Shorts and Zombie Eyes

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Floral Shorts: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Boots: Office

Clearly I've lost the ability to smile for a camera.

Shorts. I'm a fan in winter but tend to steer clear in the summer, I'm that person wearing jeans in August whilst melting and huffing at the heat. These are quite nice though, sometimes Forever 21 comes out winning and all that sorting through flimsy t shirts and luminous vests seems worthwhile, although I've just browsed through said t shirts and vests and haven't been able to find this one on their website, there's loads similar though.

The only things that have happened of note since my last post 1) I've eaten a lot of chocolate and 2) Managed to attract conjunctivitis from somewhere. As if looking like a Gerard Way circa 2004 fangirl wasn't enough (although he did age well), a trip to boots to cure it was pretty embarrassing. The chemist chap got in a bit of a flap at the queue mounting, started waving around my little note from the doctor, and called out to the hoards of people asking who the "ointment" was for. Then he clocked me and announced, "Ah, the lady with the swollen eyes!!" Nice. Plus being called a lady makes me feel old.

Black & Tan

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Black Lace Top: Newlook
Tan Skirt: Newlook
Boots: Office
Rose Gold Watch: Kate Spade

Not sure if black and tan is a thing but jack russells do it. And who doesn't like jack russells?
I thought it was time to showcase my lugs off on the internet now that there's new metal in one of them, after a million different piercers told me I couldn't have the surface piercing I originally wanted I ended up just grabbing a chunk of ear and asking someone to put a needle through it...not something I'd recommend, the pain was horrendous and 8 weeks later it's only just starting to not look purple.
But if you do want something similar I'm told it's in between a "rook" and a "snug"

I'm adding in a snap of how I spent Friday night too, because, well, it was frightening. I suppose the place (a collection of horror mazes) was called Dr Frights but who knew drama students dressed up as clowns and creepy children could be so terrifying? If you're within driving distance of Northampton then I'd really recommend a visit, unless you're not a fan of the dark, people in costumes, or being chased with a chainsaw...

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Mac Whirl - Trying to be a Jenner

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'Scuse the big splodge of fake tan on my neck...

My thoughts when buying Whirl, "If I wear this lipstick will I look like Kylie Jenner?" Well as you can see, no. Partly because I'm old enough to be her (albeit cool, the type who will take her to gigs) auntie, and partly because we're pretty much opposites in every physical way.
Either way, wearing a slightly different lipstick makes you feel slightly different, and even if I'm only making an effort to buy a stuffed crust pizza from Asda (which I did today), it makes these mundane things a bit more...better.

Mac Whirl is a matte finish but it's not overly drying, so if your lips are suffering from the wrath of winter you can still be a wearer. The colour's a sort of 90's brown that wouldn't be out of place on the set of Friends and it'll last for a few hours - I tested it scientifically by singing along to Justin Bieber on a two hour car journey.
Price wise Mac lipsticks are always a'rising and now stand at £15.50 which is a lot but I have no willpower. If you do then there are a tonne of "dupes" out there that I hear are just as good!

First Experience with an Anti Aging Cream: L'oreal Revitalift

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I know nothing about skincare. At all. As in I take my makeup off with Johnson's baby lotion. I'm not even sure what Johnson's baby lotion is actually for but it's probably not for taking makeup off...

Come Dine With Me almost changed my mind though, there was a lady on there who looked like she only sipped from the best youth fountains and claimed it was down to a whole host of anti-ageing skin care along with a good SPF moisturiser. So off I went to Boots to copy her, thinking that at 50 I'd look like a smug cherub. I'm 28 so figured 22 years of preparation would be enough.

It was kind of a panic grab and go situation and L'Oreal Revitalift ended up in my basket because of the nice red packaging. On return home I saw people had said positive things about it, some claimed it "visibly reduced wrinkles" whilst others said they just liked the high SPF.

My thoughts? I tried it out for a few weeks (then gradually forgot to apply it) and can't say there were any visible differences in terms of looking less old, but as a moisturiser it's really rich and works well as a primer for heavier foundation. It also smells nice and clean. Like a spa.
So if you have dry skin and want year round sun protection then Revitalift is an inexpensive contender. If like me, you're looking for a bottled instagram filter, then maybe not.

Writing this post has brought back all the old fears of looking like the tree woman from Pocahontas, but a quick search has assured me that the best thing for 20's & 30's skin is water and good sun protection. Best dig out this Revitalift again then...

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