Friday, February 14, 2014

Haul | Topshop and Primark Spring 2014

Even though it is really cold outside and the rain is falling down, I am so excited for spring. All I want to do is wear skirts with bare legs and sandals. Since the weather is not really working with me I have to wait. But this doesn’t mean we can’t go a little bit crazy in the shops, can we?

Topshop




First I made a purchase online at Topshop.com. I have seen these shoes for a while know. They are sort of becoming a blogger cult product and I thought they were really cute and comfy. They are the TIKA2 High Vamp Skaters in the black crocodile print. I really like them. I got them in size 39 and they fit perfectly. They were €26,00, which isn’t too bad for a pair of Topshop shoes.

Another pair I got was a sale purchase, so you can’t get these anymore. I knew they would be a love/hate thing, but I think they are fun and different. They are the MARTIE T Bar Geek Shoes in silver. I had seen these types of shoes for a while now. I originally wanted them in black, but since they were still the original price and these ones were in the sale for €13,00 I went with these ones. I contemplated a lot, but I am happy I bought them. Metallic is going to be big for spring and summer, so at least I already have my metallic shoes at the ready.
They are a size 39 and fit true to size. I love that they are different and a bit funky. I will get a lot of wear out of them this spring and summer.

Primark





Last Monday I took a trip to Primark. I knew I just had to go, because I haven’t been since December *gasps*. I managed to find some pretty nice things in there without spending too much money. My technique is: ‘Do I really need this?’ and ‘Am I going to wear it?’. Because it is so cheap you want to buy the whole store, but luckily I got to prevent that.
I bought three things. First of all, another pair of shoes. Since I don’t have enough shoes already, but these sandals are to die for. When my eyes fell on them I knew these had to be mine. You had them in white, tan and black/white. Since I am pretty pale myself I decided to go for the black/white pair. They were €13,00, which is a good price for a pair of sandals. I just love the contrast and the design of the shoe. They will be my spring/summer staple. Maybe I should get another pair just in case?

The next thing was a black beanie. I already have a purple/burgundy shade that I got in London. I find that this type of beanie suits me the best. Since black goes with anything I decided to put it in my bag. It was €3,00. So an absolute bargain if you ask me.

And the last and final item is this top. It is white textured fabric with pink kisses all over it. I already saw some Instagram pictures from Primark with items like this and I thought it was really cute. It was €8,00 and that is so cheap for a top like this. I got it a few sizes bigger than I normally wear. I find that it looks better when it is a bit oversized. I already see myself wearing this on a warm spring day with a cute skirt and my new sandals. Only the weather has to work with me right know. Please sun some out!

So that were all my new items. Is it bad that I have five items in this haul and three of them are shoes? Nevertheless I am really happy with all of them and I will wear them a lot.

Have you bought anything recently?




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review | Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Let’s Travel The World


Tanya Burr was one of the first people I ever subscribed to on YouTube. That’s why I think it is so cool she has her own lipgloss and nail polish line.
I am normally not a lipgloss person but I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately feelunique.com didn’t ship the nail polishes to my country, so I just bought the lipgloss.




Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Let’s Travel the World   £6,99   8ml

As is said I am not really a lipgloss fan. I used to when I was little, but nowadays I prefer to wear lipstick. You all know I love a red lip. The only problem I find with red lipstick is that it looks amazing when I leave the house and when I look in a mirror a couple hours later it is all smudged. I thought this lipgloss could change that. It will give my lips a nice red finish, but I can still eat normally without ending up looking like a clown.




The packaging is really simple, but classic. I like that when you close the lipgloss the gloss doesn’t come out of the lid. I don’t know if I just have this problem with lipglosses or that it is a common thing.
The scent of the lipgloss is really out there. It is very fruity and smells like strawberries. After you applied it on the lips you hardly notice it though. Or maybe I am just getting used to the scent.
The formula of the lipgloss is beautiful. It is hydrating and glossy, but not sticky. The red colour is very pretty and buildable. You can build up the colour from a subtle red sheen to a full red glossy lip.
I also find it very long lasting. After eating you have to reapply though, but that is a common lip product thing. The only problem I have is that my hair sticks on my lips. So that means ponytails and up-do’s for me when I wear this lipgloss.

To be honest I really like it. I had to order it because Tanya Burr designed them, but I never expected to like it as much as I do right now. I have worn it every day since it came in the mail last week.
I should have ordered more lipglosses, ‘Vampire Kiss’ and ‘Aurora’ look amazing as well. This lipgloss may be the reason why I am back into my lipgloss phase, so look out for more featured lipglosses on my blog.



Have you tried anything from Tanya Burr Lips and Nails?




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dupe Alert | Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink VS NARS Orgasm



Last summer I bought my first ever NARS blush: ‘Deep Throat’. I am still very happy with it and use it all the time. For my sister’s birthday I bought the oh so popular ‘Orgasm’ blush. For this post I kind of stole it to see if this blush from Wet 'n Wild is a good dupe.

NARS Blush in Orgasm - £21,50
Wet 'n Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink - $2,99 ( a friend bought it for me in America)





When you look at them in the packaging they look sort of the same colour-wise. The winner of the packaging is definitely NARS, but we are going to look at the product inside it.

As I said colour-wise they look pretty similar. But after some swatches I see some differences. I put the pros and cons down below.

Left: WnW Blush, Right: NARS Blush


NARS:

-       Orgasm has more golden shimmer and glitter all over. They blend in with the blush itself, while the Wnw blush just has some loose glitter in it and no golden shimmer at all.
-       A blush from NARS is £21,50 which is pretty overpriced.
-       The texture is really smooth and blends in beautifully with my skin.


Wet n Wild:

-       The colour is a darker pink in comparison to Orgasm.
-       The glitter in it doesn’t blend with the blush. I feel like it lies on top of my skin.
-       There is no gold sheen at all.
-       It is three dollars, for that amount of money it is a very good blush.
-       The consistency is a bit powdery.


Winner: NARS Orgasm


I love the way this blends in to my skin and gives it that healthy glow. A downside is the price which in that case the WnW blush is a pretty good dupe. On the skin you wouldn’t notice it anyway if it was an expensive blush or a cheap blush. But if I had to choose I would go for NARS, not just because it looks nice in my drawer, but the colour and consistency are just beautiful and it blends in very well.



Do you have any dupes for products?




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