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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Outfit | Satin bomber jacket

Jacket - Topshop (sold out) similar here and here

Top - urban outfitters (old) similar here
shorts- Asos (old) similar here and here
Shoes - Teva
bag- Bag Inc
sunglasses - Ray-Ban
watch - Nixon
necklace - Argos - similar here
rings - Lisa Angel, Accessorize and vintage

Say hello to my first proper outfit post in a long time. I'm feeling a little rusty but hopefully things will slowly come back to me!

I would also like to add that I haven't gone mad and started wearing loads of colour all of a sudden, (my Instagram can prove that!). But I bought this jacket to wear to a wedding, it matched the dress (outfit post here) and I needed something at short notice

These satin pinky hued bombers are everywhere, and I really could of shopped around a bit more for something cheaper (like I normally would) but I was in a rush getting something to wear and this one was right in front of me in my local Topshop!

I have only worn it a couple of times, as black is my complete and utter safe comfort zone when it comes to clothing but I do like it and even had a couple of compliments when wearing it!


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Monday, 11 July 2016

Outfit | Wedding

Dress: Asos
Shoes: New Look
Jacket: Topshop can be seen on (here)

Not the best quality outfit picture, I'll admit.
I went to a wedding with my boyfriend (that's the guy in the picture!) a couple of weeks ago now.
I had planned to take a few more blog friendly pictures of my outfit but the wedding was the first time meeting lot of his extended family and outfit snaps sort of slipped my mind.

I wore the dress with the jacket from my most recent haul video (linked below). It got unexpectedly warm and I didn't really need it but i think it matched the dress quite well.

You may wonder why no black?! I think it may be because someone once told me you can't wear black to weddings, could have been my Mum's influence (she has banned me from wearing black to family events in the past) but I did fancy getting a little dressed up. As I wear all black every day, another shade makes it feel more special.

Don't expect any other colour injections anytime soon but I might just wear the jacket!


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Saturday, 2 July 2016

New additions | NYX, Kiko, Sleek and Topshop

Kiko - High pigment wet and dry eyeshadow colours 05 and 16
Sleek - Matte me lipstick in Birthday Suit
Topshop - Matte lip bullet in Duvet Day
Maybelline - Brow drama sculpting mascara in transparent

Shall will quickly skip over my notable absence from the blogging world. Its been a while lets just say that! An update video on my YT channel is on its way as to what I've been up to lately.
So for now lets talk makeup! I had planned to post this the day I took the pictures. but that was over a month ago now so its turned into more of a review/haul hybrid.

I've had a bit of an aversion to fashion and clothes in the past few months. I primarily blame no longer working in retail for my constantly shopping but I have just been more drawn to make up instead. 

My newest obsession being NYX. I've known about it for a long time but being that there were never any physical stockists int he UK I largely just left it alone. 
But I happened to be in Boots the day the NYX stand launched in Brighton and the chances of me leaving without buying were non existent. First on my list was a replacement for my taupe blush. I use this for everything, its one of my most worn makeup items. Its great for pale skin as a contour and I also use it as an eyeshadow. Although the shade name is the same, the actual shade is slightly browner that my original taupe blush thats in the old packaging. I also grabbed another blush in Nude'Tude. I am not a blush wearer, I got this with the intention of using it as an eyeshadow instead. 

And I picked up the Prismatic eyeshadow in Girl talk, intending to use it as highlighter!
Its in a tiny pan but the colour is something a bit different. iridescent but with a slight duo chrome effect.

The Matt but not powder foundation is great, Ive used it everyday since purchasing but the HD concealer is a bit of a miss for me. It creased like mad and it dried at least 2 shades darker, leaving my under eyes looking more than a little orange. Not the best look ever!

Kiko is another love of mine of late. They seem to always have a sale on and when they do I seem to always come away with something. I limited myself to just two eyeshadows this time. The high pigment wet and dry shadows in shades 05 and 16. Nothing ground breakingly interesting but completely wearable colours with a bit of shimmer but no glitter.

The Mayeblline brow drama transparent brow gel is another staple, used it daily and I think its great. A very boring product to talk about but I'm a fan!

Last up are lip colours. I don't tend to wear anything other than a clear lip balm, like ever. I find lipstick/gloss/anything to be a total pain and I'm always conscious of it smudging, smearing or feathring all over my face!
The Topshop lip bullet in duvet day was a real fail. The colour is all wrong for me. Something about the tone just made me look a  bit dead.

But the sleek Matt me lipstick in 'Birthday suit' saved the day a little. The colour is subtle and to most other people probably wouldn't notice it but for me its a big step! The formula isn't too drying and its pretty long lasting, doesn't smudge or smear, or really move at all so it does take that fear away.

I won't pretend I don't feel little bit stupid wearing anything on my lips, its like I have a big sign flashing above my head saying this is not something I'm used to and and I'm very self conscious! But the colour is good and I have seen that sleek have released a load more shades in the 'Matte Me' range. I may just check those out too!


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