I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Friday, 28 January 2011

in love with...

I have fallen in love with Accessorize's make-up colletion...

Has anyone else tried the new Accessorize make-up range? If you are looking for an eyeshadow that actually does last all day then I definately suggest you try one of theirs. It not only stays on all day but if you're like me and like to use shadow that's not too faint, their eye shadow range is so perfect that you don't need to apply another layer!

I thought I would try their marbled grey colour instead of the usual black I wear, for a nice day time look and it looks gorgeous for a night out too! The grey merged eye shadow is called Gun Metal and has white's and grey's merged into one. Something I do to really highlight my eyes is dust some of the white lightly in the corners of my eyes.

Grey is the colour for eyes this season and at Donna Karan the models showed off slate grey eyelids.

I also thought I would add to my huge collection of blue eye shadows and try another one of Accessorize's eye shadows. I couldn't believe they worked so well for just £4 each. Yet again, the eyeshadow came out perfectly. I didn't even have to hold a tissue under my eye because the shadow didn't even fall under my eye!

Illusion eye shadow- Denim £4

You may have noticed that I love red, usually bright red but recently I have been loving the berry red that's about. So, with my £5 off boots voucher I bought this gorgeous deep berry red nail varnish named 'Salsa', it looks nice with almost everything and I only needed one coat =)

Nail Varnish £7, No7

Also, I thought I better paint my nails red to match my red polka dot bikini that I'll be wearing swimming tomorrow. Can't wait... I went swimming today and yesterday but tomorrow the slides will be working so I'm very excited! =)

have you bought anything from the Accessorize range yet? I'd love to hear if their other products are nice, as I have only tried the eye shadows so far...



Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Just a little something...

Im always shopping, I can't help it. It's not like im buying expensive things all the time- I rummage the shops in order to find some nice things that are either in the sale or just a good price.

I bought a lovely new top in New Look the other day and just thought I would share it with you. I combined it with a black polka dot skirt from Miss Selfridge and some cute berry red pumps, that were £2 in the childrens section in New Look...

It was raining slightly over the weekend, which was an excuse to get out my gorgeous new brolli that has a bright red rose for a handle- I had to have it!

I also went into Top Shop to find the lovely red leather belt I had wanted, was in the sale (originally £30). It came up on the till as £14 but the shop assistent marked it down to £5 because she thought that was too expensive for the sale! With student discount £4.50! Very impressed Top Shop :)

Dress, £17.99, New Look
Belt, £5, Topshop
Shoes, Office

You can't really see the shoes in the previous photo, but they are my favourite flats that I bought in the sale in office. I thought the crocodile print and heart made them stand out, as opposed to plain black patent.

Have you bought anything nice in the sales lately?



Sunday, 16 January 2011

pretty gifts and lots of new shoes =)

So, I haven't posted since before Christmas and I wanted to share with you my new buys and some lovely pressies that I have recieved...especially a gorgeous cream vintage tailors dummy that goes lovely in my room with my vintage dressing table!

Its from Next Home- My mum knew I've always wanted one- so it was a lovely surprise Chistmas morning!

Here's a photo of it up in my new room (we have recently moved house so ignore the horrible wall paint and mismatched carpet) This will be re-painted soon =)

Its perfect for displaying accessories on like I have but I also like to display entire outfits on there too!

I also recieved some lovely jewellery; take a look!

this necklace is from my mum and it's from Dorothy Perkins, which I couldnt believe.

and another necklace from my friend, Lauren .. isn't it lovely?

It's from the website Eclectic Eccentricity, if you haven't been on there it sells vintage inspired jewellery and every piece tells a story!

And lastly, I had a little spree on shoes but they were bargains so I don't feel too guilty...

Cute red small heels, Primark, £14

Some simple black suede small heels, adds a little bit of height for the day when your small, Primark, £4 in the sale

and then some cute black ballet pumps...

£10 in the sale from Topshop- I love the way there slightly see through!

Hope everyone had a lovely new year,got lots of lovely gifts and sale bargains!