Hello! I was intending on posting this a few days ago, but figured I should spread my blog posts out a bit more! Anyway, recently Topshop celebrated 5 years of their beauty line by releasing a limited edition collection of popular products in cute rose gold packaging. I’ve never tried Topshop beauty before (shock horror), so I decided it was about time! I particularly wanted to try one of their lipsticks because I’ve heard so much about them, so I picked out Beguiled, a gorgeous wine red.
Okay, so I was a bit keen and already bought some stationery for my second year of uni in September. I just finished my exams, and had nothing to do so I went shopping in T.K Maxx and couldn’t resist these cute notepads. Read More
Oh hey there! I feel like I haven’t set aside any time for blogging in forever, because of my university exams. They’re finally over now, so I’m excited to start blogging again properly. Today I’m writing about my favourite app for fashion, Mallzee. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might be feeling de-ja-vu, because a while back I wrote a post explaining what Mallzee is and why I love it (back when my blog was called La Carmella).
When I had an iPhone, Mallzee was a great way to pass time on the bus when travelling to uni, or if I was looking for a specific item of clothing, like a dress for an event, Mallzee was a great way of looking at all my favourite shops at once. However, I upgraded to an android Oneplus One a while ago, and Mallzee wasn’t available on the Play Store (sad face)… but now it is! The best part is, all of my saved items are still on my account, so I don’t have to start again with my new phone.
“Wait, what is Mallzee?”, I hear you ask.
Mallzee is essentially Tinder, but for fashion. Cute clothes and accessories appear on your phone screen, and you swipe left or right depending on if you the item or not. The clothes you like are saved in a wishlist, and you can purchase them directly through the app.
“Sounds cool, what are the other features?”
- There are tons of different brands on the app (over 100!), and you can select particular ones to shop with or look at them all at once. My favourites are Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Oasis.
- You can create separate wishlists for different things. I currently have several going on, including Little Black Dresses, a general wishlist, and a Topshop-only wishlist.
- The app tells you when items in your wishlist are on sale! Yay for saving my student loan.
- They have specific lookbooks / trending fashion collections, so you can view the latest trends or look like fashionable people like TAYLOR SWIFT!
“Have you personally bought anything through the app?”
Yes! Mallzee recently put together a selection of Marvel Avengers themed t-shirts from Uniqlo, and I couldn’t resist buying the Captain America one (which was only £12.90). I hadn’t heard of Uniqlo before using Mallzee, and I’ve also bought a few Star Wars t-shirts for my little brothers, which are on their way in the post.
“Why are you writing this post?”
This blog post is for a competition that Mallzee are running for bloggers, but I honestly use this app all the time and love it! Plus it’s free for iPhone and Android, so you can just try it for yourself and see what you think. Apparently the most creative post wins and gets featured on Mallzee’s blog and gets a giftcard (perfect for OOTD’s!), so of course I instantly grabbed my sketchbook, pencils and cup of tea, and got arty!
Is it socially acceptable to write a blog post about underwear? Probably not, but I don’t really care. I was browsing through Topshop.com (as always), looking at the 5 Years of Beauty collection, but somehow ended up finding these really cute pairs of knickers. Yeah. I wrote the word knickers on my blog.
I’m a mega Disney fan, and a Star Wars nerd, so these were instantly added to my basket. For just £4 each, I’m not exactly spending all of my student loan either… *trying to justify my out-of-control Disney addiction*
The low-rise boyshort style is soooo comfortable, I will definitely be getting some more! Topshop have tons of designs (not just Disney), all for £4 each. A particular pair that caught my eye were Disney Frozen ones, but I thought that may be taking it a bit too far? I wouldn’t exactly want my friends to know I’m wearing Elsa on my ass, but the Star Wars ones are cute in a nerdy kinda way I guess!
What do you think of Disney underwear?
I haven’t had much experience with nail art (except those glitter / crackle top coats you can buy, if that even counts), so I didn’t really know what to expect from these. For just over £1, I wasn’t bothered if they were crap, but I was pleasantly surprised! As you can see from the pictures, I got sent loads of different Alice in Wonderland designs, varying from the Disney film, the Lewis Carroll book illustrations, the Tim Burton film, and other Wonderland-related designs like cards, keys and teapots.
To apply these can be quite fiddly, but I got the hang of it! You roughly cut around the design you want, peel the clear protective layer off and place it in water for about 10 seconds. Then take it out of the water, and the decal design should easily slide off the backing paper, which you apply on your nail. One thing I need to mention is that a top coat is imperative! I tried a few without a topcoat and they barely lasted the day, so I picked up the Barry M All-in-one basecoat, topcoat and nail hardener from Boots, which makes the designs last about a week!
I’m excited to try them out with different nail polishes underneath, but they probably look better with light / pastel colours, like Essie Romper Room. Overall, I’m really pleased with these nail decals, they’re an easy and mess-free way of making your nails look cute. I’ll definitely be ordering more!
This is my first blog post since changing my blog name! It feels weird, but awesome. Anyway, I briefly mentioned in my Penguin book giveaway post that I ordered a load of their new “Little Black Classics”. Penguin have released 80 classic books for only 80p each to celebrate their 80th anniversary. Did I mention that they’re only 80p?! Insane. Read More
I was recently introduced to Penguin Platform, an awesome online community across social media for young adult readers like myself. Penguin Platform provide book recommendations for teens, interviews with authors and other exclusive and fun book-related content. I was also given the opportunity to hold a book giveaway on my blog! Read More
Aliexpress is a somewhat controversial website similar to eBay. They sell *very* inexpensive items from China, such as clothes, stationery and cute kawaii toys. I’ve seen several wishlist posts from bloggers featuring items from Aliexpress, but I’ve never seen a review, which made me slightly sceptical of the quality of products and the reliability of receiving items from sellers.
I decided to go ahead and order a few items from my wishlist to see how long they would take to arrive, and judge their quality then write a review post… The things we do for blogging! I didn’t spend much money so I wasn’t really concerned about being disappointed. Read More
I’ve seen several blog posts about the ‘map watch’ that everyone seems to have right now, and I really wanted to get a similar one. I had a look on eBay and found it for only £1.59 with free delivery! They have several other designs, and I fell in love with the butterfly one. You can also choose the watch strap colour from white, black or brown. As it came from China, the watch took a few weeks to arrive, but I don’t mind that – it was only £1.59! Read More