Posts tagged Floral
Primark Light Knit Cape / Primark Floral Skater Skirt / Primark Basic T Shirt / Primark Tights / Gifted Cloudbusting Silver Necklace
It would seem that Spring is finally here, and brighter weather calls for brighter clothing! I’ve been trying to add a few more colourful pieces to my mostly black wardrobe lately, and this skater skirt from Primark is a good start. It’s floral and made of crepe, two things I’m not usually a fan of, but at £3 in the sale I thought I’d give it a go, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a lovely shape and very comfortable, and though I bought it to with the intention of wearing it to work, I can see it becoming an all round favourite this season.
The black cape was also in the Primark sale, half price at just £7. It’s a lovely soft lightweight knit, so is perfect for keeping covered during the spring months, when it isn’t quite warm enough for bare arms.
As you may have seen in my 25th Birthday Haul post, this gorgeous necklace was gifted to me by my fiancé for my birthday. It’s made of 925 silver and was personalised especially for me. Cloudbusting by Kate Bush is one of my favourite songs, and holds many special memories, so I absolutely adore it.
Have you been enjoying the warmer weather this weekend?
For the second part of my entry into the #FFPaperDollParty styling challenge, I have put together four more looks for the party season. I’ve had so much fun dressing up my personalised paper doll with the peel off clothes that came with her, so I hope you enjoy seeing the outfits I’ve created for her!
December Birthday Party
Everyone has that one friend or relative with a December birthday, and I actually think it’s quite nice to get away from everything Christmas-related for one night, so for a December Birthday Party I went for this pretty Rose Print Shift Dress. It isn’t overly festive and could easily be worn at any time of year, so would make a great wardrobe staple for 2014.
Whether you’re lazing around watching TV, having a girly evening with friends or playing board games with the family, a festive night in is an absolute necessity at this time of year. If you’re not going out you don’t have to dress up, but you can still look good whilst being comfortable by teaming a gorgeous camisole with a pair of cosy leggings.
For a night out this black Tuxedo Playsuit would be perfect. The classic cut and satin trim are really chic, and teamed with your favourite heels, a cute clutch and some statement jewellery you’d be effortlessly party-ready. The red version is also really eye-catching if black isn’t your thing.
Bar with Boyfriend
If you’re heading to a fancy bar with your boyfriend for a few drinks, these Leather-Look Trousers and Sequin Sleeve Jacket are classy and smart, but also have a bit of an edge, especially with just a pretty basque underneath! The Sequin Sleeve Jacket is easily my favourite piece from F&F’s partywear collection – it’s stunning, and so versatile.
Which look is your favourite?
As some of you may have noticed, I have been rather elusive on the blog front this week. So firstly, allow me to apologise! I have a lot of exciting blog posts and reviews planned, yet things keep getting in the way, but I hope to be back and blogging properly as of tomorrow.
My absence was mainly caused by one thing in particular – work! All kinds of work. I work at a university, and after three weeks off over Easter I started back on Monday, and needless to say it got very busy, very quickly. On top of that, I have been planning an essay for my postgraduate degree, and of course I have also been researching for my dreaded dissertation! As I’m sure you can imagine, that takes a lot of effort and can cause a lot of stress, and has been taking up a lot of my time. However, amongst all the work, I managed to find the time to be more social than usual this week. I ended up going out for drinks one night, to a pub quiz another and out for a meal and a catch-up with some friends, all within four days.
Perhaps the biggest development comes in the shape of my bedroom. Since starting my blog it has got gradually more and more cluttered with beauty and fashion products, so I decided it would be appropriate to give it a complete overhaul – why I chose this week I’ll never know! I’ve ended up chucking a lot of old clothes away to make room for new stuff, I have brand spanking new storage for all my make up and toiletries (YAY), and my walls are being redecorated with a gorgeous floral print wallpaper. One of the main reasons for this change though is that I have decided to start keeping rats again. I used to have rats when I was younger, but over the past few years I have been sans rodents, and to be honest I missed them! So, when everything is sorted (hopefully next weekend) I will be bringing home two new little girl rats, and I am VERY excited. Expect a photo heavy post when my mission is complete!
There you go – my elusiveness explained, and hopefully that will be the end of it! Keep an eye out for a new review coming tomorrow.
Firstly, I would like to apologise for my elusiveness lately. January has been an incredibly busy month for me but it seems to have dragged on forever – I’m sure many of you can relate to that feeling! On top of starting back at work after Christmas, I had an important assignment to do for my Master’s Degree this month, so I spent most of my evenings researching, writing and editing, hence my lack of blog posts. Luckily, I handed the assignment in yesterday so I’ll have a bit more time on my hands now (although I do have a dissertation proposal to complete…), so expect to see a lot more from me during February!
Hopefully February will be a bit more fun than January has been. On Sunday my fiancé and I are going to London, just for one night, but we have a lot planned. I will be taking my camera on the trip so expect a rather photo heavy post when I get back! Also, Bewitchery turns one year old on the 7th of February, which is very exciting indeed. The main event in February for me though is my birthday! On the 14th of February I turn 23, and (fingers crossed) I won’t be working that day, so I am going to spend the next couple of weeks planning fun things to do! Birthdays for me are mostly about surprises, cake and having a nice time with my loved ones, but I do have a few things on my Birthday Wish List this year, so I thought I would share them with you here…
If you’ve read this post, you’ll know that I’m a Dr Martens fangirl, and I have been lusting after this pair for months now. I recently noticed that they were in the Schuh sale, so I dropped a massive hint with my dad and I think these babies will be mine in two weeks time!
Layla Hologram Effect Nail Polish
I know I’m extremely late to the hologram polish party, but I really love the look of Layla’s hologram range, especially this Ultra Violet shade.
Real Techniques Core Collection
I’ve been after a decent set of make up brushes for a long, long time (my current set are falling apart), and lots of you lovely beauty bloggers have recommended Real Techniques’ Core Collection. I’ve done some research, and they really do look like a quality set of brushes, so these are now on my list. They pass the cruelty free test too!
Real Techniques Starter Set
Because my eyes deserve fabulous brushes too… And they’re purple!
Kate Bush T-Shirt
Kate Brush is my hero, and has been since I was tiny, so this t-shirt is perfect for me. The design is just so pretty!
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Smother
This is one of Sleek’s newest shades in their True Colour Lipstick range. It’s an extremely pretty pinky purple colour (it’s actually a bit darker in reality than it looks in the picture), and every time I go to Superdrug I can’t resist swatching it on my hand.
Today I decided to go clothes shopping for the first time in a long time. The summer sales have been on for a while now so I wasn’t expecting to find anything amazing, but I did manage to get a few pieces that I really love! I didn’t come home with a lot, but that just means I can buy more next time 😉 In fact, despite going in quite a few shops, I only bought things from two (H&M and Primark). Anyway, here is what I bought – apologies for the rubbish pictures…
Strawberry Print Dress from H&M. Was £12.99, bought for £5.
Floral Bodycon Dress from H&M. Was £12.99, bought for £7.
Purple and Mustard Boob Tube from Primark. Was £3, bought for £1.
Dark Purple Skinny Jeans with Silver Belt from Primark. £11.
Turquoise Skinny Jeans with Gold Belt from Primark. £11.
In total, this haul cost £35, saving me about £16 which isn’t bad. Hopefully I’ll be going back for more in the week when the shops are less busy. What have you bought in the summer sales so far?
This weekend has been yet another busy one for me. Today is my mum’s birthday, and tomorrow will be her husband’s birthday as well as their 1st wedding anniversary, but perhaps the most exciting event of the last few days was my close friend’s wedding yesterday! I’ve known Kat for 11 years, since seconday school, and she is the first out of our group of friends to get married, so it was a very special day The bride looked absolutely beautiful and I was so proud of her – it was wonderful to see her so happy and I wish her and her lovely husband the very best for their future together.
You may remember that a few weeks ago I posted about What I Wore to my Step Brother’s Wedding, so I thought I’d do a similar post about what I wore yesterday. The colour scheme of the wedding was powder blue and baby pink, so I thought I’d go all girly and incorporate some pink shades into my look. As you can see, I kept it simple and went for a far less dramatic make up look than last time…
Make Up used:
- Benefit Porefessional.
- Colortrend Fresh Face Oil-Free Foundation in ‘Ivory Beige’.
- Colortrend Perfect and Hide Concealer in ‘Light’.
- MUA Pressed Powder in ‘Shade 1′.
- The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (used on cheeks) in ‘Rose Pink’.
- MUA Pretty Pastels Eyeshadow Palette – Shades 4 and 11.
- MUA Immaculate Collection Eyeshadow Palette – Shades 8 and 9.
- Avon Glimmerstick Eye Liner in ‘Blackest Black’.
- Bellápierre Lash Building Mascara in ‘Black’.
- Avon Glow Lip Gloss in ‘Ultra Violet’.
- Dress from Chiara Fashion.
- Shoes from Primark.
- Necklace from Avon
- Bag (not pictured) from eBay, originally from M&S.
I hope you’ve all had a fun weekend too!
After a week of wearing dark coloured nail varnish, I fancied something slightly more pastel today. I’d been seeing a lot of vintage floral nail art doing the rounds lately, so I thought I’d have a go myself. I used a lovely little flowery tea cup as inspiration, as you can see!
The colours I used for this are:
- Avon Nailwear Pro in ‘Vintage Blue’ (Background)
- Avon Nailwear Pro in ‘Viva Pink’ (Roses)
- Avon Nailwear Pro in ‘Pastel Pink’ (Rose Swirls)
- N.Y.C. Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in green (Leaves)
- Avon Peeling and Brittleness Solver (Base and Top Coat)
What do you think? I think it’s a great look for Spring
I have a rather large, ever expanding collection of perfumes, and this beautiful scent by Christian Lacroix is one of my all time favourites. Out of all of my perfumes, this is one that gets a lot of compliments!
The perfume is described on its box as:
‘Christian Lacroix Nuit For Her, the provocative women’s fragrance exclusively for Avon.
A forbidden fantasy of intoxicating florals entwined with an elixir of amber and
mysterious midnight musks.‘
I am a big fan of exotic, almost heady scents and Nuit fits the bill with its combination of sweet florals, amber and musk. The perfume is mixed perfectly and all of its notes shine through to create an expensive smelling scent which lasts a long time. If I put this on in the morning, it only fades a little so I can always still smell it after a busy day, which is wonderful!
As well as the fragrance, there are also a body lotion and a shower gel in the Nuit range which smell just as powerful as the fragrance. If you layer the perfume with these two products it is guaranteed to last a lot longer and keep its strength.
The perfume retails at £20 for 50ml, and the body lotion and shower gel are £5 each for 150ml tubes, however, Avon are currently running an offer to get all three items for £20 – bargain! If you’re interested in purchasing, don’t forget you can now order Avon through me! Just visit the ‘Order Avon from Me’ page for more details.
Have you ever tried any Christian Lacroix perfumes? Which is your favourite?
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