Dear Santa...

Xmas List


It feels like only yesterday that I was typing my last Christmas wishlist, time really does fly doesn't it? I'm not going mad with presents this year as I was very lucky last year and to be honest I don't really need much this year! I have plenty of bags, jewellery and the watch Toby bought me last year which I don't want to replace so there's nothing big I really want. However I have been eyeing these trainers up for a while now and you all know how much I love my trainers. I'm asking for a few books as well including this one which I've heard loads about, should keep me busy if I'm lucky enough to get snowed in this year! What's on the top of your wishlist this year?

Can't Stop Shopping

I swear I have a genuine problem with shopping, no matter how much I have in my bank account be that £10 or £1000, I will find a way to spend it. ASOS is the worst for me due to the fact I can't resist their continuous sales and unlimited next day delivery. So below are a few new additions to my wardrobe and make up drawer.

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I've been after a leather skirt for absolutely ages so when ASOS released their flash 20% discount code I had to finally buy this little gem. It feels a tad too short but I'm not planning on wearing it without tights so all should be good. 

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As Christmas is growing closer it means I need to start prepping for the parties coming up. This dress should be perfect for them with some tights, red lips and black JC's. It's from Missguided and so cheap, around £22 so I definitely recommend you check out their party dresses!

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I also took a liking to these treggings on the Missguided site. To be honest I was slightly put off by the 'scuba' part but they're really not scuba material at all. More like a cheap disco pant kind of material but it doesn't bother me for £12.00. I'm obsessed with monochrome at the moment as you can probably tell from my recent hauls and this geometric pattern will add a little extra to an outfit.

As much as I love my clothes from Missguided, I do have to mention how big the sizes come up on me. The leggings are practically trousers and feel very baggy especially around the waist and crotch and the sleeves on the dress are massive. It may be worth ordering a couple of sizes and returning one just to make sure you get the right fit!

Avoiding Dry Lips This Winter

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What's the point of wearing dark vampy shades around this time of year when beneath the colour your lips are dry and chapped? You need a good base to really let your lips do the talking so here's a helping hand with how to avoid dry lips this winter.

Vitamin B.
According to my Beauty Bible, vitamin B is an essential in our winter diet to prevent dry skin as it helps to maintain moisture. Avocado, bananas and potatoes are great for this as well as tasting amazing. Also remember to drink plenty of water, dehydration can really effect your lips so make sure you get those eight glasses down your neck a day!

Don't lick.
Just because you lick your lips it doesn't mean you're moisturising them, in fact it makes them a lot worse by removing natural oils from your lips. I know it can be tempting but try and use a lip balm regularly which isn't flavoured. You'll soon be turned off by the dull taste of petroleum jelly!

Scrubadub.
I love using lip exfoliators when I have dry lips, they're miracle workers I tell you! Restrain from using them too often as you need to allow the cells to repair and remember to use a moisturiser after. Tip: If you don't have a lip exfoliator then you can always whack on a load of lip balm and lightly use a soft toothbrush to brush off the dead cells or you can even create your own with some sugar and honey!

Moisturise religiously.
Never let that lip balm leave your sight during the colder months as you'll really need it. It's best to apply your lip balm after you drink, eat or touch your lips. I love to apply a thick coating as well when I'm doing my makeup and before I go to sleep. Trust me, it's your new best friend.

Top lip balms.

High Hopes

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FEATURED: PRIMARK JUMPER DRESS, TOPSHOP SHIRT, DEENA AND OZZY BOOTS

Colder months mean more autumnal colours and that's exactly where this jumper dress fits in. For a tenner at primark it's not bad at all. Perfect for layering with shirts underneath (as you can just about see here) but also a great piece to show off some patterned tights or over the knee socks (not shown as I forgot to buy some woops). As always I'm wearing my trusty boots!

MAC Blush in 'Harmony'


FEATURED: MAC BLUSH IN 'HARMONY'

I bought this hoping it would be the perfect contour shade for me but unfortunately it's a tad too dark. It will probably end up being my 'going out' contour colour so I won't be wearing it a huge amount but I'm still happy with it. Just be careful to use a light hand with application if you're pale like me. Despite the fact I will use it up, I won't be repurchasing this particular shade purely because it doesn't match my skin tone as well as I had hoped.

REPURCHASE? NO.

Monochrome

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Katy Stephenson Outfit The Rawrdrobe Blog

FEATURED: PRIMARK OVERSIZED COAT, ZARA SKIRT, PRIMARK JUMPER, DEENA AND OZZY BOOTS

Well I'm looking very serious in this post aren't I? Look at the coat though, it's got to be my best bargain this year at only twenty-five quid and ahh I just love it. It goes so well with my new skirt to give an effortlessly dressed up look and paired with my boots, just simply perfect! I'm on the hunt for more A-line skirts, I just think they're so versatile and can see you through the whole year!

Prep for Christmas



Okay so maybe this post is a tad early but I'm so excited to share it with you. An essential part of Christmas is of course a jumper and I happen to be a bit obsessed with them. I've got three now and I've still got my eye on more! I was recently gifted this amazing jumper from the lovely people at funkychristmasjumpers.com and I'm so chuffed with it. The quality is impressive and it's so snug and warm, basically the perfect festive jumper. I seriously can't wait to start wearing this (out in public) and I urge you to check out their site for cheap and cheerful jumpers!

MAC Blush in 'Buff'


FEATURED: MAC POWDER BLUSH IN 'BUFF'

This has got to be one of my favourite MAC products ever. I first tried my mum's a few years ago and ever since then it's been the only high end blush which I use. It's a very natural colour and really suits my skintone, adding a subtle tint to my cheeks but I remember reading somewhere that it's the perfect colour for any skintone. It's very similar to Prism so if you already have that then I wouldn't recommend getting this one as well but to be honest I prefer it, it's more peachy in colour so it adds natural glow to your face.

REPURCHASE? YES.

Back to Beanies

Katy Stephenson Outfit The Rawrdrobe Blog
Katy Stephenson Outfit The Rawrdrobe Blog

FEATURED: ZARA STRIPEY TEE, MANGO LEATHER JACKET, RIVER ISLAND JEANS, BRIXTON BEANIE, TOPSHOP SLIP ONS, MULBERRY BAG

There's nothing better than an easy outfit and that's exactly what this is. All I've really been wearing in this transitional month is my new leather jacket, a pair of black jeans and a basic t-shirt with either a beanie, scarf or statement necklace and some comfy shoes. And you can only imagine how happy I am to be back in beanies!
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