Friday, 19 September 2014

Topshop Lace Up Shoes.

Hello everyone. Happy weekend! Well I'd be much happier if I wasn't totally ill today - looks like I'll be spending my Friday wrapped in a duvet cocoon on the couch... all sympathy is welcomed.

Today I thought I'd show you my latest purchase that I'm SO excited about. You might have seen these on my instagram - admittedly, a couple of times over the last few weeks. I'd tried them on in Topshop Edinburgh last month and had been looking for them in the Glasgow stores every since without success. So the other night, I just took the plunge and ordered the on line. They're even prettier than I remembered. The perfect, deep berry colour for Autumn and they'll go with so many outfits from jeans to dresses. I can't wait to wear these - look out for them in an outfit post soon! :) 

Have you picked up any autumn footwear recently?



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Dark Autumn Lips.

Hello.. Happy Wednesday! Today I thought I'd show you my favourite lip combo at the moment. As soon as we hit September, one of the first things I wanted to do was dig out my favourite dark lipstick. Natural eyes with plum lips is by far my favourite make-up look in Autumn, and this Rimmel lipstick has been my favourite shade for a long, long time. The formula is really moisturising and the colour is exactly what I want it to be - a deep, plum shade that's not shockingly dark.

Recently, I was given the Bare Minerals lip  liner to try at an event, and it turned out to be the perfect match for my favourite lipstick. I've always used lip liner to line and colour in my lips too, because I find it really improves the staying power. So I've been lining my lips with the pencil, colouring inside and then layering the lipstick over the top. This sounds like a long process, but it totally pays off and makes it last so much longer. The lip liner underneath makes the colour much bolder, too.  

What's your favourite dark lipstick? Have you tried any of these products?



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Monday, 15 September 2014

Ticking all the Autumn Boxes.

Brushed Check Cardi: Warehouse* | Top: Primark (recent) | Jamie Jeans: Topshop
Bag: Zara | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Chunky Shoes: River Island 

Hello lovelies! Hope you've had a good weekend. Remember that garden/jungle I spoke about a while ago? Well with a little bit of help from me and a lot of help from Andy and his very kind friends, it's finally been tamed! There's still a bit of work until it's perfect but it's such a relief to have most of it done. What a productive weekend!

I actually really like this outfit at the moment since it's got all my autumn favourites - tartan, dark red and mustard. Oh and not forgetting the dark lips too! I am absolutely in love with this tartan cardi from Warehouse, it's the softest fabric and feels so luxurious and cosy! I love how the tartan is quite subtle too. I've made a promise to myself to get good quality jumpers and cardigans this year, it makes all the difference and they last so much longer. I'll definitely be back to Warehouse for some more of their other jumpers and cardigans. Since the print is quite dark, I wore it with this red top to brighten it slightly. And I've been wearing these chunky shoes a lot recently - definitely the comfiest casual heels that I have just now!

What's your favourite Autumn trend/colour?



Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wella SP Luxe Hair Oil.

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Wella SP Luxe Oil c/o Ellen Conlin Hairdressers

So a few weeks ago, I went to a bloggers night at Ellen Conlin hairdressers in Glasgow. The salon was absolutely gorgeous inside and we had such a good night getting our hair done and learning about the products they use. We were lucky enough to get to get some of the products home to try too, and one thing I was so excited about was the Wella Professional Luxe Oil

For me, hair oil is a must-have styling product and I have tried a lot of different brands over the years. This first thing that struck me about this one was the scent - it's literally the nicest smelling hair product I've ever tried. Ever. It's a super clean, vanilla scent which really freshens up the hair if you're using it between washes. I've been using this oil on damp hair before blow-drying. The bottle has a pump which gives out just the right amount - I use one pump across the longer lengths of my hair and one across the layers as these are where it's driest. After blow-drying, the ends of my hair are so much smoother and less frizzy. I wash my hair every second day, so in between washes I use dry shampoo on the roots and pop some of this through the ends as well. 

In terms of comparison, I definitely prefer this to the popular ones like Moroccan and Macadamia Oil. Firstly, because of the scent - if you try it, you'll understand! Secondly, it feels slightly lighter (without being less effective) and it doesn't build up at all, which is something I noticed a lot with Moroccan oil. Wella Luxe Oil comes in at £19.95, which is considerably less than the normal £30 region for products like this. I'd definitely recommend this if you're prone to dry ends but don't want any product build-up ... or of course, if you want your hair to smell like an absolute dream! 

Have you tried this before? Do you have a favourite hair oil product?



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