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Queen for the Day

I’ve always liked the idea of being a princess or a queen, mostly because I’ve always wanted to wear a crown, huge sparkling diamonds, rich rubies and deep violet amethysts all in a gorgeous golden halo. Yes please.

Unfortunately, now that Harry is taken, good on ya Meghan, my already slim chance of being real royalty is over but that wasn’t going to stop me living out my dream and becoming Her Royal Highness for a day.

So if I was queen, how would I rule and more importantly what would I wear?

Princess at Palm House in Liverpool, Toast clothing

Princess at Palm House in Liverpool, Toast clothing

Princess at Palm House in Liverpool, Toast clothing

First, I’d have to wear something completely luxurious to go with my crown. I picked this golden flute sleeved top from Toast, which looks and feels like real spun gold. I paired this with an opulent purple with gold embroidery silk skirt also from Toast.

Of course as a queen I can never wear enough gold, so I finished off my look with these sandals from TK Maxx (every royal loves a good bargain), and a crown from the Amazon gods.

Princess at Palm House in Liverpool, Toast clothing, Zenda skirt

Princess at Palm House in Liverpool, Toast Zenda Skirt

Princess at Palm House in Liverpool, Toast clothing

As queen, my makeup needs to be perfect too and only one eyeshadow palette will do, the Queen of Hearts palette by Coloured Raine.

I am a big fan of warm eyeshadows and this one certainly ticks the box. As well as gorgeous orange and bronze shades, this palette is filled with jewel tones in a variety of finishes. A mix of mattes, glitters and metallics, it is the jewellery box of eyeshadows. The pigmentation and blend-ability is incredible regardless of finish and the matte shades are so buttery they rival those in the ABH cult palette Modern Renaissance.

Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette

Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette

It takes very little effort to get a high opacity finish with little fallout, especially from the foil shades. Each shadow can easily be paired with any of the others making it extremely versatile, which for an eyeshadow magpie like myself makes it difficult to decide which ones to use and not just apply every shade at once.

The only criticism I have and it is a very small one, is that some of the shades, particularly Royal Highness (top row, 2nd) and Noblewoman (bottom row, 3rd) are more taupe on the skin than the mauve and red/purple tone you see in the pan.

The packaging itself is full on royal vibes and includes a mirror to top up your look wherever your chauffeur driven car (that’s the bus for me) takes you!

Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette swatches

Now my royal look is complete, it’s time to set out my royal rules:

  1. Three day weekend. Obviously.
  2. Pizza would be a compulsory meal at least once a week.
  3. Hats. I want hats to be a thing again. I don’t have good enough hair to cope with the British weather.
  4. I am allowed to borrow anyone’s pet dog for as long as I want, preferably a sausage dog, but any dog will make me happy.
  5. Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other festive drinks will be in coffee shops all year round.
  6. Optional nap time at work whenever you want.
  7. I’d bring flip phones back. I miss my Motorola.
  8. All children must be brought up having listened to all the Spice Girls albums.
  9. A Sephora in every major city.
  10. More pizza.

Princess in Palm House Liverpool, Toast clothing

Princess in Palm House Liverpool, Toast clothing

Princess in Palm House Liverpool, Toast clothing

and of course my ultimate rule, World Peace.

Disguise of the Day:

Top: Toast

Skirt: Toast

Shoes: TK Maxx

Crown: Amazon


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  1. December 3, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Wow! You look wonderful in each photo, I love how you’ve styled such a statement skirt and completely rocked that crown! Your writing style is lovely too, alike the circular swatches of the coloured raine palette.
    Zara xx / https://t.co/vCl4YyrAzE

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      December 17, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Thank you so much. I was really nervous with the photoshoot as it was a public place and people were looking at me constantly. I hate that it is winter and I can’t just sneak out really early to take photos before people come out! However, I am really glad I sucked it up and did it as I loved wearing the outfit and my tiara!! X

  2. December 3, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    These all sound like great rules haha! I’m up for Pumpkin Spice Lattes all year round and of course spice girls are compulsory! You look stunning and this palette is gorgeous


  3. December 3, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    You look so beautiful! I love how you put everything together, you really do look Queenly.

  4. December 3, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Your photos are stunning as always and you look amazing! I am loving your jumper and the sandals are beautiful too! xx corinne

  5. December 3, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Wow your blog is absolutely amazing!! So happy to have found your blog, lovely post and photos too!

  6. December 3, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Love the look dear, especially the skirt, purple with gold detailing is definitely fit for royalty. The rules though, a three day weekend and pumpkin spiced lattes all year round needs to be a thing, lol.

    Tx. // http://www.musicgeekonline.co.uk

  7. December 3, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Based on your Royal decrees, I’d happily have you as Queen 😂 Yea to sephora, pumpkin spice lattes and 3 day weekends. What a great post idea 😁 Thanks for sharing!


  8. December 3, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    This was the coolest idea for a post!! You look absolutely insane in all these photos and I’m absolutely in love with that eye shadow palette and your swatches! I already wanted it but you’ve made me NEED it! I love all your rules, I’d definitely be happy with three day weekends and nap times at work!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  9. December 3, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    okay why aren’t you queen already? You look absolutely stunning and your rules are the best!

    I love how you’ve styled such a statement skirt! You look amazing and you rock that crown well girl!!

    Love, Melissa x

  10. December 3, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I am all for you being the queen. Those rules sound fantastic hahah. Your writing style and photography skills are amazing. I love how you have written this post. Also you look absolutely gorgeous 😍

  11. December 3, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Haha, this was a brilliant post! You look gorgeous in that outfit, I especially love the material and colour of the skirt it’s beautiful! I’m all about pizza and Sephora so I’d deffo vote for you for Queen!
    Alice Xx

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