Saturday, 20 December 2014

burgundy tones

//Coat- Topshop (similar)/ Top- F&F/ Jeans- Zara/ Scarf- Missguided (similar)/ Hat and Boots- Primark//

If you've been following my blog for a while you've probably seen these clothes in a number of combinations a million times. They're some of my favourites so I wear them constantly. 
I wore this outfit today as it's very chilly in Newcastle. My mam thought I would be cold in my holey jeans and she was right, maybe it's time to hang them up until the summer. I need to invest in some new (warmer) ones after Christmas. I'm a bit obsessed with burgundy right now but what could be more festive? 
Merry Christmas! Much Love xxx
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glitter christmas make up

I feel like I've been so so busy over the past few days that I've hardly had time to blog. I arrived home for fake Christmas last night- I don't get a real one as I work in retail! I will reply to comments and stuff today so don't please don't think I'm completely ignorant. 
A few days ago I had a little go at some Christmas inspired make up, I was really hoping the copper and gold tones in my eye make up would translate better on camera but it can't be helped.
I'd just like to draw attention to a few products I've used including Smashbox Photo Finish primer. I was given a few testers of this recently and I really can't see myself going back to using another primer. It gives the smoothest, silkiest skin to start applying foundation I've ever experienced. For my lips I have used Topshop Velvet Lips in Velveteen Ribbon and then applied Mac Lipglass in Rebel. I love the deep glossy red these two products combined give. I'll definitely be wearing this look more often. I also applied a little Urban Decay Moondust in Space Cowboy to give the glittery effect. Moondust is also on my eyes on top of my eyeshadow- the only problem I have with this is that I wish it was more pigmented or build able. Maybe I can use my brush wet? 
Let me know what you think! Much Love xxx
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

i'll be happy making my mistakes

// Jumper- Primark/ T shirt- Republic (old)/ Faux leather trousers- H&M (similar) / Boots- New Look/ Sunglasses- Topshop//

I'm aware that these photos are a bit rubbish. We took them just as my camera was taking it's last breath(s) so they are kind of rushed. I do however love this khaki jumper- I've been searching for one I like for ages and where should I come across one but Primark. I was actually on the hunt for one of their hideously over the top Christmas jumpers but alas they didn't have the one I wanted so I guess this will have to do. I always really want to wear my leather trousers more often but the fly falls down so I think I need to invest in some that don't have this issue. 
Hope you're having a lovely evening! Much Love xxx
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Monday, 15 December 2014

inspiration- Diesel AW 14

I've been meaning to put these together in a post for a while but just haven't gotten round to it. I actually came across the styled photographs above on Dazed Digital first and was also happy to find some backstage shots from the show. It would have taken place way back but it's still pretty inspiring. Also how amazing are the french plaits in the girls' hair?
I love anything (film, photography, fashion) that has a nod to youth culture from a by gone era. Personally I'm nowhere near cool enough to pull off look like this but hey I can take details and make them my own. 
Much Love xxx
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Thursday, 11 December 2014

best friends

// Jumper- Asos/ Dungarees- River Island (no longer available)/ Boots- Primark/ Earrings- Topshop (similar)//

It's so horrible and dark and miserable outside today so I thought I'd share this OOTD from earlier this week when the sun was shining and I made a new ginger friend. She came over to chat for a bit and although I couldn't understand a word she was saying she seems pretty cool.
I am trying to style my dungarees for winter as I don't want them to just be a comfort I can enjoy in the summer. When I went out shopping I just threw my boyfriend overcoat on top of this which I thought worked alright but I did get a few strange looks- I think as bloggers were all used to that though! 
Hope you're having a great week! Much Love xxx
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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Topshop Velvet Lips

Hey Everybody! I feel like it's been so long since I've done a beauty post. I actually forgot how much I love putting them together. I bought these little babies last week (I think) I got Velveteen Ribbon first and then went back for Blood Orange as I loved it so. I like Topshop's make up anyway, I think for high street make up it is really good quality. However, I have not (until now) come across a product I'm so obsessed with. Velvet Lips come in two shades: Blood Orange and Velveteen Ribbon. Although I have seen online evidence of purple and black shades- where are these available to buy? I need them!! They retail at £10 each which I personally think is a reasonable price tag. 

The only issue I had was that they dry so quickly so you do have to apply super quick and carefully. I made the mistake of trying to do this as I was running out of the door the first time I used them... Once you have carefully applied them, they are super matt. I was worried that they would dry my lips out but they're actually incredibly moisturising. Now I sometimes have problems with MAC matt lipsticks drying my lips, so I prefer this product with regards to that.

They also last for ages. After a meal most of the product will still be going strong. So they'd be great for a long day where you might not get much chance to reapply make up. When it comes to removing them it can take time and effort- I had to remove and reapply most of the make up on the bottom of my face to get these photos. But if you're removing your make up for the night I guess this isn't a problem. 
Let me know if you've tried these before? Also which shade is your favourite?

Much Love xxx
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Thursday, 4 December 2014

i don't find you crazy at all

// Jacket- Topshop (similar)/ Shirt- Primark/ Leggings- Topshop/ Trainers- Nike/ Necklace- Topshop// 

It's Friday eve! I'm very very pleased right now. I am not only seeing my mother for the first time in about a month but also meeting two of my besties in Edinburgh this weekend. Winning at life right now. 
In other news- have you noticed this post is a little bit Topshop heavy? But that's ok- right? I was feeling all uninspired and thinking what can I wear- which is where Pinterest came to my rescue. Geez I love that thing! 
I hope you're all looking forward to the weekend too. Much Love xxx
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