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Style // I Want…H&M

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Okay so the last “I Want…” post was all about ASOS and this time around H&M is the star of the show. H&M is closely behind ASOS in my list of favourite shops EVER. During a student takeover event last autumn, I lost my friends after bee lining for H&M and managed to spend around £60-£70 in about 20 minutes. No lies. On that note, let’s swiftly move onto my favourite H&M picks at the moment!

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I Want…ASOS

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Okay so I’m thinking of starting a new series of posts in which I will pick out a select number pieces from high street and/or online shops that I’ve got my eye on. First up, my first love – ASOS!

As many of my friends would know, I could sing ASOS’ praises for years, its my go to whenever I’ve got a big do coming up, need a bit of retail therapy or…just procrastinating. Bottom line is, there’s always a reason for me to go to ASOS. My saved items is never ending so we’ll be here for a while if I went through all of them so I’m just going to share with you my current favourite pieces at the moment.

I’ve provided links underneath the image to all the products shown and/or have a click on the image itself to have a look on my Polyvore page which you can also see here.

asos picks

1. ASOS Pencil Skirt In Sweat With Wrap Detail

My midi and pencil skirt collection seems to grow every time I go shopping, they’re my fave style of skirt and i think the unique wrap detail of this skirt will make a lovely little addition to my wardrobe.

2. ASOS Curve Exclusive Culotte Shorts In Mono Check Print

The monochrome check print grabbed me and I can imagine its one of those pieces that can be nicely dressed down for a sunny day or dressed up into smart casual for a nice meal out for example. Might even be nice paired with black tights and booties in the chillier temperatures – I’m yet to find out!

3. ASOS FOSTER Leather Flat Sandals 

Okay so even though summer is soon coming to an end, I’m still hoping to bag these sandals to have in the bank for spring and summer. I love the thick criss-cross detail they have for the straps; almost like a cross over between the ever faithful gladiator sandal and pool sliders.

4. ASOS Shell Top in Textured Faux Fur

I already loved the cut of the top before I noticed it had a faux fur texture to it, so I’m sold! Its cute, little quirky and the simple dark colours allows it to be paired with almost anything. I’m thinking of throwing it over a midi, high waisted/mom jeans or just some skinnies – either way its bound to look gooood.

5. ASOS Fluffy Crop Jumper

Anyone else getting a Clueless vibe from this jumper or is that just me? Probably just me, but still – its cute! If I was to get this, it’d definitely be worn in the a/w months, maybe with a cute patterned skater skirt, tights and boots combo.

6. ASOS CURVE Duster Coat

 This one I can imagine is a bit like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it. I LOVE it – (the price not so much). Even though I’m quite short, I do like a long line oversized coat and I find when pieces like this are paired with more fitted items underneath its a lot more figure flattering. I’d probably add a nice chunky belt around the waist to make it more flattering to my shape and give it that little extra something.

So I now have a sudden urge to add these all to my basket, which is never such a great idea for my bank account! Are you loving anything from ASOS at the moment? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

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Until next time,

Esther

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Beauty Wishlist #1

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I’ve been meaning to do a Beauty Wishlist post for sometime now but I kept finding my list growing and never ending which would’ve been a lengthy post. In a bid to save money, I’ve been putting together wishlists, so in this post I’m just gonna share some  of the main beauty buys I’m looking to get when I’m feeling a bit indulgent.

1. L’Oreal True Match Foundation

ture macth foundation

I’ve been seeing the TV ad for this foundation everywhere and was intrigued to see if they would find a match for my skin tone which I find to be rare. I did the quiz online and it came up with shade N8/N9. I tried the tester out in Superdrug the other day and I was pleasantly surprised that it matched well! So at only £9.99, its looking like a contender for my usual Maybelline New York FitMe Foundation (shade 355). You can find your True Match shade here.

2. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation

estee lauder foudnation

Now I usually admire higher end brands from far because I don’t feel like I can justify spending £30 on a sole product when I can get a few  for the same price that work just as well for me. This being said, I’m very tempted to get this foundation after seeing generally positive reviews and pictures of it – it seems to give a very even yet natural finish to the skin which is always nice. At the moment I’m guessing I’d be a cross between Rich Chesnut and Rich Cocoa and maybe Spice but I’ll definitely be on the look out for testers and samples on my next department store trip to find my shade,

3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry

revlon balck cherry

This has now been upgraded to a “must-have” on my list. I was in town the other day and did a swatch of the lipstick and i LOVED the colour – on my skin, it came up as a lovely burgundy colour which is a *slight* change to my usual red or plum. What I love most about this lipstick is that it stays on – the swatch I had on was still apparent after a good 12 hours (even after a good scrub!). So yeah definitely getting this lipstick as it ticks all the boxes for me: great quality, gorgeous colour AND affordable – its only £7.49 in most shops!

So these are top on my never ending beauty wishlist, what are your top beauty buys on your wishlist? if you’ve got any of these, I’d love to know what you thought of them in the comments below!

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Until next time, 

Esther

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