Sunday, 19 April 2015

W7 IN THE CITY NATURAL BLENDS EYE COLOUR PALETTE

Hello sweethearts!
How are you all doing tonight?
Did you have a nice break for Easter?

I hope so!

If you follow me on twitter you will know mine have been...mmm...how can I say...maniac? Missed flights, horrible weather and Poorly Precious Baby were just the main ingredients.

Now I am back to reality and hopefully to this blog a bit more than I have been recently.

Tonight I want to share with you a little treasure found casually in a Peacock store.

The W7 palette In the city is probably the most spot on dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Basic 2.

Let's start with the packaging: the metal case is a winner for me, it's safe in my bag, easy to clean and nice to look at.

The eyeshadows themselves are soft and buttery and they blend very easily.

All the shades are matte.

Wigwam is a pale champagne

Troy is a soft nude hue

Brass is my fave, a light taupe

Touch is a soft brown

Autumn a greish brown

Andrea is a dark charcoal grey

Do not take into consideration the image at the back of the palette, it's useless cos the colours are not even closer to the ones inside.

I have been using this palette on a daily basis since I got it and now I really understand what the fuss was all about with the Naked 2.

These colours are just versatile and useful in basically every look you want to create.

I use the cream and nude shades as highlighters, the darkest ones to sculpt the crease or on the lower lash line to blend the eye pencil.

Considering the price of the palette, the quality is outstanding, they blend perfectly and last all day long with a primer (I use Make Up Revolution at the moment).

The retail price is what you will love most, I know...drumrolls please...4.99!!!

I normally buy W7 from Fragrance Direct but I cannot find this particular palette, so it's a case for the old dear friends  eBay and Amazon.

You may find interesting that there is a second version of this palette that is called In the nudes that is, of course, the dupe for the Naked Basic 1.

There is another star product from W7 that I love, can you guess which one is it?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

ADIDAS SUPERSTAR PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Hello everybody!!!

I am fighting with a multi failure situation here, Internet doesn't work in the house, blogger doesn't work on my phone and I cannot find the charger for my camera but here I am trying to blog for you.

Few months back, we were literally bombarded with 2737374 previews of the mega collaboration in between the sport giant Adidas and the Happy singer Pharrell Williams.

The project blew me away, completely: the iconic Adidas Superstar shoes rivisited in 50 new colours.

I got my first Adidas Superstar when I was 18 and I lived on them until my foot was too big to fit that size so you can imagine my joy.

I kept looking at the pictures on Instagram trying to make up my mind regarding the colour to get and at the end I decided: magenta, the dark red that kept catching my eyes.

Well, I should have not wasted my time.

The collection sold out as soon as it went on sale online and the shops had a very, stupid, extremely limited selection of 6 or 7 colours.

After the disaster of the Mary Katrantzou collection (remind me to tell you about that), Adidas is really getting on my nerves so I declined their online promise to find me my shoes in two weeks and opted for my second choice.

Considering the collection was launched in stores few weeks ago, there is not much left around, in terms of sizes and colours.

I found mine in Foot Asylum in Manchester Arndale and here I am, proud owner of my second pair of Adidas Superstar.

If you follow me on Instagram (@itsabloggersworld) you know I was torn in between two options, red and blue.

And the winner is........

Saturday, 28 March 2015

MANCHESTER ARNDALE TRENDS ILLUSTRATED EVENT SS15

Hello everybody!

I do not now where did I find ghe strength to write this blog post, I am so tired I could sleep all the way untill Monday,  but I really wanted to share with you all the newest initiative of the Manchester Arndale so, here I am, cup of tea in one hand, tablet in the other and Adorable Dog on my feet.

This week end the shopping centre is helding a fantastic event in collaboration with the super talented illustrator and author Dom&Ink.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March, every customer that spends more than £60 in the centre (easy peasy), will be able to receive a t shirt personalized with Dom's illustrations.

For this very special and fashionable occasion, Dom has created different characters representative af our Manchester that you will be able to personalized and have the choosen one printed on a t shirt, all completely free of charge.

I will be there tomorrow morning and I am sure we all know already which characters I will choose.

Isn'tit great?

Head to the Arndale for this week end and remember to visit the Trends Illustrated stand just in front of Next.

I had the chance to meet Dom before, he is one of the nicer person I have ever met and I am looking forward to have my t shirt designed anc printed.

Now, a bit of an oftopic question: am I the only one that finds blogger app totally crap???

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

PRIMARK P.S LOVE MATTE LONG LASTING LIPSTICK RED

Hello my dears!
Brace yourselves because this review is gonna be bad.
Really, really bad.
I don't think I have ever tried, in all these years of blogging,  in all these years of beauty addiction,  a lipstick so horrible like this one.
I have tried Primark beauty products before and with some hits and misses, I tent to have a very positive opinion of  the range.


This lipstick is not a miss, it's a tragedy.

Unfortunately for me, that day there were no tester available so I bought it, for £1.50, without trying. 
Biggest- mistake- ever.

The texture is a disaster.

The bullet has the hardest consistency I have ever seen, it doesn't glide onto your lips, it's not nice and smooth,  it's not nice at all!

Swatches? Seriously? 


Do you think it was easy to have a decent and even layer of that thing (I refuse to call it lipstick, sorry)?

The shade is a pale soft red, that would probably make anybody look ill.

The application is as difficult and unpleasant as it looks like.

Think about trying to apply those candy fake lipsticks: sticky, rough, dried my lips out, I HATE it!


If you are browsing the Primark beauty section and you see this...run run run and don't look back!


Sunday, 22 March 2015

LAUREN LUKE BRUSHES ON EBAY

Sunday night post is the laziest of the week.

I am absolutely shattered,  Precious Baby needs an exorcism to go through the teething phase he is at the moment and I need an extra dose of Nutella to survive.

So I already mention in a previous post how much I love my Lauren Luke brushes.


I am sooooooo late on this bandwagon but I swear, it looks like these are the only brushes I am using at the moment.

The contour brush is the one I like more, due to the small head it's perfect to use for small pans in the palettes, without taking powders from the pans around.


I managed to find some more on ebay, I got another contour brush, another powder one and an angled brush.

Glorious!



On my make up brushes wish list I have the Real Tecniques bold series, the sculpting kit and the rose gold set from Zoeva.

What's on yours?

Friday, 20 March 2015

QUIZ CLOTHING MANCHESTER EVENT

Hello!

Am I the only one all happy for the fist sunny day we had today??

Spring is in the air, I am sure it's ready in our wardrobe too and nothing it's better than exploring  new collections around the stores when the new seasons arrive.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to an exclusive bloggers event organised by Quiz Clothing held in the Manchester Arndale store.



It was a beautiful evening spent chatting around, eating cupcakes (with our our names on, how cool!) and touching with hands what the brand has to offer.





I use to consider the Quiz shop as a destination for bridesmaid, prom, wedding and party outfits so it was a very pleasant surprise to find out that's a lot more to explore.



Along to the beautiful lace, tulle and crystal decorated dresses I found some beautiful (and much more suitable for every day outfits) pieces.




These were my favourite ones:

The black honeycomb skirt



The comfy wings jumper



The crepe check jumpsuit



You can find these and much more in store and online.

I stongly recommend you to have a good look to the jewellery section, I spotted fewnecklaces and earrings that I will probably end up buying very soon.





Hope you are gonna find something that suits you, I am sure you will not have a problem on that!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

MARKS AND SPENCER MANCHESTER SPRING SUMMER 2015 CATWALK

Hello my lovely readers,

How sad it is tomorrow it's Monday? I am suffering Sunday blues tonight, totally.

A couple of weeks ago, our instagram/twitter/facebook timelines where completely chock-a-block with Paris, Milan, NY and London Fashion Week reports.

Trends, behind the scenes, catwalks and outfits (some of them, sorry to say that, absolutely ridiculous, get a grip people, it's fashion week not circus week), made me wish I had taken some days off to go and have a better look myself.

Thanks God, the posh giant of the High Street better known as Marks and Spencer, was so kind to share a bit of the London Fashion Week taste with us up north, organising a fashion catwalk here in Manchester, in the Market Street store.



The catwalk itself was introduced by Belinda Earl, style director of M&S and name behind the big renovation seen in the last year and we were treated with an interesting small documentary with highlights from the LFW with some AW15 anticipations.






The show then began, unveiling, let me tell you, some stylish pieces, sartorial cuts and excellent choice of fabrics, prints and palette of colours.
After what we saw, M&S will be definitely a place you will be delighted to shop, look at those outfit!





 If there is something we really need to watch out in M&S this spring summer is the leather; go to the shop, have a browse around and you will understand why.


Expect the softest leather mixed with the edgy design of jackets and skirts.
Price tag is a bit high but splurge-worthy.






Now, let me say a big Thank You to M&S, first of all for bringing a bit of the glamour of catwalk here in MCR, second of all for offering such wearable, flattering, modern and on trend collections, last but not least, for having me!

A big thank you to my friend Lily, for having me as her plus one for this event, you are a proper babe!