Showing posts with label H&M. Show all posts
Showing posts with label H&M. Show all posts

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

New In | Beauty Feb 2016


We're almost at the end of another month in 2016 and it's fair to say I've relapsed a little in my attempt to become a reformed shopaholic.


The Lip Colours 

Let's just say I'm having a moment with lip products. I am really trying to have a general minimalist approach to how many items I own (my tiny space can only take so much) but there are a couple of things that I always end up slipping into my shopping basket. This month I've been collecting a lot of pink-toned lip colours. In fact, all of the lip shades here ended up looking very close in colour to my last . I end up with the same colours constantly. I really need to check what I have already before making a purchase. Here my absolute favourite is the  (£15.50). It's another shade I picked up for 'free' using the and it is just so gorgeous. It's similar to  but the formula is so much more moisturising making it easier to wear.

I first came across (£6.99) when helping 'model' some lip colours for Annie's , which you have to check out if you haven't already (it really shows how the same colours can look completely different on varying skintones). I ended up buying it even though it is almost identical to the . I prefer the L'Oreal Matte Gloss as it's still quite moisturising gliding and staying put on the lips better. The packaging of the (£7.99) duped me into thinking this would be a peachy tone but it's a muted pink on me. I did try to get something different here but alas I ended up with yet another soft pink lipstick and I recently acquired the   (£2.50)* which is a bright fuchsia. Both are smooth, moisturising formulas.



The Makeup Accessories 

A lot of blogs have been filled with talk on the oval brushes like this  priced at £55 and at a slightly more purse-friendly £34.50. I've never been one to drop any more than £10 on a single brush. I couldn't be happier with my and considering a few bloggers have broken these pricey brushes it's not worth it for me. I still wanted to see what these toothbrush-resembling products were like though so my £1.10 option here was a no-brainer. I got it from eBay  from a Chinese seller. It took about 2 weeks to come but it was little more than a £1! I could buy and break 31 one of these and still have spent less on the real deal (yup I did the maths). I've only tried this brush once and honestly the jury is still out on the verdict so I'll update you when I've road-tested this a little more in the coming weeks.

I also picked up the  also from eBay for £2.20. It's a brush cleaning glove which you slide over your fingers and use the grooves on the back to remove dirt and grime. It works perfectly and just makes cleaning brushes a little faster without damaging the bristles. I'm not sure if I bought the genuine brushegg product as the listing doesn't state the brand name at all. It's quite small too so if you have a lot of large brushes a bigger cleansing mat would probably work better. Lastly, also new in this month are these (£5)* by  which I received at event at yesterday. I had them applied at the event and it was a shame to take them off at the end of the night. They are definitely one of the more natural-looking super long falsies I've used!


I'm hoping next month will be a little lighter on my bank account, especially as I buy similar items again and again. I definitely can't help getting a little swept up in the excitement of newness!


*sample received at an event - read my disclaimer here.

What have you been buying lately? 

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Style | New Look 70s Style Maxi Dress


Having sun in Manchester always causes me chaos with with figuring out what to wear as most of my wardrobe accommodates windy, rainy weather. I've loved being able to wear maxis and sandals recently and this split side 70s style dress from is one of my favourites. I love the pattern which works surprisingly well with a number of pieces I have like this off-white blazer from  and  handbag.


Admittedly as I write this it's muggy but raining and cloudy outside. I ran a few errands earlier in a hooded jacket and all black converse which have seen better days, but I'm hoping to do more outfit posts soon which feature more of my British Summer style.


Dress & Sandals -  | Blazer & Necklace- | Belt - | Bag -  (via ) | Sunglasses -  (via ) | Watch -  

What have you been wearing recently? 

Christine Stewart x

Friday, 29 May 2015

Style | All Gold Jewellery


I think there's so much beauty in simplicity. I'm always drawn towards minimalism and if anyone raided my jewellery stash they would find various dainty gold pieces. Currently I'm in love with gold bars as throwing one on can easily pull together any outfit regardless of the occasion.


My favourites to wear at the moment are these two necklaces from H&M and I love that they both can be layered with other pieces to create more dimension to an outfit. The first has a long chain and falls roughly at my waist and it goes perfectly with a couple of my midi dresses or cami and jeans combos. The other is much shorter, stopping at my collar bone, and works best with tunics and blouses (I'm wearing it in a post ). Both were a steal with the long gold bar costing £1.99 and the short one £2.99.

Necklaces - | Watch -

I've also been wearing this Olivia Burton watch a lot recently (seen ). This is my third watch from this brand and I'm totally hooked (the other two I own can be seen  and ). It's a relatively inexpensive brand but the products are really well made and look really beautiful in person. I would definitely buy another watch, though I don't think I could justify the need for another!

What have you been wearing recently?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 6 April 2015

Style | New Look Sleeveless High Neck Midi Dress


I've wanted a high neck dress for a while so I finally caved and bought one a few weeks back in the New Look sale (I couldn't not at just £8). I've paired it with a few of the usual suspects here - this houndstooth scarf and floppy hat have seen so much wear lately. I also wore this slouchy camel blazer from Forever 21 which had previously been forgotten under a pile of woollen Winter coats. It's still cold in the UK currently but I've been mixing my Winter and Spring items together in an attempt to be practical and fashionable. Needless to say I can't wait for the warmth of Summer, especially as my arms and legs haven't seen much daylight in the past year!


Whilst we're on the subject of my legs, I got a cluster of insect bites on the lower part of my left leg last summer which became infected leaving various nasty dark pits and scarring. My skin has always been prone to hyper pigmentation and scarring, but I've never had it this severe. I can also usually fade my scars with a little regular exfoliation (which is minimal effort on my part). This scarring however hasn't budged at all and I think the only thing that'll get rid of it is by trying something like a laser treatment. I'm now looking into options so if anyone has tried something similar to get rid of some bad scarring let me know. In the mean time I've been relying on opaque tights, makeup or I just crop out or cross my legs in photos (as I have done here) to hide the scarring.

Dress - Blazer -  | Hat -  | Shoes -  | Watch -  | Scarf -

What have you been wearing?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 30 March 2015

Style | H&M Khaki Trousers


I feel like I haven't done a fashion posts in forever but I've actually been so excited about Spring I'm hoping to do more fashion posts in the next few weeks. I miss the layering that comes with Winter, but my style has always been so simple that I end up just throwing on a few things before heading out the door. This is definitely one of those outfits and it's ridiculously comfortable too.


I've managed to reign in my spending a lot over the last few months and instead I've been reaching for lots of pieces that have been neglected in my wardrobe for a while. I fell in love with these khaki trousers from H&M when I saw them at the end of last summer, but I've never worn them until now. It's a bad habit of mine to have drawers filled with clothes with the tags still on so I'm trying to slowly change that. Speaking of unworn purchases, I might as well fess up to the fact that these shoes have only made it out of the house twice too. Now we're no longer in winter and there's no risk of my exposed toes getting frostbite I'll definitely be strolling around in these shoes more often.

Knit - | Trousers - | Shoes -  (via ASOS) | Necklace - | Watch -

What have you been wearing? 

Christine Stewart x

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Friday, 12 September 2014

What I Wore | ASOS Black Floral Shorts


This is another outfit from my trip to Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago (previous ). The temperature has dropped recently and sadly I've already gone back to wearing jeans and jumper combos!

I always say my style is minimalist but having barely any room in my cabin bag to fit many clothes meant I really had to strip down to the bare essentials when I went away. All of the outfits I took to Scotland had to be easy to wear and this Forever 21 blouse goes with virtually everything. I ended up pairing it with these ASOS floral shorts which are an old purchase. The shorts are part of a cute  (now in the ASOS sale section) and I wish I snapped up the top too when I had the chance but my wardrobe contains so much black, white and grey I knew these shorts would work with most of what I had already. If the temperature doesn't drop too much more I'm definitely going to have a break from living in my jeans and try mixing up these shorts with some other pieces in my wardrobe.

Blouse - | Shorts - | Necklace - | Rings - | Watch - | Bag -

What have you been wearing lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 9 June 2014

What I Wore | H&M Zig Zag Cami


I've finally been rearranging my wardrobe, moving out the autumn/winter items and gradually building up a collection of my summer essentials. It was nice to clear the space which was previously filled with fluffy jumpers, thick coats and knitted scarves, though I must admit I'll miss the layering that comes with the colder weather.

The UK gets pretty muggy in the summer, which is why Brits tend to strip off at the first sight of sun. It's been so warm lately and, like most, camis are my go-to item when the heat is on. I really love this black and white zig zag cami from H&M. I'm prone to buying very plain items but I'm slowly starting to experiment with more patterns, so this shirt is a welcome change. I kept my outfit simple here (I guess that's just my thing) and I'm also unintentionally wearing almost exclusively H&M clothing. H&M is so affordable I've been getting a bit too carried away with my purchases lately and as a result lot of my summery clothing is from here.

Cami, Jeans & Necklace - | Shoes - | Ring -

What have you been wearing? 

Christine Stewart x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Outfit Snippets | H&M Black Coat


With the warmer weather trying to make itself known I can now get away with wearing lighter coats (finally) like this H&M structured black coat with leather accents.



I'm lucky in the fact that where I work I can dress casually most of the time but sometimes it's nice to dress up, even if it is just a little. This is one of those pieces that makes me look a little bit more 'put together' with no effort. I threw this on over a simple red ASOS dress yesterday, pairing with heeled platform black boots. So easy. If the weather stays the way it is I'll probably end up wearing this coat to death as I just love the feminine fit. The coat retails for £39.99 normally but H&M were doing 50% off selected items in-store last week for Easter so it was a total bargain at £19.99.

Coat - | Dress - | Necklace -

What have you been wearing lately? 

Christine Stewart x
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