Saturday, 27 September 2014
Saturday, 20 September 2014
*Apologies for the lack of blogging, I recently moved house into London and have had no wifi!) *
Topshop Oxford Circus hosts various different concession brands that aren't available in other stores. My friend Jess dragged me out in the search of a bag her friend had, from a concession line called Etui.
Etui is a line of absolutely beautiful bags & purses, handmade from various gorgeous patterned leathers. They have a massive selection of handbags, shoulder bags, and clutches and purses in so many different styles, all completely unique and one-of-a-kind because of the nature of the leather. I couldn't help myself.
When we were looking for this bag a guy started asking us loads of questions about what the bag looked like. We thought he was being a bit over-detailed, but it turns out he was the owner of the brand and was just trying to work it out because he himself knew every bag that they made down to the last detail. He was so helpful and even ran down to the workshop to find one of a similar description because as I said, every piece is different and unique. He even gave us a cheeky discount.
They are more expensive than your typical bag. Twice the price of a River Island purse. But the quality is undeniable. It smells of fresh, expensive leather. This purse appealed because it was shorter for when I use a smaller clutch bag, but had all the compartments I would need to keep everything in.
A couple of transparent card holders for ID's, 8 other card slots for store cards, a little pocket for change, a couple of other zip pockets and card slots here and there, and then a big back pocket for dolla dolla bills y'all. Unless you carry around your whole life in your purse, this will fit everything you need in it.
This isn't a sponsored post, I was just really impressed by the range available, the customer service of the brand owner (I'm sorry, I can't remember his name!!) and of the general quality of the products. Plus they're gorgeous. Big thumbs up from myself, and Jess!
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
I so, so, SO almost love this outfit to pieces. The let down factor? The way the leotard sits makes it look like she has a saggy fanny. Pardon the french.
Friday, 8 August 2014
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Keep checking back as I will be doing a post on the goooorgeous heels they sent me. I think it might just be true love.
Friday, 1 August 2014
I went into MAC with the intention of finding Kinda Sexy, but they were out of stock, so after looking like a diseased creature from swatching my entire left hand I decided on Mehr, which I hadn't heard of before but is in the Matte range. Below is it swatched without any liner which gives it a really nice natural 'no makeup' feel.
I think that the secret behind Kylie's look and the reason she's come under fire for having lip injections is because she structures her lips to make them look fuller by using a darker liner. I'm lucky in that my lips are relatively full anyway so I don't need to overdraw, but using a liner definitely makes a big difference.
Below is Mehr lined with Max Factor liner in #10 Ruby. I do feel this is quite a close match to Kylies lips colour-wise, and am quite glad Kinda Sexy was out of stock because otherwise I wouldn't have found Mehr. Silver linings!
Friday, 25 July 2014
So recently it's been very humid, and basically a nightmare for makeup. It ends up down my face and all over my clothes pretty much. Rank.com. So I wanted to do a look that was really plain and simple to suit the weather because nobody wants a full face caked on in the heat.
I applied some Benefit Porefessional on my cheeks to cover pores, and then went over my whole face with Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in soft beige. I usually use a liquid foundation but when it's this humid I need something more substantial and mattifying to keep the shine away because I have an oily T-zone. I contoured using Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in medium/dark because its nice and matte again, and then highlighted the tops of my cheeks and under my brow bone with the Sleek FaceForm Contour Pallette, which I used a blush from as well on the apples of my cheeks. All of this together gave a very clean finish and no shine. I set it all with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in translucent.
I really lightly filled in my brows with Makeup Store Micropowder in the shade Deadly. I set it off with the Maybelline Brow Gel in dark brown.
For my eyes I just used the Naked Palette 2 powder Foxy just to brighten the eye up a bit, and then lots of layers of the L'oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga mascara to open my eyes right up. I didn't wear eyeliner to keep it all looking fresh and light.