29 June 2012

Neutral toes

Last month I had been after a pair of sandals I could easily wear with my bright summery jeans and dresses, I bought the first beige pair (left) when my sister had suggested Next. Not my usual choice of store but was pleasantly suprised when I saw these and for a super low £28.

I still couldn't get these nude leather beauties out of my mind though and when I popped in to Zara it took all of 5 minutes before they were in my basket! They take a little bit of getting used too and I have had a couple of ankle wobbling moments although I have to say they are really really comfy. They look great with so much and have had several wears already.

Typically they are now in the sale though......!


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27 June 2012

Pins out with St Tropez

It wasn't the warmest last weekend when I wore this outfit, still the boots and cardigan helped me from turning blue. On Friday the lovely Jules from The Beard and The Quiff had sprayed me to perfection on the Birmingham stop of the St Tropez Spraycation tour and I wasn't going to hide my golden tan under layers!

If you have the tour coming to your city - it really is worth a visit to get your complimentary treatment! Check out my previous post  for details.

I hadn't worn this tee before but loved it instantly and can't wait to wear it alone, it has great cut out sleeves. It also has a long back hem in usual All Saints style, a winner in my eyes and oh so soft.


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Tee - All Saints
Cardigan - All Saints
Shorts - A&F
Boots - Topshop
Bag - Mulberry
Tan - courtesy of St Tropez


I realised after I had taken taken these photos I had forgotton to put on concealer and blusher - no idea what I was thinking!

25 June 2012

New In - Chanel Summer 2012

Yes more Chanel polish, this time Holiday a bright juicy orange. I also picked up my faithful Inimitable mascara which I didn't realise till I got home was the Intense version which I think I might actually prefer to the original which I never thought i'd say.

Also the eye duo in Sable Emouvant (my first ever neutral eyeshadows, shocking I know!) Hopefully both of these colours will be very easy to wear and can be added into my daily make-up routine without too much practice. If anyone has any eyeshadow tips please share. I am hopeless!!

Nail polish photos coming up.

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23 June 2012

Budapest Hungary - Day 3

Our final full day in Budapest and as the temperatures were extremely hot we opted for one of Budapest's famous baths. Just up from our hotel in City Park is the Szechenyi Baths. A 100 year old large ornate building built with 16 pools indoor and outdoor served by a thermal spring. We bought a day ticket, rented a small cabin for the day to change in and two sun loungers and soaked up the sun. It was very strange stepping outside from a temperature of nearly 40oC into a thermal pool of 38oC but surprisingly when you do come out you are refreshed.

The old men sit in the thermal pools for hours playing chess on the edge and the pools in Budapest really are part of daily life. People were popping in and out for a swim after work or at lunch. Highly recommended if you visit.

The last few pictures were taken of our hotel (Mamaison Andrassy) which was excellent, the typical buildings along Andrassy street and of some food and drink.

We really needed a full week to see everything on offer but as a long weekend city break it was perfect. A huge plus being the currency is Forints as opposed to the Euro, you get great value when over there.


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21 June 2012

Budapest Hungary - Day 2

Day two was all about the view. After the walking the day before I needed to take it a little easier on my feet, blisters made the decision of using public transport very easy! We hopped on a bus after buying some very old fashioned transport tickets and crossed the river over to Buda for the day.

Our first stop was Fisherman's Bastion on Buda Hill. It's like stepping into a fairy tale, cobbled streets, pale stone and rows of turrets and the view is stunning looking straight over to Pest with the grand Parliament building facing you. You can stop for a coffee or eat lunch over the river Danube. We opted for ice lollies sat under a marble monument to catch some shade.

From the Bastion we walked over to Buda Castle- Royal Palace another imposing building with great views over the river. The palace was housing an art exhibit but we opted for a quiet walk around the grounds and even tried our hand at archery. For novices we really weren't that bad! The guards were out on duty in front of one of the palace buildings and we caught them just as they were about to change over. I have to say The Queens guards in the UK put them to shame, they were stifling smiles and giggles!

From the vantage point we had here there was only one last place to visit and that meant hopping onto a tram followed by another bus and then a mini climb to reach the summit of the Cittadella a fortress with the best views over Budapest. By now the heat was into the late 30oCs so we started to wilt a little but after a small push we were rewarded with the photos.
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