Things you need: A Trench Coat

Monday, February 29, 2016

I bought this classic beige mac when I was in Japan last year believe it or not, I can't remember how much it cost or the name of the shop but it's one of my favourite wardrobe pieces. I've been on a seemingly never ending search for a beige and I even pondered getting a Burberry Trench - although, tbh I might still get one! I need to get my butt over to Bicester Village!

Im a believer that everyone needs one of these in their wardrobe. Mixing an old school trench coat even more modern, chic basics really ups the sartorial style factor. Trench coats come back every single season and never seem to go out of fashion. A timeless piece that we never seem to tire of. Definitely make it a key piece in your wardrobe, especially if you crave sophistication and elegance with a air of unpretentiousness. A trench coat is versatile too as you can wear it over casual outfit for everyday occasion or in the evening over elegant dress. It's a good all rounder and an absolute must in my opinion!

Camel coats look awesome looks paired with a all black outfit. It's chic, simple and effortless and incorporating the black and white stripes justs adds a very Lily nod to my look at the same time. Im obsessed with these little shoes from ASOS too. Plain black brogues have always been a staple in my wardrobe but there is something about these ones that seem to barely leave my feet! As I've been really into flat shoes for a while now and after a seemingly never ending stream of trainers and whatnot these have firmly settled as being my current favourites.

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Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner

I ALWAYS use the same brand and make of Shampoo and Conditioner, I don't know where I picked this habit up because my Mum isn't fussy at all but I simply cannot use a shampoo that's from one brand and a conditioner from another. Redken Extreme has been my bae for years but I thought it was about time I changed and started using something new... well its not new as I had used it before but I decided to switch over to the Pureology Hydrate range.

The shampoo has a smells lovely with notes of Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Anise, and Patchouli. It's really lovely and refreshing. It lathers quickly and easily, rinses well without effort and doesn’t leave my hair feeling clean without being stripped or squeaky. The Conditioner is oddly cooling and has a very odd feeling on the scalp. I was worried when I first put it on that I was having a funny reaction but I've learnt to love the cooling feeling it has. I think it has some minty fragrance in it as it reminds me of when you use that Original Source Shower Gel.

It keeps my hair looking super soft and moisturised and perfect for drier hair types like my own. It's also sulphate free, cruelty free and vegan which is always a good line up in a product. I buy the 1000ml's from Look Fantastic  which means I get tons and tons of uses out of the bottles. I think I managed to nab the two bottles for less than £45 which is a damn good deal for that much product.

Pointed Snakeskin Toes

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I'm really into wearing flat shoes at the moment and while on a regular ASOS browse I spotted these little babies and knew they needed to be mine. I've talked before about my love of printed/patterned shoes and how much I adore the contrast that they add to my predominantly black outfits. I wore them out at the weekend so they aren't as pristine as they were when I took this photo which makes me sad but I love 'em anyway! I might even buy these extremely jazzy white glitter toe capped ones but I really... really... don't need any more shoes in my life. Or do I?

Burgundy Lips for Spring?

Monday, February 01, 2016

Stila Chianti is a new permanent addition to the Stila Stay all Day Liquid Lipstick lineup. I've got two shades from the Stila All Day Liquid lipsticks, which were infact my first ever foray into liquid lipstick many moons ago. The velvety, creamy texture is forgiving on chapped lips and dries to a soft opaque matte finish. I've worn this so many times since it dropped through my door a few weeks ago and I just cant get enough of it. It lasts so long on, but be conscious that it does rub off in the middle during eating and drinking!

Chianti is a deep dark plum that comes off very purple on me but I really like it. Purples and browns are taking over my makeup routine at the moment as I favour a more grungy look at the moment. It's an odd choice for a spring look but it somehow just works for me.
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