Thursday 19 December 2013

Shopping: Recent buys.

Back to the Future vest £12.75 Forever 21
Basic grey long sleeve T-shirt £6 Primark
Meow shopper £1.50 Primark
Polka dot sleeve wine colour blazer £15 Primark

 Pink Floyd T-Shirt £8 Primark
White sheer shirt £9 & chunky chain £4 both Primark
Black sheer shirt £9 & square chain necklace £3 both Primark
Aztec cardigan £14 Primark

I love this Back to the Future vest top from Forever 21. It just feels like a fun and retro item to have in your wardrobe and it is easy to throw on with skinny jeans and a blazer or a chunky cardigan. These dark wash super high waist skinny jeans are also from Primark and cost £10.

These sheer shirts are just a great wardrobe staple. They look expensive and elegant and flatter curvy figures. They are as easy to dress down with jeans for casual days as they are to dress up for work with a pencil skirt and a blazer. Just add a nice clutch bag, jeans and heels and they make a great item to wear out for drinks too.
I also tried on this jumpsuit in Primark. It costs £17 and makes a great alternative to a dress for a night out. I was impressed by the quality and detailing.
These Forever 21 earrings were under £5 and I think they are simple and understated to wear for a party or a night out. All that shopping had to be rounded off with a trip to Starbucks for a toffee nut latte!

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Outfit of the day: All black everything....

Dress- New Look.
Boots, jacket and necklace- Primark.
Bag- Marc B at Topshop.

This New Look dress is quite plain but it is a good length and it has pleats at the bottom which stop it from being boring. I have worn it countless times and it goes well with this faux leather jacket or a blazer with the sleeves rolled up. These Primark ankle boots are my hero because I wear them with absolutely everything and they are so comfortable. 

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Face of the day

I think a blusher with a little shimmer in it is a great way to liven up dull skin in winter. The Sleek blush palette in 'Lace' is a useful palette to have because it contains three versatile colours. 

Products used:

Rimmel wake me up foundation in 'true ivory'
Rimmel wake me up concealer in 'true ivory'
Sleek blush by three palette in 'lace'
Maybelline dream mousse concealer in rose beige
17 instant glow bronzing powder in light bronze
17 wow skin 3 way highlighter
Maybelline the colossal volume cat eyes mascara in 'Black'
Rimmel glam eyes liquid liner in 'Black'
Topshop lipstick in 'Brighton Rock'
Stila lip gloss in 'jolly'

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Winter skincare heroes.

Winter is such a harsh time for skin with the effects of bad weather and central heating often causing dry and irritated skin.Here are a couple of my go-to products for glowing skin:

1.Simple kind to skin refreshing facial wash gel.
This face wash is gentle to skin and free from harsh ingredients plus it is inexpensive and ideal to use everyday. 

2.Tesco Exfoliating face scrub with cucumber extract. 
This exfoliating scrub is both refreshing and gentle. The grains are not too abrasive and it leaves skin soft, ideal for use once or twice per week.It is another great bargain too. 

3.Olay beauty fluid.
This classic lotion really needs no introduction from me. It is soothing and moisturizing and makes a good everyday treat for skin.

4. Balance me wonder eye cream. 
This 99% natural eye cream is gentle and good for combatting dark circles and fine lines beneath the eye area. 

5.Lacura daily face cream with SPF15 and Q10.
This face cream from Aldi supermarket is a bargain, contains SPF to protect skin from the sun and combats wrinkles. 

6. Nivea cream.
Another classic 'wonder' product, this rich cream is great for dry skin, apply in a layer and allow to soak in for softer skin. 

Outfit of the day

Faux fur collar- ASOS
Jeans, T-shirt, necklace and boots- Primark
Bag- Online purchase

This casual outfit of the day was just thrown together without much thought, to wear for Christmas shopping. I have worn this faux fur collar from Asos so much, it is such a useful item in the autumn/winter season because it is warm and it looks equally cute thrown over a biker jacket or a longer coat. 
Today I just felt like being lazy and throwing on some jeans and this pair from Primark are comfy yet stylish at the same time. This is an ideal outfit for Christmas shopping because I just want to be comfortable whilst rushing through the crowds and queuing in Starbucks for a festive red cup of coffee! 

Friday 6 December 2013

Face of the day

Rimmel wake me up foundation in 'true ivory'
Maybelline dream mousse concealer
17 Lip pencil in 'rose blush'
Miss Sporty lipstick in 'I love'
17 Instant glow bronzing powder in 'light'
Maybelline one by one mascara in 'black' 
Soap and Glory lipgloss in 'punchbowl' 

I find that pink lipstick is one of the easiest ways to brighten up a dull winter day! This one from Miss Sporty is a nice bright colour and long lasting too. Top with a slick of gloss for more shimmer. This 17 bronzer is a subtle way to add some colour to a dull complexion and it is easy to blend without looking too obvious.

Outfit of the day: Stripes

I like this striped cardigan because it is cute with a plain t-shirt and leather-look leggings. I am really into statement necklaces right now, and this H&M one is eye catching. Of course, at this time of year a warm winter coat is needed to complete this look, such as the pink one I wore in my last post. 

Boots-River Island 
Bag-Marc B at Topshop