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LOVING AND LOATHING #2 September 25 2014, 0 Comments
Here's what we're loving and loathing this month...
Boots - Autumn is my favourite season, and for the past two years I've been on the hunt for the perfect black ankle boot. (A chunky heeled Chelsea boot - nothing to western, and please don't cut into my cankles!) It's taken me a while, but then I discovered these boots from Ganni. Far more than I'm comfortable paying, but ASOS had a voucher code, and I'm weak (Plus, I've been hunting for like two years... that's a lot of time I've spent hunting for these!)
Studs - Despite being a total jewellery fiend, I very rarely wear earrings (aside from the 'Bohemian years' where I was attempting that whole Sienna Miller thing, and had earrings most fortune tellers would have been jealous of). However, I've rekindled my love with the stud, (I mean the earrings, ladies, stop that filth!). I went a little mad in the Urban Outfitters sale on tiny little earrings, and I've barely taken these little triangles off!
Topshop Lip Bullet in Heartbeat - My current go-to lipstick (anyone else have copious numbers of lipstick, but only really wear one?) It's still a little summery, but I'm not quite ready for an Autumn berry lip yet (besides, they make my teeth look yellow). This lipstick even survived Mexican food, and if you saw me messily eat a fajita, you'd know how impressive that is.
Season Change skin breakout - My skin is rebelling, It's dry, spotty and greasy all in one. I blame this on the changing of the seasons, I realise the two things are probably quite unrelated, but I like to have an excuse for these breakouts to make me feel better. Any of you guilty of this? I also blame long haul flying and extreme cold weather, it couldn't possibly be my lack of water-drinking and carb-fests...
Moschino's Barbie phone case - Just no. I'm all for a novelty iPhone case but this is too far for me. Firstly, it's a highly impractical, non-handbag friendly shape which bothers me (I'm 28, going on 55) but secondly, it's £45. If you want a novelty phone case, get yourself a Minion on ebay for £3.
Mugginess - It looks cold outside right? So why, by the time I arrive at work after a 20 minute walk in my leather jacket, am I sweating so much? Not cool bro.
LOVING AND LOATHING #1 February 12 2014, 0 Comments
Here's what we're loving and loathing this February at Little Nell....
Sparrow & Wolf - Metallic weather notebooks and origami cushions? Okay, so I realise it all sounds a bit odd, but give Sparrow & Wolf a look over on Etsy and I promise you won't regret it. I'm currently coveting the Pom Pom trim boats cushion, I've got just the spot for it!
Mint loafers - The obsessions with all things mint started back in 2012, and it's still going strong. These patent beauties from Office are loafer shaped perfection. The only thing holding me back is the knowledge that breaking in a patent shoe is always so much more painful than normal leather. (I know, I know, first world problems.)
Revlon Matte Balms - I love lipstick but I'm a bit lazy when it comes to 're-applying' so balm stains are one of my beauty essentials. These new matte editions are super long-lasting, and not at all drying for a matte colour. I'll take one of each please!
The weather - Oh i know, it's an obvious one, but waking up to see the mess and destruction it's causing every morning is truly very sad. I know the tube strike is annoying Londonders, but at least you have homes to go back to. Give us all a break please Mother Nature.
Winter Skin - When will it end? My poor nose is in constant need of moisture. Fortunately the (delayed) discovery of Origins overnight moisture mask has drastically improved the situation, now if I could just have a little vitamin D....
Shia Labeouf - Is this another Joaquin Phoenix faux breakdown? I'm not sure what happened to the old 'happy-go-lucky' Shia. All this talk of 'art' after the disaster that was Transformers 3 seems a little bit much... If you've no clue what I'm on about, have a read here.