BEAUTY,MAKEUP

MINI MAKEUP HAUL AND THE £1 MAC SOAR DUPE!

I’ve picked up a few bits at the Mac counter and one face powder at Bobbi Brown last week. In this video I give my first impression on the new makeup I got and also show the incredible £1 dupe of the Mac Soar Lip Liner/ Lip Pencil!

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XX,

Ariella

LIFESTYLE,STYLE

HOW TO MAKE SMALL SHOES FIT BIGGER Bibi Butterfly

How to Make Small Shoes Fit Bigger Bibi Butterfly

Have you ever had that problem??

Recently I made my first Sophia Webster purchase of a beautiful pair of their Bibi Butterly Flat Shoes in silver. My experience with Matches Fashion Online wasn’t the best out there so I found myself with a pair of shoes that didn’t fit and I couldn’t exchange them for a bigger size. Very disappointed but willing to keep the pair as they were bought at a very good price, I decided to try 2 tricks to make my shoes a bit bigger – and they worked!!

Check out the video and, hopefully, this might be of some help for the unfortunate like me (…) that need to make their small shoes fit bigger! And don’t forget to check my other videos and subscribe to my channel for more!

Let me know in the comments if you ever try these hacks!

XX,

Ariella

LOOKS,STYLE

GREY LAYERS

GREY LAYERS GREY LAYERS 1 GREY LAYERS 2 GREY LAYERS 3 GREY LAYERS 4GREY LAYERS 5 GREY LAYERS 6

SHIRT: Jennifer | JEANS: Zara | GILET: New Look | BOOTS: Aldo

I’ve been wanting to use my waterfall gilet for a while but the weather wasn’t helping. Now spring is perfect for layering pieces and I thought it was about time to style it with an all time favourite combo: denim over denim. This duo-chromatic look if full of life and details, and really comfortable for a day out.

I also like using this shirt by itself in the same exact look (grey boots and jeans) but this version is also very stylish: the gilet (similar here) adds fluidity to the outfit, making it a little more dressed up. Keeping it simple with accessories, I chose my Michael Kors watch which I have been using ever since I got it for my birthday last November! The camel colour is so versatile and it adds that final touch without compromising the ensemble.

 

XX,

Ariella

FLAT LAYS,STYLE

HOW TO ADD RED TO YOUR OUTFIT

HOW TO ADD RED TO YOUR OUTFITHOW TO ADD RED TO YOUR OUTFIT 1

TOP (similar): Boohoo  |  SKIRT: Missguided | SHOES & BAG (1): Zara | SANDALS: H&M | BLAZER: Zara

Red can be tricky to wear as it limits your combinations and can make you look too flashy (assuming that’s not what you want) if not worn right. But there are ways to incorporate red into your outfit, and make you look elegant with the right amount of colour!

I love the colour and have a few red lipsticks, but noticed my wardrobe was lacking red pieces to brighten up the looks.  So I started finding smaller accessories – like the H&M pair of heeled sandals and the Zara bag – with a toned down hue until I built it up to a statement jacket (again from Zara), which is more of a bold choice.

I confess I was a bit torn between this red blazer and it’s black version, as the cut of this blazer jacket is just so beautiful. But I do own black blazers already which made things a bit easier: time to get it and start putting some outfits together!

The first look is a very basic black outfit (the skirt and lace top are here in this post), where I just added my burgundy bag to bring some life to it. Of course, I could keep it an all black look as there’s enough detailing in the pieces not to make it boring, but the bag just makes it a lot more fun.

The second look is when you’re ready to go bold and just add more than one piece of red to the ensemble like I did with the jacket, bag, and the shoes. They are also different but complimentary shades, so they look very harmonic with the black top and skirt.

Red is also a colour that pairs really well with white and grey, meaning there are a few other possibilities of using it with what you already have in your wardrobe. You can see me wearing it in this Instagram picture!

XX,

Ariella

 

BEAUTY,HAIR,SKINCARE

FRENCH PHARMACY TOP 10 BEAUTY BUYS: BEST IN SKINCARE AND HAIR

After living in France for almost 4 years I can say I have my all time French Pharmacy favourites! I’ve tested quite a few products all those years and here are the best ones that work for me:

Lierac Mesolift Serum: http://bit.ly/2ny4O3J
Avene Skin Recovery Cream: http://bit.ly/2n8qxhX
Avene Thermal Water: http://bit.ly/2mZOuHL
Sanoflore Gelee Magnifica: http://bit.ly/2mZNIKI
Caudalie Eau de Beauté: http://bit.ly/2ny0G3Q & http://bit.ly/2nPgUl7
Onagrine Huile Native: http://bit.ly/2mFIcdS
Lierac Hydra Chrono + Levres: http://bit.ly/2n8ouuk
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5: http://bit.ly/2n8ogmC
Saforelle Gentle Cleansing Care: http://bit.ly/2n8q4Mt
Leonor Greyl L’Huile de Leonor Greyl: http://bit.ly/2mCv34m

I realised I left out such an important product!! I absolutely adore the Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baum, which was was the only body cream that ever saved my extra dry cracked skin!  http://bit.ly/2mCHGMF

 

Do you have any French Pharmacy favourite? Share your tips in the comments!

XX,

Ariella

FLAT LAYS,STYLE

4 ESSENTIALS YOU NEED IN YOUR WARDROBE

4 ESSENTIALS YOU NEED IN YOUR WARDROBE

SHIRT & BOOTS: H&M  |  TOP: Boohoo  |  SKIRT: Missguided

Last month I found three of the four items above on sale and couldn’t believe how good they were, especially considering the price I’ve paid. And they were just what I was looking for: key neutral pieces that I believe everyone needs on their wardrobe. They are versatile, inexpensive and you will get a lot of wear out of them.

 

    1. WHITE SHIRT

I already own a few white shirts, but this viscose one from H&M has the style and fabric I was looking for. It’s very soft and a bit sheer, it’s in between dressed up and dressed down. It’s lightweight enough for spring and even summer, and this one costs only £12.99.

    2.LACE CAMI TOP

I use cami tops a lot during spring and summer, and I have this white and black one from Asos. But I didn’t have a lace one, and I found the above at Boohoo for the bargain of £6! They also have this other model that is really pretty. Perfect to wear under a cardigan or that slouchy jumper, so you have a subtly sexy touch!

    3. CHELSEA BOOTS

This is something I learned to be very English! I am loving Chelsea boots, they are comfortable for being flat but are still very stylish, so my first pair was a black suede one from M&S. Now I found this one at H&M that looks crisp (if this is an adjective I can use for boots…) and paid £18.99! (currently retailing at £24.99). Love wearing with (skinny) denim, skirts, and dresses. It’s real leather version is here.

    4. LEATHER SKIRT

Leather or faux leather like this one from Missguided that I got with 25% off (currently £18), this is an item I’m eager to wear this spring. I wanted a clean cut, not too short to too long, and a fabric that looked chic. This can be dressed down with cotton shirts and trainers, and dressed up in many different ways!

 

What pieces do you think are essential to your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments! And I’ll also be sharing how I’d style these items!

XX,

Ariella

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