1. August/September issue of Russh and MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo 2. American Apparel Velvet Full Woven Skirt in Burgundy 3. Lace detailed top and paisley printed dress by Quirky Circus from Myer 4. Bardot Colette Knit 5. Lancôme Ombre Absolue eyeshadow in Infiniment Kaki
Here are some pretty things I bought at the beginning of the month. If you don't know already, Russh is my bible. My absolute favourite magazine ever! It's a wonderful mixture of fashion, culture and beauty and the reason why I love it so much is because I always feel the most inspired and in love when I read this magazine. It makes me feel extra special that it's Australian too.
I got a $60 rewards card from Myer at the beginning of August, so I treated myself to some make up goodies! I had been looking for the perfect retro/50s red lipstick that would suit my skintone for quite some time, and I found that Ruby Woo lipstick from MAC perfectly fit this description. I had been deadset on getting Russian Red after looking at swatches of the two colours online, but after swatching them in real life, I found Russian Red was a little dark. I'm so in love with Ruby Woo! It's a matte finish and it's amazing how good wearing a classic red lipstick can make you feel. Now I just have to be brave enough to wear it outside the house!
As for the other beauty goodie, I bought this Lancôme eyeshadow as I had also been looking for a nice olive/khaki coloured one. I originally wanted to get the 'Colour Design' Sensational Effects eyeshadow in Design (featured in this post), but when they didn't have it at my local Lancôme counter, I settled for this one, which I'm still really happy with.
I remember seeing a picture of a girl wearing a dark red velvet skirt on Tumblr and I thought it was absolutely gorgeous. One night, when I was randomly looking at the American Apparel website, I came across this one and instantly bought it! The burgundy colour is a little more raspberry in colour in real life, but it's still really pretty. It was a little poorly made though. The zip sticks out a little, which looks like a bump on the side of my hip and there's no label on the garment! This is the first item I've ever bought from American Apparel and I definitely expected better quality, but oh well. It's still nice.
With spring approaching, I decided to buy a couple of items because I just couldn't resist. I absolutely love Quirky Circus! They're a brand by Mink Pink and I love that they're Australian. I picked up this beautiful rust coloured top with lace detailing and a paisley printed summer dress. I can't wait to wear these! The Bardot knit jumper I bought is probably the last winter item I'll purchase this year. I've never been a huge knit fan, but I fell in love with the crochet pattern and the colour of it. Bardot is another one of my favourite Australian brands.
In other news that is completely off topic, I've been absolutely obsessed with Florence + The Machine's new track, What The Water Gave Me. It's a beautiful and epic ballad and I seriously cannot wait for her new album. Just when you think Florence can't get anymore amazing, she does. Oh, Florence. ♥
I can't believe it's freaking September tomorrow! My birthday month. Time rapidly goes by me and I'm getting way too old way too fast.