Saturday, 23 June 2012

Weekend Wishlist #2 - Topshop Special!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

For this week's wishlist I've decided to do a Topshop theme - purely by accident, it just worked out that my five faves for this week were all from the same damn shop! Hope you enjoy.

1. I've had a thing for aztec prints for a good few weeks now, but have been trying to work out how I could get away with wearing it in a way that would suit and flatter my figure. Having slightly curvier legs and hips (as well as being stupidly self concious) made me feel like I couldn't get away with the printed leggings or bodycon dresses as of late, so when I saw this I was in love! It has the sweetest straps and neckline as well as being the perfect shape for me!

2. I already own two of these skater skirts in the black and speckly grey colours, so when I saw this I just couldn't let it go. It's now sitting patiently in my basket begging pay day to come faster before it sells out again!

3. I'm obsessed with studs and all things pretty, so these are just THE perfect mix for me. They'd look great to rock up a pretty summer dress or just to relax in with my skinnies and a cute cardi. I'll just have to remember not to wear these alllll the time like I did my last pair of ballet shoes as they don't seem to like the weather!

4. I'm quickly gaining an ever increasing collection of pinky nude lipsticks, and this may well be next on my list. It's described as 'pale pink' - which I'd have to agree with - and the shade really suits it's name Innocent. It's safe to say my love for Topshop lipsticks is fast growing.

5. I've been umming and ahhing for what seems like forever over whether to get some form of collar like this - the only con being that being blessed with melons in the chest area, high necklines aren't as flattering on me, but I'm in awe over this. I just love the fact that it's tips and a necklace in one! Whilst I may not be buying this, I can always dream of it (and a flatter chest!)

Are you loving Topshop as much as me at the moment? What's on your wishlist for this week?

Rachel x

Friday, 15 June 2012

today's haul

12, 3
(All from River Island)

45, + free gift!
(All from Boots)

Today has been my first Friday off work in what feels like forever - cue a much needed shopping spree (albeit a smallish one)!  Nevertheless I managed to pick up a few bits along the way so I thought I'd show you guys what I managed to find!

1. I saw this a couple of weeks ago when it first appeared online and fell in love. I've been after a cut out shoulder top ever since I saw Lily in one from Topshop but I couldn't find one I liked enough and that suited my figure too until I came across this baby in my local River Island. I don't think this picture does it justice at all as it looks so much nicer on. The straps have the most beautiful, coloured beaded detailing and the fit is just divine - not too fitted but not as 'sack-like' as a lot I've seen as of late. It'll be perfect for when I go to Lanzarote in July to add a bit of colour to my holiday wardrobe or even with a pair of leggings at home!

2. I just thought these were adorable - not the classiest pair of earrings I own but they're so cute! Any kind of sun will do me at the moment considering the horrible weather. The only downside I've found to these is that they're so big that they cover my second ear piercings too! Ah well, it's something I can live with.

3. More jewellery! I don't think I've ever bought so much jewellery in my life as I have recently, it's becoming a bad habit! Once again I bought this spontaneously as I just thought it was so pretty and I've actually been after a chunkyish ring for a while and this just fits the bill!

4. I've been putting off buying myself a new mascara for ages, I guess it's just not something I like spending a lot on, but when I saw that Boots were doing an offer on their 17 range where you could get this festival kit free, I just couldn't say no! I adore the packaging and after trying this out before I think I'm going to be wearing it a heck of a lot, it gave my lashes such a nice look without being too clumpy. I might actually review this for you guys at a later date.

5.  I'm a huge lipstick lover, and after purchasing 17's Lasting Fix Lipstick in Dreamy last week I decided to buy this on a whim. It's a slightly different formula and a more nudey/natural pink in colour and slides on amazingly. I always kind of felt like this brand was aimed at younger girls who are trying out their first makeup products, but my mind has been completely changed recently and I feel that 17 have really upped their game! I think this is fast going to become my go-to lipstick!

6. I'm not much of a lipgloss fan, but again, I thought I'd be daring and see how I manage with this. I think the thing that drew me to it, apart from the cute peachy colour, was the fact that it is supposed to add volume to your lips - something in which I lack. I could definitely feel it tingling as I put this on earlier, so hopefully it will work a treat!

What are your favourite recent purchases? What are your thoughts on 17 makeup? 

Rachel x

Monday, 11 June 2012

here i go again on my own

So hello once more, I'm Rachel; a nineteen year old business and marketing student from Manchester who spends far too much time and money (student loan included!) on clothes and make up. Before I think I was aiming too high, I was focusing too much on what I thought other people would like by likening myself to other blogs, but this times round I'm doing it my way! There will certainly still be a lot of fashion and beauty as those are two things that seem to rule my life at the moment, but I'm going to include as many aspects of my life here, and hopefully you guys can relate to some of it! I'm actually a huge bookworm so may post about the latest books I've read, and just other aspects of my every day life!

Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself? I'd love to hear from you!

Rachel x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

It's been too long...

The last couple of months have flown by without any blogging from me! I think the last time I was here I was about to go to Majorca for the week with my boyfriend, which turned out wonderful. Sadly I had to come back to the hell that was exams, which have also passed! So it turns out I'M FREE (partially!). I've been busy the last couple of weeks working my arse off down at the hospital trying to help cover shifts where I can, I think I may have even taken on too much though as I've been feeling a little run down for the past week!

I feel as though I really need to get back into blogging - it only occured to me a couple of days ago whilst reading one of my favourites how much I've missed it. I think before I was trying a wee bit too hard to try and keep up to date with other blogs whilst trying to match up to/comparing myself to them, which is bloody stupid of me as they're so well established now and I'm still a bit of a noob on here! I'm thinking of taking time to revamp my blog and restart it off in a direction that is totally me, which shouldn't be too hard! There'll still be plenty of beauty and fashion as they tend to be my favourite things a lot of the time, but I may start just sharing more of my life! I think a new introduction post may even be needed!

Any how, I hope you've all been keeping well, and I'd love to hear from someone - I really need to meet some new people!

Rachel x

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