Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ashes to Ashes

I'm still not doing very well at regular blog posts but I have a few reviews of Lush products planned and maybe a couple of make up posts so hopefully with the Easter holidays coming up I should be able to post a little more!

This is what I wore on Saturday to go for a meal with my family at a place called Obica in London! 
This dress is probably one of my favourite dresses ever. It was a charity shop find but is a vintage Laura Ashley dress (my Nanna shortened the length for me). The fit is just so lovely and the pattern instantly makes me think of sunny days. I dragged it out of my wardrobe as the weather is starting to turn a little bit nicer now, but I definitely wasn't brave enough to wear it without my beloved faux fur coat and some thick black tights! 

 How cute are these shoes?! They only set me back £3 from a charity shop in Wolverhampton and all I did was replace the laces with some velvet ribbon. I love the little heel on them.

This is me and my gorgeous sister, Hannah. on my face I'm wearing Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, Barry M Showgirl Mascara, Elf Studio HD Blush, Sleek Liquid Eyeliner, the Sleek Brow Pallette and my beloved Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry. I've been having problems with scarring on my face after having caught horrible impetigo a few weeks ago. The Illamasqua does a great job of hiding the scars but if anyone could recommend a good scar treatment that is cruelty free it would be much appreciated!

Drinking amazing mango and coriander cocktails out of mugs in Market Bar in Soho!

I'm also thinking of maybe starting a recipe blog alongside this blog. I'm a vegetarian and love cooking and healthy nutrition, would people be interested at all?

What has everyone else been up to this weekend?

Much love

Jodi Pops

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Back (I think)

I haven't blogged in a very long time. Things have changed a lot in my life since I used to blog regularly. I moved home from London, worked for a year and now I'm back in London again doing the course that I've always dreamed of, an MA in Acting at drama school. I spend most of my life now in my drama school uniform of black joggers and a t-shirt, so I want to try and channel some creativity back into my outfits when it's the weekend!

Life has been ridiculously busy but I do really miss blogging, so I'm hoping to give it another try, as well as trying to start a recipe blog alongside this (I am a vegetarian food obsessive). But more to come on that soon.

So to ease myself back into blogging I thought I'd share a quick outfit post from the other day when I went for a lovely birthday brunch with my two sisters.

The skirt is a vintage one I picked up from Traid in Clapham a few years ago, and the black poloneck was a Christmas present. I feel very 1960s with the two paired together!

We went to The Breakfast Club in Hoxton and it was absolutely incredible! I had the Veggie All-American with a soya vanilla latte. I've heard great things about The Breakfast Club and it really didn't disappoint!

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to hopefully being able to blog more regularly again, I will be back soon, fingers crossed!

Much love,

Jodi Pops

Monday, 18 August 2014

Lily Lolo Translucent Silk Finishing Powder Review

I've got fairly dry skin but I've recently noticed that my skin has started to get oilier round my t-zone, meaning my foundation isn't lasting as long around this area. So I decided to look into finding a translucent setting powder to help my make up last throughout the day. I wanted to find one that was cruelty free so my first port of call was CuteCosmetics.co.uk, where I found the Lily Lolo powder, which sounded like exactly what I needed but was out of stock! However, a bit of googling around and I found some available on Amazon here. It arrived in the post just two days later and I was super excited to try it.
Also included in my parcel was a catalogue of Lily Lolo's other products, and I've already got my eye on their eyeshadow in Vanilla Shimmer and the Natural Lipstick in Desire.

First off, the packaging is so chic and simple, I really like it.

This powder really does do the job. It makes my make up last so much longer, while still leaving it looking dewy and fresh, not cakey and dry like a lot of other powders I've tried in the past. It also doesn't dry my skin out, which is really important as a lot of powders tend to make my skin really flaky. It goes on really easily (I apply it with my Real Techniques powder brush) and looks super natural on the skin. I've always avoided powders because I like to use make up that gives a dewy, luminous effect, so I'm glad to have finally found one that adds to this effect rather than mattifies it!

Here's what it looks like when worn of make up. As you can see it's nice and translucent and lets the dewiness of my foundation shine through!

Has anyone else tried any of Lily Lolo's lovely products? What did you think?

Much Love,

Jodi Pops

Friday, 12 July 2013

Something Good Can Work

I am very proud to say that I made this outfit myself!!! I bought this material a while ago for about £1 from the charity shop, and designed this pattern to make from it, and I'm super pleased with the result!
I really loved this pink leafy pattern, and I wanted to make something that was vintage inspired but that I could wear on girls nights out as well as on hot summer days. It was a bit of a fiddly project but I'm glad I took the time and effort to finish it off!

I'm sorry that this post was rather short and sweet, I've started a new job this week so everything is pretty manic at the moment! I'm hoping to get into a more structured routine soon!

Lots of love,

Jodi Pops