Wednesday 30 March 2011

It Was There That I Saw You

T-Shirt - H&M
Cardigan - American Apparel
Jeans - Topshop
Necklace - This Charming Girl

I am in love with these jeans! I lost 5lbs the other week and my size 12 New Look Super Skinny (yeah right!) jeans had become ridiculously baggy, making me look about 3 sizes bigger. So I treated myself to not one, but two pairs of size 10 Jamie jeans from Topshop. I got them in a normal denim colour and these burgundy ones. I saw them instore a few weeks ago I fell in love with them. I would never normally buy coloured jeans but I really liked this colour and couldn't stop thinking about them so I just went for it. So glad I did. I was worried that they wouldn't fit over my massive thighs or hips but I managed to wiggle my way into them haha. Totally recommend the Jamie jeans for anyone looking for some good skinnies.

I also decided to follow the crowd and buy Topshop's cream blush in Neon Rose and highlighter in Sunbeam. I'm wearing both of these products in these photos. I really like the highlighter as it gives you a really lovely warm glow. I wish they did it in a slightly pinker colour as I think that would suit me more. I think Neon Rose might look a bit orange on my skintone. I much prefer their cream blush in Flush as again its a lot pinker in colour. The quality of these products is stunning though. I really rate Topshop's makeup range, well the permanent collection anyways.

Anyone else daring to wear colourful jeans this Spring?

Tuesday 22 March 2011

New Nails: Utopia

I went to Boots the other day and took advantage of their 3 for 2 offers on most of their stuff. I bought 3 Model's Own nail polishes - Utopia, Pastel Pink & Lemon Meringue. Today I'm wearing Utopia. It is a beautiful ever so slightly pink toned white colour. The formula of this one is really creamy and lovely to apply. I'm wearing two coats with Seche Vite on top. Its such a unique colour, even the girls serving me commented on how nice it looked. This is the perfect alternative to plain white nail polishes as it definitely doesn't look like you've just put Tipp-Ex on your nails!

I also got some stuff from L'Oreal. I bought the Carbon Gloss Super Liner as my Illamasqua one is running out, Volume Million Lashes mascara in Extra Black and their Renewal Lash Serum. I made the mistake of buying the Clinique Bottom Lash mascara last month, don't get me wrong, its a great product but I didn't know it was a tubing mascara. As I tend to pick off my mascara whenever I'm stressed/tired/bored, I picked off the Bottom Lash mascara and loads of my lashes came out with it! I normally use Talika Lipocils to mend my lashes but I thought I'd give this Loreal one a try. I find the spoon applicator a bit weird to use but otherwise it seems ok so far. Still think I prefer the Talika one though.

Along with some boring make up wipes, my last 3 for 2 item was The Fab Pore from Soap & Glory. My skin has been looking a bit crappy lately. We've still not finished unpacking all of our stuff and I can't find my beloved Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion anywhere :( So I'm hoping that this product will be the quick pick me up my skin so badly needs.

Has anyone tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them? Any other great 3 for 2 items in Boots?

Sunday 20 March 2011

Object Of Desire: Forever 21

Chiffon & Lace Cardigan / Striped Bubble Dress / Strapless Jumpsuit

Rosy Top / Frilly Top / Floral Lace Top

Tribal Jacket / Lace Back Jacket / Casual Denim Jacket

Nautical Shorts / Blossom Print Skirt / Cargo Trousers

When Forever 21 announced that they were at long last going to open some stores in the UK I was really excited about it. I'd visited one in New York a few years ago and I really liked what I saw. The stores they opened over here were a bit too far away for me to visit so I eagerly logged onto their website and was sorely disappointed with what was on offer. I don't think I liked even one thing. But thats all changed. I'm really bored with the typical UK high street shops right now, I can never find anything I actually want. On a whim, I logged onto the Forever 21 website and I was surprised to find that their Spring/Summer stuff is really gorgeous. Theres so much I want! Heres some of my fave stuff they have available. I'm really tempted to buy that tribal jacket but can't quite decide whether it will look totally ridiculous or not. Opinions please! Also does anyone know what their sizing is like?

Thursday 17 March 2011

Winter Peach

Blouse - New Look
Skirt - American Apparel
Coat - Topshop
Tights - Primark
Brogues - Primark

This is my first and potentially last set of photos taken outside. It looked really sunny earlier so I figured I would go for it but the wind is not my friend! I may attempt more in the Summer now that we have this awesome balcony but for now I'm staying inside. I want Summer to come now, so fed up of wearing this bloody sailor coat everywhere. I keep looking for nice jackets in all the shops but I don't like any of them. Considering getting a Barbour but the smell puts me off. Anyone seen any good ones around?

I absolutely love this skirt from American Apparel. I bought it a few years ago but I don't actually wear it that often. I think the last time I wore it was when me & Andy went to Roundhay Park in Leeds in an attempt to stalk Jimmy Savile. We went to Flying Pizza for dinner which is Jimmy's fave restaurant and we spent hours just walking around the park. It was probably one of my favouite dates & its probably why I love this skirt haha. Unfortunately its a bit tight on me now, this last stone just won't shift argh. But I'm not gonna let that stop me wearing the clothes I like.

Not up to much today. I'm just about to go do some food shopping and visit the library to get Chloe's Bookstart pack. We went to baby clinic the other day which was a rather scary experience. Gonna go to a baby group tomorrow which hopefully won't be as bad. Its rather intimidating when everyone probably knows each other already, like being the new kid at school I imagine. I need to get over it though otherwise me & Chloe will end up FOREVER ALONE lol.

Monday 14 March 2011

A New Start

Green Top - Primark
Black Vest - H&M
Leggings - H&M

Hi everyone, after an unplanned two month absence from my blog I am finally back! Thank you so much to everyone who still follows me, big kisses to you all. So where have I been? I previously mentioned my move from Leeds to Huddersfield and at the end of January the wheels were set in motion. Unfortunately the previous tenant of this house was a bit of a tosspot and even though we had handed in notice on our flat & moved loads of our stuff here, we couldn't actually move in. So thankfully my inlaws who live near Sheffield took us in for the month. It was really nice of them to not let us be homeless but thats not to say it was a fun time. Especially as my mother-in-law pretty much hates me. This meant that I spent many days wandering around Meadowhall but I didn't actually buy much other than makeup.

We finally moved to Huddersfield last week and it seems alright so far. Still got loads of unpacking & cleaning to do though! When I was putting stuff in the wardrobe last night I decided that I hate the vast majority of my clothes. I'm having some kind of style crisis and today I came to the conclusion that its because I don't dress like a normal 22 year old, more like a 14 year old. Well thats my opinion anyways... So due to my utter boredom with my wardrobe I had a look around town for something new that would also be suitable for Spring and I found this green floral top in Primark. I was wearing it the right way round but then I realised that my outfit made me look really top heavy so I turned the top around and pinned the opening at the back. I think I need to balance my outfits more or maybe just stay away from leggings!

I can't tell you how much I've missed blogging! My camera, tripod & wireless remote were all in different locations and to be honest the only outfits I was wearing were my PJs. I've not read many blogs in the past two months either so I've got a lot to catch up on. Hope everyone is happy & healthy <3