Outfit: Floral Fancy

28.7.11

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Cardigan: Primark
Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: New Look
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins


Someone please stop me from buying floral print clothes, I have way too many! I got this Primark cardigan from ebay a few weeks ago, and I've worn it loads since. This is the only floral cardigan I own and it only cost £3, so I think it was a justified purchase!

One of the bad things about living in Edinburgh is that there's no Primark (yet). I always see people on other blogs with things I really like from Primark, but it's so much hassle to actually buy it! I never really used to use ebay that much but recently I've got a bit addicted and have so many things in my watch list.

I bought these shoes from Dorothy Perkins the last time I did an online order. I wasn't entirely sure if I'd like them once I saw them in real life, but I actually love them. The heel is quite small so they're perfect for wearing to the pub in the evening or even daytime wear, so you don't look like a twat tottering around in high heels as you try and get up the stairs of a double decker bus. Perfect!

Sorry if posts are a bit sporadic over the next few weeks. I've just started a job over the Edinburgh festival and I'm sure any of you from Edinburgh or anyone who has visited the festival before can imagine how hectic that can be!

Gillian x

July Favourites

22.7.11

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I can't believe it's nearly August already, this summer seems to have flown by. I went home for another visit this week because my parents got a new puppy (his name is Moss, how cute is he?!) but from now on I'll be in Edinburgh as I start work next week. Anyway, these are some of my favourite products I've been using this month.

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Missguided Splash Polish in Misstique:
I got this free with a magazine recently, and I'm really impressed with it. Mostly because of the colour - it's a gorgeous deep turquoise/teal colour. It's really pigmented as well so you only need one coat, and it seems to be pretty good at not chipping. I didn't know Missguided did makeup until I got this, but I would definitely consider buying more things from their range in the future.

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Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder:
This stuff is amazing! I remember reading a great review of it on a blog (sorry, I can't remember where I read it, if it was you please link me!) so I decided to order some to try out for myself. I had heard of Kryolan (back in the Livejournal days!) but I assumed it was just a theatre/costume makeup company so none of the products would be useful for everyday wear. But this is so good, it's lightweight and because it's white it doesn't make me look orangey which sometimes happens with coloured finishing powders. I still need to do touch-ups on a night out, but during the daytime I don't need to reapply my makeup at all!

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Mama Mio Omega Body Buff:
I did a quick review of this in last month's GlossyBox post but since then I've used it several more times and have fallen in love with it a lot more! It leaves your skin feeling unbelievably soft rather than slimy, which often happens with sugar scrubs or rubbish exfoliators. It's really gentle as the exfoliating 'beads' are tiny, so you can use it on your face too. I'm really glad I found this product through GlossyBox, I will definitely be buying more once this sample runs out.

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L'oreal Paris Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer
I've been using this for quite a while and it's the best primer I've used so far (although I haven't tried very many - which is your favourite?). This one has almost run out, so I will be buying a new one as soon as possible. This stuff is great for smoothing out your skin and hiding your pores before you apply foundation.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light
I was kind of conned into buying this by the scary old lady at the Estée Lauder counter at Boots, but I'm glad I ended up getting it because it's really good. Under-eye circles are my biggest 'problem area' and this really helps to cover them up. I use Double Wear Light foundation, so as this is from the original Double Wear range it's bit thicker and gives more coverage. It's still not perfect though, so at the moment I'm using a combination of this and Benefit Erase Paste.

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Rimmel Glam'Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in Black Glamour:
I ran out of this last week so had to use an old Bourjois eyeliner while I was at home, and I hated it! This Rimmel eyeliner is definitely my favourite as it's easy to apply, has a great brush, is long-lasting and is a really deep black colour. I wear liquid eyeliner pretty much every day, so having a good one is very important for me.

What products have you been loving this month?

Gillian x

Outfit: What I Wore

14.7.11

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Shirt: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Necklace: Topshop
Wedges: New Look


Sorry it's been so long since my last post, I've been a busy bee lately! Nothing too exciting though, just been visiting my parents, going out with friends and volunteering, but it hasn't left very much time for blogging.

Anyway, I wore this outfit a couple of nights ago to consume way too much tequila and do what has now become known as the "crab dance". Quite glad there is no photographic evidence of that! The shirt is a recent purchase from H&M and this is the first time I've worn it. I like that it's a little bit sheer but not completely see-through, and the little lace panel on the back is a really nice detail. I think I'll probably get a lot of wear out of this shirt as it looks good dressed up tucked into a bodycon skirt, but would also look great with a a pair of skinny jeans for a more casual outfit.

Usually I don't do anything with my hair apart from leave it natural or straighten it. I'm 20 and I still haven't even mastered the art of using curling tongs! But I decided to have a go at backcombing my hair into a messy beehive type thing, and I quite like the results. I had to use like a million kirby grips though!

Gillian x

Outfit: Pink & Blue

1.7.11

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Blouse: New Look
Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: New Look


I bought this sheer floral blouse a few months ago to wear to a fancy dress party, but ended up not using it. I really liked it so I didn't return it, but I was never sure what to wear it with. Last week I got these black denim jeggings from Dorothy Perkins and I knew immediately they would look great with the blouse. They are sooo comfy and look like actual jeans, I can see myself getting lots of wear out of these jeggings!

Normally I stay away from tops which aren't fitted because I'm worried it'll make me look reeeally top-heavy, so this outfit is a little bit out of my usual comfort-zone. It's so weird not wearing a waist belt! I love this shirt though, the bow on the shoulder is a really cute detail.

I've been really busy lately so haven't had much time for blogging, oops! I've started volunteering with the National Trust which I'm loving, and I've got myself a job for next month during the Edinburgh festival. I've also started work on my dissertation for next year, and am trying to teach myself how to drive just now. Phew!

Gillian x