Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Statement Necklaces

Statement Necklaces have been a staple in my wardrobe since May/June, they really jazz up a simple outfit. Whether it's a simple dress, simple top once you've added a statement necklace, the whole look of the outfit changes. I'm always browsing on different websites and these are some of my favourites that I've found. 

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1) New Look - Gold and Neon Green Rope Triangle Necklace - £6.99:  The first thing that stood out to me when I saw this was the neon rope, it's great necklace if you want to add some vibrant colours into your outfit and you're adventuring out to neon colours but don't want to go for something too in your face, this necklace is great because it adds colour to your outfit and is still simple and effective.

2) Dorothy Perkins - Peach Rope Necklace - £12.50:  I love the colour of this particular one, I'd personally wear it with a formal dress or I'd even tone it down by wearing it with a simple blouse/top paired with some skinny jeans! 

3) Matalan - Fabric and Mesh Rings Necklace - £10:  Matalan have some great jewellery pieces, espically statement necklaces however I don't own any from Matalan this is just because I don't actually have a Matalan near me and I've just been reluctant to purchase them online. Out of there variety they had, this one stood out to me most, I already own a similar necklace to this from New Look but it's in teal and I've worn it too death but this colour would go with everything!

4) Miss Selfridge - Black Rope Chain - £14:  This is a piece that would go with everything you own, I love the black and gold colour combination and I could really see me getting alot of wear out of it, like the other necklaces, this one could also really spice up an ordinary outfit.

5) Accessorize - Sahara Collar - £8: I absolutely love this one, I love the beige shade against the gold, this is another piece that would go with absolutely everything and really make a different to an outfit, it's so beautiful and very elegant. 

6) Accessorize - Plaited Chain & Fabric Collar - £12: I love this, I've seen the same design on a number of different websites but this colour combination appealed to me the most, it's the most beautiful tea pink colour against gold, it's so beautiful. Accessorize have a huge variety of jewelry and their statements necklaces are gorgeous, I'd definitely recommend you have a browse on their website or pop into a store near you! 

Huma xo

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Payday Treats: Michael Kors, Casio and Converse

Shopping is undoubtedly my favourite thing to do, however my bank balance hates it. I've wanted a Michael Kors Watch ever since I can remember, I've finally caved and brought myself one and I'm in love with it. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever laid eyes on (no exaggeration). I've wanted this particular style for ages but it's been out of stock for ages too but the day I got paid, it came back into stock - it was meant to be!

White Converse All Star Ox - £45: I've wanted these for ages and I planned on getting them this month however a few day after results day, my brother & sis-in-law surprised me with the exact pair I wanted, I'm so grateful - it was so sweet! These are actually my first ever pair of Converses and I definitely plan on buying more - they're the comfiest shoes ever! PS. does anyone have any tips on cleaning them? because I want them to stay white forever - haha! 

Michael Kors Brookton Watch - MK5763 - £279: Michael Kors watches are so beautiful, I was in-between this one and an all Rose Gold one however I opted for this Silver and Rose Gold one and I've been wearing it everyday since I've brought it, it was love at first sight. I found this watch so hard to picture - the ring is actually rose gold but it's not showing up very well - I actually took 54 pictures in total of this stubborn watch but the rose gold ring kept reflecting back! 

Casio Mini Digital Watch - £27.50: Casio digital watches are so retro, I love them! I originally wanted the Gold version of this watch but it was out of stock so opted for this one instead. You're probably thinking why I brought this watch when I've just brought the MK watch - I brought this one because it's much easier for work, I didn't really want to wear my MK one to work because I work in retail and I know that it scratch it up! 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips

What do Maybelline claim?

''No more basic lipbalm, protects and moisturises for a full 8 hours, after one week lips are visbly renewed, virtually reborn''

I've been wanting to jump on the Maybelline Baby Lips bandwagon ever since I heard continuous raves about them when they were released in the USA so when they were released in the UK back in July I couldn't wait to get my hands on some shades. I took full advantage of the 3 for 2 offer at Boots. There are six different flavours/scents which are: Intense Care, Mint Fresh, Hydrate, Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Peach Kiss. I picked up Peach Kiss, Pink Punch and Cherry Me.  Baby Lips aren't as hydrating and moisturising as a normal lip balm such as Burt Bees but they give a lovely tint to your lips. First of all, they all smell amazing, they all have a different unique scent. The packaging is cute and quirky, it appeals more to teens however I love the range of bright colours, the packaging just looks fun.

Peach Kiss: Peach Kiss is the sheerest shade of the three colours I own, none the less it's a great nude colour to place under or over a nude lipstick. I normally hate shimmer in lipsticks/lip balms however when applied to your lips the shimmer is hardly noticeable, even when swatched the shimmer doesn't show as much as it does in the tube. Peach kiss smells like peach sherbets to me, nom nom nom! 

Pink Punch:  Pink Punch has a lovely colour payoff, however I'm not a big fan of the barbie lip colour just because I personally believe it doesn't suit me so I prefer to sheer this colour out using my finger or apply it over a lipstick so it's less noticeable none the less it smells like cotton candy and this colour would look amazing on lighter skin tones! 

Cherry Me: Cherry Me is probably my favourite out of the three I own and my most used colour yet. Cherry Me adds a pretty deep raspberry colour to your lips, but its still sheer so if you're afraid of dark colours but want to explore out, Cherry Me is a great one to try! Cherry me also smells amazing, it definitely does smell like cherry sweets!

Overall I do like the Baby Lips and I agree to an extrent with what Maybelline say about them however I find myself having to top up after around 2 hours - they definitely wouldn't last the 8 hours! I do think they've been 'over-hyped', they're lovely lip balms but nothing overly special however for the affordable price I can't complain and would try other colours. They retail for a respectful £2.99 each and are available from Boots and Superdrug, they're currently on 3 for 2 in Boots and 2 for £5 in Superdrug - take advantage!