Tuesday, 29 July 2014

My Favourite Online Stores at the Moment

There's a whole world of choice out there and thanks to the internet, you can pretty much buy anything you want from any country! For me, it is all about finding small stores or individuals who make unique pieces, items that were previously out of reach on the high street. Instagram has been the main channel that helped me find these stores, but a lot of them I found through Googling. It's definitely worth searching around if you are looking for something specific as you could support smaller designers and labels! 


O Mighty
My favourite online clothing site of all time, O Mighty helps feed my '90s obsession. Their cheeky store is based in Singapore and often bases its print on current pop culture trends. From Justin Bieber mug shot socks, to Clueless sweatpants, Kim Kardashian cry-face phone cases to chicken nugget print skirts, everything is totally hilarious and totally worth the money. Celeb customers range from Miley Cyrus, Azealia Banks, Hayley Williams and Justine Skye. 

Jade Clark 
An individual that I found through Instagram, I fell in love with Jade Clark's '90s inspired pieces, mixed with a 21st Century edge. Her pieces have a wonderful delicate appearance and are dominated by feathers and holograms. 

Somewhere Nowhere
Somewhere Nowhere is a place I go when I'm in the money, or when there is a sale. Previously I detested the thought of wearing fluffy jumpers but this label has changed my mind completely. Mixing faux fur with sheer panelling, this brand is not for the shy and retiring! 

Cleated heels are to me, the must have wardrobe accessory and I spent a good month going between these two sites trying to decide which pair of shoes I wanted. 

My 1st Wish
With an array of flats, boots, heels, sandals and wedges, there is a little too much choice at My 1st Wish. I love unusual pieces but for those looking for neutral shades they have nude/white pieces available. 

La Moda 
For me La Moda always seems to answer my cries for fashion help. Their cleated heels are superb - I ordered Harper in nude and was thoroughly impressed with a quick delivery and such stunning shoes! Their range of accessories is equally inspiring and I am so excited they teamed with Vida Kush to bring faux septum rings to the UK. Call me sad but I would rather try out a faux ring than get someone to stick a needle in my nose!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Disappointment of the Month: Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner

I have always favoured liquid eyeliner as oppose to pencil but I often find it hard to get a flexible tip that I can use to create the cat eye I want. With this months Glamour magazine came Eyeko's liquid eyeliner, worth £12. Initially excited at trying out a new product for my eyes, I tested it out on my hand. 

With a felt tip-like end, the skinny nib ended up producing an impressively dark line on my hand. Despite my initial excitement however, the product disappointed when it came to applying it to my eyes. Lines were faded, it was hard to apply an even, thick coat and the brush kept running dry. All in all I was extremely disappointed and after leaving it on for a few hours, I even got small lines within the creases of my eyelids- very unflattering! 

For those looking for a more precise tip, I use liner that contains a thin brush, that way the look can be varied easily. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hair Dye Review: Blullini by Bleach London

I'm a big believer in experimenting with hair colour but just like a lot of people, I'm really not willing to commit to one colour, just in case I get bored or learn to hate it. Semi-permanent dye gives me the option to explore different shades without the worry that the look is here to stay. Having used Crazy Colour and Directions previously, I found BLEACH London products to be amongst my favourites. 

I purchased the blue/green shade Blullini, with the hopes that once faded, it would give me a nice minty pastel colour for my hair. BLEACH products come in a sizeable bottle and often contain enough for 2/3 applications (my hair is mid-length), although if you are looking for a particularly bright, intense colour experience I would attempt to use as much of the product as possible in one sitting. 

Instructions on the bottle say to leave on for 15 minutes, I left mine on for 20-25 and achieved a fabulous bright blue shade that I loved. For a pastel shade add a minimum amount to your hair and leave in for 5-7 minutes. Be aware that when using on a yellow/blonde shade, the colour may appear more green, which could be disappointing. After one week of washing, I still have a majority of the colour in, and have not achieved pastel just yet. 

I highly recommend the product for anyone looking for true colour stay, and for those who don't mind some slight fade. This is what my hair looked like just after applying the colour: 

This is what my hair looked like a week later : 

If you have any questions feel free to ask me, I have used quite a few of their colours as well as other dyes and can recommend many! 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Versace at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014

Paris fashion week has come to an end *sad face* but what better way to get excited for autumn than to take a look back at some runway favourites. The first day kicked off with Atelier Versace's Fall/Winter 2014-15 show and the mystical midnight blues and purples looked ultra rich on the runway. 

Fringing can often be unattractive but I fell in love with Versace's approach. The midnight blue jacket with a half-crotchet look was elegant yet grungy with matching suede peep-toe boots. 

The fur pieces had a certain exotic bird quality to them, with varying lengths teamed with semi-sheer sectioned tops and cigarette trousers. 

Glitter and leather- who would have thought this combination could work together in such harmony. A metallic leotard made way for a leather bralet strapped on with a stunning matching train- a red carpet look I hope to see very soon. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014


I'm ridiculously excited to complete the 5 day lipstick challenge I saw on blogger Allie May Redmond's page a little while back. I'm a huge fan of rouge, but other than nights out I can be a little afraid to reach for the lippy as I have extremely bright colours. 

From Left to Right: Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Laquer in Nude Eclipse// No7 Stay Perfect in Grace// Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 380 Dark Night// Barry M  Matte Lipstick in 54 Coral // Saffron in 25 Blue 

I don't have particularly expensive taste when it comes to lipstick, however I do find of all of the lipsticks, it's No7's Stay Perfect that usually wins when it comes to lasting colour and layering. I will be reviewing each product on their texture, longevity, appearance and colour.  

Day One: Barry M
Day Two: Saffron
Day Three: Rimmel Moisture
Day Four: No.7
Day Five: Rimmel Apocalips