Monday, October 28, 2013

The passing hours

Top: Shana Skirt: ASOS Cardigan: Primark Earrings: ASOS Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
I have been LUSTING, and yes I mean lusting, after this cardigan ever since I saw it. I had quite the battle to get it, and I obsessed continuously about it until I received it a month later after I bought it. So let me tell you this, THIS CARDIGAN WAS WORTH IT. It is so FLUFFY and cosy, and everything a cardigan should be. I love the texture, I love the warmth, I love the shaggy look of it... wow. Obsessed. New Look have a very similar one to this in store right now, in black and a light pink. I'm really tempted by the light pink as well to be completely honest. It's coming with me to London, and it's going to see me through ANY cold Winter throws at me! Oh yeah, I'm ready for you Winter... whenever you decide to show up.
Because it's just a bit cool in the evenings, I decided that I can still wear my crop mesh top whilst I can.. although I might try wearing this top under a blouse or two. And with it comes my favourite skirt.. so whilst I'm wearing so many favourite things I might as well just throw in my favourite shoes, earrings and cardigan, right? YES. I felt amazing.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Used to be a Pearl

I have another review for MUA, this time on their single, pearl eyeshadows which cost £1. These eyeshadows have plastic packaging, that unlike the palettes don't seem to be very sturdy at all. The packaging is large and bulky with the lid of the packaging have a round top. This makes it difficult to store the eyeshadows as they can't be stored on top of each other really. As I lack space where to store my make up, I'm probably going to be depotting these and putting them in a palette of sorts.
The eyeshadows each have 2g worth of product. They also have the shade number and type on the back of the eyeshadows. One thing that's really annoying for me personally is that they have tape to 'seal' the packaging which feels so unhygenic! When you remove the tape, there's a residue which takes time to remove. So yeah, it's annoying.
Each of the swatches below have only one swipe, and are applied dry and photographed in natural light as all my swatches are.
Shade 4
- Not very pigmented
- Needs at least 2 swipes for good colour payoff
- Colour looks darker in the packaging
- When swatched, the colour looks more lilac
- Gritty feel
- Pearl
Shade 7
- Not very pigmented
- Colour looks darker in the packaging which is dissappointing
- Feels quite smooth!
- Pearl
Shade 9
- Purple with blue undertones
- Colour looks darker in the packaging
- Not very pigmented
- Needs at least 2 swipes for good colour payoff
- Very smooth
Shade 10
- Colour same as packaging
- Very pigmented
- Feels quite smooth
- Not a pearl eyeshadow
Shade 12
- Dark gray with green undertones
- Duochrome
- Very pigmented
- Feels quite smooth
- Pearl
- Love this colour, it's unique in my personal collection!
Shade 13
- Not very pigmented
- Very dark purple
- Feels quite gritty
- Not a pearl eyeshadow
Shade 14
- Very dark green
- Quite pigmented
- Smooth eyeshadow
- Not a pearl
Shade 15
- Very dark gray, almost black
- Quite pigmented
- Smooth eyeshadow
- Not a pearl
L-R: 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13,. 14, 15Now these eyeshadows seem to be more of a hit & miss rather than anything. Not all of them are pearl, some of them seem to be a matte even though they're from their pearl range! Most of them were also not very pigmented and needed two swipes so I could get the colour I desired. Although these are only £1, I wouldn't say it's worth it. I'd much rather get a palette for £4!
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

In the city of pictures

Dress: H&M Shoes: New Look Bracelets: Stradivarius
First, I absolutely love this dress. It is super flattering. Second, I took the outfit pictures last Sunday, and I'm posting this a week later. Talk about not having time! Yes, school is taking over my life, but you know what's really taking over my life? Travelling. I remember telling friends of mine who were travelling daily how on earth they kept up with school stuff knowing they were wasting so much time travelling.. now I know. You just do it the second you get home, and there's no time for you to relax. Then, when the weekend comes, all you want to do is sleep. But because you're so used to getting up early, you get up early. And when night comes, because you're used to sleeping earlier, you get tired easily. Just until things settle I suppose!
Halloween is nearly here, so I'm thinking about doing some looks and posting them on here.. Just a little somethin' somethin' ya know!
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mighty Fine Predicament

Top: New Look Skirt: Primark
I feel like I haven't posted in quite a while, and probably I haven't but I do have my excuses! School has officially started. I'm with my friends, I've got a good timetable until now *fingers crossed*, and so far I'm quite happy with my lecturers! I've already mentioned that I hate moving back to Malta in my previous post and because of my amazingly good timetable *fingers crossed again* I'm travelling nearly every single day to Gozo. Now, some might call me crazy. Why wake up 2 hours earlier in Gozo when you could sleep those 2 hours in Malta? Why travel every single day when you could just travel once a week? Here's my answer. Gozo is my home. I miss my home. I'm quite close with my mum and I'd miss not being able to just have a mug of tea with her infront of the t.v. or just being able to talk face to face..Speaking on the phone just doesn't do it for me, especially since I hate chatting on the phone. If I take ages speaking on the phone, it's usually because I'm that lonely! I have my boyfriend here in Gozo, and in Summer we met almost every single day. It would be hard to transition to just meeting 2 days a week after nearly seeing each other every single day! Plus, I don't want to cope with that desperate feeling that I used to get in the weekend to meet up at a certain time and be together all the time so I'd make up for the time missed out during the week. I miss my Gozo bed. Maybe it's just me being fussy, or maybe it really isn't that comfortable, but sleeping in Malta means barely any sleep because that bed is just not comfortable. It's not mine. I can't snuggle down in it, like I can with my Gozo one. My Malta neighbours are all LOUD. And they bang doors, yell at each other at all hours and it just drives me insane. My Gozo bed is my bed. I also greatly miss my cat. I absolutely LOVE and adore my cat with all my heart. And with his gorgeous face, how can I not? Yes, I'll probably be the crazy cat lady when I'm older, and I'm fine with that. I'd miss my cat greatly if I had to settle in Malta. Enough reasons? I think so.
So with all that travelling, I'm significantly reducing my time online and my time to take outfit pictures sadly. With Summer over, and the sunlight decreasing, I need to be really lucky to take my outfit pictures during the week. The weekends should be good, so we'll see!
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