Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Rediscovered: Topshop Lipstick in Brighton Rock

I've said so many times I'm not a fan of lipstick. I only own about 3 and I rarely wear them. However I recently rediscovered Topshop's Brighton Rock and I can't get enough.
The consistancy is unlike any of my other lipsticks. Brighton Rock glides on so well, it has a gorgeous sweet scent and looks great dabbed over vaseline for a less intense effect. I personally think this shade suits me quite well, though i'm no makeup artist so I'll let you be the judge.

What do you think of Topshop lipsticks? Do you have a favourite shade?

Monday, 1 October 2012

I'm a whole lotta trouble

Cardigan - Primark
Top - Topshop

I'm so excited to stcok up my A/W wardrobe! Everytime I go shopping right now I'm seeing more and more things to add to my mental wishlist. Damn you Topshop/River Island/Primark/H&M/Zara when I'm trying to save money! I couldnt resist picking up this cute zebra cardigan the other week in Leicester. It was the last one in my size (after begging with the shop assistant to take this one off the mannequin!) and is still a bit big but I always find the sizing in Primark really hit and miss. It has gotten better in recent years but most of the time I can pick the exact same size in 4 exactly the same dresses and each one will fit differently. For £16 this cardi is an absoulute steal and will look lovely with greys and burgundy shades and it's so cosy!
I'm off to Spain for a week on Wednesday so have a few posts queued. I know I always say this but I really need to blog more reguarly. It'll be nearly a year since I started this blog before I know it! Time flies so quickly.
Hope everybody is having a happy Monday(or as happy as any Monday can be)!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

baby it's cold outside

River Island always have an amazing AW collection and this year is no different. I love almost everything in store right now and theres more coming every single week! It's so hard to resist not going and spending all my wages when I'm near a store. These are just a few of my favourite bits in at the moment (if anybody has £531 they want to lend me for this little lot all donations would be gratefully recieved ;] )
I love this parka coat, it's so practical for winter and something that always seems to come back in fashion for festival season. I've tried on the tube pants last time I was in Leicester and they seem like good dupes for AA disco pants...theyre SO tight though, I had to go up 2 sizes!

What do you think of River Islands AW12 offerings? Will you be stocking up on your winter warmers here?

Instagram Post #3

rainy sunday - my tart of a pooch - posing before work
motorbike shopping with the boy - my babies - saw my gorgeous nieces for the first time in a month
en route to milton keynes - wearing eyeshadow for the first time in yonks - wicksteed park
carbooting - northampton from above - bulmers because they didnt have koppaberg 
ebay bargains - kara being a cutie - best friend curling her hair at kings cross
strawberry macchiato - arsenal on a sunday morning - spa trip with the bestie 
just a few healthy snacks - kettering train station - diy project (post coming soon)
trying to embrace my natural curls - surprise 3 year aniversary present from ollie - abby <3
favourite sweets - helpston - cafe nero catch up

Such a big post today as I haven't posted in a while. I've been so busy lately and have swapped my shifts around at work which has somewhat messed up my body clock. I have had a few emails about contests people have wanted me to enter which I was meaning to do but its proving hard to find a internet/real life balance right now. But I do have posts planned for the next few weeks and will definatly be doing some competitions! I have been thinking about doing my own giveaway soon, maybe once I get to a certain amount of followers? 
Me and my boyfriend are going to Spain for a week in 10 days time which I'm BEYOND excited for. I haven't been out of the country for 2 years now and it'll be so nice to finally have a break and get away from home for a bit. The only problem is my luggage allowance as we have only got hand luggage, 10kgs each. Still, I am counting my lucky stars that it will be boiling hot so I won't need to take any heavy clothes, fingers crossed :)
I hope everybodys had a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

M&S Very Vintage Dress Challenge‏

I recently recieved an email from Marks & Spencer asking if I would like to participate in their Very Vintage Dress Challenge. The task is to show off your favourite vintage dress with the chance to win a vintage themed weekend in London. I have to admit, I am not very good at hunting for vintage. I have been to Brick Lane so many times to try and throw myself into the culture of vintage stores but I actually really struggle to know where to start and I think you have to have an eye for an items potential, something that may look awful on the hanger may look fabulous once you take up the hem and team it with things you already own. As the rules state the dress you show can be from any era, so long as it has a vintage style, so I thought this would be a great oppurtunity to show off my fail safe winter outfit.
New Look Ditsy Floral Tunic Dress [Old]
River Island Belt [Old]

I bought this dress as one of the first items of my staff uniform when I worked at New Look back in 2009. It's probably one of the oldest items in my wardrobes because I get bored of clothes quickly and sell them on eBay a lot! This dress is sooo short but I love it with thick black leggings and a brown belt. It's perfect for the cold weather because it actually looks okay to wear with uggs and a winter coat and is something I go back to time and time again. It's just so easy to pick out with some dark accessories for an everyday winter outfit.

Marks & Spencer isn't somewhere I normally shop (except their food hall, LOVE it!) so entering this competition has given me a chance to browse their womenswear collections. Obviously because M&S is aimed at an older target audience there were quite a few bits that didnt appeal to me but I really liked the Limited Collection range, which is where I spotted this dress:

This abstract dress features the mega flattering panelling detail to give the illusion of a perfect hourglass figure and the abstract print is really on trend. Although this is quite a trend-led design, a prefectly fitting, flattering dress will stay in your wardrobe for years. I personally would probably look into getting this dress shortened, as you can tell from the pictures of my New Look dress I like my dresses to be super short.You can browse more M&S dresses here.

Thankyou so much to Marks & Spencer for giving me the chance to enter this competition. Knowing a big brand is aware of my blog is such a boost when you're just starting out and I've loved being able to show off my favourite dress!

Weekend Wishlist

Louise Gray for Topshop Lipstick - I've gotten so lazy with my make-up lately, never applying primers etc and completly missing out my lips, so I'm trying to build up a collection of nice lipsticks to encourage me not to neglect them! Louise Gray has just touched down at Topshop and I love the entire collection! Gorgeous shades and beautiful packaging, I love the cream blusher duo too. While stocks last if you buy two items from the Louise Gray Collection you get a free compact mirror so get shopping!

Topshop Helium Sandals - I've seen these countless times when I've been in Topshop recently and have always been tempted but now my holiday is drawing closer and I still don't have any black sandals the need is even greater. And they're only £10 how perfect!

Topshop Studded Holdall - My faithful H&M bag is starting to look a bit tatty so I'm on the hunt for some new arm candy. This bag is perfect for most of the items currently in my wardrobe and I love the triangle design!

Paul & Joe Cat Collection Blusher Stick - Okay I will admit the main reason I want this is because of the cute cat detail but I really love the idea of a blusher stick! My makeup bag is crammed full and my 2 fail safe blushers (Natural Collection in Peach Melba and Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels) take up quite a bit of space so to have a blusher stick would take up far less space! I do think I'd be too scared to use it though, the packaging is just too pretty!

ASOS Backless Body - I only own one body, a plain vest one from New Look that I bought a few years ago and don't really wear unless I'm wearing a sheer top, but after coming across ASOS's beauties I really want a new one! This design is so simple but so striking, it would look lovely with the maxi skirt I've included in this post. ASOS have such a wide range of statement bodies that I definatly want to get my hands on. This one is in the sale at £9 now! The only downside is that they don't have my size but I'm watching one on eBay that I can hopefully nab on payday! (Or if anybody knows of any lookalikes send them my way!)

Steve Madden Xcess Wedges - When I took part in the New Look Holiday Hop Blogger Competition (see my entry here!) I discovered my favourite shoe brand, Steve Madden had a concession line at New Look Online. I love these wedges, they are quite basic but would look great on so many occasions. Need them in my life!

Coco's Fourtune @ Topshop Ombre Maxi Skirt - I have a love hate relationship with maxi skirts. I absoulutley adore how they look on other people but as my hips are the widest part of my body they just don't look quite right on me. However I love this skirt so much. It's so tempting to order it just to try on! Who knows it could be the one maxi skirt that suits me!

**edit: i had scheduled this post for last week but somehow it didn't post so it's a late one!**

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Instagram Post #2

3 year anniversary drive with the bf - Kara looking bored - pretty clouds
burgers for breakfast - breaking out my hoodie for the first time in weeks - forst attempt at cupcake nails (excuse the toe shot)
awk photo of me and the bf - slipper time - posing
breaking out the dye - favourite dairy product ever - pooch <3 
ice lolly - monster breakfast - the perfect companion to a sunny day
nothing but blue skies - posing again - ootd

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Look #HolidayHop Competition with DaisyButter!

New Look have teamed up with DaisyButter to launch the #HolidayHop competition which I'm really excited to enter. The task is to create 5 looks for 5 different situations for a holiday in Ibiza. Competitions like this really give you a chance to get a feel for the brand as you often (or in my case) end up looking at every single item there is to offer to create your perfect outfit. I'm really glad I took part in this competition, if I hadn't I would have no idea that New Look now stock Steve Madden, possibly one of my favourite shoe designers! (-sorry bank balance!-)
Anyway, enough blabbering from me, here are my entries

Look 1: Travel Style

vest top, necklace, kimono, jeans, bag, sandles, nail polish

I'm always concious of baggage allowance when I'm flying, so I like to wear a pair of jeans when travelling as they are probably the heaviest item of clothing you can get and -call me a cynical brit- I'm always paranoid that it'll be cold so I like to have something to wear that's a bit warmer! I've teamed these jeans with a kimono and gladiators to give a relaxed summery look that won't have me sweating as soon as I land. I get so bored travelling so I've added the nail polish as a functional product, it keeps me occupied on a long journey! 

Look 2: Poolside
swimsuit, shorts, aviators, wedges, bag

For me holidays are a chance to be creative with fashion choices, and this often means I'm not very practical! I just think these wedges would look so cute with the shorts and swimsuit, and if all else fails this bag is big enough to get a towel, book and emergency flip flops inside. I love the frill detail of the swimsuit, i am quite flat chested *boo* so this would give me a more feminine shape and with shorts would look more like a top. 

Look 3: Beach it

My fail safe summer outfit normally consists of a cute top tucked into shorts, and my Beach It outfit is no exception. The lace bandeau makes the outfit a bit more fun and I love these jelly gladiators. 

Look 4: Summer supper
top, belt, sandles, maxi skirt, box clutch

This is probably my favourite outfit of the 5. This is completly different from anything I would normally go for but I can picture this outfit looking great with a tan. The vest is really versatile and would look good with the pink shorts in the look above and the skirt is gorgeous. This outfit would easily take you from Summer Supper to a night out and each item can be worn time and time again in different ways.

Look 5: Beach To Club

For this outfit I took inspiration from the vibrant colours and prints we've seen all over the high street this summer. These Steve Madden wedges are to die for, and do all the talking for this outfit which is why I've teamed them with fairly basic pieces. At first I wanted to put these heels with a black dress but when I started to put the outfit together the black looked far too harsh. The chambray dress from 915 at New Look is a very relaxed piece but paired with the smart clutch and dramatic lashes I think would look effortlessly glamourous.

What did you think of my picks?
It's not too late to enter yourself! The competition ends on friday and you can find the details here at DaisyButter's fabulous blog.

*please note I have linked all the items I can, I compiled these outfits on Monday and already a few items have been removed from the website!*

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Life Expects Me To Be Strong

Topshop sequin clutch - JC Lookalikes via Ebay - Miss Selfridge Jumper - River Island Wedges - Topshop Shorts - Topshop Nail Varnish in Firework - Topshop Nail Varnish in New Wave

Just a quick wishlist today. This is such a depressing post to make after checking my bank balance this morning! I'm giving up on the idea of a summer this wear and am already keeping my eye out for winter pieces! River Island always have the best boots on the high street and I love these cute wedges. Definatly keeping my eyes peeled for them in store!

I have a few ebay bits ending tonight! Check them out! Username: trixiexo

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Instagram Post #1

mcdonalds for dinner tonight, cute sign, outfit of the day, random night at the bingo, sugar mice, grafton waters, grafton waters, cheeky vodka after a stressful day, 5am face, so many clothes but nothing to wear, waiting for my lift to work, pizza hut with the boy, my boyfriend wanting an ootd shot, my ootd, me, been shopping, miserable face, best hat ever modelled by my cheerful brother

I've finally gotten instagram! I've wanted it for so long but it wasn't available on Blackberry App World so I traded my phone in for a HTC until I can get my hands on an iPhone(this is so typical of me to switch phones just for access to one app!) I'm already addicted! Follow me: victoriaterriwalton - I follow back! :)

Hope everybody is having a nice evening!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Cos I'm Something Like A killer

Just a quickie today, I've had these floral trousers from Primark (£5 sale bargain!) for a while now but I just really didnt want to wear them until I had a nice biker jacket to go with them. I love this jacket, I got it 5 days ago and it's not come off my body since. It's from H&M and comes in cream aswell. I'm considering buying the cream one to customise with studs but at the moment I have so many things to save for and so little time. Maybe if it goes into the sale :)
I hope everybodys had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Favourite Tops.

 Top: H&M Lace Tshirt
Bottom: Topshop Tunic

Ever since we've had this awful indescisive weather (so since March?!) I've been stuck in a style rut. I have so many summer clothes I can't wear right now because the day either starts or ends with a dounpour, and I've been finding it so hard to find something to wear in the mornings!
These tops are my favourites right now because I can wear them with my black biker jacket and a cosy scarf when it's cold, or on their own when it's warm.
My boyfriend bought me the H&M top a few weeks ago which I love. It's really hard to get a flattering photo of but it goes with almost anything and is a good wardrobe staple.
The topshop tunic is something I bought on a whim after seeing this post over at Lilys blog. I didn't actually think I would wear this much but it hides a multitude of sins and can be worn with different cardis/jewellery/jackets to mix it up. I'm tempted to get it in other colours as it's only £16 but I don't think I like any quite as much as the grey marl. 

What are your wardrobe staple pieces?

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Conditioning & Care Spray

I'm a big fan of Dove as a company for embracing positive body image in their television and magazine articles, however I rarely buy their products. I picked this up in boots the other day after reading Emma's review. 
Nourishing Oil Leave-In Conditioning & Care Spray is made of two different products (one being a hair oil which is another reason I bought this) that work together when you shake the bottle to nourish and refresh tired hair. 
the first few times I used this I used quite a lot because it dosen't actually make your hair feel wet atall, it works better when you just apply a few squirts. it smells bloomin' gorgeous, it's a sweet subtle scent that lasts all day. 
To be entirely honest, I haven't really noticed a huge difference in my hairs condition since using this, it smells nicer and it is possibly a little softer but I've only had it a few days and your hair takes a while to get used to products. 
I did buy this because of the mention of an oil ingredient, however i think if you're looking for an oil you are better off spending more and buying moroccan oil or one of the similar brands. 
I would repurchase this,  its a nice hair treat for when you're skint but it's not groundbreaking for me.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Topshop Cream Blusher in Head Over Heels

 I've always loved the feel of cream blushers on my skin ever since owning a Collection 2000 one when I was around 11 years old! I hate having to use brushes for makeup, as I then have to carry them round with me for top ups and they can get damaged when they're kept in a bag all day so if I can help it I prefer products I can apply with my fingers.
I bought this a few weeks ago and I'm in love. Head Over Heels is a blue toned pink that can be layered for a more intense effect. It brightens my skin and is just the right shade for me. 
I have found it can sometimes rub your foundation off if you're heavy handed when applying but if you 'press' the colour into the skin it works prefectly. Obviously as it's a cream blusher it dosen't have the same staying power as a powder but it's so quick to apply I don't really mind.
The mirror has also been a lifesaver for me as it's always something I manage to forget to put in my make up bag. I love the cute packaging and as it's quite a slim pallette it takes up minimal space. I can't wait to go back and get more shades!

What do you think of Topshop makeup?

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Shop My Wardrobe

ebay username: trixiexo

Just a quickie to shamelessly plug my ebay. I really need to get back into the swing of making regular posts! I'm ebaying like mad lately to raise money for my laptop/iphone/car fund. I am just such a bad saver, as soon as I see that that tiny minus sign on my bank balance has dissapeared and I'm no longer overdrawn I seem to spend like a socialite for a week and then wonder why I'm skint.
So I've fallen back in love with my faithful ebay friend. I've got so much to add in the next few weeks, at the moment I have just about sorted through clothes, then its onto accessories/unused beauty products and then books dvds etc.
Hope everybody is well! I've got a few reviews coming up and I will probably do a haul video as I've not posted any outfits in months, stay tuned! xoxo

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

TangleTeezer Review

After reading so many reviews about Tangle Teezers I decided to check them out for myself and see what all the fuss is about. I have naturally thick hair, which I'm the first to confess, I don't take very good care of. My hair tangles very quickly outdoors and brushing normally involves tugging, hair loss and flat limp hair. 

"Whether you wear long hair, short hair, have highlights, hair extensions, an afro or a weave, the Tangle Teezer will detangle and smooth your hair into superb condition.
The Tangle Teezer dramatically reduces hair breakage, splitting and damage, resulting in beautifully shiny hair. After brushing, your hair will feel silky to the touch and stunning to look at.
The Tangle Teezer is a must-have for Mums! It’s loved by children as it helps them get rid of their painful tangles quickly and effortlessly!"

Reading this description and the reviews I have seen on Boots and the blogosphere made it a must try for me so I snapped it up a few weeks ago. I was really excited to use this and got it out of the box pretty much straight away. And to be honest, I was really dissapointed!
To me the TangleTeezer feels like any other hairbrush! I still had the same pulling, although my hair did seem shinier, but because my hair is so thick the teeth didn't reach right through to my scalp and I had to almost section my hair to brush it properly.
The brush is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand for a no-slip grip and maximum comfort but I just couldn't get the hang of it, it felt so weird to be brushing my hair without a handled brush!

The tangle teezer has however found a place in my handbag, as it takes up less space than a regular hairbrush, but it's not the wonder product I hoped it would be. A lot of people have used it and loved it but I just can't get it to work for me! (Maybe because my hair wasn't in great condition in the first place?) I think it would be better suited to finer hair types. As for using with children I have no idea as I'm not a mother but I will probably try this out on my 5 year old nieces!

What do you think of the TangleTeezer? Do you think it lives up to it's claims? 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

DIY Surf Spray

Bit of a different post today. I like to use surf spray in my hair every now and again to add texture and remember seeing a video about how to make your own for pennies which I thought I would share with you.
I actually forst saw this video on the DVD extras for a Mary-Kate and Ashley film years ago where their hairstylist was talking about how he did their hair and it's really really easy to make. All you will need is:
I don't think the type of salt really matters, I've used Sainsburys Reduced Sodium Salt as it was all that was in my cupboards. Pour about 1 heaped teaspoon amount into a clear plastic bottle which you can get really cheaply in most stores in their travel section

Next, add about the same amount of hair gel. I've used VO5 Mega Hold Control Gel which i got as a freebie from when I worked at a magazine company that has been lying around in my room for so long, again I don't think it matters too much what gel you use.

Then, just fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake and voila! I've decorated my bottle with nail varnish but that's totally optional. You can experiment with different amounts of salt and gel to get the perfect mix for your hair but this is the ratio I use for mine.

All you have to do now is spray the lengths of your hair (I think it looks nicer when you use this on your natural hair, no straightening etc) with this, work it into the hair with your fingers and you're ready to go!

I have no idea how this compares to other surf sprays because it's been so long since I've bought one. I may get one and do a comparison review soon though.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Revlon Colourburst lip Butter

I'm not a huge lover of lip products. I don't like my lips to feel sticky or the inconvienience of reapplying my make-up so my pout is normally quite low maintenance. Right now I'm going through a phase where I'm trying to make an effort with my lips and this is where Revlon Lip Butter comes in. I've seen this product floating around the blogosphere for a while now and I'll admit I was originally drawn in by the packaging. I picked this up the other day in my local Boots (there's a £2 off promotion on selected revlon cosmetics right now that the lip butters are inluded in!) in the shade Strawberry Shortcake.

Colourburst Lip butters are a sheer, pigmented lipstick which to me seem more like a hybrid between gloss and lipstick. On application it feels really conditioning and I love the shade. My lips did feel slightly sticky after a while and because of the sheer finish I found that this wasn't very long lasting atall. It's such a shame because I really want to like this product. It's not practical for me but I really do love the hint of colour.

This isn't a product I would repurchase but for now I'm happy to put up with the constant topping up in the name of a perfect pink pout!

How do you rate Revlon Lip Butters? Are you going to be repurchasing?

Monday, 4 June 2012

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation

Another foundation review from me, it dosent seem like 5 minutes ago I was doing my last review of Rimmels Wake Me Up Foundation!
After trying Collection 2000's (I think they are rebranded as The Collection now?) Lasting Perfection Concealer I decided to get the foundation too as I love the concealer and it hasn't dissapointed me. This foundation feels very thick when you first apply it as it is a fairly high coverage product. It reminds me a little bit of Estee Lauder's Doublewear Max Cover. It takes only one 'pump' from the nozzle to do my face and I apply it using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush and I don't need to top it up atall throughout the day. Even after a 12 hour shift on my feet in a warm care home it still stays put. I got the shade Vanilla although it sometimes looks a little too dark on me. I was going to get the lightest shade, Ivory, but it looked very yellow toned in the bottle and I have very little yellow tones in my skin.

This is definatly a product I'll be repurchasing! I've always struggled to find foundations to stay in place all day and this definatley lives up to the 16 hour wear claim. The only thing I think would improve the product would be for it to not have any sun protection in to prevent ghost face in photos!

How do you rate The Collection as a brand? What do you think of the rebrand? Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Playtime with MUA!

 MUA 3-in-1 Contour Pen in Sage (£1.50), MUA Professional Eye Primer (£2.50), MUA Pearl Eyeshadow in shade 27 (£1), MUA Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (£1)

Last summer when I first started to read beauty blogs I decided to try MUA nail polish after seing a few good reviews (for the price) and my experience of the brand pretty much stopped there. A few weeks ago as I was browsing Superdrug I decided to look a bit further into the range and I'm so glad I did!
I bought this little bundle to get me started and each product I now use reguarly, the eyeliner and primer I use daily!

The 3-in-1 Contour Pens come in a lovely range of colours and are a little longer lasting than other sheer coloured eyeliners I've tried (Eyeko I'm looking at you!) in the past. They're nice to use every now and again to mix your makeup routine up and I'm going to get one in Smoked Plum next!

The Pearl Eyeshadow is something I didn't really think I'd get much use out of but it's a perfect shade for me as an everyday eyeshadow and is really pigmented! They also do a matte collection, shade 19 looks like a good one for filling in brows!

I've heard so many bloggers rave about the primer and I use it a lot more than I thought I would. I actually hesitated a little at getting this as it's one of the more expensive MUA products! I think I tend to get in a bit of a super saver mindset when shopping budget brands. But I'm glad I bought it, it glides on nicely and blends well and dosent crease like my old, far more expensive eye primer did!

The liquid eyeliner is my favourite product of the lot. I've been using models Own Hi-Definer Pro Eyeliner for a while now which you can see my post about here, and I love it, but this one is: a) far cheaper and b) dosent feel like you're wearing eyeliner whatsoever. It's not as easy to give a smooth line with the MUA one though, you have to allow a bit more time to get it perfect!

Overall I'm impressed with my MUA experience. I expected chalky fourmulas and badly pigmented shades if I'm entirely honest but I've been proven wrong. I'm still not sure if I would purchase any foundation or concealer from MUA as I'm quite picky and have a few fail-proof favourites but I would definatley stock up on eyeshadows/liners and there are a few blusher shades I like the look of. Budget brands seem to be really upping their game in such a huge market and with more and more consumers needing reliable, good value products and MUA are definatley up there in my books as one of the experts at this.

Have you tried MUA products? How do you rate the quality compared to other brands?

Sunday, 27 May 2012

I'm wishing on a star

Topshop Denim Jacket, Topshop Rose Leigh Jeans, Topshop Floral Shorts, Topshop Cross Body Bag, River Island Wedge Hi-Tops

*Excuse the Topshop overload!*
Just a quick post to show what I've been lusting after lately. I have an old New Look denim jacket from when I worked there 2 years ago but it's way too pale for my liking and very much all one colour. This one from Topshop is only slightly different but the perfect shade!
I've wanted pink jeans for so long and each time I've come close to getting them I've chickened out. After wearing my new orange ombre jeans (outfit post coming soon!) out proudly I'm definitely ready for pink. They go with so much too!
Me and my boyfriend are very close to booking our holiday to Tunisia in September and I'm already eyeing up holiday clothes. These would look so cute with an oversized pink vest and gladiator sandals! (and possibly this cross body bag?)
I LOVE these trainers so much. The amount of times I've tried these on this week to torture myself (payday is a long 10 days away!) is getting a little bit ridiculous. They have an invisible wedge built in to give the same leg lengthening illusion as heels without the blisters, perfection <3

Hope you've all had a lovely sunny weekend!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

We don't barely keep in touch no more

Forever21 Blazer (similar to this), Bank Dress

Sorry it's been a while. My posts are so unstructured lately, I tend to just whack one out when I have the time which I'm not getting a lot of at the moment. I work 14 hour days half the week and then the days I'm off I'm trying to cram in seeing my friends and family and get general things around the house done. So stressful, and I still live at home!

The weather has been so nice these past few days! I used to get so upset about finding things to wear in summer because I was very self concious but in all honesty I really couldnt care less this year! Life is short and one day I'm going to be a wrinkly old lady wishing I still looked the way I do now so I may as well embrace being young :)

I've had this dress a while now and mentioned it a few times. I really don't know if it suits me or not. I've paired it with my new blazer that my boyfriend treated me to at the weekend but it still dosent seem quite right as an outfit. I never wear high necklines or sleeveless blouse type tops so it's a bit out of my comfort zone, but I just love the colour and the fit of the skirt! Let me know what you think!

Hope you're all enjoying this glorious weather!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Pretty Quik Instant Nail Polish Remover

After trying to hunt down the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover for weeks I stumbled across this in Superdrug for half the price! I'm not a fan of the packaging but it is basicly the exact same product only cheaper, the rational side of my brain couldn't justify spending £4.99 on nail polish remover! I'm so pleased with this product as it's so practical and mess free! My nails feel naked without any polish so normally the first thing I will do after I get home from work (I'm a healthcare assistant, so no nail varnish on shift!) when I have a few days off. I often forget to take my nail polish off before coming back into work and have to run around the building looking for remover but having this in my bag takes all that hassle away. You simply put your finger in the sponge, twist and voila! It also leaves my nails feeling nice and nourished and the scent isn't too overpowering like other removers I've tried. Definatly on my list of favourite products and something I'll happily repurchase again, though I'm sure it will work just as well if you top up the pot with cheap nail varnish remover!

Pretty Quik Instant Nail Polish Remover is available at Boots and Superdrug and priced at £2.50 for 30mls.