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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 £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.

                               🤔🤔???

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

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

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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 💪💪💪.

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 £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 Mules 

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 £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.

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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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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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New rules for layering 

Does what to wear during winter make you want to pull out your hair too? 

It kills me to think weather over fashion.. why can’t I have it all?  

Recently, I have found a new way to layer clothes to stay warm and chic. 

Despite what you might think. … this is the time to stock up on awkward midi and long dresses.. yes midi dresses. By layering them over skinny jeans or wide leg trouser, you get to make the most out of it in the winter and the summer. The joy of having a multi-seasonal wardrobe.

There are a few simple rules :

  • Opt for loose fitting and floaty dresses. Midi’s and shirt dresses will change your layering game 👌
    • Experiment with colours, prints and textures. Dresses that contrast your jeans or trousers are ideal.
    • Feel free to seal the layers together with a trench or maxi coat.

    The final rule is to have fun with layering.  This is truly effectless chic at its finest.

    Outfit details 

    -grey coat  – Newlook tall ( currently on sale)

    -grey crop top- Marks and Spencer 

    -Rust Asymmetric hemail vest dress- Marks and Spencer

    -High waist skinny jeans – Tesco 

    -Peep toes Ankle boots -Dorothy Perkins 

    -Body Bag-Zara
    Thank for your time.  See you soon. 😚

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    Travel diaries- Destination Birthday

    My love for traveling has multipled over the years. I love getting to see different parts of the world;the foods, the people, art and culture. 

    I have been privilaged to spend another birthday in a different country. In all honesty… this is by far the longest birthday celebrations. It seems as though I have been celebrating since I got here on Monday 19th of September  and I am sure the celebrations will continue long after the 23rd. 

    Birthdays are not quite right without cake. I went back to the Fontanella tea garden for some delicious cake and breathtaking views.

    I ended the day with dinner by the yacht marines. Had the most delicious salad. I did not know that salads could be so tasty. 

    See you soon.  X
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    Wearing t-shirts under Spaghetti straps..

    Another 90’s blast from the past that has been trending with both celebrities and fashionistas. 

    This layered look is extra cool. While you might not fancy layering in the hot summer months but this works because the layering is super light.  

    The easiest way to begin experimentimg with this trend is to layer a white t-shirt under a black spaghetti strap dress.  

    This t-shirt midi dress from Topshop actually comes as a one piece but is no longer available. 

    I also styled this orange jumpsuit in the same way with a 3/4sleeve body

    For the ultimate supermodel look layer with a slip dress.  I have curated these TALL cross back slip dress from Topshop for just £29. I can’t get over the amazing colours. Which is your fav colour ?

    Shop these slip dresses here :http://m.topshop.com/h5/product?productId=25196336

    Have fun with experimenting with this throw back 90’s style.
    Look 1

    Tall  t- shirt midi dress – Topshop

    Mules – Asos

    Look 2

    White 3/4 sleeve body – Newlook 

    V-neck jumpsuit – Zara

    Firework High leg sandals – Topshop

    Choker – Swarovski
    See you soon.

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    Why you all need a Harem jumpsuit this summer.

    All year we have seen comfy fashions dominating. We all want to look and feel great with as little effort as possible.

    This Mc hammer 90’s trend offers just that.  Can’t explain just how comfortable and breathable this outfit was in the 30 degrees heat.

    You are in luck because this Harem jumpsuit is not only on sale,but it’s available in tall and regular fits .

    I can see this going from a day to night look with a quick shoe change.

    Let me know what you think of this quirky outfit.  Thumbs up or not.

    This is probably my first EVER a harem  pants.  I can totally see myself buying more.

     

     

    Blue patchwork print harem jumpsuit -Newlook

    http://m.newlook.com/shop/womens/tall/tall-blue-tile-print-drape-jumpsuit_381390549?productFind=search

    Black mules – Next

    Cross body bag -Zara.

    Ok. See you soon.

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