Wearing all camel neutral shades this weekend.
Perhaps a little too matchey matchey…but I am obsessed with colour! Also, how does someone with slightly larger breasts wear a polo neck without looking like they’ve got saggy busts? When I was younger I desperately wanted larger boobs but I was a late bloomer and before I realised I was 21 with double D’s – I’ve tried loosing weight in the hope that they’ll get smaller however that failed. So now I spend most of time finding clothes that conceal them. Today however I decided to wear a high neck top – although it was short lived as I wrapped a scarf around me 43seconds later. I wear a scarf pretty much all day, everyday. My current favourite skirt and probably the most expensive skirt I’ll ever own, from Topshop – it’s incredible! Such a statement piece as well as a capsule item in the wardrobe and I love a bit of leopard. My new bucket bag, it took me a while to jump on the bucket bag trend and I was eyeing up the Mansur Gavriel bags, I absolutely love the size with the pop of red oh and the leather quality is pretty awesome. I was tossing and turning between the nude and the black but I thought that the black one would match with everything so a cheeky little Net-a-porter order was made! The trainers give this whole outfit a ‘casual’ vibe. Your standard Nike Air Max – very old school but your feet will thank-you for it! I was having a good thing going on here with my ‘regular’ outfit posts but due to bad weather I had to take a little step back – hopefully with half term this week I’ll be able to take full advantage of it and be able take lots of outfit posts!
Over a month now and I haven’t worn anything on my nails – this coming from the girl who was addicted to fake nails and always ensured that her nails were manicured. I think that when a woman has lovely nails it sort of represents a well-groomed and maintained lifestyle. Well, that all kind of went out the window when I started living on my own. There was no actual time and I enjoyed not being stressed about having my nails done every single day. However one late evening shopping trip in Boots I saw myself heading towards the nails section and I had this sudden urge to buy nail colours – I go for darker colours when I feel a little withdrawn from everything and I tend to go for lighter shades when I’m feeling a little more myself. Today was a not so great day so I opted for Essie Sole Mate, topped up with my ultimate favourite Seche Vite top coat which just makes everything seem polished. I used to be obsessed with black nails at one point I feel like this is the slightly more ‘polished’ version of a darker more edgier nail colour. Nails Inc polishes cost around £14 which is far too expensive but these two on the clearance section and I tried to narrow it down to one but 15mins later of trying to argue with myself and pick one, I gave up and brought both. Nail Kale in Palace gardens seems like the perfect ‘duck egg blue’ shade with a hint of grey - I loved a similar colour from Essie called ‘Maximillan Strausse her’ and this seems slightly more muted, excited to get this on my nails. And two nude shades, the Nails inc Gel effect in Green Park Mews – (I love the names of these!) it seems to be a pale taupe shade which could either look horribly wrong or exceptional beautiful. I always wanted to try the gel-effect nails when they were first launched and this colour is a lighter version of Porchester sq from Nails inc and that was a firm favourite of mine for a very long time. The last nail polish from Essie called Spin the bottle was a repurchase. If you’re looking for a new nude colour then I highly recommend this – its the perfect pale/peach shade and it’s my 2nd bottle! You can read a full review with switches here, almost 6 months later I am still obsessed with this colour. It is quite hard to track down so when I saw it in my local Boots I nabbed it immediately!
These colours will probably take me through to spring but I can always add a few more right? So feel free to leave suggestions down below…
What, wait? A makeup post…well it has been a while. I feel like I just totally lost my mojo. And truth be told I got really bored of writing the ‘same but different’ type of beauty posts again and again. Sometimes it also felt like I was buying things just for the sake of having something to blog about without actually getting round to the blogging bit so that was a fail. The minor sabbatical has definitely done me some good. Here we are, with a MAC brown lip liners post – these are pretty much my favourite lip-liners out there. I picked up three a week ago in Westfield Stratford and yes they all look pretty similar but I can justify this (as with all my purchases!)
Okay, I really wanted the Kylie Jenner lip kit but the hassle of hunting it down and the fear of getting custom charges made me step back a bit and look for other alternatives, MAC is usually the answer for me when lip-liners/lipsticks/eyeshadows, it’s self-service without feeling too intimidating. Anyone feel the same or is it just me? £40 later I am the proud owner of three same but different lipliners…
Whirl – I own the lipstick which I adore so it only made sense to get the lipliner. Its a nude/brown, quite warm so it suits my olive complexion. I don’t actually find this lipliner extremely drying on my lips but if you tend to get chapped lips I would use a matte lip balm 10mins before you apply the liner. It’s a brown which is quite flattering and it’s the perfect top-up liner, in the sense that I don’t need to be super neat with the application. It’s slightly darker than the Whirl lipstick and it really does have the 90′s brown lip vibe. I really wish I could get away with over-lining my top lip as it really lacks fullness but it ends up looking like a huge fail.
Morning Coffee – depending on my makeup in the morning this could be a huge hit or fail. If I haven’t contoured enough or applied enough makeup this ends up looking like poo on my lips – quite dark and makes me look a little darker and lifeless. I think because it appears to be slightly on the cool tone spectrum it can tend to drain me out. Saying that, I did wear this today with quite a bit of bronzer and I really liked how pulled the look together. It’s a pro long wear lipliner which basically means its slightly more expensive, creamier and not as matte.
Plum – is my probably my favourite shade out of the three, I generally love dark lipstick/liners. Give me all the berry-shades in the world. This is the darkest colour of the bunch and still consist of the brown tone whilst maintaining a hint of berry-ness. I don’t actually own anything of this colour so I was super glad when I added this to my collection. It’s a statement version of brown lip colour which is really on trend right now and reminds me of Dolce K from the KJ lip-kit.
These three are basically on a daily rotation. Are you getting on board with the 90′s lip trend…? I totally feel like I was late to the party!
The most expensive clothing piece in my wardrobe is probably a leather jacket, I own a couple but my favourite one is this from Muubaa, not a brand that I hear much about and to be honest I can’t even remember how I stumbled across their website but I recall lusting over so many of the leather pieces and decided on this number. And would you believe me when I tell you that this is a size 6?! I am far from a size 6 now but once upon a time I was and I think in the last 5 years of my owning this jacket the material has aged beautifully and stretched to fit me perfectly. Good quality leather just wears out so well and I absolutely adore this jacket, its definitely an essential. I am eyeing a leather jacket in All Saints but it’ll have to wait until I find a good enough reason to justify it. Also, cashmere jumpers…a dangerous and expensive addiction, this dark wine jumper was purchased from ASOS White. I can’t even begin to explain how soft it is! Its not actually that expensive around £90 but the quality totally justifies it and I’ve seen 100% cashmere jumpers sell for far more. ASOS white just need to start stocking more colours. The Reiss Box bag is still going strong, it can’t actually fit very much in, possibly a phone, some cards and a lipstick/gloss nevertheless I am very happy that I have this bag in my life. Standard black Leigh jeans from Topshop, the colour is starting to fade so a replacement need to brought asap. A moment to talk about these trainers – the Nike Air Force 01 with the neutral sole, how amazing are these? I love the colour (although I did search high and low for the black ones and found none) so when Office had 20% off I took full advantage and got them! I’m excited to wear these with other outfits. Size down with these because I normally wear a 5 and ordered a 4.5 but totally could have gone with a size 4 but because I’m too lazy to return/exchange anything I’ll make these work for me. Lastly the tucked in hair trend, I didn’t get it for a while however now I’m totally on board – tempted to cut it quite short – I’ve never gone short so slightly anxious but I love the way it look – opinions? Go short or just carry on tucking it in?
Leather Jacket – Muubaa
Jumper – ASOS White
Nike Air Force 1
Excuse the hair – not my finest look and the obsessively hair touching photo’s I am still trying to figure out this posing business. Also taking photos in public is very nerve racking. Will I ever get used to it?
80% of what I wear is printed. Fact. Mid-2015 I made somewhat of an attempt to create a monochrome ‘staple’ wardrobe and I failed miserably. I love prints and I love colour so I’m just going to embrace it from now on. I feel quite lucky to be in a job where I can try and push the boundaries a little with my work wear (within limits of course) so here’s me trying to put prints and blocks of colours together – funny enough I quite like it, hence me actually posting it here. I also am a little obsessed with dungarees, I think its the little kid in me – I find them ultra comfortable until I have to go toilet of course. These dungarees were brought from Topshop on sale – I had my eye on them when they were full price but the shopping angels were on my side and I resisted to see if they went on offer – luckily they were! The block coloured shirt from New Look compliments some of the small mustard tones in the dungarees and I adore this colour. Bronx shoes are still going strong, they’re comfortable and slightly edgy – I’ve worn them pretty much every day. I get that this outfit is a bit hit or miss, not everyone will love it but hey ho. How do you feel about dungarees? Just for kids or can adults rock them too?
Bronx Brogues – ASOS
Dungarees – Topshop
Shirt – New Look
Ring – Great Frog of London
Bag – Reiss
Well its been a while – she says again – I pretty much disappeared off of social media for a while due to personal reasons, some which I probably am going to share in a video at some point. I should also start off by saying a very merry new year to you all, lets raise a glass to the hope of 2016 bringing you lots of love, happiness and success.
During my time off I had some time to think about where I wanted to take my blog, I feel like nearly everyone I follow on twitter was/is thinking about the same thing and I honestly love talking about beauty so therefore I want to keep that element but maybe try to incorporate more lifestyle and possibly fashion posts? Fashion posts in the past have consisted of wishlists and I want to try and branch out to some ootd – this also means raking in my sister to actually take photos for me. I have no idea how/if I’ll manage with a full-time job whilst also trying to make some YT videos (which have also been quite disappointing as of late) but we shall see.
My first attempt of an ootd I have come to realise is that 1. I have the worst patience when it comes to taking photos. 2, its very difficult to find the ‘right’ location, lastly 3. I have stop every time someone walks past and I embarrassingly shy away. Props to those who do this all the time.
Now I understand that all three pictures are almost identical – I am terrible at the whole elimination of pictures process, hope you don’t mind too much. Sophie Hulme bag is my current love, brought from theoutnet.com I wanted a YSL croc clutch or a Givenchy Antigona however they’re £1600 so this bag is a great substitute. The only thing I worry about is that it’s cream and I am prone to staining anything white/cream. Wish me luck! The trousers are a sale purchase from asos – love the colour, shape and they’re just so darn comfortable and the shoes are from Topsop (currently both are sold out – soz) Jumper is an oldie but goodie from Asos.com
Hope you liked the first official ootd!
Some serious ASOS browsing went down this weekend, I was massively procrastinating and decided to make a wish list for my birthday next month. At this moment in time I want lots of trainers and knitwear – oh how times have changed from five years ago. Oversized knitwear – I want it all. The suede A-line skirt has been on my mind since June but I resisted, however it’s now on sale half price – it’d be rude not too right? I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Culottes – at the moment I am really digging them and think the colour of these are gorgeous, very 70′s-esque.
Metallic shoes have been an obsession of mine recently, so these metallic toe-capped trainers are right up my street. Along with metallic New Balances, I am slowly becoming trainer obsessed and these may just have to add into my collection.