Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Feelin' Feline w/ L'Oreal

Wow, it's been quite a while since my last post. Last week was definitely the most hectic my life has been in a while (I might do an update), so yesterday I thought I'd treat myself to a new product. As you may know from other posts of mine, I love love love winged liner & I always seem to be on the hunt for the perfect eye product! When I spotted the new L'Oreal stall at my local pharmacy I couldn't resist having a good ol' rummage through they're liners & ended up picking the 'Super Liner Perfect Slim' one! It cost me £4.99, which isn't too steep in my opinion plus the packaging is AMAZING!

The tip of the liner is super slim making it perfect for creating flicks, wings or lines of any thickness. It's also sooo easy to just glide on and go (rather than having to dip & apply). As far as I'm aware it's only available in 'Intense Black' but the pigment is great, it does apply pretty dark so I guess you need to be quite careful if you're in a rush! Lastly, it's really long lasting. It doesn't come off easily during the day, however wipes off like a dream with regular cleanser or eye makeup remover! It's a winner!

Have you tried this before? 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Moody Moody 02

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It's been a week since my last post (I've been pretty busy!) & so today you'll be seeing another 'Moody Monday' post, woo (or not!)!

I've been loving florals & in particular, floral trousers - I just gotta have a pair! I especially love this pair because (if you don't already know) I love blue! I've also been on the hunt for a pair of really fitted (with a little bit of baggy-ness) trousers & so these combine 2 in 1, result!
As for tops, I'd definitely keep it kinda cool and wear a black cami (this one is from Topshop) just to tone it down a little make the trousers more of a statement.
I'd also pair it with chunky boots from H&M to add a little edginess and make it more me (plus, who doesn't want to wear comfy shoes??)!
I've also been loving cuffs (they're just AMAZING!!!), this one is pretty plain & adds a little hint of elegance.

So that's it for this weeks 'Moody Monday'  some songs I've been listening to are;

Alt-J - Fitzpleasure // Bastille - These Streets // Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks

Monday, 12 August 2013

Moody Monday


So, I've decided that I'm going to start little mood board posts on this blog every Monday (maybe not every, but I'll try!). I'm going to call it 'Moody Monday' because: 1.on Monday I'm pretty moody & 2. I'm bad at puns but I thought this one fitted quite well (haha!).

This past year I've developed a real love for vintage/biker/grunge style clothing. I don't mean I like to dress in black leather from head to toe, but I do like to sprinkle some of it into my outfits (just to edge it up a little). Leather jackets in particular have become a staple, I picked up the 'Clean Biker Jacket' from Topshop back in January & now every time I wear it I feel like I need a moped or motorbike to complete me (probably not the greatest idea)!

I've also been loving chunky boots! Whether they be Chelsea, Biker or Cutout - I've been feelin' the need to try on every single pair (well, maybe that's an exaggeration but I just love em'!). This pair from are next on my list - that platform, eh? AMAZING!

The sun hasn't been out as much but I can still live in hope, right? So I thought I'd include these sunnies into the mix as they're just too cute! I'm loving the bridge bar - so retro, plus the round frame gives that effortless vintage (HAIM sister - esque) vibe! Love it!

I guess that's it for my first 'Moody Monday' post. I might just leave a couple of songs below for you to listen to if you're feelin' like a bit of music.

M83 - Outro // Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension // Foals - Providence

Thursday, 8 August 2013

They're Real!

Yesterday, I took part in the #bbloggers chat on twitter & read so many negative tweets about this product (whattt?). I received this as a Christmas present last year & ever since, I've loved it! So, I thought I'd get the magnifying glass out & do a little review (or investigation) on this 'Marmite'- like product.  To start off, Benefit have got it all right on the packaging side of things, the bottle is really lovely! However, for (a quite hefty) £19.50, you'd only expect to have the best bottle about! 

The formula, for me, is amazing! It's doesn't flake or crumble throughout the day (woo hoo!) & it's staying power is magnificent - making it perfect for if you have a busy schedule! The 'jet black' colour (which I'll admit I was a bit wary of) makes lashes stand out (result!). When I first received this I wasn't too sure about the wand, I've never been a fan of plastic wands & I initially thought that the bristles were quite stumpy, but I find that it works perfectly with the formula to create thick, voluminous lashes (what more does a girl want?)!

I have to say, I'll definitely be repurchasing this (& will probably gift this to friends too!) as I love it so much! So...yeah, I'm a fan!

Have you tried this product? What do you think?

Monday, 5 August 2013

Sky High with Midi Rings

Today I'm wearing Rimmel's 60 Seconds polish in Sky High. I adore this colour, it's so bright & just makes me think of the ocean (despite it's name!). I'm loving turquoise shades at the moment, they're just so pretty! As well as the colour I'm loving the 60 seconds range - the packaging doesn't lie which is great, meaning I don't have to sit awkwardly and not touch anything for ages (especially as I can't sit still for a minute) woo!
I had to take these snaps outside as it's pretty groggy & the lighting indoors is a total nightmare. I'm strangely liking cracked paint effect in the background - it's a bit different!

finally opened my midi rings after days of just staring at them. I absolutely love delicate jewellery the daintier the better, for me anyway! I'm probably going to wear these until my fingers turn green (that's the issue with cheap jewellery!) as they go with everything! Plus, they're plain & don't make a huge statement - perfect!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Brilliant Buys

I've been a little reckless when it comes to shopping these past couple of weeks. Last week I did a haul (that you can find here) on bits & pieces I picked up in Primark. So...yeah, I've gone a little mad on the shopping front (forgive me!).
I dropped into H&M on Saturday & had no intention of buying anything until I spotted these Wine Corduroys on the 'Sale' rail. I couldn't believe my luck because they were in my size (which is very, very rare) plus, they were reduced from £35 down to *drum roll please*, £7 (what a bargain!).
I also picked up this black cut-out dip hem dress. It was really hard to get a good photo of it because it is super long but I think I'll give a little post of it's own! It was £19.99 & I spotted it a month ago and decided not to buy it (I gave in!).

If you've been keeping up with my blog you'll know that I have developed a slight love for rings. I've been on the hunt for a pack of midi rings because they're so cute! So when I spotted these delicate little midi rings I just couldn't say 'No!'

Just received this, this morning but I also bought 'Submarine' by Joe Dunthorne on Amazon. I literally searched for this in every book shop (around me, obviously) & couldn't track it down so I had to give up the ongoing battle & buy it online!

So...yeah! That's my little haul!
Have you been shopping lately?