Tuesday, 14 October 2014

outfit of the day

Today I'm at work all day in an office, so I need to make sure I wear something comfortable. I have chosen some black and grey dog-tooth soft trousers (link HERE) and a cream loose top (link HERE). I think this look could be dressed up with a statement necklace and a pair of boots, or down like i have done for a work outfit. As for makeup, I have opted for something that will hopefully last me all day under the harsh air conditioning and something which won't feel too heavy or overdone. The products I have used are:

-          Bourjois foundation in shade 52 vanilla 
-          Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer (shade has rubbed off, but would have been the lightest)
-          Urban Decay Eye primer original
-          Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
-          Benefit They’re Real Mascara
-          Kiko Contour and Highlight in shade 01
-          Mac Crème Cup Lipstick
-          Mac Eyebrow pencil in Spiked

I will post some pictures below:

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please leave me a comment on what you wear to work or what you would think would be ideal!

Holly x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn Winter wishlist

So after looking online I thought I would put together some of the things I like for Autumn Winter and where you can purchase them if you like them!

First of is a good pair of boots for the colder weather and these really caught my eye from newlook
Black (Black) Black Tassel Zip Side Block Heel Ankle Boots  | 331324401 | New Look
Find them online here

Whilst on the subject of shoes, I saw these and instantly thought "WIZZARD OF OZ", okay well maybe not exactly, I mean after all these are multi coloured glitter and not red, but the idea is there right? How cute would they be with a dress or a skirt?
null (Multi Col) Wide Fit Multicoloured Glitter Ballet Pumps | 320844799 | New Look

Find them online here

Now, moving on to something which will keep me warm when the weather turns sour! I always look forward to buying a new winter coat as it can give you so much style and even be a staple piece, I saw this and fell in love, but cannot justify the price tag it's ridiculous!!! 

Photo 1 of Faux Fur Trimmed Parka Jacket
Available online here

Finally and maybe the best of all: MAKEUP. There suddenly becomes a time when everyone digs out the berry coloured lipsticks and dark coloured nail varnish, I will post a picture of the items and where you can buy them from. 

First off is the Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick and OMG how beautiful does this look? I seriously need to get my hands on it! 
Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick

Available online here

Finally, this is "Ruby" from Atomic Lipstick Makeup Revolution. A red is a great colour for Autumn/Winter and I think you could pair it with a smokey eye or a neutral eye.

Available online here

If you have any comments or know where I could get a lookalike coat like the one from Topshop please leave a comment below!

Thank you

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

Hello, so for my 18th birthday me and my lovely boyfriend went to London and Whilst we were there we headed to Westfield London shopping centre. Of course I had to pick up some new makeup items to expand my collection! I recently had £10 worth of points with a £50 purchase from the Debenhams beauty card, so I jumped at the chance to get the discount on this wonderful item :D

This new palette from Urban Decay features 5 never seen before shades that are all Matte Neutrals (with a cool taupe base). the final shade, Skimp, is shimmery which is perfect for highlighting the brow bone. I personally love that this palette is cooler because I feel like I can wear it easy and get a whole bunch of new looks with easy blending. Whilst i'm on the subject of blending, it still has the signature velvety feel of the shadow that makes it feel so luxurious and non-creasing, whilst so easy to blend the colours into one another. 

So I will show you the pictures I have captured compared to my last palette. 


The Palette on the left is the original Naked Basics Palette L to R: Venus, Foxy, W.O.S, Naked 2, Faint and Crave.
The Palette on the right is the 2nd Naked Basics Pallette. L to R: Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal and Undone.

The palette is priced at £22, the same as the original and is available here 

Please leave me a comment on what you think of the new palette and if you would like to see what else I bought whilst I was in London. 

Holly x