Winter Date Night OOTD

Lifestyle

Hey guys!! I am so excited to be writing this post for two reasons, 1) this will be my first ever collaboration as a blogger and 2) it’s my first ever fashion related post, I’ve never been very good with fashion, so it’s a big step for me to be branching out into it- with help from my best friend who is a fashion wizard. So let’s get into it!

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This is the outfit I chose for my first OOTD. I think this is such a perfect date outfit, it’s practical, comfy, warm and very 70’s which I love! I love how the colours go together, and how the mustard really stands out! The necklace is quite a statement piece but I’m wearing near to no other jewelry, so it’s nice to have something that is a bit bolder. The trousers for me are also a bit of a statement, they are so different to what I usually wear and I’ve never owned any trousers like this, so it’s nice to get out my comfort zone. Obviously the jacket is the first thing you see, I got this form the Missguided Sale for £15 and I love it!! The colour is beautiful and it’s so comfortable. Such a steal in the sale. I’m so tempted to get more colours as they also had a gorgeous baby blue or nude.

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Shoes – H&M

Trousers – Primark

Top – Primark

Jacket – Missguided

Necklace – Primark

Hat : Black – The Hat Company (York), Beige – Primark

(I can’t find any links for these products guys, they have either been in the sale so they’ve now gone or I bought them ages ago- sorry!!)

Bag – Boutique of Molly

The bag is by Boutique of Molly and that’s who I’ve collaborated with on this post.  It’s such a sleek, easy bag with so much class. It fits so much inside of it, and can be worn two different ways.  I’ve wanted a bag like this for so long, it reminds me so much of the ‘Mulberry Lily Bag’ in medium which I love!! This bag is such good value for money and I’m so happy I got it. I’m always honest on my blog, and I wouldn’t say I loved it if I didn’t! If you fancy getting 20% off anything on their website use code HANFISH20!!

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Thank you so much for reading. I had so much fun shooting this as we got caught mid Siberian blizzard so a lot of the shots ended up me just being covered in snow. I can’t wait to do more of these and create new looks. Thanks to my best friend for helping me choose the outfit and for taking the photos!

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Favourite lip products this winter

Beauty

Hello! I know we are still in the thick of winter but definitely heading in the right direction to spring, so I thought I’d tell you about what I’ve been  loving to wear on my lips this winter! Winter is my favourite time of the year for lip products, full of dark reds and burgundies, that look great on all skin types. You can have a very simple yet sophisticated makeup look by adding a dark lip.img_4486

I’ll start with a classic, now I know this lipstick has been around a long time and definitely could even be called ‘cult classic’ among the beauty bloggers and youtubers, but it doesn’t help to bring it back. Mac ‘Sin’. I  wanted this lipstick for so long but never thought I would get the wear out of it as it’s such a dark colour, but I received it as a christmas present this year, and I love it! The colour is so complementary to my skin tone and indeed even my lip shape, making them look fuller and plump. I would describe the colour as a very dark purple burgundy shade, it’s a very bold colour but everyone has those days where you just need to wear a dark lipstick and get your sass on. Don’t you think? Another reason why I love this lipstick is because it’s matte. img_4492Matte is my favourite finish on lipsticks, for me it’s the most flattering and stylish, especially on dark shades, just makes it look so much sharper. It’s not an everyday colour for me, but perfect for those days you want to be a bit bolder. Definitely one of my favourites this year.

Next, I discovered this lip product on my first ever trip to Sephora, and by heck that was an experience and a half! I was so excited to go to Sephora, living in the UK we don’t have the pleasure of having it so when I was in Canada I couldn’t wait to go. I can’t lie and say I didn’t spend that much there because I definitely did over the time in many trips, but I got this the first time I went, it’s the Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in Lolita.img_4489 I had heard so many  people talking about this so when I saw they had it in stock I couldn’t not get it, you get me?! Had to be done. Being the first liquid lipstick that I owned, I couldn’t wait to try it….it definitely didn’t disappoint. And many, many liquid lipsticks later it is still one of my favourites. Such a beautiful dark mauve purple but with a bit of a cool brown undertone, so so stunning on everyone. Perfect for winter, as in the UK we don’t get the snowiest winters or even the coldest, but it is well renowned for being very very rainy and windy. So liquid lipsticks are perfect, because as soon as they dry they don’t budge. No more hair sticking to your lips or transferring onto your scarf. The easy no mess lip product. Love it.

Now, the excitement towards the next one is about x10 the excitement I had for going to Sephora. It’s another liquid lipstick, and another very good one at that. Colourpop ultra matte lip in ‘Bianca’. I was so incredibly happy when i found out that Colourpop now shipped to the UK, I had wanted to try their products for-ever, so couldn’t resist putting in a huge  order when they started doing international shipping. img_4490This is one of my favourite products that I got, as well as being a great liquid lipstick for an extremely affordable price, their colour selection is amazing. ‘Bianca’ is the perfect mauve nude for me, but the degrees of shades they offer means you can get the perfect nude for you. In my order I also got another ultra matte lip in ‘Times Square’ and one ultra satin lip in ‘Magic Wand’ (plus eyeshadows, highlights and lippie stix….whoops). Such great products for a great price, so happy they are in my collection!

My last product I want to talk about is a different one, compared to the ones I’ve mentioned. It’s a lip gloss from L’oreal in the shade ‘Disco Ball’. Now I’m not the biggest fan off gloss, as I find it majorly awkward,  sticky and to be honest very annoying. I normally can’t manage to have it on my lips for more than 5 minutes without it being on my teeth or in my hair, so for these reasons I tend to avoid it, but when I was browsing the make-upimg_4491 in Tesco (off all places), I saw this gloss and had to have it! I had seen glosses similar but nothing quite as mesmerizing and metallic as this one. I wouldn’t wear it on its own as I feel it needs some kind of nude canvas underneath, but put it on top of a matte pale nude lipstick and you are winning. It was perfect for parties over the festive period and to pair it with a dark brown metallic smokey eye. Being a new blogger I apologise for this terrible swatch on my wrist, as I didn’t take into account watching the dark shades first so left a slight stain underneath, but believe it is beautiful in person!

Thank you so much for reading x