March Wishlist

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Spring is here, yay! Okay, well, it's trying to be here. Despite the fact that even on occasion I have to throw on a wooly scarf for good measure. BUT, on occasion, the sun is out and the air rings with ice cream trucks singing. I cannot wait to get my tan on. Speaking of which, we all know, as the sun comes out, so does our spring picks and I have a few picks in mind!

 Alpha H Liquid Gold (100ml) (£33.50)
Heard nothing but good reviews on this piece and I am dying to try it out! It's all about natural glowing skin this season.

NARS and God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette  (£35)
NARS had released this years ago and I still have never got around to purchasing myself one of these. In light of the feminist movement this year, I think it would be a great addition to my collection. The swatches look so earthy and natural.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow (£49)
Everybody loves a bit of Charlotte Tilbury. I, for one would love to try her Bronze and Glow Palette. The Bronzer itself doesn't look like it'll be too heavy and dark on the facial structure and that highlighter looks positively gorgeous! Must have, yes please?

Topshop Hybrid Tie Back Midi Dress (£36)
Very Ballet / Casual. I've been trying to find the right midi skirt this Spring and then stumbled on this find instead. Looks incredibly comfortable and trendy, paired with a pair of flats and you're ready to go.

Marc B Pocket Angel Shoulder Bag in Blush (£55)
Can you tell I may be slight obsessed with pink at the moment? It's okay. Pink is the in colour this Spring which works out perfectly for me. Add a bit of pink to the wardrobe. If you're not into girling up your closet, why not just accessorise it into your outfit instead?

Just a little March roundup of things I have been eyeing up. Stayed tuned for more blog posts and let me know of your favourite "it" items this Spring! Thanks for reading guys, feel free to drop comment below.

Lots of Love 
Alexis xoxo

Shades of Red

Monday, 13 March 2017

Birmingham, UK

I decided to do a little Beauty Post on all my favourite 'Shades of Red' when it comes to lipsticks, lip pencils and gloss. I've seen a lot of pink shades being thrown about but I haven't seen much red shades of lipsticks posts over the past few months. (That, or I'm terribly blind!).  As much as I love a pink lip, my skin tone sadly doesn't allow pink shades to suit me much. Not unless they borderline nudes or are quite bold/ bright in comparison. However, reds are a blessing for me and consider myself quite lucky to suit a red shade (trĂ©) well.

These are just some of my favourites. Mostly MAC (what a surprise), and they range from a collection of lipsticks and lip glass. You could probably guess some of these yourself. (Please pardon the quality of the pictures, I am in the brightest room in the house but there is no sunshine. I'm trying!)

Viva Glam Rihanna (Frost)
I got this YEARS ago when I first started trying out my lipsticks and becoming quite a collector. Still to this day, it's in my top three. I try not to use it a lot for fear I run out and will never be able to get again. It glides on wonderfully and lasts all day. It's a bright red with the perfect amount of sheen to it. Glide the matching lip gloss on top and my oh my, I've got to say the colour is stunning. I've always received a lot of compliments whenever I wear this particular shade. I think MAC should bring these back for a lot more people to try!

MAC Ruby Woo (Matte)
Another favourite and among one of the made shades well known in the Beauty world. A Matte texture, Ruby Woo is a lovely bright blue red kind of shade. Perfect if you want to look a bit glam.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Red-Volution 15 (Matte)
I got this on a whim. Absolutely adoring the Matte Lip trend, I had ventured into a drugstore wondering if there were others brands that could match up the type. I think Bourjois nailed it completely. Liquid lipstick that come in a range of different colours - this Red-volution in particular honestly stays on your lip for ages. 

MAC Diva (Matte)
This lipstick is a lovely dark red that instantly vamps up any look. It's a classic pick up for when I want to glam up my outfit. It is a matte shade so it's very bold. I like adding a bit of lip balm before adding this particular lipstick. Only because, out of all my matte shades, I find this one rather drying. Fear not! It still works like a dream.

MAC Hung up (Cremesheen)
Hung up is another lipstick that was possibly one of my first that I've ever bought! It used to be my all time favourite! (Don't get me wrong, still love it!) Now, it's  not quite a full blown red but more of a dark reddish plum. It's a creme sheen formula so it's very easy to apply. However, this also means it's prone to bleeding through. Pair it up with the right lipliner and your lips will be poutiful!

MAC Desire (Lip Glass)
Remember when I said Diva was a little drying? This lip glass is a total lifesaver if I still want to go for a dark pout. Alternatively, if I'm not feeling going for a matte shade, I add MAC's Desire on top of  Diva to just bring a shine to it. Still glamorous as fuck.

MAC Lip Pencils in Nightmoth and Currant
Last but not least, the two lip pencils of the collection. Firstly, Currant is a very dark red shade. I like to use this one to prevent my lipstick from bleeding through too much. The best pair up with this little product would be Ruby Woo and Diva. Because of how dark however, it really helps if you blend it thoroughly so as to not look like you've just drawn on your lips. Nightmoth is possibly one of the darkest lipliners you will find in MAC's collection. More plum than red, it really helps defining your lip shape for any dark lipstick. Glides on SO easily, it's a must have to any collection.

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There you have it. My top 'Shades of Red'. A lot of these products most people may tend to have anyway! BUT I just wanted to give a little shoutout to some of my faves. What's your red?

Lots of Love,
Alexis xoxo

Casual Kicks

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, UK

In the blogging world, especially in the fashion industry, there's almost a necessity to wear in trend heels/ pumps to complete any outfit. Even for myself, it wasn't until recently I discovered trainers are a great statement piece and can street up any style. Not to mention it's uber comfortable to wear and that's always a thumbs up in my books.

My Nike Roshe's are amazing. I couldn't believe how light they were when I first opened up the box. The best thing about trainers is that they are so easy to style up. Throw on some jeans and a nice jumper and your instantly living the street style dream. Perfect for those always on the move.

Styled with my favourite oversized coat and my oversized turtle neck knit, it was such a relieve to stay within my comfort zone and still pull off my personal style. Did I mention I was comfortable?

Just an easy post today for you guys. I apologise for not writing more in the past few weeks. Between my 9-5 and my blogging, I'm sure most of you can understand the struggle to keep up with content! Hopefully you've still found this a good read. As usual, I love and look forward to reading your comments. How do you like to style your trainers? Shop my look below.

Lots of Love,
Alexis xoxo

Spring Trends 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

With Spring just around the corner, the catwalks are alight and the trends are piling in. In this little visual post, I have researched throughout the media(*) and the magazines(*) and found my favourites. These picks are also picks I know are WEARABLE for me and matches my personal Style.

Always love a good Trench Coat - I have my eye one a Maxi Trench Coat because - why not!

Yellow is such a bold colour and such a perfect Spring piece. I don't actually own a lot of items in this colour but I DO have my eye on some yellow pumps I can wear for work.

The Bralette has come back! Not everyone feels comfortable in wearing a Bralette out and I completely get that. I am the same. I just like layering it with a nice shirt for 'effect'.

I have seen slogans everywhere so far and I love that it's become a trend. An easy way to make a casual outfit look 'fashionable'.

Is it just me or am I totally getting an 80's vibe? Love it! Bright bold stripes instead of your black and white would look great with a pair of black heels.

Kind of like the Bralette, this looks GREAT when layering. From shirts to jumpers - Bring on Spring!

No way, a trend where I can by trendy and lazy at the same time! I LIVE in my leggings when I'm at home. I mean come on, they're so comfortable! I'm just glad I can get away with it in public. 

Along with the flared sleeves trend that has sky rocketed the end/ start of the years, Ruffles have become increasingly popular over the past few weeks. Finish with a clean cut pair of trousers and, muah, you have a great outfit.

I find these really cute. Obviously, for someone like me however, I am going to absolutely struggle fitting ANYTHING in it but oh well, just look how tiny!

Now for the complete opposite. It's gone from just about fitting my hand in a bag to discovering you are carrying Narnia on your way to work. Probably would be a nightmare trying to find your car keys as I struggle enough as it is now but heck, why would I not want a huge bag?

I love my jewellery and as the years have gone by, earrings have become more and more extravagant! Nowadays, I don't always wear statement jewellery but for this trend I'll make and exception.

I'm hoping you guys found a trend you reckon you'd LOVE to follow for the Spring season. Let me know what you think! To shop the trends check out my 'Shops' page, here.

Alexis xoxo
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