The perfect red lip: YSL Rouge Pur Couture & MAC Pro Longwear

Firstly, I hope everyone had a super festive Christmas! Am I the only one still eating leftover Christmas din?! One of my gifts this year included the YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Le Rouge *ticks item off Lust List*. … Continue reading

My everyday face: Cat-eye & Lipstick


Topshop liquid liner in 'Black Cab' - £7* MAC lipstick in 'Media' - £15*

Topshop liquid liner in ‘Black Cab’ – £7*
MAC lipstick in ‘Media’ – £15*

It’s been a while since my last beauty post, so I thought I’d take a step back from everything fashion related and give you an insight into my everyday makeup look. It’s extremely rare for me to leave the house without makeup, mainly due to the fact that I enjoy wearing it and partly due to the fact that I don’t want to give the general public a fright. So on a normal day, I’ll wear a simple cat-eye flick and on most days, brighten it up with a shade of lipstick.

Usually, I prefer to use an eyeliner pen but recently I’ve been loving this Topshop liquid liner. As long as you have a steady hand it’s really quite easy to apply, although admittedly the thickness of my flick tends to vary day to day! For a high-street product, it’s really very durable, lasting the whole day without smudging or fading.

For this look I opted for my MAC lipstick in ‘Media’, which is a deep plum colour and the perfect autumn shade. There hasn’t been a MAC lipstick which I’ve tried and haven’t loved. They last a good few hours before needing a top-up and don’t feel too ‘heavy’ on the lips. Just remember to moisturise frequently!

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Wireless festival


Floral Crown - Dorothy Perkins Earrings - Dorothy Perkins Top - Primark Shorts - Zara Boots - Topshop Lipstick - M.A.C 'Media'

Floral Crown – Dorothy Perkins
Earrings – Dorothy Perkins
Top – Primark
Shorts – Zara
Boots – Topshop
Lipstick – M.A.C ‘Media’

Last Sunday I attended Wireless festival in London. I’ve only ever attended one festival in my life which was Parklife in Manchester, so it was exciting to experience a case of festival fever once again (this time without the rain and mud!). Being highly unprepared on the wardrobe front and only deciding what to wear half an hour before we had to leave, I threw on this top and shorts combo. I purchased the shorts from Zara last summer and fell in love with the cute, crochet design. And since about 90% of the girls at Wireless were wearing denim shorts, I was really glad I opted for these! My top is just a plain, dipped-hem style vest from Primark – simple, lightweight and of course, NEON (will I ever get over this trend?). I accessorised with my floral crown, adding a girly touch, but chose to grunge it up a little with my Topshop Mighty boots (here) and dark plum lip in the shade Media by M.A.C.

Wireless was far better than I imagined and I had an amazing time drinking and dancing around in the sun. My highlights were definitely the two main acts: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z, and of course Rihanna’s surprise entrance! I definitely need to attend more festivals in the future; they’re such a fun summer thing to do and make a nice change from an indoor concert. Next stop Coachella anyone?

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Trafford Centre Haul

Floral crown

Blouse - Zara Necklace - New Look Lipstick - M.A.C 'Crosswires' Shorts - Topshop Floral Crown - Dorothy Perkins

Blouse – Zara
Necklace – New Look
Lipstick – M.A.C ‘Crosswires’*
Shorts – Topshop
Floral Crown – Dorothy Perkins

Last week I went to the Trafford Centre, initially with the intention to just browse (yeah right, who was I kidding?!) But of course, my good for nothing intentions were soon demolished the moment I set eyes upon those 4 enticing letters…S-A-L-E…

I’ve wanted the monochrome blouse from Zara for a few weeks now, and so when I saw that it had been reduced from £29.99 to £22.99 my bank card magically leaped out of my purse – okay, it’s not a huge saving but every penny counts! Besides, you can’t go wrong with a bit of zebra print – black, white, what’s not to love?

Admittedly the necklace wasn’t in the sale, but was a steal at £6.99. I have a bit of a thing for New Look jewellery, I swear 90% of my necklaces are from there! I bought it to wear with a dress in mind since it’s quite a formal piece. I think it looks a bit too much with this blouse, but I decided to put them together for the purpose of the picture.

As I’ve probably said a million times before, MAC is my all time favourite cosmetics brand. I purchased this lipstick using the ‘Back to MAC’ policy – whereby if you hand in any six empty MAC products, you receive a free lipstick of your choice. The cremesheen lipsticks are my favourite because they don’t dry your lips out easily and instead, leave them feeling moisturised. The shade I chose is called Crosswires, which is a bright, corally pink.

The Topshop shorts had been reduced from £32 to £15. I don’t really wear shorts that often, I tend to reach for a skirt or dress, so this purchase was entirely necessary! I was drawn to the floral design and the highwaisted style, which I find is a lot more flattering than those that sit on the hips. In order to show off the shorts, I paired them with a cropped tee (also from Topshop). However, I didn’t feel entirely comfortable wearing them together so I think I’ll opt for a floaty vest top when I wear them out.

The floral crown is very festival-esque and highly appropriate since I’ll be attending Wireless fest in London next week. I got it for a bargain £5 reduced from £12.50. I think it’s a really good dupe of the Crown & Glory bands because it doesn’t have that cheap sort of look to it!

Hope you like my buys. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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OOTD – Red lip & Dipped Hem

Top - Zara (old) Skirt - H&M Necklace - Primark Tights - Primark Boots - Topshop Watch - Marc Jacobs* Lip - M.A.C 'New York Apple*'

Top – Zara (old)
Skirt – H&M
Necklace – Primark
Tights – Primark
Boots – Topshop
Watch – Marc Jacobs*
Lip – M.A.C ‘New York Apple’*

This week I’ve been in London, where my days were as busy and exciting as the city itself. Let’s just say it’s been filled with copious amounts of shopping, dining out and cabaret shows – in one word, wonderful. This is the outfit I wore when I went to lunch with a fellow fashion blogger whom I befriended at London Fashion Week. I purchased this skirt from H&M last week; it’s super soft and lightweight, making it ideal for the summer. I’m in love with the dipped hem style too! I decided to wear it with a pair of black tights and my trusty ankle boots to create a sort of ‘grungy’ look, but the versatility of the piece means I can take it on holiday to wear without tights and with a pair of sandals. Adhering to the grungy theme, I dug out an old top from Zara and accesorised the look with a spiked necklace. In order to add a dash of colour to my outfit, I opted for a red lip using my current favourite, M.A.C’s ‘New York Apple’. And voila, I was good to go!

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M.A.C Pigment review


M.A.C Pigment in 'Tan' £16.50*

M.A.C Pigment in ‘Tan’ £16.50*

I received this pigment in a M.A.C goodie bag from LFW. The shade is called Tan and it’s a pretty light rose colour with flecks of gold. I’m not a huge fan of loose powder particularly because I get frustrated when it falls off the brush and goes everywhere. But with M.A.C being my favourite beauty brand, I couldn’t resist testing it out. I decided to use it first as a highlighter on my brow bone. The powder is highly concentrated meaning you only have to use a teeny amount so I know it’s going to last me ages. The colour looks lovely and the flecks of gold really catch the light. The pigment can also be used as an eyeshadow or gently dabbed along the cheekbone to add a light shimmer. It’s really easy to blend and can be built up for a more intense effect. It retails on the rather pricey end at £16.50 but I’d say it’s definitely an investment seeing as it’s a multi-use product and you don’t have to use that much of it. I’ve already used mine a lot and it doesn’t seem to have gone down at all. Just remember to be careful when removing the lid or your hands and floor will be covered in pigment!

Disclaimer: I took an extreme close up of the pigment so it isn’t actually as big as it looks in the picture. The swatch is on my arm so I’m sorry if you don’t like seeing veins!

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London Fashion Week A/W13

Day One - New Look dress, Topshop boots

Day One – New Look dress, Topshop boots

Topshop badges

Topshop badges

M.A.C makeover

M.A.C makeover

Liz Black presentation - Alice in Wonderland inspired

Liz Black presentation – Alice in Wonderland inspired

Eudon Choi

Eudon Choi

Fyodor Golan

Fyodor Golan

Day two - Topshop shirt, New Look necklace, Miss Selfridge Skirt, House of Holland tights

Day two – Topshop shirt, New Look necklace, Miss Selfridge Skirt, House of Holland tights

Day three - New Look top, Republic Skirt, H&M necklace

Day three – New Look top, Republic Skirt, H&M necklace

Contents of M.A.C goodie bag

Contents of M.A.C goodie bag

Okay so I know this post is a bit (two months) late on the blogosphere, but I attended LFW A/W13 in February and thought I’d share some of my snaps with you. I still feel relatively new to the whole blogging hype so excuse me when I go awol! This was my second invite to fashion week and I can honestly say that I was just as excited as I was for S/S13 (see blog post here). Again, I experienced the pre-fashion week ‘nothing to wear’ dilemma so after a small panic there was only one solution – yep, a shopping trip. Panic over. Upon entering Somerset House (home of LFW), I began to feel a sense of nostalgia and I knew that I was in for an incredible few days. After registering, the first thing I did was head to the press lounge and book a M.A.C makeover. This was something I didn’t do last year, meaning I missed out on a goodie bag packed with M.A.C cosmetics *sobs*. But hey, learn from your mistakes and all that. This time I didn’t get to see as many shows, but from the ones that I did, John Rocha and Fyodor Golan were my faves. The location for Fyodor Golan was at The Savoy and so the beautiful room made the collection look even more outstanding. As LFW drew to an end, I was a tired little fashionista and after living on a diet of vitamin water and skinny popcorn, it was nice to return home to a home-cooked meal. Obviously, I’m not meaning to sound ungrateful as I know how lucky I am to be able to attend. It really is an amazing experience, but a girl can only live on a low cal diet for so long! I’m already looking forward to the S/S14 collections so hopefully I’ll get the chance to attend that too. Hope you like my pictures and outfit choices!

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