Saturday, 17 June 2017

Miss A Mini Haul! (and review?)~

Being as poor as I am, I don’t get to shop all that often. So instead I choose to live vicariously through others on YouTube posting their many haul videos and THUS, I discovered the gem that is shopmissa.com!


(sorry for the rubbish glare in the pic, but i really wanted to show off what little packaging i had left and there is next-to-no lighting in my room so flash was sadly a must!)

The real treasure about Miss A (particularly if you live in the US) is that everything, and I mean everything (well, sort of…) is $1! Oh my gah WHAT!? But that’s not all! According to the many review videos I have watched, the products, despite their unbelievable price point, are pretty damn decent too! Can this be true?! I decided to make a little purchase to find out for myself!


As you can see I only bought 5 items totalling at $5 (roughly £3.90) and at a glance they all look pretty promising…


AOA Brush Cleaning Egg - $1 - available from Miss A (also available in other colours!

While I haven't fully utilised these yet, I can say from at least playing around with the ‘tools’ (and by playing i mean touching and rubbing them…), the quality is really quite amazing for being so cheap - the hand mirror in particular - and while I have yet to use the face scrubby or the brush cleaner I have poked at more expensive equivalents in shops and these feel pretty darn comparable to those, especially the brush cleaner. One thing for sure is that they don't feel cheap.



These beauties, however, I have already used and tested and they are the BOMB! Lame I used that terminology, but seriously, they’re great! I’m really sad I only bought two (and i will elaborate on why in a bit) but am really quite happy with the ones I did get so far. 



The metallic one is the slightly less awesome of the two, as it requires a little bit of work to get the coverage full and even, but is still a great colour, very metallic and does dry down completely matte! The other one however… ugh! I love it so much! The colour is absolutely gorgeous and despite looking more pink in the tube, once it fully dries down is more purplish in colour, which is right up my alley! The pigmentation and coverage is great, really easy to work with and again, this dries down matte and is completely budge-proof.

All in all, Miss A is one heck of a remarkable discovery and I am so happy to have found it! Not only are their products pretty darn decent*, but there’s tons of them too! From socks to hair accessories to brushes to individual eyeshadows, they have them all!

Now for the boring (but important) bit of this post. The reason I only bought 5 things, despite them all being so cheap and there being soooo much to choose from, is because of shipping. Miss A’s international shipping is a flat rate of £9.95, which is pretty fair for something coming from the US. But then there’s customs and sadly, the limit before having to pay customs (which in my experience so far has totalled in at between £8 and £25) is currently £15. However, that being said, I honestly don’t mind making a few small orders of just under £15 just avoid potentially painful and unpredictable customs charges, as in the end the value of everything, including postage, is still a really decent price. So yeah, just a bit of a warning for those of you looking into doing a bit of a shop with Miss A!

And on that note, I shall end this post! Hope you liked it and see you in like 4 months time when I next post! xD

Philippa. x

*Miss A carries their own brands AOA and a2o, as well as other brands like Elf, Kleancolor, LA Color, Beauty Treats, etc. Obviously the quality of the products will vary from brand to brand, but I only purchased from the AOA line, so my comments on how AMAZING everything is is, for now, exclusive to that line.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Before the sun goes down...~





Top - Brandy Melville
Shorts - ASOS
Hoody - Wildchild Industries
Boots - Dr Martens

Photo credit - Ama Charles-Adarkwa

Yes, yes, it is I, alive and well, HELLO AGAIN!

I seriously suck at maintaining this blog, don't I? But worry not, as now that I have a little more time on my hands and the natural lighting of London is getting a little easier to work with, I shall be able take photos to finally accompany the many posts I started writing last year! At last!!

But enough of that for now, on to THIS post! So, I figured it's been a while since I've posted a more casual look of mine, if ever, and so kind of just threw this outfit together very last-minute and went for a walk with Ama until we found a nice location to do our first shoot of the year (which you can so tell by the awkward posing, ...)!

While you'd never have guessed it from my various OOTDs, I am very much a creature of comfort and prefer hoodies and baggy t-shirts for my attire, so aside from the boots that I was just trying to get some wear out of for the first time in forever, this is pretty much what you'd most likely find me in on a normal day. Pretty boring and lazy, huh? And DAMN, has my hair grown long or what?! xD

ANYWAY, until next time (and there will be a next time!!),

Philippa. x