Sunday, 13 November 2011

Vapid Blonde

How dumb do I look in this first picture?

Not sure what look I was going for, but I fit the poster girl for dumb blondes everywhere!

Just a boring outfit, for a little dinner date with the in-laws, well, not really the in-laws, but maybe they will be one day....

Jumper - River Island
Vest top (underneath) - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Steve Madden
Bag - Mulberry
Ring - Topshop

Love me these coloured jeans, little bit harder to work with coloured skinnies, as opposed to normal jeans, but I think it's worth it.

On another note please go and watch Tamara Ecclestone's new programme on Channel 5. Great watching. She comes across so badly in the first episode, but redeems herself slightly in the second, but mainly it's all about her freakin' Birkin collection. Jesus I'm jealous.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Scared fur real!

How difficult is it to take decent pictures now it gets dark at like 3pm?

Anyway Sunday was a horrible dark and cold day and I would have been quite content to stay in my pj's all day, but I dragged myself into the shower and put together this shoddy attempt at an outfit to go see Paranormal Activity 3. Which was awesome, but hideous at the same time. I love scary movies, but I also hate them. Me and my friend were huddled up together behind our coats the whole bloody film, but I'm like 'yeah, that was so good', even though I missed half of it!

The most important thing was that I managed to get my daily dose of Starbuck's now the Christmas lattes are out - grande soya gingerbread latte for me please! And I also had my first mince pie of the season. All very exciting.

Anyway, the main aim of this outfit was to be warm - as I don't yet own a decent winter coat, nor will I probably ever own a decent winter coat - layering is key, although I did also put on a black (p)leather jacket on before I ventured out.

Jumper & Jeans - Topshop
Black vest (just seen) - H&M
Shoes - ASOS
Bag - Focco c/o eBay
Fur stole - Vintage c/o Grandma

Please don't hate when I say this fur stole is real. I got back from holiday a few weeks ago and found 3 of these in different colours in my room. Basically my mum had helped to clear out my Grandma's loft and they'd found these stoles, which she thought I would like. I would never, ever buy real fur but I guess because these must be at least 40 years old it seems a shame to just chuck them out. They are gorgeously soft and lovely colours. I'm slightly scared when I wear them out I'll get paint thrown over me or something. Morally it still feels a bit wrong, but it seems silly considering they are so old.

Please don't hate!

What would you do in this situation?

Monday, 7 November 2011

Feel Beauty Box - November

Not many people seem to be subscribed to's monthly beauty box. Or if they are, they ain't blogging about it!

Maybe there is a reason for this and I'm just dumb, but I'm certainly enjoying my boxes!

It makes the beginning of the month a very exciting time for me as I love surprises! But I am a slight horder and am worried about how many sample size products I'll have laying around half finished in 6 months time!

Anyhoo, this is November's's beauty box

Eek stuffed full!

Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe. Sample Size 30mls. RRP £21.50 for 236ml

First up we have Xen - Tan deep bronze luxe. I'm sure we've all heard of Xen-Tan. I certainly have, and I'm a user of it. I currently use the Absolute Luxe in Ultra Dark (we Essex girls, only go for the darkest!). However, this is an instant tan that claims to last for a week, so it's slightly different. It's 30mls so I reckon just about enough for a whole body? I know Xen-Tan is good, and I can imagine a lot of people, like myself, have already tried it. So is it a new product for me to try? Well, no. Am I happy for a sample? Well, yes, as I already use it, it's pretty useful.

Schwarkopf Dust It. Full size 10g. RRP £9.55

Next is my beloved Schwarkopf Dust It, which I squealed with excitement when I saw. Basically a texturising powder that you 'dust' on your roots for a little bit of extra volume. You may have also already heard of it, I'm pretty sure it's the original powder type hair stuff, but correct me if I'm wrong! Personally I love this stuff and as it's a full size I'm pretty darn happy.

Bella Pierre Shimmer Powder. Full size 2.35g. RRP £12.99

This claims to be a 'multi-purpose shimmer powder' but personally I will not be using it anywhere other than my eyes, it's dark brown! I'm guessing you get different colours in different boxes. I've heard of Bella Pierre before, in fact my mum got duped into spending a large amount of money on their products from a pop up stall in our local shopping centre, they weren't great quality. I'm not that impressed because of that. However, this eye shadow is fine. Just a brown eyeshadow, pretty pigmented, but goes everywhere. I'm not sold, but I will probably get some use out of it!

Goldwell DualSenses. Ultra Volume 60sec gel-treatment. Sample size - 50mls. RRP £7.70 for 200ml

Anything that gives volume to my hair it good in my books. I've never heard of Goldwell before and was pretty sceptical if it would work. I used it the other night, I was just thinking 'nahhh, this will never work' but I was actually pretty damn surprised that it did seem to give me a good bit of root volume, without weighing it down at all. Probably the most difference I've gotten' from any volumizing product. It smells fresh, and is actually really good value. The only negative I have it that I'm not sure whether it's a conditioner or not? The instructions just say to 'leave on shampooed hair for 60 secs', but what about conditioning? Personally I used shampoo and conditioner before the product, and it seemed to work just fine. Will definitely be purchasing the full size.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Life and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm & Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloth. Sample size - 30mls. RRP £34 for 100ml

Lastly it probably the item that I was most excited about. Again I've never heard of Emma Hardie, but I love moringa and I love the fact it it is a cleanser that comes with a cleansing cloth, as I'm a user of Liz Earle usually. The packaging it expensive looking and the fact that this little sample comes with such an amazing cleansing cloth is fab!! The cloth has a muslin side and a softer micro fibre side, plus a dinky little logo! I'm happy with the cloth alone! The cleanser is lovely smelling and almost 'gel-like' in texture, if a little on the greasy side. It got my make-up off well and my face looked lovely and smooth afterwards. I feel I need at least a week or two of usage to see any real results, but I'm happy to preserver. Plus I think that even if I don't like the cleanser, I'll be definitely getting some more of the cloths!

Oh, and I also got a little sample of Bvlgari - Mon Jasmin Noir perfume. It's not bad.

All in all a pretty successful box! What do you think?

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Lil' Hips

At the moment all my (very few) posts seem to be outfits. So I apologise.

I'm going through a bit of personal crap at the moment, so haven't been able to muster up the energy/enthusiasm to blog about anything more substantial. Plus I seem to be coming down with a hideous cold that's been brewing up for a week. But, troubles aside, it is important to look pretty.

Just went out for a couple of mojitos with my girlfriends the other night wearing this.

I used to live in pencil skirts, but then then kind of weren't in fashion so much and difficult to buy. However, I was milling around the Oxford Street Topshop on Friday in a really good mood and grabbed this one to try on. Whilst dancing around in the changing room to the amazing songs they were playing (seriously if you need to get in the mood for a night out - Topshop, Friday afternoon!), I decided to go for it, and here it is.

Top - Topshop
Skirt - Topshop (here)
Shoes - Topshop
Belt - Oh bloody hell, everything is Topshop!
Bag - ASOS

Unfortunately I have no hips. This skirt would look 100 times better on someone with curves, and while I attempted to give the illusion of a Kim Kardashian figure, you can still see the wrinkles on my hips where the skirt didn't fit properly! I also forgot how uncomfortable pencil skirts can be, but I'm glad to be back in one!

Oh and lastly a gratuitous nail picture. Excuse my finger fuzz(?!) and terrible cuticles!

Orly - Green with Envy
Butter London - Henley Regatta


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