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Eyes created using Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision

Lip created using a blend of Max Factor Colour Elixir in ‘raisin’ and Honey Lacquer in ‘indulgent coral’

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You may have caught my playful video on Instagram wearing this baby in a rock, paper, scissor challenge with my followers.

swatch watch

I have only ever owned 2 watches in my life, a Pokemon one when I was 6 and an impressive but clunky rose gold one when I turned 21. I like the idea of a watch, my wrist feels and looks bare without one but the moment the occasion has ended and I’m back home in my comfort zone, I feel as eager to take it off as I am about swapping my stilettos for slippers.

Prior to purchasing a watch I would advise you to consider it’s weight very carefully because even the most ostentatious timepiece can feel like an iron shackle by the end of the night.

I needed a lightweight watch for my travels, one I could hike in, style outfits with and also wear in hot sticky unbearable heat, so I picked up one from the new SKIN range by Swatch. The overall depth of the face is impressively thinner than the button battery embedded inside. If you have one then you probably found yourself running your fingers along the strap unboxing it for the first time as the strap has a surprisingly distinct luxurious silk touch.

What’s more is how easy it is to forget that you’re even wearing a watch. It’s sporty and light airy feel make it a watch I can travel with in sticky sweltering heat and will not interrupt with my daily movement.

It is so important to choose a watch that fits with your lifestyle so I would advise you to shop with your daily habits in mind. Fortunately this misty rose beauty ticks all of my boxes.

Check out the full Swatch range here to begin your search. www.Swatch.com

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Summer has well and truly taken off and it is officially prime time festival season.

Yesterday was Womad Festival, Kendall Calling and for the extra cool kids Comic Con.

To get into the spirit of things I took inspiration from the DC comic Suicide Squad to create my festival look.

Whether your summer plans revolve around music or cosplay be sure to enjoy the experience to its fullest potential. Go overboard if you have to.

  • Spend several months creating a costume that is so bat shit you wonder why you aren’t doing it professionally
  • Spray paint your hair
  • Throw a truck load of glitter over your head
  • Hold a 6ft banner in the air and hope that Sheeran sees it
  • Apply make up like it’s a face paint contest.

Don’t let worrying about how you might be perceived stop you from having fun. Do it all and do it unapologetically.

My Harley Quinn inspired ombré hair was achieved in less than a minute using COLORSMASH Color Kissed Hairspray, which is exclusively available at http://izbeauty.co.uk. 

If you’re stocking up on your festival essentials like your jewels and your hair coils then make sure you grab yourself one of these because your kit is not complete without it.

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Hi guys, it’s finally Friday, it took us a while but we got here in the end. I’m opening this post with a picture I took on Monday before absolutely throwing myself onto a mountain of work (which I still have loads to do) and ending it with a cute Friday night dress and the quite possibly, sassiest phone case you will ever be able to get your hands on.

I’ve been all over the shop these last two weeks, back and forth from London doing various things which you will soon be able to see here on the blog. It’s always so crazy before fashion week, honestly I feel like all year it’s quiet and then the months leading up to fashion week, BAM all the press shows, all the campaigns, all the networking events and product launches come at once.

When I feel overwhelmed by things as well, everything comes to a holt.

I just lose my focus. Currently Love Island is on which doesn’t help at all, I was in London for a while so when I came back, oh my god, I just binged watched 5 episodes even though I had heaps and heaps of work to do.

Sorry international readers, but Kem coming in with Chyna? that is MUGGY!

Anyway, I am trying to get my fitness back on track (again, this may or may not also have something to do with Love Island) so this weekend I am going to hit the gym. I’ve got my whey protein, my IBCAA+  and other things which I hope are going to work miracles. If they don’t then I’m just going to have to get a refund because I definitely ordered ‘slim’ at the counter, not ‘mum-tum’ and ‘second chin’.

On a happy Friday end note, I have a discount code at the moment for Coconut Lane so if you like anything in these two pictures then you can use my code “labelsandlondon20′ for 20% off. That includes my phone case, my sunglasses also worn by Amber on Love Island and the notebook.

They have some really cute desk stuff, so go check them out. www.coconut-lane.com.

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what shoes to wear with straight leg jeans

What Shoes To Wear With Straight Leg Jeans

Don’t you just hate the office dress code smart/casual? What even is that?

I can wear jeans but a hoody is pushing it? I can wear jeans and a suit jacket? I should wear a pencil skirt with trainers?

If you’re not sure take a peek at what other employees are wearing when you arrive for your interview.

If in doubt, go for a straight leg jean. Why? Because the cut still resembles a standard pair of office trousers. Pair it with a plain logo-free top and voila smart/casual nailed down. But (and this is a tougher than it sounds) what should you wear on your feet?

Trainers are fine on a weekend but are too casual for a day at the office.

Stilettos are an overkill, unless it’s cocktail hour/a staff party I would leave those babies at home.

Also, have you ever tried a round toe shoe with straight leg jeans? Try it… They look like grandma’s ‘Hush Puppies’ right?

You want to be taken seriously, like you take pride in your appearance but not seriously enough for it to take priority over your role.

Enter pointy mules.

Straight leg jeans look neat with a slim point peaking underneath because the hem of your jeans will hang just above it rather than sit and slouch on your shoe.

Choose one with a kitten heal, it’s understated, comfortable enough to carry out day-to-day tasks and will lift the end of your jeans slightly off the ground to elongate your legs.

Both of the shoes featured here can be obtained below.