Sunday, 21 October 2012

Finishing Touches!

Hey Ladies,

I hope you are having a fab Sunday! I am spending mine having quality time time my familia and friends, just had a fab Sunday lunch :)

I wanted to introduce Finishing Touches! My little Sister's fab jewellery page on facebook. She sells gorgeous pieces of jewellery for AMAZING prices!

I have just picked up this stunning necklace, which is a mere £7 to wear to my daughter's party. This is bang on trend for this season's statement necklaces:

A closer look:

It also comes in a lovely blue shade :)

There are many other beautiful items! Please like her facebook page:



Hi Ladies!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend - have you all started your Christmas shopping?

So, for the last few years I have always bought an UGG inspired style of boot. My fave pair were the cheapest for a mere Fiver! I wore these for two years until it was safe to say they were officially wrecked!

This year I was buying my daughter shoes from a local shop and I saw the kids boots - which just so happened to be UGGS/Timberlands etc. Much to my surprise the assistant helping us said adults bought these all the time for a fraction of the price of the adult version!

I tried them on and they fit perfectly. They were by no means cheap compared to an Ugg inspired boot but I thought rather than buy a pair every year why not invest in the real deal, and to be fair, I have never found a pair as nice as these. So for an early birthday pressie my Hubbie bought me these beauties:

Side view:

A close up of the buckles and fur:

I was hesitant to buy these boots as I am not a 'brand' person when it comes to shoes and clothes but they are unbelievably soft and comfy to wear, I just couldn't resist! Watch this space for some OOTDs :)


P.S Here is a a shot of my arm candy from yesterday, I am layering delicate bracelets at the mo:

From L-R they are two from Accessorize, the rose gold from Stella&Dot and my favourite shared prong diamond bangle :)

I will be posting this week on art work for the house, some recipes I have made being stuck in the house and hopefully a FOTD or OOTD post :)

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Pretty Little Things!

Hi Ladies!

Apologies for my absence! I had a severe allergic reaction on my face :( After a visit to an amazing Dermatologist, my skin is almost back to normal :) I have been make up free for the last two weeks in a row, which is very rare for me, and I have to say I love it! Once my skin is back to normal I will be posting a bare faced chic look.

I have been thinking about doing a few decor posts to change things up a bit. We have recently put up a lot of art work in our house so you will see a post of these bits in the near future.

Today I wanted to post about a few 'pretty little things', I picked up from Next a few weeks ago. I completed my room months ago with the wallpaper, furniture and blinds but always felt the little bits and pieces were missing to make it complete.

I was on their website buying my daughter some clothes and had a look at their interior range and was pleasantly surprised :) There were lots of things I liked including cushions for my bed, trinket boxes, vases and clocks.

Here are the things I picked up, the vase on my window sill:

Birds trinket box (I LOVE this!):

My mess inside the box:



How my bedside table looks:

Lastly, some cushions I got, I love the lace cushion and bird turquoise cushion :)

I think my room is now almost complete yay! xoxo

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Colours of Autumn FOTD & OOTD

Hello My Lovelies!

I hope you had a fab weekend :)

Ours was busy visiting friends and family. On Saturday I thought I would try out all the Autumn colours I have mentioned in my last couple of posts.

So, without further ado here is my FOTD and OOTD from Saturday.

With Flash:

Without Flash:

Moisturiser: Eucerin Rich (great for the Winter months)

Concealer: Bobbi Brown Peach Colour Corrector, Bobbi Brown Warm Beige Creamy Concealer

Foundation: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark

Loose Powder: Clinique

Eyebrow Pencil: Dusk by Shavata

Eyeliner: Dior Black Eye Pencil

Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay

Eyeshadow: Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio

Mascara: Armani Eyes to Kill

Blush: Benefit Bella Bamba

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola

Lips: YSL Pur Couture Glossy Stain in number 4

Highlighter: Dior Amber Rose

P.S My spotlights are very strong in my bathroom so with the flash my face looks incredibly white as you can see!!!

P.P.S Lots of you have asked in the past where my diamond circle necklace in from - it is Tiffany's and it is my signature piece :)

My outfit from Saturday....a random shot of me looking down as you do!

Top - Warehouse (currently on sale on their website)

Leggings - Next

Wedge Boots - M&S (Unfortunately these have sold out)

Bag and BAg Charm - Louis Vuitton

Necklace - Tiffany Diamond Fleur De Lis Key

I love this time of year and will defo be posting some more OOTD and FOTD posts!

Have a fab week Ladies!


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Colours of Autumn Part II

Hi Ladies!

I thought I would continue with the theme of Autumn colours as there are so many lovely products out in the shops at the mo!

I am going to keep this post light on the words and heavy on the photos :)

Some of the products I am loving include various plum nail polishes and lipsticks, warm perfumes and nude tones eyeshadows...enjoy:

From L-R there is:

Dior eyeshadow trio in 571 smokey nude, the perfect eyeshadow quad to go with bold lips.

Nails Inc Savile Row

Essie Bahama Mama, currently on my toes!

Revlon 340 Stunning, great for an accent nail.

Gucci Premiere (EDP), a recent present. I am usually a Chanel and Jo Malone girl when it comes to scents, but this is a great woody floral scent which looks fab on the dressing table :)

Rimmel 330 Sloane's Plum Moisture Renew Lipstick. As many of you requested, a cheaper alternative to the YSL lip stain I posted. This is a very wearable plum colour with fab colour payoff!

Enjoy the swatches/close-ups!

Dior Eyeshadow:

Nail Polishes:

Bahama Mama:

I have Shellac number 10 on my nails which is a dupe for Bahama Mama:

Gorgeous Gucci:


Please do share your fave Autumn colours!


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Louis Vuitton Trevi PM and Tapage Bag Charm

I got very spoilt last month as my Hubbie treated to me to a LV Trevi PM in Damier Ebene and a LV Tapage Bag Charm!

I have wanted a LV handbag for a while now and was very happy to go into the LV shop at Westfield and walk out with one. Their customer service was exceptional!

I wasn't sure whether to buy this bag or not due to having a wee toddler but after trying it on in the shop, I knew it would be perfect. It has both a shoulder strap and top handles which fold down, so it can be used for Mummy time during the day, and if you whip the shoulder strap off it is very chic bag used for going out to dinner etc. A great all rounder.

It is also pretty roomy, I manage to fit all the essentials in there and have some room left over :)

I couldn't resist blinging my bag up with the Tapage bag charm! It is gorgeous! I have had loads of compliments on this. I think bag charms are great as you can obviously use them on different bags thereby changing their look very easily.

Here are some eye candy photos:

The charm!

A final one:

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday ladies!


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Colours of Autumn

Hi Ladies!

I am back! Apologies for my extended absence. I have missed blogging and reading your comments!

I could not have come back at a better time than at the beginning of my favourite season, Autumn. I love the warm rich colours you see everywhere from a walk in the park to the clothes in the shops.

I have been reading the much awaited September issues of the magazines and have been very happy to see the trend for berry colours in make up, this is right up my street :)

I love all hues of berry colours especially dark pinks and purples and have alot of these shades in my make up bag/closet already.

However, I could not resist a couple of new purchases as I wandered around the shops last week. I picked up a beautiful Essie nail polish and a lip gloss from YSL.

The Essie Nail Polish (with flash):
No flash:
It is called Angora Cardie (love the name!):
I also bought my first YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levre in number 4. YSL advertise this as a glossy stain and it is exactly that! It is a stunning plum colour perfect to see you through the colder months. It goes on to your lips very wet and runny but sets immediately leaving a beautiful glossy stain. Another bonus is that it has great staying power! With flash:
No flash:
A couple of swatch of the nail varnish and glossy stain:
As you can see from the swatches, they make a great duo for the lips and nails! xoxo

Thursday, 31 May 2012


Hi Ladies,

I hope you all had a lovely week :) I spent most of mine in the back garden with my little one :)

I have ordered a few things online this week and also went out shopping today - always dangerous.

One of my cousins (who happens to be stunning!), posted a photo of herself wearing a red lippie and I thought it looked fab. Now, I think I own every shade of pink and nude lipstick possible, but I don't have a single shade of red!

After a bit of browsing I found two perfect shades at Estee Lauder and Dior.

The Estee Lauder lipstick is from their new Bronze Goddess Range for Summer 2012 and is the colour 45 Urban Auburn:

This lippie is from their new Pure Colour Lasting Creme range and has an incredibly soft texture.

From Dior (love the packaging!):

From Dior I bought a red lip liner, which happens to be incredibly long, in the shade 863 Holiday Red :), the new Dior Addict Extreme in 829 Sunset Blvd and their SkinFlash. I wasn't planning on buying the SkinFlash but the sales lady put it on my lips before the lippie to show its true colour and it really worked a treat. She also showed me how to use it on other areas of my face to highlight and conceal and I was impressed. I have to say the sales lady at Dior was brilliant, she really made you feel like you were buying a premium product and provided great advice on all of the products. She also gave me a Dior Privilege Card. One of the perks is to get their magazine which I will be looking forward too! She also gave me a tiny Dior keyring!

Here is a swatch of the lippies on my hand (below), with the lipliner at the top, followed by the Dior and Estee Lauder lippies:

Moving onto nails...I bought some sorbet coloured Essie nail polish and one Nails Inc shade for Summer which I am loving!

From L-R these are Essie Carousel Coral, Nails Inc Warwick Avenue and Essie Lovie Dovie.

I am currently wearing Nails Inc Warwick Avenue:

A bit of skincare...I have heard ALOT about Alpha-H on the beauty blogs and as QVC had a great offer on, I thought I would try it out. The set I bought consists of their Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera, Absolute Eye Complex (this had amazing reviews on their website), their newly launched Age Delay Night Treatment and their Holy Grail product Liquid Gold. I am really looking forward to using these products, especially the Liquid Gold and Absolute Eye Complex. I will be posting an update in a few weeks about how I get on with this range.

Lastly, I bought this summery top from Topshop. I thought it would be easy to wear with cut off leggings and cover a multitude of sins at the same time!

Phew! Long Post! I will defo be posting some FOTDs and OOTDs with the above mentioned products/top.

I hope you all have a fab Jubilee Long Weekend! Enjoy! xxxx

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Summer Scents

Hi Ladies,

A few years ago I would have one trusty bottle of perfume sitting on my dressing table. I would wear this no matter what the occasion or weather. This bottle was always a Chanel number, usually Allure, Chance or Mademoiselle.

However, my collection has slowly been expanding. On my recent numerous trips through duty free I bought a couple which are perfect for the Summer months. These are Issey Miyake Florale and Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia Cologne.

The Issey Miyake comes in the classic L'eau D'Issey bottle but with a hint of pink. It also came with a great handbag size bottle:

I have always loved this scent. The Florale features fresh notes of lily, mandarin and rose. This is a perfect everyday summer scent.

I also picked up my favourite Jo Malone colgone:

This scent is a staple for me during Summer and can also be layered with the other Jo Malone fragrances during the colder months.

What perfumes do you wear during the Summer?


P.S The new Gucci Flora range smells divine!