Sunday, 24 February 2013

Fashion Weeks: The unwearable favourite

This is going to be the first in a series of posts of my thoughts of some of the fashion week showcases. I realise this is'nt something everyone comes on my blog to read hence the read more sectioning.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Let me kiss you

Disco pants - £21.99, Glamorous @ Republic
Flat forms - Sale £15, Office
MAC Lipstick Year of the snake collection, 'Cockney'

I've always been a fan of A good patterned shirt so when I saw this On Victoria's blog (Vipxo) a couple of weeks ago I knew I had to have it, and especially at £4.85 - its from an internationally seller so you have to wait a while but its a nice fit, my only complaints are it creases really easily and the button holes are really badly made and get caught on the buttons everytime you undo it - if you catch my drift BUT again, eBay bargains - you can't complain about the small print.. 

What eBay bargains have you found lately?

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Gimmie' all your money

Hat - Sale, Republic
Leather Jacket - Gift, Miss Selfridge
Striped chiffon top, Sale, Glamorous @Republic
Disco Pants - £21.99. Glamorous @ Republic
Chelsea boots - £16.99, eBay

I'll be the first to admit - I don't really suit hats. Having short hair is the bane of my life! But it was cold and my hair is well overdue a cut so this is the result! I'm a big fan of matching two colours in outfits lately, I had the bright red version of these disco pants but the stitching went and I actually prefer these wine colored ones. There so comfortable, Disco pants have made me resent jeans! I've only got full lengths for this outfit as the others were blurry!

What colour disco pants do you own?

Friday, 8 February 2013

This is england

Denim jacket - Thrifted, Gap
Tartan sleeveless shirt - £24, Republic Recrafted
Midi skirt - £4.99, eBay
Necklace - £3, Primark
Shoe boots - £32.99, Daisy street

 Finally got around to taking some more OOTD's with uni back in full swing its surprisingly hard to fit them in! I love the re-crafted brand we have at Republic right now, Every shirt is different meaning you get a totally unique piece! They also come in long shirt form and we also do jumpers and cardigans - think Urban Outfitters at half the price! I actually wear this alone alot with thick tights as its long enough to wear as a dress - I'll do that another time! My skirt was an absoulete steal too, the quality is fantastic but for £4.99 You can't complain! Luke said I look alot like someone from this is england in this photo - hence the title! although I've never seen it...

I'm currently recovering from a crazy night out, first one since my birthday!
What have you been doing this week?

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

eBay bargain: Coco hoody

Theres been a massive flux of designer tees lately incase you haven't seen ! So I thought I'd share this little gem with you ! I've had this on my eBay wishlist for a while now, I originally wanted it for the plane when I went on holiday but I left it too late and it wouldn't have arrived in time. I ordered from this specific seller because there was a choice of size which alot of sellers don't offer - Asian sizes are VERY small so I ordered a large (I'm a size 10/12) and this fits me just right - Its also available in white!. I'm actually really surprised at how soft it is inside and I'm glad the print has been done properly! For £7.99 I think this is an absolute steal, I've been wearing mine with disco pants and bow pumps. Perfect for a dressed down day!
As for my new phone case, I just thought I'd share it with you after my top choices of eBay phone cases last week.. 
Buying from China on eBay is a life saver and you can pick up some lovely items - just make sure they are a power seller and your not in a hurry to get the item - most vary at a 2/3 week wait.

What have you picked up from eBay recently?

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Win £250 of URBAN OUTFITTERS vouchers - EASY PEASY!

Are you a regular shopper at Urban Outfitters?
Are you a student on a budget but a blogger with a passion for fashion?
Have you joined E-tail PR?

If you want to win £250 Urban Outfitters vouchers to feed your fashion needs, its simple!
IMAGINE THE OOTD's you could create with £250!!!

To mark the launch of their blogger network E-tail PR are kindly giving all bloggers the chance to win £250 of Urban Outfitters vouchers! 

To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is complete the following steps...

1)Head over to E-tail PR Blogger sign up - ITS FREE and simple! click me!
2)Use the approved blogger badge on your page from your personal profile
3) Head over to their blog to enter the competition! Click me! 

 Simple right? Don't miss out on this opportunity ladies! 
 As for me? Heres a few ideas on what I'd pick if I won... Just to tease you!
I've picked out some summer staples which would be great in anyones wardrobe!

Are you entering the competition?
Let me know & Good luck!!

Currently craving : Disney sweaters

After seeing Emma's OOTD of her dumbo sweater I jumped on ASOS curious to see if their were any other styles of cartoon Disney sweats - low and behold I hit gold. These sweaters are PERFECT to take you through to s/s in the up and coming windy, wet and cold months. They would look perfect teamed with a skater skirt and chunky boots! I'm dying to get my hands on the Bambi one, so cute!

What are you lusting over this week?

Monday, 4 February 2013

MAC Year of the snake: beauty powder in 'shell pearl'

Beauty powder is not something I had previously brought from MAC before, it claims to be a a multi purpose powder which you can use as a high light, soft blush or overall finish. The limited edition year of the snake beauty powder is a pale peach with a gold pearl. I applied this above my cheek bones across my nose and under my brows as a highlighter and then set about just generally dusting areas where the light hits, it doesn't photograph well, and you probably can't see it in the photo above, you can see the product in person but it has a very VERY subtle colour give off. Its pretty, but a bit of a un needed product in my opinion. 

What do you think of the MAC year of the snake collection?
Did you buy anything?

Sunday, 3 February 2013

What my ears like this week 001

If there is one thing I like discovering, its new music, weather it be old or new. I always said this was fashion beauty AND lifestyle blog so I figured a new little feature of 3 of my favorite songs on a Sunday could'nt hurt! If you have any suggestions of music your loving right now, or you like these songs, let me know!

This weeks picks:
(Click for Youtube link..)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Look Beauty : Loud Lips in 'Rock Candy'

Incase you were absent from the online world last week, Look Beauty did a half price sale online and EVERYONE in the blogsphere went crazy - I don't think I've ever seen so many reviews on one specific brand! Having already purchased one lipstick and blusher from the brand I decided to dabble again and purchase another lipstick for my extensive collection! whoops
I selected Rock Candy and later was a little worried by my choice as it looked alot like Louise Grey's 'Legend' Topshop lipstick that I brought over Christmas. However I think its alot safer bright pink, with less of a blue tone, which gives your teeth that dreaded yellow hue! 
I'd often heard people compare the formula to MAC lipsticks, and being an avid MAC fan I was doubting this - However this lipstick really does have the comfortablity of a cremesheen finish, with all the colour pay off of a satin finish lipstick, Literally one coat and a touch up around the corners and cupids bow of my lips brought me a full creamy popping colour! I couldn't be happier with this lipstick, and I've been opting for a nude eye and a bold lip lately just to use this beauty!

P.S I have not been tanning or using orange foundation! Awful late night lighting! APOLOGIES GIRLS! :) 

Have you invested in any Look Beauty products lately?

Friday, 1 February 2013

Ruby Rocks bucket tote bag

How BEAUTIFUL is this bag ladies? If like me you've been endlessly lusting over Zara tote bags but just could not bare to part with the money then this bag is about to put your bank balance - and cravings - at ease. 
I contacted Amy on her eBay account a few weeks ago, and whilst chatting she agreed to send me one of her amazing bags to review. I am over the moon with this bag, I'd previously been using my trusty Primark tote, but I've always wanted the wider 'bucket' Zara dupe. Amy who runs the store has been in retail for 11 years and has her own shop as well as her amazing eBay store. You can expect to see celebrity style clothing and bags that are suitable for all ages and incorporating all sorts of trends, from studded clutches through to chunky knits.
The thing that surprised me the most about this bag was the outstanding quality its sturdy and well made, and I feel it will last a long time, This matte version is Ruby Rock's best seller and I'm glad she sent me this one as its unique to other tote bags I've seen, The long strap is adjustable for wear or for decor, and the handles have simple single studding on the handle base on one side and a more on the other side, allowing you to make the most of the gold hardwear featured or tone it down if your not wearing gold accessories that day. Another great feature is the zip along the top of the bag giving you a bit more protection over your everyday bits and pieces aswell as the two inner pockets, providing lots of space to keep stuff safe. The leopard print lining is secure and well made also! No thin flimsy material here. 
At £28 for the bag and £7.50 for posting you REALLY can't go wrong with a bag of this quality not to mention in arrives 1/2 days after you have ordered! Its also the first bag I've been able to fit all my university books in without it feeling like its going to fall to pieces... 

What do you think of Ruby Rocks?
Will you be purchasing a Shopper Bucket bag?