Wednesday, 29 October 2014

"These boots are made for walking
                                                          And that's just what they'll do

One of these days these boots

Are gonna walk all over you"

The trend of the season a knee-high boot. From Lanvin to Zara, Saint Laurent to Topshop knee-high boots are everywhere! This trend happens to be a particular favorite of mine although i have not yet purchased any (having not made my mind up on which ones) this trend is perfect for winter and cold nights. However there is a fine line between looking like a lady of the night and stylish, a knee-high boot always looks great with a blue jean (see Cara D above for Topshop). A mini dress or skirt with a long overcoat looks great too, there is so much street style inspo to help with the styling of a boot you can hardly go wrong. Above is a little mood board I decided to put together pulling in the most influential looks, boots and inspiration to me. From Miranda Kerr street style to Cara Delevingne promotional campaign for Topshop and random street style shots these women look great in the knee-high!! I have narrowed down my inspiration/choice of knee-highs with three boots, top left: Lanvin at £825, opposite Lanvin: Topshop (modeled by Cara) at £150, finally at the bottom: Zara at £139. So guys take you pick be inspired and comment below your fave!!

Sarah X 


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Todays post is a little bit different as I decided to review some craved about beauty products. As we are all aware contouring the face is a huge trick within the beauty and cosmetic industry right now. It's all about sculpting the face and creating light and shadow in certain areas, in order to create a perception.
I have to admit i can be a bit of a sheep when it comes to following certain trends and contouring is definitely one trend i keep trying out.
The first product I used was Tom Ford's 'Shade and Illuminate,' which comes in two types of intensity. The product itself is packaged just as you would expect coming from Tom Ford, in a suede wallet and plastic casing attached with a mirror, (i'll probably use the case as a pocket mirror once used.) The whole design of the product is very appealing, however the product itself is not. 
The makeup is very sticky and doesn't apply very easily, I would use this product as a base and go over with more wearable makeup, for the price of £56 I personally feel there are better options, which is really disappointing as I LOVE Tom Ford.
Secondly I went to the other end of the price spectrum, after hearing good reviews and purchased the Sleek 'Face Contour Kit' for the small price of £6.49. After first glances of this product, it is more what I expected for a contour kit. Again, the kit comes in different shades for various skin tones and can be bought from most mainstream beauty retailers. The product is easy to apply being a powder and not too harsh on the skin, what I particularly like about the product is the powdered highlighter as it really brightens certain areas of the face. I will definitely be buying the sleek contour kit again, as it really is great value for money (especially for all you students.)
There are other options out on the market which I can't wait to try such as Smashbox and Nars ( another personal makeup favourite.)

Charlotte X