Friday, 13 December 2013

Winter Primark Haul

I am a fan of Primark all year round but this season they have some absolute treats! Here's a selection of what I have picked up recently.

Starting off with the red festive jumper - this was £12 and I love it. The tree's baubles are little bells so they jingle, also it is slightly cropped so has a modern twist compared to the other novelty sweaters that are about. The patent pumps were just £4 and I think it is always essential to have a black pair of pumps to hand. The fairisle throw underneath all the bargains is also £10 from Primark and has a lovely soft fleecy feel.

Check out this adorable Rudolph necklace on a gold chain. This was actually £2 from the children's section but isn't too short in length. I love that he has a wobbly head also!

COOKIES! With the snuggliest lining ever, these slipper socks were only £4 however they sadly don't have the strongest elastic on the heel.

I have been wearing this over-sized pink cable knit jumper tons, I can't believe it was £14 as would cost so much more in somewhere like Topshop. I've been teaming it with this gorgeous black jewel necklace which was a bargain at £5.

This galaxy print rucksack was £6 from the mens section - can't go wrong really!

Lastly I picked up some new winter jammies, tartan is everywhere at the moment and the dog on the top was too cute to leave in store. This set was under a tenner.

So there we have it! I find it impossible to go in there and just get one item, I get drawn into the store like a magnet! 
What have you picked up from Primark recently?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

1920's Gatsby Girl Look - OOTD

Last week I went to a 1920's Prohibition night at Bloomsbury Ballroom near Holborn for my friend's birthday. It was great fun getting a look together for the night, I tried to be as authentic as possible but probably wasn't! Hope you like the finished look.

I managed to source a lot from my wardrobe, this mini dress from Ted Baker had not seen enough love! The only item I ended up buying are these deco earrings - £3 from Primark! Grab them now for some Christmas sparkle. 

I've included a snapshot of some of the make up I used that evening. The make-up industry exploded in the 1920's, big bold smokey eyes were popular, bright cherub lips and eloganted thin eyebrows. Luckily for me, pale skin was in fashion. I tried out No7's mousse foundation but was not that much of a fan of it - review coming soon. My favourite product I used was the black eyeshadow by Pupa. An Italian brand rare to see in the UK but I picked it up in TKMaxx for just £2.99 - it's pigmentation is so impressive.

What do you think of Gatsby fashion?

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Dear Santa...

I've finally compiled my Christmas wish list which took longer than I thought! Links to items can be found below.

  • Baking is something I enjoy and would like to do more of in 2014, I am lacking a cupcake tray and mixer - these two are cheap as chips from John Lewis. 
  • I have a wide eyeshadow collection but not many brushes so I would love this Real Techniques set for £21.99 from Boots
  • I recently bought some comfy gloves from urban outfitters but they are falling apart already! Touch screen gloves would be a blessing so I don't get my fingers cold using my iphone, these cute bow pair are from asos for £6.
  • These Timberland boots are more of a desire than a reality due to the price, but I think they are great quality and have a classic style. Moreover if we have an icy winter they will be great for walking in the snow! Best prices are £135 from USC or a variant for £75 here. Not pictured but I'd also love a pair of Joules wellies for the winter! Dog version, obviously.
  • Been enjoying Baileys in my hot choc as a nightcap, gotta try the orange version! A litre is currently £12 until Tuesday in Tesco!
  • Fluffy earmuffs, these M&S ones are very soft
  • As mentioned on a previous post, the Nars Bourdin collection is lustworthy. I picked out this gift set as the lips box would be great to keep trinkets in after!
  • Xen Tan Moroccan Tan is a luxury fake tan that I've read great reviews of but has been a touch too expensive for me to take the plunge. Available on asos for £20
  • Seche Vite, a great topcoat that I need to repurchase! £9 in Boots.

Phew! Most items (bar the boots) are under £30 so hopefully I've given you some ideas for your loved ones. What's on your wishlist?