish it, I think I will be a little disheartened.

Victoria’s Secret Total Attraction Fragrance MistI love this spray so much; it is so fresh but fruity. It has notes of cherry orchid and lily blossom which make it smell fruity but florally. It smells delicious! I seriously recommend these sprays. They last all day!

Gizmo Face Mats -  I was bought this gift as a joke for Christmas so the whole family could get involved. I think these are so funny and they’re great entertainment for parties and for selfies. I am slightly gutted still that I didn't take these with me for New Year’s Eve as these would have really made the selfie booth.

Jack Wills LeggingsUnfortunately, these are discontinued as they were part of the Christmas collection but I will link the lounge wear leggings which are the same type of item!
These leggings are the comfiest lightweight leggings I have ever worn. I love the thick elastic waist band, cuffed ankle and the buttoned details. The thing that strikes me the most about this item was the basic fair isle/festive pattern. I live in these leggings and I seriously recommend a pair if you don’t already own any.

Bed Socks – Bed socks are an essential around the Christmas/winter season. I never used to wear bed socks simply because I didn't own any and since I received a few pairs for Christmas, I always wear them to lounge about in. these are some of the softest bed socks I have ever felt. I love the reindeer pattern on them but I'm not sure where these bed socks are from so I can’t link it unfortunately.

What amazing things did you get for Christmas this year?

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