19 January 2017

Styling The Silver Puffer Jacket

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A silver puffer jacket? A bold choice even for me. I feel like it's actually very wearable though, especially styled casually with a pair of jeans and converse. 

I'm struggling to come up with anything to write. Like, I know what I want to write but I'm ill, my brain isn't working. I'm gonna go as far as to say that this cold is the worst cold I have had in my life. I haven't had a cold in years - this must be karma for thinking I was immune to them last week. Anyways, because my brain is mush rn, I'm gonna list the reasons why this metallic monstrosity is my fav coat atm:

  1. It's the warmest thing I have ever worn - like I'm not even exaggerating, I hate going outside into arctic conditions, but I can just about survive it wearing my silver puffer.
  2. It's massive. I love oversized things that engulf me. Why wouldn't you want this in the winter?
  3. It reminds me of the 90's babyyyy.
  4. It's silver. Do I even need to say anymore?
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how to wear a silver coat jacket, light before dark metallic silver puffer jacket urban outfitters, 90's grunge alternative style, vintage fashion style, girlfriend jeans 1
how to wear a silver coat jacket, light before dark metallic silver puffer jacket urban outfitters, 90's grunge alternative style, vintage fashion style, girlfriend jeans 1



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13 January 2017

Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipsticks | Review

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Urban Decay Comfort Matte Lipstick Swatches - Stark Naked (Top) & Hitch Hike (Bottom)

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I'm gonna go as far as to say that these are my fave lipsticks at the moment. Pictured above is Stark Naked and below is Hitch Hike. I love the packaging. It does feel a little lightweight but I swoon over the gun metal and gold together. The lid satisfyingly clicks on and feels pretty secure. I doubt they'll be any messy lipstick episodes in your bag because the lid has decided to detach itself (we've all been through these tough times), but I can't vouch  for that because I haven't taken these out on a day trip with me yet. The UD logo embossed onto the bullet is a nice touch as well.

In terms of their feel on the lips, it's a yes from me. They don't feel thick and heavy like some lipsticks do, super creamy, lightweight and comfortable. You can't say that about a many mattes, right? Which brings me onto my next point, the finish; because these are 'Comfort Mattes', they don't look 100% matte, more of a luminous matte. I'm not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed that they didn't come up a teeny bit more matte, but I can't really complain - fully matte lipsticks dry my lips out waaaaayyyy too much for my liking. No one likes the prune lips look.

The application is a bloody dream. Because the formula is so creamy the lipstick it glides on incredibly easily. What's even better, you only need one swipe. The pigmentation is that good that your lips are opaque with colour after a single swipe. I mean I do layer it up, just out of habit, but you really don't need too.

And finally, the long awaited lasting power. I was actually quite surprised. Not really with the longevity, that was just ya standard 4 hours(ish). But I put some on about half hour before I ate dinner and I was pleasantly surprised that it was all, pretty much, still intact. Usually I have a dark lipstick outline on the edge of my lips after I've eaten, which ain't a good look.

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10/10, would wear again. If you're not too fussed about them not being 100% matte, I would deffo recommend the Comfort Mattes in the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick range.



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9 January 2017

Three Shades of Pink

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asos pink faux fur coat, cropped hoodie in the winter, cropped jumper, high waisted black skinny ripped jeans, pink high top converse, black and pink, grunge alternative 90's style 1
asos pink faux fur coat, cropped hoodie in the winter, cropped jumper, high waisted black skinny ripped jeans, pink high top converse, black and pink, grunge alternative 90's style 1

Pink Faux Fur Jacket - ASOS (no longer on site)
Cropped Hoodie -  Missguided (no longer on site)


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asos pink faux fur coat, cropped hoodie in the winter, cropped jumper, high waisted black skinny ripped jeans, pink high top converse, black and pink, grunge alternative 90's style 1
asos pink faux fur coat, cropped hoodie in the winter, cropped jumper, high waisted black skinny ripped jeans, pink high top converse, black and pink, grunge alternative 90's style 1

It's been almost three weeks since I last posted. And I wasn't very on the ball with blogging/social media the week or two before that. I'm sure you all can relate, but sometimes ya just get a bit demotivated with it all and, to put it truthfully, can't really be arsed. So I went on the infamous blogging break for a few weeks, and trusssssttt me that break is needed sometimes. It was nice not worrying about when I'm gonna have a chance to take outfit pics, or twitter chats, or not having anything to post on Instagram tomorrow. But I'm back bitchez, and this time I come armed with a bright pink fur jacket, faux ofc. 

My obsession with pink is clearly still in full force, and I've got the converse to prove it. Obvs, pink converse aren't the most versatile, but they're fun and can easily add a pop of colour to a monochrome outfit. Me being me, I've gone all out with the pop of pink and added my new fave jacket into the mix. I think this was probably the quickest purchase I've ever made. I literally went onto the Asos site to link something to a blog post (not to buy anything, I promise), and this beautiful pink jacket on the homepage caught my eye. A quick search of 'pink fur jacket' helped me track it down, and I was typing in my payment details within 30 seconds. When you know, you know. And when I saw this jacket, I knew. It surprisingly goes with quite a few outfits, but I've just gone for all black this time round. 

My second star purchase is these ripped skinny jeans from Missguided. I've never bought a pair of jeans from Missguided before, and I was a bit dubious as their sizing can be really off at times. But let me just say this - best pair of jeans I have ever bought. Very big statement to make, but hear me out - these are the stretchiest jeans I have ever come across. There's nothing worse when you're wearing skinny jeans and they have next to no stretch which makes moving ya legs an uncomfortable mission. These are the opposite of that, I swear they've got near to the same stretch as leggings, but the denim still looks like real denim. And not to mention, the rips look pretty badass. 10/10, would buy again.

Update: Annnnnddd, I've just had a look on the Asos website to link the jacket and it's no where to be found.

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