Thursday, 23 October 2014

NYC AW14 Collection

The New York Color (NYC) AW14 Collection landed here recently and I've been enjoying each product since they got here. Ticking the trend boxes of jewel tones and Winter pastels, mark the release date (November 14th) down in your diary now!

With no one product over the £3 mark, this is a collection you could pick up for less than £12! In it's entirety. And.... this is how I get caught out in Gordons Chemists all the time. I just add a few bits to the basket and then one or two more...

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The NYC HD Colour Quattro eyeshadows are some of my most reached for products, new and old. They make make-up easy, sure how can you go wrong with just 4 steps! Love a good cheat product. If I can lift it and do my entire eye with it bar maybe a lick of eyeliner and mascara? Life. Easier.

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Everyday Autumn make up with A Kiss on the Hudson and just how perfect for those Winter parties is Central Park Lavender?

The nail colours are nothing less than what I've come to expect with NYC, quick drying, surprisingly chip resistant (I get at least 4 days before miniscule chipping starts) and great shades.

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l - r Parma Violet, Peacock & Velvet Chic

The stand out for me here is the amazing lilac grey of the Velvet Chic. A light and soft grey that actually suits my pale skin.

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Nail Polish is priced at (1.59euro) £1.79 and the HD Colour Quattro eyeshadows are priced at (3.79euro) £2.99.

Will you be picking any bits up from the NYC AW14 Collection when it lands on counters November 14th?

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Renesmee Dress | Chi Chi London

I'm delighted to have welcomed another Chi Chi Clothing dress into the folds of my wardrobe. I have fond memories of my Christmas Dress from last year, the Myah dress (view here) and knowing of the sheer luxurious style of Chi Chi's dresses, I couldn't wait to step into the Renesmee dress.

I'd fallen in love with this dress a few months back so I was over the moon when it turned up at my doorstep (thanks Etail and Chi Chi!). As always, with an item you're so incredibly excited about, I was initially hesitant to try it on... what if it didn't suit me? What if it didn't fit? The worrying we do!

I don't know what I was worried about. It's a fantastic dress. I chose to dress it down a little here with my Boohoo Faux Leather Jacket and some budget friendly glitter shoes.

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Face of the Day, Crown and Glory, Halo plait, red hair, Pluck and Devour, Pegasus necklace,
Renesmee Dress c/o Chi Chi London | Amy PU Biker Jacket c/o Boohoo | Pegasus Pendant, Pluck & Devour by Gráínne Maher | Sparkly Shoes, E5P

Here's the thing. I absolutely love it when some of you get in touch with your style or beauty dilemmas and I've noticed a common thread. A fear of the dress. See, I've always been a dress type of person, shunning trousers for the majority and am of the firm opinion that a good dress will always allow for a casual dress down and by the same token, can be dressed up for occasion wear. This is one such dress.

A stunning baroque patterned skater dress, Renesmee is as romantic as it sounds. Underneath the top layer of the dress are even more layers of petticoat and mesh, giving it a thoroughly prom-like feel. Standard shirring to the back allows for stretch where needed.

Chi Chi London are currently running a 20% discount on all their LBD's and guess what? Renesmee is on that list!

I know where I'm going for my Christmas dress again this year.... is it time to think about that yet?