Sunday, 9 September 2012

Outfit of the day 09/09/12

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd do a quick outfit of the day. Firstly apologies for the poor quality of the photos, I've had a major disaster camera-wise and have had two memory cards break on me in the space of a week, so ipad camera it is for the time being! I've had a lovely day in the sunshine today, but sadly I think that this weekend may have been some of the last days of summer, so I thought I'd make the most of it and wear a dress that I haven't had chance to wear all season!
Hope you've all had a good weekend!
K x 

Bag -Primark
Belt -Accessorize
Necklace -H&M

Monday, 3 September 2012

H&M discount code!


Hi all! I've just been doing a bit of online shopping and wanted to share this code I found. I've been eyeing up a couple of items in H&M recently but for a girl who really doesn't like to pay for shipping, (it just makes my bargain feel less of a bargain!) this code was amazing.

'0142' not only gets you FREE SHIPPING but a lovely 10% off full price items too! Valid until 9th September.

Enjoy! x

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.