After two days of awful and shocking filler content that I wish I’d had time to perfect (or even proof-read), we’re back with the previously scheduled (ish) girly stuff that was promised! Continue reading “Winter Night-time Routine // Blogmas Day 15”
To follow on from my last outfit of the day post from Autumn, I thought I’d make this a little seasonal tradition (that may one day turn into a look-book, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves shall we?). So without all the waffle (as per usual), here’s my Winter Outfit of the Day, with some nice winter-y woods-y walk photos (photography credit to Connor).
All links to items that I can find online will be at the bottom of the post! Enjoy!
For this casual weekend walk outfit, I went comfy as hell. Which is, to be honest, what I’m all about.
My coat, featured previously in my Autumn OOTD, is a Dorothy Perkins purchase, and has got me through many a cold winter morning!
This awesomely cuddly mint green jumper is from New Look, and I’ve been kind of obsessed with these. As in I already have two of the colours, and am planning on getting a third. They’re so cheap, so cheerful, and soo soft.
As for my bottom half (oo-er), my jeans are just some simple high wasted skinnies from Primark (where else?) And these have managed to last since about May, and still going strong, amazing for the price! Will definitely be finding some more of these for 2017…
The credit of my incredible Doc-Marten-style boots (but not) goes to Connor’s family, who bought me them last Christmas (and I’m afraid I have no idea where they’re from) but they’ve had so much wear, and still going strong into next year! They’re the perfect study walking boot, that also gives me the style of a Doc Marten (while also being so much more comfortable – in my opinion).
Accessories time…both coming from H&M, this gorgeous beige bobble hat (also featured in my last OOTD… sorry for the repetition… I don’t go shopping a lot) and my cool-as-hell black cat-eye sunglasses have been staples for me so far this winter, and I’m sure they’ll continue to be. Especially on lovely winter walks like this, where the sun was shining, but it was also bloody cold.
And there we have it, my Winter Weekend OOTD for 2016. Keep an eye out for some more outfit of the day posts in 2017 (hopefully with some more variety!). Hope you guys have all had a fantastic weekend, and I’ll see you tomorrow for blogmas day 12!
(I was about to say “Happy Saturday everybody!!”, then I realised that it’s Friday, and just because I have a day off doesn’t mean it’s the weekend…. result!)
Happy Friday everybody, I hope you’re doing well. For today’s blogmas, I felt like carrying on with the beauty theme from yesterday, and I’m going to be showing you guys my every day Winter makeup look, because I myself am the nosiest person ever, and I thought you might enjoy it! So without too much waffling (but let’s be honest, there will be a bit, it’s me), I’ll get right into it!
First, I use Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation in the shade 100 Ivory as my base (I did moisturise before this, don’t have a go), and use my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (yes, I’m on the bandwagon) to cover my dark under-eyes and any horrific spots or red patches. Then, I’ll set this with the matching Rimmel Stay Matte powder in the shade 100 Transparent (like see-through, not like the hit Amazon series).
With the base of my face (weyhey) done, I’m going onto brows. At the moment I’m loving my Makeup Revolution HD Pro Brows kit which I reviewed yesterday on the blog (here’s the post), and using a small and flat angled brush from a set I bought from eBay a while ago, I’m going to chuck on some brows (there’s an image).
Next, onto eyes. In an everyday look, I don’t tend to put shadow on, which is just because I’m lazy and haven’t mastered the art yet. But what I lack in eyeshadow, I make up for in a shit ton of liner. So using my Primark P.S pencil black eyeliner I line both my waterlines (top and bottom) and smudge it out a bit (the reason why I do this is in this post).
Then, onto liquid liner. I’m currently using up the last of this Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner in Black 1, but I’m not a huge fan of it. If anyone could recommend some cheap but cheerful liquid eyeliners to try, it’d be greatly appreciated! So using this, I’m gonna do a heck of a wing (just my style).
In an every day look as well, I don’t tend to go overboard on the face defining and contour, etc. So I’m going to be chucking on a bit of bronzer from this Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit (which I featured in my Summer Favourites), just to add some warmth to my face.
Then adding some blush to my cheeks with my MakeUp Revolution (you’d think I was bloody paid by them or something.. I promise I’m not) Dream Blush Palette (also featured here) to add some colour.
As I said, for every day, I don’t go overboard, so I won’t add highlight or anything too extreme, but I do like to have a little lippy, and today I was using my MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner (yes, all over my lips) in the shade Caramel Nougat, for a nice nude addition to a bit of a plain look.
Here’s the finished look! (Apologies for the horrific quality)
And there you have it, my Everyday Winter Makeup Look for 2016. I hope it wasn’t too average and boring. I’m thinking of creating a Christmas Party/Christmas Day Makeup Look to follow on from this, if you want to see that, please let me know! Have a great weekend, guys, see you tomorrow!
Hello again! Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me when I made that big promise to do Blogmas! Bet you thought I’d give up straight away! Jokes on you, I’m pre-writing these posts. Just wait til about half-way through, that’s when you’ll start to see me struggle.Continue reading “Autumn Favourites 2016! / Blogmas Day 2”
And we’ve made it, guys. We’ve made it to that point where I, yes I, am posting an Outfit of the Day. I know, try not to die of shock. It’s just as incredible to me.
Actually, you can all thank Nicole Aejay Flora for this. Nicole is an awesome fellow blogger, who contacted me through Instagram to see if I wanted to have my first ever blogger’s collab. So (obviously) I said yes!
Nicole is a mishmash lifestyle blogger like myself, but with way more style and photography skills (which, let’s be honest, isn’t difficult). Her Instagram is full of aesthetic, and her blog posts are just as awesome. Go check out her blog here, and here’s her Instagram account if you’re looking for a fancy new feed to follow. She has also posted an OOTD on her blog, with the theme of Night Out, so go check out the post here, and here’s a pic of her gorgeous OOTN:
And here goes, my first ever OOTD…
My theme for this post was going to be A Day at the Office, considering that this kind of outfit is what I wear on the regular after starting full-time work. When I first knew I’d be getting this job, I instantly went on a bit of a spending spree for work clothes that my bank account really didn’t appreciate…
For this particular day (it was actually a Sunday and I didn’t have work but let’s just pRETEND SHALL WE?) I went for my usual dark colours, but added in a splash of baby pink, which I’ve been really loving recently.
I’m absolutely in love with this coat. I bought it a couple of weeks ago, thanks to my mum and her bargaining ways. It’s a Dorothy Perkins petite, and it’s amazing. It’s so super soft, a camel coat that I bought a size up to look slightly boyfriend-y, with grey accents on the sleeve and under the collar. It was originally £55, but with my mum’s uncanny way of getting a deal, I managed to get it online for £41. All the links to each item of clothing will be listed at the end!
As for the real meat of the outfit, I went for this sheer powder pink crepe blouse from H&M, which I love because it can be dressed up for work or nights out with a black skirt or trousers, but also dressed down with leggings, as it’s pretty long and covers all the wobbly bits! And over the top, this cheap-as-chips dark grey cardigan from Primark (where else?). I’ve actually considered buying this cardigans in bulk, due to them being so damn cheap and comfortable for winter, especially for work where giant fluffy jumpers aren’t quite acceptable. Which is a damn shame, really.
Unfortunately, I can no longer find the skirt, but it was a pure luck buy from New Look in their end-of-summer sale at only £4! It’s been perfect for work as it looks smart and adds a touch of colour, but is also super soft and comfortable (and a respectable length, obviously. What do you take me for?). Paired with simple black tights, I’ve found in the recent weeks that anything can be turned into office wear if you try hard enough!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I gave in and I bought a winter hat. Sue me. It had to be done. I never thought I suited the bobble-hat, but I’ve found that you’ve got to bobble it at some point in life, haven’t you? Life’s too short, like.
And now I get to talk about my favourite part of the whole outfit. Yes, that’s right. SHOES.
I wanted a pair of black Chelsea boots for so long, and I actually bought a few pairs from various places, but never found anything that 1. fitted quite right, or 2. looked quite right. But it turns out a new shopping contender brought the game up to a new level…
I downloaded Depop on a whim to look for people selling cameras, and thought I’d see what boots I could find. Turns out, I found the perfect pair. By the seller VictoriaKaye97 (click here to check out her other items), who was selling these gorgeous Linzi boots for just £10! The biggest bargain of the season, I have to say. And it will be well worth it, because I know I’ll be wearing these every day for months on end…
And there you have it! My very first OOTD blog post! I hope you enjoyed it (somehow I managed to make a story out of this? I really need to work on my waffling) and look out for a new blog post every Wednesday and Sunday!
Have a fab week,
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I told you this was gonna be girly. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
If you’re not into all this girly beauty/lifestyle type of content then feel free to stop reading, I won’t be mad. But if you are, then I hope this post makes a good start on my road to being one of those bloggers.
And the reason for this post even being a thing is simply because I freaking love being nosey about other people. I’ll happily watch a hundred of these videos on YouTube and read these types of blogs so, I thought I’d give it a go.
So, without rambling too much (still will a little bit, this is me), let’s get into it!
So, to start off, my actual bag was bought from eBay earlier this year (and is still available here). When I found it, I was looking for a proper grown-up bag. I wanted small enough to carry around everyday, but also big enough to 1. take to college (when I went to college) and 2. fit overnight stuff in for when I stay at the boyfriend’a house. And I found exactly the right one! (And it was less than £20). It’s got three zippy pockets – and loads more inside each one – gold hardware, is waterproof and has a long handle as well (which is a must for me, ain’t nobody got time to use those little handles constantly).
Item 1: Purse
I recently changed from my summer to winter purses (yes, I do that), and I’m still as in love with this as when I first bought it. It was a New Look purchase, and unfortunately is no longer being sold as it was from 2015. But, it’s super sturdy and pretty with the gold hardware (anyone feeling a gold theme?) and rose details. It’s got enough space for all those stupid cards you carry around, as well as change and TONS OF RECIEPTS (guilty). It’s fab. I love it.
Finally, a recent purchase that I can actually link you to! Try not to explode with excitement, as I know you all will. I recently went on a bit of a major spend at a few places and H&M was one of them. These little beauties were on sale for £3.49 and I thought they’ll be perfect for when it’s cold af, but still so sunny that you can’t actually see. Really simple purchase, but very worth it.
Item 3: The Notebook(s)
One being my bullet journal (take a look at this post for more info on that!), the other being my work notebook that they gave me because it was floating around the office. I cannot go anywhere without a notebook (and a pen. Obviously.), just in case of those ‘Eureka!’ moments (and by ‘Eureka’, I of course mean when you remember that you forgot to get deoderant and need to go get some because you smell).
Item 4: The Necessities
Pretty bog standard stuff, to be honest. Umbrella (because I live in England), and keys. House key, car key and Tesco Clubcard fob. The basics.
Item 5: Glasses
My lovely glasses. Constantly need to be in the bag because I need them for driving (when I do actually get a chance to drive) and for when I get headaches at work. Also, they make me look clever.
Item 6: The Teccy Bits
As we all know, these are of course the most important items in any bag. My phone, a beautiful little HTC One Mini 2 which suits me perfectly (because I, too, am mini), my iPod Nano, Gummy earphones (I cannot be doing with those funny bobbly earphones that don’t fit in my ears, so I stick with the Gummys), and my portable charger. The charger was from Amazon (find it here) and was slightly more expensive than others I’d found, but so worth it. It can charge my phone fully about five times before dying. I recommend!
Item 7: The Beauty Bits
So, in the middle zippy bit (the technical term) of my bag, I like to keep all those little things that we always wish we had when we don’t. That includes:
- Tiny packet of wipes
- Body spray – New York by Pull & Bear
- A hand mirror
- Concealer – Miss Sporty So Clear (for when spots rear their ugly heads)
- Eyeliner – Barry M Eye Define Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
- Lip Balm – Collection Moisturising Lip Butter in Vintage Rose
- And… lady things. You know what I’m on about. Don’t make me say it. They’re necessary.
Finally, the last thing I like to keep in my bag is… More bags. Carrier bags. British people can relate. The struggle truly is real with carrier bags.
And there you go! Possibly the girliest thing ever to grace this bonkers planet, and its now on my blog! I hope you enjoyed it, and if you want more posts like this (or if you hated it and want me to go back to rambling about Lena Dunham) then leave me a comment!
Thanks for reading, see you Wednesday!