24 February 2010

Blog im loving

I love this blog - My Delusional Mind, Jessie always looks so incredible and so well put together and her layering is amazing.

23 February 2010

Topshop Unique

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Images from the Topshop Unique show. I would wear so much of this minus the fur brows. I love the cable knit detail, the moss greens and creams, cable knit, fur mitts, sheepskin details, oversize pockets and super long knits. I want to cosy up now.
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Images TFS

22 February 2010

Beauty spot

Its a while since i've reviewed any beauty products so here we go:

I've been working on a Revlon promotion for the last month and needed to wait until I finished to give a fair opinion. These are the products I had to wear.....




Revlon Mineral Mousse foundation: A light weight matte mousse, no parabens or talc because of the mineral formulation. Spf 20 and 16 hour colour stay. I think this is a perfect foundation for anyone after a light weight everyday foundation with no real skin problems to conceal. Its very smooth too. I didn't get on with this foundation simply because I my skin recently has been extremely dehydrated and I find matte formulations only make this worse. I did try swirling on a little facial oil before wearing the foundation to combat this but it wasn't really a solution I'd want to use everyday. I sold this to many younger girls who had reasonable skin and wanted an easy mattifying foundation. I wouldn't reccomend this to anyone liking heavy duty full coverage.


Revlon Red nail polish - I am a massive fan of Revlon polishes and this one is no different- a good coverage with one coat and the second coat perfects. Will buy over and over again.


Revlon Double twist mascara - As soon as I saw this brush I thought of Chanel Exceptionnel which I have tried previously and didn't get on with. I don't hate the type of brush as I think with practise you could get great looking lashes, my problem is way too much mascara comes out on the wand and I find myself scraping away to get a much lesser amount. When applying I find myself twisting the brush to use the moulded comb more than the classic bristle part and I can get reasonable looking lashes I dont find them seperated enough for me. I also find the mascara a bit too dry once on my lashes and it feels a little brittle. To be honest using both the Chanel and the Revlon there is very little difference, maybe a slightly better formulation with the Chanel but for the £14-£15 difference in price I would opt for the Revlon if you want to try this style of brush. I had some great feedback from people who had tried this.



Super lustrous lipstick in Revlon red spf 15- The colour is way out of my comfort zone and despite being a red is much pinkier on me. The colour lasts and lasts and only starts to fade when im eating my sandwich! It doesn't feel to drying as some lipsticks can (im usually a gloss girl) and I would buy one of their lipsticks again. the Kiss Me Coral is a nice shade as is the Matte- In the Red.

18 February 2010

Live in lilac

I have been consciously avoiding all shops in person and online too to avoid buying anything. I have however sold a few bits on ebay recently and bought this lilac/ grey dress with some of my winnings! I have another Topshop dress in a similar style and love how easy it is to wear in the summer. This is how I was thinking of wearing this dress once the sun shines.


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Topshop dress
Melissa Odabash floppy hat
Jeffery Campbell clogs
Chanel lilac sky polish
Random wooden bangles
Marc Jacobs Lola perfume
All images polyvore.

17 February 2010

Big city lights


Apologies for the lack of blogging i've been a busy bee recently, more on that later.

Great news - we got the flat! Im moving to the city in just over three weeks. I have to get packing.

Its going to be brilliant, im moving away from a very small town, where everyone knows everyone, there is no clothes shopping, no cinema, appalling nightlife, to the second biggest city in the country in one of the nicest spots in the city, a beautiful view, nightlife on my doorstep and some of the best shops only a walkaway. Best of all after four and half years I get to live with Matt, I've never lived with anyone else before and I really can't wait!

I'll still be commuting back four days a week for work but it will be worth it. I can now finally let myself get on with the fun part - home shopping! I've bought basic bits and bobs over the last year but nothing recently as I didn't want to jinx getting the flat. Mum is taking me on a big Ikea spree next week and I have my eye on several bits in M&S and Graham and Greene.

11 February 2010

Skincare


I'm in depserate need of some skincare, all my bottles and jars are down to the last scrapes and im thinking of giving another brand a go. I have dehydrated skin at the moment and prefer cream cleansers, alchohol free toners and rich cream moisturisers. Im also after a facial oil, hydrating mask and some eye cream too. I've used Clarins for a good five years now but im tempted to switch.

The brands im interested in are Chanel, Kiehls, Eve Lom and Elemis. Do you have any reccomendations for these brands or any other brands I should consider?

8 February 2010

Blog im loving

Ida from aperfectguide.se/ida. Gosh this girl makes me mad - just look how perfect her hair is. Well all of her for that matter.


I still love her blog though and seeing the fabulous pictures of her nights out.


http://www.aperfectguide.se/ida





3 February 2010

Just peachy

It is a long way off but i've been thinking about summer a bit recently - mainly longing to ditch the tights and closed shoes and feel some warmth on my skin. Grey is my all time favourite colour to wear but in summer peach has been a close second for a while now. It can be pale peach, fruity peach or neon peach I love it all.

Here's a little collage of some pretty peach.
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All images Polyvore
Wedges - Kurt Geiger
Croptop - Desire clothing
Shorts - General pants
Blusher- Benefit
Peach nectar polish - Revlon

1 February 2010

Too cute

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Matt and I were on our way out of All Saints in Miami a few weeks ago when he spotted this dog - I was mesmerised and after Matt went over to stroke him his owner let me give him a cuddle - he's gorgeous and I fell in love with him. I now really want one! I think he's a type of Pomeranian but if anyone knows for sure please let me know.