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Favourite Summer Buys

It's not easy to decide on the colour of your sneakers, especially when Nike is offering custom colours. I think the reason I went for pink and orange is because I love bright colours. I love colours that are happy and full with energy. They are sure to stand out in the crowd and they actually go well with pretty much everything.
I don't ever go into Primark as I always find it very messy and I rarely see anything I like. Well, thank God for my mum that does! She recently brought me this blazer saying that I should definitely love it because of its mix of bright and pastel colours. She was right! It just looks so quirky and bright, I just cannot wait to wear it and put it into an outfit.
You are not going to believe me, but these gorgeous denim python print shorts were £10 from a Cow Vintage! They are denim and python print at the same time, something I have been obsessing with the whole summer! They are high wasted and look great on for a night out, but so easily can be worn casually! So much love for these! <3


Dior Mascara Review - Dior New Look Vs. Dior Iconic

I have been using Dior products for many years now and I have never though twice about it. I realise that the price of a mascara really makes a different and many are afraid to spend money and be disappointed. So, I have decided to do this review for those who are considering trying out Dior mascara, just so they can have a little insight into it's quality. I realise that the range of the mascaras offered by Dior is so big, that often you just don't know which one to go for. The good thing about the designer mascara is that there is always a makeup specialist in the shop who is happy to help you pick out the right one for you and let you try it on.

The two mascaras I have chose are simply the ones in my make up bag at the moment. I have tried few others mascaras in the range and will try and write review on them as well.

Dior NEW LOOK £23

Dior New Look is fairly new and I was eager to buy it as soon as it came out. This mascara was recommended to me as volumizing, that at the same time separates your lashes. It is a completely different shape and size from the rest of the Dior mascaras and it has a very interesting brush (small and narrow bristles at the top and bigger and wider at the bottom). The bristles are made out of hard rubbery material which allows a lot of movement and aids the separation of lashes. 

  • Small bristles allow you to cover even the smallest lashes
  • Separates lashes while volumizing them
  • Creates wet effect for a more dramatic look
  • Only 1 coat is required for a complete coverage
  • Lengthens the lashes with fibres
  • Though not a waterproof mascara, it is extremely difficult to get it off, especially if you applied more than 1 coat
  • Very wet and thick to put on, which makes it difficult to create a wanted look
  • Though it separates some lashes, it still looks quite clumpy and not very natural
  • Dries very slowly and smudges easily
Dior ICONIC  £23

Iconic has been in my makeup bag for as long as I remember. I have never found another mascara that gives you such a dramatic, yet natural look. This mascara is recommended for easy application and a natural looking, separated lashes. The brush is made out of extremely soft rubbery material, with slanted bristles, which allows to apply it to all the eyelashes in one stroke. 

  • Separates lashes perfectly to create a natural look
  • When applying more than one coat it lengthens and volumizes eyelashes, yet leaves them looking natural
  • It dries very quickly and does not smudge during the day
  • The consistency is not too thick which makes application easy and smudge free
  • Not wet which gives a completely natural look
  • No annoying micro fibres and no clumpy lashes
  • The shape of the brush doesn't allow to get the smallest lashes easily
  • For a full volume more than 2 coats are required 
As you can probably tell, I am not the biggest fan of the NEW LOOK mascara. I am a little disappointed as, though with a careful and slow application it does achieve a great look it is not very easy to use. Surely it is a better one to use over ICONIC when you are going for an extreme full volume look, but there are better Dior mascaras on offer that can do the same job easier and quicker. I have nothing bad to say about ICONIC. I am very satisfied with this mascara, hence it has a permanent residence in my make up bag :) If you are going for a natural look, it is simply perfect! It  manages to volumize and lengthen your eyelashes without making them look clumpy (Any girls dream). Please be aware that this review is simply my own opinion with what works best on my lashes. If you have previously used any of these, feel free to leave your opinion in the comments box.
Left- ICONIC                                   Right- NEW LOOK


Studded Levis 501 - DIY

I have been such a busy girl recently, that I have completely neglected my blog. I am sure the majority of us are in the same situation. With the end of uni exams I promised myself to return to blogging, but with going away for a month (which I will talk about in my next post) I have failed to do so. No reason to dwell on it now as I am finally writing this post. I am sure all of us have seen a lot of studs everywhere, from studded jackets to studded shoes, it has become one of the biggest trends. Unfortunately studded items are not cheap, so I have decided to attempt what I have seen many bloggers do, STUD MY OWN SHORTS. I am not going to lie, it is a very boring and tiring job, however the result will make you happy. 

All you need is a pair of shorts. I like the look of Levis 501, which you can get from a majority of vintage shops, but of course you can use any pair, or even cut up your own. 
You will also need some studs. They are very easy to find in a craft shop or on ebay. I've brought my from ebay for about £3 for 100 studs. The amount of studs you need will depend on what kind of ornament you are going for. I have personally used 100 studs. 
You will need a knife or something you can use to push in the backs of the studs once you got them through the material.
 And the last but not least... You will need a lot of patience. This particular ornament took me around 2 hours. The two hours are definitely worth it though. Give it a try!