Colour Pop or Flop?


Hey Everyone!

This is something I have been wanting to do for a while as I have a range of Colour Pop products and just cannot seem to workout whether or not I rate them or not!

I brought 14 different shadow pigments and highlighters as well as matte liquid lipsticks ( I will show swatches and thoughts of lipsticks on a different post ) I will also do a full swatch post and my thoughts on each individual shade too.. this is just an overview of my thoughts on the overall brand.
 
Here are the swatches of the shadow pigments I brought.. all from Colour Pop Cosmetics! I brought these for my sisters wedding and summer festival season ( which is why I have some bright pinks and a random blue ) something that I love about Colour Pop is that the shadows are fun, bold and super pigmented. A few of these shadows are from the Super Shock range and OMG WOW they really are shockingly bold and beautiful! 

video

Please ignore the tv in the background I did not realise I had that it would come up in the recording, Whoops! anyway so here are the swatches of the highlighters I brought .. I always prefer to do highlighter swatches on video because it really shows the true pigmentation and actual highlight it can give!

Personally I love Colour Pop Cosmetics for the Shadows, Blushers and Highlighters. They are so pigmented and the texture is something like no other brand. Its creamy and almost feels wet to touch but dries to a powder finish! Colour Pop is also very VERY affordable. 

Unfortunately I am not so keen on the Lips range from Colour Pop but again I will be doing another post on them soon along with a blog post on all the swatches!!!! 

xoxo


How to Holiday


Hi Everyone, if you have been on any of my social media you will see that I've just got back from a week in Crete for my sisters wedding!  ( I will do a special wedding post soon ) but i want to show you the top 3 essential items this summer - well my top 3 anyway!

Sunglasses is a must, especially ones with UV protection.. so a pair of polarised sunglasses is essential, but also a few extras like mine above that are 'just for fashion' with a little bit of protection.


This one is a bit of a two in one a swimsuit/bikini with a sarong! I have gone for a deep plunge red swimsuit from ASOS with a Marks and Spencer's short white Sarong with a small elephant print in black along the bottom. 


Finally a summer outfit that you can wear to any hot weathered occasion. I got both this skirt and the sleeveless blouse from Dorothy Perkins. This can be warn for any Summer Occasion.. for example: a BBQ, a Beach Day, a Lunch out or a Picnic or even just to go shopping.


Man Cave Vs She Shed


So as we all know everyone needs there own place to chill out and have some 'Me time' as I call it...
everyones heard of 'The Man Cave' but have you heard of the 'She Shed' well take a look at some of these amazing 'She Sheds' ..

MAN CAVE - basically a personal pub with a playstation

SHE SHED - a place for listening to music, painting nails, relaxing and reading a magazine..




Tropical Trends


Tropical Trends are very in this summer, I love getting outfit inspirations from different world cultures, destinations and seasons. 


Baby Pink is one of my go to colours this year ( and I am not a pink person ) this Dolce & Gabbana Women's Tropical City Collection dress embraces its sense of fun for Summer '17.


Say Aloha to tropical Swimwear this season, with vibrant floral prints, fruity fun and leafy motifs there is definitely something for everyone! The tropical trend is perfect for making you feel and look beach ready.


If you're looking for a statement pair of shoes.. tropical print is perfect this summer. Add a pair of tropical Mules like this pair from Gucci to a plain white tee tucked into a pair of MOM Jeans and you're ready to go!


Finally a summer must have this season is a tropical shirt that you can bunch up, tie up or even tuck in to your favourite denim shorts.

Garden Inspo

I know this isn't fashion or beauty related but I love design, art and creativity.  I also studied interior design and love spending time in a pretty garden. 


I literally spend any moment I'm scrolling through my phone on Pinterest, saving pictures to my many different boards.


Home and Garden Inspo being one of them! I love the idea of having a Country home with an adventurous garden! Let me explain this for as that probably makes no sense at all..


For example this garden below is super cute, its well maintained, has a lovely summer house and a place to eat but what I would like is a mix of the one below and the three above .. Im writing this quite late at night, this probably makes no sense at all!


Either way Im hoping you get the idea of my garden inspiration from the pictures I've found on Pinterest and one day ill hopefully have a garden like this of my own that I can spam you all with pictures of!


xo



Travels.

I'm off to Newcastle for a few days...




obviously I will be shopping so the next post will be my 'Shopping Haul'

xoxoxo


Embroidery

Lately a lot of my clothes all have one thing in common and that is that they are embroidered in some way. This season Embroidered clothing is really in fashion and looks like it will continue on through Summer'17 with runways and catwalks still bringing out these amazing designs.

Here in the UK summer really does not last long so its nice to bring that Floral Summery vibe into all seasons. Embroidery seems to be on all clothing items lately, whether they're Embroidered Jeans, Tops, Dresses, Shorts or even Shoes. It always works.

I am going to show you just a few of my recent buys from over the last 4-6 weeks that all include embroidery.


This dress is one that I brought from Fashion Union Via Lipsy  . I absolutely love this dress for out door day time occasions, for example.. BBQ's, Picnics, Garden Parties and anything similar. Its the kind of dress that could be both casual or dressy depending on how you wear and accessorise it. 


These jeans are one of my favourite pair of embroidered jeans baring in mind I have three that are embroidered. I brought these from Marks and Spencer's.. one pocket has this floral design and the other pocket has a bird design that edges round to the front. Here is the online description and photos http://www.marksandspencer.com/floral-mid-rise-cropped-straight-leg-jeans/p/p22508850


I would say finally.. but this is just a few of my embroidered collection so you will probably be seeing a lot more in the future ( near future ).  I wear bralet's almost every single day as I find them more comfy on my forever changing bra size! This looks so cute over a plain black bralet and is perfect for summer and festival season.