Saturday, 6 October 2012

And the hunt begins...

Every year at this kind of time I begin my search for the perfect knee high, high heeled boots. 

Now to most people this wouldn't seem like a hugely difficult task but for me it is. I started the search about three years ago and I still haven't found quite what I'm looking for. 

1. They must be black
2. They must be leather. Suede just doesn't cut it for me in the Autumn/Winter weather
3. They must be knee high
4. They must have at least a four inch heel
5. Although the heel must be high, they must not make me look like a hooker 
6. Slim on the calf
7. Not outrageously expensive
8. Round toed
9. Zip up, not pull on. None of this half pull, half zip crap either. 

And finally....

10. They must be classic, go with any outfit boots.

The most difficult of these requirements are 3 and 6. I'm just under 5'2'' so must knee high boots come well past the knee on me. I've got very slim ankles and calves, this means most boots have a baggy fit around the leg on me. It amazes me how slim my calves can be while my thighs remain chunky like a Kit-Kat. 

I took a stroll round Debenhams today and I saw what I thought could be just what I had been looking for...the holy grail of boots. 

They failed me though, completely and utterly. Too big round the ankle, round the calf, they came well over the knee. How I love them though, such a shame. 

These are my next two options, although I have this sinking feeling that I'm setting myself up for disappointment...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Accessorize Aztec

I am home along this weekend...YAHOOOO!! 

1. Watch a load of old tv shows (Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Buffy)
2. Organise the shoe rack
4. Redo my nails
5. Get the last of the wedding photos in the album

I'm guessing numbers 2 and 5 will not get completed but the thought is there and that is what counts.

This is the manicure I've worn all week. I love this colour. I love the purple to green flip, it is just stunning. The formula is pretty ugh though. I found this to be thick, slow drying and hard to apply. I have worn this for a full 6 days so far with no chips at all (no topcoat or basecoat), the wear on this is amazing. 

Now back to my schedule of tv watching :) 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Don't Step On My Blue Suede Shoes

I've done a lot of naughty shopping in the last couple of days. I bought a little haul at Superdrug, a BIG haul at New Look, Boux Avenue has been hit pretty hard and I'm now planning for a modest Matalan order. Barely half way through the month and I'm already off to fairly heavy shopping start... eeek.

I am trying, albeit not very hard, to cut down on the footwear purchases. I'm pulling out some oldies but goodies when it comes to shoes. Today I wore these beauties. 

These were my 21st birthday present from work. Ahh they know me so well there! Blue suede upper, black glitter wedge and platform, round toe... pretty much perfection. 

These were from Schuh. As ever I can highly recommend Schuh, I think I have pretty much single handedly kept the Cambridge branch in business. 

Once again I apologise for my pasty little legs. I promise one day I will get around to slapping some fake tan on, mainly for the safety of everyone else's eyes.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A-England: Perceval

A-England Perceval is a stunning ruby red. I bought this primarily to wear at my wedding as we had a bit of a red and ivory thang going on. Perceval was the only red I found that really perfectly matched the bridesmaids dresses.

The formula on this was just dreamy. Two coats, quick dry and super shiny. This is my only A-England polish, I really don't know why. I have got to get my butt into gear and purchase  me some more!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Walking On Sunshine

I woke up feeling a little glum today so I put my yellow shoes on to brighten up my day! 

Aren't they gorgeous? The heel is spectacular, the yellow is a lovely mustard tone and doesn't make my skin look jaundiced. These were from Schuh about a year and a half ago and as soon as I saw them I just had to have them.

Sorry for my pasty pins, I somehow always manage to forget quite how pale I am!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Accessorize Pink Spice

I was planning on doing a FOTD for today's post. Seeing as its a bank holiday I thought I do a bit of pampering while having a majorly lazy day in my pyjama's sat in front of the telly. That plan was promptly abolished Saturday afternoon when my face had a collision with the ironing board. The result? Two black eyes, a very swollen and bruised nose, and some mighty cuts where I was wearing my glasses. I always knew ironing was bad for my health.

So in replace of my planned post I have a NOTD. Accessorize Pink Spice is one of the favourite colours to wear. Its a gorgeous pink with an orange/gold duo-chrome flash. It is simply stunning.

Above is three coats, only two coats were really necessary, as per usual Frankie wanted to see what I was doing so I had to do a repair job. I've got a slick of A England's The Shield topcoat on, which is my current favourite topcoat. It dries super quickly and gives a nice glossy shine. I do fine it keeps chip at bay for a little longer than usual, but I never really have the same polish on for more than three days so I can''t really comment.

Now I'm going to settle down to a night of naff telly and kitty cuddles :) 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Gel-Cream

I'm pretty blessed when it comes to my skin. My skin tone is very even, I don't suffer from breakouts and I never have dry patches. It is however very oily. 

I don't wear foundation or powder on a daily basis, only on special occasions, nights out and sometimes at weekends. As my skin is bare most of the time I need to have something that will get rid of oily t-zone. 

This is what I've been using over the last three weeks try and combat the grease. Its a thick gel-cream that is quite refreshing to apply. It isn't the easiest product to apply: if you apply too much or rub it in too much it rubs into little jelly blobs, once that's been done its a case of washing it off and starting again. I've had a bit of a blocked nose recently so I can't comment on the smell. I asked my husband to give it a good ol' whiff, he was ruddy useless though, he said 'I dunno, it don't smell bad, it don't smell good'.

I've found that on applied to keeps oily skin at bay for about eight hours, very impressive for such a cheap product. On the hot days we've had over the last week or so I've found that drops to four to six hours but that's expected.

In three weeks I've used about half a pot, previous products of this kind I've used I've found have lasted at least three months so I'm a bit disappointed in that respect. My Nivea Young mattifying gel-cream lasted me six months. 

If any one has got any suggestions as to other products like this for me to, they would be greatly appreciated!