Thursday, 23 October 2014

GREY MATTER

I seem to be having a moment with burnout velvet fabrics and really like how pretty this floral kimono is from Quiz Clothing. A great piece to take you from day to night in an instant with the gorgeous silver and black contrast, and metallic sheen for added definition. 

Polo Neck: Marks and Spencer | Belt: ASOS | Trousers: Missguided | Kimono: Quiz c/o | Shoes: ASH (Similar) |

These grey tailored trousers by Missguided have been a winner, so much so I find them perfect for smartening up casual outfits and formal wear! They make the perfect essential to have if you're struggling to find something to wear and even better they look great with trainers for lazier days. I noticed this boyfriend waist and hip belt on ASOS a couple of months back, and liked how simple the style was and figured it would come in great for different outfits to give more shape and clinch in the waist, on less form fitting tops and dresses.

I wanted to keep this outfit more casual and feel these ASH wedge trainers work great for everyday wear but also look fancy with the beautiful suede fabric. You guys might know I have recently been eyeing up these ribbed polo necks from Marks and Spencer for Winter and I luckily grabbed a few in the sale last week! :) They are such a steal, even at the original price and come in perfect for layering when the weather gets chilly! Speaking of the weather, it seems to be up and down lately... Warm one minute, extremely cold the next! Pretty confusing huh? 

xo, Jenny





Tuesday, 21 October 2014

MEMEME EYESHADOW QUAD

This eye shadow quad by MeMeMe Cosmetics has a gorgeous variety of shades from warm oranges/gold's for a beautiful Autumn combination, to deep purples/pinks for Winter. 


The eye shadows are extremely pigmented with a subtle hint of shimmer laced throughout the powder making it perfect for nights out or parties! I would personally use this for nights out and think it will come in great for Christmas/New Year parties, but you can also use this pretty quad for daytime make-up looks. The size of this quad makes it the perfect essential for traveling with the tiny compact container and flip up lid and it contains all the shades you will need for each season, making it a nice little investment quad to have in your make-up bag. 

The eye shadows last hours and that's without me using a primer, I also like how you can build the colour up from daytime to night-time with extra shimmer on top! Not only can you use these eye shadows dry but you can also apply them wet for a much bolder/dramatic outcome, so you have lots of options and different looks you can create. MeMeMe does a selection of different quads and you can find the perfect shades to suit your preferences, I really like how these colours warm up my complexion, I do also like the neutral quad palettes in "Drama Eyes and Goddess Eyes" and think these will be my next purchase :)
What it promises:
Long Lasting
Light-Reflecting 
Pearlescent Pigments 
What I like:
Very Pigmented
Pretty Shimmer
Great for all skin types
Not Tested on Animals
Great Value for Money
What I dislike:
-
How I would Apply: 
I would apply this using my Real Techniques Eyeshadow Brush and gently blend for a nice, even finish.
Product Expiry: 
24 months 
What's your thoughts on this Eyeshadow Quad?
xo, Jenny

Sunday, 19 October 2014

SLEEK BLUSH IN ANTIQUE

The sleek make-up blush in Antique really is a pretty shade if you're looking for a more natural looking finish. This blush contains tiny shimmer particles that highlight and look pretty when catching the light to give off a nice youthful glow!


This is my first Sleek blush and I am totally new to this brand in-fact, that I couldn't wait to trial some products and see how they compare to more expensive brands. I was not disappointed with this blush and would definitely re-purchase in similar shades! The price is more than reasonable and the product looks very natural when applied and lasts hours. 

Antique looks incredible against my pale skin and red hair and I really like the warm tones to give a more natural flushed look that goes great in the colder weather. If you have pale skin I would highly recommend this little blush to brighten and warm the complexion during Autumn/Winter and the subtle shimmer makes this perfect for this time of year but it's not noticeable when applied and doesn't look gimmicky.

The blush has a nice light powder texture that applies beautifully with a blush brush and blends really well with the rose pink undertones coming through. You can build up the coverage depending on how strong or natural you want the blush to look on the skin but even just the smallest amount gives a nice radiant flush. I did mention this would be perfect for pale skin tones but this shade will work for all skin tones but I feel it would come in great for those with paler skin to give a nice natural warmth, especially if you don't tan regularly! :)

What it promises:
  • Lightweight 
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Glow
  • Light-Reflecting 
  • Suits All Skin Tones
  • Pearlescent Pigments 
What I like:
  • Great for all skin types
  • Not Tested on Animals
  • Lightweight and Natural
  • Sculptures and Highlights the skin
  • Pretty Silver Glitters in the Powder
What I dislike:
  • -
How I would Apply: 
Using my Real techniques Blush Brush I will dab the brush into the powder palette and tap the brush to remove excess product, then I will lightly apply the product onto the cheek bone for a natural flawless finish.
Product Expiry
24 months 
Have you tried the sleek blushes yet?
xo, Jenny

Friday, 17 October 2014

#LASTYLEOFF

I have been collecting so much beautiful pieces from Lavish Alice over the past few months and couldn't say no to a little wishlist post featuring some of my favourite Lavish Alice pieces from the Autumn/Winter collection. 

Grid Duster Coat: Lavish Alice | Animal Print Bag: Reiss | Roll Neck Top: Great Plains | Cape Blazer: Lavish Alice 
Ribbed Roll Neck Jumper: BHS | Roll Neck Cropped Sweater: Lavish Alice

I love how simple each piece from the Lavish Alice A/W collection is and they will come in perfect styled with some of these pretty roll neck jumpers I have been eyeing up for weeks now! Roll neck jumpers are so versatile for winter and look just as good worn alone, as well as layered over dresses and tops. I really like the ribbed designs at the moment and recently picked this "Ribbed Polo Neck" up from Marks and Spencer and it's very warm and comes in a variety of neutral colours for A/W, I picked up the navy blue, as the colour looks incredible against my red hair but wanting to get grey, beige and black as you can't argue at that price, especially for the quality.

Speaking of quality I find every garment I own from Lavish Alice very expensive looking, and the fabrics are thick and wash extremely well, they also look the part and have unique details that always add edge to each outfit. Capes are my go to this season and I noticed the collarless cape blazer on the website and couldn't stop looking at it! I mean it's just incredible.... Blazers always look smart and pulled together but this cape version looks even better and its very laid back cool. The cape blazer would look great teamed with my ribbed roll neck jumper(s) and loose fitted t-shirts! 

Other pieces I have been crushing over are duster coats! Ever since the beginning of September I have not been without my Khaki Duster Coat from New Look and noticed the monochrome grid print one on the Lavish Alice website and really like how you could keep this coat season after season with the basic print, and it would add so much character to basic outfits, not forgetting it will keep you warm. Away from clothing and focusing on accessories, and you will be glad to know it's not shoes this time! ;) It is however this pretty animal print shoulder bag by Reiss! Very simple, the design oozes elegance with the classic mini style and beautiful shoulder chain, making it simple to style in multiple ways. The print comes in perfect for every season and the fabric looks very luxurious! I also adore the black version of this bag and find it makes the perfect statement piece. 

You can also enter this competition by following the rules below: 

What's your thoughts on these pieces?
xo, Jenny




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