Saturday, 30 November 2013

Dressing For Autumn/Winter // 4

Dressing For Autumn|Winter // 4
Coat /  Jumper  /  BootsJeans
So as winter has most definitely arrived, my Dressing for Autumn posts have transitioned into Autumn/Winter. So as we all begin to wrap up in about 50 layers of clothing in an attempt to keep warm, I thought I’d carry things on with a christmassy jumper. It was also to kind of prove to myself whether or not you could actually get away with wearing one of this winter's must have items outside. And you know, I actually think I like the idea. albeit under a coat for now, but the colours tie in so nice here and I’ve always thought red and grey looked really lovely together. I have to say, even though I do love this jumper and Topshop , I think this one is way over priced, especially for a Christmas jumper and you can find some really nice (and far cheaper) ones in places such as ebay and Tesco. I just couldn’t resist putting it together with this outfit though, it's just too cute. I did try a search to see if I could find one similar but the ones I did find just aren't quite the same ..sigh.. maybe next year.. or maybe Topshop will grant my Christmas wish and put this one in the sale. FingersCrossed!
Would you believe, since I posted my Wish List of all those ankle boots I’ve actually managed to find another pair I really like. These are so nice and I’ve been after a pair this colour for too long. They look so lovely with a pair of jeans and are also great if you're feeling like a change from your usual black boots and wanting a lighter colour for winter. They're on the New Look website, but I managed to find them on Asos where they're slightly cheaper just now, every little helps as they say!

Do you think you’ll be venturing outside in a Christmas jumper ? or are they something you would only want to wear indoors. 
I'd love to hear in the comments

Leeanne ..x

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Beauty | Winter Lip Savers


Rose & Co' Salve in Sweet Vanilla  //  Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine 
As the cold weather is truly setting in, there comes the inevitable problem of dry lips. Unfortunately, this has always been something I've suffered from all year round (sensitive skin) But as long as I keep them moisturised with a good quality lip balm, it’s not so much of a problem. I’ll be totally honest here though and say I really didn't like either of these two when I first bought them. I got the Korres first and was so disappointed that after waiting such a long time to purchase this, it really didn’t live up to my expectations. It does look quite pigmented here and in photos I've seen online, but when it's on the lips it doesn't really have any colour. As it's a lip butter, I found, as I do with most of these kind, it really highlighted any dry areas on my lips, making them look so much worse. And the Rose & Co Lip Salve, not much better.. on its own at least. I did like this one slightly more, much like the name suggests, it does have a lovely sweet vanilla scent and also has the added benefit of being multi use -unruly eyebrows- cuticles- dry skin etc'. However all it seemed to do was gloss over my dry lips without really moisturising. (Think Vaseline, just sitting on the lips, but not really doing much.) While one was lying around not being used, the other I was trying my best to persevere with. And you know I actually don’t remember what made me think to put the two together, but am I glad I did. As long as I use both together every night without fail, by morning my lips are soft and smooth, which then also has the added benefit of making my lipstick go on like a dream. I apply the Korres first and then the Rose and Co’ and go to sleep with no more worries of dry lips.
Rose & co' salve ingredients

The Korres Lip Butter is available on Asos
The Rose and Co’ Salve is on Amazon, which is where I purchased mine.
I can’t say that this combination will work for everyone, as I know we all have different skin types but I hope you find something that works just as well for you as these do for me. I also know people really love these two products on there own too, but this is just what personally works best for me. And it goes to show if something doesn’t work too well on it’s own, it might just be worth pairing it with something else!
Do you have any favourite lip balms ? Have you used any of these two before ?
Leeanne ..x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Haul | A Few New Things

Who’s been spending money you ask.. not mee. Okay, well I may have a little haul.
  So I thought I would share with you, a few new things
 The first being this Zara messenger bag I managed to win on eBay for Twenty pound.. I’d seen another blogger who had it and thought it looked so nice.. but then again I never could say no to another bag. That would explain why there's so many in every corner of my bedroom and practically bursting out of my wardrobe. (I need to sell a good portion of them on ebay… soon!) I’m actually not too sure I like this as much as I thought I would though, it’s quite open at the top and I always tend to worry that it would be too easy to lose something . Apart from that, I think I really do like it. I just really prefer if a bag has a zip or something more secure. After all, I don’t want anything falling out.

 Two necklaces from Avon.
If you order from their book, I’m sure you know some of the lovely bits of jewellery you can find in their sometimes, and these necklaces are definitely a really great find.
I love these kind too, they really lift a simple or basic kind of top.
 The ear cuff.. awh I just love it! I had been after one for so long, but the one I had before this from Asos, unfortunately went tarnished. So I was so chuffed when I found this in Avon, I’ve actually ordered a second as I like it so much. Plus I thought if I was feeling brave I would attempt to wear one in each ear.. not sure if that would work out, but failing that I have a back up, should anything happen to the first
When I got these culottes, they were the Last pair on Asos, So lucky! and so glad I got them. They don’t honestly look much here, but they look really nice on. Especially with some black tights ( extra thick for this freeezing cold weather) and a nice pair of boots.. which just so happens I did buy a pair..
the pattern up close
I’m not sure if I’d wear these with the culottes yet but I do love them.
Some of you may recognise these from my Dressing for Autumn // 2 post. They went down to just Seven pound and again were the very last pair, this does happen a lot with me and Asos, as I’m always checking if anyone has returned my size if it's something that has (more than likely) sold out.
 Lastly, and probably the thing I’m most happy with. The Twilight - New Moon - audio book.. can you see in the photo? it was a mere £1. I know, I was in total disbelief too and nearly didn’t buy it at all as I though it must be a mistake! But I had it price checked and it was indeed correct, even the lady at the till was shocked. Total bargain of the month. If it hadn’t of been for finding this though, I had no intention of buying any audio books, as I’ve always preferred reading the actual book. But I just couldn’t walk away and leave this little gem sitting on the shelf, especially when New moon is my favourite in the series of books.
phew.. and that is all. I don’t think I’ll be doing too many hauls on here, but I think it’s nice
sometimes to have a little peek at what people have been buying!
Have you had any good bargains this month?
Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading 
Leeanne .x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Wish List // Ankle boots

Wish List // Ankle boots

I was having a look online trying to find the perfect pair of boots for winter and managed to find not one.. but 4 pairs, aren’t they all lovely though? Sorry it’s a bit New look heavy, I was originally on the Asos shoe section looking at New look’s offerings (as I'm sure you already know, Asos sell New look items now too!) but that led to me ending up on the actual New look website. Plus I remembered last minute I had a discount code for 25% off, something they had sent out in an email and also on their Twitter. So I hope you managed to use it too! very kind of them indeed. And so.. onto the shoes

-1 Cut Out Buckle Ankle Boots New look
These cut out boots definitely aren’t the first I've seen this year, they’ve been really popular and I’ve seen so many people wearing them. In fact that’s really what made the big difference for me, the more people I saw wearing them, the more I liked them too.. because when I first set my eyes on them, I really didn’t think too much of them at all. But as you can see by this little wish list, my mind has been firmly changed!

-2 Gold Metal heel Ankle Boots New Look
This particular pair of boots are the thing I used my 25% discount for, as it ran out tonight. I love the gold detail on the heel, they actually remind me alot of these ones from eBay, which I may also end up getting at some point too.

-3 Astonished Cut out ankle boots Asos
Yay a little Asos included too. These are quite similar to the "number ones" same cut out style, but the gold clasp is so unusual and really stands out. I think I like this pair also, because they remind me of some shoes I owned when I was younger. They were definitely not as fashionable as these Asos ones though.

-4 Chunky Biker Boots New Look
I think the silver on this pair looks so nice with the black, they have a great look about them. They also make me think of the Rock port mweka hiking boots, I really wanted years ago, but you can’t find them anywhere that I know of now.. I tried. So these are the next best thing for me. I've been after some biker style boots for so long now so maybe these will be THE pair, decisions.. decisions.

Well that is my little shoe wish list. I can’t purchase them all.. but it will be hard choosing between them, I love them all. Let me know which ones you like best.. I’ll need all the help I can get deciding between this little lot

Leeanne  ..x

Friday, 15 November 2013

Taking Pictures | October in photos

The beauty before the storm // All three photos unedited
Entered a Topshop competition. (The Kate bosworth collection)
the pattern on a recent purchase

 two new things
in good Company

Don’t worry I haven't lost track of the months and still think we’re in october, this is something I wanted to do a little over a week ago, at the end of the month. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that was of course until my internet connection decided to totally leave me. A side from fashionable things and beauty topics I also love to take photos. so I thought at the end of every month, if I have enough, I would do a kind of, collection of photos, showing you what my month looked like in pictures.. my october in photos. I did think of changing it since it is november now, but I just really like the idea of starting this off with october.
Also I'd just like to say a big thank you to anyone who is following, reading and commenting on my blog, I appreciate it so much. Thank you :)

What was everyone's month like? October or November, I don't mind which.
I'd love to know in the comments
Leeanne ..x