Monday, 18 August 2014

Winter Wishlist: The Boots (feat. Missguided)

After seeing a pair of boots posted to Missguided's instagram, I thought I'd go and check out what other boots they had in for A/W... oh my days. I need to order the majority of that page (and there's 49 pairs of boots on there, go figure!). These are my best picks and I think you need to have a look, take a look at your bank balance, think fuck it, and buy some. 

Missguided shoe wishlist

These are the beloved boots I spotted on instagram. Wasn't sure whether to share them as sadly when I went to the page there's only a size 7 left! Hoping though seeing as they decided to share them on instagram that they might be restocking - that's all the comments say! I love that the heel is super chunky and leaves a bit of an odd gap between there and the foot - the shape looks so fresh.

My head tells me that peep toe boots for winter make no sense but my heart is insistent. I need them. I just love clean looking pieces at the minute and my favourite cut out trend is still present in these boots. Fat chance keeping them clean when the weather turns for the worse though!

I'm not entirely too sure why I've shared these - I know I won't buy them as I'll never wear them but... something about them calls my name. I've never really been one for tassels but I think they're quite understated on this boot so you don't run the risk of looking too wild wild west. 

I'd certainly check out Missguided as recently they've started bringing out stuff that's so much better quality than they used to be - I would feel comfortable ordering from these now where as a few years ago I wouldn't at all! The only problem they still have is the delivery is super slow and communicating with the company themselves is very difficult. It's a shame because as an online only retailer they should really be ahead of the game on this! 

Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored by Missguided nor am I affiliated with them in any way.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Autumn/Winter 2014 Wishlist!

Within the space of about a day, I have been converted to A/W dressing again. Already I'm looking at chunky boots, duster coats and fur collars. And I. Want. Everything! So obviously I've had to put together a little wish list that I will probably end up treating my self too. Oh dear...

A/W wishlist - Tartan

A/W wishlist - Tartan by erinjainex

Everyone has heard of Topshop's Joni jeans by now - super soft, high waisted jeans that generally look lovely. They've been updated for A/W with slashes to the knees which I'm a total sucker for. I think this will definitely be one I end up buying!

These have technically been available for a few months already but they definitely don't have a summer vibe! I absolutely live for chunky black boots and I love these so much. They remind me of Jeffrey Campbells without the giant price tag!

Erm... so this somehow creeped into my wish list! Doing my usual Selfridges browsing, I spotted this amazing Charlotte Olympia bag. I fell in the love with the perspex box bag trend when it first came around so to see it updated for A/W is great. The other side of the little fabric purse inside says 'Nice' so you can flip it to suit your mood!

I feel bad adding this to my wish list as it's already almost sold out but I love it sooo much. Apparently the pastel coat trend is coming back hard this season (woo I can get out the pink coat again) and I love love love this slouchy version.

And finally, a tee dress that definitely should not cost this much money! I love tee shirt dresses so when I saw this I quickly fell in love. I doubt I'll be buying this one as the price seems a bit ridiculous to match - but when New Look or Primark release their version I'll be straight there! 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

End Of Summer Lipstick Shades (ft. MAC & Rimmel)

As the weather is slowly turning worse (boo!) I feel like I'm scrabbling to keep hold of the ends of summer. This means wearing sandals in the rain, refusing to take jackets out even when the forecast is rain, and putting on obscenely bright summer lipstick. As much as I'm very much a red lipstick girl which always works best in winter, there are a few shades that I have in my collection that just remind me of summer.

Top: MAC Girl About Town (Amplified)
I originally bought this when looking for Show Orchid - which was a pro shade at the time, and this was the closest non pro shade I could find! It's a super super bright blue based pink - think the brightest Barbie pink then multiply it. I love this shade so much that I even got over the Amplified finish, being a matte girl myself. I can't describe this in any other way than it being just a happy shade - you genuinely feel brighter and better wearing this. The only thing I'll say is it does take some balls to wear so make sure you wear it confidently!

Middle: Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 101
I know this shade looks a bit tame, and it is, but to me it's the most beautiful summer pink. It's soft, flattering on most skin tones, and just a gorgeous neutral. This is one of those literal 'throw on and go without a mirror' shades that somehow ends up looking as good as if you just spent 10 minutes with a lip brush and liner. 

Bottom: MAC Costa Chic (Frost)
Another finish that I wouldn't usually buy from MAC! The photos of this does not do this shade justice. Costa Chic is a deceivingly bright coral - it's literally almost neon. I find it looks best with an absolute overload of mascara and not much else. The only thing I will say with the frost finish is it's sometimes best to apply a single layer (it's very opaque) and then pat your lips down just to take a bit of the 'frostiness' off!

Have you got any bright summer shades you've been reaching for lately? We've not got long left to wear them before it's back to deep reds and purples (can't wait can't wait can't wait)!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Chunky Heels I Didn't Need.. But Obviously Bought

Just when will Primark stop enticing me with their shoes and homeware? Seriously, when? Because every time I wander in I seems to wander back out with at least one bag (usually more). They are hitting the nail on the head with some of their departments - others, still not so much - but yes yes yes to shoes.

These are super chunky, high, black platform heels - reminiscent of Jeffrey Campbell and a lot of the styles on the high street that you see for £50 + at the minute. These were an amazing £20 and come in black, white, and grey snakeskin. The white are absolutely amazing but I had to think sensibly - summer will be over soon and I know I'll wear black a lot more! 

As usual my only problem with Primark is their finish on things - even though brand new in this picture there are still a few marks and if you look closely a few glue marks. However for the price and the length of time these will probably last I don't mind - I don't see Primark as investment pieces funnily enough! Either way I can't wait to start wearing these - hoping the sturdy heel will stop me from falling after one too many a cocktail... 

Friday, 8 August 2014

Yves Saint Laurent 'Shocking' Mascara Review

I cannot believe that considering how much I love this mascara, I haven't reviewed it before. This is one of those products that from the moment I first put it on, I was in love with it. In case you can't tell, this is a pretty positive review. 

I've repurchased this a few times now in between daily use of everyone's favourite Maybelline Falsies, and every time I come back to it, it's a bit like coming home. At £23 a tube, (depending where you buy) it's not cheap but I think it's worth every penny. What makes this mascara different for me is the formula - the only way I can describe it is like a kind of gel texture. It sets quite quickly on your lashes so you do have to beware clumping by applying coats too quickly - a mistake I've made many days when I'm rushing to work!

Sorry for unruly brows! Late night blogging...

As you can see, two coats goes a long way. I don't have the most defined of lashes as it is so I need all the help I can get! I just love the framing that this mascara achieves - it's not 'false lash' excessive but it's definitely wow. I feel comfortable wearing this without eyeliner which is a biiiiig thing for me too! 

The only drawback I will say is that sadly this mascara dries out reasonably quickly. This isn't necessarily a problem for me because when this is in my stash I wear it every day and use it all up! But if you bought this just for special occasions or as a treat then it's not one you can keep a hold of and only use every so often. 

I still wholeheartedly recommend this mascara 10000%. Buy it. It will change your life and your lashes!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Little Happy Things #4 (July)

1. me and damien on holiday
2. dangling my feet over the beach
3. homemade mojitos 
4. me and my boy on the beach
5. the moonlight rooftop cinema screen
6. sunset on the beach front
7. skimming stones into the ocean

Saturday, 2 August 2014

A Little Look Into My Holiday

It already feels like forever since I went on holiday, even though I only got back on Sunday! I had such an amazing time and felt so relaxed. The only thing I regret is not taking more photos on Damien's birthday - we had the most amazing filet mignon for dinner and then went to see the Wolf of Wall Street at a rooftop moonlight cinema. You got a squishy leather sofa, blankets and cocktails to your seats. It was unreal! Here a few little peeks at what we got upto :)