Friday, 31 July 2015


Mustard collarless waffle shirt - Topshop
Striped slouch trousers - Topshop
Low block heels - Newlook
Necklace - Vintage (my nans!)
Bag - Thrifted 

Can you see a running trend here, now I've started at Topshop my wardrobe is beginning to become full of TS product.. not a bad thing I don't hope. I've really been reaching for shirts lately, it all shapes and guises, and this waffle texture shirt with back detail had me at hello. I usually steer clear of mustard as it always feels like such a here today gone tomorrow kind of trend but I feel like I can warrant some longevity out of this in my wardrobe. These newlook heels I've had for a while , I actually re brought them when my last ones fell apart - I can literally wear these all day and night!

What are you reaching for in you're AW15 wardrobe?


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Re-organizing my makeup storage

Over the last couple of weeks I've barley had time to tidy my room, let alone re-organize things. I'm really fond of keeping my make-up space a real treasure. I'm lucky that over the last couple of years, and houses I've lived in (at uni etc) that I've always had some form of space to display things. Whilst with my nan currently I'm using the dressing table area in my room, my grandad actually built this along with the rails either side - whos up for a room tour? - and its so so perfect for all my acrylic storage. I need to film a video of all this for you guys asap, but for now I thought I'd share what I spent last night doing! 

What do you think?


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Charlotte Tilbury : 'Pillow talk' reshape and resize lip liner review

Charlotte Tilbury 'Pillow talk' lipliner - £16

I'm currently away in Manchester for work - yes, I have bagged myself a new job - again - I'm now the visual manager for Topshop Topman in a store in Kent, and I'm currently up here for training and having a ball! 
The Intu Trafford centre has just installed two beautiful Charlotte Tilbury stands and whilst I've always gazed at her products from afar its been a long while coming for me to actually purchase something. I think the initial allure for me was the beautiful packaging of all CT products. Everything is so luxe and beautiful - no, you should not judge a book by its cover but when products look this good I just can't help it! I took to twitter last night to ask for CT reviews and the 'pillow talk' lip liner was a firm favourite. The liner boasts to re shape ad resize you're lips and with the current Kardashian inspired, fuller than full pout I was drawn in by this claim, I'm also a massive fan of an everyday nude lip product and 'pillow talk' ticks that box for me also. I wear mac's velvet teddy avidly and I was worried this would be more of a duplicate for that - but it isn't!
Application wise I was immediately surprised with this product, expecting a smudged bleeding lip line, I applied the pencil just outside of my lips to see if I really could increase my pout! I was shocked to see how well this product went on, no smudging, no bleeding and a comfortable consistency. The only problem I had was filling my lips with the liner, I hadn't put a primer on and my pencil end snapped on first use - eek! - but this product is matte and stiff on the lips allowing you to really fill you're lip shape out. For the first couple of seconds my lips did fill tacky but within minutes the product dried down and became a very comfortable wearer.

I think I may have just started a love affair with Charlotte Tilbury! 
Which of her products have you tried?


Monday, 13 July 2015

Must have mondays : lace it up!

 A) Camel dress | Missguided | £15
B) Side detail lace up tee | River Island | £25
C) Plunge lace up crop | Boohoo | £10
D) Lace up bodycon dress | Topshop | £42
E) White lace up shirt | Asos | £30
F) Lace up shorts | Topshop | £35

With the rise of all things 70s in the fashion industry, its easy to get lost in the vast array of prints, textures and cuts. I've lusted after flares and suede almost all summer, but they just havent been wearable enough for me to channel my inner 70s goddess (oh hiya 50 shades reference).. Enter every girls new BFF when it comes to transitional 70s trending .. the tie up / lace up .. its never been easier to let you're wardrobe nod to the ever so trendy flower power era. Keep it simple by  buying into one of these super easy to wear pieces in neutral 'go with everything' colours from white to camel. From highstreet to designer - this tiny piece of detailing will keep you right up to date!


Friday, 10 July 2015

Nail Box : June edition

Nail Box Subscription Box - £13.50 per month

Earlier this week Junes' nail box subscription box was kindly popped through my letter box courtesy of the subscription box team. I must say, this is my first experience with such a service and I was quite excited to see what was inside. For a shop-a-holic like myself the most appealing factor of a subscription box was the thought of getting a surprise gift to myself every month. Nail box is pretty easy to identify, a simple cardboard box with the title emblazoned across the sides. Inside I had no idea what to expect, I dug through the polystyrene noodles and found 4 full sized - and may I add luxe! - branded varnishes alongside a set of cuticle 'nippers'. I actually had to double take at the contents of this box, considering a Nails Inc polish retails at around £14, Essie at £8 with the subscription being just £13.50 I was astounded at what paying subscribers would be receiving for their money! This little box would be perfect for those of you who live in little towns like myself, who have to order online at any hope of grabbing the likes of Nails Inc etc. Or for the indescive nail varnish hoarder looking to try something new. Whilst the boxes packaging may not be as glamorous as the likes of glossybox - the website honestly and openly communicates to its customers that it would 'much rather spend every last penny on the contents of nailbox, as opposed to the packaging' which I think given this months offering is competley true!

I must say, I am super tempted to subscribe! 

Head over to to get ready for the july 'tropical treats' box