Get Ready With Me: Red Lips and Winged Liner

On a day to day basis I've been embracing a much more laid back approach to make up and generally keeping things quite simple, but when it comes to an evening look it's a completely different story and I'm happy to use a multitude of products to contour, bronze, highlight, brighten.. you name it!

What's In My Bag: Backpack Edition

What's In My Bag videos are without doubt my favourites to watch (call me nosey!) so when a new addition to my collection comes along I think it's only right that you should get to have a peak inside too! I've been eyeing up a leather look backpack after many a loving gaze through Pinterest at some serious effortlessly cool ladies sporting one, but considering I'm neither effortless nor cool I put it off for a long time until it came to planning for our recent trip to Belgium when I knew having both hands free would probably be a good idea.

The Dry Shampoo That Does It All

I often find myself trawling through the over-packed beauty aisles of my local TK Maxx trying to sniff out a bargain or two, but never have I grabbed something and rushed to the checkout as fast as when I spied this little brown can of Oscar Blandi Volumising Dry Shampoo sitting so innocently on the bottom shelf.

July and August Favourites

As last month's favourites video got lost somewhere in my to-do list (as so many things do) I've mashed together all my most loved beauty products not only from August but July as well, two for the price of one style. After spending more time away from home that actually in it recently the beauty pickings have been slim - aka whatever I can shove into an already overflowing suitcase and some hand luggage full of a questionable amount of lip products, so what you see here is the cream of the crop from the last two months!

This Week: In Bruges

Another week, another amazing city! I'm beginning to feel just slightly like a jet setter.. although eight hours on a coach and a rather woozy ferry ride didn't feel too luxurious at the time. A few little breaks that have been in the pipeline for a long time all seemed to have fallen within the same two months and honestly, I'm absolutely exhausted!

December 30, 2012

My New Year's Eve Make Up




So it's that time of year again when the glitter and alcohol come out in equal parts as we ring in the New Year. I know this video is coming to you a little late but if there's anyone struggling for ideas hopefully you can get a some last minute inspiration from what I'll be wearing tonight. I hope everyone has an amazing time, whatever you might be up to and I'll see you all next year!

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December 26, 2012

Christmas!







Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you've all had an amazing time and indulged as much as I have! I can't really motivate myself to do anything but sit around watching Christmas specials and eating more chocolate than any human being should! I've been such a lucky girl this year and I'm so grateful for all my amazing friends and family that have spoilt me far more than they should have. I know there's going to be lots of these kinds of posts but nosey me loves them so I'm sure some of you will too. I hope wherever you are you're having a great time and enjoy the rest of the holidays!


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December 21, 2012

Peplum



Top: Zalando*
Trousers: Primark
Jacket: Influence @ New Look
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Marc B*
Watch: Daniel Wellington*


I finally jumped on the peplum bandwagon today after kindly being sent this top from Zalando (the other Asos) for a bit of last minute Christmas shopping. Although it's made of t-shirt material, its quite thick and snug, so it keeps it's shape well while being nice and cosy!

I can't actually believe it's only four days to go! Now that we've averted the end of the world anyway.. Anyone who works in retail should know that getting any time to shop, let alone enjoy Christmas is pretty much impossible, but luckily I've just about managed to get all my presents bought and wrapped. A quick word of advice though; don't wear heels while anywhere near a shopping centre in the month of December. No matter how beautiful they are, it will be traumatic.

I'm going to be spending the few days I have off at my parents house and I really can't wait. Even at 20 I still behave like an overexcited child at this time of year!
* Gifted PR Samples


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December 16, 2012

This Week #35






01. Yummy food stalls at the German Market / 02. Nutella crepe! (Even though thats french..?) / 03. West Quay feeling festive / 04. Wagamama! / 05. So many noodles / 06. Decorating my Nana's Christmas tree / 07. Screenshot of my Camo Jacket post / 08. Couldn't not but James Arthur's single. I think I'm becoming worryingly in love with him! / 09. Close up of my Everyday Make Up post / 10. Uploading! / 11. Winter Skincare Routine / 12. A BB's to get me through the late shift / 13. First presents under our tree! / 14. Spontaneous baking session resulted in messy but delicious cupcakes / 15. A lazy Sunday outfit / 16. My first Nando's for months.

P.S I've also uploaded a Primark Haul video today which you can see right here!


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December 14, 2012

Christmas Wishlist


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

01. These Cath Kidston tins are so adorable, I think they'd be perfect for putting jewellery and make up bits in rather than stationary.

02. I've been loving all of Diptyque's scents for so long now, but still have yet to decided which my favourite is. I love the idea of this little travel set to try out the fragrances for before making the big purchase of a full sized perfume.

03. Another Diptyque item on the list! I think Pomander optimises the smell of all things Wintery and festive, perfect for this time of year.

04. I was so against iPads when they came out, but ever since buying one for Darren last Christmas (and 'borrowing' it rather frequently) I've really wanted one of my own! Since trying out the mini version in the Apple store I think it would be perfect for catching up with blogs and writing posts on the go.

05. I love the idea of anything that helps aid sleep as I never seem to be able to nod off no matter how tired I am. The Dream Team from This Works contains a soothing pillow spray and a concentrated roll on.

06. I've been desperately wanting this perfume for months now. It's the perfect spicy oriental kind of scent which I love wearing during the winter. Fingers crossed for this one!

What's on your Christmas list?

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December 11, 2012

December Sidebar

Lashes of London bannerMarc B Bags bannerOh My Love banner
Glamorous UK banner

I thought I'd start making it a make regular feature to mention the lovely brands and Bloggers that will be appearing in my sidebar each month. If you are interested in advertising on I Covet Thee next month for a small fee, please click here for more information.

Lashes of London: Launched in S/S12, Lashes embodies a fresh take on fashion, combining great style and supreme credibility. The brand is your radar for identifying the ultimate edit of major trends for the style devoted and fashion addicted. The brands signature is London cool, adopted from people and vintage on the street, combined with one-off embellishment and beading, giving Lashes their own distinct stamp. Items on my wishlist include: this stunning Gold Beaded LDB and Neon Collar Drop Waist Shift.

Marc B: Marc B fils the gap in the market for middle-range affordable bags that maintain the quality and design of a super-deluxe product. Now found in stores across the country including Topshop and online. I'm loving all of their berry coloured designs.

Oh My Love: Full of trend setting items ranging from quirky edge to daytime boho and evening glamour, Oh My Love's designs come from all around the world to bring an eclectic feel to their pieces. Items on my wishlist: the Sequin Bralet Cut Out Maxi Dress which NEEDS to be my Christmas party dress and this Red Horse Print Playsuit.

Glamorous: Inspired by high fashion, contemporary night culture and vintage, Glamorous will have a design to suit any mood or occasion while standing by the belief that fashion should be individual, accessible and most of all affordable. This has really been my favourite online store this year as I never fail to find something I love within minutes. Items on my wishlist: this cosy looking Tweed Oversized Coat with Faux Fur Collar and amazing Studded Ankle Boots.

Jolies Choses: A fashion and beauty blog penned by one of my oldest school friends, Gem; Jolies Choses is still getting off it's feet but promises to be a great beauty based blog with a touch of Gem's great style and hilarious antics in there too.

Krystalklear Looks: Tasha is a 20 something Blogger and YouTuber from New York. Her blog is full of great beauty reviews, tutorials and fashion posts with a little bit of her everyday life thrown in (my favourtie sort of blog!). I love her red lip tutorial using MAC's Ruby Woo which you can check out here. Perfect for the current party season!


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