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11/23/13

'Tis The Season...

... to start wearing Christmas jumpers! With winter not far off and temperatures getting icy cold, I thought what better time than to get my Christmas jumper on. We're talking rudolph print jumpers (circa. Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones), snowflake prints...basically as naff and cosy as you can get. This one cost me 1€ which I bought about 2-3 years ago. I'm still absolutely in love with it and it's probably one of my best bargain finds. It's nice and long to keep me warm and the fairisle print is perfect for this season...without being too over the top. I even added my tartan scarf again, woops.


Jumper - Charity shop | Jacket - New look sale | Bag - Carboot sale | Jeans - Zara | Vans - cloggs.com | Belt - charity shop | Beanie & Scarf - H&M

11/19/13

Review | Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in 'Ocean Blue'

How to cheer oneself up when it's been a miserable rainy day? By buying some new nail polish and having a wee manicure, of course. I've been eyeing up Maybelline's Colour Show nail polishes for a while and love the range of colours they have on offer. I chose this Ocean Blue shade which looks even better on and has a lovely sparkling shimmer to it. I put on two coats (of nail polish that is, ehem) to ensure a long lasting finish and so far- no chipping! Plus, at £2.99 a bottle (I paid about 4 euros), you can't complain!


 I will be definitely be wearing this throughout Christmas as it's perfect for the party season! Is everyone else looking forward to Christmas? I was feeling a bit naughty today and even got myself a Smarties advent calendar ooh err.

11/16/13

Review | Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer


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After:

On the hunt for a concealer to solve all my skin woes, I came across 'Rimmel Match Perfection' in the supermarket yesterday. It claims to adapt to your skin tone while illuminating at the same time as well as hiding wrinkles (not that I have any!) and dark circles...which I have quite a lot of lately due to early wake up calls for school! I have to say this product really does the trick. The shade I used was 030 classic beige and it matched my skin tone perfectly. It's quite a thick consistency, almost like a foundation but very easy to apply and blend thanks to the soft precision brush. I applied it mainly under my eyes, eye sockets and my cheekbones... I found I looked a lot more awake and my skin looked ten times better, perfect for the upcoming party season when you'll have to hide the effects of all those late nights. I'd say it's almost as good as the Touché Eclat concealer and at £5.99, it's not going to empty your purse!

11/9/13

Autumn Outfit Layouts

Ok, so last time I did a 'My recent OOTD's' post, which I did like and get some good comments from but I wasn't that keen on doing it again, as the photos weren't great quality and it didn't show off the outfits that well. So, I got an idea from one of my other favourite blogs 'Le Happy' where she did some outfit layouts. I think this will be something nice & new to do instead of what I did last time! I'm generally quite an indecisive person so it takes me a while to settle on one thing, but I think this is a great idea which will hopefully give you all some styling tips, ideas or just to have a peek at my outfits! I love experimenting on my blog anyway and trying out new things so please do comment and give me your feedback. Anyway, here are some outfits I have been wearing a lot so far this Autumn...(WARNING: contains a lot of jumpers)



Outfit 1: I'm loving combining jumpers over dresses (so basically it looks like a skirt), this dress is from Topshop which I bought on Ebay and the jumper from Pimkie on sale. A simply, pretty and comfy look which is perfect for school or going out in the day. Doc martens are perfect for this rainy weather along with some tights.



Outfit 2: I can't get enough of leather at the moment, or tartan for that matter so what better to do than combine both? This is a really punk/rock look especially with my Doc martens added, but quirked up a bit with my Bonjour Monsieur tee & bleached Levis (with tights ovbiouuusly).



Outfit 3: I love this fair isle print jumper, and I was jumping with joy when I found it at a charity shop for 1 teeny weeny euro. I added my brogues and pearl earrings for a preppy look.


Outfit 4: I've been wearing this look a lot, it's something I literally put together at 6am one morning, when I wasn't entirely awake. I love my boyfriend jeans from Zara which I wear nearly everyday, I think they're getting tired of me...they look great with these slouchy cream boots I got for 2 euros and my stripy jumper which I bought at a car boot along with my army style jacket from Tokyo doll at New Look (which I bought about a year ago for 12 euros on sale!)


Outfit 5: I decided to throw an Autumn night look in as well as all my day looks. Going out lately has been pretty rare with school & just generally being too tired (yep I'm a wimp) but I when I do, I like to make sure my outfit will keep me warm when getting to and from clubs/bars but not too warm that I'll be suffocating indoors...now that wouldn't be attractive would it? So, I chose my black skater skirt, H&M leopard print cardi which adds a fancier touch to the outfit and will keep you warm, velvet H&M booties & gold accessories to give the outfit more of an evening look. Add some tights and you're good to go.



Outfit 6: This is a bit of 'hipster' look, oh a went there! I've been wearing my Vans all the time along with beanies & this huge comfy sweater with my boyfriend jeans. A casual boyish look along with some gold bling, yes, I just said bling, and what?



Outfit 6: Tartan's back again! I'm wearing this scarf today, and I wore it yesterday...becoming a bit of an obsession you might say? Nah, I prefer to call it 'a good investment', it's well worth the money and you can literally wear it with ANYTHING. I bought this black jumper last week which is perfect for Autumn, over collared shirts (this one from a charity shop)...along with some black pencil leg trousers & vintage brown accessories (bag from car boot).



Outfit 6: I bought this jumper from Primark a year ago on the hunt for the perfect winter jumper & this one fitted the bill. I added my Primark necklace and some pearly earrings along with my Levis. This is kind of outfit is perfect if you're just staying indoors/at home.



Outfit 7: I just used some other pieces from the other outfits and mixed and matched to show how versatile some pieces can be! I added my stripey beanie which keeps me lugs nice n warm.


Outfit 8: Last outfit... Black, black, and some more black...with a small splash of soft pink. This look is rather romantic/grunge and I love clashing the sheer flowy fabric of this maxi skirt (bought on Amazon) with my big chunky Doc martens along with some black jewellery (Topshop ring & Ebay necklace) and my fedora.

So that's it for my Outfit Layouts for Autumn. Ok, I'll admit, I'm a liiiittle bit excited for Christmas already...just a bit. Let me know your views and comments on this post as I love to hear what you think! I'm writing my personal statement today (eek) and having a chilled weekend after some drinks & cocktails with friends last night. Have a nice weekend all!

11/3/13

Secondhand Sunday #8

This is my last (now I really mean my last haha) of my 'Secondhand Sunday' posts (for this year). The items featured in this post were actually things I found a while ago in carboot sales, before I even started this blog and I never shared on here so I thought I would. It's a real mixture of random items to be honest, anyway, enjoy!


1. Floral print scarf, 50 cents. 2. Crop lace top, 1 euro. 3. Short dungarees, 5 euros. 4. Bag, 3 euros. 5. Cream rosary beads, 5 euros. 6. This bracelet was bought for me by a friend so I don't know the price but it was from a carboot too. 7. Ivory 'look' (think it's actually plastic) bracelet, 50 cents.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few things I bought... I was so chuffed with the dungarees, they are so practical & soo comfy so I will definitely be wearing them with tights & boots throughout winter and then into the warmer months with crop tops & converse/vans. I just fell in the love with the design on the bag I bought and I actually think it's real leather too-it's so soft! And well you know me, for the jewellery, the more the merrier. Anyway, this is really the last of these posts for this year & I will back next year to continue on my secondhand sunday series! Please leave a comment saying what you thought of the 'Secondhand Sunday' posts and if you'd like to see them again...or perhaps in a different way, like a lookbook or something. A bientot!
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