Wednesday, 7 September 2016

ON TREND - Choker Style Tops

The Summer of 2016 will be known as The Great 90s Choker Comeback. Whether it's a wide black velvet affair, a thin satin ribbon style neck choker or a luxurious golden choker, they're everywhere. When I was growing up I was a huge choker fan and wore them pretty constantly, however now I'm adulting I find I have less time to fuss over accessories so I was pleased to see a new choker trend emerge, the choker style top. A top that incorporates a choker into it therefore saving you time, effort and unnecessary accessory spending.

I've rounded up some of the best choker style tops online at the moment, all budget friendly and in a range of sizes and colours. From casual to smart office style, these tops are incredibly easy to wear simply because they take little effort to appear chic and stylish.

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1. Curves Burgundy Choker Top: £19.99 New Look
2. Grey Fine Knit Choker Top: £12.99 New Look
3. Parisian Cut Out Top: £15.99 New Look
4. High Neck Cut Out Choker Top: £18.00 Boohoo
5. Khaki Boxy Choker Top: £24.00 River Island
6. Pale Blue Cut Out Top: £15.99 New Look
7. Red Stripe Choker Top: £15.99 New Look
8. Sleeveless Choker Top: £20.00 AX Paris
9. Nude Choker Top:  €28.60 OPSH
10. Choker Knitted Top: £26.00 AX Paris 

There is a lot of choice out there and I imagine we'll see more of this choker style top and also high neck styles be an even bigger trend this AW. I'd love to see Simply Be offer a few of these in both casual and dressy styles, in a nice draping jersey style fabric.....

Feeling the need to take a moment to appreciate this beautiful dress I came across in my searches. It's not a top, BUT it is perfect for Autumn, you could dress it up or down, it has embroidery AND it has a choker style neck. If it had bell sleeves it would be absolutely perfect...

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Taina Black Choker Detail Embroidered Shift Dress €35 (approx £30) at OPSH

Though I resisted the 90s comeback initially, it's growing on me. It's the most bizarre thing to watch trends you remember being into as a growing teen come back into fashion years later and I am loving the choker action. What can I say, I was always a fan!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Estee Lauder Free Gift at House of Fraser

I love it when free gift time rolls around at House of Fraser Beauty and Estee Lauder's latest offering is fantastic value!

When you purchase two or more products from the Estee Lauder range at House of Fraser you will receive a cute washbag full of mini goodies to keep (or gift, if you're feeling generous).

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Some serious favourites included this time around. Within your wash bag you'll receive Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss, Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion, Daywear Advanced Multi-~Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF15, Advanced Night Repair, Advanced Night Repair Eye, New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert SErum and Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner.


Monday, 29 August 2016


The rumours were confirmed by the signs and store front going up on William Street South in Belfast recently, KIKO MILANO are opening their first Northern Ireland store! Beauty buffs rejoice!

I was very kindly given the chance to have a look over some top KIKO products before the store opens on Wednesday 31st August and this way I can tell you what to look out for so get the notebooks ready for there are definitely some fantastic products that will be sure to have your little makeup heart fluttering.

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First impressions, and I do mean first as these are the products I popped my Kiko cherry with, are that the focus is all on the product quality. Fuss free, sleek packaging gives the impression that Kiko needs no pomp or frills. With the exception of the lipstick which I'll chat about in a bit...

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