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27 October 2018

Blue Dress OOTD

October 27, 2018 0 Comments

On Tuesday I shared a post featuring my 'Cruise' skirt from Lindybop. I thought I would continue the series with a look at this blue dress from Joanie. I saw Louise Pentland wearing the red version of this dress (which I also bought at the same time as this one hahahahaha someone stop me) and thought it looked gorgeous so I decided to pick it up!

The style is a basic shirt dress with tied sleeves and a ditsy floral pattern. It feels really lightweight and flowy which I love! I do find the collar sometimes flips out (it's got a trim that's supposed to go on the inside) but if I iron it down a bit that's not as much of a problem.

The dress itself comes up pretty small. I'm a UK dress size 14 and picked this up in a 14 and I find that there is quite a bit of gaping around the buttons, particularly in the chest area (granted, I'm well-endowed, but I've got other shirt dresses that don't have the same problem). For that reason, I'd recommend purchasing this in one size bigger than your usual size for the best fit.

It was a little bit chilly when I was taking the pictures for this post, so I threw on cardigan from Primark. I bought this last year but they've probably got some similar in at the moment! This is really cosy, and I think it doesn't look bad at all with this dress!

For shoes, I wore my grey Primark T-bar flats. They go really nicely with my cardigan, and match the pale cool tones in my dress as well.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you thought! If you want to see more posts like this, be sure to follow me on social media using the links in my sidebar to get updated when I post!

20 October 2018

Cruise Skirt OOTD

October 20, 2018 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

I wanted to showcase more of my vintage-inspired fashion looks on my blog, so I thought I'd do a series of three posts for a week showing off some of my 40s and 50s style outfits. To start this series, here is an outfit I styled around the Lindybop 'Cruise' skirt.

I'd seen the skirt on the Lindybop website for a while and had thought it was really nice, but when I saw it shown off by both Louise Pentland and Carrie Hope Fletcher, I knew I had to have it because they both looked gorgeous in it! I'm also going on a cruise next year, and my mum and I were mid-discussion about it when I ordered this so it felt relevant to me (therefore I had to buy it, of course).

I love bright colours, so the vibrant, sunny yellow honestly thrills me. I also love the accent of the white stripe and navy waves towards the bottom. It's nice and simple but it still has something interesting about it.

I'm a UK dress size 14, and bought this in a 14, and found it slightly too big. If you're in the middle or on the smaller end of your dress size, I'd be confident recommending sizing down, but if you're on larger end of your dress size, it's probably better to stick to your normal dress size. If it is a little roomy, it can bery easily be taken in, but it can't be let out!

On the top, I'm wearing an off the shoulder bodysuit from Primark. This was a very good purchase in my opinion, because this goes with a lot of things and is really comfortable. I was a bit worried about it being off the shoulder, because I'm rather busty and very aware that strapless things can be a nightmare. However, it stays up without an issue which I appreciate. I wear a nude bra with this and I'm not that bothered about the straps showing, but if that bothers you I'm sure you could wear this with a strapless bra.

This bodysuit has a sort of flowy 'cape' sewn around the neckhole, which is another thing I really like. It's more interesting than just a bog standard t-shirt, and I find it to be really flattering since it doesn't make my chest look even bigger like ruffles and things like that do.

My shoes are also from Primark; they're simple grey t-bar flats. They're honestly very comfortable and I have the same pair in black which have got me through many a shift at work, and I think the style is really pretty as well.

The soles are very very thin so they don't offer much support, but if that's not an issue for you, these are very nice shoes and work really well with outfits like this!

So that's the first outfit of the week, starring the 'Cruise' skirt from Lindybop! What do you think?

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13 October 2018

My Holy Grail Makeup Products

October 13, 2018 0 Comments

I realised recently that there are a few products that I come back to time and time again. I find them reliable and they fit easily into my makeup routine. I thought some of you may benefit from finding out what those products are, so I decided to share them here!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
As an eyeshadow addict, a good primer is a staple in my makeup bag, and this one is my absolute favourite. I use two shades: 'Eden' and 'Original', and I love them both. A little bit goes a long way, and I see a noticeable difference when I use this. My eyeshadow doesn't fade or crease throughout the day, and applying a base hides veins on my eyelids so I get a flawless appearance every time. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wears eyeshadow.

Juvia's Place 'Masquerade' Palette
This palette is stunning. The colours are all gorgeous, and the pigmentation is second to none. The pigment isn't detrimental to the blending in my experience as well, since they all blend smoothly without much effort. I never fail to recieve a compliment or two when I'm wearing a look using this palette, and I always make a point of telling people that it's this one! It's a high quality palette that's not ridiculously expensive, and it's something I'd really recommend.
Barry M Kohl Pencils
These are my all time favourite eye liner pencils. I find the colour payoff is fantastic (especially considering they're from a drugstore brand), so you're not constantly dragging a product over your delicate eye area. They apply smoothly, without tugging, and last a long time as well. I use them in my waterline, but I've noticed if I use them on my lids they do transfer a bit, which is something to consider if you're considering using them as normal eyeliners.

Beauty Blender
Although the Real Techniques blenders are a reasonable dupe for the original Beauty Blenders, I think that the original is the one for me. The shape is just ideal for me, and I feel that the texture hasn't been duped perfectly anywhere. It's just the right density in my opinion, and I think I'll always reach for the Beauty Blender over other blenders. That's not to say the others aren't good, I've just found the one for me!

 Urban Decay Lipstick in 'Rock Steady'
I've never come across a red lipstick that suits me as much as this one; it's my perfect red shade. I don't know if Urban Decay do this shade in their other finishes, but I love their cream lipstick formula. It's hydrating and comfortable to wear, and is the standard to which I hold all lipsticks - liquid lipsticks without Vaseline just make me want to cry.

Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer
This concealer is the only one I've found that actually runs pale enough for me, which I adore. When you're as ghostly pale as I am, the lightest shades of most concealer and foundation ranges end up looking bright orange and ridiculous, so I really appreciate the massive range of shades this concealer offers. It's high coverage, which is exactly what I want (who wants a concealer that hides nothing?) and it doesn't dry out my already dry skin.

The Body Shop Lash Hero Fibre Extension Mascara
If you've read many of my recent makeup post, you'll no doubt know all about my adoration for this mascara! It coats every lash and makes them look fuller and longer, without clumping them up at all. And if you want a more dramatic look, you can apply the fibres on the other end after applying the mascara, and then coat them with another layer of mascara so the fibres stick. I wouldn't go back to any mascara I've tried before after discovering this one! 

The Body Shop Flat Eyeshadow Brush
I love this brush so much that I literally have three the exact same. It's perfect for packing on shadows to keep the pigment, and the edge makes it ideal for adding glitter to a cut crease. Honestly it's just my ideal eyeshadow brush, and I recommend it to everyone who asks!

So there you have it, a few of my go-to products. I come back to these time and time again, and would highly recommend them to anyone who was interested, which hopefully you are if you've read this far! Thank you so much for reading, be sure to follow me using the social media links in my side bar to see future posts like this!

6 October 2018

Analysing Animal Testing Policies (no testing pictures)

October 06, 2018 0 Comments

[This post does not contain any images of animal testing. The links I share in it also don't. This post is about the facts, not shock factor.]

I recently shared a post about the meaning of 'cruelty free beauty' and why I, and many other people, feel it's really important. However, when you're just beginning to research cruelty free beauty products, it can honestly be really hard to know what is and what isn't cruelty free. The quickest way to find out for certain is by searching for the brand's 'Animal Testing Policy' in Google, or sending them an email asking for it (although if you can't find it online, it's likely that they're hiding something).

No brand is going to tell you straight out that they test on animals. It's not exactly good for business to shout 'Hey! We don't give a damn about cute, fuzzy animals!' - in fact, that's a sure-fire way to irk the vast majority of their consumers. Instead, they use clever language and loose answers to trick customers into thinking they don't.

"M·A·C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products, M·A·C has never tested on animals and we continue to be a leader in the movement to end animal testing globally."

To the untrained eye, that makes it sound as though MAC are cruelty free, and totally against the barbaric practice of testing on animals. But to those of us who have investigated the world of cruelty free beauty, (which includes you since you're reading this post!) a certain part is sticking out like a sore thumb.

"some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products"

This, to a cruelty free beauty lover, means one thing: China. In China, any imported beauty products must be tested on animals before they can be sold there. Beauty products manufactured there aren't necessarily animal tested, but if the brand is based outside China and decides to sell there, their products must legally be tested on animals before they can start selling.

Any brand that chooses to sell their products in China has made the decision to care more about profits and raking in money than the welfare and treatment of animals.

Any brand that chooses to sell their products in China is NOT cruelty free.

So in your steps to a cruelty free makeup bag, pay attention to phrases like that. For an example of a cruelty free statement that's genuine, look at this one from Barry M:

"Barry M has never tested our finished products or ingredients on animals or engaged another company to do so on our behalf. We have now gone one step further and pledged not to permit our products to be sold in countries such as China whilst they require additional new animal testing."
On top of that, Barry M require an annual written notice from their suppliers that ingredients in their products have not started to be tested on animals, and are also outspoken on their social media about the cruelty of animal testing.

So, when you're researching, look for the phrase 'not sold in countries that require animal testing by law', and if you see the phrase 'unless required by law', make the decision not to support that brand.

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