Friday, 28 June 2013

Collective Haul

Since I finished exams, I've been treating myself to a few things every now and again after my extended dissertation/revision period and degree result :). These weren't all bought at the same time though, I can control myself, promise!

Cosmetics - I've bought a few Rimmel Salon Pro polishes recently. The shades are 'Cocktail Passion' and 'Reggae Splash', neither of which I have tried yet but I've heard good reviews. I think Reggae Splash is my favourite though! I also bought the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which has been a revelation to me! It makes your foundation look airbrushed. I was using a beauty blender before which made my foundation look thick and gloopy when applied - not attractive. I would definitely recommend the Real Techniques brush though, it's worth those pennies! I bought the L'Oreal Superliner to replace my Rimmel liquid liner and I'm not sure about it yet, it's very shiny when applied and I think I prefer a matte effect eyeliner-wise. The final cosmetics product I picked up was the Bourjois Cream Blush in shade 03. I love a cream blush and this is the perfect rosy pink for my cheeks, and gives a little hint of sheen as well as smelling all floral-y in the pot!

Clothes - These Topshop lace shorts are perfect for the summer. Paired with heels or sandals and a shell top they look great on a night out. They'd be great for holiday too. Any shorts I buy have to be high waisted, I find them much more flattering! I also went a little blazer crazy in H&M. The cream blazer is part of the new collection and it has a really pretty lapel shape and is structured and will smarten up any outfit. The black beaded blazer was in the sale for just £15 and being a little more cropped, is different to the other black blazers I already own. Finally, the two tops I bought from Primark were such bargains. The cream top has an embossed style floral pattern all over it and is slightly cropped in length, and the longer vest is a lighter, floatier material in a baroque print. I think the cropped vest was £8 and the baroque vest £4 and they will look great with a pair of high waisted jeans or a skirt and a little blazer.

Have you been on any shopping trips recently and picked up any bargains?

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Weekly Want No. 7

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Hey everyone! Sorry again for the lack of blogging action on my part, I moved home from university last weekend and have been trying to get sorted out ever since (I haven't even brought half of my things home yet!). I haven't done a weekly want in for-ev-errr and I went to Meadowhall yesterday so have spotted a few things I now have my little eye on.

I really want a more grown-up, new phone case and I think this H&M one is perfect. I picked it up in Scunthorpe a few months ago and put it back down & now can't find it anywhere but online, so an order looks like it may have to be placed! I love the turquoise necklace from Accessorize. I always wear a necklace under collared blouses and this one would be perfect against a crisp white or cream blouse. It also comes in a nudey-pink colour and a deep red, both with gold chain detailing too. 
The River Island shorts would be perfect for a night out, not so sure how much I will be going out now I've finished university but the textured polka dots are almost too cute to resist! The same goes for this Lipsy dress, it's now half-price in the sale but I just don't know if I can justify buying something I'm not sure if I'll wear very often! I love the sequin and mesh detailing on it though! 
The two make-up products I've chosen in this post are the Rimmel Salon Pro nail polish in 'Reggae Splash' which caught my eye yesterday as I ran into Superdrug for emergency tanning mitts! I think they have it on special offer for £2.99 at the moment (along with the rest of the range!) and it's the perfect colour for summer, a really peachy pastel shade...perfect for toenails on the beach maybe? The lip crayon is one of the new Bourjois Colour Boost range in a shade called 'Orange Punch', a lovely bright coral colour just right for the summer. Really excited to try one of these out as I've heard the pigmentation and smoothness of application is really nice.

Have you tried any of the cosmetics I've picked out/what are your summer must haves for fashion and make up?

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Maxi Skirt

Skirt & Vest - ASOS; Blazer - Missguided; Shoes - Blog Sale; Necklace - H&M; Bag - Zara

Hey! After a long time away I'm back to blogging! I've had my dissertation and finals to do and then had some other bits and pieces to attend to before I could finally relax and start taking some outfit pics again! I am disappointed at the poor quality of this picture is though, my room at uni is so dark and I can't wait to get back home to do some nicer photos! 

I bought this ASOS maxi skirt a little while ago and I love it. The split is a little daring but this would be an evening outfit, I couldn't bare so much leg in the day! I bought this in a size 4 because the 6 was sold out and I am definitely NOT a size 4 so I think as it stretches you can afford to go down a size! I paired it with a little black vest top. a cream blazer and some cute flatform style shoes, but could dress it down with sandals or up with some nude heels. My Zara bag is properly being put to use now (I didn't want to use it for lectures as I thought it'd get messed up!). 

So nervous now I'm finally a graduate. Job hunting is v. stressful but I just need to keep at it and hopefully I'll have my dream career really soon! 

Hope you are all well, love you lots x