Monday, 11 June 2012

Shoes of the summer! (if we ever get one)

Oh dear lord I am in love. I walked into River Island a few days ago and was flabbergasted by what I saw. I managed to bag a beautiful pair of summertime platforms for just £25! What a bargain! I don't know about you but I absolutely love my heels, even if half of the time they absolutely kill my feet and one day I may end up with the dreaded 'bunions' from wearing heels too much, I just don't care. They make me feel pretty and proud, make me stand tall and ooze confidence, something everyone wants.

I admit these may not be for everyone, the pattern is purely for all those girly Gertrude's out there, but I honestly do love them, and surprisingly, so far they've been incredibly comfy. However I admit i've only worn them around the house so far, (every real shoe lover knows the real test is on the mean streets of concrete, or even for heel lovers like me... the dreaded cobble, amateurs stay away for your own safety!). The gorgeous dusky peachy pink colour is amazing for this summer and would go well with the pastels that are bang on trend for this season. 

Please everyone excuse my feet, I really am in desperate need of a DIY pedicure. As you can see there is a good inch of platform on the front of the heel making these 6 inchers easier to walk in, I always like to call these a fake heel. I must admit, I am not normally a fan of many patterns and colours as I seem to have a complex that I won't be able to pull it off, but these beauties are great to add a pop of colour to any summertime outfit, and best of all, because of the height and the fabric of the shoe (it seems to be a silky fabric that looks gorgeous when the light catches it), these shoes can easily be taken from daytime to nighttime. 

I really was pleased when I found these and hopefully, fingers crossed, if the weather picks up I can wear these through the summer. I have a feeling these wouldn't bode well with the rain. Do you like these? Are you a heel lover like me? 

Love Melissa xxx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Estée Lauder Double Wear saves the day!

Estée Lauder double wear is my staple item. Every day (that is when I'm going somewhere, wouldn't want to waste the precious liquid), it glides across my face with ease, making my skin silky smooth and creating a perfect base for the rest of my makeup.

I actually feel as though I could not live without this product (dramatic I know, but non the less true). I covet this foundation so much, as I feel my makeup wouldn't look as good without it anymore. I definitely couldn't go back to using a different foundation now.

The colour I use is number 16, Ecru which may be too pale for all those super tanned Sally's out there in which case I'm extremely jealous, but it really does suit my skin tone well.

The packaging is gorgeous as you can see in the photo, it comes in a gorgeous glass bottle with a sheeny shiny gold lid looking expensive making it a lovely addition to anyones makeup bag.

Although this product may not work for everyone I would definitely recommend it, it's really worth a try. And for those of you not wanting to spend 26 quid just trying something, and quite rightly so, nip down to an Estée Lauder counter and ask to be matched up to a shade, and then for a free 10 day sample and see what you make of it! The gorgeous silky liquid texture leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking practically flawless even before applying concealer.

I know i'll be using this for years to come and it really would take something special to make me change foundations again. Hope you all try this :).

New Blog Nerves!

Just started this blog for fun, basically as a way for me to gab about everything I love :). Its mainly going to be makeup reviews. new clothes i've bought and outfits ive put together. There will probably be the odd post about my crazy Barbie obsession, because lets face it, she's a complete fashion icon, a brilliant career woman and has a plastic tan that will never fade. I now have a fear that I will be writing all this to myself for a while but oh well...