Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wanted them, needed them, got them!

Incase you didn't already know I'm absolutely obessed with heels and these pair of beauties finally arrived earlier this week after what felt like waiting forever! They are meant to be based on the Balenciaga Boots which Mary Kate Olsen was seen wearing  in Autumn 2006 which cost something ridiculous like $1,795.00! (I dont know what this is in UK terms but I know its well out of my price range ha!) However I managed to track these replica ones down on ebay from a seller in China for only £31.00 including delivery which I thought was an absolute bargain and couldn't resist getting them. These ones did take a little longer than my Lita ones too arrive but it was still only around two weeks, which does feel like forever when you really want them, but I still think they were worth the wait. The qaulity is amazing for the price of them and they are definatly going to be one of my staple winter boots and no doubt I will continue to wear them right through to next year. One thing I'm always weary of when buying heels is the grip and these boots have a fantastic one so there is no chance of slipping and sliding when the winter weather starts to get cold and wet or that little bit frosty. I would also say that the size guide is true to that of UK sizes and I ordered mine in a 6 which fit perfectly. I'm so pleased that I found these after spending what felt like forever browsing for a gorgeous winter heeled boot and I can't wait to wear them to death. I think they're going to look amazing with some super skinny jeans and oversized knitwear. If anyone would like to know the seller I got them from I'm more than happy to let you know, just drop me a comment or here or twitter and I will link you to the seller. I hope you like these as much as I do, what do you think?

Katrina xxx

Monday, 21 November 2011

Topshop Wishlist #1

Images taken from Google and Topshop
I wish it was payday this friday instead of next! I am in love with all things Topshop at the moment, they have some gorgeous pieces in, not that the ones I want are within my spending range and then I wonder why when I get paid I'm always skint within a week haha! I've literally been sat browsing their website for the past 45 minutes and here are just of a few my favourites which no doubt I will end up buying come next week even when I know I'll complain not long after because I have no money, oh well!

1. Premium Gunmetal Spike Collar £60.00
2. Bronzer and Blush in Burning Embers £12.50
3. Vectra Studded Slippers £28.00
4. Drape Blouse £36.00
5. Faux Leather Skinny Trousers £32.00
6. Dalmation Print Satchel Bag £85.00
7. Lipstick in Pillow Talk £9.00
8. Lion Wedge Heel Ankle Strap Sandals £80.00

Katrina xxx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Red & Black

Images taken from Google

1. ASOS Pieces Fina Suede Black Envelope Clutch Bag £32.00
2. Models Own Nail Varnish in Shade Black Magic £5.00
3. Ark Red and Black Leather Bustier Dress £29.00
4. Miss Selfridge Sparkle Pyramid to Spike Stud Earrings £7.50
5. MAC Lipstick in Hue £13.50
6. Topshop Lightening Peep Toe Wedges £75.00

Thought I would share a quick wish list post since it feels like I haven't done one in what feels like forever! If you read my blog regulary you will know I'm obsessed with leather at the moment and I can't wait for pay day so I can get my hands on this gorgeous dress! And even better it is an absolute bargain for under £30! My last pair of black wedges were ruined so I really want to invest in these ones from Topshop, I love the simple black design with gold detailing. The clutch is from ASOS and is just a simple black one which will go with practically any outfit whether its day or night, and the earrings caught my eye as soon as I saw them on the Miss Selfridge site, need these little gems (or should I say spikes) in my life! Of the black nail varnishes I have bought in the past I find they tend to go gloppy after a couple of uses, I think I might slurge a bit an get the Models Own one come the end of the month. And my all time favourite MAC lipstick in shade 'Hue' has practically all been used. This is one lipstick I tend to wear almost every single day even on top of other shades. Its so moisturing and perfect if you want just a gorgeous nude lip colour both day and night.

Katrina xxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Nail of the Day!

Just a quick post before I head off to work for the day! I picked this polish in the shade 'Angel Wings' which is from the Collection 2000 Hot Looks range a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I've worn it several times and you only need two coats and it drys so quickly and gives a high gloss finish. With ths product you can literally pop it on your nails, leave it a few minutes and be ready to go for the rest of day. Its a gorgeous light grey shade and I think its a perfect colour for winter, reminds me of those wonderful winter mornings. I find this polish only starts to fade away or chip after around 3 days and thats without using a top coat so no doubt if one was applied it would last even longer. For only £1.79 I think this product is an absolute bargain and a must have in every girls polish collection!

Katrina xxx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Review - MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

Swatch (From top left of palette to bottom right)

I've been wanting this product for ages now but every time I went to purchase it, it was always out of stock. Luckily managed to bag myself the last one last time I was out shopping and it is actually amazing! Since buying it I've literally worn it every single day and they blend together perfectly. It retails at £4.00 and can be purchased from Superdrug both online and instore, and you get 12 different neutral shades which I think is fantastic value for 12 seperate eyeshadows that are so pigmentated and beautiful (And all that for under a fiver!) Within the palette itself there are a mixture of highlight shadows, crease shadows and other shades that you can sweep over your entire lid enabling you to create so many different looks for both daytime and evening wear. I also use some of the darker brown shades to fill in my eyebrows and the colour lasts all day. One thing I would say is that if you prefer a matt finish with eyeshadows then this palette would probably be no be good for you as these do tend to have quite a shimmer finish. When it comes to eye makeup I only ever tend wear neutral shades so I had been looking into investing into the Urban Decay Naked Palette and I ca honestly sayI'm so glad I got my hands on this one first as I've saved a fortune (which I can now spend on more shoes of course!) Overall I think this product is absolutly amazing and such a fantastic price, I've had no problems with the any of the shadows crumbling or having lots of fall out when applying any of the shades. If you haven't already got your hands on this little beauty I would definatly recommend hitting your local Superdrug and grabbing one!

Thanks for reading and hope you are all well and have a fab week!

Katrina xxx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Recent Buys #4

Images taken from Google

Hi everyone! It feels like agessss since I last did a post and it more than likley has been! Been so busy working ridiculous hours and earlier this week I went to Leeds for a few days to catch up with my best friends, hectic last week or so to say the least. And even on top of all that I still some how managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping and treat myself, just for a change of course...

1. Topshop PU Panel Knickers (I still say shorts!) £20.00
2. MUA Heaven and Earth Palette £4.00
3. Balenciaga Replica Boots £25.00 (Ebay)
4. Topshop Spike Earrings £2.50 (Reduced from £12.50)
5. Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer £2.50 (Leeds Indoor Market)
6. Topshop Lip Marker in 'Berry' £6.00
7. Topshop Eye Spike Brooch £3.50 (Reduced from £10.00)
8. Yankee Candle Tartlette in 'Vanilla Cupcake' £1.20

I'm still in two minds about keeping the shorts, think once I get back into running again and get my legs toned up I'll never have them off. I had been searching for the MUA Heaven and Earth palette for weeks but every time I went into my local Superdrug that stocked the professional line it was never in stock, luckily managed to bag myself the last one on the shelf late last week and I've used it every day! The colours are amazing and I'll be posting a review within the next couple of days so keep an eye out. The jewellerypieces I got from Topshop I had been eying up for a while but refused to pay the original price, couldnt resist getting these as well as many more other bits in the sale, and at the same time I decided to give the lip marker a go too. I've only used it once and I'm still undecided whether or not I like it, I find it to be slightly watery and was expecting to give a more matt finish. I'm going to give it a few more trys over the next few weeks before I completly make my mind up on whether I like it or not. I spotted the Revlon Primer whilst out with the girls round Leeds earlier this week, I've always used the Boots No7 Shine Away Primer over the last few years but the past few weeks its been really drying my skin out so when I spotted this new one for the bargain price of £2.50 I thought I would give it a go. I've used it every day since I got it and its amaaaazing! I really wish I had got another 5 bottles haha! It gives such a lovely finish when you apply your foundation and I've found my skin is nowhere near as oily as it has been since I started applying it. If you come across it and haven't already tried it I would highly recommend this to anyone with oily or combination skin! And lastly something not fashion or beauty related is my ever growing love for Yankee Candles! Obessesed is not even the word, I've bought about 15 oil tartlettes within the last week, mostly in lots of Christmas Scents, although the Vanilla Cupcake will always be my favourite!

Katrina xxx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Label Lust - Acne

Hi everyone! I've been pulling my hair out trying to get this post edited and uploaded, its literally taken my around 4 days without something like my internet crashing or my laptop dying on me to get it done. Stressed wasn't even the word, but at least I've finally managed to get it sorted and posted. So I've been lusting over loads of different fashion labels at the minute and one of my favourites is Acne. I love how the pieces are so basic yet still make a statement. I'm obsessed with all of their boot collection and the dresses are so versatile and simple you can dress them both up for nights out and down for days shopping with the girls. They also have some gorgeous knitwear pieces which would look amazing teamed with some super skinny jeans and heeled black boots! As much as I love Acne I know I'll never in my life be able to afford even one pieces, unless of course I get saving and stop buying so many little pieces, either that or win the lottery.. a girl can dream!

1. Timber Ankle Boot £510.00
2. Everest Duffle Bag £250.00
3. Emile Silk Dress £380.00
4. Evans Dress £330.00
5. Gun Ankle Boot £340.00
6. Ruth Mohair Knitwear £180.00

Katrina xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Trend: Leather

Hi everyone! So sorry I haven't done a post in ages, been so busy at work as well as feeling sorry myself as I've caught the dreaded winter flu that has been going around! So before I drag myself off to bed in time for a full day at work tomorrow feeling awful and just wanting to sleep forever I thought I would do a quick post on one of my favourite fashion trends this autumn and winter, anything and everything leather! Whether its a pair of gorgeous skinny leather trousers teamed with a loose fit shirt and some killer heels, to casual leather shorts teamed with a gorgeous knitwear jumper, a pair of tights and some brouges, I love it all and just cant get enough! I've put together a little selection of my favourite pieces from the high street, ranging from real leather to fantastic lookalikes using faux leather and PU fabric. Whatever your taste and whatever your price range, there is no reason to not go mad for this look. Hope you guys love this trend as much as I do!

1. Leather Bodice Printed Dress** Miss Selfridge £120.00
2. Faux Leather Skinny Trousers Topshop £32.00
3. Faux Leather Skirt H&M £19.99
4. Wet Look One Shoulder Dress Miss Selfridge £50.00
5. Black Leather Shorts Miss Selfridge £65.00
6. Leather Leopard Metal Buckle Satchel ASOS £80.00

Katrina xxx