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27 April 2014

OOTD 27.4.14: Jailhouse Rock

Hiya all!

It's been a while since I did a good old fashioned OOTD. Today's outfit was just a simple one as I only went out to see my grandparents (super exciting, I know!), but I felt that it worked out pretty well. Also I feel very Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock, hence the title!

I'm wearing a dress that I got recently from Zara. I'd seen it on the website and fell in love with it, and luckily when I went to my nearest store, they had it in stock. It was an amazing price at £19.99, and is really good quality. I love the details on the sleeves and think it has a really unique feel to it. Plus, I've become a little stripe obsessed recently; I think that they're my spring must have, so this dress is a perfect addition to my wardrobe. It's such an easy dress to wear because of it's shape, and will look good with or without tights, so it's an all year round dress.

Next off it my denim jacket. I completely forgot I owned this until I found it today. I got it a couple of months ago in the Urban Outfitters sale, and I think it was an amazing £15! I like it because it's a really nice shape with the fitted sleeves. I'm a big fan of the boxy shape at the moment, so I'm super glad that I rediscovered this jacket.

Lastly are my shoes. I'm so glad that skate shoes are in- I think they were the only shoes I wore when I was about 11! I love the laid back style and think they're perfect for spring and summer. I'm planning on stocking up on a few more pairs before they sell out everywhere. These black ones are from Topshop and were £20. They're good quality, but were quite uncomfortable when I first bought them, so they needed a bit of breaking in first. I would also recommend getting a size up from what you usually are as they are a bit of a tight fit.

Hope you like the post!
Lilia xox

24 April 2014

Topshop Make Up Review

Hello lovely people, hope you're well!

As usual I've been slacking in the blogging department lately due to my mountain of revision and coursework. I promise that once my exams are over though, I'll be posting loads more!

Recently, I found a £25 John Lewis voucher that I had been given for my birthday last year, but still hadn't used. I didn't really know what to buy with it; I was going to buy something for my room but never got round to it. But then I realised that as well as home things and clothes, John Lewis also sell beauty products. I thought about buying a nice face cream or eye shadow palette, but to my surprise, I found out that they sold Topshop make up. Now, I've never bought any beauty products other than nail polish from Topshop but I've heard great things about the products they have on offer.

I ended up buying 3 products; an eye shadow trio and 2 lip bullets. I've recently been trying to get into changing up my make up routine by using various shadows and lip products so I was excited to try these out.

The colours of the lip bullets are gorgeous; a dark plum and an pinky orange. I've been looking for the perfect dark lipstick shade for ages, but I could never find one that was actually as dark as I wanted. This one is a great purple colour and compliments my pale skin tone well. I really wanted an orange lip colour for spring; now, usually, brighter lip shades, like coral, don't really suit me, but this one is actually ok. It doesn't look as nice on me as the darker shade, but I think it will be better suited once I (hopefully!) get a tan this summer. 

The lip pens go on well and you don't need too much to get a bright layer. However, they come off quite easily, especially if you're eating or drinking, so you'll have to reapply frequently if you want them lasting all day. But overall, I love these and will certainly be buying more in the future!  

Shades: Heartbeat (Orange shade) & Bewitched (Purple shade); £8 each

Here's me looking very posey with 'Bewitched' on

The other product I got was this eye shadow trio, with a wine shade, a gold shade and a shimmery pale nude shade. I'm really into neutral and rose coloured shades at the moment after I got the Naked 3 palette for my birthday (hooray!), so I got this to use as an everyday thing. I love using the palest shade as a base and working the gold shade onto the outer corners and centre of my eyelids to create an almost gradient effect. The trio would be great if you're going out and want to create a dramatic eye look.

Eye Shadow Trio in shade Orion; £12

Overall, I'm super impressed with the quality of Topshop make up and will definitely be buying some more soon!

Have a great week!

Lilia xox

6 April 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


I got a wonderful surprise the other day when I was told by the lovely Hannah that she had nominated me for the 'Very Inspiring Blogger Award'! I want to say a huge thank you to Hannah as it means so much to me that people notice my blog and like it enough to do things like this! Hannah runs an amazing beauty blog, filled with great beauty reviews and my personal favourite, great finds from eBay. I highly recommend you follow her wonderful blog!

So here are the rules!

1. Link the person who nominated you
2. List and display the rules
3. Share seven facts about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other blogs and let them know they've been nominated

My facts are:

1. I'm currently at college and studying Maths, English Lit, Fine Art and Psychology
2. Last November, I met my favourite people in the world ever, One Direction and hugged Niall and got a picture with Harry; it was the best day of my life
3. It's my dream to one day live in New York
4. I hope to study English at Uni and one day become a writer or journalist
5. My ultimate dream is to one day write for Vogue
6. I love singing and acting, but I have bad anxiety which prevents me from performing in front of others
7. My favourite TV show is Teen Wolf

I nominate...


Thank you again to Hannah for the nomination! I've got some beauty-based posts planned for the next few weeks- sorry I've not been that active lately, exams are approaching and coursework is never ending!

Lilia xox