The Shopping Patch

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The No-Buy-Athalon is getting tough, guys. I’m window shopping to curb my appetite, here’s my current lust list.. it’s the shopping equivalent to a nicotine patch so it may not be the last you see this month!

How are you guys doing so far? Anyone fold yet? Is this not helping? 😉

Miss BB

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January Blue

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Muppets OPI Miss Piggys Big NumberI mentioned in my NYE Nails post that I bought a duo on mega sale from TK Maxx from the Muppets for OPI collection.. this is the second of the two, Miss Piggy’s Big Number. When I showed this in a haul video I was warned it was thin and unforgiving, that it would show every brush mark but I didn’t actually find it to be that bad. It did take a few coats to get a good opaque colour but I thought the finish was nice and the best thing was how long it lasted. This is probably because it IS a little thinner, generally a few thin coats last longer than one thick one so that’s likely the reason but whatever.. it lasted nearly a week! If this was my first impression of OPI I’d be majorly impressed, as it is I know the brand to be hit and miss and often not really worth the extra cash but if you can get a good deal (Nail Polish Direct is my favourite place to buy OPI & China Glaze) then it’s worth a couple of extra pounds for the huge shade selection alone. I always top with Seche Vite which gives the glossy finish and helps prolong wear but alone this was pretty darn good!

 Available online here for £6.95

Miss BB

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The Leftovers

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Jumper – H&M –similarsimilar / Skirt – La Redoute similar / Shoes – Steve Madden – similarsimilar / Bag – Rebecca Minkoff – simliarsimilar

The last of my Christmas leftovers.. I’m actually not quite sure how this slipped through the net but I thought (late as it is) I’d post it anyway. The most bizarre thing about this outfit has to be the tights, bare legs in the middle of winter are not an easy look to pull off but I have to say I think they’d be better than these odd coloured ‘nude’ tights. I think it’s the bright lighting that pulls this strange shade from them but still.. perhaps I’ll be avoiding the 1940s stocking look in future. Anyway.. the skirt was the beginning of this outfit, it’s a super girl yet comfy dotted mesh from La Redoute* which I believe is available in other colours too. I wore it with this old polka dot jumper (first worn here) from H&M and the Steve Madden Ravesh bow pumps I am still yet to wear out of the house. They are insanely uncomfortable but they’re VERY cute looking, no? The bag is Rebecca Minkoff, a gorgeous rose gold metallic that really dresses up an outfit but still manages to feel casual. I’m not really one for clutches but this can be worn in a number of ways including without straps. This was an outfit I put together for my festive lookbook so I didn’t actually wear it out but I would, possibly with a change of shoes and certainly without the stockings..

Okay, I promise that’s it for Christmas now.. for another 10 months at least

Miss BB

*skirt was sent to me by La Redoute

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