30/11/2012

Lecture Day

 



Skull top: H&M, Blazer: Thrifted, Scarf: Mom's, Jeans: Topshop, Bag: Ebay, Wedges: New Look

Happy Friday guys, I hope you're all well. I just thought to show you what I wore to my lecture today because I was quite happy with how it looked all put together.
May I just say how much I'm loving my new bag, its just the best thing I've ever had. It just goes with everything and I love how it looks simple but can go with anything dressy as well. That Alexander Wang is a genius (even though mine is a knock off, but shhh!)
What are you loving in particular?
B x

25/11/2012

Winter Wishlist...

Winter wishlist

From left to right: Trilby hat,  Dior Dolce Vita,  Samsung Galaxy SIII,,  Lust Solid Perfume,  
     Urban Decay Naked2 Palette, Topshop Khol Eyeliner in Black.

Hi everyone, I've been seeing a lot of Christmass/Winter wishlist out there and it got me thinking about what I really want before winter's end. Anyhow I naturally had to make a wishlist of my own, and these are the things I'm crying for this Christmas. 
Now I don't necessarily want these specific products (even thought it would be amazeballs if I got them all) but it's more what they represent. Like I don't see myself spending over £40 for a single make-up palette however it would be great if I were to get a neutral eyeshadow palette. I'd be perfectly happy with a Sleek one for example. The only actually product I'm dying to have is the Samsung Galaxy SIII because I  really want to get an android phone again because Blackberry is just terrible and I can't wait to ditch my Torch. 

What are your winter must-haves?

B x

18/11/2012

November Buys

So with this month being my birthday month I went a little bit crazy in the shopping department considering my meager student budget. I rationalized all this crazy spending as "birthday treats" otherwise I would have never spent as much money as I have this month. Anyhow picture time:



This is like the general picture of all my purchases excluding a couple of big this I will show further down. I know it doesn't look like much but I was looking for just a few pieces that could breather some life into my current wardrobe and beauty regime.

 Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in '17' and Rimmel 5 in 1 Base and Topcoat
To start off with is this red lipstick I bought it in the shade '17' which is fairly dark and burgundy like as i thought it would match my dark skin tone more than a bold bright red one would do. And I also got a clear polish which also acts as a nail treatment because my nails are really quite fragile and I'm in the market for something that will stop them splitting and ruining my nail varnish.

 Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk shampoo and Aussie Dual Personality Anti Frizz+ Conditioning Milk

Well these are pretty self explanatory really but I cant go by without giving them a mention; this shampoo is actually amazing. Its a protein shampoo which means it maintains the keratin in your and and makes it stronger and decreases the likelihood of breakage. An added bonus is that it is sulphate free, for those of you on a hair journey and it smells  like coconuts which is just so heavenly. I don't really have a review for the Aussie product yet as I have only used it once so far, but I'm hoping for good things because my hair really needs something to combat the frizz, especially because it's winter because the air is always so humid, meaning I can't go outside for 30 minutes without my hair transforming into a rather deflated afro :(  

   Beanie: New Look, Ear cuff: H&M
I have been seeing everyone around with beanies recently and normally this puts me off buying an item but in reference to my earlier bad hair day issues I figured it might make a more appealing way to leave the house. I also got the ear cuff's because I was wanting to add a little edge to my ear wear haha. And I thought it was a relatively simple way to make any outfit a little cooler.

 Jumper: H&M, Wedges: New Look

Who doesn't love a good pair of wedges? I originally got these in black and I loved them so much that I went back and got this pair. I stalked them for a while and it payed off because I got them on sale for five pounds less than the original price. The jumper, I just couldn't resist because everything about it just called out to me; the colour, the fit, just everything. Its very lose knit though so a lot of layers are needed underneath.
Alexander Wang Rocco 'inspired bag': eBay

I saw this bag on Beauty Crush and I just had to have it. I took it with me to uni on friday and I was just so happy with it. I really love the long strap on it and it is just so big, you could fit loads in there and still have room for extras. It is definitely my staple bag for this autumn as I see it coordinating with loads of my outfits. The only trouble with it is that it has gold studs so I feel like I cant wear it with my silver jewelery but this is easily fixable, i'll just get the same bag in grey: that one comes with silver studs hehe!

Have you been shopping lately, what new in your closet?
B x

11/11/2012

Tribal/Aztec Nails





I watched this tribal nails tutorial recently and I got inspired to try and do my own version. the perfect opportunity came yesterday when I was on skype with my friend and I wanted something to keep me busy as we chatted. So I got out my nail polish and created these nails. 
They aren't the traditional aztec print but i wanted something a little more toned down that the usual aztec which can look quite busy if overdone. To combat this I only did the print on one side of my nails just to give the whole thing some character and I also used a pastelly lilac colour because I didn't have a white nail polish on hand. What do you think?
B x

08/11/2012

Happy Birthday To Me


               Blazer: H&M, Cami: Primark, Shorts: New Look, Belt: New Look, Scarf: Mum's

Another year gone, another year older and I suppose at this stage I have to accept that I'm finally an adult even though it doesn't feel like it. For my big two-one birthday I made the trip back home to celebrate with my family and they surprised me with a trip to Brighton. So when I got home I got all packed for the second time and off we went to Brighton for the couple of days. 
There we had a little wander around The Lanes and I loved popping into the shops around there because I don't see a large majority of them where my uni is. But alas they were quite expensive so I couldn't indulge myself too much. Anyhow I had a good time window shopping and enjoying the area, I only wish we'd had more time to look around before it got overly windy and miserable outside. 
And finally after my little home break I came back to uni only to be treated with another birthday cake (the one pictured above) from my housemates. So this week I've definitely had more than my fair share of baked goods and just food in general but I enjoyed myself imensely

Barbrah
x

01/11/2012

Autumn Hues

Jumper: H&M, Jacket: Ebay. Skirt: ASOS, Boots: New Look

I realised recently that Autumn has always been a season I always seem to under appreciate. It has something to do with my strong dislike for the cold that follows this season. However when you look at it objectively it is one of the more exciting seasons, reflected in the way in many ways; the way the air is always crisp and cool and also the amazing colours that are everywhere you look. And of course from a fashion perspective it is that season in which you can add unimaginable amounts of layers without the fear of boiling to death. 
Anyhow I tried to reflect that in this outfit I wore yesterday to go about my daily business, with all the muted hues that are perfect for autumn and I don't think it turned out badly at all.