My Valentine’s Day Outfit & Makeup


Shirt: Ebay | Shoes: Aldo (old, similar) | Clutch: Lulu Guinness (discontinued, garnet lips clutch here on sale! | trousers: H&M, old | Necklace: Vintage | Nail Polish: Avon Fire Cracker | Earrings: Aliexpress

Hi there! It’s been nearly two weeks since my last post, but I’m back! With only two weeks until Valentine’s Day, I’ve got my outfit sorted, have you? The actual plan for the day isn’t organised yet, but at least I know what I’ll be wearing haha! I still love my lip print shirt, which I wore in this post ages ago – I still can’t believe it cost less than £4 from eBay! Since it was shipped from China, I’m not sure it will arrive in time for this Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s a cute top to wear any time of the year. If you Google ‘red lips shirt’ lots of sellers sell the exact same shirt at different prices. I thought I’d keep the look simple and pair the shirt with black trousers and heels, then accessorize with my vintage pearl necklace and new rose gold bow and pearl earrings. The earrings are gorgeous and were so cheap but aren’t perfectly made – there’s a bit of glue showing on one pearl and the other isn’t stuck on straight but for the price I can live with it these little flaws! Finally of course I have to carry my red Lulu Guinness box clutch, which has the cutest quilted lips pattern and lip shaped clasp.


Now on to the makeup I plan to use for Valentine’s Day. Obviously I’ll wear red lipstick, there’s a definite theme to follow here! I’ll use golden tones for my eyes with a flick of liquid eyeliner, and bronzer on my cheeks.

  • Avon mineral foundation
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer
  • Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof liquid eyeliner
  • Brown eyebrow pencil (so old and not sure of the brand)
  • Guerlain bronzer
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, shades Half Baked and Smog
  • Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in Red Diva
  • Elizabeth Arden lipstick in Red Door Red

In other news, I’m back working two days a week as a supply teacher, it’s nice to be earning again after over two years at home with Lizzy, but I’m totally knackered!

Have you got your Valentine’s Day outfit sorted yet? It is a bit early I must admit! Thank you for reading xxx

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Winter Accessories Wishlist

Hi everyone! The New Year has truly kicked in and I’ve been keeping the winter blues at bay by 1) Mentally planning my holiday later in the year (my brother is getting married in August here in the UK then having a Chinese Banquet in Hong Kong!) and 2) Doing lots of online window (and some actual!) shopping. I’ve recently come across a website ( based in New Zealand and even though they specialise in wedding and prom products, they have some really great things for everyday wear too. FYI, one NZ dollar is about 45p. I’ve scoured the website for my favourite accessories and created a Winter Accessories Wish List for you to ogle at!


I am obsessed with these super-cool leopard print sunglasses – think Gwen Steffani and Miranda Kerr. I particularly love this style because they have the adjustable nose pads which will fit my flat nose haha! Even though it’s winter we can still get the sunglasses out for those crisp sunny days, right? I’ve actually added these to my basket, I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist the temptation yet! Plus, they work out to be less than £10, and the website states shipping is free if you spend over NZD$59 (this may just be local shipping though).


These black skyscraper heels are definitely not for everyday wear, I’m not even sure I’d be able to walk in them but they are so pretty like a work of art! Suitable for a Valentine’s outfit, I think.


I love this red bow-detail bag, it’s so cute. I love that you could wear it over the shoulder, cross-body or by carrying the handle. The hot red colour would go perfectly with those leopard print sunglasses!


There are some really lovely affordable pieces of jewellery nz of nzdresses, mostly they are very glitzy and appropriate for weddings and other glamorous events, but this pretty rose gold flower and pearl drop necklace would look really cute with plain pastel tops and is something I would definitely wear.


Since I’ve been fantasising about my Summer holidays, this striped nautical tote caught my eye. It’s simple, practical and stylish and would be perfect for a casual summer outfit.

That’s it, I hope you enjoyed my Wish List as much as I enjoyed creating it! Thanks for stopping by today! XO

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post but all words and thoughts are mine 🙂

My Sunday Photo

imageDusted With Snow

We’ve had our first snowfall of the winter last night and as like many people in the UK we woke up to a lovely dusting!  This is the pretty view of the trees in my parents’ garden, before the snow started to melt. Lizzy and I had a delightful time this morning playing outside – it was her first proper experience of snow and she was, as usual, very cautious of it! Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday and enjoying the snow if you have it where you are!