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As sunglasses, shorts and floral dresses get rummaged out from the bottom of draws and wardrobes, you know that summer is finally here. The main tell tail for me, that summer is here, is that I will be an oily mess. My makeup slips and slides all over my face in the heat, so I most often opt for a light base, which gives me the opportunity to balance it out with a bold yet pretty lip.

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Bright or neutral, opaque or sheer, moisturising or matte – I have chosen seven lip colours to share with you that I will most certainly be wearing this summer. When choosing my summer lip picks, I noticed that a lot of brighter shades tend to have a sheen finish even though I personally prefer a matte lip for longevity. To combat this, I simply dust a loose, translucent powder over the top and voila – simple as that!

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Left to right – Nars Brigitte, W7 Glamorous, Too Faced Debutante, Makeup Revolution Sweet Boy With a Big Mouth, Benefit Wing Woman, Clinique Plum Pop & W7 Spontaneous

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Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte – A moisturising peachy pink which is very comfortable on the lips

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W7 Chunky Lips in Glamorous – A pinky lilac lip crayon with a creamy formula

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Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Debutante – A metallic peach with gold flecks

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream in Sweet Boy With a Big Mouth – A barbie pink lip cream with the most incredible smell of vanilla cupcakes

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Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Wing Woman – A moisturising, sheer, peachy nude with gold flecks

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer in Plum Pop – A dusky plum which is semi-matte yet moisturising

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W7 Chunky Lips in Spontaneous – A pinky coral with a moisturising formula

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I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer, whether you are at home or have been away. If I’m being honest, I’m already excited for Autumn/Winter, which also means the return of berry lips! Perhaps I will do an Autumn lip picks blogpost..

What is your summer lip pick? Which lipstick do you reach for time and time again during summer?

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo

Aloha my beautiful readers, it has been a little while, hasn’t it. I apologise, I know everybody does, but I truly am sorry. I blog and vlog honestly, so I am going to continue being honest with you, life just got a little bit on top on me.

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We moved house, a big change in itself, but we are now living on a 7am-7pm building site. This means I can’t film videos until after 7pm, because let’s be honest, I’m not going to get up at 5am to film videos, I love making youtube videos but I’m not crazy. Then… A) There’s only a certain amount of videos you can film in that short window after 7pm B) After 7pm I just want to chill out, have baths, watch youtube, edit content and have quality family time.

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If I’m being honest, again, “Where there’s a will there’s a way” comfortably fits this situation. I lost the will, motivation and inclination to create content whether that be on my blog or youtube channel. I wasn’t feeling fully myself and I dont want to create content that isn’t 100% me.

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I don’t watch Pretty Little Liars but the quote “I’m back bitches – A” feels very appropriate. However it should be “-R” because I’m Ruby and all. Ah, I digress, have you missed my rambling, probably not, just pretend you have.

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Right, so I’ve decided I’m not going to pile so much pressure on myself, I am one of those people who beat myself up massively if I don’t achieve the 1000 things on my to-do list that day. Blogging and vlogging is supposed to be a bit of fun, it isn’t my job but oh how I wish it was, however there is no obligation to put content out there, I solely do it for the thrill of it. I believe if you’re doing what you love, it shines through, I don’t want to be forcing content out like a machine as I feel my audience will pick up on this.

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What next then I bet you’re wondering. In a couple of weeks I am going to New York, I can barely contain my excitement, I am hoping to create content about my trip once I get back. Between now and then, I’m trying to plan our trip so we can get the most out of our 7 days, whilst focusing on myself and my own wellbeing. Then in September, I will start attending a sixth form, which currently fills me with a lot of anxiety at the prospect of not knowing anybody at all. I hope to still produce content whilst doing A-levels, but on a much smaller scale, instead of every day more like a couple of times a week.

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I have throughly enjoyed writing this chattier post, I would love to do a weekly round-up post, perhaps on a Monday morning. It would sum up my week and I could link to all the content I uploaded that week – blogposts, videos and perhaps social media posts. Please do let me know if that is something you would be interested in seeing.

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I appreciate every single person who reads my blog and wish we could be the best of friends and go for coffee. Unfortunately for geographical reasons, we can’t, but I would love to get to know you all a bit better. Please share with me down in the comments something good or bad or exciting or annoying or funny, absolutely anything, that has happened to you recently. I would truly love to know!

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo

PS. Hope you like the photographs, I snapped them one evening whilst on a dog walk, I am so happy with how they turned out.