Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Fashion: Statement Boots

Spring may be approaching but it still feels very much like Winter here in Glasgow and I always feel stuck in a style rut this time of year. I have exhausted my Winter wardrobe and I'm sick of the sight of my Winter clothes but it's still too cold to invest in any new Spring/Summer pieces. So what do you buy? A pair of statement boots of course.  They will update your look while still keeping you warm and as we have such terrible Summers here in Scotland I'm sure these will be worn in the Summer as well as Spring.

I spotted these beautiful *blue ruffel shoe boots at the Next perfect shoe event a few weeks ago. Myself and group of other local bloggers were lucky enough to be invited along to find our perfect pair of shoes at Next's, Braehead store where they have a huge shoe department.

Next really have upped their game this season as there are so many beautiful pairs to choose from. From this seasons must have loafer to the embroidered trend, there really is something for everyone. And the best thing about Next - the quality and affordability. You can check the full shoe range here.

Now lets talk about these amazing embroidered boots from New Look. I have been loving the embroidered trend for a while now and as I'm unsure how long it will be around I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a pair of embroidered boots but New Look shoes are so affordable and always have the most up to date styles so if they go out of style next season, at least you haven't spend a fortune.

How do you update your Spring/Summer wardrobe?

*These boots were given to me as PR sample
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Beauty: BareMinerals GEN NUDE Range


I feel like bareMinerals have just launched my ideal lip range - GEN NUDE. GEN NUDE comes in 4 state of the art formulas in 40 bespoke shades ranging from beige, pink, peach and mauve shades. The 4 different formulas are the radiant lipstick, buttercream lipgloss, matte liquid lipcolor and under over lip liner.

The radiant lipstick comes in 15 shades, providing medium coverage with a moisturising creamy texture. The buttercream lipgloss comes in 10 shades and this non sticky formula gives a  sheer to medium coverage while providing moisture, leaving lips looking plump. The matte liquid lipcolor also comes in 10 shades and provides long lasting, full coverage while moisturising the lips. Last but not least is the under over lip liner in 5 shades which is designed to be used under or over your lip product.  This creamy formula provides a velvety finish.

I was invited along to the GEN NUDE Taxi recently for a bespoke appointment to be colour matched for the new range and these were shades that were chosen for me.


I absolutely love the shades, they are just what I would go for as the colours are so wearable and complement my pale complexion. Each product gives a different finish.

The matte liquid lipcolour was my favourite, unlike some matte lip products I have tried this doesn't make my lips look dry and cracked. The creamy texture glides on leaving my lips feeling and looking moisturised, the formula then dried on lips leaving a really nice matte coverage.

The buttercream lipgloss gives somewhere in between the finish of a lipstick and a hit of lip gloss. It's much less sticky than most glosses and I avoided my hair sticking to my lipgloss when a gust wind came along. That's a big plus in my book. It made my lips look very plump and moisturised with a nice shine and it's super easy to apply.

The radiant lipstick just glided on and looked very natural but I was able to build up if I needed more colour. The texture was so creamy and mositurising on my lips.

 Prices range from £14 to £18 and you can check out the full collection here.

*These items were given to me as a PR sample but these are my own views.