Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Trend Watch: All About Sequins

So there's no denying Christmas is just around the corner, with the Christmas lights and markets in most towns now everyone is getting ready for the busiest and most magical season of the year! A current trend this year is sequins, every girl is in need of a sequinned garment in their wardrobe and here is a few I've had my eye on. 

All About Sequins

Outfit 1: Topshop Sequin Velvet dress - £68 

This is probably my favourite of the outfits as it's design features are just so unique and eye catching. A mixture of the textures is something that really grabbed my attention and the gorgeous shade that has been selected is not the usual christmas red or gold. I think Topshop have done really well with this number putting their own spin on the classic gold or red sequin dress: I also feel that the cut and sleeve length of the dress will flatter many figures and the synched waist will do well in skimming over those added Christmas pounds (in my case I'm hoping anyway!)

Outfit 2: Boohoo Selma Sequin Dress - £43

The next outfit I really love as it's another twist on the 'LBD', I feel the shape will also be flattering - the v neck line and loose shape will do well again in flowing over the hips. For £43 this is a cheaper alternative for a sequin dress as the embellishments on most cause them to be quite pricey.

Outfit 3: New Look Black Sequin Bralet - £25 & Miss Selfridge Shorts £48

The final outfit is an alternative to the sequinned dress yet will look just as classy and Christmassy at a Christmas party. The shorts are my favourite and the beauty about them is that they can be paired with so many different things and colours. The bralet is gorgeous and again could be teamed with other garments such as skater skirts or disco pants. These two however work really well together and paired with some wedges you will be good to go!

So there are some of my favourite sequinned garments that are currently on sale! There are so many styles and shapes out there with sequin decor them it just depends which one suits you! Thanks for reading!



All About ~ Under £5 products

So I haven't done a blog post in ages as I've been so so busy with uni and assignments! I said to myself that this evening I'd have a bit of me time and watch Disney films and write up a couple of blog posts. This post is going to be on my favourite products which you can get for under £5 and are still excellent quality in my opinion. Hope you enjoy and be sure to comment your recommendations! 

1. Collection Sheer Loose Powder - £2.99: I'm definitely a powder girl and I've never strayed from this Collection one. Although it can look a little heavy I prefer something with more coverage and for me this does the trick. For the price you cannot really complain and if you're going to be experimenting with loose powders than this one is worth a try. 

2. Maybelline Colour Tattoo - £4.99: I'm sure you've heard about these little gems as they've been hyped up just about every where but I couldn't not include them. They're effortless to apply and have such a gorgeous finish. My favourite shades are: Eternal Gold, On and on Bronze and Taupe. 

3. Sleek Shimmer Blushes - £4.49: I only have one sleek blush but that one blush proves enough that for the price the quality of these blushes is amazing. I've seen that they have a good colour range and hope to pick up a few more soon. The shade I have is pomegranate and I think it's a gorgeous shade for Autumn/Winter! 

4. Collection Killer Curves Mascara - £3.99: £.3.99 is a bit of a steal for a mascara that holds curl and adds enough length and volume for an everyday basic make up look or 'no make up day'. I have the waterproof one and it sticks in the rain or in the pool too! I've tried other Collection mascaras in the past and have always been impressed so they're good value for money. 

5. Collection Work the Colour Shadow Pencil - £3.19: These eye shadow sticks are also products which have been talked about over the past few months. I have the shade Hot Chocolate by collection and it's a gorgeous rich chocolatey brown shade. These are so blend able and can be built up for more opaque colour or blended out for just a wash of colour. If you've not tried one yet then you're missing out so go and some if you can. 

6. Collection Ever Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19: I don't need to touch on this too much as everyone has probably tried this and really liked it. For the price the coverage is absolutely great and the consistency divine. A product that I will continue to repurchase for sure. 

That's it for my favourite under five pound products and I hope that you give some of them a try as I highly recommend all of them! Please comment with your recommendations as I am a student and all about budgeting now! Thankyou for reading!



Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Monthly Favourites ~ October 2013

So it's time for my monthly favourites again as it's already the 6th day of November and Christmas is just around the corner! I've got assignments due this month and in December so it's going to be crazy busy to fit blogging into the equation too. I am really going to try and keep my posts consistent but I cannot make any promises... Anyway back to the post: so I've not been loving anything really new this month as being a student I simply don't have the money to splurge on the latest beauty bits. However there are definitely some firm favourites here and I recommend pretty much every single one. 

I'm going to kick things off with the non make up favourite for me this month and this has to be Caramel Lattes. Whether it's Costa, Starbucks or some chic cafĂ© I'm not bothered. Nothing makes me more awake than one of these in the morning, especially now that it's getting freezing outside I find myself to be having them daily... 
I've been loving my MAC products this month, I've been so attached to my beloved Naked Basics palette I though I'd show some affection to my MAC quad and I've definitely fallen back in love. The four shades I have in my quad are: Soba, Ricepaper, Satin Taupe and Patina. I love these shades as I feel they can all be blended together if I'm going out or if I'm in a hurry I'll just choose one and sweep it over the lid and add some mascara - eye makeup done in seconds. MAC eye shadows are expensive but the quality is divine and I feel they're well worth the money. To blend or apply the shadows I've been using my trusty MAC 217 brush, I have probably mentioned this in a favourites post before but this brush is a staple in my everyday routine and I can't imagine life without it (sad I know.

I've also been wearing my MAC blush in Margin a lot this month, after featuring it in my Autumnal blushes post I was inspired to wear it non stop. It's perfect for adding some warmth to my usual pasty white face and a little goes along way. 
My final favourite from the month of October has been my lipstick of choice for the month, Spiced Brandy by Revlon is one of my all time favourites. When I wear this shade I keep the rest of my makeup minimal as this does all the talking. It's a deep wine red colour with the perfect hint of brown, I feel it really compliments and contrasts with my skin tone but creates such a striking look. The consistency is not drying at all and this does not budge for a good few hours. 

So there is what I've been loving throughout October. I'm really looking forward to November even if it's going to be dominated by Uni work. I love wrapping up for the cold weather and staying inside reading books when it's all miserable outside. Please let me know what products you've been loving this past month or comment with the link to the post below. Thanks for reading!