Friday, 29 June 2012

Perfect for Peplum...

The peplum trend has swept the fashion nation and made a big slash on the high-street. You can't walk past a shop window or browse a store without seeing more than one dress or top in this classic style. Now I'm not really one for adopting really girly trends but this one is an exception. I've taken the plunge and invested in a simple black peplum top from Primark for just £8.00 showing they also wont break the bank balance.

Although when I got my peplum home I did sit down and realise I really didn't know what to wear it with. So if your like me and want to try the trend this is what i would recommend wearing with the versatile plain black pepelum top...
Boby-con skirts are an amazing pairing for a plain peplum top they add a pop of colour or an interesting look  with pattern to modernise the style. I found adding a plain black skirt in a mini or pencil style gives the impression of you wearing a dress which works amazingly for a formal look and bright patterns create a more casual appearance.

Let me know what you would pair with a peplum or even if you would wear one at all?

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

I'm loving...

I'm not a fan of pastel colours at all, being so pale they make me look even paler and in turn like I has some kind of illness but I cant help loving mint. Something about it just screams out to me and I have to grab it with both hands. God knows my collection of mint will be growing this summer and if I can find a thick jumper ill be taking mint into my winter wardrobe too!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Home Time Haul...

Every time I make a trip home to see my mum we always go for a shopping trip together so this is simply the outcome from one of those trips!

 Coated Jeans-newlook(sale)-£11.00
Maxi Skirt-Primark-£10.00

I really wanted a new pair of jeans and black is my go to colour so when I found these coated jeans in the sale at newlook I got very excited as I was going to buy them full price but by the time I got round to it they were out of stock. They are a perfect alternative to plain jeans and just add a bit of interest to a basic outfit. The maxi skirt is a bit of an odd story its actually a size 12 and as a size 6-8 I would recommend trying it on before you buy if your interested in picking one up.

bikini-Primark-total £8.00

When I spotted (pardon the pun) this spotty dark blue/purple and white bikini in Primark instantly knew it was coming home with me! I have been searching for one just like this for months. I love the retro almost 50s feel to it and for £8.00 for top and bottoms how can you go wrong. All I need now is an excuse to wear it.

Crop Tops-Primark(sale)-£3.00 to £1.00
Mint tee-H&M-£6.99

These little crop tops were a steal at £1.00 and I already own two others they're the perfect thing to put on with  high waisted shorts on a hot day. I also picked up this plain mint t-shirt. I have been looking for one for ages and noticed this one out the corner of my eye in H&M and couldn't resist it, I really have an obsession with mint and red at the moment.

Knitted Black Vest-H&M-£7.99
Peplum Top-Primark-£8.00

I bought another knitted vest from H&M the white one was everywhere on YouTube for a while and after purchasing it I had to buy the black and the orange version for my mum because she loved it too! The peplum trend is something I'm planning on doing a sort of look book for soon and this is the top I'm going to style. I was amazed at the quality of this top its something I would expect to find in Topshop for £30.00+ not Primark for £8.00. It has to be one of the best buys of this year.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Week in Photos.

new addiction / watching some films to pass the time / dreading taking this all down / finally found somewhere to put my earrings / starting my summer project / fallen back in love with the ipad / Bargain! / new favourite necklace from mum / so yummy / time to blog some more / back to old school with filofax / love this photo / I hate filling out forms / the start to my summer project / bought mother a top / cranberry juice is so delicious / new poster that is actually urban outfitters wrapping paper haha / reverted back to my childhood and did some colouring.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

New Skin care!

Now, skin care has never been the top of my priority list and to be honest I think that's because I've never had major skin issues. Like every teenager I have breakouts and times when I hate my skin, but its never been a huge problem for me. Then I came to uni - and whether it is the stress of independent life, elevated emotions of missing my home or the fact the water is very hard here my skin was not a happy bunny. So, it was time for a change. Now, I already knew that there was a mountain of products out there and honestly I had no idea where to begin. Did I want to go high end? Try the infamous Liz earl cleans and polish? Or go with a high-street brand like Garnier that I was familiar with? 

In fact I went with none of the above. Surprisingly my new skin care is Lush Lush and only Lush. That's right the company that is known for its amazing fragrant products in the form of bath bombs and bubble bars is my skin care secret and its a secret I want to share with all of you! Now it's a bit more expensive than the 'drug store'/high-street brands you can pick up at Boots and Superdrug in the UK but if your willing to fork out the cash for high end brands its well worth a try.

I personally got into lush skin care through my flat mate raving about their fresh face masks and up until then  I was simply a lip tint and bath bomb girl! But I took the plunge and tried 'catastrophe cosmetic',a blueberry face mack, and then 'cupcake', a face mask that smells ridiculously chocolatey and delicious. And from that moment on I was addicted. 

I did a little research on their skin care like most beauty addicts would, searching various YouTube reviews, blog posts and the comments on, discovering that not many people talk about it in the UK but people all over the world adore Lush and its skin care! So I went for it changing everything from my face scrub to my toner! I never really appreciated the attentiveness of lush staff until I needed help with skin care, they are amazing! I was recommend everything I could need for my oily to combination skin and given more than one option for every product I was interested in, making me feel I had a great personal choice.

So here are the products I have tried and my opinions but keep in mind these are for my skin type (oily-combination) but there are loads of options for all skin types in store:

Fresh Farmacy: 
I use this amazing solid cleanser to in my evening shower to wash off my make-up and it works a treat it even removes the smudged mascara off my skin after I rub my eyes.

Ocean Salt:
If my skin is having a melt down and breaking out all over the place I always do a salt water cleanse to disinfect the skin. So when I saw this scrub had sea salt in it I was over the moon! It is a little harsh on the skin if you use a heavy hand but if you use a light tough its a lovely and makes the skin silky smooth!

Mask of Magnaminty:
A gorgeous minty face mask, that unlike all of the other masks at lush, doesn't go off! I love this it's a magic product for preventing and treating break outs. It might not be for everyone as it has a minty tingle to it that some people might find uncomfortable but i love it.

Tea Tree Water:
Now until this I'll be honest with you I had never had a toner, I just didn't feel it was necessary, but now I cant live without one! It's minimised the large pores I had on my cheeks and around my nose and I'm so happy I picked it up.

Grease Lightning:
The spot treatment everyone raves about and I have to say its not the most effective of all the treatments I have used but I do feel as though it prevents spots getting any bigger or out of control if applied every night so I cant complain!

This is an oily skin moisturiser that smells divine. I'm a bit funny about the moisturisers I use on my face, no idea why, I just like them to be tailored to my skin type so this is a perfect match! Its a little pricey but you need the tiniest amount so to me its worth every penny!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

I'm loving...

I adore Motelrocks jeans and they are now on everyone's radar with the infamous black and white striped jeans! But strangely it isn't the most famous pair that I'm after but the pinkest of the bunch. Its rather odd me wanting something pinkish but I cant help it they are just gorgeous!

Monday, 11 June 2012

'Modelling' for a photo shoot...

Hey everyone sorry I've been M.I.A yet again with my first year exams, extra shifts at work and a trip back home I haven't had time to sit down let alone film a video or blog... But I'm back and will be posting at least once a week from now on! No slacking for me! This is a bit of a late one but I had to keep these photos under raps until now! I did a photo shoot over Easter with my amazing friend daisy and it was so much fun! They were for a university project for a fashion cover and magazine spread so here are the snaps...

Styling: Daisy Churchward
Photography: Diasy Churchward
'Model': Me

P.S. If you want to know where anything is from just leave a comment and ill get back to you!