When it comes to watches, I’m like a dealer with the watches inside his jackets! I got a fake Rolex to prove it (and thats the only fake one)! Why wear 1 watch when you can wear them all.. That’s my moto! Have a look at my collection!
OOTD- Saturday 23rd March 2013
You can wear whatever you like under the jacket.. I never took mine off but wore a warm jumper under it cause it was FREEEEEZING!
From Head to Toe:
Headscarf- Accessorize £19
Beige Mac- Calvin Klein £239.99
(Only available in store)
Knee high boots- ASOS £35
(No longer available)
Ok.. So I’m back!! I was MIA for a whole month because of wedding preparations but unfortunately, we had to cancel the wedding due to some personal issues. We’ll be rescheduling the wedding for another date now.. But that means I’m lean, mean and ready to be a blogging machine! I had done quite a bit of shopping for wedding make up and stumbled upon some great deals during the winter sales! I’ve learnt to buy in bulk is cheaper and so I’ve got some good bargains! Thank God for Christmas sales!
As some of you may know, I’m a big fan of Ruby Hammer Recommends products! I noticed these lip glosses whilst in store but never picked them up! When I saw them online, I just knew I wanted them! They have a reasonable colour pay off but not spectacular. What I like the most is the vast colour range in the pack as well as the consistency which is like water.. Not sticky one bit!
The next is this lipgloss set of 12! It’s by a brand I’ve never tried before called Miss Cole! Also sold at Debenhams! I got these because of the double ended wand which makes it easier to travel with more shades! These glosses have a reasonable pigmentation (not as good as the Ruby Hammer set), and has a good colour range too!
Can you see a pattern yet..? It’s about to get worse! MORE LIP GLOSSES! These ones I got from ASOS in the sale! I’ve been eyeing these from quite some time as I’ve never tried anything from Stila and these looked perfect! There’s a set of 8 lip glazes in this set! The pigmentation is lovely and as the name suggests its a glaze and not too sticky like a gloss would be!
The next thing enticed me by the name and I’m glad I got it because its the closest thing to MAC lip glosses that I could find! This set of three lip glosses by Bev Ridge called ‘Distracted by shiny things’ is a set of lip glosses which has amazing pigmentation! I love all three colours and the shimmers are just perfect! Plus.. Look at the lovely packaging! Don’t mind if I do!
The last lip glosses are from the latest MAC collection! The first time I’ve ever bought lip glosses by MAC and I know now I’ve been missing out! These were the original lip glosses that got me hooked into luscious shiny lips! This set of 4 has amazing pigmentation and stays on for so long! They’re comfortable to wear, smell good and I especially love all four colours in this set!
This Betty Jackson Black eye shadow palette had me from the word GO! I love all five colours and the pigmentation of all the colours in this palette! The packaging is sleek and the colours are so creamy! Although they’re all shimmer, I prefer shimmery colours over matte at the moment and so it isn’t a big deal to me at all!
The very last thing is this Corrector by Bobbi Brown! This is so raved about its crazy and I have to say, I wasted my money! The corrector doesn’t apply easily with a brush and you have to use your fingers to warm up the otherwise, hard product! It doesn’t match my skin well and doesn’t actually correct my discolouration. Also, when I asked the lady at the Bobbi Brown counter in Selfridges London that I wanted to be colour matched, she had no idea what colour was good for me and didn’t have the colour in stock when I eventually matched myself. She couldn’t speak English either :S
MAC guilty pleasures 4 cocktail coral lip gloss- NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Recently, I had a little accident and was feeling a little bit sorry for myself! (nothing serious.. I think) I decided the best cure was.. SHOPPING!
I bought a few bits on the Internet and 1 thing today when I went out and thought I’d share them! They’re very autumnal and Fall inspired!
Vero Moda Very Blazer With Faux Leather Lapels
RRP £110.00 On sale for£60.00
Dorothy Perkins purchases:
Heart Pyramid Rings
This bag I got is no longer available but something similar
My favourite jewellery:
Let the obsession begin!!!
I’ve been absolutely loving Rose Gold since the start of the year where I found tonnes of Jewellery shops in Dubai full of it!
It’s the perfect colour to wear with anything and it’s like another version of silver for me! It hasn’t yet reached the UK high street with a bang but I’m sure it will as there is plenty of demand for it! If you find gold too garish and silver clashes, then rose gold is definitely the one for you!
I found these rings from an eBay seller “own_theparty” and they have a lot of variety! I find them to be the perfect cocktail rings! And they were really cheap as well.. Ranging from £1.99- £3.99!
These shoes were from Marks and Spencer for £25! They’re comfy and flattering flats which will look good with any outfit! I like the detail on the back and the chain across the back of it is a nice edgy touch!
The watch was from Asos and originally £40! But not for me!! I found a random eBay seller a while back selling this for £15 so I grabbed it whilst I could! It’s the perfect oversized size and I like round clock faces too so this was perfect! Keep an eye out on eBay for it cause I’ve seen a few sellers with it! If you have more of a budget.. Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors do really nice watches too!
Who knows.. May be it’ll become so big they’ll start using rose gold medals instead of gold in the Olympics!
Now I’m all for giving gifts to people and I think there’s no better feeling than handing someone over a bag of goodies to say thank you! I’m not a great believer of birthdays apart from the closest people in my life.. The reason being because I’m grateful for them.. Although its not something that is practised in my religion. For all you Muslims out there.. If you want to say thank you to someone for all they do for you during the year.. Give people gifts on your birthday because it is your life that they have helped with.
For men aged 15+:
Clothes!! For sure! Or give them a really nice pair of shoes. You can’t go wrong with clothes and if you leave the tag on them, they’ll be able to exchange it from the same store for something else, should they wish to do so.. BAM!
£50-£100: go for aftershave or if you’re really creative make a goody box full of things they like (socks, basic t shirts, favourite foods, beauty products etc)
£100+: Here’s where the fun is.. Every birthday Mr. A has had, I’ve spent over a hundred pounds cause the variety is endless! I’ve got him an IPad, LARGE shopping spree, paint balling day with his friends, beauty and hair products galore!
Gifts for girls aged 15+:
Simple.. Beauty! So go to Boots and make use of their gift boxes! Body Shop gift packs are the best! Aim to go for things that you know they would wear though as make up is often not returnable! I would say not to go for clothes just because women are rather fussy!
£50-£100: Perfume! You can’t really go wrong with that! If you’re spending this amount money then I would actually take the girl out! Whether you go shopping or to a restaurant, whatever she likes.. Grab it for her :)
£100+: Why does no one give home gifts any more? If you got her a really nice wall decoration or something that she could put in her room, she’d love it! Alternatively, get her a really nice piece of jewellery! Cheekily find out her ring size.. And if you’re a guy.. YES! A girl will think you’re proposing so only do so if you’re serious.. But we girls promise not to take the ring too seriously ;)