18 November 2016

LET'S PAINT THE TOWN RED


Silk Blouse - Thrift
Jeans - River Island
Choker - River Island
Bag - Thrift
Sandals - TK Maxx

Hey Guys,
Hope everyone's good and ready to go crazy on Black Friday😁😁 
I've been discovering items I forgot I had and I have no idea why I totally forgot about this beautiful oversize silk blouse because, I mean, just look at it!!!! I paired it with some plain jeans because I didn't want to overpower the blouse but I also stuck with the red and put on a red matte lippie that was poppin! alongside my suede lace up sandals. Which was probably the bad choice, considering how bad the weather is in England. Especially during winter. 
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Love, Rie.








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8 November 2016

Beauty haul featuring NYX, THE BODY SHOP, L'OREAL, MAYBELLINE


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THE BODY SHOP frosted berries shimmer mist. BUY HERE
SWISSCO BEAUTY precision beauty pro blending sponge BUY HERE
THE BODYSHOP seaweed oil control gel cream BUY HERE
L'OREAL true match foundation - 9.C BUY HERE
SEVENTEEN stay time long wear primer BUY HERE
NYX lingerie - Beauty mark BUY HERE
MAYBELLINE vivid matte liquid - Nude thrill
NYX soft matte lip cream - Berlin BUY HERE
NYX soft matte lip cream - Transylvania BUY HERE
TENDER LOVE AND CARRY holographic makeup bag

Hey Guys,
I've always talked about my battle with oily skin and my struggle to find the right primer for my skin. I recently picked up an oil control cream from the seaweed collection at the body shop and another primer by seventeen. I'm all for trying new things but I was hesitant when I felt the consistency of the seaweed oil control cream as its very jelly-like and I've had bad experiences with primers like that. What sucks about this is that its only 50ml but it is lightweight and is said to control excess sebum and shine throughout the day. I do like the primer by seventeen. Its thicker, its beige and its immediately matte when its used. I have used both products once and I can honestly say that the amount of shine and oil my face produces had dramatically decreased. I'll give another update after I've used it for an extensive period of time.

I also picked up another product from the body shop's frosted berries collection which is only available around the Christmas period. I purchased it last year and sadly broke it and I just couldn't wait till it came back in stock. It smells beautiful and it also has a shimmer which I love! There's so many other products in this collection and I 100% recommend them.

I am so here for L'oreal deciding to extend their shades in the true match foundation. Black women are finally being included. I cannot tell you how many times I've been disappointed after visiting a shop which has only 1 shade of foundation for black women. I've been a fan of this foundation for a while and initially, I purchased the 10W which is Deep Golden. Well, then this extended shade thing happened and apparently I'm a 9C. I can notice the difference between those two shades but they both match me perfectly, which is absolutely crazy. Either way, shoutout to L'oreal for taking this big step.

I saved the best for last. NYX. *sigh* 
This brand has captured my heart and I am so grateful that boots stocks it. They have good quality products for half the price! I've been wanting to get their lip products for a while but never had the time to actually go into a store and test it. I somehow stumbled into Selfridges the other weekend and I had to test all the shades I had written down from watching numerous Youtube videos.
Honestly, the matte lip creams let me down for some reason but it is very soft on your lips. Just like the Maybelline vivid matte. Beauty mark from the Lingerie collection is everything! It dries fast and well, its extremely matte! 
Feel free to let me know what products you've tried and if you would purchase them again.

Love,
Rie





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4 November 2016

12 FIRE PUFFER JACKETS TO PURCHASE RIGHT NOW

I am so here for this puffer jacket trend. Here's a selection of beautiful pieces I've fallen in love with.

1. BERSHKA - PUFFY CROPPED QUILTED JACKET
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Available colours- Black, Red and Cream



2. TOPSHOP - PINK SATIN PUFFER JACKET



3. ZARA - METALLIC QUILTED JACKET

Image 11 of METALLIC QUILTED JACKET from ZaraImage 1 of METALLIC QUILTED JACKET from Zara

4. RIVER ISLAND - PINK PUFFER COAT WITH FUR



5. ZARA - CAMOUFLAGE PRINTED PUFFER JACKET

Image 4 of SHORT CAMOUFLAGE PRINT QUILTED COAT from ZaraImage 11 of SHORT CAMOUFLAGE PRINT QUILTED COAT from Zara

6. RIVER ISLAND - DARK VELVET PUFFER JACKET


7. TOPSHOP - BLUE VELVET PUFFER JACKET


8. URBAN OUTFITTERS - LIGHT BEFORE DARK GOLD PUFFER JACKET


9. TOPSHOP - SHINY SATIN PUFFER JACKET



10. ASOS - SATIN PADDED PUFFER JACKET



11. ADIDAS - BLUE ID96 JACKET

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12. IVY PARK - SILVER PUFFER JACKET



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29 October 2016

All black everything ft Enny (Vanille Noire)

 

Marie
Turtleneck - River Island
Slip dress - Zara
Boots - River Island
Jewellery - H&M
Bag - Topshop

Enny
Bralette - River Island
Bodysuit - Urban outfitters
Trousers - Mango
Heels - Topshop
Bag - Dune
Choker - Missguided

Hey Guys,
I know its been a long time coming, a very long time but its here now!
I talked about this collaboration with fellow personal style blogger and its finally here. We both went for a classic all black ensemble with a pop of colour to top it all off.
Check out Enny's blog at www.fashdiaries.com/vanillenoire

Love,
Rie.









Photos : Marianne Paul
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28 October 2016

Silver Surfer




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Choker - River Island
Jacket - River Island
Leggings - River Island
Bodysuit - Missguided

Hey Guys, 
I hope everyone's good and hasn't caught a cold from this lukewarm weather we've been getting. It pretty much sucks when you don't know what season you're dressing up for.
Anyway, I know diamante chokers are everywhere! LITERALLY! And I gave in to the hype guys. I purchased it in a heartbeat because I knew it will sell out so fast and I mean, it was love at first sight.
With all the silver I had going on, I decided to pair this look with my silver oversized jacket and also give it an edge.

Love,
Rie.





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23 September 2016

Current beauty favourites



Hey Guys,
On 3rd October 2015, I purchased the NYX gotcha covered concealer after I found out Boots decided to stock NYX products. Its been almost a year and I can honestly say, this small tube has lasted so long. I recently repurchased another tube even though I haven't run out yet. They have the best shades and its so easy to blend and guess what? ITS WATERPROOF! Also on the topic of makeup, I came across this makeup brand called W7 and picked up their loose powder. I needed a new setting powder and was thinking about the Laura Mercier one because, well, I want to know if the hype is real but finding this saved me a whole lot of £££. It also comes with a brush but who uses brushes that come with makeup these days anyway?

I've been breaking out so much and I have no idea why. I even considered going back on Maca root capsules from Holland and Barrett to regulate my hormones. I haven't been exfoliating as much as I should...well, I haven't been exfoliating at all but breaking out made me find my African black soap so fast LOL and also purchase a face mask/wash which I will review later. I popped up to find a new skincare product and ended up purchasing this toner. This is the first time I've use any seaweed skincare product. I do love my seaweed soup though. Anyway, I lost my Garnier toner somewhere in this house and I didn't notice for weeks! Shows how I haven't been following my skincare routine.
It doesn't smell as strong as I expected, Its also Alcohol-free and I normally use it after removing my makeup or after exfoliating and for a product that is alcohol-free, it does sting sometimes.

Another natural beauty product I absolutely love is the Dr. Organic Vitamin E Deodorant. I have sensitive underarms and shaving and my skin doesn't mix. At all. Neither does your favourite deodorant which is full of chemicals. This deodorant is Paraben free and contains no artificial fragrances or harsh preservatives and it smells so good guys. Its not a strong smell. It just smells natural. Its also Alcohol-free which is another plus.

Last but not least, I have natural hair. 4c I think and its so difficult to find products that work because well, its England and there weren't hair products that were made for black women .....until now. Thank God Boots has started stocking some American brands that make hair products for black women. I tried my luck on Aussie and it worked so well with my hair! Surprisingly. I've been dealing with dry hair and scalp for a while and realised I needed a good leave in conditioner. It smells like bubblegum and I love anything bubblegum. Ice-cream, hair product etc.

Love,
Rie.

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13 September 2016

Maroon has my heart



Kimono top - River Island
Boots - River Island
Socks - River Island
Jewellery - H&M
Skirt - H&M

*cue apology*

Hey Guys,
I know I've been MIA but its Virgo season and the month of fashion and I'm back! I've been unusually excited for Autumn this year and that was my inspiration behind this outfit choice but to my surprise, it's been the hottest September since 1911. How crazy is that?

I absolutely love statement pieces like my fringe leather skirt. I am so here for the fringe trend and decided to the one thing that screams Autumn. Any colour close to burgundy and maroon. Pairing it with the fringe skirt created more layers which I love love love! I decide to keep the jewellery minimal, which is very unlike me.I just didn't want to take a lot from the fringe and kimono.

I cannot wait to share a collaboration with Enny from vanillenoire very soon and post more frequently of course.

Love,
Rie.






Photos : Marianne Paul
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