Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Versatile Clothes and Make-up Haul...

Well this is a bit late - but a while ago I go I invested in some clothes and make-up that I really wanted and needed from the current and my favourite style's... But, better late than never, as they say...

I went for a shop in Topshop, Newlook, Next, Boots and Superdrug  and found some clothes that definitely my 'star-buy's' over these past couple of months... The intention of my shop was to update my wardrobe with a range of clothing and make-up that would be versatile to me and my needs as starting uni after summer, and having a new job meant my favourite leggings were not the appropriate wear I was looking for...

1) Petite Peplum Scuba Skirt (£28 - Topshop) 2) Cowl Neck Chiffon Dress By Wal G (£33 - Topshop) 3) Capri Fade Jeans (£22 - Topshop) 4) Black Cross Strap Wedges (Now £14.99 - Newlook) 5) Sleeveless Peplum Top (£18 - Topshop)


I bought these in the thoughts that they were all incredibly adaptable for what I needed them for and the could combined with the clothes that are already in my wardrobe...

When looking I was after clothes I would be able to wear for uni, work, nights-out and casual-day-wear. So I had to keep all these factors in mind when trawling the shops, with Robert as my pac-mule, looking for my Autumn wear - as this was also a factor as now the weathers cooling down I don't think taking to the street  in a crop-top, like in summer is as appropriate as I desire - so I've picked things that show off enough, fit well with my body-shape eg, my fairly small waist but curvy hips and big boobies, and my petite stature - as 5"1 doesn't ever scream easy fashion - but I do try!

So here's why I bought what I did buy it:

  1. Petite Peplum Scuba Skirt: This skirt from Topshop is so flattering on! It pulls in your waist skims over your hips and doesn't flare to make me look bottom heavy - plus, for a while now I've been in LOVE with the style and actually jumped on the 'Peplum-band-wagon' years ago now and am genuinely chuffed that they've hit the scene again and I no longer have search the internet far and wide for my newly beloved style...
  2. Cowl Neck Chiffon Dress By Wal G: When I saw this I originally saw it in grey and really liked it. But when I tried on the grey it made me look washed out and a bit frumpy so my hopes that had shot up went straight back down, well, until Robert brought me in same dress in Purple - which I hadn't seen earlier. When I tried it on I LOVED it! It sat really well on me and the colour suited my pale complexion and my eyes "popped" (Well so said the ladies in the shop -though she would...) So it was MINE! Plus it wasn't too short or too long - It's definitely become a staple for this season!
  3.  Capri Fade Jeans: I know what you all may think 5"1 with 26" legs + pus capri jeans = Oompa Loompa eat your heart out - and so did I until i tried these babies on! I LOVE next for when it comes to petite jeans - They fit me perfectly! I love them because they fit nicely on my short leg - unlike other shops - and their size 10 is a perfect fit on me - chuffed much?! These were brilliant - well except for the fact I washed them once and they went a wee bit too big around the waist - but I matched them with a belt and they're good to go for a casual day or with a pair of wedges for work...
  4. Black Cross Strap Wedges: Wedges and me go together nearly as perfectly as me and Robert (nearly) they fit me  so well and on a night out they keep me going ALL night - I hardly ever get sore feet in wedges and these ones have proven to be as equally a heel-god-send as I needed as I was wearing them from 6pm right through until 3am and even after falling during the night I never once had pinchy or sore feet! So these are a MUST-HAVE for you ladies out there - but they are big sizes as I had to get a size 4 as opposed to my usual size 5...
  5.  Sleeveless Peplum Top: Again with my beloved peplum style! I LOVE this top! It's so flattering on my lil' bod and doesn't make my boobs look too big... It flatters my figure and goes out at my waist creating the right shape needed for a lil' hourglass like me...
That's why and where I got my fabulous new additions to my wardrobe for this season - not that I shall be getting rid of them when spring hits as I am in love with each one!
As for the make-up part of this haul, well I was in desperate need to update my make-up bag, basically because when I went back up to the land up Cumbria the make-up fairy *cough* my sister *cough* took away and used up all of my current make-up, so I really needed to invest in some new foundation, primer mascara ect. So I did! 
From Left: 1) Bourjois: Beauty-Full Volume Mascara (Superdrug - RRP: £6 I got it free), 2) Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation (Superdrug - £10), 3) Revlon, PhotoReady Primer (Boots £12),  4) Estée Lauder Tempting Melon Nail Lacquer (Boots £14) 
I bought these from the two different shops Superdrug and Boots - These are my two favourite high-street stores to  get my make-up from - yes I would love to be a casual shopper at Selfridges & Co. But, being in Stoke or Cumbria means I MUST work with what I got, plus release me in either of these could happily keep me occupied for HOURS! I simply do get lost in the lands of beauty, make-up and fashion - plus they're not too pricey shops!
  1. Bourjois: Beauty-Full Volume Mascara: This came free with item 2). It's soooo good on - I expected, as it was free, it wouldn't be as nice on as it actually was - but, when I tried it on, even with just one coat, it was so pretty on - it really did give volume! I looked like I'd glued on fakies by the second coat as I've got naturally rather long and black lashes, so with this on my lashes were HUGE and pretty and with NO spider legs - bonus! Best freebie ever!
  2. Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation: It was the '123' aspect that drew me and it was the result that kept it in y make-up bag! It has Yellow pigments for dark circles (which I am prone to!) Mauve Pigments for a brighter complexion - which with as pale as I am I could really do with and Green Pigments for anti-redness - which is Autumn/Winter is PERFECT for me as my skin goes reder than the cheeks of a true English-rose - plus on the answer to does it work? Yes! It does and you don't have to use a lot for your whole face as a small amount goes along way!
  3. Revlon, PhotoReady Primer: Now, I am one of those ladies that doesn't have naturally flawless skin so I NEED  primer, and I've trawled through so many different brands it's unreal - but the Revlon one really worked for me and it's so nice on your skin just by itself too...
  4.  Estée Lauder Tempting Melon Nail Lacquer: Well you may have read a little while ago I got my make-up and nails done when I went for a mini-beauty day - well this was the nail shade they used and gave me a free voucher for money off it - which bonus for me because I fell in LOVE with it and it's unfortunately £14 for a little pot of it - but I've declared it my "Special-occasion" nail varnish and paying less than half price made it a glorified buy on my part -again a versatile item witch was my aim when buying all these!
So that's my not-too-recent clothes and make-up haul - so if you are actually after buying any of these chances are a few are in sale by now - but I still frankly adore them! They're versatile, adaptable and simply me - everything I want when updating my wardrobe....

Have you had any versatile shopping sprees? Or got any versatile fashion and beauty tips for me?

51 comments:

  1. I also love the Peplum style!! At 5'10 with no boobs and a big ass we're totally different shapes but nevertheless, peplum's seem to look good on all shapes and sizes! Also, I'm the same with gray, I look really washed out but I love it so much that sometimes I wear it anyways! Love the shoes such a good price! And a really good price for the Bourjois mascara! I'm desperate (and by desperate I mean DESPERATE) for new mascara but everytime I'm near a Boots or Superdrug it slips my mind!!
    Great post Rachael :) xxx

    www.thegirrrlsroom.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You need to invest in this mascara I LOVE it hehe. Yes, peplum is TRULY my new found love hehe thank you so much!
    Rachael
    xxx

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  3. on a serious note, your blog name had my following within seconds.
    i'm only 4'9" CAN THAT BE THE NEW 5'9"?!

    haha love your blog, cute background. peplums are so comfy!

    following!

    x

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    1. Of course you can - "Petite and Proud" that's my motto hehe thanks I trawled everywhere for a cute background and I love swallows - I even a have a tattoo of one on my hip hehe
      xxx

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  4. I really like the peplum skirt! Great finds! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you now :)

    http://perlaxmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. No Problem - oh they're definitely some of my favorite pieces of the moments hehe xx
      xx

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  5. I love the peplum pieces =) oh, I need makeup for the cooler months as well!
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  6. love the clothes so versatile, def a good investment!

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  7. I love anything Peplum, so cute!

    XO

    glammedbytarin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks I do too I LOVE them too! Have for ages hehe I want more hehe!
      xxx Thanks I've followed you!
      xx

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  8. Hey Rachel, thanks for your visit and sweet comment on my blog! Loving yours and following now, looking forward to your next post :-)

    Vanessa x
    www.vanessaeves.com

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    1. Thank you soo much! I've got about five planned to do with fashion, beauty ect. as for life, I write them as they happen hehe thanks again for commenting and following
      Rachael xxxx

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  9. love the peplum! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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    1. I sure would hehe I've followed you hehe I look forward to the follow back hehee
      Thanks
      xxx

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  10. Amazing blog!!! <33
    I have followed you xx
    Now its your turn :

    floweryblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I love your blog and thanks!!!! I've followed too hehe <3
      xxxx

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  11. Thank you so much for the follow.^^
    Follow you back on gfc...my name on gfc is Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean.
    Hope you can see me because my picture doesn't show on your gfc tab.
    Do you also follow me on bloglovin? Let me know follow you then back again.;-)

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    1. Brilliant I've followed you hehe! I'd LOVE to follow you on Bloglovin - you can click on my little Eiffel tower link to get to mine if you like hehe
      I'll follow you back no probs
      Rachael
      xxxx

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    1. Thank you! I've followed your blog fancy following each other on GFC and Bloglovin?
      Thanks
      Rachael
      xxxx

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  13. Some great picks! Love the name of your blog!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks - well I do believe great thinks small packages hehe I've followed your blog we could follow each other on GFC?
      thanks again
      Rachael
      xxx

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  14. Some great picks. Love the name of your blog!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for your comment, im now following you too :)

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  15. very good choice we do not have topshop here but I am huge fan :))))

    glittercabaret.blogspot.com :)) I do always follow back specially when people do like to leave comments :) :*****

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    1. Thanks I'll follow you now! no probs in return for a cheeky follow hehe
      Thanks again
      xxxx

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  16. Love the wishlist! I really want those wedges! They're so much more comfortable than heels! And I adore the peplum style and am still in great need of adding a piece to my wardrobe, hopefully soon!! xxx

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    1. This isn't my wish list hehe I have these and LOVE THEM hhe I've followed your blog and thanks for a follow back - you must get a peplum piece I love them hehe xxx

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  17. I was just debating on buying the Revlon primer the other day. I might have to give it a go!

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  18. I love your blog, thank you for following mine and commenting on my blog
    http://stylesayso.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I followed you back! Thanks for the comment love :)
    http://coffeeinstilettos.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    lex

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  20. I like it how you described what went through your mind when buying each piece. The Estee Lauder nail polish looks beautiful! x

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  21. I followed you back hun :) great blog you have here hun enjoyed reading your posts, great buys that you got there a few of them I have myself and love them too.
    www.pocockins.blogspot.com
    sophie
    xx

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  22. Love the colors, perfect for fall :)
    Have a nice day, kisses

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  23. I have the primer, it's AMAZING! Totally agree, best one I've tried :)

    xxx

    http://life-nv.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Beautiful buys! I really want a Estée Lauder nail polish xx

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  25. Thanks to the past post's I LOVE them all and am so appreciative of them all - they're fabulous and I've followed you all!
    Thanks
    xxx

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  26. love that grey peplum top!
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    1. Thanks sweetie - love youe blog too ehhee
      xxxx

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  27. I really want to try that Revlon foundation to match the primer. Love all the colours in your clothes- a/w for the win! Great post x

    www.darlingcheriex.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love your blog and have followed heeh xxx

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  29. Really love that sleeveless peplum top!

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  30. Your list is perfection, I want every single item you covet for, especially the dress and the top, they would all be an amazing addition to any wardrobe. Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  31. I love all the clothes so much! Especially the skirt & peplum top :)

    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog too, although my main blog is http://thatspeachy.com
    Hopefully you can follow that one instead of the other hehe!

    Tor x

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  32. cute post!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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