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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas wishlist!

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1.) I love this phone case, I've been looking for a galaxy type case for a little while now, and came across this one on Etsy!
2/3.) I know, I know. Who puts mugs on their Christmas list? ME. THAT'S WHO. I drink more tea than any sane human should, so naturally, I need cool mugs to house my hot perfect beverage. The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books, so this mug is necessary for me! There are loads of other books on the website too, check it out!
4.) I can wish as much as I want, I won't be getting a Mulberry Alexa any time soon. But still, I am definitely wishing for this, so on the list it goes!
5.) Any top with a Harry Potter reference is a winner in my books, and this top is fantastic! 

I know I usually post wishlists of mainly clothes, but I've just emailed my mum my Christmas list so I thought I'd share some of of what is on it. A lot of things on my list are books or DVD's, so I chose not to post them as there are far too many!
What's on your Christmas list? x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dressing for work



Rolling out of bed and putting together the perfect ensemble for the office is always something of a challenge. Whilst dressing for work is usually pretty simple for men – with the main decision being ‘which tie goes with this suit?’ – women have a greater variety of options to choose from, and striking the right balance between comfort and style can be tricky. Here are some tips to help you get it right for your nine to five:

Invest in layers - You may not be able to control the office heating or air conditioning, so it’s wise to plan for a range of temperatures. Teaming a light cardigan with your shirt gives you the option to take off the extra layer if the radiators kick into action – or wrap up if the air-con goes into overdrive. Alternatively, throw a pashmina over your shoulders, or knot a scarf around your neck: two stylish and practical accessories that it’s also easy to keep discreetly in an office drawer.

Don’t give up your individual style – Yes, it’s important to look professional at work and dress appropriately for the office, but that doesn’t mean that you have to completely forgo your personal tastes. If you find plain shirts dull, opt for a blouse in a chic floral or paisley print. Or, if you prefer your tailoring to have a bit more fashion edge; rather than opting for a classic suit jacket, try an oversized boyfriend blazer. It’s definitely possible to look smart and on-trend at the same time – look to celebs like Kate Middleton for sophisticated fashion inspiration.

Choose the right shoes – Although you may be in love with a particular pair of six-inch heels, this sadly doesn’t mean that they’re suitable for the office. Uncomfortable shoes can cause hours of needless distraction and pain, so make sure that you’re realistic about your shoe choices. Flats and low kitten heels are always a safe bet, but if you’d really like some extra height then make sure your heels have a chunky platform sole for extra comfort.
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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Weekend Wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

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1. I've heard amazing things about Brow Zings, I determined to buy this brow kit at some point to keep my eyebrows in check!

2. The entire O.P.I Skyfall/James Bond collection looks amazing, I couldn't choose just one that I wanted most, I want them all!

3. I love wearing much darker lipstick in Autumn/Winter, and Topshop's new 'Wicked' lipstick is perfect! My Uni town doesn't have a make-up stand in the local Topshop, but when I go home I'm definitely going to get it!

4. All of these nail polishes are so prettyyyyy. I keep seeing reviews of them and they all look amazing.

5. I bought a Clinique chubby stick this week actually - that'll I review soon - and I love it so much I want more. I wasn't so sure about them before I bought it, but so far I love it.

What's on your wishlist this week? And has anyone got any of the new OPI collection yet?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Review: Collection 2000's Fast Stroke Eyeliner

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I have used many, many different kinds of eyeliner during the last 5 or so years, and every time, I come back to this.
I experimented a lot when I was younger, even with PINK liquid eyeliner - which, yes, is just as bad as it sounds - but when I started wearing black liquid liner, I realised that, actually, it didn't look completely terrible and it was very easy to apply.
This was the first eyeliner I used. I loved it, but tried some others, just in case I could find a better one...and I couldn't. I'm not saying this is the best liquid eyeliner there is, but it's my favourite one, and it's incredibly well-priced at £2.99.

As you can say, it's an inkwell pot - which I prefer to pen liners, and is extremely well pigmented, with a thin brush. You can alter how thick you want your eyeliner very easily, push slightly harder when applying and you get a thicker line. The brush is soft, so it doesn't hurt at all - unlike a few I have tried!
I have always bought it in brown, I think black would be a bit too harsh as I have such pale skin!
It easily lasts all day, although it does fade slightly by the end of the day, which is expected! I find it's very easy to remove, it's not at all waterproof - although there is a waterproof version available if that's what you need, but I personally prefer being able to wipe my make-up off as easily as possible!

I can't see my changing my liquid eyeliner any time soon, I love this one!

Have you used this before and if so, what did you think?

Also, tell me your make-up disasters! I'm intrigued!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Weekend Wishlist

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1. I definitely don't need another coat, but this one is gorgeous and looks so cosy!
2. I don't own a pair of jeans with studs on, despite my love of studs, definitely going to get these at some point, I need studded jeans in my life!
3. Who doesn't love a Christmas jumper? I love Christmas and all things Christmassy, and polar bears are incredibly cute. I need to stock up on a few Christmas jumpers haha
4/5 I need more pretty things, especially nail varnish (cough cough) 

Sorry this post is up late! I've had the worst 24 hours and on top of that, our internet has been buggering about since yesterday!
It's definitely got colder over the past few days, and with the new John Lewis and Coca Cola adverts (squeeeee) Christmas is definitely upon us. What do you think? Do you love celebrating Christmas early, or do you think it should wait? Personally, I think Christmas is a two month thing, all throughout November and December I get excited! 
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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Naughty Nail Purchases

I thought I'd let you all in on the new polishes I have bought recently, even though I needed none of them! I've been very good lately and hardly bought any, and then I decided I needed some more, and so these were bought. The Nails Inc polish came free in Glamour Magazine, I don't know if the colour is only available with the magazine or readily available?


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I'm currently wearing the Barry M gelly polish, and I love it. I will do a review on it soon. Would you like to see a review of any of the other polishes? Let me know in the comments :) This is a scheduled post, it's really 7pm on Tuesday, and I'm listening to Christmas music! I'm sorry for the quick post, but I've been very busy this week, Monday and Thursday I've had/got exams, and Wednesday (when you may be reading this) it's mine and OH's anniversary! So a bit swept off my feet! But after this week I shall not be so busy, hooorah! Have you started listening to Christmas music yet? I get so excited about Christmas!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Weekend Wishlist

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1. I have found I have only one jumper dress, and as it is short-sleeved it's not that efficient for this time of year, so when perusing River Island I found this beauty, I definitely need this in my life.

2. I've been looking at cute tops on Topshop, ASOS, River Island and New Look, and I love nothing more than this cute ghost tee, plus at £9.99, definitely affordable.

3. I love me some studded clothing, and if it's weather-appropriate, even better!

4. I still don't know how I feel about flatforms in general, but I really really like these and the leopard print wedge bit, and while I may never be brave enough to buy or wear these, I can still want.

5 & 6. As a female, I do not have the ability to grow a mustache and help the Movember cause, so instead I can buy cool jewelry like this! Do you know anyone who's doing Movember? My housemate is, and plans a Charlie Chaplin mustache for the end of the month!What's your stance on mustache, do you like? Or not so much?

Right, as I am currently writing this post as a diversion from revising for my Uni phase test tomorrow, I shall now depart and carry on being bored by Huckleberry Finn!
What's on your wishlist this week?
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