Hype Iridescent Trainers

I was looking on the Schuh website for my Autumn Wishlist post and came across these wonderful iridescent trainers by Hype (not available on the U.K. Hype site anymore) for £20. I think they deserve their own post!

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These are comfortably wide, have a medium grip on the sole and don’t dig into your toes when the front creases. The inner sole is slightly padded so you could be on your feet all day and not have your feet or joints hurting. They are proper lace up trainers with long laces, not those fake pull on ones.

The only criticism I have is because I have ankles that can get a bit thick after a long day, the tongues aren’t the softest and can feel a bit pokey. It’s fine if I double over my socks though.

I think I’d like a holographic/iridescent backpack next, to go with my laptop case and trainers.

Chrissie

July Monthly Blog Round-up

Turns out I’m still figuring out how to get my eye makeup to show up under my glasses. I’ve tried black eyeliner on the top and sparkly gold colours on my lids and lower lash line. This is the amazing result – oh. I’m going for masses of metallic blue and green liner next time, maybe a bit of pink!

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Ordered from Zad’s in Chorlton as I really fancied some veggie junk food. It did not disappoint – OMG it was lush!

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I reviewed the Pixi Strobe and Sculpt palette. It came out at just the right time when I needed to restock a few things, which all happened to be included in this palette! Read my review here.

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Not so great timing was finding this yellow colour corrector by Nip and Fab which you can mix with foundation that’s too orange – when I’d just thrown out three foundation which were, yup, too orange. Still, useful for that in the future and I can use it under lighter coverage foundation to tone down any redness I have.

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I found some really nice firm tofu called Toofoo. It’s great grilled with a coating of chilli oil or some BBQ sauce.

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When I heard that LUSH were releasing a solid foundation called Slap Stick and that it came in 40 shades with three undertones, I had to try it. See what I thought here.

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After half a year of summer I’d gotten a bit fed up coconut water or almond milk based smoothies. I chucked a load of blueberries and raspberries and water into a blender and blended thoroughly, then I added around 10 ice cubes and pulsed to create a slushy . It tasted wonderful!

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I bought some amazing unicorn inspired brushes and realised I couldn’t fit them into any makeup bags I own. I saw this sparkly pencil case in Tesco and they fit great…Now that I’ve sawn off the giant pointy bit at the end. I actually think they look better now and are easier to use.

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I have combination hair, y’know oily roots, meh mid-lengths and frizzy ends. I can’t tell you how many pre-wash treatments or overnight treatments I’ve used and two thirds of my hair LOVED them but my roots looked like I’d been at a festival – for a year. So I thought I’d share these two products that have solved the need for all of that, read the post here.

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This has been my fave outfit since the heatwave broke and I can stand to wear trainers – rather gladiator sandals – again. Doing outfit flatlays is hard! I miss Polyvore.

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Chrissie

 

 

Casual Urban Summer OOTD

I wanted to share this outfit as it’s comfy, versatile (great with heels for sitting outside a bar or cafe in the evening) and shows off my curves, even though it’s loose fitting and cool.

Earrings – Peacocks

Hoodie – Zaful (similar here and here)

Trousers – Pretty Little Thing

Trainers – Zara

Chrissie

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Style Mood Boards Vol 1 & 2

It’s the end of Polyvore as we know it as it’s now turned into a shopping website called SSense, meaning all of our mood boards and outfit collages have just disappeared – never to return! Luckily the reason why I started using Polyvore was to share my creations on my blog so I still have them – phew!

VOL 1

Fruity and Fabulous

Stylish Stationary

Summer in the City

Jumper, Jeans & Heels (JJH)

Late 80’s Early 90’s Cool

Girls Cagool, Boys Drool

Life is Better, Down Where it’s Wetter…

Rose Gold

Belt Bags, Belt Bags, What Ya Gunna Do

Superhero Stuff

Chill-tastic

Cross Your Heart

Rainbow Unicorn

I’m So Fancy – Velvet

Colourful Kicks

VOL 2

Glam Goth

Rose Gold & Monochrome

Geek Girl

It’s the Vinyl Countdown

Miss Sporty

Summer Style Sensible Shoes

Stranger Things…Have Happened

Girls Night Out

Sneaker Pimps

Looking Well Shady

Glam Rock

Back to Nature

Big Kid

Tough Bitch

I’m going to stop now and post more next week. I mean, how many mood boards can one handle at once, really? ;o)

Chrissie

 

 

 

 

 

Outfits Of The Day – Pink and Grey

I’m going for co-ordinating outfits lately but I always throw something in there – like this purple tee – to break it up a little. I wore my butterfly satchel with this later, which has a dark blue background, cream, purple, pink and pale blue butterflies and tan straps, like the tan on the soles of my shoes.

Gold hoops – Missguided

V neck tee – charity shop

Hoodie – H&M (this seasons here)

Jeans – Villa @ Next

Trainers – Nike AF1 custom

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Gold hoops – As above

Top – Shein (latest here)

Jeans – As above

Trainers – As above

Chrissie

Quirky Casual OOTD

I’ve really been feeling down lately from not having the energy to go out and do much, so my Bloke suggested we go to the park for a walk. It made such a big difference to my physical and emotional energy the next day!

I feel my style is heading more toward urban-casual or urban-glam these days with a few alt-girl items mixed in. But no matter how my personal style evolves, I’ll always include little quirks like pop culture pins on my jacket, novelty bags or rings and colourful streaks in my hair.

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Hair – Voodoo Blue by Manic Panic

Hoop Earrings – Topshop

Pale Pink Hoodie – H&M

Jacket – (originally from Florence & Fred) Similar here

Pins – Punky Pins 

Hello Kitty Bag (originally from Claire’s) – Similar here

Trousers – (originally from Very) Similar here 

Trainers – Nike Air Force 1 Customised

Chrissie

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Velvet is Versatile!

Velvet is Versatile
Wether you want to be casual or glam, velvet is easier to wear than you think!