Monday, 24 October 2011

fur fun

Fur Collar: H&M
Leather Jacket: Primark
Top: All Saints
Leggings: Primark

This is quite a late night post for me but I really wanted to share my faux fur collar with you which I wore today because I love it SO much and I keep wearing it. I just love how it's so easy to wear and it's so cute but sofisticated. I have put the link above but I think it was £12.99 which I personally think is well worth it. It's got a lovely silk lining and it has a clip to clasp the two ends together.

I'm also wearing my orangey/red leggings which were £3 from Primark and I have worn them a few times as they are a nice alternative to my usual boring black leggings. I have always wanted coloured jeans/trousers but I find with my biggish legs they really don't flatter me or fit me nicely so these are a lovely substitute. Although they are quite thin on the bum, they are pretty good quality.

Anybody else loving the fur at the moment? 

Sunday, 23 October 2011

candy cotton

Oh dear I haven't posted in a while, I apologise for this but I have been very busy with uni work and I've had a really bad cold the last few days.

Since last posting, I have been shopping again and I bought a cute playsuit and a lovely dress from Urban Outfitters. As I am so impatient and can't wait to do an outfit post, below is the picture I took of the dress in the changing room. I just love the polka dots and think it's a really flattering shape for me.

Collection 2000 Cream Puff

From left to right: Cotton Candy, Fairy Cake, Angel Delight

The gorgeous nail colour:
Barry M Dusky Mauve
Moving on..this post is going to be my first make-up post as I wanted to share the brilliant Collection 2000 Cream Puff with you. I never normally buy products by Collection 2000 but I heard that their new lip cream was really worth buying. It comes in four shades...Cotton Candy, Fairy Cake, Powder Puff and Angel Delight. Because these lip creams are only £2.99 I actually have three of the colours already, the one I don't have is Powder Puff. When I first looked at the product, I thought it looked like a lipgloss but it's completely different. I would say that it is in between a lip stick and a gloss. It's got a smooth (obviously creamy) texture and it has a matt finish which is what I really like about it. It does have a very synthetic smell but I don't think that's worth worrying about. Below I have pictured myself wearing the three shades I have and rated them out of ten.

Cotton Candy: 10/10
I love this shade so much, I've actually been wearing it in my recent posts if you can spot it. I love the pinky/purple shade but I also love the fact it is subtle so I can wear it everyday but it still look like I've made an effort!

Fairy Cake: 6/10
I do like this shade and I have worn it out but it hasn't photographed very well (although maybe that's my face). I would give it more but it is quite orangey, I wish it was more of a subtle coral shade.

Angel Delight: 1/10
You can clearly see that this colour does nothing for me, it drains my colour and really doesn't suit me. I'm not saying it won't suit you though. This is my least favourite.

Overall I would give this product a 9/10 and totally recommend it. I would give it a ten but I don't know how long it is going to last but then I suppose it is only £2.99. I will definately try out Powder Puff and continue to buy Cotton Candy as it's my favourite.

Have any of you tried out this cream puff or have any other similarly great products?

Sunday, 16 October 2011

another day, another dollar

Cardigan: Topshop
Top: Primark
Belt: Primark
Shorts: DIY

So I've been at work all day today and the uni week starts tomorrow, I feel like I don't stop at the moment but I should probably stop moaning! I wore this outfit to uni the other day, it's pretty simple so I added my beloved leopard print cardigan. I bought it from Topshop a couple of years ago and I remember paying £30 and feeling really guilty about spending that amount of money on a thin cardigan but I'm glad I did because I love wearing it and luckily leopard print is still in!
I went shopping (again) yesterday and bought a few essentials but I also managed to find a lovely faux fur collar/scarf in H&M. My boyfriend said he 'didn't get it' but I LOVE it so I can't wait to post about it. I bought a fur snood in H&M last year but I've never been able to wear it because it's ridiculously chunky and fluffy!

I have also got my eye on a lovely faux fur coat in H&M but they didn't have my size so I will be hunting that down soon.

Anybody else obsessed with shopping or is it just me?

Thursday, 13 October 2011

pulp fashion

So this is probably going to be a short/quick post as I am trying to finish some English reading that needs to be done by tomorrow (the bane of my life at the moment). I have been taking outfit pictures but not actually posting about them so I may post them soon if I think they are worth sharing.

I went to Lakeside shopping centre the other day as it is pretty close to me and it pretty huge. It's basically a class lower than Bluewater shopping centre if any of you know either. My main goal was to search through the three floors of Primark they have there. I had recently taken a trip to Primark and bought a zebra pattern onesie which is truly one of my favourite things now because I love wearing my PJs (probably put them on as early as I can) so this is just another item to add to my comfort wear! I wasn't particularly successful in Lakeside Primark, probably only because it's so huge that I started to feel like it was becoming a chore to find something good. I did however find this gem of a leather jacket! I already have a leather jacket with fur around the collar which I love but I really wanted one without fur, just to be able to have the choice. It was only £20 and it's pretty good quality so I'm very chuffed. I had a bit of a disaster trying to find my size as they had every size but a ten. I really wanted the eight as it was so fitted but that was the problem it was too fitted that I probably wouldn't have been able to get a cardigan underneath. I walked out of the shop feeling pretty down that they didn't have my size but for some reason I went back about twenty minutes later and guess what...they had one ten! It was destiny...

Jacket: Primark
Tunic: Topshop
Scarf: Miss Selfride
I wore this outfit when I went to see the Cirque Eloize iD show last night which is basically a French dance/circus group doing a two hour show of amazing acrobatic tricks and some beautiful dancing. I would say that I was slightly disappointed with the urban dancing when it happened so I didn't think they needed to have that but overall I had a great night.

Uma in Pulp Fiction
I recently watched Pulp Fiction and I felt inspired by Uma Thurman's nails in the film. She wore a beautiful dark blood red colour and from then on I wanted to try it out for myself. I have noticed the colour becoming popular recently aswell. I raded my mum's nail varnish collection and found Barry M Raspberry and it was the perfect colour for what I was after. I tried taking a picture but it didn't give the colour justice and it made them much brighter than they are. Here's a picture of the nail varnish instead although I've just noticed that you can see it in my outfit pictures.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post!

Monday, 3 October 2011

i love nail art

I have been so slack at posting recently, my only excuse is beginning my second year of Uni and struggling to juggle the work and my blog. I have taken a break from my (tiresome) reading to write a new post though. I apoligise also for not replying to my latest comments, I will check them all out shortly and aim to regularly reply. I have got to learn to multi task better!

My beloved nail collection!
My title is so brilliant again...not! It does what it says on the tin though, I do love nail art. I would say that I paint my nails once or twice a week which is probably bad for my nails really. I have noticed that they are quite badly discoloured from lack of oxygen and too much polish but it's a vicious circle now because I don't want horrible looking nails. I have been told that I should do a post about my nails as I have previously posted pictures of them but there's not much to it really. I'll take you through some of my pictures.
(Sorry about the little finger, I bite)
Model's Own Pastel Pink, Model's Own Top Turquoise
Model's Own Pastel Pink, Nails Inc Jermyn Street (I think)

Barry M Berry, Model's Own Pastel Pink
Basically I love the leopard print nail art and I originally saw the technique on the brilliant gemfatale's blog where she gives a handy tip about using eye liner if you don't have a nail pen. I only recently invested in a nail pen as I bought two nail polishes and the nail pen from Model's Own when they had their 50% offer on. Now I have got the nail pen I don't think I will ever go back, it was slightly pricey but it's so easy to use. Gem's leopard print technique has become pretty famous around the blogging world so here is the Youtube tutorial as I couldn't get the exact blog post link. Definately check out Gem's Tuesday Tips as there are some brilliant ones there!

This is the picture which I previously posted and I was asked how I did it. Basically I just painted them white and used the nail pen to do the dots (yes it's that easy). I would definately recommend buying a nail pen if you are into nail art because you can do so much with them, I could have made the dots bigger if I wanted to for example! Again I got this idea from Gem as she posted about another girl's Youtube video on how to use every day items to create polka dots. I love using this technique as you can use all different colours rather than just black (with the nail pen). I would definately recommend the kirby/hair grip idea as this has always worked brilliantly for me.

No7 Me! Me! Me!, Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener
I did my nails like this yesterday as I had a lot of time on my hands, I basically painted my nails with a base coat and I would definately recommend using a base and top coat everytime as it can protect your nails if you are painting them regularly (like moi). I always use the 'Rimmel 5 in 1 Base and Top Coat Total Care Action'. It's about £4 but very worth it. I then painted a coat of No7 Me! Me! Me! which is a lovely colour and then used the Rimmel Tip Whitener which is in the previous picture and painted the corner white. With my nail pen I painted the dots on. I love these nails as it's something different to what I usually do.

I hope you have enjoyed my nail post and I would love to know if you have any great nail ideas of if you try any of these out?


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