ESPRIT WISHLIST

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Ah I do love a good ol'fashioned wishlist. I always seem to do them when I'm skint, then when I actually have money I can never find anything I like. 

These dresses are all from Esprit, an online store I hadn't heard about until recently, but perusing through the dresses section I found SO MANY good ones. As you can probably see, I'm in a bit of a denim phase at the moment. Denim and embroidery. Oh and pinafores (I know that ship sailed months ago but I'm clinging on). 
My favourite has to be number six. It's everything I want in a dress. Smock? Check. Denim? Check. Embroidery? Check. A non bum flashing length? Al the checks! I'm also wishing I had a wedding or some sort of family occasion to go to so I can wear number four and flounce around pretending I'm in the Marc Jacobs daisy advert.

In other non wishlist related news I finally finished 13 Reasons Why and was left with all the feelz, I've been for two runs this week and realised I'm no where near as fit as I used to be, I had my daith pierced and contemplated whether the migraine rumours were true, AND I got a new job! 

Back to the dresses. Which is your favourite? 


ODE TO THE WET BRUSH

The Wet Brush
Brand New Wet Brush
Wet brush close up

This may look like an average brush, the bristles may look like average bristles, and the shape may not look like anything out of the ordinary. But alas. This brush is incredible and I wonder why it took so long to join up with my tangled barnet.
But I already have a tangle teezer! I hear you cry. That was my thought for yonks, but after shelling out £10 on this carefully disguised masterpiece I've turned my back on the 'teezers for good.

But it's only for wet hair! I also hear you cry. Nope. This is the perfect brush for all occasions and it's the perfect handbag size.

So what Im saying is that I'm sort of in love. With a hairbrush. But you probably already know that from the title of this post. And if you don't already own one of these little wonders then I'd highly recommend one. Hashtag not a spon.


DHC MASCARA PERFECT PRO DOUBLE PROTECTION

DHC mascara perfect pro double protection
dhc mascara perfect pro double protection
dhc mascara brush close up perfect pro double protection
dhc mascara perfect pro double protection on eye lashes
wearing dhc oerfect pro mascara double protection

A while ago I was reading blogs and saw a blog post on the DHC Perfect Pro Double Protection Mascara. I thought it looked rather nice so left a comment, then a few days later the folk at DHC got in touch and asked if I wanted to review a tube...is that what they're called? A tube?

Having fallen ever so slightly out of love with the Miss Manga Punky Mascara I was an eager beaver and said yes straight away, so when it turned up in the post I was excited to give it a whirl.

It's a waterproof mascara but doesn't apply like one, which was a win for me. With other waterproof mascaras I've found you need 21321 coats to make it look like you're wearing anything, the photos above were after 2 coats. It also claims to have "tube technology formula" to lengthen your lashes without flaking, smudging, or smearing and the website states it'll come off with just a bit of hot water and a cloth.

So how was it? The mascara was definitely long wearing and there were no smudges at all, which was quite impressive considering I wore it for a full day of shopping with the mum. My lashes stayed looking long throughout the whole day and I didn't see any flakes until it came to taking it off.

So removing it was an odd experience, the blog I read said it came off in flakes which I thought was an odd description, but she was so. right. I used my usual method of baby lotion to take my makeup off and the mascara seemed to fall off my lashes in what can only be described as chunks (ew). This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, as it all came off really easily, it was just an odd experience.

At £15.90 the DHC Mascara is slightly pricier than the "drugstore" but for a durable waterproof mascara that actually lengthens the lashes I'd definitely say it's worth it - just watch out for the chunky removal!


LOOK! I MADE YOUR SWEATER STRIPEY!

stripey jumper midi skirt
pink pleated midi skirt with stripey jumper
blush pink pleated mini skirt with striped jumper
pleated pink midi skirt with jumper

Boots: Next
Skirt: Primark
Jumper: M and M Direct

Kudos and a million points to anyone who gets the film reference. I think the quote might actually be, "snotface, I made your sweater stripey!" but I didn't really want to put the word snotface into my blog title...

So I quite like this outfit, I bought this skirt yonks ago from Primark and have only worn it once until now, I'd always thought I'd pair it with a black cami top in the Summer and hadn't thought to go wild and match it with knitwear. It wasn't until I received this stripey jumper (only £12.99!) from M and M Direct that I thought they'd be a good twosome and I think (and hope) I was right! Not overly sure about the boots, I reckon sandals would be tonnes better but alas, the overhanging threat of rain changed my mind.

In other news, yesterday I was told by an ear piercer that I had small and misshapen ears and now I feel all defensive about them. She did give me a lovely little anti-tragus piercing though which still hurts 24 hours later. I also ate a mean carvery with my mum, watched Love Actually, and feasted on an easter egg.

Hope you're weekend was just as eventful!



SLOGAN TEES



I haven't jumped on the printed t shirt bandwagon yet, purely because I hadn't sat and trawled the internet for my favourites. So with the only other option being to print my own personalised t shirts, I thought it was about time I trawled. 
Despite loving all six of these, I'm not sure if I'm cool enough anymore to rock a slogan tee. I'm nearly 30 (eesh) so wearing a top that screams "I just can't today" probably isn't the demure look I should be going for at my mature age. Howevuurrr I do reckon these would look great in the summer with a pair of denim shorts, and by July I'm determined to have the figure to pull such a look off.

Four of these are from Topshop and they seem to have the printed/slogan t-shirt game down. As much as I love Primark, their offerings are pretty gaudy BUT great for throwing over a bikini if you're lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere exotic in the next few months. 

What do you reckon to a slogan tee? Are you on board or not? Definitely link me to any of your outfit posts as I need all the inspiration I can get to style them! 




BOOHOO DENIM SMOCK DRESS

denim smock dress cold shoulder boohoo
blonde hair denim smock dress with open shoulders
denim smock dress boohoo with cold shoulders

Denim Smock Dress: Boohoo

Hurrah! My pictures finally look brighter. I took the plunge and invested/spent a helluva lot of money on the Olympus Pen and I'm so happy I did! Although I did cry a little inside when I saw the cost of the 45mm lens that ur'blogger has  - I just want that blurry background damnit!

One of my favourite things to do at the moment is look at all of the lovely summer clothes on boohoo, set the order from low to high (who on earth would ever set it from high to low?!) and go cray adding everything into my basket. There's so many nice summer dresses on there for a mere £6.... and yes I realise I've admitted to being a crazy spinster with an odd choice of pass time, but small things and all.

I now have an a basket spilling over with virtual dresses and no funds to pay for said dresses. Although I did buy this rather lovely denim look smock dress that's OH SO COMFY. I can eat a billion burgers and no one would ever know! A definite recommendation from me.

Are you a fan of the food baby busting smock dress?




MORPHE 35O COLOUR NATURE GLOW PALETTE


I bought the Morphe 12S Soul Of Summer palette last year and fell in love with it pretty much straight away. I ended up using it daily for months and it completely overtook my usual faithful mac shades.
So when I saw a blog competition to win the Morphe 35O palette I obvz entered, I don't normally enter blog giveaways but this palette was calling out to me. Then a few days later I found out I'd won and did a little joyous dance.

The palette is made up of a mix of 35 matte and shimmer shades, and there's not one colour in there I wouldn't wear. Without sounding like some sort of eyeshadow connoisseur, they're all velvety smooth and buttery, and apply like a dream. What impressed me most with the Morphe eyeshadows though is the staying power, these bad boys will go on in the morning and not budge until I come to take my makeup off at night - there's not a hint of a smear either and they don't gather up in the crease like some cheaper eyeshadows tend to do.

There's also a whole host of orangy shades which are all over the place at the moment, so as well as being awesome value for money at a mere £23.50, it's also rather on trend, which I guess is why it seems to be sold out in most places. I did see a waiting list on cult beauty though which might be an idea to join if this review is tempting you into buying it.

Have you tried anything by Morphe?