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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

not a clue

dress: store
jacket: DIY via primark
necklace: disney couture
ring: topshop

About to hop into bed but here's what I wore today! I got the dress a couple of weeks ago in a panic spree for LFW and wore it on the Tuesday. Then wore it out for a friend's birthday, and finally again today! So easy to throw on, doesn't need ironing and the studded pleather balances out the girliness of the dress. Ugly-pretty is my favourite!

Went to the GlossyBox ambassadors event at Harrods this evening, ate macarons, drank champagne and oogled over all the upcoming products in the March box! Before that myself, Kate and Lily went to Wahaca and then to a Pixi event. More on those soon (apart from the food obviously as that's all gone now..)!

Getting my hair done tomorrow night, nothing drastic just a trim and maybe a restyle! Haven't had it professionally done in 2 years so I'm looking forward to it! Also have £50 to spend at MAC so am wondering what to buy? Have my eyes on a blusher and a couple of lipstick shades but not sure what else I want! Any recommendations?

Also just thought I'd tell you about BuyaPowa and the current 'bloggers week' they are running! A bunch of bloggers - myself included - were asked to pick a product for a co-buy and I picked my favourite perfume! It's Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh and will go down to as low as £35! Click here to see the deal and read more about it!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

mac girl about town lipstick

MAC lipstick in Girl About Town (£13.50)*

I got this lipstick in my MAC gift bag from my LFW makeover, and despite the fact that I'd not actually heard of this shade before I really love it. I have no idea if the makeup artists give you specific products in your bag (anyone know?!) but it seems like it was very intentional indeed! You can see me wearing it in this post for reference, I actually wore it for the first time when I went to the doctors and then food shopping, so even if it's quite daring it's still wearable during the day - at least for me! The finish is really lovely - creamy (obviously) with a little gloss to it and very pigmented! Only two words to say really. It's love.

Do you have a favourite MAC lipstick? Or any other brand? Do you go for bright colours or shy away from them?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

twilight bark

top: topshop unique
jacket: primark
disco pants: american apparel
ring: topshop
watch: michael kors
sunglasses: marc by marc jacobs
boots: topshop
nails: nails inc brompton place*

Needed something comfy and sleeveless as I had my contraceptive implant removed today. In retrospect it probably wasn't the best choice as it the top cost me an absolute bomb and it was also the first time I've worn it since I got it way back in September! Anyway, the procedure was fine and quick, didn't hurt but I could still feel the nurse messing around with my flesh. She said my implant was quite trick to remove because of fibrous tissue that had grown around it! Disgusting. Would not recommend it to anyone but some people love it! Everybody is different.

Not much else to report, went to Costco, got a bite to eat and stupidly didn't buy peanut butter filled pretzels. What's up with that? Wore the lipstick I got in my MAC gift bag at LFW. Will post about it soon! Also placed a naughty order last night and am looking forward to trying the new Viva Glam Nicki lipstick when it arrives!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

mac speed dial lipstick

MAC lipstick in Speed Dial (£13.50)*

I won this in Laura's giveaway a little while back and have been in love with it since it arrived. It's probably the perfect pink for me, the cremesheen formula is a favourite of mine but this is a lot more opaque and buildable than the formula usually is for me personally. I think I've worn it everyday since I got it, I can't rave about it enough and I would definitely buy it myself if it ever runs out! It probably will sooner rather than later seeing as I love it so much!

Will hopefully update this post with a lip swatch soon but for now you can see me wearing it here for reference!

What's your favourite lipstick, MAC or otherwise? Do you wear lipstick regularly or save it for special occasions?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

my london fashion week AW12


If you've been living under a rock you may not have noticed that this past week has been none other than London Fashion Week. Not having gone to any shows I thought I'd share my experiences as a first time LFW attendee anyway, to prove you can have just as much fun, tickets or no tickets! You can of course get into shows (provided you have some kind of exhibition pass, easy to apply!) if you wait around till the end and they have seats left, but I was too lazy for that and just went for the experience really. Next time will be another story!

Day one (day two in LFW terms) - Saturday: visited the Handpicked Media bloggers' suite for a bit with some bloggy friends (Zoe, Anna, Jen), then over the rest of the day saw Gem, Jen, Kate and Lily. Didn't really do much except people watch, eat and drink free champagne. Fine by me! You can see what I wore here.

Day two (day.. five? in LFW terms) - Tuesday: had another quick visit this evening for my MAC makeover appointment and this time I went alone. The lovely lady at MAC tried a lipstick on me that I'd been curious about for a while and I fell in love. I would say it's totally worth getting an appointment with them as you feel like a princess afterwards and you get a nice little bag of goodies to take home with you! Second time around I decided flatforms would be more sensible and teamed them up with a cute white lace dress (LFW shouldn't be totally practical I don't think!) and my trusty leather jacket. I felt like being a bit weird and using my laptop sleeve as a clutch bag but I think I worked it! After that I tracked down a Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop doll face tee that was shown in the '10 Years of Topshop Supporting British Fashion' room. I love it and it serves as a nice little memory of my LFW experience.

Monday, February 20, 2012

ell eff double-yew

blazer: H&M
shirt: Missguided*
skirt: H&M
clutch: blog giveaway*
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Sarenza*
earrings: Topshop
ring: Topshop

This is what I wore to London Fashion Week on Saturday, although I wore my disco pants instead of the skirt. Couldn't face putting them on today! Had a great day, met Zoe at the station and we made our way to #HPMLFW where we saw Anna and Jen. Later on saw Kate and Lily for the usual food and lolz. Think I'm going back tomorrow for my MAC appointment but nothing else really! Didn't apply for shows so definitely will when SS13 LFW rolls around..

PS. IT'S PANCAKE DAY TOMORROW!! No more needs to be said.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

weekend wishlist #039

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

001. Saw this on the new in section the other day and before the day was up it was sold out! So jealous Anna got her mitts on one (and looked babelicious in it), I will track one down if it kills me!

002. I think I'm in love. I also think it's time I splurged on a designer bag, but a purse/wallet is a bit more attainable right now. Just unsure of which colour I like best - pebbled beige, oak or black. Decisions!

003. Ever wishing I could pull off bare legs and ankle socks. One day..

004. Wanted to cry when Jen whipped this beauty out of her MAC goodie bag yesterday - it's from the SHOP MAC collection (shade is 'Watch Me Simmer') and is sold out in Selfridges already. Watch out online store.

005. Actually bought two of these today as the ASOS ones are sold out. Releasing my inner Wonder Woman. Dreamy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

shu uemura eyelash curlers

shu uemura eyelash curlers (via buyapowa)

These are my absolute favourite eyelash curlers ever. I got my first pair in 2008/2009 I think, they say a pair lasts about a year but I only just got around to replacing them before Christmas. You also get an extra rubber pad for when the one already inside the curler wears out. I did find they lasted a while longer than I was told but after I while I decided to switch to some No7 curlers which was probably the biggest mistake in my makeup life! I don't want to badmouth the brand as I do like some of their products (namely mascaras) but the curlers just seem to want to rip my eyelashes out. They would often get stuck in the corners, always ending in a loss of lashes. Not good!

Having pretty straight but long lashes, there is not a day that goes by without these babies, and I feel stupid having gone without them for so long when I actually knew how good they were! They are super easy to use, feel 'soft' on your eyelashes and keep me looking wide-eyed all day, no matter what mascara I use. These are invaluable to me because if I don't use them, personally I can tell (either other people don't or they are too polite to say otherwise!). They retail at £20 but I got mine for £15 with P&P on via BuyaPowa. They have had them on there again since (and you can request certain items) so I would say it might be worth it to keep checking back on the site in case they get them again. I would happily pay £20 again in the future though as I love them so much!

What do you think of the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers? Do you have a different favourite eyelash curler, and how do they compare to these if you have tried them? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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