27 October 2010

Make me up

I though i'd do a little post on my make-up. Im not into make-up that much at all really, and what you see below is pretty much my entire make up collection bar a couple of eyeliners and lipgloss.

I only really use MAC or Chanel and im not very adventurous, I stick to the same products again and again and rarely try a new brand or product. Im also pretty minimal when it comes to wearing it.

Monday to Thursday at work im out of my bed and in the car in half an hour so its a quick smudge of eyeliner, pressed powder and blusher. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I usually go make-up free unless i'm out for dinner or drinks when I can take my time getting ready. I find it quite relaxing putting on a whole face when I have the time.

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I start with a moisturised face, brush a tiny dot of essential oil all over on for extra hydration (this smells fantastic) before starting with foundation followed by concealer where needed - usually under my eyes and finish with a very light pressed powder.

I need blusher to make me look healthy as my skin can look quite sallow, Coygirl and Pink Swoon are my best friends. I'll finish with a light dusting of bronzer.


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I never really know the correct order to apply eye make up but I apply eyeliner first. I try my hardest to make eyeshadow look good on me but my eye shape means you can only see it when I close my eye so I rarely bother. If I do its usually Mac Carbon and my other two get outings now and again outfit depending!

I'll then reapply eyeliner again if needed before using Chanel Inimitable on my lashes, I have used this for years and im not sure i'll ever change. It doesn't give you the longest, fattest lashes but I can use false lashes if I ever want that. This lengthens and seperates perfectly and doesn't flake throughout the day.

Thats it! I'd love to be really skilled at applying make up especially blending eyeshadows but I guess im pretty safe when it comes to make-up.

Do you have one wonder product im missing out on? or a good eyeshadow tip for me?! How much of a make-up addict are you?  x

25 October 2010

Autumn clothing

Maxi. Dresses and skirts, layered with loose jersey tees and thick knit cardigans and jumpers. Underneath i'll be keeping toasty with thermal leggings and ankle boots.


 

Blouses/ shirts. Perfect for instant chic. You saw the peach blouse here and I picked up this blouse recently from Urban Outfitters. The cream material is very delicate and soft and the black velvet peter pan collar and cuffs give it a luxe feel. I love the satin bow too.


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Neutral pieces. I've picked up this dress in pinky nude to wear for work, the little details stop it from being too boring.

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21 October 2010

Autumn footwear

Boots. Probably the one thing I like most about Autumn appearing is the fact I can get out my boots, I have a nice little collection from ankle to knee, zipped, slouchy and fringed to leather, suede and patent. I will be wearing my ankle boots with socks poking out of the top and various coloured knit tights with the rest. I am after a pair of tan ankle boots this year, so far an Office pair have caught my eye but they are not on the site yet to get a picture. Here are a few other pairs that have caught my eye. The two ASOS pairs are my favourite and a great price.


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Shoes. Im not quite on board with the kitten heeled ladylike look just yet so I will be breaking in my Marc Jacobs pewter loafers bought at the beggining of the year. I'd also like a pair of black patent flat loafers. Both worn with opaques and knit tights, shorts and mini dresses.

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I'll also be wearing my favourite wedges by Emma Cook for Topshop, so comfy despite the height and I love the suede / perforated leather mix with zip tassels.

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Are you planning any new shoe or boot purchases soon?

20 October 2010

Autumn materials

Knits. The chunkier the better! I remember donating a few thick knitted cardigans to my mum years ago that would be perfect this year, I may see if she still has them. I love the knitted camel poncho I posted in this Zara post, sadly it drowned me so much I had to put it back. I love cable knits and have already started re-wearing my grey cable knit dress from Urban Outfitters and have will hunt down the cheap yet cheerful cream cable knit cardigan from Primark, alot more budget friendly than the one below from Urban Outfitters.


Wool, leather and cord. I have a good few pairs of shorts in my wardrobe but I think I would like a couple or more tailored pairs I could wear to work. Woollen in camel or moss colours would be perfect.

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Cord shorts - Zara
Grey knit - Topshop
Cream knit - Urban Outfitters
Wool shorts - Topshop
Leather shorts - Topshop

Thank you


I just wanted to say a few few thank you's to Sparkles and Lipgloss and Peonies and lilies. I won competitions on their blogs and won some lovely cosmetics from Sparkles and Lipgloss and a huge organic skincare set from Peonies and lilies. I haven't yet had a chance to use either but will do soon.

Also another thank you to the lovely Style Frost for her blog awards, I love reading her blog and enjoy the comments she leaves me.

Big hugs to you all x

19 October 2010

Autumn Outerwear

Now that Autumn has crept up on us and there is a distinct chill in the air i've been looking through my wardrobe to see what I want to wear from my wardrobe this fall and what I'm missing.

The items I can see working for me fall into these autumn/winter trends.


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Shearling. Im not going to be buying a shearling jacket as im not sure the trend will stick around too long. I do have this cosy Urban Outfitters gillet from from a couple of years ago that I will wrap myself up in now that the temperature has dipped. I thought it would look good over my patterned mini dresses with knit tights and ankle boots.


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Luxe leopard. My favourite coat from Miss Selfridge bought last year. It has the right balance being fitted at the top and perfectly swings out with bracelet length sleeves. Keeps me warm no matter how cold and looks best over slim fit trousers or dresses and tights. I did see it back in store last week - defnitely worth a try on if anyone is wanting a faux fur coat.


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The cape. I can remember owning a dark green velvet cape when I was younger which I was allowed to wear for special occasions, I remember after a few years this progressed to wearing it when performing magic shows for my grandparents......! This cape from Asos is great, the colour would go with most things I have in my wardrobe and the length looks flattering.

12 October 2010

Blog im loving

I saw this blog - Intrigue Me Now this morning on comeovertothedarksidewehavecandy and went to visit it.

Wow- The blog is only a few months old but I can tell already its going to be massive! I love the outfits, she looks stunning in all of them. I also love the fact its a British blog too... check it out now.

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11 October 2010

Peach silk

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I ventured into the city centre TK maxx for the first time in ages a few weeks back and loved the little Gold label section. Im not sure if this is a new thing or not but all the higher end clothing and accessories are all displayed together. I had to leave a gorgeous Missoni knit waistcoat and a fabulous pair of D&G lace up heels as my purse was not feeling that flush. I did come home with this peach silk blouse by See by Chloe.

The blouse feels beautiful and I wore it for the first time at the weekend to a family birthday lunch. I'm after a nice simple charcoal grey or black skirt to tuck it into. The detailing at the cuffs, neckline and bib is beautiful. 

I wore it very casually with skinny jeans and bronze ankle boots

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Shirt - See by Chloe via TKMaxx
Jeans - Sass and Bide
Boots - TKMaxx
Watch - Skagen
Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

7 October 2010

Wonderful wedding.

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Last Friday my sister got married and did the whole traditional white wedding. It was such a brilliant day, one I'll never forget and I was honoured to be her chief bridesmaid. The weather was definitely not kind so we improvised and held a drinks reception inside the church after the ceremony and got to use our lovely parasols! Here are a few pictures from the day. How amazing does she look? I'm borrowing her headband as soon as I have an occasion to wear it!  



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My sister and dad


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New brother in law
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Three bridesmaids in blue


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My mum looked lovely too.


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5 October 2010

Afternoon tea

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My weekend started last Wednesday with a family gathering at Fawsley Hall for afternoon tea. My mum, gran, sister and I decided to have a little treat before the madness of the weekend began.

It was the first afternoon tea I think I've had and it was delicious, fresh mint tea, tiny sandwiches, buttered crumpets, cakes and pastries and my favourite scones with jam and clotted cream... The setting is gorgeous too, a luxury country hotel dating back to the 7th century surrounded by rolling hills.

We ate in the Great Hall which was very cosy despite the high ceilings, with fires roaring, candles burning and us curling up on huge armchairs. If you are ever in the Northamptonshire area I'd thoroughly recommend treating yourselves to afternoon tea here.
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Here's a few images from the Fawsley Hall website:

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