Thursday, 4 October 2012

NARS Luster Blusher







Ola! I'm finally getting round to doing a few review posts lately like I said I would! I thought i'd do a post on the new blush I bought from NARS on Tuesday, I've been using their bronzer as a blusher since January this year (looong), so thought it was about time I experimented with more of there cheek products seeing as I love the Laguna so much :)
At first I really wasn't sure about this product, the lady at the counter showed me a few colours which were simular to Laguna, but all I could think about was how good their bronzer already looked against my hair etc.. however I was wrong! when I first tried this blusher this morning I thought straight away 'nope. don't like it', but then went into work, and what with work being work (slightly boring at times, mean while being surrounded by about 4 mirrors on each floor), I realised it makes my face look brighter, more flawless and just all round more healthy. I began to think its more of a summer blush, which is true, I do want to try some of their darker blushes, however I think this is lovely for a simple day look.
The consistency is just like Laguna, matt, powdery, but not too drying. The pigment is absolutely perfect, it does have a slight shimmer to it, in store it looked like proper glitter! (a no no in my eyes), but when I got it home I realised it was more of a highlighting/subtle glow rather than chunks of glitter (..no), so ya! all round a beauty of a product :)

{PS sorry for the UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL photo of my face, unedited so you can see a true resemblance of colour against my skin tone etc }

xo

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

GYM






Leggings - ASOS Vintage
Shirt - Bristol Textile Recycling center
Rock necklace - Urban Outfitters
Cross necklace - Topshop
Hoody - American Apparel
Coat - Miss Selfridges
Lipstick - Kate Moss
Socks - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop

Hi Guiiiz.
sorry I look so retarded in these photos, I took them literally straight after I'd got home from a train journey back home from Cardiff, I'm soso happy to be settled at home for the rest of the week now, I've actually had a decent week at uni despite the fact I missed practically a whole lecture on Tuesday morning because we thought we were supposed to be in at 11.30 rather than 9.30, so er, yeah that didn't work out too great! However we've been given a tasty little work load (quite a lot actually), which will keep me busy for a while, its weird now that my week/life has a structure I'm finding it easier to fit in my blogging seeing as I make time for it rather than do it when I feel like it.. dunno if that makes sense?
I have work tomorrow 10-4 which I cannot be bothered with, then work 11.30-8.30 Friday, bring on Saturday where I can lie in aaaallll day long (well at least until 12pm.. AT LEAST!), not really sure whats going on this weekend, I think Melissa and I are going to have a girly time seeing as she's having a stressful time at work and well, my life is just pretty hectic in general, would be nice to just eat crap and watch movies rather than go out and get rat-assed as usual.. (oops)
Hope you guys have had a productive week anyway :)
PS I aboslutely love this necklace from Topshop, its like a mood ring style, as in it changes colour with mood (temperature ;)), I looove iiit, the chain is a rose gold sort of colour and the colours in the cross are beauties! The only thing I don't like about it is the shortness of the chain! boooo.
xo

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NARS Products I want to try


Today I bought a new NARS Blusher (sneaky), just because my Laguna bronzer has literally hit pan completely so I technically NEED something new, I decided to try a blusher, I'm excited to try it but still a bit apprehensive, hopefully I'll actually get round to doing a review :) Anyway I also booked a 'makeup lesson', I'm literally making the most use I can out of the fact there is an actual counter in Cardiff rather than having to purchase online. It involves spending £25 which you can further redeem to try out products you're curious about! Sounds good to me!

'A moisture-rich cream blush formula that provides smooth, silky color for naturally luminous skin. The velvety texture delivers long-lasting color and blends easily natural-looking color. * Provides a sheer, flush of color for all skin tones * Enriched with Vitamin E * Can be worn alone or paired with powder blushes'
I'm really interested in trying a cream blush, I never really have, and seeing as this one is 'enriched with Vitamin E' it seems all the more promising! Especially with the drying season of winter approaching it all sounds good to me, also the colour is absolutely gorgeous, Its from NARS' 'Vintage' range online. 


'Cult classic hues and a mix of modern textures and formulas. There are no boundaries, only the most sumptuous color imaginable. Features Roman Holiday Lipstick, Bangkok Pure Matte Lipstick, Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and Orgasm Lip Gloss. A £47 value.'
I definitely want to get my hands on this, FOUR lip products for under £50! If you do the maths this actually works out at a really good deal. I really do want to try NARS' lip gloss and find out more about their lipstick. I have a Matte Lip Pencil already and its not my favourite, I find it a bit drying and doesn't blend/suit me too well, However maybe I'll like it more in a different colour? 


'Bronzing Powder creates the ultimate healthy glow. Diffused powders with golden shimmer create an all-over warmth or contour for the face perfect for creating or enhancing the look of tanned skin. Finely milled powders fills in lines and pores for smoother, more even looking complexion. * Iconic shades ideal for all skin tones * Natural looking, imperceptible finish * Subtle shimmer adds glow'
Like I said above, I have just hit pan completely on my Laguna bronzer, I was so so tempted to buy it along with my new blusher today, however my bank balance is already suffering (I crey). It has a really lovely shimmery tone to it, along with being perfectly blend-able and if something as prominent as a bronzer can suit a pale pale ginger person, I'm pretty sure its good to go for all skin types!

'Full-bodied texture and stay-in-place wear in NARS signature shades. Lips look luscious in shades for day or night in hues that are perfect alone or for pairing with other products.
* Unique texture prevents color from bleeding * Includes Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Sesame Seed Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil'
wahhh I've been looking at this product for ages, seeing the lovely jubly ingredients this one includes makes me happy, again what with the winter coming up I don't think theres anything skin likes more than Vitamin E and all the luxurious oils this one provides! Along with that, look at this fab colour, I absolutely love light coloured lips, but I just don't think they suit me as much as a bright/dark lip.. so I'm happy to say that NARS has this vibrant pink, mmm I just want to eat it!

'Outrageously lustrous color meets high-impact shine. Dramatic, stay-in-place shades glide on smoothly and evenly for lips that are more luminous and voluminous than ever before.'
AGAIN, LOOK AT IT.. to be honest, the way NARS themselves describes this just sounds fabulous, I need it in my life, for ages now I've wanted a lip product that makes my lips stand out and just look full and llllushious, I think this is the product to do that :)

'Custom-designed to provide women with the proper tool for a faster, more professional makeup application. This brush is designed with only the finest quality of hairs and a delicately weighted handle to provide the necessary balance for professional and precise makeup application.'
defffffffo in need of a lip brush, I want more lip products for a start, and I'm actually pretty terrible at lipstick application, so I think a brush would be a lot better, I really like the way its retractable too! Obviously its a bit on the expensive side.. however it DOES have 'the finest quality of hairs'... ahhh...

If any of you have tried any of these products and want to give me a little insight, feel free! I will hopefully have a review/swatches of my new blusher soon, I hope I like it/it suits me! Also I will update you about my makeup lesson and purchases :)
xo



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I thought I'd include a slightly more fashion-y post on my blog today, just random really, like I said I'm just putting a random selection of posts lately to see what I like doing and what fits with my blog.
I was just browsing style.com when I came across this RTW collection by Dion Lee.. I absolutely love designs like this, I just think they're perfect, monochrome is definitely my favourite type of design, (I say this from a high end point of view, I never really wear monochrome myself, although blacks, greys and navy's are my favourite colours). I really love the way Lee has subtly incorporated metallics into his collection seeing as they're all the rage this season, I also really like the cuts/patterns/silhouettes of each design, most/all of the designs for his A/W collection are mainly dresses/skirts, I like the way all of them are simular but also slightly different in shape/texture.  
The styling for this collection compliments the dresses perfectly, the simple yet detailed weaved 'cap' hair style doesn't draw too much attention away from the bodice. From what I can tell the makeup looks pale with brown eyeliner, again a favourite look of mine, a very plain and simple look, I am all for a bright lip, but I think from a professional styling point of view, simple eye makeup seems all the rage at the moment. I am by no means a fashion/styling expert (yet), and obviously this is my first real critical post on a designer, I'm just expressing my views and saying go check him out! 

'It's tempting to describe the appeal of Lee's clothes in terms of their technical accomplishments: the geometry of the silhouettes; the innovative, architectural quality of the construction; the unexpected materials artfully deployed. You can't avoid talking about those elements of Lee's work, and they form a tremendous part of its appeal. In this collection, for instance, he created strands of high-visibility fiber, and wove them into light-reflecting knits, and draped them off sheaths. (Perfect for cycling back from a party at night, maybe.)'

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Likes

Thought i'd start doing something else new here on the old blog, I'm just experimenting with posts I think, videos, pictures, collages, style posts, OOTD's, whatever floats my boat I suppose! Maybe one day I'll stick to a pattern ;)










All images credited to Tumblr
(mine is hanndmedownn.tumblr.com :))

Fitzpleasure

Hey guys :) I don't really have much to say at the moment, I'm going to be trying to do a ~video~ (yeah!) of my outfits from my first week at uni, I thought it would be a fairly fun ~project~ to do for a first video, I don't have a particularly high tech camera to film with but apparently its HD? It'll probably just be me flouncing around in a load of outfits, unless people want me to talk over it and say what I'm wearing? I was going to film while I'm here in Wales, but what with the early mornings and me forgetting my camera (nause), I thought it might just be easier to plan out the video more and just remember what I wore.

Again sorry for the lack of fashion related posts, for now I'll leave you with my favourite band at the moment, I've finally stopped listening to The Weekend every second of my musical life (although I still adore them) xo



Friday, 21 September 2012

Passion for Fashion competition

Hola! so I am sooo behind on this whole Passion for fashion comp bandwagon, I was emailed to get involved in the competition like WEEKS ago but just havent got round the finishing it! but alas, here it finally is :) I was asked to create five outfits, for five different occasions, under the price tag of £200 to create a beeeeautiful A/W wardrobe. (heres the entry to the competition here). I actually sat and did 3/5 of these posts sat in a local cafe, I never thought I'd be able to work very well in a loud, busy cafe, but it actually worked out pretty well and I'm really pleased with my outfits :) none of them are particularly themed around current trends, however I think I incorporate a lot of them into each outfit. I'm not really a believer of following trends, well, not religiously anyway! Obviously I believe in following whats in the shops/on the street, but I don't think anyone should completely stick with trends.. does that make sense? Make them your own :) Hope you enjoy my outfits and I give you some inspiration for some fairly low budget pieces/outfits for your A/W wardrobe! 




CASUAL

TOTAL : £191.50

Here is my casual outfit for the blogger competition 'passion for fashion', I have to say I think Topshop have really hit the nail on the head when it comes to this A/W picks. I am absolutely in love with majority of the boots they have in stock at the moment. The colours I've picked out to accessorise with here are very me, and very autumn winter, I love a rich, deep colour either on the lips/nails, and also a good nude, so why not pair them together! This camo jacket WILL be my winter coat/jacket, I am determined, it looks so cosy and even has a fur lining! This outfit isn't supposed to be Topshop themed.. however I had to include these rings, I'm usually a silver kind of girl but I think that may be swaying now its coming into the winter months, If you're after a cheap/effective way to bling up an outfit, I think ring sets are go to items! 


OFFICE


TOTAL : £197.50

I am RUBBISH when it comes to dressing up smart, I've had one job which I stuck with for a month where you had to dress boring and posh.. I personally think its rubbish! Nothing worse than an uncomfy stiff shirt and sweaty dull trousers. Obviously depending on what office environment you're in, this outfit is pretty casual, I fell in love with these trousers when my friend pointed them out (yet again, in Topshop), they have a lovely tapered shape and are a pretty thick cotton, nice and warm for winter. I do like the look of a white shirt however, if it isn't too dressy. This one is perfect with lovely cut out detailing and is 100% cotton! I think the tote bag is TOTally overpriced, but I do love a good tote bag, and this would fit everything in to a party outfit for after work or your laptop :) 



CASUAL


TOTAL : £197.46

I'm actually totally suprised this outfit is under £200! Lately I'm trying to change my style a little from simply retro tshirts and leggings (boring..but oh so comfy), to more of a polished/girly look. With this look I've still got a beloved cotton tshirt (ahh), however I've added earrings (never usually wear earrings, but after seeing these maybe I should, £5! absolute bargain!). I love this tshirt from the JW Anderson collection Topshop is holding at the moment, so simple yet effective (although I can't help but think ~hipster~ when I look at it ha!). I don't think you'll be able to go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans this season. Just a wardrobe must have really! I'm pineing so much after this lip lacquer from NARS, it just looks so edible and lovely. Nice colour for Autumn too! (PS - I've been a bit cheeky and used a Miss Selfridge jacket even though I've said its from H&M, they are basically the same, ones just on a model, so I didn't want my post to look scruff! tehe)



FIRST DATE


TOTAL : 195.97

Right, I know loooads of people will look at this post and think.. 'what the actual hell I would NOT wear this on a date!?! a baggy dress AND baggy jumper? what are you.' however, this is what I'd feel 100% comfortable in, no fear a boob will fall out or I'll flash an ass cheek in something skimpy and tight fitting, if you're out for a meal, who wants to show off there food baby on a first date?! I've added the heels, bag and earrings to give the outfit a bit of 'class', I also added the hat, which wouldn't be a necessity, its kind of depending on if you're going somewhere posh or not! (no hats inside people). I also think the collar and jumper look is also really in this season. I know for one think I'd be 100% happy going to a date in this en samble :) 


PARTY


TOTAL : 161.47

What can I say, I LOVE THIS OUTFIT OHHH MY. Its SO me and just so beautiful. Literally everything in this post pleases my eyes. First of, Chelsea boots, get some. I think these are another piece that a girl shouldn't go without this season, I'm pretty sure I see them everywhere from catwalk, to magazines, to celebrities, to people on the street, to every Tom, Dick and Harry! Yeah everyone has them, but I think they are one of those must haves, and go with anything, which is why I think its good to invest in a decent, leather pair. These are awsome! Adding frilly socks will give them a girly feel (and I love me some frilly socks - PS I would wear them with a nice chunky heel, but I'm just too much of a wimp to go down town, drunk, with heels on.. bless me). A dark lip and metallic nails will be all the rage with me this A/W I can just tell, what with being ginger, I really do think purple lippy is my colour :) (PS how COOL is this ring from ASOS, I LIKE!)






Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sunny Snaps






Dress - H&M
Jumper - Boyfriends, vintage
Frilly socks - Topshop
Vans - Office
Necklace - Urban Outfitters
Hoops - New Look

I decided to take some photos outside today, the weather was bright and also nice and warm so I thought, why not! I think they've come out really well.
I spent the day at my nans today while Alex painted her hallway, we had a good chat and I spent most of the time just curled up on the sofa in the blanket (so tired ALL THE TIME lately, its very annoying), although I was thinking at the same time that I want to be all relaxed before a day at work tomorrow anyway ha. Outfit is pretty simpppps, didn't really think about it, Its fustrating that I never usually get to think about my outfits the morning I put them on as I pack them the night before for Alex's house. 
Anyway hope you enjoyed the sunshine today, my 'Passion for Fashion' blog post should be up soon so I look forward to sharing that with you :) PS This is my cat, Jeremy, he looked so cute just casually on the side (naughty cat), I like the expression I seem to have captured too ha.
(BTW I have no idea why my boobs look hilariously bigger than usual in these photos, I'm blaming it on the lighting)

chow! xo

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Howdy blog friends
basically, I just want to apologise for being a BAD BLOGGER lately, I get a feeling these posts are probably going to become a frequent thing.. soz :( I just tend to go through these stupid phases where I feel really ugly or none of my clothes are right so I just want to shy away from the 'blogsphere' unfortunately :( However, I'm thinking long and hard lately about setting up a Youtube, I check mine at least once a day and would just love to do vlogs/chatty videos etc.. I'm not sure if people would be interested, but most of me just wants to crrrrringe at the thought. Anyway, I should have a post coming soon regarding the Passion for fashion blog competition thats been floating around lately, so I look forward to putting that one together! I have a day off work tomorrow and a day of sitting in my nans waiting for Alex to paint her hallway, so I may well just do it then.
Hope you're all having a good weekend and looking forward to the weekend 
xo

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

On Da ToWn


Looking over my tagged photos on Facebook recently, I realise how much my life revolves around going out, getting drunk, and having a good time with the same group of people, I mean don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it.. but I've been thinking lately how much money I must've put into going out, if you know me irl, you'll know I'll take out maximum of £15 with me a night, and make it last, however its still £15 every single weekend?! also all the alcohol my body has had to cope with saddens me.. I think I've drank and gone out the most I ever have this year! I've got freshers coming up soon at my university, which worries me deeply seeing as I had such a bad time last year, however maybe this year will be different, maybe... I'm hoping to go to a few things in Bristol/London during the Freshers week to jumble it up a bit, also I don't like Cardiff night life anyway so seems a good plan for me! Seeing as I'm also not in halls this year I will probably end up spending most of the night clinging to Alex the whole time as I won't know anyone else! 
ANYWAYS, I decided to have a shop around at 'going out clothes' on le tinternet, I'm always buying clothes which I know I can wear during the day and night, the clubs me and my friends tend to go to are ones that you don't need heels/a tight dress to fit in, in fact you'd stick out like a sore thumb! So I decided, right, its time to get a bit girly.. I can always tell when I'm getting ready for a night out my mum looks at me and my friends in an almost concerned kind of way, as if to say 'are you really going OUT with your hair top knotted on top your head and wearing trainers?!'. yes mum. yes we are. (shes quite the dresser upper when going out with all her blonde girly friends). 

First I took a look at (obviously) some of the things in Topshop..


I'm going to London just before uni starts (if I actually have the money :"() so thought I'd have a gander on the Rokit website to see if they had any cool dresses or playsuits, (PS I know everything I've chosen from Topshop is black.. shhhh)

LACE FRONT PLAYSUIT BY COCO'S FORTUNE Price: £42.00

CARLA JUMPSUIT BY MOTEL Price: £32.00

DRAPE POCKET SHIRT BY BOUTIQUE Price: £65.00

PEARL EMBELLISHED SHORTS Price: £50.00

STUD COLLAR DRESS BY SISTER JANE Price: £75.00

RALPH LAUREN CHECK DRESS £65.00

PAINTERLY FLOWER PRINT DRESS £35.00

ROYAL BLUE PRINT DRESS £35.00

MAGENTA BODYCON DRESS £60

BLACK FLORAL & SWIRL METALLIC PRINT DRESS £45

ahh yaaa. Bit of a weird post today, yano when you want to blog, but your not really in the correct mood so your posts are a bit shoddy and, well, bad? ha. I might even end up deleting this post when I'm in a more blogger friendly mood pah! However, I really am the worst person to come to on advice to wear on a night out, I would honestly wear leggings. a top, and my converse to a club without giving a second crap, all the glitsy girly stuff really isn't me, but I've tried my best hey! I do really like the shorts that have come into Topshop recently (pearl embellished ones), I think there really cute and I do like the detailing. Hope you've enjoyed my random post anywayzZzZz :)



Heres the song I was listening to while doing this post, incase you wanted to know ;)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

8 FEARS



 Its another 10 day challenge post :}
Even though like I said, I thought they were well vain, it seems a lot of blog readers like them, and these posts are proving quite popular! 
Anywho heres 8 fears..


008. Heights.. whenever I walk past a really high point (like looking over a bridge or ledge), I always have a fleeting moment when I'm worried my body will just decide to jump over it, or I'll just fall off somehow, anyone get that? I get it with train stations too, like I feel as though my body might just jump out infront of a train.. okay I sound mental.

007. I'm scared of learning to drive, there, I admit it, as much as I want a car and would LOVE not to be able to get the bus or public services, or rely on Alex all the time, I am absolutely petrified at the thought of managing a huge metal thing that is technically a powerful killing machine. Every time we go round a busy/big roundabout, or past a huge lorry on the motorway, I tense.

006.  I get really nervous and worried (so almost a fear I guess), about meeting new people, like going to university was the worst thing ever for me, its really bad that I'm completely content with the friends I have now, and the thought of being close with anyone other than them makes me nervous and feel weird! Its stupid because I need more friends! hahah.

005. I have a fear of hospitals, I just see it as a negative place because people are either injured or sick while in them! I mean obviously its good because its a place to get better, but like most people I just hate the smell/ scary doctors and all the scary tools and stuff that come with being in hospital.. I dunno.. just not very nice! 

004. I'm not THAT scared, but I hate bees and wasps, I see them as a flying injection.. thats it, to be honest, theyre probably the only insects I'm scared of though! weird huh.

003.  I have a fear of breaking another bone! literally petrified! I can't even imagine going through it all over again, it would suuuuck! 

002. I have a fear of being one big wrinkle when I'm older, not just because I'll be old, but because I have to use steroid creams on my face/body to sort out my STOOPID eczema, which thins your skin = wrinkles. But thats quite a petty fear but whatever!

001. I have a fear of working full time in a dead end job, never having any money, I dread the day I leave uni, live on my own, in a scrubby flat with a shit job and no money.. PLEASE DONT LET THIS HAPPEN FATE </3

Shoddy OOTD




 Lipstick - Barry M
Shirt - Select
Leggings - Topshop
Socks - Topshop
Converse - Office
(Not even got any accessories on! da fuk!)

First off, apologies for these photos, and this outfit, I'm pretty sure its one I've done before paha. I just couldn't be bothered much today (sorry, I feel so lazy and slobby lately).
But just to show this as an example.. this is my usual hair and makeup on any normal day. I can never be bothered with my hair, and like I say dont usually wear much makeup, so this really usually is as good as it gets.. IM SORRRYYY.
Anyway today me and Alex mooched round town for a while, which was kind of torture seeing everyone with there bags and people at tills buying loads of clothes/bits. Why is it when you have no money you can think of a bajillion things you want?
I'm planning to spend the whole weekend at Melissa's this weekend, seeing as there are two nights out on the go this weekend and I want to make it to at least one, also Melissa is on her own and Alex has luckily nabbed a FREE Reading ticket for the Saturday! (lucky him ay!).
but yes, will do my 10 Day Challenge tonight, lovelove 
xo

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Beauty lusts #1



001. Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish, £14.25
I am absolutely dying to try this product, after watching Louise's funny video on how to use the Cleanse and Polish I can't believe and quickly and easily her makeup came off, also the fact that she didn't have to scrub/scrape too much either! I'm just worried it will react with my annoying skin, however a lot of the ingredients are natural so maybe when I get some money together I'll try!

002. MAC Lipstick in Cyber, £14.00
I am a sucker for dark lipsticks, I'm not sure why they suit me, seeing as I have super pale skin, I just think dark lipsticks look good against my ginger hair and I just prefer the look of dark lipsticks up to lighter ones. I haven't bought a MAC lipstick since they were £12 (even though I remember when they were £11, I think its really awful they've gone up so much in price btw.. its not like they have a lack of customers or anything! Cheeky Mac..)

003. Revlon ColorBurst™ lip butter in Crème Brulee, £7.99 
I dont even care about the price anymore. I'm getting this. I've seen nothing but good things about the lip butter from Revlon, and despite what I just said about dark lip colours, I do like msyelf a good nude.  I really like the idea of a lipstick and lip butter/balm rolled into one!

004. Clarins odyssey eye palette, £30 
This is really quite a pricey product, however after seeing Lily's review on there soon to come Christmas collection, I can't help but want to try the beautiful palette! I will probably never actually be able to afford this myself, but maybe it can go on my christmas list ;)

005. Lush lip colour in Passionate, £14.50
I actually went into Lush not long ago and tried this lip colour on, it was SO BRIGHT, I had to ask Alex is it was brighter than anything else I owned, to which he replied 'way brighter!'. I. need. this. in. my. life. However the price saddens me deeply.. I know it'll last me ages but I'm not the type to wear lip colour every single day, so I'm not one for something that lasts necessarily

006. Penny talk Essie Mirror Metallics Collection for Summer 2012 
I recently saw this while looking over tumblr or something I think? I can't believe Essie have come out with a Metallics range and it completely missed me (I feel dopey for missing out on it coming out) BUT I LOVE THEM, especially Penny Talk (the bronzey coloured one)

007. Balmi SPF 15 Strawberry Lip Balm 10g £4.99 
I've seen this floating around quite a bit around the blogsphere too, I think the design looks really handy, and seeing as it has an SPF is just an added bonus, these balms are also on offer at the moment, 3 for 2 in Boots!

008. Dior Addict lip colour in Red Carpet, £24.00
Again, another dark lipstick, just like any other girl (I suspect anyway), I just want to have/try an expensive, designer product, I think the most expensive thing I own is a sample of Versace perfume from Glossy Box.. ha! So this would just be a treat really ;) 

009. 413 BLKR Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Bleecker, £19.00
I NEED THIS, I really really want a lip colour that is really bright, and also includes a glossy finish, I think theres nothing nicer than shiny, bright, voluptuous lips (especially when they're red!)

010. NARS Blush in Orgasm, £21.00
I have the NARS bronzer in Laguna and it has lasted me literally every single day (almost..kind of.. not really EVERY day), since JANUARY. Its honestly awsome, suits my skin tone well, warms my face, and yeah, lasted ages.. Its only just starting to run out properly so I really would like to try a blush from NARS this time . (I use the bronzer as a blush).

Anything you're lusting after lately? I have £40 to last me till September so I don't think I'll be buying anything soon :'(

Monday, 20 August 2012

9 LOVES

Halloooo, time to take up more of your time with 9 things I love ... I realise how vain and self obsessed this challenge is now I look at it.. but ah well! 
Enjoy! xo


009. I know its soppy, and also a bit obvious, but I'm going to say my boyfriend, Alex, hes there for me practically all the time and would drop anything if I needed him,  sometimes he annoys the shit out of me but after spending literally months and months without a day apart, who wouldn't annoy you? Hes been there through some of the toughest moments of my life and is generally my little star :)

008. I love my bedroom, sounds weird, because my bedroom is a fucking tip, but its the only place I truly truly feel at home, I love snuggling down in bed watching tv with a candle burning or my fairy lights on, when I'm home alone or spending the day in the house, I will be in there 99.9% of the time, whether it be tidying my sock drawer or spending all day on my laptop.

007. I love my cat, Jeremy.. its weird that I can love him seeing as he also, is really annoying. Brushing up against my black leggings whenever I come in the kitchen and nearly tripping me up is NOT COOL. However hes just too cute, I wish I could snuggle with him more often but hes bad for my skin etc. :(

006. I love makeup, products, nail varnish, and all things beauty, even if I might be allergic to half of it, I love the packaging, smells, lovelyness of most things 'beauty'. Its weird because usually I'm quite a scruffy person, I rarely bother with doing my hair and don't really wear much makeup unless I'm going out.. ah well !

005. I love my friends, which I've basically mentioned before, but nothing beats spending days/nights out with them.

004. I love going out, loads of people ask me how I can possibly like going to the same place, with the same people, with the same music, practically every weekend. But its just different okay! Literally everytime I'm out with my friends it never feels like a routine, I mean yeah we drink, dance, chat, and get chips at the end of the night, but things ARE always different, what we wear, who we see, etc...shh.

003. I love being paid, I mean obviously everyone does, to go out shopping and treat themselves etc (I do like doing this too), but I just love the reassurance of having money in my account, I've never had parents that would bail me out if I'm in trouble, or hand me a tenner every now and again just because, which is why its so comforting to have at least something on my ATM screen! ;)

002. I love getting cooked for, in all honestly, I cook for myself around 2% of the time, and even then it'll be beans on toast. Guaranteed. It is unknown to me whether I have any real cooking talent seeing as I absolutely HATE cooking, its like my pet peeve, my worst nightmare, the most annoying thing ever! I'd much rather appreciate someone else's hard work with my mouth.. it just makes sense!

001. I love my phone and laptop, I am constantly on either of them, pretty much all people over the age of 40 I come across tend to say to me 'what are you even doing on there?' 'do you ever get off that thing?' 'who can you possibly be texting all the time!'... Its just possible to be on an iPhone all the time, okay?

Friday, 17 August 2012

Soft hearted







Dress - Topshop
Socks - American Apparel
Shoes - Office
Necklace - Urban Outfitters
Rings - Motel & Urban Outfitters

First off, so sorry about the lighting on these photos, it looks terrible and so dismal (mainly because the weather looked exactly the same way! also sorry for my weirdo face) 
Today I was hungover so couldn't be bothered to make much of an effort (hence my hair), and I was just spending my day over Alex's moping around so I thought this outfit was perfect for that, also despite the rain it was really hot, so thats why I have no tights on. I absolutely love my new shoes from Alex's parents/nan, they go with absolutely everything so far and I just love how sweet they look!
The frilly socks are another present from my best friend, Maddie. I really love the colours! The necklace is from Alex, literally everyone I've seen has complimented on it, which is nice :) I saw it ages ago in Urban Outfitters but decided against buying it for some reason, however when Alex took me birthday shopping, I couldn't resist asking for it :)
Today Alex has been painting my room (FINALLY), so the background in my photos will be a brighter light pink from now on. We're off back to Alex's now so I don't have to breath in all the fumes from the paint (phew!)
Hope you enjoy my outfit and have had a good day, also, have a good weekend !
xo