Monday, 30 January 2012

OOTD: Stripes and Leopard Print

What I'm wearing:

H&M Striped Top
H&M Cardigan
Topshop Leigh Jeans
Primark Scarf
Necklace (Gift)

Nails: Barry M (Navy)

This is just a lazy outfit I wore today to go to lectures. I'm actually wearing jeans, which is very unusual for me! I generally stick to leggings, jeggings and tights. But I bought these Topshop jeans the other day, in the hope that they'll give me lots of inspiration for new outfits. Just gotta get used to wearing them again! The Converse are also new, I was fed up with getting wet feet in the rain from wearing cheap primark shoes, so I thought I'd treat myself.


Saturday, 28 January 2012

MUA Lipstick Review - Shade 7

Look back at this post for my previous review of shade 1 of this collection!

Shade 7

I think it's a shame that none of the lipsticks have individual names, but for £1 you can't really complain. Shade 6 is a gorgeous light coral colour with pink tones. For me it's definitely a 'my lips but better' type of lipstick. It applies really easily and is perfect for everyday wear. This lipstick is definitely the one I've been wearing the most, I love it! The pigmentation is great, and I touch it up every few hours.

Check out the MUA website or Superdrug to get your hands on some lovely, cheap make-up! I'm definitely gonna be buying more from this range.

Emma-Louise x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wishlist 1

I haven't posted for a few days because I've been pretty busy with uni work and I've had a cold, boo. And I've gotta head back out to uni soon for a volunteering talk until 8pm. I just wanna curl up with a nice cup of tea and a good book really! But anyways, I thought I'd do a quick post on a few items I've been wanting lately:
Jumper, Topshop

Skirt, Miss Selfridge

Playsuit, Republic

Jeans, River Island

Emma-Louise x

Sunday, 22 January 2012

MUA Lipstick Review - Shade 1

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing the make-up aisle in Superdrug and came across the MUA (Make-Up Academy) stand. I've bought a couple of items from this brand before, but never the lipsticks. So I picked up two, and then went back for another, and now I'm pretty tempted to go back and buy even more. They are superbly cheap at only £1! So here's a review of the first shade:

Shade 1

The lipstick itself looks quite a dark red, but on my lips and on the swatch above it definitely comes out as a true red, which is perfect. All of the photos were taken without flash, so as you can see, it has a slight glossy finish on the lips. I've never worn a red lipstick before, so this is a great one to start with. It was quite difficult to apply, but I assume a lot of reds would be. I'd definitely recommend using a lip brush! But other than that, the colour's great and it didn't stain my lips. Just gotta find the confidence to wear it out now!

Look out for more reviews of MUA lipsticks :)


Friday, 20 January 2012

River Island SS 2012

This post is part of a series I'm doing on my favourite pieces from various Spring/Summer collections on the high street.

Today I'm going to be looking at River Island. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this shop. Some seasons I don't find anything that really takes my fancy, but then other seasons I want to buy the whole shop! For me, the 2012 Spring/Summer collection is looking pretty good so far, so continue reading to see some outfits I would wear.

The trends for River Island are: Clean Cut, American Dream, Plain Sailing, Flash Couture and Minimalist.

Outfit 1

 Outfit 2

Outfit 3

 Outfit 4

Would you wear any of these outfits? Are you looking forward to dressing for Spring?
Hope you liked this post,

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

OOTD: Supercosy Polka-dots

I'm wearing:

Ark Polka-dot Blouse
H&M Black Vest (Underneath)
River Island Grey and Lace Cardigan
Primark Supercosy Footless Tights
Primark Boots

This was such a comfy outfit I wore just to spend a few hours in the library the other day. I'm wearing my new Ark blouse that I posted in my last haul, and one thing I forgot to include was my Primark supercosy tights. I've never had these before, but I've noticed a few people mention them on their blogs, and now I don't know how I survived without them! If you don't know, they're very thick tights with fleece on the inside! They keep me so toasty, they're even warmer than leggings. So I'd definitely recommend them, especially after the freezing cold weather we've had the last few days.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Collective Haul

Hi. Today I'm going to show you a few bits and bobs I've picked up over the last two weeks in Worcester, York and Leeds. There's a mixture of clothes and beauty products, and I hope you enjoy!

Garnier BB Cream (£7.49), Superdrug

Garnier Tinted Eye Roll-on (£5.08), Superdrug

Eyeshadows (£1 each), Poundland

Sleek Eyebrow Palette (£6.50), MUA Lipstick Shade 1 (£1), Collection 2000 Felt-Tip Eyeliner (£2.99), all Superdrug

Hairband (£1), Primark

Skull Vest (£12.99), New Look; Polka Dot Blouse (£19.99), Ark

Black Blouse (£10) and Cat Print Blouse (£10), Primark

Ring (£4), Topshop; Bracelet (£3), Primark

I'm really pleased with everything I've picked up. It's been a while since I've had a few successful shopping trips! I have an outfit post coming up soon with the red polka dot blouse, and I can't wait to wear the other pieces of clothing. The bracelet is especially lovely, can you believe it's from Primark!? I've been wanting to try both of the Garnier products for ages, and seeing as they were on offer I couldn't resist picking them both up. I'll be doing a proper review on both once I've worn them for long enough, but so far I'm loving them. I haven't worn any foundation for a few days, just the BB cream with a light layer of face powder on top!

Will you be buying any of these items? Have you already tried any of the make-up or Garnier products? Give me your views :)


Friday, 13 January 2012

OOTD: Bird Print Dress

I'm wearing:

Primark Dress
H&M Grey Cardigan
Primark Tights
Primark Boots
Primark Snood
Forever 21 Coat


17 Pink Grapefruit

Let me know if you like the outfit. I didn't realise at the time how much Primark I was wearing, haha. Oh well!