Thursday, 11 September 2014

Outfit Inspiration: Autumn is coming

Hi Fashionistas!

It's been a while since I posted an outfit inspiration for you all, so I thought as we seem to be rapidly moving into my favourite season which is none other then Autumn, I would do one based around that...

All items available from H&M

I hear that pastel colours will be quite big this A/W so I definitely like this staple coat, teamed with a simple dress and ankle boots this outfit can be worn almost anywhere.

I spotted those funky glasses which I had to add to the whole look as the Sun likes to pop his hat on every now and then through Autumn too and why not protect your eyes with something not so dull?

What are you thoughts on this outfit?


Monday, 8 September 2014

Playboy Makeup UK: Pin Up Challenge

Hi Lovelies!

I received this fabulous set from the team over at Playboy Make Up UK to complete the #playboypinupchallenge....

Mascara - Bunny black
Lipstick - Front Cover
Nail Varnish - No name provided, but is a lovely gold 

As I love all things pin up I really enjoyed creating this look with the shade of lipstick given. Anyone who knows me knows my favourite shade to wear to create a pin up look is red so it was great to experiment with pink instead.

I attempted a beach babe style pin up look by adding a cute flower to my wave hair complete with quiff. The lipstick is one of the smoothest lippies I've ever tried and the mascara is fabulous! I have yet to use the polish yet, as I'm a little bit matchy matchy I didn't think this shade would go so I'll save that for another post.

I really like the lipstick and mascara though so I would definitely buy them given the chance.

What do you think?


Thursday, 4 September 2014

My Chairish Styleboard

Hi All!

I was recently asked by the fabulous team over at Chairish to create my own personal styleboard based around a bar stool. I was given a few items to choose from to create this and I decided to go for the Wicker stool set as I found this to be quite easy to style up.  Here is my completed design....

Wicker Stools - Chairish
Lamp - Chairish
Mirror - Chairish
Rug -
Skull candle - Selfridges
Cushion - TBC
'Tres Chic' Canvas -

As you can see I stayed with a colour scheme of black and white which I think goes quite well with these stools. Like also the idea of using a styleboard to create themes for homes as well as outfits.

What do you think of this idea?


Monday, 25 August 2014

Outfit of the Night: Bank Holiday Fun

Hi Everyone!

How was your Bank Holiday weekend? I spent mine with friends drinking an awful lot of wine and cider - bad combination I know but luckily I haven't suffered majorly! I wanted to share one of the outfits I wore to the pub Friday night to celebrate a friends birthday...

Blazer - ASOS
Blouse - Primark
Jeggings - Asda
Heels - New Look
'Mulberry' look bag - Greece

I love love love wearing nude at the moment and mixed it up with splashes of red with my lipstick which is Collectionn 2000 and my blazer that I've owned for years.

My hairs a bit wild too - if you're curious to know the ins and outs of how I achieved this look then don't worry there will be a post coming in the near future dedicated to my hair.

What did you get up to this Bank Holiday?


Review: Collection 2000 Super Size Fat Lash Mascara

Hi All!!

Recently I have been trying out different mascara's to see if I can find a cheaper alternative - I am trying to do this with a fair bit of my make up selection. I have been quite successful with the blush/bronzer and I'm still pondering over if the cheaper alternative to my MAC Studio Fix foundation is better - check out the link and leave a comment if you know of a better dupe for this pretty please!

Anyway; I purchased the Collection 2000 Super Size Fat Lash mascara and here is my full review

It's Purpose
- The only magic wand you'll need for a fabulous lash look!
- Super volumising formula and brush.
- Creates bigger, bolder and super-sized lashes.

My Opinion
I spotted this mascara for only £2.99 in Boots the other week, after being attracted to the bright colour of the container I immediately checked out the brush size and length.

I have been so used to using lengthening mascaras with a much bulkier brush that using this quite thin brush was something I had to adapt to - but I guess some would say the results are in the technique too.

So here are some results after use...

As you can see it does give a reasonable length and also goes on really well. The brush is very comfortable to use but thinner then what I am used to using....

However for me the overall effect isn't 'super sizing' which disappointed me.I would say this mascara is for everyday use to add a bit of definition to my lashes. The only other downside of this mascara is that if you don't purchase the waterproof one you can be left with residue throughout the day once used on the lower lashes....

I have never experienced this with another mascara no matter how cheap it is and I was quite shocked that this happened more then once so now I don't risk wearing it on my lower lashes and I don't want people to think I've been randomly crying. So if you are going to buy this I would suggest getting the waterproof version just in case. I guess the search for my cheap dupe to lengthening mascara's is so still on.

Anyone else used this, what are your thoughts?