Wishlist | Autumn Accessories

30.9.14


1. Suede and Leather Holdall, Topshop
2. Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick 107, Boots
3. Dark Red Fedora, River Island
4. Pendant Necklace, H&M
5. Bubble Metro Watch, Kate Spade
6. Ruffled Crew Socks, Forever 21
7. Zig Zag Snood, Topshop

I love Autumn. It is by far my favourite season - the weather is not too cold, the colours are amazing and most of all, you can layer up with gorgeous coats, jumpers and accessories. Any excuse for more clothes is fine by me! I have chosen some of my favourite accessories for layering in some amazing Autumn colours. 

Firstly, in my personal favourite hue is this beautiful holdall in maroon suede and leather from Topshop. This will easily fit in gloves, scarves, umbrellas and any other cold weather essentials whilst looking absolutely beautiful! In a similar colour is this gorgeous fedora. River Island's hat game is so strong at the moment with a great mix of fedoras, woolly beanies and fur - definitely worth checking out. 

Obviously a scarf is necessary and always look great worn with big winter coats. I love the teal colour of this snood from Topshop and it looks so cosy! I also love fur stoles at the moment and I will definitely get one for winter. I personally love to wear little socks with winter boots as they keep my feet warm and look pretty! Two birds - one stone? Frilly socks are my favourite to add a bit of decoration.

Jewellery-wise, I prefer to keep it simple and make a statement with bold colours and patterns in the clothes instead. This small pendant from H&M is not too in your face but still very nice and has a bit of a 20s vibe to it. Kate Spade watches are beautiful and this 'metro' is no exception. Monochrome and gold is a great combo.

Finally, not really an accessory but I could not go on without mentioning my all-time favourite Autumn must-have - Rimmel 107. An amazing dark berry red in an amazing formula, I genuinely can't sing it's praises enough.

What are your Autumn accessory essentials? 

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Easy Beauty Buys for Beginners

25.9.14



My first beauty post in a while and, I admit, I do not know a great deal about makeup. I don't claim to be a beauty guru or an expert I just really like experimenting in makeup and trying to make myself look nice! So I have decided to share a few of my favourite beauty bits which make my beauty routine that little bit easier!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

The Real Techniques makeup brushes are favourites within and out of the blogging world and this is definitely for a good reason. They are all very high quality and also very affordable! The expert face brush is one of the first foundation brushes I bought and it has made applying my foundation much easier. It is a small fluffy brush but is also very dense so great for buffing liquid foundation into your face. It gives you a great, airbrushed look and genuinely cuts my makeup routine down by a good few minutes.

Seventeen Cheek Stamp Blush in Blushing

As I have a rosy toned face I definitely shy away from blushers but this is one that I sometimes reach for, especially when I am in a rush (always). I regret not showing in the pictures but inside the little pink packaging is a foam stamp which is pressed against the blush in the lid. The powder is very pigmented and only requires a tiny amount so I gently tap a little bit on my face with the stamp and then blend with a brush or fingers. Side Note: I definitely do not recommend using the stamp as an applicator unless you want a big pink streak on your face!

Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polished

This comes in a small pot and inside is a beautiful creamy highlighter which gives a great 'glow'. I just put this on the top of my cheeks, my eyebrow arch and down the bridge of my nose for a natural looking highlight. It is very easily rubbed in with fingers and is so easy to apply. The Topshop glow stick is also amazing!

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

There have been a lot of mixed opinions about this but I personally love it. It is a really clever gel liner applicator in the form of a pen which makes wings and cat eyes a lot easier (in my opinion). The formula is also great and lasts all day. Before buying this, I tried a Maybelline version a while back and can confirm the Benefit does come in top! But the Maybelline is good for someone on a budget.

Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil

I have tried many eyebrow products over the past few months and this has become my favourite. It has two ends - a wax pencil and a felt tip tint and is very easy to apply. Both ends are very thin which is good for drawing fine, natural hairs to fill in the brows. As a blondie, I got the 'Love is Blonde' shade but it is very light so I think I will have to pick up a darker one at some point for a bit more definition!

Hope this has been useful for some people! What are your favourite beauty bits to start off with?

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Branded Lab PR #FightCancerWithFashion Event

23.9.14








Photo courtesy of Branded Lab PR

Last Wednesday, I was kindly invited along to the Branded Lab PR #FightFashionWithCancer event along with lots of gorgeous Manchester Bloggers and I also brought along my friend Amy. I also met Alex from Champagne and Lemonade who I found out lives near me and is lovely! There was a clothes sale including lots of great brands to raise money for Cancer Research - a fantastic cause and was hosted in the Allotment Bar in the Northern Quarter.

As well as the clothes sale, there was a make up artist - who gave Amy the most amazing smokey eye, mini cupcakes, cocktails and a lovely goodie bag to take away! It was a fantastic event and they eventually raised £416.13! Such a great effort!

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OOTD | Always in Florals

22.9.14






Dress - Urban Outfitters
Hat - Primark
Sandals - Topshop
Bag - Primark
Necklace - H&M

A casual outfit from me today which I wore out shopping with my brother and his lovely girlfriend (I feel like all I do is go shopping these days!). This dress was a sale buy from Urban Outfitters in a lovely teal floral pattern. Most of the patterns I own have some kind of floral involved but they are always so pretty!

The accessories I have gone for have a very monochrome vibe with my new Primark fedora and old Topshop sandals to make a very simple look.

I am finally getting back on track with blog posts and have a few scheduled for the next week or so, so expect lots of content from me!

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OOTD | The Jacket of Dreams

11.9.14





Dress - Urban Outfitters
Jacket - Missguided
Bag - Accessorize
Boots - Primark

My first update in a while - unfortunately my life has been very dull and full of work (and The Sims 4) so haven't really had much opportunity to take any photos but I managed to get out of the house this weekend. I wanted to wear this gorgeous jacket from Missguided which is just amazing. It is a lovely colour, great slouchy fit and the softest thing in the world. Very often I find myself stroking my arms which is probably very worrying for passers by... I think it also comes in pink for a bit more of a pop!

I am so excited for more Autumn weather so I can layer up and get my ridiculous collection of boots out of the cupboard.

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OOTD | Countryside Walk

25.8.14







T-Shirt, Skirt, Necklace - Topshop
Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Primark
Sunglasses - Ray Ban by The Sunglasses Shop

Yeah this isn't really a conventional outfit for a walk in the countryside but this is what I went for the other day for a nice day out with the family. I caught the last of the Topshop sale last weekend and luckily found some amazing bits in one of the smaller stores near me. I picked up this gorgeous red floral skirt, Pink Floyd top and this lovely necklace. All massive bargains! Can't get enough of these Primark Chelsea boots (so much that the suede effect is rubbing off a bit - boo) and they were sooo comfy for a bit of walking. 

I need to get out to places like this more often - it was about an hours drive away and the views were incredible! I love living in England.

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