Monday, 28 October 2013

What I wore: VFNO

Dress - Koo-Ture // Boots - H&M

Hey dolls,

So this is a bit of a late one but thought I would share what I wore to the highly anticipated Vogue Fashion Night Out, which moved to Manchester this year - previously being in London.
I was joined with two beauts Charlotte from LurchHound Loves and Charlotte from A Trend I Made Earlier. I also met up with another two of my faves Sindy from Article 21 & Joanna from Minty Essence. 

There was loads going on in and around the city centre in a range of stores with opportunities to meet a few celebs and designers and hear about their current collections. It was an amazing atmosphere and everywhere seemed to be buzzing with fashionistas, music and champagne! I must admit it was a bit of an effort trekking to all the different stores with invites to some of the stores a bit out of the way, but other than that it was a fab night :)!! I had work prior to VFNO so it was a massive rush but I managed to make it! I had no idea what to wear so I grabbed this tartan bodycon that had just arrived in work before I left. Although this looked pretty on the hanger it was a bit of a nightmare to be walking around in and kept riding up all night - great! However, it did keep me warm which I couldn't say for a lot of the girls I saw walking around - they looked lush but minimal clothing in October is not for me, I was getting colder just looking at them, brrr! I've been a bit absent from blogging recently but I am having a nightmare moving flats and its nearly been a week that I still haven't moved in anywhere and living out a suitcase - WAHH! I'll be back on track when I am all settled in though :).

Did anyone else go VFNO?


Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Hey dolls, 

I haven't done a beauty post in a while but I was so excited about the new RiRi Loves MAC collection, I felt I should do a little post on my new beauties! To be honest I definitely bought the products due to the celebrity endorsement - I am easily sucked in. However I fell in love with the packaging and decided I needed a new mascara, red lippie and bronzer/blusher anyway. I have used all three of my products a few times now so here are my thoughts so far...

RiRi Loves MAC Powder Blush Duo - Hibiscus Kiss

"Rihanna's Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss combines two shades of M·A·C's celebrated colour for cheeks and face. Cool coral complements a neutral matte bronze in one gorgeous package." - M.A.C

This was the one product that I 100% wanted from the RiRi Loves Mac range as my favourite pink bronzer and blusher have both run out, so it made sense to try out this duo. I love a pink blusher as I feel it complements dark hair and looks lovely when you have a tan if applied lightly. I have to say the pink blusher is very pigmented so you don't have to use a lot and I think it looks lovely on. The bronzer is also a lush shade but as I am a bit of a tan addict, it doesn't show up very well on my skin. As you can see in my swatch (it's the one on the left) it's quite hard to see - it does give a nice glow though and works well as a powder to brush over my face. 

RiRi Loves MAC Lipstick - RiRi Woo
"Part of the four limited-edition shades created by Rihanna. In Retro Matte - the signature red of RiRi Woo" - M.A.C 

Originally I was after the 'nude' lipstick from this collection, however I was out of luck when I hit Selfridges and it had already sold out - boo :( despite this, the gold packaging was too pretty so I couldn't leave without getting one! The dark purple  and burnt orange shades aren't really me so I opted for the red matte shade 'RiRi Woo'. I only own one other red lipstick in red (Russian Red) so it's nice to try others. I know a lot of bloggers love Ruby Woo, which I can only imagine is pretty much the same, so I grabbed this one as well. If you love a matte lip this is for you! I find this lipstick more drying than my fave matte lippy (please me) so I think I will have to put a slick of gloss or balm on for a bit of extra lip hydration! It's super pigmented though and I can't wait to wear this over Chrismas! 

RiRi Loves MAC - Extended Play Gigablack Lash

"A lightweight curling, lifting mascara in an intense carbon black pigment. Applies with a petite gripper brush embedded with micro-spheres to give each lash effortless, upward bending definition and extreme volume. Easy wash-off formula. Smudge-free. Lasts 16 hours." - M.A.C

I have got to say, I love this mascara. It's so easy and quick to apply and I see an instant difference in my lashes. I already wear the Eyelure individual lashes everyday so I just apply a tiny bit to the ends of them for extra definition. However, when I use this on my bottom lashes, they are instantly separated with one application and as the brush is quite thin, it makes applying this to the lower lashes super easy. I used to love big, thick mascara brushes but I have recently found after using the Bobby Brown mascara that the thinner brushes seem to be more effective on my lashes. If this mascara works so well on my lower lashes, I can imagine it works wonders for the top lashes! I would definitely re-purchase this again.  

You can get the RiRi Loves MAC collection from Selfridges, House of Fraser & Debhanams and if course MAC stores & online! 

Have you tried any of the RiRi Loves MAC range?


Saturday, 12 October 2013


 Kimono - Koo-Ture // Dress - American Apparel // Boots - Topshop

Hey dolls, 

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! I was meant to be going Warehouse Project tonight but after last weeks 3 hour queues I decided to sell my ticket and have a night out instead! It's a shame as I was looking forward to Rudimental but I just don't want to spend my night waiting around for everything. I'm sure a Manchester night out will be just as fun!

Anyway, I was super excited in work the other day when I saw a delivery of burnt out velvet kimonos! I have wanted one for ages but some of them are about £80 so I am glad I waited out! I got this colour and also an all black one as well. I think these are ideal for nights out with an LBD when you want some extra warmth but still want to look dressed up. There have definitely been times where I have worn some disgusting old cardigan for the sake of staying warm and then binned it somewhere before I went in a club, ha! I've had the black tube dress and boots for ages but I think this is something I would wear out for dinner/drinks, just a smart/casual one (probably with some tights included in our current temperature drop ;'( ) Is anyone else mentally booking their next holiday already?!

Does anyone else have a kimono crush? I love them!


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

PU & Pink

PU Top - Glamorous* // Skort - Ark // Heels - Primark

Hey dolls,

I feel like I've been a bit absent these past few weeks but I'm back and have lots of new outfits to share with you! I recently was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous PU top from Glamorous and I have fallen in love. I have a thing for all things PU/leather at the minute so  I was super happy to wear this! As you may already know/been a part of, it was Freshers week recently and I decided to get involved at the Arndale centre to take advantage of the 'Student Lock In' night where there was lots of amazing offers forcing me to at least buy one thing! 

I was pretty impressed with myself when I only walked away with this skort from Ark. I have wanted one of the Zara ones for a while but never really wanted one that much that I had to rush out and buy it immediately. Don't get me wrong, I think they are lush. However, when the excitement of a new trend has been and gone, I'm sort of not too bothered about it any more. SO as I felt like that ship had sailed when thinking of getting one of the original colours, I decided this bright pink one is perfect for now and goes pretty well with the PU top. I slung on my fave black heels that I got based on the fact they reminded me of Kim Kardashian. You can get the PU top HERE and the pink skort HERE (or in store!). I also need to add that I am super excited for Vogue's Fashion Night Out tomorrow in Manchester - Very exciting!I hope to see some blogger faces about on the night, which I'm sure I will! 

Hope everyone is having a good week! 

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