20 Oct 2014

Wish List | Accessoryo

In order to get 20% off from these amazing items below or any other products on the Accessoryo website, simply enter my discount code JUNKIE20 at checkout. Happy shopping :) X



Mint Green Resin Drop Necklace - £18 (click here to view)
Neon Yellow Gold Handle Box Clutch - £25.50/£22.50 (click here to view)
Statement Drop Pastel Blue Bug Inspired Earrings - £12 (click here to view)
Brown Semi-Transparent Tortoise Sunglasses - £8.95 (click here to view)
Red Velvet Top Handle Box Clutch Bag - £22.50 (click here to view)
Blue Wide Brim Fedora Hat - £28.50/£23 (click here to view)
Pink Skull Print Scarf - £11 (click here to view)
New Orange Skinny Bonded Leather Ladies Belt - £11.50 (click here to view)
Statement Gold Toned Imitation Pearl Chain Necklace - £16.99 (click here to view)

What's your favourite item? Xx


7 Oct 2014

AW14 Fashion Trend #1

Autumn has well and truly settled in our midst and although many of you have had little trouble in fashionably incorporating the trends of AW14 into your everyday outfits, there are some who are slightly struggling with the recent seasonal transition. Well, fret your fashion socks not as I've decided to come to the rescue and help a sister out by creating a blog post series which will showcase and address the fabulous fashion trends of AW14.

The first major trend that will be kick-starting off this blog post series is a personal favourite of mine and one that I often use as a source of inspiration for my everyday outfits. If you're a fan of Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton then I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that this season has seen several designers find their inspiration for the runway from these such ladies. It's the swingin' 60s trend of course.

 
  
  
The 1960s saw the creation of many youth subcultures such as Swinging London, Mod and the Hippy. All of which to this very day have left a fashionable impression that so many of us opt to replicate. During this era women would strut their stuff in sleeveless shift dresses, mainly in an A-line shape, and mini-skirts. Oh, and it was very much the shorter, the better. These outfits were often complemented with a pair of go-go boots which were usually knee-high and made from plastic or vinyl. Thankfully, these shiny boots haven't quite caught on this season, not that I would be caught dead in them anyway, and can be substituted for a pair of leather or suede knee-highs instead.

For those who are not particularly fond of wearing a shorter than usual hemline due to looking a little over exposed, worry not as these garments were often paired with a conservative neckline. In other words, it's time to pull out your turtlenecks and tailored shirts as they too are bang on trend. Such outfits can be further accessorised with cardigans or structured jackets.

  • #FashionTrendTip: If you're someone who isn't fond of looking overly girly and would prefer to wear something a little less feminine, why not slip on some cigarette trousers and slide your feet into a pair of pointed flats.
  • #FashionTrendFact: Full-bodied hair (think beehives and bouffant), winger eyeliner and false eyelashes dominated the 60s. I kid you not, an ex-colleague of mine who was a teen in the 60s, once told me that she and her friends would wear no less than two sets of falsies at a time. Gosh, and we consider our generation to be extreme and glamourous :P

Bold and colourful designs including monochromatic checkerboard and striped prints were massive in the 60s so shy away from them not and instead have some fun experimenting. For those who want to add that extra 60s vibe simply accessorise your outfits with pillbox or floppy hats, chandelier and fun shaped earrings, cat-eye sunglasses and mini-boxy handbags. I would let you in on the fact that kitten heels were also regularly worn during the 60s but I think they should be abolished from the face of the earth so sadly I'm going to keep quiet about that particular 'trend' :P

  • #FashionTrendTip: You can seek further inspiration from celebrities such as Lana Del Rey who has effortlessly embodied the 60s retro style.
  • #FashionTrendFact: Floppy hats were extremely popular in the late 60s and often symbolised the bohemian hippy culture.  

Below is a collection of my favourite 60s finds from the high-street and online stores, all of which are currently available to purchase. What are you favourite pieces from this selection? I'm loving the perforated messenger bag which is quite surprising as I'm not particularly fond of small bags but the colour is absolutely gorgeous

Small Perforated Messenger Bag - £29.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Pink Faux Fur Striped Coat - £85 from River Island (click here to view)
Rhinestone Multi Hoop Earrings - £9.99 from Mango (click here to view)
Grey Platform Ankle Boots - £65 from River Island (click here to view)
Crepe Patch Pocket A-Line Skirt - £45 from Topshop (click here to view)
Quay Phebe Square Sunglasses - £25 from ASOS (click here to view)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Black - £6.99 from Superdrug (click here to view) 
Blue Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress - £19.99/£10 from New Look (click here to view)
Cheap Monday Square Toe Zip Boot White Patent - £90 from Office (click here to view)
Diamond Pleated Blouse - £42 from Topshop (click here to view)
Claris Wool Floppy Hat Rust - £14.99 from Misguided (click here to view)
Bangle - £3.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Ardell Double Up Lash Kit 205 - £8.99 from Boots (click here to view)

Do let me know what you guys think about this particular fashion trend and make sure that you keep an eye out for the remaining trends :) X


4 Oct 2014

Top Ten Tag

Twitter seems to be one of the places I turn to when I'm a tad bit bored or have some free time to spare while at work. I'm sure this is the same for a lot of you whether it being work, school or university. So, while scrolling through my feed I came across this tag, created by Jessica Vannan at Pretty Chit Chat, and thought it would be fun to give it a go :)

1. FOUNDATION
I don't wear foundation on a day-to-day basis but when I do I alternate between: Clarins Everlasting Foundation in the shade 107 Beige and MAC Face and Body in the shade C2. Both provide a low-to-medium coverage and are really long-wearing. They're definitely products that I wouldn't think twice about repurchasing.

2. POWDER
Haha! This is easy as I only own one powder. It's the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium by MAC. I hardly ever use it though lol :P

3. CONCEALER
Without a doubt it has to be my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade NW20. I've been using it religously for over a year now and I cannot rave about it enough. It really helps to conceal my dark circles and brighten up my undereye area. I will forever repurchase this product as I LOVE it!

4. BLUSHER
Goody gosh! I cannot remember the last time that I wore blusher as I much prefer bronzer lol :P If I had to pick a favourite it would have to be Melba by MAC as it's such a pretty girl-next-door type of pink.

5. BRONZER
Over the past few months I've become a complete sucker for bronzer and I now rarely go a day without wearing it. My most used bronzer, despite it being in pieces due to me dropping it, has to be Maybelline's Dream Sunglow Bronzing Pressed Powder. I absolutely adore it so I'm gutted that it's been discontinued :(

6. HIGHLIGHTER
Recently, I've really been gravitating towards MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle. I'm pretty sure the majority of you are somewhat familiar with this product as it's forever being raved about left, right and centre. It really helps to bring together your entire make-up look as it adds that much desired glow and radiance that us females like.

7. MASCARA
It's fair to say that I'm an absolute sucker for mascara. You name it, I've tried it. Literally. Lol! My current favourite has to be L'Oreal's Volume Million Lashes So Couture. This is quite new to the market and has fast become one of my instant go-to mascaras. It lengthens, seperates and volumises your eyelashes. What more could you possibly want?

8. EYE SHADOW
I swear by the palettes created by MUA. They have incredible pigmentation with a long-lasting staying power, are dirt cheap and come in a wide variety of shades.

9. BROWS
Ah, well my answer to this particular question is going to be fairly boring as I don't fill in my brows. Does that sound slightly odd? Almost every beauty blogger that I've come across use some form of make-up to fill in their brows whether it being a brow pencil or an eye shadow. I guess I'll just have to pick my boring ol' tweezers as I pluck away stray hairs in between getting my eyebrows threaded.

10. LIP PRODUCT
Wah! This is such a hard one to decide upon as I LOVE wearing lipstick. Can I pick two? :) Two of my current favourites are Snob and Mehr by MAC. They're such gorgeous shades, have amazing staying-power and definitely give that WOW factor as I've had so many compliments when wearing them.

RULES:
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This tag was made by Jessica Vannan at Pretty Chit Chat
I was tagged by myself
I tag EVERYBODY

I tag anyone and everyone who would like to give this a go. If you do then please leave a comment letting me know as I would love to check it out

Ciao! Xx