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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 ??

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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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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.

 

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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. 

Ss17 Trends -Must have MulesΒ 

Guys Mules are still the business.  They are even more trendy today than ever so they are definitely a MUST have! 

I love the cross mules and you can find a pair just about everywhere.  Well… unless your tall and have big feet then you might need to be a little more strategic about where you get your mules from.

I have been shopping the Dorothy Perkins, Primark and New look mules range for 2 main reasons.

  • They are affordable
  • They offer wide fit and size 9 shoes.

I reviewed the cross mules from my recent purchase. I love the vibrant colours which all three retailers offer in this style. I must say the yellow mules from Primark wins hands down.

Newlook have a slightly wider range of colours. However, I was a little disappointed that they only had size 8 available in the style I wanted and unfortunately it was very pinchy on my little toes. These shoe must have just been made small because I was able to fit into Primark and Dorothy Perkins size 8.

 I was please to find that Newlook do have other styles of mules in wide fit and size 9’s.  This  clip on pompoms add some fun to my mules. You can buys yours here.

Although the Dorothy Perkins crossed Mules are a little bit more expensive, they are worth the extra £££’s. These go up to a size 9 and probably have the highest heel of them all.

The cheapest of them all was of course from Primark, it cost a jaw dropping Β£10. These have been my most worn pair of shoes in the last few weeks and it is holding up pretty well.

Have fun shopping for Mules this season.  The New look and Dorothy Perkins style can be found here  and here.

See you soon.

X

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Kimono for the kill !

OK I don’t mean literally but if your trying to make a statement and be fashion forward this is the piece for you.  

Ideal for both daytime and evening looks; I love the versatility of Kimonos. 

Pair yours with cute shorts and flip flops for a trendy beach look. Or with a pair of skinny jeans and killer sandals for your perfect holiday evening outfit. 

I always pack at least one kimono on holiday. 

New look have got a few kimono in the tall range. Shop these here!  I love the floral white one. What do you think of it ? 
See you on the next post. Xo

Outfit deets

-sunglasses from Yes style

-Top from Zara

-Jeans from Topshop

-Kimono from New look

-Footwear -Vans 
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Five rules for wearing floral prints

Hey lovelies. …. we can hardly make it past summer without saying the ‘F’ word. Floral prints are definitely a summer staple.

Deciding which floral print to wear can be the problem. Is there any such thing as a dated print? Are some prints more suited for specific sessions ? ????πŸ€”

Fashion rules are there to be pushed and broken. But here are 5 rules to help you in wearing floral prints this summer. 

Rule  No. 1

Wear whatever print makes you happy and comfortable . During the summer months you might find that larger sized  prints are more suited to match the bright and vibrant weather.  During the winter you can get away with adding colour and character to grey and cold days with smaller sized floral prints.

Rule No. 2

It is not a crime to wear floral print on floral print.  It takes a very special kind of person to pull this off.  If you are going the extra mile and wish to wear clashing prints, take care not to over do it. Medium sized prints with small sized floral prints might just be the right balance. 
Rule No. 3

Make a statement with your floral print.  Maximum the impact of your floral print by wearing it in a maxi-dress or by draping it in a duster/ kimono.
Rule No. 4

Be brave enough to experiment with colour. Opt for colours which suit your complexion for a girly and fresh look. 
Rule No. 5

If you are still not sure how to join the flower power movement, floral embroidery item are on trend and perfect for this season.  

Image from Topshop
How are you floral-ing this season. Have fun with it. 

See you soon. 

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My outfit deets 

-dress and bag from Zara 

-sandals from Primark

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SS17 trends – PomPom shoe clips

With the summer finally here am jazzing up all my shoes and sandals also with fun fluffy pom poms. 

Pompom are literally everywhere.  Add them to you bags , you purse and now your shoes. 

I had all my friends talking and admiring my old shoes because the pom pom clips added a touch of character to them. They are just ridiculously cute.

These are probably the easiest way to upgrade your footwear. 

The pompoms come with clips attached. So I can add and remove them from my shoes as I please (because a girl is allowed to change her him)

 Shop yours here

Styling Bermuda Shorts

Shorts and summer go hand in hand.  With the sun blessing us with a few rays, it only right we dedicate some time to shorts.

I would never pick shorts first on any given day…but if i had to…. Bermuda shorts would make the cut.  I know,  I Know!  Knee length anything are so ancient, but this classic cut provides a very chic way to hide knock knees, cellulite and what ever else you might want to keep under wraps. 

Unlike other shorts, I would feel very comfortable wearing these to the office or other corporate events. Believe it or not theses shorts are super versatile and easy to dress up or down.

I styled mine by pairing my Bermuda short with a tucked in basic cami ( this gives the illusion that it’s a one piece) and layered a lace blouse on top.  For the added touch of Chic-ness I dug out an old pair of heeled shoes, my Angolmania’s -perfect !

Soo…. have I convinced you that Bermuda shorts are a must try this summer ? 

How would you wear your?

Deets

Black Lace blouse- Zara

Orange cami- Banana Republic 

Orange bermuda shorts – Asos

Black peep toe shoes – Vienna Westwood/ melissa”s

Black fringed clutch – Zara
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Travel diaries -Discovering Africa – Sierra Leone finally thoughts …

Like all holidays I wish my time at SL would not come to an end. I feel there is still so much to see and do.

I had so many first experiences on this trip and at times I was totally out of my comfort zone. Firstly … I like to plan holidays to perfection. This trip was not planned and I had no idea what I was going to face. My host wouldn’t even tell me what the light situation was like πŸ˜’. However, all this has helped in making this a memorable holiday. 

I really loved/ love how warm and embracing the people of Sierra Leone were towards me. As this is the first African country I have been to outside of my home ( Nigeria), SL and its people will always have a special place in my heart.*sob sob*

I can’t wait to see what the rest of Africa has to offer.  It’s going to be a long road and it may take yearssss but am motivated to continue discovering Africa.

This is my last look from Sierra Leone. Hope you have enjoyed this series of travel diaries as much as I have enjoyed writing it.  Feel free to ask me any questions regarding my travels.  

This is why I love layering… I transformed a basic shorts and cami look to a very trendy evening wear by layering a tulle dress over it .

Cami- Primark

Demin Shorts – Dorothy Perkins 

Tulle dress – Asos 

Shoes – Steve Madden

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See you soon. 

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