Saturday, 11 February 2017

Fashion: Weather Appropriate Suede

Hello everyone

Another week has passed being damn near freezing. In fact it is freezing, I'm currently watching some flakes fall from my window. Its not laying but its still snow. I'm so over winter dressing and I'm currently dying to bring back thin layering, and simple easy throw on dressing. The dream for lazy girls all round. 

Whats more is that winter always confuses my simple mind. It looks pretty mild out so I automatically think polo and jacket is all that is needed. Sorted. Nope. I have never been so cold in my life in this outfit. Doesn't help my ankles are so heavily on show (Saucy). Side note fish net socks are not socks. I have never missed my stripy woollen ones more. I remember really wanting/needing this Zara jacket for months before caving in and buying it. This was before everyone and their mum/gran started wearing it. My pet hate. I know I shouldn't but seeing more than 3 people on the same street as you in your jacket makes me want to strip it off right there and then. I want to at least pretend I am original, as I buy from one of the most common retailers internationally. 

I actually think I will get more use out of this piece later on in the year maybe around spring with a white slip dress! As right now I can't stop and won't stop looking like the super alluring Mr Michelin Man. How you doin.

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitter £16 (Old)
Polo Neck: Zara £19.99
Jacket: Zara £59.99
Jeans: Topshop £42 now £20
Socks: Marks & Spencer £8
Shoes: ASOS £35
Bag: Whistles £120

I have also been super 'fashun' and not been able to stop wearing these shoes and fish net combo, I love it. However I have had the odd you a punk rocker comment. Which I don't mind. I only wish I could be cool enough to have been one of those. Glitter hair mascara was as punk as I got. Just make sure the temperature is above freezing when wearing them. Believe me your toes will thank me. I also snapped up these awkward length frayed jeans from the Topshop sale for £20. Which I am pretty please about. 1. Topshop jeans are not usually the one for me and 2. they were £42. I am still a little unsure of them and if they fit my 5ft 1 frame. But they do the job. 

Also apologies for not taking these sunglasses off. I have actually bought a new pair because no one wants to see these anymore. However I will always love them. Love you always and forever babes...

Hope you are enjoying the new blog design guys! I thought I wanted to get back into blogging but only if my platform changed. Let me know if you want anything rejigged as that would be super helpful! 

Hope you all have the best week ahead and all the love. xx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Beauty: My Bobbi Brown Core Essentials

Hi everyone, 

So life has been pretty manic recently, but for all the good reasons. Last week I got to spend some time at the very exclusive and beautifully picturesque Soho Farmhouse. If you ever get the chance to visit please make sure you jump at the chance. With its isolation and stripped back nature I thought to myself which core products could I not live without if I wanted to get rid of all the excess and live a stylish life of minimalism. 

Now this was obviously a tough decision for a beauty horder like myself but I pulled through in the most heroic of fashions and whittled (do people still use this word?!) it down to these basic essentials. Essentials meaning makeup pieces that I would cry without, and I mean cry. Drama Queen, who dis? 

First off everyone needs a clear plastic makeup bag for two easy reasons 1. Things can get pretty messy in there and with one makeup wipe your looking goooood, 2. If you are impatient like myself you can easily find anything you want straight away. You know in case you desperately need that eyeliner asap. 

1. Face Base: 

Now there is no point in spending all this time perfecting the 'look' if it isn't going to last longer than 3 hours so you need a primer and a good one at that. Durability and longevity are key. It helps that this particular one smells like citrus cheesecake, delish. The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Face Base is guaranteed to prepare your skin so that anything you place on top of it will go on with ease and look perfect. 

2. Mascara: 

Your typical desert island must have. Mascara can change everything depending on the look you are going for. Fortunately this one is exactly what I need. It produces the thickest and blackest lashes and fast without it looking clumpy. Only however if you put it on correctly, please, please, please do not wiggle this wand. This has honestly altered my need for false lashes. Now theres a big statement.  

3. Eyeliner:

Gel, gel and more gel. I have tried almost all formulas of eyeliner, Benefits They're real has to be one of the worst (sorrynotsorry). My saviour up until now was the Tom Ford liquid liner which is still very good but not versatile enough. This Bobbi Brown Gel liner however is a genius multi product. This will let you not only create different types of eyeliner looks but it will also give you a killer smokey eye AND eye shadow base. Thank you makeup Gods. Hint: Please make sure you use a good brush, something with a fine firm tip. 

4. Shimmer Brick: 

Most likely Bobbi Browns most iconic product and with good reason. This little beauty will double up as a highlighter and a palette of eyeshadows. All pigmented and all beautiful. This highlighter is not for the beauty crew who love that blinding shine, its more for the lit from within glow. I use mine basically all over my face except my T Zone. Really I do. Its especially pretty on legs and arms! My two favourites are Rose Quartz and Beige. 

5. Illuminating Balm: 

Okay now I can finally get to my beautiful beloved. The illuminating balm. I never ever set my face because I am crazy and the shinier the better. Most people I know use this moisturising balm before the makeup but I watched Amy Conway our Pro Artist pump a little bit of this into her fingers and pat it over her cheeks and the GLOW was incred. I like to use this mid day when my face is beginning to look cracked and dry. Then my hero comes along, illuminating balm please don't leave me. 

Hope this helps anyone who wants to try a few pieces from Bobbi!

See you next time.