My College Essentials: Stationery & Other Things

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Nothing turns me on more than the very thought of stationery shopping, and frankly I don’t care if I’m on my own on this one. I've shopped for most of these things (with the exception of those I've had and kept from previous years) early in August because apart from being overly excited, I wanted to make sure I get this post published to show you options and suggestions before you head out and venture into buying things you might eventually dislike. So, whether you’re a pen and paper person or a digital demon, I’ve compiled some of the best (IMO) stationery essentials and accessories to make sure that you are the envy of the library and study in style. (Side note, expect to find  mostly monochrome and minimalistic items - if you're into floral/animal/colourful prints, this may not be for you. Soz.)

Recent Make Up Buys

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Seeing as I've started doing make-up videos on Youtube, I figured I needed to restock on a few make-up products that are desperately clinging on to life (such as my face powder that's 3% powder dust and 97% pan, and my eyebrow pencil the length of a todd's pinky finger..) So I hit the nearest Boots Pharmacy yesterday and decided to write a blog post about it just incase you wanted to have a nose snoop up a few of these things yourselves! 
My Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation has finally run out, and I intended to replace it with Maybelline Fit Me Foundation but they didn't have my shade, so I ended up with something I've never tried before - Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation in 48 Sun Beige. The colour, when I tested, seemed to match my neck; I just hope it provides me that "poreless perfection finish" it claims to give! Collection Pressed Powder is a repurchase - but in 10 Daydream. I like to yolo my way through picking face powder shades and just hope for the best ya know. Another repurchase is the ultimate love of my life: Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in light (because I use it as highlight concealer). I've mentioned in my previos beauty empties post that I'm always kind of hesitant in buying this because I go through it too quickly (€11.99 for only 6 ml!!) and I'm a cheap c*nt. Anyways I got that and the foundation under the buy 1 get 2nd half price offer on Maybelline products, so it's not too bad! 
Colder months are approaching which means college is right around the corner which means I wouldn't have the time to bronzer-sculpt (every day). So, I ventured into buying MAC Powder Blush in Stark Naked to give me soft fresh flush with little flecks of gold shimmer within minimal effort of brush stroking! Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 02 Birdy Song is another repurchase. If you've seen my GRWM video you might have noticed that I use three (two, when I'm not bothered..) pencils to get my brows on fleek. Be aware that this is a kohl pencil and not specifically an eyebrow pencil, so unless you have really light and steady hands I don't recommend this is the pencil for you! 
Repurchase number 4 goes to my holy nudey grail Wet n Wild · Bare It All, accompanied by an impulse buy Sand Storm (the "new" sticker on it got to me okay, I had to.) €2.99 for quality matte lipsticks, you really can't have too many.. 
I've had my eyes set on this Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette (Ultra Matte 1) since the start of summer but never had the committment to spend on a non-everyday wear palette, but since this Youtube thang commenced I've acquried this mentality that "ah sure I'll be able to put it to use somehow, someday.. popping colours on your eyelids isn't only legal during the summer time.. right? right.. yep." I've tried two colours out of it and so far I'm really happy with its pigmentation, it's easy to blend too! 

That is it for today's post dolls, I know it's short but it's not me being lazy, if anything it's actually me trying to produce content as consistent as I can; regardless of the post length I hope you still take inspo from my little Deetales! Thanks for reading and I hope you're having a smooth week so far,

D






What Dee Wore #4 | Summer Night Out feat. Rianna Phillips

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This might as well be a throwback post at this stage.. It's better (kind of) late than to leave these files on the hard drive unblogged about, right? You've probably seen this outfit umpteen times as I've put it up on all my social media except Blogger; but I shall make no exceptions! On the 11th of last month, I went out to my dear friend Iana's 18th birthday at Maldron Hotel. It was a fancy shmancy sit down dinner, and it was requested that guests arrived in formal attire. Which was no bodj, except for the fact that I was restricted from wearing black *cries of panic*. With that in mind, I was obviously  then quick to decide that I would opt for an all-white look (ended up being ivory, close enough..) 
Over the last season I've truly been tickled by tailored, menswear-inspired looks. But bearing in mind my (lack of) height, I assumed the blazer-and-pants combo wasn't totally going to work for me. Luckily, Miss Selfridge got my back! The ideal sharp look I was going for was kept while also being playful with this blazer jacket and textured skort combo. If I had ended up with trousers I'm afraid I would've looked too swallowed up as I'm not a 5"10 goddess like Kendall! 
The ensemble of course would not be complete without gold accents - I'm wearing gold wrap front playsuit from Topshop's Oh My Love range with metallic gold studded faux leather belt. 
Typically I would've opted to wear pointed court shoes or non-platform high heeled sandals, but because I have this unworn fresh pair of New Look T-Bar Strap Platform Block Heels (I cannot find the link to the white pair anywhere?!) I got too excited, and yes of course, also because I needed that height assistance.. This pair is almost identical to Topshop's Platform Sandals, same cross-strap front and adjustable silver buckle fastening, just without the T-bar strap which is honestly tempting me to snap mine off, hmm..? Strolling in these platforms is seriously like gliding through thin air, I've lasted a whole night (from pre-drinks to clubbing to post-clubbing Burger King) in them no bother! And without a single blister!
My choice of clutch bag quite literally spells out coolness, thanks to Rianna and Team! Rianna Phillips recently launched their AW 2015 Collection and I was given the pleasure to sport one of their new portfolio clutch bags before the collection even went live on their site. Initially I wanted the C'est La Vie clutch bag but apparently they had very limited amount of it manufactured at the time to be sent out to bloggers so I then hand-picked the Coolness Portfolio Clutch Bag. It's the first time they've added detachable chain straps to their digitally printed cotton canvas clutch bags so that's quite exciting, also I really enjoy its size (10x8 inches) - the perfect clutch bag size for a night out! For me anyways: it fits my passport, emergency make-up, camera, phone, and my money kept safe in the little sewn in pouch (I could even fit my change of slipper-sandals if I wanted to, my feet are that tiny!) The print and the colours of this bag is quite versatile so it's easy to style with, however you might have to leave it in for the rainy days/nights.. 
I got my hair cut the morning of this event and I'm not quite sure if I'm ready to share the reason why I've decided to get a full fringe just yet, but.. how are yee dolls liking or not liking it? It's definitely something I've had to get used to for a few weeks, but now I'm absolutely loving it! #AsianSia
This whole outfit can easily be dressed down with a change of footwear - although I don't have pictures to back me up on this, I did slip into my ZARA chunky heeled sandals (also flashed in my previous #WDW post) to present a rather day-time appropriate look to this 'fit, as seen on my Get Ready With Me video featuring my whole look as shown in these pictures (peep the video and witness me be in my pure element!) 
If you're new to my blog (hello, thanks for dropping by!) you might not know that I've recently set up a Youtube channel for In The Deetales. I'd appreciate it so much if you could spare few minutes of your time to check it out and subscribe! Also if you could leave any feedback or suggestions, that'd be fab too! I'm really excited with what I've put out so far and for what's yet to come, I would love to have you join in on my Youtube journey. 
Until my next post, 

- D