Sunday, 20 December 2015

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Eyeshadow Palette & Hangover Primer

P1000826 too faced chocolate bon bon P1000833 P1000835 too faced hangover IMG_4477How beautiful is this Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette*? I've never had the chance to try a Too Faced eye-shadow palette before but I love how cute and creative they are, so I was so excited for this delivery to arrive! 
As soon as I opened this palette, the first thing I noticed was how it smelt like Chocolate, such a nice touch as well as the colours being everything you need in an eye-shadow palette.
This palette is a new online exclusive to Debenhams which launched on 15th December so would be the perfect Christmas gift for all those beauty lovers (and for those who have left their Christmas shopping to the last minute)! Don't forget to check out Debenhams Gift Guide if you're really stuck for gift ideas too! 
The packaging and quality of these eye-shadows are something I'd love to receive under the Christmas tree this year along with the Too Faced Hangover Face Primer*. I hold my hands up and say I do not always use a primer as I hate feeling as those I have layers upon layers of unnecessary products on my face but this primer is different! It's non-silicone based, is infused with Coconut water and skin revivers in a lightweight formula to give radiance to the skin. This felt amazing when I put it on and gave my skin a little boost of hydration before applying my foundation and making it apply better.
I created a look using, 'Mocha' all over the lid and a mixture of layering 'Bordeaux' (my favourite shade!) and 'Malted' in the crease and outer corners to create some definition. To add a little festive sparkle, I finished my patting in, 'Molasses Chip' all over the lid. I'm so impressed by the longevity of these shades, they lasted all night and all day - with no creases. 

Have you tried the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette yet?

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Be Boho Chic - 4 Things You Need

A perennial favourite amongst fashion girls is the bohemian chic style. For some, nailing the trend is easy. These girls’ closets are full of fringe, posy prints and psychedelic patterns, and they're mixed in with lace and other Western-style wear. Other women have a harder time mixing and matching the right fabrics and pieces to create this “effortless,” yet carefully constructed, look dubbed boho chic.
This post is for those fashionista—the ones who love gazing at Free People campaigns and lust after Vanessa Hudgens’ OOTDs on the regular, but only from afar. After all, creating a flawless boho chic style is much harder than it looks. A keen eye is needed to combine feathers and lace without looking like you came straight from frolicking in the fields (unless you want to look like that, which is cool too!). But all it takes is a little practice, constant inspiration and the right pieces to make bohemian chic your own reality. To get you started, here are four things you need:

1. Lots of Earthy Colours CAMEL OOTD
The colour palette is crucial in the world of bohemia. The Chic Fashionista gives a quickrundown of the essential tones, stating, “Typical boho colours are rich and warm in colour. So focus on black, brown, cream white, khaki and olive green as your main fashion colour palette.” Once you have this basis, you can then mix in vibrant violets and deep reds.
2. Something With FringeSUEDE & CAMELWhether it is a bag, booties, a vest or even a suede jacket, you need something with fringe. Fringe is a telltale feature of Western-style garb that will immediately transport your style to another era. Not to mention, it’s a fun detail that moves with you. You can browse a whole host of fringed booties in Lyst’s edit if you’re looking for a little inspiration to get you started.
3. Something With FlowersFLORAL MAXI OOTDJust like you need fringe, flowers are just as, if not more, important when dressing bohemian chic. Since much inspiration is drawn from the “flower child” of the ‘60s, it’s only right that you find some floral. If not a floral-printed pair of pants, slip on a flower crown like Fashion Gone Rogue mentions: “the flower crown has become ubiquitous with bohemian style.”
4. Chunky JewelleryBLUE PAISLEYTo put the cherry on top to any whimsical, bohemian wardrobe, you’ll need the right accessories to match. College Fashion suggests chunky, earthy jewellery as one of the “must-have items” for girls looking to go boho chic. Leave the shiny gold at home, because wood and metal materials work best here. Also, “the more unique the better,” so feel free to get a little funky with your picks.
*Guest Editorial. All images my own.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Grey Rollneck Dress

Rollneck Dress: Primark | Gilet: Oasis Fashion via Debenhams* | Boots: Red Herring via Debenhams* | Bag: Primark

My new obsession is over-sized roll neck jumpers, knits and dresses. I've been looking for a few roll neck dresses to add to my wardrobe as they're perfect for this time of the year being warm and you can just chuck them on with some tights and you're done. I found this jumper in Primark and bought it quite a few sizes up so it became dress length on me. I love the colour of this especially matching with this Oasis Gilet*. Luckily, its surprisingly mild for December weather so I can still get away with just wearing a gilet on top of this jumper and feel warm enough. 
To add a different tone, I paired this outfit with these Burgundy Leather Red Herring Boots*. I love that Debenhams have a range of Winter Boots and styles from different brands. I've seen Burgundy boots doing the rounds on blogs, Instagram and from endless hours of shopping online. This pair really caught my eye as the heel is just the right size for me to be able to wear this casually day to day and the colour goes with so much of Autumn/Winter wardrobe so I know these will be worn to death into the new year!


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