FUCT SSDD: LOVER’S ROCK

FUCT is a brand that I grew up seeing everywhere and I still anticipate the release of their SSDD line. Not only is the product a little more niche. It’s a more mature and Erik Brunetti is cool af.

The first drop from the SS16 collection hits the web tomorrow (11th Feb) with the first few pieces. In traditional Fuct/SSDD style, there are slogan sweats and coach jackets, emblazoned with the term “Lovers Rock” – a reference to the reggae sub-genre – as well as a references to the Bad Brain. Can I get a “Hell Yeah”?!

 

 

 

SIZE? PICKS

UK footwear giant, Size?, launched the women’s area of their business in 2015 with the hastag #ladiesthatlace. I was like “FIN-A-F*CK-ING-LY“. I remember going into Size? when it first opened on Carnaby St and not being able to find anything smaller than a UK7. They had all the dope styles but nothing for my small (very average) feets. Devo’d.

I’m still a huge sneaker dork at heart and wear them 5 days out of 7. I love ALL the classics –  Nike Air Max 90s, Air Max 1’s, J’s, Super Stars, Converse All Stars, Vans Old Schools and Slip-On’s are all among my (now reduced) collection. Here are some of my favourites from Size?’s current offering. What are some of your favourite sneakers?

Adidas 80’s Japan Campus | Nike Cortex | Adidas Super Star | Adidas 80’S Super Star with metal shell toe | Nike Air Force 1 | Vans Leather Zip Old Skool

DIY FACE WIPES

If you’re vegan, cruelty free or simply just interested in conscious beauty, you should definitely be following Rhian. Her blog and youtube channel are full of awesome ethical suggestions, tips and tricks, proving that it’s not impossible to be any of the above in 2016! Rhian just shared this awesome video on making your own facial cleansing wipes. Be sure to check it out and tell her I sent you ;)

BARE NECESSITIES

After a week in freezing cold Berlin, it feels nice to be back at home, back in my bed, back above zero. Back to my creature comforts, my dressing gown, my boyfriend and killing time making collages on Polyvore.

Lately, I’ve been living for this colour palette. Neutral with an occasional blush of pink. Here for it.

Carhartt Simple Tote Bag | OVO “1800-Hotline-Bling” phone cover for iPhone | Nanushka High Neck Fitted Dress | MM6 Maison Margiela Shearling Vest | Pleats Please by Issey Miyake Wide Leg Crepe Trousers | & Other Stories Shimmery Socks | NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Abu Dhabi” | Dr Martens Ariauna Temperley Boot | Glossier Boy Brow brow gel | ACNE Mustang Sunglasses in Pink (SOLD OUT)

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TOMBABE TUESDAY: THE FEEL OF FUNK

New year, new muse, new Tombabe. Meet Alexandra of The Feel Of Funk.

I love her mix of casual sportswear and classic formalwear. Thrasher flame logo T’s and wide leg pants, chucks with light washed denim, 90’s Calvin Klein sweats and a Polo baseball cap. Not to mention that’s she’s completely adorable.

Follow Alexandra here, here and here.

Images taken from (with permission) from TheFeelOfFunk

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NOUVEAU LASHES

My natural lashes are not particularly long but they are very curly which makes strip lashes a royal pain in the ass to apply (plus the fact that I don’t like how they feel on). My kind friends at Nouveau Lashes booked me in for a complimentary treatment with Janette at Designer Lashes in Fitzrovia.

Janette started by asking what results I was looking for, full and fluttery? Glamorous or Natural? I opted for a natural look with some fullness. I lay down and dozed (I was flu-ridden) as Janette first cleaned the eye area to remove any oils and then applied synthetic mink extensions to each lash. In all, the process to around 50 minutes and there was minimal discomfort. At first, my eyes resisted the little pads that were put in place to separate the top and bottom lashes but it took no time to adjust.

Once Janette was finished, she combed the lashes out with a dry spoolie and made sure that there were no stray globs of glue, sticking the lashes together. I checked them out and was pleasantly surprised. My lashes were definitely more full and extended to a nice length that still looked natural.I was given an aftercare leaflet with instructions on how to care for the lashes post treatment and prices for the varying follow up treatments.I lost one to two guys in the first couple of days but nothing that seemed abnormal. It’s normal to shed eyelashes.

I don’t usually wear makeup every day but, as I’m in the middle of selling season, I’ve been wearing some concealer with a little eyeshadow in the eye area and a translucent powder. To remove makeup, I used my trusty Simple face wipes as usual. For the days where I wore a bit of eye shadow, I first used the Simple face wipes, went over the area again with the Nouveau Lashes oil free Eye Make Up Remover and then cleansed my face as per usual (African Black Soap or honey with a spin brush). The makeup remover is designed with the lash extensions in mind as oil breaks down the adhesive. I think I was a little heavy handed the first time as I lost a couple more but, again, wasn’t alarmed and there was no irritation to my eye or abnormal shedding.Here are my lashes after two weeks. You can only notice some gaps if you’re right up close but otherwise I’m still 100% happy with them. Janette recommended getting in-fills around the 3-4 week mark however, as much as I loved the results and the experience, it seems like an expensive habit! If I had the extra cash, I would definitely indulge…

All images by Niesh Vanterpool taken on an iPhone 6

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