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Thursday, September 29, 2011


top: primark
skirt: primark
shoes: topshop

Can't believe I managed to get some okay-ish shots, got in and raced to get some done with the remaining daylight but alas I had to use artificial lighting in the end. Think I need to take a day off just to photograph everything properly so I can always post a nice outfit whatever happens!

Got this top and skirt the other day, I even bought the coral version of the blouse too! I ended up actually having to buy a 12 because the buttons on the chest kept popping open in my normal size. Just a heads up since I'm not exactly huge in that department! They have a yellow/mustard version too which is really cute but I don't really need three of the same thing. I feel like a schoolgirl in it which I do like although I got a lot of stares today. I hardly think I look outrageous? Could it have been my bra? Oh new shoes too! Make my feet look weird, but so comfy.

Just a quick little question- this dress or this one? Like both, don't need both, so decide for me!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

decisions, decisions

1, 2, 3, 4

Not really in a rush to get anything but thought I would post some items I am currently coveting from ASOS as there is free next day delivery till 5pm today. I do already have a faux fur coat but these two are just lovely! What do you think? I'm not sure what colour to get in the jumper either but they have both been in my saved items for way too long now. I am totally up for some enabling and also some recommendations as there is 20% off Autumn stuff too!

Monday, September 26, 2011

boudoir prive september

colbert md eye cream, macadamia hair repair, tropic body smooth,
cargo boogie nights, l'agent provocateur perfume, zoya nail polish

Loads of posts about this box are floating around at the moment but just putting in my two cents in case you haven't seen it! Totally catering for those who live under a rock!

All the products are pretty sweet this month, although I will admit I wouldn't pick the shades I received for myself personally. I got a the 'Jem' shade of polish which my mum will probably want and the purple pencil. Swatched on my hand it looks almost black though so I probably will use it after all! Also love that there is a set of swatched nails so you can see the rest of the shades!

Onto the hair oil which is probably my favourite product out of the lot. I do love a hair oil! I can't say if my hair looks better than normal since I always use some kind of oil on my hair but it did dry and style well! Looking forward to using the body smooth because of the lemony fresh scent and I already have a full version of the eye cream from a past event (never knew it was so expensive, oh my god!) so this is a nice size to have in my bag. The extra bronzing/blotting sheets look.. interesting? Kind of scared to use them as I feel like I'll have random brown patches on my face!

What did you think of this month's box? And if you aren't currently subscribed, would this persuade you to sign up? I'd love to hear what you think so let me know!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

weekend wishlist #034

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Bit of a mixed bag (as ever) but haven't done one of these types of posts for ages! Which is kinda weird since I enjoy doing these, as well as my currently gigantic mental shopping list..

001. Don't think anyone expected me not to post this in a wishlist to be honest. It's not exactly cheap so donations (lolz sounds like dalmatians!!~) welcome. The cutest!

002. This reminds me of a SpiritHood (desperately want one) but at a fraction of the price!

003. Saw Arabella's post about this and then my best friend had it on the next day. I've taken it as a sign and have decided that I need it even though it probably won't suit me. Such is life!

004. Usually prefer gold over silver but I could let that one slip for these beauties! The reviews online are brilliant and I have wanted them for a while. Great success.

005. Don't think I need to say anything here. Since the Juicy event I can't stop looking at charms!

006. Thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 4 (I have a 3GS) soon so torn between this case and a newer version of my current one. Life is hard but I guess you just have to power through.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

HD brows palette

hd brows eye and brow palette in vamp*

Probably the most talked about GlossyBox item (perhaps except the NARS Illuminator), I was so excited to receive this and have been using it without fail since. I think Vamp is the darkest option but don't quote me on that. Even though I could have done with a lighter palette I have been using the 'dark brown' shade quite lightly with the slanted side of the brush and then softening it with the other end - good if you've applied too much product! The other shades are great to use on the lid and last quite a long time (however I am no shadow expert).

Overall I am very pleased with this product. Obviously it was included in my September GlossyBox so I'm not sure if I would pay the RRP of £19.99 for this as I quite like brow kits with a wax as well as a powder (I have an E.L.F. one which does the job fine) but I do like it all the same and will most definitely hit pan! It's so handy just to chuck in your bag as well as you have a nude shadow for any imperfections and a dark for makeshift liner as well as a mirror in the lid!

What do you think of the whole HD brows thing? I generally quite like defined, thick brows (having had about 4 hairs on each eyebrow throughout my earlier teen years) although I do quite like the look of a soft light brow too (shame I can't have one as my hair is so dark!). Are you bothered about your brows or nonplussed? Do they 'make or break' a look for you?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

heart’s all gone

shirt: primark
skirt: topshop
ring: asos
watch: michael kors
loafers: topshop

Super tired this evening, had a relatively short day too so no idea why really! Didn't fancy dressing up too much for uni so just threw on a shirt and my trusty black skirt, which is fast becoming a regular combo for me! Had this one for ages and only worn it twice (remember this post?) and have a couple other colours too. So simple and they have a slightly creased look yet don't tend to properly crease so perfect for in the mornings when I get dressed half-asleep.

Still got my dalmatian nails on, hello new favourite print! I think it looks so much fresher than leopard, as much as I do love leopard (a bit too much). Will say Michelle did it before me though! Still really want the dalmatian print loafers I posted an age back, have been going a bit mad on Twitter about them too. They're sold out online which means I can't use the stock checker for stores either, so please keep a lookout for them for me! Got these giraffe detail ones on Saturday after the LOOK show but still not 100% satisfied! Ridiculous as I have so many shoes already!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

look show SS12

did my nails on the tube, show passes, champagne, sarah harding,
dionne broomfield, tabitha, me, hannah and steph at the vip lounge

So Saturday just gone I went to the LOOK show at the new Westfield in Stratford as Hannah's guest. The actual day was a bit of a shambles and not really what anyone expected, but other than that it was lovely to meet everyone as well as catch up with some bloggers I'd met before! The shopping centre was absolutely jam-packed and boiling, apparently at some point someone was arrested and the escalators kept getting turned off, and Primark was actually closed at one point because of the amount of people! Kind of a nightmare to be honest, I don't know what they were thinking having the show on the first Saturday the centre was open! I can't wait to go again once the crowds have calmed down a bit and probably on a Monday or something. It costs me the same as a bus fare to get there, so it's going to be super hard to resist going there on the regular..

This post wasn't the most informative about the event as we were seated in a really weird place etc. Gem (1&2), Law, Tabitha, Steph and Sara have all posted about it too though (if we spoke and you've a posted about it let me know and I'll pop a link here! Did you go? What did you think?

PS. Was planning on doing an outfit post today but I fell asleep so that was a bit of a fail!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

juicy couture FNO event

Been dying to post about this for almost a week and I've just had the chance! Last week I was lucky enough to get to go to the Juicy Couture and Vogue Fashion's Night Out event. We were treated to afternoon tea at Claridge's (no other scones will ever compare) and had the Juicy store closed just for us so we could get our style on. It's honestly like a palace in there, I want to move in! Fell in love with the doggy backpack as well as the dress and THAT ring!

Had a really fun day and felt so looked after. Also got a bag of goodies to enjoy, the perfume is literally my new favourite thing. Smells so good and is now taking pride of place on my dresser!


The three photos above are courtesy of the Vogue photographer on the day (I think the cream I got was trying to tell me something, boob job plz!) and a couple are online now.


The above photos are from the lovely Heather's camera, and I'd like to thank her for contacting me about the day (thanks to Gem also!) and genuinely being so nice and helpful. Also met these lovely ladies: Madison, Alisha, Emily & Natalie (there are more of you I just don't know how to link you so let me know if/when you see this!). Sorry this post was so picture heavy! What did you do for FNO?

PS. Saw Mischa Barton in John Lewis after! Managed to get a sneaky picture of her!

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