Saturday, 20 April 2013

Asymmetric

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(Crop Top: Urban Outfitters/ Skirt: Urban Outfitters/ Heels: Jeffrey Campbell)

So basically this whole outfit turned out to pretty much be Urban Outfitters haha. I absolutely love this skirt, I got it at Christmas but have only just worn it as it's not exactly the warmest piece of clothing I have! It's also such a lovely flattering shape for anyone to wear, the material is really stretchy and clings perfectly without being uncomfortable or unflattering. It's so so unbelievably comfortable to wear that I just know that when summer comes I'll be wearing this non-stop. I love the style of the skirt so much as it's different from anything I've really seen at the moment with the asymmetric design so that one side shows off some leg and the other doesn't which I think is a subtle, sexy touch.
I teamed this skirt with my glittery crop top also from Urban Outfitters (both the skirt and crop top are from the, Sparkle and Fade brand). I love this crop because it's so easy to wear in that I can put it with anything and it's great for nights out.
My beloved Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Spike's also got pulled from the top of my wardrobe that night, and I have to say, these shoes really did kill my toes that night. I don't know what it is, but these give me the worst blisters whereas my other Burgundy Jeffrey Campbell's don't. I guess it's just a case of breaking them in over time!
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Pencil

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(Denim Jacket: Primark/ Pencil Skirt: Asos/ T-Shirt: Primark/ Burgundy Satchel: Primark/ Rings: Primark & Miss Selfridge)

I've been meaning to get this post up for a week now, but life has pretty much taken over. I started a part-time internship on my days off from University and any time I do have off now is dedicated to revision as I have three exams coming up. Yay, not. 
I wanted to include this Asos pencil skirt in an outfit post as I bought it around January but haven't worn it until now as it was quite big around my waist so had to get it altered. Is it just me that finds Asos sizing really weird?! Plus the skirt is sooo long, if I didn't roll it up at the waistband I'm pretty sure I could wear this as a bandeau dress and I'm not even that short! 
Anyway! I paired this skirt with my burgundy satchel to match. I've realised that a lot of this outfit is from Primark (unintentionally). I really like wearing a graphic t-shirt with such a plain outfit as it brings the other pieces out more and I always love a good layered look. It was actually such a nice day when I wore this outfit so I didn't feel cold at all just wearing this t-shirt underneath my denim jacket which makes a change.
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Monday, 8 April 2013

Acid

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(Denim Jacket: Primark/Top: Forever 21/Bag: Cambridge Satchel/Ring: Primark/Jeans: Primark/Shoes: Navy Converse)

This outfit is just a super casual outfit pairing I wore the other day. I think this acid-wash denim jacket is fast becoming my new favourite staple for Spring. I couldn't believe it when I saw it in Primark for a bargainous price of, £16! I've been looking about for a slightly oversized one for ages now but most were around the £30 to £40 mark, and this Primark alternative was perfect for me as I wanted one that had a distressed vintage look. I also really love the look of it with this Forever 21 polka-dot tee and my satchel to keep with the neutral, cool tones of the outfit.  The Cambridge Satchel will definitely be coming with me wherever I go during the summer as I can pretty much put it with anything and it will look good. Another new Primark buy is this Turquoise stone ring which I love as I find it really difficult to find rings that fit my tiny fingers but this fits nicely!
(P.s. Yes I do know my zip on my jeans is undone - typical haha). 

Loving the fact that it is also getting a lot lighter now so outfit pictures are a lot easier to take!
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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation


Thought I'd do a review on my everyday foundation at the moment. I've been using this since September and a little goes a long way! The reason why I picked this particular foundation is for a couple of reasons. The foundation comes in a tube which you can squeeze out of the nozzle, which keeps it really clean and hygienic unlike some foundations which don't even have the pump! Also this means I can directly squeeze as much foundation as I want on to my face without having to put it on my hand and waste product. The fact that Illamasqua has such a huuuuge colour range makes it good for people with pale skin like me. They even have a completely white shade as well which you could get if you wanted to mix two together. This range also has foundations suited for both pink and yellow undertones so there is bound to be the perfect colour for you. I use shade, 6.5 Olive Yellow Undertone, which is slightly dark for me but it gives my face a nice warmth which can easily be blended in.

Illamasqua claims this foundation is suitable for all skin types. I have dry skin and have heard this foundation is perfect for people with dry skin. I really like the finish on me, as it doesn't cling to the dry parts. (Although, I did use a primer underneath the other day and some dry patches were more noticeable). It gives a nice, natural glow to the skin without being excessively dewy or tacky. One of my pet hates with foundation is when I can touch my face and feel the stickiness on my fingers.The foundation is definitely buildable. I apply one quick layer for everyday use, and on nights out I can build it to be full coverage which I like. The only thing I don't like about the foundation is that I can't see how much I've used from the bottle as it doesn't really show much!

Overall, I would definitely recommend it for people who like me who have dry and/or pale skin. It's £27.00 but would last you an eternity. 

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