Sunday, 31 August 2014

NEW IN | WINTER BOOTS


The lack of footwear I have is unreal, every year there is a perfect pair of boots that I cannot afford and when winter arrives I'm left wearing flats. Recently I was looking around on the TKMAXX site and came across these babies. Other than the fact that they are insanely beautiful, the prices that they are is crazy. The platform boots are £24.99 and the chelsea boots are £19.99. I bought them both seeing as they were so cheap and the price combined is what I'd pay for one pair anyway. I've been wearing both non-stop and can't believe they are so cheap and such good quality, I was expecting the heels and platforms to be foamy or plastic but they're really sturdy. I'd definetely recommend everyone check out TKMaxx's footwear section, they have so many boots and shoes at great prices. I'm excited to wear these two during winter.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

HAUL | BACK TO BASICS

Hello friends
I do apologise for my impromptu break from blogging, life has been all over the place and I didn't really feel I had anything to blog about. Things have calmed down now and I have collected some basic clothing essentials that will be great for university. 

Striped Top - Primark (via Depop) - £5

Stripes are always a yes, they look good dressed up with a big statement necklace and dressed down with jeans. I like this top because it's boxy and more black than white and that just makes it easier to wear with everything. I've been wearing this non-stop and won't be stopping anytime soon!

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!