Sunday, 28 October 2012

Winter Warmers & Halloween nails

How cold has it been recently? The weather definitely has the brrrr factor so it's time to wrap up in big, cosy jumpers and coats. With this in mind I popped into New Look yesterday and grabbed this burgundy oversized knit for the bargain price of £20

It's so comfortable and kept me warm and toasty all day.

My lovely uncle bought me an early birthday present on Friday in the form of a Gunmetal fleece-lined Barbour jacket. I love it, it feels so soft and protects me from the chills

Sadly, I haven't been able to enjoy any Halloween celebrations as I have a cold threatening to come out and spoil my birthday celebrations next weekend but I still got into the spooky spirit with some skull nail stickers (£3 from Tantrum)

They are so cute and remind me of being a kid again. Here is a little pic of one of them on my nail

I plan to do some slightly more exciting nail art closer to Halloween so I'll share the results with you next week

Friday, 19 October 2012

Autumn Beauty Buys

Working very close to Superdrug is dangerous as I am always popping in there to get my beauty fix! Here are my recent purchases:

I needed a new bronzer so I thought I'd try Rimmel natural bronzer (around £5) in sun light. I opted for the lightest shade as I didn't want to look orange but I do have to go over my face a few times with a loaded brush to create a sunkissed look so maybe I should've gone for the darker shade.
The Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara does give my measly lashes some oomph and I got the glam eyes eyeliner free as part of an offer. As liquid liners go it's pretty good and easy to apply. I love a bit of sparkle so had to have this glittery purple Glam Crystals eyeliner by Collection 2000. Perfect for the party season! You can really see the glitter in this pic below...

I am a big fan of Barry M's nail paints and at the moment if you buy two Barry M products you get a special effects nail paint free. I chose the web effect one which I can't wait to try out for Halloween. My favourite has to be the red glitter though, very Dorothy. Sorry about the flash and less than great photos, I clearly need someone to teach me how to use my camera as I have no idea!

I also thought I'd show you my attempt at some nail art. I cut the triangle from some left over nail wraps and stuck it on my middle finger only. 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Blogger's Block

I don't know about anyone else, but other than the usual outfit posts I struggle to find what to blog about. I like to include pictures in my posts but rarely take pictures of the things I do in my day to day life as they will mostly feature a TV screen showing the X Factor, magazine pages or my usually weekly meal at Nando's. Not very exciting, especially if I post the same photos every week! 

So this post is kind of a two for one; I talk about one of my outfits but also a bit more about what I get up to in my free time. The weather turning cold makes me want to hibernate so as winter sets in my weekends tend to become less eventful. For example, the highlight of yesterday was Saturday night TV and a Chinese takeaway with my boyfriend and his mum and so far today I have cleaned my make-up brushes and applied a peel off face mask. Living on the edge. However, I did actually get out on Friday night for a few drinks over Canary Wharf with some friends I used to work with a few years ago. They're a fun group of people and my cheeks were hurting by the end of the night from laughing so much. Those nights are always the best. 

Here's the important bit; I decided to wear a sleeveless dress from Primark with an embellished collar (I do love an embellished collar) which I paired with my New Look glitter western boots. These are my faves at the moment as they have a small heel to add height to my hobbit frame but they are also very comfortable. 

Here I am with my friend Vicki. I do like a red lipstick and plan to start wearing my shade; Rimmel's 'Alarm' more often as it looks like I'm actually wearing make-up in pictures and like I've made an effort. So that was as eventful as it got this weekend but hopefully during the next one I'll do some shopping and will have some more pictures to post. Now, back to my magazines...

Sunday, 7 October 2012

London Calling

Yesterday I attended the #Ldnbloggermeet organised by the lovely Emma and I met some friendly and fun fellow bloggers. It was held in the Warwick near Piccadilly but I almost got lost on the way there as I very rarely venture out of East London! I had to ask a helpful man for directions who sounded like a fellow cockney so I still felt at home.

We had a good old natter about life in general, which blogs we follow, our own blogs and the fashion crimes we committed as kids and teenagers. My worst offence was a pvc 'binliner' suit from Tammy teamed with a multicoloured velvet zebra print shirt. Yes, you read that right.

My outfit of choice included my favourite studded collar shirt from Own the Runway, (£23) my trusty black Topshop Leigh skinny jeans which ended up digging into my hips after I ate too many chips, (£40) My New Look glitter cowboy boots (£25) and a Topshop blazer which I found on Ebay (£25)

Unfortunately, I can't seem to remove the lovely spot of sun shining on my forehead from the photos.
It was so nice to see Emma and Annabel again and it was a pleasure to meet all the other girls. Hopefully we will all attend another similar event soon