Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Nails last week...

Models Own - Catherine Wheel and Topshop - Moondance

A snapshot of two new polishes I tried out last week, both suited to my magpie's eye - one glitter and one holographic. 

The Models Own polish is from their new Fireworks collection and I just had to get it due to the name! I only used two coats and was happy with the glitter distribution. I didn't use a top coat and was really surprised at how long lasting the polish was. Would look great over a contrasting colour, e.g. black. It is £5 from Boots, but I grabbed it in their current buy '1 product get 2nd half price' deal.

The Topshop polish was beautiful but only lasted a day. (Anyone else find holographic polishes on the whole have bad staying power?) The blue tones turned rainbow in different lights. Available here for £6.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

OTTD - Woodland Print Skirt

Just a quick post today to show you my new skirt from & Other Stories. It's a perfect transitional piece into Autumn. It is lined but not very thick, so works great with tights. I can imagine pairing this with many different items and lots of colours - grey tights, green jacket, burgundy lipstick... the list goes on.

I love the woodland print and keep discovering new animals. So far I've spotted a fox, owl, ferret, stag and a hare! Reminds me of home!

Get it here for £39.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Rihanna's Holographic Outfit - Get the Look

Ever since I saw this image of Rihanna a couple of months ago I've been drooling over her outfit. I have loved the holographic trend but it takes a lot of balls to pull it off, I really admire how Rihanna has made such a statement top look casual with ripped boyfriend jeans.

image source: Splash

The holographic trend was big on the catwalks for S/S 2013 but is pushing its way into the Autumn too. Bonfire night, Christmas... the best time to wear something sparkly surely? Rihanna's top is Stella McCartney but I found some high street alternatives below.