Hey guys, today’s post is just a quick OOTD from work featuring my new favourite trousers. I know my last post, I spoke about them too but y’know! They’re so comfortable and I love how I can dress them from casual to evening-wear.
Last-night was my work night out and I really liked the outfit I chose to wear so I thought I would post it up on here. Other than these shoes being the most painful things EVER – I had a great night! These khaki peg leg trousers are my new favourite pair, I love how I’ll be able to wear them casually with a slouchy tee and some loafers. I hope you’re all well.
I’ve caved again and bought some more lip products inspired by Kylie Jenner (shock horror)! I was looking to buy this particular lip pencil from MAC a couple months back but it was completely sold out. I managed to finally get my hands on it last week and I think this might be my new favourite lip combo. I was initially planning on wearing the lip pencil all over my lips and just wear it as a lipstick but the lady at the MAC counter showed me Brave, a lipstick to go along with it. The lip pencil is in the shade ‘Buerre’, don’t ask me how to pronounce it ’cause I still have no idea, haha. I just call it brrrr, simple. I’ve already reviewed on my blog (here) the more nudey shade that Kylie likes to wear, this combo is the more pinky lip she likes to wear or at least it’s fairly close. The pencil costs £12.50 and you can buy the lipstick for £15.50. I love this look because it’s not too in your face or bold but you can definitely tell you’ve got a little colour on. I plan on wearing this lip look soon with a smoky eye and I think it will look really lovely. Both colours have pretty good staying power, I only normally have to touch up my lips maybe once or twice but I don’t mind that all. I haven’t been able to get a photo (in good lighting) apart from this one but hopefully you can see how pretty it looks on the lips.
I can’t believe it’s December already and we’re only 20 days away from Christmas (yup, I’m counting down the days). Other than November being full of uni work, it was quite an eventual month as my big cousin gave birth to her second baby! His name is Brody and he’s the cutest little guy I’ve ever met, the photo of my sister and I – this is the first ever time we met him and I just didn’t want to let him go, he’s so teeny tiny. I took the other photo of his hand on mine – he’s so precious and I swear, he’s the softest and cutest baby ever. Christopher and I went Christmas shopping recently and this is what House of Frasers looks like inside, please can I have a Christmas tree like that when I’m older, haha. I’m loving Beyonce’s new Platinum Edition to her album but I would have to say Ring Off is definitely becoming one of my most played. This is my sister with Christopher’s dog Buzz, you’ve probably all seen him before but she always turns into a crazy dog lady when she’s around the dogs so I had to take a photo of the two of them together.
I hope you’re all well, uni finishes up next week so hopefully I’ll be posting more on here!
I’ve been looking for a tailored waistcoat for a couple months now and when I saw this one in work – it HAD to be mine. Online, I had previously seen a khaki longline tailored waiscoat but this one was only £45 which I think is amazing, especially considering it has no buttons or detailing – it’s just simple but so smart at the same time. I know I will wear this so much, dressed up or down (like in my photos above, please excuse my tissue haha). You’ve probably had enough of this checked shirt from Zara but it’s just so easy to fling on and pretty much goes well with everything in my wardrobe. I paired my shirt and waiscoat with my MOTO Authentic skinnies from Topshop, these are honestly the comfiest jeans I’ve ever owned so you should definitely get your hands on them! I have also been living in these ASOS boots, I’m more of a Nike kind of girl but I normally wear boots to work or when I want to look a little more put together. My feet normally can’t handle a boot with a heel but these are comfortable – I can work a 9 hour shift and still be standing at the end of it, haha. I won’t lie, they do start to hurt after maybe 7 hours but that’s good enough for me.
Let me know what you think of the tailored waistcoat look, I personally love it!
Up until last year, I had never ever died my hair before. I was definitely one of the last to join the party but I slowly went lighter gradually over several months. In August 2013, I first got lighter highlights (blonde) and in January of this year, I went a little more lighter – all over. For me, the worst part was having bad roots a lot of the time, getting your roots done isn’t cheap and I would never dye my hair myself so I would always have to save money just so I could have okay-ish looking hair. A couple weeks back, for some unknown reason – I wanted to go dark. I really liked the idea of having ombre in my hair but ombre has been around for a while now and I think it can look very yellow and tacky so I thought about balayage instead. Balayage is just a more natural way of having ombre in your hair. I took a photo to my hairdresser for inspiration and this is the outcome.
The majority of my hair is brown but my hairdresser kept some blonde at the bottom and also subtly added some blonde highlights throughout. I’m looking forward to curling my hair, well the bottom half of my hair anyway because I think it will look really cool because you’ll be able to see the blonde a little better. I’ve never been this dark before so it’s such a huge change, I still can’t get used to it but I am really loving it. I got my inspiration from Tumblr & Pinterest. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you should head over to those two platforms. I hope you guys like it and be sure to tell me what you think!
I never really take the time to invest in expensive mascaras, simply because I can’t normally afford it. But this time, I thought just do it (for once). This Lancôme Grandiôse is definitely pleasing to the eye and it definitely does amazing things to your lashes! It costs £24.50 from Debenhams which is 100% a lot for a mascara but it’s definitely worth it. The packaging is what caught my eye, I think it looks so luxurious and stunning. I don’t use an eyelash curler, ever and this mascara is the reason why. It curls your lashes after one application, for me – a good mascara is one that makes my lashes look super duper long and gives them more volume and this is what this Lancôme mascara does.
When I first saw the applicator, I was a little worried because I thought it might have been difficult to use but it’s so easy and you don’t get too much product on the brush. When I apply this mascara with two coats – my lashes look longer and a lot more fuller. Although, I don’t apply mascara on my bottom lashes (just a personal preference) so I couldn’t tell you how easy or difficult to apply the mascara is because the shape of the brush is a little different to most wands but I can’t imagine it being overly difficult. Because the brush is pretty small anyway, it’s so easy to get into the inner corner of your lashes without the product clumping and it will stay put all day – there’s nothing worse than spiderweb lashes, right?
In terms of removing the mascara, it does take a little longer for it to budge but if you use a good make-up remover and cleanser, you’ll be fine. I really do love this mascara for the way it looks and also how it makes my lashes so much longer and fuller.
If you’re interested in this mascara, you can buy it here.