Friday, 12 December 2014

THE STRIPED TURTLE NECK














Stripy turtle neck: Monki (via ASOS)
Jeans: ASOS
Booties: Whistles
Clutch: Whistles
Lipstick: Chanel 'La Desiree'

I've seen so many people wearing the whole turtle neck thing recently, that I decided I needed to get in on it myself and buy a couple (okay, five). I think this one has to be my favourite and I have found myself wearing it maybe a bit too much recently. If you want more turtle neck inspiration, check out Pinterest as there are no shortages of photos on there! I think they help to add to the 'I didn't actually make an effort this morning, bit I want to look like I did' look which is what I tend to go for on a day to day basis.

Monday, 8 December 2014

MY MAKEUP BAG ESSENTIALS

















Mascara: L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes 
Foundation: Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish
Lipstick: Tom Ford 'Cherry Lush'
Under eye concealer: YSL Touche Eclat
Eyeshaddow: MAC Cool Neutral Palette 

Makeup bag: Whistles


These products are a few of my makeup bag essentials - ones that I reach for on a daily basis and use time and time again. I chose ones for this post that can give you a bit of a pick me up, and you can rely on in the morning to take you from looking fresh faced, to feeling able to take on the world. A good mascara makes your eyes look a lot wider and can help you fake the appearance of having bigger and more awake eyes. A radiant foundation can make you appear as if you have actually been eating all your greens and drinking plenty of water, instead of the unhealthy ready meals and alcohol that I'm sure is a lot more realistic representation of most people's diets! A bright lipstick is my favourite way to make you look as if you have actually put in a lot more effort in the morning than you really have - when it really only takes two minutes to apply. A radiant under eye concealer is a great way to fake a good nights sleep and will cover up those dark circles by bringing light to that area instead of the natural dark shadow. I will never forgive myself for not getting into eyeshaddow earlier than I did - a couple of neutral colours blended together can really help to wing out your eye shape and draw more attention to your eyes, especially if you haven't had time to do the whole contour, blush and highlight thing. If I am in a rush, I will simply pat one one colour all over the lid and blend it out - faking the fact that it only took you 30 seconds to actually do.



Thursday, 20 November 2014

SO, I CUT MY HAIR


Black turtle neck top: ASOS
Lipstick: Chanel 'La Desirée'

So the other night, I had a slight yolo moment and decided to get a pair of scissors and started chopping away at my hair. Before September it had been down to my belly button and I had got absolutely sick of it and chopped a load of it off, but after seeing so many people with their hair around my new length I decided I wanted to go even shorter. Being the impatient person I am, I decided just to grab some nearby scissors and start cutting, and you know - I think I did an alright job. Okay, there are the occasional pieces that are quite a bit longer/shorter than the rest but I like to go for a quite messy style and I think that just adds to it.
Also, my hair looks bright ginger in this photo - I've never dyed my hair and it just tends to change colour as and when it wants to, I guess today it decided it was a ginger day!



Have you ever cut your own hair or have you ever been tempted to?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

THE STRIPED TSHIRT DRESS







Dress: H&M
Shirt: Jack Wills
Bag: Zara
Shoes: Russell and Bromley
Lipstick: Chanel 'La Desirée' 
Scarf: New Look

I had been after a striped t-shirt dress for a while, after repetitively seeing photos on Pinterest and loving the way it looks. I bought this one for an absolute bargain of £5 in H&M recently (and I also may of gone back and bought the same one in grey, burgundy and blue...) I love how they are so simple to wear and will go with any accessories, whilst getting a ten out of ten for comfort. I wore this with my new favourite New Look scarf which is a houndstooth print on one side and a blue/green tartan on the other - they do it in a few different colour combinations and I feel like every other person I see in the street is wearing it!

Monday, 17 November 2014

MOROCCO VIDEO DIARY


I've been meaning to put together this video for months, but the editing software on my old laptop was just so slow that it would just crash every time I came to try and edit it! I finally upgraded to a Macbook Pro, so I thought was finally time to edit together this video from mine and Carissa's trip to Morocco. I posted a Morocco photo diary a while ago too, which has lots more photos from our trip!