Monday, 27 August 2012

A couple of things...

I just thought I'd show you a couple of things that I picked up from Matalan recently. I originally went in there to take a look at their jewellery, as I really like a lot of their pieces -Topshopesque at a fraction of the price. But unfortunately my local store seems to have dramatically cut down their stock so I didn't end up getting any. However I did pick up two items...

The first item was a tan waist belt with a horse buckle for £3, I'm absolutely loving anything animal related at the moment, and thought this was a real bargain. Secondly I fell in love with this scarf. I'll admit I most definitely have a scarf obsession and do not need anymore, but what can I say, It felt like autumn yesterday, and I was cold and caught off guard, and desperately needed something to keep my neck warm! I think that's a valid excuse (maybe!)
Also I really love the print, I know it's a bit grannyish, something old ladies would wear as their headscarves, but I like it! Does anyone know what it's called, if it even has a name?

Hope you all had a great bank holiday, despite the weather!
K x

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Recent Purchases!

Pink goblets
I picked these up in a charity shop for £2, I was originally going to use them for putting desserts in, but now I think they're too pretty to be stored in the kitchen and only used occasionally, so I might use them to store jewellery or make up in instead.

Black bow bag
I picked this up in Primark for £8, it's just a pretty standard bag that I think will go with most things, and look smart. I also like the fact that you can use it as a shoulder bag and a clutch.

Moustache bracelet
I've been wearing this almost everyday since I bought it! I just think it's really cute and I wanted some simple arm jewellery for work which doesn't feel too heavy. I picked it up from River Island for £2.

Technic nail varnish in Carnival
This really is a carnival in a nail varnish bottle! I've been lusting over  OPI's version of this for a while, but this is a great dupe and for £1.95, what's not to love!? I bought this one from Ebay and the link is here if you want to check it out.

Kelly x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Product Review: Collection 2000 lasting colour gel eyeliner

I've been using my previous liquid eyeliner for possibly a little too long, so decided to purchase myself a  brand new one. I've wanted to try a gel eyeliner for a while now so snapped this one up at Tesco where it was on offer at a pound cheaper than usual (£3.99.)

I've been really impressed with it so far, it has a really nice consistency which glides onto the eyelid using the special brush really easily. I'm definitely not the best at keeping my hand steady when applying eyeliner, but as the product is a little thicker I find it less easy to make mistakes.

The product also claims to last 12 hours, and let me tell you, it has stayed on all day with no smudges! Even though  today's been pretty hot and humid! (25°c)

I would definitely buy this product again, they do have some other colours in the range, a gold, brown, purple and teal which I may also try if I'm feeling a bit more adventurous!

Kelly x

Monday, 13 August 2012

House of Fraser Style Challenge!

Hi all!
I recently received an email inviting me to enter a competition hosted by House of Fraser. The challenge is to create a key look for next season from the wide range on their website and the lucky winner will be rewarded with a £200 gift card! How could I resist?!

Here's what I chose:

The items I've chosen are inspired by the fact that I have just started a new job in an office. I wanted the look to be both professional and fashionable so I've kept the colour scheme simple in monochrome, but added some pretty details such as the pussy bow and pearl earrings. Many A/W trend this season have had a strong focus on the silhouette so I added these fitted trousers from Warehouse which will create a long leg, they are also cut at the ankle so will perfectly show off the beautiful demi wedges I chose. Great to add a bit a height but minus the pain of heels!

If you'd like to enter the competition check it out here.

Good luck!

Kelly x

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Nails of the Day!

Hello! I just love this colour right now, it's like a rose gold with little specs of gold, and I think it goes beautifully with gold jewellery (shall I say 'gold' again?!) It's called 'glisten'  from the 17 range at Boots and is really affordable (around £3 I think.) They also have a great range of colours in 'lasting fix' -designed to last 5 days and 'fast finish' -one which dries in 60 seconds. I decided to make it a bit more adventurous and add a little glitter from a polish that I bought in a metallics set from Primark.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Animal Print!

 I'm absolutely loving the 'animal print'  theme that is out at the moment, it's just so cute! Here are my favourite picks:

New Look -Burgundy Pony Print Sleeveless Shirt -£16.99. Check it out here
 Dorothy Perkins -Black Bird Printed Midi Skirt £22.Check it out here
Internacionale -Red Zebra Print Scarf -£5.99. Check it out here
  Topshop -Swan Print Cutout Sun Dress £46. Check it out here
  Next -Raining Cats and Dogs Scarf £14.  Check it out here

Kelly x

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Summer Sales!

Hello Ladies!
Now if you live in the UK you'll know that these past couples of months have not been great weather-wise! But every (grey) cloud has a silver lining, and there are some amazing Summer sales going on on the High Street at the moment. I just thought I'd show you a couple of things that I picked up yesterday.

The first place I went to was River Island, which is definitely one of my favourite High Street stores. Their sale was crazy! Right next to the front door there were two rails of clothes all priced at £2, £3 and £4, I kept checking the items I picked up thinking I was going to find some marks or a hole but they were spotless. I limited myself to two items due to my wardrobe possibly exploding anytime soon. This is what I chose..

I picked up this white shirt for the bargain price of £4! I really love the brooch/necklace detailing, and I think I'll get lots of wear out of it and you can dress it both up and down.

I also found this collared dress for £3, reduced from £22! I just really love this dusty pink colour at the moment. You can see it styled in an OOTD here.
And lastly I saw these on the little NYX counter, 50p each! Omg I could not say no! They're sheer lipbalms, although the red one has quite a lot of colour and taste just like berries.

If you didn't get a chance to go to River Island, there are still many items available on their website in the sale, and lots for £5!

I also nipped into H&M, and being majorly influenced by the nice weather and ridiculous prices, succumbed to buying some shorts and a playsuit..ooopps!! I'll just have to cross my fingers that this sunny weather continues! Both were £3 each.

Now not very exciting but I'll show you anyway, I got some socks from New Look for £1 each, after all we all need socks!

And lastly I picked up Primark's very own version of the 'Tangle Teezer!' Unfortunately I don't have the original so I can't do a comparison. Although I'm liking it so far and it's definitely making my long hair easier to brush through, and at £1.50 you can't really complain!