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




Wednesday, 15 October 2014

THE SWEET CLUB

This is a review I have been meaning to do for awhile now and I can't hold back my excitement when it comes to anything involving sweets, cake or food in general. I recently came across "The Sweet Club" in my instagram feed and figured I would have a little nosy and see what was included in the massive selection. One thing's for sure I was not left disappointed... In fact I was left deciding between so much sweets that it turned from a 10 minute task into a 30 minute debate on what to get in my first box.

You get the option to select "eight sweet bags" for £7.95 for your first box, and this also includes free Postage and Packaging which would normally cost around £2.80, if not more for 1st class delivery. After selecting my eight sweet packs, I then went to order my first box by selecting the "Monthly Sweet Box" option, but you can also pick a "Fortnightly box" if you're a major sweet tooth! 

My order was complete, after submitting my card and address details, but for some reason I felt unsatisfied and craving for more, so off I went back to the website to order more.... This can be addictive so be warned!! ;) After selecting another eight packets, I was then convinced I should order a box for my family/partner, so in the end I ordered four boxes overflowing with yummy sweets, and they make such excellent gifts. You can choose between Boiled, Gummy Sweets, Soft Candy, Jelly Belly Beans and Chocolate, Fudge with a mixture of Retro sweets and more uncommon selections of US Candy and Liquorice

The best thing about this service is the fact you can cancel at anytime, this meaning you don't have to commit to the contract and order a box whenever you feel peckish and in need of a sweet fix ;) I have decided to keep my monthly box and find the price very good for the amount of sweets you receive and the service provided! Your sweets also come with pretty tissue paper to protect everything inside the box and it also makes for a nice gift option. You can have the sweet boxes sent directly to your house or to family/friends for a surprise gift! 

As for the taste of these sweets, they taste true to each individual sweet/brand and completely takes me back to my childhood, with a deep love for penny mixes and chews. The taste is exactly the same but I have noticed a slight change in the dolly mixtures but nothing significant! I have not tried the US sweet range yet and not sure if I will as it's not really my thing, but I do want to try the different Jelly Belly mixed selection packs :) 

What's your thoughts on this service and would you consider yourself a huge sweet fan? 

xo, Jenny

Sunday, 12 October 2014

MINA

I wanted to create an outfit that would be appropriate for different types of events/occasions and this outfit looks very sophisticated but laid back with the white organza crop top by Missguided, in the most luxurious thick scuba fabric that feels very soft and comes in perfect for cooler days when you want something warmer but still unique with the hint of transparent organza paneling to the lower section.

Skirt: Mina |  Shoes: Deichmann* | Crop Top: Missguided (Similar/Similar) | Blazer: Chiara Fashion* | Lipstick: Nars in Annabella*
Unfortunately Missguided don't seem to stock this crop top now, but I have provided alternatives above and feel this is a great shame as the top would be perfect for winter with the thick warm fabric and makes the perfect layering piece! Another thing I have been loving this month is this gorgeous pencil skirt by Mina UK and I actually managed to grab it in the sale! :) The skirt really is beautiful and the lace detailing makes it even more lust worthy and I find it the perfect piece to have for formal and casual outfits. 

The skirt has a fitted waist band making it great for styling with crop tops as it comes up above the waist, or you can style it with jumpers or loose fitted tops for a more laid back approach. It's very fitted and really flatters the figure and I love how the fabric has a slight shine to it making it look very expensive and the embellishments add extra character to the skirt. In with the theme of the skirt I picked out this pretty blazer from Chiara Fashion, and it also comes with beautiful delicate lace detailing to the arms with a sheer chiffon front. Again this blazer will come in perfect for layering and it also looks very expensive with the fabrics used and the figure hugging fit! It also comes with slightly padded shoulders for more shape and definition which I love!! 

Sticking with my classic red lipstick from Nars I really like how it pops against the black and white of this outfit and went with a nice classic court heel from Deichmann shoes, and my god they're comfortable!! Seriously these have to be the most comfortable heels I have ever worn and what amazes me more is the price of these beautiful shoes! They look incredible with an almost imitation suede upper and PU leather front. One thing I do recommend if you're interested in these heels is to size down! I find these slightly on the large side (Size: 3 (36) and had to use an insole, but apart from this they are gorgeous and a nice classic pair without the hefty price tag.... :)

xo, Jenny


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