Sunday, 3 May 2015

April Bloggers Style File

I still can't quite believe April is over, so this post just feels weird. April was a good month blogger-wise for really simplistic outfits with specific pieces just killing it.

ebba // ebbazingmark

Ebba is one of my favourite non-UK bloggers. I discovered her through Lookbook and I am very envious of her trainer collection. I adore this outfit in particular cos it's a mixture of three of my favourite things: baby blue, oversized tailoring and white trainers. <3

lydia // fashion influx

I've always loved Lydia's fashion posts, but I'm enjoying all the lifestyle posts she's been putting out recently as well. Besides just loving how simple this outfit is, I'm always inspired by how good her pictures look taken inside her house. As someone who also has to deal with the tripod-in-the-bedroom life, it's nice to be reminded that you don't need an exotic background. 

The striped co-ord is well nice, and I like the little add-ons. Nice shades and the over the shoulder bumbag... which shouldn't work but looks so 'I just threw this on, I don't even care' cool. 

isabella // isabellathordsen

Last but not least, I of course discovered Isabella because she's an ASOS stylist. She's pretty much the go to for white and denim basics, and I'm always checking out her picks on the website. I'm seeing suede jackets everywhere and it does add a touch of colour but it's not too much. Again, doing taken-inside-the-house blog photos well #inspo

That's it for April. Hope you enjoyed. Please comment if you felt inspired, I neeeeed to find more fashion blogs to read and support, and I don't know where to start looking. 

x G

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

adidas Originals EQT Racing OG (White/Black)

adidas EQT racing // size?

Oh my, am I happy I got these. I won't be surprised if they sell out so I'm glad they came to my attention right around payday. I fell in love with these other EQTs last year and never got my hands on them. In a way I'm glad because I think I actually prefer the black over green (not sure if I'm kidding myself tbh, who knows). They're super comfy ofc and offer a lot of breathability, as you can imagine. I am going to have to get some invisible socks though - the ones that are just for the bottom of your feet - because I hate not wearing socks in my trainers and I don't think these trainers are meant for full on socks. 

What do you think? Not for you? The literal trainers of your dreams?

x G


Monday, 27 April 2015

Monday Morning Inspiration

I really want a trench coat and the ones I see either aren't perfect enough or are perfect and just way too expensive. help. 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

NYX Cosmetics Blush in "Taupe"

nyx blush in "taupe" via amazon 

I'm not the first and I won't be the last person to talk about this blush. I got it for £9 on amazon but it must have sold out from the seller that sent it to me, because the only link I could find had it priced at £20. Jeez. You can buy nyx products from their UK website but a lot of the stuff is sold out. 

I first heard about this blush from my favourite YouTuber Sarah Hawkinson. She uses it as a contour powder, and after months of applying bronzer as my contour I thought I would give this a go. I'm very pale and sometimes I think bronzer can look too warm on me. As you can gather from the name it's a taupe colour, and it works really well on pale skin. To create my contour I first apply the NARS matte multiple in "altai" where I want my contour, blend that in with a sponge, then apply the nyx blush over the top. Both of these products create a really nice contour together and layering the two means it doesn't shift for the entire day :)

 x G


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Denim Shades

denim jacket // vintage levi's 
vest // topshop
jeans // topshop

Nope, I don't have shoes on. I couldn't decide what shoes to put with this outfit so I tried to imagine I'd wear this hanging around barefoot on grass in the summer. I'm excited to whack out the denim jackets again now that it's a little warmer :)

x G


Monday, 20 April 2015

Monday Morning Inspiration

Your Monday morning inspirations for the week right here...

nasty gal maison scotch ambush leather fringe jacket (on sale at £237.69) - okay world's most expensive fringe jacket lol but SO BEAUTIFUL.
acacia brinley c/o tumblr - inspiring me to forego my contact lenses for my glasses more. Also I have no clue who this girl is but apparently she's Tumblr famous. Oh Tumblr.
light before dark crepe trench coat (£86) - again, another expensive one, but how utterly gorgeous is this trench? I want, I want. 
teva original universal sandal (£34.99) - soz if you think these are gross but I've kind of been craving a pair. The ones I've linked are men's so only available in a size 7 upwards, but there are girl options out there too. Socks and sandals for summer, anyone?

x G

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Every Day Face Update and Review (Estee Lauder Double Wear, Nars Matte Multiple, Benefit Watt's Up...)

estee lauder double wear "shell" £29.50
nars matte multiple "altai" £29/30 (bought for £27)
rimmel blush "santa rose" £3.99

I've updated my general face make up recently with some new products, both super cheap and high end. Some are amazing and some are average. Quicky review time!

Estee Lauder foundation - Bought this to combat my super oily skin and it is amazing. I highly recommend it. It's not a miracle worker but very good. I might change my shade to the lightest neutral shade next time, I think "shell" is a touch too pink.

Rimmel concealer - This concealer is pretty good. I use the full coverage Collection concealer (called lasting perfection) on my spots and I've been using this under my eyes. I wouldn't say it's as full coverage as it claims to be, but it is creamy and I like that consistency under my eyes as it blends better and creases less.

L'oreal primer - I honestly haven't noticed much of a difference with this primer, and if I've not noticed a difference I guess it isn't doing much. I think I'll try the Too Faced primer once I've used this up. It isn't greasy though so that's good.

Nars Matte Multiple - This product is SO EXPENSIVE but very, very good. I use it for contouring and I have to say it doesn't go anywhere once it's on, and that's a big feat when you've got oily skin. I love it. One downside: LOOK AT THE PACKAGING. It doesn't affect the product but how cheap does that look and I've only had it four months. 

Rimmel blush - Not much to say about this blush. It's very pretty and I've been using it as a dupe for Nars "orgasm". I don't think it stays on for that long but I don't exactly pile on the product either.

Benefit Watt's Up - Another expensive product that I just couldn't resist buying. It is gorgeous and I do feel all pretty and glowy with it on my cheekbones. It is more golden than I would like but I'll address that next..

MUA highlighter - I use this pink toned highlighter over the top of Watt's Up. This highlighter needs quite a lot of product to show up, that's why it's perfect to use over the top of another highlighter. Watt's Up shows up beautifully after one sweep of product, and then I apply a little of this MUA highlighter for two reasons. 1. To mattify Watt's Up and make it last longer. 2. The pink and silvery tones combat the gold tones in Watt's Up that I'm not as fond of.

Hope you enjoyed these reviews and they've helped you decide whether to pick something up or give it a miss. 

x G

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