Friday, 19 August 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Olivia Burton is brand which is sold in Topshop, but has all the characteristics of a much more expensive watch. Buttery soft white leather strap, shimmering rose gold face and a durability to rival all the bigger watch brands. I received this for my 21st birthday, and it alternates shifts with my Marc Jacobs on days when I'm wearing white, or need a little rose gold in my life. For the price, I think it is beautiful quality and I can see it lasting a long time into the future, as the strap has very little wear so far. If you're looking for a more affordable wrist accessory, Olivia Burton may be the one to watch.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
MAC lipsticks will forever, and always, hold a special place in my heart. Since my very first Hue purchase back in the day, which I wore down to its very stubbs, the scent of MAC lipsticks makes my heart beat faster and my pupils dilate.
These lot are the three musketeers of the lipstick world, the only lipsticks I really need in my collection at the moment. Syrup is the ultimate 'I want to look natural but also super put together and polished' kinda berry shade, but its sheer finish gives it the wearability of a much more neutral shade. This combined with Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk is currently my go to favourite, but when I need a quick vamp it up colour for a night out, I reach for Diva. Bold is the name of the game here, don't plump for Diva unless you have the self confidence to match and the commitment to the game. This needs love, care and attention to prevent lipstick teeth and lip line feathering, but when this is done well, this is the ultimate colour for a night out. Finally we have Patisserie, an age old sheer nude with peachy undertones. I usually pair this with No 7's Nude Lip Liner for an understated and very chic everyday look. My only quarm with Patisserie is its glitter particles in the formula, but this is a small issue which I can overlook for the beautiful colour.
Friday, 22 July 2016
For a bag to gain the status of 'everyday bag' in summer, it must adhere to my very particular checklist. It must be lightweight, not rigid and there has to be a hell of a lot of fringing involved. This beauty from ASOS is leather, has withheld against absolute torture from its brutal owner, and really has stood the test of time since I bought it last year. It has one zipped pocket inside and an adjustable strap for creating your optimal length, and is just big enough for me to be able to hoard a fair amount of crap with me everyday, without it getting lost in the depths of the bag.
I bought a new card purse from John Lewis as a little post exams treat to myself and it has almost completely replaced the bulkier purse I used to lug around every day. This has 3 card pockets and space for change and notes to lurk around at the bottom. It is perfect for everyday when I really don't need to be carrying around a collection of out of date bank cards and dusty, never used store cards.
An absolute staple as it heats up in the south this week are my Primark sunglasses. Not the most effective, but definitely the only style I have ever found to suit my abnormally long face. I keep them partially scratch free in this cute little Topshop sunglasses case.
Of course keys and phone are everyday essentials to chuck in the bag at the last minute as you run out the door. I keep a holiday snap from a few years ago along with a very decrepit giraffe keyring on my keys, while my Samsung Galaxy J5 is housed in a cute dreamcatcher phone case.
Finally, the miscellaneous items rolling around at the bottom. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains is my ultimate favourite hand cream which keeps scaled fingers at bay, and I will never be without a pot of Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm in my bag. Hairbands are an absolute essential, along with a fold out hairbrush (includes a mirror) and, last but not least, the lip product of the day.