Friday, 24 May 2013

All on Black

Top: Internacionale
Necklace: Primark
Skirt: H&M
Clutch: ASOS
Shoes: Office

There are no pretences any more; just like Joey doesn't share food, Rosie doesn't wear colour. This is what I wore on our end-of-exams-celebration last night. I love this top, it's all floaty and it's a bit like a cape. It's almost long enough to wear as a dress, but I did put a little mini skirt on under it for dignity purposes. 

So last night was a bit of a blur, I had a lot of fun and only managed to embarrass myself once or twice which is probably a new record! I tried to request Jump On It by Sugarhill Gang (I wanted to do the dance!) but the DJ refused to play it :( Although then we went upstairs and they were having a cheesy disco moment so we danced to Steps, that Saturday Night song, the YMCA and Greased Lightning so the DJs redeemed themselves a bit :D 

This post and my slight hangover were brought to by unofficial sponsor Mickey Finn ;)


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Floral Trousers

Jacket: Wallis
T-shirt: New Look
Necklace: Accessorize
Trousers: Asos
Shoes: Miss Selfridge

I bought two pairs of these printed trousers from Asos last week because I've managed to land myself a PR job this summer, and need something smart but not too smart to wear to work. I bought these lovely floral print trousers and some black ones with white feathers on. I'm a bit undecided on them though, they're so comfy I'm worried they look a bit too casual. What do you think guys?!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bright Colours

Just a short post to let you all know about a really generous discount from Bright Colours. I was lucky enough to receive a discount voucher in my goodie bag from #CDFMeet and now they have extended the discount to everyone! Bright Colours sell some really lovely products including bags and accessories, all made in the UK, and £1 from every sale goes to charity which gets a huge 'thumbs up' from me!

My favourite from the Bright Colours shop is 'The Camberwell' in this beautiful 'electric violet' colour. I think this briefcase looks so smart but full of personality, great for making an impression in an interview.

I also really like 'The Peckham Pocket'; it's an insert you fit into your bag to give you extra compartments and pockets. I am like Mary Poppins with my handbags, and always end up at my front door rootling around for my house keys in the rain, so this would be perfect for me! It is also worth noting that if you buy the 'Southbank Tote' you get a free Peckham Pocket with it, what a bargain!

Anyways I'm sure you're all super keen to get shopping so here is the discount voucher!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Mini Reviews #2

I haven't done a post like this for ages (see my last one here) but I received lots of beauty treats in my goodie bag from #CDFMeet last weekend so I thought I'd post my thoughts on the few products I've tried this week.

Of all the treats in my goodie bag, I was definitely most excited about this one! I don't have much experience with Benefit products except for a few samples that I got with Glamour magazine last year. I loved their 'Bad Gal Lash' mascara but as for this one I was pretty disappointed. It made my lashes look longer and darker but they stuck together and went a bit spiky, for want of a better word. The colour and the texture of the mascara really does make the lashes look like they could be fake, as the name suggests, but overall I wasn't very impressed, especially for such a popular brand and (in my opinion) hefty price tag.

Collection 'Primed and Ready' Primer and 'Fix Me Up' Make-Up Fixer (£5.99 each)
I've never been too bothered by the brand Collection, I've always bypassed it as it looks a bit cheap and tacky for me. Saying that, their concealer is absolutely amazing so I was definitely willing to try these two skin products.

The 'Primed and Ready' primer feels like a thick, soft gel and I always get nervous about primers as I worry they will clog my pores. This one felt lovely on my skin, if a tiny bit greasy. It gave a nice base for foundation but overall my make-up felt heavy and my skin felt clogged. This would be nice to use for the occasional night out when you might wear a bit more make-up than normal but I definitely won't be relying on it for everyday use.

I've never used a make-up fixing spray before, I've never really seen the point. Collection's 'Fix Me Up' made my made-up face feel nice and refreshed but it didn't make any noticeable difference to my make-up. I imagine if you wear a lot of make-up it would help to hold it in place a bit longer but again for everyday use it seems a bit pointless. Also I must note that I absolutely despise the smell, it smells like a cross between cheap hairspray and musty old clothes! It doesn't linger for too long though luckily!

Mirenesse Glossy Kiss Crayon in 'Perfect Kiss' (£19.46)
I'd never heard of the brand Mirenesse before but the colour of this crayon is beautiful. I'd describe it as a reddish-coral with lots of gold shimmer. I really love the colour but the shimmer ruined it for me, I left traces of gold sparkles all over my tea cup, even after using my Rimmel Lipstick Lock, and after an hour of wearing this I was left with flaky-looking gold lips, not pretty. I'm disappointed because like I said, the colour is lovely. If there was a matte version I'd be all over it!

Thomas Sabo Lip Gloss (£10.45)
Again, another brand I'd never heard of. Thomas Sabo is primarily a jewellery brand with a few beauty products as part of their 'charm club' range. I'm not a lip gloss person at all, when I wore this it was windy outside and my hair kept getting stuck to my face, it was horrible! However the colour is really nice and it does give a nice glossy but not over-the-top finish, so I'd recommend it to people who do wear lip gloss, just not fussy people like me!