The Oversized Knit...

6 November 2016

Weekday Rib Knit Jumper with Balloon Sleeve Detail

Why is it, that as soon as we hit October (and now November), it suddenly has to get freezing. Since having my massive wardrobe clear out (I feel like I need to have another one soon), I've been focusing on purchasing key items which can either be dressed up or down. When it comes to buying basics I'm finding myself leaning more towards Weekday which you can find on ASOS. Apart from the items being reasonable priced, the quality of the clothes is on par with more expensive brands. Whilst browsing ASOS I picked up this rib knit jumper with balloon sleeves, as I don't own any grey knitwear in my wardrobe, I had to have it - that's my excuse anyway.

I find that I struggle to find jumpers which are actually long enough for me both in the body and in the arms, and as you can see this fits the bill perfectly. Now for £45 I actually think this is quite affordable, and it's a thick jumper you're getting your money's worth. A word of warning though - don't wear it for shopping, far too warm. Also I'm wearing the Topshop Heart Leopard Boots again - these have also become a wardrobe staple and I'll be taking them on an upcoming trip. What wardrobe staples have you been buying recently? Let me know.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Kim K.W.

28 October 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Kim K.W.Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Kim Kardashian West

As much as I try my hardest to not buy into any hype regarding new beauty launches, I have to admit I've been waiting for Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips collection to be released. This collection has been devised in collaboration with twelve inspirational women and as soon as I saw the nude shades, they had to be mine. As I already own Penelope Pink (look out for a comparison post soon), there was only one nude which I needed to pick up from the collection, from no other than the Queen of a nude lip - Kim Kardashian-West.

The colour itself is more pink based on me and it reminds me quite a bit of MAC's Creme Cup, personally it doesn't work with a dark smokey eye on me and I'm finding this to be more of a day to day lipstick colour. What I've found with any lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury is that the formula of her lipsticks (even the mattes) aren't drying on the lips and have amazing staying power. What makes these lipsticks different to others on the market is the fact that the Lipstick tree helps protect your lips from UV damage - I'll be honest I very rarely use SPF on my lips, so you're protecting yourself without even thinking about it.

Kim KW does apply very opaque and if you're not a fan of an intense nude/pink lip, I would suggest gradually building this colour up on your lips. This also looks amazing dotted in the middle of a more brown toned nude lip, to give more of an ombre or dimensional look to your lips. Either way this is one lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury you need in your collection asap. Are you a fan of the nude/pink lip?

Nails Inc x Lottie Tomlinson Good as Gold Paint Can

23 October 2016

Nails Inc Set
Nails Inc Good as Gold Paint Can

If there is a hot new nail trend, Nails Inc are always at the forefront and their latest innovative release is no different. Considering how simple the idea is, I'm surprised that no-one has launched a similar product. You would have seen earlier in the year how Nails Inc released Hoxton Market as their first spray polish and since then they've built up a core collection of their iconic colours in the paint can formula. What is genius with these Paint Can's is that they can be used exactly like normal nail polishes - you can use a base coat (this is recommended) if you want, or if you prefer not too, you don't have too.

When it comes to using this, it's exactly the same as using any sort of spray paint, shake and spray your nails. I've found that it's much easier to lightly spray your nails and then build it up that way. Now unlike normal nail polishes, once this has dried on your nails, all what you need to do to remove the excess polish off your skin is to wash your hands with soap. Don't get me wrong this is a messy way of doing your nails, however on the flip side the amount of time taken to achieve manicured nails is literally a quarter of the time to normal nail painting.

As you're using an aerosol, to avoid any kind of mess, I normally use this in my kitchen with paper on the floor and no where near any walls or furniture, as knowing my luck I'd get this everywhere. It is worth mentioning that if you spray this too close to your fingers, the coldness of the polish will hurt your fingers, so what'll you find is for the first few times you use this, it will be trial and error. Will you jump onto the spray polish trend?

*PR Sample

Benefit Cheekathon Palette...

19 October 2016

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Benefit Cheekathon Palette Swatches
UK Beauty Blogger Benefit

As much as I try not to feature limited edition products on the blog, now and again one product cones along which I simply have to feature. Earlier in the year (reality, more like two minutes ago), Benefit released their Cheekathon palette which contains 5 full size powders (four blushers and one bronzer). This is currently sold out on the Benefit website, however it is still in stock on House of Fraser. Considering one of their face powders retails for £23.50 - you can do the maths as to how much you are saving. It's a bit like buy two powders and get three free,

Believe it or not Benefit Dandelion and Georgia (now that is blast from the past) were the first high end blushers I bought, so anything blusher related which Benefit comes out with will always have a special place in my heart. This palette contains all of Benefit's cult cheek products - Dandelion, Hoola Rockateur, Dallas and Coralista as well as a mini blusher brush which you would find in the full sized versions anyway.

With the exception of Hoola, I find these blushers to be very pigmented, yet when applied leaves a sheen of colour on the skin. However the products are easily very build able into a more bolder look if required. Personally I don't think this palette is very user friendly for keeping in your handbag for touch ups as the cardboard packaging would easily get damaged/grubby. However for travel I think this would be a lifesaver in terms of preventing your from taking a 1001 single blushers/bronzers - everything you need (including options) is in the one palette. Also the large mirror is really good - I've sat and done my make up in it numerous times. Are you a fan of limited edition palettes, or do you prefer to actually buy the products you like individually? 
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