Saturday, 31 August 2013

To give a British impression

Top: Missguided, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: TOMS.

A trip to Ross-on-wye led me to a quaint tea room and a street full of antique shops. In which I found this very old Ensign camera, it makes a lovely photo prop, but it will be a much loved item for me to stare at on rainy days. Today I went for quite a modern and quirky look, leading to a nice contrast with all the traditional English surroundings. As the sun was out it gave me a chance to stick a crop top on and get my pasty tummy out, pairing it with my oober comfortable jeans and Toms for more of a day look.
Nail varnish: Rimmel Lasting Finish in Tangy Tangerine

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hope for tommorow

Dress: New Look, Sandals: Miss Selfridge, Necklace: Dorothy Perkins
The last day of Devon was finished with a stroll along the beach at sunset, sounds idyllic I know, but the lighting wasn't great for photos. Unfortunately as well, my holiday wardrobe was rather repetitive as I only took the necessities and a few favourites, hence the lack of outfit posts! But I'm so excited to arrive back and find I hit 50 (and now 53 :D) followers. Its a small gathering by any standards, however I'm so grateful to all of you and looking forward to my future blogging.
In other news, my hair sadly has now faded to more of a plum colour, which I hate, but I'll work with it for the time being.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet

A rare lifestyle post from me as I'd like to share some holiday experiences :) Last friday I set off for Instow, North Devon, and its places like this that remind you of the natural beauty of this country.
Its a small seaside town with seemingly very little to offer, but with a smidgen of luck from the weather, the peace and simplicity of this place is just what the doctor ordered! With the larger town of Barnstable a 6 mile bike ride along the Tarka trail to fulfill my retail therapy needs on occasion of course. So I'd like to share a few highlights of my trip in the next two blog posts.

My everyday makeup routine this week has included a new 'oil balancing' moisturiser from simple, I've found it really helps to control grease build up (yucky I know!) throughout the day, however it does cause difficulty in allowing my concealer to blend as well. I've also recently picked up my Rimmel glam eyes quad palette again for a simple neutral eye look. With my necessities being my Burt's bees lipbalm, Rimmel stay matte powder foundation, Maybelline Gel eyeliner and Cath Kidston mirror.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The individualist, ambiguous and unconventional

Jumper: Topshop, Dress: H&M, Boots: Topshop, Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew in Funtime Fuschia

After years of wanting colour in my hair and only once, temporarily, actually doing it, I've taken the plunge...permanently! Or at least until I cut my hair again :) I used Schwarzkopf hair dye in mystic violet, much darker than I'd originally aimed for, but it will encourage me to wear much brighter and lighter clothes. And so a new lipstick was in order, I've been looking for the right shade of pink and  this is an awesome fuschia, with a nice moisturizing finish too. All topped off with my ultimate favourite nail colour.

Nail varnish: BarryM in Mint green

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A turn for the worse

Wellies: Deichmann, Socks: Topshop, Shorts: TK Maxx, Top: New look Generation, Shirt: H&M, Lipstick: Collection 2000 in Pink shock.

As the weather here reminds me where I live, I find my wardrobe mixing between summer and winter. I picked a fun look with a bit more colour than usual and the 'light' feel of summer, as well as the comfort of A/W clothes. Denim is an easy option and with the increasing popularity of double denim I'm all on board. This top I've had for years and I love the neon animal print, but I wasn't happy with the sleeve cut anymore, so it was cut into a tank top style and I may cut it into a crop top. Luckily the rain stayed away, but I still love my super handy ankle wellies, with added lollipop socks and child umbrella for a youthful touch.

Nail varnish: BarryM in Iridescent (one coat)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Euphoria, we're going up!

Top: TK Maxx, Jeans: H&M, Trainers: Topshop, Hat: Missguided, Lipstick: Topshop in Inhibition
Just a fun look for a dog walk in the park, though Daisy dog just wanted to keep walking :) This has to be one of my favourite tops, super comfortable and how awesome are teenage mutant ninja turtles? Green skinny jeans just seem a natural match and the trainers add a bit of pattern to the outfit. With a hat giving a bit more shape to complete it. I've been feeling a little blog lazy lately, but I'm planning to up my game in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned x