Friday, 4 January 2013

Mini Topshop Haul

So I was feeling like a browse in Topshop today as I had some Christmas gift cards I was dying to use. This is what I came home with!

Lipstick in Rio Rio - Topshop

So, in typical Lucy fashion, I ran straight to the make-up stand and found another lipstick to try. I chose a bright orange-red - are you proud of me? Veering out of my comfort zone, I hope you notice. Anyway, so far I am very impressed with the coverage and consistency. It suits my skin tone better than the pale pinks do, surprisingly, and although I need to be feeling brave to wear it, it may become the accompaniment to my spring wardrobe. Who knows, eh?

Now these bad boys are the purchase I was most excited about. I have been lusting after these suede wooden heels since I saw them in one of Rhiannon's posts last spring and now I finally found a pair! They had been reduced to £35, which made them oh-so-much-more attractive. I'm not sure how much wear I will get out of these but I don't care; for now they are my babies.

Floral Trim Blouse - Topshop

Finally, a lovely new blouse which I saw on my last shift and could not resist. In my opinion, it is adorable and the collar alone was a good enough excuse to buy it. It was an expensive purchase but hey, I think it will be worth it.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mac Lipstick: Plumful

After losing my MAC lipstick virginity in a predictable fashion (not what I expected, less-than-satisfying, etc) I rebelled against my previous conceptions and asked for Plumful in my stocking this Christmas. Luckily, the second time has been a lot more successful than the first. Plumful is described on the website as a "blossoming rose-plum", which is possibly the most accurate I have ever seen a MAC description! I feel that it really brings out the pink and raspberry tones in my lips, which in addition to the moisturising 'lustre' finish, makes this lipstick very wearable.

I feel as though I should try a different finish when I purchase my next lipstick. Do you have any suggestions? Which finish is your favourite?

Oh, and have a lovely New Years Eve!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Topshop Lipstick #2: Innocent and Beguiled

Hello hello!

I recently picked up two new Topshop lipsticks (I think I am becoming a bit of a junkie. When will I get my next fix?) in the shades Innocent and Beguiled. Both are sticking to my winter theme of sugary pinks and rich, deep reds - I should really begin moving away from my comfort zones and experiment with, dare I say it, nudes or oranges. I'm still stuck on Topshop because their lipsticks have such a nice smell! I genuinely feel that they are a high street competitor to MAC quality lip products.

Anyway, scroll down to discover my first impressions of these two new purchases.

I can't help but see Innocent as Pillow Talk's more mature big sister. The colour is ever-so-slightly more subtle, making it a great everyday lip. I also feel that this shade suits my skin tone slightly better - do you agree? Innocent is easy to pair with outfits if you fancy sweetening your look due to its highly versatile colour. It needs a couple of applications throughout the day, but this has never bothered me. I almost enjoy the bathroom mirror ritual when I'm on the move! 

I had heard great things about Beguiled and naturally was excited to try it. The Morello cherry shade is a brave one, but we still have two more months of winter to wear it, including the monumental New Years party. As with many Topshop lipsticks, the velvet finish needs a little blotting and a few coats. I can't help but compare this lipstick to Inhibition and, if I'm quite frank, it just can't compete. Personally, I find the berry undertones of Inhibition more complimentary against my skin tone, MAC's NC15. I have yet to wear Beguiled out of the house, but right now the durability is not looking promising! As you can probably tell from the images, it applies unevenly and stains everything it touches, lips or otherwise. Definitely invest in a good lip liner of you want to wear this shade. As lovely as this dark red is to wear, in my opinion, the downsides outweigh the highlights.

Which shades should I purchase next? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

How I Style Disco Pants

Merry Christmas, fashion bloggers!

I bring to you a gift of (arguably) great joy, otherwise understood to be my first 'how I style' video! I'm not 100% on these outfits - I filmed just before I went to work on Sunday morning and so I definitely had the potential to create some more outfits if I had more time! Who knows, if this video gets enough support then perhaps I will make a second...

Have a wonderful day, guys! Don't go too crazy on the Bucks Fizz this afternoon!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Two Steps, Twice

Jumper - Primark
Shoes - Vans

Good afternoon! I am currently very sad as I write this, because the gig I was planning on going to tonight has been postponed! As you may have guessed from the title, Foals were going to play in my local town, however Yanis (the lead singer) has come down with a nasty bout of flu. I now have to wait until ten days before my January exams to see them. Oh well, shit happens I guess.

This outfit consists of three recent purchases paired with my trusty Vans, bought for twenty-two pounds on Ebay. A mere twenty-two pounds! I was proud of my initiative as I usually shy away from Ebay. I was incredibly lucky; they arrived in near-perfect condition. They are such a staple that next time I think I will be willing to fork out, but for now they're doing juuuust fine.

I hope you are all having a better day than I am!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Collective Haul

I received two new items from Yayer today, so I figured that it would be a great time to make my first haul video! If you would like to know the links to any of the items mentioned, click the link and check the description below the video.

It would be really great if you could subscribe to the new Youtube channel and follow this blog on Bloglovin to keep updated with my fashion antics. I would really appreciate it!