5 Steps to the perfect airport outfit

1. T-shirt This metallic number is from H&M and is well comfy whilst adding a bit of luxe to the proceedings with its silvery charm. Cos you know, I want to be comfy but not look a total state. 

2. Hoody Essential for layering and also snuggling, which is my favourite. This one is from American Apparel.

3. (Fake) Leather Jacket Leather jackets are obvs a classic item which add a touch of cool and also keep one warm. I have no coat here in Dubai so I think I'm deffo gonna need this for when I'm waiting for the National Express. Oh the glamour! 

3. Scarf This leopard print scarf is the absolute one. I got it in a jumble sale for 20p. TWENTY PENCE?!? Cost per wear is about minus a million pounds. Scarves like this are ideal for long journeys as you can use them in a multitude of ways and they keep you warm if necessary. Fun story: This scarf once fell off as I was walking home from the bus stop, I've never run so fast in my life to retrace my steps and find it, I then thought I'd lost it again but my mum had just popped it in the wash as I'd told her the story and she thought I'd want it to be cleaned as it was my 'life in a scarf'. She knew. 

4. Trainers These are not only the warmest shoes I have here, but also the comfiest so win win all round.

5. Leggings (not in shot as they looked ugly) Again, for maximum comfort and ease. 

What do you wear to the airport? 

Faye x


My Mascara Wardrobe

I was browsing the internet the other day and I came across a website I frequent often (I forget exactly which one) mention a 'mascara wardrobe'. Who the funk has a mascara wardrobe I pondered, puzzled.  Then I realised that I have a mascara 'wardrobe'! And not only do I have one but I'm going to write about it! Behold...

1. Clinique High Impact 
I had high hopes for this as I'd heard from many a blog or YouTube channel it was an amazing everyday mascara, delivering the length, volume and curl that dreams are made of. Sadly, I just didn't get on with it. It didn't do anything for my lashes, they were droopy and clumpy and just all round bad.

2. YSL Shocking 
Oh my the packaging is pretty - gold and shiny and a delight for the eyes. For the eyelashes - hmmm. When I first tried this it was a mascara disaster - the product was so thick and gloopy on the brush it just completely overloaded my lashes. However, upon a few more uses, I've come to like it more and more. It's still a strange formula, it requires a bit of maintenance to get the right amount of product on the wand and the colour is almost glittery but if I've got a bit more time on my hands I do like to use it as it's nice and thick and creates quite a dramatic effect. 

3. Rimmel Scandaleyes by Kate Moss
I have mixed feelings towards this mascara. I do like the thickness and shape of the brush as it allows me to get right to the root of the lashes and wiggle up, but it's a really wet formula and it just gets EVERYWHERE. Plus it's a pain in the ass to remove and hangs around for ages. Good thick black colour, but probably wouldn't purchase again.

4. Boots No. 7 Lovely Lashes
As a normal mascara, I was not a fan of this as it didn't really do anything - I mean there's natural and then there's just pointless. However I am partial to using this as a bottom lash mascara, it's got a thin brush to get into the corners and it doesn't tend to smudge or flake off. I also enjoy the metallic purple packaging.

5. Benefit They're Real
Ah, be still my beating heart. This mascara is the absolute best mascara everrrr. Length, volume and seperation all in one wondrous tube. The only bugbear I have is that it is a bit too dry, and therefore you need to repurchase often (and it ain't cheap!). I'm looking forward to trying Roller Lash when I go back to the UK - I asked my sister to buy me a copy of Elle with the free sample so I hope it lives up to the hype!

6. Max Factor False Lash Effect
In my youth, when I used to go out every weekend, this was certainly top dog in the mascara world. When I moved to Dubai I needed an everyday mascara so I bought this, hoping for a return to the glory days but sadly it was not to be. Maybe they've changed the formula? Or maybe I just had better eyelashes? (I'd imagine the latter). It's fine, and it does make my lashes look longer and slightly more fluttery but it's just not the life changer I'd hoped for. Maybe my expectations were set too high. 

What's your favourite mascara - have you tried any of these?

Faye x


OOTD // Denim on Denim

Shirt Vintage
Shorts Internacionale

Bloody comfy this outfit was I tell you. These shorts have become ridiculously big on me, I think the denim has some how stretched out? I was wearing them at home the other day and they literally fell to my ankles. Anyway, I'm going home next week and I CAN'T WAIT! I'm going back for my friend's hen do and I'm so excited I could do a dance. We're going to Manchester - if anyone lives near/in and has suggestions for fun bars please do let me know :) I hope everyone's having a smashing week! 

Faye x


Neapolitan Nails

Sorry about the slightly rubbish quality of this photo - I had to take it with my phone before work so they were taken with haste. I wanted to share though as I feel like I'm getting back into my nail art groove and it makes me happy. I picked these three colours out as I thought they looked pretty together and then my boyfriend said they look like a neapolitan ice cream so I thought why not go all out and add some sprinkles. I love the end result! 

I'm off to eat strawberries and pineapple and watch The September Issue - YAY!

Faye x


OOTD // Stripes

Jumper Mango
Shorts Vintage Levis
Trainers Nike 

I was supposed to be posting some lovely Valentine's Day nail art today but after 3 attempts I gave up. None of my ideas were working and it was really trying my patience! A poor workman blames his tools and all that but my new nail art pens are a pile of shit and all my good Valentine's Day-esque nail polishes are back in the UK. So instead here is my planned OOTD for Sunday, a casual ensemble I wore for a walk down to the marina and a absolutely delicious lunch at the Maybury cafe, my absolute fave. Thanks for reading!

Faye x


ASOS Trouser Wishlist

I've currently  got two ASOS vouchers - one as a present from leaving my last job and one from my boyfriend's sister for my birthday last year. ASOS do deliver to Dubai but I think it might be a touch difficile to send stuff back, so I came up with a clever plan - I will order stuff just before I fly home at the end of Feb to my mum and dad's and collect once I'm back. I was going to do a general wishlist but when I went on the website all I wanted was trousers. Long trousers, short trousers, skinny trousers and wide legged trousers. I want them all and I need them all.

1. These green beauties would look so nice with a crisp white shirt. Ooo the thought makes me go weak at the knees.

2. I'm not particularly into boho-chic (sorry I was just sick into my hand as I finished typing that) but these hippy-esque trousers are bloody lovely.

3. I've wanted some leather trousers for AGES (see this post). I like these faux leather ones but the question is do they look well cheap?

4. I'd imagine these khaki combat trousers  are quite the love-hate item. They remind me of All Saints in the 1990s. I hate the word chav but for lack of a better word I'm definitely half a chav at heart. I do love a hoop earring, a gold chain and some flammable sports wear. 

1. Some standard black culottes would do wonders for my wardrobe I'm sure you'll all agree.

2. Love these dark denim shorts and how they can be smart or casual depending on footwear and accessories.

3. Probs the most man repelling culottes I've seen, I think these would be a good option for a night out with a cami and some heels.

4. I do heart a nice pair of city shorts. I had some REALLY similar to these from Pilot when I used to work there (anyone remember Pilot?) and I got rid of them, Don't you hate it when you do that?

Anyway, I've now got to narrow these down as sadly I don't have a million pound voucher. The struggle is real. Which ones (if any) would you choose?

Thanks for reading!

Faye x


OOTD // The Desert

T-shirt H&M
Skirt River Island
Boots H&M

Sometimes as part of his job, my boyfriend borrows cool cars. Last weekend he had an Audi S8 and I had in my mind that I really wanted to go somewhere cool to take outfit photos, specifically the desert. You know when you have an image of a photo in your mind? Unfortunately neither me or my boyfriend really knew where to go, I mean Dubai is surrounded by desert but we couldn't really just type it into the sat nav. Anyway, we took a wrong turn on the way to somewhere else and found this. I don't know if you would describe it as desert...but it was the closest I was gonna get that day so I took it!

Faye x

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