27 October 2014

The Hunt For The Perfect Winter Boots!

You may notice a few distinct similarities between all of the above - they're black, they have a bit of a heel and gold hardware if any. I have a very specific vision for the boots that I'm after, I've got a well loved pair of flat chelsea boots and am after something a little bit smarter but still day appropriate. I'm a complete short arse and have teeny, tiny stumpy legs so I'm after a small heel just to lengthen my legs but I need to be able to walk in them still because there is nothing worse than looking like bambi on ice in a pair of heels! I don't want too much detail either, I'm not keen on boots that are covered in buckles and zips but I do like this gold plate thing that's going on with heels at the minute. So to summarize I need in my life: black boots that are plainish but metal plates on the heel are acceptable with a little chunky heel but I must be able to walk in them...I don't ask for much do I?!

Is there anywhere that I'm missing on my quest for the perfect boots, where else can I search?!

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22 October 2014

Midweek Wish List #25


1. I love having a book on the go and I've seen so many good things said about this one that it's made it straight to the top of my Christmas list. Who doesn't need a straight talking beauty companion on hand at all times?!

2. I absolutely love the look of these Makeup Revolution Blush Sticks, I've got my eye on all of the matte shades especially the contour colour. They remind me of the NARS matte multiples but for a fraction of the price which my bank account likes a lot.

3. I have to hold my hands up to this one and admit that it's the limited edition label and bright packaging that's drawn me into wanting this but then add a holy grail status into the mix and I'm sold! I've read that people swear by this little jar and my lips are a bit worse for wear at the minute so I think I need to put it to the test.

4. I confess that I've never tried a Benefit blusher before but now they're all housed under one roof (literally!) in this amazing little Christmas gift set. I gave the Benefit Christmas sets a miss last year but they've definitely pulled it out of the bag this year and I want pretty much everything but this is my number one beauty wish for Santa.

5. I do a lot of Pinterest browsing and I can't get away from slouchy jumpers over leather trousers with flat shoes or a shirt tucked into leather trousers and sky scraper heels. I need leather trousers to recreate both of these looks, need I say more?!

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20 October 2014

Trick or Treat?!

I love all of the cute and quirky accessories that come with Halloween, if I could wear cat ears all year round then I would! Unfortunately I haven't got any plans for Halloween this year but not wanting to miss out I've found some bits that I might just get away with wearing without looking like a crazy woman (minus the veily cat ears, I would definitely get laughed out of work in them) If a real spider tried to set up camp in my hair there would be a lot of flapping around and screaming but I just can't resist this sparkly little fella paired with a dark, witchy matte lip, some spooky nails and I am good to go! You can make me wear a uniform to work on 31st October but you can't keep a glittery spider clip out of my hair!

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15 October 2014

My New Favourite Barry M Autumn Nail Varnish Shades | Red Black & Blackberry

It's been a good few weeks since my nails have seen a neon or pastel, I'm officially in Autumn mode. If I had a good rummage at the bottom of my nail varnish basket I'm sure I'd find enough dark colours to keep me going until next Spring but if a change of season isn't excuse enough to buy some new shades then I'm not sure what is!

The two Barry M shades that I chose were Red Black which is a deep burgundy and Blackberry which is a really dark navy. I've had Red Black before that ended up going all gloopy but after seeing my friend Vicky wearing it I decided that I needed it back in my life! I can remember it being a real nightmare last time I had it but the formula is completely different now and it goes on smoothly and glossy as well as being opaque in two coats whereas before it took about five. Blackberry is one of Barry M's Gelly Nail Paints which are by far the best of the Gel nail varnishes that have been released in the past year or so. This applies perfectly, the swatch is one coat and it's as dark as it gets and is as shiny and smooth as Red Black. Also because of the Gellyness it plumps out any dents.

I'm sure the Barry M nail varnish stand gets bigger every time I go into Boots so there's bound to be an Autumnal shade that will keep your fingers happy this season!

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12 October 2014

Monthly Favourites | September 2014

September is a long distant memory now but this is better late then never right?! I think every time I've planned to write this post something has happened - on Wednesday me and Joel had planned to go and see Gone girl at half seven so I was ready to blog before we left but then he decided the 6:10 showing would be better... at quarter to six (the film is really good but LONG so even though I did moan about getting bundled into the car in a rush it was a better time but don't tell Joel that) on Thursday I was going to have a pamper night and write some posts up but as I was getting out of the shower I fainted and smacked my head on the towel rail on the way down so that was a night spent waiting for paramedics to come and make sure I wasn't concussed so all these plan changes have been very inconvenient and messed with my blogging time! I am now finally getting that pamper day (and I stayed conscious this time which is a bonus!) so I'm not moving until I have a few posts finished.

I discovered this eye liner completely by accident trying to make up a Superdrug order so I got free delivery and I think it's the best thing I've found in my life. ever (and that's no exaggeration!) I thought my L'Oreal liner was sent from eyeliner heaven but this blows it out of the water. It's jet black, doesn't dry up quickly, lasts all day, has the perfect tip for smooth lines and flicks and did I mention it's £2.99?!

I'm suprised there wasn't more of a fuss made for the launch of these diddy little pencils, they just seemed to come from nowhere and were a nightmare to get hold of but thank god I finally did! The shade I've been wearing the most is In With Coral which is a bright shade with a creamy long lasting consistency that dries matte. There are a number of other colours so if coral isn't your thing there's bound to be be something that is.

I've been using this weekly treatment for a while now and although my skin is going through a horrendous spell at the minute when I've used this and washed it off my skin is so soft and even though I've not found it to help with the blemishes it does brighten up my complexion. 

I know cream blusher season is coming to a close but a Boots offer has only just brought this little beauty into my life so I can't let go just yet! This applies like a dream, I love the chubby stick type packaging and the brightening peachy shade, I could not recommend this more.

Another cheek product that I love to use when I'm having a dull skin day that can perk it right up! This product definitely lives up to the packaging that it comes in and the three shades in the stripes compliment each other beautifully.

I love these little things for when I'm having bad hair days to pop on with a messy bun or a half up half down hairstyle to detract from the greasy mess that lies underneath. They are so cute that I might have to get a little collection on the go!

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