Everyone has their thing. The thing that they love, that they hoard by the dozen, that matter how many purchases of it you make, they'll always look for more. For some it's handbags, for others it's heels, or makeup for the more beauty orientated of us. But for me, it's ankle boots. (Very closely followed by chocolate, pink lipsticks, skorts, blushers... OK, OK you get the gist)
So when I was approached by a brand recently to pick out a pair of boots to review, I thought it was an offer worth considering. When I checked out said brand's website however, I pretty much hopped, skipped and jumped at the chance (... you know, because I'm cool like that!)
The brand is called Duo, and I have to say that I hadn't actually heard of them prior to the email, and that actually makes me sad having now received my boots and
having been surgically attached to them worn them around since I got them, because everything - the quality, the design, the style... - about these boots is utter perfection!
Now, I feel pretty passionate about these - and you know how much I ramble when I love something a lot - so I'm going to let you move on to some pretty pictures of said pretty boots. (Before continuing my
fan girl, boot crush, ridiculous rave, love affair even further)
As you can probably tell from my complete and utter inundation of photos, I am utterly in love
with these boots (Yep, totally
possible to be in love with a pair of shoes and don't let anyone tell you differently) Ever since seeing Miranda Kerr in those
Isabel Marant Dicker boots, I have been on the hunt for a similar - much
less pricey, ain't nobody got
time dollar for those -
pair and these Duo Idaho ankle boots
* are everything I was looking for and more
. Now, ridiculously beautiful style aside, I want to talk to you about the quality of these boots.
As Primark's biggest ambassador, forever on the hunt for a bargain, I have always shunned more expensive pieces and delighted in the act of finding a good, cheaper dupe. These boots however, have changed my mind set in regards to that. I was extremely lucky to have received these boots for free to review on my blog - which I am eternally grateful for, and never in my wildest dreams thought I would be sent something so incredible - however if I wasn't, I would without a doubt pay the slightly "higher than highstreet" price (of £110, if anyone's interested) because no description can do these beauties justice. (Especially not my pre-school adjectives that I impose on you on a regular basis)
They are made of 100% suede and leather and I cannot even begin to explain how well made they really are. You definitely get what you pay for with these, in fact... screw it, you get so much more. I have seen many shoes/boots in high street stores for a much higher price than these bad boys and the quality, detail, structure etc. doesn't compare. So if you are looking for a pair like these, if you're constantly pinning away those Isabel Marant dickers - I know how you feel, I've been there - on Pinterest, then these are the boots for you.
While I'm here - because you know, I'm a bit of a "go hard or go home" kinda girl (and also a massive tit following that sentence...) - I thought I'd tell you a few items featured on my face in these pictures that I have also been loving lately.
Mac Patina - A stunning cool toned olivey gold eye shadow that works with so many makeup looks, so many skin tones... I'd genuinely say this is one of my most versatile shadows. Beautiful!
Max Factor False Lash mascara - this is one of those classic mascara's that genuinely always has pretty good reviews, which is why I was so excited to try it when I received it a week ago. I've used it solidly over the past 7days and love the result. Volume and length (I'd say slightly more length), long-lasting, doesn't flake... it just makes my lashes look amazing in minimal coats. Thumbs up from me.
Dr Paw Paw - I have this on here (underneath Mac Angel #StandardElle) and it has really done a brilliant job of saving my dry skin recently. I've actually been using this - sparingly - on my sore, dry eye lids and it has been completely non-irritating whilst also really nourishing my eyes. I think I'm on to a winner here...
Special shoutout goes to the winter sun. Gotta love a good sun glare, right? ;)
That's it. You have done what I thought was the unthinkable whilst bashing away at the keys writing this post, and have reached the end. [insert clapping hands emoji here] If you hadn't already realised, I absolutely adore these boots (and highly recommend you check out the Duo website as they have such an incredible range of ankle, thigh high, knee high, chelsea boots etc.) but I would love to know what you think?
Are these boots "up your street?" (Side note: if you can hear that phrase and not immediately hear Cheryl Cole's Geordie accent as you're reading it, you're a better person than I am) What are your dream boots/shoes? Would you splurge on a more expensive pair or are you high street/budget all the way?
I would love to her your thoughts :)
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
*This item was sent to me for review purposes. As with all of my reviews on this blog, my opinion's expressed here are 100% honest and genuine.
Labels: Beauty, Fashion, MAC, Max Factor, New Shoes, OOTD, Review