A slightly hypocritical purchase as I find Rihanna extremely overrated and obnoxious but I’m a sucker for a MAC lipstick and leaving the house without a bright red or deep shade of purple pasted across ma’ lips is a little daunting nowadays. The packaging resembles a bullet with the traditional MAC shape and rose gold colour; fierce packaging for equally as fierce colours.
MAC lipsticks have the reputation that although a little pricey, completely justified by the quality of the product. I love the matte finish of these lipsticks as gloss/shine on lip products have never appealed to me. Unfortunately the matte formulation makes them extremely drying on the lips and on times harsh to apply, this is to be expected of any lip product that has a matte finish though. However the lasting power on them is so impressive it takes the edge off dried out lips at the end of the day. I rarely need to re-apply and when I do it’s normally just an excuse to admire the packaging for the billionth time.
As you can tell by the pictures, RiRi Woo is a vibrant red with slight blue undertones. Also made clear by the pictures, it’s already a well loved product. You also don’t need to worry about it bleeding out which is always a bonus for someone like me who manages to lose any suitable lip liner to match this colour.
The second colour I picked up is Talk That Talk which is a dark deep purple and perfect for colder months. Admittedly a little darker on the lip than first anticipated and possibly the most daring lipstick I own but I’ve learnt to love it and plan on using it a tone this Winter.
Sorry if this has been a little more wordy than what my normal posts include, I just wanted to mix it up a little and share this review.
Life is crazy at the minute; probably pretty average to the normal person but for a sloth like me it’s a whole different story. I’ve obviously still had enough time to put together a shopping list of things I need asap though.
I’ve been interning at House of Holland and after staring at that floral parka, I’ve never wanted something more in my entire life. I’m also dying for a pair of Vagabonds but I can’t justify another pair of black boots.
Coat – ASOS | Crop top – ASOS | Leather look pinafore – Primark | Bag – Zara | Boots – Jeffrey Campbell | Silver chain – River Island
The arrival of Autumn has only enhanced my already all black everything attitude so this coat adds the perfect amount of colour. The check ties in perfectly for a subtle grunge inspired outfit but the fit of the coat juxtaposes the entirety of it with an almost… boxy fit?
I took these snaps before attending a bloggers briefing for CFW with Taylor and Ella (who kindly took this picture for me) and the event was held in Cardiff bay which explains why there is so much water behind me instead of the usual (boring) brick wall. The whole idea of outfit snapping in such an aesthetically pleasing location is a breeze, right? Right. The literal sense though, a cold, windy breeze.
Coat – River Island | Top – JD | Skirt – River Island | Bag - Zara
This picture is hideous and I’m not completely sold on the outfit but the jacket is the equivalent to wearing a hug which is always ideal for a day at uni.
River Island have seriously upped their game in the past 12 months and it’s becoming a go-to shop of mine. Although my shopping experience would be far more pleasant if they didn’t play Rihanna tracks back-to-back on full volume. I understand her collection is pretty decent but that gal is seriously overrated – sorry RiRi fans!
iPhone case – C/O Wrappz
So this is what happens when you’re listening to this song and designing an iPhone case; fruity psychedelic prints galore. Wrappz make quality cases and skins to protect your life (lets be realistic, who can actually live without a phone nowadays?)
They also do incredibly generous discounts so type in ‘freeskin‘ for a free skin (duhhh) and you can thank me later when your iPhone, iPad and laptop are all pimped out.
I received an invite to the Orla Kiely presentation for her Spring Summer 2014 collection and was delighted to attend as I’ve been a fan of her work for the past year. Elms Lester Gallery was transformed into a jungle with life sized zebras and a safari camp set up. The collection was filled with a variety of safari prints, from burnt orange abstract giraffe prints to knitted tops with lion embellishments. It also included knee high socks and dainty over the shoulder bags which added to the young, playful explorer theme that Orla Kiely had created. Pastel pink berets accompanied lace skater skirts and smock dresses and each detail had been carefully considered with fishing nets and butterflies captured in jar’s used as accessories and prop’s.
I was in personal favour of the yellow and orange patent sandals and mini purses on a chain. Easily the most adorable collection I’ve seen this season.
Here’s a link to a short video of the collection (it’s not my video)