Tuesday, 24 April 2012

OOTD: Midi-dress

Ok, so here is just a tiny outfit of the day with something I picked up recently in the sale. I think I said it in my 7 deadly sins tag but me and midi-dresses have a bit of a love hate relationship. But today was definitely love more than hate. So... 

This is the dress in question its pretty similar to the ones I have seen dotted around my local Topshop but this one is from Dorothy Perkins sale it was originally £19.99 reduced to £10.20 in the sale and with 15% student discount too, which meant I couldn't not pick it up!

It was pretty cold today so I paired my dress with a plain black cardigan, scarf, leather jacket and boots to keep me warm in the cold and rain.

For accessories the standard rings I always wear, backpack, little hamsa hand bracelet (I swapped the watch from the video with the bracelet) and a necklace I bought in a charity shop and DIYed.

OOTD: Midi-dress

What I'm wearing:

Bracelt - DIY and ebay - £1
Leather jacket - Topshop - £55
Dress - Doroty Perkins - £10.20
Scarf - 99p Store - £0.99
Backpack - Topshop - £36
Belt - (old) Primark - £1
Boots - (old) River Island - £30
Necklace - Charity shop DIY - £1
Rings - Gift or Charity shop - £8-£20

Saturday, 21 April 2012

7 Deadly Sins Fashion Tag.

I've seen a lot of people doing this tag and I really enjoy watching it so I thought I would have a go. If you don't already know I have a YouTube fashion and beauty channel, its fairly new but there are at-least 3 videos going up a week from now on so if you like them be my guest ans subscribe it means a lot to me that you all read my blog so I would love for you to be apart of my videos too!

Right so I am planning for every video I put up to add a parallel blog post because not everyone like YouTube videos so this way no one misses out. I hope you enjoy all this as much as I do!

Here goes...

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive fashion item? What is your most expensive?

My cheapest piece has to be  black vest tops I wear all the time from Primark they didn't make them this year which was really annoying because well they are the most useful and most worn thing in my wardrobe.
My most expensive is a really hard one because I really don't like spending loads of money on things but it would have to be a toss between my Topshop winter coat or Leather jacket.

2. WRATH: What fashion item do you have a love/hate relationship with? What has been the hardest to get?

I have a definite love hate relationship with midi dresses I adore them but some days I just think they make me look ridiculous hence why I only have one!
Hardest thing to find as to be my black Topshop backpack It was sold out for months in all stores but ebay saved the day once again!

3. GLUTTONY - What fashion item do you have the most of? Which item do you wear the most?

Denim high waisted shorts and skinny jeans without a doubt! I have about 10 of each its ridiculous, I can't stop wearing them. 

4. SLOTH: What fashion item do you neglect, due to laziness?

My flatforms I find them a struggle to walk in and they need wearing in because they kill my feet so I just don't tend to wear them!

5. PRIDE: What fashion item gives you the most self confidence?

I think any girl will say its a stunning dress and a great pair of heels, I think I felt most confident at my cousins wedding in a knee length dress!

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

This is an odd one but if your talking fashion I like a rugged style best, a man in slim fitting jeans is always good. But as long as they are confident, lovely and have their own sense of style I'm happy :)

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift? 

God anything really but at the moment the either a Levi denim jacket, club master ray-bans or some triangle earrings I spotted yesterday in Urban outfitters!

Apologies for the hideous screen shot! 

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Fashion photos

Sorry had to remove this post but will add it again later when I can :).

A few make-up items I'm loving.

I thought, due to my lack of posting, you were due a day of double posts. I have been discovering items that have been forgotten in the ibis that is my make-up collection and loving some well awaited new additions. I thought it might be a nice idea to express my love for these products and maybe encourage you all to love them too! So here goes.

1. I have a love for bold, but still natural looking, eyebrows. And with that comes a love for a great eyebrow pencil. As a avid follower of Sammi from http://beauty-crush.blogspot.co.uk/ I remembered her mention of this pencil in hazel so thought I would pick it up in dark brown and give it a whirl. I LOVE it it gives my eyebrows a natural look as well as making them neat and bold to 'frame my face' as they say.

2. Yet another recommendation from Sammi. The lip liner pencil in '011 spice' from Rimmel is absolutely gorgeous! I love my dark lip colours but when summer rears its head I feel a bit off wearing a really deep red and feel like brights and nudes are much more fitting to the weather. The thing I love about spice is that its quite a dark nude so I can carry my deeper colours through to the summer months and for £2.99 its a steal!

3. I discovered this little treasure hiding away in my make-up bag. It was a free sample I got in Superdrug a while ago and I had forgotten all about it. It is hands down my favourite blush. Its a cream formula that blends effortlessly on the skin and is the perfect mix of peach and gold shimmer to give you that brilliant sun kissed summer glow. Now all I have to do is find a dupe for it because unfortunately I discovered Bourjois don't do a full size version.

4. There isn't really a lot to say about this next product. Carmex, well it's just brilliant! I bought the classic version because well I hate cherry tastes and smells so that wasn't for me but this has been my life saver! I have really dry lips so I never leave the house without a lip balm and this is now my lip balm of choice. It's incredibly moisturising and everything you could wish for in a lip balm. I expect you all have tried it as I was pretty late to jump on the band wagon but if you haven't I urge you to go buy it ASAP!

5. Finally I recently bought the witch powder after I noticed it was on offer in Superdrug and I'm really impressed with it. I'm not sure about its claim to make my skin clearer but the finish it gives to my skin is really nice as long as you don't apply too much. Unfortunately I have oily skin so a powder is a must and this one is my current favourite.

I hope my little ramble on my favourite products of the moment has inspired you to give a few of them a try for yourself as I think they are all absolutely brilliant!