Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Autumn Essentials

Scarf, Jeans & Coat - H&M // Backpack - Forever21 // Lipstick & Nail Polish - Rimmel Kate Moss // Jumper - Acne // Boots - Carvela Kurt Geiger // Ear Muffs - Debenhams

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There's definitely a chill in the air at the moment and with September fast approaching, it will be time to wrap up before we know it. There's something about autumn and winter fashion that I love, the colours, the layers and the cosiness of it all. Here are some of my autumn essentials. Black and grey are my go to colours pretty much all year round because they're so simple and easy to pair with things. A pair of black, sturdy boots are a must have for the cold weather. I've had a bit of a boot obsession for years now so I'm always on the lookout for my next pair. I like to keep things fairly simple so in my opinion you can never go wrong with a classic jumper and jean combo. Even though I'm not a big fan of the cold I'm looking forward to wearing slouchy jumpers, having cosy nights in and drinking big mugs of hot chocolate. What do you like most about Autumn?

Nina Francesca x

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Ciate Caviar Manicure Mother of Pearl

I've had this manicure set tucked away in my makeup drawer for a while now and have only just got around to trying it. It's pretty easy to use as the pearls stick to the polish almost instantly. I decided to use the pearls on just the one nail in case I didn't like the effect, and I actually think it works pretty well. The quality of the white polish is lovely and dries really quickly which is always a bonus. The only downside is that the pearls don't stay on that long, mine have already started to peel off. That might be because I can't resist running my thumb along them though! I absolutely love the packaging, Ciate polishes look that little bit more sophisticated which makes them worth the price tag. This look is perfect for a night out as it's more glamorous than your typical manicure. 

Nina Francesca x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

I never really understood the hype surrounding BB creams until I tried one for myself and now I actually use them more often than foundation. I like the fact that they give you a light, even coverage without suffocating the skin. This one is super light and very quick and easy to apply, so perfect for when you're rushing out of the house in the morning. It comes out white but instantly blends to your skin tone when rubbed in. The idea is that it mimics the look of bare skin which I think it achieves, but obviously gives you a bit of coverage and a nice glow. The only thing I don't like about this cream is the smell, it's not the most pleasant and isn't fragranced like most of the products I use. I find that a lovely smell is key with face products. Luckily though the strange smell doesn't last once the cream is dry, so it's not really a huge problem and wouldn't stop me from using it again. I didn't have to use very much to achieve this look and I actually love the way it comes out, it's fresh but not too cakey. If you favour light makeup looks rather than a full face I would recommend this for you, it's reasonably priced too and one tube is guaranteed to last a while as you won't need that much.

Nina Francesca x