Thursday, 19 June 2014

speak easy on the grape vine

skirt - urban outfitters (similar here), tee - H&M (old), shoes - H&M (sale)

It's bank holiday today in Germany and my Dad arrives for a long weekend, it should be super nice to see him and have a chilled long weekend before I head home a week tomorrow for the Tour de France!! I love this skirt I recently picked up in Urban Outfitters, it was reduced to 6 euros (I know, crazy right?) and I couldn't resist. It's an A Line skirt with fine checked detailing in grey in the fabric. It's quite thick so to cool down in the warm weather, I threw on this Aerosmith band tee from H&M which a friend bought me many years ago and it's still one of my favourites! I teamed this outfit with my favourite flats at the minute which are these pointed brogue style shoes from H&M. They have small cut outs at the side and a gun metal buckle, they're absolutely glooorious. 

A very simple outfit but I love it nonetheless. 


Monday, 16 June 2014

the no make up make up

The no make up make up look seems to be everywhere at the minute and I decided to give it a go! It's a lovely feeling knowing you're stepping out the house with a very nearly fresh face! I love the dewy look this look gives and think it's perfect for Summer, especially in hot weather if you still want to wear a little bit of make up!

I started by applying Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer all around my eye area to get rid of any dark circles and make my eyes seem more awake. I love this concealer as it needs minimal blending into the skin and is super light and creamy.

I then used Garnier Skin Perfector BB Cream as a base for my face. This particular BB cream is oil free which is great for people with oily/combination skin, such as myself. It contains SPF 20 for sun protection and is a great solution for anyone looking for a foundation, primer and moisturiser all in one. 

For my eyes I applied a couple of coats of Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara using the volumising brush for my top lashes and lengthening for the bottom. I've really warmed to this mascara over the past few months after slating it at first, I love the lengthening brush for a lighter look. I then filled my eyebrows in with the Urban Decay Brow Box in Honey Pot, I find a powder eyebrow kit much softer than a pencil and this is my favourite eyebrow kit to use.

I then applied a light coat of No.7 Perfect Light Loose Powder across my t-zone to set my make up in place for the day. This is my all time favourite powder and you'll rarely catch me using anything else. It's perfectly light and keeps your make up set allllllllllllll day.

I then brushed some of the Rimmel Natural Bronzer across my temples, cheek bones and jaw line to contour and create a sun-kissed effect on my skin. I then used Models Own Blusher in Cheeky Pink which is a bright popping pink colour which is also perfect for using as a highlighter. I put this on the apples of my cheeks for a pop of colour to my face. I was wary of this colour at first but it's such a gorgeous colour for Summer and when applied lightly creates a lovely subtle powder pink. 

Finally, I applied my favourite nude lipstick at the minute, L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection PrivĂ©e Lipstick in Barely Greige by Cheryl Cole. This lipstick is a gorgeous beige nude and gives a subtle shine and blends in so well to my natural lip colour. Extremely subtle and perfect for the no make up make up look.

Have you tried out any no make up make up looks yet?


P.S. this is my 100th post on my blog, how quick has time gone?!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

open sesame, we've places to go

top - Amazon, skirt - urban outfitters, sandals - Boohoo, sunglasses - Primark, necklace - Forever 21

I love this skirt I picked up in Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago in the sale for 12 euros, yes you have read that correctly, 12 euros. I'd had my eye on it for a while but couldn't justify the original price of 72 euros but I was ecstatic when I came across it reduced and in my size! I'm not usually a fan of pencil shaped skirts and in particular longer skirts as I get quite self conscious that my legs look really short as I'm not the tallest of people however this one fits the bill perfectly. Even though I'd had my eye on it a while, it's one of those items that I'd look at and think wow, I'd love to wear that and never actually buy it for myself so I'm glad I actually went for it this time and took a step out my comfort zone with the length and shape of this piece. I love finding things that I wouldn't usually wear and giving them a try, I always end up surprising myself! I teamed it with an Arctic Monkeys tee, hence the title of this blog post, a royal blue statement necklace and these gorgeous pewter coloured sandals from Boohoo. They're super comfortable and I love the spilled oil colour of these shoes, I'd definitely recommend them. 

Have you surprised yourself with any purchases you wouldn't usually buy recently?


Monday, 9 June 2014

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour: What I Wore

dress - New Look via ASOS, jacket - vintage Levis via Ark, boots - New Look (similar here), necklace - Forever 21 (old), bracelet - Forever 21 (old)

I went to see Miley Cyrus on Frankfurt on her Bangerz Tour and here's what I wore. I have no idea why I decided to wear a jacket as I soon took it off in the queue as I realised it was actually 28 degrees, I then proceeded to burn the whole of my upper back as I'd put no sun cream on, realllll clever. Anyway, I picked up this dress from New Look via ASOS for £12.99, I love the cut of the chest area and think it makes it a little more unique for an LBD. I teamed it with my trusty cut out boots which I've worn to death, they're so comfy and versatile. I added a blue statement necklace for a pop of colour to my outfit and a simple gold chain bracelet. I didn't want to over accessorize as I had a standing ticket and didn't want multiple accessories getting in the way and getting tangled in other peoples clothes (believe it or not, that has actually happened to me before). 

I had such a good night at the concert, she put on a real show and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I saw Miley on her Wonderworld tour in 2009 and have been waiting patiently for her to tour Europe so I could see her live again and it was definitely worth a 5 year wait! Sky Ferriera was supporting and I LOVE her so was super happy about that too. I ended up about 2nd/3rd row and here's a few pictures from the night that I took: 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

I ain't lookin' at you for no particular reason

dress - boohoo, denim jacket - boohoo, sunglasses - thrifted, shoes - converse (very old), bag - la moda (no longer in black but still available in grey, dark brown and tan)

I can't believe I haven't updated in 2 whole weeks, I've not had a lack of things to post at all, if anything, it's the complete opposite! I've just been feeling very lethargic and now have a build up of outfit posts from the past 2 weeks that I need to post! I wore this outfit last weekend when I was in the Netherlands with my friends and family, it was a gorgeous sunny day but as we were going on a boat, I opted for tights as I knew it would be chilly on the water! I'm still obsessing over this bag from La Moda, I've been using it non stop since I bought it at Easter. I picked up this plain white dress from Boohoo a few weeks ago and I think it's so cute for Summer. It's a chiffon style material and super light and cool for warm weather. It's also available in coral and yellow. I'd really recommend it as an every day dress for Summer and it's only £15!

I went to see Miley Cyrus on Friday so I'll be posting a "what I wore" in the next few days, it was so amazing and I'm so glad I got to see her live again! I saw her in 2009 on her Wonderworld tour and have been waiting patiently for her to tour Europe again since! I'll post some photos in my next post or if you follow me on instagram, you've probably seen the spam from Friday night of all my Miley photos/videos!

It's bank holiday tomorrow in Germany and we've had a few days of 33 degree weather so I'm looking forwards to a chilled day relaxing and blogging :)

I'm definitely going to try and start doing 2-3 posts a week after this little stint and get back to a normal routine again!

Hope you all had lovely weekends