Friday, 16 May 2014

Guest Post* // Update Your Denim

Now that the sun’s made an appearance and the nights are getting lighter, the jeans that went so well with your boots and woolly jumpers all winter start to feel a bit wrong. 

It’s time to think about sprucing up your look for summer with some new denim that’ll complement all those floaty tops and jewelled sandals perfectly.

Skinny
It seems like skinnies have been every fashion-conscious woman’s go-to choice since the teenage girls who wear them now were in nappies. But there’s a good reason why we never seem to get bored of them – versatility. Whether you’re in flip-flops or stilettos you can guarantee you’ll look great if you team them with a pair of skinnies. And if you’re conscious of your ‘mum tum’ that’s no reason not to get in on the action. Choose a high-rise pair that cover up your tummy and wear with a loose tunic-style top.

Super Skinny
We’re agreed that skinnies are great, but what if you want to sharpen up your usual skinny look – maybe for a night out with the girls? In that case you’ll need a pair of super skinnies to give the wow factor to your look. Perfect when combined with a leather jacket and a pair of towering heels.

Classic
Boot-cuts have remained very much a fixture in our skinny-obsessed times for good reason. They’re figure flattering and comfortable – just what you need for the school run. The same goes for a classic straight cut – a forever-stylish option that will take you anywhere.

Cropped
What could be more perfect for summer than a shorter cut that lets you flash a bit of (hopefully tanned) ankle and show off your fresh pedicure and new strappy sandals? These cropped jeans from George tick all the boxes when it comes to adding a summery feel to your denim look.

Shaping
Everyone who’s ever felt depressed by the sight of their bum/thighs/tummy in the mirror when trying on jeans can now rejoice! These days every retailer worth their salt have a range that can lift and sculpt you to the point that you can look up to a size smaller. Result!

Jeggings
Perfect for those mornings when we really wish we could just stumble to the school gates in our pyjamas, jeggings are the ultimate option for those days where we want to look fashionable but feel ultra-comfy too. And if you’re venturing out in a summer tunic-style dress, stick a pair in your bag and you can pop them on if it gets a bit chilly!

Boyfriend
Even if you don’t have a hot, hip boyfriend whose jeans you can swipe to achieve the effortless look this cut is named after, you can still get the same effect. Roll them up and wear with plimsolls for a cool but understated style statement or team them with heels for a fashion-forward look. Fans of this laid-back style can take it up a notch by trying out some super-trendy dungarees.












Thursday, 15 May 2014

Fashion // OOTD: It's Like A Dark Paradise.

                                                                                               Hey lovelies,
I'm back with a rather colourful outfit post today. All my most recent outfits have either been monochrome or just the standard grey. I really need to get with adding a bit more colour into my life, especially as the weather starts to heat up (even though the UK weather has been a bit rubbish lately).

 Dress - iKrush*/ Blazer - Charity Shop/ Chelsea Boots - Depop/ Studded Bracelet - Corbico Jewellery*/ Rings - H&M, Primark/ Lipstick Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate '01' - Superdrug

I was very pleased when iKrush got in contact with me to ask if I wanted to review something from the site. I remember hearing about iKrush last year when they launched their incredible £1 dress collection. Unfortunately I didn't manage to bag myself one as they sold out like hot cakes but a year on, I can now add this little beauty to my wardrobe. iKrush honestly has one of the best affordable fashion sites. I know I pretty much fall in love with every item of clothing, but I can barely put into words my actual love for this dress. It really is the perfect spring dress. It's perfect for fancy occasions in the sun and even the smaller ones. I was so excited to style it up with my long blazer that I got last year in one of my local charity shops, I'd been waiting for the perfect outfit to throw it over and I think this one was definitely worth the wait (It reminds me a little of Rosie's outfit from Monday nights Made In Chelsea, because of the shoulder pads haha). 

They don't show up on my camera at all but I'm wearing a really gorgeous pair of Chelsea Boots that I got on Depop for only £11, amazing. I've already worn them out and they are the comfiest things ever. I'll feature them in another post soon, so you can see them better. I've said in so many posts previously that I want to start adding more accessories to my outfits and lately I've really stuck to my word. H&M have recently stocked up on so many Cat inspired rings, so the other week I picked up the cat face and cat ears rings. Plus, they were no more than £3. The plain silver one is from Primark, a while ago. Lastly, I knew my spiked Corbico Jewellery bracelet would match well with the other silver accessories.  

What do you think of my iKrush dress?

Song In Title: Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise.



Thursday, 1 May 2014

Beauty // Review: Top 5 Favourite Red Lipstick's.

    Hey beauts,
The thought of wearing red lipstick always used to scare me. I always thought wearing red's on my lips would make me look way too over the top. Fast forward a year later, I have now realised that practically every red is different from each other. There can be dark reds, there can be light reds. I pretty much live in red lipstick, even though I am currently loving my pinks at the moment. I thought I'd share with you my top 5 favourite red lipsticks seeing as my lipstick collection is never ending. 

L-R: MAC - Russian Red/ Sleek - Vamp/ Barry M - 162 Cranberry Red/ Look Beauty - Cherry Bomb/ Rimmel Kate Matte - 107

Mac - Russian Red
Russian Red has to be one of my all time favourite lipsticks. I always find myself reaching for it on a night out as there is nothing better than wearing something bold on your lips. It definitely has some hints of orange in it which makes me feel comfortable about trying out orange lipsticks. It's a matte lipstick but I've never found it to be drying on the lips. It's definitely a great recommended red, a lot of people are afraid to try red lipsticks but once you try Russian Red out I think it'll give you the confidence to give red a go.

Sleek - Vamp
Vamp was one of my first purchases when trying to build up my reds. I just recently rediscovered my love for it. It's kind of a strange red shade for me as sometimes it appears very red and then other times (like in the picture of me wearing it) almost as if it's a brown. Nonetheless, it's still such a gorgeous shade.It's a great colour to wear at all times. Yet again, this is another matte. I just have such a love for matte lipsticks as the ones I own are never too drying on the lips.

Barry M - 162 Cranberry Red
The ultra moisturising lipsticks from Barry M are most definitely underrated. The collection has some of the most gorgeous colours I've ever seen. My favourite of course has to be Cranberry Red. I think it definitely looks very plumb-ish but once applied you can see it's a quite shiny red. It's enriched with cocoa butter to leave lips feeling super hydrated. This is another great everyday lipstick. Honestly, once you've got into wearing red lipstick you'll soon realise it isn't quite as scary as you used to think.

Look Beauty - Cherry Bomb
I'd been meaning to get a full review of Cherry Bomb from Look Beauty up. Apart from 107, I have never fallen in love with a lipstick so much like I did with this one. A while back I was buying a gift on Superdrug but didn't quite spend enough to claim free UK delivery. I searched around for something cheap to throw into my basket and settled for Cherry Bomb. As it was rather cheap, around £3 I wasn't really expecting much from it but damn, I was so wrong. From the packaging to the brightness of it, it just ticks all the right boxes for me. It most definitely made me think twice on judging the quality of a lipstick just because of its price.

Rimmel Kate Moss - 107
I'm pretty sure I used to go on about 107 way too much on here. If you're looking to build up some red lipsticks then it's always good to have at least one or a few plum colours in your collection. When I'm stuck on what lipstick to wear I'll always reach for 107 as it really will go with any outfit. It's my number one favourite matte lipstick.If you're scared to fully get into the bright reds then starting off with a nice plumb red like this is perfect.

Do you have a favourite red lipstick?


     

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