Thursday, 11 February 2016

Make Up Revolution Salvation Lip Lacquer

I make no secret of the fact that I love Make Up Revolution so when I was in Superdrug the other week of course I had to look and see what they had!! I decided to try one of the Salvation Lip Lacquers as I have been experimenting with different lipsticks just lately and I liked the look of these.

At £3 these don't break the bank and come in an array of delicious colours, I opted to try the Velvet Vamp as I fancied a darker colour. It goes on like a lipgloss but then dries to a matte finish, which at first I found strange but after a while I got used to it. As it dries so matte I found it was far longer lasting than I am normally used to and the only thing that really budged it was when I ate a jam doughnut!! My only slight quibble was that when it started to wear off it left me with a line of colour on the outer edges of my lips so I either needed to re-apply or take it off!

You can see from this photo that my application could have been better! I think in future I will add some balm to my lips before applying and it may be worth me investing in a lip scrub as well.

Make Up Revolution Lip Lacquer

Having tried one I think I may invest in some of the other colours as I there are times when I want a more dramatic look and at £3 a time I can treat myself without breaking the bank!

Have you tried the Lip Lacquer?

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Denim Dilemmas with Jacamo*

Jeans we all love them (well most of us do) but they can be one of the most frustrating things to buy, so when you do finally find some you love it can be hard to say goodbye to that old faithful pair even when there is a rip so large your underwear is on show!

My husband is terrible when it comes to shopping he is the kind of man who goes once a year buys a load of stuff and that is it. He currently owns two pairs of jeans which if I'm honest have seen better days but due to his height (he is 5' 4") he struggles to find pairs which fit.

Jacamo have come up with some ideas to help men move on and say goodbye to that old pair of jeans which have come to the end of their life and find a new pair which they will love just as much!

I know that when it comes to jeans my husband is a fussy one and he prefers a looser fit as it is more comfortable for him to wear. As they are a staple of his wardrobe he also likes ones that can be worn for a casual look but also dressed up with a smart jacket when he wants something a bit different.

Label J Arc Jeans
Getting the right length is essential, he has ended up over the years with frayed jeans as they are too long but Jacamo has a great range of leg lengths making it much easier to get the right fit for him.

Mr S in all his glory (yes I know he bears a passing resemblance to Simon Pegg!) in his jeans which he has owned for years and years!!!

So if the man in your life is need of some new jeans then send him over to Jacamo they are sure to be able to sort him out!!!

Friday, 29 January 2016

Navabi OOTD

Hello and happy Friday I hope wherever in the world you are life is treating you well!

I have a new outfit post on the blog today and it is one that is long overdue and I have finally managed to find some time to sort out photographing it!

This is the first time I have shopped with Navabi as I discovered a code that at the time gave £50 off a £50 spend so the dress I bought cost me £1.50!!!

This dress just called out to me, it had pockets was long and slightly unusual almost lagenlook in design so I snapped it up. I have worn it a few times since it arrived last year and had lots of compliments as it quite different.
I also look forward to wearing it in the summer as it is quite lightweight so will be ideal for warmer weather.

I know that these types of outfits are not to everyone's taste as they aren't always deemed as flattering but if you know me by know I'm not one for being bothered as to whether and outfit is flattering! If I like it I wear it!!

Outfit Details
Dress Navabi No Longer online
Scarf H&M
Trainers Deichmann

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Another Oversized OOTD!

Hello and yet again I feel I should start with an apology as the blog is still quieter than I intended it to be, but work and a new furry arrival in our house have kept me busy!

Anyway time for another outfit post and yes you guessed it another oversized top as I can't seem to get enough of them at the moment! This one I picked up in the sale from Yours Clothing for £10.00 just after Christmas.

Techincally this isn't really meant to be worn as an oversized top but I sized up to get the look that I wanted.

What drew me to this top was the colour at this time of year I like darker more muted colours, I know that this isn't a look for everyone but for me it is becoming my go to when I need something quick to throw on and go!!

The trainers were also a steal from Deichman at £7.90 in the sale and they are super comfy to wear.

I hope January is being kind to you, I have had a mixed month so far, good in that we have re-homed a cat and bad in that my TV blew up the other night!!! The month is nearly over and the days are slowly getting longer and lighter so we are nearly there!!

PS here is our new furry addition Bonnie

She is slowly settling in and has completed our little family unit!!

Outfit Details
Top Yours Clothing
Leggings Primark
Necklace New Look (old)
Trainers Deichmann

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Plus 40 Fabulous January Edition

Hello and welcome to the January Edition of Plus 40 Fabulous, sadly I missed last months due to a combination of illness and work!!

The theme for this month has been chosen by Lee who thought it would be interesting to see how our childhood/teenage years influence how we dress today.

I make no secret of the fact that I was a total tomboy growing up who was far happier wearing my brothers old clothes than dresses so it still surprises me that now I love dresses and can be found wearing them more than jeans.

My early teenage years were spent being a Brosette but still with my own tomboy twist as I had short hair (which I wanted to wear in the style of Craig from Bros but could never get it to work!). The Brosette look appealed to me as it was jeans and clumpy shoes and had a boyish look which I loved.

In my later teenage years I became inspired by the 80's films like The Breakfast Club (I wanted to be Alison in all her misfit glory) and experimented with dyeing my hair black and wearing less mainstream clothes. My favourite outfit was black and purple striped tights worn underneath cut off shorts with doc martens and a black top! My mum was brilliant she never made a derogatory comment about how I chose to dress as I think she understood it was my way of expressing myself.

Looking back I dressed like a typical student of the mid 90's in stripy dungarees, lots of tie-dye (again my mum was great at letting me dye everything in sight!!) and Doc Martens which hardly ever left my feet!.

18 Year Old me in my first year at Uni!! (Holding a bottle of K Cider!!)

It took me until my late twenties to no longer dress like a student (even my now husband said that when I turned up for our first date he thought I looked like a student!!) but I still dress to please myself and have discovered since I started blogging that I don't have just one style anymore it changes from day to day!

I did however do an outfit post before Christmas which at the time I mentioned my 17 year old self would have loved (well the shoes would have to be swapped for some Doc's ) so sometimes yes I still feel the pull of the student in me (despite the fact that I graduated 20 years ago this year!!!).

Don't forget to check out the other fabulous ladies also taking part