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!

Links of London XS Sweetie Bracelet

Hi Ladies,

My lovely hubbie treated me to a little Links of London bling last week. I love Links of London jewellery. I did have the original Sweetie bracelet many years ago when it was first launched but managed to lose it :(

I had seen the XS Sweetie bracelet on a friend and it always caught my eye. When I saw the version with turquoise stones I fell in love with it, as I love all types of stones.

Presenting the Links of London XS Sweetie Bracelet with turquoise stones:

I have been wearing this everyday since I got it. It is extremely versatile for stacking other bracelets or to wear alone. I currently have the Thomas Sabo Mother of Pearl horn charm on it and wear it stacked with my diamond bangle.

This will defo be featuring in my future OOTD posts!

What do you think of Links of London jewellery?


P.S. Here is the link to the bracelet:

Holy Grail Hair Products!

Hi Ladies,

I hope you are all enjoying the sun! My wee one and I have spent the last two days out in the garden :)

Speaking of the wee un (I am not blaming her in any shape or form!) but since she was born my once silky hair has become incredibly dry :(

In the last year, I think I have tried every nourishing hair product going from supermarket shampoos to the top of the range hair elixirs.

So, what have I concluded?

I would certainly say a mix of warm oils used as a deep conditioning treatment from none other than the kitchen cupboard works a treat! I personally use a mix of almond, coconut, mustard and olive oil. Sometimes I also mix in my Moroccon Hair Oil/Keratase Elixir. I tend to leave this in my hair over night.

Now, when it comes to shampoos and conditioners. I have used L'oreal, John Frieda, Keratase, Phyto, Ojon...I think you catch the drift!

I am currently using the new offering from Keratase:

This is designed specifically for long hair and claims to leave the 'hair with a frizz-free finish with weightless movement and a natural glossy sheen'. To say I have become weary of these claims would be an understatement! However, I have to say that these products are doing what it says on the bottle - woohoo! I was incredibly impressed with how soft my hair felt, it was also very shiny!

The only other products I use which live up to their claim are John Frieda and my favourite hair products of all - Phyto.

Do you suffer from dry hair - I would love to know what you use to combat this.


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Arm Candy!

Hi Ladies! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Finally some sun, woop!

Just a quickie photo of my arm candy I took today:

From left to right they are my Ruby bracelet from Singapore, two grey bracelets from Claire's, the lilac bracelet is from Accessorize and lastly my diamond bangle :)


Friday, 11 May 2012

Spring FOTD 2!

Hi Ladies, Many apologies for the extended leave. I have had a series of weddings to attend for close family and friends, some of which were overseas. Those of you with wee ones will hopefully understand how tiring this can be!

That said, we did have ALOT of fun and created beautiful memories to cherish.

I am now rested and ready to blog! Thank God the sun came out today :) It inspired me for another spring FOTD. So, without further ado:

Moisturiser: No7 Protect & Perfect

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

Foundation: Bare Minerals in Light

Loose Powder: Clinique

Eyebrow Pencil: Dusk by Shavata

Eyeliner: L'oreal

Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay

Eyeshadow: Chanel Spice Quad

Mascara: Benefit They're Real

Eyeliner: MAC Smoulder on inside rim

Blush: MAC Fleur Power

Bronzer: NARS Laguna

Lipstick: MAC Creme Cup and MAC Angel

Lipgloss: Body Shop Clear Lip Gloss

Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in By Candlelight

Hope you like!