New Shoe Compliments

Thursday, 30 May 2013

I've had a lot of compliments on a new pair of pumps I recently bought. They were a bargain price at £6 from Primark. I'm in the process of buying a house with my boyfriend, so expensive purchases are a no no for me at the mo - well any purchases are a no no (sad face). These were an impulse buy, I went in for coat hangers.. honestly! 

Needles to say, I've wore them quite a few times and every time some has complimented me on them. So, in true blogger fashion, I thought i'd share them with you all...

Total Guide to Swindon - Festival Beauty Tips

Friday, 17 May 2013

My latest article for Total Guide to Swindon. My top beauty tips for surviving the festival season.


What's In My New Steve Madden Bowling Bag?

Monday, 13 May 2013

On a recent trip into TKMaxx, I purchased this cute cream bowling bag by Steve Madden for about £30. I wanted a medium sized bag that I could use for work. I commute to and from work on the train, it's about an hour each way so I needed a bag big enough to carry some supplies - but not soo big that I would take my kitchen sink to work everyday. I'm one of those bag people that will always fill their bag to bursting.

I really liked this bag for a couple of reason. The first, It's a great in-between size. It's big enough to put a book or bottle of water in - even a small pair of ballerinas - but it's not big enough to put an entire outfit, a 3 course meal and a hair dryer.. not that I would ordinarily try and put these things in my bag. It's also got a zip compartment for personals or valuables and two pockets on the opposite side - perfect for keeping my train pass in. 

The secondly reason is I loved the off-cream colour. It's a soft patent and isn't too stiff or ridged. It has a lovely blue and cream lining which I also love. This will work wonderfully with cute tea dresses and other spring clothing delights.

The final thing that drew me to part with my money was the handles. It has both a detectable shoulder strap and carry handles. This comes in very handy when one is running to catch a train- in a rather un-lady-like fashion.. 

I thought I would also give you a little insight to the content of my new bag. These are the essentials of what I take with me - I wonder how long it will stay this organised...   

What's in my bag 
  1. Metallic Pouch (H&M) - I use this to keep my headphones, charger cables and my portable wifi 'thing'organised.
  2. Carex Hand Anti-Bac Hand Gel 
  3. Beau Jardin Rose and Geranium hand cream  (Heathcote and Ivory) This smells divine and is a fab product.  
  4. My Makeup Bag - The bag is just a cheap one from from Primark - I just loved the design.
  5. Chanel Reading/Driving glasses - so I can see!
  6. Galaxy Tab 2 7inch - I use this tablet for internet browsing and watching TV shows or movies whilst on the train. It isn't 3G so I have to use my Three Wifi 'thing' to connect on the go.
  7. PEPPERSMITH Mints (Sainsbury's)- so I'm always minty fresh! 
  8. Pocket Tissues - I'm not sure where these were from - they were a gift from a friend.
  9. Nail File - You'd be surprised how many times people ask to borrow this.
  10. Pink Accessorize Purse - I've had this for years, it was a present from my boyfriend.
I'd love to know what you keep in your bags?


Topshop Lip Fest

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I recently had a little lip-splurge in Topshop. I purchased two lovely lip colours and a pink lip liner.

I'd read about Topshop's lipstick in Macaroon on a blog and absolutely loved the colour. It's a brighter more coral toned pink than I would normally go for. You can wear it as a sheer colour or, with a couple of extra sweeps, you can intensify the colour nicely to fit your mood. It's a real winner for me and the candy-macaroon-ness of the colour is just delicious. 

The lipstick itself glides on the lips very smoothly and feels comfortable and moisturising. The colour also wears really well and, as I mentioned, can be built up for desired intensity. I prefer a more sheer look with this one - but like to glam it up with a bit of gloss for that extra shine. 

Innocent is another colour from the Topshop lipstick line. It's my current favourite. It's a more lilac-rose pink than Macaroon. It's very soft, pretty and elegant. It's not as deep as it looks - even if you build the colour up. It's just an all-round fab lip colour.

In my eyes you need a good lip liner to compliment your lipstick. I picked up this lovely pink lip liner in Fearless - my last purchase in my Topshop lip-splurge. It's a really versatile colour. I can wear it with both my Topshop lipsticks, simply, by building the colour up when needed or applying softly for a more subtle colour. I think lip liner adds that extra touch to lipstick, it's well worth the extra time to apply to give that perfect finish. 

The Topshop makeup line gets my thumbs up when it comes to lip colour. What Topshop products have you tried?

Topshop lipsticks are available in store or online for £8 each or £5 for the lip liners.

Topshop lip products

Topshop lipstick in Macaroon//Topshop lipstick in Innocent

Topshop lipstick in Innocent

Topshop lipstick in Macaroon

Topshop lipstick in Macaroon//Topshop lipstick in Innocent

Topshop Lip-liner in Fearless

Topshop Lip-liner in Fearless

 Topshop lip-liner in Fearless//Topshop lipstick in Macaroon//Topshop lipstick in Innocent

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