Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fashion- Swimwear Trends 2012

Retro designs have been in fashion for about 2/3 seasons now and it doesn't look like the trend will be disappearing anytime soon, so this Dorothy Perkins bikini (top & bottom) won't be a one-year wear and at £14 all together for the look, who can complain?! 

This Topshop bikini combines the best of the retro trend, like the previous bikini, and the scarf-print which has been all over the catwalk and highstreet during S/S12. This beautiful buy is also underwired to provide extra support so the pricey £30 might be worth it for those who require the support.

Next is an unusual design, from the one and only Marks & Spencers. Although this swimsuit is £35 I think it would be worth it as M&S is notorious for long-lasting and great quality clothing. The tropical trend is everywhere at the moment and with M&S becoming more and more fashionable recently, don't be afraid to have a look at their clothing range.

The final swimsuit combines 3 trends in one suit: bold print, fringes and cut-out. Cut-out is a huge swimwear trend and is all-over the magazines for S/S12. This swimsuit is available from River Island and at only £27 for this gorgeous piece, I'd buy it! It would suit any haircolour and skintone. I'd match with a plain cover-up, jewellery, wedges and a pair of cat-eye shades for a great look for by the pool.

Thank you for reading! Have a great day,

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Beauty- Most Wanted Products, July 2012

Barry M Pastel Nail Varnish Collection

I love the pastel trend at the moment (as you could probably tell from the last 2 posts hehe!) and Barry M have really worked this trend from their new pastel collection which was released in April 2012. I currently have the peach (peach melba) and yellow (lemon ice) from this collection and hope to collect the other 3 before the stop the line, which won't be for a while yet. I rarely buy nail varnish these days as I have over 80 of them at the moment and I'd rather spend money on clothes and going out than small items such as jewellery and nail varnish. These polish's are £2.99 and are available at Boots and Superdrug.

Eyes Lips Face Cream Eyeliner
This eyeliner has been on my wishlist for a while but I haven't got around to ordering it yet as there's nothing else on the ELF website that I'd like at the moment and it's a bit pointless ordering one item when the postage & packaging isn't exactly free! This eyeliner is only £3.75 and I'm sure I'll be ordering & reviewing this product soon :-)

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil
I got a small, 25ml tester of this oil in a GlossyBox (February, I think) and the directions say to put on wet hair before drying to make hair easier to style (to stop fly-aways) and softer. You can also put on the ends of hair for a finishing touch. I love the smell of the product as I adore the smell of ginger and it makes my hair so soft and often get compliments of how soft it has made my hair when I do apply it. The full-size 100ml bottle is £25.00 so is rather expensive and the tester I got retails at £7.50 on its own. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with long, untame-able hair like mine :-)

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Fashion- Spring/Summer 2012 Wishlist

Missguided Pellar Lace Waistband Skater Dress- This gorgeous dress has been top of my most wanted list ever since I saw it in the  'new in' section on the Missguided website and at £25.99, on payday it will be mine! I would pair this lovely day dress with a pair of grey pumps, a brown satchel and some pastel jewellery.

River Island Mid Wash Denim Super Short Hotpants- These shorts are perfect for any trip out to town with the girls or a lazy day at the beach. They can be left how they are or I would add some studs from Ebay (pyramid or cone studs would look best) and rip them, to add that 'grunge' feel. Anything can be worn with a simple pair of denim shorts and can be dressed up or down.

Topshop Sleeveless Check Shirt- I know it's simple, but when I saw this shirt in my local Topshop it really caught my eye. The material is a thick, soft cotton that would be perfect for winter with a jumper/thick cardigan or summer with a pair of shorts (like the River Island ones above). If you don't want to pay £26 for it though, Missguided do a dupe for £22.99 (only a few £'s cheaper but the every penny counts (-;). 

Missguided Tarissa T Bar Platform Shoes- Although I'm not a fan of T Bar shoes, these really caught my eye on the website because of their simple design. I love nudes/neutral colours and these could be dressed down with a simple dress (like the lilac lace dress at the top) for a daytime look or dressed up with a dip hem, bright skirt and a sheer shirt for an evening look.

Hope you liked this post, have a great day!

Friday, 27 July 2012