Thursday, 16 February 2017

Meet me on Cat Street

Dress - Zara / Necklace - Accessorize / Shoes - Topshop
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll know I recently got back from a trip to Tokyo! My dad wanted to go away for his birthday and eventually decided on Japan. Since this was my second time in the city, I was the tour guide. I think I did alright although a big part of that is down to Google maps and the pocket wifi I rented.

I gave my dad a quick lesson with my camera before we left so I could get some outfit photos in Tokyo and I have to say he did a really good job. These were taken on Cat Street in Harajuku, a cute street with some really pretty stores. If you're spending the day in the area, it's nice to stroll down the road from Harajuku to Shibuya. It's also a perfect place for photo opps - I saw plenty of other people taking photos. The All Saints shop made a good background for this black Zara dress. I got it back in the Black Friday sales and it's possibly the comfiest dress I own. I also love the bell-sleeves and need more of them in my life - they're so cute. I paired the dress with some slip-ons because I have to wear comfortable shoes on holiday (and most days really). If only I had a bomber jacket and an Anello backpack, I would've been on trend in Tokyo.

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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Review: 3ina Longwear Lipstick in 501

Review: 3ina Longwear Lipstick in 501

I love a good lipstick. And I love them even more if they stay put. 3ina's longwear lipstick promises not to budge, so I thought I'd give it a try.

The product: A liquid lipstick that dries matte.

The packaging: Matte black plastic with a clear section at the bottom so you can see the product. It looks great, although mine has two dots on the front that look like they came from a marker for some reason.

The pigmentation: *Thumbs up*. I told the sales assistant I like my lip colours dark and bold and she recommended this one to me. You can even build it up to go a bit bolder.

3ina longwear lipstick
The application: It's got a doe foot applicator so it's easy to apply. The formula's pretty thick but easy to spread.
3ina lipstick 501
The colour: It looks purple on the website but in person it's more of a dark pink. It's also a bit more vibrant looking than in the photo above.

The road test: The first day I wore this I was so excited because it did so well against my multiple cups of tea, but once lunch time came around it started to disappear. It doesn't fade completely but make sure you're ready to re-apply it after eating.

Overall: For £7.95 I'd say it's a good buy. It's a great matte lipstick and it stays put pretty well; you only have to check it after eating. If dark pink's not your thing, 3ina do this in a bunch of different colours too.
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