7 July 2014

{LUXX Buys} Sparkle and shine

I would have loved to have dressed up for an outfit post, sadly my photographer went off to Brazil for some World Cup fun and came home full of man flu and passed it on to me, how kind!

I still wanted to show you my new oh so spangly dress that I really can't wait to twirl around in. I didn't own a single sequin in my closet so this dress is more than making up for it. I even went and bought a new pair of shoes to wear with it. The simple silver strap sandals and a spritz of one of my favourite perfumes and i'll be set to shine.

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Dress c/o Currently on sale too

It's ultra flattering on, with a nice lining and enough stretch. I really can't wait to wear it and I have just the occasion coming up.

29 June 2014

{LUXX List} #9 Festival beauty

With less than one week to go until Wireless festival hits Birmingham, you could say i'm getting very excited now! Tickets are still available if you want to come and join the fun!

In my last post I showed you three styles of festival dress and to complete any look, here are my beauty picks.

Base: I've picked a BB cream newly released by Urban Decay, I tested this recently and it looks GOOD. It contains an SPF 20 and comes in three finishes, Bronzing, Illuminating and Original. There's no need for a heavy foundation at a festival, you're likely to sweat it off or have the rain wash it away so best to keep things natural.

Cheeks: This Flushed Pallette is also a new pick from Urban Decay. The one i've featured is Streak. The most beautiful pink blush, rose gold highlighter and sunny bronzer. The highlighter is just gorgeous and when all blended together gives the prettiest cheek.

Eyes: All i've selected here is the YSL mascara, something to give your eyes a pretty flutter and definition. 

Lips: Keep your lips natural. No-one wants to be faffing around painting on lipstick or worrying about hair sticking to lip gloss whilst your bouncing around to bands. This YSl plumping lip balm will give your lips a plump whilst keeping them hydrated too.

Flash: I saw these and just had to feature them. Flash Tattoos do THE most amazing metallic temporary tattoos in great designs. How lovely are the bracelets. I want!

Do you have any festival beauty tips? Please share!!

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22 June 2014

{LUXX List} #8 Festival dress

Festival season is well and truly about to kick off, it's one of the best things about summer. Music long into the night, days and nights spent outdoors with friends, weird and wonderful people you meet, dancing until your feet are sore and voices lost to singing/ screeching. Even cups of warm beer are acceptable, it's just part of the experience.

This year Matt and I are off to Wireless festival in two weeks and I couldn't be more excited especially as Birmingham is playing host this year. For three days I shall be doing all of the above whilst seeing tons of acts inc Kanye, Pharell, Outkast, Tinie, Foxes and Rudimental.

Birmingham has quite a few smaller festivals but nothing on the scale of Wireless so I'm pretty stoked its on my doorstep this year. We went down to Wireless last year in London and had the best time.

People spotting at festivals is always so fun, anything goes in the style stakes. I have put together three looks below I'd be more than happy to sport.

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What's your favourite look? I think mine is the boho look, the tunic is just so effortlessly cool and needs so little accessorising.

Having said that let's keep our fingers crossed wellies and a rain mac won't be spoiling our looks!

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Are you off to any festivals this year?

29 May 2014

{LUXX food} Penny Blacks

Matt and I recently hung out at the newly relaunched Pennyblacks in the Mailbox. It's had quite the transformation and I think looks pretty darn good. An urban cool feel, slap bang on the canals edge.

It's managed to mix the decor really well so you won't feel out of place having a weekend brunch lounging with the papers or settling into one of the booths with friends for the night sampling the interesting cocktail list.


Mini Baileys milkshakes. Who doesn't love a mini milk bottle for the novelty factor?

But let's not forget the food, freshly made pizza, look at those puffed up crusts!


Bubblegum daiquiri complete with popping candy rim, I licked off all of those afterwards took me back to being 6 again (minus the alchohol!)

Cheeseburger sliders.

Caramelised onion goatscheese burgers. Just deliciously creamy.

A picnic tray fit for any summer drinks party. Peach iced tea cocktails and lageritas.

Rustic chicken jalepeno and cheese buns.


Skins loaded to the brim.


Selfies with Matt and my fave Mailbox guy Marcus.

Aren't they a dapper group!


I really like the new feel of the lounge/bar/kitchen. It's a great idea for the mailbox which was lacking in less formal restaurants, perfect to hang out in and want a little downtime after raiding Harvey Nichols. 

27 May 2014

{LUXX Outfits} Into the blue

Yey, i'm in a dress! 

What a nice change after jeans, heels, blouse combinations nearly everyday. Normal service will resume very shortly i'm sure.

The trouble I have with dresses is that they are usually less versatile than seperates. Until I met this dress, i've already thought of several different occasions I can wear it...

Day to day casual, some gold flats/ birkenstocks, slouchy bag, and sun hat. A pair of barely there strappy heels and a ton of gold jewellery for night. Thrown on over a bikini and flip fops for beach to beach bar drinks.

I've worn it here on my way to meet friends with some wedges I had forgotten about, my mini pashli and a huge pair of sunglasses to hide behind. I'd just been watching the Monaco Grand Prix so was influenced by all the glamour on screen!









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Sandals - Zara. similar

Oh and I forgot to mention it's as light as silk and navy - i'm having a love affair with blue at the minute - see previous post....

I hope you all have a great week, lets hope next weekend is here before we know it.