From the eyes to the brows.

February 29, 2012

Today's make-up review goes to Benefit smokin' eyes sexy eye & brow makeover kit. I LOVE this product. I use it everyday and it is so useful. I mostly use it for brows as it has a really good brow wax that is easy to apply and it comes with a hard angled brush. I think filling brows in is a great way to define brows and add structure to the face. Also in this set is a step by step guide to getting smokey eyes. It comes with 2 shadows, brow highlighter powder, brow wax, a khol pencil, a brush.......(yes I'm still going), eye bright wax AND mini tweezers. It is quite expensive but so worth it.

£28.50 Benefit. John Lewis.


February 25, 2012

I love this outfit because it is really stylish whilst keeping you warm. The chunky knit scarf and the dark green parka go really well with the skinny green jeans as it creates a nice silhouette. I think that creating the right silhouette is so important. I follow the rule of skinny on the bottom wide on the top or visa versa. The similar colour boots make the outfit look more outdoorsy.
Parka from M&S, Scarf around £10 ZARA, Jeans £16.99 New Look and Boots £30 (in the sale) Kurt Geiger.

Its all about the foundations.

February 25, 2012

Today's make-up review is of Rimmel London's Stay Matte Foundation. For me, foundation is a take it or leave it thing. Some days I think natural is best, other days I want every product I can to cover my face. This is a liquid foundation which I find less easy to apply than say a mousse. It offers good coverage and promises up to 12 hours of natural shine control. It is slightly orange but that just might be because of my pale skin tone! Overall it is a good foundation for everyday use. One thing I would suggest though, is making sure you use a powder afterwards as it can look a bit wet.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation, £5.99 Superdrug.

You couldn't make it up!

February 23, 2012

So I want to try this new thing. Everyday (if all goes to plan!) I will post a review of one piece of make-up that I really thinks help create the vintage vibe! Today is Benefit Magic Ink Jet-Black Liquid Eyeliner. I love liquid eyeliner as I think it is the best piece of make-up for creating vintage looks just like Audrey Hepburn or a modern day look like Jamela Jamal. It is a tad pricey but has a really good thin brush for controlled application. The only problem is it wears off a bit during the day!
Benefit Magic Ink Jet- Black Liquid Eyeliner, £14.50 John Lewis.

Completing the 60's look!

February 23, 2012

To complete the 60's look add these amazing glasses. They are more demure that bold black frames and they were such a bargain!
Glasses £1 Primark.

Retro 60's coat.

February 23, 2012

I'm SO sorry for the lack of blogging recently, had no Wi-Fi for a while but can't wait to get back to it! Recently I bought this amazing 60's style coat. It was a bargain but looks expensive. It is a statement piece, so style with plain things such as leggings, plain white tops etc. The 60's look was really in last season but I think you can wear it anytime and look amazing. Complete the 60's look with retro glasses!

Coat £10 (in the sale from £23) Primark, Shorts £28 Topshop and Tights £4 Primark.

Flowers and Stripes.

February 14, 2012

This outfit is a combo of clashing prints that work really well together. The wide-ness of the trousers and the fitted silhouette of the top look great aswell. Yet again chunky black heels and a necklace are what makes this outfit!

Top around £20 (in the sale) French Connection, Pilatzo pants around £15 Primark and Shoes and Necklace as before.

A pop of colour.

February 14, 2012

This outfit is amazing! Bright coloured jeans and an understated blouse work really well together. I think the jeans add a bit of bright-ness to dull days! Chunky black heels and a necklace pull the whole outfit together.

Blouse £20 (in the sale) Urban Outfitters, Jeans £12 Primark, Shoes £7 (in the sale) TKmaxx and Necklace Handmade.

Retro Frames.

February 14, 2012

Just wanted to show you my new retro sunnies. I was so happy when I found them and they were an absolute bargain!

Sunglasses £1 Primark.

Simple Skirt.

February 13, 2012

This simple skirt works well in lots of different styles. Girly and floaty with a patterned blouse or rock chick and loud with a tee and blazer, either which way this skirt is so useful and is a wardrobe staple.

(LEFT) Blouse £20 (in the sale) Urban Outfitters, Skirt £5 (in the sale) H&M Belt around £4.99 ZARA, Tights £4 Primark and Shoes £7 (in the sale) TKmaxx.
(RIGHT) Top around £11 New Look, Blazer around £29 ZARA Skirt (as before), Shoes (as before) Faux-Pearl Necklace £2 for a Pack of 2 Primark.

Beautiful Blouse.

February 13, 2012

I bought this amazing blouse today from Urban Outfitters. It has a beautiful rabbit print and has got a lovely shape to it. Paired with denim shorts and tights it looks amazing! A simple necklace really brings out the best in it.
Blouse £20 (in the sale) Urban Outfitters, Shorts £28 Topshop, Tights £4 Primark, Shoes £15 (in the sale) Office and Necklace Handmade.

Vintage at IKEA!

February 12, 2012

I just wanted to share with you my amazing vintage pot that I found in (wait for it...) IKEA. I couldn't believe how vintage and cute it was when I saw it! Perfect for holding pens and pencils it will add a bit of vintage quirk to any home!

Pot £1.99 IKEA.

Luscious Layering.

February 12, 2012

Sorry for the lack of blogging recently, I will try and catch up on missed posts with up and coming fashion finds! The outfit here is great for casual weekend dressing. It is built up of layers of a retro tee, shirt and cardi. Boots and a chunky knit scarf make it winter wonderful!

Vest around £2.50 Primark, Beatles top around £7 North Lanes Brighton, Shirt around £28 Boden, Cardigan around £35 LK Bennett Sample, Boots around £30 Kurt Geiger and Scarf around £10 ZARA.

D&G on a budget.

February 03, 2012

I know I have have blogged this dress before, but recently I have seen dresses just like it in Elle, Grazia etc. The designer brand D&G are doing dresses with simmilar prints for their S/S 12 collection. This is my way of doing designer on a budget. In total this outfit probably cost around £17.

Budget (top picture) Dress £5 (in the sale from last S/S) Primark, Belt around £4.99 Zara and heels £7 (in the sale) TKmaxx.                 
D&G Version. (bottom picture)

Vintage Cowgirl.

February 03, 2012

I love this outfit, it's really fun and quirky. Clashing the prints works really well as in this outfit it makes it look quite vintage cowgirl. Adding a glass brooch near the top button as an extra bit of glam and vintage style. Rock the looks with chunky black heels!
Shirt £10.90 (in the sale) Hollister, Shorts around £6 Primark and shoes £7 (in the sale from £50) TKmaxx.

Retro Chic.

February 02, 2012

This outfit is quite smart yet chic and casual. The top reminds me of the 60's and the chinos make it look smart and spring like. I've seen lots of pastel colours for S/S 12 in the magazines. Although these trousers were bought around last summer they work really well for this season.
Top around £12 New Look, Chinos £24.99 New Look, Heels £7 (in the sale from £50) TKmaxx.

Winter Warmers.

February 01, 2012

Seeing as it is rather chilly around at the moment, I think this retro Topshop number would keep you nice and warm whilst looking fab! Wear with a chunky knit scarf, boots and tights!
Coat Topshop £89.

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