31.8.14

What I Wore: Shoe Porn from Primark

The Fashion Diaries | What I Wore | Primark Heels
The Fashion Diaries | What I Wore | Primark Heels
The Fashion Diaries | What I Wore | Primark Heels

Shoes - Primark | Trousers | Blouse

Having a boyfriend only a couple of inches taller than me makes things quite annoying in the heel department.

He loves me in heels, and insists I wear them whenever I like, but I can't help but feel like a bit of a wally if I tower over him slightly.

But, in typical girl form, all of my 'comfort over style' rules went out the window the second I laid eyes on these beauties.

A gorgeous nude suede effect with a perfect point and a rose gold heel.

Manolo's? Nah...

Valentino? Pur-LEASE...

I got these bad boys from PRIMARK.

Yep, you heard me. Twelve sweet little pounds and these gorgeous shoes are mine without making the slightest dint in my bank account. Now that's my kinda shoe porn.

They're also available in black, and I am urging Primark to make them in all colours of the rainbow.

27.8.14

What I Wore: Lavish Alice playsuit

The Fashion Diaries | What I Wore | Lavish Alice Playsuit
The Fashion Diaries | What I Wore | Lavish Alice Playsuit
The Fashion Diaries | What I Wore | Lavish Alice Playsuit

Lavish Alice playsuit

I've been meaning to blog this item for a while now. It's been sitting in my wardrobe, patiently waiting for the right time to be worn, but it's been a tricky one to please.

You see, on the warmer days we've had this summer, I've not really fancied long sleeves. Especially since the material is quite thick, it would probably make you a bit hot and sweaty...

And on the days where it hasn't been too hot to function, it's been freezing cold, so bare legs are out of the question.

I'm sure you can see my predicament here.

Days like today, however, when it's still lovely and warm but with a gentle breeze, it's made for the perfect outfit.

I first spotted this version on Sam Faiers and instantly fell in love, so when I saw it in this gorgeous blue and white 'china' print, I knew it had to be mine. I think it gives off a gorgeous 60s kinda vibe - especially with my full fringe in full force.

Whaddya reckon?

Good news is that you can now buy this gorgeous playsuit in the sale for just £29! And we all love a bargain.

21.8.14

Simple Skincare: How to get your perfect skin


I've been spending the past few weeks getting to know myself and the "skin I'm in". Quite literally.

I remember being fourteen and pimply and thinking that good skin was a complete myth, but since getting older and wiser (ha!) I've realised that skin comes in MILLIONS of different types and it's all about knowing what's good for your type.

Basically, because Elizabeth Arden cream works on 8972364 celebrities, it doesn't necessarily mean it'll work on you.

Because finding out what works for you can be quite a long and gruelling process, I seriously begrudge "just trying out" expensive products. Honestly, I can't really afford to spend £40 on a face cream that claims to work miracles when actually, a pot of Sudocrem is just as effective.

That's why, when I was approached by Simple Skincare, I was more than happy to write up a review. Not just because they sent me freebies, but because actually, even if they hadn't, these are all products that I (and you!) can afford to test out. And, if they're not for you, then you didn't break the bank.

Here are the products I tried:

1. Kind to Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser
This is what I use as my everyday moisturiser. It makes my skin feel so silky and healthy, and works absolute wonders on my dry areas (around my nose, especially). I just know this is going to be a lifesaver in Winter when the cold weather is drying up my face.

2. Kind to Skin Moisture Boost Hydro Mist
This was PERFECT on those really painfully hot Summer days. A couple of weeks ago, I went to a wedding and it was pretty much the hottest day this year. Being in a pencil skirt wasn't must fun - neither was my sweaty face. BUT with a spritz of this bad boy, I felt instantly cool and refreshed and bonus - you can even wear it over make-up! It's the perfect travelling essential - mine is always in my handbag!

3. Kind to Skin+ Sunkissed Moisture Cream
The 'Kind to Skin+' range is "more than everyday skincare". With the same goodness as the original Kind to Skin range, but with some added bonuses that help protect, illuminate and perfect your skin. This moisturiser is also a gradual tanner. I've been looking for something like this for a while - as an avid user of Dove's gradual tanning body lotion, I felt that my face was a little bit lacking in the bronzed Goddess department. This moisturiser has tanning agents that enhance the skin's colour, and give it that gorgeous, "have you just been on holiday" look that we all secretly long for.

4. Kind to Skin+ Brightening Eye Make Up Remover Pads
I don't wear a lot of eye make-up: just liner and a tad of mascara, but it's still an absolute PAIN to remove. I can't be bothered to faff around with potions and lotions - I just want something that does the trick with one slick movement. Oh wait, that's EXACTLY what these amazing pads of goodness do! Now, removing my eye make-up isn't a mammoth task, it's just a 5 second job. Perfect for lazy girls like me!

After trying these, I'm desperate to try the BB Balm - if anyone has it this please let me know what it's like!