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30.11.15

BENEFIT TINTED LASH PRIMER REVIEW

BENEFIT TINITED LASH PRIMER
BENEFIT'S : TINTED LASH PRIMER AND THEY'RE REAL MASCARA
In Elle October's issue, except from Alexa Chung sporting the front cover was a preview of November's gift. Which is ...... the Benefit's tinted lash primer. There are a lot of lash primers on the market from your drug stores such as ELF's lash primer and L'Oreal Paris's False Lash Mascara which is a 2 in one primer and mascara to your high end versions such as Dior's The Little Black Primer sporting Kendall Jenner. Benefit has two extremely successful mascara's that has launched in the last couple of years, the They're Real and Roller Lash and I do happen to own both of them. 

27.11.15

FUSE IT

URBANCODE COAT | NEW LOOK KNIT | RIVER ISLAND LEGGINGS | TOPSHOP BOOTS 
Another week is coming to an end, This week, I had a lazy Sunday, where I stayed in bed blogging, scheduling tweets, planning this week's post et cetera, et cetera.  On Monday I met up my friend for a burger at Handmade Burger Co - I love the sweet chilli chicken burger so much, and the Cajun onion rings. AMAZING! Followed by a shopping trip, which I did some damage.

This is the outfit that I wore on Monday, and consists up bringing back warmer items for the extremely cold weather.  A sleeveless high neck knit, which I wore with a mesh top underneath, my sturdy Topshop boots, River Island faux leggings and a statement jacket, which I featured recently in another post here.

Tuesday consisted all the blogging malarky, taking photographs, editing, watching pretty little liars and then work for the rest of the week until Sunday, where I have planned to travel down to Huddersfield to see my little sister and do some spending in Manchester too.

How has your week been?
Until next time!
Joyce



P.S I LOVE THIS PHOTO EXCEPT IT DIDN'T FOCUS
HANDMADE BURGER 

25.11.15

BROW PRODUCTS

BROW PRODUCTS
SOAP & GLORY ARCHERY, ETUDE HOUSE COLOR MY BROWS, MAYBELLINE THE ERASER EYE, BROW BRUSH, MAC CONCEALER BRUSH
Brows have been a huge thing since Cara Delevingne stepped into the spotlight, and I have been messing with my brows since I was 18, which seems a while ago. My brows are naturally very short, sparse but with thick hairs - so it needs the occasional trim too. The first product I used was HD Brows Eyebrow Powder, which is a quad palette thanks to GlossyBox when I first subscribed. 
Since then I have been constantly discovering new products, and these are the products I have stuck to for the past 2 years. 

23.11.15

MAKEUP REVOLUTION HAUL

MAKEUP REVOLUTION HAUL
I have made a rather big MakeUp Revolution order this month, I always put off purchasing because they come out with new products almost weekly, and my purse would definitely not like it. 

20.11.15

DRESS WELL, DRESS WARM

SHAWL COLLAR COAT |  HIGH NECK MIDI DRESS | BOYFRIEND BEANIE
Hi guys, this post is a really exciting one! In the past month  I have been purchasing less clothing items compared to other months as seen in THE WARDROBE EDIT #4. We are getting closer and closer to Christmas now, and it's time to start Christmas shopping for family and friends (for those who celebrate this season) therefore saving pennies. I was challenged by Boohoo to create a under £40 Winter Warmer Challenge, which is an incredible idea, you don't need to spend loads of £$ in order to look good or keep warm. For this challenge I picked out 3 items.

My number one item that I picked out is a boyfriend beanie*, I've always said that I have a pea head, although I love hats so much I can never wear hats like fedoras or bowler hats, because the wind just blows it right off. A beanie clings to your head so no more hat chasing down the street and allows me step out of my comfort zone and experiment more. It also prevents head cold and is great to cover bad hair days.

The second item is high neck midi dress*. The reason I picked a high neck dress is to keep the neck covereed (obviously) - I have a quite long neck so the cold attacks my neck first, high neck also means you can skip the scarf and still stay cozy, the length of the dress also helps keep out the cold. I chose a grey colour to compliment my beanie.

Lastly was the shawl collar coat*, I spent ages mulling over which one I should get, My friends always say I don't wear enough colour, and this coat injects a lot of life into my wardrobe, the collar is one of my favourite details of the coat as, you can adjust where you want the collar to fall. Another detail I love about the coat is the length, I love longline silhouette in any coat/jacket, it seems like you have a trail wherever you go!.

If you had £40 to spend at Boohoo, what would your most important picks be?

Until next time!
Joyce






* I am not sponsored by Boohoo in this blog post, all opinions are my own, but contains PR items*

18.11.15

THE WARDROBE EDIT #4

Welcome to THE WARDROBE EDIT relating to new additions in my wardrobe.

Another month has past therefore it's time to see what I have accumulated and bought over the last month. The Wardrobe Edit #1 is available to read here, Edit #2 here and Edit #3 here.

THE WARDROBE EDIT #4
URBANCODE COAT | TOP SHOP DRESS
This month, I have been saving my pennies, digging out my warm winter clothes - long sleeve jumpers and thick sweaters to tackle the weather. But I got sucked in by beautiful jackets, I blame ASOS's emails, therefore introducing a beautiful Urbancode faux fur coat, which I have done a outfit post on here, The coat is a dream!.

URBANCODE COAT
The next item is a sale pick up from Topshop, I love the black version which I have seen weeks ago in-store, and knowing me, I love green therefore I ordered this on-line, I'm just waiting on the occasion where I can wear this now. A very short and sweet post.

TOPSHOP DRESS
That's all for THE WARDROBE EDIT #4. What have you bought recently? Leave me a comment! Until next time.

Joyce x



16.11.15

THE VANITY EDIT #4

Welcome to THE VANITY EDIT #4 , sharing all relating to NEW skincare, body, make-up and hair-care items.
THE VANITY EDIT #3 is available here, THE VANITY EDIT #2 is available here and THE VANITY EDIT #1 is available here.

THE VANITY EDIT #4
Okay, so this month's post seems like I have splurged a lot, but I promise I haven't ..... until this last week, when all the awesome offers popped up and I finally decided I wanted to try some of the things featured in this post. 

13.11.15

GREY HUE - SLEEVELESS LONGLINE BLAZER

GREY HUE
HIGH NECK JUMPER, GREY LONGLINE SLEEVELESS BLAZER, BLACK JEANS, ZARA SHOPPER BAG, SENSO SHOES
It's the time of year when you start pulling out all your sweaters and jumpers from last year, one of my most popular style being a high neck jumper - I have various colours in these jumpers to mix and match my wardrobe. The grey longline blazer is also one of my favourites out of my sleeveless blazer collection as it is made with a thicker warmer fabric, has a soft wool touch feel and look extremely sleek paired with other shirts and jumpers. This outfit is perfect for 'I don't want to wear a coat day' which keeps you extremely warm and looking put together. 

Do you have a favourite sleeveless blazer? 
Until next time.

Joyce x


11.11.15

WINTER FACE PREP


WINTER FACE PREP
HAND CHEMISTRY INTENSE YOUTH COMPLEX HAND CREAM, DR ORGANIC MORROCAN ARGAN OIL LIP BALM, THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E OVERNIGHT SERUM-IN-OIL, LAURA MERCIER FOUNDATION PRIMER, THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E FACE MIST
Since the weather has drastically changed, I have been thinking about products that can help combat and protect my skin against the harsh cold weather. Digging through my draws to see what I have been using last Autumn/Winter I introduce the following products;

9.11.15

NOVEMBER BIRCHBOX

NOVEMBER BIRCHBOX
It is November already! I felt a bit weird typing that, this year has gone really fast!. This month's Birchbox was in collaboration with Skinny Dip London - a fashion accessory brand, that allowed you the option to purchase a phone case for an extra £4, but since mine is a HTC, I don't think they do phone cases for my phone, any ways back to the products. This month box contains 5 products and a gift.

6.11.15

ATTITUDE - URBANCODE LONGLINE BOMBER

URBANCODE COAT, RARE SHORTS, F21 BOOTS, WHITE V NECK TOP, MICHAEL KORS BAG, TIGHTS, TOPSHOP KHAKI FLUFF BALL KEYRING (similar here)
Ok I have a problem, I am a outerwear obsessionist - jacket, coats, cardigans - you name it. Needless to say anymore - I got a new jacket. A longline bomber jacket with black and white faux fur panels from a brand called Urbancode. The thing I love about ASOS is that I always discover new brands, that allows me to explore and challenge myself in terms of styling. I really like sharing what I wear on here and inspire people, it makes me rotate my wardrobe around and bring back pieces that have been long lost in the back of my wardrobe. I might go through phases being obsessed with an item - it has happened before, for example my candles addiction last year - but who doesn't like candles right? Getting back onto track - this coat.

I always plan to do something on my days off starting off by applying my make-up because I don't like being cooped up in the house too long, but it was foggy, damp and cold outside, so I quickly put together this outfit. Like most days I stick to my basic staple items- my v neck tee paired with shorts  from Rare from quite a while back,  tights, Forever 21 thigh high boots and lastly the Urban Code jacket - being quite a statement jacket, I really wanted the jacket to do all the talking, therefore keeping the outfit very monochrome, with the pop of colour being my lipstick - Divine Wine by Maybelline and my newly added accessory from Topshop - a Khaki fluffy ball key ring.


As Winter is slowly kicking in and it's starting to get colder, I would change my v neck tee into a knitted v neck jumper, a woolly hat either a maroon/burgundy or black colour, scarf, gloves, jeans and ankle boots - but that can be for another blog post. I hope you like this outfit as much as I do.

Lots of love and keep warm!
Until next time.

4.11.15

LATEST IN BEAUTY | THE DREAM BOX IV

THE DREAM BOX IV
I was really excited when I saw an Instagram photo on Jane's Instagram account aka British Beauty Blogger, with a collaboration with Latest In Beauty, on products that she has tried and tested for us to try out, there is a great selection of products in this box.

2.11.15

OCTOBER FAVOURITES

Hi everyone, this month's October favourites is very exciting, I have been constantly reaching for these products and there are some rediscoveries this month.

OCTOBER FAVOURITES
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