Thursday, 17 July 2014

Update + OOTD | A Place We Call New

Jumper - Charity Shop | Skirt - Matalan | Shoes - Primark | Lipstick -  Bourjois in "Nude-ist"

Hello lovelies, it's been a while! 

Not much has changed since my last post, but I did (if it's not obvious) get my septum pierced! I was getting bored of my nose ring and have always loved septum piercings so I decided I'd go for it. I also got a temporary job at Next for a bit of summer, I actually had my first day today and it was actually quite nice. I am very scared for the sale to start on Saturday though, I do hope the customers don't go all crazy! The last bit of exciting news that I actually recieved today is that I got into university! It feels surreal, I wasn't expecting my results until next month and then all of a sudden I got an email from UCAS telling me my conditional offer has changed to unconditional, I am a very happy girl.

I've been wanting to feature this white jumper for a couple of months now and it's such a shame that I waited until the colour faded into an off-white to show it! I came across this skirt in Matalan a couple of months ago and thought it was so cute. I never actually bought it as I didn't think it would look right on me but I saw it again when out shopping the other day and saw the £4 price tag and thought it would be rude not to! It's super high waisted and says on the tag that it's part of a two-piece set, it would be lovely to find the top to this as I'm loving co-ords this season. The skirt fits much better than expected, it didn't look very skatery when I first saw it, but on it does! I paired these two items with a nude/pink lip and pointy flats. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

OOTD | All the pretty stars shine for you, my love

Cami - £8, Hotpants £5 - Clothesminded* | Shirt -River Island |  Boots - River Island

Hello all, how are you?
I have been absent from blogging due to life stresses and college work, but yesterday I finally finished my two years at college and am already feeling bored of summer!

Any hoo, I was so happy to be sent these hotpants from clothesminded as I'm always in the same bottoms, it's nice for a change. I've been wearing these hotpants religiously, they're so comfy and don't stretch after wearing or washing them (winning!).What I love about these hotpants is that they're very weather appropriate and super high waisted! They look great paired with absolutely anything, I almost feel like I should be on a beach! I forgot to take a clear picture but they have two big pockets at the front, such a nice touch and so useful for summer if you don't want to carry around a bag.  I paired these pants with another item from clothesminded, it's this tribal print cami that has a fringe, so paired with the hotpants gives off a festival-y vibe! I topped this all off with a red shirt, I'm not one for showing arms so I think this makes a nice cover up.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Review | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet - Pink Pong

Bourjois - Pink Pong (£8.99)

I've been going a bit crazy on the Boots and Superdrug 3 for 2 offers these past couple of days.. it's pure evil! A few weeks ago my friend was searching for a new lipstick and came across the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet collection and purchased one in 'Ole Flamingo'. It looked so nice on her that I decided I needed it too. I tried it on and realised it looked almost exactly the same as my Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer in 'Apocalyptic' so instead I picked up Pink Pong and well.. here we are today!

For me, if it's not matte, it's not going on my lips. When first trying on Pink Pong, I wasn't very pleased as it was shiny and very pigmented. After a couple of seconds it dried up and became this amazing, bold, matte pinky/purple colour and instantly became one of my all time favourite lip products! (The pictures aren't even close to how amazing it looks)

Bourjois say they leave lips feeling "smooth" and "soft as velvet" which I half agree with as they have these effects but can feel a tad sticky when rubbing lips together. They also claim to last for 24 hours without needing constant touch-ups which I'd completely agree with. Whilst wearing this I had a meal and didn't even need to re-apply after. One major downfall to lipstick is when it gets on your teeth but I've not had this problem with this lip lacquer, it's so  incredibly matte and not at all drying so it'll be perfect for summer.

I've had some lovely comments on this already and will definitely be purchasing more. I do wish they had more colours in this range though as it's basically what I've been searching for my whole life!

Rating : 10/10

Saturday, 17 May 2014

OOTD | The Kimono

Kimono - Clothesminded* | Vest - Primark | Belt - Charity Shop | Skirt - Amazon | Rings - Waiste & H&M

Hey all, it's good to be blogging again. These last few weeks of college have been stressful and the last remaining weeks are crucial, it's nearly over now and I'm so excited to just relax for the rest of the summer.

 I will be collaborating with one of my favourite online stores, Clothesminded and reviewing some goodie goodies! First, I was sent this beautiful abstract kimono, it's been such a life saver for the hot days we've been having recently. I have a thing about cardigans, coats and all that coming up higher than my waist, I have to have them longer or I won't like it, so it was such a thrill so see this one being the perfect length, it's also super lightweight, good quality and not too sheer. I styled it with just some basic black items and popped on a few rings for that festival-y vibe. This kimono is only £5 on the clothesminded site, all their kimonos are £2-£5 and go back to £10 this coming monday! What a great way to kick off the summer.

What clothing item will be your summer essential this year?

Friday, 25 April 2014

OOTD | It's a wonder you don't know how wonderful you are

Dress - H&M | Boots - River Island | Lipstick - Rimmel "Kiss of Life"

Hello all, happy Friday! I can't believe it's the weekend already, the weeks have been going so fast, I need to catch up. Only four weeks left of education then I am free free free! (well.. not if I don't finish my work!). I bought this dress last month to wear on a night out. I purchased it from H&M for an amazing £7. It is sheer at the top with a V-line that shows off cleavage! The blue parts are velvet and the back is scooped. I never really wear dresses that show so much flesh but I was definitely feeling frisky then! I paired the dress with my River Island boots to keep it casual!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

OOTD | Oh I'm hanging high

Shirt - LaRedoute* | Skirt - Amazon | Coat - Charity Shop | Boots - River Island | Lips - Rimmel Pencil in "Indian Pink"

Today was a lovely day to take blog pictures, it makes me so happy how the sun has come out so much these past couple of weeks. I've come to the conclusion that my favourite colour to wear is grey marl, it's versatile and always flattering. This adorable shirt is from LaRedoute and not only is it grey marl, it also has cats all over it! The quality of this shirt is quite amazing, the cats haven't faded and the shirt is still as grey as when I first received it a couple of weeks ago. I picked up this tweed oversized boyfriend coat today in a charity shop (these pictures don't do it justice), Vanese told me not to buy it as we're coming into summer but I just couldn't resist, coats like this are usually around the £40 mark so to find this for £6.50 I didn't really have a choice in the matter! 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

March | Wishlist

March Wishlist
Life has been so busy recently with college and all of it's deadlines. I started this year with a positive attitude towards blogging, making sure I'd do at least 4 posts per month.. and here I am with 1 post done in March! I want to start blogging properly when I get all my work done and save some money for some new clothes! Anyway, here's my (late) March Wishlist! <3

1 - Patterned bottoms are so in right now and whilst on a hunt for Sammi's pair on River Island, I came across a similar version. I love the pattern and like Sammi's it would look nice dressed down and with a belt (which awesomely comes with the trousers).

2/3 - I have a massive love for striped tops, I just love how casual they are and I think it's super important to own at least one! 1 is from Topshop and I like the black background and thin white lines, these shirt would probably look good with any colour lipstick! I could also see this crop top being paired with one of those adorable ballerina type skirts.

4 - Co-ords have been very popular recently, I imagine they will be a favourite this spring/summer. What I like about this pair is that the top/jacket have sleeves, most co-ords I see are sleeveless so it's nice to see a change. I love the rolled sleeves, colours and the patterns.

5 - Over the past couple of months I think it's fair to say that trainers have been getting very popular again. The last time I wore trainers were probably when I was in primary school and after that I never thought I'd actually want a pair.. but after seeing many photos on Tumblr I've been persuaded and now I feel I need a pair! I've seen quite a few people purchase these Nike Air Force 1's in black and white. I really love the white pair and since black is what I wear most of the time, it would be nice for a pop of colour to end it with!

6 - Recently I've been liking Matalan. It came as a surprise to me that their items are actually quite good! As soon as I saw this coat on their site I knew I had to put it up on this wishlist. Pastels are always in around this time so I think this would be the perfect coat for spring and summer. It's lightweight and cropped and looks seriously good with the outfit it has been styled with! There's also a longer version which is just as beautiful!

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