Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Life | Topshop Tartan

It feels like the whole world is wrapped up in the Kate Moss for Topshop mania, so I thought I would put forward some other Topshop buys that I have picked up recently. I love the tartan trend and these leggings are perfect to bring your look up to date without breaking the bank or putting yourself too out there. The green is really dark so they are very versatile as to what you pair them with too. I love that these leggings are a good length too as I often find trousers and leggings come up short on me but these sit well on the ankle and work great with a pair of brogues. 

The pumps I just couldn't resist! I like to wear shoes that are comfortable and won't prevent me from doing things so these fit the bill perfectly. I love the nod to the Celine slip ons seen on the catwalk for SS14, without the price tag but still just as gorgeous. I like to pair these up with black skinnies or plain leggings.

I would really like to add a skirt to my tartan collection...just haven't found the right one yet!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Beauty | Urban Decay Pressed Pigment Palette Review

Unless you have been living under a stone the last few weeks then you will know that the football world cup will be tarting in Brazil in a months time. There is no doubt that Brazil = Colour, and so this season will be inspired by all sorts of bright and colourful looks. Where to start with smack-in-the-face colours for your eyes? Look no further than the Urban Decay Pressed Pigment Palette.

The first thing to strike you is the fun packaging, giving a hint as to the palette that is inside. The container is solid and good quality with a funky colourful design on the lid.

Open the container up and you are struck with a dazzling array of colours, a large mirror and an eye shadow brush. The brush is of a good quality, which is starting to become the norm with these palettes whereas historically they would tend to be poor quality, and is double ended for different uses. I like the fact that each shadow is named clearly and there is a generous amount of each colour.

The powder itself is highly pigmented, giving good coverage with just a small amount of product. The colours can be easily built up or blended out depending on what you want and the powder has good staying power on your eyelids. You could use along with more neutral tones if you wanted something a little less out there for just a dash of colour, but where is the fun in that??

As you can see from the swatches below, there is a great choice and variety of colours but with many that can be blended together or used to as a bright contrast to each other. I have found that this palette is a lot more useable than I thought it would be when I first saw the colours and I think I will have a lot of fun trying out different colours!

I tried out a couple of looks, not the best eye shadow skills as I was in a rush, but it gives you an idea of different looks you could try...

What do you think? Will you be getting in to the Rio spirit and trying out some colour this Summer?