Thursday, 20 August 2015

Summer Haze

Under Top - New Look  |  Lace T-shirt - Primark  |  Skirt - Dorothy Perkins  |  Shoes - Primark


Okkk, so the weather has actually turned horrible since I took these outfit photos.. however when it WAS hot, like that muggy heat this is the kinda thing I would wear. I'm a fan of body-con skirts and over-sized cropped t-shirts. Also,at work it's so hot in the store, even if it was a cold day, I would still be boiling inside so would still probably wear an outfit like this. 

I'm so surprised that the lace top was Primark, it's really good quality and an ever so slightly off-white colour. The heels are only tiny but thick which makes them really easy to walk in and the tan/ white combo is pretty summery.

I actually prefer winter dressing and can't wait till coat season!! #best

Enjoy my awkward pics 

Sophie x

Friday, 14 August 2015

Mary-Lou Manizer (theBalm)


I am so excited to review this product as I've heard so many great things about it. So naturally I dived in and purchased it to try for myself.

Firstly, theBalm have unique packaging; very retro and dapper and completely unlike anything I've seen before in a beauty range. The Mary-Lou Manizer comes in a silver plastic container with 8.5g of product. It's lightweight and flips open revealing a large mirror. I'm always a fan of this style of packaging. No time is spent on creating a pretty inside, they just whack in a huge great big mirror and I love it! Also they haven't skimped on product either, they've literally filled the entire pan to the top.

"The Luminizer" is a golden toned highlighter, with a heck load of shimmer in it and it's gorgeously pigmented. The consistency is super creamy and blendable, and you only need a tiny bit to go a long way. I've been wearing this highlighter every day for a week now, and am pleased to say that it's defiantly one that lasts all day long. Although relatively inexpensive (retailing at £17.50), this product is defiantly going to last a long long time. 

This highlighter works well for those with both warm and cool toned complexions. In terms of applying this product, it's best to use a brush and apply it on the areas of you face that need... highlighting. I'm currently using the 'Setting Brush' by Real Techniques and it works perfectly! Places to apply this highlighter include along the apples of your cheek and up towards your temple, down the middle of your nose, the center of you forehead, your upper lip and the center of your chin. Avoid caking it on as it can look fake and much too bright. A gentle application is best in creating a natural, glowing look.

So this is my first proper review of a beauty product and I hope it was as informative and detailed as possible and I plan to be doing many more. Also if you're after a recommendation, then I would say yes! Defiantly purchase this product if you're after a daily golden highlighter.The photos I've taken defiantly do not do this highlighter justice at all.

I would also like to mention that theBalm is a cruelty free brand!! So pleased to find this out as no bunnies or other beautiful beings were harmed so we can enjoy this product. I will only ever be reviewing (and purchasing) cruelty-free beauty products so please enjoy my weekly series of Beauty without Bunnies!

Sophie x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Dark Summer Shades

Vest Top - ASOS  |  T-shirt - Primark  |  Skirt - New Look  |  Boots - River Island


I haven't posted in sooo long. I keep saying I need to update my blog weekly but I never seem to get round to it. I've lost my tripod also which makes things difficult. Ended up having to balance my camera ontop of a mountain of boxes, hoping that it wouldn't fall off... However I have posted and so I want to attempt to continue. I also want to start featuring beauty/ skin care/ life style blog posts as I don't just want my blog to be about fashion and personal style. The name 'SetinStyle' is no longer pleasing me as a blog name so I'm playing around with a few ideas and should be changing the name soon (hopefully). 

This outfit is basically a mixture of my love for summer but also my strong penchant for dark clothing. Underneath my sheer, slightly glazed black t-shirt is actually a lilac best top. I'm not sure how easy it is to see the colouring of the top, however I have attempted to include a lighter shade in the look... The boots are usually comfy. Like really. They are flatforms, so in theory my feet aren't in the 'high heel' form/shape, meaning that you can basically walk flat in them but gain like 4 inches of height! Nice.

Sophie x

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Matching Black

Top - New Look  |  Skirt - New Look  |  Shoes - New Look  |  Hat - Jigsaw |  Bangles - H&M

Hey. So pretty much this entire outfit was from New Look, it's such an inexpensive clothes shop and the items are such good quality. I've really wanted to improve my blog pictures as the quality of them isn't great but it's hard as i'm having to shoot them image myself on a timer (it's so hard to focus the images). I also want to invest in a better lens rather than the standard lens the camera came with. Of course it is ridiculously expensive so I will be saving for a while..

Naturally I am wearing all black which in my house is SO hard as I have a lot of animals that shed fur so they don't really stay black for that long. I'm not often a wear of hats but my auntie brought my this amazing quality one which actually sit nicely on my head. It's a dark burgundy fedora style hat and I really like it :-)

Sophie x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Colour Popping

Top - ASOS  |  Skirt - River Island  |  Heels - Primark  |  Bag - Mulberry


These images were actually part of a Spring/ Summer Bag Advertisement project shoot, which I helped a friend by 'modelling'. The clothes worn are still my personal style which I would wear on a typical summers day, if the weather is really bright and warm. White is such a risky colour as it's bold and also so light that it can easily get dirty/ matched with the wrong shade of white, so it's not very often I would choose to wear an all white outfit. The heels, although from Primark, are of such good quality. The height is a bit of an issue, the 6-inch heel is very steep and being that I am already 5 ft 9, I rarely wear these to prevent myself looking ridiculously tall. Wearing colour is a rare thing for me, but I absolutely loved that bright orange mulberry and it could also be paired with a full black attire. This shoot was fun and it was kinda cool being a model for a day. 

Sophie x

Friday, 17 April 2015

Basick Black

Coat - Boohoo (simular)  |  Faux Fur Stole - Ebay  |  Top - Newlook  |  Jeans - H&M  |  Boots - River Island  |  Bag - River Island


I've been wanting to post on my blog for a while now and until now I hadn't had any personal style images to post and also have been majorly busy with assignments and other duties. I have modeled for a few friends for our projects and whilst shooting a bag advertisement image for my friend I also asked her to take a few outfit pictures for my blog. The outfit is really just what I wear on a day to day basis, and very black. In fact the only colour I am wearing is the bag and that isn't even mine. The river island boots are ridiculously comfy and I got them in the sale for £25 and have been my staple, go-to boots during the winter months. Perhaps when spring is actually here I may experiment with brighter colours, but they ill still probably only be light grey's and muted blues/ reds. I'm hoping to be posting more regularly now and will start to write reviews on beauty products also.

Sophie x