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Friday, 25 July 2014

backpacks?

I would first of all like to apologize for my horrendous lack of posts recently, however life has really gotten in the way of this month and I have had next to no time to dedicate to my precious little blog. I've been up to my neck in coursework, homework, GCSE English writing and various other time consuming activities. Alas, year 10 has finally come to an end and the summer holidays are finally here (horray!!) which means I will be able to dedicate ALOT more time to my blog. I have a good lot of things to look forward to (including a guest post from Holly)!

Over the past month or so, I've been seeing lots of people bringing back the slouchy backpack trend which was really big a couple of years ago. I'm not entirely sure that i really like slouchy backpacks as i can feel all of the contents banging against my back as i walk and they do tend to look a bit odd with miss-shapen lumps and bumps sometimes depending on what you put in them. However, backpacks are really quite handy and when I saw this little backpack in the asos sale I decided that I absolutely adored it and that I needed to own it immediately. I can safely say that i do not regret my decision as i can fit everything i need in it, both my hands are free, its structured so you don't get the awkward lumps and bumps, and i love its sleek and simple design.

A couple of things I will say is that the material does feel slightly cheap considering its price, but it is very sturdy. Like most backpacks, it is extremely impractical when it comes to shopping or getting something out/putting something away in a hurry which can be slightly annoying, but I'm willing to deal with it haha.

I'm still not sure how i feel about the whole backpack trend, I think it depends on the backpack to me, I'm definitely leaning towards the more structured vintagey looking styles at the moment and I've definitely got my eye on this one!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil

Over the past month or so, I've gotten really into my eyebrows. I don't know where this came from or why, but I have really liked shaping them and filling them recently. My natural eyebrows are very full, however i do have a rather impressive scar straight through the middle of one of them which means there is a gap in the hairs and i also have found that there are actually quite a few sparse areas. I didn't want anything too full on to fill them in, which is where this archery brow pencil from Soap & Glory comes in. 

The pencil has two nibs, A brush nib which has a lightly coloured liquidy product in it, designed to create the initial shape of your brows, and a waxy pencil nib to shade them in after. I love the brush nib because of how small and precise it is, it's ideal for the ends of your brows and getting the overall shape perfect in as much detail as possible. I like the pencil nib because it is soft and doesn't leave any streaky marks or tints on your actual skin which makes your eyebrows look so much better, but keeps them looking as natural as possible at the same time. 

The only issues i have with this product is the price and how long it will last me. This product retails at £10 in three different shades, however i feel like there is barely any product in it and i feel like it will be something that dries out incredibly quickly. In terms of lasting power, this stuff stays with me all day which is great and keeps my eyebrows in relatively good shape. 

Are there any other affordable brow products you love? I would really appreciate some recommendations ♥ 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 kisses. | Infinite Plum


Recently, I've found myself gravitating towards darker, bolder lip colours at the weekends and this one is my most recent discovery. Rimmel's 1000 kisses lip tint promises to be transfer proof. Is it? of course not, or else it would be crazy popular. However, I do love the colour of it, being a dark pinkish plum colour when put on properly, although in the image above I just opted to dab it. The idea is that you are meant to draw the colour onto your lips with the pen nib, and then smooth it out with the balm, which in my opinion is waaaay to much faff. 

I would say that this tint lasted about two hours on my lips before it looked like badly applied lip liner and didn't even make it an hour when I had a cup of coffee and ate. This product retails at £5.99, is readily available at boots and superdrug and comes in a whole host of colours. It does actually sit really nicely on the lips and feels just like wearing a lip balm as the actual tint is so liquidy and light which i love. 

The only things I really don't like is that the balm doesn't retract so you have to be super careful trying to get the lid back on so that you don't end up gouging chunks out of it which is a pain, and also there doesn't appear to be much product at all, I've only used this about 4-5 times and already it's starting to show signs of running low!

I really wish that the lasting power was a little more substantial but this is definitely my go-to colour at the moment.

what lip products have you been loving recently?
♥ 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Topshop Crop Top | OOTD

Topshop crop top... that's a tongue twister and a half! (seriously! try saying it few times really really fast). I absolutely love crop tops, I have every shape, colour and style you could possibly think of, so you wouldn't think that I needed any more. Well, apparently I did need another little gem to add to my collection and when I saw this little beaut in Topshop the other day, I couldn't bring myself to say no. It hangs really nicely which I wasn't expecting because of its little peplum type detail and to be perfectly honest, for Topshop £14 isn't half bad. It was clearly a match made in heaven! 

At the same time as I purchased the top, I found this necklace which I thought would look great with it. At £8.50 it was definitely a quick decision, but I really like the design so I'm glad I brought it. However, I did wear it to a party on the evening of its purchase and it broke! it wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed with a pair of pliers but I wasn't too chuffed about it to say in the least. Sort yourself out Topshop!

I then finished everything off with my beloved Topshop Joni jeans (I might as well be a walking Topshop advert!) and my Asos T-bar shoes which I lovee!

Have a lovely weekend! 

Friday, 20 June 2014

My phone case love | Sighh Designs

About a month ago whilst flicking through Instagram, I came across Polly's account. I absolutely adored everything she drew and designed and had a sneaky peak at her online shop where she sells phone cases, little pocket mirrors and nail transfers. At the time I was as broke as broke can be and couldn't afford to purchase the phone case which had caught my eye and so I carried on my way. When I turned 15 (5th June ;)) I very kindly received a LOT of money for my birthday and immediately thought of buying this phone case. The only issue was, I had forgotten to follow the account on instagram and couldn't remember the name of the shop, so to my annoyance I decided to try and find it again; to no avail. However, a couple of weeks ago when I came across a blog called Charlottes Web, I saw that she had done a whole post dedicated to Polly's cases and mirrors. I was so happy that I had finally found the shop again that I immediately ordered the case! 

There are all sorts of beautiful cases, mirrors and nail transfers on Polly's shop, Sighh Designs and it was almost impossible to choose the one I wanted (I think I might have to go back for that berry one soon! it's gorgeous and waay too lovely to resist). All of the cases cost between £12-14 and are suitable for all phones from Iphone 4 and upwards, Ipod 4 and upwards, through to a whole range of samsung galaxy models, which I think, considering the amazing quality and the fact that she has built the business up through her own hard-work, talent and dedication, totally makes it so worth while and incredibly reasonable. The best part is that she designs and hand draws every different design herself which really makes her products very unique!

Overall, I am incredibly pleased with my purchase and couldn't have asked for anything better, I just couldn;t resist sharing my love for this case! I will definitely be purchasing more from Sighh Designs in the future and I highly recommend that you give the shop a little look as well!

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