31 August 2016

GOLD LIPSTICK?!?

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Lipstick - L'Oreal Gold Obsession in Pure Gold

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I was going to sit here and bang out a whole review on this incred gold lipstick, but in all honestly I don't really see the point, The thing is, I can't find the Gold Obsession collection anywhere. There is just no trace of it on the internet, apart from one article. Not even on the L'Oreal website. I'm thinking it's because they are so new and haven't been released yet, but why would the Superdrug that I went into randomly stock them? Such mysteries.

So in a nutshell, the lipstick has a pretty metallic finish and tbh, I think it would be perfect for festivals. Definitely a statement lip if there ever was one, You do have to pile on quite a few layers if you want a nice solid colour, but the end result is just beautiful. Beautiful lipstick. It also comes off quite easily, especially when eating, so be prepared to consume a tonne of lipstick with ya food. I also picked up another one of the lipsticks in the shade 'Nude Gold', and the formula was definitely a lot less slidey.

P.S. After writing this, I have had a little search through instagram and seen a few posts with the Gold Obsession lipsticks, so hopefully not long till their out everywhere!

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26 August 2016

Bestival Outfit #1

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street art ootd, festival grunge outfit, comfy patterned casual trousers, calvin klein bralette, dr martens, reflective mirrored aviator sunglasses, choker, mini silver backpack 2

Calvin Klein Bralette - House Of Fraser Sale
Boots - Dr Martens
*Mini Backpack - New Look

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street art ootd, festival grunge outfit, comfy patterned casual trousers, calvin klein bralette, dr martens, reflective mirrored aviator sunglasses, choker, mini silver backpack 2

I feel like these trousers were the find of the month. TBH I'm really not a fan of River Island. I rarely find anything in there that I like anymore. But, I ventured in there with a friend and spotted these hiding on a sale rail right in the back corner. 12 quid, well comfy, how could I say no?? My fave thing about them is how super high waisted I can get them. I'm ngl, the more up my waist I can get a pair of shorts/trousers, the more love I will have for them. I just can't not wear high waisted anymore. I think half the stuff I buy (definitely skirts) isn't even designed to be worn almost up to my neck, but I just can't not.

Anyway, I digress. If I'm wearing a CK bralette as a crop top (which I'm getting more and more comfortable with) I feel I need something above my belly button cos there's just tooooooo much belly on show otherwise. This is gonna be my Thursday outfit. Just comfy for travelling in, and lugging heavy bags of shit and boxes of wine half a mile across a field. Who else loves a box of wine for festivals? God send, that is.

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street art ootd, festival grunge outfit, comfy patterned casual trousers, calvin klein bralette, dr martens, reflective mirrored aviator sunglasses, choker, mini silver backpack 2
street art ootd, festival grunge outfit, comfy patterned casual trousers, calvin klein bralette, dr martens, reflective mirrored aviator sunglasses, choker, mini silver backpack 2
street art ootd, festival grunge outfit, comfy patterned casual trousers, calvin klein bralette, dr martens, reflective mirrored aviator sunglasses, choker, mini silver backpack 2
street art ootd, festival grunge outfit, comfy patterned casual trousers, calvin klein bralette, dr martens, reflective mirrored aviator sunglasses, choker, mini silver backpack 2


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24 August 2016

Summers Eve in Black

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black pleated culottes, summer autumn night out outfit, choker, pom pom earrings, back to front french braids, mesh crop top, balconette bralette, o ring choker, grunge ootn 1

Mesh Top - Topshop Sale (similar here)
Pom Pom Earrings - Topshop Sale (not on site)

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black pleated culottes, summer autumn night out outfit, choker, pom pom earrings, back to front french braids, mesh crop top, balconette bralette, o ring choker, grunge ootn 1

Even though I've been moving towards colourful prints recently (watch out for ma Bestival outfits), I still love a good old all black outfit. Can't really go wrong with all black. I did go through a phase in uni where basically every single night out outfit I wore was all black. Talk about stuck in a rut. I'm glad I got out of that one.

Bar the shoes, I got this whole for £50. Ocean Credit Cards are currently running a project to help people style up for summer without worrying out finances. I'm totally down for that as I am always looking out for style bargains. Sometimes I raid the charity shops (I need to start doing that more often like I used to!), but at the mo I am luving the summer sales in all the shops. Topshop in particular, their sale is soooo good, and every time I go into my local Topshop, there seems to be more stuff added onto the sale rails. I've picked up some insane bargains, a couple being these ridiculous pom pom earrings which I dug out for about £2 (whhaaatttttt), and this mesh Escapology top which came to a total of 12 measly quid. Topshop sale, you did me good.

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black pleated culottes, summer autumn night out outfit, choker, pom pom earrings, back to front french braids, mesh crop top, balconette bralette, o ring choker, grunge ootn 1
black pleated culottes, summer autumn night out outfit, choker, pom pom earrings, back to front french braids, mesh crop top, balconette bralette, o ring choker, grunge ootn 1


*This post was sponsored by Ocean Credit Cards. 

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21 August 2016

LFW with George


Shorts - Topshop
Trainers - Asos



Who remembers Umbro? Yeah I know, bit of a throwback. George gave me the challenge of putting together a LFW worthy outfit with some of their clothes, and this is what I give ya.

I had a look at both the women's and men's sections (are you even doing oversized right if you don't buy from the men's?) and spotted this Umbro tee. First thought? Buy the biggest size and wear that thing like a dress. I do love a good oversized tee/shirt as a dress. 

And the hat? Well it's paisley print and hides my dodgy, slightly grown out fringe. It wins for me.  


Don't worry, I am wearing clothes under the tee... I found this sports bra (yes, sports bra!!) in the workout section and died a bit. It makes a perfect little crop top. The sports bra bit is kind of built in on the inside and then there's the pretty pastel layer on top. Although let's be real, I won't be working out in this, just wearing as a little top...




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13 August 2016

Festival (Bestival) Makeup | The Future

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Last week Friday we drunkenly decided we would return back to Bestival (after being so goddamn sure we weren't going back), and by Thursday eve we had our tickets and ferry all booked. That's determination. Or a massive impulse decision. Either way I'm going back, and this year the theme is 'The Future'. I had a little look on Pinterest for some future/space inspired makeup looks, and this is what I give you. A bit of white eyeliner and a hell loada glitter.

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festival bestival the future makeup, festival glitter star sequin makeup, white eyeliner, space sci fi alien makeup 4

Products used:
Nyx White Eyeliner
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara
Mac Craving Lipstick
Eyelure Lash Glue
GLITTER AND MINI STARS (from Hobbycraft & eBay)

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I have been obsessed with those really ott glitter festival makeup looks and really wanted to give it a go. The lash glue works soooo well for sticking shit to your face, and it's got the added bonus of the satisfying peel off. 

I also gave french plaits a go. I thought they would be a massive fail, but I think they look pretty alright, apart from the small fact they turned out as dutch braids. I do plan to do this to my hair on the second or third day - such a good way to deal with unwashed hair.

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festival bestival the future makeup, festival glitter star sequin makeup, white eyeliner, space sci fi alien makeup 4

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3 August 2016

CK Bralette Take 2 #ThisIsNewLook

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black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook

Sunglasses - La Moda (no longer on site)

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black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook

I've wanted a pair of black full length dungarees for well over a year now. It's literally taken me that long to find the perfect pair. Everywhere seems to sell either really baggy ones or super skinny, and I wanted something more in between. I know Topshop had some last year, but I didn't wanna be splashing out almost 50 quid when I didn't even know how much I was going to wear them. I recently sighted this pair on the New Look website and ngl, they seemed perfect for me. Straight leg, not to skinny. Black like my soul. Sold.

I know I featured the CK bralette in my last outfit post, but I couldn't resist bringing it back straight away to wear under the dungarees. I've seen quite a few people wearing them as crop tops, but I don't really feel comfortable doing that unless I'm wearing a jacket over the top. Too much belly - even with something super high waisted. The dungarees seemed like a good option to pair it with cos all belly is hidden. And I like how you can just about see the bralette peaking out of the sides.

And how could I resist another bandana. I have wanted a red one for SO LONG. Like, I mean years... It's just one of those things I never ended up picking up. I think that the pop of red is pretty perfect for this outfit. I'm not really one for jewellery. I used to wear loads, and I always get ring envy on Instagram from Luanna & Amy Valentine (best ring collections ever), but I'm lazy and I cbb to pile 100 rings on every morning. My jewellery wearing consists of hoop earrings and chokers. And when I'm not feeling a choker, I head straight to a neck tie. It's all just so quick and easy to wear, and can really change the dynamic of an outfit. 

If ya luving New Look as much as me atm, deffo go check out their #ThisIsNewLook gallery. I'm still yet to upload my pic (I'll be using this outfit though), and there's a chance to win £200.

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black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook
black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook
black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook
black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook
black denim dungarees, red bandana neck tie, asos chunky flatform espadrilles, ck calvin klein bralette under dungarees, hoop earings, white mirrored reflective cat eye sunglasses, silver backpack #thisisnewlook


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