Sunday, 22 September 2013

Nailed It...!

I always thought my first ever haul would be of the entire contents of a Topshop or H&M sale (as I'm a huge fan of both stores especially when there is a good bargain to be grabbed) but I guess I was mistaken!
You see, I'm one of those people that would walk into a chemist needing everyday essentials such as shampoo or mascara and instead I would walk out with... well in this case, four nail polishes (the 5th is from eBay.. of course) So for all of you nail polish addicts out there, here it is.. my first (of many, I predict) nail polish hauls.

Metallic nails are a huge trend for A/W 2013, so when I saw these two colours I knew I had to get them. Normally, I would stay away from 'Miss Sporty' but when my friend clued me in about the amazing quality of their nail polishes I was intrigued... oh and the fact that they were 3 for 2 in Superdrug night have helped as well!

1. Miss Sporty - Metal Flip in 'Crazy Plum'
I love this colour as it looks different under different lighting - in natural light it is a bright purple, in sunlight it is a bright green and in artificial light it looks almost like a murky brown with hints of purple. The finish  is also really shiny and coverage is great!
(For all of the photos of the different colours I'm wearing 2 coats with no base or top coat.)

2. Miss Sporty - Metal Flip in 'Beetle Wings'
This one seems to me like a more toned down version of the previous colour as it also has a chameleon look to it but is much lighter. In natural light it goes from a light lime green to and orangey brown colour - perfect for brightening up a dull winter outfit. Love Love Love!

 (how ruined are my nails in the last 2 photos lol)

3. 'Perfect Holographic Nail Polish'
I actually got this one off eBay a few days ago so I thought I'd include it in the haul. Holographic Nails have been on trend for about a year now and this season I've noticed that the trend has evolved into accessories (which I'm absolutely obsessed with by the way!). Shoes, clutches, backpacks, sunglasses - you name it, holographic is everywhere so I thought I'd get myself a pretty little nail polish to feed my holographic obsession. I'd had my eye set on the Urban Outfitters' version, 'Silver Holo', ever since it came out in Christmas but as it sold out within like seconds (not even joking) I then found it on the US site here (bit pricey with shipping though) so I bought the cheapest one I could find on eBay. Coverage isn't perfect but it does the job.. with about 3 coats of the stuff. Unfortunately, the seller has removed the listing so I can't link it to you guys but as soon as he puts it back up I'll post it in the comments of this post  (it's a good little bargain) so keep checking!

4. Maybelline - Colour Show Vintage Leather in 'Mud Slide Tote'
Along with the Miss Sporty polishes, I decided to splurge on this colour and I must say, I am absolutely IN LOVE with it! Everything about it is perfect.. from the murky grey to the matte finish, and it only takes seconds to dry! Oh and you only need 1 coat.. Perfect. (It comes in another 3 colours which I'll probably be snapping up soon)

This is what it looks like immediately after application, but not to worry because within seconds it dries into this beautiful matte finish: 

I have always loved the contrast glossy/matte take on the beloved French Manicure, so why not pair this colour with a glossy black?!

5. NUDE NAILS: Miss Sporty in 'Brown this Way'
Lastly, out of the 3 for 2 offer on Miss Sporty, I got this lovely nude colour. Nude is another biggie this fall and I needed a muted colour for school (so that I don't get bullied by the teachers... how does nail polish have any affect on my education, I don't understand?!) anyway, it goes with pretty much any outfit and for me it's a definite must-have colour this season. 

I really hope you enjoyed this (first) haul of mine! It would be lovely to hear all of your opinions, so leave a comment if you'd like :)  x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Boyfriend Jeans

Firstly, I would like to say a big hello to all my new lovely followers! Thanks for following me guys, it really means a lot to know someone actually reads and is interested in the things I post and have to say. :):)

Anyway, moving swiftly on with the post... The Boyfriend Jeans. Having had a massive comeback at spring/summer this year it looks as if they're here to stay so I thought I'd grab myself a pair, like this awesome pair I got over at Asos! 
To be honest I have always had a love/hate relationship with boyfriend jeans.. it all dates back to the time of my pre-teens when I really couldn't dress myself so mum bought me (ugly) pairs of the so-called things and it was all I ever wore without dispute. And now, looking back, they didn't do me any favours at all (when you take into consideration the fact that I weighed what I weigh now only I was like nine). What I'm trying to say is I don't consider them to be the most figure-flattering of pieces thus I have religiously stuck to the classic skinny jeans for the past six years. However, with their updated comeback this season, I have not been able to take these bad boys off ever since I bought them. Styled correctly, they look cool and effortless and I can safely say that my love for the boyfriend jeans has been rekindled... well for now at least.

Crop top: Topshop
Jeans: Asos here
Jacket: H&M
Belt: H&M
Hat: eBay
Creepers: eBay
Chain Necklace: H&M

 Hand of the day (styled with this outfit):
Clockwise from left: thrifted, thrifted, River Island (midi rings), Topshop, New Look
bracelet: New Look, Watch: Swiss Legend from eBay (do I ever take it off?!)
(Excuse the weirdo nails, my friend and I got extremely bored that day)

Here are a few recent random snaps of me with the jeans styled differently (weren't initially intended for the blog but thought I'd add them in anyway):

Super casual:

Jeans, belt, necklace: as before
Starbucks top: Exhibit
Parka: New Look
Hi tops: River Island
(I was at a thing called 'Party Random' here, hence the rubber glove and painted face my friend has going on.. I on the other hand didn't know you were supposed to dress randomly so here I am looking pretty regular)

 Night Out:

Jeans: as before
Crop top: Topshop
Necklace: Miss Selfridge
Bag and sandals: Zara

Oh, just a little note on the jean's size if you decide to get them (which you totally should): I range in anything from a 8 to a 10 in jeans depending on their style so if I'm buying for skinny jeans I'd go for an 8 for a tighter fit. I wasn't sure exactly which size would fit right for these though so I ordered both an 8 and a 10 and the 8 was quite tight fit so I stuck with the 10  (don't you just loooove Asos' free returns?!) as I wanted a looser fit and so that I could wear them high waisted with a belt. So, if you're anything like me I would recommend getting both sizes and seeing which fit you prefer as some like to wear this type of jeans tight, whereas I prefer the 'boyfriend' fit!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


When it comes to dressing between seasons I find that throwing on an oversized jumper works over pretty much anything (skirts, shorts, dungarees, dresses etc etc). Here, I'm wearing the infamous skort (which I barely took off during the hot days of summer ) and now that it's becoming cooler, pairing it with this cropped neon sweater seemed appropriate. I love how summery the colour of the jumper is yet it is the wintriest piece of clothing I own right now. Also, I'm in love with these sandals and the fact that they remind me of Jeffrey Campbell gladiators (that I wish I could afford) and just how they're so chunky and fun to stomp around in (oh and comfortable, did I mention comfortable??)

Jumper: Topshop
Skort: (also available at Zara)
Satchel: H&M
Sandals: TK Maxx 
Chain: H&M
Sunglasses: Ebay
Nailpolish: Rimmel London in 440 'Sun Downer'

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Last Days of Summer

Ok so I realised that I haven't posted in like 2 weeks which isn't great but I guess my main excuses range from starting school to having an extremely shitty laptop that hardly ever connects to the wifi in the house. Anyhow, as summer is sadly reaching its inevitable end I thought it'd be nice to share an outfit which bids farewell to this season's whites, florals and neon accents.

Top: H&M
Trousers: House of Fraser (Vero Moda)
Belt: H&M
Shoes: River Island
Satchel: H&M
Earrings: Topshop
Bracelets: Shamballa and Karine&Co.