Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Monochrome Crush

With my recent obsession with all things reality tv, I have been so, so inspired by so many television stars working the biggest trend for this Spring; Monochrome. Probably my favourite combination of all time, wearing black and white is such a chic and stylish trend that will always be my go to look. Although many look to spring as an opportunity to inject some colour back into their wardrobe after a dreary winter, I for one am eager to start working monochrome to its full advantage!

Damask, aztec, floral, polka pots and stripes are just some of the ways you can work this trend, and so I've picked out some of my favourite high street finds for this spring (I think I'm going to have to buy them all). My favourite of the bunch is definitely the River Island printed trousers! Paired with some Chelsea ankle boots and a peplum top, this would be my ideal office outfit!

What do you think of the monochrome trend? Will you be embracing it this spring?

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Real Techniques GIVEAWAY

So I fancied a little giveaway, seeing as I've just treated myself to some new Real Techniques brushes, I thought I'd treat one of my followers too! You could win your choice of the Core Collection, Your Eyes/Enhanced Starter Set or the On Location, Travel Essentials set. 

They're all beautiful sets, and as you probably know from the hype, the brushes are outstanding quality. I have the Core Collection myself (see review here from April last year), as well as recently purchasing the Expert Face brush & Powder brush.

So if you'd like a chance at winning your own, just complete the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway closes on Sunday 17th March 2013. Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to my UK followers, sorry rest of the world! :( a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Black Chandelier

Jacket: c/o Mary Jane Fashion, Dress: In Love With Fashion, Faux Fur: New Look, Watch: Asos, Boots: Asos, Leggings: H&M

I have this dress in grey and black, and I'm thinking of investing in further shades, because as the old phrase goes: if you like it, buy it in every colour! These wrap dresses are my go to outfits at the moment, as they can be so easy accessorized and glamorous, whilst being so comfortable and easy to wear. By throwing on a blazer, like this wonderful studded shoulder number from Mary Jane Fashion, this look instantly becomes sophisticated and ready for an evening out. This kind of look is just so me at the moment, as I'm really enjoying dark shades and layering! 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Strawberry Fields

Dress: c/o Mina, Boots: Asos, Coat: Debenhams, Watch: Asos

So, in an effort to try and getting myself back into the blogging game, I've decided to mix up my outfit posts! Yesterday, my boyfriend and I stepped out into my garden in an attempt to get some decent outside photos. For beginners, I think the pair of us did an alright job! It's very weird having someone else taking photos for me, and not being able to see myself on the screen, I just had to trust Jack to get it right!

Anyway, I feel I'm channeling my inner hippy in this tapestry floral dress from Mina, its a really eye catching print, with this wonderful quilted chest piece which really brings some individuality to this dress. Paired with my faux fur collar boyfriend coat, I feel this is a really chic, winter day-out look! 

My chelsea ankle boots are my absolute favourite item in my wardrobe at the moment. They're so comfortable and go with almost anything! I'm dreading winter ending and having to put them away for the summer! 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Headkandy 20-22" Clip In Hair Extensions

You've probably heard me mention Headkany a few times by now. They are by far my favourite hair extension brand I've ever tried, and if anyone asks me which extensions I'd recommend, it would be Headkandy every time.

I got myself a second set of these extensions back in September for my birthday. I didn't get them because my current set were worn out, if anything quite the opposite, but just because I wanted to be able to vary my hair styling with longer extensions. These extensions sit at waist length, so guaranteed to make you feel like a mermaid! Plus points of Headkandy hair extensions (not that I can think of any negative points) include the impressively generous weight of the hair (180g in the 20-22in set - wow). Also, a feature uncommon in most other brands is the thickness from root to tip. Because of this the hair looks outstandingly healthy and is much less likely to be spotted out as hair extensions - even to the keenest of eyes! The quad weft is another feature that knocks these extensions out the park. All Headkany sets include 10 pieces of hair, including their infamous quad weft, formed of 4 pieces all sewn together. The piece isn't any more bulky than any of the others, so still blends very well and sits neatly around the widest part of your head. 

I rarely wash these extensions (regular washing will cause your extensions to dry out and turn brittle), however, they maintain their shine none the less. The texture and quality is beyond impressive and gives me the long, beautiful locks I've always wanted. Thoroughly worth the money and an investment you won't regret.