Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Fix: Urban Outfitters Dip-Dye Diagonal Shorts

Love these amazing shorts from UO although at £45 slightly too much for my already dwindling holiday funds. I'm hoping to customise a pair of high waisted shorts to keep your eye out for a future DIY

How would you wear these amazing high waisted shorts? Comment below...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Three ways to wear denim shorts

I live in denim shorts during summer. There is nothing more versatile and comfortable. They can be dressed up or down, worn to a party or on a walk, the list goes on.... Here are three ways of wearing the ultimate summer item

1. Simple cami
This look is very simple but can look sophisticated if it's done right. It's perfect for hot summer days spent lounging by the pool, in the park or even listening to bands at a music festival

2. Crop top
Crop tops and bralets are everywhere this season. This look is great for parties and its also perfect for the beach as its easy to pull on over a bikini.

3) Baggy shirt

A light floaty shirt looks great with a pair of denim cutoffs. It instantly makes the look feminine and stylish.

All images from Google

How do you wear your denim cutoffs in summer? Comment below. Please follow if you like this post

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Best of British High Street: Summer Wedges

Wedges really are the perfect summer shoe right? Great for the beach, the park, parties and more all with being comfortable and easy to walk in. Below are the best of the best of beautiful summer wedges for 2012, all from the British high street.

1. Brown Leather Strappy Wedges - New Look - £49.99 Buy them here
2. Weaver Raffia Platform Wedges - Topshop - £65 Buy them here
3. Pink Suede Wedges - H&M - £29.99 Buy them here
4. Bright Red Wedge Sandals - River Island - £50 Buy them here
5. Tropical Wedges - Pull & Bear - £19.99 Buy them here
6. Walcott T Bar Leather Wedges -Topshop - £45 Buy them here
7. Triple Strap Wedge Sandal – Dune - £37 Buy them here
8. Cork Wedge Heel Shoe - Zara - £49.99 Buy them here
9. Espadrille Multi Strap Wedges – Asos - £35 Buy them here
10. Blue Peep Toe Wedges - River Island - £40 Buy them here
11. Grey Matallic Mule Wedge - Denna & Ozzy  @ Urban Outfitters - £50 Buy them here
12. Printed Platform Wedge - Zara - £49.99 Buy them here

Which one is your favourite? Comment below

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic Review

With busy jobs and busy social lives, who really has time to sleep anymore? However with little sleep comes lots of problems, one of these being dark under eye circles. When I found 'Confessions of a Concealaholic' I was hoping I'd found a solution to this problem

This kit contains:
- "that gal" brightening face primer
- Erase Paste concealer                                    
- Boi-ing concealer (in 2 different shades)
- Lemon Aid colour correcting eyelid primer
- Eye Bright eye brightener

So really this is a 5-in-1 review

1) "that gal" brightening face primer
I was quite surprised but this was probably my favourite product of the kit. I found that it really does brighten up the face and create a nice base for applying make up. I was expecting it to have a similar texture to 'Dr feelgood complexion balm' but it has a really nice texture, not powdery at all. I'm not sure if it made my makeup last any longer but it creates a nice dewy finish to your make up.

2) Erase Paste concealer
This was the product I was most disappointed with out of the Confessions of a Concealaholic set. After reading lots of reviews I expected it to completely hide any dark circles however when I got it it really didn't do much in terms of coverage. It didn't last particularly long and I found that I ended up putting my trusty Rimmel London Match Perfection concealer over the Erase Paste which disappointed me. The colour was slightly too dark for my skin tone which is probably part of the problem so I may try it in a lighter shade in the future.

3) Boi-ing concealer
This comes in two shades which is great for different skin tones and you can mix them together to get the exact colour you want. It had a nice texture and had better coverage than Erase Paste. It still didn't completely hide dark circles but it is good at covering blemishes. I may consider buying the full sized product however it definitely isn't the perfect concealer

4) Lemon Aid colour correcting eyelid primer

This was another product I was pleasantly surprised with. I never really felt the need to purchase an eyelid primer however this definitely changed my view. Lemon Aid really does do what it says. It hides all redness and provides a nice base for long lasting eyeshadow.

5) Eye Bright eye brightenener I really don't know what do think about this product. You put a bit of the product on the inside of your eyes and it wakes up your face and brightens up your eyes. It's a nice texture and seems to be long lasting however I'm not sure I see the point of it. A bit of white eyeshadow can do the exact same job for much cheaper.

Overall I have mixed views about the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit. Some definite pros are "that gal" and lemon aid. The brushes are relatively good quality and they are each labelled for the product they are to be used for which is useful. The kit is a useful size and easy to carry around and so far it seems that the products are a good enough size to last long enough. However I would say the main disadvantages are the actual concealers which are nice to use but not the best I've tried.

Do you have a similar or different experience with this set? Do you have any tips for  how I could use it? Any questions on any of the products? 
Leave a comment below

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Fix: Sky Collar Crochet Dress

I love this sky collar crochet dress by Sister Jane at Topshop. The perfect summer dress with a gorgeous twist with the collar.

View them here
How would you wear this gorgeous dress?
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