Sunday, 31 August 2014

Haul & Try-On // Basics From Topshop, H&M, New Look & Primark

This isn't the most exciting of hauls but everyone needs basics! As I'm heading to university this week, I picked myself up some items I can wear with multiple outfits. I'm quite bad at buying myself basics so this was a well needed trip!

Top // New Look

Jumper // H&M

Top // Primark

Jumper // Primark

I picked myself up some slouchy t-shirts and jumpers which are all incredibly comfy. They also all look great either tucked in or hanging loose. Then, I bought jeans. These are the first jeans I've bought in years, as I never wear them! I often find jeans uncomfortable and opt for disco pants instead as they have more flexibility. However, I saw these high-waisted pair in Topshop with the small rips in the knees, and after trying them on (thinking I wouldn't like them) I decided I had to leave with them. Blue jeans go with everything so they'll definitely come in handy, and the light wash will brighten up outfits in autumn and winter!

Jeans // Topshop

Top // H&M

Finally comes this cropped long sleeve sheer top. I've been lusting after this for months now, and finally bought it. I took it home and tried it with every bra/tops-I-can-wear-under-tops thing I own, but nothing looked right. Disappointed and ready to take it back, I saw someone on Instagram wearing a playsuit with a long sleeved white top underneath. I tried it on with my floral Choies playsuit and I really like how it looks! I'm definitely going to try and invest in more items to wear over it in the future. I'm thinking something plain, as in my opinion the floral print and stripes is verging on too busy.

I hope you like how I set this haul out - I usually just take the typical group floor picture, but I thought it would be more helpful to show you how everything looks on. It's a little more effort but I hope it has paid off!

Necklace // Black Tied
Bracelet // Joma Jewellery
Sandals // New Look
Playsuit // Choies

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Brand New // Lace Trim Shorts

Summer is sadly now drawing to a close so I've been trying to wear these as much as I can. Romwe had one of their flash sales about a month ago on these black lace trim shorts and as I had been lusting after a very similar pair from Ark, I decided to snap these up for around £6.

Top // Jack Wills
Shorts // Romwe
Necklace // Black Tied
Bracelet // Joma Jewellery

These shorts are incredibly comfortable and look a lot more chic than you would expect from the price tag. I've only worn them on casual occasions so far, but I have no doubt that the gorgeous lace trim would allow for a lovely dress up look as well. I love lace detailing and I think this particular eyelash style is so pretty.

One thing I would say about these is to consider sizing up. I'm usually an XS in Romwe items but after reading the measurements of these shorts I opted for the S and I'm glad I did. I think the XS would still have fitted and looked nice enough, but this size gives me a little more wiggle room and comfort.

Let me know what you think of these shorts! I'm sure I'll still wear these with tights when the weather inevitably cools way down, so look out for their appearance in the future!

Monday, 25 August 2014

An Alternative Use

I love me a Maybelline Colour Tattoo - On & On Bronze is one of my all-time favourite products. But, I just couldn't get on with Permanent Taupe. The colour didn't look right on me - it made me look really tired - and it creased after a few hours which hasn't happened with the others I've used. However, I've discovered an alternative use!

When I made my brow routine post a few months ago, someone told me that they use Permanent Taupe on their eyebrows. Curiosity got the better of me a few weeks ago and I finally tried it out. I was dubious that it would be a little too pale for me, but it is a great colour! It is similar in shade to Mac's Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow which I normally use, but a tad more grey toned.

I run a spoolie through my brows then apply this in little strokes with an angled brush, shaping the front a little as I always do. The spoolie goes through again and Benefit's Gimme Brow Gel in Light/Medium follows to add a little more dimension and hold - and voila!

Have you found any products that have unintended uses?

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