Friday, 31 October 2014

Fashion : Extra 50% off Sale items at Forever21.



Forever 21 is a website I always seem to browse but never end up purchasing anything from. I've also been in a couple of their stores (one in Dublin & another in Glasgow) which can be quite overwhelming because of the sheer number of racks and rails full of stock. Last night I decided to have a browse during a netflix binge and realised they have a pretty good deal on at the moment. 

All the items above are currently in their sale. Now Forever21 is a pretty affordable shop in the first place, but when they have a sale on you can nab some good deals. This time around the sale is even better though as they currently are offering 50% off their sale prices. Meaning you could pick up that Red shift dress for less than a fiver. Or the blazer for a mere £7.50!  Obviously these are the end dregs of the sale items but there are still a few really nice pieces to be snapped up. 

It's definitely worth having a look at their sale items and seeing if you can grab some bargains. 

Much love, 

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Beauty : Revisiting Kate Moss 107 Lipstick

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With so many blogs out there and Youtube channels to explore, you can see why it's easy to fall for the hype when products are splashed across our news feeds. This was the case with the Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick in 107 around this time last year. I bought it.... and unlike many others I hated it. 
I don't really go for a bold dark lip. I've mentioned before I usually go for peachy pinks, so this was way out of my comfort zone. At the time of purchasing I had a different hair colour. Really dark brown... pair that with a dark lip and I felt I looked a bit gothic. Therefore the 107 lipstick got stashed away in a drawer and forgotten about. Fast forward nearly a year and I've dug it out of the depths again to give it a another try.. and the verdict? I love it! 

With my lighter hair colour I am able to wear this lipstick with a little more confidence than before. I also changed the way I apply it, which I feel makes a big difference. This lipstick is quite messy to apply straight from the bullet, so a lip brush is necessary. Instead of packing the colour on so it's quite heavy, I use just enough to ensure I have a good coverage of the berry shade on my lips. Blot with a tissue and then with a light hand, go over it again. This results in the look above. An obvious bold lip without being too striking.  

It just shows that sometimes there are products out there that deserve a second chance. Whether it be a change in hair colour, or perhaps you aren't as religious with your fake tanning regime anymore. Try it again and it may work for you. If it doesnt, pass it on to someone who may appreciate it more or sell in a blog sale.

Are there any products you've revisited & managed to make it work for you?

Much Love, 


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Monday, 27 October 2014

Beauty : Introducing Lacquer Labs Winter Collection

It’s around this time of the year that people like to start switching things up a bit. Be it their in their home with the decor, their wardrobe or even their jobs. With this in mind I thought it would be a great time to share with you The Novella Collection from Lacquer lab. Put down your summer shades and say hello to these beautiful A/W hues for the upcoming months.

I was fortunate enough to be sent 3 of the 6 polishes available in the collection.'Lover at the Ritz', an autumnal plum/brown shade, which if I am honest is a standard shade that appears in most A/W collections. However it's always a nice shade to have for this time of year. 'The Wonderous' which has to be my new favourite pinky nude, I love this shade for a simple manicure without the hassle of going French. Finally, 'Pocket full of Jewels' which is a gorgeous gold glitter top coat with a few opalescent flakes thrown in for good measure. This is a great one for when the party season gets into full swing a bit later in the year. 
Other shades in the collection include 'Lady's confession', a deep blood red shade which oozes glamour. 'Cigarillo' which is  classic caramel shade and finally 'Story Teller', a icy blue which just screams winter at me (Or Disneys Frozen!). These Lacquer Lab polishes retail for £9 each which isn't too bad, If you like the look of the whole collection you can order it for £36 making you a bit of a saving. Performance wise, I only had to apply two coats of each shade to get a opaque colour payoff. I add a slick of Sally Hansen Insta Dry on top, however the pollishes do give a nice glossy finish on their own. If you are pressed for time you could always skip the top coat and still be left with a lovley looking manicure. 

The Novella Collection is a great allrounder which provides shades for all occasions. It would be a welcome addition to anyones nail polish collection. You've got the shades perfect for everyday wear like The Wonderous, Cigarillo & Lover at the Ritz. Then  if you need to up your game for a particular event, you can opt for some of the more colourful shades with a top coat of Pocket full of Jewels.  

Have you tried any polishes from Lacquer Lab before? 

Much love.

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