Monday, 30 May 2016

Asos Wish List | What Mollie Wants

Bag | Embroided Jeans | Lace Coord (top) (skirt)

Okay, so Asos have 20% off everything for the next 24 hours and naturally this led to an intense 2 hour scrolling session. I narrowed my favourites down to these 3 things which are currently sitting in my basket (must. resist. urge. to. spend. money.)

Did any of you make use of this offer?

Friday, 29 April 2016

Mini High End Makeup Haul | What Mollie Bought

Although I am *meant* to be saving for my interrailing trip this summer, I severely lack self control and can't help the occasional (see: frequent) splurge on makeup.

The first couple of items I ordered from BeautyBay, which ended up being a traumatic delivery experience, which resulted in me chasing the Hermes woman down my road in pyjamas. Nevertheless, I finally got my items so I thought I'd share them on here.

I needed something new for my eyebrows because I'm too lazy to bother with the dip brow everyday, so I chose the Anastasia Brow Definer. I have the colour Taupe and it's a pretty good match. Plus, all the Anastasia products have amazing spoolies too. They're just so soft and fluffy and far superior to every other one I've tried.

I definitely did not need a blusher, but I wanted to try something from Kevyn Aucoin and the colour Tresbelle looked such a perfect dusty pink that I decided to purchase it completely on a whim. Late night online shopping makes me do bad things. It's super pretty and creamy and nice for spring when I can be bothered to put makeup on my face.

Last but not least, I picked up a MAC lipstick in the shade Relentlessly Red, because clearly I have a problem with buying lipstick.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Everyday Essentials #1 | The Neutral Bag

I "borrowed" *ahem, stole* this lovely little cross body bag from my mother. I was actually lucky enough to be gifted my own Mulberry bag last year (the Roxanne) but it tends to be too heavy for everyday use. I don't really carry much with me on a daily basis so I find something compact and light to be an essential.

I believe bags are one of the best investments you can make (fashion-wise); an expensive usually both timeless and long lasting so you are guaranteed to get your money's worth, as opposed to a pair of shoes which could go out of fashion in no time. I think it's always best to chose a neutral colour, think tan, brown or black, as this maximises the versatility of a bag.

Of course, you don't have to spend a lot on a well-made bag; they are also readily available on the highstreet. Topshop has some lovely leather bags at the moment and if you are willing to search for a bargain, try TK Maxx.

Would you invest in a designer bag? What's your everyday bag?

P.S: I might make this into a mini series and post about all my wardrobe essentials - is this something you'd like to see? Let me know!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Review: L'Oreal Micellar Solution

I've been wanting to try out the infamous Bioderma for a while, so after hearing about this 'dupe', I decided to pick it up. Sinc Bioderma itself is pretty pricey (especially if you live in the UK and have to order it online), I thought I'd give the much more reasonably priced L'Oreal version a go for only £2.50!

I was very impressed with the way the micellar solution removed my makeup; it literally melts it away without the need to rub your skin. I just soaked some onto a cotton pad and held it on my eyes for a couple of seconds and it removed all my mascara. 

Having never tried Bioderma, I can't compare the two, however, if you live in the UK the L'Oreal Micellar Solution seems to be a much more readily available and cheaper alternative. I'd definitely recommend trying a micellar solution, and after loving this product so much, I might even splurge on the real thing in the future!

Have you tried any other micellar solutions? Do you think Bioderma is worth the money?

Friday, 5 July 2013

Review: No. 7 BB Lips

Firstly, I'd just like to apologise for my absence over the last few days! I don't really have any excuse other than that I've been feeling a bit uninspired. I really hope to make some fashion posts in the next couple of days so look out for those!

I picked up this lip product by No. 7 to wear at my prom (check out my previous posts for photos). I was intrigued by the concept of a BB cream for lips and since I wanted something more hydrating than a lipstick, this seemed perfect.

The shade, 'Belle Pink' is a dark rose colour, although is fairly sheer on the lips. The pigmentation resembles that of a tinted lip balm. Having quite dark lips, this colour is perfect for everyday wear, leaving a subtle glossy finish.

I feel this product is somewhat a 'dupe' for the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter (unnecessarily long name!). Personally, I've never tried the range so I can't make a comparison, but the concept seems to be the same and even the packaging is similar.

Have you tried out the BB lips? What's your go-to everyday lip product?

Monday, 1 July 2013

New In | Topshop Adonis Boots

I've been lusting after the Adonis 2 boots in Topshop for a long time, so when I saw them in the sale, I was quick to snap them up. The pair I chose are a faded wine colour which is reminiscent to that of the Jeffery Campbell Coltranes.

At £50, these were still fairly pricey but it's still a lot of money from the original £75 price tag. Plus, they are real leather and look very sturdy. I got these in a size 5 and they fit perfectly. However,  I'm usually a size 4, so I'd recommend trying them on if you can or maybe going up a size.

I'm sure these will be a staple in my wardrobe. I personally love the way they look with dresses or skirts and bare legs in summer, but I can also make use of them in autumn and winter. The buckles, although not particularly practical, add interest to an outfit, and the heel gives me a bit of (much needed) height.

Have you checked out the Topshop sale? How would you style these boots?

P.S. I've been shopping a LOT recently, so hopefully they'll be a haul post soon - let me know if this is something you'd like to see in the comments!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Currently Coveting | Holiday Edition

Marc Jacobs Rollerball Trio - Sephora | Coudorouy Circle Skirt (Summer Peach) -  American Apparel Benefit They're Real Mascara - Sephora | Korres Lip Butter (Quince) - Sephora | Luma Skirt - Brandy Melville
In just 12 days I'm off to Barcelona with my family. We don't often get away in summer because my parents are busiest at work, which makes it even more exciting!

As an avid shopper, I've already done my research and prepared an extensive wishlist for my holiday. I was very happy to discover there are a few shops that aren't available where I live, namely American Apparel, Sephora and Brandy Melville.

I've listed a couple of things I want to get and I'll be sure to share my purchases in a haul post when I get back!

Are you going on holiday anytime soon? Have you got any recommendations in Barcelona?