Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Weekend OOTN and FOTN: Kim Kardashian inspired cream peplum top and leather trousers look

Hey loves,

Happy hump day! I hope you're all having a fab Wednesday and looking forward to the weekend :-)

Speaking of the weekend, I went out for a dinner with my friends and sported an outfit very similar to something Kim Kardashian wore recently. I'm sure you all know that I'm very much inspired by her personal style so take a look at how our outfits matched!

Kim's outfit:

- Cream peplum top: Zara
- Leather trousers: J Brand
- Black heels: Christian Louboutin
- Black bag: Hermes

My outfit:

- Cream peplum top: Topshop (£18.00)
- Leather trousers: Next (similar style here)
- Black loafers: Next (similar style here)

Of course, I imagine that Kim's wardrobe cost near to the thousands, but I like to think they look pretty similar considering I bought all my items from the high street. The top is a really good fit from Topshop is a really good fit and perfect for going out for dinner as it goes out at the sides, haha. The trousers and shoes are both over a year old but still going strong - Next has a couple of very similar pieces this season, if you're interested. I also wore my new black Primark bag but didn't photograph it.

FACE: MAC Fix+, Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, 17 Blemish Balm, MAC Blush in Harmony

EYES: Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner, Avon Color Trend kajal stick, No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara, Avon SuperShock Mascara

BROWS: Ruby & Millie Brow Enhance, W7 Angled Brush

LIPS: Benefit The Gloss (Clear)

I actually took this photo after I came back from the meal (explains the messy eye make-up haha) but I'm surprised by how well it held up through dinner. OK, so maybe not the lip gloss but the foundation and concealer looks pretty in tact - I wouldn't expect anything less than MAC, I suppose!

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Are you a fan of Kim's personal style? Who do you look up to instead?

Let me know in the comments :-)




Monday, 24 September 2012

Guildford shopping haul: Primark, Topshop, Lush, Boots and Liz Earle


I've been using the £1 liquid eyeliner from Primark and I have to admit - I'm really impressed with it!
It's really easy to apply, it lasts all day and doesn't smudge. It's a matte, black shade (not glossy/wet look like some are) and really accentuates your eyes. 

It takes a second to apply but lasts all day - I will definitely be re-purchasing this!

Here's a pic of me with the eyeliner on:
 Definitely try it, ladies!


Hey loves!

I hope you're having a good Monday :-)

Recently, I went shopping in Guildford, which is one of my FAVE places to shop - especially now there's a Primark there, haha.

Here's what I picked up...

I bought a couple of bits and bobs from Primark, including bags and accessories. No clothes though, sadly...

Tan leather bag - £12.00
I bought this beautiful bag for a bargainlicious 12 quid! The handles of my last bag broke but this one has held up well so far. I loved it so much I also bought it in black...

Black leather bag - £12.00
I'm using this bag at the moment and I just LOVE it! It looks way more expensive than it is and it holds all my stuff, from my iPad to my diary to my make-up bag, perfectly. Stock up, ladies!

Black loafers - £4.00 I have these in white already and they're just SO comfy! My family say they look like nurse shoes but I don't care, I love them and I had to have them in another colour.

Black brush - £1.00 Just a bargain brush, haha. My old one is looking a bit tatty so this one fitted the bill.

Gold earrings - £1.00 Just perfect for adding a little bit of glam at the last minute, and at 10p an earring you can't really complain!

Black liquid eyeliner - £1.00 I figured it was worth a try for a quid! I've used it a couple of times and I've been really impressed with it actually.

Leopard print iPhone case - £2.00 Leopard print lover! Let's hope it fits my iPhone and doesn't break lol.

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Yellow skirt - £5.00 This is an absolute bargain - I tried it on in the changing rooms as well as loads of other Topshop stuff, and this was the only item I liked. It was priced at £7 but when I got to the till it was only 5! I love it when that happens. I wore this skirt to the Paralympics at the Olympic Park as it seemed very 'sport luxe' to me...

Lemony Flutter cuticle butter - £6.25 I picked up this cuticle butter after reading Laura rave about it. I love massaging it into my cuticles and then pushing them back before I do my nails. It smells amazing, like lemon meringue pie!

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I also picked up a couple of cult beauty products from Boots...

I read about this product on Jennie's blog and I really wanted to try it for my dark circles! They're something I really struggle with on a daily basis - I literally look in the mirror and stare miserably at my dark circles haha. It was a toss up between this and MAC's Select Cover Up but I went for this as it sounded more brightening (although more expensive!) We shall see...

I read about this on Estee's blog and, like the rest of the world, ran out to get it immediately! It sounds perfect for popping in your handbag and applying when your lips start to feel dry. I'm an avid Carmex lipbalm user though so we'll see how this shapes up against my other fave lipbalms.

I've really started taking care of my brows recently and this sounds ideal for taming my brows after I've coloured and shaped them. And it was £5 off, result!

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Liz Earle
I've been using Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish on and off for about a year now, but I've recently gone back to it after I received it for my birthday, and I wanted to complete my little Liz Earle skincare set.

I debated buying Liz Earle products online but I'm glad I didn't because the Liz Earle store in Guildford was LOVELY! I'd definitely recommend paying a visit if you're in the South East - I know it's only one of four in the UK - as it's so immaculately laid out and the staff are so nice. Probably why I ended up buying so much...
Skin Repair Moisturiser Light 50ml tube - £18.75 I received the Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal skin for my birthday but I realised, after reading reviews and descriptions online, that the Skin Repair Light was more suited to my oily skintype. I hope it has that signature Liz Earle scent that I LOVE! Also, the lady just let me swap it straight over- I didn't have a receipt but it was unopened FYI... I know not all shops do that...

Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml + 2 muslin cloths - £5.25 I find that my Cleanse & Polish doesn't remove every last trace of eye make-up so the member of staff at Liz Earle recommended I use this eye product afterwards to finish off. I'm told it will be quite a nice treat for my eyes whether it works or not!

Gentle Face Exfoliator 15ml tube - £5.25 I'm a massive fan of the No7 Microdermabrasion face scrub as I find the sand-like texture works really well to clear up my skin, and I've heard that this one is quite similar. I normally scrub my face twice a week but I may use this tester size more frequently as it's supposedly so gentle.

Deep Cleansing Mask 15ml tube + 2 sponges - £5.25 Lastly, I picked up a small sized deep cleansing mask because I've heard from Corrie it works really well to clear up problem skin. I like nothing more than indulging in a face mask on a Sunday so I'll certainly be adding this to my routine!

So that's all I've hauled recently, but no doubt I will do another haul soon - haha!

What have you hauled recently? Leave your links in the comments and I'd love to take a look!




Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Weekend OOTN and FOTN: Rochelle Wiseman inspired £5 tropical print Primark dress


It seems as though one of my fave celebs has also jumped on the mirrored tropical print bodycon dress trend! 
The one and only Kim Kardashian was spotted in this stunning Alexander McQueen number as she promoted QuickTrim in Melbourne. If it's good enough for Kim K... ;-)


Hey loves!

I know I say this all the time but I can't believe it's Thursday already, seriously time seems to be just flying by at the moment!

So recently I spotted Rochelle from The Saturdays in this gorgeous mirrored tropical bodycon dress and I knew it was a look I simply had to emulate. I love all of the girls' style but this look from Rochelle caught my eye.

Rochelle's outfit:

- Blue Tropical Print 'Cameron' Jersey Bodycon Dress - £108 - Celeb Boutique
- Nude 'Polar' Wedges £245

- Red Oversized Clutch - £79 - Marks & Spencer

My outfit:

- Tropical Print Mirrored Bodycon Dress - £5 - Primark (this season)

- Nude Platform Heels - £15 - eBay (but originally from Next)

- Nude Leather Clutch - £20 - River Island (this season)

As you can see, I took inspiration from Rochelle without breaking the bank. My Primark dress was an absolute steal as it was reduced at the till for some random reason. The nude accessories go with everything so are a wardrobe staple for me.

Sadly I don't think the Primark dress is available anymore but if you like the mirrored tropical bodycon dress then Lipsy have got one below :)

On sale now -


17 Photo Flawless Primer
Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous Foundation Faker (02 Medium)
Benefit Dallas Bronzer

Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Topshop Kohl Liner (Saddle) - review to follow
Benefit They're Real Mascara - review to follow


I love the lipgloss here! I always forget how amazing it feels...

Would you wear this trend? Do you like Rochelle's style?