Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Blood Orange & Leopard Print

Deena & Ozzy Parker Buckle Chelsea Boots // £75 // Urban Outitters    Blood Orange Knit Jumper // £24.99 // H&M   Leopard Print Clutch // N/A // c/o Next      Black Jessie Jeggings // £28 // Oasis 

Helloooo Mixbagers! Today's post brings a bright and breezy casual day outfit that I recently coined together. A slouchy jumper and jeans is by no means groundbreaking but sometimes it really is the simple things that I love! This blood orange jumper has become a big old fave recently with it's sassy brightness, cosy chunky knit and perfectly long sleeves - that sounds odd but you know that snug length when a jumper sits comfortingly long enough over your hands? Well, that.. please say it's not just me?!
It goes with a whole array of colours from greys, blue jeans to whites and is so easy to wear it's become very much a staple in my wardbrobe!

I love to throw in a print with this kind of bold colour, if anything just to set it off and inject a bit of fun into a simplistic outfit. This little leopard print leather clutch-come-shoulder strap bag from Next has been perfect to carry a few essentials out and about! It even has a faux-fur feel it too. Ooohhh.

Onto my next favourite thing these BOOTS. I had to capitalize that purely because I have so much love for them! After puppy destroyed my apparently very chew-able black Oasis ankle boots (R.I.P my little suede numbers) I used an Urban Outfitters discount code to purchase these beauts! In all honesty I have never bought shoes from UO before but these Deena & Ozzy Chelsea boots are amazing. I love the buckle detail style of them and whenever I have them on, the cuban style heel and sole feel pretty damn sturdy - which comes as a nice change to alot of the cheapy pair of boots I've bought in the past!

What do you think of this outfit?


Friday, 14 March 2014

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose. £32. Debenhams
Individual Colour Swatches
'White' Shade Highlighter

Hiya Mixbagers. So I've finally got round to my review of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick! You may have heard lots about it with it being a multiple award winning product and all, and I'm happy to say it meets the hype! I was spoilt by Santa this Christmas and received this beaut amongst a couple of other yummy goodies and it's been my go-to blusher for nights out and special occasions ever since! Why not every day I hear you ask? Well, as much as I love the colour and shimmer, for everyday wear I find the shimmery pigment a little to much as I prefer to go a touch more matte, and besides, I love it so much I don't want it to run out anytime soon! 

I have the shimmer brick in the colour palette, Rose, and the different tones and shades blend really well together to create a beautiful, soft, feminine flush! I apply it using my No.7 Blush Brush and find a couple of presses into the palette is plenty to achieve the right amount of colour! To sum up the colour, the 'Rose' palette gives a gorgeous cooler toned pink flush/metallic combination that can be built up for a stronger tone if needs be! The white shade of the blush creates a fantastic highlighter for cheek bones and using my Real Techniques brush I also dab it on my eyebrow bone and along my nose for an extra shimmery, dewy look! 

The packaging, although sleek and chic in classic Bobbi Brown style, is a little hefty for the product, but it does have a nice sized mirror and I like to think protects it a little more from cracking if you were to drop it! A tick in the box from us clumsier ladies! 

Would I recommend it? Yes! I would definitely recommend this blush if you like your girly glows! It's super pretty and perfect for a shimmery finish!

Have any of you used the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick?


Monday, 10 March 2014

The Lust List

1. Creme De La Mer Powder Brush // The Urban Retreat Boutique // £40.   2. Black Floral T-Shirt Dress // River Island // £26.  3. Cuff Bracelet // River Island // £6.  4. Diptyque Roses Candle // The Urban Retreat Boutique // £40.  5. Creme De La Mer Foundation Brush // The Urban Retreat Boutique // £35.  6. Lilac Court Shoes // Topshop // £58
7. Molly Playsuit in Windsor Raspberry // Motel // £45. 8. Green Enamel Heart Earrings // River Island // £2.  
 9. Bumble Curl Conscious Smoothing Conditioner // The Urban Retreat // £18.50.  10. Nars Laguna Bronzer // Nars // £26.  11.  Jersey Top // H&M // £7.99. 

Hi Guys! It's been a while since I've done a wishlist post but I think with all my intentions to save for my holiday (which is coming up so soon eeeek!) I've naturally started lusting over so many things. Girl logic- right? I'm definitely progressing into a massive product junkie so have been browsing on The Urban Retreat at all their gorgeous luxury goods! Creme de La Mer have some amazing make- up brushes I've set my eyes on! I've also been really trying to embrace my naturally curly hair at the moment as I'm determined I'm going to grow it this year so have been trying to scope out the best hair products! I recently bought the Re-Activitating Spray from Bumble and Bumble which I love (review coming soon!) so I'm pretty intrigued to see how the rest of the range works on my hair! You can probably tell I've got summer clothing in my mind with my clothing choices! I'm looovvvinngg the Windsor print at Motel and am always a fan of their playsuits! I can imagine it would look fab with a boyfriend style cream blazer and heels! How fab are the little earrings and cuff from River Island too - together they only come to £8! Amazing little accessory fixes if you don't fancy splurging!

P.S. Remember guys if you would like 20% off all your Motel purchases- enter the code 'justinegibbins' at the checkout!