Wednesday, 17 September 2014

RELIGION

Autumn always gives me the best excuse to get my favourite black pieces out from last winter and I am obsessed with this ripped religion sweat at the moment! I love how mysterious this jumper looks and gives a really nice laid back feel for casual attire. The ripped detailing really completes this jumper for me and stands out against more classic pieces, such as jeans to give the overall look a tougher edge and the fabric is very unusual too!! 


Jumper: Religion (Similar herehere)| Booties: Clarks |  Jeans: Love Label | Necklace: The Serpents Club | Top: Mango

Being petite can have it's down side when it comes to trousers/jeans as I always find myself in a frenzy when it comes to finding out they are too long for my short legs, so instead I turn up the hem and feel this gives a nice chic look to the outfit and feels more pulled together. These jeans are a basic clean style with an almost wax effect to the fabric with zipper embellishments from Love Label, and I just love how soft these are and they come in great for off duty outfits.

When I first noticed these open toe booties by Clarks I was overwhelmed with excitement, I mean look at how incredible these are!! The style really is gorgeous and very trendy for Clarks! The leather feels very soft to the touch and these are a dream to walk in, just like wearing slippers. I find these very similar to the "Whistles Booties" I was eyeing up recently for a great deal more, so I was more than thrilled when I came across these online at a fraction of the price, and I was so tempted to buy the oxblood shade too, but resisted ;) 

If you're looking for a pair of comfortable, stylish pair of boots this Autumn you need to get these in your life!! The price really is eye watering, and they will make a true wardrobe staple that will be used again and again and go with everything, trust me!! :)

xo, Jenny

Monday, 15 September 2014

NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK IN ANNABELLA

I don't own many Nars products as of yet, but I have been hooked on the sheer glow foundation and definitely converted to trying the lipsticks and blushes soon!! If you're on the hunt for a classic red, then this is the shade for you! I can't recommend this shade enough and it's just what I have been looking for when it comes to a nice everyday red. This has been a positive start to my Nars lipstick collection, and I can't wait to try the other shades from the New Audacious range, soon to be released Late September/Early October in the UK at Urban Retreat!!


I always find it difficult when it comes to picking the perfect "red" especially because most red lipsticks can make my skin look completely washed out with the similarity clash to my hair colour! However I instantly knew this shade would make the perfect match, so if you're a red head this shade will look stunning against your skin tone and hair and really compliment your complexion. If you're not a red head, this shade will almost certainly look even more incredible on you, and it makes the perfect shade of red for all skin tones and hair colours

I think everyone should own a classic red in there lipstick collection and the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Annabella will make the perfect start with the beautiful "Poppy Red" shade and creamy formula, that just glides on and I also find it very moisturising. I would not say this shade is bold, and I find it very flattering to wear during the day and in the evening as it just blends nicely with a fresh faced make-up look, and looks ever so chic with casual outfits, especially if you don't wear much make-up and like to keep things basic, this lipstick will look great. I really like how this shade instantly brightens and opens up my eyes and and makes them look more light blue in appearance and suits my skin tone perfectly. 

I adore how sleek the packaging is and another great thing with this lipstick is the fact the lid has a magnetic closure, that helps prevent the lipstick from opening up in your handbag and making a mess. The formula is very hydrating and nourishing and it's the best lipstick I have used that lasts for hours once applied! I have seen this lasting on me for well over 3-4 hours and that's without eating but even when eating the lipstick stays well but I do like to re-apply a fresh coat after. This lipstick formula from the new Nars Audacious Collection will come in perfect for those with dry and more moist lips!! It's definitely a shade that will look absolutely stunning on every skin tone and a true must have that I will most certainly be buying again and again!! 

The Audacious lipstick range has depth and a very rich texture and satin formula that lasts for hours! The ingredients are very nourishing and give incredible volume to the lips whilst smoothing them out. I already have my eye on two shades in "Charlotte" A gorgeous deep plum for A/W and "Julie" The perfect nude pink they all look so luxurious and the quality is even better, especially for the price.  

What it promises:
  • Moisture
  • Long Lasting
  • Creamy Texture
  • Full Coverage 
  • Comfort-Wear Formula
  • Smooth/Nourished Lips
  • Increased Lip Volume
  • Long Lasting Lip Colour
What I like:
  • Not tested on animals
  • Natural/High Quality Ingredients 
  • Very moisturising and non drying
  • Gorgeous shade and very pigmented too 
  • Makes my eyes look brighter and lips fuller
  • Lasts 3-4 of hours after application if not longer
  • Rich creamy formula that provides long lasting hydration
What I dislike:
  • -
How I would Apply: 
By applying straight from the bullet and building the colour up for a gorgeous rich red
Product Expiry
24 months

What's your thoughts on this lipstick shade? And will you be trying the new Audacious range in October? 


Jenny ♥

Thursday, 11 September 2014

NOVO LONDON

I love how simple but eye catching this dress is with the gorgeous bodycon fit and the midriff/chest mesh detailing. This dress really is an iconic piece, and I love how well it goes with these classic pointed court heels to give it a more dressier look :)



This Bandage Dress from Novo London makes my ultimate LBD for A/W and S/S and it will always come in great for nights out and special occasions/dinners, as it makes for such a versatile piece that will look just as good with platform heels as it does with these classic pointed court heels from Ted BakerThe dress fabric is very thick, and gives such a flattering fit that really enhances all the right areas to give beautiful shape and definition!! The mid panel comes with cut out detailing to the front and back, with a light mesh insert to add ultimate character to this gorgeous piece, and I find this very tasteful, as it gives you the chance to get away with showing some leg and chest without it appearing over done, with the almost sheer neckline details!! 

This dress just skims the top of my knees, and I really this aspect as you can tailor it around different occasions and events and style it up differently for each one. Definitely a keeper, I will always have a place in my wardrobe for this little number and feel it will not let me down in time of crisis. I always enjoy collecting black dresses as they can be used time and time again, and I find them so much easier to style as they always look great with neutral or bold heels. These pointed court heels by Ted Baker have to be the best investment piece I have bought yet!! They are super comfortable and very classy, I like how I could get away with wearing these during the day and night, so they make a great all rounder and the leather feels ever so soft, whilst the overall quality really is dreamy and very unexpected for the low(ish) price. I just find these so easy to walk in its unbelievable!! I actually just ordered another pair in classic nude pink, and feel these will come in great for many future occasions. 

I went with a classic red lip using the shade "Annabella" from the new Nars Audacious Lipstick Collection, and just love how it pops against the dress and wanted to keep everything really simple on the day for my dinner date later that evening, and couldn't wait to wear this dress out on the night!! :) 

What's your thoughts on this dress by Novo London?

Jenny ♥

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

EPIC BLEND PREMIUM LIP BALM

I never leave the house without my lip balm and always love when they're really moisturising and come in a thick, luxurious formula that just melts into the skin. When Tracey from Epic Blend got in touch to review these balms, I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to try them out.


Let me tell you, these have to be the best balms I have ever used, and every time I apply these they just make me smile. I am so thrilled with these balms, and love how the ingredients are all natural and organic with vitamins (that's enough to make me smile all day). I find the flavors incredible and extremely natural in taste and scent, not only this but the smell and formula lasts for ages after you apply the balm, but that's if you can't help licking it off!! 

You get the choice of three varieties from (Vegan), (More Moisture) and (Hemp), each with a different purpose but each one equally as moisturising. I find the formula non-greasy and it glides on smoothly and effortlessly with a range of flavors to choose from. I really like the Hemp flavors best, especially the mint and really like how fresh each one is with the brightly coloured/fun packaging and they make the perfect size to carry around in your handbag. These balms are not tested on animals and gluten free with all natural ingredients, plus they are also non GMO. I just wish these where available in the UK, as nothing comes close to these balms!! Coming all the way from Canada, you might expect import tax/duties, but I highly doubt this and I will most definitely be ordering more once I finish these!! :)

VEGAN - £1.92 or £6.62: 100% Plant based and beeswax free using all-natural food grade candelilla wax. The flavors for this range are: Pineapple-Mint and Wild Berry with all vegan ingredients such as: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Berry Flavor, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract.

HEMP - £1.92 or £6.62: Made from organic hemp seed, making this a great anti-oxidant, super-nourishing and quickly absorbs deep into the skin cells. The flavors in this category include, Vanilla, Citrus Kick, Coconut, Mint and Limited Edition Banana and Chocolate Rum. The Hemp Lip Balm ingredients include: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Flavor, Vitamin E and Rosemary Extract. 

MORE MOISTURE - £1.92 or £6.62: These lip balms contain seven moisturisers to provide an extra kick of moisture, plus a boost of staying powder. The flavors include Grape, Cherry, Green Apple and Unflavored
The main ingredients for this range include: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Flavor, Organic Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Rosemary Extract.

TINTED LIP BLAM - £2.75 or £9.92: Comes with a sheer tint and delicate shimmering radiance with total lip hydration in a Pomegranate Flavor. The ingredients include: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Aroma (Organic Flavor), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract.
What it promises:
  • Intense Moisture 
  • Soft Lips
  • Natural Flavours
  • Natural Ingredients
What I like:
  • Long Lasting
  • Very Hydrating
  • Great Consistency
  • Quick Application 
  • Great Selection of Flavours
What I dislike:
  • Nothing 
How I would Apply: 
I would normally apply straight from the tube by twisting the bottom to release the stick, then you can apply as often as you like through out the day.
Product Expiry
18 months 

GIVEAWAY
I loved these balms so much I shared some with family and friends, and they also loved the variety of flavors and the results they give!! So I wanted to hold a little giveaway, to give you the chance to win one of each category in the flavors (Pineapple-Mint), (Coconut), (Unflavored) and x2 of the Tinted Pomegranate Lip Balms. Just enter all the requirements below to be in with the chance of winning x5 lip balms from EPIC BLEND, You can also view the winner from my last beauty giveaway here. The giveaway will last from the 10th to the 26th of September x

What's your thoughts on these balms? Do you have a favourite lip balm?

Jenny ♥

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