I made a random trip into New Look the other day just browsing wasting time as I waited around for friends to turn up. I came across cute little studs and I have a weakness for studs they are so subtle yet pretty to wear everyday. I picked up two different sized square earrings, a leaf shape and flower gold rainbow studs. I also snapped up this gorgeous hair pins in rose gold - and as I have a big weakness for anything rose gold they were a no option purchase!
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
A simple leopard print jumper can be made to look so trendy and polished looking for an outfit. I paired it with coloured denim jeans in burgundy, a crisp white collar shirt and threw over a black fitted coated for the windy chill outside! Paired with gold, rose gold and brown, black accessories - I got so many compliments while out today in this outfit yet it was so effortless to put together, stylish indeed and one I will reach for more often than anticipated!
- Burgundy Skinny Jeans - Zara Autumn/Winter 2012
- White Collar Shirt - Ralph Lauren
- Animal Leopard Jumper - Warehouse
- Black Fitted Coat - Karen Millen
- Glitz Watch Rose Gold - Michael Kors
- Spike Rose Gold Bracelet - Topshop
- Rose Gold Chain Bracelet and Earrings - H & M
- Speedy Damier Canvas - Louis Vuitton
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 607 Delight - A beautiful shimmery gold champagne colour, generally Chanel nail colours are smooth and the formulas are great, this is no exception but the shimmer does give a slightly rougher texture so a clear top coat is definitely needed. Apart from this is perfect looking and a gorgeous colour which suits tan skintones very much!
Thursday, 24 January 2013
I went shopping yesterday, with so much that's gone on I felt like putting on a bright lipstick and walking around for a bit, I just wore mascara on the eyes with a gold eyeliner, blush and a bright lip.
- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Syracuse
- Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
- Chanel Initmitable Mascara 01 Black
- MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl
- MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish as Blush and Highlight
- YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick #27 Rose Paris
- MAC Cremesheen Lipglass in Star Quality
Essie 'Sand Tropez' is described as a "soft sandy beige", It's new to my collection and while I thought it would be a perfect nude it's a little cool against my skintone. A nice neutral colour and definitely on the beige colour spectrum it is still very pretty! I love neutral colours as they are easy to wear, timeless and classy!
Sand Tropez in particular is a grey tinged beige colour allowing it's natural colour to be one which is sophisticated to wear. While it looks super pretty on my toes, on my fingers I'd probably reach for something nude which is warmer in tone next time. But either way I like it! The only down side is the creamy finish it has applies streaky in the first coat and just about evens out in the second coat. You really have to allow the coats to dry or else it goes on thick and gloopy. I have two coats on of Sand Tropez and a top clear coat; which it really needs as it's not a high shine nail colour.
Essie retails for £7.99 and is available at Selfridges and Boots.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Unfortunately the original chosen giveaway winner 'May Yona' has not come forward to claim their prize or responded to my email. So therefore I have had to randomize the list of names who entered the giveaway and I now have a new winner!!!
SHARON P - YOU ARE THE NEW WINNER
Please please email me within the next two days and claim the giveaway prize, or else I will have to randomize.org again and find a new winner!
Thank you and Congratulations!
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
"Laura Mercier’s Soufflé Body Crème Sampler presents a quartet of Laura’s favorite ultra-rich Soufflé Body Crèmes in new Crème de Pistache, Ambre Vanille, plus best-selling favorites Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Fresh Fig. Blended with the finest gourmande notes, each delectable body crème contains active ingredients in a silky smooth super-whipped soufflé formula that instantly nourishes the skin with vitamins and protein derivatives, while Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil provide conditioning benefits. Ideal for travel, each scent is packaged in a non-breakable 4 oz. jar." - Laura Mercier
In the Harrods sale I watched my mummy in delight pick up these Laura Mercier Sampler sets. Seemed like a good deal, too good to be true, until I tried them and realized not only were they good but also true! I came home with four boxes worth. There is a distinction between the brown box set and white box set, both contain the following scents:
- Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé
- Crème Brûlée Soufflé
- Fresh Fig Soufflé
- Crème de Pistache Souffle (White Box Sampler)
- Ambre Vanille Souffle (Brown Box Sampler)
"My candy lips... ultra glossy A delicious, gourmet delight for your lips! This ultra-brilliant, flavoured gloss slicks on easily, thanks to its handy tube-tip applicator. Totally transparent shine, plus a hint of shimmering colour makes lips glisten for a glamorous lacquered effect.
Colours and effects to satisfy every whim. A range of sorbet colours in a fragranced, gel texture are either totally transparent or shimmering with a touch of fine sparkles for lips that glisten.
Fun, fruity flavours fresh as nectar, complement each shade. Totally tangy and seductively sweet, you’ll be tempted to try them all!" - Lancome.
Juicy Tubes...One of my first lip products I ever owned! They were and still are awesome, so after a long time I remembered how much I use to adore these little juicy tubes and so when I spotted them in the sale as part of a Christmas gift set for only £12.50 I grabbed them.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Congratulations my dear! You have won the blog anniversary & 100+ follower giveaway! Please see your email for the next step so you can receive your goodies very quickly!
Thank you to all you lovely ladies for entering the giveaway. I enjoyed doing the giveaway so much I'm looking forward to holding another one very soon! Thank you soooo much!
Saturday, 19 January 2013
"Moroccanoil® Treatment’s versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage."
Moroccanoil Treatment has caused quite the stir within the hair dressing industry, beauty world and blogger-sphere I for one found it through my hair dresser, bought a bottle only because he used it on my hair and it smelt nice and once I mastered his application technique I totally fell in love!
Friday, 18 January 2013
Thursday, 17 January 2013
"I know that I would miss you so, and never find my way.
And then I heard the angel say "She's with you every day."
"The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around,
reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she's finally found."
With this hope in my heart our love won't go away, you walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.
Rest In Peace my beautiful grandmother.
Sadly Nanny had to be buried in Pakistan yesterday as paperwork and formalities for her burial could not be arranged to arrive here in the UK with us; due to the political crisis and state of emergency in the country. Nanny spent 55 years of her life here in England with us but it still couldn't win her heart, she came a princess - her wish, destiny and love was always Pakistan and I pray and hope she has found such peace there with her family ancestors. Queen of our hearts.
While for us it's a difficult journey accepting this burial so far from where we live it is a relief that her burial was not delayed any longer. I love you so much Nanny forever you will remain in my heart.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Friday 11th January 2013 - I lost my beautiful, amazing grand mother.
Words cannot explain how much you meant to us and the pain we are feeling right now.
May god give us strength to have you back in England from Pakistan and buried here with us.
God please make this journey in the next few days easy for us,
Love you Nanny - today and forever a part of me is broken.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Burberry Body is "A warm and feminine fragrance enriched with an eclectic combination of sensual ingredients." - Burberry.
The scent has top notes of fresh green absinthe, illuminating elegant peach and refined freesia. The floral bouquet of natural rose absolute and iris blends gently with subtle warm tones of sandalwood to form the heart notes. Woody cashmeran, creamy vanilla, sensual amber and musk compose the base.
I had a gift card to spend in The Perfume Shop and after contemplating whether to restock on what favorites I already have or go for something new; I decided on the latter. So I picked this seriously gorgeous looking bottle, it's very beautiful, rose gold finishing, clear bullet style bottle.
Today for another client meeting and university meetings here's what I wore... I had a silk animal print scarf round my neck which complimented this navy and black combination of colours, but some idiot shoved passed me and I spilled my coffee on it :( - It's going to the dry cleaning A & E
- Navy Military Coat with Buttons - Zara
- Navy Indigo Skinny Jeans - Miss Sixty
- Black Vest Top - Armani Exchange
- Black Drape Front Full Sleeve Sheer Top - Forever 21
- Vamp Shoe with Heel Back and High Heel - Zara
Hope you like! Omg it's getting cold again!
(Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win some beauty goodies! Link Here)
Monday, 7 January 2013
Me: "Table for three please..." Host: "Sure Madam will your third guest be arriving soon?", - Boy Interrupts: "Babe there's only us two...?" Me: "What about Louis Vuitton? Third seat for my Louis Vuitton " - I smile, Boy say's oh, but the Host eyes down my hand bag and rolls their eyes - Screw you host for glaring at me like that and just get me a table for three I don't mind waiting...Because Louis Vuitton deserves it's own seat at the table :)
Call me vain, big headed, snobby or stuck up, laugh at me for all you want but I know my Louis Vuitton bag always gets a seat next to me at the table in a restaurant. Where else can I leave it? On top of the table? potential spillage hazard, destruction from food and drink, waiter might drop something on it - the thought makes me shiver. The floor? oh hell no, no chance, no way. From any of these angles disaster threatens my Louis Vuitton.
"This soap-free, moisture-rich shower cream contains real shea butter. It has a subtle nutty scent" - The Body Shop.
Bought this as a travel size for a holiday and loved it to bits so picked up the full sized version. Great for eczema sufferers like myself, doesn't irritate it and is not harsh on my skin at all, smells divine and the scent lingers for hours without being so heavy. It's fresh, light and creamy and doubles up as a shaving cream too! My skin is soft, perfectly cleansed and feels moisturised and great!
A little goes a long way with this product, it's definitely a shower product than a bath one so it's great for quick showers and on the go's. It can turn any long day into a luxurious one and I'm pleased to be able to include in my body care routine.
It's only £4.00 at The Body Shop.
"This moisturising lip balm soothes and protects lips from the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather. Hydrates and protects. Soothes dry lips. With SPF 15." - The Body Shop.
I picked up this lip balm on a random trip to The Body Shop. I'd forgotten to put a lip balm in my bag and so needed to buy one. I just grabbed the nearest thing to a chap stick to do the job for a few hours. To my surprise this stuff is awesome! I'm a firm lover and loyal fan of Kiehls Lip Balm reviewed here and Baume De La Mer reviewed here, so for me to take a huge fancy to another lip balm is rare - I love collecting them but for real benefits and effective care of my lips hands down Kiehls and Baume De La Mer!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care is excellent, it hydrates, my lips feel soft and the best thing is there's no white cast left after a few hours of being worn. It's not at all sticky or glossy and really demonstrates the real meaning of a balm formula - it's not too soft and not to hard, applies straight from the tube smoothly without any pressure. I tell you one thing, throw that Vaseline tin in the bin because not only does this stuff work, it's cheap, effective and comes in a tube so no need to stick your fingers in it!
While I can't comment on how it works for cracked, split or cut lips as I don't have these problems, I did notice whenever my lips felt overly dehydrated/dry/sore; I used this and the sensations went away immediately My lips feel smoother when I apply this. Having read some reviews I've found positive reviews and praise for this little chap. It's colour-less and odour-less too.
I like to use my Kiehls lip balm throughout the day, my Baume De La Mer as a night treatment, and this Vitamin E Lip Care is the perfect one to wear under lipstick - especially matte lipsticks. I hate it when I apply lip balm and the shine of them translates through a matte lipstick taking the matte affect away slightly.
I love this little bad boy, highly recommend it if your looking for something new! It's £4.00 available at The Body Shop.
Shoes...Simply put - My best friend, your best friend, every girls best friend.
Aldo is our friend for high-street shoes, I've become a clever shopper with Aldo though - try not to buy at full price and stalk till it's half price or less. Pay attention ladies...
- Aldo GYAL in Navy Suede - Polish off your professional looks and spice up your evening wear with these ravishing high heels. Towering stiletto heel. Concealed platform. Round toe. Ankle strap and buckle closure. Heel Height: 13 cm. Original Price: £80.00 Sale Price: £40.00
- Aldo Gyal in Black Suede - Polish off your professional looks and spice up your evening wear with these ravishing high heels. Towering stiletto heel. Concealed platform. Round toe. Ankle strap and buckle closure. Heel Height: 13 cm. Original Price: £80.00 Sale Price: £40.00
- Aldo Fravel in White - A classic choice for a day at the office or a night out with friends. Patent finish pointy toe and stiletto heel. Leather upper. Synthetic sole. Heel Height: 11.5 cm. Platform Height: 0.7 cm. Original Price: £70.00 Sale Price: £17.54
I haven't done an outfit post in ages!! This evening my brother forced me to go out with him (he offered to drive and pay lol so I agreed) for coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the 24/7 drive through thing they have. Quite nice actually it's like a American style doughnut diner. I just casually pulled on a simple black dress and skinny jeans with a jacket and headed out the door!
Ralph Lauren The Big Pony Collection for Women is a new addition of fragrances; well, released half way through last year it is fairly recent. The collection sees the release of 4 perfumes known and named as No.1 'Sporty', No.2 'Sensual', No.3 'Free Spirited' and No.4 'Stylish'. Here's some details on each of the ones available from this collection. My personal choice was No.4
"Scent is an accessory for all of the roles a woman plays. The Big Pony Collection for Women explores 4 of her vital attributes; Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirited and Stylish. Today’s woman should have a fragrance wardrobe to match her multitude of passions and achievements. She coordinates her fashion according to mood and occasion; now she can choose a scent to complement her every desire.
All 4 colourful fragrances are bright, playful and energizing, and set upon a floral backdrop, yet each expresses a clear point of view. Based on a duo of ingredients, each fragrance pops with a unique accent of citrus, fruit, green or oriental to establish a clear identity with a distinctive twist.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that I've spent a bulk of my time sale shopping in Harrods. Apart from shoes, clothes and homeware; I stocked up on some beauty and makeup essentials. This year I got my paws on some pretty awesome deals and I tripled up on products that I use on a regular basis and some I was eager to try out anyway. (Plus this weekend I went back for a few more bits as being a rewards recognition member there was an extra 10% off sale and non sale!)
Here's a round up of goodies I will be sharing and posting reviews on - and bits I recommend you too get your paws on!
Clarins Skin Smoothers Multi Active Collection
Laura Mercier Body & Bath Souffle Body Creme Sampler Pistache
Laura Mercier Body & Bath Souffle Body Creme Sampler Ambre Vanilla
Laura Mercier Body & Bath Le Petite Patisserie Hand Creme Quartet Sampler
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush
Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Golden Glimmer Powder
Lancome Juicy Tubes Gift Set
Hello my lovely ladies!
I have for you a special giveaway to say thank you for all your love and support on my blog. I appreciate and enjoy every comment left on my blog and I love being able to converse with so many of you! You guys are awesome! I cannot believe how much I enjoy blogging now it's such a therapeutic getaway from my PhD research. So, I have reached 100+ followers which is such a sweet milestone for a newbie blogger, whilst at the same time how time fly's? My blog is a year old and so there's two things to celebrate!!! Yippee!!!
About The Giveaway:
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Travel Size Body Lotion - Love this stuff so juicy!
Sephora Limited Edition Makeup Bag - Love the little animal print thing going on!
LA Colors 30 Eye Design Palette - Awesome colourful handy palette!
LA Colors Nail Lacquer in Lightening Pink - My favourite summer nail polish, tanned skin plus pretty toes perfect combination!
The Body Shop Mango Beautifying Oil - Great little treasure this for face, body & hair, it's awesome for a massage!
The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel - Love this as it doubles up as bubble bath, pamper time!
Nivea Lip Butters in Raspberry Rose & Vanilla Macadamia - These are newbie lip butters here in the UK and I've been using these new lip balms like crazy, oh man the Vanilla Macadamia smells so tasty!
MAC Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick - A giveaway wouldn't be the same without some MAC involved right? So my most favorite signature MAC lipstick is just for you - I love it so much I want to share it with one of you lucky readers!
Arabian Jewellery Earrings - My mum just got back from Dubai and one of the things I asked her for was some Arabian jewellery, one pair I asked for is just for my lucky reader!
If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please follow the 'rules' below:
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If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me! I hope you all enter and Good Luck! Can't wait to see who the winner is!
Giveaway closes 20th January 2013
Winner will be chosen at random by random.org
I will post out the goodies once winner is announced and emailed.