Monday, 21 July 2014

OOTD | Sports Luxe

New Look Tee // Zara Skort // Nike Free Runs // Michael Kors Watch // Models Own 'Bikini'

I thought I'd do something a bit different tonight with a literal 'outfit of the day'. When you live in a first floor flat and work full time it's hard to find the time/location for proper outfit shoots, let alone a makeshift photographer so I think I'm going to do more 'in the moment selfie snapping' which will give you nice little snippets of what I wear day to day. Work's pretty flexible on dress code so I quite like to mix things up a bit and today I went for a look I've never even thought about before, the sports luxe, aka sports day chic! Now I have a gorgeous pair of Nike Free Runs courtesy of SportsShoes (probably the first pair of trainers I've ever worn outside of a gym) I get to do the whole comfy and on trend thing and because they're monochrome they look quite smart still too. I kept the actual outfit short but slouchy with my Zara leather skort -potentially my favourite item of clothing ever- and a new neon yellow boyfriend tee to make things a little more colourful. This was actually a perfect match for my Models Own 'bikini' nails, so I was certainly safe crossing the road... Add a high pony quiff and some rose gold bling and you've got a sporty chic look not half bad for a girl who runs the other way when a ball comes towards her. Don't judge. 

Do you like this style of outfit post?

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Naked Love | Urban Decay Haul

If emojis could be used in blog posts I would be cracking out anything with a love heart in it like no tomorrow right now because this haul is plain DREAMY. Those gorgeous people at Urban Decay very kindly sent me my very own wishlist of products and it's fair to say it was pure naked love at first unboxing (you can actually watch that happen in my weekend vlog). As I've been road testing everything for a couple of weeks now today I wanted to give you my thoughts and let you know what's worthy of adding to the lust list...

The absolute stand out of the beautiful bunch has to be the Naked Flushed Compact in 'Streak'. I'd eyed up the original for quite some time but as soon as this more summery version was released I knew it had to be mine. The bronzer is a perfect wearable shade ideal for contouring, the blush is a perfect peach which looks gorgeous with a tan and the highlighter gives just a perfect amount of glow. All in all this perfect all in one gives you seriously sexy sculpted features and saves you time in the morning too! I've got to say I was almost worried about owning the Naked 3 Palette, as I've used my Naked 2 to literal eyeshadow death and wasn't sure how this would compare. I needn't have worried though because not only does it race past my 2 in the appearance stakes, but the rose gold shades are divine and super pigmented so you can create some ever so pretty eye looks.  No doubt this will be battered and well loved in a few months too... The Primer Potion in 'Sin' was an addition encouraged by Rosie that I'm so glad she recommended. If you've read my blog for a while you may know I have an obsession with taupey gold shadows and now I have something which not only gives the lids a stunning champagne sheen, but also provides a crease proof long lasting base for any pesky powder shadows popped on top. Last but not least I now have three of the infamous 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in my collection in shades 'Zero', 'Scorch' and 'Stash'. The formula is amazing- creamy, pigmented and long lasting so you can swipe and smudge away to your hearts content! I particularly adore the fact I now own copper and olive coloured liners as I know they'll look gorgeous used as all round definition or smudged under the lash line. Watch out for lots of over excited experimental eye looks coming soon...

  Is there naked love on your lust list?

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Rise of the Liquid Lipstick

Strawberry Kiss // Stellar // Ole Flamingo

Oh the liquid lipstick. It started with a lone Rimmel Apocalips boom but now they're popping up all over the shop and I for one can't get enough of them! Higher pigmentation, longer wearing formulas and matt-ier (totally a thing) finishes with seriously stunning shades, they're a whole other level of lip product. So today I thought I'd do a bit of an ode to them and bring you the best of the liquid based bunch. First up we have the Sephora Matte Lip Cream in 'Strawberry Kiss'. I know these live across the pond but UK delivery does exist now, not that I'm enabling or anything... this vibrant red dries to a stunning matte finish, is super easy to apply and smells like vanilla ice cream. Important stuff. Then we have the Rimmel Apocalips which caused possibly the biggest blogger hype of all time and rightly so; they're the most purse friendly offering, come in a huge range of colours and unlike the other two picks, leave a gorgeous glossy finish on the lips. 'Stellar' also happens to be the most vibrant lip product I own and perfect for when you need a little pick me up! Last but not least we have my latest discovery, the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets. I've got a couple of these but my favourite has to be 'Ole Flamingo' which is a wonderful wearable fushia pink. I can't even tell you how long these babies last- I can apply it before breakfast and still have it on by the time I get home from work in spite of eating, drinking (and even a bit of kissing on the weekends. oo la la.) It really is the ultimate look lifting, long lasting, lazy girl lip and the pint sized packaging is pretty cute too. 

Apologies that this is my first blog post of the week but life has just got pretty darn manic, however I've got a nice chilled weekend at home to look forward to now so I'm going to give some serious attention to blogs, vlogs and my mogs and be back on track! I hope you've all had a good week :)

What's your favourite liquid lipstick?

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Weekend VLOG #1

Happy Weekend!! I thought I'd kick this Saturday off with a VLOG from last weekend which includes a sneak peek into my job at Benefit, a very exciting Urban Decay haul, big blogger breakfasts and British Summer Time festival! Needless to say it was very jam packed and I'll be sure to capture more of my summery weekends soon, so make sure to subscribe here if you want to see those. Now though I have a weekend full of working Bene-events followed by a couple of days off for my boyfriend's graduation. Have a lovely time whatever you're up to! 
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