Friday, 6 June 2014

Fashion Friday: Bags, Bags, Bags!

1 baggy leather bag - yellow brick road
2 Isadora laptop bag - forever new
QUILTED tote bag - glassons
4 faux leather weekend set - forever 21
5 debut jacqui handbag - the warehouse
6 selene - mi piaci
7 camp director tote - modcloth
willow shopper - colette
9 remy side zip tote - colette

i have a love obsession with handbags, and i can always use more than i have.  here are some of my favourite classic bags, they can be used in any season.  i'm a fan of the big/tote type bag, i carry a lot of junk around.  i need something that will carry my life around in it.

let me know what your favourite bags are. xxo

Friday, 30 May 2014

Fashion Friday: Killer Bikini's

Dreaming of an summer sun.  Not the best time of the year (weather wise) here in New Zealand.. But somewhere north there is summer sun!

And no matter what your body shape is you should be able to wear whatever you want without being made to feel ashamed or singled out.  

I feel damn sexy in a bikini and I'm fat- no shame from me!  Anyways, here are my top five killer bikinis.
Beach House Woman Geo Print by Torrid (top | bottom)
Longline Bikini In Wide Stripe by Asos (top | bottom)
Exclusive 50s' Halter Bikini by Asos (top | bottom)
5 Bombshell Bikini by Forever 21 (top | bottom)

Friday, 23 May 2014

Fashion Friday : Inspired by the 90s

I lived through the 90s, all ten years of it.  I had some amazing outfits and 10x more not so great outfits.

When 90s fashion started creeping back into style I laughed a lot, because I could have saved a lot of my childhood wardrobe and looked so trendy now.  But alas, I gave all the gems away years ago.  Here are some of my favourite 90s inspired looks that are available online.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Back to Basics: Makeup

I don't wear heaps of makeup normally, but over the last few months I've been learning a bit from my beautiful friend Courtney who is a contributor to Makeup Obsessives.  I've been having a little play around but keeping it low key, mainly because I don't like wearing too much on my skin and also I'm a poor student and I need to make my make up last.

Here is a basic 5 product routine that I have begun to get myself into, it's not a heavy makeup, feels really fresh and lightweight and lasts all day.

I am still learning, so bare with me- I might not apply things correctly, or to standard - but I do want works best for me and from everyone I have talked to, that is usually the best way to do it. :)

0. I didn't add it in, but I moisturize first, I use Nivea day creme something, don't really remember.  I am lucky, I have pretty good skin, not many breakouts, no oil or dry patches, so I get away with murder on my skin.  I can use whatever to moisturize and it's usually all good.

1. I start with a primer.  I never use to use primer, didn't know it even existed until about 8 months ago.  I couldn't live (in makeup context) without it.  It really does prolong your makeup wear.  And if you find the right one for your skin type, it's like air.  I just bought Rimmel Fix and Perfect.  I was using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind up until last week, but I bought it in the America and cannot find it here, so I changed to a different brand.  This is a good primer, it's more of a cream than a gel (which the Maybelline one was) so it takes a bit more to apply throughout my face.  But so far I think it's pretty good.

2. Courtney converted me to these Maybelline Fit Me concealer sticks.  I usually follow her tips on her Maybelline video (see here) and use a few shades lighter than my skin tone to highlight, few shades darker to contour, and then the right skin tone to even out- then blend, it's cut my foundation/concealer routine down from 10 minutes to about 3, max.

3. I know you don't have to wear powder with the fit me sticks, but I'm a sucker for powder, I like the overall look and finish it adds to my face, so I whack a wee bit on, just to set the concealer stick.

4. My eyebrows are my strong point.  I spend the most time on these bad boys.  (Not shown) but I use a eyebrow pencil to outline the lower line of the brow, then I fill with ELF powder and set with it's wax.

5. I use two mascaras, one coat for length, two coats for volume.  I have been using these Maybelline ones lately, only because my Sephora mascara has run out.

Lastly, depending on what I'm doing I might add a bit of colour to my cheeks, or a bit more of a highlight to my cheekbones.  It really depends on the occasion- I'm pretty basic most days.

I also am not a huge lipstick person.  I feel I am horrible at applying it, so if it's a special occasion I might put the effort in, most days I just whack on some chap-stick and head out.

Overall it's a quick (maybe 20 minutes, if that) makeup routine, I like the results, just highlights my features a bit more, without looking too dramatic or heavy.

Anyways if you have any products you would like to recommend or tips, please share.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Fashion Favourites: Ankle Boots

I have odd shaped legs, I deduce this is from last year when I broke my left leg and it's now smaller than my right one.  I don't have huge legs but I just can't pull off any boot higher than an Ankle boot, which is fine because I don't really love higher boots.

Anyways, here are my top ankle boots for the autumn/winter season.  They are perfect to wear with anything, jeans, dresses, dress pants, whatever- very versatile and very easy to go from day to night in them.  Share with me what your favourite styles are for this season! xxo

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