Archive | August, 2013

Fashion: The best £12.99 I ever spent

24 Aug

The last time you heard from me I was talking about sucking it up and buying a lipstick. This post is about getting over my ‘thing’ about trousers. I find it funny how much my blog has taught me about things that have nothing to do with my blog! Fear of failing and doing something new so often put us of incredible new horizons. Not strange, just human nature.

Seeing me in a pair of trousers is like seeing an Eskimo in flip flops. It just doesn’t happen. For many reasons. The first is the problem that one that faces all curvy girls face with a small waist ,big hips and some butt. Nothing fits quite right and everything seems a bit clown-ish. Most fitting my bottom half but loose at the waist. The only thing missing from most trousers I try on are braces and a clown hat. Resulting in a wardrobe full of dresses!

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I walked into Zara one day determined to find a pair of trousers. Having scoured the entire store I couldn’t believe it when I saw these trousers. The shock continued to the changing room when I found out they fit. Zara do statement pieces like these trousers so well. Down from £50 to £12.99, bargain!

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Top: Primark

Trousers: Zara

Shoes: Nine West

Sunglasses: New York City Market Sunglasses

Jewellry: Tiffany & Co

Lips: Mac ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipstick

x LoveChi x

Beauty: Mac Ruby Woo Review

21 Aug

When I was younger I got the impression that all elegant ladies wore lipsticks, heels and trench coats. Hence I decided that when I got older and more mature I would get my first lipstick and it had to be red. I did get a red lipstick but not much maturity.

Mac ‘s ‘Ruby Woo’.This is one of those products that EVERY blogger , Tom, Dick and Harry has! I am a bit of a rebel and bore in mind that I already had one red lipstick from Clinique. It had a glossy finish so resembled a very highly pigmented lipgloss. A little bit of a cop out but a great starter for my 19 year old mind. I didn’t see the need to get another red lipstick.  However, after giving the lipstick away I was left with a void. Having looked high and low I realised it ws time to face my fear and go for a matte colour. Looking for a blue toned red was suprisingly difficult and I now understand why ‘Ruby Woo’ is such a favourite.

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It suits so many skin tones and has incredibly colour pay off!  I made up my mind to pick up one while I was in New York City as a little treat 🙂

mac ruby woo swatch

My only issue with this lipstick is that while it has great staying power it transfers and bleeds quite a lot. For me, I couldn’t wear it without lip liner, and everything my lips brushed on got some red action! I’m all up for making a lasting impression but I was kinda careful about the angles and physics of my hugs ha! I don’t wear a full face of a make up crazy often. I am not used to it so you have to factor that in. All in all I am crazy about the colour, I can figure out a lip primer later….

mac ruby woo

CakeStop: A New Adventure

6 Aug

So I know I have been super busy. There have been a couple of long gaps between posts! A project has been underway that I can finally share with you. Drum roll please, dum dum dum dum dum dum dum TING! I Introducing…

london bakery

My wonderful new adventure with my good friend and (now)business partner Dupe. This has been a long time in the making, as we have always loved baking together. It was about time we decided to make things official!Chocolate Cage Fruit Spray FB
raspberry birthday cake

Me and Dupe(my business partner) are crazy about good tasting cake. Some of you may find that silly! Unfortunately, the more beautiful the cake design, the less likely it is to have a great home made taste and quality ingredients. We believe cakes should taste as great as they look.

Ombre Baby Shower Cake FB

Smiley Face emoticon cake

bridal shower cake

Raspberry and cream cake

Every now and then I may share some of the yummies coming out of our oven. I am super excited about this.

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www.facebook.com/stopforcake

Life is too short to restrict your dreams to your imagination. Thank you for your support as always.

Chi xxx

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