Sunday, 26 January 2014

Fashion | Primark Colourful Haul

Warning! This post contains a lot of colours and prints! 

Hello beauties. Hope you guys had a great holiday (even though it is quite late to say that) and are all back to your 'normal' life routine after the break. Last week I went to Lakeside shopping centre in Grays, UK with my other half and really enjoyed my quality time with him. First of all thanks to him for driving me there, this post wouldn't have made without him hehe ^ ^ . 

 Anyways, this is my first ever haul in my blog history and am happy to do about Primark. It was just a coincidence that whatever I picked up from Primark that day happened to have prints lol, which is why I decided to make a post about as the title implies. Hope you guys like my first haul.

Just Adore this print so much. I loved the choice of the two mixed prints they used in this jacket and how they go so well with each other without looking too over the top. I picked this one up from the sale section and got it for £10.

We might get old but florals never gets old now does it?

This beautifully floral printed lightweight blazer is so versatile to just throw in any of the basic look for the days you just cba to think of a stylish outfit. This one was also purchased on a sale price of £10. 

As I am going through the individual clothes and their prices, I have realized most of the purchases in this blog is actually got on sale prices lol, probably another coincidence there. This beautiful monochrome blouse with some red flowers sprinkled I got it on just £5!
This print is probably the most beautiful print I found where I had no second thought about buying it whatsoever. While I was touring around, the moment I had my eyes on this blouse, I thought, yup I'm Definately taking this! Just too beautiful this print is. I just love everything about the print - the choice of colours, the type of  pattern and just everything. This one I got it on full price £10.

Daisies are the ultimate symbol for spring and of course is one of my favorite in floral prints. Daisy prints have been big since last year thanks to mastermind of Miuccia prada and is yet another way to embrace our sophisticated side. In high streets, do expect to see everything from embroidered dress to jewelries to embellished bags  - all adorned with daisies.

Last but not least is the beautifully printed top that I got for £5 (yes i used beautiful again). Love the lovely choices of colours used in this print and how the print comes alive like a garden full of bloom.
Seriously, no matter how hard I try to not buy stuff from Primark, I can't help but fall for the prints they design to make me fall for it and give another go in the till point again lol. How did you find my choice of buys in this post? Any particular that you Liked/Loved/Disliked? Do leave me a comment or even message if you want to know any particular thing about the post. You are most welcome too :)

Thank you for reading my post :) <3

Sometimes I wish they didn't do sale on the clothes for opposite season and did sale for the current season's clothes.
Sometimes, due to this, is it just me or what that every time I shop clothes, come home, then the next day when dressing up I feel like I got nothing to wear. I wonder why then realize I shopped nothing suitable for the season of that time lol. It is now winter and all the shopping I did recently is mostly for summer/spring lol. 

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Beauty | Nude Brown / Brown Lip liner Swatches

When it comes to brown and nude lips, thats me right there! lol. I just love lipstick/lip liners that can help you achieve that nude brown lips that I want. In fact generally speaking, I love most brown make ups - my pretty much everyday eye look I wear is eyeliner with brown eye shadow (Bourjois Extrait 08). 

I love how lips with nude brown colour looks so simple and elegant as if when you look at it, it conveys that the make up is still there but still leaves you with 'Oh so simple, but such a beautiful make up' on your mind. I love how it's not excessively noticeable like any other vibrant colours such as red as a common. It's just the fact that nude brown lips makes you have that natural look that it almost give people dilemma of you not wearing any lips make up and you can have that 'natural look' as if you nearly inherited.

I currently own few brown lip liner that I want to share with you guys. If you're the lover of brown lips like me and you haven't purchased them before, you'll have a rough idea of how they look. They are:
  • Max Factor 14 Brown n Nude
  • Max Factor 16 Brown n bold
  • Rimmel London 046 Ultimate
  • Maybelline New York Eyeliner Matic Brown-Sepia
  • SEVENTEEN 17 Mocha
Do note that most of the colours in the swatches sort of tend to look similar. From reddish brown to dark brown. 

Max Factor Color Elixir 14 Brown n Nude

Max Factor Color Elixir 16 Brown n bold

Rimmel London 046 Ultimate

Maybelline New York Eyeliner Matic Brown-Sepia
Yes you may have noticed from the name that this is an eyeliner. It doesn't really matter if you put on your lips though. Doesn't affect you. I loved the colour that this particular eyeliner had for the type of brown lips I wanted to obtain. 

17 Mocha

All the lip liners were purchased on different timings. I don't use the lip liners just to draw the outline of my lips. I literally use them as a proper lipsticks too. They are too pretty to use them for just the out-linings hehe.  Before I start drawing the outlines with my lip pencil, I first apply my lip balm on the lips for the drawing to be smooth and fine. Then I start filling in my lips and I love how with the help of a lip balm, it is so easy to apply the lip liners just like a lipstick without worrying about the lips drying out. Most colour swatches in here look sort of the same or close enough.

Now if you are like me, I have a problem with colours of lipsticks / lip liners not being able to look on my lips how they actual look when you swatch on your hand skin when testing the colour. This is because I naturally have pink lips so when I put them on, the colours do not look the same as it blends with my natural pink lips. Sometimes I try putting concealers on the lips first as the base and put the lipstick later which will help me achieve the 'right' colour on my lips. Sometimes this doesn't work as the concealers really dry my lips out badly which doesn't look very nice. So I have kind of stuck with no choice but accept with the 'blended' lipstick/lip liner colour on my lips. If you have any ideas or techniques you want to share with to help me achieve the best 'true' colour as possible please do leave comments, you're most welcome too : ) <3

Where can you get them?

Max Factor Color Elixir
- Brown n nude
- Bold and brown

Rimmel London 046 Ultimate

Maybelline New York Eyeliner Matic Brown-Sepia

Sorry guys I tried my best to find a link where you could buy this one but can't seem to find it. Not even on ebay! I bought this one in boots but even boots website seems to run out of this one. Bad luck :(
However, if you want to check out other SEVENTEEN products here's the boots UK link.

Thank you for reading beauties : D