31 Oct 2014

TODAY: The Grey Knit


jumper: Zara (alt, alt) | skirt: Primark | shoes: Daniel Footwear* | bag: Michael Kors | sunglasses: Celine*

Happy Halloween! I know, it's rare that I wear a skirt anyway but more bizarre that I decide to shove one on when it's nearly November. I hope my legs didn't blind you as I forgot to put some tan on before I took these photos! Also, what is that loop in my hair doing? Jeez. So many criticisms, sorry, I'll stop.

I was inspired by lots of lovely bloggers wearing the whole long jumper + short skirt combination so thought I'd try it out myself. I picked this jumper up last AW from Zara and it's the most perfect wrap yourself up knit, with extra long sleeves that hang off the ends of my hands which I love. Oh and the shoes are still the most comfortable heels in my collection! They're the only ones I can walk in without feeling like I'm gonna fall over or having to watch every step. I have a huge fear of falling down, walking at steep angles and snapping my ankles, have I ever told you? Yup. That's a thing.

If you follow me on twitter you'll probably have seen me complaining a lot recently due to being ill. I'm feeling much better today, as I've spent the last two aching, feeling exhausted, wanting to throw up and my skin literally hurt to the touch. Like flu, but without the whole can't-physically-lift-my-head-up thing. Glad it was a 24hr-ish bug and didn't last any longer! Yay and all that. Hope you all have a great day and I'll stop typing.

Helen x
Check out these blogs: LeLoreA Dash Of GingerAgent SmythAbracadabra Girl and Gyudy's Notes of Beauty!

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30 Oct 2014

BEAUTY: Top Five Berry Lips for AW


I know you've probably seen this type of post on a million other blogs, as bloggers + Autumn = everything berry toned, buuut I'm a sucker for that hue. Berry tones go well with my skintone and I think I suit them, so am always excited when this time of year rolls around so I can dig them out of my collection. In today's post, I thought I'd feature five of my favourite berry lipsticks, from different price ranges, to help you find the shade for you as owning one should be mandatory for AW.

Starting with the top of the swatches, the Rimmel Kate Moss 107 is a classic for those looking to try the trend but don't wanna invest too heavily. It's a pretty shade that leans slightly to the warm side and lasts well on the lips. Perfect for those on a budget as there's nearly always an offer on Rimmel too!

Next is the higher end of the spectrum, but my favourite due to how wonderful the consistency is. The YSL Rouge Volupte in 12 Forbidden Burgundy is definitely the most rich and expensive looking (is that even a thing?) due to how pigmented and creamy it is. Lasts a good few hours before needed to be topped up and c'mon, you can't really resist that packaging, can you?

The middle of the range lipstick is from my favourite high street brand, Topshop. The Topshop Lip Crayon in Suspect is a darker, more cool-toned, true purple shade and one of my favourites to wear. It feels quite dry on the lips, but it means it lasts a long time and you can always pop a lip balm on top if needed. Topshop don't seem to do the lip crayons anymore (at least online) but Inhibition look fairly similar!

The Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Venom is a newer one in my collection but one I really like. It's quite similar to MAC Rebel Lipstick, as it's a bright berry shade with slightly pinky undertones, but a great one to go for if the dark purples aren't yo thang.

Finally, I couldn't not include a MAC shade in the list and MAC Media is an oldie but a goodie. It's a really dark shade, but quite wearable and it always comes out of my stash every Winter! I adore it.

Let me know what shades you're wearing this AW! 

Helen x
Check out these blogs: LeLoreA Dash Of GingerAgent SmythAbracadabra Girl and Gyudy's Notes of Beauty!
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29 Oct 2014

WISHLIST: The Boot Edit


This post has been around an hour in the making because I appear to be ill. Proper head-to-toe-aching-and-feel-sick ill. Plus ASOS insists on not using white backgrounds on product photos anymore, which makes any bloggers life just that little bit more difficult. Blogger problems, ey.

Anyway, if you know me (and my blog) you'll know that me and black boots go together like two peas in a pod. A nice little minimal, goth pod. My collection is becoming quite extensive, but am always on the lookout for 'the one' when it comes to boots. Anyone else do that? So I've put together this little wishlist of my favourite black boots for Autumn and Winter, as 'the one' is definitely still out there...

Stand outs for me are definitely the heeled over the knee boots (no. 8), the heeled boots which I saw in person yesterday and they're divine (no. 7) and buckled ankle boots (no.6) as they're real leather, which is rare for H&M and less than £40. Bargain!

I'll leave it there as it hurts to type, but do let me know if you like any from the list!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: LeLoreA Dash Of GingerAgent SmythAbracadabra Girl and Gyudy's Notes of Beauty!
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