Finding The Perfect Shoes?!

Hi everyone! I have recently been on the lookout for the perfect pair of shoes to take me through summer and into autumn. Now, I love wearing my adidas in the day and a pair of heels on a night out, but I wanted to find something that worked for interviews, work, evenings out and for day-to-day wear. I think I’ve found them!

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These Topshop beauties are £29 each and for Topshop, that’s pretty affordable – especially for a pair of shoes that are going to work for most occasions. The small, block heels means they add height without being uncomfortable, the open toe and straps adds a summery touch and the silver detailing adds a smart edge.

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The name of these shoes is ‘MEGHAN Block Heel Sandals’ and they come in two colours, black and a blush pink. I ended up getting both because of the fact that a black pair of shoes will look amazing with so many outfits and never go out of style, but the blush pink are so pretty and summery too. I really couldn’t choose between them and for the price, I decided to take the plunge!

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I can already see myself styling the black pair with jeans, smart dresses and workwear, and the pink pair looking beautiful with a pastel dress. From attending an interview to a summer wedding, these shoes are perfect – they are stylish and comfy in one (I didn’t think that was possible before now!)

If you’re a Topshop lover like I am then be sure to grab them whilst you can!

Topshop Beauty Haul & Review!

Hi everyone! I popped into Topshop recently and found myself at the beauty counter (what a surprise!) I couldn’t resist purchasing a few things that caught my eye and I thought I’d try them out a few times so I could review them.

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The first thing I picked up was the lip and cheek smudge in ‘Always on Time’, which I thought looked really interesting. The shade is a lovely, subtle peach shade and has two sides, one which holds the product and the other which holds a brush.

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I think the brush is supposed to be used to blend the product on the lips. I did try it for my cheeks, but it just wastes time when you could easily blend the product with your fingers or a sponge. I really love this on the cheeks – it leaves a gorgeous, soft peachy tint and blends amazingly. Unfortunately, I really don’t like it on the lips! The shade comes off far too pale for me and I don’t feel it blends as well – it becomes a little drying, too. However, I really feel it is still worth it as just a cheek product as it looks so pretty. I’ve been applying it just above where I would contour, drawing a fairly sharp line and then small lines above it, before blending it all in with my fingers. This allows the product to blend evenly and the sharper line at the bottom gives more definition to the apples of the cheeks. Here’s how I apply it and how it looks once it’s blended in:

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I just love it! Next, I picked up the cream eyeshadow in the shade ‘Stripped’ and the powder shadow in the shade ‘Shangri-La’. Stripped is a lovely, creamy pink shade, which I’ve been wearing all over the lid and blended out with a couple of light brown shades –  it’s a simple look, but looks great for looking put-together in the daytime. I have worn it at night too, just adding some black liner for more drama. Here it is (you can see a swatch a little further down):

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Shangri-La is a beautiful shimmery brown shade – it’s so much more pigmented than I thought it would be and just so beautiful! Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the packaging as I forgot to take one and am now on holiday, so don’t have it to hand (argh!) However, you can find a picture on Topshop’s website. I do have swatches though, so here are ‘Stripped’ and ‘Shangri-La’ swatched side-by-side:

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Finally, I purchased the Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask. It contains orange and bergamot and I haven’t tried it just yet, but I do love a face mask so hopefully this is a good one!!

Thanks for reading! Let me know your faves from Topshop’s beauty range!