NOTD – Topshop Green Room

Today I thought I’d reaqainte myself with an old friend today and dig out the first Topshop polish I ever bought. Green seems to be becoming the ‘in’ colour this season, with many different shades of mint gracing the high street fashion at the moment which is a bonus for me because it’s one of my favourite colours. ‘Green Room’ by Topshop is a really bright mint/teal green, perfect for the spring and adding a pop of colour to your nails.
I never think there is anything wrong with adding a bit of sparkle to things, so I thought I’d top the look off with a glitter polish I picked up on impulse in Primark, only yesterday. I’ve never heard of this brand before, and I think they have only this week come into my Primark, but Angelica Nail Colour has a great range of colours…both in glitter and solid colour polishes.

I picked up the teal glitter in ‘Emerald Isle’ which works great as a top coat and applies really nicely and easily. What I like about it, is that it also doesn’t leave that rough feeling finish like some glitter polishes and is nice and smooth. If you were using it alone, I think you would need quite a few coats in order to get an opaque finish, but I definately think I’ll be using it most as a top coat to add that little something.

The Angelica Nail Colour Polishes are £2.50 for a 10ml bottle and avaliable in Primark and Green Room was £5

Thanks for reading! x

 

Primark, Topshop & New Look Haul

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post! But i’m back with a pretty big haul for you. I had a pretty nice payslip this month, thanks to the tax man finally giving me back the money he owed me so as I’ve gone a good few months without making any major purchases I thought I definitely deserved to treat myself. So all of this stuff is an accumilation over the last few weeks and I’m pretty chuft with everything, and even bagged a few bargains along the way 🙂 I’ve bought a collection of cosmetics, clothes and accessories over the last few weeks so I thought I’d do three separate posts…starting off with the clothes and a few bits I picked up in Primark.

So the first thing I got was this cute striped canvas shopping bag which is just a great size and a good investment seeing as we now have to pay for carrier bags in Wales. At only £1.50 it was a bargain and I just love the colour and I’m a sucker for stripes. And here’s all the goodies I filled it up with…

'City of Love' Motif T-Shirt - £3

Primark currently have loads of these cute motif t-shirts in store and this one just caught my eye. It’s lightweight and a really nice fit and I think it will look great with a pair of denim shorts in the summer.

Nautical Stripe Sundress - £5

They had a big range of these style dresses out last year as well, but this one is right up my street. I love navy and white stripes together as I think it’s just so smart and the fit of the dress is really flattering and girly. It’s not the best material but at only £5 you can’t really expect miracles. I absolutely love this and know I’ll wear it a lot over the coming months.

Turquoise sheer shirt - £10

I’d seen this style shirt a lot around You Tube and blogs recently but never in this colour and it’s not something I would usually pick out but the colour just grabbed me, and when I tried it on I was sold. It’s such a nice fit and I think would look great with black skinny jeans or even shorts. It’s very sheer so unless you’re very brave (which I am not!) you definitely need a cami underneath it, but luckily I bought the perfect match in Primark last year so I’m all set 🙂

This next top I got from Topshop, which is somewhere I never ever usually shop because I just can’t justify the prices but I recently spotted this is one of Amelia’s Haul’s on YouTube and it was just my sort of thing. Like I’ve already said I love navy and white stripes and I also thought the price was pretty good for something from Topshop…

Nautical Stripe Sweater - £20

The only thing I’m finding with this is the shape is a little bit strange. It fits me everywhere apart from around the tops of my shoulders where it seems really baggy, and this is even from the Petite range so I’m slightly confused as my shoulders are usually where things are usually tighter as I have quite broad shoulders for someone of my size. Other than that it’s really smart looking and the white is just so fresh looking for this season.

I also went on a bit of a splurge in New Look recently and if I do say so myself, managed to get a good few bargains. I really do advise anyone who is petite to definitely check out the Generation section in New Look because seriously the sizes are not just suited for kids… I’m 24 years old, and found myself being able to fit in Age 13 clothes… yes, some stuff is young looking but you can find some real gems too and for half the price of the adult section!

Aztec Heart Motif T-Shirt - £7.99

This was actually in the adult section (so I didn’t just buy kids stuff!lol) and as soon as I saw it I just knew I had to buy it. I’m really loving the aztec prints this season and the pop of neon colour is really cool against the black on this t-shirt. The quality is really nice too for the price.

Flower Print Side Tie Top - £12.99

This was from the Generation section and I think it’s really pretty and perfect for the spring. They had something very similar in the adult section for around £20 so it just shows you can shop around. It’s Age 13 but it’s very generous and given I have quite big boobs I was suprised that this fitted me, but it’s perfect.

Heart Print Jersey Skirt - £2

Admittedly I have no idea when I’m going to wear this, but I thought it was really cute and would look nice with just a plain vest top and some leggings. Probably if I go on holiday at all this year I’d wear this for the beach, but it’s really comfy and for £2 you can’t go wrong!

Green Cord Shorts - £6

These are soooo comfy and they were also a bargain, reduced from £13.99. They look a bit Robin Hood and his merry men from the picture but they look really nice on and are great quality. It’s still pretty chilly here (even though it’s Spring) so I’d definitely pair these with maybe some brown tights and I think they would also look cute with the floral top I’ve already shown you.

So that’s all my fashion bits… not bad really for a grand total of £68.50! Marvelous! 🙂

Thanks for reading! x

 

 

Northern Exposure OOTD – Thursday

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, but hopefully today’s outfit post will make up for it. 🙂 I went out to town today just to run some errands and it take a few things back to Primark that I decided against keeping and as it’s still pretty cold I thought best to layer up.

My jumper is a recent purchase from New Look and I must admit isn’t something I would normally have picked up, but it caught my eye in the shop and when I tried it on in the fitting room I just fell in love with it. It’s really and easy to wear a vest top underneath for the current colder weather, but it’ll be great for spring too because it’s not too thick. You can find it online here.I’ve paired it with a pair of light wash ‘boyfriend’ cut denim shorts from H&M. I seem to be living in shorts with tights at the moment!

For jewellery I’ve just combined some random bracelets from my collection, the two at the front of my wrist I picked up on holiday in Majorca (love the jewellery out there!) and I think the other two were from H&M a long time ago. I just love a mis-match of bracelets for a casual look.

My ring is another recent purchase, and if I do say so myself, a bargain at £1.50 from Topshop. I rummaged about a bit for my size but so glad I managed to find one. I don’t usually wear gold or gold effect jewellery but this really stood out to me.

For shoes I’ve just gone for the Navy pair of slip-on’s I got from Primark last week, again another bargain at £3 and they are soooo comfortable!

And to finish off and to keep cosy, I popped on my Navy quilted jacket again from New Look which is such a flattering fit, and currently using to death my Tan satchel bag I bought from Next about 2 years ago.

Thanks for reading! x

 

Face & Outfit of the Day – Monday

I’m a day late with this post but I didn’t have a chance to post yesterday after travelling back from my parents in the afternoon and then had to do the exciting food shop last night when I got home.  But anyway, this is the first time I’ve done a Face of the Day but I’m trying to carry on with the theme of daily posts just while I have time off work.

So here’s a lowdown of the products I used for my FOTD

  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum – Light Vanilla (51)
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil – Hazel (002)
  • MUA Heaven & Earth Palette (1, Hightlight, 2. Lid 3. Crease)
  • Topshop Kohl Pencil – Saddle
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion – Black/Brown
  • MUA Powder Blusher – Shade 4
  • Original Carmex on my lips

 

And here is the result…

I really like this look because it really brightens my face and my eyes without going too over the top. I love the blush as it gives me a nice natural glow and the gold tones of the eye shadow really bring out the grey/blue shades in my eyes.
I’m really loving the Bourjois healthy mix serum, which I did a review of here and love the dewy look it brings to my skin and the colour match is just perfect 🙂

And for my outfit of the day, I wore a Navy lace detail top from Primark (£6) with a navy vest top underneath. With my favourite Skinny Jeans in the whole world from Next (£20) and a pair of grey daps from Primark (£3)

Thanks for reading! x

 

Primark Shoe Haul

So I just popped into Primark yesterday after work, just to grab a cheap pair of pumps to wear out for a family meal as I’d forgotten to bring any footwear apart from my converse with me to visit my parents for the weekend. The selection of shoes in Primark is always vast and I never have any problem finding a pair of shoes I love, and that actually fit me properly, which turns out to often be a blessing and a curse when I ended up buying shoes I don’t really need. Having stupidly small feet, in which in most cases even a ladies size 3 is too small for me, I always find the size 3 in Primark just perfect for me. As a result of this…my quick trip for one pair of shoes turned into me buying 3 pairs…I just couldn’t resist!

So first the pair I actually needed, I picked up these cute ‘reptile’ effect pumps, as they were described on the receipt with bows on the front. I actually picked these up in a size 4 because they are the type with the elasticated backs on them and the Size 3 just felt a little snug, especially when I was planning on wearing thick tights with them. I really love them and at £6 the soles on them are pretty decent and a little thicker than the usual bottoms of the cheaper pumps I’ve bought there in the past. However, when I wore them they elasticated bits did tend to cut in the back of my heels which was pretty uncomfortable, and not very pleasant but I think they just need to be worn in.

The trouble with Primark (and I’m sure it’s not just me) when you see something you like but don’t REALLY need it, I use the dreaded phrase ‘it’s only…*insert low price*’ and often convince myself that buying it would be a really great deal. That is something that definitely happened when I saw these next two purchases. I spotted them and just thought they were really cute but also for casual shoes really smart as well, I was torn between which colour to buy, and then I saw the price of them and thought ‘ I can afford to get both!’ So I bought the Navy and the Grey because they will go with pretty much all of my wardrobe! They are also available in Black and White as well. In all honesty I am really impressed with the quality of these and I think the soles are pretty steardy on them and they are super super comfy…and they were only £3 each!! BARGAIN!! 🙂

So all in all I’m pretty chuft with my purchases! Have you grabbed any bargains in Primark recently?

Thanks for reading! x

H&M, Internationale & Primark Haul

It’s been a few days since my last post, so sorry for the delay. It’s been ages since I treated myself to some new clothes, mainly because over the last few months I’ve been really disappointed with what I’ve seen in the shops recently. I’m really not one for the whole over-sized look because as a petite girl it just makes me feel over conscious of being too skinny and everything just looks like it’s drowning me and sadly that trend is all that seems to be gracing the high street stores over the last 2 seasons.

I’d been looking for ages for a longline cable knit cardigan I could wear with a body con skirt and some tights and just a simple top and finally I found one last week in H&M for a very reasonable £19.99. It’s a really nice berry burgundy red colour which I think really flatters my skin tone and hair colour and I love the fact that it doesn’t come with buttons, because I hate when cardi’s have buttons low down and when you sit down everything just bulges over. I love the fit too, and even though supposed to be oversized, I just got a size smaller than I usually would wear but I’m still unsure about the way it falls and just the lack of shape it seems to give me, so I’m still 50/50 on whether to keep this or return it. (This is the first outfit post I’ve ever done, so please excuse the pretty rubbish photography, and my awful posture!) So here, I paired the cardigan with a simple stripe vest top tucked into a black body-con skirt (both from H&M) just for a simple casual look.

Some other bits I’ve bought over the last few weeks include some things I got in exchange for a cardigan that my boyfriend got me for Christmas which unfortunately was too big. Both the top (£8.99) and jumper (£14.99) are from Internationale which I’ll be honest isn’t a shop I’ve ever really thought of buying from before but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by what I found there. I’ve always rather snobbishly thought of Internationale as a bit of a chav shop full of cheap looking material but I really did find some nice bits that I’m really pleased with and the prices are also really reasonable and the quality really great. I absolutely love the colours of both and again really find them flattering to my colouring. I also really like the zip detailing on the top and the print is just really cute and the fit really flattering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve also picked up a few bits in Primark recently which I just thought I’d share they include a pastal aqua blue grandad cardigan (£10) the colour just caught my eye straight away (picture to follow), Black Shorts (£5 -bargain!) and a lovely navy lace detail collared top which I just think is so cute and can’t wait to wear it and pair a few things with it.

And that’s everything I’ve been buying 🙂 My first clothing blog completed!

Thanks for reading! x

 

 

 

 

 

November Wish List

Hello everyone! Well it’s been a while since I last did a blog post so apologise for that, I have been really busy with work and what not and am now taking on two jobs so time is a little sparse right now.

I’ve been meaning to do this for the past month, and I actually went to type ‘October Wish List’ in the title bar, but then realising it’s now the 1st November! (Isn’t this year flying by!!) (“,) I’m at a point at the moment where I’m seeing a lot of wintery things that I love and yet am still too poor to afford right now, so I’ve compiled a little list of things I’m longing for right now, and hopefully maybe at some point I’ll treat myself to at least one of them! So here goes…

Owl Print Peter Pan Top – Next £28

Now this isn’t something I would usually go for but I since seeing a colleague in work wearing it I’ve just loved it ever since. The print is so cute (although the picture doesn’t show the cute little owls off very well) and I’ve really had a thing for peter pan collars lately (probably because they are everywhere!) My biggest qualm about this top though is that I have a thing about oversized things because I think they just make a smaller person look ridiculous and like they are being drowned, and I have a feeling this will have an oversized fit to it may just stop me from buying it. (That and the fact it’s out of stock everywhere!) Still can’t help but have a soft spot for it!

Teal Duffle Coat – Next £55

I’ve had my eye on the coat for such a long time, and even before all the winter coats started to come into store I had said to my Mam ‘I want a duffle coat for winter this year’ so when I saw this I knew it was the one! I absolutely love the colour and the shape of it is flattering, not like some coats where they just make you look boxy and weird. I can already see myself all warm and snug on a chilly winter day in this. The bestest thing the coat though has to be that it comes in a petite size which means it won’t drown me in the arms and go down to below my knees like most coat’s I’ve had in the past. I think for a winter coat it’s also pretty reasonable and it’s the one item that I most want to get in the next month, so I’m saving my pennies as I type!

Navy Fairisle Jumper – H&M £24.99

I’ve been on the look out for a good old Christmas style jumper for a while now and haven’t been able to find a nice one anywhere. I have seen on in Primark recently which took my fancy, until I felt the material off it and immediately knew it would be itch central if I tried to wear it, so I’m finding it harder to find one that nice quality but still a reasonable price. I saw this on the ‘New Arrivals’ section of the H&M website not so long ago and it immediately caught my eye, although when I went to see if I could find it in my local store it wasn’t to be seen, so I’m still in two minds as to whether I should order it just because I’m unsure of whether it will be itchy. I would hope for £25 though that the material would be soft…maybe I’ll just have to bite the bullet and go ahead and order it and find out!

I also really like this cardigan but I’m a little unsure about the faux fur collar around the hood, which I think makes it look a little bit cheap…although I do love the pattern and it looks so lovely and cosy!!!

Black Deer Print Jersey Dress – H&M £19.99

I think I must have a thing for animal character prints this season, because I just think the little deer’s on this dress are sooo cute! I love the skater dress style to the dress, and with the long sleeves it will be ideal for the autumn/winter equipt with a chunky knit cardi and some boots. It also comes in navy with polka dot print on the skirt, but I think I prefer the Black and I already have lots of navy clothes so this would make a nice change. Again I’ve only seen it online, so I’m dubious about what the quality would be like, as £19.99 is quite steep for H&M I thought, but I’m definitely going to try and see if I can spot this in any stores the next time I’m out shopping.

Well, I think that’s everything for now although I’m sure over the next few weeks there shall be tons more things added to the list of things I want but have no way of affording right now. There is one more thing I’m desperately on the look out for and that’s a nice decent pair of black calf length boots, without a massive heel and which is not suede effect because they would just get ruined in the rain…but of all the boots on the high street right now do you think I can find a single pair I like? Not likely, and any I do like are waaaaaaay out of my price range… but I shall keep on looking!

Thanks for reading!! x