Sunday, 20 April 2014

Holiday Wishlist

A couple of days of the sun making an appearance has left me dreaming of getting on that plane in September and whacking on the factor 30 (C'mon I burn easy). Ever since I booked my holiday a few months back I've found myself spending hours trailing every fashion site you can think of in search of holiday staples and a few out there items without breaking the bank too much.

  • Love via Topshop Waffle Shirt Dress (£28) - Just lately I have been adoring green pieces for the wardrobe, especially mint green. This pastel dress is simple but can be more dressed up with accessories and what not.
  • Forever 21 Round Sunglasses (£4.90) - I just really like the shapes of these sunglasses and the ombre colour effect of the lens. Not a bad price either.
  • Whistles via ASOS Rivington Chain Clutch (£75) - I own a lot of monochrome outfits so I thought this gorgeous clutch would add a pop of colour to any outfit. A little pricey but it is real leather. And who doesn't love a bit of Whistles in their life?
  • H&M Patterned Playsuit (£12.99) - As a sucker for a patterned piece I fell for this playsuit, especially at such an inexpensive price. The crossover thin straps are simple but a little statement at the same time.
  • River Island Blue Animal Print Bikini Top (£16) - Leopard print can be done so very wrong at times, especially when it can look a little tacky. But RI are bang on with this bikini. It comes with removable straps too, avoiding awkward tan lines.
  • River Island Blue Animal Print Bikini Bottoms (£12) - High waisted bottoms are what I've been searching everywhere for as I find it to be the most flattering style. 
  • NEXT Block Sandal in Rust (£32) - The hunt for the perfect heeled sandals is over as I have been won over ever so easily. Tan shoes I tend to find can be worn with pretty much everything, the new black maybe? No, okay. 
Where have you found your favourite holiday pieces online?

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Avon Kiss n Go Lipstick (Limited Edition)

Color Trend is probably the most affordable range that Avon have to offer but that doesn't mean to say the quality isn't up to scratch. Think all the shade ranges you could possibly imagine with a low price tag. If you're looking for a certain shade whether it be a nail polish or eye shadow it can probably be found amongst the Color Trend range. The product in the spotlight today though is something Limited Edition in a shape of a pretty looking lipstick.

When the words limited edition are flashed about you can expect fancy packaging and that's what you get with this lipstick. Cute hearts to match the embossed hearts of the actual product. Avon have released four new shades of the Kiss n Go lipstick as limited edition. I picked up the shade 'Smoochable' and it's the shade of red I've been after for a while. It did look more of a pink shade in the brochure and on the online shop so do bare that in mind when ordering like with anything you can't physically hold and swatch away with on the back of your hand. Nonetheless I've discovered something brilliant without even trying to..

I picked 'Smoochable' up on a whim but what a whim that was. I've mentioned before that I'm very pale so light shades make me look silly and bright lipsticks mean I resemble a circus act. I'm always after different red lip products that suit me but it's a hard job. However, this one from Avon is just what I needed without knowing. It has a velvet finish to it and doesn't dry the lips out. Priced at £3.75 (currently on sale) it doesn't have the most brilliant staying power but a quick top up never hurt anyone, right? I'd describe this as a very light red with slight pink tones. I'm definitely going to invest in to other lip products from Avon because you can't go wrong with the price really.

You can buy the limited edition shades HERE
Have you tried anything from Avon recently that's worth a mention?

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Primark Haul #2

Looking back on the goals I set myself for this year I've failed a little bit on the blogging side of things last month. I've been working a lot and signing up to Netflix was never going to end well because I am now addicted to Gossip Girl. Yes, I'm blaming Chuck Bass for my infrequent posts. April I always feel like the year just gets better though, the sun comes out more, Easter and my birthday is towards the end of the month. Sticking with the positive attitude towards this next month I'm going to show that in my blog posts.
Now I've finished with that little update let's have a see to as what I've been buying from Primark..

I am obsessed with the colour green at the moment and pastel shades are bigger than ever for SS14 so I couldn't turn these down for just £4. I love the gold embellishment especially.  

If I'm honest with you I've never been one that has a massive jewellery collection. This might be down to my love for patterned clothes and I'm not one for overdressing either. I loved this statement necklace for £3 though. Another mint green piece for the Spring/Summer wardrobe.

Primark's jeans are great value for money. It's a given they don't last forever at £11 but they have an amazing selection available. My favourites are there super soft skinny jeans (something along those lines anyway). It's in the name that they really are super soft but they're a thin material to which may be a con to some but I hate really thick jeans as I find them to be too stiff.

It's rare I find a nice item for the wardrobe in the sale rails in Primark but it looked like I caught this dress at a good time recently. It was £5 down from £13 and they had a whole rail with a full size range. I think the colour is perfect for the upcoming warmer months and I particularly like the gingham detailing. We all know I'm sold when there's a collar added as well.

I am a satchel girl through and through. I just find it to be my favourite style of bag which is why I have quite a collection of them growing. This mini version was just £6 and has got plenty of use in the short time I've had it. The bag itself has a sort of jacquard scratched effect too it which I really like. 

I liked it so much I went back to Primark to pick it up in this lovely coral shade. I desperately need some colour injecting into my wardrobe and this will certainly help to the cause.

Has anyone picked anything nice in Primark recently?