Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Pink and Grey


Top: The City Rack; Trousers: H&M; Jacket: New Look; Bag: Zara; Shoes: Kurt Geiger;

For some reason, this outfit gives me the London feeling. Hipster maybe. Not sure if its the rolled up trousers, the fedora or the denim jacket, or I'm just reading too many London based bloggers. I think I'm living in the wrong city.

When I see chiffon and draped in the same sentence, I always think of elegance, glamour but decided to go against this and wanted to see if I can style it for a casual day out. Came up with this outfit and not bad I'd say. Without the denim jacket, it will look slightly smart and would certainly wear it to the office. I love the pink and grey combination. I need more pale, pastel pink clothes as I own zilch. Slowly stepping into the colour world.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy



The sound of 5 oils in one sound heavenly doesn't it? It consists of coconut, avocado, almond, caster and grapefruit oil to improve the condition and strengthen the hair from within, as well as fighting dandruff and keeping the scalp healthy. We all know that coconut oil is an amazing oil with many, many benefits so I would assume the others oils would each have their own benefits too.

My hair is in need of some TLC and need to prepare it ready in tip top condition before dying it (still indecisive about what colour). As recommended, I had applied this on dry hair after work and had left it on overnight. The scent wasn't overpowering, it's delish, leaving my pillow with a hint of this citrus scent. The oil itself is light snd not thick. It was easily washed out with shampoo without leaving a greasy residue.

After shampooing, I could definitely feel a difference in texture. It's a lot smooother and didn't feel that I needed to use conditioner. After blowdrying, my hair was less static and didn't feel limp. I wouldn't say that my hair is really soft but can definitely feel a huge improvement. I still need to test it on damp hair and can imagine it leaving another great result.

I've tried my fair share of hair oils and this seems to have worked the best. I can see that this would be a weekly treatment and if I can feel a difference after one use, I'm excited to know what the results are like after a month. The glass bottle is definitely unique and I love it with the cork topper. For £17.99, this is my most expensive hair treatment I own and would definitely repurchase it after it's empty. I can see each bottle lasting me around 2 months.

Have you tried this hair oil?

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Lace and Azure


Dress: She Likes; Coat: Dorothy Perkins; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Vivian Ying;

Today I had attended my cousin's wedding and am currently so full from the banquet which consisted of 14 dishes. Having to hold my bag in a way to cover this "bump". Too much food! I had to drive to Manchester for the special event therefore I had to swap my heels for my tacky, old Nike air trainers in order to drive. I was sporting an interesting look. I can never drive in heels, not sure how some can.

I'm not looking forward to my 3 hour commute to work tomorrow as I had missed my last train back to Leeds. Oh the joys I'm going to have in the morning.

I can now cross Brussels off my "To Visit" list as I had spent my bank holiday weekend there. Boy do I miss it and had missed the flower carpet event Brussels hold every 2 years as I had arrived a week too late. So so sad. I need to see this at some point in my life. Am also glad that the volcano in Iceland didn't erupt otherwise I wouldn't be able to return to the UK with ease. Phew! Jolly good! It looks like my 4 day weekend has come to an end now. Back to reality and Netflix.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

White Nails



I've been loving and wearing white nails recently. At first, I did think that they were more on the tacky side and look like you've painted them with Tipex but if you have a good quality polish, they can look chic. I would say that nail length would also contribute to how good the white nail polish looks. I have used Nails Inc Hypergel nail polish in Snow White.

I have painted my nails with Tipex whilst in secondary school (around year 8) to cure boredom. Those were the days where I wasn't allowed to purchase nail polish or wear any. It was my last resort. Pretty sure I wasn't the only one. Even drawing nail art with the Tipex pens. My childhood was a joyous one.

What's your thoughts on white nail polish?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

My Work Makeup Look



A 9-5 job, well in my case, 9-5.30 Monday-Friday. I have the tendency to sleep and wake up late. There are those odd nights where I sleep early but still wake up late because I have a lie in and keep pressing snooze. I prefer having more sleep than to wake up early to get ready. Who wouldn't?

I work in an office and don't see clients face to face. In my opinion, I'm at work to work, not to impress anyone at the office therefore limiting to how much makeup is plastered. I stare at my work Macbook and monitor all day therefore colour contacts are not worn as they will dry my eyes out more.

Monday to Friday, my makeup routine consists of concealing the under eye circles and around the mouth, fill in my eyebrows then line my upper lids and add falsies then lip balm, and off to work I go. There are the odd times where I just wear concealer under the eyes because I've woken up too late especially after a night out therefore having to rush. Everyone at work has seen me without makeup and at my rough state too, complimenting me saying how rough I look. There are also times where I wear a little bit more makeup and dress a lot nicer because I have events to go to after work or am heading off somewhere. I always get asked where I'm off to, looking overdressed and way out of place!

I have noticed that my skin has improved a lot since I'm not clogging up my skin all the time, giving it room to breathe. Who wouldn't want better skin? In the above photo, I have uneven skin tone (I'm still sporting a tanned nose), blackheads, spots, oily skin. Without concealer, my under eye circles are in your face which you cannot see here. I'm like any other person out there, I have imperfections. No one is perfect. I don't photoshop myself in photos as I've got nothing to hide and am comfortable with my skin. If you ever bump into me in Leeds especially during my lunch break or after work, I will look like this. I don't want to be known as the blogger who looks different in person due to over photoshopping photos. The most I do is brighten the photo up. No slimming onr concealing.

After all these years of wearing makeup, I have finally learnt that less is more. Going out at night is a different story, no?

What's your work makeup routine?