Monday, 9 September 2013

September Clothing Wishlisht!

What an odd looking bunch of wants for this month. So yes, I want two pairs of footwear, two tops and another bag I previously owned in a different colour. I'm normally not a jumper or sneaker (bar converse) person however I really want these things!!!
Do you ever see things in a store/on a person and really want to wear it but you just know it won't suit you? I see it all the time on tumblr and blogs. For example I would love to dress sporty glam but it just wouldn't suit me nor my hair. However I'm slowly trying to evade my comfort zone and venture into styles that aren't so far fetched but still correlate with my individual self. (OK WHY DO I SOUND LIKE A PRETENTIOUS SHIT. LIKE THOSE PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND MUSIC REALLY REAALLY WELL. THEY SAY SING WITH YOUR SOUL AND UNDERSTAND THE FLOW AND LET THE FLOW UNDERSTAND YOU BUT DON'T GO 67% GO 150% WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!?!?!?!?)

Nike Blazers
Ok I'm probably 2 years behind on these but I really want blazers. I think it's mostly because I have such skinny ankles and I can use the height of the high top to hide my ankles? I saw it on my twin-ankle friend and she looked amazing with blazers and a bodycon skirt. Plus I need trainers for running errands and my converses bloody hurt my soles and I don't care if I look like a 16 year old student. Leave.Me.BE!

Michael kors Jet Set Travel
BECAUSE OMG IT COMES IN A GREY! I know I had a bad experience with the open tote as seen in this post (I will never learn). However I still love the design and the grey colour and silver hardware just looks so... lush! How autumnal would I look?! That is one gorgeous sun of a gun.

Brian Lichtenberg Feline Sweatshirt
WHY DO I WANT YOU I DON'T EVEN KNOW!!!!! (Maybe because I envision finishing a night shift at the hospital and bunging this on. Boom.)

New Look Navy Blouse
I'm all up for appreciating beautifully dressed women, I see a girl with a gorgeous outfit and I do this quick all over scan. I look at her as a whole then scan down to shoes...legs..torso.. face and then I get my WANTS. I want her shoes, bag, trousers, top and lipstick. It's a sad life. I then spend hours searching for the unknown items online  ..'navy blue chiffon back with gold buttons...pretty'.. I will never find it. It's like when you hear a song in a shop and you're too slow and lazy to Shazam it so you tell yourself to remember a few lines of the song, "Oh baby.. she so .... yeah baby.." You know you'll never find it. Well I saw this navy gorgeous navy blouse on a fine young woman and I didn't have the balls to ask her where she got it. This is the next best thing. It's from NewLook and is £18!

Tory Burch Barrett Boots
A grey foggy cloud is looming over London Town. That can only mean two things; Moody people and Boots. These Tory Burch boots are exactly what I've been looking for my whole life. The shaft(?) is not too long that it shortens down my frame but still long enough to keep my legs warm. This is my only justification for the obscene price tag.

Well that was short and sweet (just like me) and I know Pippa, Pippa wants everything!
One day I will give you a haul. A haul so good you'll be like damn, Pippa actually got paid. 
Till next time,


Monday, 2 September 2013

My 3 'Secret' Gems of the Drugstore!

........I got 99 problems and being broke is one. Like any cheapskate I appreciate the cheap goods. Spending a couple of £££ on budget make-up makes me feel that I'm satisfying a crave. Like I'm 87% full. Could do with more. But I'm good. One thing about me is I am not a brand/makeup snob I like to try everything and anything! Thus I have discovered some 'secret' gems of drugstore makeup (basically makeup that hasn't been hyped up/ or I haven't seen a bunch of reviews on!)

Firstly can I apologise over how skanky these products look. They are loved and have been used loads.

1.First up is this 2True (how ghetto is that name... 2tru fo u boo) Effortless Eyeliner in No.1 Black. (Swatches below!) This is my FAVOURITE eyeliner! I first tried it out when I was 17, spending my pocket-money in Superdrug. It's been a life saver throughout the years and was the first liner that allowed me to master my winged eye! Over the years I have tried and tested numerous other liners from Rimmel, Collection2000, Revlon, L'oreal you name it and none can compare to this! The colour is so intense and the formula is very gentle as this doesn't sting my eyelids which some eyeliners do. The nib is the perfect size and it is just so easy to use for a winged eyeliner. It also doesn't smudge and it always lasts through a long working day. I cannot rate this product enough. This retails for £1.99, what more words of persuasion can one type up?!

2.Another 2True product is this £1.99 Cheek 'n' Lip Tint. Again I discovered this during my teenage years and have stayed somewhat loyal to this ever since. I don't use this as often as I now gravitate towards powder blushes, but it is my go-to product if I ever feel like I need a quick, natural-look flush on my cheeks! This has a staying power of a good 8 hour shift and I always carry this around in my make-up bag for touch ups, or if my powder blush has worn off. I can honestly touch up my cheeks with this product in 10 seconds! It's such a versatile, easy-to-wear little gem! This is essentially a ghetto knockoff of the Benetint which I have also owned. But without a doubt, I prefer this. The colour looks nicer and 'prettier' on my cheeks and doesn't break me out! Boomski. 
Btw 2true products are 3 for £5. That's like a mini haul in itself no?

3.One of my favourite lipsticks is Sleek lipstick in Amped. Ok this is the most pricey product out of the top three, retailing at a grand £4.99! It is a Matte finish but not drying as it is enriched in Vitamin E. It is such a vibrant and striking colour and it really compliments my tan skin. I love this!!! I'm not the kind of person that assigns a lipstick colour to a particular outfit, but I gravtitate towards this colour whenever I wear a basic white t-shirt, gold necklace and top knot (who the hell do I think I am?!) However, I would wear this during the day quite muted down - one or two dabs here and there with a clear gloss on top looks lovely! For a night out clubbin/raving/skanking/Miley-twerking, this is definitely a good attention grabbing lipstick and will last through your Tequilas and Cosmos!

Here is a picture of the products swatched. I didn't know where to place this so I just stuck it here =\

Well that was short and snappy, I really need to try and be more descriptive with my reviews! I hope you guys give these products a try -  (if you're not in the UK then sarrry, however if you're in the US then not sorry at all because you guys have it made drugstore wise!) It's always fun to try out new things that don't break the bank but satisfy your need to spend.