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9 Mar 2014

Too much? OOTD/FOTD



I ignored the hot, sweaty weather and absolutely piled on the clothes and makeup today.

It all started with the Topshop heart blouse. I was determined to wear it after neglecting it in my wardrobe for months and the only way I could think of making it work was in a jeans and jumper affair. I think a lot of this is to do with the fact that a shirt covered in cutesy hearts is pretty hard for me to carry off at my age. My only strategy was to cover it up with a gorgeous light knit, add some Zara bling and hope for the best. :)



Shirt: Topshop (last season)
Jumper: Topshop - Link! I got this recently and it's a must have. They describe it as a sheer sleeve mid length jumper. This translates as something that feels light and comfy to wear whilst also being loose and bum covering. It's ideal for layering over shirts if that's something you like as much as me!
Jeans: Paige
Shoes: ASOS - Link!
Bag: Coach
Sunglasses: RayBan

By this point I accepted that I would stay in air conditioning all day (as a necessity) and so I decided to go the whole hog with the make up with much foundation and contouring action. It's quite nice to pile it on every now and then and see a new and improved version of yourself.



Make up wise this is what I used:

YSL Touche Eclat foundation in BR30 - I sneaky duty free purchase that I am only now 'fessing up to. It's a curious formula. I say that because although it does bring a touch of radiance - and the finish is quite lovely - the majority of the highlighting effect seems to be it's ability to reveal my dry patches.

NARSissist palette on my eyes - specifically I used Fez and Mekong: these are great shades. I used Mekong along my lash line as well blending out the wet mess that is Laura Mercier's Creme Eye Liner in Espresso. Seriously Laura, why you so gloopy?

On my cheeks I whacked on ALOT of Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow.



I stated previously that the highlighter in this palette is lovely. I stand by that. The claim on the packaging is valid - it's candlelit glow material. I would prefer to use a slightly less warm contour but I went with it today and I didn't mind it at all. It gave some colour to my face and worked pretty well to define what it needed to. I am going away for a long weekend soon and I'll probably pop this into my makeup bag as it's perfect for evening's - or for daytime if you are inclined to slap it on like myself.

Lips-wise we went with MAC Creme d'Nude. The eyes/skin/cheeks felt quite heavy by the time I got round to this part and so the only comfortable choice was a nude.

I hope you all had a good weekend! Mine was largely spent with these three rascals - I am currently dog sitting for Ming Ming and Sweetie (L-R). Roger is delighted about this and so am I. My transformation into Mad Dog Lady is complete! :)




73 comments

  1. Love the complete look! Charlotte Tilbury needs to come to the US asap. I want to get my hands on that contour brush!

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    1. You can order from net à porter, I think they deliver everywhere!

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    3. They still haven't stocked items yet :(

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    4. @nn21 - try Selfridges...although the shipping will make your eyes water!
      http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Brands/CHARLOTTE-TILBURY/Shop-by-Product/Tools/?brandname=CHARLOTTE+TILBURY&lhnDeptId=19353&llc=sn&ppp=min

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    5. Hi laura! I need to connect with you for a brand collaboration. Kindly share your email id so that i can send you the details. Thanks :-)

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  2. I love your necklace Laura, I also can't believe I don't own anything from NARS; I know i'm missing out although once I buy one thing i'll probably never stop!

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    1. You have so much to look forward to! :) Start with a blush for sure....Deep Throat, Douceur, Angelika or Outlaw are great starts :)

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  3. Lovely necklace, too! But I don't know how you survived the heat all day! :-)

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    1. It was very much an indoor day :)

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  4. aren't you late twenties? all over heart print is pretty appropriate if you ask me! i don't think there is anything you can't pull off Laura! xxx

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  5. you look amazing <3 I really really need that bronzer highlighter duo from CT but I also want the sculpting brush and they don't have it in stock on netaporter... and I refuse to pay the ridiculous shipping on Selfridges, who do they think they are??? also, I read on temptalia.com that stuff doesn't even come properly wrapped!

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    1. Yeah the shipping is crazytown. I only order from selfridges if I am making a big order (normally combined with another 1-2 people) because thats the only way the shipping feels "reasonable"!

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    2. netaporter shipping is also expensive but sometimes they offer free shipping for a limited time!

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  6. You've totally enabled me to get the CT palette, gorgeous!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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    1. I think you will love it. The highlighter specifically is incredibly beautiful!

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  7. by the way, the last picture on this post makes me super happy!

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    1. doggies! I couldn't NOT put it in :)

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  8. Wow look at those cheekbones, gorgeous! Such cute dogs too, puppy's make me melt :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Love both the outfit and the make-up! x

    Nerve Wires

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  10. lovely outfit :))

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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  11. Can I ask what size jumper you got, I'm going to buy just trying to work out what size I should get?

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    1. Hi Debbie - I got the 10. It's about a half size oversized but that's why I love it so much.

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    1. Thank you so much - a ton of brown shadow and not alot of blending :) haha

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  13. I love the outfit Laura. The pic with the sunnies on looks like a magazine photo! Xx

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    1. ooh thank you so much! it's all my self-timer action :) haha

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  14. Polka dots is my favourite print, so for me this outfit is absolutely perfect! Beautiful photos and all round post! I am in with your hair that I am considering doing something similar with mine. Hair is so easy to chop and change it is crazy!
    Molly x

    http://violetsandaisy.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I have no regrets chopping mine off. I really needed the change and I really love my ombre at the moment - feels very summery. I think I might grow my hair another inch or two but this length is perfect....not too long and not too short. Do it! :)

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  15. Love this look, it's exactly the sort of thing I'd go for. Am going to have to check Zara's accessories out as that necklace is gorgeous! x
    http://www.isitjustmeme.co.uk/

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    1. They have amazing necklaces - every season. They aren't cheap but I haven't regreted any that I got my hands on.

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    1. Thank you Amanda - I used a little brush to apply the contour and tried to work it in as much as possible.

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  17. Love your make up the bronzer looks lovely :) xx

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  18. Those ASOS pumps make another appearance! You just may convince me!!

    -Minela
    pinkgadgets.blogspot.comn

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    1. They are just so comfy and have the perfect tapered toe. I highly recommend!

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  19. I have 2 topshop heart print shirts in cream and navy and wear all the time! I would never have bought these in the past but burberry definitely made me want these and I'm 39! Deffo not too old x

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    1. Okay I clearly need to get over it! They do look really pretty and dressing down with jeans helps alot!

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  20. I'm adamant that an all over heart print can be worn at any age! I'd be melting in all of those layers even in air conditioning but your outfit looks good.

    Raise The Waves

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    1. Thanks Mel! I am going to wear it loud and proud next time :)

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  21. Flawless! Love absolutely everything you are rocking here :) I'm such a sucker for a nude lip ;)

    Fee
    http://pingle91.blogspot.ie/
    xxx

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    1. :) have to admit it felt nice to wear. As long as it's glossy and not too nude then I am on board :)

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  22. Aw the dogs are soooo cute! I like the heart blouse .. no need to cover up :-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. thanks Monica :) I'll be loud and proud next time :)

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  23. Adorable dogs!:) Love the necklace!

    xoxo
    Victoria

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  24. The dogs <3
    StylesbyNancy.blogspot.com

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    1. ha i know...they are adorable together!

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  25. you look gorgeous! love your decor and pups!

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    1. Thank you Laura :) Love the pups too :)

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  26. Love this outfit and the bronze makeup!

    P.S. These puppies are so cute! I'm in love! <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

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  27. Your make up looks gorgeous Laura...need to check the NARS palette out.
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  28. Love your makeup Laura. So jealous of the hot weather!!!
    XOXO
    A.Corn

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  29. I love the outfit. Especially the shirt! And the dogs are so adorable! xo
    www.iulena.blogspot.com

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  32. You look great, the contour is gorgeous on you! Also, thank you so much for taking the time to add links to the items you mention, it's so helpful especially for clothes :)

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  33. I love the combination of the dots and the sparkles in that necklace. It's so beautiful!
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  34. Oh wow your Blog has had a face lift! Love the new changes.

    Nx

    www.nasdiaries.blogspot.com

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  35. I want that bronzer looks so pretty! :)

    Love your blog!

    www.glamofbeauty.com

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  36. I really like the clothing. Especially the shirt! And the pets are so adorable! You look excellent, the shape is stunning on you! Also, thank you so much for making the effort to add hyperlinks to the products you discuss, it's so beneficial especially for outfits :)
    http://spoiledyouagain.com

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  37. Totally random question - but where did you get your bedlinen? It's gorgeous!

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  38. Such a good look! Definitely not too much and i think the sweater plays down the young-ness of the hearts shirt. This might be a cute valentine's outfit with a red sweater or pink heels!

    xx
    www.thestyleduckling.blogspot.com

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  39. In all honesty, will you ever make a video again? I feel like have been waiting to hear your voice! But I will always wait, luv ya!

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