Scandaleyes eyeliner reveiw – update

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When I first tried Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick and thin eyeliner I loved it. It had a felt tip pen end which made it super easy to apply and achieve different thickness’s. I couldn’t fault it as it had staying power. But since then I have felt out of love with it very quickly. If you know me you will know I rarely wear make-up in the summer and save eyeliner for nights out and special occasions so I was surprised to find that the pen has almost dried out and that smooth application which I raved about is no more. I managed to apply the body of my eyeliner but failed to create the signature flick due to a fuss bit which was create on the tip which I think was caused by the eyeliner pen being dry. I thought I had managed to salvage the situation and rushed out the door for my date when my boyfriend pointed out that my eyeliner had gone wrong and resulted in me explain how I was trying to create a flick as I rubbed out the attempt. The date when smoothly I just wish I could say the same for the eyeliner. Its fair to say I won’t be buying this again.

 

If you want to read the orginal review along with the other make-up reveiws (which I still recommend) you can read it here

 

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Scandaleyes eyeliner reveiw – update

Monochrome spiked with neon

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Floppy Hat . American Apparel

Pleather Jacket . Charity shop find

Striped pencil Skirt . H&M

Neon envelope clutch . Blott

If there is one colour combination that you can’t go wrong with its black and white. It works perfectly for day and night. I’ve always loved the colour black my wardrobe is basically half filled up with black items; lacy, velvet, leather, you name it its there. One thing that I love about monochrome is its ability to work smart and casual and this monochrome outfit spiked with neon is the perfect example.

I brought this striped skirt about 6 months ago as I was after a figure hugging skirt but want something a bit more casual than a black pencil skirt. Its rare that I find a skirt that fits around the waist and the hips as I find that a lot of skirts are made with a straight body type in mind but thanks to the stretchy material it fits around my curves perfectly.

I had been on the look out for a floppy hat for months before I found one on the American Apparel website and because of the price it took another month, a trip to one of there London stores and a generous boyfriend before I got my hands on this. I couldn’t be happier with it; its perfect for those bad hair days when you want to look glamours and equally works well to add statement to jeans and T-shirt.

What better way to rock up a look than with a leather jacket. Ok this one isn’t leather but until my budget expands I’ll have to make do with this pleather jacket (aka plastic leather). I found this in a charity shop when I was volunteering and knew that this would make the perfect bikers jacket as its two sizes to big (size 12) which means if I wear it open it kind of hangs of me and allows the jacket to drape nicely while leaving room for a big woolly jumper come winter. I always think that if you can thrift something when not? After all this jacket only cost me £5 and I gave if a new lease of life, I am planning on paint the inside soon.

The green neon envelop clutch is the perfect way to add a bit of colour to monochrome and shouts fun. Its impossible for this clutch to sink into the background and its simple design lets the colour do the talking. This was a gift for my 21st and I am so happy with the colour as its a brave choice and something I might have shied away from if I had selected it myself.

Unless your a friend your unlikely to know that I have a slight addiction to shoes, I can usually walk away from a dress but when it comes to shoes I am a sucker for buying them. The guys at Topshop must of grown tired of me trying these on about 4-5 times before I actually settled on buying these flat platforms with a double ankle straps. This will be my second pair of flat platforms my first pair were from ‘head over heels by Dune’ back in 2011 and while they last me a fair amount of time the soles did split in half and after super glue wouldn’t do the job anymore I set about trying to find a replacement pair when I stumbled upon these beauts from Topshops. They are slightly more dressier than the pair I had before but I love them and needless to say they look perfect on a night out and do wonders for my legs.

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The only thing missing from this outfit in the perfect sleeveless white shirt and a statement necklace. I will be keeping my eyes peeled and Please let me know in the comments in you know where to find the perfect white shirt.

I am writing this in response to IFB’s “Bloggers Black and White Ball”

 
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Monochrome spiked with neon

“Why are you like somebodies died?” – Capturing Wednesday Addams.

Autumn is here and winter is quickly approaching. This means only one thing my style takes a darker edge, my friends call me the “not so secret Goth ” Because I love black, lace, leather and monochrome. I usually look to the like of Wednesday Addam’s for style inspiration and considering I’m blonde it doesn’t look like fancy dress. My obsession with Wednesday Addams goes back to when I was a child and I watching late late night TV at the time they put on old movies when “Addams Family Values” came on (which is lucky considering I was 8 years old at the time) and her character had me hooked right there and then at one in the morning.

So every winter I channel Wednesday Addams.

As soon as I saw this French maids dress By J.W. Anderson, Wednesday Addams clicked in my mind and I knew I’d have to have this dress. Its simple and plain yet it has a discipline that is liken to the icy cold Miss Addams who is self assured in a way that only maturity gives.

£79.99 from Topshop. Item code: 25F85CBLK

A crisp shirt is a staple of every wardrobe and this light blue one is a necessity. I choose this blue one for my edit as I like the top button detail and then the enclosed buttons. The boyish tailoring add to its allure as its sexy yet disciplined. (I have a feeling that discipline is the key to capturing Wednesday’s style.)

£39.99  from Topshop. Item code: 25F99CPBL

This pinafore dress would work perfectly over the crisp shirt. I like the fact its close to looking like School uniform it gives it that familiarity that is so familiar that its surreal. To capture Wednesday there has to be that element of surrealism.

£69.99 from Topshop. Item code: 25G37CFOR

I have posted a pair of shoes similar to these before in bright red now I post them in Oxblood as I adore these Mary-Jane’s. They are both smart and quirky. The deep red is almost black and it’s a beautiful tone. They finish of both dresses perfectly as they have that school girl look with a little bit more. I saw these in the Oxford St Store and they are just as alluring up close as they are in digital image, if not more so.

£62.00 from Topshop. Item code: 32K35COXB

“Why are you dressed like that?” 

Sorry for the low quality image but it capture the point. This is me channelling Wednesday Addams with a playful edge. Take note of the smart cuff. Attention to detail is everything as essentially this look is quite simple and the key to not looking this your in a Halloween costume. Look closer at the cuff’s they are almost like a collar. The simple cut of the dress with the collar and cuff details makes this dress almost seem like a uniform. These black and white Creeper are a favourite of mine and finishes of this look in a way that is both smart and slightly Gothic. After all I am a “not so secret” Goth.

“Why are you like somebodies died?” – Capturing Wednesday Addams.