Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Never Ending Wish List | Topshop Shoes Summer 2016

Recently I've been falling in love with many items at Topshop, and some of them have been shoes. If you're like me and prefer to have a minimal amount of shoes (3, including a pair of running trainers) that can go with a range of everyday outfits then you'll understand my struggle of wanting to buy shoes but having to think practically about when you'll wear them. Also prices at Topshop can be very out of my price range....

So, without further ado, here are 7 Topshop shoes that I wish I could buy.

I already have a pair of trainers just like this, but they're white. I love pale colours especially nudes and pinks because they can go with so many outfits.

These would be perfect for hot weather, which this British summer is set to be. The minimal detail means they'd easily go with many outfits. I think they would look nice with cropped jeans and a loose top.

If you're not a fan of sandals but still want footwear that won't make your feet overheat then slippers are a great alternative. Because these have quite a bold pattern, I would try to work the rest of my outfit with it by focusing on blues and whites.

Party shoes without a heel? I need them! Silver and white are a hot trend this season so these would go great with a white dress and also add a casual vibe to your outfit. Of course, these can also be worn as everyday shoes and you'll be the height of fashion in them.

Perfect for a formal summer occasion (and I wouldn't spend THAT much on shoes unless it was for that purpose), the ribbon is so delicate and pretty I would put these on display when I wasn't wearing them. Again, these could also be worn with a casual outfit that matched the pale colours.

I think these sandals would be great for prom. And with prom season coming up very soon, these would be a perfect finish to your dream look. On the casual side, I wouldn't wear these with trousers or shorts and they would go better with a dress or skirt.

The boldest and darkest shoes on my wish list. How can you not fall in love with these? These would go with absolutely anything and would take you all year round, not just summer. I think the Alegra Lace Ankle Boots would be well worth the money if you were happy to spend it.

What do you think about these shoes? Have I added any to your current wish list or would you chose other shoes to put on instead? Let me know!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Look Into My Life | 24 Hours In Liverpool

I recently spent 24 hours in Liverpool with my grandparents and I thought I would share some of my visit with you.

12:40pm - We arrived at the Staybridge Suites but our room wasn't going to be ready until 3pm. We hung around the lobby for a bit (which had great interior decorating can I just say) before we decided to go to the very lavish Costa for some lunch.

13:20pm - We went up to the Liverpool One shopping complex and spent AN AGE looking at shops but, with me being the incredible indecisive person that I am, I didn't buy a thing!

17:30pm - We finally headed back to our hotel room and chilled for a long time whilst we searched on our phones for nearby places to eat.

19:30pm - We decided to eat at Browns. The food AND interior were great (but I forgot to take my camera to take a pic). Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel because my grandparents were quite tired after walking all afternoon and we watched TV.

10:15am - We woke up to a cold and drizzly morning but our hotel was right beside the Liverpool Wheel so after breakfast we went out and had a look at the city from above.

10:45am - We visited Albert Dock as it was also nearby and they had quite a few shops and museums there.

11:30am - One of the places we visited was Tate Liverpool where we finished our 24 hours in Liverpool and headed back home.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading and looking through my trip to Liverpool and let me know if I should do more posts like this. Have you been to any of these places in Liverpool? What did you think about them?

Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Formal Minimalist

The Formal Minimalist

The Formal Minimalist by zin-s 

Minimalist style is the only style you'll ever need whether you're dressing for a hot summer's day to attending a formal occasion. In this post, I'll be giving you tips on how to formally dress like a minimalist.

Firstly, don't have more than three colours in your outfit but try to focus on two. Minimalism is all about having as little things going on as possible, which is why in the outfit above there are three colours. One of the colours only appears once, in the shoes, and it acts an equaliser to stop the outfit being monochrome.

In a minimalist formal style, dresses and skirts are welcome but I think minimalism opens more options when you wear trousers  than other styles. If you're wanting to wear trousers to a formal event then this is a style that will make your outfit planning a lot easier.

Don't wear patterns. Well, you can but make sure they're delicate and simple with subtle colours. That being said, I think plain clothing works best.

Finally, jewellery should also be kept simple, such as the one in the outfit above. You are allowed to have a bit of fun by having something more exiting on your necklace but don't make it too big or too colourful or it will clash with your formal minimalist attire.

So, these have been a few quick tips on styling minimalism through formal wear and I hope you feel confident in being able to style yourself as a minimalist. 

Let me know how you feel about this style.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

#The100DayProject | Days 11 - 20

For those who don't follow me on my Instagram, this is what you've missed in the last 9 days of #The100DayProject ....

If you follow me then you'll get to find out why I took these pictures to represent my day :)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Soap And Glory | The Fab Pore 2-in1 Facial Pore Purifying Mask and Peel - Review

Pores are always causing problems - full stop. One of the best ways to prevent some of the problems is by using a mask, such as Soap & Glory's The Fab Pore 2-in-1 Facial Mask & Peel. This mask guarantees that your exhausted skin will become fresh once again.

The Product

Said to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and overall detox your skin, this mask and peel is for when you're loosing in your fight against white heads and black heads. It features Rice Microbeads that will exfoliate and polish your skin. As a bonus, rice also has anti-ageing elements.

The consistency is like any other face mask as it is thick and easy to apply to your skin. It has quite a distinctive smell which,to me, is a bit minty with fruity hints - an odd combination but it's nice. 

Though it is proclaimed as a 'mask & peel', it isn't actually a peel and you have to wash it off. It does start to dry but even at that point it is unpeelable which is misleading.

Does It Work?

From past experience with Soap & Glory, I thought I would only notice small differences but I was pleasantly surprised. After you take it off, there is an extremely fresh feeling that comes over your face - a sensation that's similar to the feeling in your mouth after you brush your teeth...

That being said, in the weeks that followed my first application I experienced cleaner and more refreshed skin. 


If you are in desperate need of your pores being purified or fancy treating your skin then I would recommend you try this out. I do think that you'll probably find masks that could give more help to your skin, however. 

One of my main impulses in buying this product was because it said it was a peel and I haven't used a peel in a long time so I was pretty disappointed when I found out it wasn't one. 

Another reason I bought this was because it was half price, but the full price is £10. As I said earlier, there will be other products that'll purify your pores for a cheaper price. BUT, it does work well and if you're willing to pay that price then don't be put off from buying it. Or wait until it's been reduced - like I did.

I give this 3/5

Have you tried the mask and 'peel'? What did you think?