Tuesday, 5 November 2013

TAG! This or That!

If you knew me about 5 years ago you would have seen the phase with the tag obsession, where I basically did all the tags I could find on facebook and tagged everyone at school. Well, I stopped doing that but I still love tags! So of course when I saw this post on Aisling's blog I had to do it!
Makeup
Blush or Bronzer?
Blush. I hardly ever wear bronzer and when I do I have been notoriously known for using it as a blush. I just think the E3 shape is a little bit pointless with my hairstyle and, if anything, I want my face to look more around than with sharp angles.
Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Lipstick. I do not really like the feel of lipglosses because they tend to be sticky (with a few exceptions). I think for the lips the colour should be there but you should not feel the product.
Eyeliner or Mascara?
This is a hard one. I always wear mascara but I think I could not live without my Collection glitter gel liners. I love them too much!
Foundation or Concealer?
Concealer. I think with the right colour match I could get away with no foundation if the things I wanted covered were properly covered. That is what I generally do in summer anyway.
Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
Gold. I am not sure what category this would go to but if I had to pick one eyeshadow it would be a bright yellow gold one. 
Pressed or loose eyeshadow?
Pressed. Just make your life easier.
Nails
OPI or China Glaze?
OPI. Especially the Christmas limited editions. They can be really precious!
Long or Short Nails?
Long. They look nicer and you can fit more nail art on them 
Acrylic or Natural?
Natural. I have never had acrylics but I do not think I could be patient enough to keep one colour or so long. And I've heard they also damage your nails. 
Bright or Dark?
Bright. Either red of gold. Again that is if I had to choose something forever.
Flower or no flower?
No flower. Unless it is roses. But I prefer other more creative nail art. Everyone has flowers. 
Body
Perfume or Body Spray?
Perfume. Do not get the point of body sprays.
Lotion or Body Butter?
Lotion. It absorbs faster.
Body Wash or Soap?
Either. As long as it smells nice. Preferably fruity (no coconut!).
LUSH or Other bath companies?
LUSH. Can not get enough of their bath bombs and bath melts! 
Fashion
Jeans or Sweat Pants?
Jeggings is the closest I will get to jeans, with the exception of one pair I have had for ages. I just find jeans too stiff. I like thick leggings much much more.
Long or short sleeves?
Depends on the weather. I do prefer short sleeves though. Ad if it gets cold you add a cardigan.
Dresses or skirts?
Dresses. I prefer the easy styling option but a black mini pencil skirt must always be at hand.
Stripes or Plaid?
Plaid. Stripes can be tricky if you want to hide curves.
Flip Flops or Sandals?
Sandals. They are a bit more steady. 
Scarves or hats?
I like hats but scarves are more practical. 
Studs or dangly earrings?
Studs. Unless they are a fun dangly pair. Like pumpkins or Christmas baubles or Despicable Me minions! 
Necklaces or Bracelets?
Necklaces. I have gone of bracelets in the past year but I always wear a necklace (unless I am wearing big dangly earrings like the ones mentioned  above)
Jackets or Hoodies?
Nice long coats? Leather jackets are cool though.
Hair
Curly or Straight?
Mine are very straight and I do like them but you need some curls every so often.
Bun or ponytail?
I do not really like my hair up but I guess a bun stays better in place.
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Bobby pins. Even if I tend to lose them all the time. Does anyone know where all the bobby pins go?
Hair Spray or Hair Gel?
Hairspray. Not too much though. No one likes sticky hair.
Long or Short hair?
Long. End of discussion!
Light or dark?
Dark. But maybe add some colourful streaks from time to time. No permanent changes though.  
Side sweep or Full on bangs (fringe)?
Fringe! I love mine and have never gone back to side swept since I got it!
Up or Down?
Down. Always!
Random
Rain or Shine?
Rain. Love the smell of the soil after rain!
Summer or Winter?
Winter! Snow and Christmas!
Autumn or Spring?
Autumn! Love seeing the leaves falling! 
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla! With lemon. 
And that is the end of this tag! I hope you liked it! If you do it link me your answers in the comments!
Love you!!!!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Instagram Outfits of the Month! October!

Hello there!!!

So, I seem to have disappeared for a while but fear not! I am here!. I got an iphone and I have been taking loads of photos of my everyday outfits and some of the things I do. It is so convenient!

I thought making a post like this is much more true to my style because you can see what I actually choose to wear on a daily basis. I am not saying that there is a huge gap between that and what I wear when I consciously think I am going to take photos, but you can see the things I gravitate to more. In my opinion they show my personal style a bit more. Anyway, let's get on to the fashion and you will understand what I mean!!!!


Outfit 1
Top - Primark
Jeggings - Primark
Boots - Avenue
Necklace - Primark
Coat - Primark
Lips - Revlon Just Bitten Balmstain in Lovesick

So, getting into the Halloween spirit from the start of the month. I love my little ghost jumper! And I decided to give the coloured trouser for winter trend a go. I really like those jeggings and I have been wearing them a lot lately. So soft and easy to put on! Brown boots with black clothes were a thing I was trying this month. I am not sure about it still, but my brown boots seem to be more comfortable than my black ones.


Outfit 2
Top - Zara
Trousers - Terranova
Boots - local shop
Necklace - Primark

Mainly I wanted to keep warm with this one. I have had all of the clothing pieces for four years now and they have become a got to outfit that I do not need to think about. Warm and comfortable it is.


Outfit 3
Top - Primark
Shorts - Stradivarius
Shirt - Primark
Shoes - New Look
Jacket - Stradivarius 
Necklace - Claire's
Ring - Primark
Nails - OPI's Goldeneye

Plaid shirts remind me of the 90s and I thought I would channel my school years with this outfit. Generally I do try to dress a bit more feminine but I have my days that I want to dress like I did when I was younger. Do you think I can still pull it off? I think I can. 


Also, I got loads of Halloween stuff! Yay!!!!


Outfit 4
Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Tights - Primark
Belt - Primark
Necklace - Primark

This was an outfit to go for a nice walk in Notting Hill. It was nice and sunny in the morning so I thought I would be fine. However, it started pouring and I got absolutely drenched. Bad bad choice. Oh well. I do like the leather skirt and shirt look. It looks girly and edgy at the same time. Also I think that it suits my bodyshape too. 


And here is Notting Hill as the rain was starting. It is still so pretty!


Outfit 5
Top - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Blazer - Primark
Ankle Boots - New Look
Necklace - Accessorize
Hat - borrowed from my flatmate

This is one of my favourite outfits in general. I love black clothes and I love cobalt blue and I love how it looks together! I wore this for a job interview. I definitely looked the part but I am not sure I will get the job. I need to be less nervous when I go for something like this. KEEP CALM and remember to breathe.... 


Outfit 6
Top - Primark
Skirt - Stradivarius
Shoes - Primark
Tights - Primark
Necklace - Spitalfields Market

This is my cuddly outfit. I love the fluffy top I got from Primark because it is nice and warm and I like bright red. My friend Maria thought I looked very Christmas appropriate. I think bright red is for all year round. It is bold and sexy and I love it. I also love wearing chunky tops with pencil skirts in daytime. I think it looks quite cute.


Outfit 7
Dress - H&M
Cardigan - H&M
Shoes - Primark
Tights - Primark
Belt - Terranova
Ring - Primark
Necklace - Primark

This is what I wear when I want something feminine with a hint of vintage. Lace and floral patterns make an outfit soft and feminine and the shoes make it a little bit old school. Wearing coloured tights will add a pop of colour and make the outfit more fun. Basically I love it!


Outfit 8
Top - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Cardican - Stradivarius
Boots - New Look
Necklace - Primark
Lips - L'Oreal Color Riche in True Red

What? I have black hair??? Yeap! I thought I needed a change. Do not be scared. It is only a temporary change. The colour should wash off in a couple of months and leave me back with my normal brown hair. As for the outfit, same black trousers as before (I love them) and some roses (typical). Simple but effective. We went for a lovely walk in the park and then got cupcakes from Selfridges.


Don't they look yummy?


Outfit 9
Shirt - Primark
Skirt - Chicwish
Shoes - New Look

Black and red again. Do you see the pattern now? Anyway, this is one of my favourite skirts. It has red roses on it and it is gorgeous!!!!! I decided to pair it with this shirt because the cream lines down the sides of the buttons give some shape to the outfit. The spaceship like place I am is a bar called Sketch just off Regent Street. It is very cool, so, if you are in London, you should check it out!


Sketch again... had to take a picture of the food. 


Outfit 10
Dress - Primark
Cardigan - Stradivarius
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Coat - Primark

This outfit is not very clear but this is just a leopard print skater dress ad I put a cardigan on and the burgundy tights and brown shoes from my lace dress outfit. I went to the London Transport Museum so I think it was a good choice to stay comfortable but still look nice. I also like that the whole outfit looked a little bit old fashioned and blended in with the wax figures that I was taking photos with. I am such a kid when it comes to things like that.


BONUS ROUND


Sailor Mars

Well, I went to London Comic Con with my friends and we did a group Sailor Moon cosplay because we loved that show as kids (and still do but do not let that get out). I was Sailor Mars, who was always my favourite. Most of the outfit was made by me but the shoes are from Primark. Btw, I am not going to say that the reason I have this hairstyle is her but I am not going to deny it either....


Witch

Dress - Bershka
Cardigan - Stradivarius
Pumpkin Earrings - Superdrug
Hat - Sainsbury's
Lips - Revlon Just Bitten in Lovesick and Shiseido in Dragon
Eyes - Sephora Liquid Liner in black

Yeap, finally it is Halloween time! I spent the day with my little cousin, who is five. We carved pumpkins and went trick or treating. Very good day I must say!


And these are the best pumpkins we saw in other houses. Quite cool!

Anyway, this post must finally come to an end. Looking back to those outfits I think I gravitate a lot towards black and red lately. And I particularly enjoy wearing skirts and dresses. 

If you liked this post you can follow me on instagram to see things as I post them as I seem to be properly addicted to it now.

As for me, I need to get back to filming and posting regularly again.

Love you all very much!
Kristine