20 August 2014

OOTD | Vintage Pink Playsuit

When I first started eBay'ing, I bought a really cute vintage jumper and the description said it was from a shop called Beyond Retro. The curiosity got the better of me and I googled the website and became hooked straight away. Vintage pieces have always had a special place in my heart and I've got some really cool pieces in my wardrobe, for example this beautiful midi skirt in this post. I placed an order a while back and ended up keeping three of six items including this beautiful pink playsuit. I can't link it as the majority of the Beyond Retro stock are handpicked single pieces, which is great if you're looking for something to stand out and be a little bit different.

I added some floral shoesies for a bit of pattern and my new favourite necklace from the store that I work in, Pretty Twisted, this necklace is only a fiver, is that amazing or what? I was so lacking in the statement necklace department but this beauty is certain to amp up any outfit. My little bow scrunchie is just from Topshop and I love carrying it about in case I need to whack my hair into a bun.

Please let me know in the comments what you think about this outfit. I'd love to know if you're a fan of vintage clothes and where you get yours from - Are there other shops like Beyond Retro out there? Thanks for reading! 

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18 August 2014

Beauty | The Simple 5 Product Face

I have lots of days where I don't want to go through a full routine of make-up on a morning. Maybe I've slept in and don't have time to apply it all, or maybe I'm just having one of those days where I don't want to cake my face, I suppose we all have them. I decided to show you my 'Simple 5 Product Face' and show you that you don't always need (although I do it too) 12 items to create an everyday look. This literally takes 5 minutes to do - so it's perfect if you're in a rush too!

I first off apply one of my favourite bases, the Nivea Tinted Moisturising Day Cream; It's a lightweight moisturiser that smooths out the skin, blurs pigmentation and creates a flawless yet natural looking complexion - I bloomin' love it. Instead of my beloved Brow Zings, I've been using this new Hi Impact Brows* palette to fill in those annoyingly sparse areas. I've been even going a shade lighter than I usually would to make it look a lot less 'in-yer-face'. A quick sweep of Benefit They're Real over the lashes never harms anyone and makes those lashes look fuller and longer than ever. I also take my trusty Benefit Hoola Bronzer* to first carefully contour, then dust all over a sun-kissed look. I also take this through the crease of my eyes to give that extra bit of definition. To finish the look off I use the Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive to add a bit of colour. 

Eaaaasy or what?! A really simple look that takes minimal time and minimal effort, not forgetting minimal products! What do you use on days like these? I'd also love to know how many products you use on a daily basis - let's compare in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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16 August 2014

OOTD | Purple Gingham Urban Outfitters Dress

Can you believe that on my latest quick trip to London, I only bought two things?! The other was an EOS balm, but I think that this dress is a lot more exciting than that, don't you? Urban Outfitters is a store that I absolutely adore but sometimes, I just have to wince at that price tag.  I wish I had an abundance of pennies to spend in there because not only are their clothes amazing, but I think that their home ware is spot on too! When mooching through Shoreditch with my Uncle, I stepped into their store to have a gander around, as you do.

I first of all fell in love with this amazing white leather backpack but just beyond that I spied a full wall of these pretty gingham dresses and the rest is history. Unfortunately this colour isn't available online (boo!) but you can buy it in green which is just as pretty, and it's in the sale! My lip colour was actually a mistake, as odd as that sounds. I applied the Revlon Matte Balm in Striking and thought it was a bit too bold so added Elusive on top to subtle it down a bit to create a pretty muted coral shade. I've kinda fell in love with the combination of the two so have been wearing it a lot more, I may have to try mixing more shades to see what I can come up with!

Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on this outfit and whether you like it or not! I'd love to know what patterns you love over the summer, I may have or may not have bought another little gingham number after I'd purchased this! Thanks for reading.

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14 August 2014

YouTube | The British Tag

After treating myself (sorry mr bank account) to a brand spanking new camera, I couldn't contain myself with excitement when it arrived so I needed to film a video straight away. I decided to answer the questions in the British Tag, which was made by the ever so gorgeous Sammi. I also decided to feature my two little dogs as well, so make sure you look out for them! I'll now be uploading every single Sunday, so make sure you subscribe! Thanks for watching people!

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