The Elegant Touch

November 19, 2014

I love having long elegant nails that really make you look classy and well put together, however naturally I'm far from that. My natural nails are weak, don't grow very long and are generally not all I would like them to be. Back in the summer I discovered a false nail brand which I love - Elegant Touch. I'm not into the idea of getting acrylics as I don't want to damage my already weak nails, therefore I have been using the Elegant Touch Totally Bare nails. These nails are a beautiful shape and are really good value for money. Out of each pack I get about 3 applications and you can paint the nails any colour you like. On me they last around 4 days which isn't amazing but I'm on the hunt for some stronger glue that might hold them for longer (recommendations welcomed...). I love these nails as I just think they add a really elegant look to an outfit. The one thing I would say is that false nails can take a bit of getting used to. Typing on my macbook is quite tricky especially with the '003' stiletto nails. However it's not impossible and quite frankly I love the way they look too much to stop wearing them! Lets just say - thank goodness for auto-correct!

How I apply false nails -




1. Remove any old polish from the nails

2. Choose nail colour + top coat



3. Lay everything out and size up nails against natural nails

4. Apply at a 45 degree angle and press down until fully bonded

5. Paint

MAC Diva

November 12, 2014


A/W lip colours are some of my faves. Deep burgandys symbolise the time of year for me, and the latest addition to my winter lipstick collection is none other than MAC 'Diva'. This is one of the most beautiful deep, burgundy reds I've come across. The best thing about it is that it's matte, but not drying. One layer will give you a dark red and another swipe will take you down to the deeper side of it all with a really cool vampy lip. I have no complaints about this lipstick and I recommend it to anyone who wants to give a vampy lip a go. Does anyone have any more suggestions as to some good MAC A/W lipsticks?

RED

November 09, 2014


























Red is a colour I never really wear. I'm more of a black, grey and white kinda gal so stepping into unknown colour territory can be a bit daunting. I walked past this shirt so many times wondering whether or not I should buy it, eventually I decided I would be brave and do so. Who knew that I would now have a love for the colour red. Wearing it with black makes it a lot easier to style for me, but I have liked the colour so much that I've actually gone and bought another red item for my wardrobe. Who knows, maybe I'm changing...

                                 Shirt- Primark, Jeans- ASOS, Jacket- Jennyfer and  Boots- Topshop



Converse

November 05, 2014






One of my most popular blog posts to date is my 'Shoe Unboxing' for a pair of white high-top converse. It has over 480 re-pins on pintrest and it makes me wonder what all the fuss is about. Yeah, I like converse, but I didn't realise how popular they really are. I was browsing pictures on tumblr and pintrest, and it was really making want another pair. Black Oxfords looked to be the best as to me, they just looked as if they would make an outfit look effortlessly cool and chic. I decided finally to bite the bullet and buy a pair and I couldn't be happier. I really want to give a mention though to the online store that I bought them from. This is not sponsored and I have no affiliation with the company - I was just genuinely SO impressed. Cloggs.co.uk is a fab site which sells a load of branded shoes and offers FREE next day delivery (if ordered before 8pm) as standard. I was also able to get 20% student discount (it's usually 10% but there was a special offer) which meant I got these shoes for an amazing price of just over £34! The service was super speedy and they kept you up to date all the way along as to where your parcel was - I couldn't recommend them more. I love styling these shoes up with very casual and basic outfits. Pairing them with black skinny jeans and a leather jacket has become my everyday uniform at the moment and I'm very glad I finally have a pair in my shoe-drobe!

Hi My Name Is...

November 02, 2014






It seems that recently I've been giving all of my money to Topshop like it's going out of fashion, and the latest thing I've acquired from them is this insane slogan Tee. I'm aware slogan tees are a bit love/hate for some people but I do have a soft spot for them. This amazing one is from the Ashish X Topshop collab, and after seeing it on various people around the interwebs I got my hands on one, and it was only in the bloody sale for a tenner! Originally £40, I thought that was far too expensive for a t-shirt but as a sale treat I love it. This is my T-shirt on those days where I can't really be bothered to dress up nicely and I just want to be comfy. Paired with jeans and these converse you have a lazy day outfit sorted. On the other hand you can easily dress up a basic slogan tee by pairing it with something like a printed pencil skirt. They really are a versatile day/night piece that I love to have in my wardrobe.

Jacket- Jennyfer, Denim Shirt- Beyond Retro, T-shirt- AshishXTopshop, Jeans- ASOS and Shoes- Converse

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