Saturday, 25 January 2014

dress up saturday

While browsing Topshop the other day, I came across this beautiful playsuit, I often struggle to wear playsuits as I'm tall and they don't sit particularly right on my body, but I couldn't resist trying this one on. What happened.. I feel in love. It's so cute, I feel like im in the wrong season, and that its actually summer. I can just imagine wearing it on a beautiful summers evening, minus the tights of course.
For the amount of material this is I'm not sure its worth £55 however it is great because you can easily dress it up or down. 

I teamed this playsuit with my office boots, they are a little hard to see, I think I ought to invest in a better camera. I didn't feel as if this outfit needed much jewellery so I kept it very simple and minimal with my Micheal Kors watch.

The material is so soft and of a silk like fabric, its a little restrictive in the movement, especially under the arms, still that didn't stop me in purchasing it. I'm obsessed with the end of the sleeves because they flare out and I keep wafting them around everywhere I walk. Clearly its the little things in life which amuse me.

I hope your all having a lovely weekend, Jess x

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Touche Éclat

Since I was little I have always had really dark circles under my eyes. I always thought I was doomed, maybe I just have unfortunately inherited them from my mum. (thanks mum) 
Its not something that is just going to disappear so over the years I have been desperately trying to find the perfect cover up. I'll be honest I have found some products that have been utterly amazing, perhaps I will do a post on that aswell. For now though I have found a product I have already fallen in love with and I have only been using it for a couple of weeks. 

This is the Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent, I will be the first too admit that its not the cheapest of products at £25 but let me tell you it is literally amazing. I moan to people so often about the dark circles under my eyes and alot of people have come back to suggest this product by YSL so I thought maybe I should give it a go. OHH I'm in love!!

As you can see from the photo above it is a relatively thick texture but it blends so well, that it definitely doesn't look heavy around the eye area at all. It also acts as a highlighter so it gives a little bit of a glow, and all in all makes you look really radiant. (Please ignore the fact my hand looks super red, i'd just come in from the cold weather)

I picked up Touche Éclat in number 2, I was opting between 1 and 2. Number 1 is much more of a peachy colour and I was informed by the lady on the counter that it is much more highlighting than the other numbers, so she suggested being able to use it on your cheek bones, nose line, and cupids bow. However ideally for me, I didn't really want the product for this, I just wanted it to give a very good coverage, without looking like im wearing half a pot of concealer under my eyes. 
I'm so happy with the outcome, it definitely exceeds what I expected it to do, especially after trying out SO many different concealers. I know its a little pricy for a concealer, but I honestly do not regret paying the price for it at all. 

Have you used Touche Éclat, if so how did you find it? 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Where did that year go

What a year, it seems that 2013 has gone so fast, I abandoned blogging in 2012, much to my disappointment. I wish I had continued it. However I have so many big things planned, I am going to blog on a regular basis, learn more about blogger ( I ought to learn how to make it look all pretty), and I will continue to follow some amazing blogs who inspire me.

Overall 2013 has been wonderful, I don't like to dwell too much on the negative aspects, because I think they will always occur in every day life. I've been living in London for over a year now, and literally loving every minute of it, although my plan is to start exploring the big city much more, there is so much out there that I don't even know about, and I want to make it my mission to go and see them, of course documenting them on here, so I can share them with you guys. 

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from 2013, I hope to continue making memories through 2014, but making them bigger and better.
I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year, and that life continues to be great for each and every one of you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!