Friday, 27 March 2015

So Scandalous

Make-Up Revolution is one of the best budget beauty brands and I'm so impressed with their 'Amazing lipsticks' that I've bought 3 of them over the past week and would buy more if I didn't already have so many lip products! The texture is smooth and doesn't dry out my lips and the choice of colours is pretty good. They are also quite highly pigmented so are great value. I managed to find the shades of both orange and purple which I've been looking for over the past few years and hadn't found quite the right shade until now. They're both part of the Scandalous shades collection which I love

This punchy purple is called Depraved and I think it'll be perfect for festivals and will look good with a tan in the summer

This bright orange burst is called Vice and it's the perfect mix of red and yellow. This is my current favourite lipstick. Not bad for £1!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

It was called Yellow

Yellow is one of those colours that seems to be all over the high street this season and there's a choice of shades from pastel lemon to mustard. This River Island blazer is on the mustard spectrum and should see me through until Autumn. Last night I went to a comedy show followed by dinner for my boyfriend's friend's 30th. Despite being really tired I enjoyed the night and it was nice to get out for the evening rather than stay in, have a bath and watch reality TV as usual

The Top was £14 from Topshop and my skirt was £28 from Miss Selfridge. It's the first denim skirt I've worn since the early noughties but I love the buttons and flattering A Line shape. My loafers are from Office

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Pop ya (Peter Pan) Collar

My social life at the moment mostly involves going out for meals so I was pleased that my mum decided to go to Goodman in Canary Wharf for her birthday as it's one of my favourite steak restaurants. Have a peek at my instagram to see what I ate (@ChelseyPrentice) but here is what I wore

I love this nude Peter Pan collar dress from Topshop as it's classically stylish but also very comfortable. It's a timeless piece which I can see myself wearing for years to come, providing I don't put on too much weight from all the indulgent food I've been eating recently! I've definitely replaced alcohol with food but I'm getting to the age now where a nice civilised meal is often more desirable than a night in a heaving bar or club. I still like the odd night out, especially for special occasions but I'm definitely more picky now. The tiredness often takes over so I don't have the energy for nights out almost every week like I used to

Friday, 13 March 2015

Stand to Attention

The Military trend is my favourite this season and I've always loved Khaki so when I saw this Origami hem skirt from Finery London (£20) I had to have it! They have some great tailored pieces on the website which are ideal for work or dinner. I wore it for work today with a top which I got from Forever 21 last year and loafers from Linzi. 

I started back at work part time on Monday to ease me in and it's going quite well so far, although I got a headache on Wednesday and ended up in bed for the evening. Today was much better though as I had a lunch break and got some fresh air 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Lush Bubblegrub bubbleroon and Sakura bath bomb review

This little fella looks so cute that I felt so guilty melting him in the bath! The bubbles were just as moisturising as Lush's other bubbleroons but I wasn't overly keen on the smell unfortunately. It contains sandalwood oil, vetivert oil, tonka absolute and Shea butter so it makes your skin feel pampered but I think the smokey and spicy aroma from either the vetivert or sandalwood wasn't my cuppa. This is an ideal gift or treat for those who like those type of scents but I think I'll be sticking to my usual vanilla, soap, citrus, lavender or rose scented Lush favourites 

The Sakura bath bomb however, is one of my new Lush favourites as it provides an uplifting bathing experience and leaves your skin smelling fresh, like washing powder

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lady who Lunches

I mentioned in my previous post that I planned to style my Linzi ankle boots with jeans or trousers so here is an example. These waxed jeans from Zara were a birthday present last November and I think they go really well with the boots which I've worn most days as they are so comfortable. The neon boucle jacket was £19 from Primark and the shirt was from Dorothy Perkins last summer but similar versions are currently available in different high street stores as the 70s trend is big news this season

I wore this for a lunch date with friends last week as this is what my social life mostly consists of at the moment. I'm still not feeling 100% but will be going back to work part time from tomorrow to see how I get on. I feel ready to go back under this arrangement to ease myself back in. Hopefully I'll continue to get better over the next few months and will eventually get back to full health. I do miss exercise and the weight is creeping on (mostly on my face and stomach) but health is my priority right now

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

These Boots were made for Walking

You can't beat a pair of classic ankle boots and these short ones from Linzi (£22) are so versatile and comfortable. Here, I've styled them with tights but they can also be worn with jeans or trousers so expect future posts featuring these footwear staples.

Boots: Linzi shoes, Skirt: New Look, Bag: Steve Madden, Top: Ebay, cardigan: H&M

This look has a preppy, uniform feel with the checked skirt and grey cardigan but the slogan T-shirt makes it more casual and current

Dress: Topshop, Tights: Pamela Mann, Sunglasses: Primark

I love this dress and thought it went well with the dove grey tights which show off the boots 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bloggers Love LFW, February 2015

Last Tuesday evening I attended the Bloggers Love London Fashion Week event to discover a few new brands and meet some fellow bloggers. I wasn't aware of the dinner party aspect until a few days before the event and had only sent my RSVP for the gifting lounge so had an idea of what to expect. The venue was very close to Hoxton overground and easy to find from that particular station so I arrived around 15 minutes before 6 which was the official start time. The venue was bright and open but slightly small. I managed to speak to a few brands who were really friendly and I took some pictures of my favourite products 

Sniffy Wiffy was my favourite brand there as they make gorgeous smelling, natural products that come with instructions on how to check your breasts for signs of cancer and a proportion of the proceeds go to cancer charities. It's a great idea and the body lotions and scrubs make perfect presents

I was also drawn to the IKRUSH stall especially this floral playsuit

I tried one of the cloud Skin Solutions products and it felt so soft and smooth on my skin. I'm tempted to treat myself to one of their products soon

I also loved the jewellery by Louise McLeod, especially the tassel bracelets and wishbone necklaces

My only compliant was that once you got around all of the stalls there was nothing else to do and you couldn't really stand and chat as the venue was becoming increasingly busy. I only stayed for around 20 minutes then went for dinner with my friend Courtney to have a proper catch up. However, my experience hasn't put me off attending any future Bloggers Love events and I thought that the organiser did a good job considering she does everything on her own without much help