Thursday, 25 April 2013

Haul | All The Things From Primark

Primark purse £5 | clutch £6 | duvet £11 | pink flats £5 | moustache flats £8 | snood £2 | necklace £2 | dress £10 |
white jumper £14 | ribbed jumpers £8 each | green and yellow hoodie £5 each (sale) | grey hoodie £12

Did I mention how much I love shopping at Primark? Yep. I think everyone would agree that it is extremely hard not to overspend in there. They just offer so many affordable items that you end up practically buying the entire store! Honestly, the amount of brown paper bags in my room is insane. I mean, give it a day or two after a trend pops up and they're on it. You'll find dupes of almost everything in there, and for half the price too! It's no wonder everyone loves it. Take me for example, I bought all of these a few months back and still haven't used half of them — ooops! But I really do like shopping there. It's not always the best but you find great stuff now and again. What's your opinion on Primark, nay or yay? x

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Haul | A Snood and A Beanie

Fat Face snood £15 (sale)
Next beanie £3 (sale)

This is a bit of a late haul as I got these items ages ago now but hey, I thought I'd still share them with you! I really like snoods and circle scarves as well as beanies and I have a growing collection of them. There is now so many that I have had to stuff them in and stack them up on top of a box. Yeah I know, crazy right? But I can't help myself, it's always so cold here in England. Even Spring doesn't want to share some warmth! So whenever I see one that I like for a really good price, I just buy it! Just like this purple cable snood from Fat Face which I got on sale for £15! I think that's the most I've ever paid for a scarf but hey I really like it! Also scored this cool beanie from Next at the kid's section for £3, can you believe it? Three pounds! And to think that beanies like this retail around £12 in River Island or Topman. Such a bargain! I love sales, I do. I think that's mostly the reason I'm always broke. Heh! x

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Footwear | Black and Leopard Slip-ons

New Look leopard slip-ons £4 (sale) | black slip-ons £8

Flat shoes are great for everything, they're easy, comfortable and they go well with a lot of things. The less fuss the better! So when I saw these black and leopard pairs in New Look last Winter, I knew I just had to grab them. They're very reminiscent of the classic Toms but for a lot less. I've always thought of investing on a pair but didn't really think I would wear it all that often to justify the cost so I just settled for these. The leopard print one cost me £4 on sale whilst the black pair was on full price at £8. Not bad, huh? The quality may not be as good but I think they would still last me a while. Plus they're perfect for this season, not to mention on lazy days! x

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Instagram | 05

Models Own polishes from my sister | Nachos from Subway | Marvellous Macaroon from Graze
 Never gonna have enough room for all of my shoes | Chillin' | Coffee and a laptop
Test exhibition prep | My feet and my room | An apple and a banana
 Birmingham | Sister and boyfriend | Chicken Teriyaki
Crazy roof | Bubble coffee | Macarons

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Haul | Dresses, Denim and A Hat

H&M cream dress £14.99 | orange dress £10 (sale) | hat £7 (sale)
Topshop green dress £26 | burgundy dress £20 | denim shirt £18 (sale)

I'm a dresses type of girl and I like sporting them the most during nights out, holidays and especially when the weather's nice. They're so easy and flattering! And as long as you're choosing ones that compliment and go with your body shape, there shouldn't be a problem! Personally, I prefer those that gather around the waist and then flare into a nice skirt. Just like this cream lacy dress and sheer orange dress I got from H&M. They are both so pretty and I cannot wait to wear them this Spring! My mom also paid for me to get this green and black aztec print dress along with a simple burgundy skater dress. Topshop dresses have the nicest fit and I love them, except they can really be expensive at times. Good thing my mom bought these for me! Hee. The other two things I got were a black hat that has a really wide brim and a simple light denim shirt, both of which I will also be sporting this summer. x

Friday, 19 April 2013

Pixi Lash Line Ink

Pixi Lash Line Ink in Black Silk £12

Last year, I bought the Pixi Lash Line Ink soon after seeing Lily Melrose write about it on her blog. I was in search for a new pen liner since the Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner just wasn't cutting it for me anymore. The main selling point for me on this one is the pointed nib that apparently held its shape through time, which I find it really did! It applies really smoothly and the fine tip makes for a nice precise flick, which I also love! It isn't as waterproof as it claims to be but it stays on pretty well — proving you don't cry buckets. Haha! 

The only problem I had with this is that it would start to smudge onto my crease after a few hours of wear. I don't particularly have oily lids but I would have to use powder or eye shadow to prevent the smudging. I've heard other people with similar issues but some seem to get on just fine. I'm afraid you're going to have to test it out yourself to find out. Other than that, I think it's a really good and reliable eyeliner, especially for everyday use. It's not the cheapest but I think it can be really worth the money. After all, it lasted me three months and I used it almost everyday. I would probably repurchase it too if I don't find a better alternative! Mine is starting to dry out now so I'm on a hunt for another pen liner. Any suggestions? x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Haul | Primark Basics

Primark jeans £11 | flats £6 | socks £2.50 | cardigan £7 | skirt £10

When you're looking for amazing stuff that are cheap but still on trend, Primark is always a great place to go. Although not everything is of good quality, I find that sometimes it's just down to the items you choose and the way you care for them. In fact, with a tiny bit of luck and if you look properly, you might just walk out of there with the nicest things in hand. Some of the things I like to buy from there are basics. It's just always good to have nice and reliable items that you can easily fall back on during days when you're not at all feeling inspired or fashion-y. 

Here, I have one of their super soft skinny jeans in the lightest wash. I find this really great for whenever I'm not in the mood to wear leggings. It's the perfect shade of light denim which goes amazingly well with a lot of things plus it's going to look good over spring and summer! I also got a simple pair of black flats for when I'm feeling lazy or whenever I'm in a rush or just running errands. Also bought some socks because one can never have too many! The other two things I got were this nice aztec print cardigan, which I will be showing in an outfit post soon, and this burgundy speckled high-low skirt. Not the very basic of basics but are still good to have for making a look that bit more different without having to put so much effort into planning an outfit. Let me know what you think of the stuff I got and if you like shopping at Primark too! x

Sunday, 14 April 2013

What I Wore | One Bright Jumper

(jacket and shoes - New Look, jumper - H&M, leggings - Glance, necklace - Primark)

The weather here in England hasn't been the best recently and I'm sure everyone would agree. Seriously, it's as if spring got stuck in traffic! So to lighten the mood, I wore this bright coral jumper not too long ago and I love it! I originally got it thinking that it would be perfect for the warmer months but oh well. I wore it with my leather look leggings and my trustee old leather jacket. Surprise surprise! I love black and leather, okay? Haha! For shoes, I just wore these slip-ons from New Look. I've shot a few more looks recently so they should be up in no time. I will also be posting more hauls and a few reviews soon so yea, hope you all had a great weekend! x

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Instagram | 04

Carbonara | Venice, Switzerland and Egypt | Tacos night
Self | Beef and broccoli over rice | Healthy food
Tutorial | Chicken and pork Adobo | Pre Super Bowl food
Need to clear out my wardrobe | Filipino style spaghetti with hotdogs | Roasted chicken thighs and salad
Early Valentines treat | Shrove Tuesday | It's snowing again
Snow steps | Lace | Mince meat with diced potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and green peas

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Haul | Monochrome Dresses

Primark striped dress £7 (sale) | printed dress £7 (sale) | paisley dress £15

My staples are grey, black and white so it's no surprise that when the monochrome trend hit the shops, I began to gather as many items as I could providing my pocket could afford it. Haha! Some being dresses. I got these from Primark last winter and have already worn a couple of them since. I am also planning to wear them this spring and summer. They're great and can be easily worn on casual days or dressed up for occasions, etc. And guess what, I have my eye on more monochromatic items. I just can't get enough of them! Because you see, whenever a trend pops up in fashion that I admire, I often use it to my advantage to purchase pieces that I know will last me forever. Do you do that too? x
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