Spring/Summer jewellery collection

Hey beauties!

Your look is never really complete without accessories of some sort. Be it earrings, necklaces, bags or scarves, in this case i’ll be speaking about jewellery. Personally i like to take a very simple outfit and turn it into something special with a statement necklace or a beautiful pair of earrings .

Take this for example;

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This beautiful multi chain, drop necklace is truly a statement. Pair this with a tank top or a plain tight fitting dress and instantly you look like a million bucks! This is from Topshop.

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I thought the choker trend would have died by now but surprisingly they are still going very strong. I’m a huge fan of course, so my collection keeps growing. This tiered link piece is from Topshop.

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This is one of my favourites! As soon as i saw it, i immediately fell in love, get it? As it said love, which we need more of! It is made from a velvet material, so it’s fairly comfortable around the neck. I have had a lot of people complimenting me on it as well, so you might see it pop up again very soon haha. I purchased this from Select.

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Perfect for a Summer wedding. This gorgeous piece is from Asda, their George collection. I love the fact that it can be worn with any colour outfit. Such a classy piece that looks expensive but came with a very affordable price tag.

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Don’t you just love cute rings? I had to fight the urge not to buy the whole collection on the site, i have a terrible habit of buying rings and end up watching them from a far and marvel at their beauty, sigh! I liked these because i love purple and also because these can be worn individually as well as together as seen in the picture. These are from Boohoo.

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This one is quite different to what i’m used to wearing, it stands out a lot. I also thought the leaf design made it so unique. Another piece from Boohoo.

Which were your picks? Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the link to others i haven’t mentioned here.

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Spring outfits

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Casual chic is what i call this look- An evening of hanging with the girls having a few drinks, this is the perfect outfit. I love the off the shoulder top, shows just the right amount of skin. Nicely fitted jeans that hugs the body comfortably and to top off the look,  a pop of colour pumps!

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Jeans-Bershka

Heels-Newlook

Purse-TK Maxx

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Not everyday we feel like dressing up, however it doesn’t hurt to look presentable. This outfit would be great for a quick run to the mall, picking up some grocery, a walk along the seafront or even a chilled cook out with friends or family. This top is super warm even though it has holes in it, so it would be great on a cooler Spring’s day.

Top-Boohoo

Shorts-Asos

Slides-Missguided

Sunglasses-Versace

Bag-Deichmann (couple years old)

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This simple white dress is so versatile, it can be dressed up or down. In this case i’ve decided to dress it up with these gorgeous multi coloured block heels, however you can throw on some flats, if you want to to give it a more laid back look.

Oversized jeans shirt-Boohoo

Dress-Missguided

Heels-Miss KG (Kurt Geiger)

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Affordable, chic, comfortable and stylish are just some of the words to describe these outfits. You don’t have to break the bank to look good, it’s a matter of how you put the pieces together and of course rock them with confidence!

Thanks for indulging me…

Love,

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Spring shoes!

Happy Friday friends, hope the week has been good to you!

I’ve been inspired by a few trends lately and usually i’m not one to jump on the bandwagon. My style is classy, not very complicated yet stylish, as i like to put it.

When it comes on to footwear, give me a pair of pumps and i’m out the door. However last season i found myself wearing a lot of strappy, gladiator typed heels and to be honest that wasn’t really my style. I suppose being the ‘fashion junkie’ that i am, i wanted to explore, and that’s quite ok, as i’ve learned what works and what doesn’t for me.

Back to my simple, statement footwear!

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These black with clear straps, snake print mules are from Missguided. Simple, elegant and sexy! Mules are very on trend and  i have to admit i absolutely love them. They add such a feminine touch to any outfit. You can find them in flats, chunky heels or stilettos.

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You can never go wrong with a pop of colour in your closet. These are such a classy number! Pumps are and forever will be trendy. These gorgeous babes are from Newlook. They are quite comfortable as well, so i’m thinking of adding a few more to my ever growing shoe collection! A little white dress, or a pair of skinny jeans are just a few ways to show these off.

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I was never a fan of the slides, i thought they were the most hideous looking slippers i’ve ever seen! What was i thinking? haha. They are super cute and perfect for running errands in without looking drab. The most popular are the ones with furs, however the bow on these adds a more girly look. Pair them with your favourite denim shorts and a t shirt for a casual nicely put together look. These are from Missguided.

I’ve showcased a few more of my favourites on my channel, so feel free to stop by. Thank you.

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Best body scrub ever?

I’m constantly trying new body scrubs and this one i came across is absolutely amazing! Could this be one of the best body scrubs on the market? Let’s find out.

I must have been through quite a few body scrubs in the past few years, one of my favourites is the coffee scrub from Lush, i’ve done a review on that one as well, here’s the link.

https://shaunzworld.com/2016/11/17/lush-face-and-body-mask/

Doing my usual shopping at one of my local stores Tk Maxx, i saw this brand, never heard of them or seen them before. The first thing i saw from them were bath salts, so i picked up a bag, yet to try it out! Went back a few months later and saw a jar of their body scrub, so i picked it up and gave it a go!

Westlab detoxing salt, body scrub and bath soak, with Himalayan salt, mint and lemongrass, has no microbeads, which some of us may know are harmful to the environment. It is 100% pure, with mineral salts and natural essential oils.

The main ingredient salt is designed to wash away dead skin cells, which sometimes sit on top of the skin, leaving it feeling rough and dull. It’s great for minimising spots or ingrown hairs. This scrub will improve the texture and appearance of the skin, resulting in a more soft, smooth and healthy look. It can also be used in the bath as well, so it’s basically two in one.

It also claims that the essential oil fragrances when inhaled can trigger mood enhancing effects, helping you to feel more relaxed and uplifted.

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My first impressions, how awesome is this stuff? My skin has never been this smooth and soft! I’ve used it twice and i have to stress that it does exactly what it says.

The salt grains exfoliates very well, and are just the right size to get all the dead cells off the skin. Silky smooth and as soft as velvet!

We are advised to take care when using it in the shower as the oils can make the surface quite slippery.

I will be heading back to the store for more, i’m really loving this scrub!

What’s your favourite body scrub?

Love

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Maybelline Fit me foundation

Rarely i find a drugstore foundation that works for me. I can count on one hand the ones that i’ve tried that i genuinely liked. Off the top of my head here are a couple of my favourites. Revlon and L’oreal Tru Match. Yes i know not much but i can use these foundations and not worry about breakouts or getting too oily throughout the day.

I actually bought the Maybelline Fit Me foundation about five years ago but somehow picked up the wrong shade, i decided that was a sign that it wouldn’t have done anything at all for my skin, so it was never used. This was the one in the glass bottle.

Now being a lot on social media i always hear others speak about products that in their opinion are ‘holygrails’, and this foundation came up highly recommended so i wanted to test it out and see what all the fuss was about.

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This foundation is available in a wide variety of shades, i was pleasantly surprised when my local drugstore had my shade and deeper ones. Our voices are being heard women of colour! The shade i’m using at the moment is Truffle, it is a little darker than desired but it will be perfect for the Summer.

Claims:

1- Give a natural matte finish

2- Great for normal/oily skin

3- 12hr wear

4- Medium/full coverage

5- Targets shine and visibly erases the look of pores

My thoughts on this foundation:

I really like the longevity and it gives great coverage. The plastic tube packaging is also a plus as it is very light, so this makes it travel friendly. It won’t make a mess as the glass bottle does as the small hole allows for manageability.

I know this foundation isn’t exactly new, but i had to say my piece on it. Great drugstore foundation find i must say, and the price wasn’t bad either!

Have you tried this foundation before? What are your thoughts? Please let me know, thanks for stopping by.

Love

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Soft sunset eyes

Hello lovelies,

I previously did a review/swatch on the OPV Beauty ‘Gorgeous’ palette, see here.

https://shaunzworld.com/2017/05/06/opv-beauty-gorgeous-eyeshadow-palette/ I wanted to test out the eyeshadows with a base on my lids to see if they would come off more pigmented and of course the shimmery shades worked well, with just a little bit of fall out. As for the matte shades, i had to work a little extra on them by packing them onto my lids for them to actually show up on my skin how i wanted them to. I also added some setting spray to my brush, so that i could intensify the eyeshadows some more, that my friend always work like a charm!

Here’s the first look i created from the palette, i will be using it to create other looks as well.

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As you can see a very soft, simple and effortless look. If you like simple, beautiful looks then you’d truly appreciate this one.

How to achieve eye look:

Use a primer or base of choice, a white base will make the shadows pop a lot more so i would recommend that.

Use orange shade as crease colour or transition if you will, add a brown shade to intensify the crease. Blend both together very well for a seamless finish.

Add the bronze shade to outer areas of the lid, then the golden yellow to inner parts of the lids, blend ends where they both meet into each other, so there are no harsh lines.

Remember blending is your friend when it comes on to makeup application! Then proceed to lining top lash line and add lashes for a more dramatic effect. Easy lemon squeezy haha. On the lips i have OPV Beauty matte lipstick in ‘Fame’.

To see how i did this look check out video! Thank you.

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OPV Beauty ‘Gorgeous’ eyeshadow palette

Hello butterflies, hope your weekend is going great so far. I wanted to quickly share with you an eyeshadow palette that i got from OPV Beauty.

I am in love with the colour selection, let’s just say this is a one stop shop for most eye looks! It has from neutrals to a few bold shades.

OPV is a UK based brand, however they ship worldwide, they have quite a bit of products in their line. I’ve been trying to test most of these items and so far they are actually not bad. In my previous post i spoke about their matte lipsticks, i mentioned how lovely they are, so you can expect to see me collecting more of them!

Back to the topic at hand! This palette consists of 35 shades, 17 matte and 18 shimmer. It’s what i would call a mixed bag! Some of the matte shades didn’t seem to swatch very well on my skin, however using a white base will surely bring out the pigments a bit more, as for the shimmer ones, wow! They are absolutely delightful, the pigmentation is top notch.

When i saw the palette on Beauty Bay it immediately reminded me of the Morphe Palettes, however i’ll have to admit the Morphe palettes take the cake! This palette is very reasonably priced at £20, and quite lightweight, so this makes it travel friendly.

Now here’s the palette i speak of, it is called the “Gorgeous” palette.

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OPV Beauty ‘Gorgeous’ palette

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2nd row

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What are my thoughts? Beautiful palette and great choice of colours, but as i mentioned above some are not as pigmented as others. That i can fix by using a very good base. Many looks can be created from this palette, perfect for weekend getaways! My favourites hands down were the warmer tones, if you know me, then you’d know that i always marvel about warmer tones on my skin.

How do i rate this palette? I’d give it a 7/10, just because the more neutral shades need to be a bit more pigmented for my liking.

Do you have this palette? Let me know how you feel about it. Thanks for stopping by.

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