Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Breton Stripe - Outfit Of The Day

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.
Here is an outfit of the day from last Sunday, nice and casual and comfy for running errands and doing joyful things such as cleaning and food shopping (whooo the excitement!)
I found this gem of a tee from Sportsgirl and couldn't resist. I am constantly on the hunt for 
'the perfect stripe tee' 
and this may be just that. I dont know why but I find it so difficult to find a really well made, nicely shaped and that perfect color stipe in a top, is that too much to ask for?!
I like that this one is white with a navy stripe, I think I now will keep my eyes peeled for a light blue stripe top, any suggestions will be appreciated!
I think I am so obsessive over this because stripes are such a timeless piece ~ find the perfect one and it will work for years! 

Outfit Details:
Breton Stripe Tee: Sportsgirl - LINK!
Jeans: Bardot - LINK!
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes - LINK!
Nails: Essie's Play Date - LINK!
Middi Rings & Necklace Rings: ASOS - LINK!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Red Lip

bold red lip with mascara and bronzer

Love the smoky eyes and bright lipstick

contour & red lips

 The Red Lip, a classic and timeless look. The perfect go to look when you don't actually want to wear a lot of makeup but still make an impact with it, the perfect stand out look, easy but effective and overall a very fun and confidence boosting look! No wonder its a classic! 
Today I'm going to show you the steps I take to get my version of the perfect red lip.
Tip: go for a blue undertone in your red lipstick to make your teeth appear whiter! 

My Red Lip Essentials:
Lush Lip Scrub - LINK!
EOS Lip Balm - LINK!
Mac Lip Liner in 'Cherry' - LINK!
Revlon Lipstick in 'True Red' - LINK! 

Step 1: 
First up, I scrub my lips with this Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum to remove any flaky bits and dead skin so I am working with a clean surface!

Step 2:
I apply a lip balm, a firm favourite is the EOS Lip Balms, this one in is strawberry, however any lip balm will do; you just want to put some moisture back into your lips. 

Step 3:
Lip Liner! A step so many people leave out, but such an important one. If you want your lipstick to last for well over half a day (which includes eating), then lip liner is a must! Mac's Cherry is by far the best I have found.

I know I look cuckoo but i always do the outline first and take my time to make sure it right.  

Then I fill the entire lip in. You could leave it here if you are wanting to go for a matte look lip, otherwise it is the perfect base for your lipstick. 

Final step apply the lippy, I love this revlon one in True Red, it has the perfect colouring for my skin. I find with the blue undertones it gives the teeth a nice glow! 

tada! My perfect red lip, what do you think? Any steps you take that i've missed out? Whats your favourite red lipstick? I am always on the lookout for more! 

Monday, 2 September 2013


I am currently obsessing over Olivia Palermo's hair - I want it. On my head. Tad wired? 
Anywho, this is my current hair inspiration! Who is your go to hair inspiration? Do you even have one like me or am I overly strange, I have go to style inspirations, hair, makeup, fitness - the lot! 
She & I have the same skin & similar eye color, she has me contemplating the hair...hmm..
Olivia Palermo hair
olivia palermo
olivia palermo's hair is flawless
Olivia Palermo hair style