I have had so many emails commenting on the fact that I always seem to find great dresses on ASOS. I am well aware that the quality and fit of garments on the website can be inconsistent at times. I guess the key is that I generally know what styles suit my body shape and what fabrics will work on me. I think that is a general rule when it comes to online clothes shopping though because with so many online boutiques popping up, it can be hard to know what will look good. I struck gold with my recent purchase of the ASOS Cream Mesh Twist Bandeau Dress, which I wore on Saturday night for a girl's night out...
Ring: Dorothy Perkins
My lovely hairdresser Leigh came over and curled my hair with a conical wand, did a bit of back-combing. I used two tracks of my FoxyLocks deluxe clip in hair extensions in Honey Blonde. Just as a side note, I got my hairdresser Leigh to put some lowlights into the extensions last year to break the colour up with my natural hair colour. It just makes the extensions less obvious and to be honest, people never know I'm wearing them, they just think my hair looks good. It's a pet hate of mine when extensions are really obvious...it kinda defeats the purpose of wearing them!
My new Next nude platforms got their first outing and went perfectly with the outfit. I like the chunky heels and they are definitely easier to walk in than stilettos! My legs were on the pasty side so I chucked on some Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan in Light Shimmer. I have had a couple of emails over the last few weeks after some of my OOTD posts asking what leg exercises I do at the gym/at home which is very flattering. So let me know if you guys would like me to do a post on this as I do have some specific routines?
I tried out the Ardell 117 Lashes and I have to say these are the longest lashes I have ever worn. I usually wear the 109's or 110's because I like to go with the more natural look. I figured I would try something different for this night out and these lashes looked pretty glam in the packaging.
They look good when my eyes are open and they wing out my eye shape which looks really pretty. They were easy to apply and felt secure all night.
However, my issue with these lashes is that when you look down, the lashes just look too artificial for my liking. The inner lashes are MUCH longer than my own so you get that real false lash effect. If that's your bag, then that's perfectly ok, but for me, I like my lashes to look more natural and blend in with my own, graduating out.
A nail product I just HAVE to talk about in this post is Orly Polishield 3 in 1 Top Coat. This stuff is a godsend! I often have trouble keeping my nail colour intact for more than a couple of days. Finding a nail polish that dries quickly, stays put and resists chipping is no mean feat. But when you have an amazing topcoat that fuses with the polish to create a durable seal...well, it certainly makes a huge difference and saves you the time of constantly re-applying nail colour!
I had heard about Orly Polishield via Twitter and a few blogs and since I have been searching for a great topcoat for as long as I can remember, I was all over this stuff like a rash. I couldn't wait to find out if it was as good as people were saying. It is marketed as:
a) chip-resistant, high shine top coat
b) a quick dry treatment
c) providing UV protection
The proof is in the pudding they say, so I applied Polishield over my Essie Buy Me A Cameo polish on Thursday and after 5 days of wear (including a night out), this is what my nails now look like today...
Perfect! Not one chip or smudge to be seen. Polishield dries so quickly over the nail colour and seals it in immediately. Within 10 minutes of applying it, I accidentally hit my nail off a sharp edged door handle and expected there to be a chip or smudge. However, on inspection, the nail was still flawless...now that is what I call a topcoat! The thing I am most pleased about is that it will provide a long-lasting seal for the lower quality polishes in my collection which chip within a day or so. I often don't use those said polishes because of that annoying problem so Polishield has completely solved that issue! It's definitely a hero product for me.
Orly Polishield is priced at £7.95 and you can get it here.