Tuesday, 14 March 2017

PRIMARK OOTD: Winter Style

Hey guys!

We had a snow day on Saturday and it was great fun. Personally I love snow but rarely have the chance to see it, so I instantly jumped on the opportunity to take some outfit shots. Everything I'm wearing is from Primark, bought over the last few years.


Black and gold are great colours to keep in your wardrobe, as they are easy to match with other items and you can transition them from day to night easily. I got this jumper from Primark a few years back, I think around Christmas time, and it has been a winter staple for me ever since. The elegant star pattern does not really scream Christmas, making it perfect to wear after the holidays are over too.

primark outfit

Underneath the jumper I was wearing a thin gold top, perfect for when you go inside and there's heating on. Having a thinner top under your jumper means that you can take it off if you need to. The statement necklace I'm wearing goes perfectly with both the dark jumper and the light top, in the first case the clear stones pop and in the second the red ones. Either way, the necklace manages to catch the eye. What is more, since my hair is more red now, it also compliments the colour of the red gems.

primark outfits

My shoes were probably not the best choice for snow, as they did end up getting wet at the front, but I thought they went well with the gold elements of the outfit. I'd probably recommend boots with a shiny, waterproof surface though instead. As for my midi skirt, the clear striped panels let you see the snow through it and make the skirt look different according to what you stand next to, which I find quite amusing.

primark shoes

This ended up becoming one of my go to winter outfits, as it is perfect for work, shopping or even a night out in town. That is the reason I always recommend gold and silver items, because you can make them look casual or formal by pairing them in different ways or simply by changing up your makeup a little bit.

primark fashion

I also filmed a video with this outfit, including what Chris was wearing on the day, in case you need some male fashion inspiration too. His clothes are from Farah and his shoes are from Jacamo.

Let me know what you thought of this outfit and what your go to winter clothes are.

Lots of love,

Friday, 3 March 2017

L'OREAL Paris Color Riche Gold Obsession 24g Lipsticks | Review & Swatches

Hey guys!

L'Oreal lipsticks were some of the first lipsticks I ever tried (see this post from back in 2012) but I had not checked out any of their most recent releases. 

Then, the other week my eyes caught a bright gold lipstick in Boots and I could not resist getting it. I also picked up the red one in the line, as it has beautiful gold glitters in it.

The L'Oreal Gold Obsession line has 5 lipsticks (the other two being a plum and two pinky nudes).

 Obviously the stars are the gold, Pure Gold, and the red, Rouge Gold. The package goes from a matte black fading into gold, ironically thus containing less gold than the standard all gold packaging of their normal lipsticks.

The two colours look very bright on the stick and that does translate in the swatch, they are very eye catching and bold, so they are definitely a statement when you put them on.

The lipsticks themselves are are very soft and creamy and they are very easy to apply on the lips. However, they are quite sheer and they do requite some building up, particularly the gold one.

The photos here are with one layer of lipstick on. While the gold is not fully opaque, from a distance it looks like your lips are gold all right, but you can definitely make the effect more visible by building it up. 

The red one, while more opaque, is a bit trickier to apply, which is why you can see that one layer is not exactly perfect and I did need to go back and fix the lines later.

All in all, I think the gold one is a beautiful choice and quite rare as a lipstick colour so it is worth picking up; the red one is a beautiful bright red lipstick, however, if you already own a few others, it is not particularly worth purchasing.

Have you tried any of the other lipsticks in this series and if so what did you think? If you have any looks with gold lipstick do tag me @darcrose22 on instagram or twitter.