Friday, 9 November 2012

October Favourites!

I know it's a little late but here is my monthly favourites post with all the lovely products I've discovered throughout October and have been loving!

First up is fragrance. I have two staple fragrances that I've been wearing for a while now and this particular one is a fairly new addition to my life but I really like it. Flowerbomb by Vixtor and Rolf has been very popular since it's release and I take have a whiff when it first launched but I wasn't really in the market for a new perfume but I still loved it. My Dad went away to Australia on business earlier this year and brought me back a few goodies including this little gem! I love this perfume so much, I wear it nearly every day without fail (to the point where it's starting to run out and I'm trying to ration it until Christmas when hopefully I will get a new perfume). I'm rubbish at describing scents because different people interpret in different ways, but to me, it smells like a really sweet smelling flower.

I ran out of my Wake Me Up foundation by Rimmel so it was time to invest in a new one. I do like the Wake Me Up foundation but I found that it made my face too glowy and shiny very quickly (I was dabbing my face with mattifying papers pretty much as soon as I put it on). Therefore, I needed a foundation that wasn't as heavy. I found this in Bourjois' 123 Perfect foundation. I got the shade 52 Vanilla because as winter is drawing in, I'm getting natually paler. This doesn't have the best coverage in the world but thats because the formula isn't as thick. To be honest, I actually quite like that quality because it means it's safely buildable and I've grown to like lighter coverage foundations as I really don't like the 'cakey' finish that thicker foundations give me.  This foundation is also not too oily which is a plus!

The day came where my Yves Saint Laurent Shocking mascara ran out and I needed to buy a cheaper one. I'd seen on some of missglamorazzi's YouTube videos that she's been loving the Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Flared mascara, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm so glad I did, it is so amazing! If you spend a lot of time on your lashes like me to make sure they are suitably seperated and defined, this is the mascara for you! It's makes it easier for you to make your eyelashes thicker and longer. For a highstreet mascara, it's probably one of the best on the market. Love, love, love.

As the winter is here and the cold weather sets in, this can really take a toll on my lips. I usually suffer from chapped lips quite a bit (I'm awful with keeping them hydrated). So I thought I'd try the original Carmex lip balm which is available in Superdrug and Boots. I really like it, it's got an interesting scent to it, almost a mix of mint and honey. When I have it on, it does feel like it's helping hydrate my lips and I'm always sure to put some on in bed too so that it absorbs whilst I'm asleep.

As well as my lips being dry with the cold snaps, my body often has dry patches which need a little extra TLC. This is particularly with my elbows, upper arms and my shins. I love Body Shop products and I have some body butters still that I've been using to help. My favourite at the moment is the mango flavoured one which smells AMAZING. It really does help to hydrate my skin, especially when I've got out of the shower, my rooms a bit chilly and my skin starts to dry out.

With winter comes new colour trends. Oxblood or burgundy is a new colour trend this season and I love it! I have bought so much burgundy and wine coloured things recently. I bought Barry M's nail varnish in Raspberry and it's so lovely, just the perfect colour for this season!

My final favourite of October is not beauty or fashion related...

I have fallen hook, line and sinker for the 50 Shades trilogy. I know I'm a little late on the band wagon but it just took me a little while to get the books and start reading them. Once I'd started, I couldn't stop. Some nights I would be in bed, barely being able to keep my eyes open just to finish the chapter I was reading. The general opinion of the series is that it is basically female porn. Whilst there are a lot of sexual references, there is an equal amount of romance to it and you actually understand the characters on a deeply emotional level. I would recommend it to anyone! P.s. the 3rd book is definitely the best one!

So there you have it! I hope you have enjoyed reading this and possibly given you some ideas of what to try this next month :)


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Halloween Make-Up Look #1: Classic Cat!

Halloween is right around the corner and I thought I'd play around with my make-up and create a few looks. I put the pictures up on my Tumblr as well :)

This look is so easy to do; all you need is a black matte eyeshadow, liquid/gel eyeliner and black lipstick.
 (I used black eyeliner for my lips but it's probably better to use a lipstick!)

So for the eyes, I used my Sleek i Divine palette in Original. I used the black eye shadow to do a smoky eye and used a fluffy brush to blend it.

i Divine-Original
Sleek Make Up - i Divine Original Palette - image from website
I then took my liquid eyeliner; I use the Bourjois Clubbing Liner in Ultra Black, and carefully drew a line from my inner eye down the edge of my nose. This makes the eye look more cat like. If you want to, take a thin eye shadow brush and put some of the black eye shadow over it to make it more smokey and more similar to the rest of the eye. I also used this eye liner to draw on my whiskers.

Bourjois Clubbing Liner - Ultra Black

For the lips, I used Loreal's Contour-Khol eye liner in the colour 131 Jet Black. I made sure my foundation covered my lips and then I lined my top lip with the liner. To make it look more cat like, take the eyeliner and flick it from the corner of your mouth, so it looks a little like a smile. Colour in your top lip and add a few dots on your cheek by the whiskers.

For the nose, using the same eyeliner, colour in the bottom of the nose and make a liner along the top of your nostrils and draw a straight line down to connect your nose to your mouth.

And you should have something like this...

I love the classic cat look for Halloween (mainly because I'm a cat lady haha!) 

What do you think? What are you going as for Halloween this year?


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Winter is HERE!

Hello again :)

I'm super excited for this Autumn and Winter season! I love all the hats, gloves, scarves, coats, boots, wellies, candles, cinnamon, mulled wine, Christmas, New Year etc etc etc! One of my favourite winter musts is a warm woolly hat! Beanies are a great accessory to have in the colder climate (especially here in the UK) and they're also a saver if you're having a bad hair day!

My friend recently bought this cupcake bobble hat which I LOVE! It's so cute! It's from ASOS and was £12 :) Who wouldn't want a pink cupcake on their head?! Here is the link for the hat if you want to have a look:

Image 1 of ASOS Cupcake Pom Beanie
ASOS Cupcake Pom Beanie

What do you think of the hat? What's your favourite winter accessory?


Monday, 22 October 2012

Lana Del Rey Inspired Make-Up Look

This is probably common knowledge but I am OBSESSED with Lana Del Rey! I love her music, her style and her make-up. Seeing as I love her make-up so much, and make-up in general, I decided to do a make up look inspired by her winged eye liner and matte pale eye-shadow with a strong brow.

Lana Del Rey for H&M

The most difficult part of this probably is to get the flick of the eyeliner JUST right. I've learned that after many attempts, you do get the hang of It and now it's much easier for me to do than it was when I was a bit younger.

For this look, I used Bourjois Liner Clubbing Ultra Black Ultra Resistance eyeliner which I have been using for so long! I really like it as its easy to use with enough practice and the brush is thin enough to get a really defined flick.

For the shadow, I used Clinique's Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in the colour '10 - Deco Dence'. I used the lighter colour for all over the lid and the darker colour for the crease.

What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of Lana Del Rey?


Nails of the Week!

Sorry that it's a bit late; had a bit of an issue with my iPhone and was also very busy with university work...

Nevertheless, here are my nails of the week. I'm really loving this colour for Autumn/Winter. I'm wearing Barry M's nail paint in the colour 'Raspberry'. It's like a dark burgundy red and I love I ! Burgundy red is also a staple this season so it is bang on trend!

Here is a picture :)

What are your favourite nail colours for Autumn/Winter?


Friday, 19 October 2012

Anya Hindmarch; A Knock-Off?!

I love Anya Hindmarch handbags and purses, especially the studded purses. However, I am a poor student and I don't think I could justify spending around £275 on a purse or even begin to imagine trying to persuade my parents for one. So I was surfing the internet and came across this little beauty...

Horse Print Clutch Bag
Blue Horse Print Clutch Bag from Matalan, £8

This blue clutch bag from Matalan combines the Anya Hindmarch studded purses with the evening clutch bags. It has gold horse print studs across the front of it with a blue tassle on the zip. It retails for £8 which is about a saving of £267! Bargain if there ever was one!

Here is a picture of a Anya Hindmarch purse to show the similarity between them.

Studded Heart Medium Joss                                    - Coal
Studded Heart Medium Joss - Velvet Calf in Coal - £225

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A/W 2012 Fashion Trends #5 TARTAN!

Here I am with another fashion trend post! I have chosen tartan, which I have noticed is everywhere this season! I find tartan a really fun print that mostly everyone can wear. I've had a look around the internet and hunted down some of my favourite items that showcase the tartan print!

I really like this shirt from, the combination of the classic print with the studs give it an edge and make it look really interesting. What I also noticed is that the studs remind me of a cross design which have been very popular recently. This would look great with a leather skirt like in the picture but also tucked into jeans, a skater skirt or even some denim shorts. It comes in 2 other colours but this is my favourite!

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Next up is this skirt from ASOS. Firstly, I love how they have styled it with the simple white tee and the grey cardigan, it gives it a school girl theme which is really cute! However, you could wear this in a ton of different ways. Maybe with a thin knit cream or black jumper? My friend actually ordered this and in the flesh, it's quite thick, almost like a woolen material which would be ideal for the cold weather. I tried it on and although her's was a bigger size to what I would get, I felt like it made me look a little wide. This is probably due to the material. I must admit, it does look quite different in person than in the picture, but that is always the way with ASOS.

Image 1 of ASOS Skater Skirt in Tartan
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I think I have fallen in love with these shoes! It's like a studded tartan slipper dream! They are from ASOS as well and they're just so cute, they'd go great with any outfit to spruce it up a little this Autumn/Winter. Many of my shoes are quite boring and mostly black so these could be a good new edition! I think they are in the sale too or at least around the £25 mark. However, if you're looking for something a little more durable because I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for, especially with shoes. Either way, I thought these were fun and a cute way to liven up an outfit every now and then. 

Image 1 of London Rebel Studded Slipper
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I found these shorts from River Island and I thought they were really cute! You could pair this with a collared black sheer blouse (with or without sleeves; totally up to you!) with black tights and cute black pumps or studded flats. Also if you could find one, a tartan hair bow would look SO cute because you're matching the tartan in cute but subtle ways! These retail at £25 - which I think is really reasonable!

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So there you have it, there are loads more examples of tartan out there for you but these were just a few that I picked. Tell me what you think and if you're loving the tartan trend this Autumn/Winter.


Friday, 5 October 2012

Nails of the Week!

A while ago I blogged about putting a silver glitter on the tips of my nails where I had previously had a french manicure and today whilst I was sitting in my flat mate's room, I decided to do it again! :) She recently bought a Barry M nail varnish which is called 'Amethyst Glitter' whilst we were out shopping and I'm really surprised with how pigmented it is! I did two coats and it really covered the whole tip which makes it look even better! It was a bargain at £1.99 and I love it on the tips but I also love it on the whole nail. I might get the red version because I feel like that is more suited to autumn/winter and Christmas!

Here's a picture of my nails so you can get an idea of how pigmented it is :)

Do you like it? Do you like glittery nail varnishes in general?


Thursday, 4 October 2012

September favourites! ❤

Hey everyone! Firstly, I want to apologize for my absence of late; I've been very busy with holidays and enrolling into University and subsequently moving away from home! But I'm back and hoping to get back into the swing of things!

As I've been preparing for University, I have bulk bought a lot of health/beauty/make-up products so that I am not spending all of my money re-buying stuff throughout my years here. Places like Costco do really good deals on bulk (I got 12 packets of Simple make-up remover wipes for like £10- BARGAIN!) So for any prospective students out there, I would definitely recommend bulk buying a lot of products so you have a plentiful supply and don't waste your money re-stocking!

Anyway, let's get into my favourite's for this month! :D


This is not so much a monthly favourite but a lifetime favourite! I use these Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes every single day to remove my make-up! They are so gentle on the skin and they're not over perfumed so it doesn't feel like you're putting a load of chemicals on your skin!

Next up is this little tester kit from Body Shop of the Seaweed Cleanser Polish, Toner, Day and Night cream. I used this for the first time about a year ago and I fell in love with it. Unfortunately and for some unknown reason, I didn't re-purchase (maybe I couldn't afford it at the time or something) but I recently re-bought the tester kit to try out again to make sure that it was best suited for my skin still because I know that skin types can change and you sometimes have to re-think the products you use. Thankfully, this product is still ideal for me and I love using it. It smells so fresh and it just makes my skin feel so clean which is great after a long day of wearing make-up! I think this retails at £12 for the tester kit, but the individual products in the bigger size are obviously a bit more expensive. Also, in Body Shop, they usually have little freebies to give to you like sachets of a new body butter, so could be worth checking out!

Another little product I've been loving for my skin is this hand-wash. It's from Wilkinson's and I think I bought two for £1.50 (BARGAIN). I bought this 'Fruity Berry' one and also a 'Honey and Vanilla' one to replace it once it's finished. I find this is essential in University simply because you kind of forget that you need hand wash in your bathroom because it's always there at home and you take it for advantage. It smells amazing and the scent does linger for a little while on your hands which is a plus for me!


I recently bought this blush because my Body Shop one that I've had for ages just didn't seem to be doing anything anymore. I hadn't hit the pan or anything but the colour just didn't show up anymore. So I had heard some good things from Tanya Burr (pixi2woo on YouTube) and I decided to purchase the Make Up Academy (MUA) blush in Shade 2. I was going to buy the more pinker shade which I think was Shade 1 but it was just far too pink for me and it wouldn't have suited me either. Also, really pink blushes remind me of when I was younger and there were these group of girls who were obsessed with make-up; they would wear orange, cakey foundation and powder with bright barbie pink blusher. So I went for the more natural colour and I love it! It's really pigmented so you don't need to load up your brush with it otherwise you'll have too much on your cheeks and still some product left over on the brush. This is a great feature because it means it will last for a long time! It was also a bargain at £1!

Next up is this product from Max Factor. It's the Smoky Eye Effect eye shadow with two different colours at each end. My Mum actually gave this to me in a big bag of make-up that she didn't want anymore. This is in the colour 'Bronze Haze' and it's actually a really great product! The colours are really nice; a shimmery beige and a shimmery brown/bronze. They blend together really well and they are very buildable which is good if you're hesitant about putting too much on.

Next up is a Revlon Lip Butter in the colour 'Strawberry Shortcake'. These have been raved about by most beauty bloggers and I think Revlon have really got it right with this one! This particular colour is gorgeous, a very girly pink with some shimmer. I also got one in the colour 'Cotton Candy' which is more of a blue-toned pink which I wear on a night out. They are really creamy so they feel really good on your lips. 

This next product; which is a mascara, is quite frankly a god send. I love the original Faux Cils mascara from Yves Saint Laurent but would never be able to afford it so my Dad would get it for me from duty free whenever he went away on business trips because it is cheaper in the airports. They recently came out with the same mascara but in a shocking version. This is simply amazing. It definitely lives up to it's name and it makes your lashes so thick and long that it definitely looks like you have false lashes on! I love the packaging also!

I recently tried this Super Plumping Lip Gloss from Champneys (it was another goody that my Mum had put in the make-up bag) and I've always liked the idea of them because my lips are fairly plump but I like it when they look a little bigger. I also love the tingling sensation you get when you apply it; which I know is an acquired taste. 

I have always loved Barry M nail polishes but had in a way, abandoned it and looked elsewhere and when I picked up these two, I fell in love with the whole line again! I got (left to right) 'Cappuchino' and 'Berry Ice Cream' and I think they were on a deal in Superdrug which was 2 for £5. However, I don't think the deal is still on :( The 'Cappuchino' colour is definitely more of a night-time, sophisticated polish and the 'Berry Ice Cream' is more of a summery day time polish but I love them both equally and I will definitely be visiting the Barry M stand again!

So there were my favourites for September! I know I have been absent for a while, but I've been so busy what with moving into University and starting studying again after about 3 months off. I'm hoping to get back into a routine of things and I'm also planning some new blog posts.

What are your September favourites? Have you tried any of the products I've mentioned and what did you think?


Monday, 16 July 2012

MAKE-UP LOOK: Bronzed Rose

When I was round my mums house the other day, I rummaged around my make-up draw which I haven't done in a LONG TIME! I found lots of treasures and two particular eyeshadows who screamed at me to put them together in a make-up look! (Not really, but it's nice to be creative... But they did go together beautifully!)

I don't really wear eye-shadow much, simply because when I was going to college, I just didn't have time to 'faff' about in the mornings (usually because I was running late) and it's that kind of place where it's just relaxed and chilled. However, I do like to spend time on my make-up especially if I am going out to a party or clubbing with my friends.


These are the face products I used.

Firstly, I prepped my face with my usual moisturizer and allowed that to sink in to my skin. For foundation, I used Rimmel's 'Wake Me Up' Foundation (there is a review on this product on my blog) and using a sponge, I applied this all over my face, starting in the center around my nose and then my chin as this is where most of my redness and blemishes are that I want maximum coverage on.

Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation in 200 Soft Beige

I then set the foundation with my powder. I used Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder and I really like this powder because it takes the shine out of your skin and makes it look flawless!

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in 03 Golden Beige

To tan my face up a bit, I used Guerlain Terracotta Tan Booster in 02 Medium. I used this on the hollows of my cheeks, nose, chin, a little on my forehead and my neck to ensure I don't have any tide marks.

Guerlain Terracotta Tan Booster in 02 Medium

For my blush, I used Body Shop's Cheek Colour (the colour has rubbed off on the label, so I have to use their website as a guide) and I believe it is the colour '10 Sweet Nutmeg'. However, any blush you have will look good with this look.   

Body Shop Cheek Colour in 10 Sweet Nutmeg (I think!)

These are the products I used on my eyes
For my eyebrows, I used Body Shop's Brow and Liner Kit in '01 Blonde and Auburn'. I simply filled in and arch my eyebrows to darken them ever so slightly because my eyebrows are naturally very light. 

Moving on to the eye shadow, I used two from the No. 7 range. The pink is '42 Antique Rose' and the brown is '65 Truffle'. I used a Body Shop eye shadow brush to colour the outer lid and then used a Jemma Kidd rounded brush to deepen the crease with the same eye shadow. I then used a clean Jemma Kidd colour brush to blend the edges to make sure it didn't look to harsh and more natural. With the Body Shop eye shadow brush (which I wiped off on a piece of tissue), I put some of the pink on my inner eye lid and blended across into the other colour to make it more natural.

From left to right: '42 Antique Rose' and '65 Truffle'
For my eyelashes, I just used my usual Maybelline 'The Colossal Cat Eye's Volume Express' mascara. I usually do two coats to make sure my lashes stay long and voluptious!


Lastly, for lips, I used an Avon lipstick in 'Pout'. I got this from my friend who is an Avon representative. My mum has this and I tried it out on myself and loved it so I had to buy it! It's a really cute, girly pink but in person, it has elements of a nude lipstick.

Please excuse my bad skin! My chin is a real problem area at the moment!

Avon lipstick in 'Pout'
Avon lipstick in 'Pout' (with flash)


Here is the final look! What do you think? I feel like this is perfect for everyday and this will definitely be a look that I will do when I'm on holiday because it is so easy to do!

Let me know what you think!


Saturday, 14 July 2012

A/W 2012 Fashion Trends! #4 MAXI

Maxi's are great for summer in the form of dresses and skirts, but they have really progressed into the winter months and it's become so much simpler to pair them with the right accessories to make them easier to wear. Upon surfing the internet for some maxi's for winter, I found some real treasures!

I found this gorgeous floral print maxi dress from River Island that costs a very respectable £40. I actually think this dress could be worn all year round. The print is so pretty and girly that it could be paired with some black pumps, a matching leather jacket and possibly a chunky knit scarf to soften the look a little more. This would create an outfit that has the edginess of the leather but the softness of the print and scarf which will make it feminine. For the summer, this dress would look perfect with maybe a light beige blazer or leather jacket with gold flip flops and some cute gold jewellery and accessories. One word of advice would be, do not wear this dress if there is rain in the forecast. This is because the dress may be a bit long and the bottom hem may get ruined by the dirty rain water on the pavement.

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For an everyday look, I found this cute dark purple maxi skirt, also from River Island for £25. I love the aubergine colour because it's perfect for autumn and winter as it's not too dark or drab but not too bright that it looks out of season and better suited for summer. Having said that, I believe you could wear this in summer too, which is a bonus! To make this into a cute outfit, you could pair this with a simple white tank top, beige leather jacket, Oasis beige leather pumps in my previous post and gold accessories. Alternatively, black would look just as good if the weather isn't that great.

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I've also seen a style of pairing maxi skirts with military boots. I am not a particular fan of this combination but it's a definitely a viable option for you if you want to wear a maxi skirt but keep your feet warm :)
From, I found this really cute wine coloured long sleeve, maxi dress with a slit along the leg. This would be cute outfit for a special occasion. You could put on a gold skinny belt around the waist to hide the seam and matching jewellery. I like the nude platform heels with the dress too. 

The dress also comes in black and would look good with a gold metal plated belt (there are plenty from ASOS) and matching jewellery and you'll have an outfit that hosts an eclectic mix of femininity with the slit and body con silhouette and grunge with the belt and jewellery.

Both these dresses from retail at £17.99 which is a bargain in my eyes.

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I hope this post helps you in putting together outfits with a maxi dress or skirt! They are perfect too for autumn and winter, not just summer! 


Friday, 13 July 2012

A/W 2012 Fashion Trends! #3 LEATHER!

The classic leather jacket to the edgy leather look leggings can give the rock chic look to any outfit and there's an eclectic range out there for us to choose from. Simple!

I'm constantly on the search for the perfect leather jacket (I haven't found it yet!) but there are so many out there in all different styles to choose from. If you have the money and want to invest, a real leather jacket would be ideal, preferably in black simply because it will go with every outfit! However, there are faux leather versions available too!

Image 1 of Muubaa Sheepskin Bronson Jacket
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Starting off with the most expensive piece I've found. This leather and sheepskin jacket from a brand called Muubaa, sold on really caught my eye because it's different. I like the draping and the large lapels. I really like that the sheepskin lining is inside the entire jacket, not just the lapels. However, for £225, I would expect them too! I like the sleeves, they are a much better alternative to the fabric elasticated ones you see on a lot of other leather jackets. I'm not a fan of those because they cut off my hands and really cling to my wrists, which I find very uncomfortable. For extra warmth, I think you could throw on a chunky knit scarf over the top along with the sheepskin lapels which could make the look very comfy! Pair with some simple jeans and you've got a lovely casual outfit whilst keeping warm at the same time.

The only thing that would put me off is the price. It originally retailed at £430 so you're making a saving of (if my maths is correct) £205! This makes the jacket an investment piece. I personally wouldn't buy it because I do not have the money and even if I did, I would feel very hesitant to lay down this kind of money.

Image 1 of ASOS Laser Cut Leather Jacket
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Image 3 of ASOS Laser Cut Leather Jacket
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Here is a slightly more affordable leather jacket, also from ASOS in their collection. It retails at a discounted price of £67.50 from £135. What is different about this jacket is a couple of things. Firstly, there are no lapels, very different to the previous jacket. This jacket also has little pockets on the side; which could be quite useful but I don't think I could fit my keys or iPhone in them. One particular difference of this jacket is the texture. It features a laser cut design (shown in the close-up on the right) which I really like because it adds some femininity to the piece. I like the structured shoulders and three-quarter length sleeves which just smarten up the piece.

I like the outfit that the model is wearing with the jacket. It shows a good contrast between leather and a girly, baby pink, floaty top and jeans. This outfit would be perfect for going out for dinner; simply pair with some heels, or even travelling; throw on some brogues or even Converse for the comfort factor.

Moving onto bottoms. I remember when I was younger, my mum bought me some leather trousers (I vaguely recall she had some too; maybe she wanted to match!) and when I think back, I do wonder "How did I not sweat in those?". I wouldn't buy leather trousers now, simply because I know it would take a fair few hours just to get them on! Also, the sweat factor isn't appealing to me!

Recently seeing these 'leather look' leggings, I thought this could be a great compromise because they'll be thinner and easier to walk in. You can find these type of leggings EVERYWHERE! Topshop, River Island, ASOS, Missguided, New Look, H&M, Primark etc etc etc! One piece of advice would be, be prepared to pay a little more for these just because you want them to last a long while and when it comes to washing them, you don't want the leather to crack. Having said that, I would've thought most of these leggings would have to hand washed, which makes more sense.

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I found this pair from River Island that retail for £18 which is very reasonable. These are very simple and are a great alternative to plain fabric leggings. I do like the wider waistband at the top, I guess it could work as a tummy shrinker possibly, which is always a bonus for me because I don't particularly want to wear magic knickers all the time! :)

For the same price, you could get these 'Ultra Wet Look Leggings' from ASOS. They are very shiny and I do like them. However, for some reason, they make me think of the brightly coloured 80's inspired leggings you see in fancy dress shops. All I can say is thank god they don't come in these kind of colours!

Image 4 of ASOS Ultra Wet Look Leggings
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Sexy Liquid Fuchsia <em>Wet Look</em> Metallic Club <em>Leggings</em> L
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You really would stand out in those, wouldn't you? ;)

Moving onto shoes and accessories! As the colder weather approaches, you'll put away your flip flops and dig out your boots. I found these Ted Baker 'Bronko Leather' flat boots from ASOS but I think they also retail on the actual Ted Baker website too. 

Image 1 of Ted Baker Bronko Leather Flat Boot
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These boots are very simple but I like the gold buckle on the ankle. I think it makes the boot look more Western; almost riding boot? I like the length of these and they would look perfect with any outfit, as well as keeping your feet warm.

For a more glamourous shoe, I found these leather heels from Ravel on ASOS. They're called Geraldine and they have a laser cut detailing on the front with a slingback strap and peeptoe. They come in a variety of colours which also vary in price. These ones are £50 from RRP £80. 

Image 1 of Ravel Leather Geraldine Heeled Sandal
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I think you could pair these with some denim jeans, a floaty top and jacket for a cute evening outfit. You could also pair it with a pencil skirt and blouse. I like the zip detail at the front, which makes the shoe more edgy because of the femininity of the laser cut. 

If you're looking for a more everyday casual shoe, I found these flat pumps from Oasis on ASOS. Again, like the Ted Baker boots, I believe these are sold on the main Oasis website too. These retail for £38 and they feature a beige snakeskin print with a gold toe cap. I think the snakeskin gives the shoe an edge and the toe cap is just a nice finish. 

Image 1 of Oasis Snake Toecap Ballet Flats
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Image 2 of Oasis Snake Toecap Ballet Flats
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These could be paired with some basic leggings or jeans and a top and if you can find one, a light coloured leather jacket or even a black jacket (leather or not) would work nicely too! Another piece of advice; be careful not to scuff the toe cap. I wonder how durable the material is as it may be prone to scuffing which would spoil the shoe. I think general care for these shoes would be enough to make sure they last and you get your money's worth. 

Okay, I must admit. I LOVE this belt. I'm very tempted to buy it for myself! I love the modern metal plating on the most part of the belt with the traditional buckle at the front. This would make a simple black outfit really stand out. I imagine this would look good with dark jeans too! It reminds me of a Moschino belt that I so badly want need in my life, which unfortunately costs £209 :( Maybe a Christmas present? I don't think so, somehow. This belt retails for an ever so slightly cheaper £18 (BARGAIN). I think it is perfect for this season because the metal plating and traditional buckle is quite masculine and androgyny is very on trend this season too! 

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I need this in my life!

Now handbags. Like most girls, I am OBSESSED with handbags. I feel the need to have one in every colour, of every kind! Clutch, Tote, Shopper etc etc! 

I found this bag, again on ASOS, by a brand called Amused by Ameko. It reminds me of the Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Clutches. Everything about this bag, I love. I like the ornate laser cut detailing on the fold over part which adds some femininity to the bag, but was mans this up is the little skull cut out in the middle. This adds an edge to the bag. It has two straps; an over the shoulder and a grab handle. It retails at a pricey £125... So maybe could be a Christmas or birthday present? I love the lining too; it features a floral skull design. I like it when bags have lining that is tailored to the exterior just because it makes the bag look more expensive and better quality. All in all, this bag is a delightful mix of grunge and girly.

Image 1 of Amused Exclusive to Asos Cutwork Grab Bag
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So, I hope I have given you some ideas about how to wear leather this season! I chose to pick a range of expensive and affordable pieces in case you have a birthday coming up and would like some ideas on presents that family or friends could get for you whilst also being on trend!

What do you think of leather? How do you like to wear it best; clothing or accessories?