Tuesday, 26 November 2013

'Wouldn't It Be Good To Be In Your Shoes'

Hi everyone,

So I thought I would let you know about a little purchase I made yesterday. I'm not really a shoe person but I saw these shoes and fell in love with them. Firstly, they are grey, so they were pretty much sold immediately, but they are also a suede like material, so I knew I had to have them.

Okay, brace yourself ... they are from Primark, just £15. I couldn't believe it. My friend has a pretty much identical pair she got from Zara which are probably triple the price of these. I have never brought a pair of Primark shoes before so I just hope they will last me for quite a while as I think they are perfect for all year round.

I would say they also have a 'Chelsea boot' like style to them with the bit of elasticated material at the sides and they have become so popular again I thought these would be a perfect substitute - I also think Chelsea boots look really 'manly' on me so I steer well clear of them now!


I really love the base of these shoes too. I think the fact you can see the grips from the front adds a little something to them - which I think makes them look a lot more expensive than they are. Also the grip on the base of the shoes will be perfect for those icy days and save the embarrassment of falling flat on my face!
The only thing I worry about is that the suede will scuff and mark, but I suppose they are from Primark so I can't imagine they will last forever, but I think at £15 you can't really expect too much. Although I have kept them on for a few hours just to see if they will hurt my feet and they haven't as of yet so fingers crossed!

I also think the heel on this is a perfect size. I am about average height so I don't really like high heels, but I think these give me a little bit of height and I think they will become my 'Christmas Shoes' as  they can be dressed up or down. They look lovely with tights and I think with a pair of black or grey skinny jeans they will look much more casual.

I hope you enjoyed this post; I was going to show them in an outfit post but I was too excited to show you all, and you know how quick things sell in Primark so I wanted to show you them ASAP so you could get a pair if you liked them. Don't say I never treat you!

Thanks for reading and another Blog Update will be here shortly (another month has gone by already!) and a few more beauty related items so will be posting again soon!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

'Fade to Grey'

Hi everyone,

So I thought I would do an outfit post with my favourite jumper at the moment. This one is from Primark and personally I don't think it looks like anything you would expect to be from Primark. It's only £10 and I reckon I've worn it enough times to say the 'cost per wear' is in pennies. It also comes in cream, bright pink and burgundy and possibly a few more colours, but as you may or may not know I love grey clothing so I had to go with this one.

The quality of this is actually very good for Primark. I love the detailing around the neck, which is also around the bottom of the jumper, and it is not too short or long so it can be worn with so many different pieces.
I decided to wear this jumper with my Faux Leather Peg Trousers from ASOS. I got them about 2 or 3 months ago and I just haven't worn them as much as I have wanted to as I struggle to decide which tops to wear with it as they are low rise.
I love the detailing around the top of the trousers and again I think they look a lot more expensive than they actually are. They are £40, but I brought them with 20% off so got them for £32 and I think they will be perfect for the colder winter months when skirts and dresses are out of the question.
I think this outfit will be perfect for those days when you want to look like you've made an effort, even though you really haven't. I hope you like this outfit and let me know in the comments if you do!
I decided not to wear any jewellery and just make it a really simple outfit but I think it could be dressed up or down anyway. For shoes I would wear my flatforms which I have literally had for years but they are so comfortable (that's why the look a bit beaten up in the picture).
I hope you enjoyed this post as I hate having my picture taken so it feels really weird actually posting this but I hope you liked the outfit and please be nice in the comments! I will leave the link for the trousers below and the jumpers are still available in most of the Primark's I have been in recently so I would advise picking one up ASAP! The nail varnish and lipstick will be reviewed soon too.

P.S I have just brought this hat from Topshop and was just wondering whether you thought it suited me or whether I should return it? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

'Oops I Did It Again'

Hi everyone,

So I went to the Sleek counter again. Big Mistake. Superdrug are doing 3 for 2 at the moment on cosmetics so I had to take advantage of that ... it would be stupid not too.

So, if you read my last post here, you would have seen my review on the lovely 'Babydoll' lipstick from Sleek. This particular one was a sheen lipstick, so I decided to try their matte lipsticks as I only have one matte lipstick from Topshop (which is surprising as I have so many!). My first choice was the beautiful coral coloured 'Papaya Punch', which may look quite a summery colour, but when applied it isn't as 'coral' as I thought it would be, so is perfect for these winter months if you stick to a monochrome colour scheme with your clothes.
I am not a huge fan of coral lipsticks, just as I don't think it is a colour that really suits me, but this shade is the perfect coral for me as it isn't as orangey as I thought it would be.
The next lip product I brought was another matte lipstick in the colour 'Heartbreaker'. It is a very vibrant pink colour and reminds me of the Topshop matte lipstick in 'All About Me' (reviewed here) but is just slightly less 'in your face' - which I suppose is probably better!
What I love about these matte lipsticks by Sleek is that they are very easy to apply, and I must admit I have to prefer the matte ones, even though I love the colour of 'Babydoll', as I am not constantly having to worry about whether they have gone 'patchy' or disappeared entirely. At £4.99, I think the price is very reasonable and I think the colour range is much more exciting than any other drugstore brand out there - I definitely think Sleek need much more recognition for their products.
Although I can't say the formula is amazing, it does the job and if you don't mind reapplying every now and again but want some beautiful lip colours, it may be worth giving Sleek a try!
My final item in the 3 for 2 was something I knew would be amazing and I would have no complaints about and that was one of their incredible blushes in the colour 'Pixie Pink'. It is quite a bright pink blush in the flesh, but it is so pigmented it gives a lovely bit of colour and makes me look much more awake on an early morning! Ignoring the price (it's £4.49 if you were wondering) I would be happy with this blush if I had brought it from a high end beauty counter and they last for so long they are worth the tiny amount you pay for them. As you can tell, I am a little bit obsessed with this blush at the moment so I would 100% recommend it to anyone.
Finally, I went in to Lush (which I haven't been in for years) and went to pick up one of their Lip Scrubs as I had heard so much about them and kept putting of buying one.

I was going to try the Popcorn one, but saw that they had a new Christmas one called 'Santa's Lip Scrub' which is cola flavoured. It is quite strong smelling, but I have a weakness when it comes to anything festive! 
The product itself does the job well and really helps when applying lipstick as you notice the difference immediately. It also has little glitter hearts in it just to add to the festive spirit! I would highly recommend trying one of their lip scrubs as I think at £5.50 the price is reasonable, and they will hopefully last for a long time (and if you love lipstick as much as I do then this is a saviour).
I hope you enjoyed reading this little beauty haul and let me know if you have tried any of these products in the comments, and also if you would recommend any other of Sleek's products - let's try and get them more well known! I will leave a link to the products below,
Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

'Candy Girl'

Hi everyone,
So I am huge fan of Sleek Makeup. I love their Rose Gold Blush (reviewed here) and a few of their other products and their prices are so reasonable it's so hard to find fault with anything they sell. I am also a huge fan of lipstick, so it's a bit ridiculous that I haven't tried any of their lip products yet.
So on my last trip to Superdrug, I went to the Sleek section and came across the most perfect baby pink colour I think I have ever seen. I introduce to you the Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Babydoll. What a perfect name and a perfect colour.
As always the packaging is lovely and simple, even displayed in a little box, so you know it hasn't been opened (one of my pet hates for buying drugstore beauty products!).
The lipstick itself claims to contain Vitamin E to "hydrate and protect lips" from "premature ageing" which I must admit is nothing I worry about as such at my age, but I suppose it's not a bad thing!
It's also a sheen lipstick, so it does have a slight glossy finish, but my trouble with this is although the colour looks lovely, it doesn't stay put very long, and this may sound weird, but it sort of looks like you've used paint for a lipstick ... it would make sense if you could see it!
Although this is a minor problem, if applied well and correctly it does show up the exact same colour as shown in the image above, and I had quite a few comments on it when I wore it for the first time. It does need to be regularly re-applied though otherwise it can disappear, but if you're willing to cope with that to have the most amazing lip colour then I would highly recommend it! If anyone has tried a really good Sleek lipstick then just let me know in the comments! (Sorry about the quality of the image but I hope you can see the colour!)
On the subject of lipsticks and lip colour, Elle Magazine are giving away a free Benefit Lipgloss with their December 2013 issue in the colours Coralista, Hoola and Dandelion. I picked up Dandelion and I am actually really impressed with it. I usually 100% prefer lipsticks to lipglosses but this one has a lovely texture and natural 'your lips but better' colour to it so I would recommend picking one up if you see Elle Magazine this month!
Thanks for reading and leave any comments or suggestions in the box below! Link for the lipstick is below and their lip products are on 3 for 2 at the moment at Superdrug!
Link: Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Babydoll - £4.99 - now 3 for 2 at Superdrug

Saturday, 2 November 2013

'You're As Cold As Ice' - Winter Picks 2013

Hi everyone,

So it's not an OOTD as such today, but I just couldn't wait to show you what I picked up the other day. I also thought I would throw in a few other things I picked up at the same time as they will be coming up in future OOTD's so this is a little sneak peek I suppose :)

DRUM ROLL PLEASE .... So here is, in my opinion, the most gorgeous coat I think I've ever seen. It's from Topshop and is the most beautiful creamy white colour and is SO warm I'm sort of wishing the colder weather would just hurry up already!

What really caught my eye about this coat was the huge collar (which I think looks lovely)and the coat is so oversized it will be perfect for layering and the colour goes with pretty much anything. Surprisingly I haven't actually got a coat this colour - and let me tell you, I have a lot of coats. It also has a lovely texture too; it's sort of fluffy but not like that annoying fluff that sticks to your clothes constantly, but then again, I haven't worn it for a significant length of time yet! But basically it's warm - and that's the most important thing in my opinion :)
Okay, so the price - not cheap - but worth it, 100%. It's £89, so £80.10 with student discount, but I think this is a perfect addition to a winter wardrobe, and will be the only coat I buy this winter - I promise :)
Before I had this major spend though, I brought two items from Primark; one being a baby pink jumper which was £8, and looks perfect under my new coat (it was fate - I tell myself that anyway!) I haven't taken a picture of me wearing it simply because I'm sure an OOTD will be coming very soon :)

The colour is a lovely baby pink but has a white thread going through it, and it also has a sort of scoop neck to it which I think makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is. Just to let you know I got this in a size 8, and usually I would get a size 10 as I like my jumpers oversized, but these come up bigger than normal, so if you want one I would get a size smaller, depending on the fit you like.
The last thing was something I had wanted for ages, but was always put off by the prices most stores or websites charged, so when I saw one in Primark I was over the moon :) This black faux fur lapel collar was just £6 (£6!) and has little hooks so you can clip each side together and was something I wanted last winter but just couldn't force myself to spend £20 or more on. It is actually the perfect size and shape aswell - so if you have been looking for one get to Primark ASAP!
Thanks for reading and let me know in the comments if you have brought anything good in Primark recently or any amazing coats because I would love to see them :) if you're interested I will leave the link to the coat below (but see it in the flesh if you can - the website pic does not do it justice!)
P.S I got on Bloglovin's Recommendations page which is super exciting!