Being petite

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Wearing Adidas on stage a few months ago totally freaked me out, walking past models and girls in heels I was totally out of my comfort zone. I’m never out of heels, I wear them everyday.

Being petite actually represents 70% of women. Can you believe that? I know I can’t. I often have felt very disadvantaged being 5ft but I am learning to love what I have got because life is for living.

Petite is defined as under 5ft 5 which at 5ft I certainly am petite.

I often feel that there is a negative image connected with my size regarding beauty and intelligence, without ranting I do feel it’s connected with media you would never see a 5ft petite model even modeling the petite ranges somthing I would love to see changed I mean we have plus models why not petite right ??

Being petite can bring a lot of patronizing attitudes like your height means your not capable and one thing I personally hate is to be underestimated.

As a petite blogger I don’t find it hard to get clothes I buy what I like if it needs altered it gets altered and that’s it I do love petite ranges tho and my fav is topshop there jeans are the only ones I wear the fit it perfect and so is the length but they sell very fast never enough stock Asos is also pretty good fit as is riverisland there is a few I don’t like but I won’t mention them.

Its not all bad tho there is a good few positives

less legs to shave

people think your younger always great when your getting older ha

you can wear heels anywhere and not look out of place

you can steal your kids clothes

So short girls we too can rule the world and don’t ever forget it it time to learn to love what you got and enjoy your life.

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Flawless makeup

A make up look i created using the flawless_irl smoky palette.

The smoky palette is destined to be my favourite it gives a dramatic smoky sexy eyelook, sure what more could you want. Also  the pigment is insane a little goes a long way perfection if you ask me.

 854B2250-FC2B-4363-ABF0-5E1B8285B1D0The georgous brushes come in a 15 piece set covering your whole face. Encased in a beautiful pouch for only €49.95 I think they are amazing value and great tools for any makeup lover I was so impressed with them I loved them. 

The contour palette

will sculpt and enhance your face. It has a lovely creamy consistency and there is also powder to set your face

The beauty blender almost doubled in size once I wet it which is always a good sign it was great to use another perfect product giving me a flawless finish

Natural basic palette

I find myself lifting this every day it’s so soft and natural, and just perfect for everyday looks. Again the colour pay off is amazing I can’t fault it at all.

conscience clear tan

This is a luxury organic tan the one and only type of tan that is actually good for your body. I loved the richness of the colour I tried shade dark and I absolutely loved it.

Its a liquid tan its easy to apply, drys fast there is a guide colour which helps when applying. I found that when I showered in the morning I didn’t seem to lose any colour which is a massive bonus because there is nothing worse than watching your golden glow go down the plug hole. The wear off is very even and it didn’t dry out my skin which I love. I have been using this tan for over a month now and It has become my absolute favourite It the one I want to lift every time I’m tanning.

The lads at roco have designed and manufactured this locally in Ireland. conscience clear tan is vegan friendly, free from toxins, parabens, harsh chemicals and has been developed with carbon neutral ingredients. And if thats not impressive enough it looks unreal.

I have also used this tan on my face now thats a first for me, I never apply tan even a spray tan to my face. I don’t like the look or how my skin feels but after reading up I was assured this was perfect for the face and I have to agree it was flawless.

Autumn boots & styles

Sock boots

Putting your best foot forward when it comes to autumnal dressing.  Switch up your annual boot choice, and opt for a Balenciaga inspired sock boot. In an array of colour bold & bright.

 

orange sock boots boohoo, nude Riverisland (old), red boohoo, green Topshop

Flower power

Or try some fabulous florals for autumn it doesn’t matter if you go ditsy, retro, arty or even sock, block, or high heeled these beauties are sure to put some power in you step.

 

purple floral asos, black floral Asos, black biker floral Zara

Glatic girl

Or my personal favourite the mirror mirror  boots when a boot is so good it looks like its from another planet you know your on to a winner. plus if you need to apply your lipstick you always have your boots.

silver zara, pewter topshop, gold topshop

Biker babe

Add a little update to your trusty bikers giving you some serious credibility with details such as pearls buckles textures and florals.

 

Both Topshop

Knee highs

We can’t forget about the trusty old knee highs. A classic you should always invest in they come back every year without fail.  This year thankfully they all seem ruched, stretchy or wider tops so no calfs ruining our knee high boot slay.

All Topshop (anyone want to buy me the last pair feel free so in love)

Bow details

The bow detail ankle boot so dreamy they look like a little present for you feet

green boots ted baker, red asos, pink topshop.

The western boot

Another fav of mine (ok just kidding i love them all just depends on my vibe)

western was all over the catwalk and gucci is one I watch closely I get so much inspo from the gucci collections especially colours  for my own outfits. I love there use of colour. Anyway I will most likely never own any gucci. But the western boot is a very easy trend to jump on studs,tassels, and buckles all you need to do is add denim and your good to go.

White Topshop, tan pretty little thing, black Asos, nude river island, black Topshop (old)

Velvet luxe

The velvet luxe boot personally tried and tested by me. You put these beauties on and you’re guaranteed to be ask where they’re from a lot, They scream luxe and will update your boot game for sure.

 

pink miss selfridge, blue newlook

The over knees

Saved the best for last, I say if you gona do it ‘own it’ go for bright shades wear with a shirt dress and coat, the boots are body con enough. And you can thank me later.

 

purple asos, red Topshop, pink Asos

Thanks for reading xx

My Favourite style of bag and why I love It

Cross body bags 

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Take your bag hands-free with a cross body style for instant cool, during the day or out at night. This gem of a bag is a match made in heaven for any outfit.

There is so many to choose that you are sure to find one that will have you slayin allll day errr day.

I have so many in all different shapes sizes colours and textures but for autumn I wanted something  medium sized, leather look with gold hard wear. so I choose a tan accessorize one. The bag has a circle attached to the front that you can also use as a handle and detach the strap which I just love as it has very chloe inspired feel to it. Its rounded in shape like a satchel with gold stud detail and flap closure with a magnetic clasp. pretty perfect if you ask me.

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Here are a few more you also might like links are attached to pics
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Top pic trousers are stradavarius (new in)

T-shirt Stradavarius (new in) 

new look coat (new in)

shoes new look few months ago

bag Accessories bought in store

 

 

 

Saturday Night

So as a wannabe influencer strutting my stuff trying to get that perfect shot I realised I also want to have fun. For me life is made up of moments, and if you can laugh, smile and be happy whilst achieving your dreams then your doing pretty well.

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The top has a 70s feel a trend I will always love.  It would also work well with some wide leg flared trousers or jeans, but for a night out I opted for a faux leather skirt in a bright orange shade and I kinda loved it.

Not everything I wear will be your taste and thats fine because I just do me.  you can always wear it your own way.

 

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Let’s talk about these boots galactic girl taking a trip into the future with metallic foil fabric if you buy one thing this season it has to be these amazing  boots  fit, finish, look and feel is beyond perfect I adore these booties and will be wearing on repeat.

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Quirky details

I love little quirky accessories this clutch is cute interesting and for me adds a little “extra” to my outfit. I like what I like and I’m comfortable being me.

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Top Zara (linked) New in

boots Zara (linked) New in

skirt riverisland (last year)

bag miss selfridge (last year)

Pic credits @em_imagery @lauradoots

My autumn look book

My autumn look book

More looks for less

Cover up in style this autumn with this fabulous yellow coat from new look at only £35.00.  I love the bright colour making it a statement piece and i think it looks more expensive than its price.

 

 

 

I have worn it with a tea dress and boots, with a plain coloured dress and also a simple jeans and tee combo for a more casual look. So already its becoming a very versatile piece in my wardrobe. it also comes in a dreamy red shade for anyone loving the red trend at the minute. The coat has a soft finish, collared neck its a longline design, simple sleeves and popper fastening, it a casual fit but I went down a size and got an 8 as I’m only 5ft and sometimes long styles can drown me.

I think i will be wearing this coat a lot these are everyday day looks that can easily be re created from your own wardrobe.

I loved the burgundy pinafore with the striped tee and red primark ankle boots, as it gets colder you could simply add a pair of tights. and if red boots are not your thing simply change to black.

Then I wore it again with another striped top, my topshop skinny jeans and some animal print shoes from miss Selfridge,  and of course my favourite bag to date my primark gucci dupe that I’m just in love with.

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Click on image for link to shop my coat

Floral dress 29.95 the sequin cinderella new in

Black patent boots topshop £82.00 new in

Petite skinny jeans £42.00 new in

Striped tees newlook £8.99 & £9.99 (old stock)

Burgundy cord dress topshop old stock

Red boots primark £13.00 new in

Bag primark £9.00 new in

Animal print shoes miss selfridge summer sale

 

 

 

 

Saturdays face

guys i was sent the nyx faux white eyeliner in shade linen  and couldn’t wait to try it.  I applied it in my waterline in the morning and after 8 hours it was still there and going strong, so safe to say it has great staying power.  I loved the brightening effect it gave to my eyes and the soft creamy texture and matte finish was just beautiful.face1

Primer mac cosmetics prep and prime

mac studio fix foundation shade nc25

mac strobe cream

brows anastasia beverly hills dip brow pomade in dark brown

concealer nars shade chantilly

contour mac dark deep mineralise skin finish

blush mac peachykeen

eyes mac malt & sable

mascara mac upward lash in upward black

loose powder diorskin forever & ever control shade 001

 

Todays makeup look using Nyx Professional makeup

Hey guys, I was very kindly sent some more fabulous Nyx makeup products to try.  The first was the eyebrow powder pencil, I was actually very surprised by this product for some reason, I always avoided pencils thinking they would make my brows very harsh looking when in fact it was quite the opposite, they were very defined yet delicate.  It was a superfine texture and a matte finish. I have been using this product for over a week  and for any busy women this is a must,  its very quick easy to use and lasts. I use gels and brow powders also but they can not be rushed, were as this can be and you will still achieve a perfect brow.

 

Next I want to tell you about my fabulous red lips in shade love letter, if you watch Insta story you will know I have been loving this. I will be honest at the start I wasn’t sure if I liked it.  Its a thick consistency but it fades gradually to tint your lips and  I was like well whats the point in that?  Well the point is you will have colour on your lips all day. so whats not to love right ? I have fallen in love with this glossy lip tint.

I just want to mention again the pro foundation mixer I got obsessed is all I can say! As I said in my previous blog post for me this didn’t work as a mixer. However I have been using it as a strobe cream, it is fantastic and one of my favourite makeup products to date I am using shade 2 luminous.

My last product was the wonder stick in shade deep dark for highlight and contour it has a lovely creamy finish and contours with ease, I used a beauty blender to blend it with my mac foundation again a lovely product with a great finish.

 

My 10 minute makeup look

Now guys I’m definitely no makeup artist, but I have done some great courses and love to play with makeup, so I thought I would do a quick blog post on todays look and the products used.

I used my mac eyeshadow palette in warm neutral I used shade saddle all over my lid and buffed it into the crease, I darkened the corner with shade dance in the dark, also used it under my eye.  Then I used shade amber lights all over the lid, applied some eyeliner and lashes and was good to go.

 

On my lips I used kiko lipstick in shade 902 with a nude liner Kiko is one of my favourite brands so afforadble

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Foundation is flomar perfect coverage foundation in shade 102, this is one of my absolute favourites, I love the full coverage with out the hard work so easy to get flawless skin with this and so affordable.

Thanks for reading xx