Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Boiler-suit Brilliance | ELLEKATE



Morning guys!

Today we are talking about a fairly old trend now as far as trends go, and we are talking about Boiler-suits. I have been following items which relate to this trend for a while on many fast fashion pages especially just getting an idea of what's really cracking with this style. However, as much as I personally loved it, I could never find a one which was well flattering for my figure. If you didn't also know I currently work in Urban Outfitters, and we got a delivery of these silky dreams in just over a month ago and I. AM. OBSESSED.

Here it is, my amazing more silky styled boiler-suit and of course I got mine in black (shock). Currently this normally gets worn with this Topshop oversized denim jacket which has been cut into a crop and my platform converse. However, the best thing about these guys is you can seriously dress them up or dress them down, if I was to wear mine a bit more formal. I would have gone with a tailor styled jacket wether that be a blazer or an actual suit jacket (especially the leather ones which have been sold out every time I check on asos) and some heeled boots.

As for the old accessories on this one, I have been really playing around with how I style my hair, this is a new classic wearing it in a half up half down do. I am loving this bow scrunchies which is also from Urban and so are my earrings for anyone who was wondering. I didn't know if the mix of prints with the tortoise shell and the leopard would work, but hey I mean it looks good to me on this occasion, probably down to the colours.

Bit of a different post there for you all today, what's your favourite trend at the moment? let me know in the comment section below, and I'll catch you all later!

 




Photos by Katie Meehan


Elle x

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Topshop Beauty Re-Launch! | ELLEKATE


Hello!

Welcome back to the blog, today I am talking all about Topshop Beauty! The guys and gals from Topshop were kind enough to gift the following products, however, all thoughts are my own... we like honesty here at ElleKate. If you weren't aware they recently completely rebranded themselves with a whole re-lauch of the range, PLUS all products are now cruelty free wahooooo.

So how’s about we get straight on into it. We have a full ass range of products to discuss so I’ve been thinking just how on Earth I would manage to fit it all into just one post, so I’ve decided to talk about my top five products out of the range of things I have tried!

1. Concealer
Number ONE. Out of the products has to go to my favourite, and no joke I think I have a wee obsession with this one. I don’t know what magic has been worked on this product in particular and I know a load of people online agree with me on this one... the blend on this is super creamy and it’s easy to blend into all the foundations I have personally tried it with. But, the product also lasts on my face a hella long time, top trumps to this guy!

2. Glow Pot
If you are wanting a product to help give you a pop of shimmer then the glow pots are for you! They offer a great shine, and are pretty darn easy to apply. They come in a cream form in a pot, which isn’t the biggest, however, a little goes a long way! Normally I find with cream based highlights that they will lift the base of what I am wearing underneath completely, so far I’ve not had this issue at all. I’d recommend using it onto the highest point of your cheek bones or even on the base of your eye lid!


3. Gloss
Fancy a bit of a unique look? Well I personally have never been much of a lippy kinda gal! My soul intentions of getting this product in particular was to use it on top of my shadow for a glossy lid, and I’m so glad I branched out of my comfort zone to try it because it looks so unique but still stylish. The gloss itself also works amazing for it actual lip use as well, of course! So I should really try using a glossy lip sometime soon? What do you think, let me know in the comments below!

4. Embon Eyeshadow
This may sound like a silly think to say, but I struggle to be satisfied with what shades of brow I use in my looks... yes silly I know but, I am a perfectionist so even a slight shade will change a whole look and I’ve been blending this “Ebon” shade into my corners for the past few weeks now and I’m totally in love. Pigmentation is also incredible let me tell you that ladies and gents, helps a lot.

5. Sparkle Mist
90s glitter sprays were a highlight of my childhood and having them back has filled my heart with joy! Spraying this as a body shimmer on my arms as a going out look is so nostalgic, I love the effect it gives - plus with this product in particular they have crammed this bottle with plenty of glitter to last me till the summer months where I intend to have this stuff EVERYWHERE!


Fancy 20% off? Use the code in the check out NEW20 until the 28th of Feb to get the extra money off your purchase! Click here to go to the website.

What did you guys think of today’s post? Will you be trying out any of the Topshop range for yourself? Let me know in the comments section. Until next time 😘

Elle x

Thursday, 24 January 2019

GUCCI MAMA? | ELLEKATE


Happy 2019!

Hope you all had the best Christmas & New Years. Cause, I spent mine working -mainly- BUT still had a wonderful time chilling with my family and friends. So, you can probably tell from the title of this post about what I am going to talk about, however, let me just give a little disclaimer.

Your girl is well aware that I have been very much spoilt this festive season, this post is not at ALL a case of me bragging about what I received, I'd be lucky no matter what I recieved but I wanted to just share that with all y'all!

....I am a Gucci mama. Yes, my amazing man bought me my dream handbag. About 4 months ago, we took a trip to Dublin and whilst in a department store out there I seen the bag in one of the shop displays, asking the girl if I may hold it which she did and I think I was close to tears the whole way back to the hotel from being so close. So, afternoon on Christmas Day I went over to pick him up and  he presented me the bag which led to me not even opening the darn thing but instead crying in Dan's arms for a solid five minutes before I could look. I knew straight away.

But this is she, a 'Gucci Dionysus GG Velvet Super Mini Bag' basically the worlds most extra purse. For the first week I had the bag on me every single day until the thought of having a Gucci actually sunk in, but now she's been held for special occasions 'aka any day I get off work' only.

I can't wait to style her in outfit posts which is something I have been pre planning for the rest of 2019, I was also spoilt with some UNREAL earrings off my little sister and her boyfriend which are my new favourite and some beauty stuff from my amazing mama.

As much as I would love to ramble on I am leaving my first post back as short and sweet. Hope you have a great end to your week and I’ll catch you all very soon!

Elle x