Thursday, 23 July 2015

SEE THRU


shop: one two three four

Am I the only one seriously lusting after a pair of clear acrylic sunnies at the mo'? I'm blaming Father John Misty for this entirely. My problem is that the high street just ain't fulfilling a gal's needs, but Whistles men's section seem to tick all the transparent boxes... For something a little bit price friendlier I might go for the Mango pair to tie me over for a little while. I'm loving the contrast tortoiseshell arms!

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Aesop's... Fables?





After years of having no skincare routine whatsoever, I bit the bullet and treated myself to the B & Tea Balancing Toner from Aesop... Apparently I have a brand-spanking new found confidence about beauty counters, after my previous hiccups haha! The toner itself is really lovely - it doesn't at all feel like it's stripping my skin, it has a really bearable clean scent to it and a tiny bit really does go a long way. I'm applying a few drops morning and night with a cotton pad.. They say you can 'splash' it on your face too but I'm a student don't ya know.

Anyhow, I got chatting to the salesman and he gave me a handful of samples of these two beauties to try alongside the toner. Give the guy a medal... He did his job and now I'm pining for full size bottles of each (though that'd set me back way over £100). Luckily, I preferred the Parsley Seed Serum which is the cheaper of the two. Both are incredibly hydrating but I found the serum a little bit easier to work with. They're kinda sticky at first but they dry down completely on the skin and leave you hella moisturised and glowy. I'm gutted to have run out of my samples but I might be a bit cheeky and try and nab some more next time I'm milling around my new habitat that is Selfridges beauty hall (jokinnnnn'!)

Ummm... Is it Christmas yet...?

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

PALMPRINT x TORTOISE SHELL

HAN VALENTINE | PALMPRINT x TORTOISE SHELL
HAN VALENTINE | PALMPRINT x TORTOISE SHELL
HAN VALENTINE | PALMPRINT x TORTOISE SHELL






HAN VALENTINE | PALMPRINT x TORTOISE SHELL
HAN VALENTINE | PALMPRINT x TORTOISE SHELL

DRESS, Topshop & TRENCH c/o URBAN OUTFITTERS
BOOTS, Zara (similar here) & CLUTCH c/o EMMA WARREN


I think this outfit might be my fave yet, and it's full of bargains. The dress has been such a staple piece for me lately... I've worn it literally everywhere and with everything. Infact, it's kinda gross how often I've worn it since I bought it but whatever. It's less than £30 too which is means it'd probably be something daft and mildly worrying like 6p/wear when you try and calculate cost on how many times I've worn it. 
These boots are the love of my life, I swear (sorry Jamie). They're everything I've ever wanted. It was a bit of Debbie downer though because they went in the sale in Zara and I left it them to the next morning to order, by which time they'd sold out in a UK5 so I had to size up... I mean, I can get them on. That's what counts right? Ignoring the fact they cripple me and I need to wear them in so desperately, they're pretty much perfect. And they make me feel like a sophisticated, less inhumane version of Cruella De'vil, especially paired with my go-to Trench from UO which is currently in the sale, you lucky thangs.
And pièce de résistance, this beaut little clutch bag that Emma kindly sent me from her shop on ASOS Marketplace. Loving how it adds a little pop of colour to blacks and nudes without looking too gawdy or colourful for me. Paired with the boots too, it's a print clash made in heaven, I reckon! And what's fab is that a) it retails at less than £15 and b) it comes in a couple of different sizes and patterns to suit any need. Winner winner. 

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