Shoes for the Super-Rich: The Most Expensive Shoes

Non expensive shoes for my non super rich self. 

I have something a little different today - if you don't know, I'm studying a degree in fashion history and once upon a time this blog was called Niamh Nelson Loves Shoes (LOL). So I found this article super interesting as it combines two of my great loves! As a student I'll have to stick to my high street shoes for now but one can dream...although these will always be out of my budget. 

Ninety Nine Red Balloons

Denim Gap ()
Shoes Topshop ()
Bag South Beach ()

Panic bells it's red alert.

Or just two balloon sleeves that I'm obsessing over, as well as all things square neck. This top was less than a tenner and I love it, I felt vaguely like one of those Reformation babes when I wore it. Until I ate that is, as you can see I can barely squeeze into this so I had no business taking this out for dinner. I ate vegan too in the hope that wouldn't happen but it turns out vegan pasta is equally as carby as regular pasta. Maybe it is regular pasta, I don't know. Either way I scoffed the whole bowl and afterwards felt less like an instagram honey and more like I'd eaten all the honey like Winnie the Pooh in his little red crop top. 

Nevermind, because he's cute too. That was the least of my worries anyway because we went for drinks afterwards and guess who got too drunk and ended up calling a pro-lifer on twitter a fucking moron? But I'd say it again, I've always been pro-choice and always will be. To vote no or say 'let's agree to disagree' means you have the privilege to say so. The outcome of the referendum means you're either going to be feeling smug or pissed off, either way you can continue living your life as normal whereas a no outcome is catastrophic for so many women. People are ignoring the economic, personal and/or health circumstances someone might have, but also a woman shouldn't be forced to go through with a pregnancy that she doesn't want to have for any reason - it is barbaric to put anyone through that. Abortions have and always will happen, a vote won't change that. What it will do is ensure they are done safely and I struggle to see why anyone wouldn't want that. Let's hope Ireland makes the right decision today. 

The Perfect Summer Top

Jeans GAP ()
Bag South Beach ()
Shoes My mama's

Other than the fact it keeps falling down.

It's true, it does. In the course of five hours I flashed a date, everyone at London Bridge and a tour group at Southwark Cathedral. By even my standards this was a lot of embarrassment to endure in such a short amount of time. To make it worse yesterday was really windy so the bib bit at the front kept flapping in my face. However, when I was sitting still it did not do either of those things and looked very pretty indeed, which is why I have made the bold claim of declaring it The Perfect Summer Top* (*when moving in any way is not required.) At least one good thing I always feel like my shoulders are rather broad but they cannot keep this on which makes them feel smaller, so silver linings and all that hey?

A Simple & Glowy Spring Beauty Look

Because while the flowers may be naturally blooming, this gal needs a helping hand.

It may be, actually it most certainly is, the Glossier effect because I am alll about illuminated and dewy skin right now especially as I have a bit of a tan going on. Basically I want to look as if I glow from within, - I don't ask for much, I know. Alas I don't drink 2L of water a day, I pull way too many late nighters (not as rock and roll as it sounds, I'm usually up doing pointless things like googling facts about the cast of Hollyoaks when I don't even watch the bloody show) and since let me down so spectacularly I haven't exfoliated my skin for months. Despite all of this neglect my skin doesn't give me too much trouble but there are a few key base products that I think deserve a shoutout because they just step ya look up a notch with #nofilter necessary.

| When I first swatched this I was a little dubious as it comes out white. As someone who spends a large portion of an evening fake tanning a few times a week I was slightly worried that all my effort would go to waste and it would make me look pale but I had nothing to fear. It creates a smooth base and illuminates the skin whilst remaining sheer. I will definitely repurchase.

| On really good days I reckon you could get away with the primer by itself but as I like a good base I've been using this foundation on top of it. It was an emergency buy as much to my smug delight the foundations I had were all too pale. This is really fab stuff, it lasts forever and I find it so hydrating. It's not a heavy, full coverage foundation so it feels so comfortable on and I think it looks very natural too. It's such a shame that it's not cruelty-free though and for that reason I don't think I'd buy it again, as much as I love it.

| Again this was an emergency buy (did I mention I have a tan?) but I'm so glad I got it as it's one of the best concealers I've ever tried! Hydrating, long lasting and full coverage whilst not feeling at all heavy on. I will buy this again and again, I can't believe it's only £6!

| I'd left my bronzer in Brighton so this was again a quick emergency purchase. For £2 I wasn't expecting much at all but it subtly adds a warmth to the skin that means you can build it up slowly without looking like you've gone overboard. Plus it's matte too, hallelujah! I think I'll most likely buy this again as the fact it's not too dark means it'll be a great option for winter too.

| This has been a long time everyday staple, I've been particularly loving the blush at the moment though - it adds just the right amount of colour and I love the little flecks of gold that provide that glowiness that I crave. I use this palette so much I think I'd be a bit lost without it so when I eventually hit pan I'll be repurchasing for sure.
| this is without a doubt my most used product. I'm obsessed with highlighters so have tried a fair few and I can honestly say it's one of the best I've tried. It's perfectly dewy rather than the dreaded glitter ball effect and it looks so effortlessly cool. I'm already coming to the end of this as I use it almost daily so I'll be buying another asap.

Then I just use whatever brown eyeshadow I have to hand (anyone else own about 20 million of them?) and a bit of brown liner, mascara (I'm using at the moment because they gave it to me when I got my brows done, it's actually really good!) (*controversial* I know but I prefer it to Boy Brow - don't @ me) and finally some which is the greatest lipstick in all the land.

Here's a really crap snap of everything I used. I was thinking I was quite low maintenance and laid back with make up but it seems I like to put a lot of slap on my face. 

Please tell me your glow-to's, I'm particularly on the lookout for a nice and dewy foundation that doesn't test on the animals!

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