Monday, 1 September 2014

The Design Studio

There's nothing better than supporting independent brands, and even though I know don't buy from enough independent brands, I'm trying!  Today I wanted to share one of my new favourite companies with you & they are... The Design Studio!
I recently purchased the most amazing fluffy bomber jacket from The Design Studio based in Hawarden.  I am OBSESSED.
I can promise you right now this post isn't sponsored, I really am just obsessed.

This is the BaaLamb Bomber jacket.  It's white fluffiness with black trim & was £40.  Although I'm not sure if they make this anymore, as most of their jackets are limited edition, but I couldn't not have this.
They're making jumpers and dresses too, along with more jackets in different colours (and I'm pretty in love with their panelled sleeve jumpers)!

Everything available can be purchased on their instagram (@thedesignstudiohawarden) & most things are priced around £40/42, not bad for something that's handmade and potentially a one-off!

lisatakespictures xo

Sunday, 31 August 2014

NOSTALGIA by Charlotte Crosby

On Saturday night, In The Style launched their latest clothing collaboration.  Having worked with people like Lauren Pope (TOWIE/DJ) before, it makes sense who their latest collaborator is, it's only CBB winner Charlotte Crosby from Geordie Shore.  I love Charlotte, she's my favourite person on Geordie Shore (yes, I watch it, shoot me now) & I absolutely adored her show 'The Charlotte Crosby Experience' which was on earlier this year.  I really didn't know what to expect from her collection, as her personal style has changed so much from the first time she hit our screens on Geordie Shore. 'Nostalgia' is Charlotte's first ever clothing range, so I had no idea what was coming!

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I actually really, really like the collection.  The items here are a few of my favourites.  I really adore the black nostalgia vest, the mustard dress & the lizard print dress.


The main thing I really like about this collection is that there are items for every shape/size.  I reviewed the Nicole x Missguided collection earlier in the year and felt that it was made for slimmer girls as everything was body con and clingy to the body.  This on the other hand, there are body con items, there are loose items, there's fitted items...something for everyone!
My only problem is that I personally think it's all a bit overpriced, but this is coming from the girl who won't buy anything unless it's disounted. I'll definitely be buying something when it goes into the sale ;)

What do you think of Charlotte's collection? Yay or nay?

lisatakespictures xo

Friday, 29 August 2014

MAC Cyber Dupe

I've become a bit obsessed with MAC lipsticks recently, obsessed is probably an understatement.  Unfortunately they have a serious price tag - not something I'd like to be splashing out on for the rest of my life.
As I was clearing out my lipsticks a few days ago, I figured I'd have a look and see what dupes I had for more high end lipsticks & of course I found some!

Today's post is a fantastic dupe for MAC's Cyber.  Cyber is a dark, blackish purple.  It's gorgeous, I love it for nights out.  It's a satin finish, which means its semi-matte but very moisturising, which is always a plus.  As I was searching through my lipstick collection, I found that Rimmel's Kate Moss collection has a pretty much exact replica of Cyber, shade 04.  04 isn't matte, it's a bit more glossy than Cyber, but other than that it's pretty much the same, as you can see from the swatches below!

The only thing I'd say is that the MAC lipstick is longer lasting, but you get what you pay for.  MAC Cyber is available for £15.50 whereas Rimmel 04 is available for £5.49 in places like Superdrug and Boots.  I'd highly recommend both lipsticks, it all depends on what your budget is!

I hope this has helped someone out there! :)

lisatakespictures xo