Autumn Makeup Additions

Saturday, 25 October 2014


I'm not big on MAC special collections, I prefer to find gems that work for me in their permanent range so I know I can keep going back to them. I'm slowly building up my eye palette and in no rush to finish it. I like to discover new shadows from friends, beauty bloggers and recommendations from makeup artists, before I go ahead and make a purchase. Recently I've added three new shadows to my palette in the shades, Cranberry, Naked Lunch and Wedge. Popular shadows and I can see why! I also picked up Soar lipliner which is a beautiful vintage pink-brown for darker neutral lips. Perfect for A/W and a known favourite of Kylie Jenner. I'm so excited to try out a look using Cranberry on the lids and Soar on my lips - a look you can only really pull of in the colder seasons.



Naked Lunch has quickly become a favourite in my collection, I use it all over the lid for a simple everyday look or I'll use it with a darker bronze shadow in the crease and Shroom as a highlight. Whilst excited to add something different to my palette, I'm a little apprehensive about Cranberry. If anyone has any tutorials or looks they can link me to I'd love to see how to use this deep plum red in without looking like I have really sore eyes! Wedge is a basic matte medium brown, the ideal blending shadow, crease colour, or one to wear on its own all over the lid. It's the only matte in my palette and although mattes are quite boring to buy I know I'll end up using this one often.

You can see my guide to starting a MAC palette and find out what the other shadows in my palette are in this blog post here.



Winter Sunglasses

Friday, 24 October 2014


If you've been a reader of This Fashion is Mine for a while you will know all about my sunglasses obsession. I have a small collection, but I like to wear them as often as possible. Just because we are well on the way to winter weather does not mean it's time to pack away the sunnies. I love a crisp bright day and when the snow falls the sunlight is bouncing around all over the place. You need to protect your eyes all year round. I've compiled a list of my favourite designer pairs to wear in the colder months. I tend to go for heavier frames, dark colours and bold oversized sunglasses. Avoid pale tinted lenses or colourful sunnies and save those for summer. I've made the following suggestions from SunglassesSave where they have a huge collection of designer brands!

Chanel 5222 | Carrera 6004 | Ray-Ban Erika | Ray-Ban Clubmasters | Ray-Ban Wayfarer | Oakley Unfaithful | Tom Ford FT0149 Aviators | Dior SOIE 2


Which are your favourites? I prefer an oversized style, in brown or tortoise shell and something with pointy corners (such as Ray Ban Clubmasters) give my round face a bit of shape and suit the natural shape of my eyes. The Chanel pair (first ones pictured) are high on my wish list!


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Current Jewellery Favourites

Saturday, 11 October 2014





Initial Bar Necklace - Onecklace
Hamsa Hand Necklace - GemsInVogue (Etsy)
Crescent Moon Ring - Fashionology
Plain Silver Rings - Fashionology

I waver between gold and silver jewellery. I think both suit my skin tone quite well, so some days I'll choose a few gold pieces and other days I'll wear all silver. At the moment I'm wearing a lot of delicate silver jewellery and layering up. Two necklaces, three or four rings and a simple watch. I'm wearing Master Plan by Essie on my nails which works so well with silver jewellery and it's just the right nude/grey shade for the time of year.


3 Ways to Wear | Blanket Scarves

Saturday, 4 October 2014



My favourite season is here! Autumn is the best time for fashion. I like to be able to layer up and wear a whole selection of my wardrobe at once! One of the biggest trends you'll see this year is the blanket scarf. Oversized, slouchy and extra wide, the blanket scarf is designed to be worn in several ways. It's multi-functional and when it's not wrapped around your neck it can be used to keep your knees warm or, I guess spread out on the ground for a picnic! Voucher Codes invited me to style up the blanket scarf on a budget and the following three looks are made up of high street brands, bought with discount codes or sale items. Which is your favourite?

TARTAN SCARF* - ASOS
LEATHER LOOK SKINNIES - NEW LOOK
BOOTS - NEW LOOK
GREY VEST - PRIMARK
LEATHER JACKET - PEACOCKS

These leather-look skinny jeans are incredible comfortable and stretchy. Swap them for your regular black skinnies to transform an outfit. I'm wearing this ASOS scarf wrapped loosely around my neck twice. It's so so soft and has camel-brown undertones which makes it a beautiful shade for autumn. Finish with a biker jacket or long midi-cardigan. Of course using discount found on Voucher Codes and my student discount to save money on New Look and ASOS online.

PASTEL TARTAN SCARF* - WAREHOUSE
WHITE BLAZER* - CELEB LOOK
JEANS - RIVER ISLAND
GOLD CONVERSE - SCHUH

I'm changing my overall colour palette for autumn with this pastel check/tartan scarf from Warehouse. It goes perfectly with my long boyfriend blazer and I'm keeping it casual with gold converse. I've looped this blanket scarf over one shoulder. This one is my favourite for transferring into a new season. 


PATTERNED BLANKET SCARF - H&M (old) (similar)
LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT - PRIMARK
CHELSEA BOOTS - H&M

This scarf is an old favourite, it's so huge I can wear it as a poncho or a scarf. I hang this one over my shoulders and pair it with slimmer fitting items such as this pencil skirt. As the weather turns cooler I'll be wearing this over a coat/jacket and adding a pair of tights. Will you be trying out the blanket scarf trend this season? I'm on the look out for a wear-with-anything poncho to layer up with these scarves. I like to go big and oversized on top and keep the rest of my outfit close fitting.