Saturday, 28 July 2012

So I'm back


Hey!
I am now back from the lovliest holiday a human could imagine. It rained constantly, but who cares when you got a stunning man, tons of amazing food, and funky cities 

       


   


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The TOPSHOP outfit



Set myself a little challenge to create an outfit from Toppers with a price limit of £100. 
I'm recently feeling pretty trashy and redneck-esque so here goes my chosen pieces




 So tell me, please, is this not the most wonderfully trashy dress you have ever seen. I love it on so many levels. On one hand I think the shape and length would do wonders for a girl who's got a few curves to show off and on the other, its so beautifully trashy. It would make me uncontrollably produce a Texan accent.

To be honest I think this would just go so well with my dream dress to create the best trashy outfit. I can just see it in my head. Someone buy me it, please?

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A Quick Goodbye For A Little While

For anyone who stumbles accross my blog in the next couple of weeks and wonders about my lack of activity, I am currently travelling! 

I'm off at the end of June for one month too see all the best sights (clubs) Britain has to offer. No doubt I will be doing many awesome holiday related things when I get back. In the meantime feel free to enjoy the past content of my blog and give me a follow for future posts. 

Hope you all have an amazing summery month!


Sunday, 24 June 2012

My dream Topshop haul



I can't deny that against all my will to fight my love for topshop, and despite its ability to churn out copy after copy and influence too many way too young girls to pretend they're 'grunge' or 'hipster', and encourage paedophilia via short shorts AND well lets not discuss 'Sir' Philip Green, I still bloody love the rags it distributes most seasons

Some pieces I've got my eye on this summer are 
(top left to bottom right)

Lace Strappy Sundress £36.00

MOTO Denim Floral Ruffle Playsuit  Was £35.00 Now £15.00

Earth Printed Dip Back Skirt £32.00

MOTO Washed Stripe Hotpants £32.00

Friday, 22 June 2012

Handmade hairband

 Saving money and doing the floral hairband trend in a little more subtle way. Is anyone after one of these?




Saturday, 16 June 2012

Shopping maketh the happy woman

I am unsure if I have just been kept out of the dark for ages or whether this has just blown up but I've just truly discovered the wonder of Asos Marketplace
So for those similar to me who've never ventured into marketplace land, Asos have set up an ebay like store where budding fashionistas/hungry for money trend folk can upload their gorgeous garments, new or old. 
Prices range from very a couple of quid to several hindered, so everyone is happy! 
The reason I really love this is one has access to unique pieces from real people, like having a swap over with your mates. But being linked to Asos, you're able to feel confident with you purchases!

I say if you haven't explored Asos Marketplace before, do have a look!
Just a couple of my favourite stores are...

UK
A really reasonably priced store. My favourite pieces are the blouses which come in all kinds of funky patterns, often ones you find in charity shops but can't be arsed to cut up. The model is cute too, I will surely be keeping my eye on it

USA
Mega cheap! Everything here looks really lovely quality, and a little bit different to what you might find everyday. great looking store

 Germany
Such a cute little store to browse! It saddens me to say I'd personally never rock any of it's stock but I think anyone who can is a winner by my books
UK
This is a pretty wicked store. Some pieces are a little too much for me, but some bits are top notch. I adore these in particular 


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Golden Eyes and Summer Glow

I was recently a bridesmaid for my sister's wedding so I thought I'd show you the make up I did for that day. Tis the season after all. Please excuse the quality of my camera :(


If you want to mix things up, or turn this look more daytime you could add a pop of colour on the lips like so...















Let me know what you think!x

PRODUCT LIST
VICHY DERMABLEND IN 25NUDE
COLLECTION 2000 LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER
MAYBELLINE COLOUR TATTOO IN ETERNAL GOLD
SLEEK MATTES AND SUNSET PALLIATE  
AVON KOHL LINER PENCIL 
SOAP & GLORY MASCARA 
W7 HONOLULU BRONZER 
ELF BLUSHER IN 'FLUSHED' 
ELF COMPLEXION PERFECTION POWDER
WET N WILD LIPSTICK IN E81510

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Dude, you should try this...


With summer (kind of) arriving, I feel like I want to be a Persian princess. My main this week in the face department is to glow in a healthy none sweaty fashion. My tools for this I hear you cry?..

Topshop's highlighter  this is a super golden glittery highlighter with an impressive pigment. Its super affordable too, which is always pleasant. This suits olive/medium complexions BEAUTIFULLY but for you fair gals, maybe stay away from these yellowy guys

Revlon Colourburts Lip butter in Tutti Frutti  If you haven't tried these yet, what on earth are you playing at pal?! These lip butters have been going around the blogging world for a while now, and the reasons for that are clear. Say what you will, theses are the best things when you just can't be arsed for lippy!

Maybelline's Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Eternal Gold  Again, if you haven't heard of these, what are you doing man? These again, in my opinion, truly live up to the hype. I was not only impressed with the colour selection (despite being limited) but also the quality of pigment. This colour is a dream for the summer time, and its born to be applied against an Olive skin tone like Scarlett Johnson was born to wear red lippy

Keihl's Ultra Facial Cleanser  OH LORD HAVE MERCY, why have I only just discovered this gem? Seriously. Why? Why does no one rave about this as much as it deserves? My skin THANKS me when I use this. Maybe it's just me, but having combination skin, I kid you not this balances any hydration issues or over oil production. At a very reasonable £15 and a need to use a tiny amount, this is well worth a try!

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb  ultimate floral summer scent? yes, yes it is. I don't even know what else I can say, smell it and you'll just understand...

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Diamonds aren't my best friend, but I think I'm a girl

I love to wear lots of jewellery. Thrown on a pile, they make me feel sophisticated and like a pirate's mount of treasure

  
However, I do have to confess, I absolutely adore the cheapest of the cheap. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate a beautifully crafted a watch or whatever it may be, but the feeling of a brassy ring turning my finger green on a warm summer's day, can't express it! Anyone know what I mean? Most of my collection is made up of high street pieces and vintage, I own nothing expensive. Oh, and I have never bought a piece from the high street for full price, because why would you? It all goes on sale!

I thought it might be nice if I showed you just some looks and pieces I love wearing. These are by no means my collection, just my current favourites!

Everyday: Day to Night
Gold hoops- New Look 
Gold Thick Chain- modified from Topshop

I love this kind of look as it reminds me of the tacky hated fashion trends of the 80's/90's. It makes me feel as cool as an urban girl from some cool city like New York, is that a bit sad? I find this combo really goes with most casual things I wear (often t-shirt and jazzy skirt) I just like it, so cheap and dirty 

ANIMALS!!!!
 
The amount I love animal accessories is despicable, frankly. This is but a fragment of a wide collection of animal themed pieces. Its a combination of adoring animals and detailed pieces. I always like the metals used to make this kind of jewellery. It tends to be bronzey and worn looking, which I think looks really subtle and interesting.

 Work

My pieces at work have to be subtle. However, I like to express myself through interesting shapes, colours and combinations. I can't wear any statement pieces, but I love to rock some boho like colours, interesting shapes, and just simple layered key bits. 

Jewellery is such a personal thing, and I think it highlights style more than anything else you wear. I love looking at what people choose to wear, I hope you enjoyed this post!


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Summer Battles

Long time no speak amigos!
But I'm back, indubitably with a post you're sick of reading about? Yes, these are my summer essentials. I find summer a right pain, all sweaty Betty going on. These products help me feel sane and go about my day (my obvious staple for this is
B-O-dorant but I'm not that icky) Enjoy!


Eau Thermale Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser

When you feel all yucky and sweaty and you just want to clean your mug, this is your guy. Its a milky cleanser which you don't use water with and you may be thinking, 'You plonker I want a cool down'... Fear not my lambs, just follow on to the next product...

BUY ME HERE

Eau Thermal Avene Water Spray

This product saved my life. Lets end it there. No not really, but it is cracking. I have somewhat an obsession with French skincare, and am quite the explorer in this field. Avene is an amazing brand, and I believe that all of their skincare is actually based upon this stuff. I believe it met all of the claims that are advertised with this, something so few products do. A spray of this and you feel so cool and fresh! My favourite ways to use this is as part of makeup removal as a toner, as an after sun or for a cool down, and when my skin is sensitive or red. At a humble £6.50, it's worth a go


Tinted Moisturiser Spf 15

This by all means is not the greatest product in the world. The colour range is off, it smells funny and it takes a little bit of work to get a good finish. BUT it's £1.50 a tube, and if you know what you're doing with a decent makeup brush, you'll get very good results. I'm a big ELF fan (bar the shipping fees, I bloody hate shipping fees) and with a decent stipple/buffing brush, and a little blending, you can actually get a good coverage from this. The SPF makes it perfect for those (rare) sunny days. Give it a go and see how it treats you!



No7 Cheek Tint Blusher

A lovely cream to powder blush, which makes it easy to blend into 'glowing' cheeks whilst leaving the skin nice and matte. This gets a bit of stick about its consistency but i disagree. The shade 'peach' is perfect for some colour without bronzing, something I don't enjoy doing