Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Stylenanda Fall Fashion

It's that time again, new season means new lookbooks for all my favourite brands. The most anticipated one being Stylenanda, since as I'm sure many of you know, I'm a big fan of their styling. As soon as payday comes around this month, I plan to place and order and get a couple of new pieces for Autumn, if you guys would be interested I could make a blog post about it. 

This is only quick, since I don't want to bombard you all with fall fashion posts, but I was just really excited to share my favourite looks with you all. I'd love it if you commented below which ones are your favourite in the comments, and if you like fashion posts like this one let me know ~ I'll keep 'em coming. ^^ Thanks for reading as always! x

All images are taken from the Stylenanda official website 

   Simple Modern Colored Loose-Fit Knit - $60.33 (£37.42)

Simple Coloured Full Flare Skirt - $53.83 (£33.39)

Black Coated Daily Shorts - $31.71 (£19.67) 

Slit Cut Gray Jeans - $43.82 (£27.18)

'5' Patched Boxy Shirt Dress - $76.84 (£47.65)

Coloured Cable Knit Top - $20.81 (£12.91)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Five Fall Fashion Trends 2014

I haven't written a proper 'fashion' post in a while, so I thought it was about time since the fall weather has started to make an appearance~ at least here in the UK. I've picked out five of my favourite trends for this season, and I wanted to share them with you all, perhaps give some of you a little inspiration for what to buy for fall. BUT please keep in mind this is a list of things I would wear, it is of course driven by current industry trends, however I'm no expert~ this is just me expressing how I would interpret some of the Autumn trends. I hope you all enjoy this post, let me know what you think in the comments, and what your favourite fashion to wear for fall?

1. Oversized

This is a personal favourite of mine since I have no motivation to exercise properly in the cold weather haha. Oversized clothing is super forgiving and if do right can look so cute. In some cities like London it's more popular to wear it in a 'chic' way, but in other places like Korea for example, looking cute and cosy is more popular. Here are a few pictures which will hopefully explain what I mean:

2. Gold

At first glance it seems like it would take a lot of courage to wear metallic clothing, but when I see it outside of the catwalk, I want to try it more myself! Wearing too much or certain pieces can look a little tacky so I think it's important to be sparing. I picked out a few examples that I like, but I know this look isn't for everyone~

3. Turtlenecks

Nothing says cosy like a nice knitted turtleneck, though I don't think it will suit everyone. For me, I don't like to wear chunky turtlenecks but instead maybe a thinner, ribbed top underneath something else. Layering is a must in cold weather so I think a top like this should be an essential in every fall wardrobe.

4. Army Print

Camouflage and khaki will always be a great thing to wear in this season (in my opinion) because there are so many opportunities to incorporate it into an outfit. Personally I love jackets and coats like this, partly because it's so easy to combine with the oversized trend I mentioned earlier. Like everything I know some people won't be as keen on this, but unfortunately for them I'll be working it all winter haha.

5. Nordic

Anything fairisle printed or Aztec patterned, especially in a cute knitted jumper is the best thing to wear if you want to look cosy and a little festive when it comes to Christmas time. I don't think many people can disagree that these patterns scream winter, and it's so wearble even with just jeans and trainers it looks cute.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Beauty Blogger Tag!

I got nominated by my good friend Mindy from the blog Welcome Home to do this beauty blogger tag! Please go and check out her blog because she is so nice and cute and her posts are really great as well^^ I don't really consider myself a beauty blogger because I'm not that great at makeup and reviews, but I do have a lot of interest in the area so I thought it'd be fun to answer these questions since I haven't really addressed a lot of  these areas on my blog before! I hope you enjoy reading the answers, I'd love to hear some of your responses to some questions in the comments too(:

Getting to know you
Post 3 random facts about you:

  • I am a really clumsy person, I fall over a lot and always embarrass myself by like walking into things*-*
  • I like my job a lot but mostly because I like the clothes we sell and I can shop for myself while I work lol
  • I have quite a girly and cute style but I hate romantic and sad films, I would much rather watch an adventure or an action film

Here are the tag questions 

 What country do you live in?
-  England

☆ What's the meaning behind the name of your blog?
- Literally it's my name, my first name is Emily and my middle name Marysia (which is Polish) ~ My surname is Thomas but that sounds horrible so I used my middle name instead. =^-^=

☆ Why did you start blogging?
-  I don't have any friends who have the same interests as me, so I wanted a way to express what I like away from them, because I was always embarrassed that people would think I was weird~ but the internet is a good way to stay pretty anonymous at first.

☆ Makeup

☆ If you could live off one foundation which one would it be?
- I would pick BB cream over foundation anyday, but my most used foundation is the Bourgeois Healthy mix one because it's quite light and I like the finish a lot.

☆ What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought?
- Probably the Naked 2 eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay.

☆ Which product have you repurchased the most?
Maybelline's fit me concealer is my absolute favourite, it's so good and I've bought it like two or three times now - the colour matches even my pale skin and the coverage is really great!
☆ Smokey and Sexy, Girl Next Door or Bright and Bold?
 - Girl next door for me, I can't pull of anything sexy or bold at all hahaha

☆ Biggest Blogger/ Youtuber Inspiration?
- I don't know if it counts but the Korean makeup artist Pony makes amazing makeup tutorials on Youtube, I get really inspired with makeup looks and techniques from her videos.

☆ Drugstore or High End?
- I buy most of my makeup from  Korean and Western drugstore brands, I have very little high end makeup because I can find products I like in these places.

☆ Bronzer or Blusher?
-  I can go without either, but I use blusher more, I only recently got into using bronzer so I'm not very good at it-_-

☆ Skincare

☆ How many times a day do you wash your face?
- Twice a day, unless I take my makeup off halfway through the day in which case three times.

☆ Biggest Skin Struggle?
- I used to be really self conscious about the fact I get a little bit oily on my T zone if I wear makeup for a long time, but I don't really worry about it too much anymore~ besides the odd pimple I don't think I have anything I really hate about my skin.

☆ What's your favorite way to pamper your skin?
- Sheet masks! :D

☆ What's your skincare routine?
- I wash my face with a Laneige deep pore cleanser, then I use the Etude House Wonder Pore Toner, the first essence serum from Etude House as well and then a Nivea moisturiser in the morning and a sleeping pack at night 

☆ Are you confident to go without makeup?
- Not really, I can happily go out with natural makeup like no eyeliner or foundation but I always feel gross if I go out with nothing on at all, unless it's somewhere I really don't care about like walking my dog in the village.

☆ Hair

☆ Favourite hair product?
- Probably the Head and Shoulders apple shampoo :p

☆ First day hair or second day hair?
I like first day hair so much more, I often wear a hat after two or three days because it can be all over the place unless I have time to style it.

☆ How many times have you dyed your hair?
 - I dip dyed my hair green two years ago, and then I had the ends bleached for about a year until I cut my hair short. But I never dyed my whole head because I'm too scared!

☆ Fashion

☆ Neutral or Bright Colours?
- I like bright colours at parties or in the summer but I'm usually a pastel/neutral girl.

☆ Winter or Summer Fashion?
Winter because I don't have to show as much skin haha, and it's always more cosy than summer stuff.

☆ Jeans, Shorts, Skirts or Dresses?
- I love skirts and skorts the most, but I do wear jeans a lot to college because they're comfy. Given the choice though I really love to wear a pretty skirt.

That's all the questions, so thank you again to Mindy for the nominations! ^^ Most of the bloggers I would have nominated have already done this tag so I will just say to anyone who wants to answer them, I nominate you all even if you're not a beauty blogger and just like makeup! If you do it send me a link because I would like to read them. ^^ x