Friday, 25 November 2016

WINTER COATS WISHLIST


It's getting so cold in the UK now, time to wrap up really warm in cozy coats! I have two coats that I alternate between depending on my outfit or my how cold it is! As a poor student, I love browsing the sales, the website www.lovethesales.com is great for checking out the latest discounts, and they even have high end products which means you can get great discounts on more luxury items. Recently I had a browse though the UGG Sale for winter and also the coats section. I decided to bring you a wishlist of eight coats for this winter season. 

One: This suede bomber jacket is really professional looking, I love the colour (however knowing me I'd end up getting it dirty somehow!) and really love the structured collar. I've never actually tried a jacket on like this before, so I don't know if I'd be "cool" enough to pull it off - but a girl can always dream! 

Two: Another suede looking jacket, this time in a more appropriate seasonal colour of khaki. Again I own very few things this colour in my wardrobe, but I feel like it would be versatile to pair with different outfits and coloured jeans. My image for this outfit is this jacket, with a cord navy skirt and plain t-shirt. 

Three: This coat looks so unbelievably cozy and warm! I love the shearling collars and additions to coats this year, and I feel like the grey and cream colour of this would go with practically every outfit. As a girl who wear's a lot of neutral clothes this would fit very nicely into my wardrobe! My only quip with this coat would be if it has a zip or popper to fasten it up when I'm walking home on chilly nights after a long day of lectures. 

Four: This coat is the most practical out of my picks, in my opinion. A long black fabric design makes for the perfect professional coat, to wear for placement or uni, but also a great one to style down for everyday. I love the a-symtrical collar of this coat, and like the fact the zip stands out from the dark design of the coat. The longer style also helps to keep more of you warm! 

Five: A contrast to the longer style, this short bomber jacket comes with a fur hood, something to keep your ears warm! I love the fact this has pockets on the sides, and the black is again really easy to style with any outfit. I feel like for me this is a more casual weekend style jacket over something I'd wear for smarter occasions, but it would be a great edition to my wardrobe. 

Six: I definitely don't know if I'm cool enough to pull off a leather jacket, but this one is very simply and classic. Personally when I've been looking at leather jackets I prefer the more simple style's that ones with buckets and appliqué all over them. If this suited me, I'd love to be able to wear it with pretty outfits to add more of a grunge look to the style, or pair with my neutral jeans and t-shirt days to look a bit more put together. 

Seven: This bomber jacket screams christmas to me, I think it must be the colour! Not the most appropriate for really cold days, but for quick trips in and out of the house, or underneath a thicker coat this is a gorgeous velvet edition to any look. 

Eight: Last but not least this stunning long navy jacket. This is definitely the most professional, and I don't know if it would drown my small body, but I simply adore it. The buttons add something extra to the coat without being too in your face. I feel like when I become a proper adult and get a job this is the type of coat I'd feel very smart and put together in. I'd love to wear this with some patterned smart trousers and white shirt. 

What do you think of the coats I've chosen? All of them can be found for a discount on www.lovethesales.com. Let me know if you've got any coats recently and what styles you prefer in a comment below. 

*all pictures sourced from www.lovethesales.com

Friday, 28 October 2016

NORWICHBLOGGERS COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS







A few weeks ago I met up with the lovely NorwichBloggers at Warwick Street Social to take part in a cocktail masterclass! This is something I've always wanted to do, so I was so so excited! The aim of the evening was to choose a cocktail as our welcome cocktail for the christmas meal. We made 5 cocktails in total, a classic mojito, a bramble, a candy cane, a pumpkin spiced one and a gingerbread cocktail! It was so fun learning how to make each of the cocktails, although I can't remember all the recipes off the top of my head now!! (Should have made notes). I love the way each of them was so different, with such different flavours and presentations for each one. 

Each of the cocktails was explained to us and then we got the chance to make one in pairs. I made the bramble cocktail with christie, which was going really well under the bartender smashed the glass while trying to get it out of the shaker! So we got 2 attempts at making it!! The whole evening definitely gave me lots of ideas of my little pinterest cocktail cart that I'd like in my house one day. Also, the cocktails on the menu of Warwick Street Social (specifically the Lemon Meringue) were divine. I really need to take my boyfriend there next time he comes to visit. 

We were in our own separate part of the pub, with a mini bar presenting all the alcohol and ingredients needed to make the cocktails. Personally my favourite was a tie between the Bramble and Candy Cane. I do love a sweet cocktail so this is probably why I liked these the best. We also got some chips to nibble on throughout the evening, which were super delicious! After a long day at uni, this was definitely a really enjoyable evening, and I'm looking forwards to seeing the lovely norwich bloggers at the christmas meal in a few weeks time! Have you ever been to a cocktail making class? 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

WEDDING GUEST MAKEUP LOOK




At the weekend I was invited to my boyfriend's cousins wedding reception! Now I love weddings, there's just something about them that's so special. So inevitably I got very excited about what I was going to wear and how to do my makeup! I practised quite a few times to decide how I wanted my makeup to go, and this is the finished look. I also wore false eyelashes which is a first for me, but these lovely ones were sent to me by the lovely Esqido to try out. 

First step I did was apply a moisturiser to my face to make sure my skin was prepared for foundation. I'm one of those people who always does eyes before face, so then I primed my eyelids with Urban Decay Primer Potion. For my first eyeshadow crease colour I used MAC's Omega. This is a great first crease colour that isn't too intense and helps ease the blending process. Then I moved on and applied MAC's Quarry all over the lids. This is a matte purple taupe colour which I've used more as an all over lid colour more and more recently. To darken the outer corners of my eyes I first blended some of MAC's Satin Taupe onto the outer edge of my lids, creating a darker more smokey look. To really add definition to my eyes I applied MAC's Mystery, a matte dark brown which I applied with a small angled brush to create a v shape into my crease. All blended out with a fluffy brush created a lovely purple toned smokey effect. To add some shimmer I used some MAC Fix+ and KIKO 04 eyeshadow right on the inner corner on my eyes. This really helped brighten my eyes and add that pop effect. For eyeliner I used the Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner which is the best eyeliner for noobs like me! After a small coat of mascara, Max Factor's False Lash Effect, I applied the Esqido Mink Eyelashes. I used the Esqido Eyelash Glue which made the process of applying the lashes really easy. To finish the eyes I added some Avon Glimmerstick to my lower lash line and waterline, and Avon Supershock Eyeliner on my upper waterline. 

For my eyebrows I used my favourite brow duo at the moment, Archery Brow Pencil by Soap and Glory, followed by the Benefit Gimme Brow in Shade 3. I never wear anything but these two on my brows these days and I'm so happy with how they make my brows look. My skin is something I wanted to keep pretty natural looking, so I used my Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation. This was applied with my beauty blender, and gives a skin-like layer of foundation that allows your freckles to peek through. It also lasts really well on my skin. To add some colour back into my cheeks I used the Max Factor Cream Blush in Soft Pink, which is a newly discovered old favourite. It looks so natural on the cheeks and adds the perfect healthy glow to your skin. I added a bit of bronze to my face with NARS Laguna Bronzer all over my face, and and Benefit Hoola Bronzer to add some fake cheekbones to my moon face. To complete the look I used my Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Nude Pink, which is slowly running out and makes me so sad! I really need to buy the full size of this as it seriously goes with any makeup look, and is the perfect light pink nude shade for my skin tone. The last step was setting everything in place with MAC Fix+. I'm really happy how this look came out, what do you think of how I did my makeup?
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