Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara



I was looking for a new mascara a couple of months ago and I thought I'd try the Big Eyes one by Maybelline.  I've long been a fan of The Falsies that Maybelline make so I knew I liked their mascaras.

Big Eyes has a double ended wand - there's a little mini brush for your tiny lower lashes and a regular size brush for your upper lashes.  When I'm applying make up without my glasses on (but also without my contact lenses, so I can't really see what I'm doing) I find the smaller the mascara brush the better, so that was one of the reasons I chose this one.

The mascara is great: it doesn't clump and I find a coating on both sets of lashes with the mini brush, then a layer on my upper lashes with the larger brush provides just the right amount of build up.

I would definitely recommend giving this one a go if you're in the market for a new mascara, and selected Maybelline products are currently on buy one, get one half price at Boots.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Outfit: April 19th - Birthday Dress, Birthday Shoes

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LTS navy dot flats


I had some birthday money and this dress was one of the things I got with it. It's from the Tall range at Dorothy Perkins, a range I had discounted for many years because a) they don't stock it in stores so I tend to forget it exists and b) when I do remember it exists I find it's consists of black trousers, jeans and not much else. However, this season they have some pretty awesome dresses and I ordered this one and a striped one. The sleeves (that you can't see here, it's not that warm yet) are around elbow length and I love the knot detail at the front, which gives a very flattering fit.

The shoes were a birthday present from my sister about 4 years ago.

Dress - Dorothy Perkins Tall
Shrug - Long Tall Sally
Shoes - Long Tall Sally (gifted)
Necklace - Scope


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Outfit: April 18th - Slouchy Sweater

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F+F boots


It turned cold again over the weekend of 16-17th April (things are getting confusing now I'm so far behind posting my outfits. But it's working for me as I know I don't have to try to snap pictures each day and I always have content scheduled ahead so I can just blog when I have the time) so this slouchy sweater was perfect. It's from Primark and was a birthday present from my lovely little sister. I paired it with skinny jeans and ankle boots.

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I love the zip down the back because, you know, I'm obsessed with zips! They have a similar sweater at Primark which has zips at the bottom in the front and I really liked that one too, but the zips felt a bit rough on the inside and I thought they might snag on what ever I was wearing on my legs.

Sweater - Primark (gifted)
Jeans - Primark
Boots - F+F at Tesco
Necklaces - Scope
Bangles - Dorothy Perkins & Scope


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Outfit: April 13th - Sunny Wednesday

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April 13th was a beautifully sunny Wednesday. I think Converse pumps are a very spring/summer footwear due to the canvas fabric they're made from (though my sister wears her black ones all year round) so I was excited to pull my blue pair out that day. I was also excited that I just needed a jacket over my long sleeve top when I went outside, and not a sweater, scarf or any other layers that have been necessary lately.

Top - H&M
Jeans - Long Tall Sally
Shoes - Converse (c/o Sarenza)
Necklace - Primark


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Outfit: April 11th - Casual Monday

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Skechers navy trainers



I had some errands to run on Monday morning last week so I opted for jeans and trainers to get stuff done.

Sweater - New Look Tall
Jeans - Long Tall Sally
Trainers - Skechers (c/o Sarenza)
Scarf - Primark
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Outfit: April 10th - Red Dress

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After an early morning trip to the tip (not wearing this dress!), I was on Sunday School duty at church.

Dress - vintage
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Matalan (gifted)


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Outfit: April 7th - Burgundy and Black

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George Zebra Flats


The weather turned cold again towards the end of last week and I was chilly even in these layers. It's the story of my life being chilly though, so I'm used to it by now. Apparently I was giving Long Tall Sally some love that day. It's bound to happen now and then as quite a percentage of my wardrobe is LTS.

Sweater - Long Tall Sally
Top - Long Tall Sally
Jeans - Long Tall Sally
Shoes - George at Asda (eBay)
Necklace - gifted


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Outfit: April 5th - Spring Stripes

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You know that I like a good stripe at any time of year, but I think there is something particularly spring-like about these green ones. Green is not a colour I wear a lot, but for some reason I am more drawn to it in the spring than at any other time of year. I wore trainers on Tuesday April 5th because I took my niece out for a walk and they seemed like a good footwear option. They are also spring-like, with their lovely turquoise colour.

Sweater - Forever 21
Jeans - Primark
Trainers - George at Asda
Necklace - Primark (gifted)


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Monday, April 11, 2016

Outfit: March 31st - Jacket and Jeans

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Jones Bootmaker red suede flats


Just a simple jeans and jacket outfit for the last day of March. It finally felt a little like spring that day - my friend and I were able to enjoy a morning break outside in the sunshine.

Jacket - c/o TM Lewin
Top - Topshop Tall
Jeans - Armani (David Jones, Sydney)
Shoes - Jones Bootmaker (sale)
Belt - River Island
Necklace - M&S (gifted)


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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Outfit: March 29th – Cozy Cashmere and a Spring Scarf

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Matalan Snakeskin


The Easter weekend was fairly spring-like, up until Easter Monday when we had biting winds and heavy rain. Easter Tuesday was a mix of sunshine, snow showers, hail and heavy rain. Fun. A cozy cashmere sweater was definitely the way forward, with a light pastel coloured scarf as a nod to the fact that post-Easter = spring. Or at least it should.

Oh, and this is what happens to my hair if I put mousse in it and sleep on it wet.

Sweater – F+F men’s (eBay)
Jeans – Long Tall Sally
Shoes – Matalan (sale)
Scarf – TK Maxx


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