Outfit Of The Evening - Dinner Date | Just Add Ginger

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Spotto is here visiting me! Last night we went out to Frankie & Benny's for cocktails and dinner! I decided to dress up a little bit because going out at the weekend is something I really enjoy, and it's nice to feel special when you've spent all week in slouchy clothes!

I thought this outfit was effortlessly chic, and didn't look like it took too much time to put together. I think it would be perfect for a night out with friend's, a casual school/office look, or even a date night.

What do you think?


Have A Clothing Clear Out | Just Add Ginger

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Thank goodness it's Saturday! 

Recently, I've been having a bit of a sort out of my clothes...I have a huge sort out about this time each year, and turn out clothes that are too shabby, too big, too small, or that I'm just not going to wear any more. As a 20 (something) year old, I feel that I'm still in between my teenage self and my grown up self in terms of fashion, and sometimes I will buy something, and a few months down the line think...

"Eurgh...I'm too old/young for that!" 

So, having a clear out every once in a while makes me feel better. I either donate the clothes to charity, or sometimes, sell bits and pieces on eBay. Either way, I know that somebody else will be enjoying something that I've had! 

I've cleared out two HUGE Primark bags already of tops, dresses, pyjamas and more...it is so cathartic, and lets me see all the great things I have in my wardrobe... 

It's so colourful! 
p.s: I did take more photos, but I am having SERIOUS camera issues. But that's a story for another day! 


"Back to School" Lookbook | Just Add Ginger

Look One

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Tights: M&S
Skater Skirt: Primark
Blouse: Primark
Oversized Cardigan: Primark
Satchel: Primark

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Look Two 

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Knee High Socks: Primark
Tights: M&S
Skater Skirt: New Look
Oversized Jumper: Vero Moda (NL)
Satchel: Primark
Look Three 

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Knee High Socks: Primark
Tights: M&S
High Waisted Shorts: River Island
Radiohead T-Shirt: From Radiohead gig 2007
White Cardigan: H&M

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and change my style. I look back at some pictures and... 'What on earth was I thinking' runs through my mind! So, with that in mind I've put together a few outfits for a "Back To School Lookbook" that I would wear now if I was going back to school this term. 

If you are heading to college/university soon, I think it's really important to take key versatile pieces with you. You will be shopping at uni, and have major influences and changes to your style. I know when I was at uni, there was one certain person who really inspired my style and fashion choices...those influences are still with me six years on! 


Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation | Just Add Ginger

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A few weeks ago, I picked up the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation on a whim, just to see what it was like. I had heard a lot about this foundation online, and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. 

I picked this up for £8.99 in Tesco from the Rimmel section. At first, I wasn't completely sure about the shade, because some "Ivory" products on me make me look like a ghost. But the colour is near enough a perfect match, and the formula of the foundation is so blendable and smooth that it leaves a natural finish with a really good coverage. 

The packaging feels really high end too, and I love the cool design of the bottle. I think it looks really feminine, and the orange accents on the lid and text make me feel happier just looking at them!

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The one thing I would say about the formula is that it does have a golden sparkle in it, which gives your skin a dewy finish. After applying the foundation to my skin, my fingers are always uber sparkly and glittery. If you have oily skin, I don't think you'd particularly like this foundation for that reason...you don't want to find that the oiliest parts of your face are highlighted and stand out more! 

Not so sexy! 

However, if you have normal/combination skin, I think the dewy finish adds a really nice highlight to the skin. You can build up the foundation too to get the coverage that you want/need....BONUS!! 

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The foundation is so easy to apply...probably partly thanks to the pump at the top. You seriously only need a pea sized amount if you're looking for a little bit of coverage, and this completely "wakes up" your skin. In the morning, I literally crawl out of bed and put on my make up, and since using this foundation I have really seen a difference. Putting it on makes me instantly feel more alive, and look less like a zombie! 

The scent is really lovely too...very fruity and fresh. I'm not really a fan of overly scented products, as they can sometimes irritate my skin, but this foundation is perfectly balanced. 

I can't rave about the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation enough. For a high street foundation, I think it's brilliant, and does exactly what it says on the label. If you're looking for a foundation that gives a natural finish, but has buildable coverage, I'd definitely recommend it.

It's £8.99 worth of skin investment. 


Tag: How Much Is Your Face Worth | Just Add Ginger

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The How Much Is Your Face Worth Tag popped up on my blog feed from Sprinkle of Glitter's page, and I thought it would be really fun to do...

So here goes....Eep!

Rimmel Wake me Up Foundation (Ivory): £8.99
Clinique All About Eyes Concealer (01 Light Neutral): £16.00
Clinique Superpowder Double Face Powder (01 Matte Ivory): £21.00
17 Instant Glow Bronzing Powder (Medium): £1.15
NYC Colour Wheel Mosaic Face Powder (726A Peach Glow):  £3.99
Rimmel Siolky Loose Face Powder (001 Transparent): £6.00 (approx)

Urban Decay Naked Palette: £36.00

MAC Frost Lipstick (Angel): £14.00

YSL Touche Eclait & Mascara (Gift Set Purchase):  £40.00

Total:  £147.13 

Woah....and this is for an everyday make up look!?

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You don't really think about the cost of the products you are using when you "put on your face", do you? I'm definitely going to make the most of the products I do have. 

They don't grow on trees! 

I tag anybody with a love for make up.... 

It's your turn now!!