So this is the second installment of my attempt to blog about my monthly favourites and maybe offer you some reviews on the things I have been loving. So yes, I did just have my first A level exam today – history – and I am now procrastinating so I don’t have to start English revision, ergo, I am actually being consistent with my blog. Yay. Silver linings people, silver linings.
So my first favourites are my fashion faves:
1) Topshop Slip-ons.
Ah I am seriously obsessing over these at the moment. The only thing is, the reviews do not lie – they literally shred your feet. If you forget socks or don’t wear plasters I swear to God you might as well amputate your feet first, quit while you’re ahead. But, they look great and in general aren’t too uncomfortable…so long as you take the precautionary steps. However; I am a great believer in ‘no pain, no gain’, I mean, Cinderella’s fairy godmother used the term ‘slipper’ ironically right? And she got her prince. Case closed.
Oh if you want to know what I wear these with/how I style them: everything. I’m not joking, I’m not one for flats but these have converted me. Big time.
2) Leather Trousers:
Actual versions (photo above this) sold out but Shop.
Another weird one for me. I’m not a massive trouser lover, in fact, I spent a good six months only in skirts in 2013. But once again these bad boys have converted me to the trouser loving gang and my collection is currently growing. The next hurdle is shorts (fml). These are really working in my favour because, I think, they add a little interest to my typical all-black outfits. I think they add that nonchalance every chic European just gets away with effortlessly. Seriously love.
3) my ‘Imogen’ necklace.
Typical Mum has no idea about the actual original website or shop but there are so many!
Excuse the excessive throwback (Summer 2012) and thus awkward trying-to-be-a-supermodel pose going on (#windswept), but it was the only semi-appropriate photo where the necklace is actually visible as currently I am literally sans technology (and web cams scare me because someone once told me people film you even if it’s not on, so, mine’s covered up). Ok, so now I’ve explained myself, this is just a simple gold necklace with my name on. I got it years ago one Christmas around the time I had just discovered, and watched every episode and every season, of Sex and the City. I rediscover it every six months or so and, I’m not a massive jewellery wearer, so I like how light and understated it is but being original at the same time. BE YOUR OWN PERSON.
Now onto beauty favourites (because I’m such an expert):
4) Maybelline colour eye tattoos.
Ok another rediscovery – don’t worry I’m not one of those idiots who raves about something six months on. I have actually been obsessed with these for a while. However, during the winter I sort of stopped using them because I was going through a stage of stressing over eye makeup and thus wearing less and more matte ones. Turns out, I like to shimmer and shine so I’ve returned to these no-fuss but amazing pay-off shadows. All I need to say about them is: they literally contour for you…….
5) Rimmel eyebrow pencil.
Bought this on a whim/recomendaiton because I was too skint to experiment with other pencils and had gone off my Clarins version. Also, not normally my colour either (the lighter version) which I only got because I made my sister/maid pick it up for me. But I actually prefer the lighter colour – despite the fact I always go for a dark eyebrow. It’s buildable, that’s why it works – I don’t just draw a little bit, accidentally draw too much and then have to walk around like King Kong for the rest of the day after attempts to even them out. Also, it doesn’t budge during the day. And it has a brush thing on the end (insert technical word). Sold.
6) Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
So I was sent some testers of this and have been using them on top of my current mascara (Maybelline ‘The Rocket’) because I didn’t think I got enough volume from the Maybelline one. I don’t know if I’m 100% sold and will commit to the big version just because Chanel is v. spenny and I sort of want to retry ‘The Falsies’ but I have been enjoying it for the following reasons: 1) it’s literally as black as Snow White’s hair, 2) it somehow separates my lashes really well (an issue I have way too much) and 3) it does volumize really well (I’m pretty sure that’s not a real word). Like eye-popping. So, I guess what I’m saying is…please hid my debit card so I don’t go cray and buy the full-size version until I’m certain.
7) MTV’s ‘faking it’
Do you like ‘Awkward’? No? Well you should. This is a new show, it follows ‘Awkward’ on whatever night it comes out on (I’m bad with schedules and days of the week) – that’s why I brought it up – and is sort of the hipster version of ‘Awkward’ plus an incredibly funny gay best friend. Who I want to buy. (Can I say that?). Beautiful cast and bad language beeped out – sort of like ‘Awkward’ right? – and set in a high school…But it is about two best friends who a social rejects in a super hipster school and can only get popular by pretending to be lesbians except one of them falls for the other blah blah blah. You probably get it – it’s only twenty minutes long so it’s worth a watch. I’m sort of hooked.
Hope you enjoyed this – tell me your May favourites!
Until next week,