25 Feb 2014

OOTE & Burger and Lobster

On Sunday I spent the evening with two of my favourite girls ♥ We started off our time together by popping into our beloved Zara on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. Not doing so would have been rude as my friend Victoria likes to say (lol). If it wasn't due to the near arrival of closing time I know we would have happily continued looking around in awe, whilst excitedly pointing out to one another our personal favourite garments from their SS14 collection. I ended up leaving with three items, all which will soon be featured in an upcoming haul post, so make sure you look out for that :) 

Feeling hungry, we then headed for Burger and Lobster on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols. Their menu consists of three main meals, all which are served with a portion of chips and a small bowl of salad. The last time I ate here I wasn't brave enough to order the lobster and instead cowardly settled for their handmade burger. Feeling a lot more adventurous this time, I finally took the plunge and had me some lobster. Would I order it again? Hell yes! :)

 

Finally, this is my outfit. I went for a casual look as the girls and I had planned to have a nice and chilled out evening so thought this would be perfect. X 




  Crop Top from Topshop
  POW Joni Jeans from Topshop
Boots from Office



24 Feb 2014

Wish List | February


Patchwork Clutch Bag - £35 from Topshop (click here to view)
Quay Kitti Cat Eye Sunglasses - £25 from ASOS (click here to view)
Platform Boots - £29.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Simplicity T-Shirt - £14.99 from Mango (click here to view)
MAC Lipstick in Cyber - £15 from MAC (click here to view)
Black Floral Textured High Waisted Shorts - £30 from River Island (click here to view)




21 Feb 2014

OOTD

Hi guys! I've wanted to wear this tailored waistcoat for quite some time now after snapping it up in the Zara sale for £89.99. It's such a timeless and classic piece that can really make an outfit. I love it! I paired it with a basic grey body, my Joni jeans and my beloved Air Max 1 trainers which were kindly gifted to me by my best friend

 



Short Sleeve Body from H&M
  Joni Jeans from Topshop
Trainers from Footlocker
Multi-Chain Necklace  from Topshop
Tailored Waistcoat from Zara



18 Feb 2014

Valentino SS14 Collection

This has to be one of my favourite SS14 collections. Absolutely stunning! X












What do you guys think? & who has been your favourite designer this season? X


15 Feb 2014

Review | L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara

I thought I would kick-start off my plan to begin publishing reviews on products that I use regularly, and those that I am trying out for the first time. Not only will this provide you readers with a brief idea on what the product is like but I also think it will be interesting to see if my opinion changes over time. As this is my first review I thought I would start by voicing my opinion on a beauty product that I am constantly trying out and always on the hunt for. That product being mascara.

Okay, so unless you've been living under a rock for the past month (highly unlikely), I'm sure you are all familiar with L'Oreal's newest mascara, Mega Volume Miss Manga. Not only has it been heavily advertised but it's been reviewed by several other bloggers and YouTubers. Not surprising considering the fact that the Miss Manga mascara features a 360° flexible cone shaped brush that's supposed to provide an effortless application. I'm sure that this a feature that draws a lot of people to the product. To be quite frank I don't find it to be particularly useful as I don't see the need for it. You have to apply extra pressure to enable the wand to bend and I just don't have time for that. The less faffing around, the better.

 
The lovely Barbara Palvin demonstrating the flexible mascara wand.


It's slightly bizarre but I usually take a massive disliking to new mascaras upon first application and need to use it a good few times for me to start liking it. This has been no exception for the Miss Manga mascara. Upon the first few applications I found this mascara to be overly wet meaning that I often got product on the top of my eyelids. This is not too big of a fuss for me as I always have cotton buds at hand to wipe away any excess product. However, I dislike the fact that it does not separate your eyelashes individually, but instead causes them to clump together in little groups giving off a spidery look.

On a positive note, one thing that is great about this mascara is that it really does lengthen your lashes. For that reason I sometimes use it as a base and in combination with either my L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes (in extra black) or Rimmel Scandaleyes (in extreme black). Both of these mascaras happen to be two of my all time favourites and really do help me achieve the finishing look that I love

Prior to using this product and after reading about the promising results that this mascara states to offer, I was quite excited to see the transformation of my natural eyelashes to va-va-voom eyelashes. Sadly, I am yet to experience this excitement. However, as mentioned beforehand it does take me quite a while to warm up to new mascaras so you never know, I might actually end up loving it. Lol!

Have any of you ladies tried it out and if so what do you think? X



13 Feb 2014

The Liebster Award

The Liebster award is something that I've seen floating around in the blogging world but never really paid any particular attention to it as it never had any relevance to me. That is until a week ago when the lovely Tamsin Lily nominated me for this award. Thank you hun! Make sure you guys all check out her blog by clicking on her name :) Okay, so for those of you who don't know, the Liebster award was created to increase the recognition of bloggers who have less than 200 followers. I think it's a great concept as it can be quite difficult to establish a new blog and gain a decent sized audience.
Each nominated blogger must answer a set of 11 questions asked by the person who nominated them. The blogger must then create 11 questions of their own and nominate 11 other bloggers to answer. Below are the questions that Tamsin asked me :)
1. Who is your style inspiration?
Umm I wouldn't really say I have a style inspiration. However, there are a few ladies who I think usually always dress amazingly well. They include Kim Kardashian, Cassie, Nicole Richie and Zoe Saldana. Oh what I would do to raid their wardrobes.

2. What is your favourite film?
I have far too many but I love The Godfather as it's such a classic. If I ever watch it I have to remind everyone to stay quiet so that I can watch it in peace. Lol!

3. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you'd buy?
I would buy a massive house for my parents (♥) complete with top of the range furniture. 

4. Where is your favourite place you've visited?
One of my favourite places is Damascus, Syria. The last time I went was about four years ago and I went for just over two months. I had such an amazing time and will never forget it. Unfortunately, I don't know when I will be able to visit again due to the civil war that is taking place there. 

5. What's your favourite fashion era? (by decade)
This is such a hard question to answer as I've got quite a few. I absolutely love how women dressed in the 1950's as almost everything worn was pulled in at the waist and quite structured. I just think that women looked extremely classy during this era. I also love the 1920's purely because of 'the flapper look'.  

6. What meal could you eat for the rest of your life?
Ooo now this is a tricky one as I LOVE food and can eat so much. It would have to be Mediterranean/Arabic food or jollof rice and chicken. Yummy! Oh and a bowl of salad that is almost drenched in lemon juice. Random I know.

7. Whats your wardrobe essential?
A pair of the Topshop Joni Jeans as I practically live in them. To say I love them is a slight understatement; I have about ten or eleven pairs and still looking to purchase them in a few other colours. They fit amazingly well and are really flattering. 

8. What beauty product can you not leave the house without?
Without a doubt it would have to be concealer. I have dark circles around my eyes so definitely need some coverage to help brighten up my undereye area. Currently I've been using MAC Mineralize Concealer and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.  

9. Who is your favourite singer/band?
Gosh there's far too many to name as I listen to a hell of a lot of different genres of music. Just to give you an idea as to what music I listen to I LOVE Afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, R'n'B, Hip Hop, reggaeton, etc. 

10. Describe yourself in three words.
Understanding, hyperactive and smiley. 

11. What would you like to achieve this year?
There's quite a few things I hope to achieve this year. Firstly, I would like to find a job that could potentially be the first step to a long-term career. I'm currently a brand consultant for Gant and consider this to be my 'I've just graduated and on my gap year' job. Secondly, I want to learn to drive and pass my driving test. Lastly, I REALLY want to increase my blog's audience and take my blog to a whole different level. Ooo wait, I have one more thing. I also want to establish myself on YouTube and get better at making videos as I've just started a channel.
 

My nominations are:


My questions are:
  1. If you could move abroad, what country would you emigrate to and why?
  2. What is one fashion trend you were not particularly fond of despite the popularity of it?
  3. What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?
  4. What is one beauty product you cannot live without and why?
  5. What is your dream job?
  6. What's your favourite high-street store?
  7. How would you describe your style?
  8. Who are your three favourite designers?
  9. Is there any product you regret buying? If so, what is it?
  10. What is your go-to perfume at the moment?
  11. What are your plans for summer?
 
Make sure you comment on this post when you have written your posts so I can check them out! X



10 Feb 2014

OOTD

Every once in a while I wake up not wanting to think or stress about what I am going to wear for that day. Instead, I take whatever my hands grab first in my wardrobe and chuck it on. Today was one of those days and boy did I not give a damn about how I looked. I guess you could say that this is very much a not giving a f*ck what you look like type of outfit. It was extremely comfortable to wear and I got quite a few comments on my gorgeous lime green/yellow cardigan. I got it from Primark towards the end of last year for £14 and wore it for the first time today. It really does brighten up a dark and dull outfit :) X



 

Short Sleeve Body from H&M
  Studded Jeans from Zara
Belt from H&M
Boots from Topshop
Cardigan from Primark 
Scarf from Zara


8 Feb 2014

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner but I'm pretty sure that several of you don't need to be reminded with this as you're probably counting down the days. Not because you're excited about spending the day with a loved one(s), whether it being a partner or a group of friends, but because you've been frantically trying to put together the perfect outfit. For those who are yet to decide on what it is you're going to wear, I've put together three different looks to help you ladies out. Hopefully you will be able to gather some sort of inspiration from these outfit ideas. Let me know what one is your favourite :) X


Strap Dress by TFNC - £40 from Topshop (click here to view)
MAC Lipstick in Hue - £15 from MAC (click here to view)
Steve Madden Deeny Platform Ankle Strap Court Shoe - £85 from Dune (click here to view) 
Aldo Paradise Fish Jet Black Jewelled Box Clutch Bag - £45 from ASOS (click here to view)


Scallop Crop Vest - £12.99 from Topshop (click here to view)
Midi Length Lace Skirt - £39.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Metal Effect Lipstick in Coral Halo - £20 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Curved Triangle Overlap Earrings - £10 from Topshop (click here to view)
White Chunky Platform Barely There Sandals - £55 from River Island (click here to view)

Quilt Triangle Aline Skirt - £34 from Topshop (click here to view)
Green V Neck Cami Top - £12 from River Island (click here to view)
Kore by Sophia Kokosolaki Leather Heeled Sandals - £125/£75 from ASOS (click here to view)
NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Funny Face - £18.50 from ASOS (click here to view)
Long Rhinestone Earring - £12.99 from Zara (click here to view)




6 Feb 2014

Moa Aberg | Vogue Italia 2013

Have you ever felt as if you were born in the wrong era? Sometimes I really do feel as if I was meant to grace the years of the 1950's and 1960's. I just love the way that women dressed during these two decades and how less was very much more. In the 1960's, fashion was quite simplistic and consisted of high hemlines, shift dresses and monochrome prints. Women often had their hair styled in a beehive and kept their face make-up minimalistic, paying particular attention to their eyes. Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Not during this era I'm afraid. I think it's fair to say that eyeliner and mascara were definitely a girl's best friend. Just think Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot and Edie Sedgwick and you'll get my drift.

Okay! To say that I love this fashion editorial is a little bit of an understatement. I friggin' LOVE it. The gorgeous Moa Aberg travelled back in time to the 1960's for this editorial shot by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Italia, March 2013 edition. I honestly cannot get enough of these photos. I think Moa looks absolutely breathtaking. This is by far one of my favourite editorials. Ever. X









5 Feb 2014

OOTD

Say hello to the newest member of my coat family I absolutely love it and I have Urban Outfitters to thank for this beauty. I got it for such a bargain as it was orginially £135 but I got it for a mere £20 £18 after student discount.Yes you did read that correctly. How amazing of a discount is that? To say that I'm happy with my purchase is an understatement. X



Ribbed Polo Neck Jumper from Zara
  Joni Jeans from Topshop
Boots from Office
Coat from Urban Outfitters




3 Feb 2014

Beauty Haul

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2 Feb 2014

We Love Fashion Competition

Thanks to Twitter I've just stumbled across a We Love Fashion competition in which the lucky winner will receive two tickets to London Fashion Weekend + £200 worth of NOWSEEN jewellery. Spoilt much? I'm not usually the type of person who enters competitions but who could possibly resist the potential experience of being present at London Fashion Weekend. To be in for a chance of winning you have to upload an image of the outfit you would wear to London Fashion Weekend, along with the reason as to why you would. You then have to link this back to the We Love Fashion website. 

Shown below is the outfit I would wear. I have chosen this particular outfit as the weather in the U.K. is extremely temperamental so please do not be fooled by the apperance of sunshine in the morning as it's likely to be pouring down in rain come the afternoon. Taking this into consideration I've chosen an outfit that is stylish yet accomdating to the weather.

I'm wearing my black wash super high-waisted Joni jeans from Topshop as they're figure hugging yet extremely comfortable. I also feel that the colour of them, opposed to a normal black, helps to break down the colour of the outfit and avoid it becoming too intense. I'm wearing a faux leather jacket as it's a timeless piece that never seems to go out of fashion. To avoid shiverring to death in this weather and to add extra warmth I've thrown my faux fur gilet on top. I also feel that it helps to dress up the outfit making it ideal for a fashion event. My beloved Vagabond boots have to come with me to London Fashion Weekend as they're comfortable, sturdy and feature a platform heel which in my eyes adds a little bit of Ooomph to my outfit.




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