Tuesday, 31 December 2013

SHEER MADNESS



My last night out with the girls before the new year. I chose to go for a sheer look, with a long sleeved sheer top from Zara along with lantern and mesh skirt from AQ/AQ. With my hair in a pony tail, statement earrings were ideal to add a bit of glam and character to the look. I kept the look pretty simple, I didn't want to over accessorise and have too much going on and I think the combination of accessorise worked well with the outfit. Its a great outfit choice for NYE for those heading out.

The pictures were taken off my iPhone so sorry the quality isn't too great. I will most likely recreate another look wearing these garments which I will photograph with a better camera so they can be shown in its full glory but this is it for now. This will be my last post for the year so I wish you all a happy new year and I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring. I plan to do more and share more with you guys so watch out for that and whatever you get up to, make sure you stay safe.x

Top- Zara
Skirt- AQ/AQ
Shoes- ASOS
Bag- Vintage


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Monday, 30 December 2013

NAIL PAINT OF THE WEEK: NAILS INC. KENSINGTON HIGH STREET

Kensington High Street with camera flash
Kensington High Street with camera flash
Kensington High Street without camera flash

I will be rocking kensington high street gel effect from Nails Inc. into the new year. I have to say the gel effect nail varnish from Nails Inc is one of my favourite. I just love the thick texture, glossy look and easy application and not to mention the fact that its long lasting. I have already worn this colour this a/w season but I love it that much that I am rocking them again weeks later. With its glossy finish you almost don't need a top coat and could do without it but with all nail polishes a top coat is a must and an essential part of the application process so I always make sure to use mine even when I'm tempted not to. I might be tempted to wear these for another week longer but we'll see, knowing me I will probably be tempted to change the colour by the end of the week. 




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Saturday, 28 December 2013

MAC Heroine is Back for Good

Photo courtesy: (Marie Claire Twitter)
Everyone's favourite and most sought after MAC lipstick is back and this time for good! In case you missed this news, Heroine will soon be part of the permanent range of MAC lipsticks. There's no need to worry about stocking up on these or waiting until the next coveted MAC collection release. You can soon if not now buy it in your own time, no more rushing to the tills for this lipstick.

 If you live in America then you can count yourself lucky because you can pop online to the MAC store and get yourself a tube. The rest of the world will have to wait until the international relaunch which won't be until March 2014 unfortunately. Luckily I already have a tube from the Fashion Sets collection earlier this year so I won't be rushing to buy another one but it is a nice feeling knowing that I won't have to worry about a new replacement when my current tube eventually runs out.

Wearing Heroine lipstick along with the lip liner
A quick snap of me wearing Heroine lipstick along with the lip liner that I purchased earlier from the Fashion Sets collection this year. Although it's a matte finish it looks more amplified if anything and the camera flash further enhance that making it look more glossy in the picture than it actually is in reality.


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Friday, 27 December 2013

Nail Paint Of The Week: Christmas Edition

Riri Woo Nail Varnish
Riri Woo Nail Varnish

Disco Dolls (left) Riri Woo (right)

It nearly slipped my mind to update my nail paint of the week posts so before I change the colour of my nails, here is the nail varnish colour I was rocking the days leading to christmas. Red is an obvious colour to go for during the christmas period and given that I had recently gotten Riri Woo nail varnish from the Riri hearts MAC Holiday collection, it was my first choice of red nail varnish to go for. This is what I had on this week and what I will have on for a few more hours before I change them to match my lipstick colour for a night out with my girls tomorrow. Yes I like to match my nails to my lipstick sometimes, even if it's just for one outfit, there's some kind of pleasure I get out of doing that.

I did cheat a bit this week, I didn't have the energy (you can call it laziness) to do anything creative so I kept the glittery disco dolls nail varnish on my ring finger and simply changed what was blue nail varnish from the previous week to red and I ended up with this week nail paint!
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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Bad Girl Riri


For those of you that may be wandering what Bad Girl Riri looks like on, this post is for you. I have to say from the promotional pictures I thought it would be more of a nude colour but having tried it on, I would say it looks like its a pink based lipstick. Although it is a matte finish its feels creamy and smooth on the lips. If anything I would say that it is close to a satin finish more so than matte . 

As much as I loved Rihanna's collaboration with MAC, I am a tad relieved its now all over, no more of that anxious feeling, wandering if I was going to be able to get what I wanted. I loved all the lipsticks exception of 'who's that chick' and my favourite being Heaux, which I have heard will soon be a part of the normal MAC lipstick range from March 2014, I don't know how true that statement is but we will have to wait and see, fingers crossed its true!


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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Riri ♥'s MAC Holiday Collection


Pleasure Bomb Lipstick

Bad Gal Riri Lipstick

Riri Woo Nail Varnish

This is all I got from the 'Riri Hearts MAC Holiday' collection. I've tried on pleasure bomb and I love it, I'm yet to try on Bad Gal Riri and when I do I will be sharing my verdict on that. I also can't wait to try on the Riri Woo nail varnish being a nail varnish addict that I am, I've heard some good things about that so I'm hoping that lives to my expectations.





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Friday, 13 December 2013

NAIL PAINT OF THE WEEK: OPI BLUE MY MIND & DISCO DOLLS



Blue My Mind (left), Disco Dolls (Right)
This week, I chose a metallic shade 'blue my mind' by OPI along with 'disco dolls' from Nicole by OPI and I have had these on for less than a week and for some reason I'm bored with them. I can see myself changing the colour up soon. The minute I get my Riri Woo nail varnish, these are coming off so don't be surprised if you see another nail paint of the week before the week comes to an end!
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Monday, 9 December 2013

Pleasure Bomb


Pleasure Bomb
Pleasure Bomb with no flash 
Pleasure Bomb with flash
Pleasure bomb (left), Heaux (right)
I was eagerly anticipating the release of the final instalment from Rihanna's collaboration with MAC, the RiRi hearts MAC Holiday collection and it is now finally available in stores. For me, the main standout from the collection was the Pleasure Bomb lipstick followed by the Bad Gal RiRi lipstick so there's no guessing what I ended getting from the collection.

My Pleasure Bomb came through in the post today so I thought I'd snap a few photos and share it with you guys. Upon opening it, I thought it looked like a more vibrant shade of Heaux so I swatched both lipsticks on my wrist to see the comparison and you can see the similarity or lack of in the photo above. Pleasure Bomb has more of a pink undertone whilst Heaux has a red undertone. 

I have to say Pleasure Bomb has a far more creamy texture to it than the average matte lipstick and it is long lasting on the lips.

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