OOTD: LBD and Spring Lace up Heels

Saturday, 26 April 2014

The weather's been a bit all over the place in London recently, mostly it's been mild with some rain and clouds but nevertheless it is spring, which means florals and bright colours should be staples in the wardrobe!

Though a Little Black Dress kind of defeats the purpose of this haha.

I have been absolutely obsessed with lace up heels lately, I really wanted to purchase a pair when Zara were selling those gorgeous black lace up heels but it just wasn't in the budget unfortunately.

However, on Easter Monday I treated myself to these lovely orangey coral lace up heels from Aldo, which were already on sale for £38 with an added 15% off easter discount code. It was an early birthday present for myself and I thought it was about time I got a pair in this style! They are extremely comfortable and I highly recommend them. I've been walking in them for hours. I will also be doing another post on my JustFab lace up heels very soon.

I teamed these heels with this little black textured skater dress which I bought from a store called Magenta in Harrow. At £5 it was an absolute bargain! It's really good quality as well. This was a little early birthday treat from my mum :3 I went for minimal accessories with this look but you can always glam a LBD up with a statement necklace and a red lip. I finished this look with my Guess watch and Buffy 'B' necklace.

What are your spring/summer staples? Leave comments below

Holiday Shop Must Haves

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! I personally didn't get round to eating any chocolate but I did spend the weekend with family, which turned out to be a lovely Easter break after all.

I'm going away next week to Majorca (yay!) and picked up a few holiday essentials that I thought I'd share with you all. I did a similar blog post last year when I went on holiday but this post will include new bits and bobs I think I'll need for Majorca. 

EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Foundation (F300)

I've always had trouble finding a decent foundation that suits my skintone on the high street. I've tried everything from Loreal's True Match in N6/W7 but found it wasn't the perfect match for me. It's tough finding something that isn't too orange based or pink based, that is, until now. The EX1 collection was founded by Farah Naz who herself had trouble finding the right foundation shade for her south asian complexion for an affordable price, which led her to start up her own line.

This foundation is light-medium to buildable and is very lightweight and non-cakey. which will be perfect for holiday. This is definitely my holy grail high street foundation! For me personally, nothing can replace MAC's studio fix fluid though this foundation is definitely a great alternative for daytime wear. It's also very affordable at £10.50. I bought mine on lookfantastic.com but they are also selling them at Topshop Oxford Street and Harvey Nichols. I will definitely do a more in-depth review soon, watch this space...

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I've heard rave reviews about the Micellar cleansing water in the blogosphere but I wasn't sure it would live up to the hype. I was wrong! I absolutely adore this cleanser. It's fragrance free, doesn't irritate your skin or eye area and most importantly it gets rid of make up, dirt and all that good stuff. It only costs £3 at boots and comes in an enormous 400ml bottle. 

Re-Gen Cream

This is a specially formulated product that helps to prevent and provides treatment for stretch marks, scars, dry skin and blemishes. I used to use this Re-Gen cream religiously up until they stopped selling it at Aldi! You can imagine my excitement when I discovered that they actually sell this on amazon. I can't say for sure it does everything it says on the tin but it is very moisturising and reduces the appearance of stretch marks. Not really a holiday essential but definitely a top beauty purchase!

Mother of Pearl Shell Cream

I bought this cream in the hopes that it'll help even out my skintone, reduce my acne as I've been having a few breakouts lately and get rid of my tan. I've only used this cream once and it did even out my skin tone quite a bit but I'm going to give it a few more goes before I comment on how good it is! It's more of a scrub/face mask than a cream as it has micro beads in it and cannot be blended out. I bought this on amazon for only £5. I will do another review if the product proves to be consistently good.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I didn't want to invest in a beauty blender so I bought the next best thing and I'm so glad I did. I use this sponge to blend out concealer under my eyes and for highlighting and it gives a very pretty airbrushed finish. I've noticed a huge difference between using my foundation brush (MAC #188) and using this sponge - it doesn't eat up the product at all. If you don't want to purchase the beauty blender then this is a great alternative. Maybelline Falsies Waterproof Mascara

I usually hate going completely make up  free when I'm out in the sun and want to go in the pool so this is kind of a godsend. I haven't actually tried it out myself but I was searching for a waterproof mascara and the first thing that came to mind was this little beauty - I've heard amazing things about this mascara and will keep you updated on whether it's any good.

So there you have it. These are my top holiday must haves. I've probably left out a ton of stuff that I should have included (like SPF!). If there's anything you can't go on holiday without, please let me know down below in the comments.

Thanks for reading :)

OOTD Post featuring Wearall.com

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Hey everyone!

It's been a while since my last post I know - it's been such a busy month! I started freelancing at entertainmentwise.com which is a serious stepping stone in my career and I am so grateful. I have also been attending a lot of The Wanted's tour dates around the UK. As some of you may know I am exceptionally fond of those boys and wanted to get as many dates in as I can and I had so much fun.

I have so much to show you all as I've been purchasing a lot of new products lately but that's going to have to wait for a later blog post, stay tuned!

Today I want to talk about a relatively new online fashion store called wearall.com. Wearall offer a range of on-trend fashion pieces at reasonable prices and I couldn't recommend them more. A favourite of mine has to be the belted skater dress which should be a staple dress in everyone's wardrobe! What I love about this dress is the fact that it's not too long or short and is the perfect length on me, who at 5ft 3.5 has a hard time finding the right fit. The nice people at wearall.com were kind enough to send me this amazing dress in fuschia to review for you guys. 

Due to the horrendous rain yesterday I had to take photo's inside - here's me in the Charity Skater Dress*

As you can see above I added a statement necklace to complete the look, this particular dress would look amazing with a lot of accessorising and it is perfect for spring 2014. It only costs £8.95 as well which is a bargain considering how comfortable and good quality the material is. 

What do you think of this dress? Check out www.wearall.com and tell me what your favourite pieces are!

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