Saturday, 28 January 2012

spot on

I've had this dress for longer than I can recall, and love to dig it out from time to time. I don't think I've purchased anything in Next before or since, but I seem to remember having some vouchers to spend, so this was my garment of choice! I find skater style dresses really flattering on all body shapes, and I'm chuffed that they're starting to make a comeback - in my opinion Missguided and Boohoo have the best variety. Teamed it with my trusty Docs and a denim jacket - two wardrobe staples I just couldn't live without! 

In other news, I'm planning on buying a vintage denim jacket to stud - would any of you be interested in seeing a DIY?



Sunday, 22 January 2012


A little while ago Yayer sent me this gorgeous jumper from their modern collection, and boy did it come in handy today - it has been so cold! It's a really soft, thick crochet knit and is extremely over-sized with batwing sleeves. I love chunky knits and have acquired quite a collection of jumpers this winter however nothing black or in this style, so it was a welcome addition! I definitely recommend having a browse over at Yayer - the way they style everything is right up my street and to my taste! I particularly love their dresses, and they stock some fantastic vintage pieces too. 
I teamed the jumper with these Forever 21 shorts that I bought in the summer and my Linzi creepers that I posted about here. These shorts are stretchy and so comfortable, and you know me - if it's high waisted then I'll take it! 

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

my favourite makeup products of 2011

I know this post is extremely overdue as it's already the 10th day of 2012, however I've read similar posts on many blogs and love seeing what products others swear by, so thought some of you may appreciate seeing mine! As you can tell, all of my makeup is drugstore (bar two MAC products, scandal) as I hate spending ridiculous amounts of money on makeup when decent products are available in Boots and Superdrug for a fraction of the price! So anyway, here is a list of all the products and the reasons why they're my favourites:

Revlon nail enamel in 'Facets of Fuchsia - a recent and welcome addition to my collection, and an absolutely beautiful shade.
Models Own 'Silver Fox' - a stunning silver glitter polish, with the slight negative that it's a complete bugger to get off!
Boots 17 blusher in 'First Kiss' - my favourite powder blusher; a lovely natural pink with a subtle shimmer.
MAC eyeshadow in 'Dazzlelight' - one of my favourite shadows for everyday, as it brightens up my eye and stays put almost all day.
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes mascara - a nice fat brush for plenty of volume, which is what I love in a mascara! Onto my third bottle and can't see myself trying any others. 
Natural Collection lipstick in 'Rose Bud' - extremely moisturising and basically my lip colour but better. I know some of the Natural Collection products can be a bit cheap and nasty, but this really is one of my favourite lipsticks for day to day! 
Maybelline New York Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner - I absolutely swear by this liner, and wear it every day without fail. I bought it a while ago and am still on my first one as it lasts for ever, and it even comes with a brush so you don't need to worry about finding the right one. I've tried so many liners but this is by far the best, and I will never turn back! 
Topshop cream blush in 'Flush' - annoyingly Topshop have discontinued this shade now, however it's my favourite blush as it's quite matte and is just a gorgeous natural colour. Will definitely be getting some more of these blushes soon as I've hit pan on mine, sob. 
Boots 17 eyeshadow trio in 'Barely There' - I wear at least one of these colours every day without fail. I love it mainly due to the brown, as it's perfect for wearing in the crease for a little natural definition without being really dark and dramatic. These are perfect for school as they're not too shimmery and obvious, just perfection. 
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer in 'medium' - I think just about every blogger swears by this concealer! I haven't tried many but I don't see why I need to after discovering this bad boy. Covers up everything, and is so inexpensive; perfect for any total cheap skates like me! 
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Pink Pout' (matte) - my absolute favourite lipstick by far. I've had this for ages now, but have recently noticed it becoming increasingly popular amongst bloggers and in my opinion rightly so! It's matte without being drying, and is the perfect pink for every day wear. Every single one of you needs to purchase this lipstick, or else.
ELF Studio Powder Brush - love the ELF Studio brushes, as they're cheap but high quality. I use this every single day for my foundation. 
ELF Studio Eyeshadow 'c' Brush - perfect for applying a wash of colour over the eyelid. Another brush that I reach for every single day.

Things that didn't quite make it but deserve a mention: L'Oreal Paris True Match foundation, ELF Studio Stipple Brush, Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder, Boots 17 Photo Flawless primer, Sleek 'Storm' palette

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