Friday, 2 October 2015

What I Wore | Aztec Cardigan

Like I mentioned in one of my last posts, I decided to test Sheinside out for quality and fit - being bigger than most of the bloggers that try out their clothing. As a size 14 I chose carefully and I was happy with my first dress - and I have two more items to review for you all. I went for a cardigan as I wear them all throughout the Winter and I felt that this one would be perfect paired with black - my staple colour throughout the Winter!
The quality is surprisingly good! The material isn't itchy and although not the warmest of cardigans it's going to be a great layering piece - I went for the biggest size (L) and it fits well. The arms aren't tight and I've loads of room to move. This type of Cardigan is meant to be worn open and it just sits nicely (In my opinion anyway....!) I absolutely adore the print - especially the Burgundy as I have heaps of burgundy accessories so I can accessorise this cardigan very easily!

I wore this with a tunic dress from H&M, which I bought two+ years ago. You really can never have enough "staple" pieces in your wardrobe - you'll never have "nothing" to wear ever again. I paired it with my Over the Knee boots from River Island that I got before Christmas last year and they're so comfortable. They're a size too big (they sold out so fast) but I just wear thick fluffy socks with them!To completely the look I added a burgundy necklace and a burgundy floppy hat!
Outfit Deets:
Cardigan *(Sold Out) but Similar HERE
Boots: River Island
Hat: Penneys 
Necklace: Penneys 
Sunglasses: Tiger 
*Indicates a Gifted Item
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

What I Wore | Cocoa Brown Passion,Persistence, Pink Party!

When I was invited along to the Passion,Persistence,Pink Event in the Shelbourne I knew I'd have to make somewhat of an effort. The event was to reveal the brand new Cocoa Brown Products and we were all excited! As you saw with the post yesterday you know my thoughts on them! I've always been such a support of both Marissa Carter and Cocoa Brown so it was an honor to attend and to listen to Marissa. She's an incredibly talented and inspiring women and she inspires me beyond belief. 
I didn't really know what to wear, all I did know that I wanted to wear something pink and girly. I fancied something new and was browsing the sale section on Asos and this dress stood out to me. It was under €20 but it was in the Maternity section. I did a "Yolo" and ordered it. Worse case scenario I could always return it. When it arrived It was very poofy and it wouldn't be what I'd call "flattering", but I loved the dress and I felt girly in it, so I wore it and felt great. I did add a belt to draw attention to my waist and give me a bit more of a silhouette. I posted some photo's on my Facebook Page if you want to see it from other angles!
The Lavish Alice Cape is actually a size 10! At the time they only had a size 14 or a size 10 and I found the 14 too big on my shoulders so I decided to try on the 10 and although it's not my size it fits really well, so I scooped it up and hot footed it to the till. This whole outfit isn't specifically for my size and it somehow worked! It just goes to show that no matter what try everything on and make sure a garment fits the way you want it to and ignore the label! My one rule of advice is to try everything one and you'll be more often than not pleasantly surprised!

Outfit Deets:
Dress: Asos
Cape: Lavish Alice
Pumps: Penney's
Sunglasses: Tiger
Bag: Bangkok
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cocoa Brown | Gel Bronze Matte & Shimmer Review

The cat is finally out of the back. Marissa Carter has launched two new Cocoa Brown products! I've known Marissa ever since I attended the launch of Cocoa Brown 1-Hour Tan in the Residence Members Club in December 2013 and I've been a firm supporter ever since. Today I'm delighted to introduce you to the two NEW products. The new instant tanner "Gel Bronze" in both a Matte and a Shimmer!
As always the packaging is girly and pink! You get a decent size for €6.99 and you don't need to use that much to get a nice golden glow. It's a really handy tube too - am I the only one that's fussy about certain tubes?! Anyway, the packaging as always is A+ and in keeping with the Cocoa Brown theme. I was thrilled when the products were revealed as I do look a good instant tanner, and while I love the 1-hour tan, sometimes I'm just a little too lazy for even that!

As with all the Cocoa Brown products both the Bronzing Gels are non-comedogenic which means they won't block your pores or cause breakouts and they can be safely used on your face. As someone who doesn't like to wear makeup 24/7 this is great news and subsequently is the only false tan I'd even consider applying to my face! As for the scent? Marissa has kept her signature Tahitian Gardenia scent so you'll be left smelling gorge!
Matte Gel Bronze*
I love this. It's the perfect product to apply when you want a nice lighter glow, but don't have the time to apply the 1-Hour. I found you didn't need that much product to cover your legs and I found the consistency great. It's not too thick nor too watery and blends in like a dream. I used both my hands and my mitt and I was pleased with both applications! I would always suggest a mitt to save your poor hands. I also did a little test and splashed some water on my legs after application. I think we're all too terrified of instant tans after instants tans from our youths would run at even the slightest hint of rain.. . Well you'll be pleased to know this didn't run at all!
Shimmer Gel Bronze*
I have a confession to make. Before I even tried either of them I had made up my mind that this was going to be my favourite. I'm a lover of all things glittery and shimmery so I knew that this one was going to be my favourite. If you follow me on Snapchat (BowFabulous) you'll see my little demo and how much I loved it. It literally glistens in such a gorgeous subtle way. It's not too shimmery, but under the right light it's positively glowy. Like the Matte, it rubs in easily and doesn't become streaky at the mere thought of water! It would look gorgeous for a night out or even on your decolletage! This for me is definitely the winning product!
As always Cocoa Brown gets a huge thumbs up from me! These babies will be available from the 12th of October and are available to pre-order now on Cloud10 Beauty!
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