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Ultimate non smudge liquid eyeliner

For as long as I can remember I have battled with my eyeliner Never staying put and the dreaded ‘panda eye’.

I remember a friend advising meto invest more money in buying better quality eyeliners. Some said to use primers. However, with all that I would still end up with eyeliner or mascara flakes on my cheekbones by the end of the day. The frustration of having to always wipe below my eye was getting to me.

Alot of brands claim to be non smudge etc but we all know that some brands are not always honest. Coupled with the fact that each persons body chemistry will react differently to different products.

I stumbled on this Kiko Milano Waterflower magic eyeliner by accident and boy am I glad I did.

This eyeliner drys within minutes of applying it. Best of all it STAYS PUT WITHOUT SMUDGING.

The straw that broke the camel’s back has got to be the fact that it is currently under Β£4. This is 4 times less than what I was paying for my old eyeliner which did not give me the results I wanted.

I am still trying to get to grips with the angled brush but so far, it’s worked wonders in helping me line the inner corners of my eyes.

The picture below is 10 minutes after application.

6 hrs after application

I literally can’t believe that I have an eyeliner which works for me and is crazy cheap.

If you are passing by a Kiko store be sure to grab yours and let me know what you make of it.

Maybe you already know of this product, how do you find it.

Feel free to recommend any other brilliant non smudge liquid eyeliner below.

Xo

3 ways to style a neon shirt -tall girls edition

What a way to tell the world that am back to sharing styles, looks and trends on this platform, than with a post on styling neons.

If you have not seen this eighties trend about, then maybe you have not been looking. I really doubt it will survive beyond Spring/summer 19 so I wouldn’t buy a whole wardrobe full of neons. A few neon essentials are enough to keep you on trend all season long.

Here’s how I styled mine 3 ways.

Do you have any favourite?

Follow me on Instagram at @Ijaykheavens full outfit details.

See you soo .

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Travel Diaries- Travelling on a budget? Do you compromise on flight or hotel?

Hi there,

Yes its me, its been a little while since I put my finger tips to a keypad.

There is really no reason other than I have been trying to figure things out in the real world. Plus an element of are my write ups actually benefiting anyone. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. If one person reads and benefits from my post… then my work here is done.

We are back on the road to seeing the world and doing it on a budget. I often get asked how I can afford to take so much time off work to travel (I will leave this for another day) and manage the costs associated with travelling.

I often debate with people on whether its best to compromise on the flight or maybe the hotel to make the cost of travel cheapers.

I live in the UK and cheap no frill flights such as as Rynair, Easyjet and the likes of it will probably only get you as far as Europe. These are often a great way of starting you travelling. However, I find that that the cheap flight sold by these airlines can suddenly become expense when you add baggage cost and in-flight food costs.😬.

I prefer to use the British Airways holiday finder to find cheap flight deals. There is always a bargain to be had during off peak seasons. I also find that bigger airlines are more lenient on baggage allowance. Being a British Airways club member, I collect Avios points and can use these to get further discounts on flight. Believe you me .. this is the easiest way of getting discounts and flight upgrades.

Booking Cheap hotels has never been easier thanks to hotel price comparison sites.

With features such as free cancellation, I am able to back a hotel then price watch for better deals. This allows me to lock in any deals that I see. But it gives me the flexibility of cancel if the price drops.

So what am I saying.. you actually dont need to compromise on your flight or your hotel. There is always a deal to be had.

I would like to know your views on whether you compromise on flights or hotels when it comes to saving costs.

Feel free to put your comments and questions in the box below.

Till next time

X😘

How to keep your thigh high boots thigh high.Β 

Hey guys..do you suffer from skinny calf syndrome like myself? 

Do you find that your thigh high boots keep falling down??

My problem is that I have to buy a UK size 8 or 9 shoe to fit my big feet but then the calf doesnt fit well.😌.

So there is my little hack of getting them boots to stay up where they need to be.

All you need to do is tie a scarf around the fullest part of your calf. This will create some resistance if the boots want to slide down. Hence preventing your thigh high boots from falling. 
This can also be done with a small hand towel. The best part is that it can also keep you warm.

πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒWinning! 

VoilΓ  !

Thigh high boots that actually stay thigh high. 
Do let me know if the above works for your. Or if you have alternative tip’s please share. 
See you soon. 

X😘

Nyx Lip Lingerie review -EXOTICΒ 

Just when you think you have enough lipsticks…. you come across one that’s a slightly different shade to all you already own.

Plus I could not go to the USA without buying any lipstick. I have 4 sisters and this is only lipstick left from the ones I bought πŸ˜’πŸ˜’.

Really loving this lippie. It’s got a little more umph than your average nude.Β  This colour is described as a warm mahogany red. It’s perfect for this season.

As you all know… I have reduced the amount I spend on lipsticks significantly.Β  I find the cheaper ones are most times just as good as the big brands.

I love that this lipstick really dries matte. It doesn’t feel tacky like some other lipsticks do. It is also very light and does not feel cakey when I apply multiple layers.

To top it off I Don’t have to scrub my lips till it’s red raw to get the lipstick off at the end of the day.

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This product gets several thumbs up from me. Can’t wait to try on the other shades.

Give me a thumbs up if you have enjoyed this mini review.Β  I have a few move new lipsticks that am loving and want to review.Β  Let me know if this is helpful. X

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Tall Mom Jeans review .

One of my friends saw me wearing these jeans and said I have never seen you in jeans before. 

……errrrm but I am constantly in skinny jeans ! Are guys really that unbothered about what women wear???

It eventually dawned on me that what he meant that he has never seen me in true demin jeans ( mom jeans) before .   It is often the case that we mistake the blend of demin, cotton and elastane in the form of high waisted skinny jeans to be true cotton demin. 

My friend was so right.  This is probably my first true demin in a very very long while. 

I kinda like it! 

I have envied my sister’s rocking their ‘mom jeans’.πŸ™‰ It been on my ‘to buy’ list for ages too.  The problem has always been finding one that would fit right.

The stretch in regular jeans have been a God send for me. Hence finding jeans without stretch that fit my waist, hip and height has been the cross I have had to carry till I bought these. 

I am wearing a 36w/36l. It’s a little roomy on  the waist but for the most part they fit well. 

When I see myself in these jeans, I totally see my mum back in the 80’s/ 90’s. Now I get why these are called Mom Jeans. 

I really love the stirrup hem on theses. It really take me back. Not to mention it adds character and authenticity to the jeans.

I do wonder how these jeans will keep up. I worry that the denim will soften after a few wears and become too baggy ( since there is no stretch). What are your experiences with mom jeans ? 

I guess only time will tell. For the moment am loving them and can’t wait to wear it with white trainers .

Outfit details- 

Grey cropped sweat top – Zara.

Mid wash blue mom jeans with Stirrup hem- Asos.

Red shoes – Marks and Spencer 

Hope you like ?

Thanks for stopping by. 

See you soon .  

X

Primark-Metallic matte Lip crayon review

Hey guys … so while I have been deeply in love with my matte lipsticks, things have been changing in the lipstick world.

The trend has gone from the more matte the better to super shine metallic lipsticks.

I am not sure how I feel about this look but the celebs and fashion houses are making it work.  Before investing in what seems to be a fleeting trend, I thought I would test the waters with the Metallic Matte lip crayon from Primark. I purchases the 24k Dip and the Dark Berry.

I have used these lip crayons before so I had a rough idea of what I would be getting. Check out my other reviews here.  The quality I get in these lip crayons are so worth every bit of my Β£2, But sharpening them are a nightmare.

I know fashion has a way of going and coming but these metallic lipstick’s remind me of something my mum would have worn in the 80’s. 

That said, we are in the times were highlighting is everything!  I see this trend as a way of highlighting and bringing focus to the lip. 

My number one tip for wearing metallic lips is to really tone down everything else.  Allow your lips to be the main jewel and focus on your face . I don’t have any facial pieceings but this look makes me feel like am wearing jewellery on my lips,  Especially the 24k dip.

My last comment about this product is that on applying this lipstick, I noticed that it has a slight scent to it.

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I am not keen on using scented products on my face … but I guess sweet smelling lips might not be such a bad thing.  πŸ˜—

Let me know what you think of this trend?? Would you try it ??

Comments and feedback are welcomed in the box belowπŸ‘‡

OH !!! don’t forget to connect with on instagram @ijaykheavens 

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Cold Shoulder Dress

 

Some trends are fleeting but this is one that I think will stay for a while. What I love most about this trend that it is a very simple way of showing some skin whilst remaining modest. I would recommend this for my corporate friends too.

The shoulder is extremely beautiful and very sensual, hence this trend is very flattering. To top it all off… this dress has a wrap front.  I love this feature in dresses and I think it works well for the curver body.

I made the best find while shopping for cold shoulder dress.  I bought the little beauty from ASOS tall.  This is a classic less is more dress.  It cost less than Β£15 but it looks like so much more. You are in luck as there are a few sizes left.  Shop this dress HERE

 

I completed this look with a pair of shoes from New look and a Zara Large purse.

Hope I pulled this Β£11 dress off with class and style.  Let me know your  thoughts

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Follow me on Instagram @ijaykheavens for more fab looks and styles.

xo

Tall high waisted Jeans review.

Guys its never easy to find a good pair of Jeans ( let alone high waisted jeans) as a tall gyal.  I have been busy finding and trying on a bunch of jeans and have come up with 5 jeans that i think are pretty awe.

All the jeans reviewed are super affordable and would be prefect for the season.  Kicking thing off with a pair of jeans from

MisGuided 

These Black Sinner High Waisted Extreme Ripped Skinny Jeans have really really grown on me.  I bought a size 16 and it fits as good as it looks.  The frilled hem are totally on trend. These jeans are paired with a blouse from Boohoo and mules from Dorothy Perkins.

My second purchase from Misguided are the  Tall Vice High Waisted Super Stretch Skinny Jean – Light blue in a UK size 14.  I still can not believe that I managed to squeeze into a size 14.  I adore the colour and the fit of these jeans, definitely one for the summer months. More than anything am loving the outfit combo.

Topshop

A must have for every lady is the Topshop high waisted Joni jeans.  I love the variety of colours available in the range.  These jeans are from the hold power collection so they are super firm on the stomach area.  I am so glad that Topshop have this range because the standard Joni jean get slack and over stretched after several wears.

You can shop this jean Here and the embroidered mesh top which is currently on sale Here.

New Look

These are the cheapest of them all at just Β£22.99.  Probably not the most high waisted pair of jeans but they are very decent for the price. I really wish this jeans would sit higher on the waist.  I was also a little disappointment at the quality of the black- 😦  but hey… its less than 25 quid! You can shop these here.


Dorothy Perkins

Currently my favourite ” go to ” pair of high waisted jeans at present.  Who would not love these when you can go a whole dress size smaller.  I love how stretchy these jeans are and they are proper High waisted. These jeans do leave black dye reside on your skin after wear but is nothing a few washed wont  sort.  You can shop these fab jeans Here.  

 

So that’s my 5 high waisted jeans review.  Its one thing reading and seeing pictures but videos are sooooo much better.  Check out my video review over on YouTube below.  Let me know if you want to see more style/ fashion/ review videos.

 

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Comments are welcomed in the comments section below.

 

xx

Hunting for a denim shirt dress!!

Each summer am always on the look out for the Ultimate denim shirt dress.  Am pretty convinced that if or when I eventually find the perfect one for me I will keep it for the rest of my life.

I am very serious because denim dresses never go out of style so you can wear it year after year …after year.

I recently bought this denim dress from River Island because I love that fact that it has popper front fastenings.  I literally can’t stand doing up buttons and I certainly don’t have the patience to button a whole dress shirt. Between me and you …there is also something very satisfying about ripping poppers open πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ.

This dress is from the plus range and I bought a Size 18. It is such a cool denim colour but it’s like am wearing my little sister dress 😩. YtwThis dress was sooo close to being the one but it needs about 4 inches to the length to work for me. The struggle is so real. When you are tall a mini dress can easily become Wini! 

At just Β£20 is cute dress would fit perfectly in any wardrobe and you can shop this look here .
I completed this look with a pair of Nike trainers and a head scarf, oh and one tassel earring (very essential)

Guys am still on the hunt for a denim dress.  One that is not too short, just above the needs would be perfect.  All suggestions welcomed 😘😘

Thanks in advance. See you soon.