Saturday, 18 July 2015

Primark Haul: Summer Edition

July has been a busy old month, hence the lack of posts around these parts- however I did make time to get a bit of filming done last week so I'm kicking off the weekend with a big old Primark Haul, Summer stylee! I've found some absolute gems in Primarni lately so do let me know your favourite picks from the video and I'll be back with a nice chunky blog post tomorrow! 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The June Edit

Better late than never here's last month's round up of beauty favourites, new things and random thoughts...

Wanderlust // I paid a flying work visit to Helsinki, Finland, early last month and it sparked my taste for travelling by plane rather than train. Now I'll be trying harder to put more money away in my travel fund each month and see much more of this big wide world.

Summer Hair // My much overdue Summer hair update has taken place (over a whole two days in the salon chair) and I absolutely love it. I had a full head of ash blonde highlights and lowlights, followed by a slight snip and Brazilian blowdry so things are a whole lot lighter and less frizzy!

Blue Beauty // Benefit's new blue they're real! mascara and liner are more of an obsession than a favourite. I wore both of them nearly every day in June as they make eyes look instantly more awake, last all day with zero smudging and are bang on SS15 beauty trend.

Wardrobe Cleanse // I recently had a big old wardrobe clear out (look out for a depop influx soon), so obviously I had to refill it with a few new purchases like this cute yellow cut out dress from Topshop which is currently waiting for pick up in the Strand store. Oops.

Bloglovin' // 'My name is Sophy Victoria (AKA Dizzy Miss Lizzy) and I'm a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger/ vlogger from Brighton. I'm a makeup collector, clothes hoarder and food lover who enjoys writing and filming about pretty much anything that takes her fancy!' 

Hello Sunshine // Blow me down with a feather, we actually got some sun last month and that meant indulging in all things hot 'n' lovely; picnics, festivals, shorts, sandals, frozen yoghurt and 70's fringe bags. Long may blue skies and UK tanning continue.

River Rae // The best thing about June? Spending lots of time in Portsmouth with my gorgeous 4 month old niece, River Rae, and wonderful Sister. When you move away from family I think you become closer by making time to text, skype and visit for long weekends of cuddles. Being an Auntie is just my very favourite thing.

What were your June Highlights?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The 1940's Tutorial

Happy hump day/hottest day of the year chaps! For anyone stuck inside sheltering from the sun and trying not to melt, I have a special video to share with you; the 1940's Makeup Tutorial. People that know me well know how obsessed I am with the 1940's WWII era- the fashion, hair and beauty was all just so gorgeous and I love how women stayed glamorous in such tough times, using whatever they could get their mitts on to beautify whilst casually saving the country on the side. This look is inspired by those thrifty everyday pin-up girls, in celebration of the Imperial War Museum's 'Fashion on the Ration' exhibition which you can get tickets to here and promises to be a treat for any vintage beauty lover. For this vintage makeup look I focused on creating a flawless base with sculpted brows, winged liner and red siren lips. It's a classic cosmetic composition which works just as well today paired with an LBD, as did back then worn with a silk shirt and victory rolls. Go on, get your pin-up on!

Are you a fan of the 1940's look?

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Primark AW15

Whilst people in the normal world are finally starting to brave bare legs & toes, the fashion world is getting ready to launch 'fall'. Although right now I too am obsessing over brights and bikinis, after going along to the AW15 Primark press day last week, I couldn't help but get a tad excited for what's in store (get it) next season. 

Fashion wise -surprise surprise- this year's hottest trend, the 70's, continues and totally dominates the entire women's wear collection. Dresses and skirts are maxi or mini and straight cut. Whimsical boho print is in, as are camel, beige and burgundy colours. Texture is big with fur gillets, suede pinafores and chiffon blouses showcased as statement pieces. Shoes are experiencing serious embellishment with pom poms, fringing, cut outs & lace up fronts. Accessories are having a statement moment too with geometric structures and leopard print bags, alongside chunky gold metals in the jewellery department.

The other area I'm rather looking forward to is homeware. Primark have always got their homeware spot on, particularly for the price point and AW will bring more cute pieces to brighten up your bedroom. The main colour themes are bang-on-trend grey, mint, mustard and copper, with everything from essential cushions, blankets and tea towels, to the not so essential (but highly instagrammable) metallic candle holders and slogan signs. The first thing in my basket come September will definitely be the Earl Grey candle pot. I'm a sucker for anything tea related.

What takes your fancy from Primark's fall collection?

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