Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wednesday Wishlist #6


1) Holly Wiloughby Peter Pan Dress for - I saw this the other day and have fallen completely in love! It's so summery and sweet! I love peter pan collars so this is just screaming out to be brought! Not loving the £49 price tag though!

2) Miss Selfridge Grey Spacedye Sweat - Oversized jumpers are my wardrobe staple and I adore this. I think this would look great with a colour-pop skater skirt or just with skinnies and my studded loafers from Toppers! At £26 it's a little bit pricey but it is payday...

3) River Island Lace Skater Dress - I've been lusting over this for ages and brought it finally for my cousins Baptism later this year. It's everything I love about dresses and I can't wait to buy it! My best friend has this in coral and another best friends' mom has it in Navy! Great minds!

4) MissGuided Odeolla Studded Heels - These Sam Eldemen copies are to die for! I'm resiting buying them, only because I know I'll step out of them! I'm between a size 2 and a 3 so shoes withour straps I fall out of! Anyone know if Missguided's shoes come up a bit small?

5) Republic Glamorous Print Playsuit - As it's leap year day, my fave shop Republic were offering delivery for 29p so as soon as the clock signaled lunch time in the office I ordered this gorge playsuit! Hoping it arrives in time for cocktails with my girls this Friday! I love the colours, print and everything!

What are you lusting after this payday?


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Power Of Twitter

I recently posted an MUA cosmetics haul and was really excited to try out the pastel purple nail polish. Unfortunatly the brush was damaged so I couldn't use it:

 As a Twitter addict (@clareaevans if you wanna follow!), I tweeted the company to tell them about the damaged polish. MUA are great at getting back to their followers on Twitter and Facebook & messaged me straight away asking me to email the picture over so they could investigate.

A couple of days later and today I had a response from the lovely people at MUA saying they'd send me out a replacment nail polish! I didn't actually expect to get a replacement (or refund for that matter) I just thought they should know some of the brushes might be damaged.

So Yay for MUA!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Bye Bye Blonde!

I've been lusting after Alexa Chung/Caroline Flack dipdye hair for months so finally decided to take the plunge today! What do you think?


Friday, 24 February 2012

MUA Cosmetics Haul

I'm not one for spending lots on make-up. Mainly because I'm rubbish at doing it and can never really tell much difference. But I decided the other day to invest in a few bits and pieces MUA. In case you don't know, MUA is stocked in Superdrug stores and online with most products retailing at £1 - my kind of price!

 Firstly I ordered these lipsticks. I've recently started wearing lipstick and at £1 a pop you can't go wrong! The first one I brough was Shade 14 'Bare' which is a really nice, everyday lipstick. I also brought Shade 6 which is a plummy, pink and is gorge! The lipsticks are really smooth and glide on really well - recommended!!

 The next product I brought was the Professional Eye Primer (£1.50). I've never used a primer before but have read loads of peoples reviews of various makes and thought I'd give MUA's a go because it's so affordable.

 I'm blessed with quite good skin (I don't get spots or blemishes just coldsores which get me down) so I never really use foundation. MUA's £2.50 foundation is the closest to my pale skin I've ever found so I'll give it a go as a base on a night out.

I have a real issue applying foundation so tips on how to do it well would be much appreciated!

 Finally I just had to buy something from MUA's collaboration with Love Hearts. And as a nail polish addict LOVE U 24/7 pretty much jumped into my online basket! I love the lilac colour, perfect for summer! I'll do a NOTD when I get round to using it!

Have you brought anything from MUA before? Anything you'd recommend?


Bad, Bad Blogger!

First of huuuuge apologies for neglecting my blog this week! I have no excuse other than I'm lazy but I have a few posts lined up for next week so it's all good!

When you work 9-5, it's super hard to find time (and anything interesting!) to talk about but I promise I'll be better! :)


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wednesday Wishlist #5: Dreaming of the Sunshine!

As much as I've loved wearing big jumpers and lots of layers, I know desperatly want to start building my summer wardrobe! And this mini outfit is perfect for a trip to the beach (somewhere warm obviously, we have rubbish weather in England!)

1) River Island Sunglasses - I love oversized shades and these are a neutral colour so will look great with everything. They're huge so will hide a hangover if you have one too many cocktails!
2) Miss Selfridge Mocha Knot Vest - I'm desperate for this! Would look great with denim cut offs or some bright shorts. Perfect for pulling on over a bikini on holiday or layering up with cardi's in the spring.
3) Topshop Bikini - I love the floral patern and bright summery colours. It's underwirerd so gives added support and you could wear it as a bandeau top to avoid tan lines. Why is it not summer yet?!
4) Dorothy Perkins Culottes - These shorts are super super cute. Florals are looking huge for spring/summer and the bold print stands out. They're a great summer statement piece.
5) New Look Sandles - I'm obsessed with sandles and these bright orange, bead detail flip flops are perfect for when the warmer weather finally arrives. I'd paint my toe nails in a clashing colour to really make them stand out.
Greece, here I come!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

NOTD: My first, rubbish attempt at nail art!

I decided to have a go at some basic nail art last night. As the weather is a bit gloomy I decided to brighten things up with some bright colours from my faves Barry M.

I used Flamingo Pink on the base which is my fave pink shade. My blackberry flash makes it look really luminous but its just a vibrant, pale pink. I added polka dots on the top using a pencil (skilled, I know!) in Lemon Ice Cream.

This is a really bright yellow and I love it but I'm not sure about it all over my stumpy nails. Maybe it'll grow on me!

Any tips on how do do pretty but easy nail art would be much appreciated! :)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Weekend I Spent Too Much Money

First off, apologies for being rubbish this week! With graduation and my Valentines weekend away I've not had chance to blog! My boyfriend and I went to the beautiful city of Chester for an  anniversary and V-Day treat.

We went to Cheshire Oaks - a shopping heaven where even designer labels had up to 60% off - and I spent lots...

First off I got these gorgeous leather boots from New Look for £15!! I'm not sure of the original price of these but they're super soft and comfy.

Also from New Look, these black wedges. I'm useless at heels but if they've got a wedge heel and I'm strapped in I don't walk quite so awkwardly. These are high for me but they're so pretty I couldn't resist!

I picked up this nude, angora knit jumper for £10 (reduced from £50 at Cheshire Oaks!!) from Warehouse and it's the softest jumper I own. The 3/4 sleeves have beaded detail on and help make it a little bit more dressy.

I've been after a pleather, skater skirt for ages and this pleated one from H&M is perfect. I'd seen it on a few blogs but as H&M's website is RUBBISH it wasn't on there so I thought I'd missed the boat. Glad I snapped it up though!


 Finally I brought this Beatles vest with cut off sleeves from H&M too. I love the cut and style of the vest, you'd pay a lot more than a fiver for same thing in Urban Outfitters!

Has anyone else ever been to Cheshire Oaks? What have you been buying this weekend?

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Wednesday Wishlist #4


This weeks wishlist is full of statement pieces and I love every one!

1) These Mui Mui earrings are fully amazing, they would make even the most boring outfit look amazing. There's no way I could afford these but they're beautiful to look at. I love the lightning bolt detail.

2) This New Look maxi skirt is stunning, and perfect for summer. At 5ft 2" I think I'm to short too pull off the maxi trend but if I could if go for this...especially with the tops in the list!

3) A good wedge is every girls wardrobe essential and these coral coloured ones from Dorothy Perkins are to die for. The colour is so on trend for spring/summer and they come in a mint colour too - spoilt for choice!

4) This Mixi dress from Topshop is stunning, the colour is gorge! Would look amazing with a tan and some killer heels...someone buy for me!?

5) Another Topshop choice, these stripe shirt is amazing! Can dress it up or down, for work, play or a night out. Seriously NEED!

6) Finally this River Island vest, I don't think words are needed. I love Maroon 5 - we even have a routine to this track at Zumba! - perfect summer tee!

What do you think of these choices? 

Graduation Baby!

Loved graduating yesterday with my beautiful girls <3

Monday, 6 February 2012

Summer Lovin'


With the weather being cold, miserable and oh so snowy, I cheered myself up with a spot of summer shopping. There really is nothing better than planning our summer wardrobe when its snowing outside!

This River Island bikini is perfect for s/s 12 - its colourful and combines pastels and brights. Bandeau bikinis also mean no strap marks - winner! These New Look 'Americana' shorts are lush, I've been after a pair for ages & these are perfect - they don't have my size online though! Gutted!

I love a good sandle and this pair from Republic will look gorge dressed down with a bikini and shorts, as well as dressed up with a dress like this Topshop number. One shoulder to show off a tan and so on trend with prints and in Orange. I'm in heaven!
What are you doing to cheer yourselves up this winter? What are your summer wardbrobe essentials?

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winter Wonderland?

Like most of England right now, my road is covered in a blanket of snow. Which is bad new for me as I've already spent the whole week suffering with chilblaines. This was the view out of my front door yesterday:

We went to my nans for dinner today so I at least got to give my Hunters a test drive before Reading Festival. They're litterally worth every penny! I didn't slip once and my toes stayed nice and warm!

I teamed them with my new Grandad cardi from peacocks, faithful stripey tee and a beanie - winter essentials! I like this H&M tee but horizontal stripes are the most unflattering thing on my figure ever!

 Is anyone enjoying the snow? Or are you glad, like me, to see the back of it?!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

OOTD: Kaiser Chiefs Gig!

First off apologies for the lack of posts this week, I've been massively busy with my new job!
And secondly.. HELLO! to my new followers :D
Last night I went to see one of my all time favourite bands, Kaiser Chiefs with my boyfriend.

Wore my lush new Miss Selfridge leather jacket and an aztec print tee from Forever 21.
It was freezing inside the venue, hense why we're both all wrapped up!

Kaisers were so so good, I'm hoping they're at Reading Fest in the summer so I can see them again. Ricky Wilson is an amzing front man!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Wednesday Wishlist #3


I have a confession with this weeks wish list - 2 of the items are currently winging themselves to me...

1) River Island AztecSkirt: My obsession with aztec print still hasn't waivered. This pink skirt would be perfect with a slouchy tee in the summer..adore!

2) Miss Selfridge Biker Jacket: I've been after a biker jacket for ages and couldn't find one I liked. This however I've fallen in love with and am hoping is perfect. Reviews on the website were hit and miss so we shall see! Do you normally pay attention to the reviews before buying?

3) Topshop Playsuit: This playsuit has everything - lace, a collar! But it's quite expensive for what it is so I think I'll stay lusting for a while yet...

4) Coture Clothing 'Bag Head' Tee: My friend Jess M tweeted to say she'd brough this tee last night and I think its amazing so I had to buy one too! Its really quirky and will look great with my biker jacket and jeans. The tees are unisex so I'm hoping a mans size small is big enough.

What do you thinkof these? Anything you're lusting after this week?