Sunday, 19 June 2011

A budget pout...

I love an expensive lippy!! YSL is probably my favourite.
Theres just something about the packaging, the richness of colour and the consulatation with the beauty counter person till you find the perfect shade. They line your lips and perform all kinds of wonderous tricks to make you look like you've had a collagen injection let alone bought a new lippy!

However more often than not a girl must look good on a budget and whilst browsing in Boots I realised that there are some great lippys for under £10 in some really fab shades.
These are my two new faves, both by Revlon for the delightful price of only £7.99 each.


The first makes me think of a lippy your nana would have in her handbag especially since its called Carnation! hee hee :)
Its a subtle pink with a slight shimmer that I feel I can wear everyday and its nice when ive heavily eyelined my peepers for a night look.

The second was an experiment as I usually favour anything shimmery, but I am loving the more matt look of this one! Frosted Peach is not a colour I ever thought I would pick but it was a bit different and I like to wear it with very little other makeup to really make it pop!

So there we have it so many colours and brands to choose from! 

What do you think? Has anyone tried any new shades recently?

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Shopping Summer in the Rain...

Living in Scotland we receive a limited share of the glorious summer weather, to venture out in a maxi dress or this seasons it wedges would be a little silly! So us Scots wait for that glimpse of Mr Sunshine and instantly change our outfit to suit. So why not be prepared? Why should a little rain put you off?
After all some of the summer sales have started...
So this is just a selection of on trend summer items that I am desperate to fashion as soon as I get the chance to!!

1) The maxi skirt.... Im a huge fan of  the maxi dress of which I currently have three. They are so comfy and versatile,can be dressed up or down and are lifesavers on holiday! However the maxi skirt is something I wasnt sure about, not being the tallest female in the world at just 5'4,  I am still not sure i can pull it off.
Since this was a bargain at only £19 reduced from £38 I snapped it up anyway.
I plan to wear it with a cute denim jacket, gold gladiators and a plain vest top in one of the colours on the skirt.

2) Peach lace straight trousers!
This was another daring purchase! I love the lace trend and thought these would be a bit different.
They have pockets and a cute zip detail at the bottom. These were from h&m and were £24.99.
I plan to wear these with a navy blue vest top and perhaps a long statement necklace.

3) Nautical style navy/white striped mini with orange tie. I actually bought this from the Mango store in Tenerife whilst I was on holiday. I thought it was cute and simple, I'm still loving the nautical trend and I think itl be a definite holiday take with for years to come. I bought an orange vest to wear with at the same time and will team it with flippy flops for day or my beige wedges that I mentioned in a previous post for night.

4) Fuchsia Pink Blazer. Another Tenerife purchase ( it was cloudy alot so we went shopping :) ) and I suppose its not really a necessity the sun be shining to wear this however I long to wear it over a sweet little sundress or with shorts and a plain baggy top.This was from Zara and cost about 60 euros.


So there you have it, I shall keep shopping through the showers cause after all its June and that heatwave has got to be just around the corner!!