MY 3 FAVOURITE WAYS TO STYLE A LITTLE BLACK DRESS // NICCE LONDON

Monday, 9 October 2017

MY 3 FAVOURITE WAYS TO STYLE A LITTLE BLACK DRESS // NICCE LONDON
Sometimes it may feel like you have gotten all the possible wear out of one of your fave items and it feels like maybe it's time to resign hope and ditch it. However it doesn't always have to be goodbye for certain items which perhaps just need a little added va va voom to them. One item in particular that can be turned into a timeless classic is the LBD // Little Black Dress. There are so many ways to create different looks with LBD's from changing up your accessories to creating whole new looks altogether with different items of clothing. Today I am going to show you three of my favourite ways to wear this gorgeous NICCE essential black dress.

LBD // WITH A STATEMENT SHIRT

When in doubt. Add something that will make your outfit into a statement. Make it bang with a bold shirt like this ruffled sleeve pinstriped shirt I picked up on my travels in Thailand. I love this look because it is so so effortless yet it really does step the dress up to a whole other level. Shirts like these are super easy to find - check out MissPap especially as I know they have various styles of these ruffle sleeved wrap shirts! Aldso this look is so good for coming into Autumn as some days it's still not that cold so instead of opting for a light Jacket try this version instead. 



LBD // WITH SEASONAL TRENDS

There are two trends I am particularly loving right now. Trucker jackets and Baker Boy hats. Well there's actually a whole load of trends I am loving right now, Grey Blazers, Straight cut jeans, Red patent boots and so the list goes on. Trucker jackets (Yellow and Red in particular) are definitely a must have for me right now though (Missgiuded do some very nice ones may I add). So if you want to up the ante on your LBD why not dress it up with some seasonal trends.


Plus with winter right around the corner if you want to still be able to rock a short dress then these added layers will definitely make it more acceptable to do so.


A baker boy hat makes the perfect finishing touch as these are hot on trend right now and the perfect seasonal item. Plus there's something about a baker boy hat, little black dress and an oversized trucker jacket which looks so right. 




LBD // SLICK AND CLASSIC

Last up the final look we have is just sticking to the classic LBD. No over the top accessories (well except maybe the heart shaped sunglasses) just plain and simple. I like to think of this look as a bit of a homage to the queen Dua Lipa. Slick backed hair, tinted sunnies and some simple jewellery has got me feeling the New Rules singers vibes.

Great for a night on the town or cocktails with friends this look is perfect for making you feel sophisticated and a hell of a lot sassy. Plus it's edgy style means you can opt for comfort with a pair of trainers or make it a bit more classic with some heels. I love the back detailing on this dress also as it's quite simplistic yet takes the dress from being just a plain black item to something a bit more...snazzy.

There are so many ways to style an LBD which is what makes it such a versatile staple item to have in the wardrobe. This gorgeous NICCE Clothing dress is also a great investment piece as at just £28 not only is it a dress you can style to many occasions but it's affordable too!



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FALLING IN LOVE WITH LIQUID LIPSTICKS AGAIN THANKS TO AVONS #MYMARK

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LIQUID LIPSTICKS AGAIN THANKS TO AVONS #MYMARK


 It feels like an absolute decade since I've used an Avon product, and with my recent rekindling of love for lipstick what better time then to try out some of the shades in the new #mymark Liquid Lacquer range. I was honestly blown away by how good these little gems were and they have become a firm favourite in my makeup collection. 

The range holds 24 different bold and vibrant beautiful shades of both matte and shine lipsticks and they are currently on offer at Avon for just £7.00! With Vinyl being all the rage this Autumn the shine shades are definitely a great accessory for Autumnal looks or if you are looking for a nice comfortable creamy velvet then the mattes are just right for you. 

Liquid lipsticks are my most preferable form of lipstick and seem to be the type I use the most. I find they have way more hold power than bullet lipsticks and smudge a lot less which is ideal when you are always on the go. Plus what I love the most about these in particular are that they are so compact that I can always carry more than one with me.


PACKAGING

These Liquid Lacquers are more on the smaller size compared to some however that doesn't stop them from being one hundred percent price worthy. Plus who doesn't love an item which can fit easily away into any handbag or clutch. With a teardrop applicator the wands provide  a great precision application which is key when it comes to liquid lipsticks. There's nothing worse when you are trying to apply in a hurry and you have an awkward applicator.


FORMULA

These new #mymark beauties boast to have a magnet-lock technology which locks the lipstick to your lips all day. The formula does not dry matte on your lips however that doesn't stop it from looking like a gorgeous true matte lipstick. There is a slight creaminess to them which you can feel when you smack your lips together and this means they feel super moisturising throughout the day. Plus it has a built in primer which not only creates a flawless finish but also keeps that colour on lock down. 

RESULTS

Currently I am wearing 'Head Turner' which I have had on for about 4 hours so far. As the lipstick doesn't completely dry it does mean I have lost some of it to my coffee cup however there is still a beautiful colour left on my lips. The colour payout itself is highly pigmented and each shade that I have tried so far is packed with full coverage high impact hues. I am not a huge fan of pink lipsticks however the reds, purples and nudes are all gorgeous shades which will suit so well for my Autumn wardrobe! After four hours of wear it has not bled or feathered and as previously mentioned the colour is long lasting for sure. The only downside I can really see is that the lipstick doesn't dry completely so perhaps kissing is a no no unless the other person doesn't mind wearing some too...


So there we have it, the latest range from Avon's mark brand is an absolute hit in my eyes and 'Dare to Bare' has already quickly become my every day lipstick which is a bold statement coming from this recent lipstick recluse. 

*These products were gifted to me for reviewing purposes however all thoughts are my own